En kyrka utan falskhet

mariaMellan 1905 och 1995 rapporterades om 295 uppenbarelser av ”jungfru” Maria, men Katolska kyrkan erkänner bara elva som genuina. Nu släpper kyrkan en manual med instruktioner för hur man ska skilja falska från sanna uppenbarelser:

The first step will be to impose silence on the alleged visionaries and if they refuse to obey then this will be taken as a sign that their claims are false.

Logiskt och klokt. Tystnad implicerar sanning, helt klart.

The visionaries will next be visited by psychiatrists, either atheists or Catholics, to certify their mental health and to verify whether they are suffering from conditions of a hysterical or hallucinatory character or from delusions of leadership.

Katolska eller ateistiska psykiater, man tackar. Dock inte judiska! Kära nån, hur skulle det se ut?

The third step will be to investigate the person’s level of education and to determine if they have had access to material that could be used to falsely support their claims.

Vi högutbildade är givetvis opålitliga. (Vissa av oss kanske t.o.m. anser alla uppenbarelser falska!)

If the visionary is considered credible they will ultimately be questioned by one or more demonologists and exorcists to exclude the possibility that Satan is hiding behind the apparitions in order to deceive the faithful.

Demonologisk analys som avslutande del av granskningen! Ja, vad ska man säga? Are these guys for real?

Se även det tidigare inlägget ”Påven på krigsstigen”. Media om påven: DN1, DN2, DN3SvD, Dagen1, Dagen2