None Dare Call Them Sociopaths
by Jonathan Tuttle
"Father, the devil is in the mood for engaging in
a decisive battle against the Blessed Virgin." —Sister Lucy of
"Sister Lucy is no longer a point of reference today since we have such a good one in the Second Vatican Council". —Cardinal Patriarch of Lisbon José de Cruz Policarpo, October 12, 2003
On October 10, 2003, a three-day conference convened
No interfaith meeting ever seems complete without the ubiquitous Jesuit apostate. Filling this role was Father Jacques Dupuis, who posited the notion that the Catholic Faith itself had been reduced to obsolescence, stating: "The religion of the future will be a general converging of religions in a universal Christ that will satisfy all." 3
One wonders how long such a project would take to remold the Gospels to the point where Christ would appeal even to an African Pagan. In the eyes of Father Dupuis, the Mystical Body is on a feeding tube, and he wants to be the one to remove it.
Though Father Dupuis is quite certain that Christ no longer thinks much of the Catholic Faith, he is nevertheless convinced that non-Catholic religions are held in high esteem by God, stating that: "The other religious traditions in the world are part of God's plan for humanity and the Holy Spirit is operating and present in Buddhist, Hindu and other sacred writings of Christian and non-Christian faiths as well." 4
Addressing the assembly, Monsignor Luciano
"will change for the
better...The future of Fátima, or the adoration of
God and His mother at this holy Shrine, must pass through the creation of a
shrine where different religions can mingle. The inter-religious dialogue in
Therefore we must assume that it was the will of the Blessed Virgin Mary that this comes about this way." 5
The shrine's director also announced that the shrine
would be revamped to bring it more into line with the needs of all religions.
Under his plan, the shrine of
An African Pagan couldn't have said it better himself.
In an official statement, the interfaith congress issued the following dire warning against proselytizing:
"No one religion can irradiate another or strengthen itself by downplaying others and an open dialogue is the way to building bridges and tearing down walls of centuries of hate. What is needed is that each religion be true to its faith integrally and treat each religion on the same footing of equality with no inferior or superiority complexes."
Well, that was the basic message of Fatima, right? "Each person be true to their religion, whatever it is"; "all religions are equal"; "do not act like your religion is better than anyone else's"; "do not attempt to convert anyone".
The fact that this interfaith service happened at all
should be enough to make any Catholic lose his lunch, but the fact that it
The centerpiece of this modernist philosophy is that all religions should be treated with respect because they are all worthy of respect. But Catholics must take serious issue with this stance because it is lacking both moral and intellectual validity.
A Study in Insanity
Since the issuance of Dignitatis Humanae, the laity has been told that they must respect others' beliefs and religions. Of course, this stance refuses to recognize the fact that respecting erroneous faiths (along with being intellectually dishonest) has the direct consequence of disrespecting my faith! Anyone who does "respect" other religions is flirting with the mortal sin of indifferentism, or latitudinarianism. If the theological reasons are not enough, one could simply make an argument from reason that false religions are not worthy of respect.
Although there are many arguments from reason which one could employ to destroy this "respect" notion, this essay centers on the following one—even a cursory study of major comparative religions should lead one to an inescapable conclusion: almost without exception, every false religion was founded by a sociopathic sexual degenerate. Furthermore, every religion retains the personality of its founder. This is true for Protestantism, Islam, Mormonism, and every other false religion in history. By extension, every false religion bears, more or less, this character.
First, to define the term sociopath, WebMD's medical dictionary defines sociopath as:
(A) personality disorder characterized by a conspicuous disregard for the rights and needs of others...Adults with this disorder show a lack of maturity, unwillingness to take responsibility, and emotional instability. The chief characteristic of such persons is an apparent lack of conscience. Their behavior includes a variety of antisocial and criminal acts, such as theft, engaging in an illegal occupation (for example, selling drugs), repeated defaulting on debts, sexual promiscuity, and repeated lying...7
Though the term "sociopath" and sociopathic behavior has only been comparatively recently characterized and identified, this does not change the fact that sociopaths have existed throughout almost all of recorded history. Whether or not this disorder is caused by an actual brain disturbance is of little consequence to the present discussion. It is enough to simply point out that they, in fact, possessed the proper characteristics.
To illustrate this point, three examples are used in the following discourse, and these were picked more or less at random. However, one could have also validly cited Guru Nanek (Sikkhism), Siddhartha Gautama (Buddhism), Charles Taze Russell (Jehovah's Witness), or a number of others. The names may differ and the chronology may vary, but when one studies the lives of false religious founders, their biographies are essentially the same.
Because of the fact that Martin Luther was a murderous
anti-Semitic anti-Catholic, the casual Luther historian often loses sight of
the less pertinent fact that Luther himself was a sociopathic
sexual degenerate. His entire philosophy of faith without good works is the
virtual battle cry of the sociopath. While the habitual sinner might make an
effort to defend his actions from a moral perspective, Luther went further.
Luther claimed that none of his actions were in need of repentance, nor was
repentance even possible. Luther was fond of saying that man's best works were
filthy rags, and throughout his entire adult life, he seems to have been intent
on setting out to prove it personally. He continually called on his followers
to murder priests, bishops, and popes, personally wishing the streets of
In the sexual realm, Luther lived in sin for many years. He renounced his vow of chastity and married a nun who had done the same. Luther references in several of his works that he finally wed, not because he was in love, but because he grew tired of constant onanism. Furthermore, his life and writings lead one to conclude that he saw women merely as sex objects. As he explains in a letter to several nuns, dated 6 August 1524, Luther writes:
Though womenfolk are ashamed to admit to this, nevertheless Scripture and experience show that among many thousands there is not a one to whom God has given to remain in pure chastity. A woman has no control over herself.
