New “I’m proud of my abortion” campaign reveals the brazenly diabolical evil of the post-Christian left September 23, 2015Posted by Tantumblogo in Abortion, Basics, contraception, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, paganism, sadness, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil.
Matt Walsh has an excellent piece at The Blaze covering the recent “shoutyourabortion” hashtag ginned up by Planned Barrenhood in an attempt to divert attention from their murder-for-profit of babies, whether they baby dies whole or they part it out like a used car. He illustrates some of the declarations of satanically lost women who are as spiritually barren as they are cruelly solipsistic:
he Shout Your Abortion craze appears to have started with a post by a woman named Amelia, who took to Facebook over the weekend to brag about her own abortion experiences. She said her abortion, procured last year, fills her with an “inexpressible level of gratitude,” and that she’s not ashamed to say abortions make her “happy.” This post was shared by another woman, Lindy, who used the Shout Your Abortion hashtag while telling her own triumphant tale of filicide. She said she had an abortion a few years ago and it allowed her to be “fulfilled” by her career, and, bizarrely, enabled her to “better care for her kids.”….[I’m going to say something that may seem harsh, but I think it needs being said: no one who has been involved in the procurement of an abortion is remotely capable of being a good, selfless parent – without that is, great conversion and enormous repentance. With those, all things are possible, but if they remain obstinately proud of their child-murder, they have revealed a degree of selfishness and lack of empathy that means they could never be more than a DNA donor. I have met mothers, with kid in tow, expressing outrage at our praying outside abortion mills, and their children inevitably have a vacant, lost look. Go figure.]
……Progressives sensed they had a catchy, fun way to battle the “taboo” surrounding the butchery of infants, and soon Twitter was filled with deeply disturbed and spiritually destitute women saying things like this:
I’ve had 2 abortions. I don’t have to justify or explain them to anybody. My life is more valuable than a potential life. [And what if your mom had felt the same way? Solipsism means, roughly, believing you are the only person in the universe who really matters. Could this desiccated soul be a better example?]
Yeah, so I had an abortion at 20, it was the best decision possible for us then. I will
#ShoutYourAbortion with no more shame.
So here’s my
#ShoutYourAbortion: I was pregnant when I didn’t want to be. I got to decide and I owe no one an explanation for my decision. [Except God and your murdered child]
Had an abortion procedure done at age 22 because I was WAY too young to parent. Have never, ever regretted it. [If you’re too young to parent, you’re too young to fornicate, you dolt]
Not becoming a parent while I was still a child was wise & merciful. I send love 2 providers & to all ppl being shamed. [Ditto]
I’ve never wanted to have children, so I had an abortion. I’m thriving, without guilt, without shame, without apologies. [But with many, many cats]
#ShoutYourAbortion is so important – abortion is a normal medical procedure & one way we can help end stigma is by talking about it. [It’s a “normal medical procedure” like a .45 to the back of the skull]
I’ve had 3 abortions and have held onto shame since I was 14. I am 43 now. My shame and silence ends today. [You keep telling yourself that. Good luck]
Had an abortion because you wanted one?You need not justify, explain or hide.Your body, your choice. All day, every day. [Roar, sister, roar]
……..Nobody, on either side, can really stake out a moderate position on abortion for very long. Either abortion is condemned with the fury of 1,000 suns, or it is celebrated and glorified with religious fervor. Everyone who tries to hang out somewhere between these two extremes will inevitably land on one end of the spectrum or the other. That’s because abortion is an extreme thing. It is the slaughter of the innocent. History proves that there are really, when it comes down to it, only two types of people: those radically opposed to the dehumanization and murder of entire groups of people, and those radically in favor of it……..
…..Liberalism is, in the end, a death cult. I’ve long suggested that we stop calling it “liberalism” and start calling it “secular Satanism,” because that’s truly the most accurate and coherent way to describe it. Indeed, self-proclaimed Satanists are ardent abortion fans, with some reporting that they perform Satanic human sacrifices inside abortion clinics. To the Satanist/liberal, abortion is the most sacred and revered sacrament. The whole religion and ideology of Satanism/liberalism was born when Satan himself turned from God and said, “I will not serve” — and what better and more profound way for humans to reinforce that point than to ritualistically massacre His most vulnerable and precious children? [I’ve said as much here many times. Abortion is the evil sacrament of the left, the dark sacrifice they offer to their false god, satan]
Abortion evangelists are pro-abortion in principle, not out of some perverted sense of necessity or compassion. They believe — they have faith — that the individual is supreme. There is no power or authority above the Mighty Me, therefore nothing has the right to impose itself on Me, and nothing, not even my own child, can claim any right to my life or my body or my love or my time. My, Me, I. I am the sole point and purpose of the universe, and the highest thing I can hope to attain is my own enjoyment, convenience, and (especially sexual) pleasure. There is no Truth outside of that. There is no God beyond myself. [And that is the ultimate genesis of all satanism – the exaltation of the individual to the expense of everything else. That is a major reason why modern liberalism is disordered, at best, for it exalts the same general type of individuality that eventually manifests in a society in it’s purest form, secular satanism, or as I call it, sexular paganism]
……That’s why the other Mes don’t always have to be afforded respect or even basic human dignity. The moment one of them becomes a burden — the moment they ask us to change or give or serve or love in any sort of active way — is when they transform into a gross parasite to be extracted and discarded. The ultimate example of this is abortion, and the point is driven home even harder when the babies are killed and then cut up and used for medical research. We, the Mighty Mes, think nothing of attempting to extend our lives by cannibalizing our own children. After all, I am Me, the one true God, and what greater cause could there be than prolonging my own existence?……[However, God allows our own sins to be the source of our demise. Thus, the same logic that uses babies to prolong life among the already born, also encourages the murder of the old, sick, and generally unproductive. Some of these abortion loving mamas may be hoist on their own petard, er needle, someday, and may look around from someone to save them from the government murder-needle.]
………Why should a woman be empowered only “rarely,” they ask? Why should she, the Deified Me, be permitted to exercise her autonomy in “rare” circumstances? If abortion is legal and acceptable because the life of the child is meaningless and the convenience of the mother is sacrosanct, why in the world should we try to reduce the frequency by which these meaningless things are terminated and carved into pieces for the sake of protecting a More Important Person’s lifestyle? If anything, it should happen more often, shouldn’t it? If we accept the underlying premise of progressive/Satanic ideology, trying to limit the abortion becomes nonsensical. Abortion is the highest sacrament — the ultimate and purest form of female empowerment — trying to make it “rare” is like a devout Catholic saying he wishes to only rarely receive the Eucharist.
