The only thing, ultimately, that keeps us from God is our pride, not our past sins. Every possible sin – even the most heinous one ever committed – can be forgiven by God.
You just need to let Him do it.
Give God permission. Just say Yes to God and let Him work on you. That’s it.
Look at Hugo, here. He got it. Praise God that he has repented (we hope). Let’s pray that Obama does the same thing one day.
The difference between Hugo and Hitchens isn’t that great in their offenses to God. But their final decision of whether they hold on to their damnable pride is the difference between an eternity with that pride in a place where God is not versus an eternity without it and in a place called Paradise.
I’ve been saying this for years, but this guy picked it up back in the 90s. Communism never died. Economic communism dipped for a while, but it’s coming back in the U.S. Moral communism, however, only morphed and reinvented itself.
I think you are aware of Scott Lively, pastor, speaker and author of “Redeeming the Rainbow” and “The Pink Swastika”.
He has been running a coffee-house ministry in Springfield Massachussetts, which is entirely separate from his pro-family work, but
the ‘occupy’ thugs want the coffee house to be shut down. When the ‘occupy’ group marched in, Christian were prepared and rallied to the
defence, standing their ground (and even reading out relevant scripture) until the occupy group gave up and left.
Liberation theology based on Marxist doctrines and cloaked in Christian vocabulary became a force in many third-world nations. Though it retreated somewhat after the fall of the Soviet Union, it remains the basic social template among radicals. Malachi Martin observed that “Liberation theology was a perfectly faithful exercise of Gramsci’s principles. . . . It stripped . . . any attachment to Christian transcendence. It locked both the individual and his culture in the close embrace of a goal that was totally immanent: the class struggle for socio-political liberation.” (Source)
Never heard of Antonio Gramsci, but we have all now experienced his poison, not the least of which has been our experience with Development & Peace.
It’s amazing how our spiritual leaders could be so blind to let the snake enter the garden, never mind keep slithering once it’s been exposed.
Read the whole article. It’s basically the playbook on the demise of the West and the Church.
United in Hate: The Left’s Romance with Tyranny and Terror, by Jamie Glazov (WND Books, 264 pp., $25.95) The long romance of Western leftists with some of the bloodiest regimes and political movements in history is a story not told often enough, and Jamie Glazov’s United in Hate tells it particularly well. Glazov, managing editor of FrontPage, holds a Ph.D. in U.S., Russian, and Canadian foreign policy. He also is an immigrant from the Soviet Union, where his parents were active in the dissident movement. Both intellectually and personally, he’s well qualified to document and expose the Left’s destructive behavior.
United in Hate begins with a brief survey of the many leftists who since 9/11 have rationalized jihadist terrorism and blamed the United States for the attacks: “From Noam Chomsky to Norman Mailer,” Glazov writes, “from Eric Foner to Susan Sontag, the Left used 9/11 to castigate America,” seeing the 3,000 dead in Manhattan as “merely collateral victims of the world’s well-founded rebellion against the evil American empire.” But similar attitudes are also found in the Democratic Party itself. From Jimmy Carter’s courtship of Hamas to the Democratic congressional leadership’s eagerness to declare the Iraq War a failure—even as millions of Iraqis voted in free elections—the presumably “moderate” Democratic leadership has regularly created obstacles to defeating a murderous jihadist ideology that opposes every ideal the liberal Left supposedly embraces….(Source)
I remember when the Sandinistas first came to power in Nicaragua back in 1979. Canadian “social justice” Catholics were ecstatic. Throughout the next decade the Catholic New Times frequently published articles and commentaries praising the Sandinista government for the great job it was supposedly doing improving the lot of the poor and making a more just society.The Catholic bishop’s organization, Development and Peace, focused an inordinate amount of attention and aid on Nicaragua. Many liberal Canadian priests twinned their own parishes with “People’s Church” (established by the Sandinistas) parishes in Nicaragua.
