“No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.”
This quote is from C.N. Bovee who was a writer and friend of Washington Irving who wrote the famous “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” His quote rings true in the individual I am about to expose in this post. This person lives a delusion. The delusion is so great that the individual has built an online career on it.
This individual claims to be an atheist and blogs with a passion on atheism. At one point, this person even tweeted on Twitter many fallacious ideas full of religious hate until Twitter put a stop to the abuse via permanent suspension. The blog as it stands has many fallacious arguments and conjectural premises attempting to unify atheism with science. Scientists know that atheism has nothing to do with science and vice versa. Nevertheless, it is not uncommon to read atheist propaganda and find many inaccuracies, faulty arguments and the like. As David Bentley Hart puts it in his “Atheist Delusions” book:
“But atheism that consists entirely in vacuous arguments afloat on oceans of historical ignorance, made turbulent by storms of strident self-righteousness, is as contemptible as any other form of dreary fundamentalism. And it is sometimes difficult, frankly, to be perfectly generous in one’s response to the sort of invective currently fashionable among the devoutly undevout, or to the sort of historical misrepresentations it typically involves… These are attitudes masquerading as ideas, emotional commitments disguised as intellectual honesty. However sincere the current evangelists of unbelief may be, they are doing nothing more than producing rationales–ballasted by a formidable collection of conceptual and historical errors–for convictions that are rooted not in reason but in a greater cultural will, of which their arguments are only reflexes.”
How true are Bentley’s words! They describe very well the blog postings of the individual I will reveal in this post. The blog masquerades as intellectually sound and scientifically literate; however, a close inspection of the material will produce a conclusion quite to the contrary. It makes one wonder if the author ever graduated from a university. The prose and context used; the argumentation is poorly articulated. To an educated person, it actually presents atheism in a negative light. However, to the uneducated, the blog presents itself as being academically and logically sound. In all honesty, the content on the blog would not pass the scrutiny of scholars and academics whose life work is philosophy, rhetoric, biology, physics and theology. This is unfortunate indeed. It makes me wonder if this person is even an atheist or just looking to profit over the gullibility of them.
Ever since the internet became public and AOL was the dominant service provider with its chatrooms and instant message service, there have been a class of users commonly called “trolls.” A troll by definition is, “a person who sows discord on the internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community either accidentally or with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or otherwise disrupt normal on-topic discussion”(Indiana University: University Information Technology Services, 2009-05-05). Most atheists on Twitter and other social networks can be classified as such. However, there is one in particular who obviously suffers from mental illness to the point of taking internet trolling seriously and making a career out of it. This person goes by the online pseudonym “Rosa Rubicondior” which derives from a Japanese anime series and also a poem.
For a few years, “Rosa Rubicondior” used Twitter to harass Christians, Muslims and even other atheists who did not share her views as you can see in the tweets above of an atheist who experienced “Rosa Rubicondior’s” bipolar episode first hand. This kind of behavior is anti-social in nature and comorbid with what is called “Online Disinhibition Effect.” Online Disinhibition Effect causes people to feel uninhibited online. He or she will have a more open sense of expression and do things that he or she normally would not dare to do in real life, or offline. They are often rude, offer harsh criticisms, dislike criticism; demonstrate anger, hatred and make threats. These people do this because the anonymity the internet offers gives them a “cover” to do these things without revealing who they are. This empowers their anti-social behavior because they feel they cannot be caught. The latter behavior is comorbid with Online Disinhibition Effect and is called “Dissociative Anonymity” (Suler, J. (2004). Since a person with Online Disinhibition Effect can hide behind screen names, pseudonyms and the like, they feel powerful. They can become whomever they want. This fantasy can take them anywhere in their warped minds. MTV’s show “Catfish” reveals some people with this disorder. They use the internet to lure victims into their web of lies by pretending to be something or someone they are not. These people do this because of lack of self esteem and other manic disorders that are underlying in the person’s psyche.
