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The Product of Fanatical Orthodoxy is Heresy
The purpose of this brief document is to concretely illustrate why and
how fanaticism backfires, especially in matters of faith.
The Case of the Witches of
The witch hunt in the Navarran town of
started in 1609 during the Spanish Inquisition. A year,
later eleven individuals were burned at the stake in nearby
Logroño where the Tribunal which conducted the investigations
had been established.
In the period of 1609 to 1611
and in that particular area,
Alonso de Salazar y
Frías, the youngest member of this local Inquisition
Tribunal and who opposed such extreme
measures, secured 1,802
witchcraft. These confessions included those of 1,384 children between
the ages of 7 and 14. In addition, he received accusations against more
than 5,000 people for the same "crime".
After processiong this vast documentation a problem arose:
Salazar had great disagreements with
his co-Inquisitors as to the validity of said confessions and
The greatest problem for Salazar was to give any credence
to the statements made by the accused:
"How can I document that a
woman can exit through a hole not large enough for a fly; that another
person make itself invisible before the eyes of those present, or that
person may be asleep and at the same time be somewhere else? Or that a
witch can transform itself into whichever animal is desired - whether
is a fly or a crow? All of these claims are contrary to sane reason and
many of them are beyond the limits placed in the power of the devil."
It seems that this "witch plague" reached its climax in the
Summer and Fall of the year 1611. In this period when Salazar and his
assistants traveled the entire area proclaiming an Edict of Grace.
Every time said Edict was read in a parish, a fiery sermon was preached
against witches in such realistic and suggestive terms.
Salazar then decided that absolute silence was the best remedy against
the expansion of the heresy. From then on, collective hysteria started
to decline and by 1613, a little over a year later, it had completely
As the result of the psycho spiritual nature of the human being (2) and the
clever work of satan, fanaticism only succeeds in fanning the fires
which the fanatics are mercilessly (3) preaching
against. Instead of leading the wayward sheep back to the fold,
fanaticism drives them further away. At the same time, the
unChristian behavior of the fanatics pushes others into the same error
that the "culture warriors" are so vehemently denouncing. (4)
Two very current cases could
not illustrate the problem better:
The militancy against abortion (5)
has propelled it to the level it finds itself at for the same reasons
witchcraft reached its climax in Zugarramurdi. Instead of praying and
offering sacrifices (6)
for the conversion of those who promote and perform abortions and for
Divine guidance so that the mothers-to-be choose not to abort, they
to the streets to protest (7)
"pray." [These prayers are obviously not attended to by
God for the same reasons that were stated in Chapter One of the Book of
the Prophet Isaiah (7A).].
The programs from Planned Parenthood to
avoid pregnancy, like oral and anal sex, are just the product of this
perversion of the Evangelization effort.
The same situation with the gay issue. The very offensive and
self-destructive Gay Pride Parades are a logical response to the
fanatical homophobia of those who think of themselves as holy. The
extremely dangerous programs in school to enhance tolerance towards
homosexuals are only inducing more individuals to such difficult and
sad [by their own judgment - not ours (8)]
lifestyle. These school programs are also in direct response to
the homophobia spread by those who, most likely, are fearful of their
own sexuality or are trying to
hide something by calling everyone's attention to someone else's
We thus repeat [Matthew 3:7-12]:
.... O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee
from the wrath to come? Bring forth therefore fruits meet for
repentance: And think not to say within yourselves, We have
Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these
stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every
tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into
the fire. I indeed baptize you with water unto
repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes
I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: Whose
fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather
his wheat into the garner; but
he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.
How could anyone, who claims to be so illuminated and
"book learned" as fanatics always do, be so blind and play into satan's
hand so easily (9)?
Even the Inquisitor Alonso de Salazar y
Frías, who did not have many things
right - for what he questioned then we could easily answer today
through the Grace of Almighty God - had some very constructive
illumination since he, the youngest of his group, went against the
"norm" of his "illuminated and book learned" colleagues of those days
and succeeded in eradicating witchcraft from his entire area of
Quoting from a just published book, False
As we face multiple global
perils that may test us to extremity, I ask all to remember these two
"We can forget that our opponents need
prayers more than maledictions"; and,
"If orthodoxy does not
lead the hungry to the Bread of Life and the thirsty to the living
waters, is it any better than heresy?"
(1) Revista "Historia", Número 17, "La
inquisición", p 84 (Translation by The M+G+R Foundation)
(2) God : Man : Miracles :
Parapsychology : Faith : Mind
(3) Mercy : The
Greatest Attribute of God
(4) Fanaticism IS NOT Part
of the Legacy of Jesus Christ
(5) Abortion : It Is Never, Ever
Too Late - Even After The Fact!
(6) Suffering : Mankind's
Participation In Its Own Redemption
(7) Enough of Marches!
Enough of Petitions! Enough Politicking! - Pray!
(7A) Why God appears to be deaf to the millions
of Masses and Rosaries being prayed
(8) On Homosexuality : Understanding
the Real Issues and Their Repercussions
(9) Wolves In Sheep's Clothing
(10) False Dawn
- The United Religions Initiative, Globalism, and the Quest for a
One-World Religion by Lee
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