Category Archives: Preachery

Death-Worship

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- ITEM: 29-year-old with cancer plans to kill herself 2 days after her husband’s birthday

- ITEM: There is nothing brave about suicide, says Matt Walsh

- UPDATE ITEM: Why This Woman With Terminal Cancer Is Begging Brittany Maynard to Reconsider; PLUSBrittany Maynard: The Vultures are circling

- THE BASIC MISTAKE– It’s not just about her.

She is– in effect– saying that anyone who has chronic illness, pain, or any sort of possibly fatal disease is really a loser. This dovetails in nicely with government rationing of health-dollars for old or sick or dying people.

What does she know, exactly? Don’t suffering and dying and losing control and needing others, and being needed and cared for teach something to us and our loved ones, and society?

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The evidence is already in from nations which have espoused such evil as medical murder: it quickly becomes not your choice. And the calls for death to relieve discomfort or suffering or depression show up. The government, soon enough, may well tell you when you’ve live your tax-funded share of years. Oh goody.

There is good reason why Hippocrates and those who invented Western medicine made it a rule that no doctor should take life and death into their own hands. Such things are of the gods, and very serious and holy, and should not be fiddled with; the power of the healthy and strong over the sick and weak is too easily abused even to be considered.

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Saith Teh Binks

No, Miss Maynard. I have been variously ill for 30 years. I have read and pondered and thought on suffering, evil, death, and God for a similar length of time. And, as with many who have been ill, what you suggest– self-murder– has come to whisper sweet nothings in my ears. There is no easy exit.

I have also tried to love God & neighbour, and redeem the time, for the days are evil, and to remember that as God made me from dust, to dust I shall return.. and yet, by grace, I shall arise even unto a new heaven and a new earth– a new body! where there shall be no more tears, or suffering, or dying, for the former things are passed away. I do not think God will bless you for having played god with yourself.

I am proudly not dead yet. But that is not my business– for

WHETHER we live, we live unto the Lord; or whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore or die, we are the Lord’s. For to this end Christ died, and lived again, that he might be Lord of both the dead and the living.

Romans 14. 8, 9.

Dear Miss Maynard– not that way.. His way. Live until you die, into the everlasting arms.

 Binks

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Broken Clown

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~ ITEM: Love the comedian: hate the act that took him from us, by Hilary White

~ ITEM: Shaidle: Everything people are saying about Robin Williams is right— and wrong— at the same time

~ ITEM: Matt Walsh: “Robin Williams didn’t die from a disease, he died from his choice”

~ ITEM: Just Before He Died Robin Williams Sent a Terminal Cancer Patient This Heartfelt Video

~ ITEM: The Truth About Robin Williams, by Stefan Molyneux

~ ITEM: Please Let Robin Williams’ Depression Be His Real Legacy

~ ITEM: What Dreams May Come

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~ PONTIFICATING on Robin Williams’ suicide is presumptuous, predictable, and reveals more about us than about him. The fact that the manic comedian had developed Parkinson’s (which boosts emotions) may explain why his already painful life became too much.. brilliant and driven, lonely and painful, as Stefan Molyneaux explains, from his childhood on up.

Some people live life like a raw nerve; they feel ten times more, suffer ten times more, rejoice ten times more, and find life wearing and wearying. Robin Williams lived his life in the public eye, and we saw his inside-out life and it entertained us.

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We Need The Eggs

Who wants to cure the jester? Or as the old joke has it, the husband asks the doctor about his wife, who thinks she’s a chicken. “so you want to cure here?’ asks the doctor. “No!” says the husband, “we need the eggs.” Make us laugh, comedy-monkey!

Of all the movies which reveal the skills, and inner life of Robin Williams, it’s 1998’s What Dreams May Come which shows the most. It starts out as an afterlifey happy shiney magical land– but as William’s character searches for his wife (who committed suicide) she’s nowhere to be found. All of a sudden the shiney happy vanishes, and we end up on a Dantean quest through horrors and hell to save the wife from her self-murder.

