The Cathars were a European religious community in the 12th and early 13th centuries and were probably among the most decent people who ever graced the earth. The name “Cathar” was a slang term used by Catholics and was intended to be an insult. They called themselves “Good Men, Good Women,” or simply “Good Christians.”
They were, undeniably, dualists, who believed in two gods: a good god of love, who reigned over the spiritual world; and a bad god, who possessed the material world. Dualist Christianity gained adherents in Europe up to the point when the Cathars were exterminated. They believed in reincarnation, which worked as a societal equalizer and against authority. “Good” defined the movement, and dualism (concept or mythology of good and evil) presented a serious challenge to psychopathic control grids. To the Cathars, the Catholic church — with its sacraments, relics, rules and prohibitions — was seen as, at best, irrelevant.
During the late 12th century, the Catholic church was a mess. Corrupt and worldly archbishops and bishops led a trail of usury, ignorance and malpractice right down to the average village priest, who probably had a few concubines and was woefully ignorant of the substance of Christianity. In comparison, the wandering “perfect,” or Cathar holy man, was ascetic and saintly. He ate no meat, was celibate, and learned and lived as a simple, wandering artisan. “Perfects” had little difficulty winning adherents. The ideal Cathar knight was expected to be accomplished in all aspects of human endeavor — not just military prowess.
Cathars integrated well with other groups in their community. They didn’t engaged in “chosen people” superiority games and thus, they got along fine with practicing Catholics, although not the Catholic hierarchy. They were liberal toward others but judged people on their behaviors and were objective — not subjective — moralists. They were alert to satanism and paid attention to the natural order. Cathars were hardworking, and much of the religion’s proceeds went into decentralized community support systems, hospitals and such that were open to all people.
Banished from history after this fate, in recent years there has been a Cathar revival of sorts in Southern France and Spain. Old dance and music has been recreated, some of which clearly shows the problem for the psychopaths. Cathars had classes based on merit, but had a sense of brotherhood. Upper-class Cathars would join right in on the festivals. If you want an example of dualism, contrast this particular good energy with the perversion of James Alefantis that the satanic control system of today seems so eager to defend.
In remembrance of the Cathars, and a lesson for modern day people: Hymn of the Cathars.