Originally posted by Valhall
My question for most of my life was: What could cause such a sudden abandonment of long held religious beliefs? It seems it would have to be
something that appeared almost irrefutable. It would have to be evidence. And it would have to be evidence presented in a manner that would make it
acceptable to an audience it was at the same time "proving wrong".
I believe the secret attached to Rennes is this evidence. I believe it is attached with the Cult of the Black Madonna. I believe it is connected
with the Merovingian dynasty. I believe it will come in the form of evidence that possibly can be DNA tested.
Going back to your orignal thoughts on this topic, to gain a fresh perspective on all that is coming forth from this thread, I have to say at this
point that if I focus on the above statements, the true point of this discussion is getting somewhat lost.
Correct me if I am wrong, but my interpretation of your interpretation is that the apostasy will stem from a lie, that will somehow be verified as
true by an authority that will topple the foundations of many peoples belief system.
Over the past few years, the mystery behind Mary Magdelene and the possibility that she spawned a lineage of Christ himself has gained widepread
attention, and seems not to be losing any steam.
In my opinion, many who were not quite buying their taught beliefs have already bought into this one hook, line and sinker. I find these people
suspect in that they would accept the musings of modern authors over anything else, meaning, with limited study of all other texts, and buy into this
theory so easily. If your speculations are true, the apostasy is well on it's way to coming to fruition and all it needs now is for someone at "the
top" to confirm these speculations to topple the faithful.
Though many sects of Christianity resist giving the Virgin Mary, Mother of God, any due, the disturbing part of this whole scenario is that it is
definately eroding Her importance in favor of Mary Magdeline, and in some cases, causing even those who dismiss the Mother of God, to suddenly look at
the Magdeline as the primary female figure in Christianity. There are numerous reasons why this is critical but I am not focused enough at the moment
to elaborate further. As the Virgin Mary is the figure believed to hold the power to crush the head of the serpent, this trend is dangerous.
Just thought I'd point that out. I would appreciate your input Valhall, if I have misinterpreted your take here.
[edit on 1/15/2006 by Relentless] Geez - the typos!
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