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There were three seem­ingly unre­lated sto­ries that I saw this week that per­fectly cap­tured not only how our lib­eral friends view reli­gion but of lib­er­al­ism itself.

Then they spat in his face and struck him, while some slapped him, say­ing, “Proph­esy for us, Mes­siah: who is it that struck you?”

Matthew 26:6768

The first came out of Lin­coln Nebraska, as you might have heard a group of Satanists is suing have a statue of Satan put next to a 10 com­mand­ments mon­u­ment on pub­lic ground, how­ever that statue isn’t the part of the story that I found inter­est­ing.

Fol­low­ing the ACLU’s lead, sev­eral other groups requested to erect mon­u­ments, includ­ing a Hindu group, an animal-​rights orga­ni­za­tion, and the pasta­far­ian Church of the Fly­ing Spaghetti Monster.

That the ACLU & Satanists want a Chris­t­ian mon­u­ment removed is not news. That other groups & reli­gions are jump­ing on the band­wagon isn’t either, but that the State of Nebraska might even con­sider a request from the “pasta­far­ian” church is sim­ply insulting.

For those of you not famil­iar “pasta­far­i­ans” are basally a par­ody church that wor­ships the “fly­ing spaghetti mon­ster”. It exists to par­ody reli­gion in gen­eral and Chris­tian­ity in par­tic­u­lar in order to advance a sec­u­lar world view.

Now Chris­tian­ity will hit it’s 2000th anniver­sary in a cou­ple of decades and God has been around from day one, and with hun­dreds of thou­sands of Chris­tians being slaugh­tered yearly solely for their beliefs a bunch of sec­u­lar­ists mak­ing fun of us by pre­tend­ing to wor­ship pasta is a small thing but the key word here is PRETENDING.

As entire point of their “reli­gion” is that their “god” is not real (which is the point they are attempt­ing to make about God itself) you essen­tially have a group of peo­ple pub­licly espous­ing some­thing they know to be, in fact false.

Given the #1 issue for elec­tion 2014 that that actu­ally sounds vaguely familiar

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Flav­ius: You are bar­bar­ians indeed not to know of Flav­ius Max­imus. For seven years, I was the most suc­cess­ful glad­i­a­tor in this province.
Capt. Kirk: Then you heard the word of the sun?
FLav­ius: Yes. The words of peace and free­dom. It wasn’t easy for me to believe. I was trained to fight. But the words, the words are true.

Star Trek: Bread and Cir­cuses 1968

The 2nd story came out of Morn­ing Joe on Fri­day. Con­gress­man Keith Elli­son (D-​Minnesota) was talk­ing about his new book “My Coun­try ‘Tis of Thee: My Faith, My Fam­ily, Our Future.” I was aware of course that Elli­son was the 1st Mus­lim mem­ber of con­gress but I wasn’t aware that he went to Catholic Schools and con­verted and that con­ver­sion story from the inter­view is what caught my ear.

Here is the key exchange:

Joe Scar­bor­ough: So what moved you about Islam specif­i­cally to con­vert from being a Catholic, that’s an obvi­ously bold move at 19, what was it about the faith itself that moved you?

Con­gress­man Elli­son: Well part of it is what I didn’t know about Catholi­cism even though I went to Catholic school but other part of it was the social jus­tice aspect, the ah inclu­sion, the sto­ries about how we in Islam we affir­ma­tively stand against racial divi­sion and embrace racial inclu­sion and so some of these sto­ries I thought were really intrigu­ing and plus you know there is a ker­nel of all faiths which is that faith should be a bridge not a wall it should unite you and con­nect you and not divide you or sep­a­rate you…

There is a crit­i­cal piece miss­ing from this story, that CS Lewis addressed

we do want, and want very much, to make men treat Chris­tian­ity as a means; prefer­ably, of course, as a means to their own advance­ment, but, fail­ing that — as a means to any­thing — even to social jus­tice. The thing to do is to get a man at first to value social jus­tice as a thing which the Enemy demands, and then work him on to the stage at which he val­ues Chris­tian­ity because it may pro­duce social jus­tice. For the Enemy will not be used as a convenience.

Elli­son left Chris­tian­ity in gen­eral & Catholi­cism in par­tic­u­lar for Islam because of the var­i­ous ten­ants of lib­er­al­ism, social jus­tice, inclu­sion, bridges not walls but notice what isn’t there C.S Lewis again.

Believe this, not because it’s true, but for some other reason.

It’s quite telling that in all the rea­son he gave for his con­ver­sion to Islam, “Because it’s true” wasn’t among them.

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The final story is some­thing we already wrote about, Gov­er­nor Andrew Cuomo’s attack on those who dare to oppose gay mar­riage or abor­tion. As this post is already near­ing 900 words I won’t repeat the con­tents of that post but I will excerpt Kather­ine Jean Lopez mas­ter­piece on the sub­ject noth­ing the prece­dent of Mr. Cuomo’s father Mario

Look how far we have come since 1984. On Sept. 13 of that year, another Gov­er­nor Cuomo, Andrew’s father, Mario, famously laid out his con­tention that being per­son­ally opposed to abor­tion – the tak­ing of inno­cent human life – and being a pub­lic advo­cate for its legal­ity and sub­se­quent pol­icy accom­mo­da­tions was an morally sound posi­tion for a Catholic in pol­i­tics. Now we’ve moved away from pre­tend­ing his is a coher­ent and the­o­log­i­cally accept­able posi­tion. As we enter the week of the anniver­sary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade deci­sion 41 years ago Wednes­day, Andrew Cuomo explains that the only accept­able pub­lic posi­tion in the state of New York is to sup­port legal abor­tion — and, based on his agenda, its expansion.

But the true irony is this:

Andrew Cuomo is a pro­fessed Catholic pro­claim­ing the Gospel of secularism.

The word “pro­fessed” is key here. Like a lot of sup­pos­edly Catholic col­leges who pro­fess the faith for elderly donors & alum­nus not pay­ing Gov Cuomo finds his faith a coat, to be worn when it’s pro­fes­sion has polit­i­cal val­ues and to be shed if it becomes too hot.

That’s the thing about belief, when you actu­ally believe some­thing you act accord­ingly but when you don’t you are Al Gore on a pri­vate Jet, all con­cerned about Global warn­ing, but not so con­cerned to telecom­mute via video or fly commercial.

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So Pilate said to him, “Then you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say I am a king. 16 For this I was born and for this I came into the world, to tes­tify to the truth. Every­one who belongs to the truth lis­tens to my voice.

Pilate said to him, “What is truth?”

John 18:37-38a

All three of these exam­ples con­cern­ing faith have a sin­gle thing in com­mon: The rejec­tion as Truth as the basis for reli­gion and or action.

The Pasta­far­i­ans know­ingly pro­fess a reli­gion and the exis­tence of a crea­ture that they know is untrue, Con­gress­man Elli­son rejects Catholi­cism for Islam not because the Catholic Faith is false & Islam is true, but because of the social aspect that it con­firmed for him. Andrew Cuomo pro­fesses Catholi­cism while stat­ing Ortho­dox catholic belief makes one extreme and unac­cept­able to the state, a pub­lic state­ment that can not be made if one’s pro­fes­sion of Catholi­cism is true.

And this is the com­mon theme in lib­er­al­ism as well, Repub­li­cans have a war on Women, but Bill Clin­ton, Bob Fil­ner, Anthony Wiener and Car­los Hen­riquez have no reflec­tion on the party. A warm sum­mer is a cer­tain sign of global warm­ing that we must change our entire econ­omy over, but when a Global warm­ing scientist’s ship gets stuck in the ice in the mid­dle of the Antarc­tic sum­mer, that means noth­ing. A pres­i­dent says for 4 years the following:

And when it turns out to be false, it doesn’t mean a thing to the left which con­tin­ues to push Oba­macare as if it was the great thing ever done.