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For me, it’s a classic case of a screenwriter whose talent exceeds the bounds of the story; or, of a spiritual universe which is much larger and deeper and brighter and darker than it first appears.

Word is that Robin Williams was nominally an Episcopalian (Anglican), and I have no idea what he made of that, or of his relationship with God. The sad thing for those in such spiritual need that squishy liberal Protestantism has nothing strong enough to comfort or save or hang onto. The empty & smug elitism of much of mainline denominationalism leaves you spiritually like someone on the Titanic after the boats have gone.

In The End

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Wrong. Terribly, terribly wrong.

I cannot say, with Disney or whomever “Genie, you’re free.” Suicide, like homicide, is about murder. It’s horrid and messy and cruel and leaves the victims angry with and grieving the same person. It’s a permanent solution to a temporary problem. 

Robin Williams now stands before God, his judge and Savior, as each of us shall, come death’s door. I do not know Mr. William’s spiritual state, nor if– with the last milliseconds of his life– he repented and wished to undo his doom. Let us, instead, look to our own souls, visit and help sick & depressed people (they are all around us, and I am one of them). ~

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What Rough Beasts

~ ITEM: THOUGHTS AFTER LAMBETH by Eliot, T.S.

~ ITEM: T. S. Eliot’s Christian Society: Still Relevant Today?

~ THE WISE SEE what is coming, what rough beast is slouching towards Bethlehem– they feel it in their bones; they read the signs of the times; Israel had her prophets– modernity has had a few great-hearted poets and writers, readers of the soul & the world, truth-tellers in the ever-dishonest times.

We are in the middle of a three-way collision: rational life-giving Christianity, irrational suicidal non-Christian Islam, and irrational suicidal non-Christian Secularism. To both irrationals, Christ is the great enemy. His claims are blasphemy. His followers are pure evil. The free civilization and free societies built in his name must be enslaved, one way, or the other.

T.S. Eliot, prophetical poet & essayist.

T.S. Eliot, prophetical poet & essayist.

“The World is trying the experiment of attempting to form a civilized but non-Christian mentality. The experiment will fail; but we must be very patient in awaiting its collapse; meanwhile redeeming the time: so that the Faith may be preserved alive through the dark ages before us; to renew and rebuild civilization, and save the World from suicide.”

―From T. S. Eliot’s essay “Thoughts after Lambeth.” [1931]

And from another gift from God to our insane times, comes this wisdom and warning about discerning good from evil:

“If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?”

― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956

It would be lovely & convenient to exempt ourselves from this cataclysmic collision, but there is no neutrality in reality.  ~

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The Expurgated Version

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~ ITEM: List of Verses Omitted from other Bible Versions (NIV, ASV, NASB et al.)

~ ITEM: On Bible Criticism and Its Counterarguments; and The Documentary Theory of the Authorship of the Pentateuch: Collection of Critical Articles

~ THE MORE THAT the Bible is translated, said C.S. Lewis, the less it is read. There are now so many boutique and niche-versions of the Christian Bible, it’s a veritable forest. We might also say that the more experts have their way with God’s Word, the more it seems to vanish into thin air, by their critical acids, pretending to be ‘objective scholarship’ of Biblical Criticism.

These ideas are partly why so many preachers say such weird and irrelevant stuff from the pulpit– they have the special inside knowledge, you see. The sheep in the pews are there to be patronized, talked down to, and baffled with this kind of BS.

It Gets Worse

But the nasty thing about a lot of modern Bibles? They simply leave some verses out, or in the footnotes, because experts. And they won’t always tell you what they’ve been up to.

Thing is, saith Binks, such edits depend on a teeteringly tall stack of assumptions about the Bible, and Julius Wellhausen-style ‘onwards and upwards progression’ arguments. I am no expert, and am instinctively suspicious of experts, and expertism in general. Partly because of problems like this:

“Wellhausen’s method is clear and straightforward. Every passage that fits his theory is authentic; all others are forgeries.”

