What Did Jesus Mean, Exactly?

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~ THE NEWS is out there about things which have apparently been said by the Pope. Even if he was somehow misunderstood, the verse in question is still a big deal.

When you’re a baby-Christian, verses like the one of Jesus on the cross crying out in Aramaic “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” can really unsettle you. “My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?” But how can the man Jesus, one person with God’s Incarnate Son, be forsaken by… Himself?!

Here’s The Thing

  • Maybe Jesus isn’t divine?
  • Maybe he was divine before he was made incarnate by the Holy Ghost in the womb of the Virgin Mary, and then again after He rose again?
  • What is that about, verse, anyway?

OK, let’s back up. Way up.

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After His crucifixion, death, and resurrection, the risen Jesus speaks with the two disciples on the road to Emmaus:

Then He said to them, “These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me.” [Luke 24:44]

That is, the teaching of Jesus is that He is the true subject and the fulfillment of the whole of Israel’s history, her longing in the Prophets, and her Scriptures and holy writings. Even the ancient hymns called Psalms are prophetic, pointing to Him; they are His prayer-book, revealing the inner life & meaning of His mission, death, and resurrection.

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So when we find out that “My God, My God, why has thou forsaken me?” is a quotation from the Psalms (22), it helps to understand that Psalm verse– spoken from the cross– is a window into the mind & heart of the dying King Jesus, Saviour of humanity.

Go and read the Psalm. Slowly.

Note that it is a very specific 1000+ year-old prophecy of the suffering & crucifixion of the Messiah of Israel, even down to the details. It’s amazing, and heartbreaking, and a testimony to the mercy of God.

The sufferings are real, even down to Jesus feeling that He is somehow cut off, forsaken, in the darkness with no obvious light. Although He is the Lamb of God who taketh away the sin of the world: yet that black avalanche of everything in us that cuts us off from God and one another falls on Him.

After the sorrowful verses, this Psalm is a great dawning glow of hope, faith, and trust in the Lord shines through Psalm 22. After the suffering comes joy. After death is hope. God hears the cry of His Son, the suffering servant (read Isaiah 53), and does not abandon or reject Him, or us as found in Him.

Feelings Are Not Facts

So Jesus felt cut off from God, yet quotes the Psalm to say what His crucifixion & death means, to preach from the Cross, to share with us what it is like to feel far from God.

But feelings are not facts. Jesus was still the man divine, the only-begotten Son incarnate in the man Jesus Christ, one person & two natures. The Word made flesh. God in a man like us.

In some crisis we might say “It’s totally hopeless! We’re doomed!” even as our help is about to arrive, unexpectedly, out of the blue, at the very last minute, or otherwise in time to save & help us. In that case, how  truly accurate were our feelings, versus the facts? Feelings must follow facts, else we get lost in a swamp of ever-shifting mirages.

Therefore, to wrongly imagine that “My God, My God, why has thou forsaken me?” somehow means that Jesus isn’t God (or some other complicated bad idea) shows an ignorance of Jesus, who He was, what he lived & taught, and how the whole of the Hebrew Scriptures & holy writings were ultimately about Him.

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There is no deep where God is not, be the night never so dark. There is no fear or sorrow or sense of abandonment which Jesus our High Priest has not taken into Himself, and burnt up in the fire of infinite love in the offering of Himself to atone for our sins, once and for all.

And beyond that forsakenness, even beyond what seems to earthly a final ending of death, Jesus has conquered sin, and death, and hell, and shared with us the eternal & holy life of God, that we might rejoice in Him who is the Lord of the living and the dead, who went on a head to prepare a place for us, that where He is, we might be also, and that as He is in God the Father, we may be in God the Son, sharing the eternal life & Joy of the blessed Trinity in all the saints, in the unity of God the Holy Spirit, forever in heaven.

Here endeth the preachment,

The Binks

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The War Is Here. NOW. Wake up.

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~ A BINKS BLAST FROM THE past (2016), about how forced immigration is war upon a nation’s own people by her elites, and globalist master-plans. It’s where we really are, thanks to Trudeau, Merkel, Macron, Obama, Pope Francis, May, Soros.. and all the other evil masterminds & busy-bodies trying to rule the world– and using Muslims as their weapon against the West.

