Oct 08

Wait. You mean it’s a baby in there. Who knew?

Ever notice that every time a Christian suggests that he believes in Creation, he gets lambasted, ridiculed, and otherwise treated not very nice.  Ditto for even questioning Global Warming.  “Follow the science,” we are chided.

Yet we possess evidence that on the evidence spectrum is right up there with thermonuclear devices.  A picture is worth a thousand words.  Maybe a million.

So here’s a magnum opus:

Unborn babies are able to hear in the womb at just 16 weeks gestation, a new study has revealed.

For the first time scientists at the Institut Marques in Barcelona have shown a foetus is able to detect sounds, and furthermore, that they respond by moving their mouths and tongues.

It is accepted that an unborn baby’s ear is fully developed at week 16 of a pregnancy.

But, until now experts did not believe a foetus could hear until week 18, at the earliest but more commonly nearer 26 weeks.

Dr Marisa Lopez-Teijon, who led the study, said the findings show a foetus responds to music transmitted intravaginally by moving their mouth and tongue, ‘as if they were trying to speak or sing’.

Read more here.

Who knew there is a baby in there?  We all did.

So Cecile Richards, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and all you other abortophiles remember when you’re brought up on charges of Crimes Against Humanity – and we’re not just talking parts here – that you heard it here first.

Oct 07

It’s October 7th. Happy Battle of Lepanto Day!

LepontoThe Battle of Lepanto took place on October 7, 1571 when a galley fleet of the Holy League, a coalition of the Republic of Venice, the Papacy (under Pope Pius V), Spain (including Naples, Sicily and Sardinia), the Republic of Genoa, the Duchy of Savoy, the Knights Hospitaller and the Habsburgs, decisively defeated the main fleet of Ottoman war galleys.

The battle was a response to the Ottoman (read: Islamic) seizure of Cyprus from Venice a few months earlier. The five-hour battle was fought at the northern edge of the Gulf of Patras, off western Greece, where the Ottoman forces sailing westwards from their naval station in Lepanto met the Holy League forces, which had come from Messina. Victory gave the Holy League temporary control over the Mediterranean, protected Rome from invasion, and prevented the Ottomans from advancing into Europe.

This last major naval battle fought solely between rowing vessels was one of history’s most decisive, ending Ottoman sea-power as well assuring European ascendancy vis-a-vis the Ottoman Empire. One of many epochal clash between the two rivals, it was part of what has been described as a wave-like motion of European-Ottoman encounter, as territory changed hands to and fro following a victory or defeat by either side. That epochal battles such as Lepanto took place is a fact of history.

The engagement was a crushing defeat for the Ottomans, who had not lost a major naval battle since the fifteenth century. To half of Christendom, this event encouraged hope for the downfall of “the Turk,” (read “Muslim”) whom they regarded as the “Sempiternal Enemy of the Christian.” (Translation for government school graduates: Sempiternal means everlasting or eternal.)

Got it?

Oct 06

ISIS forcing abortions on Yazidi women.

Cecile Richards actually cracked a smile . . . 

. . . and Planned Parenthood calls it medical services.

crazy muslimsKind of reminds me of the complaints by the children of Israel about getting manna.  “We want meat!” they cried.  God said, “You want meat; I’ll give you meat.  Until it comes out your nose, I’ll give it.”

“America, you love abortion so much!  I’ll give it to you until you can’t even cry anymore.”

ISIS militants forced pregnant women they had sold into slavery to have abortions, according to three young Yazidis who escaped from the Islamic militants’ brutal clutches.

After abducting hundreds of young women and girls from their homes in Iraq’s Sinjar province last August, ISIS fighters rounded the captives up in “slave markets” where they were picked out to be used for sex.

The terror group was so intent on using rape as a weapon of war that they brought in their own doctors — gynaecologists — to determine which of the women they had captured were virgins.

Bushra, 21, says she witnessed two doctors invasively examine girls to find out if they were already pregnant. Those found to be expecting were forced to abort their babies.

“One of my friends was pregnant,” Bushra recalls. “Her child was about three months in the womb. They took her into another room. There were two doctors and they did the abortion.

Read the rest of the heartbreaking, disgusting story here.

Oct 06

Weird. Amazing. Surviving a grizzly bear attack.

I know if I’m ever attacked by a grizzly bear, the first thing I’ll think of is a magazine article I read when I was a kid.

I guess it ain’t braggin’ if you can do it.