What a great, if long piece. There is a whole bunch more good stuff I didn’t paste. Go read it.
I think all of the above is well known to regular readers of this blog, I’m sure few of the opinions are new, but they are very well expressed and it is wonderful to see those with a platform in a major news site with huge traffic figure this stuff out.
Of course, he could go even further, tying together abortion with the entire sexular pagan solipsistic death cult, from fornication and porn use to contraception and the rest. It’s all of a piece, but the critical bit to always understand is that abortion and contraception are the vital lynch-pins upon which the sexular pagan agenda hangs. You take away those two, and the entire sick, demonic enterprise will fall – which is of course why they pursued those two first.
One more quick comment as I run out of time: I think we do need to consider that there really are women out there who don’t regret their abortions on any level. The degree of leftist/feminist thought the abortive woman holds closely corresponds to lack of regret, for they have deeply assimilated the hateful doctrine of the satanic left. I don’t know how many post-abortive women fall into that category, maybe a third, maybe less, but we should be aware of the fact. These people are the hard core of the movement, and without a miracle of grace, they cannot be reached. They simply have to be opposed as the bitter adherents to a sick and twisted ideology.
“I want them all [Christians] to die in a fire” September 9, 2015Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, catachesis, Christendom, damnable blasphemy, disaster, episcopate, General Catholic, horror, martyrdom, paganism, persecution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil.
A few brief quotes from Maggie Gallagher (quoting a lot of Irish today!) on the subject of the growing progressive hatred of Christians. I disagree with Gallagher that because the views below are representative of only a minority of progressives, we need not be overly concerned. The numbers are less important then who these progressives are. They are the most well-educated, well-connected elite among progressives, and the history of the past several decades has conclusively shown that the views this elite holds almost always trickles down to the great majority of the rank and file. If the best educated, best paid, most influential progressives are burning with a de-humanizing, irrational hatred for Christians (that is, realizing the basic nature of leftism), history indicates that before very long, the vast majority of progressives will share these views.
………they found is that religious prejudice is much more prominent than racial prejudice…….
………But the difference that leapt out for Yancey and Williamson is between the social groups who are anti-Jewish or anti-Muslim or anti-black, and those who dislike conservative Christians: the anti-fundamentalist animus was the prejudice of the powerful, not (like hatred of Muslims or Jews) of the relatively powerless. “Our research confirms the finding of our 2010 study that people who harbor animosity towards conservative Christians hold relatively high levels of social power.”………
…….“I want them all to die in a fire,” said one man with a doctorate. “I would be in favor of establishing a state for them. . . . If not then sterilize them so they can’t breed more,” said a middle aged man with a master’s degree. [Note how comfortable the extreme left is with the language and tactics of the cruelest totalitarian states. This is straight out of Nazism]“The only good Christian is a dead Christian,” said another under-45-year-old man with a doctorate. “I abhor them and I wish we could do away with them,” said a middle-aged woman with a master’s degree. “A tortuous death would be too good for them,” said a college-educated man between the ages of 36 and 45. “They should be eradicated without hesitation or remorse,” said an elderly woman with a master’s degree. [Again, almost verbatim a Hitler phrase]
……Yancey and Williamson asked these anti-Christian progressives…….what laws they would support to “deal with” conservative Christians……[A] substantial minority (37 percent) could think of many laws they wished to pass, from stripping churches of tax exemptions, to banning homeschooling. [They hate, hate, HATE us for homeschooling. They recognize why most parents homeschool and the threat that poses to the satanic sexular pagan dystopia they want to foist on us all]
Astonishingly, many well-educated progressives in this sample supported laws stripping conservative Christians of basic human rights: “Restrict their ability to become judges, senators, representatives, member of Cabinet, military chief of staff and other powerful members of government,” said a man over 75 with a bachelor’s degree. [Because Christians aren’t quite human] “Should not be able to make decisions regarding the law, they should somehow have to be supervised if they are working with other people (drastic, I know),” said a woman under 45 with a master’s degree. “We should put in place mandatory extreme prison sentences for anyone or any group that attempts to take away civil liberties guaranteed by our constitution,” said a middle-aged man with a master’s degree. [Apparently, and I mean this with all sincerity, something about succumbing to an extremely militant, leftist viewpoint also means jettisoning and and all sense of irony. Don’t you find the idea of someone advocating for the stripping of someone else’s rights under the guise that the dreaded “other” somehow threatens those same rights a bit ironic?] “Churches should not be allowed to provide orphanages and adoption programs,” said one elderly man with a doctorate. [What’s with all these oldsters hating on the Church?] “I think we should restrict the indoctrination of children in religious dogma and ritual” said a middle-aged man with a master’s degree. Conservative Christians should “not be allowed to hold political office, be police etc., serve in the armed forces,” said another middle aged man with a doctorate. [And again, who wants to strip whose rights?]
Yikes. Mind you, 37% of self-identified progressives held opinions generally of this kind, if not always quite so virulent (I’m frankly not sure), but, again, the survey identifies these folks as the “thought leaders” of the left. It is their ideas that tend to influence the rank and file and drive the progressive agenda.
At root, leftism – or the Revolution, still ongoing – is about total rejection of the idea of a higher Being to which submission is required, and the indulging of all the passions as a sort of demonstration of the rejection of God. Indulging of the passions is the Revolution’s prime selling point to the masses – “you get rid of your delusions about God,” they claim,”and we’ll make it so you can enjoy your every whim of perversion and license!” That’s the basic tradeoff.
But there is a further aspect to the tradeoff that goes unspoken: not only do you have to give up your ideas regarding God, you have to accept the leftist overlord in the position of God, determining what kind of job you can have, how much money you can make, intimate aspects of family life, government intrusion into every possible minute aspect of daily life, etc. That’s the great “trade” they propose – you give us unlimited power, and we’ll give you unlimited sexual license. At least for a brief while. Almost all totalitarian leftist states have required – of necessity, they have found – a return to at least some kind of moral order after their absolute suzerainty is assured. There are variables…….the USSR under Lenin and early in Stalin’s rule was as amoral and licentious as they came, but the Khmer Rouge under Pol Pot instilled an almost monastic life of forcible self-denial on virtually everyone not of the highest elite immediately upon taking power.
