The above points having been firmly and indisputably established, we may now proceed to the actual subject of this post. During my internetless evenings, I have started to reacquaint myself with several books in my library with which, due to their being stored for many long years, I am no longer as familiar as I once was. Once such is the Papal church’s always interesting Codex Iuris Canonici. While perusing that book, it became clear to me that the faith community from which it hails had prophetically identified the identity of the eschatological Antichrist in their fundamental Church Law, and this over a decade before it was manifested to the world. Naturally, the passage identifying the Beast is Canon 666 (cf. Revelation 13:18):
Can. 666 – In usu mediorum comunicationis servetur necessaria discretion atque vitentur quae sunt vocationi propriae nociva et castitati personae consecratae periculosa.
Which is, being interpreted,
Can. 666 – Let necessary discretion be observed in the use of communication media, and let those things be avoided which are harmful to one’s own vocation and dangerous to the chastity of a consecrated person.
So there we have the awe-inspiring truth: back in 1983, the Vatican wondrously foretold that to find the eschatological Antichrist, one would have to look no further than the Internet, and that the proof of this would lie in its well-known seedy underbelly.
Interestingly, it appears from the above text (which is located in that section of the Codex Iuris usually styled the “Common Law of Religious,” as opposed to each institute’s particular laws, i.e., their constitutions) that the Vatican believes the Internet/Antichrist to be more dangerous to professed religious than to anyone else; therefore, recalcitrant internet users from among their ranks should be especially careful.