Fatima: The 91st Anniversary… Mary or a UFO?
Posted by lamarzulli on September 30, 2008
Before I launch into this BLOG about Fatima, let me establish my intentions. I do not, in any way want to use this article to bash Catholics. That being said, I would like to point out that Fatima may be a precursor of what I believe is the coming great deception.
Here’s a portion from my book, Politics, Prophecy & the Supernatural that gives an overview, of the events surrounding the so called, Fatima apparitions. The 91st anniversary is coming up on October 13th, so I’ll be Blogging on this for the next several days.
In 1917 three children (who would later become known as seers), Lucia Santos and her two cousins Francesco and Jacinta Marto, were tending sheep when they beheld an apparition of, what it would later refer to itself as, “a lady from heaven.” The apparition told them to come to the same place—Cova da Iria (Irene’s Cove, a place located near the town of Fatima, Portugal)—on the thirteenth day of the following month. The children told their parents about what they had seen and this set off an uproar in the town. The apparitions continued for months, finally culminating in the local priest instructing the children to ask the apparition for a sign. They did as they were asked, and the apparition told them that the following month, which was October, there would be a sign, for all to see. The next month upwards of seventy thousand people gathered in the field at Cova da Iria. It had been raining all day, and there was a thick layer of clouds overshadowing the crowd. A cross section of humanity gathered that day: bankers, peasants, clergy, bakers, young, old, reporters, believers, and skeptics alike all waited for the sign that the apparition had promised would appear. The appointed time for the “sign” to manifest, which was noon, came and went, and nothing happened. The crowd grew restless. An hour passed and one of the “seers” called out, “It’s the Lady.” The crowd could not see her, but the children apparently did, and everyone waited to see what would happen next. The dark sky suddenly parted to reveal what many onlookers described as “the sun.” It spun around throwing off an array of colors and then, to the terror of everyone, began to fall in a pendulum like motion to earth. What followed was mass hysteria, as people thought the end of world was upon them. Some dropped to their knees, while others ran about screaming hysterically. (This event is now called, “the Miracle of the Sun.”) The “sun” then began to ascend to its rightful place in the heavens, and when it had departed, the crowd realized that their clothes, which had been soaked by the constant rain, were dry. Most everyone in the crowd that day had his or her worldview altered for all time—many choosing to believe in the apparition that called herself the Lady from Heaven. Imagine yourself standing in that field and experiencing what would later be hailed as, “The Miracle of the Sun.” Would you examine your belief system? If you were from another faith, perhaps Judaism, would this event cause you to wonder as to what you were seeing? If you were an atheist, would not seeing the “miracle of the sun” make you pause and consider that there may be an unseen world? And finally, if you were a Catholic, how would it affect you? Would you start going to church everyday or maybe join the priesthood or a convent? Before I continue, I must once again issue a caveat: the following critique of this event is not meant in any way to demean the Catholic Church or those who have a different opinion—specifically the belief that this apparition was the Mother of God or the biblical figure of Mary— than I do regarding the apparitions at Fatima. The purpose is rather to point out what I believe was a cosmic deception that fooled most everyone. Following is a section from my third book in the Nephilim Trilogy, The Revealing. It has a scene where an aged Nazi (called “the Hag”) tells a defrocked priest (Fitzpatrick, or hisnickname, “Fitz”) what really happened that day in Fatima. Afterward I will expound on why I wrote this fictional account and why I believe that what transpired at the Cova da Iria, in Fatima, is in fact a harbinger of deception—a precursor to events that will come upon the earth.
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