The Pope Resigns But The Seat of Evil Remains

The world once again has the opportunity to watch the ceremonious election of a new pontiff.  The seat of power which was first created, based on the Judaic cult, built from the curious and powerful mystery of a one Jesus of Nazareth is soon to be decided upon.

For the first time in 600 years, a standing pope has resigned, citing old age and ailing health.  This may be the case, but why wasn’t the resignation due to blatant  cover-ups on the worldwide sex scandal that continues on to this very day?  Why wasn’t it the appalling and egregious promotion of refusal of birth control and contraception in the third world where child poverty and HIV infection run rampant?  The truth is that the real ‘truth’ on such dirty deeds will not voluntarily come to light; the power is too sweet, the money is too good, the people too pliable.

If ever there was a representation of the anti-Christ on the earth, we need look no further than the one sitting upon the throne of the Vatican.

Christ said “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me. But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea.” -Matt 18:2-6

Compare that to what the New York Times has to say about protection of priests who molest children and the lack of any disciplinary action on behalf of the church:

“The Vatican’s inaction is not unusual. Only 20 percent of the 3,000 accused priests whose cases went to the church’s doctrinal office between 2001 and 2010 were given full church trials, and only some of those were defrocked, according to a recent interview in an Italian newspaper with Msgr. Charles J. Scicluna, the chief internal prosecutor at that office. An additional 10 percent were defrocked immediately. Ten percent left voluntarily. But a majority — 60 percent — faced other “administrative and disciplinary provisions,” Monsignor Scicluna said, like being prohibited from celebrating Mass.”

The symbolism is not without dark irony, for this is just one reason to conclude that the church is utterly corrupt.  But one should not be surprised that this has been ignored wholesale by the representation of Christ on earth.  Perhaps you are unaware that many practitioners of modern magic affirm that the darkest of black magick rituals were developed by Catholic priests during the dark ages.

Perhaps these evil deeds stem from a black magick ring that survives to this day.  Would it really surprise anyone if this were the case?  But if one thinks that this is preposterous, one needs only consider what real black magick is: manipulation of power to subvert others.  Even if we were to overlook the centuries of outright murder, conquest, manipulation, inquisition and subversion, we could simply look to our modern day church and see real evil still exemplified.

There might be a new pope who will hopefully bring all misdeeds to light and fix millstones to the necks of all those priests in our modern day who have violated children and send those fuckers to the bottom of the sea, but don’t hold your breath.  Instead, it would be best to withdraw any and all support or affiliation with this institution of religion that can’t help but show its true colors with even the dimmest critical investigation.

Gabriel Roberts is the author of Born Again to Rebirth, the story of my philosophical exodus from Christianity and finding of a new lease on life without the vitriol of a religious life.  Available now on iPad.  Available in paperback on Feb 15 at

Gabriel Roberts

Gabriel D. Roberts is a theological scholar, researcher and public speaker that specializes in discussions about the nature of perception and belief. After 27 years of passionate searching and study, Gabriel stepped away from his long held Christian faith into a more expansive and fluid worldview.The details and reasons are catalogued in his book, Born Again To Rebirth.Like many others who have had an earnest thirst for the answers to the big questions of life, Gabriel was not satisfied to settle for not knowing more.His latest book, The Quest For Gnosis explores the roots of belief, the power of the ecstatic state in one’s spiritual life and the means by which a deeply satisfying spiritual life may be achieved outside of the bonds of dogma.Within The Quest For Gnosis, Gabriel interviews 20 of the brightest minds in this field of study, including Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, Graham Hancock, Daniele Bolelli, Peter J. Carroll, Hamilton Morris, Dr. Aaron Cheak, David Metcalfe, Dr. Rick Strassman and many more.

Gabriel writes for VICE Magazine, and and is the author of three books. He is continuing his research at the University of Washington in his hometown of Tacoma, WA.

58 Comments on "The Pope Resigns But The Seat of Evil Remains"

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  2. I think I finally understand Hipsters.