I have stated that mod­ern lib­er­al­ism & pro­gres­sive is dia­met­ri­cally opposed to and actively tar­get­ing Chris­tian­ity because it is all about truth and real­ity and reject­ing truth and real­ity is the cor­ner­stone that mod­ern lib­er­al­ism is built upon.

Chris­tian­ity on the other hand is built upon a sin­gle truth: Jesus Christ is the Son of God. and he teaches that if you accept this truth you might have a hard time of it.

If the world hates you, real­ize that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own; but because you do not belong to the world, and I have cho­sen you out of the world, the world hates you. Remem­ber the word I spoke to you, ‘No slave is greater than his mas­ter.’ If they per­se­cuted me, they will also per­se­cute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours. And they will do all these things to you on account of my name, because they do not know the one who sent me. John 15:1821

If you choose to reject it, on the net peo­ple will cel­e­brate and com­ple­ment you, on tele­vi­sion peo­ple will lion­ize you and if you have desire for higher office you will not only be cel­e­brated by the polit­i­cal left but the media and pop­u­lar cul­ture will lion­ize and fête you till your dying day…

…after that, you’re on our own.

And remem­ber there is a dif­fer­ence between reject­ing some­thing utterly and not know­ing or being sure. Just keep search­ing for truth or as the Pope puts keep Hon­estly search­ing for the Lord, you’ll find him.

Good luck.

Update two sto­ries this week about the con­flict between lib­er­al­ism & truth 1st out of Texas.

As Wendy Davis touts life story in race for gov­er­nor, key facts blurred

And then out of San Fran­cisco.

Actress Out Of San Fran­cisco Pro­duc­tion After Endors­ing Tea Party Candidate

Of course she has the right to say what­ever she wants. But we’re in the mid­dle of the Mis­sion. Doing what she is doing is against what we believe,” Lopez said.

Alonso received an ear­ful from lis­ten­ers of Spanish-​language radio sta­tion KIQI 1010 AM in San Fran­cisco on Fri­day, after she said in an inter­view that she sup­ported many of Donnelly’s views on ille­gal immi­gra­tion. Sev­eral lis­ten­ers took her to task after she used the term “ille­gal” to describe undoc­u­mented immigrants.

You see the word “ille­gal” is accu­rate & truth­ful, and Latina or no we can’t have that can we, we’re lib­er­als and because of this:

Ms. Alonso is offi­cially an inau­then­tic Latina.

Explain to my why these peo­ple call them­selves “The real­ity based community?”

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This post is all about real­ity and right now real­ity is pretty ugly around here.

We have not made a full pay­check since the begin­ning of 2014. We are actu­ally at a point where even if we make a full pay­check this week and next week I still won’t have the money cover January’s mort­gage payment.

That’s real­ity and no amount of pre­tend­ing oth­er­wise changes it.

But It is also real­ity that if we can make pay­roll early enough this week we just might be able to make a dent in the monthly goal and close that gap.

It can’t be done with­out you. 14 of you to be exact kick­ing in $25.

If you think this site is worth it, I’d appre­ci­ate it if you were one of them.

Remem­ber if we can get those 58 14 sub­scribers @ at $20 a month the bills will be paid every week. Help make sure this blog can fight with­out fear all year long.




There were three seemingly unrelated stories that I saw this week that perfectly captured not only how our liberal friends view religion but of liberalism itself.

Then they spat in his face and struck him, while some slapped him, saying, “Prophesy for us, Messiah: who is it that struck you?”

Matthew 26:67-68

The first came out of Lincoln Nebraska, as you might have heard a group of Satanists is suing have a statue of Satan put next to a 10 commandments monument on public ground, however that statue isn’t the part of the story that I found interesting.

Following the ACLU’s lead, several other groups requested to erect monuments, including a Hindu group, an animal-rights organization, and the pastafarian Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

That the ACLU & Satanists want a Christian monument removed is not news. That other groups & religions are jumping on the bandwagon isn’t either, but that the State of Nebraska might even consider a request from the “pastafarian” church is simply insulting.

