~ SCARAMOUCHE— “Happy Father’s Day: In honour of all the Dads, here’s a poem I wrote a few years ago in the voice of my young son” …. (scaramouche)
~ THE WAR ON FATHERS— Exclusive: David Kupelian on how men, boys and masculinity are under attack …. (wnd)
~ SIGCARLFRED— “A man never stands as tall as when he kneels to help a child.” …. (sigmundcarlandalfred)
~ BARBARIANS Such as the World Has Never Known? …. (merecomments)
~ FATHER’S DAY II: SAM BROWNBACK: Dependable dads are important not only for our families, but for our nation’s future. “We Depend on Dads” …. (nro)
~ WESLEY J.SMITH— The Saddest Words I Ever Read: “I Don’t Have a Dad, I Have a Donor” …. (wesleyjsmith.com)
~ FATHERHOOD and the Future of Civilization …. (albertmohler.com)
~ ON MEN: Q&A— Kathleen Parker talks about fathers, sons, and feminist ghosts. “Hail the Male” …. (nationalreview.com)
~ ENJOY THE Ten Father’s Day Movies …. (nationalreview.com)
An Orphaned Age
Good and godly fathers are not optional. Some of the greatest villains of the recent past are proof of that (see Faith of the Fatherless: The Psychology of Atheism, by Paul Vitz); many of the social miseries of our day are all about fatherlessness. A father is vastly more than a sperm-donor or walking paycheck or ‘partner’ or whatever the social engineers are up to at the moment.
The ancient world allowed tyrannical fatherhood, and even the sale or sacrifice or death of those under his power. Zeus was the Father-deity, but a vicious, abusive and sexually busy one. The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob was powerful, but also led and disciplined his people; that God and Father of all humanity entered our human neighbourhood, walked amongst us, in his Son Jesus Christ, seeking and redeeming his prodigal children. Fatherhood was transformed, forever.
Here is sacrificial fatherhood; power used for the purposes of love and life-giving. Fathers are images and servants and reminders of the Father of us all, however dimly and imperfectly.
Part of the crisis of the last 50 years is the deliberate metaphorical castration and demoralization of true manhood and fatherhood in this best sense, for various political reasons and experiments. The defacing of earthly fathers hides the Father above from us; the desire to be gods made in our own image means we think we ae free to remake parenthood in our own image.
That there are untold and insane consequences for all of this, but we’re good at letting other people suffer for our stupid ideas.
Never mind cowboys– Mommas & Daddas, don’t let your babies grow up to be poodles!
Happy Father’s Day, y’all– and to my Dad, and grand-dads (in memory) and all the others known and unknown in the long line of men of ages past. Thanks to you all: may God bless you in Christ Jesus.
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~ AND A REMINDER— “However, if you are anxious to help the cause, a good way to do so is to donate to the Freedom Five – the handful of bloggers targeted by Richard Warman, the man who embodies what’s gone wrong with Canadian “human rights”. Please feel free to toss a buck or two the way of Ezra, Kate, Kathy, and Connie and Mark at Free Dominion. They could use some help.” …. (marksteyn.com)
~ JAPANESE Experts: “We Need More Immigrants.” Just a word: be careful who (and what else) you import with your immigrants …. (gatesofvienna.blog)
~ EZRA ON Alberta’s HRC: breeding the next generation of complainers …. (ezralevant.com)
~ HRC WEENIE Giacomo “Serenity Now” Vigna makes it big down under …. (ezralevant.com)
~ GO AND READ THE ENTIRE SITE, and realize this has happened in Canada; that it can happen to any religious or outspoken leader; that this sort of evil must not be allowed to continue in Canada …. (stephenboissoin.com)
~ A GOOGLE of past stories about Rev. Stephen Boissoin, victim of marsupil courts & soft-totalitarianism …. (google.ca)
