- Review of Literature
- Creation of a myth
- End Notes
According to Bruno Bartoloni’s book The Ears of the Vatican, there is a curse that is 1000 years old on the bones alleged to be those of Simon Peter bar Jonas, popularly known as St. Peter. Bartolini wrote:
“No pope had ever permitted an exhaustive study, partly because a 1,000-year-old curse attested by secret and apocalyptic documents, threatened anyone who disturbed the peace of Peter’s tomb with the worst possible misfortune.”
What the possible misfortune consists of is not detailed, nor is the “secret and apocalyptic documents...Read More
Critical thinking is essential to realize effective learning and productive thinking. Critical thinking makes thinking better, being based on fact rather than fiction, emotion, or personal preference, more plausible, persuasive, possible, probable and realistic, rational, and reliable while enhancing the real and figurative worlds where ideas equal foundations of thoughts and actions that entails and leads to self-improvement generated from skills in using established and creating new standards by which a person appropriately, actually, and artistically assesses thinking. These skills lead to a better environment and effervescent eternality toward a time and clime that reaches toward the elusive level of perfection or a quality that is not considered natural but is a part of nature tha...Read More
Francis cardinal George of Chicago wages war against sanity, justice, and freedom in his support of pedophile priests, cover-ups, and comparing LGBT people to the KKK. As sinister and unlearned as George is, he is but a small sampling of how the Roman Catholic Church is stretching to ensnare the world and destroy democracy.
Corruption is everywhere in the Roman Catholic Church: from pedophile priests to castrating young males, raping young girls and older women, to open money laundering at the Vatican Bank. Benedict XVI has been knowledgeable about the crimes against humanity by his priests, bishops and cardinals, and has tried to cover each instance, as seen with letters in this essay and full documentation.
Religion has always opposed human freedom. Instead of liberty to expand the mind, religion has sought mind control from the days when the Christian church was formed in 325 CE, to the rise of islam and beyond. Many tortured souls, like Josemaria Escrivá hid behind mortifications of the flesh (flagellation), and pretended, like John Paul II, that these were pious acts encouraged by St. Paul--proving their own linguistic and Biblical illiteracy.
Freud argued to study that which is of this world, and work to improve the conditions of all people. Jung argued that ideas have substance and that religion is a reality and thus can be studied. The Republican Party and Mitt Romney use Jungian psychology in justifying CEOs telling employees how to vote. Obama and the Democrats want individual choice, secret ballot and progress for people. The Roman Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus spends more than 20% of its budget to defeat human and civil rights to move the USA closer to a theocracy.
Homosexuality has always been a natural and normal way of life. Celibacy and Chastity are unnatural sex practices. While evangelical Christians and Roman Catholics and other denounce homosexuality, their god and most of their history is peopled with homosexuals, as it is in Islam, Judaism and all other religions. Denying homosexuals equal rights is enchaining basic human and civil rights.
Benedict XVI has condemned millions of innocent people to a grusome death. The German pope has silenced dissenters, degraded women, and made sport of the greater share of the world, leading many Roman Catholic priests to declare that Josef Ratzinger may most likely be the last pope in Roman Catholic history.
Christmas is considered a time of families being together, sharing drink, food, dance, and various pleasures--but this has never been the rule for all nor the fortune for everyone, as religions have held it captive, deprived it of its temporal joys, and denied the reality of peace and harmony.