This is the same Pope who invited Amazonian “Pachamama” idol worship into the Vatican last October, and who last month said the pandemic was “nature’s response to [man-made] global warming” and “income inequality.” Father Linus Clovis sums up the Pope’s position as “nature having a fit.”
Certainly not a sign of God’s displeasure. No, heck, He only troubles disobedient nations with pestilence in the Old Testament: certainly not now!
Question: What greater punishment could God inflict than to leave us to our own devices, ruled over by villains, imbeciles, and thieves?
Nature having a fit, eh? Does that mean Nature is some kind of goddess who ought to be appeased? Maybe toss a virgin or two into a volcano?
Is this Pope, with his merry band of toadies, really Catholic? Is he even really a Christian?
I think we really need to set aside our denominational differences and seek God together, with all our hearts.
“Well, ya see, all religions, like, they’re all true and it don’t matter what you believe or what you worship, as long as you’re sincere… so you can worship stuff like this!”
My daily Bible reading this morning brought me to this verse, Malachi 2:17–
Ye have wearied the Lord with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied Him? when ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the Lord, and He delighteth in them; or, Where is the God of judgment?
Through the prophet Malachi, God aimed this rebuke and warning at the church leaders of those days, the priests of the Temple in Jerusalem.
“Hmmm, let’s see, what can we do to get with the times? And win some worldly praise! How about some gay marriages? We can say the Bible’s wrong about that. Ooh-ooh! How about this–bring an effigy of an Amazon river goddess into the holy place and have the clergy treat it as if it were really some kind of deity?”
Can today’s churchmen, who make it all up as they go along, honestly believe that God is pleased with them? And yet they ask, “Where is the God of judgment?” Which means, “See? We’re getting away with it! God won’t stop us!”
Yo, sunshine! Do you think God won’t judge you? Do you think he sees the things you do, and hears the things you say, and takes delight in you?
He’s talking to you, babe. And you’d better listen.
Uh, guys… maybe you need to go back to the Bible, huh? There is no “Mother Earth” or “Pachamama” goddess. The earth, you see, is a creation: the work of God the Father’s hands. There’s this little essay in the Bible–that’s the book that says “Holy Bible” on the cover, for those of you who haven’t seen it before–called Romans Chapter 1, and you should brush up on it. Really.
Meanwhile the pope himself rapped the “rigidity” of “traditionalists” in the Church–those are the ones he thinks are the bad guys, who stubbornly refuse to understand that “All of us,” as he says, “are called to build a global village of education,” yatta-yatta. You think Common Core was bad? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet!
Don’t get cocky, Protestants. This stuff goes on in a lot of your churches, too.
“Who is on the Lord’s side?” Moses cried. “Let him come to me!”
You can’t serve a “goddess” and the Lord. It is inexplicable that this pope does not seem to understand that.
I’m finding these reports very hard to believe; but they’re all over the Internet and the pretty much jibe with one another; and they’re no more bizarre and disturbing than a very many similar incidents we’ve already seen in certain American churches. See this blog’s archives for my articles on “Paganism in the Church.”
They’re having this “Pan-Amazon Synod” at the Vatican, and it sounds like a festival of syncretism–that is, making a hash of Christianity by mixing it with paganism. It’s complicated, but here’s an article from The American Spectator that provides details and analysis (https://spectator.org/the-strange-gods-of-pope-francis/). Its title, “The Strange Gods of Pope Francis,” gets to the heart of the matter.
So we have “Indian activists… perform[ing] pagan rituals in the Vatican gardens,” with the blessing of Pope Francis and his bishops, an image of an ancient Inca goddess, Pachamama, trotted out as “Our Lady of the Amazon,” and “two men,” unidentified, who tossed the wooden image into the Tiber River. Church authorities had it recovered, cleaned, and restored to its place in the powwow. There’s also a painting of “an Amazonian mother suckling a dog.” What’s that about? Don’t ask.
Sounds like a Presbyterian Church USA national conference held some years ago, which featured all kinds of pagan humbug–the videos of which have since been taken down.
