[DEVELOPING STORY] Anonymous Lays Siege To The VaticanBY: Jason Rowley | March 7, 2012
Two hours ago, the hacktivist group Anonymous released the following press release on Pastebin:
Anonymous has now decided to lay siege to your site in response to the doctrines, liturgies and the precepts absurd and anachronistic that your organization is for profit (Roman Apostolic Church) propagates and spreads worldwide.
You have burned books of immense historical and literary value, you barbarously executed your fiercest detractors and critics over the centuries, have denied universally deemed valid or plausible theories, have led the unwary to pay to get access to paradise with the sale of indulgences.
Have you been guilty of riduazione enslavement of entire populations, using as a pretext your mission of evangelization and the spread of Christianity in the world.
In more recent times have played a significant role in helping Nazi war criminals find refuge in foreign countries and to evade international justice.
Let every day many of the units within the clergy may be responsible of molesting children, covering them when the facts become public domain.
Italy must tolerate interference in your daily life, public policy and social damage, and all that entails.
Do you have property and businesses for the value of billions of euros, on which you have strong tax incentives.
You refuse to decree, practices and objects result of progress such as condoms or abortion as a clinical wounds to eradicate.
You retrogadi, one of the last bastions of an era forunatamente past, and destined anon repeated.
We sincerely hope that the Lateran Treaty will finally be revised in the near future and will come … what you are relegated to a relic of times gone by.
This is NOT intended to attack the true Christian religion and the faithful around the world, but to the corrupt Roman Apostolic Church and all its emanations
Tech.li confirms that the Vatican website is currently down, meaning that Anonymous’s DOS attack has successfully overwhelmed the church’s servers.
UPDATE: Anonymous tweeted just minutes ago:
We will continue to update this story throughout the day, and as further details emerge.
Jason RowleyJason D. Rowley does not like being wrong. He is a writer, startup founder, sometimes landscaper and gardner, and his libraryâ€™s best customer. Jason is heavily involved with the entrepreneurship scene at the University of Chicago, where he studied political science before â€œtaking a breakâ€ (e.g. dropping out, noncommittally) to work with his classmates on his current project, which will debut shortly. Heâ€™s written voluminous, ripsnorting articles for Flyover Geeks (now Tech.li) for over six months and publishes on Tuesdays. Edward Domain and others have described him as â€œobstreperousâ€, a label he wears with not inconsiderable pride. Jason, in spite of these claims, is a pretty nice guy.
John 16: 1These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. 2They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. 3And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me. 4But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you. Throughout a period of around 1260 years, the Roman Catholic Church has conducted multiple religious persecutions (see Spanish Inquisition, Medieval Inquisition, Portuguese Inquisition & Roman Inquisition). Conservative historians claim the Roman Catholic Church probably destroyed at least 50 million people over matters of religious conviction. One source states: “That the Church of Rome has shed more innocent blood than any other institution that has ever existed among mankind, will be questioned by no Protestant who has a competent knowledge of history.” http://www.enotes.com/topic/Whore_of_Babylon_%28historicism%29 Persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persecution_of_Christians_in_the_Roman_Empire Although Christianity became the state religion of the empire in 380, (see First seven Ecumenical Councils and State church of the Roman Empire) persecution of Christians did not come to a complete halt, instead it switched to those deemed to be heretics. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persecution_of_Christians#Medieval_Christian_persecution_of_heresy ^Skims the surface^ (but it’s a start) Vatican vs. The Bible http://forums.gametrailers.com/thread/religion-and-philosophy-websit/740159?page=8#author_bar_33031294