Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Closest to Pope Leo XIII; Putin or modern Popes? YAY Putin!!!!

THE CORNER THE ONE AND ONLY. A Grave Defeat for Religious Rights in Russia by PAUL CROOKSTON April 21, 2017 5:49 PM 

Russia’s crackdown (Defense of legitimate religion) on religious activity took a major step forward this week as the Justice Ministry banned Jehovah’s Witnesses. Russia has steadily curtailed rights to evangelize in recent years, but this move signals their commitment to aggressively policing private religious activity. (Nope, it's public) The Russian supreme court ruled that Jehovah’s Witnesses amount to an “extremist group,” and therefore the government is shutting down their headquarters and local chapters, seizing their property, and banning them from meeting. (Good)

Vladimir Putin’s campaign to strengthen ties between the government and the Russian Orthodox denomination has included the passing of absurdly broad laws that prohibit “religious discord” and can easily be deployed against any religion or sect. (Good).This ruling will directly harm the 175,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses in the country, but it also poses a clear threat to other minority religious groups, such as Protestant Christians. Without genuine protections for the free exercise of religion, the government has remarkably free rein to determine the social benefits of a given religion — and that means trampling the consciences of those who fall victim to government caprice. This battle may continue in some form. The Jehovah’s Witnesses’ lawyers said that they would appeal the ruling, and they may even take it to the European Court of Human Rights. While it is worth pursuing available avenues of recourse, the larger trend of religious persecution in Russia is continuing apace.

ABS is not a fan of the putative Orthodox Faith but Russia has the right, and even the duty, to protect what it believes to be the true Faith and The JW's are insane when they are not simply annoying anyways.

O, and when the JW's come to his door, they refuse to answer the questions ABS has and they never return bringing with them their experts as they always promise to do.

Nat. Rev. is the fag end of a butt of an existential joke that saw the creation of America by Judiased Protestants who did not want any legitimate or forceful opposition to the govt it was forming and so it kept religion private so the various religions could war against each other and leave govt free to grasp for as much power as it could secure.

Sure, it was an existentially retarded move, but it worked politically. 

Look at Nat. Rev. What'n'hell does it stand for?  It believes nothing, preserves nothing, conserves nothing, and falls for every damn thing coming down the demented pike.

Would you rather be ruled by Nat. Rev. or Putin?

Contrast the stupidity of Nat. Rev. and its embrace of Indifferentism with the wisdom of Catholic Tradition and how it is that Putin is far closer to Pope Leo XII than any Pope of the modern era - especially the latest Pope.



IMMORTALE DEI
ENCYCLICAL OF POPE LEO XIII
ON THE CHRISTIAN CONSTITUTION OF STATES

To Our Venerable Brethren the Patriarchs, Primates,  Archbishops, Bishops, and other Ordinaries in Peace and Communion with the Apostolic See.

The Catholic Church, that imperishable handiwork of our all-merciful God, has for her immediate and natural purpose the saving of souls and securing our happiness in heaven. Yet, in regard to things temporal, she is the source of benefits as manifold and great as if the chief end of her existence were to ensure the prospering of our earthly life. ..
2. And yet a hackneyed reproach of old date is levelled against her, that the Church is opposed to the rightful aims of the civil government, and is wholly unable to afford help in spreading that welfare and progress which justly and naturally are sought after by every well-regulated State. From the very beginning Christians were harassed by slanderous accusations of this nature, and on that account were held up to hatred and execration, for being (so they were called) enemies of the Empire. The Christian religion was moreover commonly charged with being the cause of the calamities that so frequently befell the State, whereas, in very truth, just punishment was being awarded to guilty nations by an avenging God.

 This odious calumny, with most valid reason, nerved the genius and sharpened the pen of St. Augustine, who, notably in his treatise, The City of God, set forth in so bright a light the worth of Christian wisdom in its relation to the public wealth that he seems not merely to have pleaded the cause of the Christians of his day, but to have refuted for all future times impeachments so grossly contrary to truth. The wicked proneness, however, to levy like charges and accusations has not been lulled to rest. Many, indeed, are they who have tried to work out a plan of civil society based on doctrines other than those approved by the Catholic Church. Nay, in these latter days a novel conception of law has begun here and there to gain increase and influence, the outcome, as it is maintained, of an age arrived at full stature, and the result of progressive liberty. But, though endeavours of various kinds have been ventured on, it is clear that no better mode has been devised for the building up and ruling the State than that which is the necessary growth of the teachings of the Gospel. We deem it, therefore, of the highest moment, and a strict duty of Our apostolic office, to contrast with the lessons taught by Christ the novel theories now advanced touching the State. By this means We cherish hope that the bright shining of the truth may scatter the mists of error and doubt, so that one and all may see clearly the imperious law of life which they are bound to follow and obey.

