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I’m taking down my Facebook page June 3, 2014

Posted by Tantumblogo in Abortion, Basics, contraception, disaster, error, General Catholic, horror, paganism, scandals, secularism, sexual depravity, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil.
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Since Facebook has seen fit, over the past year, to permit a blasphemous page called “The Virgin Mary Should Have Aborted,” complete with all manner of blasphemous images and hatred for Christ and His Church, I am deleting my account immediately.  I do so, furthermore, in the knowledge that Facebook has refused to shut down this nauseatingly evil and desperate little attempt at attention gathering for months, even while pages offensive to islam and other religions are shut down as soon as there is even a single complaint.

Yet, even after thousands of complaints, The Virgin Mary Should Have Aborted remains up and going strong:

The head of a Christian ministry that succeeded in having an anti-Christian hate page removed from Facebook last year is taking action once again after discovering the page has been reinstated.

Cary Bogue, CEO of Project Wildfire and owner of the “Catholics & Protestants United Against Christian Discrimination” Facebook page, objects to a page called “Virgin Mary Should’ve Aborted,” (WARNING: obscene content) which depicts as its cover image the unborn Jesus as an abortion victim wearing a crown of thorns, while the Virgin Mary smokes a marijuana cigar with a satisfied smirk. The page’s profile image is similarly offensive, featuring a cartoon image of the Virgin looking down at her swollen belly and muttering an expletive. [and there is much more than just that]

The page’s description reads, “People have rights, ideas do not. No beliefs are above criticism. Organized religion is AIDS and we desperately need a cure.” [This is so disgustingly hypocritical.  Do you think the person who wrote this believes Christians have rights?  Do you think they believe the unborn child in the womb has rights?  Or are they one of millions in the modern sexular pagan left who are increasingly eager to use the power of the state to enforce their views, up to and including advocating for things like jail time for climate change “deniers” and those who oppose same sex “marriage”?]

Bogue argues the page violates Facebook’s Community Standards, which state: “While we encourage you to challenge ideas, institutions, events, and practices, we do not permit individuals or groups to attack others based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability or medical condition.”

“If this is not the exact definition of hate speech directed at a religion, I am not sure what is,” Bogue said. “We all know Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is an avowed atheist, pro-abortion and a strong advocate for the LGBT, but that does not excuse him from continuing to allow this page to remain. It also does not excuse the apparent lack of integrity and bias this shows. I challenge him or anyone at Facebook to explain to the Christians across America how this isn’t hate speech directed against Christianity.”

Last summer, Bogue succeeded in having the offensive page temporarily taken down after aTweetfest featuring the hashtag “#StopFBAntiChristianBias.” A concurrent petition drive urging Facebook to remove the page garnered more than 20,000 signatures.

When the women who run the page immediately put up a second page, “Virgin Mary STILL Should Have Aborted,” Bogue urged Facebook to remove that one, too.

Facebook did remove the spin-off page and notified Bogue by e-mail. But within two days, the page owners successfully appealed the ban, and the original page was back up and running – unbeknownst to Bogue.

I deleted my Facebook account as of 2023Z. I have put it in a request to have all records of my account permanently destroyed.

Is being on Facebook worth even distant association with blasphemy of Our Lord who suffered and died for us, and Our Lady who loves and does so very much for us?  Not to me.

That The Bones You yada….has a post up on this matter questioning whether much of modern popular atheism/Christ-hatred (because the vast majority of atheists are not really all that concerned about Buddhism, or new age, or even islam, but hate only one religion, and that with a satanic zeal) is not a product of secular Jewry.  That post may elicit some outrage, I don’t know, but it is a thought that perhaps bears some dispassionate examination.  I’m not prepared to take a stand either way, but it is an interesting argument.

Judaism is sort of the original politically correct taboo subject.  That has made critical examination of Judaism and its Zionist wing highly problematic ever since the death camps were found at the close of WWII.  And, there is definitely such a thing as antisemitism.  So it is a minefield of a subject, and best only trodden with great care.

This post may help you obtain perfection June 3, 2014

Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, General Catholic, Glory, Grace, Interior Life, reading, sanctity, Tradition, Victory, Virtue.
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I don’t want to give the wrong impression: the fact that this post may contain some wisdom that may help souls obtain perfection has nothing to do with me.  I am not patting myself on the back.  Contained below is an excerpt from Fr. Lorenzo Scupoli’s The Spiritual Combat, the book that formed St. Francis de Sales.  This excerpt describes what Fr. Scupoli – and St. Francis de Sales – found to be efficacious of internal conversion and thus, salvation.  I pray you find it helpful:

The spiritual life consists in nothing else than this, that we learn to know the goodness and greatness of God, and our own nothingness and proneness to all evil;  to love Him and hate ourselves; to submit ourselves, not to Him alone, but for love of Him to every creature; entirely to renounce our own will, and absolutely resign ourselves to His Divine good pleasure; and moreover, do and will all these things, simply to glorify God, and solely to please Him, because such is His Will, and because He deserves so to be loved and served.

