I was just responding to a theological essay and pulled this up. I thought the group here might be interested.
8 - THE vatican-EXPLAINS DIVINE MERCY TO ME
Then we have the evidence of the vatican mercy prayer written for the year of ‘mercy’. (2015 – 2016)
The vatican mercy prayer starts the list of examples of divine mercy with the “thief” on the cross. The criminal on the cross was most likely NOT a thief. The Romans would not have bothered with something as trivial as thievery. The Romans bothering with a thief would have been like asking the Supreme Court to fix a traffic ticketRemember Pontius Pilot’s first response to the Sanhedrin was, deal with this religious debate yourselves. He only got involved when they claimed Jesus was trying to overthrow the Roman government. The criminal himself says his punishment is just. Justice was seen as “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.” Think of what he must have been guilty of to be willing to accept the torture of crucifixion as just. Yet Jesus forgave him. Thievery – why not jaywalking? . What would he have had to have stolen to merit a death sentence – Pilot’s toga with Pilot still in it!? Vatican mind set – Rape, murder, insurrection against the government – NOT A PROBLEM! You take something of mine – You deserve to die in the most horrific way possible. That can certainly be seen from their response to the pedophile crisis. The PA Bishops didn’t have a qualm in the world about blatantly lying about PA Bill 1947 so that they could protect the pedophiles and their pocketbooks!
So the first example completely trivializes Divine Mercy.
The second example: The “adulteress”
From the account in the Gospel, it was doubtful that she was guilty of anything. She was brought to Jesus by the Pharisees and the scribes. Assuming the woman had a choice, which is doubtful as a starting point; the fact that she was there solo immediately indicates she is a pawn in a political game. The law would have had both the man and woman condemned. The religious authorities were making a mockery of the Law by using her as a trap for Jesus and as the scheduled entertainment of the day. If he had had her stoned, the Romans would have convicted him of murder. If he had simply let her go, the scribes could have claimed he wasn’t following the law.
Remember, the ‘honor’ killings of women in the mid east did not start with ISIS. They were popular back then as well. A lot of the point was the practice of the religious leaders terrorizing women. Think of the public humiliation. The vatican demonstrates jealousy of the ability to publically and mortally terrorize women with this example. Did they stop to think that this would have been the fate of the Virgin Mary if not for the incredible miracle that was St. Joseph? I’m sure they had checked into the local gossip of Nazareth. They were not so subtlety calling Jesus the son of a whore.
The story contrasted the evil and misogyny of the religious authorities to that of respect and love of women Christ continually displayed. The Divine Mercy was to the religious authorities for twisting the law for their own aggrandizement.
What Jesus did that day was more miraculous than his ‘parlor trick’ of raising Lazarus from the dead. Mortal or divine, I would follow him to the death for that alone. He would have remained just a Jewish miracle worker if that was all he did. He did something greater that day. He changed society that day. He struck a mighty blow against those making a mockery of justice and whose concept of religion was – I belong to the magic group that means I get to kill people.
The vatican – It was only the woman who was guilty and that the next greatest sin is a woman having sex except with her owner’. Of course, it is also implied that it is perfectly acceptable for a husband to murder a wife by accusing her of trumped up adultery charges. SO THAT VATICAN JUST CAME OUT IN FAVOR OF STONING THE VIRGIN MARY!
The third example. – Mary Magdalene – the Apostle to the Apostles, one of the most positive examples of women in the Bible. Nowhere is there any evidence of her being anything than a totally devoted disciple of Jesus. She is mentioned more than most of the other apostles in the Bible. She bankrolled his ministry! She was the first person Christ appeared to after the resurrection. She was ranked close to Peter for the first two to three centuries of the Church.
The entire gist of this ‘prayer’ is – Don’t worry, Christ forgives you for being female! This isn’t a prayer. It is an abomination!
The howls of outrage over this document were so great that Francis elevated the Feast of Mary Magdalene (July 22) equal to that of the other Apostles.
Every week we get to profess in the ‘new’ translation of the Nicene Creed. Christ died for men only. As she is a positive example, the vatican must take every opportunity to trash her reputation. Neither one of them was “seeking happiness only in created things.” (What the heck does that mean in the first place? I SWEAR the Vatican translators don’t speak English.)
Peter’s betrayal is listed after the women. The vatican is still actively promoting known pedophiles and their protectors. The list of sins in the order of the ‘mercy’ prayer. = The sins of the vatican are less than the sins of the laity. I see the vatican as needing to actually repent and beg forgiveness of the laity, not the other way around. I am not inclined to forgive those I see as an active threat to my children. Jesus stressed the protection of children. The vatican is in a great tradition. Peter only denied the Lord three times. The vatican has been denying the presence of Christ in women for close to two millennia now.
