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Ignorance as a tool for Control

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posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 06:34 AM
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Here is an excerpt from one of my upcomming books on how Christianity has used ignorance to control the herd!


Saint Gregory “the Great” (540-604 C.E): Dumbing Down the herd!

Pope Gregory was born into the wealthy and well educated class of Roman nobility. His great-great-grandfather was Pope Felix III and his father held high rank in the Roman Church. His family owned and resided in a villa suburbana on the Caelian Hill, on the same street across from the imperial Palatine Hill, a location in which the Roman Emperors were housed.
Pope Gregory has been described, as an ascetic church father, happy to be locked away in a room for days on end with nothing but sustenance and scripture. He was a dedicated Christian Pope that seemed, unlike the majority of his Christian forbearers and later inheritors, to lack the propensity for child rape, alcohol and loose women. However, Pope Gregory did have a dark side, which took the form of a desire to brainwash his followers and create in them, a kind of willful ignorance and dependency. This ignorance manifested in the physical and philosophical persecution of all those who dared to think, rather than merely believe, which in turn, led to the establishment of a ‘Christian idiocracy’ so severe, that the wider population became wholly superstitious, ignorant and completely dependent upon the Church. He made it illegal to read and write unless you were a member of the ordained clergy. He even discouraged his clergy from learning to read. So intense was Gregory's hatred of learning, that he angrily rebuked the Archbishop of Vienna for allowing grammar to be taught in his diocese, and contemplated burning all the writings in existence that were not devoted to the cause of Christianity.

Under Gregory’s rule, the laity and anyone other than elite members of the clergy were forbidden from reading the bible and if any of the laity were caught reading it, their . would be severed from their shoulders.
Pope Gregory was also famous for destroying non-Christian places of worship, pagan literature, which included great works of science, mathematics, astronomy, philosophy and the most threatening literature of all, astrology. The spread of ancient astrology terrified the Christian clergy so much so, that it was expressly forbidden by numerous ecumenical councils and the practitioners of astrology were dealt the most severe punishments.

In her brilliant and well documented work, Ancient Astrology, Tamsyn Barton, discussed the overt contempt held by the church for the heretical art of astrology, reporting:

But in a Christian state astrologers found ideological opponents whose determination to stamp out their art offered a real threat….Fuelled by this concern, the Church offered its own harsh punishments for those who practised astrology, especially those in authority, and waged ideological warfare to convince the rest. Its stance influenced the severity of state law.
Punishments for astrologers, who were now assimilated to magicians, were far more severe. In theory any kind of astrological enquiry could carry the death penalty.

Curiously, many popes, clergy members and Christian emperors had their own personal astrologers, or had studied and practiced astrology for themselves, at the same time, dealing out capital punishment to all those who dare study it, outside this small elite group. Christianity’s vehement objection to the gnosis contained within astrology and their hypocritical practice of it, will be examined in more detail in the final volume in this series, so for now, I will leave the discussion here. It goes without saying that the destruction of ancient literature and contemporary wisdom set humanity back thousands of years.

The nineteenth century historian J.M Roberts, discussed Gregory’s attempts to erase the memory banks of mankind and replace it with a false Christian history, saying:


source ….the Catholic Church, through its laity as well as its priesthood, was ransacking the world to find and destroy everything in the way of ancient literature that would throw any light on the history of the first five centuries of the so-called Christian era. This work of Roman Catholic vandalism was begun in earnest in the Pontificate of Hildebrand, who as pope, took the name of Gregory VII, and was known in church history as The Great Gregory. His first act in that direction was the burning of the Palatine Apollo at Rome. That library was founded by Augustus Caesar, and contained the literature of the preceding eleven hundred years. Much of that literature was in the Greek, Asiatic and African tongues, which were then but little known among the Latin speaking priesthood, and it was impossible for Gregory or his subordinate clergy to know what that invaluable depository of learning contained that would reveal the real origin and character of the religion of which he was the chosen .. Fully qualified by nature for any crime that would be calculated to promote or perpetuate the religious fraud in which hi' was heart and soul engaged, he ordered the Library of the Palatine Apollo to be burned, with all its precious store of information. By such means did the
Roman Catholic Church hope to conceal the religious imposition they were seeking to fasten upon the minds of humanity for truth. Put for the honesty of an English monk, John of Salisbury, who, in the twelfth century, recorded that pontifical act of vandalism, it would have been impossible to have fastened that crime upon that unscrupulous and wicked foe of truth, The Great Gregory.


