World on a collision course with disaster . . . just sad. First child dies by euthanasia in Belgium A terminally ill minor has become the first child to be euthanized in Belgium since age restrictions were lifted in the country two years ago, according to several sources. A Belgian lawmaker told CNN affiliate VTM …View full post
It’s a weird day. I’m even linking to CNN, if that gives you any idea how weird a day it is. A beloved high school teacher whose students gathered outside his window to serenade him has died after a battle with cancer. Ben Ellis, who taught Latin and Bible studies at Christ Presbyterian Academy in …View full post
At that hour the disciples came to Jesus, saying: Who thinkest thou is the greater in the kingdom of heaven? And Jesus calling unto him a little child, set him in the midst of them, And said: Amen I say to you, unless you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, he is the greater in the kingdom of heaven. And he that shall receive one such little child in my name, receiveth me. But he that shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone should be hanged about his neck, and that he should be drowned in the depth of the sea. Matthew 18: 1-6
Michelle: Julianna, if you get sick again, do you want to go to the hospital again or stay home?
Julianna: Not the hospital.
Michelle: Even if that means that you will go to heaven if you stay home?
Michelle: And you know that mommy and daddy won’t come with you right away? You’ll go by yourself first.
Julianna: Don’t worry. God will take care of me.
Michelle: And if you go to the hospital, it may help you get better and let you come home again and spend more time with us. I need to make sure that you understand that. Hospital may let you have more time with mommy and daddy.
Julianna: I understand.
Michelle: (crying) – I’m sorry, Julianna. I know you don’t like it when I cry. It’s just that I will miss you so much.
Julianna: That’s OK. God will take care of me. He’s in my heart.
So tell me, what’s the hold up on the Crimes Against Humanity trials?
After the pro-aborts get their fair trial and the noose begins to tighten, they can rest assured that delivering “intact bodies” is the hangman’s goal. But heads popping off is an occasional occurrence and it’s not like we’re fanatics about it.
If I known it was going to be a slugfest, I’d have shown up myself.
I mean, what’s more fun than bashing liberal heads! They’re empty and crack easily. Oh, it’s a figure of speech. Never mind.
The Washington Post reports:
At one point during a major summit of the Roman Catholic hierarchy that ends this weekend, a senior conservative bishop took the floor inside the Vatican’s assembly hall and promptly charged his liberal peers with doing the devil’s work.
Archbishop Tomash Peta of Kazakhstan captured the intensity of the divide, raising eyebrows — and even a few incredulous laughs — as he decried some of the policy changes being floated at the synod as having the scent of “infernal smoke.”
The three-week gathering, known as a synod, has erupted into a theological slugfest over Pope Francis’s vision for a more inclusive church, displaying the most bitter and public infighting since the heady days of Catholic reform in the 1960s.
May God have mercy on us all.
From San Francisco, of course.
Is there such a thing as being too politically correct in San Francisco? Yes — but a public official has to overreach drastically to hit that mark. Everett Middle School Principal Lena Van Haren did just that when she chose to withhold the results of her school’s Oct. 9 student council election because students elected too many white kids. “It’s not OK for a school that is really, really diverse to have the student representatives majority white,” Van Haren told The Chronicle’s Jill Tucker, as her decision made national news. On Monday, Van Haren finally released the names of the winners.
Van Haren insists that she never intended to interfere with the results — she just wanted to wait to release them until the school had developed a plan to increase the student council’s diversity. One possible remedy would be to add seats so that African American and Latino students are better represented. And: “I think it still can be a teachable moment.” Problem: I don’t think Van Haren understands that she’s the one who has a whole lot to learn.
Read the rest of the article here.
Sort of reminds me (in microcosm) of the former Soviet Union: it just imploded from its own weight.
Terms like “equality”, “justice”, “greed” and “fairness” get kicked around a pretty good bit. Usually, we just nod because those are good ideas, at least in the general sense. But we better make sure that the person using those terms – especially when they’re trying to take the moral high ground and/or looking for the government to do something with your money – is using the same dictionary that we are.
- Equality is fine, as long as you’re talking about equality of opportunity and not equality of results.
- Fairness – now there’s a vague term. My first thought is that fairness means you get what you deserve. Thankfully, God is not fair. He does not give me what I deserve. Boy, am I glad.
- Greed. Someone please define this for me. One point if you can; two points if you can do it without reference to a moral/theological worldview.
- Justice – see definition of “Fairness” above.
