Archive for April, 2013


‘This Is Your Life’ On Film––Just Like in the Movies!

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 10:38 AM
April 29, 2013

Actor as Churchill    Today film acts as a substituting metaphor for history, reality and end of life judgments.  Far more unknown, rather than known, battles took place during WW2, definitely among men and women acting as spies behind enemy lines.

While most movies today are said to be partially fictional, elements of truth often hide within scripts.  For instance, during his role in ‘The King’s Speech,’ as King George VI, actor Colin Firth cries:  “ I’m a Naval officer.  That’s all I know.”

By the time that king gets to the throne, he congratulates Winston Churchill (played by Timothy Spall) on his promotion as First Lord of the Admiralty––which means Churchill was over the British Navy.  Thus, both men had Naval backgrounds, and were privilege to the depths of Naval intelligence.

In addition to being shy, King George VI had severe stuttering problems.  Thus, he was reluctant to become king.  However, after years of extensive speech training, when World War II started, he was able to give a great first speech in which he said:  “War will not always be fought on the battlefield.” The camera was focused on the Churchill actor when that line was stated.

Indeed, the secretive battlefield of World War II was in the intelligence sphere.  The same is true of World War III.  That war has already begun.  It is fought overseas and in the U.S., in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.  While average citizens know little or nothing of it, this war will not be long hidden.  the_silent_war_min

While few of the public know what these victors have done for their countries, God knows.  Their acts of heroism have been recorded in God’s system of material records, for that time when all acts will be revealed.

Understand that, in God’s judgment, every word, deed and thought will be shown on film for all to see during each individual’s judgment––unless that person is ‘In Christ’ and has been cleansed in the Blood of Jesus by the time he or she stands before the Judgment Seat of Christ (Romans 14: 10).”

For instance, The LORD Jesus says in His Biblical account of Axis and Allies History World War: “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment (Matthew 12: 36).”

All material elements on earth contain filming properties.  While scientific discussions elusively reveal it, recording film is made of fragments throughout the natural world: A 2004 report from the International Atomic Energy Agency states:

“Light elements play an important role in the properties of modern materials and functional devices. These properties depend, to a large extent, on the composition and distribution of hydrides, borides, carbides, nitrides and oxides in engineered thin films or in the near-surface region of bulk materials.”

So we are all surrounded by the cameras of nature.  Everything we do and say is recorded.  Thus, we must make sure that our lives are worthy of that great day when each of us stars in our own movie of true history!

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Possible Reenactment of Biblical Separations in Earth’s Geography?

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 7:00 AM
April 27, 2013

Tectonic-Plates   Geologists’ studies of our planet posit that earthquakes causing movements of tectonic plates may soon result in separation of South and Central America.

Rising sea levels, and tensions in space, may also contribute to disruption of expected geography.  Robert Mock of Destination Yisra’el explains in ‘Tectonic Plates moving Again: Will South America split away from Central America?’:

“One of the expectations of Earth Change researchers is that with the . . . folding of the tectonic plates under the Pacific Ocean and the collapsing or subduction of the Western Regions of the Ring of fire in the Far East, that these collapsing plates will eventually pull the Northern Regions of South America to the west into the Pacific Ocean and tear away South America from Central America.”

In technical, yet understandable terms, he adds:  “As the South American coastline is being pulled over the Nazca Plate, what has been called the ‘South American Roll’ has been activating earthquakes that would have been noticed by the buoys rising or collapsing with the rolling earthquakes are now silent.”  Surely officials will warn the southern continent about the soon coming devastation.

This occurrence would simply be a reenactment of God’s use of of earth’s plates and rising waters to separate the earth65millionyearsagocontinents in earlier history: “ . . . and Salah begat Eber.  And unto Eber were born two sons:  the name of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided: . . . (Genesis 10: 24-25; & 1 Chronicles 1: 19).”

In his Bible Notations for Genesis Chapter 11, Dakes explains that dividing the earth into continents was part of God’s judgments against mankind’s idolatry, when Adam’s descendants were scattered across the globe, separated by large masses of water, and eventually by language differences.  Bible Historical Books detail this Babylonian (Iraq) space program occurring thousands of years ago:

“And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. And they said one to another,

“Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.  And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

“And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

“Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech. So The LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because The LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did The LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.”

