BOOK REVIEW: 'THE PAPAL BILLIONS' BY TONY BUSHBY
The fifth book in the religion series by Australian author Tony Bushby focuses on the financial corruption of the Vatican, which has been substantial and much worse than I had ever imagined.
The fifth book in Tony Bushby's 'Truth Behind the Christian Religion' series is his hardest hitting book yet. THE PAPAL BILLIONS which was published in February 2008, reveals the sordid details of Vatican corruption. What Bushby covered in his first four books in his series -- THE BIBLE FRAUD, THE SECRET IN THE BIBLE, THE CRUCIFIXION OF TRUTH, and THE TWIN DECEPTION -- covered details of the Biblical texts and the theology of the Christian religion itself. Having read all four of these books, I can honestly say that that these four books, in their exact 1,303 pages, have sufficiently crucified the mythology of the Christian religion, just as the wholly mythological 'Jesus Christ' was himself said to be crucified 2000+ years ago.
In THE PAPAL BILLIONS, Bushby uncovers the Vatican corruption that had been previously rumored for many years in conspiracy research circles, but no one seemed to want to numerate and expose -- for fear of reprisal, perhaps? The Catholic Church is so money-centric that it became personally offensive to me, particularly two incidents, which in their culmination lead to my leaving the Church altogether upon the event of my eighteenth birthday.
What happened was that I received a box of weekly tithing donation envelopes in the mail from my local parish priest, Father Pat. He had sent me a birthday gift, I thought, rather naively. It, at first, seemed to be a nice gesture. That was, until I actually opened the box, and saw what was inside. When I saw what was actually inside the box, I immediately phoned Father Pat, explaining that I had recently entered college earlier that fall, and I wasn't making enough money at my part-time job to donate/tithe of my salary to the Church, which obviously didn't need my money anyway.
The opulence and and beauty of Church properties attested to and reinforced the fact that they would have clearly survived WITHOUT my money!! This incident lead to an argument between myself and Father Pat -- which I found to be repugnant and highly distasteful, that I ended up leaving the Church altogether -- leaving to pursue my own path of spiritual growth -- which empowered me and gave me a true sense of purpose, instead of the Church training me to become afraid of death and their vengeful creator, whom they deign to call their own GOD.
The second incident came a few years later, and was far more distasteful than the incident described immediately above. What happened was this:
An aunt of my girlfriend at the time, a nice young woman named Kim, had been extremely ill and had a serious operation and almost died. As a result, she was in the hospital and convalescing at home for over four months of the year 1985, with some of that time spent in I.C.U. near death. I had met this woman and was told about the following experience at a holiday Christmas party that I attended with my girlfriend Kim. The aunt had shown me an INVOICE which she was sent by her priest, in the amount of her weekly donation, multiplied over the four months that she was absent from weekly mass. The line item on this INVOICE stated that she was being billed for something called PEW RENTAL. And, at the bottom of the INVOICE were the following words:
"The FULL AMOUNT must be paid within 30 days, or 1.5% interest will be assessed per month, not to exceed an 18% annual interest rate.
I simply could NOT believe that they had the audacity to send something like this to a woman who nearly died just a little while earlier! Unbelievable!
This aunt was incensed, and furious with her priest, whom she called immediately upon opening the envelope, and reading the invoice inside. She ended up getting into a bit of an argument with her priest, who she said became quite belligerent and argumentative with her, even in her deteriorated condition. To make a long story short, this aunt of my girlfriend Kim ended up leaving the Church before she hung up the telephone on the day she spoke with her priest about the insulting INVOICE he had been responsible for sending her. I applauded her decision to do do, and I told her so right on the spot!
I held this INVOICE in my hands, and if I had not done so, I might never have believed this woman's story. My only regret was that I was never able to secure a photocopy of this document for my own research files. This was 1985, before the ubiquity of the personal computer, where I would have been able to easily get a photocopy for my records. Hearing this story of my girlfriend's aunt helped me to feel that I made the right decision about leaving the Catholic Church for good -- and I have never looked back in anger.
