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.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Mercy From God, Mercy From Satan

Forgiveness is a wonderful thing.  Unilateral forgiveness can free the soul.  But it can be dangerous for the other soul.  And it is not the same as loving forgiveness.

Loving forgiveness is like the Mercy of Jesus Christ and of God.  Loving forgiveness cares about the other person enough to say "I love you and I want you to change for YOUR good, not for mine".  Loving forgiveness is a call to conversion, a continuing call to conversion, and cannot be complete until the other soul is ready to repent.

But Satan also offers Mercy.  Satan's forgiveness seems unconditional at first.  Satan's mercy is
"You are forgiven, because what you did is not sinful in the first place".  It is a destruction of the very concept of sin- and it does not include a call to conversion.  It is the easy acceptance of sin- the easy forgiveness and mercy of Satan, that I fear.

Here's the sad part.  In a few short months, the Jubilee Year of Mercy begins for the Catholic Church.  Too much from the Jesuit Order has suggested to me that they do not believe in the Mercy of God- but rather in the Mercy of Satan.  Too much from the German Cardinals who apparently believe in the Mercy of Satan has been written about the Synod.

In the last 40 years, the Supreme Court of the United States has enshrined the Mercy of Satan into the laws and government of the United States.  This mercy is used to justify everything from usury against the poor to contraception to abortion to gay marriage.  Because people have aligned their lives with a lack of the concept of sin, with a definition of liberty that has no limits, they reinterpret the constitution until there is no concept of sin.

Many Protestant Churches have done the same.  They align themselves with the Mercy of Satan, in hopes of winning souls to Christ, but they fail to call people to convert their lives to align with Christ.

It is my fear that the Roman Catholic Church, in contemplating how broken the model of the family has truly become, will, in October, abandon the model of the family.  Pope Leo XII foresaw this attack, and wrote the following prayer as a defense against it.

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the malice and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Incredibly Inappropriate spam of the day

Incredibly inappropriate spam from Fred Meyer (a local to me retailer, part of the Kroger chain now):

Today only FLASH SALE! $7.99 Fashion Scarves

Because even if I was a metrosexual, what I really need going into a weekend with 

90+F temperatures is a FASHION SCARF!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Existing Buildings Below 75 meters elevation should be condemned

Cities that exist below the 75 meters of elevation that the sea level could rise under global climate change need to change their building codes.  There's plenty of time left to do so- it will take a century or more to happen- but if we start now, all new construction can be built with potential flooding in mind.  Oregon should do the same with any building more than three stories high not built to earthquake standards.

We know these threats exist- why not adapt to them?  We know how to build watertight boat hulls, we should be building them into basements.  We know how to build seismic isolation foundations, we should be building them into new high rises.  This is basic engineering.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Strange SQL Problem

I have a Select Statement that returns 4 rows.  When used in a stored procedure as input to an Insert Into, though, it was returning five rows.   I commented out SET NOCOUNT ON; which is added by the SQL 2014 template.  It then returned 4 rows.  To test that was what was really going on, I uncommented out SET NOCOUNT ON; and it is now returning 4 rows properly.

I made no other changes.

Anybody else ever run into anything like this??
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