3. It is not difficult to determine what would be the form and character of the State were it governed according to the principles of Christian philosophy. Man's natural instinct moves him to live in civil society, for he cannot, if dwelling apart, provide himself with the necessary requirements of life, nor procure the means of developing his mental and moral faculties. Hence, it is divinely ordained that he should lead his life-be it family, or civil-with his fellow men, amongst whom alone his several wants can be adequately supplied. But, as no society can hold together unless some one be over all, directing all to strive earnestly for the common good, every body politic must have a ruling authority, and this authority, no less than society itself, has its source in nature, and has, consequently, God for its Author. Hence, it follows that all public power must proceed from God. For God alone is the true and supreme Lord of the world. Everything, without exception, must be subject to Him, and must serve him, so that whosoever holds the right to govern holds it from one sole and single source, namely, God, the sovereign Ruler of all. "There is no power but from God."(1)

4. The right to rule is not necessarily, however, bound up with any special mode of government. It may take this or that form, provided only that it be of a nature of the government, rulers must ever bear in mind that God is the paramount ruler of the world, and must set Him before themselves as their exemplar and law in the administration of the State. For, in things visible God has fashioned secondary causes, in which His divine action can in some wise be discerned, leading up to the end to which the course of the world is ever tending. In like manner, in civil society, God has always willed that there should be a ruling authority, and that they who are invested with it should reflect the divine power and providence in some measure over the human race.

5. They, therefore, who rule should rule with evenhanded justice, not as masters, but rather as fathers, for the rule of God over man is most just, and is tempered always with a father's kindness. Government should, moreover, be administered for the well-being of the citizens, because they who govern others possess authority solely for the welfare of the State. Furthermore, the civil power must not be subservient to the advantage of any one individual or of some few persons, inasmuch as it was established for the common good of all. But, if those who are in authority rule unjustly, if they govern overbearingly or arrogantly, and if their measures prove hurtful to the people, they must remember that the Almighty will one day bring them to account, the more strictly in proportion to the sacredness of their office and preeminence of their dignity. "The mighty shall be mightily tormented."(2) Then, truly, will the majesty of the law meet with the dutiful and willing homage of the people, when they are convinced that their rulers hold authority from God, and feel that it is a matter of justice and duty to obey them, and to show them reverence and fealty, united to a love not unlike that which children show their parents. "Let every soul be subject to higher powers."(3) To despise legitimate authority, in whomsoever vested, is unlawful, as a rebellion against the divine will, and whoever resists that, rushes willfully to destruction. "He that resisteth the power resisteth the ordinance of God, and they that resist, purchase to themselves damnation."(4) To cast aside obedience, and by popular violence to incite to revolt, is therefore treason, not against man only, but against God.
6. As a consequence, the State, constituted as it is, is clearly bound to act up to the manifold and weighty duties linking it to God, by the public profession of religion. Nature and reason, which command every individual devoutly to worship God in holiness, because we belong to Him and must return to Him, since from Him we came, bind also the civil community by a like law. For, men living together in society are under the power of God no less than individuals are, and society, no less than individuals, owes gratitude to God who gave it being and maintains it and whose ever-bounteous goodness enriches it with countless blessings. Since, then, no one is allowed to be remiss in the service due to God, and since the chief duty of all men is to cling to religion in both its reaching and practice-not such religion as they may have a preference for, but the religion which God enjoins, and which certain and most clear marks show to be the only one true religion -it is a public crime to act as though there were no God. So, too, is it a sin for the State not to have care for religion as a something beyond its scope, or as of no practical benefit; or out of many forms of religion to adopt that one which chimes in with the fancy; for we are bound absolutely to worship God in that way which He has shown to be His will. All who rule, therefore, would hold in honour the holy name of God, and one of their chief duties must be to favour religion, to protect it, to shield it under the credit and sanction of the laws, and neither to organize nor enact any measure that may compromise its safety. This is the bounden duty of rulers to the people over whom they rule. For one and all are we destined by our birth and adoption to enjoy, when this frail and fleeting life is ended, a supreme and final good in heaven, and to the attainment of this every endeavour should be directed. Since, then, upon this depends the full and perfect happiness of mankind, the securing of this end should be of all imaginable interests the most urgent. Hence, civil society, established for the common welfare, should not only safeguard the well-being of the community, but have also at heart the interests of its individual members, in such mode as not in any way to hinder, but in every manner to render as easy as may be, the possession of that highest and unchangeable good for which all should seek. Wherefore, for this purpose, care must especially be taken to preserve unharmed and unimpeded the religion whereof the practice is the link connecting man with God.

7. Now, it cannot be difficult to find out which is the true religion, ...

Given at St. Peter's in Rome, the first day of November, 1885, the seventh year of Our pontificate.


LEO XIII

http://w2.vatican.va/content/leo-xiii/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_l-xiii_enc_01111885_immortale-dei.html

Yes, Putin is wrong but he is a lot closer to Pope Leo XII than any Pope since 1962-1965 BCE (Bestest Council Ever)

Monday, April 24, 2017

Seder. Si or no?

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

A Rabbi Gellman avers that "...all the synoptic gospel accounts state that the Last Supper was either a Passover Seder Meal....