This story from the Great Falls Tribune is simply wild, in every sense of the word:

Simply stick your right arm in here.

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana bow hunter is recovering after he survived a grizzly bear mauling by remembering a tip from his grandmother and shoving his arm down the animal’s throat.

Chase Dellwo, 26, was hunting with his brother northwest of the town of Choteau on Saturday when he came face-to-face with a 350- to 400-pound male grizzly.

Dellwo was walking up a creek bed, hoping to drive a herd of elk to a ridge where his brother was waiting. He was only 3 feet from the bear when he noticed it. He said the grizzly had been sleeping and didn’t see him coming, possibly because of the snow, rain and 30 to 40 mph winds.

Dellwo said he only had time to take a few steps back before the bear knocked him off his feet and bit his head.  “He let go, but he was still on top of me roaring the loudest roar I have ever heard,” Dellwo said.

The bear then bit Dellwo’s leg and shook him, tossing him in the air. As the bear came at the man again, Dellwo recalled a story he read in a magazine.  “I remembered an article that my grandmother gave me a long time ago that said large animals have bad gag reflexes,” he said. “So I shoved my right arm down his throat.”

The advice worked, and the bear left.

Dellwo rejoined his brother, who drove him to a hospital. Dellwo received stitches and staples in his head, some on his face, a swollen eye and deep puncture wounds on his leg.

“I want everyone to know that it wasn’t the bear’s fault. He was as scared as I was,” Dellwo said.

OK.  I’m totally fine with hunting, but “snow, rain, and 30 to 40 mph winds?”  And exactly what comfort are we to draw from the notion that “it wasn’t the bear’s fault.”  At the risk of being some sort of a Monday morning quarterback, I gotta disagree: the bear could not have been as scared as you were.  Bears are not the only animal to poop in the woods.

Just sayin’.

Oct 06

Sodom, Gomorrah, and America

Who knows, God may relent and forgive,

and withhold his blazing wrath, so that we shall not perish.”

When God saw by their actions how they turned from their evil way,

he repented of the evil that he had threatened to do to them;

he did not carry it out.  Jonah 3:10

At least someone sees what is at stake.

The county commission in Blount County, Tennessee is planning on petitioning God’s mercy.  Of course, CNN is trying to make them out to be a bunch of wack jobs.  Nothing new there.  And then there’s the obligatory reference to “tolerance” and a self-styled activist group’s call to arms or limp wrists or something.

I understand how those with any sense of history and a healthy fear of God would make a public proclamation – there’s plenty of historical precedent for that one.  What I don’t get is why those who deny God and all that He says would do anything.

I mean, God is either real, who He says He is or He’s not.  If He is real, seems like the Sodomites have some real trouble on their hands.  If He’s just the mayor of Fantasy Island as they assert, why stop smoking pot long enough to go to a commission meeting?

Just asking.

The Blount County Commission has a full agenda planned at its meeting tonight: Deal with budget issues. Restructure committees. Approve a resolution condemning judicial tyranny.

And petition God’s mercy.

Apparently some in Blount — a county of 122,00 people, just south of Knoxville — still aren’t happy about the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling this summer that legalized same sex marriage nationwide.

So, Commissioner Karen Miller has sponsored a resolution that both slams the Supreme Court and begs for God to spare the county when He eventually, goes the reasoning of the resolution, destroys America over same sex marriage.

Forced to do it

“We adopt this Resolution before God that He pass us by in His Coming Wrath and not destroy our County as He did Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighboring cities,” Miller’s proposal reads.

Apparently no one in Blount County government is going the Kim Davis route and actively trying to stop same-sex marriages from taking place. But the resolution makes clear that some in the county feel they’re being forced to go along with something that’s sinful.

“We adopt this Resolution begging His favor in light of the fact that we have been forced to comply and recognize that the State of Tennessee, like so many other God-fearing States, may have fallen prey to a lawless judiciary in legalizing what God and the Bible expressly forbids” states the resolution.

Oct 04

St. Catherine’s prescience.

“Most Holy Father,… because He [Christ] has given you authority and because you have accepted it, you ought to use your virtue and power. If you do not wish to use it, it might be better for you to resign what you have accepted; it would give more honor to God and health to your soul…. If you do not do this, you will be censured by God. If I were you, I would fear that Divine Judgment might descend on me…Alas, Most Holy Father! At times obedience to you leads to eternal damnation.” (St. Catherine of Siena in a letter to Pope Gregory XI).

H/T to J. Venari


Oct 03

Stay Married.