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Democracy Flimflams: Truth––Theirs or Ours?

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 16:17 PM
April 24, 2013

Putin-comic    Both Japan and Russia are proving these days that slapping the word ‘democracy’ on a nation doesn’t make it so.  Putin’s claim of ‘free and democratic elections’ is only highlighted when he ever-so-often changes seats with his younger compatriot.  His style of democracy further unravels when those who speak out against him, or run against his party, are often either jailed or killed.

And now a New York Times editorial is asking why Japan reverts back to its days of pride, ethnic identity and nationalism rather than proudly asserting its role as Asia’s one true democracy––which is what the U.S. greatly desires.

The name of Japan’s presently elected government, the Liberal Democratic Party led by Shinzo Abe, is misleading as it is staunchly conservative, not liberal at all.  As such it continuously seeks to rewrite the history Japan’s defeat in WW2.

Thus, knowing their actions would stir up historical tensions throughout Asia, 168 of that Party’s members visited Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine to honor their soldiers who died in WW2, including the ones executed for war crimes.

As Martin Fackler writes in ‘Old Sore Spots Flare Up in China-Japan Disputes:’  “The visit threatens to exacerbate tensions with South Korea and China, which view the shrine as a symbol of a lack of repentance for Japan’s brutal How_to_visit_a_japanese_shrine-Naomi_Bestexpansion across Asia.

“But the analysts also called it the latest example of how Japanese ultraconservatives have become more vocal in recent years, amid growing unease over China’s rising power . . .”

The Times editorial board writes as if shocked at Japan’s actions: “Instead of exacerbating historical wounds, Mr. Abe should focus on writing Japan’s future, with an emphasis on improving its long-stagnant economy and enhancing its role as a leading democracy in Asia and beyond.”

Surely, the Times knows better.  Being the leading democracy in Asia is not Mr. Abe’s goal.  Japan’s elite rulership over all of Asia is!  Authentic democracies only work when: citizens unglue themselves from past tribal histories; allow honest dissension from those who may look or think differently; and where authentic journalism flourishes.

Otherwise, like the ‘lipstick on a pig adage,’ rule by oligarchy is still not democracy.  Of course, the same could be said of Iran, which may have elections, but the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is still the ‘ruler-in-chief.’

Those U.S. senators who voted against a gun-control bill that 90% of the American people want should keep that in mind.  As Bible-inspired writing insists, only when one knows and lives the truth, does the truth set one free (John 8: 36).

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More Evidence of Guns Used in ‘Planned’ U.S. Deaths

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 11:55 AM
April 22, 2013

gun-junky    America is killing herself, and her government pretends to be powerless to stop it.  By allowing more assault rifles and handguns in the population than any other nation on earth (some owned by those ready to kill); by unscrupulous ‘regulators’ of food, nuclear power, banking, medical and other industries; and by gross, never-ending materialism, and violence––yes our nation is killing herself!

Most of last week, the nation was held spell-bound by the greatest planned massacre here since ‘9-11.’ Now that Tamerlan Tsarnaev lost his life in gun battles with law enforcement,  and his 19-year old brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is hospitalized, police have found “a large cache of weapons [showing] they were planning other attacks. . . . [including] more than 250 rounds of ammunition.”

In ‘Police: Bombing Suspects Planned More Attacks,’ Allen G. Breed and Steve Peoples of Associated Press quote authorities that such a stockpile is “as dangerous as it gets in urban policing.” It proves more attacks were imminent.
The reporters also show that the brothers obtained their guns illegally.  “Neither of the brothers had permission to carry a gun.” Police Commissioner Robert Haas adds it was unclear whether either of them ever applied for a gun permit.  They must have thought ‘ownership’ is the only law that matters.

Dzhokhar could not have had permission to own a weapon anyway as the age limit for gun licenses in Massachusetts is 21.  Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are tracing the sources of those guns.

Thus, in a country that claims to be the modern, law abiding, World-Class, leader of all the earth, illegally-obtained guns are easily accessible to two foreign-born young men whose only aim was to kill Americans. How insane can this be?

