What's your impression of the relationship between corruption and religion?

It's easy enough to find examples of corrupt people heading up organized religions. The numbers are almost staggering. But is it because weakness of character is common to ALL people or is it that trust based upon belief without evidence is basically an alliance with corruption right from the start? Does... show more It's easy enough to find examples of corrupt people heading up organized religions. The numbers are almost staggering. But is it because weakness of character is common to ALL people or is it that trust based upon belief without evidence is basically an alliance with corruption right from the start?

Does faith begin with the corrupt act of dishonestly overlooking obvious realities? Are corrupt people drawn to faith or is yielding innocently to faith an initially corrupting first step?
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