Monday, August 17, 2015

Another quickie

The Caliphate commits homicide because #ChaldeanLivesMatter

Thursday, August 13, 2015

A quickie

Abortion is a form of Homicide, because #BlackLivesMatter

Sunday, August 9, 2015

My personal issue with Pope Francis's Year of Mercy.

I am told that the new Jesuit teaching is a mercy of unilateral forgiveness.  Luke 17:1-10, of course, teaches Christians Forgiveness for the Repentant.   The next step up, is pardon for the unpardonable- with the understanding that the crime is, indeed, unpardonable.

But unilateral forgiveness of the unrepentant, is something I have a big problem with.  So did the great Catholic televangelist, Fulton Sheen, apparently.  In 1965, he showed where American Culture jumped off the rails:

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

A plan to fix the American Family

A 5% surcharge in income taxes, with a break for anybody who gives away more than 20% of their income to charity. Use it to directly fund WIC, SNAP, and TANF. Take the money that would have gone to planned parenthood and also use that to fund WIC, SNAP, and TANF. Increase means testing to not just take into account income and ration of dependents to workers, but also fulfillment. Provide parental training in how to be a parent- and use that same training to screen and recruit some portion of the women to run in home daycare for those who want a second job (in effect, using the SNAP money twice, first to support the family needing daycare, second to supplement the income of those stay at home mothers who are willing to watch a couple of extra kids).  Use some of the money to make sure every father, identified by DNA to be linked to a child and with a valid heterosexual marriage certificate to be supporting the mother of the child, has a living wage job (even if it ends up a government job with subsidized housing, but let us prioritize private, local employment first).
Put it to the Republicans in the form of "We will trade all taxpayer support of contraception and abortion in return for this new welfare program to support mothers and children". Make it a trade of political capital, so that every Democrat and Republican Incumbent can spin it to support of the family when they are up for re-election.

It will never happen.  The poor are to Democrats what the unborn are to Republicans, mere campaign cannon fodder to trot out ever two years when the incumbents are up for re-election.

Monday, July 27, 2015

What everybody over the age of 21 who thinks that homosexuality is always good, needs to read.

Moira Greyland is the child of ultra liberal sexual revolutionist science fiction authors Marion Zimmer Bradley and Walter Breen.  Her tale of her parents descent from heterosexuality to homosexuality, with a side trip into pedophilia and child abuse, is a horror story that is nearly unmatched.  The entire idea of replacing the order of the family with sexual chaos is abhorrent.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Father Brown Mysteries - The Deadly Seal- and Mercy needs Repentance

As of Late, I've been concerned with the Jesuit teaching of the Charitable Interpretation- and how it often seems to inspire unilateral forgiveness- that is, Mercy GRANTED without repentance. This seems to me to be against the Gospel of Luke:
Luke 17:1-10Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)17 And he said to his disciples: It is impossible that scandals should not come: but woe to him through whom they come.It were better for him, that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should scandalize one of these little ones.Take heed to yourselves. If thy brother sin against thee, reprove him: and if he do penance, forgive him.And if he sin against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day be converted unto thee, saying, I repent; forgive him.And the apostles said to the Lord: Increase our faith.And the Lord said: If you had faith like to a grain of mustard seed, you might say to this mulberry tree, Be thou rooted up, and be thou transplanted into the sea: and it would obey you.But which of you having a servant ploughing, or feeding cattle, will say to him, when he is come from the field: Immediately go, sit down to meat:And will not rather say to him: Make ready my supper, and gird thyself, and serve me, whilst I eat and drink, and afterwards thou shalt eat and drink?Doth he thank that servant, for doing the things which he commanded him?10 I think not. So you also, when you shall have done all these things that are commanded you, say: We are unprofitable servants; we have done that which we ought to do.

Tonight I watched a Father Brown murder mystery, _The Deadly Seal_ on PBS.  I don't remember this one from the GK Chesterton Father Brown books I've read.  It includes two confessions by a murderer, to hide a murder.  In the second confession- Father Brown says that even God's forgiveness requires repentance- and he urges the murderer in a third confession to widen the confession to the police.  The first two times repentance was claimed, it was false.  The third time, it was true.  In no way did Father Brown *refuse* the forgiveness of God to the murderer- he only told her what she needed to do to attain it.

Even at the order of the Bishop- he never breaks the seal of the confessional.

I think this is the proper way to approach sin.  Don't be wavering in being outspoken that the sin is wrong.  Keep forgiving every time the person repents.  But repentance IS necessary.  For without repentance- without true repentance- it's only an act.  Just like in this episode- where the actress did it.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Eve Tushnet, celebrated "Gay Catholic" Side B New Homophile, accidentally lets slip heterosexual tendencies

respectfulconversation - HS-Conversation - Eve's Last Post: I Don't Think There Are Monks in This One: "Out of those three I feel the lack of sex most sharply. It's a way of making your body an icon of self-gift and union: not the only way, but one of the most powerful and urgently-felt. The longing for biological children is a similar kind of intense, gut-level longing which also has such deep symbolic resonance. It's important to name this pain. By exposing the painful yearning that we feel, we can build solidarity (with other gay people, or with straight people who have suffered from the same lacks for different reasons) and honor the sacrifices we make. God doesn't want us to pretend that our surrender is costless."
'via Blog this'

I'm always amazed at how the disordered sexuality of Americans hides procreative heterosexuality below other identities.  This pain exists, even for gay people, because heterosexuality IS the default vocation for humanity, even when you are trying to deny it to yourself.
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