H/T to J.Dillman
Sodomite priest suspended
For in that [Christ] died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. Romans 6: 10-14
The Associated Press reports that a Polish priest who lost his job at the Vatican earlier this month after revealing that he is gay and has a boyfriend was indefinitely suspended Wednesday by the church in Poland from performing the functions of a priest.
Rev. Krzysztof Charamsa, 43, came out as gay and criticized the Vatican for its approach to homosexuality on the eve of a major meeting of world bishops in Rome. The Vatican immediately fired him from his job with the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith and his local bishop in Poland, which is predominantly Roman Catholic, called on him to return to proper priestly behavior.
On Wednesday, Charamsa’s home diocese of Pelplin, based in Gdansk, said he hadn’t shown any signs of improvement and has been suspended as a priest and can no longer wear priestly vestments. It said in a statement that the punishment can be reversed if Charamsa returns to the “true teaching of the church and Christ’s priesthood.”
“The penalty is intended to inspire in … Charamsa a real improvement of life and it can be reversed. That depends, however, on the future comportment of the above mentioned priest,” according to the statement posted on the diocese website.
It said that in the Catholic Church a suspension is intended to make the person “come to his senses.”
In other words, stop Sodomite behavior and remember your vows. To do anything less would be a cruelty to Charamsa’s soul – not to mention the countless others that would have been scandalized even more than they have been.
Fortunately, she already has the broom.
He gave what can only be described as a campaign speech to say why he wasn’t going to get into a campaign.
I was struck by two comments he made though. The first was when he quoted his father telling him about the importance of treating every person with dignity. Smokin’ Joe rattled off a list of those that needed that dignity: sodomites, victims of racism, blah, blah, blah.
Never mentioned treating the unborn with dignity, or not selling their body parts to the highest bidder. You see, Joe’s a Catholic and he never wants to impose his morality on someone else. Hypocrite. And if doesn’t repent, Damned Hypocrite.
The second little gem that caught my attention was his call for increased taxation on the wealthy. He then opined that the wealthy wouldn’t mind at all, you know, being all charitable about helping those less fortunate. You may recall that Generous Joe managed to scrape together about 2% of his earning toward charity. So while Joe wants to continue to spend money like a drunken sailor, we must remember that drunken sailors spend their own money.
It boils down to beer and cars. As it should.
Beer required grain, and that was the beginning of agriculture. Neither the glass bottle nor aluminum can were invented yet, so while early humans were sitting around waiting for them to be invented, they just stayed close to the brewery. That’s how villages were formed.
The wheel was invented to get man to the beer. These two were the foundation of modern civilization and together were the catalyst for the splitting of humanity into two distinct subgroups: 1. Liberals; and 2. Conservatives.
Some men spent their days tracking and killing animals to BBQ at night while they were drinking beer. This was the beginning of what is known as the Conservative movement. Other men who were less skilled at hunting learned to live off the conservatives by showing up for the nightly BBQ’s and doing the sewing, fetching, and hair dressing. This was the beginning of the Liberal movement.
Some of these liberal men evolved into women. Others became known as girlie-men. Some noteworthy Liberal achievements include the domestication of cats, the invention of group therapy, group hugs, and the concept of democratic voting to decide how to divide the meat and beer that Conservatives provided.
Over the years Conservatives came to be symbolized by the largest, most powerful land animal on earth, the elephant. Liberals are symbolized by the jackass for obvious reasons.
Modern Liberals like lite beer, (with lime added), but most prefer white wine or imported bottled water. They eat raw fish but like their beef well done. Sushi, tofu, and French food are standard Liberal fare.
Most college professors, social workers, personal injury attorneys, journalists, film makers in Hollywood, group therapists, and community organizers are Liberals. Liberals meddled in our national pastime and invented the designated hitter rule because it wasn’t fair to make the pitcher also bat.
Conservatives drink real beer. They eat red meat and still provide for their women. Conservatives are big game hunters, rodeo cowboys, lumberjacks, construction workers, firemen, medical doctors, police officers, engineers, corporate executives, athletes, members of the military, airline pilots, and generally anyone who works productively. Conservatives who own companies hire other conservatives who want to work for a living.
Liberals produce little or nothing. They like to govern the producers and decide what to do with the production. Liberals believe Europeans are more enlightened than Americans. That is why most of the Liberals remained in Europe when Conservatives were coming to America. They crept in after the Wild West was tamed and created a business of trying to get more for nothing.
Here ends today’s lesson in world history. And there you have it.
H/T to D. Akridge