THE ICHOR of JESUITISM by Dr. Omar


  • A kind of sclerosis, if not necrosis, is spreading and corrupting the Church under that Loyolan ascendancy… it becomes more and more hopeless trying to distinguish the action of the Holy See from that of the Company. This Order, the very backbone of the Church, dominates her entirely. For a long time now, the bishops have been nothing more than “civil servants”, docile executors of the orders coming from Rome, or rather from the Gesu.” ~ The Secret History of the Jesuits, Edmond Paris (Ex-Jesuit Priest, 1983)
  • Archbishop of Melbourne, Denis Hart, insisted that sexual abuse of children was “a spiritual encounter with God through the priest” and was “of a higher order” than criminal law. His predecessor at the Diocese of Melbourne, Cardinal George Pell, is [now facing] trial on multiple sex charges [183].
  • The Society of Jesus is man’s enemy. The human race should unite for its overthrow, for there is no alternative between its total extirpation and the absolute corruption and degradation of mankind.  ~ RJ Breckinridge
  • The organization of the [Roman Catholic] Hierarchy is a complete military despotism.”  ~ Brigadier General Thomas M. Harris
  • Nothing that stands in their way can become so sacred as to escape their vengeance.  – RW Thompson, Secretary of the American Navy, 1877–1881 (in The Footprints of the Jesuits)
  • Having cited the excellent, courageous letters of M. Libri, and the curious work edited by M. Paulin, it is our duty likewise to mention many bold and conscientious writings on the subject of the “Society of Jesus,” recently published by the elder Dupin, Michelet, Quinet, Genin, and the Count de Saint Priest—works of high and impartial intellects in which
the fatal theories of the order are admirably exposed and condemned. We esteem ourselves happy, if we can bring one stone towards the erection of a strong and durable embank-ment which these generous hearts and noble minds are raising against the encroachments of an impure and always menacing flood.  ~ ES [184]
  • In 1754, the Chevalier de Bonneville established a Chapter of the advanced Degrees at Paris, in the College of Jesuits of Clermont, hence called the Chapter of Clermont. The system he there practiced received the name of the Rite of Perfection, or Rite of Heredom. The College of Clermont was, says Rebold (History of Three Grand Lodges, page 46) the asylum of the adherents of the House of Stuart, and hence, the Rite is to some extent tinctured with Stuart Freemasonry… there are reasons for believing the Jesuits took an interest in the invention of some Degrees and systems which were intended to advance their own interests. Wherever they touched the Institution they left the trail of the serpent and sought to convert Masonry’s pure philanthropy and toleration into political intrigue and religious bigotry. Hence it is believed that they had something to do with the invention of those Degrees, which were intended to aid the exiled house of Stuart in its efforts to regain the English throne [185].

God so loved the world He created His virgin-mother “Queen of Heaven” consort and commanded her to revisit us from time-to-time; reminding us to thank Him for saving us from hellfire by condemning Himself to death at the hands of men He specifically charged to murder Him in her presence as His own god-man son, and then have us celebrate the event by cannibalizing Him regularly as a transubstantiated cracker until we meet Saint Peter, hopefully for a favorable verdict after saying ten Hail Marys. I suggest such a deity requires intervention to stop the spread of detritus in an otherwise reasonable universe.

Having been raised on this fantasy, I spent more than fifty years with pursed lips reviewing a history that hardened my heart against two implacable enemies of mankind’s felicity. One is the gullibility that accepts it, mostly because its un-worthiness is nearly as old as the earth’s crust. Numerous versions of the same tall tale [186] preceded the dissimulators who merely dusted off ancient renditions and applied Peter-Pence polish to a final version. Since that day, charmed mobs have murdered critics and rubbed paunches on a spiritually anemic buffet that never satiates an appetite they pay dearly and daily in blood and coin.

The second enemy is the “Company” and friends of Loyola: a neo-speciation of colossal enormity that conjures the worst mortifications of mankind ever seen. This assembly resolutely preaches pious catalepsy in honor of the Queen of Heaven’s lust for world dominion, which is why she and her saints classically appear with globe in hand. Evidently, the universe is an insufficient province for the Negress of Montserrat; hence, she and Loyola’s legatees sponsor the boundless infamy of ‘ends-justify-means’ criminality to expand her tyranny on an earth her husband-son created and apparently “so loved”.

But Jesuit methods and doctrines have no precedent in the reported lives of Jesus or his mother. Hence, casuistry justifies vile misconducts against anyone who rejects the authority of minds and hearts that are purposely starved of natural affection. This latter negation of the Divine Performative’s logos and primacy shares much with the induced psychosis of dissociative mental programming. Malevolence therefore clings like tar to devotees of the practiced deceit that converts pliable pedestrians and their wealth into servile automata and holy treasure, or if that fails, to dust.

Being wilier than mass-murdering takfiris in Muslim drag, a clan of madmen Catholic Knights of Malta [xliv] herd them like cattle into hellfire, and have convinced the world to admire and defend their sacred lunacy. Moreover, not a few truly encounter other-dimensional beings, especially self-flagellating acolytes who, like Shia fire-walkers for Hussein, are crowned by unholy halos reserved for reiterative Saturnalias of mean spirited mischief making “for the greater good”. The noble millennial Jew is more likely to remove the trappings of defunct religion and embrace humanity than is the noble Jesuit, a creature that doesn’t exist except for the few whose blessed epiphany cast sufficient grace to grant them ex-Jesuit status. But however severe my censure, I submit that ignorance of their devilry is the greater stupidity because it supports the malignant mummery. Hence, this indicts leaders and hoi paloi on both sides of the Nile for standing like barber poles as witnesses for the defense of Our Lady of Hell’s ultramontanes.

My view of mankind’s subversion reveals much of complicit Jewry. However, the crypto-Jewish-Rosicrucian roots of Jesuit villainy have conveniently faded into victor-written obscurity along with their monstrous influence on world affairs these last five hundred-plus years, especially since the Great War. The Promethean avidity of this cult for cold-hearted calumny and universal fraud is as unparalleled in history as their intrigues are Olympian. Jesuit treachery towards innocent individuals, families, nations or federations is an interminable marathon of ruthlessness, and all is masked by the pretense of holiness dressed in self-serving charity and cunning misdirection, generally housed in close proximity to military, intelligence, police, judicial and administrative civil institutions and authorities.