Canada is bad, and must be abolished. Now.

This is 4th Generation War, where the battlefield is everywhere, and right in front of you. That’s on TOP of the unfolding insane ‘ clown world’ dystopia all around us.

>> Guerrillas In The Midst

This is best read with my other connected piece, about getting you & your loved ones ready for this, and prepared ahead of time for disasters, bad weather, and unexpected trouble.

>> Thank You, Ye Rat-Bastards!

Scroll down to “Got Angry? Get Ready!” if that’s TL;DR. (Too Long; Didn’t Read).

Cheers,

Teh Binks

ITYS Expert, 2007-2019

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Dystopia Now!

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~ IN THE BEFORE-TIME, there once was a cynical snarky nihilistic little show called Seinfeld. I never could stand to watch it regularly, but it filled the air with certain humourous ideas.

One of these was promoted by a secondary character, George Constanza’s father Frank, played by actor Ben Stiller’s actual father, Jerry Stiller. As Wiki notes: “Frank Costanza is advised to say “serenity now” every time he gets angry in order to keep his blood pressure down”. He ends up saying it a lot, given his temperament.

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As I surf the news & social media, I sometimes find my blood-pressure rising. Often. There is a lot of crazy in the world, being shoved down a lot of throats.

Instead of having a stroke, or tuning out– or bellowing “Serenity Now!”– a wiser course is to realize that we are already in a nightmarish and evil dystopia. Accept it. “Dystopia Now!” Because frustration, outrage, despair, and various kinds of throwing up our hands is just not Christian, nor helpful.

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As I commented on Daisy Cousen’s Youtube video about the horrid UK media onslaught against blogger and now political candidate Carl Benjamin (a.k.a. Sargon of Akkad), I wrote:

We are in the dystopia NOW. Everything is upside-down, good is bad, true is false, and journalism/ social media is whatever you can get away with. Because woke utopianism justifies any crime, slander, and dirty tricks.

I’m not counselling despair, but waking up and looking around at the wreckage of all the social institutions defiled & twisted by the revolution: government, church, schools & colleges, movies, journalism, family & gender, male & female– in short, REALITY. We are in the midst of a long-term War On Reality.

Give up? Black pill/ clown pill? Nope. Read, pray, preserve & restore, speak out, educate others, covert souls. Above all, take the God Pill:

What’s All this, Then?

The Amazing Polly inspired my mulling over this idea, as did author & polymath Vox Day, via his YouTube Darkstream, a daily treat for me. See? I’m using my time in Facebook jail to improve myself, to learn up and get back to more blogging, and to enjoy many fine online folks who are part of the awakening going on around the world, that we are in a dystopia, now.

Please check out, subscribe & support the bloggers & vloggers above. You won’t regret it.

Thus saith,

Teh Binks

 

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Ucking Fugly.. Sending A Message?

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An “church”. Wrecking-ball, please, ASAP.

~ I DEEPLY & TRULY HATE ugly architecture. In a recent video by Amazing Polly in which she discusses a range of topics, about 1/2 way through, she talks about the death of beauty and the kind of architecture inflicted on people by modernist architects. Watch her video first.

A building can inform, delight, ennoble, send a message about goodness, beauty, and truth. Even simply functional buildings can have a touch of whimsy, detail, and design that makes if more than functional. Deliberately ugly, functionalist, offensive modern architecture is meant to desolate the eye, the heart, the mind, and keep us trapped in the here and now, oppressed and oppressing, surrounded by the excretions of our betters.

The Roger Scruton video Polly mentions.


 

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Anyhow, here’s my comment, following her statement that Canada never had a period of attractive architecture:

I dare to disagree with you, Amazing Polly. Canada had a period of beautiful buildings, circa 1800-1900+. The work of Maritimer William Critchlow Harris, the Ottawa Parliament builders, the Italianate homes , and many of our older pre-20th century church buildings. In some places (here and there in Toronto, more so in smaller & midsized communities) this heritage of lovely banks, public buildings, homes, and churches still exists, though some need TLC & renovation back to their more original design.