Further, Hellen Ellebre, reports on the magnitude of the loss suffered by the collective human mind occasioned by the Christian idiocracy of the dark ages, saying:


source The losses in science were monumental. In some cases the Christian church's burning of books and repression of intellectual pursuit set humanity back as much as two millennia in its scientific understanding.

Already in the sixth century B.C.E., Pythagoras had come up with the idea that the earth revolved around the sun. By the third century B.C.E., Aristarchus had outlined the heliocentric theory and Eratosthenes had measured the circumference of the Earth. By the second century B.C.E., Hipparchus had invented longitude and latitude and had determined the obliquity of the ecliptic. After the onset of the Dark Ages, however, it would not be until the sixteenth century C.E. that Copernicus would reintroduce the theory that the earth revolves around the sun. And when Galileo attempted to promote the heliocentric theory in the seventeenth century, he was tried by the Inquisition in Rome. Only in 1965 did the Roman Catholic Church revoke its condemnation of Galileo.
St. Augustine echoed the Church's scientific understanding of the world:
“It is impossible there should be inhabitants on the opposite side of the earth, since no such race is recorded by Scripture among the descendants of Adam”.

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posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 06:40 AM
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Sounds like a cool book. Imagine how far a. we might be if not for the 'Dark Ages'.

Im not sure if they ever ended when we have technology held back and hidden from us right now.
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posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 06:48 AM
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Originally posted by theubermensch


Sounds like a cool book. Imagine how far a. we might be if not for the 'Dark Ages'.

Im not sure if they ever ended when we have technology held back and hidden from us right now.
edit on 31-1-2012 by theubermensch because: (no reason given)


that is very true! Not just with regards to technology, but also with regards to psychological, symbolic, Sociological, Philosophical, Astrological, Astronomical and all of the countless areas of knowledge that were stripped from us for the sake of error and manipulation! It makes me boil to think about such injustice!



posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 07:36 AM
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Anyone who tries to control another’s knowledge is trying to control them.

The Dark Ages are not yet over.

The actions of Pope Gregory VII mirror the actions other leaders have taken before and since.

This is not unique to Christianity, this is a standard method of consolidating power used by many. It is only coincidental that during the “Dark Ages” that Western thought was the victim of leaders who viewed the Christian Church as their vehicle to gain power and control.

It is not a result of Christian beliefs, it is a result of the ambition these men had to gain power and control for themselves, this is why they even forbid the education of the masses in Christian doctrine. It was not until the time of Martin Luther, and the Protestant Reformation (middle 1500’s) did the masses even have access to the bible.

The world has witnessed the very same actions in the attempt to control knowledge and thought each and every time there is a quest to consolidate power and control in to the hands of a few.

Mao Se Tung, Stalin, Khmer Rouge, Hitler, the list is endless of the insanity of men who allow ambition to gain power for themselves in order to control others.

Even in the US we are witness to this same stardard method of control. Our MSM no longer report the News in a factual unbias fashion, true knowledge is hidden from the masses and only the information that is “approved” is disseminated.

Trying to lay blame at the feet of Christianity for the destruction of early academic thought and writings is quite naive and superficial



posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 07:56 AM
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Great read


but .....

( " one of my upcomming books on how Christianity has used ignorance to control the herd! " )

You might want to think about adding all religions if your tallking about controlling the masses , they`re all reading the same story with different names and the full story is about death , and there`s no evidence to say that it wasnt written by monks smoking opium , which was "the norm" back then.

The second coming will be a big let down , i bet it means The Bible II



posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 08:14 AM
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Originally posted by RockLobster
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Great read


but .....

( " one of my upcomming books on how Christianity has used ignorance to control the herd! " )

You might want to think about adding all religions if your tallking about controlling the masses , they`re all reading the same story with different names and the full story is about death , and there`s no evidence to say that it wasnt written by monks smoking opium , which was "the norm" back then.

The second coming will be a big let down , i bet it means The Bible II


Thanks! You are dead on! All religions are guilty of mentally and spiritually hijacking the masses to move them in the desired direction of the masters/rulers.

Yeh, opiate of the priests which turns into the opiate of the masses indeed, Marx!

re: second coming; I look forward to the Bible 2, it might have wicked characters like, Batman and Superman, you know, a more updated work of mythology. The stories might be more contemporary, like Superman born of a teenage mother hooked on crack, who flees to Las Vegas to escape Pat Robertson, who seeks to kill the child, as he is a threat to his rulership over the redneck Christians and Superman's father, turns out to be Darth Vader, who is Satan, so our Savior is half evil and half good, like a kind of Yin and Yang Hero. Much more believable! Perhaps I will write it LOL!!



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