One must then ask, how many more Americans must die because gun manufacturers, the gun organizations fronting for them, the politicians paid to obey them, and the few gun owners who believe that any deaths by gun violence are justified by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution? gun-trademmtljlmm-03

The Military Channel has a new series titled ‘The Nazi Gospels,’ which illustrates how millions of people were murdered or died in combat, because Hitler’s men dedicated themselves to bizarre, pagan-age, unsustainable beliefs.

Those beliefs were infinitely more important to Nazis than human life!  Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives should ask themselves if they have crossed the line where they are willing to let more American lives be sacrificed for the sake of misplaced faith in the Second Amendment.

If they continue in such beliefs, then like Nazi Germany, America has entered Hitler’s delusional pagan world of anti-Christian fiction.  That world can only end in defeat.  After all, God’s First Commandment is:  “I Am The LORD Thy God, . . . Thou shalt have no gods before Me (Exodus 20: 2 – 3).”

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A Better Way to Discover Hell––And Avoid It! Part 2

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 10:04 AM
April 19, 2013

hell-lake-of-fire    As a matter of fact, for those who may want to peer into hell, it will soon be unnecessary to go through mysterious hidden portals.  During the coming eternal reign of Christ, God has arranged for survivors of World War III to look over the edge of hell and observe rebels writhing in never-ending torture.

Only fools would deliberately practice such evil as to yearn for a place full of thick black darkness only relieved by flashes of burning fire, never-ending death, gruesome monsters inflicting pain as one remains in a forever-falling state.  No light, no hope, no relief from fear, pain, anguish, disgust, and self-loathing!

Hitler lives there now, with all his henchmen, the Satan-worshippers, witches and necromancers who advised him, the wealthy scions who sacrificed their wealth for his cause, the soldiers who knowingly served him as god.

Yet from hell they cannot warn this new generation of Nazi-worshippers who crave the next Hitler to come.  In “Amazon to Investigate Claims of Worker Intimidation at Distributor in Germany,” Melissa Edday reveals workers packing Christmas gifts while guarded by Nazi soldiers: “The workers came . . . to pack boxes for the online retailer Amazon at distribution centers in Germany during the Christmas rush. They did not expect to be watched over—some say intimidated—by thugs in neo-Nazi-style clothing and jackboots.”

A documentary on German public television “showed guards in black uniforms with H.E.S.S., after Hensel European Security Services, but also the last name of Hitler’s deputy, Rudolf Hess, emblazoned on their chests.”

Hess writhes in hell with Hitler too!  How many wars must be fought for people to get the message:  Don’t serve evil!  As Bible historical books instruct:  “Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good (Romans 12: 21).”

Associated Press (AP) shows a picture of Greek soccer player, Giorgos Katidis, giving a Nazi salute to celebrate his victory.  Of course he was rebuked by the league.  But 20-year-old Katidis said he had no idea what the gesture meant.

At the same time that Jewish citizens of Thessaloniki, Greece, last month marked “the 70th anniversary of the roundup and deportation of its Jews to Nazi extermination camps during World War II,” Costas Kantouris writes for AP that podium speakers acknowledged the rise of Golden Dawn, “a party with neo-Nazi roots that swept into Parliament for the first time in June . . .” arms_nazi_ss

Surely those celebrants know what this re-birth of Nazism means.  Just as those in Riga, Latvia, feel foreboding as AP’s recent article, ‘Latvians Commemorate Waffen SS Divisions,’ indicates––it glorifies Fascism.

Hell has a slippery slope.  Whether in jest, ignorance or with full knowledge that one serves evil––it doesn’t matter.  Hell will welcome those who worship Hitler’s Satan just the same.  It has plenty of room.  If only one could hear its prisoners crying, “Don’t come here.  Avoid this place!  Get into Jesus Christ and the love of God. He is the only Savior.”  But for themselves, alas, they cry too late!

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The Better Way to Know Realities of Heaven and Hell!

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 10:20 AM
April 17, 2013

woman-in-hellHitler and his various Nazi consorts were said to visit Hell often, going through special portals in various secret places around the world. They formed the Ahnenerbe Think Tank to find ancient entrances into Hell’s lowest regions in earth.

Several Nazi scientists admitted that ‘other worldly’ beings instructed them on how to build advance weaponry, aircraft, bombs and the mystic Nazi bell. There is no known written record with Nazi chiefs describing their nether regions.

