Today is our Jubilee extra festivity and I have a lot of time to waste. Therefore, I have decided to write something about the curiosities of my statistics tables. Take it seriously, because it isn't.
Like (I think) every blogger, I can't avoid sniffing my statistics at times. Besides the obvious human curiosity, I am intrigued by the degree of penetration of Mundabor's politically incorrect message in any particular country, that is: how many pageviews per, say, 1,000 inhabitants I get in, say, 30 days.
As Christianity disappears from what we used to call the West, the former Communist countries show a much stronger propensity to hold to their Christian roots, at least on single occasions.
Besides the obvious example of Russia and Mr. Putin (one of the few statesmen around who still acts Christian and says it out loud), we now have some beautiful news from Croatia, as Rorate reports.
You will say that what has happened is nothing special, and a country can well define marriage as between a man and a woman and, say, consent to so-called “civil partnerships”. This is, of course, true. Still, the Croatian result is important because it means in old, now largely de-Christianised Europe there are still those who resist to the “inclusive” mantra of our times and dare to defy the prevailing mass complicity with faggotry. At this this first step was made by Croatia with their vote. Not very much yet but, still, good news.
Make no mistake, we will see “affirmative action” from Brussels aimed at eradicating Christian (that is: the only conceivable) marriage as “homophobic” all over the EU. Let us, therefore, hail this vote as a good sign in the impending battle for the soul of Europe.
At times I truly think Satan is enlarging Hell. Such must be, in fact, the influx of “new entries” from once traditionally Christian countries, now more or less slowly on their way to becoming completely dominated by heathenism, and with Christianity reduced to festivities mainly used to get drunk and spend more money.
Rorate titled their post “All Hail Croatia”. Indeed. I allow myself to copy the exultation and make it, at the same time, a battle cry.
“In the Gospel, Jesus does not become angry, but pretends to when the disciples do not understand him,” the Pope explained, adding that at Emmaus Jesus says, “’How foolish and slow of heart.’”
Last time I looked, Jesus made a whip out of cords and used it to drive the money-changers out of the temple. Not much pretending, here. I am sure if Francis had been the recipient of one of Jesus’ whip strokes he would not have talked about pretending, at all. Besides, it is clear that for a single man to drive everyone out nothing less but sheer Divine Fury must have been at work. You don’t make a whip to whip things. You make a whip to whip people. Does Francis know that?
Extremely disquieting is, also, the idea that Jesus would “pretend” with his disciples. There is nothing in the Gospel, or in Christianity, suggesting Jesus was ever less than completely truthful and honest. The idea that he had to “pretend” because the disciples did not understand might or might not be blasphemous, but is stupid at the very least, and extremely dangerous to boot. God cannot deceive, and therefore Jesus cannot pretend. If Jesus had been willing to “pretend”, then everything he said could be put in the same drawer: “he was pretending to mean such and such here, because the Apostles did not get that a proper pasta must not be overcooked”, or the like. “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life” does mean that He is and speaks the Truth, sempre e comunque. Then there would be the small matter that in the Old Testament God doesn’t seem to be “pretending” much, either, and His anger is very, very real. So either God has “evolved” in a peaceful being who is Buddha-like and never angry, or someone has to go back to the very basics.
Now let us develop this. How is it that Francis expresses himself so easily in a heretical way? Either he does not know what he talks about – not unlikely, though inexcusable in a Pope – or he has just swept the bad news under the carpet, under the fiction that Jesus “didn’t really mean” that particular aspect, and was just “pretending”. Once Francis has jumped on this train it is rather obvious that – to mention at random – atheists can be saved, the covenants with the Jews is still in place, and you don’t have to convert anyone.
This Pope is making a Gospel in his own imagine and resemblance. Because he is so ‘umble. He asks you to believe it. Don’t do it.
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!
The tragic clown knows as Hans Kueng has given another example of his confusion with his latest printed vomit on the pages of the always vomit-inducing Tablet.
Among the other stupid things he says (though I can understand why he is happy with Evangelii Gaudium), I read this:
The Christians of the New Testament did not understand Jesus’ words on divorce as a law but as an ethical directive. The failure of a marriage obviously did not correspond to what men and women were created for.
This is beyond belief; and, therefore, typical of Kueng.
He must believe in reincarnation, because he obviously believes he was there and knows better than 2,000 years of deposit of faith how Jesus’ words on divorce were intended. Oh come on, Kueng basically says, Jesus was making an obvious point, that failed marriage are somewhat sub-optimal. I suspect he believes in the Ten Directives. If that.
Extreme Off-The-Cuffing of Jesus’ words.
Rather fashionable nowadays. Eh? No?
