The devil is alive and well and working overtime to undermine the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis says. In fact, the Pope is so convinced that Satan is to blame for the sexual abuse crisis and deep divisions racking the Church that he has asked Catholics around the world to recite a special prayer every day in October to try to beat him back.
[Phillip Pulella, Reuters, October 8th 2018].
So, the devil is a real bloke, masterminding the global Catholic Church paedophile network. Convenient eh? However, this proclamation has stoked the flames of division. Lucifer is one smart guy.
In using the term “the great accuser” to describe Satan, one of the pope’s harshest conservative critics, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viagra, sorry Viganò, the Vatican’s former ambassador to Washington was not happy. Viganò launched an unprecedented broadside against the pope and a long list of Vatican and U.S. Church officials. He accused Francis of knowing about sexual misconduct by a former U.S. cardinal with male adult seminarians but not doing anything about it.
Viagra, concluding that his former boss had singled him out as the devil in disguise, complained in his next statement that Francis “compared me to the great accuser, Satan, who sows scandal and division in the Church, though without ever uttering my name”.
[Pulella, op. cit]
Remember Pope Benedict XVI, aka Joseph Ratswinger? (ever wondered why changing one’s name helps bury the past?). His brother Georg Ratswinger, was the director of Regensburg boys’ choir in Bavaria from 1964 to 1994. An investigation into the abuse of minors in the choir revealed that two hundred and thirty-one children had been victimized over a period of decades. And I’m sure many readers will know that Joseph Ratwsinger was the Archbishop of Munich from 1977 until 1981, when he went to head up a body which was one of the branches of the Church that dealt with priestly sexual abuse.
By 1992, Catholic dioceses in the U.S. had paid out four hundred million dollars to settle hundreds of molestation cases. These financial settlements were reached largely to keep the victims quiet: in almost all cases, the documents were sealed and the victims signed a non-disclosure agreement.
[Alexander Stille, the New Yorker, 14/1/2016]
But keep your eyes firmly on Lucifer.
If he is on first name terms with one of Pope Francis’s sternest critics, I’m wondering how much he influenced the Ratswinger brothers, and thousands of priests world-wide. Or maybe they were all innocent, merely his tools to be discarded after he got his vicarious thrills? Perhaps Lucifer is the very epitome of Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the priests were all chipped?
What is the book that most informs the very nature of Catholicism? I would assume it’s the Bible.
Well, how about this:
Satan, as the popularly conceived role of a fiendish demonic character, does not appear anywhere in the Bible’s Old Testament. Even in other ancient scriptures he does not exist as certain sectors of Christendom have come to know him. This perception of Satan is that of an evil imperialist whose despicable horde wages war upon God and humankind. But this devilish figure was the invention of the Evangelical area, a fabulous myth with no more historic worth than any figment of the Gothic novel. Until the Roman Christian era, the term “Satan” had no sinister connotation whatever and, in biblical terms, members of a political opposition party would customarily have been called “Satans”
In the New Testament, only one reference introduces a devil character. The other satanic entries are all symbolic. There is nothing remotely fearsome about any of the biblical betrayals, and there is not even the biggest reference to a physical description.
The early Catholic faith was based on the subjugation of the masses to the Dominion of the bishops, and to facilitate this an Antichrist (anti-Catholic) figure was necessary as a perceived enemy. This enemy was said to be Satan, the “evil one” who would claim the souls of any who did not offer absolute obedience to the Church.
[The Shadow of Solomon, Laurence Gardner, Harper Element, 2005, pp 259-261]
Well, well, well. Satan is an invention. Who knew? All the Popes and the top of the Church hierarchy clearly.
It was not until the year AD 591 that Pope Gregory I first made his announcement concerning the Devils characteristics, thereby establishing the base satanic personality which has been promulgated from that time. “Satan has horns and hooves,” said Gregory “and powers to control the weather.”
[Gardner, op. cit]
After nearly 1500 years, the old bastard has clearly evolved. Not only had he horns, hooves and ability to control the weather, but now he has the ear of countless paedophiles, and it seems, wayward senior members of the Church. Given his extraordinary powers, my comment on his AI capacity no longer feels like an exaggeration.
Environmental modification techniques have been applied by the US military for more than half a century. US mathematician John von Neumann, in liaison with the US Department of Defense, started his research on weather modification in the late 1940s at the height of the Cold War and foresaw ‘forms of climatic warfare as yet unimagined’. During the Vietnam war, cloud-seeding techniques were used, starting in 1967 under Project Popeye, the objective of which was to prolong the monsoon season and block enemy supply routes along the Ho Chi Minh Trail.
[Professor Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research, October 27, 2018]
Yep, you got that right Greg you old duffer, Satan is behind the US military.
Time to close.
Satan, the man truly responsible for some of humanity’s worst crimes, is pure fiction, an invention used to control the stupid masses. I’m wondering whose side he was on during the Cathar massacre [Albigensian Crusades], or subsequent centuries of endless wars, deceit and abuse in the world.
We all-well most of us anyway-know about good and evil, light and dark, and existence of dark forces. The earth is a “plane of duality”, so no surprises there.
The next time you are afraid, and a horned, hooved figure bursts into your imagination, re-name him Joseph, Georg, Francis or Viagra, or perhaps Colin [pronounced “Coal in”] and he might not seem so powerful…
Laugh? You could cry…
Jack Stewart, Tuesday, 19 March 2019.
You can’t keep a good man down.