I am making a statement about religion that is much broader than catholicism. My hypothesis is: religion is a communicable fantasy that uses our instincts against us to create an addiction, evolves like a parasite and never plays fair. If you believe you have solid evidence against my hypothesis I invite you to present it.
A statement about arrogance has to do with the tactics of the religion. I presented that in a previous post. It is based on my experiences with roman catholicism, and those related to me by others. I would say that the church's statements about such issues as blasphemy, birth control, abortion and homosexuality demonstrate my point very clearly. I will further note that catholic clerics (including my uncle Bill Keeler, who was the "cardinal archbishop" of Baltimore) is to sound quiet, humble and understated. I presume this is to blunt the oddness of their pronouncements.