Wednesday, 12 December 2012

The "Mark" of the Beast: Cancer Link to Cell Phones




The debate surrounding the impact of mobile phone radiation on human health has recently been reignited by the ruling in an Italian court that a man's brain tumour was directly caused by his heavy phone usage. The Daily Mail gives the following report:

A court has ruled that mobile phones can give you cancer in a landmark case that could open the gates for other victims to take legal action. Businessman Innocente Marcolini, 60, was diagnosed with a brain tumour after using his mobile phone at work for up to six hours a day for 12 years. Italy's Supreme Court found that there was a 'causal link' between his phone use and his illness...
Oncologist and professor of environmental mutagenesis Angelo Gino Levis and neurosurgeon Dr Giuseppe Grasso gave evidence supporting Mr Marcolini's claim. They argued that mobile and cordless phones emit electromagnetic radiation causing damage to cells and increasing the risk of tumours. But they added that many tumours don't appear for 15 years making short-term studies on mobile phone use redundant...
 
(See here for the full article)


As I note in my book Unveiling the Apocalypse, the most high-profile long term study into the effects of mobile phone use on human health had concluded that there were no adverse side-effects due to  prolonged exposure to the microwave raditation from cell phones. The authors of the Danish report of 2006 - the Institute of Cancer Epidemiology in Copenhagen, reissued similar findings in October 2011, which seems to have been timed in order to quell the fears raised by the decision of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) to elevate the status of cell phone radiation to "possibly carciogenic" in May during the same year.  The position of the Danish report has been upheld and accepted by the wider scientific community ever since the intial study was published in 2006. Yet these finding were called into question at the time by Dr. George Carlo, the former head of the Wireless Technology Research (WTR) program, which was commissioned to research the health implications of heavy, long term mobile phone use by the Celluar Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA) in 1993. When the WTR came back with findings to suggest that there was indeed such a link to cancer development in long term mobile phone users, the CTIA attempted to shut down the WTR and discredit the work of Dr. Carlo. Carlo claimed the authors of the Danish report had approached him while he was still head of the WTR and conducting research for the CTIA, with an offer to manipulate the results of the report to show the cell phone industry in a favourable light. While Carlo rejected this approach, it seems that the CTIA did not.
Now evidence has emerged to support Dr Carlo's claims that the results of the 2006 Danish study (which naturally extends to the findings of the report issued by the same team in 2011) were indeed manipulated in order to debunk to link between cell phone use and the development of certain types of cancer. The same article from The Daily Mail quoted above, mentions how the findings of the Danish reports have been called into question by Prof. Denis Henshaw of Bristol University, who notes that the study was biased:


Denis Henshaw, Emeritus Professor of Human Radiation Effects, Bristol University said the [Danish] study was 'worthless', and the researchers themselves admitted non-users may have been misclassified which would bias the findings.
He said: 'This seriously flawed study misleads the public and decision makers about the safety of mobile phone use.'
Professor Henshaw has previously advocated cigarette-style warnings on mobile phone packets and urges more independent research.

He said: 'Vast numbers of people are using mobile phones and they could be a time bomb of health problems - not just brain tumours, but also fertility, which would be a serious public health issue. The health effects of smoking alcohol and air pollution are well known and well talked about, and it's entirely reasonable we should be openly discussing the evidence for this, but it is not happening. We want to close the door before the horse has bolted.'
(Op. cit.)

So it appears that the true extent of the long term impact of mobile phone use is being systematically buried by the cell phone industry, with little or no independent research being conducted by reputable scientists.
Given that cell phones (which many economicists believe will eventually supplant the use of credit and debit cards, and ultimately cash itself) meet all the criteria of the "mark" of the Beast prophesied in the Book of Revelation to the letter (argued at some length in my book and blog posts such as RFID Implants versus Cell Phones as the "Mark" of the Beast), the possiblity of a future cancer epidemic related to mobile phone use appears to be reflected in a passage of the Apocalypse detailing how those that bear the mark of the Beast are inflicted with terrible sores:

"Then I heard a loud voice from the temple telling the seven angels, “Go and pour out on the earth the seven bowls of the wrath of God.”
So the first angel went and poured out his bowl on the earth, and harmful and painful sores came upon the people who bore the mark of the beast and worshiped its image."

(Rev 16:1-2)

Many readers find the most troubling aspect of equating the use of cell phones with the mark of the Beast to be the implication that otherwise innocent individuals could be duped into accepting the number of the Beast, thus inadvertently putting their very souls in jeopardy. Yet the idea that accepting the mark of the Beast automatically and irreversibly condemns the recipient to eternal punishment in hell is a distinctly Protestant belief, and should be held separately from Catholic teaching. The idea that accepting the mark of the Beast would have an everlasting effect on the person's soul is actually based on the Protestant mentality of "once saved, always saved", which in turn is derived from the Reformers' cornerstone teaching of sola fides - justification through faith alone. Yet Catholicism emphasises the fact that good works, as well as faith, is necessary for salvation, and that the wounded nature of humanity means that we have to engage in a constant struggle against sin and frequently require the sacrament of confession - which forgives all sin perpetrated by the truly penitent individual. So for Catholics, even the theoretical concept of an extremely grave matter such as intentionally and knowingly accepting the mark of the Beast could be forgiven in confession if the person was truly contrite. And in order for a Catholic to intentionally and knowingly accept the mark of the Beast, the Church would have to explicitly define what the "mark" actually is. No matter what form this prophecy takes, the Church would still have to formally identify what the "mark" of the Beast was before it would become fact and therefore confessible as a sin (so I certainly wouldn't suggest confessing using a cell phone as a sin to a priest just yet - you might get a strange look). Think of the material on this subject as the "case for the prosecution". But in the meantime, it would definitely be a good idea to limit cell phone use for health and social reasons.