For those of you not familiar “pastafarians” are basally a parody church that worships the “flying spaghetti monster”. It exists to parody religion in general and Christianity in particular in order to advance a secular world view.

Now Christianity will hit it’s 2000th anniversary in a couple of decades and God has been around from day one, and with hundreds of thousands of Christians being slaughtered yearly solely for their beliefs a bunch of secularists making fun of us by pretending to worship pasta is a small thing but the key word here is PRETENDING.

As entire point of their “religion” is that their “god” is not real (which is the point they are attempting to make about God itself) you essentially have a group of people publicly espousing something they know to be, in fact false.

Given the #1 issue for election 2014 that that actually sounds vaguely familiar

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Flavius: You are barbarians indeed not to know of Flavius Maximus. For seven years, I was the most successful gladiator in this province.
Capt. Kirk: Then you heard the word of the sun?
FLavius: Yes. The words of peace and freedom. It wasn’t easy for me to believe. I was trained to fight. But the words, the words are true.

Star Trek: Bread and Circuses 1968

The 2nd story came out of Morning Joe on Friday.  Congressman Keith Ellison (D-Minnesota) was talking about his new book “My Country ‘Tis of Thee: My Faith, My Family, Our Future.” I was aware of course that Ellison was the 1st Muslim member of congress but I wasn’t aware that he went to Catholic Schools and converted and that conversion story from the interview is what caught my ear.

Here is the key exchange:

Joe Scarborough: So what moved you about Islam specifically to convert from being a Catholic, that’s an obviously bold move at 19, what was it about the faith itself that moved you?

Congressman Ellison: Well part of it is what I didn’t know about Catholicism even though I went to Catholic school but other part of it was the social justice aspect, the ah inclusion, the stories about how we in Islam we affirmatively stand against racial division and embrace racial inclusion and so some of these stories I thought were really intriguing and plus you know there is a kernel of all faiths which is that faith should be a bridge not a wall it should unite you and connect you and not divide you or separate you…

There is a critical piece missing from this story, that CS Lewis addressed

we do want, and want very much, to make men treat Christianity as a means; preferably, of course, as a means to their own advancement, but, failing that—as a means to anything—even to social justice. The thing to do is to get a man at first to value social justice as a thing which the Enemy demands, and then work him on to the stage at which he values Christianity because it may produce social justice. For the Enemy will not be used as a convenience.

Ellison left Christianity in general & Catholicism in particular for Islam because of the various tenants of liberalism, social justice, inclusion, bridges not walls but notice what isn’t there C.S Lewis again.

Believe this, not because it’s true, but for some other reason.

It’s quite telling that in all the reason he gave for his conversion to Islam, “Because it’s true” wasn’t among them.

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The final story is something we already wrote about, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s attack on those who dare to oppose gay marriage or abortion.  As this post is already nearing 900 words I won’t repeat the contents of that post but I will excerpt Katherine Jean Lopez   masterpiece on the subject nothing the precedent of Mr. Cuomo’s father Mario

Look how far we have come since 1984. On Sept. 13 of that year, another Governor Cuomo, Andrew’s father, Mario, famously laid out his contention that being personally opposed to abortion – the taking of innocent human life – and being a public advocate for its legality and subsequent policy accommodations was an morally sound position for a Catholic in politics. Now we’ve moved away from pretending his is a coherent and theologically acceptable position. As we enter the week of the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision 41 years ago Wednesday, Andrew Cuomo explains that the only acceptable public position in the state of New York is to support legal abortion — and, based on his agenda, its expansion.

But the true irony is this:

Andrew Cuomo is a professed Catholic proclaiming the Gospel of secularism.

The word “professed” is key here.  Like a lot of supposedly Catholic colleges who profess the faith for elderly donors & alumnus not paying Gov Cuomo finds his faith a coat, to be worn when it’s profession has political values and to be shed if it becomes too hot.

