It should never be forgotten that the power of the priest rests solely on the credence of the people. The people cry out for a savior, for certainty of heaven, for an exemption from the terrors of hell. Hence Priestcraft can neither do without hell nor purgatory. Take away both, or either, and its power is gone
The priest wears the long black robe, because he is wearing the garb of the woman, the long black robe of the female. It was always considered, from ancient times, that all Divine wisdom was in the women, the female. She was called Sophia, which meant wisdom to the Greeks. Another female word is nun. In Hebrew the word nun is for fish, and there were people in the Bible like Joshua, the son of nun, and also Jesus, son of the fish. So there were men connected with this nun/fish meaning in the Bible.