Not a hadron of honest intent is found in their fellowship, save that which privately confesses the tyranny of a brainwashed delirium they believe is eternally virtuous. Lincoln (whom they murdered), John Adams, Jefferson, Washington, Samuel Morse, Napoleon, Lafayette, Dostoyevsky and countless other notables sternly warned us of these scoundrels, yet the cult continues on global dais of honor, even educating the world’s governors, jurists, spies and counselors with the “Hundred Year Plan of Confucius”, which causes the latter and their minions to lean towards obligation if not blackmail. This remarkable enigma is contingent on the confessional plus the incredulity that attends the human denial of confirmation bias. It is robustly reinforced by public relations programs such as annual Notre Dame (French) “Fighting Irish” (?) football games with the US Navy and select rivals since 1934, which contests occur independently of any registered football conference; besides, many of these teams are owned by Knights of Malta.

Moreover, Jesuit authoritarianism, for which an individual conscious or will are anathema, ceaselessly wars against genuine liberty while forbidding natural human relations and affection to professed cult members, excepting crypto-agents like Stalin who married a Jewess but refused his son the same liberty. Meanwhile, gentle folks and Mafiosi kneel and faithfully light candles at the feet of idols while kissing rings in scarlet shadows or a Roman Wall tauted as Solomon’s Temple. They support an incessant stream of papal declarations published on front pages of Zionist media attached to photo ops, dialogues and endless banking-, child trafficking and sex scandals. I suggest that lending such creatures the appearance of divine sanction is foolish, unless it is to keep enemies close enough for quick and final dispatch, which is actually what Jesuit Provincials do.

But stockholders of Pew Dwellers International Ltd. place hands on hearts to boldly bleat and carry Our Lady of Perpetual War’s several colors into fields of mass murder, rapine and collateral mayhem with holy gusto. The hysteria reduces specially targeted ranks of Jesuit-Vatican-Jewish adversaries, including truly pious but expendable dupes. This peculiar zeal reveals an emotive impress that guarantees blood baths and flag-waver mortification, especially when worshipers are estranged from nature and reason [xlv], but nevertheless self-declare as medal bearers of the Queen of Heaven’s global police force. The latter post-Chosin Reservoir cum Truman Doctrine outcome permitted US armed forces to liquidate, displace or otherwise discomfort upwards of twenty million people or more since WWII under Knights of Malta auspices [187].

Bereft of environmental sentience after feeding on Oprah and worthless abstractions such as capitalism, usury, democracy, central banking, fractional reserves and the grand Right-Left dialectic, obedient Yankee Doodle doers fill the earth with depleted uranium, displaced lead, displaced people, and sundry elements that defeat human felicity in the name of peace, exactly as the Bible predicted. Tolerance for the wretchedness they and Israel cause is added to the conditioned blood lust of sanguinary insensitivity. Those who imagine serving God and country for this “greater good” are extraordinarily stupid but extremely well trained.

Idolatry induces stupefaction, which is precisely why Jesuits excel in its practice. They promote apologetic addendums to genuine theology while publicly discounting the ancient praxis of its exceedingly effective praxis to control human will via fabricated belief systems supported by dumb idols—the more and bigger, the better. Whenever a symbol such as a cross, crucifix, crescent moon and star [188] or hero’s image is raised by respected cognates, a host of designations attend preconceived inferences and conclusions that immediately flood the minds of those so accustomed [189]. These constructs override rational thought and marshal submission to the will of skillfully appointed sophists. Suspension of independent reason in deference to the cult of indoctrination is guaranteed like post-hypnotic suggestion.

This is why Fra. Edmund Walsh (Jesuit) made certain he channeled MacArthur’s reception of Japanese and Korean capitulations as well as the American Chief Counsel’s (a Jew) machinations at Nuremberg’s Kangaroo Trials [190]. Eventually, said programming, when coaxed and teased by brilliant onsite handlers such as Walsh or Himmler’s Jesuit controllers, invites the breaking of the entire Decalogue in the name of fabricated honor [191]. This horrid stupidity manifests as Zionism, Catholic Actions and ‘Down With Assad’ crusades [192] as well as the Post-WWI&II implants that birthed the Muslim Brotherhood and ISIS [193]. Pre-modern techniques can be traced to a template devised by the Jewish mage, Abdullah Ibn Maymun [194].

  • It [is] evident that men aiming at the overthrow of the existing social order and of all accepted religion had existed from the earliest times, and that in the Cainites, the Carpocratians, the Manichæns, the Batinis, the Fatimites, and the Karmathites, many of Weishaupt’s ideas had already been foreshadowed. To the Manichæans, in fact, the word “Illuminati” may be traced — “gloriantur Manichæi se de caelo illuminatos.” It is in the sect of Abdullah ibn Maymun that we must seek the model for Weishaupt’s system of organization [195] [xlvi].
  • “Spartacus” [Weishaupt, Illuminati Founder and Jesuit pretending to hate Jesuits] writes to “Cato” that he is thinking of “warming up the old system of the Ghebers (Moloch worshipers) and Parsees (fire worshipers),” and it will be remembered that the Ghebers were one of the sects in which Dozy relates that Abdullah ibn Maymun found his true supporters. Weishaupt writes:

The allegory in which the Mysteries and Higher Grades must be clothed is Fire Worship and the whole philosophy of Zoroaster or of the old Parsees who nowadays only remain in India; therefore in the further degrees the Order is called “Fire Worship” (Feuerdienst), the “Fire Order,” or “Persian Order”—that is something magnificent beyond all expectation [196].

Our inveiglers literally came full circle in modern and post-modern eras to the Chaldean (Judeo-Mede) perversion of Zoroaster’s mono-theism as cited earlier [xlvii], i.e., to what eventually became the blueprint for Babylon’s Kabbala and Vatican hierarchy (College of Cardinals), including all seven sacraments and a bespoken evangelical born-again ‘blood baptism’ [197]. Loyola (a Marrano Jew backed by Marranos) [198] perfected the system of individual subversion under the guidance of a jinni that appeared to him as the Black Virgin of Montserrat. Adam Weishaupt, aided by Frankist Ba’al Shems like Cagliostro and sponsored by Frankfurt’s Jewish Bankers (many of whom were Marranos, ibid.), adapted, systematized, enlarged and spread the vanity among goys as a type of vainglorious metaphysical reformatory for gentlemen who admired medals and lofty but useless titles. They advanced chaos by repressing the free will of supplicants by steering it towards Grand Master shenanigans. Weishaupt’s rather serious persecution of Jesuits was likely a ruse, especially if one admits that Satanists care little to nothing for their flock and purposely sacrifice knights, pawns and bishops to topple enemy kings:

  • After 1787 [11 years after founding the Illuminati] he renounced all active connection with secret societies and again drew near to the Church, displaying remarkable zeal… He died on 18 Nov. 1830, reconciled with the Church, which, as a youthful professor, he had doomed to death and destruction [199].
  • Jews in disguise predate the Inquisition by more than a thousand years [200].

