[cryptome] Re: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategies for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and Promoting Terrorism

  • From: douglas rankine <douglasrankine2001@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2016 15:20:31 +0000

Hi Michael,
Nuffink wrong with a bit o' speculation...one never knows where it leads...
If you have the time, take a look at the various Councils of Nicea which occured in the 4th Century.

see url:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Council_of_Nicaea

They took place at a time when Catholicism became supreme, overcoming the old Roman Gods and replacing them with the Christian ones. A number of Councils, were held by Church Leaders, to try and unify the Christian Church, out of which the Catholic, (meaning wide, or eclectic) won the day. Churches which weren't won over or refused to join were some of the Eastern orthodox Church, the Greeks, and those to the north, which is why Russian Orthodoxy was prominent and powerful in Russia right up to the Russian Revolution in 1917. Its leadership had a powerful hold in Russian politics for hundreds of years, being the main religion, and was supported by the state and the Romanevs, hence, when the Russian revolution defeated the old ruling class, the new rulers under Lenin adopted a different attitude and policy, suppressing it and taking the usual steps to undermine its power through confiscation of its assets and killing off the leaders who supported the Whites.
It was much later when it was decided that Catholic priests couldn't marry and be practising priests. This ruling was enforced to a greater or later extent, see marriage of Popes and introduction of celibacy in the priesthood.
url: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sexually_active_popes

Many psychologists and behavourists argue that it was because the priesthood became celibate and attained so much power amongst the masses, that they lost the inhibitions to their sexual drives because there were no checks and balances with which to control their behaviour. The theory was there, but the practice wasn't. In those times, female children could be married off at a very early age, and the attitude towards sexual molestation was different than that which has been adopted in our day, though how true or justified this is, I really don't know, not being an expert in the science.

One of the interesting facts about the Catholic church was the practice of priests to massage the testicles of young boys to the point that they became mush. This was to preserve their soprano voices for the church choir. The practice was abolished in the early part of the 20th century.
see url:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castrato

The visigoths and goths religious groups which existed in the Middle East, North Africa and so on, and other Christian religions were of course suppressed and destroyed, so that there would be one, Catholic doctrine, one Christian religion in the areas and countries west of Rome, with Rome as the new centre. Any mergers with the eastern orthodox Christian religions were rejected by their leaders.

On 15/01/2016 13:12, Michael Best wrote:

One thing has stuck in my mind since reading the book, about Russia's long series of campaigns to undermine the Catholic Church. I wonder if they took any part in fanning the flames in the aftermath of the molestation scandal a few years back. Clearly it wasn't faked, but it did change the way many people look at the Catholic Church. Like the KGB disinfo after the JFK assassination, it would mostly require a light touch - especially since, unlike the JFK assassination, people know which organization to blame for the molestation scandal.

Pure speculation, of course.

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