The dark side of Christianity needs more exploration…
From 1587 to 1927 to 2007 to 2017 430 years, Roman Christianity was correctly criticised. This is a brief overview of that trail… there is more out there on record. It is time to face the truth.
“The more intense has been the religion of any period, and the more profound has been the dogmatic belief, the greater has been the cruelty, and the worse has been the state of affairs. In the so-called ages of faith, when men really did believe the Christian religion in all its completeness, there was the Inquisition, with all its tortures; there were millions of unfortunate women burned as witches; and there was every kind of cruelty practiced upon all sorts of people in the name of religion. You find as you look around the world that every single bit of progress in humane feeling, every improvement in the criminal law, every step toward the diminution of war, every step toward better treatment of the coloured races, or every mitigation of slavery, every moral progress that there has been in the world, has been consistently opposed by the organized churches of the world. I say quite deliberately that the Christian religion, as organized in its churches, has been and still is the principal enemy of moral progress in the world.” (i)
“You may think that I am going too far when I say that that is still so. I do not think that I am.” (i)
(i) Russell, Bertrand. 1927 Why I Am Not a Christian ‘The Emotional Factor’ (Kindle Locations 228-237). Lulu.com. Kindle Edition. Amazon.com
Fox writes “…persecution, under the guise of Christianity, committed more enormities than ever disgraced the annals of paganism. Disregarding the maxims and the spirit of the Gospel, the papal Church, arming herself with the power of the sword, vexed the Church of God and wasted it for several centuries, a period most appropriately termed in history, the “dark ages.” The kings of the earth, gave their power to the “Beast,” and submitted to be trodden on by the miserable vermin that often filled the papal chair…” (ii)
The line of evil violent Catholic popes began in A.D. 1147; Fox recorded “…Pope Alexander III …excommunicated Waldo and his adherents, (nonbelievers), and commanded the bishop to exterminate them, if possible, from the face of the earth; hence began the papal persecutions… (ii)
“…The proceedings… occasioned the first rise of the inquisitors; for Pope Innocent III authorized certain monks as inquisitors, to inquire for, and deliver over, the reformed to the secular power. The process was short, as an accusation was deemed adequate to guilt, and a candid trial was never granted to the accused.” (ii)
John Fox (1517-1587) Author of “Fox’s Book of Martyrs” (ii)
A.I. Note: Fundamentalist Islam the way of Sharia (Sheria) law and the Koran (Qur’an) frequently does the same thing… “The process was short, as an accusation was deemed adequate to guilt, and a candid trial was never granted to the accused.” And this is the 21st Century. Contrary to what many people think, we have not yet escaped the shadow of the dark ages; we are still living within its dimension at high risk of sliding backwards into the world domination clutches of Dark Age Islam.
(ii) Ivarsson, Allan. 2017 INSANITY OF HATE: Blue Light Defiance 2007 ‘The shameful behaviour of Roman Christianity still hangs over us…’ (Kindle Locations 6323-6340). Blue Light Publications. Kindle Edition. Amazon.com
And now in this early 21st Century, Pope Francis is submitting to acceptance of Islam & Chrislam.
‘Cosmicism’ is here to encourage ‘Think Tank’ societal change in thinking, Atheism & Theism & New Age and all Philosophies are on the table for review.
Do the Right Thing & Live Courageously, Calmly, with Open Mind, committed to striving to always ‘Think Outside the Square of the Square’. There is no ‘Final Truth’. Truth, Justice and the Right Way, is achieved only with persistent commitment striving to always do the right thing.
First Step: Always Defend & Protect the Eternal Human Right to ‘Freedom & Equality’ in ‘Speech & Choice’. There is no place for any form of ‘Totalitarianism’. Teach all children of every generation, this fact.
Knowledge is Infinite, it is Eternal forever, exponentially expanding upon itself. How we use that knowledge requires Wisdom and Respect for Common Sense ‘Cosmic Law’ i.e. ‘Ancient Law’, ‘Immutable Law’, ‘Natural Law’ ‘Causal Law’, ‘Eternal Law’.
As Albert Einstein (1879-1955) correctly said… “We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking, if Mankind is to survive.”
Allan Peter Ivarsson © 2017
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