Key takeaways: they hate us with a blinding passion, they hate us not because of what we do but because of who we are, and given enough power, they will instill a persecution as severe, if not more so, than any the Church has endured in Her 2000 year history. And all the bleating and professions of fervent progressive faith many bishops and priests make on a daily basis won’t matter a whit, because they will belong to l’infame, the object of hatred of the satanic Revolution since 1517 and before. Unless, of course, those progressive churchmen apostasize, then they’ll be eagerly used for the confusion and destruction they can sow.
As many good priests and holy people have been warning us, we had better get prayed up. I fear we face a very painful future, but one that is not necessarily dark, but actually full of light for us, if we remain faithful!
When a church becomes a mosque September 3, 2015Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, different religion, disaster, Ecumenism, General Catholic, horror, paganism, pr stunts, priests, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sickness, Society, the struggle for the Church, unadulterated evil.
A former parish in Venice, dating from the mid-17th century, has been converted into a mosque. Via JP Sonnen, he adds that they are busy making converts.
I do wonder why a mosque in Venice would have so much material in English? Is that becoming the lingua franca of islam’s rapid expansion into Europe?
For just one small example why this is happening – one of potentially thousands – a Belgian priest not only fails to oppose the mass euthanasia gripping the Low Countries (as a cost saving method to delay the implosion of their sacrosanct socialist health care schemes ), he thinks it an appropriate occasion for a “celebration.” Because, apparently, suicide is no longer self-murder and an act from which so many Saints have warned it is almost impossible to be forgiven, but something to be celebrated and promoted. Mind, this is no ordinary parish priest. This guy is the poster boy for the pathetic demise of the Church since the successful pro-modernist revolution of the late 50s-60s:
A Belgian priest, Fr. Gabriel Ringlet, has suggested that a “celebration” should mark the moment of death for Roman catholics who choose euthanasia.
He also promotes the “spiritual accompaniment” of such Catholics in such glowing terms that they read like support for euthanasia itself. While Fr Ringlet says he does not aim to justify “mercy killing,” his approach is a boon to euthanasia proponents.
His book, written in French, Vous me coucherez nu sur la terre nue (“Put me out naked on the naked ground”), is coming out on Thursday. Its publication by a major French publisher, Albin Michel, rather than a Belgian one, is likely a sign that it will be used in the French “end of life” debate……
…….He went on to make Catholic-sounding arguments before giving what some consider to be a blessing of euthanasia.
“But what should one do when one is confronted with the spiritual and moral suffering of an ill person who wants to put an end to it all?” he asked. “I would like it to be natural to dare to give spiritual accompaniment in the context of such demands.”
“Accompanying a person does not mean to adhere to his or her choices. It just means being there,” he said.
Fr. Ringlet then says he considers euthanasia a form of “self-defense…[a]gainst aggressive therapy, horrible suffering.”
“Putting end to someone’s life is wrong. You’ll never hear me saying it is something good. But to let a person suffer, when medicine has become powerless is also wrong,” he said. [So, it was wrong when our Blessed Lord suffered worse pain than anyone who has ever lived for our salvation? What of all the great good that has come from people who have joyfully accepted the suffering God gives them. Earthly suffering can actually be a tremendous blessing, not an evil. It is a great gift from God, if properly accepted, which can greatly ameliorate the temporal suffering due to our sins which will face us at our particular judgment, should we even be saved. It has enormous spiritual value.]
“When you’re stuck between two evils, you have to risk making a questionable decision. [And thus we see the dread hand of moral relativism. This man is a total relativist. The matter is not a question of the lesser of two evils, it is a question of one glaring, mortally sinful evil – self-murder – and choosing instead to offer the full cup of suffering God may choose to give us. And yes it’s incredibly easy for me to say that, though I’ve known a fair amount of suffering in my life. It is this kind of mentality that is now sending souls falling into hell like snowflakes, with this pathetic priest as their cheerleader.] In the end it is up to the doctor’s conscience to decide,” he stated. [NO!] “We sometimes find it difficult to admit that there are dead-ends in some cases.”If not an absolute justification of euthanasia, Ringlet’s arguments do sound as a manner of vindicating “mercy killing”, as if there were no possible alternative.
Fr. Ringlet, who has worked as a hospital chaplain, is of the opinion that palliative care and euthanasia should not be “separated,” so that all avenues can be explored……..
………Fr. Ringlet would like to see a “ritualization” of the act. [Of course he would, because such would give the ultimate legitimacy to his complicity in murder. Notice how leftists always want to sacralize their evil, in competition with the true spiritual goods of the Church]
“This moment of passing deserves to be personalized, and solemnized by means of a celebration, in order to appease the one who is leaving, and also those who will be left behind,” he said. “Euthanasia should not be a merely technical gesture. Why not ask the patient’s loved ones to bring a text, photos, prayers or even perfume? Why not have some essential oils for a last gesture of tenderness and benediction?” [You cannot say this is not positive encouragement of moral evil, and an attempt to make what is sinful “good.” This guy is utterly deranged from the Faith and even natural decency, he is the perfect product of the Catholic academy. It’s also a resurrection of pagan practices associated with celebrating “noble suicide.”]
He rejects the idea that a blessing with herbal oils would look too much like the anointment of the sick, which is a Catholic sacrament.
“The two gestures cannot be mixed up,” he said. “Nowadays, the sacrament of the sick is no longer administered at the last minute. It should be given long before, to encourage the crossing through illness.” [Many would say it has been trivialized and made bereft of meaning by its overuse. I hated going to Masses where a mass “anointing of the sick” would happen, seeing literally EVERYONE line up to be blessed, even people in the prime of life. I wouldn’t. I’m not a —-ing ewe.]
When saint Francis of Assisi asked to be “put naked on the naked ground” (the words Ringlet borrowed to give a title to his book) in order to die there in total destitution, he was not asking for his death to be hastened. He wanted more suffering, not less. It was considered an heroic identification with Christ.
