Thursday, 14 March 2013

Mistakes in History

Guy Fawkes.
Late last year I wrote a blog post about Fawkes and Bonfire Night. However whilst it may be true that Fawkes planned on blowing Parliament to pieces, people have forgotten why. Fawkes wasn't trying to destroy an evil theocracy, he was trying to install one. Fawkes was a fighter for Spain and the Catholic Church. His goal was to end the slightly more egalitarian Protestant revolution in England by restoring Catholic domination. If the Gunpowder Plot had actually succeeded, Britain would probably look less like an anarchist commune and more like a fascist police state.

Satanists
One of the most popular Satanist symbols is the upside down cross, as the inverted cross is the most immediately recognizable symbol of defiance against Christianity. However, Satanists have made a big mistake. The inverted cross is actually the personal trademark of Saint Peter, the first Pope, and one of the most revered figures in Catholic lore. When Peter was martyred by crucifixion he was said to have requested to be crucified upside down because he didn't feel worthy of dying the same way as Jesus. As a result, many Catholics actually consider the inverted cross to be a more acceptable thing to attach to your jewellery than a regular right-way-up one. By wearing an upside-down cross, Satanists are unwittingly showing humility and unworthiness before Christ.