The blogger and troll “Rosa Rubicondior demonstrates these disorders. She was for a time popular among other so-called atheists for the anti-social antics she demonstrated online. She even gathered over 7,000 followers on Twitter. However, all that changed when she was suspended permanently from Twitter because of her abuse of trademark laws by using the image of an old lady Halloween mask, abusing other twitters, twitter’s own rules, spamming twitter, and abusing a minor who she mistakenly believes is me. This person literally lost her mind after she lost a debate with me by running away. (see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mw5C0LlkcY) She began to defame me by relying on heuristic representativeness in order to piece together “evidence” and by doing so, creating an identity in order to place that identity on me; of a high school minor. She immediately claimed that she had “exposed Sacerdotus” with her post which is nothing more than conjecture and fabrications made to look presenting. These posts only convince the ignorant and those who fall into the conjunction fallacy and not intelligent readers who critically think about what they read and question any claims made in what was read. Some of her followers believed her lies and till this day repeat them by harassing me and other Catholics online. Anyone can join me on Skype or Google hangouts to see I am not the person “Rosa Rubicondior” believes I am. I have nothing to hide. As a future priest and former atheist who worked in many scientific fields with renown professors, I am a public figure and known in those respective communities. However, not everyone bought into her lies. Others saw the fraud behind this woman and are now avoiding her. Furthermore, to counter her lies about me I offered to skype with her so everyone could see us and who we really are. My hopes were that we both show our passports so all can see that we are two distinct people and would know our names. What better way to confirm identity than by showing government issued passports? However, as expected with anyone whose scam is questioned, she refused to do this. The reasons for her refusal are obvious:
- She knew once people saw I am not the child she thinks I am via my passport, they would ignore her.
- She does not want to show herself to the world for whatever reason her distorted mind adopts due to her Dissociative Anonymity disorder.
Nevertheless, her plan to remain anonymous has come to an end as you see her here in just a bit. After her suspension, she even returned to Twitter as “Rosareerected” which give a hint of the sexual deviancy that parades in her warped mind. She then returned as “RosaResurrected,” “Saucerdotus” and several other names desmontrating her need to be relevant which is a sign of Narcissistic Personality Disorder. All of these accounts were of course suspended after Twitter was informed. She still uses some which I and others have been monitoring, including atheists. She is now full time on Facebook posting her lies and fallacious blog posts. “Rosa Rubicondior” is so delusional that she continues to add on her blog Twitter accounts which are not even mine! Her paranoia further demonstrates her mental instability. Moreover, anyone (including atheists) who question her blog posts or her intentions will automatically be identified as “Sacerdotus” or “Manny.” It is just absurd at how some atheists even pay attention to this sick person. This is why I surmise that atheists who follow this lady and defend her are in fact her, or sock puppets which she uses to defend herself by pretending to be other atheist individuals. It would not surprise me at all if this was the case. Her psychosis is demonstrable in her prose and online behavior. Luckily I have her IP address when she contacted me and will proceed from there. Thankfully, “Rosa” is not very bright and is not shy with her abusive behavior. She gets every chance to try to defame me or bring me up in a post. She does this of course in order to bring in hits to her blog. As of lately, some atheists such as David Viviano have attempted to ride on the wave of my popularity in order to garner attention for themselves. While this also brings more attention to my work, it also does a disservice to “Rosa” and David Viviano. Their attempts to ride on my popularity has allowed me to view their apparent scams regarding online donations. Oxfam representatives notified me that no one named “Rosa Rubicondior” ever donated to their charity. They also disputed the amount and claims made on the “Rubicondior” blog. You can inquire as well and will receive the same response. I will continue to press this matter as well as the Viviano matter of donations with both Oxfam and the IRS. The reason why is because I do not want innocent atheists to be fooled into donating to these sketchy individuals or anyone else without verification. If “Rosa Rubicondior” provides better evidence that she does donate adsense funds to Oxfam, then I will call down my investigation. Screen shots with photoshop work does not cut it as evidence. Similarly, if Viviano can demonstrate the intention of his mendicant behavior on twitter and elsewhere, then I will not pursue the investigation with the IRS. A few individuals have questioned my own request for donations. I believe these individuals are sock puppets of “Rosa,” nevertheless, I am glad they are questioning. They should also question any solicitation done by atheists to other atheists as well instead of questioning me just for the sake of deflecting from my questioning of “Rosa/Oxfam” and Viviano’s request for money. Let us be fair here. Those who donate to my work get a message explaining how to report their donations to the IRS for tax deductible purposes. Moreover, as a member of a religious institution in the United States of America, I am not required to show how donations are used under the law unless goods or services are exchanged which is not the case here. If anyone has noticed, I did restore my url domain name which was expensive due to the fact that it is a premium url domain name. In an ironic twist, thanks to “Rosa Rubicondior” and others who write blogs or tweets on me, the name “Sacerdotus” has become popular with search engines raising the value of the url sacerdotus.com. That being said, if I lose it again, then it will be even more expensive to reacquire! Rest assured I will try my best to keep the price I got it for now and not have to pay any increases in value. According to http://www.siteprice.org/website-worth/www.sacerdotus.com, this is the value now:
