There is a website and blog, I won’t name it out of kindness (which they DON’T deserve).
It contained an article criticizing the use a silicone mask over the decomposed face of Padre Pio. I, for one, agree 100% that such things should not be done because
a) they do not help to prove Incorruptibility. and
b) IF God wants a saint to remain fully incorruptible, God can and will do that.
c) God doesn’t need any “artistic help” in these matters.
I was in agreement with the original poster, and said so.
I did not realize that I was on a FEROCIOUSLY antiCatholic fundamentalist webiste.
My comment immediately began to be followed by replies accusing me of belonging to Satan’s organization, to the Whore of Babylon, wickedness incarnate, a church of nothing but child molestors, etc etc etc, and that I needed to basically become a fundy or I’d be lost forever like all other Catholics. You know the line, blah blah blah blah blah,
with nothing, scriptural or historical, to back up the claims.
Assuming that these hideous comments were from people who, nonetheless, meant well, I began providing proof, and proof as we all know, CANNOT be refuted. It can be denied, it can be mocked, it can be evaded, it can be denounced, all these things,
but since it is proof, it CANNOT be REFUTED. I began providing easily verifiable proof that the first Christians of the first two centuries all believed in
a) the office of Peter, held by Rome (the papacy)
b) that Mary is the New Eve
c) SEVEN sacraments
d) baptismal regeneration
e) the REAL, literal Jesus present in communion, in his glorified body/blood.
f) that the “elders” held a fully priestly ministry, not just teaching elders, as some think.
etc. All, provably, are Catholic doctrines, and that all these were believed universally throughout the entire church of the entire empire, which had been evangelized and indoctrinated for 50 to 70 years DIRECTLY BY the apostles themselves AND their Personally-Trained teaching associates. This, all together, PROVES that the early church, the apostolic faith, was and remains, the Catholic Faith, which our Eastern Orthodox brothers also largely share 100%.
I began to be swarmed with the most vile, despicable, subhuman, diabolical, pure evil
remarks. Against the faith, against the truth, against ME PERSONALLY, against all other catholics. I was told that the Holy Spirit was revealing to them that I was a sick, depraved “drooling” salivating liar deliberately out to drag souls to hell along with all the perverted leaders of my “Whoredom” (the Catholic Church and faith).
The filth they spouted, and are continuing to spout, is much worse than I’ve just described.
It is gutter, dastardly, demon-inspired blasphemy and slime-attacks worse than anything Luther ever penned. ALL THIS from people who boast that they are full of the Holy Spirit.
I finally sent one last post to these sickos ((frankly, this is the behavior of SICKOS, most of our evangelical brethren would NEVER behave like this. Disagree with us? Yes. Mock, rant, curse, libel, and blaspheme like crazy? No, they don’t do that. Most are good people. These people, literally, are beneath sick-in-the-head)).
SO I sent them one last post telling them I was shaking the dust off my feet, leaving them to their evil beliefs, and no longer going to cast pearls before swine, as Jesus told us not to. The foaming at the mouth wanton depravity continues at that site.
(( one of their favorite sources of information is another sensationalist bull-s***t site
called jesus-is-savior.com , by the way. It too, is full of sick insanity and lying, paranoid rants and theories )).
I advise all Catholics, unless you have the patience of JOB, and the sweet gentleness of the virgin Mary herself ((whom they also wantonly, revilingly blaspheme, in their purity )),
then do NOT engage these truly SICK people in debate or dialog or discussion. It induces them to blaspheme, more sick, more twisted, more malicious blasphemies than even those uttered in scripture by the Pharisees against Jesus. Far, far, far worse.
I fear to offend God by praying for these people (( St. John tells us NOT to pray for some people, so it’s not wrong to fear offending God by praying for some who are HORRENDOUSLY blasphemous )), but if you are going to do anything at all, PLEASE don’t go to their websites. You will become --RIGHTEOUSLY-- furious beyond words.
Pray for them instead. The JESUS, MARY, I LOVE YOU, SAVE SOULS!! prayer is very efficacious for salvation of even the worst of sinners.
I posted that I was going to go to church that evening and would remember everyone in my prayers, and they shot back that MY God and MY Jesus are not THEIR God, and I better not DARE pray to my church’s DEMONS for THEM. This is sick beyond the ability of human language to describe. These people need to be locked up, away from the rest of society, and forcibly deprogrammed, because I TRULY, SINCERELY believe that, the way they are, if given the chance, they would actually BOMB our Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches, they are THAT sick and maniacal. I would not, not at all,
put it past them. No wonder the government is putting some fundies on the list of potential terrorists. These people are, TRULY, hate mongering MANIACS.
Be careful, and pray for their salvation, IF that is still possible, because there IS such a thing as “crossing the line” when it comes to blasphemies.