    It’s not nearly as cool when other people hate on the Catholics as when I do it.

    However, I went ahead and liked your post anyhow, Mr. Roberts.

    Mainly because you’re right.

    Despite a multitude of completely well-intentioned people (predominantly laity, but not all) in the Church, it is a cesspool of corruption.

    To my knowledge it is the oldest major Institution in the Western world. We would do well to understand its trajectory and realize this is probably the trajectory that all Institutions take.

    • kowalityjesus | Feb 14, 2013 at 8:25 pm |

      I resign that I don’t understand the nature of the evil of the Catholic Church that so many speak of, even though I have sought out that understanding to a moderate degree.

      Besides the sex crimes of its clergy who (while they compose the Body of Christ) are fallible, various Byzantine education schemes associated with Colonization, as well as crusades (e.g. Albingensian) against heretics, I fail to see what egregious fault lies at the core of people’s vitriol concerning the Church. I found a pdf on the deep web concerning the alleged Vatican involvement in the Holocaust which seemed like mis- if not dis-information (a voting plot of the 1932 German national elections depicts Catholicism and National Socialism as oil and water), and a sprawling website that claims that the Vatican has infiltrated various “bible-believing” Christian sects in the United States and has corrupted them, although they fail to specify even mildly the nature of that corruption. These are not sufficient to sway my conviction.

      I mentioned in a previous thread that the youtube channel of a reactionary sedevacantist, Fr Peter Diamond, actually drew me toward Orthodoxy in the first place. Thus, I would like to express my dissatisfaction with the hypocrisy evident in some actions of the Church. However, because I perceive most of the typical rhetoric against the Church to be adolescent rebelliousness or unforgiving, blind cynicism, I will stay my course.

      • Well, if the Body of Christ rapes children, perhaps the Crucifixion created justice after all.

          • That’s why I don’t identify the Body of Christ with any religious sect, be it catlic, prod, amish, what have you. Instead I believe there is a hidden church, just as leaven is hidden in bread. It may be possible that those who don’t confess Christ because of prejudices and predispositions but who sincerely live by Love are members of the body of Christ. And scripture even proves this: Romans 3:12???

          • Thats similar to how I look at it. Except I quote the Bhagavad Gita

        • And if the prophet mohammed was a pedophile like history says he was, maybe his poisoning was justice as well. Same with all religions. All corrupt

        • kowalityjesus | Feb 15, 2013 at 9:58 am |

          Well, if we were living under direct ancient Greek tradition, like every opponent of Christianity seems to hold as ‘the ideal that never happened,’ that would probably be happening anyway, except customarily instead of clandestinely.

          • That’s an interesting way to look at it. I always thought “Golden Ages” that never happened were Bullshit anyway. The Marxists have one too.

      • lazy_friend | Feb 14, 2013 at 10:33 pm |

        The church is a system of control. True spirituality is private and does not need to be defended or funded by material. I am not a cynic, nor blind. If the church turns it around one day, I’d be happy. My whole family is catholic or christian, obsessed with the church and Christ, it rots their minds, since they don’t bother to study anything else because the church guarantees that its a fool proof system of salvation. Today I told my mom that the religion that she is so obsessed with is Sun worship and goes back way earlier than the beginnings of the church to ancient times and the knowledge she has been fed is watered down filled with half truths. What surprised me is that she grinned and didn’t argue against it. Seems like my influence is slowing coming into the foreground of her reasoning. The church serves as guardian of the secrets of the universe, it should make one question everything and study, instead of taking the first thing one is told as absolute truth without searching for any validation.

        • I think you mum did not want to argue – it is the christian in her, nothing wrong with that – I doubt she is coming round.