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~ SHAIDLE— “Dear Mr. Siddiqui”; Scarymush: “Siddiqui’s free speech: The Toronto Star’s resident shill for the Islamist agenda—and a guy who’s a big hit with Socky and the Sockettes— weighs in on the free speech/hate speech kerfuffle“. More Haroonism here …. (5fof, scaramouche)
~ LAW COOL IS is back pimpin’ for the Puppets– “Law is Cool – Episode #9”. Then Omar & the rest of the spare socks will crawl back under the rocks …. (lawiscool.com)
~ OMG! ANOTHER SITE SUSPENDED! “Always on watch just alerted me that Sharia finance blog has been suspended. It’s a WordPress blog not Typepad. WTF is going on?” …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ FREE SPEECH: Canada’s Last Frontier …. (socon.ca)
~ EN FRANCAIS: Mahomet™ (pbuh)©, octroi d’un droit d’auteur par le Canada. “Un islamiste radical de Toronto, Akhtar Agha, a obtenu de l’Office de la propriété intellectuelle du Canada un certificat d’enregistrement du droit d’auteur pour une “œuvre littéraire” appelée Reproduction de l’image de Mahomet (PHUH). Il a transmis une lettre à Ezra Levant et au Ministre de la sécurité publique, sur du papier avec mention de l’Organisation de la conférence islamique, contenant une menace à peine voilée de représailles violentes contre le Canada en relation avec la publication des caricatures de Mahomet par le Western Standard d’Alberta en 2005.” 14 juin, par Annie Lessard, Marc Lebuis …. (pointdebasculecanada.ca)
~ NO APOLOGIES— “Children’s aid snatches children over objectionable beliefs. D’ya suppose they’d do the same to the kids of anti-semitic jihadist Canadians?” …. (noapologies.ca)
~ OUR SOCIALIST would-be masters: “I know socialists claim to be “progressive”, but this is ridiculous” …. (proudtobecanadian)
~ WIKI WACKY WOOPS: “Here’s the Wikipedia entry for the Canadian Human Rights Commission. I had a good mordant guffaw upon reading the intro” …. (scaramouche)
~ SERIAL COMPLAINANT milks the system again.. “OTTAWA – Richard Warman has settled his federal human rights complaint about Internet hate posted by a Coquitlam, B.C., man.” So the HRC spends however many tens of thousands to stomp a sad little basement-nazi, so Warman can get $1 and another notch on his Indiana Jones Nazi-hunter utility belt. And “According to the NP, Richard Warman finalized his CHRC kvetch against Ciaran Paul Donnelly, the BC dude who “hateful” things about Warman on the net.” Gosh– in terms of scary organizations full of scary nutjobs threatening the future and freedoms of Canada, I think the HRC is out-Naziing the neos …. (vancouversun, the-girl-in-blue.blog)
~ INTERNATIONAL Pressure allows some free speech in not so Great Britain …. (MaD)
Jihad: War Is Upon Us
~ WE NEED this type of reasonable accomidation in Canada …. (marginalizedactiondinosaur.net)
~ HOPEFULLY WITH HUMOUR involved… Fox Announces They’re Developing US Version of Canadian Sitcom, “Little Mosque on the Prairie” …. (Wz)
~ PROUD DEFENDERS of human rights: “Mentally disturbed Christian girl, 12, raped by group of Muslims” …. (Wz)
~ ISLAM, The Koran, and “The Mostapha Akkad Paradox” …. (gatesofvienna.blog)
~ CELESTIAL JUNK ON The Religion of Jailing Old Men: “When Islam holds a plurality it never … never allows the full expression of non-Muslim faith or even wayward Muslim faith, for that matter” …. (cjunk.blog)
~ TOLERANCE-WATCH— Algerian Dissident Journalist Arezki Ait Larbi: Stop “Witchcraft Trials” For Christians in Algeria …. (memri.org)
~ SURRENDER-RAGS: Gift Ideas for the Dhimmi who has Everything …. (Wz)
~ MUHAMMED LOST, When the Arab Intellectuals Debated Muhammad …. (islam-watch.org)
~ PICKING ON CHRISTIAN MONKS: ” Another Ancient Tradition of Oppression and Torture” …. (gatesofvienna.blog)
~ HEROINES OF OUR TIMES: Clarity, Courage and Culture– Few defend the West like Somali-born Hirsi Ali. by Bruce S. Thornton …. (via vdh)
~ JIHAD WATCH: “Well, we are insane and self-destructive” …. (JiWa)
~ VIA WEASELZIPPERS— UN Rapporteur Investigating “Islamophobia” in America Meets With Well Known Islamists and CAIR Officials …. (wz.net)