Guest blogger, Duane Mandible is a contributing editor to The Truth Hurts, a bi-monthly journal of politics, economics and opinion. He also contributes regularly to Freedom Monthly; Illuminations and The Sojourner. Duane is the author of Guns and Knives will Save Your Children’s Lives. He is Vice President of the Sacred Society of St Philibustre, and enjoys hunting rattlesnakes, square dancing and watching re runs of comedy classics. He is unmarried.

In hearing the news of Pope Ratzinger’s resignation I cannot help but be reminded of the scene in the famous Catholic story the Lord of the Rings where Bilbo Baggins attends his “elevnty first” birthday party and gives a speech and then puts on the ring of power and promptly vanishes from sight.

This “Pope” has done exactly the same thing. He has put on the ring of power which is the Fisherman’s Ring. This ring has been handed down from one pope to the next from the day of St Peter himself and this is why it is called “The Fisherman’s Ring.” Clearly the so-called successor of Peter in Rome is an anti-Pope or he would not have abandoned his flock. What true captain of the bark of Peter would abandon ship? While we wish the elderly German theologian a pleasant retirement, we also hope that at last the true pope will be recognized. Our beloved Pope Linus of the Society of St Philibustre has been waiting patiently for the moment when true Catholics the world over will recognize his election. This is the time when the cardinals who remain faithful must, for the sake of the true Catholic Church, call on Pope Linus to steer forward the bark of Peter.

Several other details have been drawn to my attention by the recent resignation of Joseph Ratzinger. The connections with The Lord of the Rings are disconcerting and point to a hidden conspiracy that includes not only the Vatican, but the hallowed halls of Oxford University where Professor Tolkien was a friend of the Protestant writer C.S.Lewis and where he had many Protestant students. This is the same England where the good Catholic Queen Catherine of Aragorn was put away by Henry VII so he could found the Protestant Church of England. In tribute to her J.R.R.R.Tolkien named his famous character Aragorn. No doubt Tolkien seems on one level to be a fine “Catholic” writer, but the connections between his work and the recent resignation are too strong to be ignored.

I have already mentioned the “Ring of Power” which the Pope wears which is also the same ring which was worn by Saint Peter when he first built the church under the rain of the Emperor Constantine. However, I have also noticed that Bilbo said good by on his “eleventy first” birthday. The Prophecy of Saint Malachy (which prove that this pope is the pope just before the end of time) has 111 popes to the end of time. 111! That’s the same as “eleventy-first”! Tolkien must have known and read Malachy’s prophecies and known that the “eleventy-first” pope would disappear like Bilbo. There is more.

Has anyone else noticed that the Pope–when he vanishes later this month will be going to Castel Gandolfo? This is the the Italian term for Castle Gandalf.  Once again, the similarity is too remarkable to be a co-incidence. The chief “magician” or wise man of the Catholic Church heads off like Gandalf to his own castle where he will retire. I have also read that the chief butler at Castel Gandolfo is named “Ian” which is the name of the actor who plays Gandolfo in the famous film by director Elijah Wood.

It is also true that the bishop’s miter with it’s pointed end was once worn sideways which gave the impression that the bishop had pointed ears. This was a reference back to a secret truth that the first bishops were actually hobbits. The fur lined slipper the pope wears are a vestige and symbolic reminder of the hobbit’s furry feet.

Furthermore, the eye of Sauron is clearly a reference to the all seeing eye of horus which gazes out from the American one dollar bill. On this ‘great seal’ are inscribed the words “Novus Ordo Seculorum” which means “New World Order.” It is no mistake that the eye of Sauron in Tolkien’s work is connected with the Novus Ordo Seculorum and the fact is that Pope Ratzinger with his “Ring of Power” has been a key proponent of the “Novus Ordo” Mass which is clearly the secret Freemason, Illuminati Mass because it is actually named “Novus Ordo” for the New World Order.

We will be looking further into the remarkable links between the papacy of the Catholic Church and the writings of J.R.R.Tolkien, but in the meantime, let us hope that true Catholics everywhere will realize the seriousness of these times and watch and pray for deliverance from the anti Christ who is bound to arise from the city of the Seven Hills.