Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Bob Thiel: COG's Greatest Conspiracy Nut Hyperventilates Over "Satan's Chair"

The non-ordained self-appointed conspiracy laden splinter group leader Bob Thiel is busy today with his latest tirade against the Catholic Church.  His latest entry is based upon the "prophecies" of St Malachy, a 9th century Irish priest and that the Vatican supposedly contains the chair that Satan will eventually sit upon.  That chair is reportedly in the Vatican in a shrine that covers the remnants of the chair St. Peter supposedly sat on.

St. Malachy supposedly had a vision where he saw that there would only be 112 popes before the end of the world came.

Bob Thiel needs and uses these visions by Malachay and Fatima in order to legitimize his lunatic rantings.  Thiel is so enthralled by these conspiracy theories that he is in Rome right now gathering information for his new book and podcasts.

When you Google "Is Satan's Throne In The Vatican" you will get literally thousands of conspiracy laden blogs and web sites filled with some of the craziest idiocy imaginable.  Bat shit crazy isn't even word that can accurately describe some of these sites.  The best part when you do this is that right there in the middle of it all is Bob Thiel.  He is just as crazy as they all are.

Bob includes a picture his wife took (similar to the one above) and this:

Yesterday, my wife Joyce and I were able to once again see and visit what could be ‘Satan’s throne’ if the devil does in fact have a physical throne on the earth.

Back in 1987 on a tour of Saint Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, those of on that tour (all WCG members) were told by a Worldwide Church of God minister who was conducting the tour that Joseph Tkach, Sr. (who was then the Pastor General of WCG–he died in 1995) stated that he felt that this was “Satan’s throne.” The WCG tour guide minister also said that that there was a tradition/legend (which possibly can be tied to one interpretation of the 12th century Malachy prophecy) that the final pope would sit on this throne.
It's funny how he has to quote Tkach Sr. as an authority on this "chair of Satan."  Tkach Sr. got his same stupid reasoning about this chair from the same stupid conspiracy theorists and anti-Catholic's that have been apart of the COG for decades.  The COG has always had to have some bogey-man who was evil and out to get therm.  The WCG thrived on that and most of the splinter cults still do to this day.

When false prophet and "teacher" Thiel publishes this asinine  stuff he makes himself look like a fool and looses  credibility.

With Bob being in Italy right now we are guaranteed a plethora of conspiracy theories when he gets back.  It will be Fatima 24/7 for several weeks.

A "Prophecy of the Popes" is attributed to St. Malachy, which is claimed to predict that there would be only 112 more popes before the Last Judgment. It was discovered and published by Benedictine Arnold de Wyon in 1590. Most scholars consider the document a 16th-century elaborate hoax.[5] Like any good conspiracy theory, there are many holes in the lore of St. Malachy, according to Father James Weiss, a professor of church history at Boston College. "It is widely thought ... given who the author was and his relationship, [that the prophecies] were published to establish the case for election of one particular cardinal," said Weiss.[6] Dr. Thomas Groome, chair of the Department of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry at Boston College, has a similar notion, "For myself -- and even as a native Irishman -- the 'Prophecies of St. Malachy' are a grand old fun tale that have about as much reliability as the morning horoscope".[6] Thomas J. Reese, SJ, of Georgetown University, had only this to say: "St. Malachy's prophecy is nonsense."[6]


Anonymous said...

That's Satan's old chair, his new seat can be found dead smack in the middle Oklahoma.

Anonymous said...

There we go.


Write an article on "Satan's chair" and his idea of his throne, and go to rome to take pictures of it. Yet what is visibly lacking in Thiel's selections of articles? When's the last article written on Jesus Christ? So he exalt's satan's throne, and even posts a picture of it. But he can't write an article on Jesus Christ and posting a picture of the Cross of Christ is wrong, but posting a picture of the supposed "chair of satan" and a long article about it is right?

I see something horribly wrong with his focus, don't you? Horribly, horribly wrong.

He can post a picture of the chair of Satan, supposedly, but can't write an article on Christ or a cross that represents Christ.

Well, isn't that amazing. Think about this logic. Then ask yourself what god he's actually promoting.

Byker Bob said...

Theil should team up with Michael Rood!


Anonymous said...

I should say, exalts HIS IDEA of Satan's throne with all his catholic crap. Of course it isn't.

Joe Moeller said...

Nah... cant be Satan's Chair.

Satans chair would have magic finger massage vibration, and adjustable heat settings.

Also, wheres the cup holder for brewskis?

Joe Moeller
Cody, WY

Corky said...

Ethereal spirits with physical thrones...

That goes together like gods and angels drinking wine and breaking bread.

All I can say is that it's a good thing they have an earthly if only we could find their fields and gardens.

Byker Bob said...

Ya think Thiel will attempt to buy it for his baron buddy?


Lucifers Kitten said...

If Satan comes back to sit on Bob Thiel's throne, we must hand him a copy of the Magna Carta to ensure that we limit his powers by law and protect our privileges. Otherwise I'm all good about it all!

Anonymous said...

Satan has a whole set of chairs.

You can trace their lineage from the time the powermongering greedy asses originally sat on them and lied, connived and plotted to keep their income and retirement packages intact.

Satan owns the chairs that the United Church of God's "council of elders" sits on.

Redfox712 said...

How bizarre to think that a failed political advertisement from 1590 should became such rich fodder for these bizarre anti-Catholic conspiracy theories.