“If we want truth, every man ought to be free to say what he thinks without fear. If the advocates of one side are to be rewarded with miters, and the advocates on the other side with rope or stake, truth will not be heard.” Erasmus letter to Cardinal Campeggio urging justice for Martin Luther.
Definition of a miter: “A tall headrest worn by bishops and senior abbots as a symbol of office, tapering to a point at front and back with a deep cleft between.” It is also said to be “derived from the miters of the ancient pagan fish God Dagon and the goddess Cybele. The papal miter represents the head of Dagon with an open mouth, which is the reason for the pointed shape and split top.” There is also a fish eye on the side of the miter. It is Babylonian in origin.” In Challenge times, the head of the church was the representative of Dagon, he was considered to be infalliable, and was addressed as ‘Your Holiness. “Nations subdued by Babylon had to kiss the ring and the slipper of the Babylonian god-king. The same powers and same titles are claimed to this day by the Dalai Lama, and the Pope.”