If there was ever a reason to dump the public Catholic system and all the non-practising professional katholics who feed at its trough, this is it.
I am more and more convinced, because of this story and others like it, along with the slut vaccine that is being introduced, the public Catholic system is actually an impediment to Catholic formation and might even be, in many cases, an occasion of sin.
It’s time to pull the plug and put the onus back on the bishops to get serious about Catholic education.
Renounce Caesar and his money and strike out alone. It would certainly help align diocesan finances and ensure parents and the Church know where their bread is buttered.
The bishop of Lund’s preference for Allah has prompted one of the church’s most preeminent theologians, professor Eva Hamberg, to leave her post as a member of the church’s theological council in protest against bishop Antje Jackelén’s failure to stand behind the Church of Sweden’s profession of faith. As a reaction to what she calls ”the inner secularization of the Church of Sweden”, she has also renounced her position as priest and her membership of the church.
Womyn clericalism just doesn’t work. Nor does dumping what Christianity is all about.
The Good news is that the Catholic Church will become more and more the only real player in Western Christianity. All of the national churches and mainline denominations are slouching towards nirvana and Sodom.
Christian movie-makers are taking to the Silver Screen
Hollywood hasn’t seen a Bible blockbuster since 2004, when “The Passion of the Christ” raked in $600 million world-wide, but there has been a robust market for several studios cheaply producing Christian-themed movies on DVD. Now, the producers behind low-budget faith-based films are trying their hands at limited theatrical releases.
If current schedules stay in place, as many as 15 faith-based movies could be released in U.S. theaters over the next year. A couple of them are being distributed by well-known studios, such as Roadside Attractions with “Grace Unplugged,” starring Christian singer-songwriter AJ Michalka. And a small division of Sony Corp. recently released “Unstoppable,” a sermon-style movie with former “Growing Pains” actor and evangelical Kirk Cameron about finding God amid human struggle. (Source, may require a subscription)
At least one upcoming movie has a superstar actor lined up. Twentieth Century Fox is planning to release a movie next year called “Exodus”, where Christian Bale (of Batman fame) will play Moses and Ridley Scott (Prometheus, Gladiator) will be either directing or producing. (I really like Christian Bale, but I have trouble seeing him as Moses.)
Many stories in the Bible are grandiose and impressive. A good movie-maker should be able to make really impressive flicks with a number of those stories. The life of David, for example, was filled with battles, man hunts, family struggles and episodes of loyalty, betrayal, lust, murder and repentance. It could be made into a great movie featuring action, drama and suspense. (I could certainly see Christian Bale playing David).
Now there’s no more conservatives or Christians to beat on and marginalize…and now the consequences are before them. The sad thing is the people experiencing this violence now had little to do with inaugurating the grand multi-cult experiment. Typical liberal: hit and run.
A study was published in 1994 examining the impact of parents’ church attendance on the future church attendance of their children once they become adults. While the study is a bit old, the results are probably still very actual because basic family dynamics don’t change that much. The results indicate that future church attendance of children is much more heavily influenced by the father’s religious practice than by the mother’s. Fr. Robbie Low, who was an Anglican minister at the time, summarized the results: Read the rest of this entry »
I don’t blame Western leaders. They are doing their best to keep the lid on what could become a meltdown of trust between majority populations and Muslim minority communities.
But I do blame Muslim leaders. It is time they came up with more credible talking points. Their communities have a serious problem. Young people, some of whom are not born into the faith, are being fired up by preachers using basic Islamic scripture and mobilized to wage jihad by radical imams who represent themselves as legitimate Muslim clergymen.
I wonder what would happen if Muslim leaders like Julie Siddiqi started a public and persistent campaign to discredit these Islamist advocates of mayhem and murder. Not just uttering the usual laments after another horrifying attack, but making a constant, high-profile effort to show the world that the preachers of hate are illegitimate. After the next zealot has killed the next victim of political Islam, claims about the “religion of peace” would ring truer.
We’ve all heard of people coming back from near-death experiences telling stories of what they experienced while they were “gone”. But this one is particularly interesting because it happened to a neurosurgeon while he was under intense medical observation during a seven-day coma. The doctor was a nominal Christian at the time but didn’t seem believe in God because such faith didn’t jibe with science.
During his near-death experience, which happened in 2008, the doctors around him could clearly see that his brain’s cortex—the part that controls thought and emotion – was completely shut down. Hence, it wasn’t possible for him to experience the vivid consciousness that occurred. Here’s how he explains it: Read the rest of this entry »
Catastrophic failings by police and social services allowed a Muslim child sex trafficking ring to sexually torture girls as young as 11 for eight years, all because law enforcement didn’t want to offend Muslim sensibilities, or worse, be accused of racist-islamophobic-bigotry. (Source)
Any culture which refuses to acknowledge its roots is a culture that’s dead in all but name. These secular-Islamicist-ass-kissers are killing us.
Keith Porteous Wood, executive director of the National Secular Society, said the long-term reduction of Christianity, particularly among young people, was now “unstoppable”.
“In another 20 years there are going to be more active Muslims than there are churchgoers,” he said.
“The time has now come that institutional Christianity is no longer justified, the number has dropped below critical mass for which there is no longer any justification for the established Church, for example, or the monarch going through a religious ceremony at coronation.
Keith, I hope secularism feels the boot of Islam on its neck. Then maybe you will be disabused of your rather stupid ideas of how bad Christianity was.
Of course, it’s we Christians that will be left to suffer Islam. The Secularists don’t reproduce. They just screw the culture up and then die.
As you’ve probably heard in the news, law enforcement authorities foiled an alleged terrorist plot to blow up a train route in the Greater Toronto Area. Two suspects with links to Al-Qaeda are in custody.
On the news this evening, CFRA radio interviewed David Harris, an expert on terrorism. During the interview, he explained that moderate Muslims are feeling increasingly distressed because they are “out-flanked and out-numbered” within their own community.
I hope he misspoke. “Out-numbered” would imply that moderates are a minority in the Canadian Muslim community. I don’t know what data he’s using to back up that statement, but it would be very disturbing if true. David Harris is no bozo. He used to be a senior manager Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS).
… but your gut already knew, right? See the story from Fox here.
Yet, the consensus media is once again very quiet about the subject. Surprise surprise. They won’t give you the facts because you might just go out and develop your own opinion. We can’t have that. Only the consensus opinion is allowed.
A number of American Islamic groups have publicly denounced the attack. Good. But we need a lot more than denunciations whenever a bomb goes off. What’s more important is what happens in between terror attacks, when every mosque should be pounding home the message that terrorism is not part of Islam.
While it’s true that only a minority of Muslims approve of these violent acts, that small group is doing an awful lot of damage. The two terror suspects in Boston had been living in the US for quite some time and were worshiping at a local mosque. So there was plenty of opportunity for them to hear about the peaceful Islam. Did they? This doesn’t mean that the local mosque is to blame, of course. They can’t read minds and couldn’t know the intentions of the two suspects. But the roots of Jihadism run deep in Boston. Remember that two of the planes that crashed on 9/11 took off from Boston. There appears to be an active jihadist network there.
If the world is ever to be rid of Islamic terrorism, the solution will likely have to come from within Islam, with the moderates converting the radicals. Jihadists certainly won’t listen to Christians or secular politicians. Only moderate Muslims have a chance at reaching them.