But if those goons really wanted to find out about Hell, they should have read the best source on the subject––God’s Holy Word. And if they desired to find out about ‘other worldly beings,’ The Bible could have informed them of that as well. But alas, those lost souls chose the evil way. As The Word says “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God (Psalm 9: 17).”

The Bible speaks of two realities other than on this earth. One is in Hell, in the hot fiery center of the globe. The other is Heaven soaring far above this planet.

Certainly, there is more than one reality in space. And certainly there are many realities, or bases of ‘truth,’ among societies and cultures on earth. These authentic worlds often collide in realms usually invisible to physical eyes, but nonetheless just as real––in fact more so, because most of these are eternal.

Two Biblical writers went into Hell and came back to tell about it. One, Jonah––who died eaten within a whales belly––cried out, asking The LORD to forgive his disobedience. After three days, the whale spewed repentant Jonah alive onto the shores of Nineveh, the spot where God wanted him to go in the first place. 02-heaven

The other, more famous Person, The LORD Jesus Christ, went “to the lower parts of the earth” to preach to a group of chained angels (2 Peter 2: 4; Jude 1: 6), who had cohabited with Eve’s grand daughters, creating giants in the earth (Genesis 6), including Goliath slain by champion David several generations later.

The LORD’s other mission was to lead Abraham and his redeemed children out Sheol, their temporary safe house in in Hell’s caverns: “Wherefore He saith, When He ascended up on high, He led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. (Now that He ascended, what is it but that He also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that He might fill all things) (Ephesians 4: 8 – 10).”

But why did Abraham and some of his descendants have to be in those caverns, waiting to be set free? Good question! They could not get out of that ‘temporary house’ until the price for all human sins had been paid. And that infinite price was paid as The LORD poured out His Body and Blood on the Cross.

If Hitler and his Nazis had only known that the rituals they celebrated in Catholic mass as boys represented true realities. If only The LORD’s Body and Blood had been in their hearts by faith, instead of disrespected distant ritual memories in their heads, they would have found much easier ways to discover those other realities! Such is the purity and danger of Heaven and Hell!

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And There Shall Be Signs: Change of the Guards––Choice or Final End!

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 21:22 PM
April 10, 2013

    Historical Bible books make clear that changes in national leaderships can profoundly affect peoples and nations (Exodus 1: 8, Acts 7: 17-19, Matthew 2: 19- 22, Daniel 5: 26-28, etc.), changing freedoms and privilege to servitude, dislodging political alliances, and shifting cultural eras. Particularly, Daniel 10: 12 – 21 illustrates spiritual battles that take place to affect massive disruptions on earth.

Thus, consider the many simultaneous replacements of leaders taking place in religious and national ‘hot-spots’ in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.  There are new popes in both the Roman Catholic and Coptic Catholic Churches.

One, Pope Francis, represents both the old Italy of Europe and the new recognition of South America, as he begins the task of reversing the shame of the Catholic Church due to child-rape among many of the priests in his fold.

The other, Pope Tawadros II, recently installed head of the Coptic Church for some eight million Christians in Egypt, and of the Coptic Christian world,  represents the fight of Christianity to survive amid increasing persecution and violence from Muslims and those of other religions.  Just recently, scores of Christians were injured and killed during a Muslim raid on that Pope’s church.

When The LORD Jesus speaks to seven churches in chapters 2 and 3 of the Book of Revelation, He makes clear that churches and nations have limited times to strengthen their faithfulness to God. Christian churches in Europe, the Middle East and the United States are nearing the end of those limited times.

Only authentic prayers of repentance, directed through God’s Holy Spirit, can slow the decline of Christianity around the world, and hold back the tide of sin and decadence enveloping a world that now prepares for the rise of the anti-Christ.

Simultaneously consider: 1) A new head of China indicates it is time to loose his nation’s protection of North Korea; 2) Both North and South Korea have new leaders––one who has the nuclear capability to start World War III, an ability his father and grandfather never had;

3) A newly elected President of the United States has installed a new Secretary of State and a new Secretary of Defense who have moved war machinery in place to battle North Korea; and 4) The reign of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as President of Iran comes to an end this summer, and Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has pledged his support for North Korea, and has also promised to bomb Israel out of existence.

