I would like you to try to imagine this scenario. If Hitler should return and proclaim deep love for the Jews; Stalin appear and declare himself a Capitalist, would we not take them with a largish pinch of salt? Well, then! Why should we react differently to a similar phony conversion of an institution which has surpassed the evil of both these dictators?
Today the Catholic Church claims heartfelt love for all those outside her. This is as incongruous as the claims of a repentant Hitler or Stalin. OR EVEN A BUSH!!! Indeed it would be laughably ridiculous if we were not dealing with such a serious matter as the future of mankind. Even the smiling genial Pope is being marketed to youth as a “grandfather type” or “the peoples’ pope” as he cruises about in his bullet proof vehicles.
The Vatican’s sudden desire to "embrace the separated brethren" is nothing but her latest device to make people forget the basic hard spirit of intolerance and fanaticism that has driven this organization to ever higher excesses of murder and genocide for thousands of years. That grasping malignant spirit is as alive and opportunistic as ever, ready to strike should the occasion present itself. In the meantime, she has been arranging the world to ensure this opportunity come about sooner rather than later.
All her actions in past centuries speak of nothing else. Her main excuse for intolerance makes strange logic: She is specifically charged by God to save the souls of all Christians. Since the killing of souls was worse than the killing of bodies, the Jesuits reasoned, and since heretics used their bodies to kill souls, their bodies should pay for the sins of the wicked souls they housed. The Vatican, with the Jesuits, spent much time creating a myriad of ways to make those bodies pay.
Thanks to this twisted Papish logic, soon the ecclesiastical and temporal machineries of the Western world were enriched with the noble practice of judicial torture, expressly employed by Holy Mother Church for the suppression of heresy, later known as Protestantism. Who was luckier, the simple natives in far off lands murdered simply for being “heathen” or the locals who were cruelly treated?
In 1252 Pope Innocent IV issued Bull AS EXTIRPANDA. It became the classic in inquisitorial procedure. It provides:
1. that anyone may seize a heretic and despoil him of his property;
2. that every magistrate shall appoint an inquisitorial commission, whose salaries are to be paid by the State;
3. that no law may be passed interfering with these Inquisitors;
4. that heretics who will not confess their heresy shall be tortured; that heretics who DO confess their heresy shall be put to death;
5. that the confiscated property of heretics shall be thus divided: one-third to the Inquisitors and the bishops, one-third to the city, and one-third to those who aided in the arrest and conviction. Yes, wealth was often a motivation.
Pope Innocent gave precise instructions to all Inquisitors to enforce the regulations throughout Europe. Eventually it was made Statute Law. The regular clergy proved reluctant, so the popes turned to the most fanatical, intolerant and narrow-minded section of the Church structure, the sundry monastic orders. Those excelling in their infamous task were the Jesuits, the Dominicans, and the Franciscans, the most intelligent and fanatic of the Pope’s men.
Armed with unlimited power from the popes, these Inquisitors swarmed all over Europe like theological hornets, setting up tribunals wherever they appeared. Soon individuals, communities, nations, and the very hierarchy trembled at the mere mention of their names. Wherever they came, denunciations, accusation, treachery, perjury, torture, woe, and death resulted. Death and torture took over transforming ordinary villages and hamlets into pits of fear, despair, and vile mistrust.
The hooded Inquisitors did not content themselves with establishing their court in Europe alone. Pope Gregory IX appointed a Dominican Grand Inquisitor for the whole of Armenia and Russia. Pope Urban VI ordered the General of the Dominicans to appoint Inquisitors for Armenia, Greece and Tartary (China). Pope Nicholas IV asked the Patriarch of Jerusalem to create Inquisitors from the mendicant friars in his land. Pope Gregory XI granted authority to the Franciscan Provincial in the Holy Land to act as Chief Inquisitor in Syria, Palestine and even Egypt. These were not even Christian lands!
When the Inquisitor and his entourage arrived everybody was commanded, in obedience to the pope and to Mother Church, to disclose the name of anyone suspected of the slightest deviation from the Faith. The Inquisitors issued a compelling threat and a promise. A denouncer would get an indulgence of three years. Those avoiding their duty would be excommunicated so it was imperative to have SOMETHING to divulge.
Some denunciations were factual but most were concocted by vengeance, spite or jealousy combined with a great deal of simple ignorance. Those denounced, even on the flimsiest accusation or mere suspicion, would be arrested and flung directly into prison, usually a common dungeon. Cold and damp, filthy and rampant with rats and lice, it lacked light or sanitation, and was full of the usual ne’er-do-wells, thieves, madmen, and the like. Among these folk, the friars would plant spies to induce the accused, by pretended friendship, threats, or other methods, to admit his or her guilt.
