Giant Statue of Moloch Placed Outside the Colosseum in Rome
A larger than life statue of the ancient god Moloch, to whose roaring fires pagans sacrificed their live children, has been placed at the entrance to one of the most sacred Christian sites for an "art display."
The Colloseum is believed to be the place where many Christian martyrs died, fed to wild animals or killed by gladiators during the Roman Empire. In 1749, Pope Benedict XIV made it official Church policy to view the Colosseum as a sacred site where early Christians had been martyred. He installed Stations of the Cross, declaring it sanctified by the blood of the Christian martyrs who died tragically there.
This ritual leaves no doubt that this famous historical site has deep Christian roots and significance. The placement of a pagan god — responsible for the deaths of untold numbers of children — in front of it has left visitors and pilgrims confused. Life Site News reported:
Some Catholics are distressed that the pagan god Moloch has been erected at the entrance to the Colosseum, which is one of many amphitheatres where Christians were tortured and executed for the entertainment of the pagan crowds.
"We were so excited the day we decided to go to the Colosseum,” Alexandra Clark told LifeSiteNews via email. She and her sister Tiffany were looking forward to visiting the site of Christian martyrdom.
“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.
The Bible has a good record of the pagan civilizations and what they did out of allegiance to demon gods like Moloch:
They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons; they poured out innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was polluted with blood (Psalm 106:37-38).
And you took your sons and your daughters, whom you had borne to me, and these you sacrificed to them to be devoured. Were your whorings so small a matter that you slaughtered my children and delivered them up as an offering by fire to them? (Ezekiel 16:20-21)
The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Say to the people of Israel, Any one of the people of Israel or of the strangers who sojourn in Israel who gives any of his children to Molech shall surely be put to death. The people of the land shall stone him with stones. I myself will set my face against that man and will cut him off from among his people, because he has given one of his children to Molech, to make my sanctuary unclean and to profane my holy name. And if the people of the land do at all close their eyes to that man when he gives one of his children to Molech, and do not put him to death, then I will set my face against that man and against his clan and will cut them off from among their people, him and all who follow him in whoring after Molech (Leviticus 20:1-5).
And that's just a fraction of the references to child sacrifice in the Bible. Archeologists reluctantly agree that these ancient cultures killed their own children in service to demon gods:
Just as ancient Greek and Roman propagandists insisted, the Carthaginians did kill their own infant children, burying them with sacrificed animals and ritual inscriptions in special cemeteries to give thanks for favours from the gods, according to a new study.
"This is something dismissed as black propaganda because in modern times people just didn't want to believe it," said Josephine Quinn, a lecturer in ancient history at Oxford, who is behind the study, with international colleagues, of one of the most bitterly debated questions in classical archaeology.
The statue of Moloch outside the Colosseum is supposed to be a part of a celebration of Carthaginian culture and art. Just so we all know what we are "celebrating," in Carthage, going to see Moloch meant your baby was going to die. Archeologists continually find evidence that ancient cultures sacrificed children to idols, including this recent grisly find reported by PJ Media's Tyler O'Neil.
The constant assault on Christianity seems to be getting bolder and even coming from within the church itself. Just in October the Catholic Church had to deal with the idolatry scandal at the Amazonian Synod that ended with frustrated Catholics hurling the idols into the Tiber River.