founded the Jesuits?
Why were they founded?
When a Jesuit of minor rank is to be elevated to a position of command, his superior speaks to him as follows:
The Ceremony of Induction & Extreme Oath of the Jesuits
“My son, heretofore, you have been taught to act the dissembler (a phoney who acts like he’s on your side, but really isn’t) among Roman Catholics to be a Roman Catholic and to be a spy even among your own brethren; to believe no man, to trust no man; among the reformers to be a reformer; among the Hugenots (French Protestants) to be a Hugenot; among the Calvinists to be a Calvinist; among the Protestants (those that protest and disagree with the Roman Catholic Institution) generally to be a Protestant; and obtaining their confidence to seek even to preach from their pulpits, and denounce with all vehemence (violent emotion) in your nature our holy religion and the Pope; and even to descend so low as to become a Jew among the Jews, that you might be enabled to gather all information for the benefit of your order as faithful soldier of the Pope.
You have been taught to insidiously (secretly) plant the seeds of jealousy and hatred between states that were at peace and incite them (stir people up) to deeds of blood, involving them in war with each other, and to create revolutions and civil wars in communities, provinces and countries that were independent and prosperous and cultivating the arts and the sciences and enjoying the blessings of peace.
To take side with the combatants (those fighting a war) and to act secretly in concert (to plot together) with your brother Jesuit who might be engaged on the other side, but openly opposed to that with which you may be connected; only that the church might be the gainer in the end in the conditions fixed in the treaties for peace and that the end justifies the means.
You have been taught your duty as a spy, to gather all statistics, facts and information in your power from every source:
To ingratiate yourself (which means to knock yourself out to become their buddies) into the confidence of the family circle of protestants and heretics (anyone not a Roman Catholic) of every class and character, as well as that of the merchant, the banker, the lawyer, among the schools and universities, in parliaments and legislatures, and in the judiciaries and councils of state, and to “be all things to all men”, for the Pope’s sake, whose servants we are unto death.
You have received all your instructions heretofore as a novice (one who has no training), a neophyte (a newly ordained priest) and have served as a co-adjutar (worked as a helper), confessor and priest, you must serve time as the instrument and executioner as directed by your superiors; for none can command here who has not consecrated (made sacred or holy) his labours with the blood of the heretic (anyone not a Roman Catholic); for “without the shedding of blood no man can be saved.”
to fit yourself for your work and make your salvation sure, you will, in
addition to your former oath of obedience to your order and allegiance to (be
loyal and follow) the Pope, repeat after me...
“I,_____________________, now, in the presence of Almighty God, the blessed virgin Mary, the Blessed Michael, the archangel, the blessed John the Baptist, the holy apostles, St Peter and St Paul, and all the saints and sacred hosts of heaven.....
I FURTHERMORE PROMISE AND DECLARE THAT I WILL, WHEN OPPORTUNITY PRESENTS, MAKE AND WAGE RELENTLESS WAR, SECRETLY OR OPENLY, AGAINST ALL HERETICS (anyone not a Roman Catholic), PROTESTANTS AND LIBERALS, AS I AM DIRECTED TO DO, AND THAT I WILL HANG, BURN, WASTE, BOIL, FLAY, STRANGLE, BURY ALIVE THESE INFAMOUS HERETICS (anyone not a Roman Catholic), RIP UP THE STOMACHS AND WOMBS OF THEIR WOMEN AND CRUSH THEIR INFANTS HEADS AGAINST THE WALLS, IN ORDER TO ANNIHILATE (destroy) FOREVER THEIR EXECRABLE RACE (something that is a curse; a horrible, damnable, detestable thing). THAT WHEN THE SAME CANNOT BE DONE OPENLY, I WILL SECRETLY USE THE POISONED CUP, THE STRANGULATING CORD, THE STEEL OF A PONIARD (a dagger) OR THE LEADEN BULLET, REGARDLESS OF THE HONOUR, RANK, DIGNITY, OR AUTHORITY OF THE PERSON OR PERSONS, WHATEVER MAY BE THEIR CONDITION IN LIFE, EITHER PUBLIC OR PRIVATE, AS I AT ANY TIME MAY BE DIRECTED SO TO DO BY ANY AGENT OF THE POPE OR SUPERIOR OF THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE HOLY FAITH OF THE SOCIETY OF JESUS (the Jesuits).”
This is the oath still taken today.
The Jesuits have the full backing of the Pope and Rome!
“Outside the door, Catholics are CHAMELEONS; a foot in the door - they’re LAMBS; inside, TIGERS - they’ll rip you to shreds - literally!”
Read Foxe’s Book of the Martyrs.