11 comments:

VTA said...

There were several comments here yesterday, including one of mine. They were deleted?

Emmett O'Regan said...

I didn't notice or delete any comments on this post. I did notice that you left a comment on a different post, but haven't got round to replying yet. If you left a different comment on this post, then perhaps there is a problem with the com-box?...

VTA said...

SORRY, I was mistaken. It was a different post. :-)

Anonymous said...

Cell phones frighten me not only because of the radiation and possible future brain tumors . . . it is the mass addiction to them and the tearing down of social boundaries (phone booths don't you miss them?) ;and children growing up these days think all of this is normal. Intimate private conversations in public and constantly looking down at the device when Holy Scripture tells us to "look up for your redemption is nigh". These evil devices have changed culture negatively more than anything in my lifetime. Most all of my devout Catholic friends are addicted as well and think me strange for shunning the cell phone. Is it mass hypnosis?

Emmett O'Regan said...

The level of addiction to cell phones is very disconcerting indeed. Everywhere you look you can see someone hunched over their device totally engrossed - even whilst crossing the road! I'm afraid that it is this level of dependence that predisposes a great many people to dismissing the cell phone as a prime contender for the fulfilment of the prophecy of the mark of the Beast. As the 19th century French poet Charles Baudelaire famously stated, the "finest trick of the Devil is to persuade you that he does not exist". And the best way to elicit such denial is to provide an irresistable temptation - whereby the individual will be willing to forgo the evidence in order to pursue their heart's desire.
Years of desensitisation to the development of this technology has allowed it to encroach into our daily lives without notice - we have become the "boiled frogs" of popular parlance.
It reminds me of Gollum's overwhelming consumption with the One Ring (which like the "mark" is worn in the hand) created by the evil lord Sauron, who is represented in The Lord of the Rings as a great eye (much like the all-seeing eye used to represent the "Great Architect" of Freemasonry). Even though he is totally corrupted by the power of the ring, Gollum is completely consumed by it, and eschews all else in pursuit of the "Precious", leading to his ultimate demise. I think Tolkien's work is somewhat prophetic in certain respects.

Jamey said...

Anon,

A big yes from me on your last question. Next ? who would want to hypnotise the masses and why - surely part of Satan's plan of a bloodless coup as Emmett once mentioned and preparation for the "man of sin" to make his grand entrance.

Interesting comments what technology is doing to our generation. In an attempt to get fit I have been going to nearby parks lately (pulled a hamstring last night!) and what shocks me is they are now empty. When I was a kid there was always jostling for prime space be it for hoops or goals now no such issues. I suspect most are indoors gaming or on the internet. This technology is addictive and hypnotic as you mention and seems to put us into a torpor, and we no longer experience the human condition in an organic way. Rudolf Steiner and some of the Anthroposophical writers have put some interesting thought into the spiritual effects of technology. Essentially some posit that most technologies come from dark forces with the ultimate aim of making us sub human, or as Bishop Sheen would say "closer to the animal kingdom than the angelic."

Sent from cell phone :-)

Anonymous said...

Jamey, Yes your observation about the abandoned parks reminded me of how rarely we see children climbing trees, riding bikes or playing hide and go seek outdoors. Theses things were so common in my generation. Recently saw a rare sight in the neighborhood shopping center. A young Mother and her daughter both in modest skirts walking toward the grocery store and the little girl was cradling a baby doll. Most little girls these days are dressed in pants and no baby dolls ever. Barbie dolls lured young girls away from nurturing baby dolls and into narcissistic obsessions with looks, clothes, cars etc. How foul to undermine tender little children away from their natural instincts. Do they even make baby dolls any more?

Jamey said...

When my kids get a barbie doll for a present it disappears into the abyss never to be seen again :-)

I too admire the sight of a woman and children who carry themselves with dignity doing justice to the image they were made in.

Our Lady of Fatima: "Certain fashions will be introduced that will offend My Son very much!"


Anonymous said...

Look at how humanity has relied upon electricity, much less cell phones. We are slaves to this power. The image of Our Lady Guadalupe blocking the sun comes to mind , how She eclipses the sun god of the Aztecs. And the possibility of an event emanating from the sun (or a manmade event) to bring us to our knees.

Jamey said...

Anon, no doubt we have developed such a complex system of living that one major event can disable much of our modern infrastructure and wreak havoc. Perhaps this is where the antichrist will eventually step in to save the day, perhaps even during a global economic meltdown which seems well underway.

Regarding your comments I consider the Fatima and most recently Akita apparition and wonder too whether it will be manmade (ie nuclear war) or something more supernatural (literal fire falling from the sky, perhaps some extreme type of solar flare). There seems to be arguments either way that make sense.

Jamey said...

Regarding Emmett's comments on the boiling the frog analogy I thought of this whilst watching television the other evening - there was a performance of school children aged from 12-15 and during one part the girls (some who looked very young) were dressed in highly sexual Burlesque type outfits, the crowd erupted at the end of the song into applause, truly strange times. Imagine this in a Catholic society which could be found 60 plus years ago. It didn't take long to boil this frog.