That’s the thing about belief, when you actually believe something you act accordingly but when you don’t you are Al Gore on a private Jet, all concerned about Global warning, but not so concerned to telecommute via video or fly commercial.

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So Pilate said to him, “Then you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say I am a king. 16 For this I was born and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.

Pilate said to him, “What is truth?”

John 18:37-38a

All three of these examples concerning faith have a single thing in common:  The rejection as Truth as the basis for religion and or action.

The Pastafarians knowingly profess a religion and the existence of a creature that they know is untrue, Congressman Ellison rejects Catholicism for Islam not because the Catholic Faith is false & Islam is true, but because of the social aspect that it confirmed for him.  Andrew Cuomo professes Catholicism while stating Orthodox catholic belief makes one extreme and unacceptable to the state, a public statement that can not be made if one’s profession of Catholicism is true.

And this is the common theme in liberalism as well, Republicans have a war on Women, but Bill Clinton, Bob Filner, Anthony Wiener and Carlos Henriquez have no reflection on the party.  A warm summer is a certain sign of global warming that we must change our entire economy over, but when a Global warming scientist’s ship gets stuck in the ice in the middle of the Antarctic summer, that means nothing.   A president says for 4 years the following:

And when it turns out to be false, it doesn’t mean a thing to the left which continues to push Obamacare as if it was the great thing ever done.

I have stated that modern liberalism & progressive is diametrically opposed to and actively targeting Christianity because it is all about truth and reality and rejecting truth and reality is the cornerstone that modern liberalism is built upon.

Christianity on the other hand is built upon a single truth:  Jesus Christ is the Son of God.  and he teaches that if you accept this truth you might have a hard time of it.

If the world hates you, realize that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own; but because you do not belong to the world, and I have chosen you out of the world, the world hates you. Remember the word I spoke to you, ‘No slave is greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours. And they will do all these things to you on account of my name, because they do not know the one who sent me.   John 15:18-21

If you choose to reject it, on the net people will celebrate and complement you, on television people will lionize you and if you have desire for higher office you will not only be celebrated by the political left but the media and popular culture will lionize and fete you till your dying day…

…after that, you’re on our own.

And remember there is a difference between rejecting something utterly and not knowing or being sure.  Just keep searching for truth  or as the Pope puts keep Honestly searching for the Lord, you’ll find him.

Good luck.

Update two stories this week about the conflict between liberalism & truth 1st out of Texas.

As Wendy Davis touts life story in race for governor, key facts blurred

And then out of San Francisco.

Actress Out Of San Francisco Production After Endorsing Tea Party Candidate

“Of course she has the right to say whatever she wants. But we’re in the middle of the Mission. Doing what she is doing is against what we believe,” Lopez said.

Alonso received an earful from listeners of Spanish-language radio station KIQI 1010 AM in San Francisco on Friday, after she said in an interview that she supported many of Donnelly’s views on illegal immigration. Several listeners took her to task after she used the term “illegal” to describe undocumented immigrants.

You see the word “illegal” is accurate & truthful, and Latina or no we can’t have that can we, we’re liberals and because of this:

Ms. Alonso is officially an inauthentic Latina.

Explain to my why these people call themselves “The reality based community?”

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This post is all about reality and right now reality is pretty ugly around here.

We have not made a full paycheck since the beginning of 2014. We are actually at a point where even if we make a full paycheck this week and next week I still won’t have the money cover January’s mortgage payment.

That’s reality and no amount of pretending otherwise changes it.

But It is also reality that if we can make payroll early enough this week we just might be able to make a dent in the monthly goal and close that gap.

It can’t be done without you. 14 of you to be exact kicking in $25.

If you think this site is worth it, I’d appreciate it if you were one of them.

Remember if we can get those 58 1/4 subscribers @ at $20 a month the bills will be paid every week. Help make sure this blog can fight without fear all year long.