Well, one major problem with that assertion is that the word, Seder,  is nowhere to be found in the Gospels. Rather, renowned Jewish Scholars, like, Baruch Bosker ("Origins of the Seder") observe that the Seder (Order) traditions (according to Rabbinical literature) bring us only back as far as 70 A.D. the time after the destruction of Jerusalem for the crime of Deicide and there is no evidence in Rabbinical literature of a Seder prior to that, at least insofar as what Rabbi Gellman is claiming.

As for Christian Catholics, that claim runs afoul of Sacred Tradition as, to just cite a few sources, the exegesis complied about the Institution of the Eucharist in, Catena Aurea, teaches us; "But how is our Lord said to sit down, whereas the Jews eat the Passover standing?"

But even more conclusive is this; "Council of Trent (Sess. 22, c. 1): “After Christ had celebrated the ancient Passover, which the multitude of the sons of Israel sacrificed in memory of their going out of Egypt, He instituted a new Passover, that He Himself should be immolated by the Church (ab ecclesia), by means of (per) the priests, under (sub) visible signs, in memory of His passage from this world to the Father, when He redeemed us by the shedding of His Blood, and delivered us from the power of darkness, and translated us to His Kingdom.

To be welcomed is the newly developing friendship between Christians and Jews but such friendship is not well-served by unsubstantiated claims and the old superseded rituals of Judaism are never acceptable for Catholics.

Denzinger: 712 It firmly believes, professes, and teaches that the matter pertaining to the law of the Old Testament, of the Mosiac law, which are divided into ceremonies, sacred rites, sacrifices, and sacraments, because they were established to signify something in the future, although they were suited to the divine worship at that time, after our Lord's coming had been signified by them, ceased, and the sacraments of the New Testament began; and that whoever, even after the passion, placed hope in these matters of the law and submitted himself to them as necessary for salvation, as if faith in Christ could not save without them, sinned mortally. Yet it does not deny that after the passion of Christ up to the promulgation of the Gospel they could have been observed until they were believed to be in no way necessary for salvation; but after the promulgation of the Gospel it asserts that they cannot be observed without the loss of eternal salvation. All, therefore, who after that time observe circumcision and the Sabbath and the other requirements of the law, it declares alien to the Christian faith and not in the least fit to participate in eternal salvation, unless someday they recover from these errors. Therefore, it commands all who glory in the name of Christian, at whatever time, before or after baptism' to cease entirely from circumcision, since, whether or not one places hope in it, it cannot be observed at all without the loss of eternal salvation. Regarding children, indeed, because of danger of death, which can often take place, when no help can be brought to them by another remedy than through the sacrament of baptism, through which they are snatched from the domination of the Devil and adopted among the sons of God, it advises that holy baptism ought not to be deferred for forty or eighty days, or any time according to the observance of certain people, but it should be conferred as soon as it can be done conveniently, but so that, when danger of death is imminent, they be baptized in the form of the Church, early without delay, even by a layman or woman, if a priest should be lacking, just as is contained more fully in the decree of the Armenians [[n.. 696].

http://patristica.net/denzinger/#n700
St. Thomas Aquinas  just as it would be a mortal sin now for anyone, in making a profession of faith, to say that Christ is yet to be born, which the fathers of old said devoutly and truthfully; so too it would be a mortal sin now to observe those ceremonies which the fathers of old fulfilled with devotion and fidelity.” (Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae I-II, q. 103, Art. 4)

http://www.newadvent.org/summa/2103.htm

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Association of Hebrew Catholics and it's judaising heresies

ABS has permission from Dr. Jones, Editor & Publisher of Culture Wars, to post this crucial information on this crummy blog














Sadly, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke is famously associated with, and a defender of, the AHC:

http://callmejorgebergoglio.blogspot.com

Friday, April 21, 2017

The memoir of ABS



The lagniappe of latency over, ABS is pensive about puberty, was the title of the memoir he wrote during summer school vacation following eighth grade.

Back then, when ABS self-published his book and began selling it to his neighbors, many of his potential customers responded to the pitch by saying, You're Charlie's kid, right? and then they'd slowly shake their heads and close the door.

ABS did sell one copy of his memoir to a High School Science teacher but during the sale he became uneasy when the teacher asked, Are there any home movies of you bouncing on the low spring board at the community swimming pool?

You know, a lot of people back then said my memoir did not amount to much, Look, they'd frown, you're just some anonymous lil' asshole from some nothing hayseed town who has done nothing that I'd be interested in reading about. 

Tell ya what;  once you get older and get drunk and run your car into a tree and die or become a brain damaged cripple or you jump into Staughton Pond immediately after lunch and drown, then, maybe, just maybe, I'd be interested in you and what you have to say but until then why don't you run along and use a fungo bat to hit the bull frogs you lil' bastids throw at each other or burn some ants or whatever the hell it is you bohunk bastids do in that godforsaken hell hole you call your home town.