Sadly, as you say, brutalist & alien-invasion clever architecture has ruined many bigger communities & downtown cores, and too many architects still seem concerned with making a statement than following any line of truth, beauty & goodness, or even blending their building with the surroundings.

Here in my little town, the local RCMP have moved from a small and not unattractive brick building to a shiny metal, steel, and ominous structure, which is a statement of surveillance and domination, which doesn’t fit the town or setting, and was obviously designed by somebody with skill but little talent.

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It just fits in. No Police-State vibe.

Old: http://local-xpress.squarespace.com/news/2016/3/10/8j3kmf4tne6pkz5r89nuw21ebb21n3

New: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/news/2017/rcmp-announces-95-million-investment-new-minas-new-detachment

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Straight out of 1984, ‘We’re Watching You!’ RoboCop dystopian thing.

Thus saith,

Teh Binks

Reactionary Curmudgeon

Notre Dame Links

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~ AS MY FB-JAIL sentence winds down (to be sprung on Good Friday, 10am-ish), I’ve been reading lots of interesting & relevant links on the fire which severely damaged the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris this week. The best links are the topmost. The others are of related interest.

What strikes this elf is how this fire has been so– clarifying. People praying, people stricken– and yet other people rejoicing onsite or online over this. Some witnesses to the fire have been deeply spiritually moved, deciding things about God and life and the crisis in Western civilization, what with de-Christianization, and with enforced mass Muslim immigration, all under the globalist elites like Macron & Trudeau.

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However, God cannot be left truly out of the account. I believe that the Holy Spirit is using this– accident? attack?– as a wake-up call to France, to Christians, to the Church & the world, and many who saw the fire. Do we have eyes to see, and ears to hear what God the Holy Spirit is saying?

Also, if I were a bishop or Dean of a Cathedral in the West, I’d be praying & guarding the treasure entrusted to me with eagle eyes right now. Desecration & destruction delights the orcs in our midst, whether imported, or home-grown.

Just because most of us cannot imagine committing such acts does not mean that some could, and would. We cannot be naive about the state of the world, and souls.

Sooner or later, there will be war.

Thus saith,

Teh Binks

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>> HOLY HERO– Interview With the French Priest Who Saved the Blessed Sacrament & Crown of Thorns from Notre Dame Cathedral; and The Burning of Notre Dame Cathedral: A Tragic Symbol for Our Times; the people praying– The Ave Maria of Notre Dame

>> Bill Whittle– Notre Dame Fire: A Tremendous Gift to the French People

>> NOTRE DAME: The Church Will Rise Again; another article, with moving comments

>> SIMPLY Amazing “Coincidence”– The Images That Could Help Rebuild Notre-Dame Cathedral. And the young, brilliant professor who made them before he died

>> Catholics weep and pray the rosary in the light of the flames of Notre Dame; Enormous Crowds Sing For Hours Outside Notre Dame’s Cathedral During Fire (Videos Inside)

>> MEDIA FAIL: The Tone Police– Fox News anchors shut down mention of attacks on churches in France

>> PAUL JOSEPH WATSON– Video: The Notre Dame Fire & media coverup of Muslim reactions

>> NOTRE DAME ‘MIRACLE’? ROSE WINDOWS’ STAINED GLASS APPEARS TO HAVE SURVIVED SAVAGE BLAZE

>> Notre Dame en Feu: God Takes Back What Is His

>> THE ATLANTIC– Witnessing the Fall of Notre-Dame. It survived eight centuries of plague, war, revolution, and the Nazis. How could it be burning?; and Photos: The Devastation of Notre-Dame Cathedral; After the Fire: Photos From Inside Notre-Dame Cathedral

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>>  Islamic State warns of future attack on fire-ravaged Notre Dame: ‘Wait for the next’

>> Fire At Notre Dame Follows Wave Of Church ATTACKS – Will They Blame The Yellow Vest Movement?