Dang right. And yet this truly demented priest, in a practice common to all modernists, is twisting the sacred memory of a great Saint in order to advance their moral perversion. I have a hard time coming up with anything that is more demonic than that. When folks wonder whether we have modernists in the Church today……please. Guys like this are a dime a dozen in the priesthood now.
When will Christians wake up? Iraqi priest: “There is no such thing as moderate islam” August 27, 2015Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, catachesis, Christendom, disaster, Ecumenism, episcopate, error, foolishness, General Catholic, Holy suffering, martyrdom, persecution, sadness, scandals, Society, the struggle for the Church, unadulterated evil.
Well, that’s what many Saints and great Christians of the past would advise those lost in the ecumania of interreligious dialogue and the policy of appeasement the West has adopted towards islam over the past 30 years. Islam always strikes when it senses Christendom is weak, and Christendom is as weak as it has been in many, many centuries. While there are still nation states that appear, on the surface, very powerful, the moral innervation flowing from the steady abandonment of Christianity has left the West mortally weakened. Islam senses this, and thus its increasing militancy.
I’m sorry, but living in an area with a high number of muslims and never seeing, even once, even the slightest indication of embarrassment or opposition on their part towards ISIS and the most militant sectors of islam, I have been forced to conclude on the preponderance of the evidence that the vast majority of muslims at least tacitly support the extremists, and would very happily see the United States, Germany, England, and other adopted homelands become extremist sharia states. Why the leaders in the West are so hell-bent on importing millions of these muslims every year into the heartland of Christendom can only be explained, I believe, by a self-loathing death wish.
Great commentary below from persecuted Iraqi Christian Father Douglas al Bazi on the true nature of islam, via Rorate:
“THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS MODERATE ISLAM” [That’s the core of a problem, in a nutshell. Certainly some muslims will be happy to feign tolerance when it suits them, perhaps out of the practice of taqqiyah or lying to advance the interests of the ummah, or islamic world, but in the end, you’ll never see a muslim advising Christians to stay Christian or that conversion to their diabolical religion is not desirable or required. I think an interesting study could be made of the comparison between the rise of islam and the collapse in the moral fiber of the Christian religions, and especially the Church. Specifically, how has interreligious dialogue and massive indifference aided the rise of militant islam?]
“Please, if there’s anyone who still thinks ISIS doesn’t represent Islam, know that they are wrong. ISIS represents Islam one hundred percent.” Father Douglas al Bazi, an Iraqi Catholic parish priest in Erbil, raised his voice during an intervention at the Meeting in Rimini – in a provocative way and in hard tones that very few were brave enough to support.
He carries on his own body the scars of the torture he underwent nine years ago, when a band of Jihadists kidnapped him for nine days, keeping him in chains and blindfolds along with a broken nose from being kneed: “For the first four days they didn’t even give me anything to drink. They would walk past me saying ‘Father, do you want some water?’ All day long they would listen to the reading of the Koran to let the neighbours hear what good believers they were.”…..
……..Father Douglas’s intervention is not very much in line with some western social and cultural debaters and ‘preachers’ but more along the lines of the local Bishops, such as the Patriarch of Baghdad, mar Louis Raphaël I Sako, who, in his book “Stronger than Terror” (Emi) accused the Ayatollah al Sistani, the highest authority of the Iraqi Shiites, of having remained silent regarding the Jihadists’ persecutions against minorities because “they won’t listen to me anyway”.
Father Douglas Al Bazi is in charge of two refugee shelters for Christians who survived the advance of the black horde – not far from Ankawa. After the marking of houses with the “n” of the Nazarene plus the Christians displaced on the Nineveh plain, a year ago, “from morning to night we receive thousands of refugees” and the exodus continues. “I’m proud to be an Iraqi, I love my country. But my country is not proud that I’m part of it. [This. This is what inevitably happens when islam gains dominance in a given area. Large regions of France, England, and Sweden are basically no-go areas for non-muslims. It will happen here, too.] What is happening to my people is nothing other than genocide. I beg you: do not call it a conflict. It’s genocide”, said the priest, who doesn’t want to hear anything about “moderate Islam”: “When Islam lives amidst you, the situation might appear acceptable. But when one lives amidst Muslims, everything becomes impossible. I’m not here to instigate you to hate Islam. I was born amid Muslims and I have more friends among them than I have with Christians. But people change and if we go to my country, no-one will be able to distinguish the light from the darkness. There are those who say: “but I have lots of Muslim friends who are very nice”. Yes, certainly! They are nice over here! Over there the situation is very different!” [So what tends to happen is that as an area becomes increasingly islamist, dominated by the more devout and militant, former moderates tend to get drug into extremism and soon they are murdering anyone who is not of their islamist sect. It is a process of radicalization and it has occurred at regular intervals throughout islam’s history. Islam has never been able to separate itself from its marriage with the sword]
…….“In the world, Christians are being persecuted, hunted down, deprived of work, imprisoned, tortured and murdered. All means are being used to force them to deny their faith, including the ritual of collective rape, considered in some states a form of penal sanction. Owning a Bible has become a crime, religious worship is prohibited and there has been a return to the times of Masses in the caves and the first martyrs”. And the fault, Drouiche had added in a discourse which had not been highlighted very much by the European media”, is contemporary Islam”…….
……..“I believe in the end they will destroy us” [They will unless we wake the hell up and stop being such sexular pagan indifferentist pansies]
………“We need to have patience and carry the cross each day, but we also must react”, said Father Ibrahim Alsabagh, parish priest in Aleppo, echoing him, and reported how the city is now “divided in tens of parts, each one of them in the hands of a different group of Jihadists. Our Church of St. Francis is sixty metres from the firing line. They have already hit many churches, we don’t know when it will be our turn”. Here is why Father Douglas, at the end of his intervention, launched a warning to the feeble West:
“Wake up! The cancer is at your door. They will destroy you. We, the Christians of the Middle East are the only group that has seen the face of evil: Islam”.
ISIS obliterates, desecrates 1600 year old Syrian monastery……. August 25, 2015Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, disaster, Ecumenism, General Catholic, horror, persecution, shocking, Society, Spiritual Warfare, unadulterated evil.
……..and just for good measure, they dug up the ancient relics of Saint Elian and brutalized them, as well. They also slaughtered the monks.
Is there a force on this planet more visibly satanic than militant islam and especially “ISIS?”
