In the video below, comedian Bill Maher has a bone or two to pick with the Catholic Church.
You know, Maher could have picked almost ANY branch of Christianity and the criticism would be the same. For one example, the Mormon Church used to believe that polygamy was decreed by God. Civil authorities frowned on this practice and one day Mormons were told that God had changed his mind. Just like that.
Today's fundamentalist Christians hold to a host of beliefs that are really nothing more than modern inventions. A lot of the things they spew out would have made the heads of early Christians explode!
I wholeheartedly agree with Maher: Religions make up the rules as they go along and yet they act like it has ALWAYS been so.