One of the biggest faults of man is denying responsibility for his/her actions and behavior; to disown wrongdoings and blame on someone else. From Adam, who blamed God and Eve for his bad decision making to listen to his wife and violate God’s commands, we see it ‘til now. Blaming is shown by the latest epidemic of bad acting politicians, entertainment industry and other professions, people who we look up to, admire and respect [until we see who they really are].
You will recall it was the priests accused of pederasty [a man who has sexual relations with a boy], a pederast. Ancient history tells us that Nero, the Roman Emperor, married Sporus, a young boy whom he supposedly favored and had castrated. He was perhaps the most infamous Roman emperor, Nero Claudius Caesar (37-68 A.D.), one of the most notorious Roman Emperors, ruled Rome from 54 A.D. until his death by suicide 14 years later and best known for his debaucheries, political murders, persecution of Christians and a megalomaniac convinced that he was a fantastic ruler, lover, athlete, actor, poet and singer.
On January 21, 63, Poppaea gave birth to a daughter, Claudia, who survived only four months. When Poppaea was expecting another child in 65, Nero, purportedly in a rage, kicked her in the belly. Poppaea died afterwards. Nero was extremely remorseful. At this period in his grief he eyed, Sporus, a young man who resembled the wife he murdered, Sabina Poppaea. Nero had him castrated, married him, dressing Sporus in fine clothes normally worn by an Empress and gave him the nickname “Sabina”. Nero purportedly married former slave, Pythagoras, with a public simulation of the bridal night.
It was said that he acted as husband to Sporus and as wife to Phytagoras. [He was really mixed up.] Nero had also fallen in love with beautiful and wealthy Statilia Messalina. He had her fourth husband put to death and made her his third wife in 66 AD. Nero became a megalomaniac [a psychopathological condition characterized by delusional fantasies of wealth, power, or omnipotence.” So, you ask, where am I going with this: “enough is enough.” It’s time to take accountability. I was glad when the Pope correctly highlighted a couple of words in “The Lord’s Prayer,” where it says “lead us not into temptation.” The Pope was correct.
The devil puts these spirits into people and people accept these notions that God leads them into temptation. NOT TRUE. Man, himself by his own fleshly lusts go headlong into corruptible behavior. Man doesn’t need help from God to get into debauchery because God is not going to help anyone “go into temptation.” [Wikipedia-Free Online Encyclopedia] [American College Dictionary] Is society going backwards?? Teach the children. Jeanette Grattan Parker, Ph.D. Founder-Superintendent of Today’s Fresh Start Charter School 4514 Crenshaw BL, Los Angeles, CA 90043 [all writings are copyright. [email protected] Will You Marry Me. Inquiring Minds Want To Know