Daily Archives: July 4, 2014
As the ISIS keeps consolidating its grasp on vast parts of Syria and Iraq and Boko Haram continues on its path of ruthless Christian extermination, we are now informed the Saudi government has sent some 30,000 soldiers at the frontier with Iraq, after the latter government has decided they need all the inefficiency and corruption they can muster again the advancing menace; or put in a different way, they need as many soldier as possible fleeing in front on the enemy.
Now, Iraq is Shia in the majority, and the government is certainly very much Shia oriented, which causes many Sunnis to, rather stupidly, support the ISIS (let the poor idiots enjoy the ISIS for a few years, and then we'll see whether they keep enjoying them). It is, therefore, understandable the Shia see in the ISIS a real menace.
But you see, the very Sunni Saudis also fear them; very probably, they fear them not one bit less! The ISIS doesn't care how oppressive a freaking Sunni de facto dictatorship you already are. If you are not them you are conquest territory, period.
Now: the ISIS, in the optimism of their young existence and of their notable local military successes, brag that with allah's (small “a”) assistance they might get even to Rome. I do not think even the maddest of them thinks this realistic (although I am rather sure Pope Francis would welcome them in a spirit of dialogue and fraternity, inviting them to hold on to their Korans; and would be very surprised as they behead him); but boy, Mecca and Medina are a different matter altogether, and it is fair to say if ISIS manages the breakthrough in Iraq only the US military power can prevent them from going over Saudi Arabia with the steamroller.
It would be quite an irony, for one of the most stupidly repressive Muslim regimes of the planet, to go down in flames through the hands of Muslims even more “orthodox” than them; and to suffer countless episodes of atrocities and humiliation in the name of the very religion they so rigidly defend.
Quite the religion of peace, then…
And it came to pass that for once in their wretched lives, the murderous hags did not have it their way, because a bunch of generally rather tepid small “c” Catholics (with one exception) decided to switch their brains on and do something to protect the elementary freedoms of their countries.
The Nazi Hags are now having a hissy fit as they count the money that will be lost in hoped-for employer funded abortion, and if I understand the events correctly they are now terrified contraception might go the same way. Which, if it were to happen, would be more lost business, and clearly a blow to the culture of death.
Now mind this: most employers will likely continue to fund the abortions of their more or less slutty female employees, persuaded that nobody is anybody to judge; and the same would, of course, happen with contraception if that too were to be definitively struck down. It is only a not-so-small, but minoritarian number of closely held private enterprises and, from what I understand, religious organisations that would avail themselves of the astonishing freedom of not having to pay for your employee's murder of her unborn child. But this is perfectly irrelevant to the Nazi Hags: their dreams of totalitarian Nazi dominance have been, for the time bing, shattered, and they simply cannot bear it.
I suggest, with my tongue firmly in cheek, euthanasia; provided the employer doesn't have to pay for it, of course.
In the meantime, the Brown Shirts are screaming like Hitler has just shot himself, and pay for full-page “hate” adverts on the New York Times; of whom it is very doubtful whether, if things had gone the other way, they would have accepted to publish such an ad from the other side.
For the moment, let us enjoy the hysterical screams of the Nazi Hags. If you have a blog, please let the images in this post (which I have courtesy of Father Z) appear in yours; if you haven't, please tweet them and spread them everywhere.
A victory should never be allowed to go to waste.
In another steps showing the extent to which the Anglicans have sold themselves to the world, the Australian Anglo have decided that individual dioceses can decide to throw their mock seal of confession down the drain when this makes them beautiful in the eyes of the world. It is expected, of course, that most of the diocese will comply readily with the new trend.
This move is not only unChristian – even in the perspective of a mock “sacrament” from a mock Anglican “priest” – but it is also profoundly hypocritical, as the “permission” to rat the penitent automatically creates a danger of jail for the mock priest who does not do it. Which, I am sure, all of them know.
It is also doubly hypocritical, because the desire to “improve the safety of the community” only improves the safety of the… mock priest, who is in this way practically sure he will not hear any sin he does not want to hear. If any mock penitent should be as stupid as that, then ratting it is, and good night…
This will, of course, put the Church under pressure to do the same. Which, this being the “time of mercy”, I am not so sure will not happen. At that point one would, I think, wonder about the sacramental validity of a confession from which the seal of confession has been stripped away, with the consent of the Bishop.
Let us hope our prelates down under remember what it is to be a priest and refuse to comply with the Nazi nannies whatever mock priests may do.