Weishaupt, backed by wealthy Jews, was a front man for Olympian sons of Cain. Illuminati and Jesuit systems, like Mithraism, slay the virile bull of human willpower then bathe it in the Tauraboleum, converting it to a blood drenched servant of idolatry [201]. The copiously reworked myth realigns human spines with self-serving doctrines comprising a phantom menagerie of ancient menace, estranged from liberty but bearing the appearance of divine sanction. The odoriferous conditioning requires ‘not knowing’ one has been victimized by an occult monolith that reaches into antiquity, another matter that escapes histories taught in Universities of Ichor.

Being too stupid to own the shame of complicity, not a few children of the people graduate immune to correction. Others remain oblivious and still others refuse to admit their pew-dwelling cattle status under the skirt and solar-god halo of Our Lady of New York Harbor or Britania’s Crown. All have been rustled into political corrals. Master cattle barons—initiated Magi, B’nai B’rith Jews, high degree Freemasons and 4th degree Jesuits—consider them profane. As such, they are despised and marked as unworthy of corpuscular merit except when served up as useful prizes at dog and pony shows for idiots, or as chagrined politicians, or as disarmed and disarming celebrities and football heroes, or as Kissinger’s dog-tagged cannon fodder defending the ‘American Way’.

This same association of exceptionals was still gelding boys for the blessed virgin’s castrati choirs in the 19th century. They always live apart from hearths of faithful marriage and family, claiming ‘spiritual class’ dispensations from normal social responsibilities because they are ‘gifted’ or have a ‘special calling’, which is far from humble because it appeals to human pride as part of the recruitment strategy. They hold fast to the legacy of the “Eternal Flame’—think Arlington Cemetery, Olympic Torch or Catholic Sanctuary Lamps, etc.—bequeathed by the coven Mohammed warned of when he wrote to the King of Persia [202].

Having sown winds of tolerance for the ongoing Sadducee menace of rootless oligarchs and corporate personhood, the world is reaping whirlwinds of woe with more to come as we approach the promised wrath of Armageddon. All the while this cult laughs at the frontal lobe indolence of those who claim religion, literacy and scientific reasoning while governments turn pineal glands to stone with fluoride. As for the stupidity of this Dunning-Kruger groupthink:

  • The real problem isn’t East Coast elites who don’t understand or care about rural America. The real problem is that rural Americans don’t understand the causes of their own situations and fears and they have shown no interest in finding out. They don’t want to know why they feel the way they do or why they are struggling because they don’t want to admit it is in large part because of the choices they’ve made and the horrible things they’ve allowed themselves to believe… They don’t understand themselves or the reasons for their anger and frustration… and will never listen to anyone outside their bubble… because Christian fundamentalism, by its very nature, is not built on facts… and they are very susceptible to propaganda [203].
  • Stupidity is a more dangerous enemy of good than malice. One may protest evil; it can be exposed and, if need be, prevented by use of force. Evil always carries the germ of its own subversion and leaves behind a sense of unease. Against stupidity we are defenseless. Neither protests nor the use of force accomplish anything here; reasons fall on deaf ears; facts that contradict one’s prejudgment simply need not be believed—in such moments the stupid person even becomes critical—and when facts are irrefutable they are just pushed aside as inconsequential, as incidental. In all this the stupid person, in contrast to the malicious one, is utterly self-satisfied and, being easily irritated, becomes dangerous by going on the attack. For that reason, greater caution is called for than with a malicious one. Never again will we try to persuade the stupid person with reasons, for it is senseless and dangerous [204].
  • Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.  ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

NOTES:

[1] Greenberg J (2018). Catholic Archbishop: Sexually Abusing Children Helps Priests ‘Connect With God’. Online, (17Feb18).

[2]      Sue E (1900). The Wandering Jew. NY: AL Burt (p. 159).

[3]      Zaid O (2013). CYBELE: The Genesis of Catholic Mariolatry. Online (06Feb18).

[4]      Jesuits knew Chairman Mao planned to annihilate MacArthur’s Marines at the Chosin Reservoir. See: Roe PC (nd). Treachery at Chosin: Regarding the Cambridge Five. Cambridge University has always been a Jesuit Stronghold.

[5]      The Crescent Moon and Star have nothing whatsoever to do with Islam.

[6]      See: The Subversion of Reason, Op. Cit.

[7]      Szymanski G (2010). Kingpin Jesuit Edmund Walsh Puppetmaster for FDR, Stalin and Eisenhower. Online: (01Feb2018)

[8]      An example is the carpet-bombing of Korea: Curtis Lemay boasted that Strategic Air Command “burned down just about every city in North and South Korea both.” He estimated that “over a period of three years or so, we killed off twenty percent of the population” … in addition to 180,000 Chinese soldiers.

[9]      Rutar S (2014). Beyond the Balkans: Towards an Inclusive History of Southeastern Europe. Germany: LIT Verlag Münster.

[10]     Engdhal FW (2016). The Lost Hegemon. KINDLE: mine.Books. Also see The Hand of Iblis, Op. Cit.

[11]     See: Zaid O (2008). THE HAND OF IBLIS, ibid.

[12]     Silvestre de Sacy (1818). “Mémoires sur la Dynastie des Assassins,” Mémoires de l’Institut Royal de France, Vol. IV. (1818).

[13]     “Our worst enemies the Jesuits.” — Letter from Spartacus, Originalschriften, p. 306; Figuier, 
Histoire de Merveilleux, IV. 77; Originalschriften des Illuminatenordens, p. 230.

[14]     Hislop, Op. cit.

[15]     Prinz J (1973). The Secret Jews. Random House. NB: these Crypto Jews took control of the inquisition and persecuted their fellow Jews to protect their inner circle and rid themselves of competition. Zionists, during WWII, particularly targeted genuinely pious Jews and those opposed to their scheme.

[16]     Gruber H (1910). Illuminati. In, The Catholic Encyclopedia. NY Robert Appleton Company. Online (20February2018).

[17]     Malloch DK ((2006). Christ and the Taurabolium. UK: LOCHAN Press, Leven.

        Zaid O (2011). Sabazios: A Hidden Hand of Religious Deceit. Online, (06Feb18).

[18]     Letter to the Persian Shah, Khosrau II: “He has sent me for the guidance of all people so that I may warn them all of His wrath and may present the unbelievers with an ultimatum. Embrace Islam so that you may remain safe. And if you refuse to accept Islam, you will be responsible for the sins of the Magi.”

