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 head 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
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
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 head. 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
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
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