The Historic Argument Against Organized Religion

I was raised a Catholic but it surely looks to an outsider like me that it is not a divine institution at all. The failings of the church down through history and now with recent sex scandals are strong indicators of this. And if this is so why should I believe ANYTHING that it teaches as divine truth? Why should I even accept the canon it chose? If any other institution did the horrendous wrongs as the Catholic church has done then Catholics would join me in condemning it. William Lobdell's book, Losing My Religion: How I Lost My Faith Reporting on Religion in America-and Found Unexpected Peace is a page turner. You see, it's not just the harm that some priests did to children. It's the massive cover-up that is so horrendous. The Catholic church even knowingly sent molesters to parishes in Alaska where nearly every boy was molested. That is, the church facilitated these molesters.

Again, I see no divine mind behind the Catholic church. It's a human institution created by males. Yes, it has done a great amount of good, but so do other organizations. You'd expect this, since human beings created them. But the misdeeds need to be explained, not explained away. I've made this argument elsewhere in answering a Catholic.

Also, I think the last thing I would do if I were a minority is to embrace the very faith that brutalized my ancestors, which also indicts Protestants along with Christianity as a whole.

Chuck O'Connor said of this argument of mine:
You've summarized the tipping point for my atheism which I am provisionally calling the Historic Argument against organized religion.
I like that.