ISLAMIC STATE (ISIS) fighters have bulldozed a 1,600-year-old Christian monastery after abducting and reportedly slaughtering its inhabitants.
The twisted terror group today released a video showing its barbaric militants razing the ancient Mar Elian monastery to the ground, even digging up and desecrating the bones of a Christian saint.
There were reports that fighters had also kidnapped the monastery’s abbot, Father Jacques Mouraud and a church volunteer, Botros Hanna, who are both now feared dead.
In the sick video the terrorists can be seen gleefully removing the remains of Saint Elian, after whom the monastery was named, from their ancient stone sarcophagus.
The church is said to have been built on the spot where Saint Elian died after he was killed by his father, a Roman officer, for refusing to denounce his faith.
It was a popular pilgrim site with Christians throughout the Middle East and housed Roman frescos which were amongst the oldest paintings in the region.
The monastery, near the Syrian city of Homs, had been renovated several times in recent years, including by Italian priest Paolo Dall’Oglio who was executed in Raqqa by ISIS forces in July 2013.
ISIS said that it bulldozed the church because it was dedicated to a God other than Allah. [So much, then, for “dhimmi” status and islam being tolerant of Christians and Jews? In truth, this is what has happened everywhere particularly militant islam has gained suzerainty, dating back to the 600s]
The group has routinely kidnapped and executed Christians living in the Middle East as part of its ideological drive to create an Islamist caliphate…….
………ISIS has routinely destroyed and desecrated ancient monuments in lands it has captured in the Middle East.
The Islamist fanatics see many historical sites as blasphemous to their cause.
Earlier this year the extremists blew up the ancient city of Nimrud, in Iraq, whilst they also released a video of fighters smashing ancient statues in Mosul museum.
They are in truth opposed to all civilization, which is why islam, in spite of starting from a relatively high level of development, today features many of the most backwards, deliberately ignorant countries in the world. In order to conduct their sick jihad, they have to import weapons from other less benighted places. Islam has given very, very little to the world and has taken a very great deal. It’s thoroughly un-Christian of me, I guess, but a part of me thinks the only way to deal with these people is like this:
Redwing Tewa 5 MT shot July 20, 1956, designed to be as dirty as possible. Almost all weapons effects from fission, ground burst for maximum fallout. This was probably the dirtiest nuclear test the United States every conducted. “Dirty” means maximum radiological effects.
With islam, it’s always war to the knife and knife to the hilt. It always has been. Either you must destroy them, or they will destroy you. And now our first muslim president and a compliant Senate have seen fit to allow one of the most deranged islamist regimes to be armed with nuclear weapons. I am increasingly convinced there will be another use of nuclear weapons in my lifetime, and that this time, it won’t be in ones or twos. It’s going to be horrific.
Below, what the monastery used to look like, and images of its destruction:
An ancient Roman temple to an admittedly hideous pagan god has reportedly been destroyed in the ruins of the ancient city of Palmyra, one of the best-preserved and most easily accessibly archaeological sites in the world. As they did in the ruins of Nineveh, the murdering child rapists of ISIS are destroying priceless artifacts which are treasures of all mankind:
Islamic State militants on Sunday blew up the temple of Baal Shamin, one of the most important sites in Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra, said Maamoun Abdul Karim, the country’s antiquities chief.
The temple bombing would be the first time the insurgents, who control swathes of Syria and Iraq and captured Palmyra in May, damaged monumental Roman-era ruins.
“We have said repeatedly the next phase would be one of terrorising people and when they have time they will begin destroying temples,” Abdul Karim told Reuters.
“I am seeing Palmyra being destroyed in front of my eyes,” he added. “God help us in the days to come.”
A week ago, the militants beheaded Khaled Asaad, an 82-year-old scholar who worked for more than 50 years as head of antiquities in Palmyra, after detaining and interrogating him for over a month.
Before the city’s capture by Islamic State, Syrian officials said they moved hundreds of ancient statues to safe locations out of concern that the militants would destroy them.
In June, Islamic State blew up two ancient shrines in Palmyra that were not part of its Roman-era structures but which the militants regarded as pagan and sacrilegious.
The militants were also beginning excavation for gold and giving licenses for illicit excavation of the city’s treasures, Abdul Karim added.
The structure below is reputed to be the one that was destroyed. It was a temple to the satanic demon of fertility to which many ancient cultures sacrificed their living babies. The Israeli state was sacked by God for falling into this unimaginable idolatry:
But God has never commanded us to iconoclasm or even effacing the reminders of past satanic worship. In fact, these places can serve a salient function in demonstrating how men have fallen in the past, and how careful we must be to not do similarly. We are only preserved from such folly by cooperation with Grace.
Other threatened structures in Palmyra:
At present, major Christian historical sites like Krak de Chevaliers, a massive Crusader castle occupied by the Knights Hospitaller for 150 years in the 12th and 13th centuries has not fallen under ISIS control, but as the war continues to go badly for the Syrian government and anti-ISIS forces it is possible such structures could be threatened, as well.
Krak de Chevaliers was damaged during fighting in 2013 and 2014. The extent of the damage is unclear. What is clear is that if this priceless site falls into ISIS’ hands the damage will be much more severe. Other great Crusader castles like Margat and Masyaf may be similarly threatened, but ISIS could conceivably give them a pass since they were conquered by islam long ago. One never knows with these guys. They are so crazed and full of blood-lust they are capable of anything at anytime.
Perhaps ISIS is the scourge God is sending to chastise the entire world for its cold-hearted indifference and rank immorality? That, among a few other things, like looming economic implosion and possible societal breakdown.
Enjoy the 21st century!
You know eventually the Senate will be forced to vote again. If what I hear is coming actually does, even the most crazed pro-aborts are going to be forced to turn on this organization, at least as a political expedient if not out of true conviction. We’re still tipping icebergs here.
A new video produces evidence that Banned Parenthood and its partner companies in the baby murder and organ harvesting business routinely eviscerate fully alive babies outside the womb. This is the kind of thing that sent Kermit Gosnell to prison for life:
The video features Holly O’Donnell, a licensed phlebotomist who unsuspectingly took a job as a “procurement technician” at the fetal tissue company and biotech start-up StemExpress in late 2012. That’s the company that acts as a middleman and purchases the body parts of aborted babies from Planned Parenthood to sell to research universities and other places. StemExpress was partnered with Planned Parenthood up until last week, when it quietly announced it ended its relationship with the abortion corporation.
