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A Pope stuns his cardinals

Vati Leaks - Saturday, April 09, 2016
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In 1514, Pope Leo X, recovering from syphilis, and in the company of ‘seven intimates’ (Annales Ecclesiastici, Cardinal Baronius), raised a chalice of celebratory wine into the air and toasted:

‘How well we know what a profitable superstition this fable of Christ has been for us and our predecessors’.

After the public uproar in which the rabble urinated against the walls of the Vatican, Cardinal Baronius confessed: ‘The Pontiff has been accused of atheism, for he denied God, and called Christ, in front of Cardinals Pietro Bembo, Jovius and Iacopo Sadoleto, and other intimates, ‘a fable’ … it must be corrected’ (Annales Ecclesiastici, Folio viii and xi, Antwerp, 1597, Cardinal Baronius). (Note: Pope Leo X’s pronouncement is documented in the records of Cardinal Pietro Bembo (His Letters and Comments on Pope Leo X, Reprint 1842) and Cardinal Jovius (De Vita Leonis X, originally published in 1551), two associates who were witnesses to the Pope’s celebratory confession).

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"The more ridiculous a belief system, the higher the probability of its success".

Wayne R. Bartz, quoted in ‘Human Behavior’ magazine, 1975
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