The Roman Pantheon

All but one nation had many, many gods.  Each had priesthoods, buildings, and paid staffs.  Rome built a building for gods the government approved.   Their priesthoods rented spaces within The Roman Pantheon, which means “all-gods”.  Being in The Roman Pantheon proved their official acceptance in the Empire’s Capitol.

Priests of every deity invented Marketing Plans that convinced citizens to “Worship Our God!”   Calls for cash echoed throughout every Empire: “Donate!  Our God promises to  make you happy, healthy, wealthy, wise, beautiful, young, married, strong, popular, triumphant, and successful!”

Gods were invented for every need.  St. Augustine tells us that Romans had four different Wheat Deities, one  for the seeds of wheat, one for the sprouts they became, another for the growing blades, and one for the full head of grain.

There are many pantheons.

Pantheons of Business provide food, energy, transportation, cosmetics, medicine, clothing, housing, and other needs.

In religion, there is the Pantheon of Protestantism.  Each of its 45,000 Marketing Plan Denominations promises the market segment it is designed to attract:  “Following us proves that you are smart, good, and going to Heaven!”

Governments are Pantheon of Bureaus.  Some are based on real need.  Military Pantheons make an undeniable claim for funding:  “You need Us to defend You from Them!”  Few argue with that.

Less credible Bureaus in The Government Pantheon worship Imaginary Problems.  “Without us, you will be destroyed by Global Warming!”

Human bodies often develop deadly, cancerous tumors.  So does every Body Politic.  Each wants to grow.  Pornography, prostitution, narcotics, abortionists, and every other hurtful tumor spreads tendrils of death and destruction, often helped by the Pantheon of Bureaus.

Usually, the Body Politic is overwhelmed by them, and is destroyed.

Amid the Pantheons,  one light shines.  He Who Fulfilled The Prophecies Decreed:

“Verily, verily I say unto you thou art Peter and on this rock I build My Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. I give you the keys to The Kingdom of Heaven.”

The Roman Pantheon is now a Catholic Church.