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