I do not know much of the life of Paul Walker, the actor of (not only, but mainly) “fast and furious” fame tragically deceased on Saturday in a car crash. I had overheard on the radio, and at first thought Vin Diesel had died. The news about Paul Walker led me to realise the loss was not only of a life, but also of an actor.
I do not know, as I was saying, much of Paul Walker’s life. He was certainly very tempted, but I do not know to what extent he subscribed to the typical Hollywood mantra (that runs more or less so: “have an illegitimate child or two with fleeting “relationships”; live the life on an idiot; give yourself a tone with social issues in the meantime, anti-Christian ones welcome”) that encourages a movie star to be stupid beyond belief and be celebrated as a model of wisdom at the same time. What I do know is that when he got up on Saturday morning his guardian angel, the Blessed Virgin, and the Holy Ghost knew he would never wake up alive again.And I know, I know, that some serious work was goign on in the background as Paul Walker’s immortal soul lived its last hours on earth.
As a Catholic concerned with salvation, when such things happen I can never avoid wondering what the dynamic of the entire thing was. If he was in mortal sin (we do not know; but if the stereotypical Hollywood cliche is anything to go by the chances aren’t very good that he wasn’t) we can only imagine the Holy Ghost was massively at work in the last hours, the time when I am informed many report – when they do not die, of course – of having strange feelings and a sense of something very important about to happen. Walker’s (and his friend’s) last hours might well have been funny ones, and the wealthy friend apparently inviting him to have a spin in his Porsche Carrera (a very expensive, and very fast car) put him just in the spot where his funny feelings would not allow him – if it was the friend who was driving, as it would appear from what I have read – to take it easier for the day.
The things, therefore, took their course. And there it is, the world-famous actor approaching the meeting with his Creator, fast and furious.
If you know two things about cars, you know that it is very seldom nowadays that they take fire. The more so, when a high-performance sports car with a price tag of many hundreds of grands is concerned. These cars are very, very safe, and are built to save life and limb of their occupants after impacts that would make a milk-shake of, say, Francis’ Ford Focus. the impact caused the loss of fuel to such an extent that a fire ensued, and it is therefore probable that it was terrible.
And so we have arrived at the moments that might have decided of Paul Walker’s (and his friend’s) eternal destiny. As the car began to slide, very probably moments became very long for both occupants of the vehicle. I have been always induced to believe that the last moments are those of the greatest salvation effort, in which the soul cries out very loud for final repentance. So loud, in fact, that many might be saved in those moments, who otherwise would have gone straight to hell. Particularly so, as in many cases strong premonitions and “funny feelings” must have come to the head of the soon-to-be-judged; feelings perhaps leading to a honest resolution to go to confession, or to a sincere repentance for grievous sin.
I do not know if Walker and his friend died on the impact. If they remained alive and conscious, they must have had a certain time window before the fumes of the fire suffocated them. Again, this would be plenty of time, in which the wounded soul has a last, mighty shot at redemption. Such moments must, I believe, concentrate the mind wonderfully. If Paul Walker and his unknown friend had such moments, they should certainly be grateful for the precious opportunity. May yours truly, when the time comes, have the same opportunity: a gift that can be more precious than an entire life, even more precious than a life lived as a successful actor for many years.
At that point, every concept of success, prosperity, and celebrity was utterly superfluous. Death enters stage left, and stays there. She finds the soul in mortal sin, or not. Nothing else counts.
Whilst many today focus on another dead “celebrity”, I prefer to focus on the destiny of two immortal souls. Both of them – as immortal souls – more important than the entire universe, as the universe will one day be dust, but the two souls will live on – in the one place, or the other – forever.
The fire was extinguished, the car was destroyed, two lives were lost. But those two souls are as alive now as they ever were.
Where are they as I write this? The circumstances explained above inspire some hope, but also some very sobering thoughts.
You might say that Paul Walker’s death was fast and furious. Or you might say it came like a thief in the night.
We hope he and his nameless friend met their Maker with sufficiently good cards in their hands to avoid the worst. Then if they didn’t: what was it all worth, the cars and the money, the fun and the celebrity?
I invite you to pray for the rest of the two souls.
Slowly, and calmly.
This is the continuation of the part one published yesterday. You can find the link here.
The first part has examined the following changes to the perception of death:
1) loss of the all-importance of death in the economy of salvation
2) loss of proper mourning
3) loss of modesty
Still, there are other aspects I do not want to leave unmentioned.
After Vatican II there have been several changes in attitude toward death. They once again enlighten the superficiality and avoidance of the difficult concepts of the faith that are so typical of everything which has happened after that fateful Council. I say here on purpose that "Vatican II" changed the attitude because this change (strictly speaking never wanted or encouraged by Vatican II documents) was made possible by the unhealthy climate of "aggiornamento" created by V II in the first place.
