In light of the recent allegations of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, I am led to believe that a belief in any deity at all should provide no discernment of personal character. If I am told that someone is a “good Christian”, I, from now on, will do my best to evict that statement from my memory. Spiritual identity does nothing but provide an abstract base from which ones morality is presumed to be based on. Being that a spiritual identity represents nothing more than a belief in an abstract being which, in some cases, can not be presented cohesively, and furthermore, can not be proven, additionally, as a result of it being abstract, is made vulnerable to circumstance; and being that the morality put forth by such abstract ideal is only enforced by the individual with the aid of subjective influence and a conformed herd of cattle, it becomes a quixotic idea that one can be depended on as a sound moral person based merely on a claim of religiosity and spiritual affiliation. I am of the opinion that Christianity is an inward process, which undermines any formation of hierarchy based on piety and authority. Here we have a timeless institution which we are to believe is built upon and around the love of Christ, yet has been one of the worst institutions when viewed at through a lens of even the most basic worldly morality, let alone an institution which boasts divine influence. It just adds to my conviction of late, which finds that spiritual conviction is better if focused inward, and compromised if displayed externally. I think that inwardness can provide a comfortable arena in which one can struggle, a humble place which is protected from the vultures of opportunity that poke around the sensitive souls that gather in the spirit of vulnerability. It trains one in honesty. For if one reduces the number of participants involved in the process of reflection, which is most benefited from inward contemplation, then one has no one to lie to but oneself.