Showing posts with label religion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label religion. Show all posts

Friday, January 21, 2022

MARCH FOR LIFE: HALF A MILLION KICKING OFF 2022 RALLY

The March for Life is an annual rally and march protesting both the practice and legality of abortion, held in Washington, D.C. on or around the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, a decision issued in 1973 by the United States Supreme Court legalizing abortion nationwide. This year the Justices are expected to reconsider their 1973 decision kicking abortion legislation back to the States. 


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Over half a million protesters are kicking off the 2022 March for Life from the National Mall to Capitol Hill. The march's stated mission is to end abortion by uniting, educating, and mobilizing pro-life people in the public square. The March is organized by the March for Life Education and Defense Fund.

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

INTELLIGENT DESIGN: THE FINE-TUNED UNIVERSE

Darwin is the supreme god in the pantheon of a plethora of secular pseudo religions, of which Marxism and New Atheism are the most influential branches. Given their importance it is no wonder rationalists treat Darwin's theories as dogma. Regrettably this approach flies in the face of the Scientific Principle. Science does not provide absolute proof, by definition! Truth seekers have long started looking beyond the dogma of Darwinism for the origin of the Universe and the Theory of Everything.



Dec. 15, 2021 Dinesh D'Souza talks to Eric Metaxas.

UPDATE: In the video Dinesh D'Souza is talking to Eric Metaxas, author of the national bestseller "Is Atheism Dead" about the fine-tuning of the universe. The Discovery Institute has compiled a list of examples. While the going narrative runs as follows: Planet Earth is common as muck; therefore it stands to reason we are not alone. Except that it's still awfully quiet at SETI's. The contrary seems to be the case: the universe is so minutely fine-tuned that the odds of finding life elsewhere has come down considerably. 

Sunday, December 26, 2021

CHURCH AT WAR: ANTI-POPE AIMING FOR A SCHISM

The spiritual front in the Culture War is taking place where you would expect it: in the Church. One historical perspective holds that the Western Roman Church was doomed from the Great Schism of 1054 onwards. Protestantism eventually put paid to the entire Christian project in the West. But today, with postmodern wokeness at the point of delivering the coup de grace, there is considerable blow back. 


Dec. 21, 2021 War Room Pandemic: The Pope’s Spiritual Abuse Continues.

UPDATE: The psychology of the culture war within the Churches matches the culture wars outside it: the Catholic masses are deeply asleep to the precariousness of the situation with a usurper Pope who might just as well be called the anti Pope for his betrayal of the Catholic flock to his ideologically driven, Marxist agenda. In the video Sammons and Harnwell are driving the point home on the War Room just before Christmas. The fact the the Philosopher-Pope, Benedict XVI was driven out by the renegate faction long before his time, should have woken up the Catholic masses and smell the coffee. 

Friday, November 26, 2021

FROM THE ASHES OF POSTMODERNISM, COSMIC CHRISTIANITY (UPDATED)

The tide is turning for Christianity. This is not unexpected. Leonard Peikoff posited as much in his DIM Hypothesis; or he expected at least some return to M1 or M2 Mysticism (chart) (background). And mystic it is! In its slide towards relativism, Protestantism seems to have run its course toward Nihilism. A renewed and rejuvenated mystic Christianity would take the shape of pre Vatican II Catholicism or a return altogether to the source, as preserved over two millennia in the various strands of Eastern Orthodoxy.


Nov. 24, 2021 The Symbolic World: A Return to Cosmic Christianity with Bishop Barron.

Bishop Barron thanks Postmodernism and the New Atheists for the opportunity they offered to Christianity to liberate and rejuvenate itself. He brings up two figures in his comments upon whom we often draw in these pages. He brings to mind the Philosopher-Pope, Joseph Ratzinger (Benedict XVI) whose book "Without Roots", a critique of Relativism and Positivism acted as a midwife to present blog. Barron also brings up the horrible influence the Pietist philosopher Emmanuel Kant had on Modern thinking, which is the reason why -- unlike Barron -- Prof. Stephen Hicks categorizes Kant as a handmaiden of Postmodernism. More in "Countering Kant". 

