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Is this the Roman Catholic brand of Christianity?
1913 images of gargoyles and grotesques found on the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, France:
Several more modern images of gargoyles and grotesques found on the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, France:
Images of satanist, freemason, magician Aleister Crowley :
Images of Eliphas Levi, Baphomet drawing and Albert Pike :
Baphomet - name given to an idol which was purportedly worshipped by the Knights Templar, who were an order of "Christian" knights charged with protecting the lives and property of Christian pilgrims as they traveled to and from the Holy Land. Baphomet's existence came to light in 1307 during interrogations of the knights after the order was accused of heresy by King Philip IV of France. Regardless of whether or not the story is true, or whether or not Baphomet really existed, it was adopted by satanists, such as Eliphas Levi, (real name Alphonse Louis Constant), whose drawing of Baphomet, (above), has come to be regarded as the 'Mona Lisa' of satanism. This same image is now used to depict Satan on the tarot cards. Some scholars suggest that the name Baphomet may have actually resulted from a corruption of the name Mahomet or Mohammed, as a slur against the Islamic religion, whom the 'Christian' crusaders of course hated.
Exterior aerial view of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, one of the earliest churches built by the Christianized Roman Empire under Emperor Constantine and Queen Helena: