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The Stricken Cross
The Rev. Edward Marcus Dill described Catholics as 'mental imbeciles, social cripples and moral slaves' and the Roman Catholic religion as 'a Satanic conspiracy against the human soul'. The Rev. Dill was a principle agent of the Irish Church Mission. “God has pleased, by means of the famine, to begin a great change which promises to renew the country. Irish Popery has ever relied on its numbers and to increase these has encouraged early marriages and used the productiveness of the potato. But how useless its craftiest tricks when God chooses to ruin them. He smites the potato and ... people who had multiplied like summer insects vanish like them too - its supplies are cut off - its priests are starving - its chapels are emptied and its arm is withered. It is easy to see that if things go on like this, and it seems they will, Popery in Ireland is inevitably doomed. It would seem as if God had decided to clear out the country in order to refill it again. The land is rapidly passing into British hands. With the Irish emigrating and the immigration of Scots and English ... thus God is renovating the country ... by driving Popery beyond the ocean and bringing Protestantism across the Channel. “ from, 'The Mystery Solved of Ireland's Miseries, the Grand Cause and Cure', page 302, by the Rev. E. M. Dill published in London in 1852
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Reply Kristine
8:24 PM on November 1, 2010 
Yikes... Wouldn't that be easy. Humility brings out the worst in the most arrogant of people. In my opinion this all started with the King wanting Ann and in his disobedience to Christ his action wreaked havoc for his people and those around his country. Very sad story.