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Subliminal "Satanic" imagery in Roman Catholic church art?
by Diane Vera
Copyright © 2006 by Diane Vera. All rights reserved.
Move over, Harry Potter! An even more insidious source of "Satanic" influence is ... Roman Catholic church art! Or so say the makers of the documentary Rape of the Soul, which unfortunately I didn't find out about until after it stopped playing here in New York. Oh, well.
Who would make such a film? Perhaps one of the loonier anti-Catholic Protestant fundies such as Jack Chick? No, Rape of the Soul was made by traditionalist Catholics, as one of their ways of trying to come to grips with the clergy pedophilia scandal. (Another of their explanations for clergy pedophilia is an alleged conspiracy of Satanic pedophiles in the Vatican.)
Below are pages about Rape of the Soul:
- Rape of the Soul
- Press release about "Rape of the Soul"
- Hidden Symbols in Art are Bad for the 'Soul': Film Review: "Rape of the Soul" by Brian Rubinow, Los Angeles Loyolan, April 5, 2006
- Rape of the Soul and Film Reviews For the week of March 24-30, L.A. Weekly, Wednesday, March 22, 2006
- New Satanic Panic Puffed on WND on the blog Bartholomew's notes on religion, 27 March 2006
- Da Vinci's Other Code: Priests Become Perverts Because of...Art? on the blog The Devil Appears, Tuesday, March 28, 2006
If I run into more allegations about "Satanic" imagery in Catholic art, I'll link to them here.