I receive a lot of e-mail. Some of it is really wonderful. My Extraordinary readers have made me laugh, cry, and shout for joy. Nothing is more humbling than a message from a stranger who supports my website or has been touched by something written herein.
Granted, it isn’t always positive affirmations that sail through the cyber ether and land in my virtual mailbag. Sometimes the messages are quite critical and even downright rude. One must develop a thick skin to work in the realm of conspiracy and the supernatural; particularly when much of what is written comes from a Biblical worldview. Everyone’s a critic. And that’s ok. While I love receiving kind and complimentary messages, I gain a lot of useful knowledge from negative feedback as well. All is welcome.
With that said, sometimes I get an e-mail that is so confusing, so strange, and dare I say ….wackadoodle…. that it just really warrants its own feature here on the site. So, without further ado, let us dive headfirst into the Extraordinary Mailbag! Gather round guys and gals. This one is a doozy.
Today’s e-mail comes from a man who calls himself Matt. I am intentionally omitting the last name for reasons I’ll discuss later.
Matt is mad at Nat. Quite mad, at that. You see, he takes issue with my.. well I’m not entirely certain what he takes issue with precisely, but I think it has something to do with the fact that I don’t worship the Pope? Let’s have a look at the e-mail, then we’ll discuss further.
Name: Matt ****
I hereby declare- you to be – - an unlawful obstructionist. I order all those assembled to immediately disperse. I repeat- to immediately disperse. I order all your activity to immediately cease. I repeat-to immediately cease. It is not in accord with the ordinances of Canon Law. Due to your catalytic tendency of disseminating objectives adverse to Christendom – you are therefore ordered to discontinue your illegal profession. Failure to do so will result in proactive, responsive, and co-active measures. I judge, adjudge, adjudicate, deem, determine and declare your thoughts, words, actions, public or secret, and omissions, biological and spiritual property, subject to the Jurisdiction of the Unfathomable, Infinite, and Ineffable Excellence of OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. Further, your humanist anachronism, obscurantism, absurdum, intent, mission, and schemes, are henceforth proscribed and condemned. You may be arrested and or subject to other police action. It has so been declared: It is declared that all non-Catholic government exists in a state of in authenticity. It is thenceforth declared that all modern constitutional states lack canonical legitimacy. It has therefore been thenceforth declared that their existence is an offense to the Divine Majesty and a crime against humanity. The aforesaid Freemasonic corporations are hereby declared anachronical to true human progress. It is decided in order for modern constitutional states to gain authenticity they must recognize the Supreme Jurisdiction of the Papacy and all Papal Dogmas. As a failure to do so will only inflame the Catholic against such blasphemous tyrannical backwards regimes. Lord God is due to make Visitation to such blighted and noxious governments and tyrannies. He will Visit the iniquities upon the infidels and the Anti-Church bigots. Terror will overtake the faces of the unwashed masses. These exquisite bigots against the Papacy will know that the Lord God Himself has done it. The infidel are richly fattened for such Visitation. It is hereby determined. ‘Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in caelo, et in terra’. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in Heaven. Libertarianism (and the constitution) are simply tyrannical failures and instruments that lead to false flag attacks and government-run pedophilia through their Manual (and Visual) Body-Cavity Searches of Juvenile Hall youth. A Catholic Monarchy simply is the answer to today’s varied and many problems. There is Absolutely No Salvation Outside the Catholic Church see www.vaticancatholic.com
Now then, did you get all that? First, I think I’m owed a round of applause for resisting the urge to add some paragraph breaks into that big block of words, right? Thank you, thank you. Second, one has to admire this fella’s apparent enthusiasm for synonyms and adjectives, even if they are a bit redundant. Third, I really, truly, and sincerely appreciate his fine usage of the much maligned Oxford Comma.
So, who is Matt, and why does he want to see Ms. Natalina arrested by what I can only presume is some sort of Papal gestapo?
The first thing I did was Google Matt’s full name. I was lead to results that included a teenage boy and an attorney. Neither of whom appeared to be remotely interested in installing a Catholic monarchy in place of the U.S. Constitution. I then Googled his email address, at which point I realized I was not the only recipient of this type of e-mail. Matt appears to have targeted other sites as well, although they were mainly atheist and humanist sites. Somehow, I found myself lumped in with non-believers in the mad mind of Matt.