          • lazy_friend | Feb 15, 2013 at 8:06 am |

            Yeah you definitely don’t know her bro, and you don’t know me either. She is more feisty than an open bottle of hot sauce. Latin mom. Christianity is not the same when fire runs in your veins. I think she just liked being part of something bigger than the evil catholic church she was born into. The whole gentle christian thing is an myth to me, never seen one. My mom before I started trying to open her eyes to protect my own evolution from family oppression would have argued with Jesus himself if she found him doubting his own divinity. Nice try but this was a big win for me. She also entertained the thought that crop circles could be extra terrestrial in origins after analyzing the various theories and the complexity of the designs. The best thing is that I was not aggressive nor vitriolic, I just said it sun worship and that crop circles might not have been made by aliens, but it was aliens….

          • yer guilty of doing the same thing you accuse the church of- preaching! why should she take yer word for it. Xianity isn’t “sun worship” the sun is a religious symbol. That’s like saying Buddhism is sun worship because they use the swastika, a sun symbol. Roman Catholicism borrowed a lot of pagan elements because it helped the pagans convert. It was a form of ecumenicism. As for the similarities between the Christ mythos and other mythos, try reading Joseph Campbell and Jungian theories. The Passion of Christ doesn’t borrow from other traditions, but comes from the same source, some say Collective Unconscious, I would say the Divine.

          • lazy_friend | Feb 15, 2013 at 12:38 pm |

            No I am not guilty of the same. I just state what I believe and ask for them to leave me to my own devices. Christianity kills people who do not believe, or make them out casts. Christianity is Sun worship and if you did your research and not just blindly believe you would see the same. I could be wrong, but I know Christianity is not right either. It’s for people to stop defending an outdated institution that does not give damn about them, time to choose a better cause.

          • I happen to like this site because of its eclecticism. I Read one of their book of lists about drugs, that I found funny.
            Sounds to me, you’ve got yer own mental blocks and prejudices which will keep you from recognizing truth.

            But that’s the human condition.

          • “Lets see if your religion works, pray that the swelling of my forearm muscles go away promptly so I can go back to my normal activities. If it does, you might have a shot at converting me back, but it will take nothing short of a miracle, lol”

            well it is said ask and you receive, but You ask and you do not receive, because you ask wickedly so that your lusts may be fed. James 4:3???
            so if you commit to not “feed yer lusts” with that forearm muscle, maybe you’ll be healed.
            just kiddin, bud…kinda

      • The crusades, the burning times, and the sex crimes is what opened my eyes up to what “the church” stands for. This knowing led me cast aside Christianity as something to claim for myself. I feel that to call oneself christian, one must be alright with the fact that the organisation they belong to murdered millions, took land, forced people to change their names and culture, and many other clearly evil acts. That’s just the tip of the iceberg.

        One could argue that they were not alive at this time, or they are not catholic. To that I say the affect the social engineering of the church and Christianity had in general may never be known. However it is clear that Christianity has limited progress for far too long. I can list many who were murdered in the name of God and Christ, I won’t bore you. I will say that to me, limiting potential is the closest thing I consider to be a sin.

        Here’s an interesting picture as well, you may or may not be surprised that Pope Pius XII kept quiet about Hitler.

        • So are you protesting the Human Race too?

          • Are you saying the power that “the church” has abused, is human nature?

          • I am saying human beings do a lot of bad things, even atheists.

          • yes they do, especially the ones pulling the strings.

          • Right.Anyway, i’m not making light of your deprogramming.

          • I understand, what I know is not for everyone. No harm, no foul.

          • ” I feel that to call oneself christian, one must be alright with the
            fact that the organisation they belong to murdered millions, took land,
            forced people to change their names and culture, and many other clearly
            evil acts.”

            So can a person call themselves an “American” only if they are OK with slavery and genocide? I mean is it possible for a person to be an American and also be against those things?

          • I get your point, but to me it’s apples to oranges. They can live in America, or have been born in America, but it doesn’t necessarily mean they identify with nationalism. Legally they can be called American.

            I can shed my views much simpler than where I choose to lay my head, and where I lay my head is not me, nor a reflection of my views. However a religion a person chooses to associate with is a reflection of their views, and many times dictates or colors those views.