If this first step proved insufficient, the suspected heretic would be chained with heavy irons and left to starve in a dark, foul hole called the cruel prison. The accused was then brought before the inquisitorial tribunal composed of friars. If he asked the names of his accusers, he was told that only his judges had the right to know their names. He had no such right.
He was asked to confess to his guilt. Plead innocence and it is back to prison. Then came torture. The whole purpose of the trial was to force a confession of heresy. Torture was inflicted without solid proof of guilt. Just one single accuser was sufficient for subjection to the agonies of torture, even if the accused man had, until then, been of unblemished character, pristine honesty and genuine piety.
The methods, kinds and degrees of torture were endless. The three basic ones employed were hoisting the man to the ceiling by his hands tied behind his back, breaking him on the rack, or greasing his feet and thrusting them into the fire. If, following all the exquisite devices of torture, the heretic refused to recant or to admit his guilt, then the Inquisitors would pass capital sentence of heresy then handed over to the "secular arm," the civil authorities for punishment.
To complete the macabre farce, the Holy Inquisitors would ask these same temporal powers, in the name of the Church, not to kill the poor accused. This formality was a mere legalistic device to make the Church appear innocent of the blood which was about to be spilled ~ or rather, burned.
The civil authorities could not heed this hypocritical plea, however, lest the Holy Inquisition fall upon them. Refusal to burn the heretic, or even show any compassion, would have placed themselves on trial. For heresy, of course! Soon no one was safe from potential arrest. The spying, denunciation, and hunting down of heretics reached cleric or lay, men or women, noble or common. No one was immune from the terrorizing omnipresence of the Holy Inquisition.
This reign of Catholic terror lasted for centuries. Hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children were murdered...burned alive at the stake simply because they dared to disagree with the Holy Catholic Church or with her popes. Or had assets coveted by another in power.
This Catholic terror OFFICIALLY ended less than two hundred years ago. As recently as 1762 a Protestant pastor was condemned to death in France simply because he was a Protestant! By the Catholic Church, that SAME church which now pretends to love everyone. Actually, in Europe torture was still enforced by all the Tribunals of the Holy Inquisition until the last century, the pope being forced to abolish it only in 1816.
Napoleon, who entered Madrid in 1808, abolished the Inquisition. In 1813, when the Spanish Parliament declared the Inquisition incompatible with the Constitution, the Vatican protested. Super-Catholic Ferdinand VII restored it in 1814, with the full approval of the Church. The Holy Inquisition was finally suppressed by the Liberals in July, 1834.
Yes, SUPPRESSED. Was not this same malicious spirit still alive in Croatia in 1942 when the Catholic Ustachi mutilated hundreds of thousands of Serbian "heretics?" Was it not present in Nazi Germany when so many unwanted Jews and Rrom were slaughtered in the camps? Or in South Vietnam in 1960 when Catholic President Diem set out to rid that country of Buddhist "heretics?" Or in 1983 when Christmas shoppers in Protestant ("heretic") London were blasted into eternity by a Catholic IRA terrorist bomb in a crowded department store? Or the current holocaust against Muslims. How about a gun on a sunny Dallas afternoon assassinating America's President Kennedy?
So the Office of the Holy Inquisition was abolished only as recently as last century. Let us never forget that the Catholic Church was forced to abolish it by a lay government. Yet it is still alive, a roaring lion gnashing at his cage bars still seeking whom he may devour.
A FEW POPULAR TORTURE TECHNIQUES USED BY THE CHURCH
The Rack. This is the perfect tool for extracting confessions. No part of the body is protected from assault whilst the body is stretched slowly until eventually the joints pop. It was very popular during the Inquisition.
The Strappado. The most common form of torture was the strappado. The accused's arms were tied behind her back and attached to a pulley. She would then be lifted into the air, left hanging for 30-60 minutes while she was questioned, then dropped sharply. This dislocated one or both of her shoulders. Weights were often used.
In almost all cases women were stripped naked and their bodies intimately searched for the mark of the devil. There was a very deviant sexual atmosphere to these horrific doings.
with improvements like electrified waist rings and pyramid points.
Together with the burning at the stake and drawing-and-quartering, breaking by the wheel was one of the most popular spectacles among the many similar ones that took place in all the squares of Europe more or less every day. Hundreds of depictions from the span 1450-1750 show throngs of plebeians and the well-born lost in rapt delight around a good wheeling, better if of a woman, best of all if of several women in a row.
THIS society is the level of barbarism that thrives under the kindly care and loving concern of the Jesuits.
This is the seething mass of filth they wish to reduce us to!
Craven and dependent upon them for everything, not even in possession of our own souls.
The CIA is their creation through the Nazis of Operation Paperclip.
These dogs are trained to go for the private areas.
They have also more than likely tasted human flesh.
BELIEVE THEIR WORDS AT YOUR OWN PERIL!