PM1002: Commentary on NPS 98

[See NPS 98]

Signification of the above

Since I fear the above might be subject to misinterpretation by some, let me provide some notes on its proper interpretation:
  • To those familiar with Roman history, it should be clear that the Latin phrase damnatio memoriae, meaning damnation of memory, refers to the process of removing the name and image of a deceased person from public places (such as inscriptions upon buildings); essentially, erasing all memory of them, as if they had never existed.
  • However, the practice proposed above is rather different; it is based, not on forgetting, but rather upon remembering
  • It is intended that this process only be applied to extremely evil people, such as Hitler, rapists and murderers
  • It does not involve killing anyone (Maratreanism is totally opposed to capital punishment); it is not done either to the living, but only to those already dead, however they may have died
  • It does not have any impact upon the soul of the person. The soul of the person shall proceed as Maratreanism teaches, through the chamber of purification of wickedness, but then onwards to the same reward which all receive
  • This passage was revealed to me when I was contemplating Isaiah 66:24, and should be seen as a response thereto: And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.
  • Whereas most Christians interpret that passage as referring to everlasting punishment of the wicked, it is clear it speaks of their bodies not their souls; it is actually a reference to the practice described above. (By extension from their bodies, it applies also to their spirits, but not to their souls.)
  • Jesus' words, quoting Isaiah 66:24, should be understood in the same way. Jesus did not teach everlasting punishment of the wicked.