DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH
Do you think it is only the radical side of Islam that has cut a swath of death and destruction through the pages of human history? Mankind has been acting against Divinity, in its representation of Divinity; for thousands of years.
It is NOW that we must put an end to ALL of it. This is the Information Age ... and there is no longer a reason to declare "I didn't know." We are commissioned to know. It is our duty as a citizen of the world to know. Its is our human responsibility to know.
If you wonder how such a thing can happen as what we are seeing in current events in the Middle East and other places around our globe, then perhaps a bit of history is in order.
Here is a short list from a very long list of horrific unimaginable atrocities committed against fellow human beings for hundreds of years ... and I will spare you the gruesome details:
- Mass murder and genocide of millions of men, women, and children
- Torture, beheading, and maiming
- Destruction of books, scriptures, and libraries
- Defacing and destroying sacred temples, relics, and statues
- Confiscating personal possessions and property
- Rape and abuse of women
All of these events and much more that is truly beyond your worst imagination, were all executed in the name of Jesus Christ by the Roman Catholic Church and it's followers.
These events took place during several crusades, and during the Inquisition. Surely, there can be no mistaking why this period was called "The Dark Ages." Its hideousness could never be measured.
In 2011, Pope Benedict expressed his 'shame' that violence has been used in the name of Christianity as he condemned terrorism in God's name. An inter-faith prayer gathering in Assisi, Italy was attended by 300 worldwide religious leaders, including Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Zoroastrians, Taoists, Shintoists and Buddhists.
Back in 2000, Pope John Paul II publicly asked God's forgiveness for the sins of Roman Catholics through the ages, including wrongs inflicted on Jews, women and minorities. He said they had "committed sins against Orthodox Christians for 1,000 years." He has also apologized to Muslims for the Crusades. The Pope also added "How can we not share, at a distance of eight centuries, the pain and disgust."
These records do not find their way onto your TV screen in news, or in movies. Nor do they come from the pulpits. It is time for us to come together worldwide and stop the ongoing violence against fellow human beings ... and animals ... and state, country, and personal property.
Please, enjoy your sports and entertainment. Go fishing and traveling. Have your backyard barbecues ... but do some research. Study history and alternative history. Key your eye on our religious leaders, our government officials, and ALL world leaders.
Rome invented the concept of "Bread & Circus" ... which is simply "keep the people fed and keep them entertained and we can do whatever we want right under their noses."
This system has grown exponentially. We must do our part to not let this system of control continue on its current path. WE are number-strong. WE are a voice to be heard. WE are ONE.
~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.