Julius Had A Theory

Julius Had A Theory

What-now? Yes, you read that correctly.

Wellhausen’s method & theory itself depends on a taken-for granted 19th century theory of improvement & progress, that acorns come before oak trees, and (to make it very simplistic) we now are the smartest & bestest people ever, because we are alive now, and  we know so much more than the naive dolts who went before us. Especially the pre-scientific & pre-critical nitwits who lived & lied-up the Bible. It would have been  better, really, if they’d all been superior Germanic Biblical professors a lot like Wellhausen.

This is classical ‘Jumping Off Your Own Shadow’ cleverness, where your master-theory assumes what it has to prove, and does not include a proper examination of the hidden assumptions, presumptions, and biases implicit in, say, being a late 19th century German academic. This is a classical form of Ivory Tower Blind-Spot. It reminds me of a retired Episcopal Seminary professor who said, in my hearing, that given the way that saint, evangelist, apostle and eyewitness of Our Lord St. Matthew mis-handled the Old Testament, that he  “would have flunked my intro to the New Testament course.”

Words fail.

Then, all the like-minded modern experts gather together, echo each other, and assume anybody not as clever as them & Wellhausen are rather pitiable unserious persons, and to be treated as such, or simply lied to in general.

Looking At The Bible

We simply don’t know why some families of NT documents have omissions, differences, or variations. Nor do Biblical Scholars, especially the darned German ones, who have utterly buggerized & theoretized the faith & Bible as much as they have helped it.

As Pope Benedict XVI has pointed out in his two books on Jesus of Nazareth, even after we have criticized and analysed and crumbled the Bible, we still must unbreak it and re-read and know it as God’s Word. Deconstruction must lead to deeper understanding, or it is merely a con leading to destruction. Unwisdom.

Or, as a recently rediscovered speech & poem by J.R.R. Tolkien puts it,

Twenty years have flowed away
down the long river
And never in my life will return
for me from the sea.
Ah, years in which looking far away
I saw ages long past
When still trees bloomed
free in a wide country.

And thus now all begins to wither
With the breath of cold-hearted wizards
To know things they break them*
And their stern lordship they establish
Through fear of death.

* My emphasis.

A Few Speculations

For instance– even if we agree (‘cuz it’s shorter & simpler = Wellhausen) that the Gospel of Mark is early, might not the early Church very early on (in late apostolic immediate sub-apostolic time) have been guided by the Holy Spirit to edit the Gospel to add, fix, and clarify Mark, in accord with the faith, the creed, and the three other Gospels? So the runty-Gospel doesn’t look strange and incomplete, compared to the other three, the Letters of Paul, and the preaching, creed, and worship in the Churches?

Or, what if the scribes of Peter wrote more in an ‘updated edition’, as remembered from his preaching, with the last chapter?

Or, what if there was an early set of incomplete manuscripts, and a later completed one?

Or, what if the earliest (fuller) texts were destroyed or lost in various persecutions or invasions, and other texts (the incomplete, or uncorrected or partial texts) survived, because they were not in as much use?

That’s a very few “what ifs”, on one possibility, for one Gospel. So easy, a web-elf can do it. Oh, and, of course, everything that fits my theory is authentic; all others are forgeries.

Growl, Grumble

Leaving dozens of verses out of modern Bible translations as modern scholars have done in too many Bible mistranslations is hubristic, arrogant, and assumes too much that we simply cannot know, but must take on faith. And no, I’m not a KJV-worshipper– nor am I an unreflective Westcott & Hort, or Wellhausen fanboy.

Let’s be clear here: as against the witness of a good part of the surviving New Testament documents, experts have made their version of the Bible fit Liberal German theories of simpler=earlier. Anything that does not fit with the theory does not belong.

