the thread is about religion, not politics, or sports team, or music. politics is issues oriented, and not about ad hominem attacks.
No... the thread is about children who were molested by clergy and how the church kept it a secret in order to protect the molesters... because, like you, they felt it was more important to protect the name of the religion than the children.
I don't pretend that "God" is the answer to questions I can't find answers to.
if you don't know the answer then how do know a higher power isn't the answer?
"higher power" can mean anything. The sun is more powerful than me, and I believe the sun exists.
God being an answer to any mystery has consistently never been the answer, so why continue to give it the benefit of the doubt? God used to be the explanation for many occurrences which have found to be naturally caused. There has never been a case where the right answer for why something the way it is in our universe is because "God".