>> What evil says: Turkish Newspaper Celebrates Notre Dame Fire as Retribution For France’s Recognition of Armenian Genocide

>> France jails Muslima who plotted to blow up Notre Dame cathedral in Paris with gas canisters; From 2016– Gas tanks and Arabic documents found in unmarked car by Paris’ Notre-Dame cathedral spark terror fears

>> Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Fire, Worker Claims it Was “Deliberately” Started. Media reports claimed fire linked to “renovation” work.

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>> First Things– FIRE IN THE CATHEDRAL, by Rachel Fulton Brown

>> French Student Leader: “I Swear to Allah We Don’t Give a Rat’s Ass” About Notre Dame; BuzzFeed Ran Defense For Vile People Who Celebrated Notre Dame Fire

>> BuzzFeed Caught in Huge Lie About Notre Dame Fire. Claim video showing people reacting with smiley emoticons was a “hoax” when it was completely legitimate.

>> April 18, 2019– Man ARRESTED Bringing GASOLINE And Lighters In Cathedral In NYC??!

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>> Bishop Schneider: Notre Dame fire is sign of ‘spiritual conflagration’ in the Church; Did Notre Dame’s fire have a spiritual meaning for our time?

>> POLITICAL SCUMBAG: Muslim Politician in Canada Says Notre Dame Fire Was “Divine Intervention”. Payback for France banning the Islamic veil; same Islamic politician jokes about burning down Montreal church | Ezra Levant

>> Get Religion– Notre Dame in flames: What was lost? What was saved? What was ‘news’? What issues remain?, by Terry Mattingly

>> Happy Orc Leftist– “Finally”: Swedish Leftist Journo Rejoices Over Notre Dame Fire. It’s all a big joke.

>> Church Attacks– Notre Dame Fits the Pattern

>> Cardinal Burke: Notre Dame fire prompts ‘sobering reflection’ on ‘grievous sins’ of our day

>> French Journalist: Two Churches in France Are Vandalized EVERY DAY and No One Gives a F*ck. “This government, this regime….including the Pope, including the cardinals, shut their mouth, say nothing.”

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>> ‘ALLAH EST GRAND’: Muslims laugh as blaze destroys Notre Dame cathedral during Holy Week

>> WATCH– Notre Dame: The Church Will Rise Again

>> Elitist Architects Want Notre Dame Rebuilt to Reflect New Globalist France

>> SHHH! What They’re NOT Telling You About The Notre Dame Fire

>> AMAZING ‘Hero’ priest rescues Crown of Thorns from Notre Dame inferno

>> Notre Dame Cathedral In France Catches Fire: Whats Going On? (Analysis Of Europe, US & World)

>> France: Attacks Against Jews & Christians Continue to Rise. Attacks against Muslims at a 9 year low.

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Crying In Our Wilderness

>> Oleg Atbashian | Wiki & Bio | Everipedia

>> The New Censorship— Wikipedia deletes its page on The People’s Cube

>>  2016– Oleg Atbashian arrested, faces five years in prison for supporting Israel

>>  Why I was arrested & thrown in jail by @GeorgeMasonU police

>>  Articles by Oleg Atbashian – Bombthrowers

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~ YES, I CAN BE longwinded in these things, so today, a short one.

A sad realization I’ve had over the past few weeks– Oleg Atbashian (The People’s Cube) was a former Soviet propagandist, he’s also an author, essayist, satirist, and graphic artist. He came to America for freedom.

Like many former Soviet dissidents come to the West, his reception was mixed– now, he’s a positive threat to the new Sovietization of the West. The same happened to Jamie Glazov’s parents, at Marxist-deluded Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS, Canada. Don’t reveal the ugly truth of the Worker’s Utopia!

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Neo-Amerika, 2018

Now, under the politically correct, the corrupt establishment, politicized academia & media, we are going Soviet. Soft Soviet, with a smug smile and an iron fist. This devolution has been underway for almost a century, under many guises, and stages. Coercion of thought and behaviour is the ultimate goal.

Symptoms, just on Campus? Tribunals, trial by media & mob, the politics of personal destruction, radicalization of politics, thought-police, a quiet terror keeping people quiet & scared. Wrong-thinkers versus the Party Truth. Spying & tattling & surveillance. All must be sacrificed for the utopia.

