The Rosary and its patriarchal misogynistic underlay

If you want to be close to God, Catholicism offers you saints to help you. But surely God can bring you to himself and you can go to him straight? Jesus said, “If you, although being wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more so will your Father who is in Heaven give good things to those asking him?” - Matthew 7:11. The Catholic claim that the Church wants to bring you to God is lipservice. The early Christians who worshipped pagan saints and gods used the same excuse - "Oh I need them to help me get close to God." It is exactly what you have to say if you say there is a God and you want other gods. Such religion only cheats people who want God.

Top of the list is Mary.  She is Catholicism's top saint.  The Rosary is the Church's prime devotion to her.

The rosary is just a superstition. It consists of five decades. Each decade is preceded by the Our Father. Then there are ten Hail Marys.  The Hail Mary prayer was supposedly first prayed by an angel to Mary and the Church added on a bit about asking her as Mother of God to pray for all now and at the hour of their death. Then it ends with the Glory be.

The angel had been telling Mary she was full of grace and is blessed and the fruit of her womb is blessed.  This refers to Jesus.

The story is that she was pregnant before her proper wedding to Joseph.

She would have been underage at the wedding but this has her even younger.  She was an uneducated, malnourished child living in a nation oppressed by the Romans.   Mary was denied her voice and male gospel mongers and subsequently the clergy spoke for her.  In reality they degraded her by speaking in front of her.  Pregnancy and childbirth were extremely harmful and dangerous in those days.  And for her in particular.

So the prayer the Hail Mary does not respect this child and neither do the mysteries of the rosary.  The mysteries include the annunciation and the nativity. 

A new mystery, the changing of the water into wine at the Wedding of Cana has appeared courtesy of John Paul II.  When Jesus supposedly did this transformation, ask yourself what age the bride and groom were.  Remember Mary supposedly asked him to sort out the disaster of the wine running out.  The tradition was that you gave bad wine near the end of the wedding for the tipsy guests were not likely to notice.   So Jesus makes good wine at that point and got praise for it.  The groom was not consulted it seems and no wonder for he was just a boy.  Children were forced into underage marriages.   Marriages were arranged.

Another horror was how Jesus danced around the subject and would not condemn the stoning of adulterous females to death.  We think of adults who slept with another man.  Not necessarily.  They were often young children who may have kissed another boy.  And no wonder when they were forced to wed and treated like breeders.  Failure to get involved and plead for these girls on account of their age was his lowest point.  They should not have been stigmatised, should not have been tried, should not have been judged.  The stoning is another subject.  Jesus clearly enabled and tacitly condoned the degradation of young brides by patriarchal monsters.

Notably we are not told about this underage drinking scandal at all.

St Dominic gets the credit for the devotion of the rosary.  He never claimed that an apparition of Mary gave him the rosary.

There are no documents saying he did.

The Catholic Encyclopaedia states that Alan de Rupe was a Dominican who died in 1475 was too imaginative to listen to and he was the first to suggest that Dominic gave us the rosary. De Rupe “based his revelations on the imaginary testimony of writers that never existed”. De Rupe had a dream in which Dominic seen Mary and was told to create and promote the rosary and that was his evidence!

The Hail Mary was at the time of Dominic nothing more than, “Hail Mary full of grace the Lord is with thee and blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.” Later, Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death” was added.

The fifteen mysteries of the Rosary appeared in the 1500’s and Pope John Paul II raised it to twenty mysteries.

Yet in the apparitions of Fatima and other apparitions, the rosary was treated as essential for getting blessings of world peace etc from God. The emphasis is suspicious. Catholic culture was saturated with the rosary and that was the real reason the visionaries imagined Mary would emphasise it.


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