Book Review: After the Warning 2016 by Bruce Cyr

UPDATE (March 2017) — Mr. Cyr has now republished his book, with a few changes, under the title “After The Warning To 2038”. The book still contains much material plagiarized from my work.

A certain author, named Bruce Cyr, who lives in Okotoks, Alberta, Canada, has severely plagiarized my work in eschatology, without any attribution, for his book: After the Warning, 2016. Most of the dates in his book are taken from my work in eschatology, especially my book: The Secrets of Medjugorje and Garabandal, published in 2007. He obtusely references my book by saying only: “in 2007, I first read contemporary prophecies of New York’s destruction by a nuclear bomb…” (loc 5591).

Note that references to passages in Cyr’s book are cited based on the Kindle location, “loc” followed by a number.

Most of his dates for events during the tribulation are taken from my work, as well as the dates for the Warning, Consolation, and Miracle, the identity of the great Catholic monarch and the Angelic Shepherd, the idea of forty years of tribulation, the nuclear attack on New York City, my unique interpretation of Daniel’s 70 weeks of years, that the Antichrist does not arrive in this generation, but in the 25th century, and many other points. Why does he give attribution to numerous quotations in his book from other sources, and not to my work? Perhaps because he stole so much of my work that no one would purchase his book, if they knew.

Cyr’s plagiarism of my work is deliberate and extensive. His theft of my intellectual property is a grave sin. And yet he claims to have received many private revelations about the future. I don’t believe that his claimed private revelations are from Heaven.

Some whole sections of his book consist almost entirely of quotes from other sources, with little or no commentary or interpretation. His own ideas presented in the same book are foolish.

Cyr errs by making the false prediction that Pope Francis “will reign into the 2020’s and part of the 2030’s” (loc 4537). This claim contradicts the assertion of Pope Francis himself that he believes his own reign will be short, and that he might resign to keep his reign short. He repeatedly incorrectly calls him “Pope Francis I”.

Bruce Cyr is a 9/11 Truther. He explains at length in the book that he thinks the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center were a “false flag” attack, orchestrated by the Bush administration. He proposes that explosive charges were placed in the bottom of the buildings, to bring them down. He further believes that the 747s were flown by remote control. This set of claims is unreasonable, foolish, and shows what poor judgment Cyr has.

Cyr’s book is filled with other conspiracy theories. Chapter 10 of his book is titled: “Secret Sects — Freemasonry and Conspiracies”. He thinks that the “Freemasons” are conspiring with the “Illuminati”, and that “9-11 was the first event of the Global elite’s power grab” (loc 4744). Their alleged goal would be familiar to readers of various false private revelations today: a one world government. He warns his readers about “the deception of the Illuminati within Freemasonry” (loc 1418). Again, this set of claims is unreasonable and foolish, and is not consistent with sound Roman Catholic eschatology.

Cyr quotes conspiracy theorist Nesta Webster over a dozen times, in an effort to convince the reader that a small elite group of Freemasons/Illuminati are manipulating world events. Their goal is supposedly global control and an end to religion. But of course this set of claims is a rather old and thoroughly discredited conspiracy theory. It is absurd to claim that the main danger to the Church is a secret society.

Another conspiracy theorist quoted by Cyr is Carroll Quigley, who Cyr says wrote about “a powerful network of elite, whose secret operations control the political and financial world for the purpose of world domination” (loc 2192). Cyr quotes another author, with similar views, as saying that “there actual exists a relatively small but powerful group which has succeeded in acquiring a choke hold on the affairs of practically the entire human race” (loc 2192).

Cyr predicts that this “Global Elite” group will undertake a new false flag attack, which he terms “another ‘Pearl Harbor’ or ‘9-11’ “, suggesting that he thinks the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was really a false flag attack. His conspiracy theory about the Global Elite and their false flag attacks continues for some pages. He eventually claims that this “Global Elite” will instigate a war between China, the U.S., and Russia.

But in addition to long passages detailing absurd global conspiracy theories, the book has sections with legitimate quotes from Saints and mystics about the future of the Church, as well as much material taken from my work. So he alternates between an eschatology that would be legitimate, if it was not based on plagiarism, and a set of bizarre conspiracy theories. Cyr’s book contains dozens of references to Freemasons and the Illuminati, along with a detailed and ridiculous explanation as to how this type of discredited conspiracy theory is interwoven with the legitimate prophecies of Saints and mystics. What Cyr does is combine good Catholic eschatology, taken from other sources, with his own false private revelations and ridiculous conspiracy theories.

Cyr goes so far as to claim that the words of the Blessed Virgin Mary at La Salette and other places shows that “She knows that the conspiracy is from Satan, seducing the Freemasonry/Illuminati/Satanic worshippers influencing the Marxist/Communist manifesto doctrines, defining the socialist/communist plots to infiltrate countries gaining monetary and governmental control…” and so on. To the contrary, I don’t see any basis in true private revelations from the Blessed Virgin Mary or Jesus Christ supporting such a conspiracy theory. Bruce Cyr is wrong to attribute this type of claim to Mary or to God.

I should also point out that many of the footnotes in the book reference only Bruce Cyr as the source. The reference will begin with “Author anointed” and then the claim that a private revelation to Cyr “confirmed” the claim that is footnoted. This is rather like saying, in a footnote: “this is true because I say it is true”. Cyr also uses schismatic author Kelly Bowring (who rejects Pope Francis) as a source. Many of the footnotes are nothing but a link to an online webpage, with no other information given in the note.

The book “After the Warning 2016” is lengthy, and contains many quotes from Saints and holy mystics. But it also contains foolish conspiracy theories. And wherever the author writes his own ideas, he badly misunderstands Catholic eschatology, Scripture, and the meaning of prophecies from true private revelation and the Saints.

Bruce Cyr can be contacted at:
Bruce Cyr
Box 1692
Okotoks, Alberta
T1S 1B6 Canada

Ronald L. Conte Jr.
Roman Catholic theologian and translator of the Catholic Public Domain Version of the Bible.

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2 Responses to Book Review: After the Warning 2016 by Bruce Cyr

  1. Mike says:

    Have you contacted this author?

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