April 12, 2019

America Needs Fatima, Catholic Sheep and Illuminidol.com

ILLUMINIDOL logo from their website

I link to a petition (HERE) via America Needs Fatima, requesting Illuminidol.com stop the selling of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary devotional candles that have the faces of Jesus and Mary replaced with the likes of: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Alec Baldwin, Beyonce, assorted cartoon characters, singers, politicos and even a former demigod himself - Bill Clinton. 

Another case of the ridiculing of the Catholic Faith (something that the Church of Vatican II itself does daily, but that is another post entirely) for profit. What this company offers is both disgraceful and disgustingDiversity and equality is not this company's cup of tea obviously...targeting the Roman Catholic Faith exclusively apparently is. 

"Saint" Ellen Degeneres is one of Illuminidol's offerings

I've added below the email that I sent to Illuminidol on April 9th via their contact page, but to date have received no reply. Probably won't, I'd guess. 

I'd urge one and all to click over to ANF and add your name to the petition. Then go to Illuminidol.com's web site and do the same. Let them know that the Catholic Sheep are watching, even if the Catholic Shepard's are not.

Gratias, mi amigo's...

Hi ,

Since you seem to believe it is "open season" on a Roman Catholic devotional practice in general -  and an attack upon the Roman Catholic Faith, the Son of God and His Blessed Mother in particular - can I expect to soon see devotional candles with depictions of other religious deities such as Mohammad, Buddha, Yahweh, Shiva, etc?

After all, if you are going to be irreverent and/or blasphemous to 1.2 billion Catholics, you should be more inclusive and not focus your attention on this one particular religious group. How about including candles for  the 1.2 billion who practice Islam? The 900 million who practice Hinduism and the 376 million Buddhists?  Think "Increased Sales" and you will soon see the validity of my query...

In truth, what you should do is remove all depictions of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Immaculate Heart of Mary and any associated likeness of either. It is unfair, uncharitable and, to some, blasphemous to paste parody photos upon the images of Jesus and Mary - whatever their form. It also shows a vast intolerance towards and a gross misinterpretation of a uniquely Catholic devotional and religious practice in order to make a few dollars of profit. 

I would appreciate knowing what depth of market study you did that assured you that such ridicule of the largest Christian denomination would, in fact, be a sure fired sales bonanza for your company.


David Heath

Wichita, KS 

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