Look Ma! It’s Those Aliens Out Here!
Just caught this, courtesy of Don’t Drink the Flavor-Aid with regards to yesterday’s sermon:
“He [Weinland] made much of the Vatican astronomer Jose Funes who stated in an interview that belief in aliens is not incompatible with Catholicism as evidence that the pope is being influenced.”
(The above audio clip is approximately five minutes in length and may take a few seconds to load. Has to be heard in its entirety. Armageddon will be just like Independence Day? Ooooo-KAY then…..)
All of this BEM speculation is based on a Newsweek blog article based on a quote Funes gave to an internal RCC publication. Apparently Funes was repeating similar sentiments that had already been expressed in 2005.
Update: A source informs me that this extraterrestrial speculation actually goes quite a bit further back than 2005: As per this 1940 RCC tract, paragraphs 572 – 574, the idea was actually first aired in Roman Catholic Church circles in 1940. So much for it being “a sign of the end times” Weinland. (My source tells me: “The book is volume 2 of Radio Replies by Fathers Leslie Rumble and Charles Carty. It has the imprimatur of Archbishop John Gregory Murray. Paragraphs 572 through 574 are pretty much in line with the statements of the Vatican astronomer.“)
That just speaks for itself, doesn’t it? Of course, let’s let Weinland defend himself on the matter:
37:25 – 37:40 RW April 12 Sermon “God’s Love is Coming”: “And the one he’s [Satan] going to start influencing in a very powerful way. Starting on April the 17th when the Pope is in Washington DC because that’s when it begins. And that’s when he begins to be influenced highly.”
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“The first four trumpet blasts will announce four powerfully destructive events that will bring about the total collapse of the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia,New Zealand, and some countries of Western Europe. The direct effect of all four events is first and foremost upon the United States.” [pp. 116, 2008: God’s Final Witness]
“This first powerful event of the Seventh Seal will result in wide-spread destruction over the United States and beyond her border into Canada. The destruction in Canada will be less, but she will experience repercussions from what will happen in the U.S.; because she is a neighbor, as well as a prophetic brother.” [pp. 117 – 118, 2008: God’s Final Witness]