Christian visitors to the Colosseum of Rome were shocked and disgusted to find a replica of Moloch, the historic pagan deity to which untold numbers of children were sacrificed, at the site’s entrance in late September
A press release for Carthago. The Immortal Myth, the historical exhibition featuring the hideous statue, reads:
A reconstruction of the terrible deity Moloch, linked to Phoenician and Carthaginian religions and featured in the 1914 film Cabiria (directed by Giovanni Pastore and written by Gabriele D’Annunzio) will be stationed at the entrance to the Colosseum to welcome visitors to the exhibition.
Because everyone wants to be greeted on their way into this historic landmark where Christians were slaughtered en masse by the visage of a pagan idol repeatedly denounced in the Old Testament, apparently.
According to LifeSite, the idol was especially upsetting to the Colosseum’s Catholic visitors as it was erected nine days before the Amazon Synod and the resultant scandal of the Pachamama idol (another pagan deity who received child sacrifices) at the Vatican.
“We were so excited the day we decided to go to the Colosseum,” visitor Alexandra Clark said in an email to LifeSite, recalling a trip to the site with her sister.
“But the moment we got there the sight that greeted us was horrifying! Standing guard over the entrance was the colossal pagan statue of Moloch. It was placed in that prime spot so that everyone that entered into the Colosseum had to pass it,” she continued, noting that the presence of the child-devouring idol appeared to mock the sacrifice of the earliest Christians who refused to bow to Roman rule.
Clark also picked up on the connection between the idol of Moloch and the Pachamama statuettes that featured so prominently at the controversial Amazonian Synod: “Both of these evil pagan idols required child sacrifices and both of them came to Rome at about the same time [as] the Synod.”
At a ceremony in the Vatican Gardens that involved the pagan goddess “Pachamama,” attendees bowed in reverence toward wooden statuettes of the South American fertility goddess. The statuettes were kept as part of an exhibit in the Church of Santa Maria in Traspontina until they were thrown into the Tiber River by Alexander Tschugguel in late October.
Clark and her sister remained near the Moloch statue to watch for reactions from other visitors, noting that many others were shocked at the sight of the statue as well.
Back in 1749, PJ Media reports, Pope Benedict XIV declared the Colosseum a sacred site, declaring it sanctified by the blood of the Christian martyrs who were tortured and fed to animals for Roman entertainment there.
The placement of this horrendous idol at the revered site of the massacre of the earliest Christians and their families is disgustingly tasteless, and crass.
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