The new video includes O’Donnell’s eyewitness narrative of the daily practice of fetal body parts harvesting in Planned Parenthood abortion clinics. She tells the harrowing story of harvesting an intact brain from a late-term male unborn baby whose heart was still beating after the abortion.
O’Donnell describes the harvesting, or “procurement,” of organs from a nearly intact late-term baby aborted at Planned Parenthood Mar Monte’s Alameda clinic in San Jose, California.
“‘I want to see something kind of cool,’” O’Donnell says her supervisor asked her. “And she just taps the heart, and it starts beating. And I’m sitting here and I’m looking at this fetus, and its heart is beating, and I don’t know what to think.”
The San Jose Planned Parenthood does abortions up to 20 weeks of pregnancy. Referring to the beating heart of the aborted fetus, O’Donnell remarks, “I don’t know if that constitutes it’s technically dead, or it’s alive.”…….. [I pray most fervently for the conversion of your reprobate heart]
……..The group also indicates StemExpress has been cited in published scientific literature as a source of fetal hearts used for Langendorff perfusion, which keeps a heart beating after it is excised from the body. [Would that not be evidence admissible in court? Why has no one filed charges against StemExpress and PP?]
O’Donnell also tells how her StemExpress supervisor instructed her to cut through the face of the fetus in order to get the brain. [With the baby still alive. There is no depth to the horrors to which men will sink when they reject God]
“I can’t even describe what that feels like,” she says.
The video also features recordings of Dr. Ben Van Handel, the Executive Director of Novogenix Laboratories, LLC, and also of Perrin Larton, Procurement Manager of Advanced Bioscience Resources, Inc. (ABR)…….
…..Van Handel admits, “There are times when after the procedure is done that the heart actually is still beating,” and Larton describes abortions she has seen where “the fetus was already in the vaginal canal whenever we put her in the stirrups, it just fell out.” [Well they can’t let all that valuable tissue go to waste just because the baby is alive and breathing! Quick, bring the saw!]
………This newest expose’ video further confirms what Dr. Theresa Deisher, a world-renowned scientist in the field of stem cell research who holds patents after discovering adult stem cells in human hearts, said in a recent interview. Deisher helped the pro-life activists who spent three years recording undercover videos and capturing documents and information showing the Planned Parenthood abortion business selling aborted babies and their body parts.
She says she has reviewed the information the activists collected and she is making a shocking claim that Planned Parenthood may be keeping some babies alive after the abortion procedure in order to better collect their organs for harvesting — such as their hearts.
“Biomedical companies prefer gestational ages of greater than 20 weeks for heart muscle,” she adds. “This is from reading their publications; so, I have always suspected that the babies in some of these cases were alive until their hearts were cut out.” [Just a thought – you see Bill Maher and other deranged atheists proclaim how much “evil” religion has foisted on the world. Give me a break, this latest PP scandal is exactly the kind of evil that godlessness provokes! Only people totally cut off from Grace could descend to this level of macabre evil. You want to see hell on earth, Bill Maher, keep pushing your satanic atheism.]
……The full, unedited videos have confirmed that revelations that some aborted baby remains sold by Planned Parenthood go to biotech companies for the purpose of creating “humanized” mice. Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood has been exposed as having sold body parts from aborted babies for as much as 15 years.
The federal law that technically prohibits the sale of aborted babies and their body parts was written by a pro-abortion Congressman decades ago and essentially spells out a process by which sellers of aborted baby body parts can meet certain criteria that allows the sales to be legal. That’s why a Colorado congressman has introduced legislation to totally ban the sales of aborted baby body parts.
One would hope, at the end of all this scandal and stomach-wrenching heartbreak, that’s the very least that would result. But who knows, it seems only 30% of the American public – almost solely conservatives – have heard of this scandal, so total has been the media embargo on this subject. So it’s very likely nothing will happen to Planned Barrenhood. If so, what a damning indictment of this nation and the depths to which it has sunk, and what a frightening portent for the future.
God will not be mocked forever. At some point, there will be a horrific reckoning for this nation’s descent into the most despicable evil.
This video is pretty rough. Discretion advised.
Religion of pure evil: ISIS believes child rape “prayer to God” August 15, 2015Posted by Tantumblogo in disaster, Ecumenism, episcopate, General Catholic, Holy suffering, horror, martyrdom, persecution, rank stupidity, scandals, self-serving, sexual depravity, shocking, Society, unadulterated evil.
What can you say about a religion that tolerates this? And mind, these ISIS guys, crazed though they are, are not radically misinterpreting islam. They can find sura and hadith to support, at least somewhat, their depraved, murderous behavior. ISIS is attracting scum from all around the world. Being able to commit crimes like this with a “clear conscience” is not a small part of their attraction. All part and parcel of a religion founded by a fallen man who worked no miracles but himself raped plenty of children.
“He told me that according to Islam he is allowed to rape an unbeliever. He said that by raping me, he is drawing closer to God. … He said that raping me is his prayer to God.”
These extraordinary statements come from girls who were kept as sex slaves by jihadis of the Islamic State, as reported in a lengthy and revealing New York Times piece that was published Thursday.
Not only does the piece illustrate the horrifying ordeal that Yazidi and other non-Muslim [NO! Christian, CATHOLIC Christian women, too!] women endure at the hands of the Islamic State when they are forced into sexual slavery, but — most surprisingly — the article explains in detail how these monsters believe they are pleasing their bloodthirsty god by destroying these girls.
Reported the Times’ Rukmini Callimachi:
In the moments before he raped the 12-year-old girl, the Islamic State fighter took the time to explain that what he was about to do was not a sin. Because the preteen girl practiced a religion other than Islam, the Quran not only gave him the right to rape her — it condoned and encouraged it, he insisted.
Both before and after he raped her, he prostrated himself in Islamic prayer:
“He told me,” the girl recounted, “that according to Islam he is allowed to rape an unbeliever. He said that by raping me, he is drawing closer to God.”
