The shameful behaviour of Roman Christianity still hangs over us…
This extract reading brought tears to my eyes and I am a tough guy.
The Bartholomew Massacre at Paris and surrounding territory…a chapter of the dark Christian ages in the name of religion.
“On the twenty second day of August, 1572…The soldiers were appointed at a certain signal to burst out instantly to the slaughter in all parts of the city. When they had killed the admiral, they threw him out at a window into the street, where his head was cut off, and sent to the pope. The savage papists, still raging against him, cut off his arms and private members, and after dragging him three days through the streets, hung him by the heels without the city. After him they slew many great and honorable persons who were Protestants…
…And falling upon the common people they continued the slaughter for many days; in the three first, they slew of all ranks and conditions to the number of ten thousand. The bodies were thrown into the rivers, and blood ran through the streets with a strong current, and the river appeared presently like a stream of blood. So, furious was their hellish rage, that they slew all papists whom they suspected to be not very staunch to their diabolical religion. From Paris, the destruction spread to all quarters of the realm. (i)
(i) FOX, JOHN Fox’s Book of Martyrs by JOHN FOX, & other Scholars. Edited by William Byron Forbush. Publisher Zondervan Publishing House Grand Rapids, Michigan 49530. U.S.A. Extracts Page 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 43, 44. First Publication of Fox writing was in Latin in 1554. 370 Pages… First read by Allan Ivarsson in 1999. Disturbing reading –revealing cruel violence launched by evil Roman Christians.
JOHN FOX 1517–1587 (70 Years) Born at Boston, in Lincolnshire. Born a Roman Catholic he disowned the Roman Church. His research of the history of the Church, combined by his rejection of popish doctrine forced upon people, his criticism and evolving opinions resulted in him being expelled from college, condemned as a heretic. Forsaken by his own friends, he was forced to leave and seek refuge elsewhere. He wrote ‘History of the Acts and Monuments of the Church,’ published in Latin in 1554, and in English in 1563. Fox wrote his Martyrology in eleven years. The bishops ordered his book of martyrs to be placed in every cathedral church in England, alongside the Bible, for access of the people. Kind and tolerant, John Fox opposed the cruel action of executing those persons of opposing religious convictions. Queen Elizabeth with great respect called him “Our Father Foxe.” Shakespeare was three years old, when John Fox died. (Also, spelt Foxe). During his time in England, the Monarchy reign included King Henry VIII, King Edward VI, Queen Mary, and Queen Elizabeth.
Throughout history there have been many of us ‘Forsaken by our own friends’. Fox’s courage reminds us to ‘March to the drummer we hear- even when it is a different sound of music’. All the great people throughout history, who challenged traditional false knowledge thinking, lost friends because they had the courage to be different.
Fox extracts continue…
“At Orleans, a thousand were slain of men, women, and children, and six thousand at Rouen.
“At Meldith, two hundred were put into prison, and later brought out by units, and cruelly murdered.
“At Lyons, eight hundred were massacred. Here children hanging about their parents, and parents affectionately embracing their children, were pleasant food for the swords and bloodthirsty minds of those who call themselves the Catholic Church. Here three hundred were slain in the bishop’s house; and the impious monks would suffer none to be buried.
“At Augustobona, on the people hearing of the massacre at Paris, they shut their gates that no Protestants might escape, and searching diligently for every individual of the reformed Church, imprisoned and then barbarously murdered them. The same cruelty they practiced at Avaricum, at Troys, at Toulouse, Rouen and many other places, running from city to city, towns, and villages, through the kingdom.
“As a corroboration of this horrid carnage, (John Fox wrote), the following interesting narrative, written by a sensible and learned Roman Catholic, appears in this place, with peculiar propriety.
“… In the meantime, all the friends of Coligny were assassinated throughout Paris; men, women, and children were promiscuously slaughtered and every street was strewed with expiring bodies. Some priests, holding up a crucifix in one hand, and a dagger in the other, ran to the chiefs of the murderers, and strongly exhorted them to spare neither relations nor friends.
“…This horrid butchery was not confined merely to the city of Paris. The like orders were issued from court to the governors of all provinces in France; so that, in a week’s time, about one hundred thousand Protestants were cut to pieces in different parts of the kingdom!”