Atheists and others need to be careful with “Rosa Rubicondior” and other scams out there. “Rubicondior” has demonstrated publicly her anti-social behavior and is capable of anything as we can see with her many posts defaming me and someone named “Manuel” who she thinks is me. Ironically, a few atheists called her out on this claim. One even provided documents from the high school in the Bronx “Rosa” claims I went to. He too had been labeled “Sacerdotus” and “Manny” for being a real atheist and not believing anything unless evidence is presented. While I value free speech and expression, I feel that people like “Rosa Rubicondior” go too far when they resort to defamation and posting libelous content. What does she get out of lying about me and making claims that I am “Manuel” when her information is conjecture and the schools she mentions all attest that no such person named “Manuel” attended classes in them? Luckily, her nation, the United Kingdom has passed tough laws regarding internet trolls and cyber-bullying. Offenders can face up to 2 years in prison if convicted (see: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-29678989). In light of this new amended law, I am working with friends in England to proceed with a case there against “Rosa Rubicondior.” Being in America does not prevent me from using the court system of an alien nation. She lives on 6 Thistlecroft Close in Oxford England. I know this because it was verified and she also posted it on my blog which makes it public and excuses me from any breach of Google’s policies regarding posting private information. Moreover, I also have her IP address, photo and other information which are also public.
|“Rosa Rubicondior’s” home Source Google Maps|
Some of you may be thinking, “Sacerdotus is going too far, he should let it go.” I have contemplated it because she obviously got my information wrong, but as long as this person continues her lies; and if I do not do anything about it, then I would be an accomplice to her bad behavior. She will most likely do it with someone else who gets the best of her. It is sad that a simple request to have fun debate turned into this ridiculous back and forth charade. This is testament to the low emotional intelligence “Rosa Rubicondior” has that she feels the need to start and continue this “battle” over nothing. As a Christian I am called to forgive; however, being that she posted defamatory content against me and possibly a child, I must do the right thing and pursue it legally now that the United Kingdom passed a law that effectively prosecutes cyber trolls and bullies who misuse services such as Twitter, Facebook and Blogger in order to defame others. The case should be easy to prepare since “Rosa Rubicondior” has made her libelous statements publicly and promotes them. The intent to abuse, defame is there. Moreover, she has others promoting them including other residents of the United Kingdom who also would be charged as accomplices via the Malicious Communications Act. Thank God I have friends, both Catholic and Atheist who have been secretly documenting everything. I have the information needed to pursue a case in the United Kingdom against her, a guy in Kent, as well as in America in regards to a man in Connecticut, Minnesota and other states. These people think they are anonymous, but they have no idea how public they are. A simple filing at the clerk’s office in the court brings about a lot of things which can be done without anyone realizing it. Google, Twitter, Facebook are not above the law. When pressed, they have to provide information requested of them. I will pursue the matter as long as the defamatory content remains. Where here she is, “Rosa Rubicondior.” The old hag was unmasked to reveal another old hag. 🙂
|“Rosa Rubicondior” thanks to Jeff and Peter for the information|
So well done to sacerdotus / catholicgadfly! You kept up your proud tradition of hoping noone looks beyond the surface of your claims
— Ellif D’Wulf (@Ellif_DWulfe) October 31, 2014
Sacerdotus latest “Case study” of rosa (a rehash of old info and threats). And a photo he claims is Rosa. Google search of image disagrees — Ellif D’Wulf (@Ellif_DWulfe) October 31, 2014
NO LIES REQUIRED #WON
That account claims Google images disagrees, well let us see if this it true:
|Page of atheist bloggers that shows up on Google Images using “Rosa Rubicondior”|
One types “Rosa Rubicondior” on Google, then click images. Images will come up at this link:
Then you click the third image of the old lady with the blond hair and get this screen:
On the right, you click “visit page” and it will take you to the site that lists several atheist personalities and bloggers (http://www.positief-atheisme.nl/atheisten/rosa-rubicondior/). A biography of “Rosa Rubicondior” is provided in a different language (use Google translate to change it to English) as well as a list of her blog postings. One can also contact Peter to verify which one of my atheist friends did.
