The Delusional Catholic Cult

Fans of the former Pope, John Paul II, are work­ing hard these days in order to have him sainted.

Among other require­ments, two witnessed ‘mira­cles’ are neces­sary for this to be achieved and the Catholic church, appar­ently, does not take this process lightly; being sainted is the utmost accom­plish­ment within this cult.

One ‘mira­cle’ is already accepted.

French nun Marie Simon-Pierre was curred from incur­able Parkinson’s disease. She claims all her symp­toms ‘mirac­u­lously’ disap­peared in 2005 after the whole order prayed for her while she wrote the Pope’s name on a piece of paper, and woke up next day ‘mirac­u­lously’ curred.

This, and this alone, is accepted as evidence of a ‘mira­cle’ (acts other­wise only performed by God).

So for sure, there are no ‘mira­cles’: The Catholic Cult just declares some wacky story as true. It does no fact check­ing, like, oh I don’t know, read­ing the nun’s medical jour­nals or speak­ing to her doctor, perhaps?

Within cults, ‘mira­cles’ are decla­ra­tions disguised as truth (see thruthi­ness).

Which is fine as cults go: When I was young I was part of this occult club for many years where we believed magi­cal stuff to be true, but then I turned eight. This cult has more than one billion members, and most of them are supposed to be grown up. This ought not to be legal, just as Scientology is ille­gal in Germany.

If you wonder how Christianity started out, look at Scientology today: A small group of raving mad people believe an inter­galac­tic war lord from some­where in our galaxy visited our planet 75 million years ago.

Give it a couple thou­sand years to evolve, guided by unprece­dented use of force, violence and suppres­sion against ordi­nary people (enemies of the cult are treated much harsher) and you have the next global cult.

Reason, inde­pen­dent think­ing, scien­tific evidence and trust­ing one’s own judge­ment are enemies of these cults, just look at some of the candi­dates for the second ‘mira­cle’ by Pope John Paul II:

- A fellow named Jarker ended up in a coma after an acci­dent, and ‘mirac­u­lously’ woke up after the Pope touched a photo­graph of him.

- One of the Pope’s body guards, who threw himself in front of the Pope when he was shot at in 1981, was not wear­ing a bullet proof vest. Yeah, that’s it: He wasn’t hit and ‘mirac­u­lously’ survived the inci­dent… Could the hitman just have missed him? Or did God ‘mirac­u­lously’ save this guy by having the bullet pass him, and rather hit the Pope?

Show me just one human being with an ampu­tated limb grow­ing out again after a ‘mira­cle’ occurred, and I will listen.

Accepting these stories as evidence of ‘mira­cles’, though, equals seeing the emperor’s new clothes — it’s delu­sional.

/​Finno

(For the record: I don’t mock what the body­guard did, which in my eyes actu­ally is worthy of saint­hood.)

2 Comments

  • Sergio wrote:

    I agree Finno but the Catholic cult is loos­ing power and rele­vance every day. On the other hand, there seems to be a grow­ing concerted and orga­nized effort in the US and perhaps else­where by corpo­ratists to reduce educa­tion, increase corpo­rate control of news chan­nels includ­ing the inter­net, and to move educa­tional funds to funda­men­tal­ist Christian churches. Much damage has already been caused here. This is much more seri­ous than these sexu­ally repressed, pedophiles (or protec­tors of pedophiles) who like to wear dresses and funny hats. The corpo­ratists like cults. The more bizarre things people are convinced to believe, the more bizarre national poli­cies can be sold to people. I think it is that these people surren­der to the prin­ci­pal of faith that makes them so malleable for the propa­gan­dists.

  • Hi Sergio,

    I think you’re right. What I don’t get is where science and common sense dropped the ball.
    I didn’t know that Obama had released his “short-form” birth certifi­cate and couldn’t believe that all the birther BS was in spite of an actual birth certifi­cate, talk about morons.

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