          • ok, i’m pretty sure, though that most people don’t identify as christian to show their support for the crusades and the Spanish inquisition. Just sayin’

          • Most likely they are unaware of the history, or will not accept it.

            Just sayin’

        • So you consider “limiting potential” to closer to being a sin than say murder or rape or child abuse? How old are you?

      • Bluebird_of_Fastidiousness | Feb 15, 2013 at 6:34 am |

        I’m sorry these people are destroying the image of your religion. Though I don’t believe as you do, I do understand the compelling story of Christ and his message of love. I genuinely do believe that love is the most powerful force in the universe and we are morally compelled to love each other with all our hearts.

        One way you could help improve the situation is to express more than dissatisfaction at institutionalized child rape. Jesus flipped over the money changer’s tables in the temple for their blasphemy, and that was over money.

        • kowalityjesus | Feb 15, 2013 at 10:26 am |

          Thanks very much for your empathy, it does sometimes produce a frog in my throat to be in such a morally destructive and iconoclastic environment (even more so when someone is nice to me). If I couldn’t take it and coolly slap away the attitudes though, I wouldn’t be here.

          Yeah, it is mighty difficult to morally rectify those who violate that which is most sacred, the innocence children. Indeed, it really shouldn’t be done. However were it truly a purge, the rug would be swept out from under the church. It is an unfortunate thing that institutionalized celibacy from women not only attracts those with a singleness in devotion to God, but also those with an indifference toward women in the first place. Nothing easy to do about it. Meanwhile, those who care to throw the baby out with the bathwater have all the fodder they need to prattle on.

          • The innocent children are the baby. The church is the bathwater.

          • kowalityjesus | Feb 15, 2013 at 6:15 pm |

            I pity the foo that belittles the magnanimous history of the church

          • Are you saying there shouldn’t be a purge? What are you saying?

            Also I’m not sure exactly why so many Catholic Priests have been caught abusing children, but I don’t believe it is caused by their celibacy. I don’t know, but I think perhaps its just used as a cover. So some perverts might be attracted to it for that reason.

            I am thinking its no longer a good cover at this point, so hopefully it won’t attract those types so much in the future.

            Also I will add there is/has been institutional pedophilia/pederasty in other institutions as well, such as ancient Greece and Rome and present day Islam, also quite possibly among some shadowy occult organization associated with European Royalty high finance a Military Intelligence.

          • kowalityjesus | Feb 15, 2013 at 6:09 pm |

            Yes, there is a disinfo youtube video titled “I was a CIA sex slave” which is one of those ones you can’t take seriously on all levels because you will just fucking lose it. I imagine there is enough of that happening relatively openly in the confines of the institutions you mentioned. Probably the ones we hear about are just being thrown to the media sharks for whatever reason, whether its revenge or just to create a scapegoat.

            Yes I was trying to illustrate the point you are making that the priesthood is attractive to pederasts because ‘no intimacy with women’ is not a drawback. I am pretty sure the priests at my Grandmother’s church are gay, or at least just remarkably effeminate. They live in a house with 5 priests, which I would be surprised if I were to learn is an environment devoid of hanky-panky and 100% dedicated to God.

            I would guess that pederasts/homosexuals have more Kinsey-an overlap between them than heterosexuals/pederasts, but they are still definitively not the same by a lot. I have a friend who is gay and he says he is probably the opposite to a pedophile because he has something of a fetish for body hair, lol.

            I cannot question the policies of the church though, and it wouldn’t matter whether I would. Maybe one day I will become a protestant, but I don’t think so.

          • “I cannot question the policies of the church though, and it wouldn’t matter whether I would. Maybe one day I will become a protestant, but I don’t think so.”
            Have you been to an American Orthodox Church? I find there services very moving, and there’s a strong sense of ancient tradition. I would probably be baptized by them, if only I could believe the Good God created the cosmos.