This was no isolated incident. A fifteen-year-old girl who had been forced into sex slavery recalled:
“He kept telling me this is ibadah” – that is, worship of Allah. “He said that raping me is his prayer to God. I said to him, ‘What you’re doing to me is wrong, and it will not bring you closer to God.’ And he said, ‘No, it’s allowed. It’s halal.’” [Islam is alone among the major religions in positively enshrining vice and cruel treatment of others as acceptable, even “good” behavior. Buddhism and Hinduism also have some highly problematic beliefs and tend to look the other way at certain sins (such as sodomy among Buddhist monks), but islam is alone in encouraging raping and pillaging with abandon as a moral “good.” To islam, anyone not of their false “ummah” is basically not human. What a despicable religion]
All this is reminiscent of Hamas’ statement:
“Killing Jews is worship that draws us closer to God.”
What kind of god is this? [It’s not god. It’s a satanic man-made religion, one that is very nearly the perfect inverse of Christianity. Where Christianity counsels peace, islam counsels death and destruction. Where Christianity points to reason, islam destroys it. There are some redeeming qualities in islam, but not nearly enough to counteract the diabolical ones].
What kind of moral blindness has overtaken non-Muslim leaders? They sit and drink tea and “dialogue” with Muslim clerics while being careful to avoid mention of anything like this — if they’re even aware of it at all — much less ask them what they’re doing to combat within Muslim communities the theological basis for sex slavery. [I’ll go one more. What kind of reprobate sense has infected the vast majority of Church leaders who are only too eager to bow down to islam and pretend along with everyone else that islam is the “religion of peace. The Catholic Church, after 1400 years of horrible, murderous persecution at the hands of islam, ought to know better. False tolerance for the false religion of islam is one of the leading indicators to me that cause me to think most of these men belong to a radically different religion.]
It must be faced: in Islamic texts and teachings, such a theological basis manifestly exists.
The Times quotes Kecia Ali, an academic Islamic apologist at Boston University:
In the milieu in which the Quran arose, there was a widespread practice of men having sexual relationships with unfree women. [Maybe in backwards Arabia, but not in Christendom, at least certainly not as a policy of religion/government. This is a dodging response from a muslim]
…..However — and surprisingly, considering the track record — the Times had the integrity to cite Cole Bunzel of Princeton University. The article noted that Bunzel points out:
[There are] numerous references to the phrase “Those your right hand possesses” in the Quran, which for centuries has been interpreted to mean female slaves. He also points to the corpus of Islamic jurisprudence, which continues into the modern era and which he says includes detailed rules for the treatment of slaves. [Absolutely it does. Thus the “hadiths” I mentioned above]
If this behavior is so outside accepted Islamic practice, at least among the hardcore, where is the reaction? Where are the mass protests? Where is the scandal? When the Church was rocked by the priest boy-rape scandal, it scandalized millions and generated massive outrage. But with this there is nary a peep. The absence of response from ostensibly “moderate” muslims is a huge sign, is it not? This is a religion that cannot even begin to reform itself, because virtually no one in this satanic faith believe they need to, in spite of the mammoth evidence of the abject failure of this religon to bring good to souls in almost every measurable respect.
PS: An American aid worker held hostage by ISIS was repeatedly raped before dying, by the very founder of ISIS. Then the SOBs had the gall to send pictures of her dead body to her family.
All the gods of the gentiles are devils said King David and St. Paul. And yet the reigning pontiff has said muslims do not need to convert! What else do we need to know? Who could be so blind as to make a statement like that? What kind of leader of any religion that truly cares for that religion and the good of souls would make such a statement?
Sorry, I’ll get carried away in a hurry. There, I made up for earlier.
Jeb Bush oversaw donations of tens of millions to Planned Butcherhood while director of philanthropy August 5, 2015Posted by Tantumblogo in Abortion, Basics, contraception, disaster, episcopate, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, It's all about the $$$, paganism, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil.
As if I needed another reason to never, ever vote for a Bush again. Won’t these people just please go away and stop afflicting us with their eastern establishment RINO liberal horse hockey?
Until the eve of his presidential campaign, Jeb Bush was director of a philanthropy that gave tens of millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood and financed its advocacy of “unrestricted access to abortion” around the world. The charity also approved money to global abortion providers while he sat on its board.
In 2010, Jeb was named one of the founding directors of the Bloomberg Family Foundation, established as a tax-exempt foundation to advance the vision of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He resigned from the board at the end of 2014 to prepare his presidential campaign.
While a Bush spokesman has responded to concerns by saying that Bush would not have voted on every initiative of the foundation, a pro-life leader told LifeSiteNews it “stretches credibility” that Bush was unaware of the foundation’s pro-abortion work, given the centrality of such work to the foundation’s mission, and its scope. [It’s complete and utter garbage that he was ignorant of this. Whether Jeb Bush is pro-life is open to debate (I doubt he is pro-life as you or I would consider it, he is probably pro-life when it is politically expedient to be so). What is not open to debate is that Bloomberg is as radical a partisan of the sexular pagan agenda as one can find. Few have done more to advocate for evils like abortion, pseudo-sodo-marriage, and other perversions as he has. Bush knew this and chose to work for his organization, anyways, citing the other good it does. This only confirms the horrible formation and moral degeneracy of so many Catholics (that our bishops have allowed and even encouraged), that Bush is ignorant of the fundamental moral law, we cannot cooperate with evil that good may come of it]
LifeSiteNews reached out to Bush for comment, but did not hear back by press time.
$50 million to ‘reproductive health’ and Planned Parenthood
In March of 2014, the Bloomberg Philanthropies announced a $50 millionundertaking to expand “reproductive health,” including lobbying foreign nations to loosen restrictions on abortion.
Bloomberg announced a major partnership with Planned Parenthood-Global to train and equip abortion activists in pro-life countries. [This is so evil. It’s not just giving money to Planned Barrenhood, it’s trying to force countries to make baby-killing legal.]
There is a lot more. This is a really evil initiative by Bloomberg. Given the source, I’m not surprised he is pushing it, at all. I’m also not surprised that Bush would cooperate with it. They’re all squishes. Michael Bloomberg is a very wealthy man and could contribute many millions to a presidential campaign. So if that requires spreading abortion to reluctant countries and the deaths of millions of babies……not a tough call for Jeb, apparently.
If it came down to a choice between Hillary or Jeb, I’d stay home or write in someone.
When will our bishops start enforcing a tiny bit of Doctrine? This is solid evidence of direct cooperation in grave sin, the promotion of baby-murder. What will they not tolerate? Oh, right……..
