This was at a time when the Catholic Church was becoming embroiled in scandals involving institutionalised sexual abuse of children and vulnerable people, and systematic cover-ups of these abuses and persecution of the victims when they complained. It was a time when the last thing the Church wanted was another similar scandal involving the behaviour of its seminarians, exposing its minimalist approach to personality vetting of potential trainee priests, many of whom it transpired were going into the priesthood simply for the trusted access it gave them to children and vulnerable adults or to seek the cover, protection, power and authority that a uniform and status gave them.
Because of the interest Manuel arouses as he abuses people and fantasises in the social media about his prowess as a debater (whilst never debating with anyone, as we shall see), his growing list of degrees and doctorates, his expertise in just about every imaginable subject, even thinking he impresses people by telling Stephen Hawking that he got it all wrong and why he's a moron, I have created this page to bring together the main blogs and articles exposing Manuel and detailing his history of abuse and descent into psychotic obsession and paranoia as he becomes ever more desperate to convince people that he's not himself before the truth behind his expulsion from seminary becomes public knowledge.
The Sacoshite Is Lying Again Publication of my first book, The Light Of Reason: And Other Atheist Writing, seems to have produced another bout of psychotic abuse and attention-seeking by posting on G+ some obviously faked 'historical' tweets from Twitter he originally posted using one of his many fake accounts. See if you can spot how he faked them (hint: Manuel isn't very bright but thinks everyone else is more stupid than him, so they're not very well done; in fact, they are almost as bad as the emails 'from Oxfam' he tried to forge a couple of years ago).
Cowardly Catholic Runs Away Again. Latest: Having had all his Twitter accounts sspended again for targeted abuse, Manuel couldn't resist running to centre stage only to blunder straight into an outstretched fist. Watch him run when he realises he's agreed to debate me only to realise it was the same challenge he disintegrated over in August 2012. Watch out for updates as he tries to save face again. This one will likely run and run.
How Christian Fundamentalists Lie To Us. Possibly the beginning of his all-consuming obsession with me. Manny tried using his now routine ploy of suddenly announcing to the world that such and such a person is afraid to debate him and has run away from a challenge he's never actually issued, or one which he's tucked away on his blog a day or two earlier and not told the person about, and then beginning a campaign of lies and abuse, using his various sock puppet accounts, in the apparent belief that this raises his standing in the eyes of his followers for whom he seems to have the greatest contempt, assuming they are too stupid to see through his transparent deceptions.
Debate: Is There Scientific Evidence Only For The Christian God? Bored with Manuel's constant attention-seeking demands for a debate but only on his own terms and on his own blog where he was free to delete replies, and having experience his 'debate' style in his multiple comments on this blog where evasion and abuse were his standard 'tactics', for the amusement of watching him bluff and bluster his way out of it, I challenged him to a formal, neutral and independently moderated debate on his claim to have irrefutable scientific proof of the Christian god. I was not disappointed but this public humiliation seemed to push Manuel into a place from which he has never returned, hence his current mental state.
What To Do With A Spent Loon? Again bored with Manuel's obsessive spamming me with abuse and attention-seeking tweets on Twitter, and with using him as my 'unwitting assistant' to discredit religion, I decided to seek the consensus of the Atheist community on Twitter on how best to deal with him. The comments show his standing in the Twitter community.
Sacerdotus - The Fraud Exposed. This is where we exposed 'Sacerdotus' and showed that he is indeed Manuel De Dios Agosto from Bronx, using material that he had provided on various social media sites such as MySpace, Face Book, Class Mates and Blogger as, with characteristic narcisism, he spread himself around the social media. This blog seems to have added to Manuel's psychosis and made him even more determined to prove he's not himself.
Manny's Many Twitter Accounts. As Manuel found more and more of his Twitter accounts suspended for abuse and harassment and as he hit upon one idea after another for a ruse to convince people he wasn't himself, it became difficult to know which accounts were Manuel in yet more guises. This list is frequently updated as Manny adds yet more layers of deception trying to hide his real identity.
You Really Won't Want To Miss This As Manuel degenerated emotionaly he took to spamming this blog with dozens of infantile and abusive comments which I had to delete every day. This is a small sample. See if you can judge his emotional age from them.
