This post is, unashamedly, ecclesiastical in context. For good reason - I'm looking at the world here, the one we live on, the one we've managed to debase and humiliate in raping innocence and gorging on the spoils. We can blame ourselves, if blame is needed, for buying into the system every time we make a supermarket purchase. We can blame governments for not taking courses of action needed to protect what we deem to be sacred. And we can blame the Church, at the head of the spiritual state, for not living up to its public claims, for enabling gargantuan levels of abuse to take place under protection. This is, perhaps, the heart of the matter, for without true and accountable guidance from the pinnacle of spiritual leadership, where can society be expected to go?
Not being a big fan of blame, it has to be said that things are the way they are for a reason, and we don't have to go around accusing others for What Is. Nevertheless, power comes with responsibility, and where responsibility turns into a doorway for covert diabolism, there are no excuses for the consequences. We - the rank and file of collateral damage that powers these days seem very willing to dismiss - are perfectly within our rights to stand up and be counted, for collectively we have more power than the few, if only we had the sense to brave the smoke and step over the mirrors that those who would be kings determinedly scatter in our path.
On a planetary level, you only have to consider the number of children born to poverty as a direct result of Catholicism telling parents that contraception is an evil sleight against God. Millions of babies face starvation as soon as they leave the womb, because their mothers and fathers fear the Church. Or, more precisely, fear the dark terrors its priests elect to bear upon them in case they deviate from what is, after all, a sickeningly inky compound of threats and promises. We laugh and vent anger at those who kill and take their lives on the promise of 72 virgins and a place in Jannah, yet the countless billions who die as infants conceived as pledges of faith made by their parents are left to vanish without trace, unnoticed by the media.
Someone close to me had a life torn asunder by vicious, unfeeling rapists who plunder innocence from under their cassocks. The Catholic Church has harboured, perhaps even encouraged, paedophilia across millennia, from origins of corruption unknown. I'm going to hazard a guess at that Unknown having sprung from the spirits the Church loves to point at and cloak in false identities (unapologetically including the Bringer of Enlightenment), in the hope that my theory spurs others to consider this. For now that the Pope has visited Ireland on the pretext of begging forgiveness for child abuse, we have a new platform from which to raise our petards, in the hope that for once, the right people should fall upon them.
Spiritual power has dimensional fire at its roots. When a spacecraft leaves our atmosphere, it is free to accelerate and cross spacetime relatively unhindered. Similarly, when a rite is executed to evoke power from beyond this realm, it is then free to accelerate its influence in any direction it chooses, and while the best will in the world may invite a good person to enter the Church of God (to leave the atmosphere of Heathenism), they find therein a Crutch to shore up their darkest, most basis instincts and give diabolical desires a place of safety in which to execute their manifestation.
Power corrupts, where the powerful are careless, and once that power has found a foothold in the human psyche, which after all it's very good at doing, we find corruption to be absolute. Is there a refuge from absolution? Only for those who wish to find it, and after all power, like money, is pretty addictive once you've got it in hand. How many are willing to let go, beyond the flagship declarations of shame and retribution? Who among its flock will openly admit that the Church - not only the Catholic Church but any religious power guilty of debasing its subjects and abusing others - got it badly wrong?
Christ, Allah, Mohammed and the other deities of chosen Gods would not be best pleased at the results. What's been done to the planetary soul in the name of messiahs? And who, among leaders, shepherds or rank-and-file, will stand up and be counted against the stream of sadistic nonchalance? The Powers of Darkness your church may claim to be so vigorously resisting have become welcome sources of what proves to be real in the blackest evils of human intersection. Check behind the image of the man urging you to hush, and find startling examples of Catholic activity you haven't been told about before.
Kathy is the author of Quantumology. She met up with quantum mechanics in 1997, pledging allegiance to its sources thereafter. These are her personal thoughts and testimonies.