Fifth undercover video: Planned Barrenhood Houston admits selling fully intact murdered babies – UPDATED August 4, 2015Posted by Tantumblogo in Abortion, contraception, disaster, disconcerting, General Catholic, horror, paganism, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil.
The hammers continue to drop. This slow drip release of increasingly damning videos is just obliterating Planned Barrenhood’s already shattered credibility. Anything they attempt to say in way of defense or explanation may well be exploded in a future video release. No wonder they’ve resorted to lawfare try to enlist the power of the leviathan state in blocking further releases.
In the latest video, Melissa Farrell, research director for Houston area Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast admits to selling fully intact aborted babies, which strongly implies delivering babies intact and then allowing them to die of neglect (or other, even more foul means):
The pro-life advocates behind the four shocking videos exposing Planned Parenthood selling the body parts of aborted babies for research have released a 5th video today that catches a Planned Parenthood official discussing how the abortion business sells “fully intact” aborted babies.
The video, which follows Senate Democrats defeating a bill to de-fund Planned Parenthood, makes it appear the Planned Parenthood abortion business may be selling the “fully intact” bodies of unborn babies purposefully born alive and left to die.
Planned Parenthood could be breaking the federal law known as the Born Alive Infants Protection Act that requires abortion clinics, hospitals and other places that do abortions to provide appropriate medical care for a baby born alive after a failed abortion or purposefully birthed to “let die.” That would be one of the potential ways Planned Parenthood could produce a “fully intact” baby to sell to StemExpress for research. Most “crunchy” abortion methods would do damage to the baby’s body.
The fifth undercover video in the controversy over Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted baby parts shows the Director of Research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Melissa Farrell, advertising the Texas Planned Parenthood branch’s track record of fetal tissue sales, including its ability to deliver fully intact aborted babies……..
……….The investigators ask Farrell how she will frame a contract in which they pay a higher price for higher quality fetal body parts, and she replies, “We can work it out in the context of–obviously, the procedure itself is more complicated,” suggesting that “without having you cover the procedural cost” and paying for the abortion, the higher specimen price could be framed as “additional time, cost, administrative burden.”
Farrell finally summarizes her affiliate’s approach to fetal tissue payments: “If we alter our process, and we are able to obtain intact fetal cadavers, we can make it part of the budget that any dissections are this, and splitting the specimens into different shipments is this. It’s all just a matter of line items.”…… [I wonder, do you think this poor creature would use such cold and calculating terms if she were discussing, say, parts removed from murdered puppies? That’s the thing about WASPs……they love animals, but they can’t stand people]
…….Farrell also indicates to the investigators over lunch that the specimen sales from her department contribute significantly to Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast’s overall finances: “I think everyone realizes, especially because my department contributes so much to the bottom line of our organization here, you know we’re one of the largest affiliates, our Research Department is the largest in the United States. Larger than any the other affiliates’ combined.”
And that same Planned Barrenhood Gulf Coast is currently in federal court fending off charges of millions of dollars in Medicaid fraud. Why anyone would think an organization whose sole purpose is the murder and sale of human beings for profit would have moral compunctions regarding theft, enabling child rape, or any other evil is beyond me.
Now for the video. I must warn this is perhaps the most explicit yet in terms of horrors to be seen. It explicitly shows an aborted 20 week twin being torn apart for its valuable organs. I have twins that were born at 34 weeks. 14 weeks……..life or death……..heaven or hell. Someone made the wrong choice. And I think how my wife and I are praying and struggling to bring one more life into the world!:
If you watch the discussion around the 5 minute mark (starting maybe 4:45) you can see one of the investigators allude to the fact that they are giving valuable remuneration for these baby parts, which is illegal per federal law. This part of the discussion basically involves yet another Planned Butcherhood official – for the 4th, 5th time – stating that they can simply create false costs and pretended expenses to cover the large amount of income they will receive for murdering babies for their body parts. The whole conversation was about saying “we sell baby parts for profit” without saying it. She admits at a luncheon that her job is to create new revenue streams. What other streams could there be from the murder of perfectly innocent children? I bet Abby Johnson underestimated how much this Houston PB makes off the sale of murdered babies.
What do you think of this campaign by Center for Medical Progress? Will it be successful in converting people away from their support for abortion? Will it result in Banned Parenthood being defunded at the federal level? What of the states, will PP be hounded out of the more conservative states by constant litigation and investigations? Or with Obama in office will all this effort just get flushed down the memory hole?
We’ve seen so many exposes, so many revelations, and yet this evil organization remains in operation. Have we reached the point where a large enough majority of Americans can simply no longer be reached by appeals to decency and morality to effect any real change? Put another way: have Americans, by and large, become so addicted to all manner of hedonism, fornication, and adultery that they will never allow abortion – the backstop to it all – to be completely taken away from them? Might it become a regional phenomenon, where abortion remains legal in 30 states but is unobtainable in 20?
It is an incredible indictment of this nation that after the very first, shocking exposes of Planned Barrenhood it was not sued and legislated out of existence.
Speaking of indictments, that Obama-loving judge in Sodom by the Bay just extended his emergency restraining order against Center for Medical Progress from releasing video footage taken at the National Abortion Federation (NAF) convention from being released until at least the end of August, when a full hearing on the matter will be held. NAF is arguing that if the footage is released, they fear “its members that they would suffer harassment, intimidation and even violence……..” which begs the question……..just how damning is the footage?
Further, it has been revealed that the NAF requires all participants to sign non-disclosure agreements in order to even attend their convention, which seems to point to a very strong motivation to hide what is discussed therein.
I’m sure there will be even more explosive revelations to come. Right now, it appears Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast lied in testimony given to Louisiana state investigators, claiming they never, ever sell butchered baby parts.
UPDATE: The Repubniks were unable to pass a bill defunding Planned Barrenhood last night. The broken Senate, where nothing can happen without a supermajority of 60 votes, failed to pass the defunding effort in spite of a vote in favor of 53-46. Mitch McConnell refuses to use the same “nuclear option” (advancing legislation based on a simple majority of 51 rather than a supermajority of 60) that Harry Reid used with abandon.
Sure, the Repubniks are better than demonrats…….just not better enough to ever make even the slightest difference. With historic majorities in both houses they still cannot block even the most atrocious evil imaginable.