Thursday, November 11, 2021

QUEST FOR MODERN ISLAM: JORDAN PETERSON AND MUSTAFA AKYOL ON ISLAM, CHRIST AND LIBERTY

Islam apologists have long pointed to a moderate Islam. The fiercest critics of Islam are holding on the other hand that Islam is Islam. But if Jews and Christians can reform, so can Muslims. Indeed you can't change an ideology, but you can change the mindset of the people and the culture. Key is the long and hard process of individualization and dropping the totalitarian aspects that have long bedeviled Mohammedanism.



Nov. 8, 2021 Jordan Peterson talks to Mustafa Akyol about Islam, Christ, and Liberty.

UPDATE: Mustafa Akyol and Jordan Peterson discuss Muslim history and tradition. They touch on subjects like Jesus Christ from a Christian and Muslim perspective, the Virgin Mary's role in the Koran, separation of Church and State as an ideology, the dangers of literalism when facing religious texts, and much more.

Monday, July 26, 2021

ARISTOTLE VS PLATO: EASTERN VERSUS WESTERN THOUGHT

Western culture did not grow out of nothing. It grew out of post Schismatic Roman Catholicism, its rejection by the Protestants, followed by the Enlightenment. Which in turn was founded on the synthesis of Old Testament Judaism, Greek philosophy and Roman law. 



Jan. 27, 2021 Orthodox iconographer Jonathan Pageau talks to Fr. John Strickland about the history of the West in view of the East.

UPDATE: Our own quest is rooted in the question what went wrong in Western culture that it could bring about the insanity and destruction of Postmodernism (pomo)? Pageau and Strickland both feel there is something momentous in Charlemagne, who basically highjacked the early Roman Catholic Church to enable him to establish the Holy Roman Empire with himself at the head as Emperor. In fact there was nothing holy or even Roman about this Germanic Frankish Empire.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

The Counter Enlightenment: Secular Law, Common Culture and Personal Liberty (6)

Since the time of Alexander the Great, rulers have struggled to deal with the distinct authorities that are guiding the actions of man: Secular and Sacred Authority. Alexander and the Romans after him solved the matter by uniting both authorities in the person of the Emperor. In the modern philosophy of Liberty the law or a democratic majority can't be allowed to trespass on the realm of individual Morality.













The concept of a Right pertains only to action—specifically, to freedom of action. It means freedom from physical compulsion, coercion or interference by other men. Thus, for every individual, a right is the moral sanction of a positive—of his freedom to act on his own judgment, for his own goals, by his own voluntary, uncoerced choice. (Ayn Rand Lexicon)

Secular versus sacred authority: introduction

Historically the distinction between Secular Authority and Sacred Authority largely followed the separation of Church and State, but the distinct 'authorities' that guide our actions are much more than that. It is very important to know the history that led to this separation, so that we can determine which aspects are controlled by Secular law (and by extension, by democratic principles), what part of our lives is ruled by culture and tradition (here referred to as 'Ethos') and what part is exclusively our private consideration (here referred to as Morality).

Saturday, June 1, 2019

WHY MUSLIMS ARE PRIORITIZED OVER CHRISTIAN REFUGEES

Unbelievers are being oppressed all over the Middle East, specifically in countries destabilized in 'Arab Spring' type revolutions and in the territory under the control of the Islamic State. No one in the West is lifting a finger to prevent these genocides.

UPDATE: They are from some of the oldest Christian communities in the world, from lands where Abraham, Sarah, Isaac and Rebekah walked, and where Jonah called the people of Ninevah to repentance. But today these Christians have been targeted for death, sexual slavery, displacement, cultural eradication and forced conversion by ISIS. The U.S. government’s response has been woefully inadequate — neither helping them defend themselves and stay, nor providing them asylum to leave. And now, to add insult to injury, they are casualties of the agencies contracted to resettle refugees in America. (...) The blame is not just with the United Nations and the Obama administration. U.S. organizations who resettle refuges are also to blame. This includes Christian groups that resist any focus on Christian victims of ISIS, and oppose actions by Congress to welcome not just economic migrants but also Christians and other religious minorities victimized by ISIS. (..) (Source)


Sunday, May 8, 2016

THE CRUZ SCHEME TO "TAKE OVER SOCIETY"

Ted Cruz has not come to bring the originalist approach to the United States Constitution. His views on Liberty are not based on the principles of the Founding Fathers and the Enlightenment philosophers, but rather on a Christian heretic cult. He has a lot of his followers fooled, not least evangelicals and Tea Party Libertarians. 

