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Originally posted by Byrd
It's also, as they pointed out, a fake prophecy.
When you get a "prophet" who writes only one prophecy and it concerns YOUR century, it's time to haul out the "skeptic-o-meter." When you get a prophecy that's a rip-off of another faked prophecy (Mother Shipton), it's time to get out your "skeptic-o-meter".
When you get a saint who howls warnings about the 20th century and very conveniently forgets the Middle Ages when the rule of the robber barons was widespread and sex and licentousness (in the church as well as in the secular world) was widespread, when men openly kept mistresses, when there were two classes (the rich and the slaves), when men sinned as they liked and bought penance on Sunday... when a prophet has no problems with behaviors like those and rails against the 20th century (where such practices are frowned on), then you can bet your booties that you've got a Faked Prophecy.
Either that -- or you've got a prophet of a diety who wants to see the humans dragged back to the time when there were only the rich and the serfs (so you who are not rich better start looking for a wealthy person to sell yourself to as a slave); a deity who will excuse a wealthy man who contributes to the deity's temples; a deity who condones land-grabbing and killing off villages and towns in the name of religion. A deity who condemns abortion but approves of babies and children and old people being thrown out on the hillsides to be starved to death and eaten by the wild beasts (yep. common practice then.)
A prophet of a deity who condones all the above... and gets bent out of shape when women cut their hair and wear trousers.
Golly. That's quite a set of ethics.
A little research will show that this "prophecy" didn't exist before 1950.
And finally, according to that "prophecy" the Antichrist should already be here... and about 70 years old. Getting kinda late for him to make a move, eh?