Yes, with these ‘Changes of the Guards,’ mankind can collectively turn toward an era of peace, prosperity, and amiable relations between peoples and nations, for even a short space of time.

Or else these new leaders can use the unspeakable horror of World War III’s nuclear chaos to kill billions of human beings, and bring forth Satan’s final ruler for an unbelievably evil seven-year reign such as the world has never before seen!

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Are U.S. & ‘Enemies’ Ready for WW3: Is China Abandoning North Korea?

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 17:32 PM
April 8, 2013

    China’s new president, Xi Jinping, finally stepped up to the international plate to criticize North Korea for its continuous vituperative bullying toward South Korea, the United States and their allies in the Pacific rim. Or is the story deeper?

This weekend, Above Top Secret.com quotes XI Jinping implications for North Korea as:“No messing one up for yourself and the world,’ XI said, he did not name specific countries point out. ‘Countries, big or small, strong or weak, rich or poor, should be the defender and promoter of peace.’”

In ‘Detecting Shift, U.S. Makes Case to China on North Korea,’ Mark Landler of the New York Times denotes:  “ . . . detecting what it sees as a shift in decades of Chinese support for North Korea,” the White House “is pressuring China’s new president, Xi Jinping, to crack down on the regime in Pyongyang.”

Former governor of New Mexico, as well as former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Bill Richardson, is one of the few television talking heads who has the experience of negotiating with North Korea leaders.

He theorized yesterday on ‘Meet the Press’ that the North’s new president, Kim Jung Un, is actually testing South Korea’s Korea’s new president, Park Geun-hye, who is also new on the job.  But is there another layer to this intrigue?

Un may simply be expressing male chauvinism. Park Geun-hye was recently elected as her nation’s first female leader.  If Richardson is correct, Un is angered that a woman leads the prosperous South, while he heads the impoverished North.
That would be emotional enough.  But another reading of the tea leaves indicates that China is ready to abandon North Korea altogether, and is implying that Un should take steps to merge with its neighbor to the South.

Lander reveals the warm welcome that China’s Premier sent to the South Korean leader:  “Mr. Xi spoke by phone with the new president of South Korea . .  telling Ms. Park how much China prized its ties with South Korea and offering China’s assistance in the ‘reconciliation and cooperation’ of the two Koreas.”

Yet, while Deng Yuwen, deputy editor of a Communist Party journal was supposedly fired for these publicly stated sentiments, nonetheless he wrote in ‘The Financial Times’:  “Beijing should give up on Pyongyang and press for the reunification of the Korean Peninsula.”  Are not both men saying the same thing?

Added to that: as starving North Koreans try crossing China’s border to beg for food and assistance, heavily manned Chinese soldiers offered no solace and forced them to return home.  How’s that for an ally’s treatment?

Thus, Un could feel trapped: abandoned by China, his assumed protector, heavily weighed down by United Nations sanctions, greatly out-armed by the U.S.,  with all the guys on the woman’s side.

Anyone knows a cornered rat will fight to the death!  As axis and allies history world war warns, such entrapment can easily start World War III.  Indeed if Un were a Christian, he would know that they only time the word ‘betrayed’ is used in Scripture it refers to Judas Iscariot, the greatest betrayer in human history!

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Just Like the Movies: Gun Sales Profit From Both Sides of the Battle

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 23:07 PM
April 4, 2013

        Like the denouement in the recent movie––’Sherlock Holmes:  A Game of Shadows’––the villain, Professor Moriarty, had purchased gun manufacturing companies around the world, so that he would profit from both sides of any war.

This sounds like the same plan U.S. gun companies are following as they oppose any type of gun control regulation.  It’s just more gun sales to them when violent criminals and the insane killers have as many guns as they want.

In fact, gun manufacturers and their gun toting supporters insist, it is ‘a second amendment right’ for known felons to gun down sheriffs and prosecutors, because the Constitution empowers individual citizens to withstand legally elected and appointed law officials who may come to confiscate their guns.

How convenient for profiteers!  Killing people is acceptable as long as gun makers receive profits from killers and victims alike.

