April 04, 2007

THE STUPIDITY OF FOLLOWING THE TWELVE-SIGN ZODIAC


ONE PROOF OF STUPIDITY
The physical fact is that there are at least THIRTEEN constellations in the zodiac, NOT twelve only. Click HERE to read one explanation.

A SECOND PROOF OF STUPIDITY
Due to the slight wobbling of the Earth’s axis, the constellations in the zodiac in A.D. 2007 are no longer in the locations that the followers of astrology set up thousands of years ago— locations that the followers of astrology still use today. For example, if you’ve always thought your "sun sign" was Leo, then you are thousands of years out of whack, because your sign is "really" Cancer.

A THIRD PROOF OF STUPIDITY
Because of its actual physical location, the sign of Scorpio is actually “valid” for only about seven days, roughly November 23 to 29. In some years, because of the wobbling of the Earth, Scorpio is actually bypassed completely.

IT GOES FAR BEYOND STUPIDITY, because the intentional following of horoscopes is a sin against the first commandment of God.

From the Catechism of the Catholic Church
2115 God can reveal the future to his prophets or to other saints. Still, a sound Christian attitude consists in putting oneself confidently into the hands of Providence for whatever concerns the future, and giving up all unhealthy curiosity about it….

2116 All forms of divination are to be rejected: recourse to Satan or demons, conjuring up the dead or other practices falsely supposed to "unveil" the future. Consulting horoscopes, astrology, palm reading, interpretation of omens and lots, the phenomena of clairvoyance, and recourse to mediums all conceal a desire for power over time, history, and, in the last analysis, other human beings, as well as a wish to conciliate hidden powers. They contradict the honor, respect, and loving fear that we owe to God alone.

THE FIRST COMMANDMENT
I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself a graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them or serve them. [Exodus 20:2-5; cf. Deuteronomy 5:6-9.]

It is written: "You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve." [Matthew 4:10.]


6 Comments:

Anonymous Panda Rosa said...

I agree, the Zodiac is stupid; tho I do admit to reading it. At best, it's like a weather report, "think about this or that" and to be taken with several boxes of salt. Plus there is the Chinese Zodiac, which uses years instead of months.
The pictures are nice.

9:47 PM  
Blogger tara said...

Father Stephanos,
Coming from a secular home, this is my mother's religion. When I was young, I did her astrological charts for her--because I was good at mathematical calculation. I always thought this was "bunk" even when I was young. Lets see, my Moon is is Aries--so I my best friends would have their Sun sign in Aires--that would be millions of people--how absurd.
Once you have found the "Creator" of the stars--why would you look to the "created" burning orbs of light to control your life? It's all hogwash--you can make the stars say anything you want them to say.

10:41 PM  
Blogger Eamonn Gaines said...

I never believe horoscopes myself. But that's only because I'm a scorpio and scorpios never believe in horoscopes!

5:19 PM  
Blogger Father Stephanos, O.S.B. said...

God does not believe in God because he is God and knows it.

5:21 PM  
Blogger Adoro te Devote said...

Thank you, Father. I read some of this in Fr. Pacwa's book, "Catholics and the New Age", as he goes into depth on the stupidity of it!

Nice to see this broadcast here as well!

3:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there Anything On " to believe In" Stupidity????

7:50 AM  

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