          • I question everything. Probably why I got excommunicated. The thing with Protestantism, though, is that if you get excommunicated from one church you can just go to another.

          • I question everything. Probably why I got excommunicated. The thing with Protestantism, though, is that if you get excommunicated from one church you can just go to another.

  3. Perhaps these evil deeds stem from a black magick ring that survives to this day.

    It’s very existence is an evil deed, from my perspective. No amount of charity can make good what has been done.

  4. BuzzCoastin | Feb 14, 2013 at 6:42 pm |

    like any modern leader
    the Pope is a figurehead for the System
    The System provides the marching orders and agenda
    leaders and their minions follow the Systems’ orders
    Heil Homeland

  5. lazy_friend | Feb 14, 2013 at 8:12 pm |

    It’s not the man but the position that is the problem. Today I saw a tree stump that kinda looked like the virgin mary from the corner of my eye. If I were catholic I would have had a Godgasm, but since I am hip to the streets I kept it under control.

  6. The fact that many see the Catholic church as the only representation of Christians (those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God) is a sad case of still present ignorance. Someone called the church the Body of Christ, they clearly don’t follow Jesus’ teachings so if you are able to not oversimplify and look at the specifics of the situation, you would see that that is the farthest from the truth. Oversimplification is not an excuse for ignorance.

  7. hucksawyer | Feb 15, 2013 at 3:23 am |

    I’m no Catholic, but I get impression that the traditional Protestant/ Nietzschean (i.e. “atheist”) anti-Catholic propaganda constitutes a form of respectable overt bigotry in our oh-so tolerant modern society.

    Many of the typical calumnies often directed against the Church are frankly absurd and fall apart at the least attempt at research. Take the Galileo affair. That farce can be summarized in Thomas Huxley’s take on the matter: “The Church had the best of it.” Huxley, aka Darwin’s Bulldog, can hardly be accused of excessive pro-Catholic bias.

    Or take the Crusades. Between 700 and 1700, the Muslims reached France in the southwest of Europe and Vienna in the east of Europe. Of the five classical centers of Christianity: Jerusalem, Antioch, Alexandria, Constantinople, and Rome, four were conquered by Muslims; and Rome itself suffered to the Berber pirates. Now, did pre-Protestant Christian Europe loosely loyal to Papal Rome have no right to defend itself?

    Or take the witchcraft calumny. Is it true that the Catholic Church went out of its way to persecute “witches” etc etc? No. I leafed through some scholarly work on witches some months ago, and it turns out that, loosely: the Church had always warned against excessive haste in accusing and sentencing supposed witches on the basis of hearsay and non-existent evidence. Witchcraft was considered a criminal rather than a theological offense, and it was local governments rather than church officials who showed the greatest energy in burning “witches.”
    I don’t have the reference at hand, but I think it was this:
    It is also worth-noting that avowedly “atheistic” mass movements have actively engaged in witch-hunts of their own. The Soviet “Marxists” murdered countless “capitalist sympathizers” or whatever the Kulaks were called. The Nietzschean Nazis we all know about. The Darwinist eugenicist crowds never tired of
    trying to legislate the sterilization (and, if possible, the murder) of the “unfit.” So either witch-hunts are not unique to “religions,” or entities like Darwinism and Marxism qualify as religions.

    Also interesting is the Albigensian heresy. People seem to think that Catharism was some kind of a hip
    freedom-loving movement unjustly crushed by a totalitarian Stalinist Church. Something along the lines of Smurf-Cathars vs Catholiconazis.
    Well, the Cathars were no boyscouts. For a somewhat remote but still fascinating introduction to the glories and joys of Catharism, try Theodore Roszak’s novel “Flicker.”

    The author of the article above accuses the Church of “promoting the refusal of birth control” and thus indirectly contributing to the spread of poverty and VD. This seems strange in light of the Church’s rather strong stances on social justice and abstention from extramarital sex.
    Is not the Church treating causes rather than symptoms of disease?