[19]      Forsetti RS (2018). Christian white America has a dark and terrifying underbelly. Online, Raw Story.

[20]     Bonhoeffer D (2010). ‘After Ten Years’ in Letters and Papers from Prison (Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works/English, vol. 8) Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press.

ENDNOTES:

[i]       Mumford S (nd). Population Growth & National Security. Research Triangle Park, NC, NY: Humanist Press. Excerpt: Ancient Catholic order of knights sworn to defend the Papacy. They have dominated the CIA (e.g., Wild Bill Donovan, Gilvert Tenet, Allen Foster Dulles, James Jesus Angelton and many others, including General Westmoreland. Almost all the heads and major ranking officers of the CIA have either been Knights of Malta or Freemasons; Also, Louis Freeh (FBI Chief), J. Gordon Liddy, and Blackwater’s CEO were KOM. They were instrumental in Operation GLADIO and other false flag ops, and dominated the P2 Freemasonic Lodge involved in a remarkable Vatican Scandal.

Visup S (2017). Hidden History of the Knights of Malta, Part I. Online (23Feb18). Extract: And with that I shall wrap things up for now with the following thoughts: the Knights of Malta emerged during the Crusades and spent nearly two centuries roaming the Holy Lands. There they likely encountered a host of esoteric ideologies from the likes of the Nizari, Mandeans, Yazidis, Druze and possibly even the Sabians and Sufis. It has been long suspected that their fellow Crusading military order the Knights Templar adopted some type of esoteric doctrine derived from some combination of these groups. The Templar are then suppressed and persecuted in Europe, with the Knights Hospitaller ending up with their properties, members and possibly whatever occultic doctrines the Templars subscribed too. Certainly this more than echoes modern encounters of Men in Black who perform a similar function in regards to UFO revelations. For the Knights of Malta, this was only the beginning. In the years to come they would encounter even more strange doctrines that they potentially embraced internally while suppressing among the general public. On the whole this is in rather stark contrast to speculative theories of the Knights Templar. If the Templars did in fact inspire Freemasonry, they ultimately made a host of esoteric doctrines accessible to the public at large through their lodges. The Knights of Malta, by contrast, preferred to keep this knowledge hidden.

[ii]      In creating the foundations for the technological society, the brilliant philosophers at the core of the Enlightenment accidentally created a society of hapless utopians, incapable of placing human activity squarely within the range of biological nature… Cartesian dualism, enabled the reductionism of modern science by removing psyche from the world, Descartes inadvertently structured modern science to conceive of the human being as outside of nature… Francis Bacon, a legendary classical liberal and scientific thinker, gave this separation a deeper element of sinister power-fantasy. If humankind was distinct from the natural world, then we could in fact treat it as our servant, our slave. – Alexander Blum, How the Enlightenment Seperated us from Nature, online (22Feb18).

[iii]            The sixth Khalifa Hakim, was raised to a deity after his death and is worshipped to this day by the Druses. Under the direction of the Dar ul Hikmat or Grand Lodge of Cairo, the Fatimites continued the plan of Abdullah ibn Maymn’s secret society with the addition of two more degrees making nine in all. Their method of enlisting proselytes and term of initiation—which, as Claudio Jannet points out, “are absolutely those which Weishaupt, the founder of the Illuminati, prescribed to the ‘Insinuating Brothers'” — were transcribed by the fourteenth-century historian Nowairi in a description that may be summarized thus:

The proselytes were broadly divided into two classes, the learned and the ignorant … the Dai assumed an air of profundity and explained that religious doctrines were too abstruse for the ordinary mind… In the second degree the initiate was persuaded that all his former teachers were wrong… with the fifth degree the process of undermining his religion began, he was now told to reject tradition and to disregard the precepts of Mohammed; in the sixth he was taught that all religious observances—prayer, fasting, etc.—were only emblematic that in fact all these things were devices to keep the common herd of men in subordination; in the seventh the doctrines of Dualism, of a greater and a lesser deity, were introduced and the unity of God—fundamental doctrine of Islamism was destroyed; in the eighth a great vagueness was expressed on the attributes of the first and greatest of these deities, and it was pointed out that real prophets were those who concerned themselves with practical matters— political institutions and good forms of government; finally, in the ninth, the adept was shown that all religious teaching was allegorical and the religious precepts need only be observed in so far as it is necessary to maintain order, but the man who understands the truth may disregard all such doctrines.   — Claudio Jannet (1887). Les Précurseurs de la Franc-Maçonnerie, p.58.

[iv]            The Rosicrucian‘s derived their system, which would appear to have been a compound of ancient esoteric doctrines of Arabian and Syrian magic, and of Jewish Cabalism, partly inherited from the Templars but reinforced by direct contact with Cabalistic Jews in Germany. The Rose-Croix, says Mirabeau “were a mystical, Cabalistic, theological, and magical sect,” and Rosicrucianism thus became in the seventeenth century the generic title by which everything of the nature of Cabalism, Theosophy, Alchemy, Astrology, and Mysticism was designated. Their frightful maxims are only to the members of the 5th, 6th and 7th Lodges, whilst those of the first three know nothing, and those of the 4th act without knowing what they do. They derive from England, and the founder was that infamous Cromwell, first Bishop and then lover of Anne Boleyn, and then beheaded for his crimes, called in his day: the scourge of rulers‘.

Heckethorn, Secret Societies of All Ages & Countries, vol. I. p 342.

AE Waite, The Works of Thomas Vaughn, Biographical Preface, p. xii.

Charlotte Fell Smith, John Dee, p. 182.

4 Comments on “THE ICHOR of JESUITISM by Dr. Omar

  1. “Ignatius de Loyola”,
    THE KNIGHT TEMPLAR/JESUIT
    ‘ICSTUM NACAR REGES IMPIOS,’

    ‘It is just to annihilate impious rulers.’

    But what of Iñigo’s education?

    Determined on a priestly life, Iñigo de Loyola returned to Barcelona from Jerusalem in the spring of 1524. He spent the next three years in Spain getting the requisite Latin.

    Since direct contact with the Bible was prohibited by law, his reading coursed the humanities.

    With the esoteric experience of his Spiritual Exercises, he charmed the wives of important men. He received frequent invitations to dine at elegant tables, but preferred to beg food door to door and distribute the choice pickings to the poor and sick. He lived in an attic and slept on the floorboards, trying desperately to persuade God of his worthiness. He prayed for six hours each day, attended mass three times a week, confessed every Sunday, and continued whipping himself. He devised secret penances, such as boring holes in his shoes and going barefoot in winter.

    Sometimes the Exercises aroused in his followers instances of bizarre conduct – swooning, long spells of fainting or melancholia, rolling about the ground, being gripped with corpse-like rigidity.