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We have become a Soviet-style prison, just waiting for the final bars & locks to be fitted. Ironic, no? Tragic, too.

Theodore Dalrymple:

“In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is…in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.”

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A Gift To Us All

And patiently, year by year, Oleg & his amazingly insightful website has been warning us of the risks ahead, from his life under the Soviet nightmare. We should all be grateful, and aware of his work.

Go read his blog. Read his book “Shakedown Socialism“. Buy his merch. I’m not saying he’s always right in everything said & done and thought– but that his angle is unique, deeply insightful, and hard-won by bitter experience.

Heed his warnings. Tragically, he’s turned out to be right, so far.

Thus saith

Comrade Binks

 

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FaceBinks Digest #1

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Some FaceBook Recentry

A few hours every day, Binks strives to darken the world with ugliness and sorrow over on FaceBook, and soon, on the 100% less Zuck alternative, MeWe. These are a few recent tidbits.

Years after I stopped my news-link aggregation service (100-150 of the best & topical and timely links, 2-3 times a week), FaceBook fiddling almost makes it needful again.

“Enjoy”,

Evil Binks The Hatful

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Vive La Revolution

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The 1976 visit to Cuba strained relations with Washington when Pierre Trudeau declared ‘Viva Castro.’ Fidel Castro is at centre; Margaret Trudeau holds baby Michel (Photo by Boris Spremo/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

 

The Trudeau family’s love of tyrants
Political blind spots are inevitable when you have warm thoughts for oppressors

Saith Teh Binks:

Canadians has the dumb, because we’re only used to fighting evil tyrants ELSEWHERE, and not at home. It’s why the recent crop, from Trudeau, Chretien, Martin & Co. all the way to Junior, have gotten away with so much.

We assume that government is benign & mostly harmless. That the horrors of Mahometism or Marxianism somehow don’t have any effect on us, and that they wouldn’t want to use, abuse, or hurt us. That we can actually half-knowingly do Sex-Revolution evil like convenience abortion, euthanasia, fornication, and all the rest, and still be “basically good people”.

As Our Lady of Fatima reportedly said to the sainted Fatima prophets: “Poor, poor Canada.”

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For Laughing

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Girling The U.S. Boy Scouts

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WALSH: No, We Shouldn’t Include Girls In Everything. Boys Need Space To Themselves.

Saith Teh Binks:

Purest madness is our alleged new wisdom.

Just Say No. Again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again…

.. until they get the point, or get butthurt and go away, or actually get a clue.

#BoycottTheRevolution

 


 

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Sheikh Imam Mustafa Khattab laughs during a speech at the Celebration of Abrahamic Faiths at Edmonton City Hall in Edmonton, Alta., on Sunday, December 16, 2012. The event, which focused on holiday celebrations by Jewish, Muslim and Christian groups, is run by the Phoenix Multi-faith Society for Harmony and the Edmonton Interfaith Centre for Education and Action. Ian Kucerak/Edmonton Sun/QMI Agency

MALCOLM: Controversial Islamic groups receive Canada Summer Jobs Grants

Saith Teh Binks:

Attention Radical Muslims!

Want to hurt & kill Jews? Flog women? Behead infidels and sharia law-breakers? Stone homosexual people to death? Conquer everywhere and everything? Subvert, riot, rape, bomb and bald-facedly lie?

The Canadian Government Summer Jobs Grants Has Your Back!!

 


 

Boycott Han Soylo, The Movie!

 

Saith Teh Binks:

Powerful Social Justice Warriors– like some movie-makers today COFF StarWars COFF– are like the kids who show up, hurt other kids and break things, and then crow about it.

Star Wars is/ was a cultural thing to enjoy for our times. SJWs are spoilers, mean-spirited hyper-Puritans who get joy out of preventing other people having joys. It’s a spiritual disease, a false religion, a smug holier than thou hypocrisy with delusions of grandeur.

Join The Boycott Army. Just say no to SJW story-molesting, and man-hating.