    Some have accused the Church of sponsoring anti-Jewish pogroms. As (the Holocaust survivor) Prof. Israel Shahak pointed out some years ago, the Church had always protected Jews during pogroms…

    And so on down the line. Accusation after accusation against the church falls apart. Perhaps the gravest issue facing the Church right now is the pedophile infestation. Various related questions arise. Some seem to think that pedophilia is some kind of a “natural” outgrowth of the Catholic clerical vows of celibacy. This is absurd, inasmuch as Jewish and Protestant outfits have their own pedophiliac problems, as discussed in Michael Parenti’s “God and His Demons.” (Parenti is a self-style “Marxist.”) What must be noted is that pedophilia is utterly antagonistic to Catholic dogma. And it seems that the Church has been infested and infiltrated to such a degree that the last two Popes have been unable to cope with the problem. Now, blaming the church for the infection is sort of like blaming Russia for being overrun by crazed Communist terrorists in 1917, or blaming Germany for succumbing to the brown-shirt coup of 1933. It’s a form of blaming the victim, no?

    Let me restate, in conclusion, that I am no Catholic. But fair is fair, and most criticism against the Church is blatantly unfair. I used to engage in similar criticism some years ago, until I realized that I was
    speaking out of ignorance, and made the effort to check the various malicious claims I was in the habit of parroting. And it turned out that, by and large, I had been wrong in slandering the Church. Mea culpa! and good luck fighting the Disinfo.

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  9. Every one of those acts seriously limit the potential of the individuals, as well as limit their potential for everyone. The setbacks to these people limit the gifts they can share with the rest of the world.

    My age is irrelevant, however your tone is not one prone to receiving respect in return.

    What is your favorite color?

  10. “Well, the Cathars were no boyscouts. For a somewhat remote but still fascinating introduction to the glories and joys of Catharism, try Theodore Roszak’s novel “Flicker.”

    “From the golden age of art movies and underground cinema to X-rated porn, splatter films, and midnight movies, this breathtaking thriller is a tour de force of cinematic fact and fantasy,”

  11. The root of the problem is culture-wide. Rampant hyper-sexuality, shaved women and acceptance of general immorality and materialist mindset.
    For if its true that when my body goes to dust, my consciousness is gone and there is no judgement no memories, nothing, then why be moral and righteous? If all life as will end, then anything goes, really. Because even the suffering you cause others will be forgotten, right?

    • Matt Staggs | Feb 15, 2013 at 1:23 pm |

      “Shaved women”. Finally, someone speaks to the root of society’s decay.

    • The tragic thing is, I can’t tell if you’re being satirical or not.

      You’ve offered enough insight on other matters that I know you’re generally an intelligent and thoughtful person.

      On the other hand, there is this very real problem where some people feel that only some sort of theism can operate as a base for moral or ethical behavior.

      On the other hand, I question whether a system of truly moral or ethical behavior can be built on a fear of external judgement and eternal damnation.

      What a quandary.

      • The above comment is meant to be half-satire. I do think that our culture has a strange pedophilic obsession. Women in poopular culture are just weird looking, in my opinion.
        Moral behavior shouldn’t so much be based on the FEAR of judgement, just the awareness of judgment. Judgment is a reality. I may not agree with it, but I have to come to terms with it. Escape from judgment is also a reality, albeit a very deep mystery.
        It is said energy doesn’t die, it is just transformed. consciousness is energy and thoughts, words deeds, etc leave an impression on consciousness, hence judgement sooner or later.

    • The tragic thing is, I can’t tell if you’re being satirical or not.

      You’ve offered enough insight on other matters that I know you’re generally an intelligent and thoughtful person.

      On the other hand, there is this very real problem where some people feel that only some sort of theism can operate as a base for moral or ethical behavior.

      On the other hand, I question whether a system of truly moral or ethical behavior can be built on a fear of external judgement and eternal damnation.

      What a quandary.

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