    The Spanish Inquisition investigated him on suspicion of preaching Gnostic illuminism. When Iñigo insisted that he was not preaching at all, but was merely talking about the things of God in a familiar way, the Inquisitor released him. In successive frays, the Inquisition ordered Iñigo (1) to get rid of his eccentric clothing and dress like other students, (2) to refrain from holding meetings until he had completed four years of study, and (3) to refrain from defining what constituted a grave sin. Wearying of the harassment, he decided to seek his four years of education beyond the Inquisition’s reach.

    He set out for the University of Paris with a pack mule carrying his belongings. He arrived at the University on February 2, 1528, and soon afterward registered in the run-down old College of Montaigu. John Calvin, who would become Protestantism’s great theological systems designer, was leaving Montaigu just as Loyola arrived. Erasmus, the College’s most famous alumnus, remembered graduating from Montaigu “with nothing except an infected body and a vast array of lice.” The student body consisted mostly of wayward Parisian boys kept under harsh discipline; Iñigo was thirty-seven.

    Paris was expensive, even for students. Much of the funds Iñigo had raised in Barcelona had been stolen by one of his disciples. In early 1529 he went into Belgium, where it is believed he received money from people close to the Holy Roman Emperor. One of these was Juan de Cuellar, Treasurer of the Kingdom of Spain. Another was Luis Vives, personal secretary to the Emperor’s aunt, Queen Catherine of England, and private tutor to her daughter, Princess Mary (afterward the “Bloody” Queen). Iñigo returned to Paris much better off. He upgraded his lodgings.

    In October, he left Montaigu and enrolled at the College of Ste. Barbe across the street. He pursued a course in arts and philosophy that would last three and a half years. His name appears on the Ste. Barbe registry as “Ignatius de Loyola.” Some Jesuit historians have guessed he adopted the name in veneration of Ignatius of Antioch, an early Christian martyr. It was at Ste. Barbe that Iñigo began earnestly organizing his army, but not before traveling again to Belgium to ask Juan de Cuellar and Luis Vives for yet more money.

    Armed with his command of the Templar secrets and with introductions provided by the Emperor and Vives, Ignatius crossed to England. This significant voyage is mentioned only once in his autobiography. He admits that he “returned with more alms than he usually did in other years.” Perhaps Queen Catherine, the Emperor’s aunt, introduced him to the Howards and the Petres, known to be among the first families to receive and nourish Jesuits sent to England.

    Starting with his two Ste. Barbe roommates, Ignatius soon gathered a circle of six close friends ranging in age from teens to early twenties. Somewhat like himself, they were adventurous, impressionable, intelligent, and unpersuaded of the Bible’s supreme authority.

    Their fondest dream was to save the Holy Land from the Muslims by performing heroic Templaresque exploits. One by one Ignatius gave them the Spiritual Exercises, and one by one they became disciples. Within a few years they were calling themselves La Compañìa de Iesus, the Company of Jesus.

    On August 15, 1534, Feast Day of the Assumption of the Virgin into heaven, the companions swore oaths of service to the Blessed Virgin in Ste. Marie’s Church at Montmartre, and to St. Denis, patron saint of France, in his chapel. (The experience of the Montmartre Oaths must have been intense, for Francis Xavier, who would become St. Francis, Apostle to the East, made the Spiritual Exercises with “a penitential fervor,” says Broderick in Origin of the Jesuits, “that nearly cost him the use of his limbs.”) They vowed poverty, chastity, and to rescue Jerusalem from the Muslims. However, should the rescue prove infeasible within a year, they vowed to undertake without question whatever other task the pope might require of them.

    Well before a year had passed, Clement VII died and the Jerusalem dream was overwhelmed by more present dangers. Luther’s Bible in German was creating defection in record numbers throughout Germany, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. In France, the response to LeFevre’s Bible was so decisive that King Francis I exclaimed that he would behead his own children if he found them harboring the blasphemous heresies acquirable through direct contact with scripture. England was lost in its entirety, due not to Bible reading, which Henry VIII prosecuted as avidly as any pope, but to the royal love life. Henry had demanded that Clement VII grant him a divorce from the Emperor’s Aunt Catherine, and then recognize the Protestant-oriented Anne Boleyn as his new Queen. When Clement stood mute, Henry took all of England away from Rome and made himself

    “complete owner of the lands and tenements [of England], as well at law as in equity.”

    Clement VII was succeeded by the oldest cardinal, an erudite humanist with formidable diplomatic skills, 66-year-old Alessandro Farnese. Cardinal Farnese had been privately educated in the household of Lorenzo d’Medici and had been appointed Treasurer of the Vatican in 1492. He was crowned Pope Paul III.

    Vatican wags called Farnese “Cardinal Petticoat” because his strikingly beautiful sister Giulia had been mistress to the licentious Pope Alexander VI, for which the same wags nicknamed her “Bride of Christ.”

    Giulia posed undraped for the statue of the Goddess Justice that still reclines voluptuously on Paul III’s tomb in St. Peter’s Basilica. Two centuries later, at the command, in the interests of decency, of Pius IX, the first pope to be officially declared infallible, Giulia’s exposed breasts were fitted with a metal blouse.

    Paul III is a major figure in the history of the Society of Jesus, and consequently of the United States of America, since it was he who approved, in the summer of 1539, Ignatius de Loyola’s business plan. Ignatius proposed a “minimal society” that would “do battle in the Lord God’s service under the banner of the Cross.” The militia would be very small, no more than sixty members, and each would have to take four vows – of poverty, chastity, obedience to the Church, and a vow of special obedience to the pope.

    They would not be confined to any specific parish but would be dispersed throughout the world according to the papacy’s needs. They would wear no particular habit, but would dress according to the environment in which they found themselves. They would infiltrate the world in an unpredictable variety of pursuits – as doctors, lawyers, authors, reforming theologians, financiers, statesmen, courtiers, diplomats, explorers, tradesmen, merchants, poets, scholars, scientists, architects, engineers, artists, printers, philosophers, and whatever else the world might demand and the Church require.

    Their head would be a Superior General. In the Constitutions which Ignatius was writing, the Superior General would be “obeyed and reverenced at all times as the one who holds the place of Christ our Lord.” The phrase “holds the place of Christ” means that the Superior General would share with the Pope, at a level unperceived by the general public, the divine title of “Vicar of Christ” first claimed by Gelasius I on May 13, 495.

