posted on Jan, 29 2016 @ 01:12 PM
a reply to: AgarthaSeed
I think you are bypassing an important element here of criteria to determine the relative openness of Catholicism to the paranormal experience:
Catholicism does not claim that the ministry of Prophecy has a closure in the scriptures, God has continued revealing to Humanity beyond the Biblical
times, through the Holy Ghost . In this way it does not have conflicts with modern revelation, this is the reason for which a lot of extremely
important events related with divine intervention in History have been brought through the Catholic Path of Christianism and not in others.
Lutheranism, for instance, denied absolutely the existence of revelation in modern times, absolutely all the word of God is already contained in the
Bible and that is all. As a matter of fact rejects categorically any modern prophet considering that as act of the dark side, there is definitively
a false prophets phobia or obsession clearly accentuated on their way to analize the paranormal phenomena.
This the reason for which no Marian revelation, from Guadalupe to Akita, can be accepted by them, they have their minds already closed to such
possibility. Of course this obeys to the reason that if revelation exist right now it may defy the strong authority of the reformers legacy over
their followers. It is a risk for their religious status quo to accept that Anybody today can be chosen by God to reveal his mysteries.
Adventistists, Disciples of Christ, Quakers and Mormons are several times more open to the possibility of direct communication of the divinity in
recent times with humanity, as well as the Christian Orthodox that have a lot of Monastic mysticism.
It is not a coincidence that people like Mitchel of Nostradamus and Jeanne Dixon, among the greatest seers of modern times, were Catholics, since
it is precisely their creed what facilitate their connection with the prophetic experience. Of course the Catholic church does not accept a prophet
or seer at first glance, it takes a long and exhaustive investigation of the facts before.
Now, talking about the spiritual realms it is extremely important to underline that not all is coming from the bright side, there is a lot of
situations that are definitively connected with Satanism and for that reason we also have Heretic movements a long History. The opposition to
Heretics is not exclusively Catholic, it also exist in the Orthodox Christians and in the Episcopalians.
I am afraid that some secret societies in History have brought more darkness that Light in to it, Theosophy was used a lot in the 1930s to justify
Nazism, Freemasonry promoted terrible antireligion crimes along History ( Benito Juarez violent confiscation of all the goods of the Churches,
Napoleon kidnapping of the Pope, Robespierre bloody prosecution against French clergy, Plutarco Elias Calles war against the Catholics in the Post
revolutionary Mexico, etc).
The Angel of Lightness
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