[quote="KFAN3, post:1, topic:274905"]
I am currently reading Hostage to the Devil by Malachi Martin. I am 90% through the book and it has me puzzled and frustrated. Some of the things discussed in the book seem contrary to the faith, such as Fr. Gerald referring to God as feminine in nature, not masculine. Fr. Gerald claimed that the reason God was viewed as masculine in the Old Testament was because of the misogynistic culture at the time. Also, in the last case study Fr. "Hearty" supposedly has psychic powers.. I am really having trouble finishing the book because once I read that, I somewhat discounted everything that I had previously read as false, or distorted.
The book also has this theme of "1 on 1"..The devil vs. the priest.
Has anyone read this book? What did you think?
No, but I know of Fr. Malachi Martin. Read up on him. He became dissolutioned with everything -- the Vatican, Vatican II, the Jesuits. I know before his death he did not use Fr. as a title any longer.
He was a frequent visitor on a radio program called "Coast to Coast" that still exists. It emphasizes the paranormal and there's no conspiracy theory that this show does not cover.
Controversy followed Fr. Martin. Even now it's not known if he was a secular priest -- released from the Jesuits -- or was completely laicized by the Vatican (which the Vatican claims).
Some of his claims certainly are "odd." Know the history behind the person before engaging in any readings by the person.