According to The Reformation Online, the Great Pyramid was built by the corrupt pre-Flood civilization to preserve its unholy scientific knowledge. You will of course recognize this as a form of the story of the Enochian Pillars of Wisdom built by the Children of Seth or the Watchers in Jewish legend, later applied to the pyramid when Enoch became associated with Hermes Trismegistus, the builder of the Great Pyramid in Late Antique and medieval mythology. The website specifically cites Flavius Josephus on the pillars. But Reformation Online also has creepier reasons for accepting this fairy story: “To attribute the technologically advanced Great Pyramid to the Ancient Egyptians is like claiming that the Hottentots of Africa, or the aborigines of Australia, built the Empire State Building.”
So anyway, the author connects the pre-Flood corruption to the “sinful” Roman Catholic Church, following the centuries-old slander that Rome is really Babylon. Our author hates the Habsburgs largely for being Catholic: “The very name is synonymous with Roman Catholicism, bigotry, absolutism and autocracy.” Our author goes on to claim that the Habsburg dynasty gave rise to the Rothschilds and the Rockefellers, and that all three families are “demonic.” Thus, because our author believes that a Baron Rothschild raped Hitler’s grandmother, Hitler is therefore a Habsburg and the Habsburgs somehow manipulated Hitler into power in Germany. This would be the same Hitler who hated the Habsburgs and wanted to steal the symbols of their power (particularly the Holy Lance) and build a new Austrian capital to supersede Vienna.
Our author goes on to discuss his hatred of Jewish financiers and his love for America as the Biblical New Jerusalem, fulfilling God’s prophecy.
Speaking of the Habsburgs, it’s probably worth exploring one more crazy claim made about the family, this time citing insufficient Catholicism for the dynasty’s downfall. In 1889 the thirty-year-old Crown Prince Rudolf von Habsburg, the heir to the thrones of Austria and Hungary, murdered his teenaged mistress and killed himself. The suicide shocked Europe and was rightly called the nineteenth century’s “most spectacular suicide.” His suicide also was indirectly responsible for sparking the First World War through a chain of events too confounding to list here, but the death of the most liberal member of the ruling family forever changed Austrian policy, and not for the better. The imperial family covered up as many of the details as they could, fabricating a cause of death and even driving the dead mistress’s body away from the site of the murder propped up in a carriage as though alive.
He was very fond of reading [secularist poet Heinrich] Heine, whom he admired so much that he would pay any fancy price for his unpublished letters; he had thirty of them, and his thoughts may have been infected with scepticism.