This is powerful.

I have been thinking lately about marriage and annulments, and our Lord’s command that we should go forth to seek the one lost sheep that has wandered in the desert, far from the ninety-nine. I believe in that command with all my heart, because I’ve been that lost sheep.

But what happens if it is through our own negligence or disobedience that the sheep is lost? Does the hireling go after the one lost sheep, because that is easier than to shore up the pen-fold that he has allowed to fall into disrepair? Does he go a-singing through the countryside, while the wolf comes prowling? And when he returns with that one bleating and blockheaded sheep, does he bother to count the sheep remaining? Does he even notice the blood and the entrails smeared on the broken post?

There was a child who had a mother and a father. They had promised to love one another and be true to one another until death alone should part them. They were not feeble minded; they knew what the words of the promise meant. And the boy was happy.


Read the rest here.

Oct 03

This just in from the Congregation for Mixed Messages

For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace,

as in all churches of the saints.

I Corinthians 14:33

Monsignor Krzystof Charamsa smiles as he leaves at …The Vatican on Saturday dismissed a gay priest from his Holy See job on the eve of a major Church meeting for a highly public coming out that challenged the Roman Catholic teaching that homosexual acts are a sin.

Monsignor Krzysztof Charamsa, a Polish theologian, had worked at the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican’s doctrinal arm, since 2003. He was also sacked from his jobs teaching theology at pontifical universities in Rome.

Charamsa, 43, told Italy’s Corriere della Sera newspaper that he was gay and had a partner in an interview published on Saturday. The Church does not consider homosexuality a sin but priests, whether heterosexual or gay, are meant to be celibate.

Charasma also held a news conference with his partner and gay activists at a Rome restaurant. They had planned a demonstration in front of the Vatican but changed the venue several hours before it was due to have started.

The Vatican said the dismissal had nothing to do with Charasma’s reflections on his personal life, which it said “merit respect”.

What does the fact that he worked at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith since 2003 tell you!  And he’s been teaching theology.  Bet those classes were simply fabulous.

This active sodomite did not just wake up last week and say, “heck, screw my vows, I’m going to hook up with a receptacle/partner and call a press conference so I can make ‘an enormous noise for the good of the Church.'”  And no one else in the CDF had a clue?  Right.

Can someone tell me exactly what about this disingenuous, vow breaking, sodomite deviant’s personal life “merits respect”?

Oct 02

Friends don’t let friends . . . go to hell.

The least charitable thing you can do (or be) to someone is to be indifferent to them.  A popular slogan was that “Friends don’t let friends drive drunk.”  Implicit in this phrase is the presupposition that if you really care about someone you will intervene to stop them from reckless behavior that endangers them and others.

I realize that mainstream news does not sit in a chair of infallibility – especially when various news outlets have an agenda of their own.  Nonetheless, it has been reported that while in the United States, Pope Francis met with a long time friend of his from Argentina.  No problem there, except:

Yayo Grassi, an openly gay man from Francis’ native Argentina and longtime friend of the pontiff, told CNN on Friday that he was that former student. Grassi, who has been in a same-sex relationship for 19 years, said he brought his partner and several friends to the Vatican Embassy in Washington for a brief visit.

Grassi told the broadcaster that Francis has long known he is gay but never condemned his sexuality or relationship. Grassi said he and his partner had previously met with the pope in Rome. “He has never been judgmental,” Grassi told CNN. “He has never said anything negative.”

I also understand that these statements are open to lots of speculation and filling-in-the-blanks.  But taking Mr. Grassi’s at his word, are these Papal actions (or inactions) those of a friend who presumably believes the Truth that he has been chosen to promote and protect?

Souls dropping into hellYears ago, I was visiting a country in Central America.  Someone traveling with me was literally walking on the crumbling rim of an active volcano.  No kidding.  When I saw him in peril – one he seemed oblivious to – I simply shrugged my shoulders and said, “Ehh.  What can you do?”

Actually, that’s not what I did at all.  And you would rightly think ill of me if I had.  Rather, I spoke at maximum volume and used a tone and language, well, let’s just say it was consistent with the proximity of danger.

Which course – the one I didn’t take; or the one I did – was loving my neighbor?

Oct 01

Netanyahu speaks volumes by his silence

Now, close your eyes and try to imagine Obama doing that.

I know, I couldn’t either.

In fact, we asked Secretary of State John Kerry what he thought of Obama’s speech at the U.N.

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I know.  Me too.


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