(Penguin Special. 9d.) MR. H. G. WELLS has no difficulty in presenting in this book a concise and effective historical criticism of the political machina- tions of the. This is an authorized Web site of Jehovah’s Witnesses. It is a research tool for publications in various languages produced by Jehovah’s Witnesses. Crux Ansata, subtitled ‘An Indictment of the Roman Catholic Church’ by H. G. Wells is a (96 page) wartime book first published in by Penguin Books.
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The book caused an immediate sensation, provoking bitter rebuttals from the Church and conservatives in the West. Though Wells is uncompromising in his criticism of Catholicism, however, one should not suppose that his book is a one-dimensional tirade.
However, he makes it clear that was not and still is not enough to mitigate the systemic rot at the very core of the Christian religion.
Wells shows that the problems with Christianity ultimately come from the top—the blind leading the blind. He traces the root cause to Constantine who fused Christianity to a powerful state apparatus.
Thenceforth, Catholicism was inextricably intertwined with and ultimately consumed by power. An excellent writer, Wells furnishes a brief but cogent survey of the history of Christianity since Constantine. In fact, I would endorse this little book 96 pages as an initial review of Christian history for the open minded novice. Emperor Constantine the Great. I possess the American Atheist Press edition romann This bold and outspoken attack on the Roman Catholic church is one of the most provocative books of our times.
When first published it created a sensation in England and copies sent to the United States were confiscated by customs officials. It was only when the manuscript was received in a private letter that an edition in this country was possible.
We believe that every man and woman in America will want a copy of this terrific indictment of the Roman Catholic church by so eminent a world figure as H. Crux Ansata is online here. The works of H.
From him the Church acquired that disposition to be authoritative and unquestioned, to develop a centralised organisation and run parallel with the Roman Empire which still haunts its mentality. It entangled itself with archaic traditions of human sacrifice, with Mithraic blood-cleansing, with priestcraft as ancient as human society, and with elaborate doctrines about the structure of the divinity.
The gory entrail-searching forefinger of the Etruscan pontifex maximus presently overshadowed the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth; the mental complexity of the Alexandrian Greek entangled them.
Crux Ansata: An Indictment of the Roman Catholic Church
Indictmetn the jangle of these incompatibles the Church, trying desperately to get on with its unifying task, became dogmatic and resorted to arbitrary authority. Its priests and bishops were more and more men moulded to creeds and dogmas and set procedures; by the time they became popes they were usually oldish men, habituated to a politic struggle for immediate ends and no longer capable of worldwide views.
It was just because many of them probably doubted secretly of the entire soundness of their vast and elaborate doctrinal fabric that they would brook no discussion of it. They were intolerant of doubts and questions, not because they were sure of their faith, but because they were not. The unsatisfied hunger of intelligent men for essential truth seemed to promise nothing but perpetual divergence. This is one of the more benign woodcuts extant.
She whose duty it was to teach, chose to compel. The last discourse of St. Dominic to the heretics he rpman sought to convert is preserved to us.
It betrays fhe fatal exasperation of a man who has lost his faith in the power of truth because his truth has not prevailed. I have no doubt this is true. Look at the Schism between the Catholics and the Orthodox church of I have heard that around the 11 kndictment, the Catholics forcibly cagholic Orthodox to the Latin church in Italy and closed many Greek monasteries.
It would be useful to write on that.
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