 

Let Us Prey

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Without family, U.S. children in foster care easy prey for human traffickers

Saith Teh Binks:

Sad to say it, but some “Foster Care” in the West is rife with sexual abuse, child slavery, underage prostitution, pedophilia, occult connections, and worse.

We are modern slavery states. Sad that “Black Lives Matters (A Soros Production) literally doesn’t give a flying flip about this, or real slavery in Africa & elsewhere, isn’t it?

 


 

Paul Joseph Watson– Why is cultural appropriation only OK when this idiot does it?

Saith Teh Binks:

New For 2018! — It’s “Infinitely Malleable Pander Man”!

Comes with 256 different outfits, for every possible occasion & cause!

Only $99.99. GET YOURS TODAY!

 


Alfie Evans: Another Child Sacrifice on Britain’s NHS Altar

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Our own little local Auschwitz! Yay….

Saith Teh Binks:

Stalin: One death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic. The tragedy of this sick boy has focussed the billion killed by the current culture of death for many people in a way it’s been hard to do before.

World War III? We are already waging war on ourselves: against the unborn, sick born, chronically ill, disabled, mentally handicapped, elderly sick.. the statistics mount up every day, only our gulags & Auschwitzes are hospitals and clinics and medical wards, so it’s hidden and we can pretend to ignore it.

I still think about the fact that the medical waste incinerator for the main Halifax hospital (where the abortions were done) cast those baby-ashes over the nearby neighbourhoods, my school, and the children’s hospital just up the block.

I remember the smell, and the little smutches of ash and soot that would sometimes get on your skin & clothes during recess and lunch hour.

 


 

Spoil-Sports, 2018

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FURTHER EXAMPLES OF WHY IN MY OPINION, MIKE GLYER IS A SCUMBAG AND FILE 770 IS EVIL.

Saith Teh Binks:

SciFi author Mike Correia gets it:

“SJWs don’t need proof. They just need to declare something makes them feel unsafe, and thus is super bad, and has to go or else. They’ve got emotion and outrage. So they pitched a big bitch fest. It was all the usual accusatory stuff, misogynistic, homophobic, racist etc. (and their examples? Nothing from real life, just a couple of his FICTIONAL characters bad behavior from among the thousands of fictional characters he’s written).”


 

Pope Trek

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“Vatican. Your holiness. Have you gone mad? What are you trying to prove? Break off the ambiguity! Holiness, we have bishops giving communion to the divorced and remarried here. If you can hear us, stop the confusion! Holiness, why don’t you answer our Dubia? Holiness! Answer! Come in, Holiness!”

Via


 

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Saith Teh Binks:

Lord, spare Thy people, whom Thou hast redeemed with Thy most precious blood.

Tosatti: Reflections on the Church’s Role in the Alfie Evans Case

Amaze Comment by Claudia Brown, Binks-minion

This entire episode has been a nightmare of cold and twisted official hubris in action, but none of it more disturbing than that exhibited by the Catholic Bishops of England. They will be held to account.

I am struck by the early remarks of Paglia which stress the pain of the parents in such a way as to make it seem a little bit selfish. Naturally they are thinking of the personal loss if they lose their child. But i’ve also had the sense that both parents are enraged by the larger issue of what it means to have the government take ownership of anyone’s child.

I don’t think for one minute that they cherished any great hope of a cure and a normal long life for Alfie — that they ever considered putting him through the degrading process of artificially prolonging his physical functions indefinitely, which would indeed have been a selfish act. They knew it was a judgement call, based on his responsiveness and general health. Anyone who looked at that child could see that he did not fit the definition of “failure to thrive” — he had healthy looking skin, full and glossy hair, was bright-eyed, plump and well-nourished. What he was NOT was (in words the authorities were careful not to use) “cost effective”.

Watching and waiting, lavishing him with care and love until he was insensible to it, was never going to add up to progress or improvement. But it would have been filled with grace and peace. Doctors used to care about the healing power of a graceful death. Government used to understand it as a right. Bishops used to recognize it as a sacramental necessity. All those with power and authority failed abysmally.


 

The End?

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