However, I do believe that the Spirit-guided evangelists of the Spirit-guided Church were indeed receivers of the promised Holy Ghost, who would bring all things into remembrance, whatsoever Jesus had taught the apostles, and to write it in the Spirit-sealed Word of God, all by the power and inspiration of the Risen Logos, the incarnate Word, Jesus Christ.

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Somehow, the Church prospered and grew and preached for over 1830 years (give or take) without the bizarre and too often destructive and high-handed ‘expertise’ of unrestricted theories and guesses about the Bible, which has led us to the ideological nightmare of “politically correct” feminist ‘Bibles‘, pro-Gay ‘Bibles‘, and the popular modern ‘with the suspicious bits left out’ versions.

Don’t trust the experts. Binks may be wrong, too. The truth may be larger, more interesting, simpler or more complicated than some German guy said. The experts do not have, or should not have, the final word. ~

~ Binks

It All Depends

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~ IT ALL DEPENDS WHAT YOU think is actually going on– and therefore what needs to be said and done– on what you think is real and true.

For instance, if you were born in the 60s, and tend Leftwards, you think it’s all about getting people into the Kumbayah circle, generating positive feelings, and perhaps some weed-smoke, and the world will come together in peace, love, and flowers. The 60s were an optimistic time, and old barriers and conflicts were going to be fixed by the UN, and fine-sounding words, and becoming subtly Communist & worldly. This fulfilled that part of the European revolutionary spirit of the 1840s. Utopia, next stop! Happy happy, joy joy, everything is awesome!

Do You Smell Smoke?

However, what if the real situation is that we are in a burning Minas Tirith, surrounded by countless entrenched orcs, wargs, Nazgul, and other monsters; within the walls are despair, treachery, not enough warriors, and a fading spirit. There are a few hidden away in the burning city singing Kumbayah or the Gondorian equivalent, but they are worse than useless. Even worse? somehow, The Enemy is in control of the people running things. And there’s plenty of blame to go around, not just based on your habits of mind, group-think, or the alleged general consensus.

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Where’s your ‘Kumbaya’ now, puny mortals?

Wait, It Gets Worse!

Sadly, many of the churches of our time worship big government, the spirit of the age, and feelings over facts and faith. That is, the church militant– the church fighting the good fight here below cheered on by the angels, saints, martyrs and faithful ones of the church above– is making Kumbayah, not spiritual war, against the world, the flesh, and the devil. Think cops on permanent donut-break whilst the criminals run wild.

To a real extend, this is the fault of Rome. When the Roman Catholics get a sniffle, the protestants get double pneumonia. Vatican II was a mess. It replaced evangelism with ecumenism; truth with consensus (a.k.a. the pooling of ignorance & contradiction in search of truth); worship with self-regarding spectacle; a world-culture with a divided weak waffling ‘spirit’. A house divided cannot stand.

C’mon Rome– Kumbayah? Ecumenism with Muslim prayers at the Vatican? All happy times, and ever onwards and upwards? Great, big massive lies, with feckin’ bells hanging off them! Please, Pope Bergoglio: show me in the Bible where Jesus ever said that he came to bring peace, flowers, and Kumbayah, and that the march of the church is like a bunch of hippies skipping through a field of flowers. Where he said that we should surrender to other faiths, or to a worldly feel-good agnosticism.

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La lalala lalalala la la, la

So which is it?

The one thing I know and feel in my bones is that the more we deny the fact of darkness in ourselves, the world, and in spiritual places, the more we’ve wandered into a self-decieving la-la land, while failing to recognize we’re in a minefield. In the fog. At night. Having no clear idea which way to go. And the darkness knows it.

The more we live in denial, the more we excuse ourselves from these time, OUR times, which require wakeful, wise, brave people to fight against and to name the evils around us, within us, and threatening us. ~

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Kill Killy Kill Kill

~ DEAR OLD Hitler loved it.  Because master-race. Purity. Even though he himself had a physical problem, and was part-Jewish.

Get rid of the retards, cripples, gypsies, Jews, homosexuals, socialists, communists, non-Nazi journalists, and all the other human debris and pests. Had a whole bunch of government programs to clean the gene pool up, including total war.