The corruption of the Catholic Church is the reason why it has become the most valuable institution of any kind on the entire planet -- and it is literally worth TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS -- in spite of their claims of budget deficits and and other financial shortfalls -- especially in the collection of members' weekly donations. The Popes; such as John Paul I, John Paul II, and the current Pope Benedict XVI -- have been among some of the wealthiest men to have ever held the office of Pope -- as revealed by the Banco Ambrosiano scandal, where 'GOD'S BANKER,' Roberto Calvi, was found murdered and hanging from beneath Blackfriar's Bridge on June 17, 1982. Calvi, incidentally, was a member of the ultra-secretive P2 Freemason's Lodge, also known as Propaganda Due [i.e., P2]. Bushby also uncovers the truth behind the mysterious 33-day reign of Pope John Paul I, in 1978. It has been suggested by many besides Bushby that John Paul I was murdered via poisoning because of his threats to expose the emerging scandal with Banco Ambrosiano and the Vatican Bank. As with Roberto Calvi, there is heavy freemasonic symbolism in the 33 days that John Paul I was allowed to live, after becoming Pope -- suggesting that Freemasons were either involved in, carried out, or had planned the murder itself.
This brave man, John Paul I, lost his life because he threatened to clean up the corruption that had infested the Vatican financial circle, a problem that has yet to be resolved -- and may never be.
Bushby also reveals intimate details of the financial corruption, which has been greatly aided by the Church's tax-exempt status, which has allowed the Church to quickly exponentiate its' wealth rather quickly, over a short period of time. The Jesuits are another face of the corruption that plagues the public image of the Church. Known as GOD'S ARMY and other such appellations -- the Jesuits, through their agents and their leader, who is ominously known as 'The Black Pope,' are perhaps the singlemost corrupt sub-group of all intimately associated with the Vatican itself. They have had their hands in many horrible historical events -- such as the JFK assassination, and many other similar events of enormous consequence on the world stage. Even today, the Jesuit Order (aka - The Society of Jesus) has their meddling hands in many corrupt criminal enterprises, as well as acting as the enforcement police force charged with protecting the Vatican and its' agents in any way possible.
Bushby's tremendous attention to detail is apparent in this book, just as it was with his first four books in this series. His use of copious reference materials shows up in the twenty page bibliography at the back of the book -- which contains more than 500 books, bible encyclopedias, research reports, and articles -- all on the matters covered within the book related to Vatican corruption.
This book is about 50% of the length of the other four books of this series, and this may be due to the myriad problems in locating proper reference material to research and write the book.
Finally, I cannot imagine that either the Vatican or the Catholic Church is very happy or pleased with the work of Aussie author Tony Bushby. His earth-shattering revelations have caused many tens of thousands of his readers to question the validity of their spiritual and religious Christian faith. Their belief in a man-created myth known as 'Jesus Christ' is now on extremely shaky ground because of this. Based upon the Solar myth known as Astrotheology -- where Christ is known as "The Sun of God,' instead of 'The Son of God.' As a matter of fact, in one of his pervious books in this series, Bushby informs us that one of the apocryphal Church documents is known as 'The Gospel of Jesus Christ the Sun.'
This book also covers the following issues:
• Investments in War Industries
• Insider trading in gold bullion
• Fraud and illicit transactions in the Vatican Bank
• Counterfeit securities conspiracies in partnership with the Mafia
• Secret Swiss bank accounts
• Clandestine off-shore Company structures
If any interested reader wishes to better inform themselves on the matters of Vatican corruption, I would highly recommend that they pick up a copy of this new book by Tony Bushby, which will do just that -- better inform them of the behind-the-scenes corruption of the wealthiest institution on the entire face of the earth.
~ Kent Daniel Bentkowski, Buffalo, New York USA
The Kentroversy Papers may be found at http://www.kentroversy.com/