I attended a little talk today that I found quite interesting and I learned a few things. For one thing I learned that the obelisk in the center of St Peter’s square was actually brought from Egypt by the Roman Emperor Nero whom I think likely insane. For another I was not aware that the Vatican houses a full-sized Roman sculpture of the Roman god of war, Mars (Ares in Greece), among others!
My mind began to wonder upon hearing these and other little tidbits during the presentation. For one thing, wouldn’t the statue of Mars/Ares be a “pagan image” of a “false god”? Historically the Vatican has viewed such things as abominations so why would they house such things under the very nose of the Pope and the faithful? I just bet that statue and the others is worth millions and I suspect THAT is the reason it and the others is in the Vatican. MONEY! Nothing more! MONEY!! Continue Reading