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Everybody’s Doing It

Eugenics was quite popular with all the cool kids in the early 20th century, along with other horrid notions like enforced sterilization, abortion, breeding programs, euthanasia, and suchlike. They breed horses and flowers, right? And they shoot horses, don’t they?

After The Hitler, eugenics had to re-invent itself.. hence abortion, the pill, euthanasia (compassionate good death, if you want weasel-words) willing or otherwise, and all the other ideas & practice of The Culture Of Death.

In the West, even as our desire to baby is vanishing, our desire to have ourselves murdered is increasing a little, and  some governments are kinda into it, and trying to enforce it. No doubt this has utterly nothing to do with the uber-selfishness of many modern people; their lack of fear of God & judgment for suicide; and especially not the the catastrophically expensive wave of old people known as Baby Boomers now starting to need old-person drugs, care, facilities, and hospital-care– even as socialism is collapsing from over-spending on the social safety net. Ironic and tragic hilarity to ensue?

Oh, Canada

In Canada, Alex Schadenberg amongst others have been fighting cases across Canada to oppose euthanasia. The killing of old, sick, disabled, pain-stricken, depressed, and elderly people by doctors and nurses: sometimes with, more often against their wills, as the experience in Belgium and the Netherlands has shown over the past 25 years and more.

Please support his work as generously as possible, and be forewarned: euthanasia– like many other Liberal notions– is just as clueless, destructive, and full of what they like to call “unintended consequences”. Plus, huge piles of corpses.. some of them people you knew and loved.

Medicalized Murder: Oppose It Now, Before It Gets You. 

EPCC: Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

Alex Schadenberg Blog

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Otic* Hamstering

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“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body…” 

1 Cor. 6:19-20

~ SAITH TEH BINKS…. Ear-hamstering. Really? Fut. The. Wuck.

However, just because I’d never contemplate it, doesn’t mean it doesn’t mean something greater than “Those Darned Kids” or the fleeing fads and fashions of the world. And also, sin and evil and stupid and lookatme and ‘protest'; and there is a part of us that is still in love with the barbarian within, which is what our ancestors were for hundreds of thousands of years or more.

But More Seriously

Still. In a world where kids are expendable, preventable, recyclable, exploitable, abortable, abusable, pornable, ignorable, and where many come from the horrible and life-blighting reality of divorced homes, a disfiguring conformity is really a symptom, and not the core of the heartbreak, alienation, and pagan defiance of such marks and holes.

I think these physical fashions to be ugly, and yet another part of me looks past the outer, and asks “Why? Why now? Why this?” The same with the passive living online, in games, or via The Shiny Things– so that life is almost always at 2nd-hand. There are reasons for such half-living, and why it’s so powerful and attractive just now.

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After the many & horrible social catastrophes of the 20th century, kids feel themselves afraid & alone in a cold, uncaring world which is profoundly not for them, not on their side, not reflective of God’s great “Yes” to all, young or old, rich or poor, male or female, who turn to him. Children are the great unwanted, inconvenient, decorative, murderable, expensive wee horrors. The message is loud and clear.

Despite all the riches and power and freedom and comfort and safety, our world is sever more spiritually dead. It’s a desert out there– sometimes burning, sometimes freezing, with little shelter or mercy.

Lord Jesus, have mercy. ~

Binks

* Otic = ear-related.

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Honesty, For Once: Slouches The Rough Beast

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~ ITEM: Harvard Group Is Hosting a Reenactment of a Satanic Black Mass; and, more from the Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club

~ ITEM: UPDATE– Letter to Harvard President Drew G. Faust about the Satanic Mass to Take Place on the Campus of Harvard

~ ITEM: UPDATE– Dawn Eden Chimes In– “Harvard can do better than give a platform to a “Black Mass” promoter who ridicules sex abuse victims“. Boom, baby. MUST READ. Further, Elizabeth Scalia, The Anchoress, blew the lid off this story. Read her coverage

~ IT’S LIKE peeling a rotting onion– finally, the vaguely Christian then Unitarian then not much of anything Harvard comes clean– the father of Lies, The First Rebel, the Accuser and Deceiver and Hater… is at the heart of the anti-moral Progressive spirit. A satanic ritual as allegedly dispassionate “cultural study”, because everything is relative, and good in its own way, and there’s no boogie-man under the spiritual bed.

