1 May 2011

The road to Starry Saintdom is littered with crimes and miracles

Celebrity status for holy men now.

Since their concept in the annals of time Churches have revolved around mysticism, ignorance and the necessity to plunder free will. The Catholic church has been no exception to this proven formula for control of human attention. History is littered with horrific legacies of men doing God’s work on Earth.

Destination Saintdom. An advertising poster shows Saint Paul and colleague near Kracow train station 2009.    
Today, Christianity is dying a slow and inglorious death as the mysticism on which it feeds is stripped bare of it sacred shroud by progressive science and universal education. It is being exposed to reveal its self . A pied piper of hope leading children in a merry circle. They follow the tune because the piper promises a reward for those who follow. The children obey as children do. Here is a leader who is taking them somewhere. But the piper doesn’t say to where he is leading them. He leaves it to the fertile imagination of the children to discuss his motives and direction. They fuel the mystic party with whispers and tales made up on the spot. It is not so good to shine much light on mystic matters for that light might disappoint the viewer. So the piper says little and allows the children to create their own world around him and the tune he plays. Thus, avoiding attention to the fact he leads them in a circle with no real destination or purpose to his actions.

The creation of Stars & Saints is a business just like everything else. To profess to the world that someone deserves starry Saintdom as a result of curing a currently incurable disease simply by willing it, is a stroke of remarkable arrogance towards modern scientific sanity. Brilliant if you can pull it off. And even more brilliant if more children follow this new addition in the merry mystical tune of the medieval song, Ring a Ring of Roses a Pocket full of Posies, hush a, hush a, We all Fall Down.