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Hi Tom,

As you say, those who carried on with the mythological/Pagan view of the Christ were soon ousted or declared heretical but the pagan customs and symbols still remained at the core of the Church to the extent that an inner secretive elite could easily carry on with the old ways, whilst at the same time appear to be Christian - in other words, sheep in wolves clothing who were more interested in temporal power than spiritual values, as taught in the Bible. In modern times, there have been reports of a powerful inner circle within the Vatican that practises a different belief system to the one that it preaches. The late Father Malachi Martin, the ex-Jesuit priest was one such who spoke out about this! There are also secretive socieites within the Church, such as the Knights of Malta, who interestingly operate in much the same way as other secretive groups that endeavour to manipulate politics from behind the scenes.

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Rob

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