Initially, I thought that perhaps Matt was a fake name being used by the administrator of the website he shared in his message. VaticanCatholic.com is better known as Most Holy Family Monastery. It is a literal monastery comprised of two brothers – Bro. Michael Dimond and Bro. Peter Dimond. When I came upon their names on the site, it rang my brain bell! I remembered some years ago hearing a Bro. Dimond on Coast to Coast Am with George Noory.
The Dimond Bros. are “Traditional Catholic Benedictine Monks” who reject the “post-Vatican II Counterfeit Catholic-Church.” They produce books and videos and have a very extensive library of information on their website. I’m pretty sure they are the only monks in their sect, and they are very adamant in their belief that there is no means to salvation outside the Catholic (traditional) Church.
Knowing that it is a monastery and ministry comprised of two men, neither of whom are named Matt, and given the fact that the website shared by the sender of the email is the site owned by the Brothers Dimond, I replied to the message I received, asking why the name of Matt was being used. I received no response. I followed up with a couple of other emails, which I included below:
May 15 (5 days ago)
With respect, can you tell me why you are using the name Matt ****?
May 15 (5 days ago)
This is Brother Dimond, is it not?
May 15 (5 days ago)
I really want to understand your point of view. I am a Christian devoted to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. If you say the only way to Salvation is through the Catholic Church, then is it your contention that John 3:16 is incorrect?
Now, call me naive for expecting a response, but I generally have found that those willing to send accusatory and inflammatory messages are quite willing to engage in a follow-up discussion to defend their initial claims. Not so with this person. He didn’t reply to me at all.
So, I dug a little deeper and found that perhaps I was mistaken about it being the Dimond Duo. Upon further perusal of the writing on their site, the style didn’t really match up. They make similar claims to that contained within the e-mail I received, but their delivery is quite different.
I began to wonder if this was a trolling expedition. I’ve received my fair share of trollish taunts, but this just didn’t have the hallmark of THAT kind of trouble maker. For all of its craziness, I do sense a sincerity within the message. This guy truly believes what he’s saying.
I tried one last time to find out precisely what the source of the message was, and I was lead to a forum dedicated to folks who believe in the restoration of the world as a whole to a monarchic system. In what they refer to as their “Monarchist Manifesto”, the members of the forum post pro-egalitarian propaganda and Russian czarist apologetics, all of which seemed a bit creepy-eepy to me. I wasn’t able to find any specific content from my friend Matt, but his e-mail address did lead me to the site, so I’m sure that he must be a member. I didn’t dig much further because, ultimately, it doesn’t matter. I just wanted to know for certain whether or not Bros. Dimond were behind the e-mail, and my conclusion is that they were not. They just have a rabid fan out there who is giving them a bit of free albeit unsolicited publicity.
So, I’ve elected not to publish Matt’s full name because A. He didn’t give me permission to do so and B. There’s a chance that this isn’t his real name and I’m sure that the attorney and teenage boy who actually do bear the same moniker would prefer not to see this article come up in Google searches of their name. I’m a nice and considerate lady.
All of that to say this; while I had a little fun at the expense of the e-mail’s author, and I was grateful for the opportunity to don my dusty detective cap, the overall impression I received from the e-mail was one of heavy heartedness. It saddens me to know that there truly are those out there who believe they have devoted their lives to Jesus, but have somehow missed the point of exactly who Jesus is. Jesus Christ did not declare or decree that one must adhere to the dogmatic religiosity within any particular man made denomination. He actually did quite the opposite. He urged people to come out from under the hypocrisy of the Pharisees and scribes. He exposed the fact that those with a religious spirit tended to lose more souls than they saved (Matthew 23:15).
I pray for the author of this e-mail, whether his name is Matt or something entirely different. I paraphrase the words of the Prophet Jeremiah and say to “Matt”, Come out from the midst of her! Run for your life! (Jeremiah 54:45). There is no grace in religious repetition and recitation. Your philosophy has robbed Jesus of his role as Savior, because you put the emphasis on the church and its hierarchy rather than on the Messiah! We have no need to restore or proclaim an earthly monarchy, because we already have a King!
I pray that the Lord would reveal Himself to you and that He would open the eyes of your heart, that you might come out from under the bondage of your religious spirit, and into the Grace of Jesus. Amen.
Meanwhile, I still have to wonder how I landed on this guy’s hit list. I determined that it had to be author Cris Putnam’s fault, due to my favorable remarks about his books (co-authored with Tom Horn) Petrus Romanus and Exo-Vaticana. Upon presenting this accusation to Cris, he simply replied, “NOBODY expects the Spanish Inquisition!” Well played, Putnam.