…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger
The Easter brings the religious feelings to the fore, much more than Christmas, the full Monty commercial holidays. Not that Big Merchants are not trying – Halal Easter eggs are everywhere. Fog of Chaos – Easter approaching
During the Holy Week Spanish people have religion-themed shows and processions in any settlement of decent size but the strength of true Christian among the population is anybody guess. At least the paraphernalia does not seem to be made by true red atheists in Communist China. Traditions are mostly nice, with some exceptions, like cannibalism or defeatism.
Even the Pope uses the opportunity to tell us how bad we all are; and instead of leading by example by offering his cheeks he doubles his personal security. The Christian martyrdom is just for little people. I know that many armchair theologians believe that the predicted Antichrist finally took over the Church. I will leave it to them, but can’t help but seeing certain similarities between what is happening now and what happened in 1978 in Jonestown, Guyana. Of course, one could go back into arena of myths and recall the story of the Pied Piper, still in children’s books and its lesson still ignored.
The Church prohibits suicide, yet under Francis it actively organises the suicide of western civilisation (Refugees welcome). It is not love of a fellow man, it is cowardice plain and simple, if not something more sinister.
The story of mass suicide in Jonestown is well worth reading about, even on Wikipedia, the conspiracy theories notwithstanding. The matter is not too publicised because Jones was a communist, and in the view of MSM, a communist can do no wrong, and if so, only a little, excusable wrong.
“Jonestown” was the informal name for the Peoples Temple Agricultural Project formed by the Peoples Temple, an American religious organisation under the leadership of Jim Jones, in northwestern Guyana. It became internationally notorious when on November 18, 1978, a total of 918 people died in the remote commune, at the nearby airstrip in Port Kaituma, and in Georgetown, Guyana’s capital city.”
“On October 2, 1978, Soviet dignitary Feodor Timofeyev visited Jonestown for two days and gave a speech. Jones stated before the speech, “For many years, we have let our sympathies be quite publicly known, that the United States government was not our mother, but that the Soviet Union was our spiritual motherland.” Timofeyev opened the speech stating that the USSR would like to send “our deepest and the most sincere greetings to the people of this first socialist and communist community of the United States of America, in Guyana and in the world.” Both speeches were met by cheers and applause from the crowd in Jonestown.”
Almost forty years later, history is about to repeat on vastly larger scale.
“Other Christian leaders, from Pope Francis and the Archbishop of Canterbury on down, seem to have more to say about potential, hypothetical upticks in “Islamophobia” than about the sustained attempt to eradicate the oldest adherents of their own faith. Western politicians don’t seem to have much to say about it, either, perhaps out of shame: On America’s watch, public expression of Christianity was obliterated in Iraq, and the last Christian church in Afghanistan razed to the ground. Almost exactly two years ago, when 148 students were slaughtered at a school in Kenya, President Obama could not bring himself to identify them as Christian, even though their killers had gone to great pains to separate their captives according to their faith, releasing the Muslims and killing the Christians. As I remarked somewhat mordantly, apparently black lives don’t matter when they’re Christian.”
We have written of the problem here, on Fog of Chaos, earlier, in 2011 – Easter Flagellation
If somebody, confused by the world affairs, by the glorification of immorality, by venality and hypocrisy of so called elites, is seeking spiritual guidance would he find it in a Church? Catholic or any other nominaly Christian? I doubt it.