As D. T. Pollard writes in ‘Second Amendment Misused By Gun Rights Advocates:‘  “Gun rights advocates have long distorted the meaning of the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution to justify their version of guns rights. . .  All of the noise against gun legislation is a smoke screen for the makers and takers. The manufacturers and gun lobby make money and politicians take money.”

At the end of the movie, Moriarty and Holmes supposedly go over the cliff of death together.  But Holmes has a stolen oxygen mask to breath from that brings him back up from the waters’ depths.  But of course, this is all fiction!

In the desired reality of gun makers against government and law enforcement, as well as against over 90% of the American people who want sensible gun legislation, ‘gun manufacturing Moriarties’ may win the battle.

Unlike Holmes, and his sidekick, Dr. Watson, there are few heroes in the U.S. Congress and Senate to stand up against the ‘gun goliaths’ who wave around their political donations as if they were 100-round ammunition-filled war rifles.

That ‘cliff of death’ could well be the end of the United States as we know it. Through armed revolution between law enforcement and gun rights advocates––which seems to be the ultimate aim of those claiming Constitutional language arising from the Revolutionary War––our nation’s identity would be over.

It would also be over during the control of organized criminals and drug dealers, as in much of Mexico today, and the open machine gun battles on our city streets during the 1920s.  It would be over as well when Americans are too fearful of gun assaults to go out of doors––which is the case in some U.S. cities today!

As any anti-Christian book attests, evil sometimes has a way of winning.  But victory comes to believers who resist, and pray against, such hellish influences. 1 John 5: 4 promises:  “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.”

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Local Italian Gossip on New Pope, or is His Dark Side True? Part One

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 23:21 PM
April 3, 2013

        ‘Behind the scene’ reporting in Italian newspapers about elections of the new Pope reveal two startling aspects: Italian cardinals with the largest block of votes turned against their own; and, as far as voting cardinals were concerned, the Pope and other close contenders for the position are Europeans, not South Americans.

Long-standing grudges between Italian cardinals sounds more like hate-filled struggles between Mafia dons, than that of Christian brothers seeking God’s will. Infighting included business profit protection to prevent dangerous exposures.

Giulia Belardelli writes in ‘Conclave Election Of Pope Francis Marked By Intrigue And ‘Betrayal’ Of Angelo Scola By Italians’ that from the first ballot Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the new Pope Francis, had more votes than two Italian cardinals who beforehand were assumed to be front runners.
“The Italian Cardinals were the first to organize against Scola’s election; not only those of the Curia, guided by the Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone and from the Dean of the College of Cardinals Angelo Sodano, one-time enemies but allied today in the anti-Scola battle, but also . . . those resident Italian Cardinals . . .”

As Barbie Latza Nadeau points out in ‘Conspiracy Theories Behind Pope Francis’s Election,’ Italian front runners were betrayed: “The most popular theory as to why Bergoglio was elected was put forward by La Stampa’s esteemed Vaticanista Giacomo Galeazzi, who wrote that Italian Angelo Scola was ‘betrayed by his countrymen.’ . . . the top Italian cardinals in the Roman Curia held ‘grudges’ against Scola and undermined his chances of winning in the first round.

“Namely, according to Galeazzi, Vatican secretary of State Tarciso Bertone and the Dean of the College of Cardinals, Angelo Sodano, were ‘ridiculously hostile’ towards Scola, who they saw as a threat to their power. . .”

While the church’s press releases insists that the new Pope is from South America, in truth cardinals kept an eye on the families Italian origin. Nadeau insists:  “Bergoglio’s win was a compromise to give a nod to the strength of the Latin American faithful and show that the Vatican was willing to at least try out someone from another part of the world. At the same time, the election of Bergoglio, whose father was an Italian immigrant to Argentia, pacified those who wanted either a European or Italian pope.”

To prove the point, she says:  “Another front-runner, Odilo Scherer from Brazil, reportedly did not do well at all in balloting. As the Brazilian-born son of German immigrants, Franco says he was too much of a carbon copy of Benedict.  And two German popes in a row would surely not sit well with Italians, whose anti-German sentiment has been underscored by the European financial crisis in which Italy is seen as the weak underdog to Germany’s strong economy.”

The Catholic Church says it follows St. Peter, who in his Bible inspired writing teaches: “Be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble (1 Peter 5: 5b).” The cardinals need to follow Peter’s lead.

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