    Loyola’s completed Constitutions would repeat five hundred times that one is to see Christ in the person of the Superior General. The General’s equal status with the Pope, advantaged by an obscurity that renders him virtually invisible, is why the commander-in-chief of the Society of Jesus has always been called Papa Nero, the Black Pope.

    The Superior General’s small army would be trained by the Spiritual Exercises to practice a brand of obedience Loyola termed contemplativus in actione, active contemplation, instantaneous obedience with all critical thought suppressed. As stated in Section 353.1 of the Exercises,

    “We must put aside all judgment of our own, and keep the mind ever ready and prompt to obey in all things the hierarchical Church.”

    But Jesuit obedience would be more than mere obedience of the will. An obedient will suppresses what it would do in order to obey what a superior wants done. Ignatius demanded obedience of the understanding. An obedient understanding alters its perception of reality according to the superior’s dictates. Section 365.13 declares,
    “We must hold fast to the following principle: What seems to me white, I will believe black if the hierarchical Church so defines.”

    Francis Xavier would later describe this quality of submission in a vow that unintentionally summarized the Jesuit mission:

    “I would not even believe in the Gospels were the Holy Church to forbid it.”

    The Society does not open its extreme oath of obedience to public inspection. However, a script alleged to be a true facsimile was translated by Edwin A. Sherman and deposited in the Library of Congress with the number bx3705.s56. According to this document, when a Jesuit of the minor rank is to be elevated to command, he is conducted into the Chapel of the Convent of the Order, where there are only three others present, the principal or Superior standing in front of the altar. On either side stands a monk, one of whom holds a banner of yellow and white, which are the Papal colors, and the other a black banner with a dagger and red cross above a skull and crossbones, with the initials ‘I.N.R.I.,’ and below them the words ‘ICSTUM NACAR REGES IMPIOS,’ the meaning of which is ‘It is just to annihilate impious rulers.’

    [Biblically, these initials represent the Roman inscription above Christ’s head on the cross: ‘Jesus of Nazareth King of the Jews.’]

    On the floor is a red cross upon which the postulant or candidate kneels. The Superior hands him a small black crucifix, which he takes in his left hand and presses to his heart and the Superior at the same time presents to him a dagger, which he grasps by the blade and holds the point against his heart, the Superior still holding it by the hilt….

    The Superior gives a preamble, and then administers the oath:

    I,—————————, now, in the presence of Almighty God,
    the Blessed Virgin Mary, the blessed Michael the Archangel, the blessed St. Paul and all the Saints and sacred Hosts of Heaven, and to you, my Ghostly Father, the Superior General of the Society of Jesus, founded by Ignatius Loyola, in the Pontificate of Paul the Third, and continued to the present, do by the Womb of the Virgin, the Matrix of God, and the Rod of Jesus Christ, declare and swear, that His Holiness the Pope is Christ’s Vice-Regent and is the true and only Head of the Catholic and Universal Church throughout the earth; and that by virtue of the keys of binding and loosing, given to His Holiness by my Savior, Jesus Christ, he hath power to depose heretical kings, princes, states, commonwealths and governments, all being illegal without his sacred confirmation, and that they may safely be destroyed.

    Therefore, to the utmost of my power, I shall and will defend this doctrine and His Holiness’ right and custom against all usurpers of the heretical or Protestant authority whatever, especially the Lutheran Church of Germany, Holland, Denmark,

    Sweden and Norway, and the now pretended authority and churches of England and Scotland, and branches of the same now established in Ireland and on the Continent of America and elsewhere; and all adherents in regard that they be usurped and heretical, opposing the sacred Mother Church of Rome.

    I do now renounce and disown any allegiance as due to any heretical king, prince, or state named Protestants or Liberals, or obedience to any of their laws, magistrates or officers.

    I do further declare that the doctrines of the churches of England and Scotland, of the Calvinists, Huguenots and others of the name Protestants or Liberals to be damnable, and they themselves damned and to be damned who will not forsake the same.

    I do further declare that I will help, assist and advise all or any of His Holiness’ agents in any place wherever I shall be, in Switzerland, German, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, England, Ireland, or America, or in any other kingdom or territory I shall come to, and do my uttermost to extirpate the heretical Protestants or Liberals’ doctrines and to destroy all their pretended powers, regal or otherwise.

    I do further promise and declare that, notwithstanding I am dispensed with, to assume any religion heretical, for the propagating of the Mother Church’s interest, to keep secret and private all her agents’ counsels from time to time, as they may entrust me, and not to divulge, directly or indirectly, by word, writing, or circumstance whatever; but to execute all that shall be proposed, given in charge or discovered unto me, by you, my Ghostly Father, or any of this sacred convent.

    I do further promise and declare that I will have no opinion or will of my own, or any mental reservation whatever, even as a corpse or cadaver, but will unhesitatingly obey each and every command that I may receive from my superiors in the Militia of the Pope and of Jesus Christ.

    That I will go to any part of the world whithersoever I may be sent, to the frozen regions of the North, the burning sands of the desert of Africa, or the jungles of India, to the centers of civilization of Europe, or to the wild haunts of the barbarous savages of America, without murmuring or repining, and will be submissive in all things whatsoever communicated to me.

    I furthermore promise and declare that I will, when opportunity presents, make and wage relentless war, secretly or openly, against all heretics, Protestants and Liberals, as I am directed to do, to extirpate and exterminate them from the face of the whole earth; and that I will spare neither age, sex, or condition; and that I will hang, burn, waste, boil, flay, strangle and bury alive these infamous heretics, rip up the stomachs and wombs of their women and crush their infants’ heads against the walls, in order to annihilate forever their execrable race. That when the same cannot be done openly, I will secretly use the poisoned cup, the strangulating cord, the steel of the poinard or the leaden bullet, regardless of the honor, rank, dignity, or authority of the person or persons, whatever may be their condition in life, either
    public or private, as I at any time may be directed so to do by any agent of the Pope or Superior of the Brotherhood of the Holy Faith, of the Society of Jesus.

    In confirmation of which, I hereby dedicate my life, my soul, and all my corporeal powers, and with this dagger which I now receive, I will subscribe my name written in my own blood, in testimony thereof; and should I prove false or weaken in my determination, may my brethren and fellow soldiers of the Militia of the Pope cut off my hands and my feet, and my throat from ear to ear, my belly opened and sulphur burned therein, with all the punishment that can be inflicted upon me on earth and my soul be tortured by demons in an eternal hell forever!

    All of which I,———————–, do swear by the blessed Trinity and blessed Sacrament, which I am now to receive, to perform and on my part to keep inviolably; and do call all the heavenly and glorious host of heaven to witness these
    my real intentions to keep this my oath.

