Beast of Gévaudan
A song that has me thinking
One of the latest singles from the band Powerwolf has stuck with me particularly hard lately.
The concept of God sending His Wrath incarnate after clergy who have betrayed their vocation is particularly appealing, especially these days.
It reminds me of the phrase from … well, several saints, really… saying that the roads in Hell were paved with the skulls of corrupt Bishops.
The past few Sundays, the sermons based off of the Bible readings have been amusing.
“Be not afraid” (Bible reading: Jesus telling the winds to sit down and shut up)
Jesus literally raising the dead (raising a little girl, who died on her sick bed)
What’s so funny about this?
The sermons were delivered to a parish filled with mask wearers. The priests preaching “be not afraid” while it’s quite obvious that everyone in the room is afraid. Being afraid of a disease—any disease—when God can raise the dead. Because the shepherds of—let’s face it—a lot of churches have been preaching fear every moment they’re not in mass.
Apparently, Catholic churches are more scared of politicians than they are of God. One of the last sermons from my previous pastor was a public service announcement about social distancing, and not a mass worshiping Jesus Christ.
While I am sick to death of an asshole I didn't vote for telling me how to worship, I'm even more pissed off about my bishops, who are more concerned about being invited to the right parties than about tending to their flocks.
See this photo?
This would be better if the shepherds or sheepdogs actually stood up and acted like it. If any of the sheep in the church could believe that any of the shepherds on Earth gave a damn.
You know what people can learn from this photo? Priests can have a better idea of how to do their job.
The cowardice doesn’t stop there. Recently, there was a major US discussion among bishops about the Eucharist. The question? “Do we give the body and blood of Jesus Christ to public sinners in politics?” The answer was no: just like it had been for the previous one or two thousand years.
Of course, several bishops were prompt in saying publicly that they would still give the eucharist to public sinners in politics. They wouldn’t want any backlash, now would they?
This is how we started:
This is how it’s going.
Funny enough, a month or two back, Pope Francis said that closing churches and giving into all of these Covid rules has “enables Satan to go unencumbered.”
NO F&*%ING SH!7!!!! WHERE THE F%^& HAVE YOU BEEN THIS ENTIRE TIME? THE CHURCH DENIED US THE SACREMENTS FOR MONTHS AND YOU SAT THERE AND WENT “IT’LL BE FINE.” Not only has Satan been running loose, he’s basically running the joint.
The entire history of the Catholic church—Hell, all of Christianity, really— is littered with bodies of people who tried to keep our faith from becoming the tool of the state. There are scores of martyrs in the 20th century who died for that —and the 20th century has had more martyrs than the previous 19 centuries COMBINED. Wars have been fought over whether or not the state runs the church. Pick an English martyr sometime from the past 500 years, it’s probably because of that struggle.
But for a glorified flu that mainly target the elderly? That has a 99.95% survival rate? For that, we’ll let the state tell churches how they should be run?
But hey! Bishops and Cardinals are public figures that want to be invited to the right parties, right? For that, they can desecrate the eucharist and give it to the Nancy Pelosis of this world, who use the name of Christ’s church on Earth in order so she can worship Moloch.
I am sick to death of these losers in clerical garb who have been promoted to their level of utter incompetence because “they are good administrators.”
Funny, I thought they were shepherds who were to guide God’s people.
Is it any wonder that we have such mediocre Christian fiction? We have such mediocre Christians to lead us. Don’t even get me started on writer’s guilds.
You know what we need right now? We need a saint. A loud saint who doesn’t mind mixing it up with clerics who enjoy their clericalism a bit too much.
Otherwise you get people like me, who are more the HL Mencken of Catholicism: loud, obnoxious, pointing out flaws without giving realistic solutions. I can point out flaws. I can offer solutions: but no one is going to accept my solution of hanging priests who shirk their duty.
Obviously, it would come after hanging the abusers, their accomplices, and their accessories before and after the fact. I’m sure there is plenty of overlap between the abusive and the shirkers, but best to be thorough about such things.
But again, no one will listen to me. Besides, I’m relatively certain that’s illegal.