Luther further alluded to the fact that he fornicated with other women during his marriage, claiming that marriage alone could not suffice for the constant pressures of concupiscence. Along these same lines, we know from historical evidence that Luther was in favor of polygamy, as he claimed: "I cannot forbid a person to marry several wives, for it does not contradict the Scripture." (De Wette, vol. 2, 459)
As much as his biographers attempt to historically "reform" the reformer, there is no doubt that there were few, if any, sexual deviances that Luther did not either commit or endorse.
Has Protestantism retained the character of its founder? Due to the perennial fragmentation of Lutheranism, Protestantism has rightly come to be known not so much for what it is, but for what it is not: it is not Catholicism. Many Protestants consider any branch of Christianity worthy of salvific power, except one, Catholicism. Not coincidentally, the Catholic Church constitutes the only branch of Christianity that has remained a loyal proponent of sexual ethics. This leaves the deviant non-Catholic Christian with one major problem: if he were to admit that the Catholic Church is the authentic form of Christianity, then a Christian must practice sexual ethics. For a vast number of Protestants, this is too much to ask.
There is no nice way to say it. Mohammed, founder of the fastest growing religion in the world, was a pedophile. We know from historical evidence that Mohammed consummated one of his multiple marriages when the girl in question was nine years old.
His religious writings mandate wife-beating, encourage child abuse—both physical and sexual—encourage rape, and incite others to murder. Mohammed himself was personally guilty of all these crimes.
Mohammed's writings concerning
Mohammed was also a murderer, and incited others to
murder. Embarking on a vast military campaign to control the Arabian peninsula, Mohammed personally committed a number of
murderous atrocities, including the beheading of hundreds of non-combatant Jews
Has Islam retained the personality of its founder? Perhaps more than any other religion, Islam is a mirror-image of its founder.
Institutionalized rape is rampant in many Islamic countries.
Mass slavery is a practice exclusive to Islamic communities. Pedophilia is
common practice among Moslems. Murder in the name of religion is the order of
the day, as is the regular use of torture. Islamic authorities, with few
insignificant exceptions, do not hesitate to murder innocent civilians. Of all
the terrorist acts committed around the world during the past ten years, almost
all of it has ties to Islam. Thanks to Islamist organizations and governments,
genocide is currently taking place in
Martin Luther once referred to Mohammed as the "firstborn son of Satan." In terms of the human tragedy that that has taken place as a result of the religion he founded, one finds himself sympathetic to Luther's assessment.
Mormonism, founded by Joseph Smith around 1830, is the fastest growing religion in the Western hemisphere. Following the same pattern established by Luther, Mohammed, and seemingly every other religion—founder, Joseph Smith was a sociopathic deviant. Whereas Mohammed merely recommended polygamy, Joseph Smith informed his followers that a man must be married to at least three women for salvation.
Smith was obsessed with polygamy, constantly mandating the practice for his fellow "saints," and collecting wives the way another might collect coins.
Scholarly biographers attest to the fact that Smith was simultaneously married to at least thirty-three women. One-third of these women were married to Smith before they reached the age of twenty-one. Two of these girls were married to Smith at the age of fourteen. Although fourteen would be considered downright elderly by Mohammed's standards, the idea of a fourteen-year-old girl marrying a much older man didn't bother Smith.
Not only was Joseph Smith a polygamist, he also engaged in polyandry. That word needs a definition for most readers because outside the Mormon community, the word is used almost exclusively as a zoological reference. Polyandry is "the practice of having more than one husband at one time." According to biographer Todd Compton, eleven of Smith's wives "were married to other husbands and cohabiting with them when Smith married them." 8
Has Mormonism retained the personality of its founder?
Mormonism certainly meets the chief characteristics of a cult; though most
Mormons have renounced polygamy, many Mormon communities are polygamous and
polyandrous. John Krakauer relates stories of Mormon
communities in the
Crazy as Hell?
It is worth noting here that all three men just mentioned perhaps share something else in common. Joseph Smith admitted to becoming involved in the occult and witchcraft for a considerable amount of time before dreaming up the Mormon religion. Mohammed told his followers that he received visions from both Allah and Satan, and by his own admission, occasionally confused the two. This resulted in the famous "Satanic Verses," 10 a term brought into common usage with Salman Rushdie's book of the same title. In Luther's case, his own frequent reference to being physically tortured and tormented by the devil is difficult to ignore.
All those who have founded false religions have possessed flagrant psychological and/or spiritual problems. A good percentage of religion founders have possessed the characteristics of a sociopath, and an even greater percentage have been sexual deviants.
All the religions these men founded have, more or less, retained the personalities of their founders. And now we are told that we must put these religions on the same plane as the one true Faith? Am I supposed to respect men who so were guilty of such profound sexual deviance that it defined their character?
The mere idea of putting Our Lord on the same plane as any of these men blasphemes against the Holy Trinity and insults the Mother of God. Less importantly, this insults the intelligence of anyone within earshot.
What other erroneous notions should we "respect"? If we were at a baseball game, and the umpire were calling strikes for balls that land in the dirt, am I supposed to respect his "notion of the strike zone"? If a man drives on the wrong side of the road, am I supposed to respect his notion of the right side of the road?
If Larry Flint started a religion that attempted to impose a vicious set of sexual ethics upon his followers, should I respect that religion, too? This isn't hyperbole. Larry Flint's personality is very similar to that of many religion founders.
This ever-present lauding of false religions by
current Catholic Church leaders is extremely dangerous. If it is true, as was
This recent account of the activities at
Our Lord once asked the Apostles: "Who do you say
that I am?" Those who are in favor of these ecumenical gatherings such as
the recent one in
Their answer: "You are one of many."
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