    In testimony hereof I take this most holy and blessed Sacrament of the Eucharist, and witness the same further, with my name written with the point of this dagger dipped in my own blood and sealed in the face of this holy Convent.

    He receives the wafer from the Superior and writes his name with the point of his dagger dipped in his own blood taken from over the heart….

    When Ignatius concluded his presentation, the Pope reportedly cried out “Hoc est digitus Dei!” – “This is the fingerstroke of God!” On September 27, 1540, Paul III sealed his approval with the highest and most solemn form of papal pronouncement, a document known as a “bull” (from the Latin bulla, meaning “bubble,” denoting the attached ovoid or circular seal bearing the pope’s name). Paul’s bull ordaining the Jesuits is entitled Regimini militantis ecclesiae, “On the Supremacy of the Church Militant.” The title forms a cabalistic device common to pagan Roman divining. Known as notariqon, this device is an acronym that enhances the meaning of its initialized words.

    “Regimini militantis ecclesiae” produces the notariqon “R[O]ME,” the empire whose salvation the Society of Jesus was ordained by this bull to secure through the arts of war.

    The following April, the original six and a few other members elected Ignatius de Loyola their first Superior General. What had been approved as a minimal society soon multiplied to a thousand strong. Ignatius did this by administering to only sixty the extreme oath of obedience to the pope, while admitting hundreds more under lesser oaths. Ever since, the exact size of the Society has been known only to the Superior General. As the world gained increasing numbers of doctors, lawyers, authors, reforming theologians, financiers, statesmen, courtiers, diplomats, explorers, tradesmen, merchants, poets, scholars, scientists, architects, engineers,
    artists, printers, and philosophers, it was extremely difficult for an ordinary citizen to tell which were Jesuits and which were not. Not even Jesuits could say for sure, because of a provision in the Constitutions (Sections 81–86 of Part I) which authorizes the Superior General to “receive agents, both priestly agents to help in
    spiritual matters and lay agents to give aid in temporal and domestic functions.” Called “coadjutors,” these lay agents could be of any religious denomination, race, nationality, or sex. They took an oath which bound them “for whatever time the Superior General of the Society should see fit to employ them in spiritual or temporal services.” This provision was availed by so many black popes that the French had a name for people suspected of being Jesuit agents: les robes-petites (“short-robes”). The English called them “short-coats” or “Ignatians.”

    Within two years of Regimini militantis ecclesiae, Paul III appointed the Society to administer the Roman Inquisition (not to be confused with the Spanish Inquisition, which reported only to the Spanish crown). When the Jesuits were comfortable with the Inquisition, Paul made his move to “reconcile” with the Protestants.

  2. JESUITS A SYNAGOGUE OF JEWS

    THE FOUNDATION OF JEWISH AND JESUIT EDUCATION:
    A CONCISE COMPARISON
    Yechezkel Moskowitz
    Advanced Foundations of Education
    7/13/2014
    Professor David Himes
    University of Scranton

    Abstract
    Unlike the educational system in the United States, which has lacked true sense of direction since its foundation. There have been educational systems throughout history, which have had a set goal s in mind since their inception. These educational systems are usually coupled with a form of religious observance. Of those goal oriented educational systems, the Jesuit and Jewish brands of education are two very important systems to analyze. The similarities between these two systems are very noticeable when one takes a closer look at their inner workings. The purpose of this reflection essay is to analyze the most basic level of core values for both these systems of religious education, and to simply compare the two side by side.

    The Foundations of Jewish and Jesuit Education: A Comparison

    Education being about more than just a form of transmitting basic survival skills has been on the mind of humanity since the earliest forms of civilization. In the earliest Egyptian written records there is evidence of a formal educational system in place. This Education was usually only available to the wealthy and the connected. It was designed to teach basic communication skills such as writing, language, and trade. Agricultural and religious practices were taught as well. However, there is no indication that these institutions had established a system of education for the sake of knowledge or the betterment of mankind. Rather, “the education was determined wholly by social need and was thus essentially technical and professional” (Laurie, 1893). It would not be until around 2000 years later in the 2nd millennium B.C.E., that through a divine revelation to a newly freed nation of Egyptian slaves, a different form of education would come into the world.

    Foundations of Jewish Education: Devotion to God through Revelation

    Jewish tradition, as passed down from generation to generation, tells that on the seventh day of the third month of the year 2,448 from the creation of the world (1312 B.C.E.). God revealed himself to approximately three million Jews standing at the foot of Mount Sinai and said, “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.” (Ex. 20:2). God then proceeded to give Moses the nine other commandments, and the Old Testament, in order to teach to it to the Jews. The Written Law coupled with the Oral Law as given over by Moses, would be from then on to this very day, “[…] a law, an inheritance of the congregation of Jacob” (Deut. 33:4). The Old Testament-or rather the Torah for my discussion- and the oral law, are believed to be a blueprint for every Jew on how lead a life of servitude and devotion to God. Naturally, teaching and studying all aspects of the Torah plays a central and integral role in Jewish Society to this very day.

    The Power of Tradition

    The transmission of the Torah has remained virtually the same since its reception over three thousand years ago. The Torah is vertically transmitted from generation to generation in the same fashion as famed anthropologist Margaret Mead put it, “by the old mature and experienced teacher (in our case a Rebbie, meaning a Torah Scholar) to the young immature and inexperienced pupil” (Mead, 1958). This tried and true method of Transmission has been an integral part of Jewish Education since its foundation. The Vertical aspect is so important, that “A student should not say anything which he has not heard from his teacher unless he mentions who he learned the matter from” (Maimonides, 1177). The Reason for such strict conduct is based on the how Jewish Tradition dictates, that the Torah in its entirety was given by God to Moses on Mount Sinai. This is brought to point in the Talmud (Tractate Brachot, Folio 5A) by Rabbi Levi the son of Chana (290 C.E) who said it in the name of Rabbi Shimon the son of Lakish (200 C.E.):

    Why does it say in the Torah, (ex. 24:12) “And I shall pass on to you the stone tablets, the Torah and the Commandments that I wrote down for you to command them”. The [word] Tablets [in the verse]; [refers] are the Ten Commandments. The Torah; is the Old Testament. The Commandments; is the oral law. That I wrote down for you; is the Prophets and the Writings. To command them; is the Talmudic texts. From here [the above deductions] we see that all the above was given to Moses at Sinai.

    Therefore, in Jewish Scholarship, sourcing is imperative, as every code of law or dictum must be sourced in order to verify that it has been passed via vertical transmission.