The Great Atheist Follow List Blunder. One of Manuel's more hillarious ruses was to compile a very long list of Atheists who had humiliated him or exposed his claims as bogus, and anyone else who had disagreed with him or knew his real identity and beg everyone else to file false complaints against them to Twitter in a desperate attempt to get everyone banned. Having been absent for a few days as he, with typical obsessive psychotic focus, compiled this list, he proudly began spamming Twitter with it, only to realise that he had compiled a list of many of the best Atheists on Twitter. It quickly became 'Manny's List' and gained wide circulation in the Atheist community, even attracting some well-known Atheists asking to be added to it and complaining that Manny had ignored them. Nice one, Manuel.
A Little Man Thinks He's Finally Achieved Something! My response to Manuel's jubilant claims to have fooled Twitter into suspending my Twitter @RosaRubicondior account. Despite many requests, Twitter have refused to tell me specifically why my account was suspended, at one point even claiming it would be a breach of confidence! I suspect it was because I had challenged and embarrassed one or more high-profile and powerful Christian evangelists who were eager to shut down dissent and embarrassing questions. Manuel's apparent belief that everything that happens relates to him in some way speaks volumes of his current state of mind.
Christian Lie Alert! Possibly Manuel's low-point where he claimed Oxfam had confirmed that my fundraising for them was fraudulent, despite having been contacted by Oxfam to deny his claim and to confirm that the receipts I showed were accurate and authentic. Should anyone wish to check the validity of the emails I show here, please feel free to contact Oxfam. I will gladly give them permission to release all relevant information.
Manny's Hysteria Explained. Manuel suddenly began spamming my blog again and launched into another bout of hysterical spamming and abuse on Twitter. This explains what triggered it this time.
More Manny Insanity. Manuel's last ploy is to pose as an Atheist who claims to have proved that he is me and that we are both a Catholic priest from Suffolk, England who has gone mad. Remember, this is Manny Land we are dealing with here. The unfortunate Catholic priest from Suffolk has already been contacted to be told he is yet another of Manuel's Internet stalking victims and Manuel has been officially warned by Twitter for purporting to have revealed private information about an identifiable individual. I have also given the priest concerned details of Catholic Church authorities in New York who can shed light on Manuel's abusive behaviour although in the past the New York Catholic Church authorities have officially washed their hands of Manuel and have disclaimed any responsibility for him.
Manny Busted - Again! Another Twitter user exposes Manny as a liar by using free text analysis software to show that blogs by Sacerdotus, SCTDVS and StudiousAtheist (who claims to be an Atheist who has variously discovered that Manuel and I are one and the same person, a priest from Suffolk, UK, and non-existent!) were written by the same person, whereas my blog (and his) were written by different people.
Bronx Liar Exposed Again! And now another Twitter user has exposed Manuel's crude forgeries whilst others are questioning his use of money allegedly raised for charity but which he doesn't seem to have given to any...
Manny Scores Another Own Goal! Manuel's latest attempt to throw people off the scent before the reason for his expulsion from St Joseph's Seminary, New York is made public, spectacularly rebounds as he again underestimates the intelligence of his target marks.
Oxfam Confirms It - Manny Lied Again. Enjoy the spectacle of Manuel merrily tweeting a series of lies about me and my donations to Oxfam on Twitter, when Oxfam GB, through their confirmed account @Oxfamgb, intervenes and, not to put too fine a point on it, tells the world that he's lying. Pretty to watch if you enjoy watching an idiot rush to center stage and take a pratfall.
Is Manny Plagiarising Your Work? What could be behind the prima face ludicrously restrictive conditions Manuel tries to impose on anyone who accepts his incessant pestering to debate him? It may well not be simple cowardice and an attempt to rig the debate in his favour. Read this before you accept his challenge!
Another Mad Day In A Bronx Cuckoo Land. One of my favourites. After desperately trying again to find out my true identity, this was the best Manuel could do... and he actually went public with it! Don't miss this one!
Look Where Manny Is Accessing The Internet From! It's fun to watch Manny's cock-sure, Dunning-Kruger arrogance lead him to another blunder as he shows the world where he is accessing the Internet from. This provides details of who to complain to about his abuse and harassment and probably puts his online activities into the public domain and subject to New York's Freedom Of Information Law... or maybe not.
Mad Manny Gets Another Warning. Confirmation that Twitter Support are now beginning to take Manuel's constant abuse and harassment seriously enough to give him an official warning and suspended his account pending his assurance that he would comply with Twitter's rules of conduct in future. Twitter's response to his immediate resumption of his obsessive abuse and harassment of his usual victims once his account was reinstated is awaited. Did they really expect anything more from a known compulsive liar with so many suspended accounts already? (Watch this space).