The scandals besetting the Catholic Church “occurred in an era whose motto was “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.” This axiom poisoned the Church as it did other institutions. It is worth noting who authored this maxim. It was the British writer and warlock Aleister Crowley, the self-named “Beast 666,” whom Somerset Maugham described as the most vile man he has ever met.
For the Catholic Church, a settlement of $85 million is a terrible price to pay for the Crowleyism that had crept into its seminaries and parsonages. But at least it has now put an end to this aberration.”
Siemon-Netto, a Prostestant, wonders if Protestant denominations will become further Crowleyized.