Never mind that probably the most disrespectful government-orchestrated public display that Pope John Paul II was ever subject to was at the Mass in Managua, where banners portraying revolutionaries were hung behind the altar. The front seats – reserved for Catholic organizations – were instead occupied by Sandinista supporters who drowned out the Pope’s homily and prayers with loud political chants. At one point the Pope in frustration shouted “Silencio!” to no avail. President Ortega and other Sandinista leaders occupied prominent positions on a platform near the altar from which they shouted “People’s Power” and gave clench-fist salutes. When the Pope was criticizing the “People’s Church” the address system “broke down”. A supplementary “emergency” address system then began broadcasting Sandinista slogans and the revolution’s national anthem. Never mind that the Ministry of Education removed religious instruction from the school curriculum. Never mind that three clergy occupying high positions in the revolutionary government disobeyed a direct order from the Vatican to remove themselves from political office. And never mind, as Thornton relates, “the regime’s 8,000 political executions, 20,000 political prisoners, forced population re-locations, or regular use of torture on state enemies.”
The political left in North America are not just dupes, they are dangerous. And they now control the presidency of the United States and many important positions at all levels of government in Canada.
Just when you thought the world couldn’t get any crazier, we break a new record on the dumb-ometer. It’s worse than dumb. It’s outright evil.
In Spain, a TV network called Intereconomia has just been fined by the socialist government for ads that allegedly “attack the dignity” of homosexuals. Sounds pretty serious, eh? So what horrible things did the TV network show in its ads? After all, as Christians, we may disagree with the homosexual lifestyle, but we still want to show them respect. So what heinous ads did the TV network show?
Many people don’t know this because of the current liberal hierarchy’s ostopolitik but the Catholic Church has traditionally been the staunchest and fiercest opponent of Communism and Socialism. Yes, before we warned you about Obama, some Pope was doing it in the late 1800s!
In modern times, you’ll go have to back to the 1950s to get the full flavour for the Church’s public opposition to the Commies, but it was there nonetheless. In fact, the opposition was almost immediate as soon as Marx started to advocate his theories. I stumbled across this little gem by Pope Leo XIII. It’s not too long (as far as encyclicals go), so it’s definitely a manageable read. It was also refreshing to read such an impolite skewering from the Pope. It beats all of the marshmellow language we are used to hearing from our current religious czars who wrongly believe that the greatest sin is to offend someone with intemperate speech.
This encyclical is a beaut…..and, unlike some of our Western democracies, the Pope believes that private property is a human (natural) right! Check out the highlighted sections if you can’t read the whole thing. That the Pope would connect the destruction of the family with Socialism is an incredible insight.
Encyclical of Pope Leo XIII promulgated on 28 December 1878.
To the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, and Bishops of the Catholic World in Grace and Communion with the Apostolic See.
At the very beginning of Our pontificate, as the nature of Our apostolic office demanded, we hastened to point out in an encyclical letter addressed to you, venerable brethren, the deadly plague that is creeping into the very fibers of human society and leading it on to the verge of destruction; at the same time We pointed out also the most effectual remedies by which society might be restored and might escape from the very serious dangers which threaten it. But the evils which We then deplored have so rapidly increased that We are again compelled to address you, as though we heard the voice of the prophet ringing in Our ears: “Cry, cease not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet.”1 You understand, venerable brethren, that We speak of that sect of men who, under various and almost barbarous names, are called socialists, communists, or nihilists, and who, spread over all the world, and bound together by the closest ties in a wicked confederacy, no longer seek the shelter of secret meetings, but, openly and boldly marching forth in the light of day, strive to bring to a head what they have long been planning—the overthrow of all civil society whatsoever.
This is such a tragedy to see what they have done to America’s wildlife! The photo below captures a disturbing trend that is beginning to affect US wildlife.
Animals that were formerly self-sufficient are now showing signs of belonging to the Democrat Party. As they have apparently learned to just sit and wait for the government to step in and provide for their care and sustenance. This photo is of a Democrat black bear in Montana nicknamed . . .Bearack Obearma.