Welcome! Currently, I post to my own new blog, the Renegade Catholic Blog, which is a continuation of my old Abandoned_Altars blog.
But back before there were blogs, I wrote essays and posted them on my vaious websites. Some still have useful and interesting content, and I occasionally reference them in my current writings, and so they are posted here.
This site combines my archives of essays from weirdload.com and priestsofdarkness.com, and a few from renegadecatholic.com, too.
Weirdload Article Archives Categories:
Priests of Darkness: Sex, sin, and satanism among Catholic clergy
Black Collar Crime: Perverted priests, beastly bishops, naughty nuns
Dark Rites: Ritualistic abuse and clerical deviltry
Roman Circus: History and hijinks of popes and cardinals
Survivor Issues: Of interest to clergy sex abuse victims and survivors
The Vault: Documents relating to the crisis
The Night Gallery: Unholy images and visionary art
Beyond the Veil: Visionary illuminations
Pope Palpatine: Scary Photos of Pope Benedict XVI
Weirdload: Strange thoughts for strange days
Astrotheology: Pre-apocalyptic spirituality, synchromysticism, and UFOs
Pop Cult: Third millenium culture, life, and laughs
These are in the process of being updated. In the meantime, I apologize for any bottlenecks, wonky navigation, dead links, and missing files. Please let me know if you run into any problems or have any comments. I wish you an informative and entertaining visit.
And for more, please visit the Renegade Catholic Blog also known as weirdload.com.
and keep looking up,
Contact me at jay AT weirdload.com
I may not be the great artist I dreamed of becoming, but I still enjoy visually exploring metaphysical and symbolic themes, and of course, making fun of the pope .
Pope Palpatine Benedict XVI is one scary looking pope
The Mystic Tau Meditations on an ancient cosmic symbol
An extensive archive of articles and resources documenting various aspects of the Catholic Church, especially the clergy abuse crisis.
Catholic Pedophile Priests
The Effect on US Society
The official report on child sexual abuse in the Roman Church in the US masks a lot of shame amid its statistics.
Timeline of the Sex Crisis
A 2,000 Year Cover-Up
A brief chronology showing how the crisis developed.
The Black Bequest of the Inquisition
The horror of Abu Ghraib is nothing new.
The Fallen Priests Film Festival
Movies about Compromised Clerics
A list of nearly 300 films about devil-dealing priests, erring evangelists, naughty nuns, bad bishops, and calculating cardinals.
Comedy | Drama/Historical | Horror/Supernatural
The Passion and the Shroud
Is the Shroud really the burial cloth of Jesus? The mystery is even stranger than you may think.
The Murder of Sr. Margaret Ann Pahl
Clergy Ritual Abuse Illuminated
The trial of Fr. Gerald Robinson is finished, leaving unsettled allegations of underground satanic and other bizarre activities including priests dressing as nuns.
My first website, this features essays on subjects ranging from film to terrorism to UFOs.
The Right Stuff
A Dozen or so Interesting Facts About Apollo 11
Everybody thinks they know the whole story. Here are some odd things you might not have heard.
There are some very unexpected and interesting parallels between The Wizard of Oz and The Lord of the Rings.
Did Baum influence Tolkien?
Curse of the Assassins
The Roots of Islamic Terror
The history of the cult of the Assassins shows that the War on Terror will not be an easy win.
Aliens in the Outlands
New Mexico and UFOs
Sgt. Lonnie Zamora, the sole witness to the Socorro Incident case, has died. But has it been solved at last?
And how do sci-fi movies and TV fit into the process?