This is the law of love, imprinted by the Hand of the Lord Himself on the hearts of His faithful servants.

This is the self-denial which He requires of us.  This is His easy yoke and light burden.

This is the obedience to which our Redeemer and Master calls us, both by His voice and His example………

……For if thou canst succeed in trampling under foot and destroying all thine unruly appetites, desires, and wishes, even the slightest of them, thou wilt render a more acceptable service to God, than if thou shouldst scourge thyself unto blood, or fast more rigorously than hermits and anchorites of old, or convert millions of souls, and yet willingly suffer one rebel to live, that is, your own.

The conversion of souls is doubtless in itself more precious to the Lord than the mortification of a slight wish; nevertheless, thy part is to will and to do that, first and chiefly, which the Lord specially wills and requires of thee.

And He will undoubtedly be better pleased that thou shouldst watch and strive to mortify thy passions, than if, knowingly and willfully, leaving even one alive within thee, thou shouldst zealously serve Him in any matter whatsoever, though of greater dignity and importance.

Now, dear soul, that thou seest wherein Christian perfection consists, and that in order to acquire it, thou hast to undertake a constant and unrelenting warfare against thyself; thou must provide thee with four things as most sure and necessary weapons, by which to win the palm, and secure the victory in this spiritual combat. These are:

  • Mistrust of self
  • Trust in God
  • Spiritual Exercises
  • Prayer

———–End Quote———–

I have known some devout souls who simply could not overcome two thoughts – the surrendering of their own will (or willfulness), and the idea that advancement in the interior life requires a great deal of self-denial.  But so many great Saints have indicated that the path to sanctity for most of us will not be in great works (although some very special souls are called to such), but in doing everyday tasks in great love for God and neighbor.  I fall very very short of that latter bit, and like to fool myself that I am doing big, important things.

Few of us will found new religious orders, or be a martyr (although, the likelihood may be increasing!), or start some great charitable society.  We must accomplish our sanctification in a way that may be harder in many ways, in the mundane works, joys, and sufferings of every day living as a spouse, parent, worker, etc.  For that great majority, of which I count myself a part, our sanctification will consist in learning to deny ourselves worldly pleasures not to punish ourselves, but to turn away from this world and its illusions and to turn the focus of our life and love towards the only Reality, Our Blessed Lord.  And we demonstrate love for God in the charity we demonstrate to others.

Meekness leads to acceptance of mortification, mortification leads to humility, humility produces charity, and by charity we are sanctified.  It is simple, but not easy.

May God give us the strength to cooperate with His Grace and undergo the conversion He desires for all of us.

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Article: Islam the greatest murder machine in history? June 3, 2014

Posted by Tantumblogo in Abortion, Basics, contraception, disaster, Ecumenism, error, General Catholic, history, horror, sadness, scandals, Society, Spiritual Warfare.
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I read the following last night, and found it rather thought-provoking.  I was unaware of the extent of the genocides perpetrated in the name  of islam against Indians, Africans, and others.  However, I think, in spite of the data presented, the conclusion is still quite wrong:

When one thinks of mass murder, Hitler comes to mind. If not Hitler, then Tojo, Stalin, or Mao. Credit is given to the 20th-century totalitarians as the worst species of tyranny to have ever arisen. However, the alarming truth is that Islam has killed more than any of these, and may surpass all of them combined in numbers and cruelty…..

….According to some calculations, the Indian (subcontinent) population decreased by 80 million between 1000 (conquest of Afghanistan) and 1525 (end of Delhi Sultanate). — Koenrad Elst as quoted on Daniel Pipes site…..

……… a minumum of 28 Million African were enslaved in the Muslim Middle East.  Since, at least, 80 percent of those captured by Muslim slave traders were calculated to have died before reaching the slave market, it is believed that the death toll from 1400 years of Arab and Muslim slave raids into Africa could have been as high as 112 Millions.  When added to the number of those sold in the slave markets, the total number of African victims of the trans-Saharan and East African slave trade could be significantly higher than 140 Million people. — John Allembillah Azumah, author of The Legacy of Arab-Islam in Africa: A Quest for Inter-religious Dialogue

The article goes on at some length to demonstrate islam’s very long history of murder, rapine, slavery, and other atrocities.  Always, of course, done by a tiny minority, who take the “religion of peace” and somehow twist it into some brutal nightmare.