UPDATE: We have previously outlined the approach the Karl Rove/Lee Atwater GOPe types will use to take down Ted Cruz. –HERE– Democrats would also use a similar approach if they ever had the need. Senator Cruz personifies their ideal opponent. Most of Ted Cruz supporters are severely religious, and/or they are part of the financial enterprises surrounding religion. As a direct consequence both elements are intensely committed to avoid vetting him. This head-in-sand approach presents a serious issue – when they don’t confront the problems they’re set up for catastrophic failure. The approach of “proselytizing as an electoral strategy” will bring money from intensely religious followers – but it can never win a broad based election. The following article from 2013 highlights how the GOPe will bring down Cruz as soon as his usefulness is expired. [2013 – TEXAS] In a sermon last year at an Irving, Texas, megachurch that helped elect Ted Cruz to the United States Senate, Cruz’ father Rafael Cruz indicated that his son was among the evangelical Christians who are anointed as “kings” to take control of all sectors of society, an agenda commonly referred to as the “Seven Mountains” mandate, and “bring the spoils of war to the priests”, thus helping to bring about a prophesied “great transfer of wealth”, from the “wicked” to righteous gentile believers. (More)


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

GERMAN MUSLIMS: SUBMIT TO SHARIA OR ELSE..

Western Enlightenment civilization is in crisis. Our values are under relentless assault by moral and cultural relativists. Political leaders have become demoralized and have lost the will to fight: they are abdicating their duty. Does Liberty stand a fighting chance of survival? 

Between aggressive Muslims, postmodern lamebrain idiots and a demoralized leadership, what chance of survival do we have? Ten years ago there was still time for the long haul. Efforts to change the mentality of our culture have not been entirely useless, but it is a slow, generational process. Time is running out. Any black swan event could trigger a cascade of fundamental change for the worse. Geopolitically a lot depends on the US Presidential elections later this year to replace the most transformative President for the worse in modern history .

Sunday, January 10, 2016

SEX MOB ATTACKS: THE ELITE'S MORAL COLLAPSE

The New Year's Eve's sex mob attacks in Germany and elsewhere in Europe mark the grandiose collapse of the morally superior ruling elites. The fundamental, universal right of women to their personal integrity has been betrayed in favor of base, religiously inspired oppression we thought belonged to the past.

No2EU caught the problem succinctly and in it basic essence. Both the Left and the Right, united in the ruling elites have betrayed the fundamental rights of Western peoples. They have been betrayed by the Left, when they tore up the social contract with the middle classes, women and gays. They have been betrayed by the Right, when they abandoned the principle of Liberty: individual rights and freedom. There are a few explanations on offer for this moral dereliction. Two are psychological, another is political. But the ultimate cause is, that it's rooted in our own ideology. Mistakes that are woven into the fabric, become apparent only in the threadbare state of a philosophy that has outlived its moral usefulness.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

(VIDEO) ISLAMIC STATE SMASHING 3,000 YEAR OLD ASSYRIAN ARTEFACTS

In the last few days reports keep coming in of hundreds of Assyrian Christians abducted from their villages. (Source) In the margins of that terrible news cultural cleansing is taking place at unprecedented pace, part of the official definition of genocide. 



Feb 27, 2015 CBS: ISIS terrorists take the hatchet to priceless 3,000 year old Assyrian artifacts in Nineveh Museum, Mosul. H/t @Kromst

The Islamic State released a video on Thursday showing militants using sledgehammers to smash ancient artifacts in Mosul. There is no place in the reborn world for three thousand year old 'idolatry'. These aren't 'idols' as such, but that Biblical commandment is just an excuse anyway. The psycho-epistemology that moves these primitives is plain. These Utopians want to rid their post revolutionary world of all impure thoughts. They mean to destroy ideas, which is why they destroyed the people first. Taking the hatchet to the symbols of their past is just the final nail in the coffin. 

Saturday, January 10, 2015

#CHARLIEHEBDO REPORTS ON JANUARY 7, 8, 9, 10, 2015

Terror at the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. Two brothers, Said and Cherif Kouachi now killed, 26 yod hostage freed from a print shop near Charles de Gaulle airport. At a Jewish grocery in the east of Paris, 4 hostages as well as terrorist Amedy Coulibaly have been killed. Some confusion over the whereabouts of Hayat Boumediene.




Depiction of the West committing suicide because it has a blindspot for the enemy, who it thinks of as an equal. 


