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Apologize, Bernie…

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More than 50,000 people have signed an online petition asking Sen. Sanders to apologize  for attacking  the Christian beliefs of  Russell Vought,  Trump’s nominee to be deputy director of the White House Office of Management and Budget.

 

 

 

 

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June 14, 2017 at 8:09 pm

ISIS attacks Iran…

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Am I sorry ISIS  has attacked  the Iranian parliament?   Not one bit.   Am I surprised?   Not in the least.  The jihadis wish to bring about the return of the 12th Imam or al Mahdi.  That’s why you hear some people speaking of the effort to immanentize the eschaton.   Radical Islamists will generally admit only that they seek to bring about the final,  heaven-like stage of history,  without mentioning that in this perfect world,  their ideology will reign supreme and you hideous infidels will be either dead or enslaved.

Therefore,  causing  chaos everywhere  is part of the means of achieving their goal.   They don’t care that  they might  start World War III with nukes and such, because everyone is going to die anyway and only the truly righteous will be brought back.

UPDATE:  Iran claims the Saudis are to blame and  vows retaliation.

 

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June 7, 2017 at 3:49 pm

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Mother’s’ Day 2017…

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Patrice Lewis  raises an  interesting question:  is it mother’s or women’s day?   I favor Mother’s Day,  because that’s what it was established for and mothers hold a unique place,  at least in the Western world.   So-called feminists are fond of sneeringly calling actual mothers “breeders”, yet that epithet is reserved for Western women,  and applied even more enthusiastically to Christian women,  whereas they have nothing to say about the women and girls who suffer under shariah and Islam,  and who are,  in fact,  breeders so far as their society’s males are concerned.

Jesus was a  big fan  of children,  as well as their mothers,  which is but one reason progressives and our previous president so despise those of us who cling to our God,  guns —  you know the rest.

A mother of the  duck variety  and all but one of her brood were rescued from a swimming pool and escorted to a nearby lake by a group of volunteers.

This little autistic boy’s parents fell down on their job, but a Kansas policeman stepped up and  saved the  child.

I was invited to a mother’s day luncheon by a family member and happily went and had great food and a wonderful time with everyone.  I hope all of you were as fortunate.

 

 

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May 14, 2017 at 10:18 pm

Easter 2017…

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MSM was desperate  to declare  the White House Easter Egg Roll a failure because it’s Trump.   It seems to have gone  just fine,  if you’re interested, but you undoubtedly headr more abut the egg roll than anything to do with the reason for Easter.   Some of us let go of the Easter bunny tradition with  age,  some with great reluctance,  and some with utter confusion.

Some of us reflected on the  historical significance  of Christianity.   Most of us  celebrated the  day around the world,  many by  attending church services,  as we find ourselves the  most persecuted  religious group on the planet,  a position long held by the Jews.   A few of us managed  even in  the Middle East,  but you have to ask yourself if Christianity will survive in  its birthplace.   Explaining Easter to those without any understanding of Christianity or Western culture can  be tricky,  but rewarding.

By the way, the Shroud of Turin  was authenticated  for the second time last year,  using far stricter scientific methods than have ever been applied to climate change or cholesterol studies.

If you’re not still comatose from too much delicious dinner try finding the egg hidden amongst the floral bouquets  here.

 

 

 

 

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April 17, 2017 at 2:08 pm

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Unafraid to pray…

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Tim Tebow has never been ashamed of being a Christian.   There are probably at least two people who are  very grateful  for that.   What a staggering contract to that punk Kaepernick!

 

 

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October 13, 2016 at 10:04 am

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Interview with an exorcist…

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You need not be a practicing Catholic to believe that  demons are  among us.

 

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August 28, 2016 at 10:08 am

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More Easter 2016

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Holy Week 2016 was  quite a  week,  and not in the best sense,  I’m afraid.  The Easter message from Pope Francis didn’t  offer much  hope from my point of view,  but perhaps others found it comforting.   The  “weapons  of love”  the pope mentioned are of limited value against firearms,  and none at all against the bombs set off by Jamaat-ul-Ahrar at an amusement park in Pakistan,  killing 29,  mostly women and children,  and injuring hundreds more.

A group of very  bad parents  in Connecticut didn’t manage to kill anyone, but did leave one child bloodied.    The nation’s parents-in-chief held their final Easter  Egg Roll on the White House lawn.   As always,  the event was about the Obamas.   What a surprise.

Mother Angelica,  founder of the EWTN network,  died at the ripe old age of 92 on Sunday.   I wasn’t a devotee of the network myself,  but if you aren’t familiar with this  Franciscan nun’s  back story,  you  should learn about her.   It just might give you what His Holiness failed to.

It was a good time to  reflect on  good and evil,  and to take David French’s advice to  find courage  in Easter.  Considering the times,  it’s not startling that more Americans  are rediscovering  their faith.   Let’s end on a lighter note with some favorite  dioramas of  Peeps,  the Easter candy everyone loves to mock.

 

 

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March 28, 2016 at 11:52 pm

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