Yeah, right.  Islam is the only major religion that has always and everywhere been spread by the sword as its primary means of making “conversions.”  Christians have long been a favorite target, and almost half of what used to be Christendom has long been in muslim hands.  It is not known how many millions of Christians died when islam first burst out of Arabia and overran two exhausted empires, one partially Christian, the other nearly entirely so.  But it is known that within 100 years of the conquest of the Mideast and North African litorral, the number of Christians had declined by 90%.  Many did convert to islam, out of fear or exhaustion from repression, but many also died.  Only God knows how many were lost.

And, of course, there were centuries of muslim depredations against Christendom, which get conveniently forgotten when leftist scholars attack Christianity for the “horror” of the Crusades.  Hundreds of thousands of Christians were killed, made slaves, or just plain lost by muslim invasions of Europe, pirate raiding, etc.  Muslim attacks against peaceful Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land were the number one reason for the Crusades, but that also gets conveniently forgotten.  That the entire area was Christian for centuries before it fell to islam is also forgotten.

Nevertheless, despite the litany of items from the endless list of islamic barbarity that can be presented for consideration, the author is still wrong. Even though islam, over centuries, may have been responsible for the deaths of hundreds of millions, that is a far cry to the billion-odd babies who have been killed by abortion in the past century.  We know that in this country and Western Europe, over 100 million babies have been aborted, that 100-150 million have been aborted in Russia and the Former Soviet Union, and hundreds of millions have been killed in China.  All in the past 80-90 years.  All told, the number of babies lost to abortion or abortifacient contraception has been calculated to be over a billion.  A billion souls snuffed out before most of them took their first breath (and the fate of those who did manage to take a few breaths in the agony of their deaths was possibly even worse).

For those with eyes to see, abortion is a satanic sacrifice offered in a very similar manner to those offered by the evil pagan religions that so tempted the ancient Israelites.  In this, perhaps, there is a horrid similarity between abortion and islam, in that some souls have discerned that islam, being a corruption of both Judaism and Christianity, could be viewed as a sort of satanic antithesis to the Church.  I know some souls from history viewed it as such, one being the Byzantine Emperor Manuel II Palaiologos quoted by Pope Benedict XVI in his Regensburg address.

Lord, have mercy on us.  And please raise up more great Saints like Saint Peter Nolasco, Saint Raymond of Pennafort, and others who devoted their lives to saving Christians from islam.

I fear we have need of such apostolates again.

If you’re in Houston, don’t use public restrooms….. June 3, 2014

Posted by Tantumblogo in asshatery, Basics, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, paganism, scandals, secularism, sexual depravity, sickness, Society.
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…..because you have no idea what you may be confronted with.

I saw this when it was first passed a few weeks ago.  It seems the rather militant lesbian mayor of Houston has played to her core base by getting the City Council there to approve an ordinance banning “discrimination” in public facilities on the basis of gender.  This includes restrooms, and an immediate effect of the ordinance is that public restroom facilities in the City of Houston are now open to any of the 50 “sexes” that Facebook so helpfully made us aware of a short time ago.  That is, men who pretend to be women can use the women’s room, and vice versa.  I believe this policy also extends to dressing rooms at clothing stores, and the like:

It’s now legal for men to use women’s bathrooms, showers, and dressing facilities – and vice-versa – thanks to the passing of the Equal Rights Ordinance in Houston, TX last Wednesday night.

Mayor Parker, Houston’s first openly gay mayor, called it “most personally meaningful thing I will ever do as mayor.”

The ordinance’s stated goal is to eliminate discrimination in housing and employment for gays, transgenders – 14-characteristics in total – including race, ethnicity, age, religion and disability.

Opponents have 30 days to attain more than 17,000 petition signatures to appeal the decision.

Careful next time you venture into a restroom in Houston, you and your kids might get an eyeful of something you didn’t expect.

By the way, if you are a Christian and operate a public business in Houston, like, say, a restaurant, and you feel you cannot in conscience even tacitly encourage the kind of scandal that could result from intersex bathrooms, too bad.  If you don’t comply, you can be fined from $500-$5000 per instance of “offense.”

And all this to please a minority that isn’t even half of one percent of the population. Heck, “transgenders” may not make up  1/10 of 1 percent.  But they get their way, your Christofascist morals be damned.

Houston is a place I have assiduously avoided throughout my lifetime, and now I have another reason to do so.  How long before public restrooms become havens of sexual assault and Lord knows what else?

Good job, Houston. Way to elect a radical to office.