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Friday, March 06, 2015

the church of nice vs evil

a long blogpost by Smitty at the othermccainblog, about a feminist/lesbian survivor of incest.

No, you’re not alone, but God doesn’t want you to die, either. While it would be presumptuous for me to claim to know what God wants for your life, the fact that you wrote that in 2011 and are still alive today tells me that you are alive for a reason. There are no accidents, Tor. Whom God would destroy, no man can save; whom God would save, no man can destroy. Therefore, your existence — even as a self-declared “queer apostate” — must serve some purpose in the divine plan, if only to wake up those Christians who think the Gospel of Niceness is sufficient to help someone who is “fucked up to a level I don’t even talk about.”

The blog usually is an expose on what is being pushed by the radical feminists (so you don't have to surf the net to read them).

A lot of feminists have their own stories, yet I am old enough to remember Freud, who recognized that a lot of the trauma "remembered" by his female hysterics/neurotics was not true.
He called it "projection", we now call it "false memory syndrome".

But as a doc, alas, it is not all true.

as the only woman doc in town I saw a lot of these girls for exams to see if we could find evidence for pressing charges, and often saw women who admitted such things happened to them as children.

Catholics used to be good at such things (confessions anyone?) but now too often they hold the church of nice....so often I was in limbo trying to find a church to advise my abuse and druggie patients to attend...

And quick: When is the last time you heard a sermon on how sex outside of marriage hurts people, or how using drugs to get high is a sin?

I remember when we had a visiting priest give such a sermon, and my son remarked "he sounds like Brother Fetterman" (the principal at his Christian high school) Even though he was in Catholic school he was not aware that fornication was wrong...  in Catholic school catechism, it was all social justice, not about personal sin and personal responsibility.

or about the need to forgive both yourself and the one who abused you.

Although that last one I am leery of: My granddaughter defriended me when I told her to watch it when she and her daughter visited her mother's father (who had sexually abused her own mom at age 14). I was being "mean".

Well, maybe, but the last I heard about him was when her mom was pregnant with her, and the pervert's girlfriend (who had five foster kids, including two young teenaged girls) called her to ask if rumors of his being jailed for sexual abuse was true.

Forgive, yes. being stupid to evil, no.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

these things connect

the previous link shows the disintegration of the family in the USA, partly caused by the idea of free individuals without responsibility or links to family.

the discussion is interesting, because the site is by a libertarian (one who dislikes gov't rules). And note he and many of his comments note how they care for their families.

Gov't help is supposed to strengthen the family, but it actually frees those who don't want responsibility. So these types abort their inconvenient kids, divorce their aging wife, and then want the option to commit suicide when they get old.

These types also write books about what's wrong with Kansas, wondering why mainstream America wants these social umbrellas but oppose them too....the reason is that overtaxing limits their options.

I could "afford" to retire early to the Philippines, but kept up my own health insurance which cost a bundle of my savings to pay for it, knowing that if I left the Philippines I could never get health insurance. Supposedly Obama care would have left me free of that...except of course it would not. My health insurance premium went up from 450 to 1000 dollars a month when Obamacare rules came in...so I canceled it... Nowadays, of course, I have Medicare for the US and only philhealth and my saving for the Philippines.

My husband is being cared for in his home, by me. Who will care for me 20 years from now?

Well, I might just stay here in the Philippines. But in 20 years, maybe here too it will be impossible to find caretakers.

the problem of the elderly

Instapundit has a link to an article on the problem of the aging in a land where people have few children and farm out the elderly to strangers.


Friday, February 27, 2015

Church stuff for later reading

Chona was over with a few farm girls to clean up the house...we got rid of a lot of furniture that is old and torn up by the dogs/cats and full of fleas (we sent it to the farm...they will air it out and use it) And I replaced the old, ugly storage cabinet with a new one for my books, even the dining room looks great. now the place looks nice and uncluttered. But today I have to shop a bit and go to the bank. So if it stays quiet, I'll read these later. The "non catholic" Catholic doctor of the church. who lobbied for the Pope, and isn't that illegal? the bad news: These are the European cardinals, whose churches are empty but hey, they want "Reform" to lure people back by loosening sexual laws.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Islamic reformation

Al-Sisi in Egypt tells scholars they need a new reformation of Islam.

Right now, the strict fundamentalist type is being spread all over the world thanks to Saudi and near eastern money, funding "charities" that too often means funding mosques and schools that preach Wahhabi hatred and rules.

But traditionally, even though the "caliphate" was last in Turkey, it was traditionally for the last couple of centuries, the Egyptian scholars who were the most learned one to determine what Islam was about.

the article refers to this talk translated on Raymond Ibrahim’s blog:

Is it possible that 1.6 billion people [Muslims] should want to kill the rest of the world’s inhabitants—that is 7 billion—so that they themselves may live? Impossible!
I am saying these words here at Al Azhar, before this assembly of scholars and ulema—Allah Almighty be witness to your truth on Judgment Day concerning that which I’m talking about now.
All this that I am telling you, you cannot feel it if you remain trapped within this mindset. You need to step outside of yourselves to be able to observe it and reflect on it from a more enlightened perspective.
I say and repeat again that we are in need of a religious revolution. You, imams, are responsible before Allah. The entire world, I say it again, the entire world is waiting for your next move… because this umma is being torn, it is being destroyed, it is being lost—and it is being lost by our own hands. [bolds mine]

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

the feast days that are relevent to today's headlines

St Stephen, the first martyr was a deacon: They did the charitable activity of the early church so that the apostles could preach.

And today, we read of medical workers being killed for giving out polio vaccine.

St Thomas Becket was killed for opposing the king, who wanted to make the church an arm of the monarchy.

Similar things happening today, as China tears down the crosses and harasses churches that refuse to join their government run church groups.

The holy Innocents are the children killed by Herod who worried that the child born might take his place.
Nowadays, of course, we only allow mothers to kill children in the womb who might inconvenience their parents...and the elites are starting to push infanticide to get rid of those who manage to get born but are handicapped.

Yes, I left out John the Apostle. He didn't get killed. But he had visions of the apocolypse, so would fit nicely in with the hysterics.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Cynical analysis of modern scholars



 the gospels resemble life in small rural third world villages today, and the experts never worked in such areas.

Even the "miracles" can be seen today. Most of which are coincidence, but a few are probably real. I saw a few in Africa: most "coincidences" (Like the 3 pound baby who went apeneic and pulseless despite CPR and medicine, so I ordered her baptized, at which she gasped and never had any more problems, indeed she went home (which in Africa is a miracle in itself, since few premies under 4 pounds lived). Father chastized me for doing this (the mom was one of the few pagans in the area, where 80 percent were Christian)

Another case was a case of liver failure, bilirubin 30. He also recovered after a prayer service and baptism, and no medicine except routine hydration IV to keep him from dying.

A third was a man with a case of status epilepticus, who recovered without brain damage after three days of being in a constant seizure. He was a Christian and thanked God in church the following Sunday.

All three of these have "scientific" explanations. But for those involved, they were miraculous.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Sigh

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