THE LEFT ARE ON THE JOB FIGHTING THE ENEMY

The lunatics are running the asylum. Truly. The Left are totally obsessed with a bunch of NIMBY petty bourgeois in Germany and an admittedly more formidable anti EU and anti Islam movement in France. So much so, they have become blind to the true enemy of our Enlightenment civilization who are killing people by the thousands! But that's OK, because they are a minority and "not us". We live in truly remarkable times.


TURKEY'S AK PARTY: "CHARLIE HEBDO KILLERS ARE MARTYRS"

Muslim Brother Erdogan is completely out of control, but the "international community" is looking the other way. Because it is "unthinkable" the civilized world would ever let go of its bridgehead into Asia, Turkey. Here's what our correspondent just brought to our attention. As we said earlier, the stench of hypocrisy is almost unbearable.



#CHARLIEHEBDO INSPIRES FEMEN STYLE KORAN BURNING

Posted on Live Leak yesterday in France. Given the time and place it is probably inspired by the cluster of terrorism in the country: a FEMEN style Koran burning! Go Girls! The posting on YouTube has been removed for "fraud and copyright" related issues (or something).



A French speaking women burns the Quran in Femen style. Wait for the topless part or skip to minute 02:08.



THE STENCH OF HYPOCRISY IS THICK IN THE AIR

The world is wallowing in hypocrisy. The stench is overwhelming. And it is going to be worse tomorrow! A few people close to Charlie Hebdo can't take it any more. Among them, a Dutch cartoonist working for CH who hates editorial meetings, and Jeannette Bougrab the wife of Charlie Hebdo’s editor-in-chief Stéphane 'Charb' Charbonnier. Bougrab, a junior minister in the previous government and a member of the center-right UMP party, said she was speaking as "a French woman of Arab origin" when she said there was no such thing as moderate Islam.
"The same people who are now yelling "Je Suis Charlie" called my husband an Islamophobe and a racist only a few weeks back!"
A prominent Dutch cartoonist at Charlie Hebdo heaped scorn on the French satirical weekly’s “new friends” since the massacre at its Paris offices on Wednesday. “We have a lot of new friends, like the pope, Queen Elizabeth and (Russian President Vladimir) Putin. It really makes me laugh,” Bernard Holtrop, whose pen name is Willem, told the Dutch centre-left daily Volkskrant in an interview published today. France’s far-right National Front leader “Marine Le Pen is delighted when the Islamists start shooting all over the place,” said Willem, 73, a long-time Paris resident who also draws for the French leftist daily Liberation. He added: “We vomit on all these people who suddenly say they are our friends.” (Source)




BOMB SCARES IN AT LEAST 3 PARIS CINEMAS




..THEY DON'T REALLY MEAN IT!

Islamist supporters tweeting support for missing terrorist Hayat Boumeddiene and the Charlie Hebdo killers. H/t @GatewayPundit



KOUACHI RELEASED FROM DEATH ROW IN IRAQ





THE STATE OF TERROR

A look at the present terror situation at this stage of development.



Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch talks to Sean Hannity.




ASTERIX SUPPORTS #CHARLIEHEBDO






#CHARLIEHEBDO HIJACKED BY THE LEFT

To the Left everything is politics! They are hijacking #CharlieHebdo and turn it into a crusade against the Right wing party, Front National who currently represent some 30% of the vote. That's the Leftist approach to democracy and 'unity' for you. But of course FN are fascist racist haters, so that's OK. One particularly vicious message is a plea to Muslims not to engage in any more terror attacks, because this "might bring the Right to power". Muslims are also doing their part to whip up the hatred, mostly their own.

A minute of silence in the schools. Many Muslim children refuse to participate.


Jan. 9, 2015




Jihad is war, not crime


The situation in Paris shows the futility of "curing" Islamic terrorists with prison sentences. Jihadism isn't crime, it's war. It proves how right the Bush administration was to just remove terrorists from the battle field, interning them in Guantanamo Bay. Enemy combatants must be removed from the battle field. So you don't jail them for 2 years, then release them on to the public, as was clearly the case with one of the Kouachi brothers. The brothers have been on the radar of the authorities for years! This is taking unnecessary risks. This is not unethical. POW are taken in every war, for the duration of the war! It's unethical to take unnecessary risks with the lives of innocent civilians if it is your duty to protect them.