STEP 4 Shout AHA! I got you “Rosa!” and stick your tongue out at those who defend this fraud.
“Rosa Rubicondior” aka Esther Harrison recently wrote a post attempting to dismiss this revelation. She tries hard to deflect from her real identity. However, it is clear that her name is Esther Harrison.
This is knowable due to Peter van Montfoort ‘s search for an image of her online using that name. How so? Well when Jeff (Catholicgadfly) inquired about Peter’s “mistake,” Peter went silent on this matter which speaks volumes to the name Esther Harrison being that of “Rosa Rubicondior.”
Peter Van Montfoort clearly was looking for an image of “Rosa Rubicondior” to put on his blog and used the name “Esther Harrison” in order to find one. Why else would he do a Google search for that name (Esther Harrison) since that name produced the image he had posted on his atheist blog linking site? The name “Esther Harrison” would has to be connected to “Rosa Rubicondior” otherwise Peter would not have used it to attempt to find an image to post on his blog highlighting the “Rosa Rubicondior” blog. ∞
The media did it again. They took Pope Francis’ words and made it seem as if the Pope “woke up” to reality, if you will. What did they do? Well.. they took the Pope’s words on the theories of Evolution and Cosmic Inflation as the Pope finally accepting science.
Some news articles online even had a photo of the Pope with head held down and hand palms on face as if he was embarrassed or ashamed. The photo was used in order to convey the subliminal message, “the Pope finally admits science rules and he’s embarrassed.”
Many atheists took to Twitter, Facebook, Google + and other forums to mock the Pope and make it seem as if they were right all along and that the Pope finally caught up. This is far from the truth and only demonstrates the ignorance atheists are plagued with which they circulate among themselves as if it were factual just to get a laugh or to troll Christians.
What the Pope said is not new at all. The Catholic Church has always stated that its teachings are compatible with both the Theory of Evolution and Cosmic Inflation, more commonly known as the “Big Bang Theory.” Ironically, both theories were formulated by Christians! One of them (Darwin) wanted to be a Protestant minister, while the other was actually a Catholic priest (Georges Lemaitre). Atheists had NOTHING to do with these theories which they hold dear as their supposed “weapons” against religion and God.
As stated, the Pope did not say anything new nor did he just realized that science has valid points. He was simply repeating what was already the position of the Catholic Church while honoring Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.
Here is what he said:
“Dear Brothers in the Episcopate and Priesthood,
Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen!
As the veil of the bust fell, which the Academicians wished to have in the headquarters of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, in sign of recognition and gratitude, a joyful emotion arose in my mind. This bust of Benedict XVI recalls to everyone’s eyes the face of our beloved Pope Ratzinger. It also recalls his spirit: that of his teachings, of his examples, of his works, of his devotion to the Church, to his present “monastic” life. This spirit, far from crumbling with the passage of time, will appear from generation to generation, always greater and more powerful.
Benedict XVI: a great Pope. Great for the strength and penetration of his intelligence; great for his important contribution to theology; great for his love in addressing the Church and human beings; great for his virtue and his religiosity. As you well know, his love for the truth is not limited to theology and philosophy, but is open to the sciences. His love of science overflows in his concern for scientists, without distinction of race, nationality, civilization, or religion; his concern for the Academy with his presence and his word; moreover, he appointed many of its members, including the current President, Werner Arber.
Benedict XVI invited, for the first time, a president of this Academy to take part in the Synod on the New Evangelization, conscious of the importance of science in modern culture. It will certainly not be able to be said of him that study and science dried up his person and his love in his encounters with God and his neighbor but, on the contrary, science, wisdom and prayer dilated his heart and spirit. We thank God for the gift He made to the Church and the world with the existence and pontificate of Pope Benedict. I thank all those who, generously, made possible this work and this ceremony, in particular, the creator of the bust, sculptor Fernando Delia, the Tua Family, and all the Academicians. I wish to thank all of you who are present here to honor this great Pope.
At the conclusion of your Plenary Session, dear Academicians, I am happy to express my profound esteem and my warm encouragement to carry forward scientific progress and the improvement of the conditions of life of people, especially the poorest.
You are addressing the highly complex topic of the evolution of the concept of nature. I will not go into it all, you understand well the scientific complexity of this important and decisive question. I only wish to underline that God and Christ walk with us and are present also in nature, as the Apostle Paul affirmed in his address at the Areopagus: “In Him we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28). When we read in Genesis the account of Creation, we risk imagining that God was a magician, with such a magic wand as to be able to do everything. However, it was not like that. He created beings and left them to develop according to the internal laws that He gave each one, so that they would develop, and reach their fullness. He gave autonomy to the beings of the universe at the same time that He assured them of his continual presence, giving being to every reality. And thus creation went forward for centuries and centuries, millennia and millennia until it became what we know today, in fact because God is not a demiurge or a magician, but the Creator who gives being to all entities. The beginning of the world was not the work of chaos, which owes its origin to another, but it derives directly from a Supreme Principle who creates out of love. The Big-Bang, that is placed today at the origin of the world, does not contradict the divine intervention but exacts it. The evolution in nature is not opposed to the notion of Creation, because evolution presupposes the creation of beings that evolve.
In regard to man, instead, there is a change and a novelty. When, on the sixth day of the Genesis account, we come to the creation of man, God gives the human being another autonomy, a different autonomy from that of nature, which is freedom. And He tells man to give a name to all things and to go forward in the course of history. He renders him responsible for creation, also so that he will dominate Creation, so that he will develop it and so forth until the end of time. Therefore, the attitude that corresponds to the scientist, especially to the Christian scientist is to question himself about the future of humanity and of the earth and, as a free and responsible being, to contribute to prepare it, to preserve it, and to eliminate the risks of the environment, be they natural or human. However, at the same time, the scientist must be moved by trust that hidden nature, in its evolving mechanisms, of potentialities that concern the intelligence and freedom, to discover and to act to arrive at development, which is in the plan of the Creator. Then, although limited, man’s action participates in the power of God and is able to build a world adapted to his twofold corporeal and spiritual life; to build a human world for all – for all human beings, and not for a group or a privileged class. This hope and trust in God, Author of nature, and in the capacity of the human spirit, are able to give the researcher new energy and profound serenity. However, it is also true that man’s action, when his liberty becomes autonomy, — which is not liberty but autonomy — destroys creation and man takes the place of the Creator. And this is the grave sin against God the Creator.
I encourage you to continue your works and to carry out that felicitous theoretical and practical initiatives in favor of human beings, which do them honor. I now joyfully consign the necklace that Monsignor Sanchez Sorondo will give the new Members. Thank you.”
[Original text: Italian] (http://www.zenit.org/en/articles/pope-francis-address-at-inauguration-of-bronze-bust-of-benedict-xvi)
In previous posts, I wrote the following regarding Evolution:
“We cannot read the accounts of Creation in Genesis literally. This will bring about many problems.