“At Rome, the horrid joy was so great, that they appointed a day of high festival, and a jubilee, with great indulgence to all who kept it and showed every expression of gladness they could devise! And the man who first carried the news received 1000 crowns off the cardinal of Lorraine for his ungodly message. The king also commanded the day to be kept with every demonstration of joy, concluding now that the whole race of Huguenots (ii) was extinct.
“At Bordeaux, at the instigation of a villainous monk, who used to urge the papists to slaughter in his sermons, two hundred and sixty-four were cruelly murdered…
“…Many women were defiled and murdered there; among whom were two sisters, abused before their father, whom the assassins bound to a wall to see them, and then slew them and him.
“The president of Turin…was cruelly beaten with clubs, stripped of his clothes, and hung feet upwards, with his head and breast in the river: and threw them into the river; and then carried his heart about the city upon a spear.
“At Barre great cruelty was used, even to young children, whom they cut open, pulled out their entrails, which through very rage they gnawed with their teeth.
“…At the city of Matiscon; counting it sport to cut off their arms and legs and afterward kill them…
“At Nonne… the streets ringing with doleful cries, and flowing with blood; and the houses flaming with fire…
“…At Rochelle…The dead, being too numerous for the living to bury, became food for vermin and carnivorous birds…
“…They went to his wife, who was then attended by the midwife, expecting every moment to be delivered. The midwife entreated them to stay the murder, at least till the child…should be born. Notwithstanding this, they thrust a dagger up to the hilt into the poor woman. Anxious to be delivered, she ran into a corn loft; but hither they pursued her, stabbed her in the belly, and then threw her into the street. By the fall, the child came from the dying mother, and being caught up by one of the Catholic ruffians, he stabbed the infant, and then threw it into the river.”
(Read the book ‘Fox’s Book of Martyrs,’ to witness the courage, compassion and honesty of this Roman Catholic, who like Fox, a Protestant, bravely recorded the truth of history as testimony to the evil of violent religious fanaticism).
It should be noted that all of the people who murdered Catholics and Protestants were in fact ‘Pretend Christians’. This ‘Christian Dark Age’ reign of murder by the evil ‘Christian Inquisition’ was authorised only by ‘Pretend Christians’. These false Christians included many Popes and Priests that authorised this violent reign of terror. They even murdered ‘True Christian Catholics’ of their own creed who had the courage to reject this evil behaviour. ‘True Christians- Catholic and Protestant rejected the ‘Inquisition’. Those false Christian persons who authorised murder and enforced this evil were all members of ‘Satan’s Legions’ and were enemies of Jesus and were enemies of Christianity.
(ii) Huguenot –a French Calvinist (16th, 17th century), of the French Protestant Church. Calvinism –the theological system of Calvin. John Calvin (Original name Jean Cauvin) 1509–1564 – A French theologian, a leader of the Protestant Reformation in France and Switzerland. He established the first Presbyterian government in Geneva. (iii)
(iii) The Collins English Dictionary Australian edition edited by G.A. Wilkes Wm. Collins Publishers Pty. Ltd. Sydney. First published in Great Britain in 1979.
Such news reports, graphic statements of truth will bring tears to your heart, but we should never censor graphic real-life horror and violence. We must always as John Fox and others have done throughout history, publish the truth. We shall not bury our heads in the sand and pretend it did not happen.
A person wisely said of another 20th Century story, “…was not a tasteful story, but it is the sort of reality from which we must not be protected.” (iv)
Patricia Geraghty 1999
Albert Park, Victoria, Australia.
(iv) Article ‘Your Turn’ in ‘Good Weekend’ Magazine Dated August 28, 1999. Published by John Fairfax Publications Pty Limited Sydney, NSW Australia.
Any person who refuses to witness truth, who refuses to learn from history, and who refuses to support the enforcement of ahimsa justice, is by their refusal equally as guilty by apathy of being an accessory to violence, as those persons who have imposed cruel oppression; for ‘Silence is Approval’. The above passages, from ‘Fox’s Book of Martyrs’ are examples of the murder, and barbaric cruelty, and inhumane torture, which was constantly imposed upon innocent people, who dared to be ‘free thinkers’ and nonbelievers of other concepts, which dominated their society. The price they paid for their courage of conviction was death, often by the most horrible way to die. The evil religious fanatics, who imposed such ruthless uncaring grotesque ideas upon nonbelievers, were driven by false knowledge. All persons who enforce the tyranny of violence, upon freedom loving nonbelievers, are by their violent evil acts, guilty under cosmic law of high treason against God, decency, children, humanity and freedom.
The ‘Christian Inquisition’ failed to learn from their own previous history, when Ancient Romans murdered Christians. History records a trail of religious violence. Christians murdered Jews and Muslims. Jews murdered Christians and Muslims. Muslims murdered Jews and Christians. Protestants and Catholics murder each other. When does the madness of false knowledge stop! Now you know why Cosmicism rejects organised religion. Now you know one of the reasons why I am not a Jew, why I am not a Christian, why I am not a Muslim; and thus, cannot by pragmatic common-sense cling to false knowledge, which condones the use of cruelty, torture, and murder.
There is no cause for which you have the right to kill.
The sixth commandment in the Bible correctly says, “You shall not kill.” (v)
Then why does religion that claims to serve God, commit acts of evil violence against humanity? Such hypocrisy!
(v) THE HOLY BIBLE- Revised Standard Version. The Ten Commandments – Old Testament Exodus- Chapter 20, Verses 1 to 17. Sermon of the Mount –New Testament Matthew- Chapter 5, Verses 1 to 48. First read by Allan Ivarsson 1972 Essential reading – the Bible… a book of mixed myth, satanic verses and higher cosmic wisdom.
‘Blue Light’ interprets this 6th Commandment ‘Cosmic Law’ by pragmatic common sense as… “Thou shalt not kill by murder.” [In other words, we do have the right to kill by natural law, but only for reasons of self-defence and even then, we must strive to avoid using total force, if there is another choice.]
Jesus said in the Sermon of the Mount, Verses 21-26 Matthew, “You have heard that it was said to the men of old, “You shall not kill; and whoever kills shall be liable to judgment. But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother shall be liable to the council, and whoever says, “You fool! Shall be liable to the hell of fire. So, if you are offering your gift at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the alter and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. Make friends quickly with your accuser, while you are going with him to court, lest your accuser hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you be put in prison. Truly, I say to you, you will never get out till you have paid the last penny.”
Then why did Christians create an inquisition and systematically murder with extreme cruelty, those persons who they deemed as their enemies? Worse still in 1572 Paris “So furious was their hellish rage, that they slew all papists whom they suspected to be not very staunch to their diabolical religion.” (i) Fox
They killed their own kind, because they ‘suspected’. Madness…Pure Madness, religion governed by idolatry, not by ‘True Christianity’, and certainly not with obedience and respect for the Ten Commandments and the Sermon of the Mount.
Think about the words in Verses 21-26 Matthew, Chapter 5…ignoring the Jewish religious belief in ‘hell fire’, which the proselytisation creeds, Christianity and Islam adopted with obsession, the words in this text teaches ‘Emotional Intelligence’ the wise art of being the ‘Eye of Calm in a Storm’-the art of reconciliation, void of emotional abuse and conflict. This skill includes stepping back without surrender to wrong values, of looking inwards at the conflict problem and striving for an amiable solution that does the right thing by all persons involved. In other words, … reasonable consideration and understanding works towards establishing the right harmony and unity, walking away from unnecessary conflict.
This passage credited to Jesus does not suggest that we should surrender to evil; it only instructs people to calmly do the right thing and reconcile with persons that are genuinely willing to settle differences to thus end a conflict, and create a wholesome existence of living peace.
And I emphasis the words… “Genuinely willing”. Watch out for Taqiyya…
Sadly, the ‘Jihad Instructions’ in the Koran does not accept differences in ‘Belief Systems’ it rejects any reconciliation in peace that refuses to submit to Islam. For that reason, ‘Islamic Doctrine’ is not harmoniously compatible by the process of reasonable tolerance with Christianity or any other ‘Belief System’. The oppressive dictatorship of the ‘Islamic Belief System’ demands submission to Islamic Doctrine and thus obedience to every word in the Koran. Islam does not recognise the practice of ‘Emotional Intelligence’, because the Koran does not by its ‘Jihad Teachings’ tolerate the use of ‘Emotional Intelligence’ against all unbelievers. This fact is evident by the fact that ‘Muhammad’ himself did not have emotional intelligence and flew into a rage against every person that rejected his instructions and fixed dogma beliefs.
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…”
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…
“…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.” (i) (Fox)
Author’s 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.
Dark Ages in Europe (c.476 A.D.-c.1000 A.D.)
Christian Dark Ages in Europe later overseas (1231 A.D. -1834 A.D.)
Islamic Dark Ages in World (610 A.D. – to present- no end in sight.)
There was three ‘Dark Age’ periods which overlap, and one still exists. The Dark Ages in Europe when quest for higher education virtually ceased. The centuries of the ‘Christian Inquisition Dark Age’ was another period which has now ended. Though, there still exists some Christians with Dark Age mentality, who accuse others of apostasy, blasphemy and heresy and are by their fanatic obsession capable of crossing the line and persecuting others, if law allowed them to act accordingly. Fortunately, ‘Western Free World Law’ keeps these Christian fanatics under control. The ‘Islamic Dark Age’ started in 610 C.E. and still exists, and will continue to exist until Islam becomes extinct- and that is hard reality.
And the difference is that ‘Jihad Muslims’ are so intense in their aggressive fanatical thinking and commitment to the creation of ‘Anti-Freedom Apartheid Sharia Law’ that ‘Western Free World Law’ cannot control these evil enemies within our society. In fact, many Muslim Clerics, whom are ‘Jihad Muslims’ that are fighting for the introduction of ‘Sharia Law’ in the Western World to overthrow Democracy, are being given respect and recognition, not only by inferior thinking politicians in Government, but also by idiot leaders in the military. Now how stupid is that?
If I am scaring any of you, believe it, you should be scared. The Islamic threat of world domination is very serious, and western apathy and cowardice is making it achievable. ‘Freedom of Speech’ rejects vilification laws and demands the free right to criticise. Without this critical path, right- ‘Liberty-democracy’ will perish. Stand up and be counted say it the way it is- “Say no Islam!”
There are two types of democracy…
Only ‘Liberty-democracy truly works to protect the right of every person to ‘Freedom of Speech’ and ‘Freedom of Choice’.
To explain this with an example. In some Islamic Nations, a type of democracy has been formed. The problem is that in most of these ‘True Islamic Nations’ the two or more-party system are all founded upon ‘Totalitarian Sharia Law Beliefs’. Consequently, regardless of whom is voted into power the democratic vote is still for the maintenance of a ‘Dictatorship Government’ which rejects ‘Freedom of Speech’ and ‘Freedom of Choice’ and thus the country is not a ‘Liberty Nation’. In effect, the voice of the people, even at election time is restricted to a choice, between one form of dictatorship or another. The right to ‘True Liberty’ just does not get factored into ‘Party Politics’. The value of freedom, because of the existence of ‘Blasphemy Law’ inside of ‘Sharia Law’…is simply not allowed to exist.
Have we learnt something from our violent history of persecution, cruelty, and murder?
The answer is no, not yet. In the 20th & 21st Century, the rage of persecution, cruelty, and murder is still running out of control. Non-violence is now the number one survival goal of the entire human race. We had better learn to live together, as one assimilated people, or we shall perish. There is no more room for violence. It is the top priority duty of every Cosmicist to oppose violence and cruelty. This does not mean walking soft with offenders. It does mean enforcing a reckoning against violence.
Always remember “creed not race is the cause of all violence.”
Now some of some of you may say… “How can that be true? I have seen plenty of racial conflicts.” Stop and think… Even when race conflicts are involved, usually ‘Supremacist Attitudes’ which is in fact their ‘Belief System’…does become by commitment to hate against other races, a creed belief. Hence, it is creed not race, which is the cause of all conflict and often subsequent violence.
The fact that many races have on occasions assimilated well, including even in marriage, proves that common creed in attitude, made harmony and integration of races achievable and strong in unity. Hence it is creed, not race which is the concern.
Jesus said, Verses 43-44, Matthew, “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbour and hate your enemy. But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you…”
Such was the non-violent wisdom of Jesus the man, whom by his words of encouragement gave humanity a guiding light of love and peace, a chance for us to build a happy wholesome life of opportunity, grace, and excitement. A life of non-violence, compassion, and honesty creates joy, when we live with enthusiasm. If you desire happiness, there is no other way.
This message of Jesus is often misinterpreted as being submissive to the enemy. Nowhere does Jesus say submit to evil, nor does Jesus say submit to your enemies; Jesus simply encourages people to extend themselves and strive through a caring heart to be calm in spirit and caring towards all persons including our enemies, but he does not suggest or ever say, submit to evil. On the contrary, Jesus teaches us to be kind and understanding and to stand strong against evil, and the way of wrong behaviour.
And Jesus did not say “Trust your enemies” … give Jesus credit, unbelievers and believers, Jesus was a good philosopher, a great messenger for peace, only those whom deified Jesus misunderstood his message of love and peace and made him out to be more than just a great man.
Jesus died on the cross for what he believed, but he did not surrender to evil, he died true to his convictions, his unsurrendering belief that the way of truth starts with the values of love and peace for all.
Despite this spiritual realization, Jesus without tabling reality, understood the natural right of all life to defend itself physically, when being attacked by any creature that strives to hurt, maim and kill for whatever reasons.
Both believers and unbelievers in the man called Jesus, too often make the same mistake, they read the biblical texts and fail to read between the lines, they fail to understand the true genuine motive of Jesus…those whom refuse to think with open mind outside the square, can be conquered.
Jesus was a devoted Jew and died a Jew. Jesus did not strive to create Christianity, his followers misunderstood the motives and concerns of Jesus. The mission of Jesus was to correct the wrong thinking that had evolved in Judaism. Many Jews, not all, were wandering away from right humane values as guided by the wise ‘Ten Commandments’. The authorised murder ‘Satanic Verses’ in the Torah and included later in the Christian ‘Old Testament’, were subtly rejected by Jesus. The ‘Satanic Verses’ rejected the 6th Commandment in the ‘Ten Commandments’.
Jesus rejected the teaching… “An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth”. This is verified by his teachings in the ‘Sermon of the Mount’. Jesus also rejected the cruelty in Roman thinking, thus he taught a philosophy of goodness. The abusive behaviour of Roman Christians, which includes later, both Catholics and Protestants towards others and each other, over the last near two thousand years, proves that Christians failed to understand the truth about the great caring man Jesus. He was not the son of God, he was just a good man, and the nature of his goodness was so great that it is apt to call Jesus ‘Son of Man’. The use of bully words like “Apostasy, Blasphemy & Heresy” by Christians and Muslims and others, is not acceptable behaviour. The use of these ‘ABH Gasoline Words’ against people, is in fact an evil act. Jesus did not ever abuse people using these allegation bully words.
As I tabled in the essay “Jehovah’s Witnesses rejected by Cosmicism”, in my book ‘Flat Earth’, Jesus knew he was not coming back. This fact is recorded in the New Testament.
All Jews whom became Christians, should have remained Jews and focused on improving the Jewish Faith by eliminating its addiction to ‘Satanic Verses’. The Koran would never have been created, if Christians had stayed as Jews. Can you figure out why?
White persons and Indians now called ‘Native Americans’ were enemies during the 17th, 18th & 19th Century in North America, and yet some secular thinkers, on both sides, extended themselves and tried to establish peace between them. Their belief systems allowed such exchange of understanding and tolerance of each other, which was what Jesus taught as a gesture of good will.
Unfortunately, such an accord process will never work with Islam, because the Islamic Belief System is founded upon the Qur’an and the Qur’an states clearly, do not make friends with all unbelievers and kill all persons that refuse to submit to Islam.
Allan Peter Ivarsson © 2007
Author’s Note: ‘The shameful behaviour of Christianity stills hangs over us…’ was first published in pdf format on e-mail to global friends on 26th November 2015. And republished in book ‘Insanity of Hate’ Amazon.com in both Kindle & Paperback.
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