Analyst George Neumayr says that what this wing-ding is about is to “strengthen the UN-Vatican alliance,” a project dear to the hearts of the Pope and certain German bishops.
Which means that the ultimate vision, here, is one of a socialist global government backed up by a syncretistic mish-mosh of assorted religions with the Vatican, and either Francis or his hand-picked nature-worshiping successor, in the catbird seat.
And all the good and faithful popes of history are turning over in their graves.
Does this pope’s Bible have nothing to say about idolatry? Does he even have a Bible?
Whatever it is that’s going on here, it doesn’t look like any kind of Catholicism that any of the Catholics in my family would recognize.
He’s going to drive all the Catholics out of the Catholic Church if he keeps up these shenanigans.
Why is anyone surprised? Union does ABC Theology–Anything But Christ. Union does “feminist theology” (like God is different for men and women–or whatever the devil it means) and goddess worship. There’s enough horse manure slung out of there every day to fertilize Mars.
They actually held some kind of “service” in which dunderheads did confess their sins to house plants. And one guy wanted to know why they weren’t confessing to whales and glaciers, too.
We are not told what happens after you confess your sins to a potted begonia. Does it forgive you? Does it cleanse you of your sins? Or does it just sort of sit there in the flower pot and do nothing, because when all is said and done it’s only a plant and you’re a heathen nincompoop for treating it like it was a god?
Another thing we’re not told is what, exactly, “sins” are being confessed? “Bless me, O begonia, for I have committed fornication…”? Nah. You know what? I don’t think I really want to know what the pagans at Union Theological Seminary would consider a sin. Not sure I could take it.
I wonder when was the last time anyone at Union read Romans Chapter 1? Maybe they ought to brush up on it, eh?
But they wouldn’t believe it if they read it, would they? All that stuff about not worshiping the created things, but only the Creator–what “teacher” at Union would ever teach that?
In contrast to the popular modern view of Jesus Christ, the King of kings, as a species of woose who approves of and affirms everything done by anybody, we have these two verses in Revelation, in which Christ the Lord speaks directly to His servant, John.
“But this thou [the church in Ephesus] hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate.” (Rev. 2:6)
“So hast thou [the church in Pergamos] also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate.” (Rev. 2:15)
Clearly, Jesus hates what the Nicolaitanes do and hates what they stand for. And He most emphatically does not approve of His churches playing footsie with them. Their doctrine, their deeds, had no place in Christian churches.
Is that beginning to sound familiar?
We don’t know exactly what the Nicolaitanes did, but some Bible scholars think they ate food sacrificed to idols and taught that it was permissible to do so, and they practiced fornication (https://www.biblestudytools.com/dictionary/nicolaitans/). Very little information about them has survived the 2,000 years intervening.
But hey! What happened to the hippie Jesus who is cool with you no matter what you do? Like, it’s okay, man, whatever you want to do… It’s hardly necessary for me to list the abominations which today’s Nicolaitanes have brought into the churches.
And it’s okay to hate that stuff! Jesus didn’t want it in His churches.
How could there be any “too” when she was the first and only woman in the world?
This pure crapola has been written by some “female rabbi” who is soon to have a book out on “Walking the Way of the Divine Feminine.” As Shapiro himself admits, “Words fail.”
It’s hard enough to imagine this person as any kind of rabbi, but equally hard to imagine her congregation. She calls God “this man-made figurehead of the patriarchy [editor’s note: Oh, do please shut up!]…He is a fiction.” Really, what kind of congregation would sit through bilge like that? Had they nothing to throw at her?
She concludes, “Eve, our blessed mother, is saying ‘#MeToo’,” hashtag and all. With the hashtag, no less. Do any of you wonder why I say “#MeToo” is going to burn itself out?
Ben, Ben, faithful Orthodox Jewish brother, we feel your pain. We Christians are lumbered with the same profoundly grotesque feminist theology as are some hopefully small corners of Judaism. See my series of articles about paganism and goddess worship in the churches.
Blasphemy is a sin, and a serious sin at that. Being conformed to the inane and fleeting fashions of this world comes at a price: and there’s gonna be some howling and gnashing of teeth when it’s time to pay.