So let’s “re-enact” a black mass (and mock the holiest things of Catholicism, of course)! Who are these idiots?– teens with a Ouija board at the start of a horror-movie? It’s the very height of pride combined with stupidity to call on darkness: because when you summon it, darkness may come, seeking souls to eat, and lives to wreck, and places to haunt.

It is the very presumption of the soulless modern experiment that one should live a life spiritually uncommitted, and that “being mostly good” is the very most that we can reasonably expect of anybody. In reality, supernature abhors a vacuum. Or as Jesus said, an empty soul is an invitation to darkness. We all have a choice to make, now, and for eternity– ‘none of the above’ is not an option.

So Inspiring

Remember: radical wrecker Saul Alinsky dedicated his book to the Arch-Wrecker Lucifer. For at the heart of destroying faith, family, and foundations is no good spirit, no redeeming Lord, but the Dark gibbering idiot, fallen archangel, grumbling grudge-muncher, and fool.

Forget playing your rock albums backwards– many of them (and our mass media) say cheerfully Satanic things when played forwards. Self. Me, my, mine. Rules? What rules? Don’t tell me what to do. YOLO. What is truth? Who says you can’t do that?  If it feels good….

Wanting to play at black masses is already satanic, and impious curiousity gone quite insane.. and wicked. Harvard reaches an anti-apotheosis.

Because Diversity & Inclusives

Let’s forecast the future– in the spirit of inclusion, future school curricula will include ‘exploring satanism’, as part of diversity (i.e., erasing every bright spot or remnant of innocence, Christianity, family, and morality from young souls). “It’s part of the program”– sorry, parents, think of the school as co-parents, since we have your kids for 1/3 of the waking day. You see them in the morning, and supper, and talk with them for exactly how long each day? That’s less time than they spend on their smart phones.

Pray for these addled fools at Harvard, that they and those exposed to such evil not be harmed, and be led to the Lord. Because such things are real, and not to be trifled with. Think of these folks as naughty kids in a dark wood when they hear a roaring beast close by.. that’s the spiritual reality of what they are at.

Vade retro satana

“Let the Holy Cross be my light /

Let not the dragon be my guide

Step back Satan / Never tempt me with vain things

What you offer me is evil / You drink the poison yourself.”

~ Binks


Via Steve Skojec:

“When he was 12 years old, St. Tarcisius, an acolyte, was beaten to death by a Roman mob that wanted to take the Eucharist from his possession.

The Sacraments of Christ being carried by Saint Tarsicius,
When a vulgar profane gang would have overwhelmed the Wholesome Things,
He willed to release his soul by being cut down
Rather than give up the Celestial Members to rabid dogs.

When threatened with a Satanic black Mass in their diocese — and the use of a real, consecrated host for purposes of desecration — the best the Archdiocese of Boston can come up with is this wimpy bit of nothing statement. Pathetic:

STATEMENT OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF BOSTON

The Catholic community in the Archdiocese of Boston expresses its deep sadness and strong opposition to the plan to stage a “black mass” on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge.

For the good of the Catholic faithful and all people, the Church provides clear teaching concerning Satanic worship. This activity separates people from God and the human community, it is contrary to charity and goodness, and it places participants dangerously close to destructive works of evil.

In a recent statement, Pope Francis warned of the danger of being naïve about or underestimating the power of Satan, whose evil is too often tragically present in our midst. We call upon all believers and people of good will to join us in prayer for those who are involved in this event, that they may come to appreciate the gravity of their actions, and in asking Harvard to disassociate itself from this activity.”

