Corinthians 1:18 (KJV)
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
The construct of religion would have humanity remain at the Cross and never move past it. The blasphemy that is the Catholic Religion keeps Christ on the Cross and furthers this by using the symbol of Christ on the Cross which prevents humanity reaching the Salvation in TRUTH that the Cross offers. We are warned of "wolves in sheep's clothing" continually within the Word of YHWY and never more so than in relation to the end of times.
Acts 20:29 (KJV)
For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
Nowhere in the Word of YHWY does it state that we must bow down to human men who have created a hierarchy of hypocrisy which seeks to corrupt those who are seeking Salvation in TRUTH. The celibacy that the Catholic Church seeks to present to the "flock" is against the creation purpose of humanity in TRUTH. It seeks to twist the Word of YHWY and pull humanity from the path of Salvation in TRUTH through the harvesting of the separation, pain and trauma that we are asked to hand to Christ in order to receive said Salvation. The feeding ground of the construct that is the Catholic religion is that of guilt, shame and continual repentance.
Just as Christ went to the Cross, went into death and rose again we must symbolically follow Him. We cannot do this if we remain at the Cross, repentance is not continual, we are born into a construct that is sinful, all of it, the false starting point of Adam and Eve is the false journey point that the construct of religion seeks to have us walk from. Just as if we set out using the wrong co-ordinates following a map we cannot reach our destination if we do not have a relevant starting point, we are off course before we even begin the journey.
The Cross is not external, the Cross is internal and only Christ can lead us to this internal place, the outer waking reality is subject to the human logical mind, the illusion presented by Lucifer is intense, it becomes more intense as we begin to question it and as we begin to walk towards Christ the illusion changes to attempt to prevent us accepting His Salvation. The Cross is the place internally where we meet Christ in TRUTH, it is the deepest part of our heart space, the place in our heart where we hold the deepest pain, it is because there is so much pain in this place that we can only faintly hear the knocking of Christ when we call upon Him. To go beyond the Cross, to hand over the pain that prevents us from full connection to our Creator YHWY in TRUTH we must allow Christ to lead us beyond the Cross, through the pain, to death of the old, death of who the pain taught us we were and beyond. For beyond is the life that we are gifted in exchange for the death of the old, it is why Christ walked the earth and is found in the forgiveness that He showed us as we crucified Him.
Luke 23:34 (KJV)
Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots