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MARY THE EVIL SPIRIT?

THE BIBLE SPEAKS OF AN EVIL DEMONIC FEMALE WHO DECEIVES THE WORLD

Satan in Catholic belief is more powerful than Mary for Mary has only God’s power while Satan has his own.  Yet Catholics claim she is protection against the wiles and attacks of the Devil.  Why on earth then are we told to virtually invite Satan in by depending on her feeble "help"?

Jewish tradition had an evil female demon called the Lilith.  It seems the early Christians tried to give it a new female demon to worry about!  From hating the bishop at Medjugorje and telling St Bernadette to eat dirt the apparitions of Mary do not lend confidence to her. Jewish tradition is clear that Jesus' mother was far from pure and holy.  She was described as a hairdresser with loose morals.

THE WOMAN WITH THE OINTMENT

John 12:1-8 Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. Here a dinner was given in Jesus’ honor. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him. Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him, objected, “Why wasn’t this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year’s wages.” He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it. “Leave her alone,” Jesus replied. “It was intended that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial. You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me.”

Only Luke portrays the woman as a prostitute.

Luke 7:36-50: When one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, he went to the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table. A woman in that town who lived a sinful life learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house, so she came there with an alabaster jar of perfume. As she stood behind him at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and poured perfume on them. When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know who is touching him and what kind of woman she is—that she is a sinner.” Jesus answered him, “Simon, I have something to tell you.” “Tell me, teacher,” he said. “Two people owed money to a certain moneylender. One owed him five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. Neither of them had the money to pay him back, so he forgave the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?” Simon replied, “I suppose the one who had the bigger debt forgiven.” “You have judged correctly,” Jesus said. Then he turned toward the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I came into your house. You did not give me any water for my feet, but she wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. You did not give me a kiss, but this woman, from the time I entered, has not stopped kissing my feet. You did not put oil on my head, but she has poured perfume on my feet. Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little.” Then Jesus said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” The other guests began to say among themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?” Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”

John  differs a little from the other gospels. It is possible that we are to believe it was not the same woman as in the other gospels. Mary of Bethany may have imitated her.

Why is she named in John and not in the other gospel stories? Even though they say they have the story in order to commemorate her they do not mention her name. Imitation is possible for according to Mark and Matthew and John the event happened in Bethany. Two women in a small town may do the same thing.

It is my belief that the woman in Mark and Matthew and Luke is Jesus’ mother.

The idea that it is Mary his mother explains why Mark and Matthew would not tell us she was immoral.  Luke tells us she was but is careful not to identify her and he would certainly not mention it if were Mary after praising her so much in the earlier part of his gospel.

Jesus was not close to her and John has him calling her woman not mother. That could be why Jesus does not treat her as his mother in Luke.  The other gospels say he preferred to call women who kept God’s word his mother. Luke fudges about who she is. The other gospels hint that she is Mary for they say the woman will be remembered forever but they give no name for her or so it seems. They mention Mary which is why it makes sense to put two and two together.  It shows that the woman is named in the gospel but not in the story which promises her name will remembered.  If they thought she was a prostitute too then that explains why they would not put her name in the story but preferred to leave it hard to work out.

THE EVIL SPIRIT OF MARY?

Mary is the best candidate for being the female evil spirit who the Bible warns about.

The Bible speaks of a vision of a woman with a crown of twelve stars.  She is about to have a baby and the dragon stands before her to eat her baby.  The text does not tell us if she went to him or not.  But she has the baby which is rescued by God while she has to run off to the wilderness.  God did not rescue her.  He took the baby from her.  Why did she not go to the wilderness in the first place?  Had she tried to save the baby the dragon would have hurt her.  Reading between the lines the woman deliberately went to the dragon for him to eat the saviour baby she would have but God intervened leaving her to wander away lost.  Instead of harming her the dragon just let her go away.

The Bible speaks of the whore of Babylon based in Rome.  The book says its predictions are starting off at the time of writing and the whore is around the corner and she is a religion.  The whore is not pagan Rome for a condemnation of paganism would have sufficed and why have chapter after chapter trying to give clues about who the whore was?  Revelation does not say outright who or what the whore is because the Bible never predicts the future too explicitly but prefers to give solid clues.  And saying it too clearly would lead to the whore taking action against the scriptures exposing her.

The whore has a dual symbolism - she is primarily the Catholic Church and she is the Church's own symbol, Mary.  The Church considers Mary to be the parable and symbol of the Church par excellence! 

The whore and the Catholic virgin Mary have similarities.  Both are queens and see themselves as brides of God - the whore boasts that she is no widow.  Her husband is alive - a reference to how fake Christianity claims to be the wife of the risen Christ, Christ is seen as God, and is accused by sceptics of being the bride of a dead man and thus a widow.

The whore looks good and holy like Mary.

The whore boasts that she is queen and carries a chalice and gets venerated so clearly she looks like she is written with the Virgin Mary, the Catholic mother goddess in mind.  Mary is the Queen of Heaven and the Mother of the Church so the Catholic Church uses her as a symbol for herself and a representative.  The condemnations of the whore infer terrible things about Jesus' mother.  A truly good woman would not be used as an emblem of the filthy whore.  The whore is unaware of her own sins just like the Catholic version of Mary, regarded as a sinless woman, is.

Of the whore it is said in the Book of Revelation, "How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow...for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived."  The Virgin in her apparitions seeks veneration and told the Catholic Church she was sinless and believes in her heart that she is immune from sorrow and sin and has done much magic according to the Church though euphemistically described as miracles.  Most reports of her magic are vulgar and superstitious but the Church ignores most of them through shame and concentrates only on what fools people to think she is a good trustworthy messenger from God.  Mary has fooled the world more than any goddess has - nobody else got as much universal veneration as her.

Isaiah predicts her downfall, "Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground: there is no throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called tender and delicate". She is not Babylon but her offshoot or daughter so this is Mary if Babylon is the Catholic Church for Mary is claimed to be a daughter of the Church.  "Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called, The lady of kingdoms."

She will be punished for, “I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children: But these two things shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries.”  She is punished for her magic and magic is a sin.  She could be quite nice but whoever does magic is not nice to God. She loses her children - Catholicism teachings that the virgin Mary is our mother and we are her children. 

Worshipping the female demon cuts off your connection to God who warns that you may not expect forgiveness, "How shall I pardon thee for this
for thy children have forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods?" (Jeremiah 5:7).  The Bible usually means that if a person is not forgiven it is because the person will not accept it.  The Catholic Mary must have a magical enchanting hold over her children.