Christianity cloaking Dionysianism
The Inquisition was the foulest human undertaking. Amongst its attributes were that witnesses remained anonymous and charges against the accused werenít stated. The church fanned the flames of Inquisition and were the direct benificary of the depraved process. The church took over the property of condemned heretics and were paid off by the rich to escape accusation. The method of torturing confessions from accused heretics were the most demented ever devised. The evil man found this mechanism to be expedient for dispatching people who were competition or threats. All attributes of this process were underhanded and played into the hands of the Devil as many persons took an active part in the process.
The Reformation and Counter-Reformation were witness to much bloodshed amongst and between Protestants and Catholics. The church used the persecution of Devil worship to wipe out dissent and subordinate the individual to authoritarian control. Interestingly, the church leaders were punishing what they (church leaders) were practicing through esoteric knowledge. After the execution of a wealthy witch, officials usually treated themselves to a banquet at the expense of the victimís estate. In 1592, Father Cornelius Loos wrote: wretched creatures are compelled by the severity of the torture to confess things they have never doneÖand so by the cruel butchery of innocent lives are taken; and, by a new alchemy, gold and silver are coined from human blood. Martin Luther, who wrote that the Devil is the Lord of the World, scored high marks from the Devil when he encouraged the bloody crackdown on the rebellion he was instrumental in starting. Over 100,000 German peasants lost their lives in the Peasants War.
The crimes of the modern church has seen the Catholic church and, to a lesser extent, the Protestant Church move pedophiles from locale to locale. This act compromised the integrity of all parishes/dioceses involved as the secret criminal knowledge was used to spread the incrimination and control many. Also consistent with this theme is the murder of Pope John Paul I due to his effort to terminate the Freemason influence within the Vatican. The financial dealings between the Vatican and the mafia are another example of modern day crimes. The church leaders that have gone along for the ride with the Devil and his salvation through crime show have compromised the faith. Hereís where the biggest crime comes to roost. Should the doctrine of salvation through crime have validity, the church leaders urging their flock to behave themselves and not be saved while they get in the good graces of the Lord of the World, the Devil, would make them the biggest criminals.
Mankind has been given visual clues as to the merging of the Devil with Christianity. In an era of great wealth for the Catholic Church (late 16th century) an Egyptian obelisk (attribute of Osirisí lost male member) was moved to St. Peters Square. The tiles making up the grounds surrounding the obelisk were laid in the pattern of the Pagan wheel of the year marking the 8 sabbats of the year. The hats (mitre) worn by Catholic bishops and the Pope are a tribute to Dagon the fish god of the Phillistines. The Catholic emblems of sunbursts are tributes to the sun gods of the Pagans. Taking on previous manifestations of the Devil has perhaps eased the transition of Pagans to Christianity but, taken together with their penchant for crime, has made Christianity more Pagan than Chrestian/Christian. However, the obelisk and sabbat layout were effected over a millenia after the supposed migration to Christianity and that was no transition but a significant obesiance to the Devil.
The Gnostics preaching a faith where every person commit every type of sin or to foul up the works so as to attract the attention of Sophia (Wisdom) are ways of adding to the Devilís leveraged power over individuals and institutions. An excerpt from Luke 5:37-39 about old and new wine is an allegory for the creation of a new faith and how people prefer the old wine (faith). Yet this was written after the life of Christ but before Emperor Constantine made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire. The Church fathers purposely made Christianity palatable to Pagans. One must also question the teachings of Paul who declares his body is committed to sin but his mind remains pure. That summation from Romans 7 allows criminals to violate mankind for profit and still remain a Christian. This doctrine of lawlessness is a carryover from Dionysianism and its empire of leveraged beings and institutions. Itís as if man professes Christianity but still clings to Dionysus.