Tuesday, March 17, 2015

St Patrick's Day: The Old Ways are Lost



A couple of stories to catch up on but I'm going to pause for the Holy Day. Just for the record, you kiss the blarney stone at Blarney Castle in Cork to get the gift of the gab not for good luck. Been there done that. The Irish don't drink green beer they drink black beer so they do. Back in Belfast the RA will shoot crack dealers dead so they will. I'm not suggesting we do that here, I'm just saying the Sons of Anarchy is fake. The old ways are lost so they are. Back in the day we were ready to fight for freedom. Now everybody wants to blaze everyday to try and forget the freedoms we've lost. Gentlemen may cry peace peace but there is no peace. The war is already begun.

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  1. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you and yours; and to all the faithful.

    We can only pray those who use this day as an excuse to just drink stop and think about the title of "saint" and what it means as well as what it takes to earn that recognition. That they stop and contemplate how St. Patrick was a Catholic Bishop who devoted his life to helping others (others who had enslaved him and abused him) repent of their sins.

    He did not "rat them out" but he did make them confront the full gravity of their wrongs so they could truly understand and have perfect contrition (although, to be fair, imperfect contrition does suffice in the eyes of Christ).

    Only through the desire for true contrition due we ever receive forgiveness.

    Only through comprehension of our acts will we desire true contrition.

    That is one of the beautiful aspects of this blog - it helps those involved in the perpetration of these truly heinous acts face the results of their actions so they can repent. Not one of them who has read this blog can ever try to claim ignorance of their actions and subsequent consequences.

    One olde way that modernists want to try to lose is not just the reality of hell but of the reality of the PERMANENCE of hell to all those who die while not in a state of sanctifying grace.

    This permanent state of being is for ever. For all eternity. In a modernist society that (dis)functions on attention spans measured, literally, in seconds the true gravity of the situation is almost impossible to even comprehend - let alone interiorize. However, just because one does not comprehend an eternity of damnation - one that has to be spent tormented by real fallen angels - hells angels - does not negate the FACT (proven (yes, proven - read it and see) through the application of logic and reason alone by St. Thomas Aquinas in the Summa Theologiae!) one will go there if they die without sanctifying grace on their souls.

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  2. Ah yes St Paddy was Catholic : ) Everyone was at one point. Until things started to go wrong. One of the things that went wrong was King Henry. He got tired of murdering his ex wives so he could remarry so he decided to start his own church that would allow divorce. Never in Israel’s entire roller coaster history of obedience and apostasy has a King of Israel ever started his own Church. That one was mind boggling.

    A friend recommended a TV series on Netflicks called Borgia. It’s about the Catholic Church in the dark ages back when everyone thought the earth was flat. A lot of weird things were done back then. I’m not too concerned with doctrine any more. I'm more concerned about what a person does then what they say. Mother Teresa, she walked the walk. So did Martin Luther King. As far as I’m concerned both were holy.

    What can I say? My mother was orange and me father was green. Allegorically speaking. My father loved that song so he did: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qqs4EbU02As

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    1. Henry's reaction to not receiving an annulment was consistent with his position of authority (being a spoiled King who let pride and his emotions overtake his common-sense and reason) and the fact the Church let Martin Luther enact his grand heresy of protestantism (which is almost vanished off the face of the earth after "being sifted" into 40,000 sects - yes, that's how many - each having made up their own belief systems and no, they do not really follow the Bible alone (Sola Scriptura) because Luther removed many books from it and changed wording to try to support his made-up beliefs).

      Yes, everyone was Catholic - until Martin Luther was allowed to have his heresy and the Church thought they could converse with him to make him see the error of his ways.

      That Borgia show is a travesty of the historical! It's so sadly inaccurate it's not even remotely funny.

      Phillip Jenkins, distinguished professor of history and religious studies at Penn. State University, has called anti-Catholicity the ONE remaining socially acceptable prejudice in the West.

      This show is an example that helps proves this statement. If anyone disagrees, have them use logic and reason and think what the response would be to a show that portrayed Jews in the same negative ways. How about any other identifiable group. That is correct, it would never make it to production, let alone on the air, to say nothing of being paraded around as worth wasting time on (and that is sadly what it is).

      As for people at the time of Columbus thinking the earth was flat, that is a lie invented by Washington Irving in his 1828 historical revisionism work entitled, 'A History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus'.

