posted on Oct, 9 2004 @ 10:14 PM
Originally posted by toolmaker
Fatima...children see the virgin mary and are given prophecies.
These prophecies are then merged into the book of revelations somehow, to mark the age of tribulation and the "end of Days"
1) if the virgin mary truly appeared to these children and gave prophecy, i do not see how it could be tied into the Bible. The Bible does not give
more than a Passing mention of Mary, the mother of Jesus. the bible mentions mary magdelene far more, and in more religious context than Jesus
2) This would be far closer to the mystery religions, which are based on feminine oracles for divination. The sybilline books, the oracles at Delphi,
the cults of Diana, Venus, etc. If this truly occured, it would be far more in line with the religious beliefs that preceeded the Bible by thousands
of years. The Church would need to abandon the last 1900 years of their doctrine and assume the beliefs of the people they branded as heretics in the
middle ages and burned at the stake, if this is truly what they profess.
3) The church has a vested interest in maintaining "secret" revelations. How else to keep people coming to church.
4) every generation ( as already posted) believes it is the "end of Days"
I remember religious scholars making the case that 1994 was the beginning of tribulations. that was 10 years ago.
Clarification ?: the children have a vision
of the image
then over many visionary
gives them 3 'secrets' [to be given to the church] (ie. the Catholic church
The 2 revealed secrets from Fatima...were never put in with Bible prophecy or the book of Revelation. These Fatima revelations are adjuncts to world
stresses/wars/tragedies and an as yet unrevealed 3rd secret concerning world strife & warning and a dire situation for the Catholic church & faith
re # 1. true, Mary is downsized in scripture..The same 'Mary' is also very prominent in the Catholic church...hence the image
appearing to the young Catholic children...an image
of Buddah would have been out of context within the childrens worldview, no?
re #2. true, the goddess cults abounded, even today non Catholics point out that 'Mary' worship is Idolatry..
re #3. sure...the 'hook'...but also...what if the secret was really damaging
to the Catholic church,,wouldn't it be 'hushed up'?
re #4. yes, every generation will show 'proof' its the last generation...one must make a distinction between the macro
world view and the
view as we individually age & die off
, thanks for listening...i guess