The Catholic Church does not have an official position on creation only that God created us. However, Evolution seems to be the side the Church takes. The recent pontificates of Blessed John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI have publicly voiced approval of the theory of Evolution.
The first mention of evolution was in the encyclical Humanis Generis. Pope Pius XII states:
“The Teaching Authority of the Church does not forbid that, in conformity with the present state of human sciences and sacred theology, research and discussions, on the part of men experiences in both fields, take place with regard to the doctrine of evolution, in as far as it inquires into the origin of the human body as coming from pre-existent and living matter—for the Catholic faith obliges us to hold that souls are immediately created by God.”
Pope Pius XII basically says that evolution can be accepted as long as the teaching that souls are immediately created by God is held alongside it.
Blessed John Paul II had this to say to the Pontifical Academy for the Sciences in 1996:
“In his encyclical Humani Generis (1950), my predecessor Pius XII has already affirmed that there is no conflict between evolution and the doctrine of the faith regarding man and his vocation, provided that we do not lose sight of certain fixed points…. Today, more than a half-century after the appearance of that encyclical, some new findings lead us toward the recognition of evolution as more than a hypothesis. In fact it is remarkable that this theory has had progressively greater influence on the spirit of researchers, following a series of discoveries in different scholarly disciplines. The convergence in the results of these independent studies—which was neither planned nor sought—constitutes in itself a significant argument in favor of the theory.”
Here the late Pontiff states that evolution and faith are not in disagreement. He even goes as far as giving merit to the theory of evolution as being supported by evidence.
Pope Benedict XVI as Cardinal Ratizinger wrote:
“We cannot say: creation or evolution, inasmuch as these two things respond to two different realities. The story of the dust of the earth and the breath of God, which we just heard, does not in fact explain how human persons come to be but rather what they are. It explains their inmost origin and casts light on the project that they are. And, vice versa, the theory of evolution seeks to understand and describe biological developments. But in so doing it cannot explain where the ‘project’ of human persons comes from, nor their inner origin, nor their particular nature. To that extent we are faced here with two complementary—rather than mutually exclusive—realities.” -In the Beginning: A Catholic Understanding of the Story of Creation and the Fall
Evolution is an important theory to teach our children. The story of Creation is also important to teach. However, this story must be taught in a way that children can understand it in relation to what we know today via evolution. Who cares if we came from slime, fish, apes or a rock. The important thing is that God created us and we are here now.
In 1987, the United States Supreme Court ruled the teaching of Creationism unconstitutional… Evolution does not disqualify God as Creator. If anything, it shows the genius of God and how He uses natural processes in order to bring about life.”
Pope Emeritus Benedict the XVI also voiced his concern at the mere existence of the Evolution vs Creationism debate. He stated, “They [creationism/evolution] are presented as alternatives that exclude each other, this clash is an absurdity because on one hand there is much scientific proof in favor of evolution, which appears as a reality that we must see and which enriches our understanding of life and being as such.” Pope Emeritus calls the debate “an absurdity” and rightfully so. It is preposterous to adhere to a literal interpretation of the book of Genesis in light of scientific facts that exist today.” (http://www.sacerdotus.com/2013/05/creationism-harms-christianity.html)
There is nothing contradictory between both theories and the idea that God is creator. It does not contradict the Catholic faith. Both theories actually help prove the existence of an intelligent being whose purpose was to create a universe with specificity and order. The Church gave us science as we know it today, so it would be silly to give false impressions that the Pope just “discovered” evolution or the big bang theory as being valid, real and true. As for the “God/Magic Wand” thing, I am assuming the Pope made this comment in response to the caricaturing of God done by new atheists who often describe Him as a “Sky Wizard.” The Pope is making it clear that atheists got it wrong (as usual) and that Creationists are in fact harming Christianity and the accounts found in Genesis.
My friend and Biologist Dr. Gauger wrote an excellent post on this, check it out at: http://www.evolutionnews.org/2014/10/on_evolution_po090761.html
Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants on winning their 3rd world series in 5 years! The series was exciting to watch. Kudos to the Kansas City Royals for making it and showing they are capable.