Forget all of them. He forgave those who were crucifying him as he was being tortured to death.
Compared to other versions, this is about the worst version of a divine mercy prayer that I have seen. It is just further evidence that the mercy of the Vatican applies only to unrepentant pedophiles.
The trashing of Mary Magdalene started in 591 by ‘pope’ Gregory the ‘great’. He apparently couldn’t see women as anything other than whores and combined Mary Magdalene with the penitent woman who dries Christ’s feet with her hair. It has been over 1800 years and the church has had anyone competent enough to correct the error. The papacy, bringing you close to two millennia worth of gross incompetence. They were not the ones who pointed out the error. It was the women’s groups from outside howling with rage over the vatican confusing insult with apology AGAIN!
What was that about infallibility?
Is there ANYONE in the vatican with even an iota of competence or is the entire vatican population composed of pedophiles hiding out from extradition? Father says that the church isn’t capable of ordaining women. I agree. They only things they have shown themselves to be qualified for are protecting pedophiles and standing around with their pants around their ankles gazing in adoration at their anatomy. Is the lead content of the water so high they are lucky to be able to walk a straight line? They have spent the last seven years enthusiastically proving that the vatican is an international multi-billion dollar organization totally dedicated to worshipping their dicks. They put Penthouse, Play Boy & Hustler combined to shame. (Simon’s Center for Sexual Psychopaths.)
Forget debating angels on the head of a pin, the current theological debate is how well Christ was hung. I don't care how many millennia they spend gazing in adoration at their anatomy, it is NOT God.
The Church is the Bride of Christ, NOT a kept woman used to stroke their male egos on demand.
I heard Italian TV has even adopted a patron saint for them in a program called “Going Nowhere” It stars a misogynist doofus who believes women police officers are window washers and is proud that his only marketable skill is how fast he can rubber stamp documents.
If he were legitimate, Francis adopting the refugee children would have been a wonderful Christian example. The actual result was to drop 6 incredibly vulnerable children into the world’s greatest concentration of un-repentant pedophiles. Francis says – what is the big deal with the pedophilia? – the vatican apologized. Some apology Their non-English speakers have obviously confused the meaning of apology with insult. I will believe they are sorry when they ordain a woman priest (If they can find a woman on this planet who thinks they have a shred of credibility) and excommunicate themselves as the pagans they are. I will believe they are sorry when they send all their pedophiles, with their faces in the dirt to personally grovel to all the families of the children they allowed to be molested, while wearing the T-shirt that sums up their whole religious beliefs. “I’m with Stupid arrow down.”
Vatican mercy prayer
Lord Jesus Christ, you have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father, (but only to pedophiles)
and have told us that whoever sees you sees Him.
Show us your face and we will be saved.
Your loving gaze freed Zacchaeus and Matthew from being enslaved by money; (highest priority of vatican)
the adulteress and Magdalene from seeking happiness only in created things; (wrong on both counts)
made Peter weep after his betrayal, and assured Paradise to the repentant thief. (wrong crime)
Let us hear, as if addressed to each one of us, the words that you spoke to the
Samaritan woman: “If you knew the gift of God!” (One of the first apostles and missionaries.)
You are the visible face of the invisible Father,
of the God who manifests his power above all by forgiveness and mercy: (and we will completely ignore the lesson)
let the Church be your visible face in the world, its Lord risen and glorified. (Just interested in the glory, never mind the work)
You willed that your ministers would also be clothed in weakness (so they have an excuse to molest children)
in order that they may feel compassion for those in ignorance and error: (especially the vatican, but make sure any woman who slips feels their wrath.)
let everyone who approaches them feel sought after, loved, and forgiven by God. (and not flee in terror)
Send your Spirit and consecrate every one of us with its anointing,
so that the Jubilee of Mercy may be a year of grace from the Lord, (eliminate God from our lives for the year or maybe they are hoping for eternity? Where is the English teacher?)
and your Church, with renewed enthusiasm, may bring good news to the poor, (who we work to keep downtrodden)
proclaim liberty to captives and the oppressed, and restore sight to the blind. (but not open the eyes of those we lie to, oppress and keep captive)
We ask this of you, Lord Jesus,
through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Mercy; (unless she asks to be a priest, then get rid of her)
you who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit forever and ever.
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