    Moral and Ethical development

    Like it was stated before, the purpose of Torah study is to ensure the knowledge of proper servitude to God. This means that the Scholars who transmit the Torah and all its laws, are to be men of the highest caliber; men with an unwavering set of divinely inspired morals and ethical behavior. To the point that,

    It is prohibited to learn from a teacher who does not go in the good path – even if he is a great scholar and the people need him – until he repents and rectifies his ways […] for he is the messenger of god, and our sages teach us that we may only study by a teacher who is like an Angel of Heaven (Maimonides, 1177)

    Simply stated, people are only as good as their role models. As a society that is built around the idea of being devoted to God, and must be an example of that devotion to all the nations around them. It’s only logical that, “the old mature and experienced teacher” must be exactly that, an example to all those around him. Through the right form of conduct the Jewish people would fit the description in Samuel II (7:23)

    “Who is like your nation Israel – a unique nation in the land.”

    Foundations of Jesuit Education

    The Society of Jesus – whose members were known as Jesuits – was founded in the 16th century by a Spanish knight, Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556) as a society within the Catholic Church that would bring forth the glory of God to the world. Interestingly, the early years of the order attracted many so called New Christians, as a way to avoid expulsion from the Iberian Peninsula or worse, the hell fire of the Auto De Fe. Most fascinating, is how the Jesuits had ties with Jews early on.

    The Jesuits remained true to Christian principles longer than many other Catholic institutions in Spain. Facing wide spread pressure to adopt “racial legislation”, it was only in 1593 […] that the Jesuits instituted purity of blood legislation. Until then, those with “Jewish blood” were welcomed and some of these reached high positions in the order, including Ignatius’ secretary, Juan Alfonso de Polanco, and his successor as Superior General, Diego Laynez, who was a significant intellectual leader of the Catholic Reformation. Francisco de Toledo, also of Jewish descent, was the first Jesuit to be appointed a cardinal. New Christians were so common in the order that King Phillip II of Spain termed the Jesuits

    “a synagogue of Hebrews.”

    (The fascinating subject of Jesuits and Jewish blood has received a full and expert treatment in Robert Aleksander Maryks’ recent work The Jesuit Order as a Synagogue of Jews.). (Shapiro, 2013)

    With this knowledge in mind, I read the article, Higher Standards by Dean Brackley S.J. and furthered my research by reading selections from A Jesuit Education Reader by George W Traub SJ. What I found astonishing was that there were so many themes within a Jesuit Education that resembled classic Jewish thought.

    Devotion to God trough Social Justice

    Jesuits are educators for the greater glory of God, following in the mind of Ignatius Loyola that an Educator must help others “find peace and direction in their lives out of the inspiration of the gospels” (Gray, 2008). It is my understanding, that this is the motivation for Jesuit institutions to put an emphasis on inspiring their students to better the world as they know it. A Jesuit Education will make them aware of the troubles of others. Through this awareness and the desire to go out into the world to promote Social Justice, the students will find peace and direction out of following in the ways of the Christian spirit, emulating the just ways of God himself.

    Finding God in all Things

    A Jesuit’s education desires to instill devotion to God through seeing the world through God’s eyes. Seeing God in all things enables the student to feel the tremendous gift that god has bestowed on him, life itself. With this self-awareness, a student will see the endless gifts of God all around him and desire to partner in God’s work, the betterment of the world. Brackley defines this higher standard as the goal of education, wisdom in the language of faith.

    Wisdom, not mere information is the goal of education. Again, let us study obscure insects and obscure authors […] but let the study be part of a quest to understand what life means, how life and well-being are threatened and how they can flourish. […] In the language of faith (Brackley, 2006)

    Seeking Truth
    Jesuit Education aspires to instill within the student an inbred ability to seek out the truth. This is done by students freeing themselves from bias through “uncovering hidden interests inside us and outside us” (Brackley, 2006). This concept of self-reflection is consistent with Judeo-Christian values and are well within the realm of Ignatius’ ideal of experience and awareness. When a student can engage in the suffering of others they are challenged with the question “what am I doing with my life? (Brackley, 2006) Without such questions, a student will never aspire to achieve greatness for the benefit of mankind.

    Conclusion

    I must emphasize that until I began my higher education in a Jesuit Institution, I was unaware that a Jesuit education is a Christian Education at its core. However, from a Jewish perspective that is not necessarily a negative thing. On the contrary, if Jesuits truly follow in the true Christian spirit as written by Pope John II in his Ex Corde Ecclesiae “to service others in promoting social justice…” (No. 34) and “…serve the human community on a national and international level” (Paul II, 1990) then it is something to be observed and even learned from. Such a concept is not my own innovation by any stretch of the imagination. The Talmud in Tractate Kiddushin, Folio 33A states that the great Jewish sage, Rabbi Yochanan (279 C.E.) would stand for non-Jewish scholars out of respect for their wisdom. Maimonides went further, and wrote in the introduction to his commentary for Chapters of our fathers “…hear the truth from whoever says it” And I believe that is exactly the core goal of both a Jewish and Jesuit Education system; Educate to seek the truth, mold better human beings, and bring the world to see the glory of God.

    References

    Brackley, D. (2006). Higher Standards. America Magazine Vol 194, No. 4.
    Gray, H. (2008). The Experience of Ignatius Loyola: Background to Jesuit education. In G. W. Traub, A Jesuit Education Reader (p. 69). Chicago: Loyola Press.
    Laurie, S. (1893). The History of Early Education II. The Anciant Egyptians. The School Review Vol. 1 No. 6, 353-364.
    Maimonides. (1177). Mishneh Torah (Vols. Mada, The Laws of Torah Study).
    Mead, M. (1958, December). Thinking Ahead. Harvard Budiness Review (Vol. 36), p. 23.
    Paul II, J. (1990). APOSTOLIC CONSTITUTION. Retrieved from Vatican: http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/apost_constitutions/documents/hf_jp-ii_apc_15081990_ex-corde-ecclesiae_en.html

    Shapiro, M. B. (2013, March 20). Is a Jesuit Good for the Jews? Retrieved from Tablet:

    http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/127310/is-a-jesuit-good-for-the-jews

    • Thank you … Why then … with 3 Jews and 6 Jesuit educated Supreme Court Judges did these ever so ‘moral and ethically’ educated people legalize same-sex marriage, and state it is ‘no different than heterosexual marriage’ in their ruling. I’m afraid you have bought the educational argument ‘hook-line and sinker’ but hey, that’s OK … the iniquity is coming to it’s full as the world groans under the leadership of all these highly educated folks eh?

  3. How few people know who the enemy is. How sad it was to watch the Pope at the U.S. Capital addressing the people to thunderous applause. The enemy of God and man received with open arms. How sad indeed.

    “…because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12

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