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Terrence C. Donilon
Secretary for Communications & Public Affairs
Archdiocese of Boston
Email: tdonilon@rcab.org
Work: 617-746-5775
Cell: 401-480-0171
http://www.bostoncatholic.org

You Have Nothing To Lose But Your Minds

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~ AS I’VE MENTIONED before, Professor Tony Esolen is a hero of mine, and a favourite author. This Dante shcolar is a true  preacher and teacher of truth, love, and goodness in a time of mass-delusion, hate, and toxic  & polluted souls. That means, a lot of people hate him for what he says, since it represents the civilization consensus of the past 10 000 years, and God and the Bible, and not the latest cultural or sexual fad.

Shut Up, They Explained

If you believe that truth, beauty, and goodness have a “best before’ date on them like bread or milk, people who stand for the stuff you consider to be stale and fit for the revolutionary dustbin of history, then anybody who asks if this is so, or dares question, or even undermine all the false assumptions of the progressive sexual, political, and social conquest is not a person, or representing a legitimate discussion, or diversity.. they are Enemy. Silence Them. Let no disturbing thought pull away the comforting baby-blanket of progress, especially amongst those privileged to be brainwashed at our finest and most hallowed institutions.

What Barbarians Look Like

This Winter, Professor Esolen was invited by some folks protesting the vile Yale “Sex Week” to speak on real love, and personhood. Hilarity ensued. Tolerance & Diversity @ Yale University? Not so much, akshully.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/sex-and-love-yale_626565.html?nopager=1

http://www.ivygateblog.com/2012/02/before-yales-upcoming-true-love-week-headline-speaker-published-fanatical-anti-gay-tirades/

Seriously– don’t worry so much about the Muslims seeking to enslave the West; right now, our own youth are being turned into barbarians inside the gates by politically correct professors who have instilled One Thought Only, With No Questions Allowed.

~ Binks

 

Question Everything?

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~ ITEM: The Danger of ‘What This Really Means‘.. Or, We’re All Nietzcheans Now

~ BINKS, FOR ONE, for one, would like to state my suspicions about the hermeneutic of suspicion: if people tell us to question everything, doesn’t that include the command to “question everything”? Or are we only supposed to question the stuff we’re told to question, but not the motives and meaning of the questioning itself?

“Trust me: Question Everything!” Really? Because you told us to? To what end? We’ve becomes suckers to the latest brand of smart-alecky snake-oil salesmen. We’ve failed to truly question generations of questioning “experts” over endless topics, from the best food to eat, to politics, to matters of faith and truth and all the Big Questions.

Salt, butter, eggs = evil! Breastfeeding? Evil! Coffee? Evil! The list is pretty long since the 1950s of things declared evil, then later actually good for you. Consider: en mass, we throw away our better judgement– and the wisdom of the ages– to eat false sugar, food that doesn’t feed, laced with chemicals, and wonder why we are fat or sick or diabetic or cancerous. Because an “expert” said so? Because a bunch of experts said so at the same time? Because some fake-food company has a food-like substance to sell?

Questions, Questions

Sometimes it is wise to ask about motives– especially the motives of those asking us to question everything, not so we can gain a better and deeper apprehension of the beautiful, the good, and the true, but precisely to “see through” everything– until we are blind, or have destroyed everything, or have become enslaved to the snake-oil of the moment. Questions are meant to point to answers; questioning everything forever is simply madness & destruction.

I vote with tested & healthy tradition– if it ain’t broke, don’t break it, and then claim you’ve got the magic fixit. That’s revolting, and radical, and mostly leads to blood & death. It’s how humans have mostly operated ever. It’s a political brain-fever to think you can and must make heaven on earth, now, no matter the cost or the body-count or the actual (usually) disastrous results.

Slow, gradual, wise change; learning, asking, pondering? Fine. Question & overthrow everything?

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~ Binks

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