      A simple debunking of that myth is the presence of crow's nests on ships of the time (and long before then!). The person in the crow's nest can see over the curvature of the horizon to see objects long before anyone on the deck can spot them - that's why they built them and elevated the masts as high as technologically possible.

      Even when this is pointed out someone or other who holds fast, against all logic and reason, to the one remaining socially acceptable prejudice will make a wildly unsubstantiated claim that the Catholic Church taught the earth was flat. Of course, this is based on not a thing whatsoever.

      As for what Catholic teaching did state about the sphericality of the earth we need look no further than the great Doctor of the Church St. Augustine (354-430AD), who wrote in Chapter 9, Book 16 of De Civitate Dei - 'Whether we are to believe in the Antipodes', "although it be supposed or scientifically demonstrated that the world is of a round and spherical form, yet it does not follow that the other side of the earth is bare of water; nor even, though it be bare, does it immediately follow that it is peopled."

      Thor Heyerdahl, the great Scandinavian anthropologist wrote, as one of his final works, about the vast colonization of Greenland, Canada and the USA by the Vikings. He used Vatican archives to prove the vast settlements that were present here at the time of the Vikings. If the Church taught the earth was round and had churches in North America, populated, as Heyerdahl states, based upon the evidence of documents, with tens of thousands of settlers, there were plenty of people who were knowledgeable of the existence of North America.

      Here are some old articles about it:

      http://www.nytimes.com/2000/12/19/science/did-the-vikings-stay-vatican-files-may-offer-clues.html

      http://articles.philly.com/1986-08-23/news/26062810_1_norse-thor-heyerdahl-kon-tiki

      It still strikes a conspiratorial tone that following his death his book detailing his findings has still not been translated into English ...

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    2. No doubt some people didn't think the world was flat back then since Columbus set out to disprove that theory. Yet that time period was called the dark ages for good reason. People were nuts. Bizarre witch hunts and executions is but one example. The Inquisition is a black mark on history. Catholics killing Protestants, Protestants killing Catholics. None of that falls within the realm of a free republic which I passionately support.

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    3. Columbus did not set out to disprove that theory. He set out to find a water based trade route to India.

      The term "dark ages" is not used by reputable historians anymore. That referred to the period of 500AD to 1000AD. The term was a product of the falsely labeled "enlightenment".

      The witch hunts were conducted during the Puritan period in North America by, what would today be called "religious extremists" who fled Europe in order to be able to "practice" their beliefs in the New World.

      The Inquisition is not a black mark on history. The false representation of the Inquisition is what is the black mark.

      I've posted this before regarding the Inquisition and I guess I have to again:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18EderfKDOM

      It needs to be watched.

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    4. Sorry that's one subject I'm going to have to disagree on. Historically Catholics killed Protestants and Protestants killed Catholics. Both are wrong. Historically there have been a lot of horrible things done in the name of the Catholic Church. Yet I am very passionate about the freedom of religion because that in no way reflects on individual members in the same way it doesn't when a Catholic Priest breaks his vows and sexually assaults alter boys. That is a heinous crime that happens far too often. God is perfect man is not.

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    5. I'm not sure exactly which part(s) you are disagreeing on.

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    6. I really rather not get into it. To deny the Inquisition is like denying the Holocaust. It’s going to offend a lot of people. I’m just not dogmatic. I don’t care if someone is Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist or Bahia. I don’t care what people say, I care what people do. It’s like the parable of the good Samaritan. To Protestants we could tell it as the parable of the good Catholic. To Catholics we could tell it as the parable of the good Protestant. To Stephen Harper we could tell it as the parable of the good Muslim.

      The purpose of the parable was to emphasize what pure religion really is. Walking the walk instead of talking the talk. There is nothing more hypocritical then when a Catholic priest sexually molests an alter boy. Yet Mother Teresa was holy. So was Martin Luther King who dreamed of the day when Catholics and Protestants, Jews and Gentiles, Black and White, could all join in and sing Free at Last, Free at last thank God almighty we are free at last.

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  3. No one is denying the Inquisition. Quite the opposite.

    What people are saying is stop the lies about it and tell the truth. The historically proven accurate truth.

    "Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!" (from Monty Python) - Seemingly, no one understands it either.

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