Damasus I. The first Pope., Sexual deviant, violent heretic!
By Pastor Gargalo
Many catlicks come to our Blessed Forum™ and argue that Peter was the first Pope. This is not historically true. Rather it is a popular tradition that has come to be thought genuine. During Peter's time, the church was a collection of small communities spread across an area large enough to keep them all virtually independent from one another. No fixed hierarchy of the faith in general existed. Aside from Jesus Christ Himself of course. People travelled little, and those who did travel, did so either alone, or in small groups. As a result information from one church to another traveled very slowly, if at all. Even up unto the time of Great Constantine in the Fourth century, our faith was minor when placed in comparrison to the larger Pagan traditions of the day.
Damasus I was born in Rome circa 305 AD and lived until the year 383. The son of a Spaniard, Antoninus. His mother, Laurentia, birthplace is unknown. Though she was most likely Roman. Damasus grew up within the community of the Church of St Laurence, and it is known he worked from his earliest days in service to this church.
In his maturity Damasus worked his way up the church hierarchal ladder. Eventually gaining the favour of the emperor Gratian, who supported him through some severe controversies. Controversies of Damasus' own making.
Cunning, brutal, hedonistic and a sexual predator of the worst kind, Damasus got his opportunity to lead the western church when Liberius, who had been head bishop of Rome, died in the year 366. Two factions were in competition to gain this office. One led by Deacon Ursinus, and another supporting Damasus. Not wanting to leave his fate to a formal debate or a decision out of his hands, Damasus urged his followers to wage war upon the faction of his adversary. This violence lasted for 3 days and resulted in the deaths of approximately 140 to 150 members loyal to Ursinus. To make matters worse, those killed were were slaughtered within a church in which they had sought refuge, the Liberian basilica. Damasas' supporters had actually broken into the church through its roof top and had used pieces of the church, such as bricks and masonry, to attack and kill their enemies!
Gratian gave him the title, Pontifex Maximus in the year 366. This marks the date of the first Pope.
During the course of his career many flaws in his character came to be known to the general public. His sexual deviancy led to his earning the nickname, 'matronarum auriscalpius' "The ladies' ear tickler", and he was also accused of murder. He escaped this charge through his extensive social connections to various Patrician families, and the emperor, Gratian. Although this reputation followed him for the rest of his life.
Not only did this first Pope of Rome gain his Papal authority, he also gained the leadership of Rome's brothels. A position he commanded up until the time of his death. So began the catlick tradition of the 'Pope as pimp'; a tradition that exists even today. During this period he denounced and abandoned his family. All for the false premise that he had become a chaste and virtuous man. This of course later led to the rule that catlick priests do not marry and remain celibate. But of course as we know, a celibate catlick priest is a rare animal indeed!
Pope Damasus I, surrounded by his hos
Possibly his most important and lasting effect upon the history of Christianity was that he played a great part in dividing the Eastern and Western churches. His fascination with idols, ceremony and paraphernalia, led to what we see today in the traditions of catlickism. One reason he did this was to boost the perception amongst the public of the western church. He wanted authority, in an effort to place himself in a position to compete with the Bishop of Constantinople.
He also was responsible for the translation of the Bible from the old Latin, to the newer form, which came to be known as the "Vulgate" text. This too, marked a major difference between the Christianity practiced in Byzantium, and that in Rome. The Byzantines were still using the Greek. Which of course later led to the Greek Orthodox church.
Damasus I died in the year 384. Of course by then the damage had been done!
So the next time some Mary worshipper tries to tell you that Peter was the first Pope, and that Rome was the center of Christianity from the beginning, point him towards Damasus I so that he may discover the terrible truth of the catlick church.
I notice I have forgotten to add something very important to the above. It was Damasus I, himself who first came upon the idea of Apostolic Succession. The idea that Peter had been the first Pope. An idea that simply did not exist prior to Damasus I.
Damasus I is also responsible for the feast day Brunalia being used as the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, December 25th. (Christ Himself is thought by many to have been born in Febuary). Christmas is all a plot thought up by a brothel manager to lead people to Pagan traditions. This is why I laugh when Pagans accuse True Christians™ of stealing their festival days. It was not the Christians at all, it was the Pagans holding on to their own traditions!
Is it any wonder that Popes today still wear a Pagan fish god upon their heads as a hat
?! They are now, as they have always been, an affront to Jesus Christ!
I am currently organising my next witch trial/burning at my mission in the Owen Stanley ranges. We have managed to capture even more witches from the Oromy tribe, and this months trial will be the largest we have held. There are no less than 63 witches in the 3 cages at my mission. As of the 22nd of this month, I will be away from this computer in my office in Port Morseby, and living on the mission premises. As you can imagine, keeping such a large number of witches in our cages is not without its perils. I am advised by Rosemary that the smell is fearsome.
So please forgive me if I am unable to answer every question. The history of the Bible is available online. You should not have trouble finding it.