You see below an extremely mild, but highly indicative criticism of the Pope’s latest inordinate waffling.
It is very interesting that even when buried among 50,000+ words, the biggest pieces of nonsense coming out of Francis’ obviously limited wisdom do get noticed.
This here is a priest in good standing. Feel free to read behind his extremely mild and well-presented criticism, and to realise the disapproval that must be cooking behind the extremely gentle words.
This Pope is enraging everyone who can think.
Why are conservative Catholics so intent in bashing everything that is Un-Catholic? Why are they unable to just let people be, and embrace "tolerance"? Do they really need to show all the others how good they are? These questions fly around, more or less directly, in this or that blog post.
Perhaps yours truly should say a word or two. …
In an interview with Catholic News Service, Mr Eberle said “many points” in the Pope’s apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium (“The Joy of the Gospel”) suggested the German Church was “moving in the right way” in its attitude toward remarried Catholics.Uwe Renz, spokesman in the Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart, also defended the bishops’ stance. He said he believed the bishops were acting “in the spirit of the Pope’s teaching.”“Our own dialogue process has shown this is a major issue for both lay Catholics and priests,” Mr Renz said.“Pope Francis has called on bishops to exercise a wise and realistic pastoral discernment on such problems, and our bishops want divorced and remarried Catholics to be a full part of the church community, with full rights.”
I do not entirely blame Mr Eberle. I mean, of course I do. But he is not the first responsible for the impending schism in Germany. Francis, the Pope who does not want to be called that way, is.
One must be either utterly evil or very, very stupid, not to understand what all this popularity-seeking waffle is leading to. It is unavoidable that all this stuff about decentralisation and calling for “pastoral discernment” opens the way to the worst evil imaginable. Let me repeat it again: utterly evil, or very stupid. From today, “German Schism” enters the number of my tags. I am afraid I will have to write many, many posts with this tag. I pray that the Angels ask for vengeance on the Pope who allows this happen; nay, encourages it. The Church is being raped under our very eyes, and with the stupid acquiescence or evil complicity of the very Pope. What times are we living in.
Francis needs to seriously wake up, and this charitably supposing he is asleep rather than complicitous. Every day we see the enemies of Christ take another centimetre of sacred Church ground, whilst Francis sneaks out in the night to “help the poor”, or buries us under 50,000+ words of more or less heretical waffle.
Enough. Enough. Enough.
Stupid or evil. Tertium non datur.
If you have the stomach to watch the video in its entirety (frankly, I hadn’t) you will see ugly dykes – yes, dykes are ugly. If they weren’t, they wouldn’t be dykes – strutting their unimpressive naked stuff in front of extremely patient boys, whose only answer to being spit in the face (as in: being spit in the face. No trace of police) is… continuing the recitation of the rosary.
Truly, hell and heaven separated by centimeters.
I commend the reaction of the boys, and their truly heroic patience (way beyond my means) in the face of provocation.
Still, let me tell you this: it is not right that in a traditionally Catholic country things have to come to this point, and reaction to such provocations is entirely legitimate.
If yours truly were to be the last of a long list of dictators in Argentina, these satanical people would get to feel the stick on their backs; and a blessed stick it would be that helps them to see reason, if at all possible.
You can say what you want of the Duce, but he knew how to deal with these people. I miss his, as they say today, “can do” attitude.
The Germans have a beautiful way to say it: Wer nicht hoeren will, muss fuehlen: “He who does not want to listen, must feel”. For the sake of clarity, the “feeling” is here the physical pain inflicted to them.
God willing, a time will come when those vicariously spitting on Christ and painting His followers with spray (and obviously spitting on Christian values besides spitting on people) get to feel , in this life, a small part of the suffering awaiting them in the next.
Please don’t give me any of the Gandhi stuff. Look at the video and see whether punishment would not be fully in order here.
All this, whilst our unworthily reigning Pope boasts about the great number of people who are baptised. I bet most of the dykes in the video are baptised, too.
We need to wake up. And Francis first.
Pray for those brave people in the video. God knows how they could keep the calm.
I fear I would have made a massacre.
Lifesitenews.com reports about an intervention from Cardinal Burke in an interview released earlier this month. From Life Site News' article:
Asked about Pelosi, said,
“Certainly this is a case when Canon 915 must be applied.”
Canon 915 states that those who are “obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.”
“This is a person who obstinately, after repeated admonitions, persists in a grave sin — cooperating with the crime of procured abortion — and still professes to be a devout Catholic,” the cardinal said.