Did Nostradamus really foresee everything?
Did Nostradamus foresee everything? On the occasion of every blood event, an incident that gains the limelight of world news, an attempt or geopolitical tension, it never fails to mention the most famous occultist and astrologer of all time.
Michel de Nostredame, better known as Nostradamus, born in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence in 1503, died in Salon-de-Provence in 1566, together with Malachy O'Morgair (Saint Malachy), an Irish Catholic abbot and archbishop who lived about 500 years earlier (1094-1148), is considered the greatest writer of prophecies of the West if not the entire world.
Ex post from the famous Nostradamus quatrains, many have wanted to draw an impressive list of prophecies, which have come to pass, among which the French revolution, the rise of Hitler, the atomic bomb and even the attacks of 11 September 2001.
The skeptics, however, reply that if it is true that "in hindsight" the quartine of the writer of Provence, written in such an ambiguous way that they can be interpreted in a multiple way, can certainly "be read" in the light of the events that occurred until you find the one that's right for you, it has never been possible to know in advance an event, happy or tragic, analyzing his texts.
The only three dated prophecies turned out to be wrong
This is also because Nostradamus he indicated precise dates only in three cases, failing prophecy each time: a quatrain foresaw in 1792 the culmination of a long and wild religious persecution, which actually did not occur in that period, in another quatrain the total destruction of the human species by 1732, but we are still here...
Finally, the most famous and funereal of his quatrains set a catastrophic event (by some interpreted as the end of the world) by 1999, year in which in reality nothing much traumatic occurred.
In truth, controversies and doubts about the quality of the prophecies of Nostradamus and their presumed source, judicial astrology (ie the ability to predict the future based on the calculation of the position of the sun and the planets with respect to the Earth, used in meteorological or medical distinguished from the common astrology at the time considered heretical by the Church), they arose from the beginning.
Already Laurens Videl, contemporary of Nostradamus, declared him incompetent in 1558, while contemporary studies have shown how substantially Nostradamus has paraphrased eschatological elements present in the Bibble, mixed with historical elements taken by authors like Tito Livio, Svetonio, Plutarco or by medieval authors like Jean Froissart and astrological predictions.
The myth of Nostradamus goes beyond history
So far the historical Nostradamus, yet a Nostradamus of the myth continues to be added to these, made of almost infallible ex-post interpretations, like that concerning the death of the king of France, Henry II (in 1559) after a duel in tournament with the duke of Montgomery.
To the present day after the Isis attacks in Paris and the bombing in Syria carried out by France many have reread another quatrain that more or less recites: “The great war will begin in France and then all of Europe will be affected, long and terrible it will be for everyone. Then finally peace will come but few will be able to enjoy it”.
There is also one for Italy: “Rome will disappear and the fire will fall from the sky and destroy three cities. Everything will be believed to be lost and only murders will be seen; it will be heard nothing but noises of arms and blasphemies. The righteous will suffer a lot”.
A third antichrist in Rome?
The eternal city would be destined to become the seat of the Antichrist, the third to be precise, the first two having been identified with Napoleon and Hitler. The third Antichrist, that someone identifies in the Iraqi terrorist Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (the Isis “caliph”), according to Nostradamus “will soon attack, 27 years of blood will last its war, the dead heretics, the exiled prisoners, the blood of human bodies will redden the water and hail will destroy the earth”.
In short, an apocalypse, or perhaps that third world war of which he also spoke Pope Francis destined to manifest (indeed, to continue) in forms different from the first two but no less violent and insidious. Even in this case nothing has happened so far, but if you believe apotropaic gestures are allowed.