Tell me why Catholics aren't the goats of literature
There's a profound aesthetic experience inherent to the Catholic cult. Pass some time at mass or at an authentic Catholic Church as the ones in Europe or Latin America, and you'll see what I mean. The rituals, the paintings, the prayers (they're basically the first poems you learn by memory). The whole experience of the Catholic religion makes you feel reverence and fear before an enormous tradition and an apprehension of something bigger than you. Most other Christians I've known may have a deeper relationship with the sacred texts, but none of them hace the variety of aesthetic artifacts that Catholics have.
Well, at least that may be a reason.
I was raised a Catholic in Mexico (even worse: Guanajuato). I had a classic fedora-tier conversion into agnosticism and the cult of science as a teenager, and I came to revile the Church. I'm irreversibly a non-believer, but I now go to Church from time to time to look at the paintings, hear the chanting, kneel and pray with my community. It's beautiful, anon. Maybe you could try it.
nice misconception we have there: Dante was really a Catholic but saying he was pro-clerical is pants-on-head retarded
from Inferno XIX:
« "Ahi, Costantin, di quanto mal fu matre,
non la tua conversion, ma quella dote che da te prese il primo ricco patre! »
For those who don't know italian, here dante openly tells that the temporal power of the papacy is downright evil: the (falsified, but whatever in this context) gift Constantine made to the pope is nothing but source of the corruption of the clergy
or also in purgatory XXXIII 31-90, with the prophecy of Beatrice he states again that the church is absolutely corrupted