Sunday, August 19, 2018

I'm Not Confessing Your Sins

... and you shouldn't have to do penance for mine.

A theme among Catholic priests on Twitter is how they're working to atone for the sins of their orders. I want to grab them by the lapels and shake them. I don't want them beating themselves up over sins they didn't commit, I want them taking pigs like Cardinal Wuerrl out into the alley behind the church and beating the tar out of them. We need warriors, not wimps.

Bishop Morlino of the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin nails it in this letter to the faithful.
Faced with stories of the depravity of sinners within the Church, I have been tempted to despair. And why? The reality of sin – even sin in the Church – is nothing new. We are a Church made of sinners, but we are sinners called to sanctity. So what is new? What is new is the seeming acceptance of sin by some in the Church, and the apparent efforts to cover over sin by them and others. Unless and until we take seriously our call to sanctity, we, as an institution and as individuals, will continue to suffer the “wages of sin.”

For too long we have diminished the reality of sin – we have refused to call a sin a sin – and we have excused sin in the name of a mistaken notion of mercy. In our efforts to be open to the world we have become all too willing to abandon the Way, the Truth, and the Life. In order to avoid causing offense we offer to ourselves and to others niceties and human consolation.
Amen, Bishop.  "(W)e have excused sin in the name of a mistaken notion of mercy" is exactly right.

See also: postmodernism, denying objective morality via.

So get over it, guys. Show some anger. As long as the sermons about this horror are muted, sad and wimpy, you're not going to convince us that there's a chance of stopping it. It's only going to end when the actual villains get expelled, tried, convicted, thrown into prison and we all see it.

There will be plenty of time for our mercy and their atonement while serving out their sentences.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

The Elites Think We're Ignorant Swine

The Lavender Mafia in the Catholic Church smashing things to bits with their inerrant stupidity is just another case of the "elites" showing that they're idiots while looking down on the rest of us. Here are a few very recent examples of this.

Some of your employees are raping other employees and some of your customers as well? A common person would think those employees need to be fired and prosecuted. The elites (bishops) smiled and patted our heads and told us we just didn't understand.

Our Secretary of State did all of her business from her own email server in a closet somewhere? A common person would think she should be fired and prosecuted. The elites (FBI) smiled and patted our heads and told us we just didn't understand.

The NYT hired a raving, anti-white bigot to be on their editorial staff? A common person would think that it was a bad idea to hate the largest demographic group among your potential customers. The elites (NYT) smiled and patted our heads and told us we just didn't understand.

I could go on and on, but the Newcastle United game's second half just started.

This is how the "elites" see us.
Update: Ugh, what a horrible game.

Here's another example. A Yale professor, the very apex of "elite," wrote a zillion-word essay on why people ought to be allowed (with special exceptions!) to pick their own Halloween costumes, as if they needed to instruct us peasants. A normal person would say, "It's Halloween, we wear what we want. Get over it, Poindexter."

Friday, August 17, 2018

Catholic Arguments Against A Celibate Priesthood

What if the gay, rapist priests in the Church were intensely sexually frustrated men being asked to do what is impossible for all but a few? What if we've been trying to square the circle all this time and now it's really coming back to bite us?

I've come to the conclusion that a celibate priesthood has been a mistake from the beginning. It deprives us of a more masculine cadre of priests. It also pushes otherwise holy and devout men away from the priesthood.

Let's look at some Catholic arguments against it.

First, St. Peter, aka Simon Peter, the rock on which Jesus built his church, the first pope, was married. From Luke 4:38 we have this.
After he left the synagogue, he entered the house of Simon. Simon’s mother-in-law was afflicted with a severe fever, and they interceded with him about her. He stood over her, rebuked the fever, and it left her. She got up immediately and waited on them.
Second, we have Paul's first letter to the Corinthians, Chapter 7.
A wife does not have authority over her own body, but rather her husband, and similarly a husband does not have authority over his own body, but rather his wife. Do not deprive each other, except perhaps by mutual consent for a time, to be free for prayer, but then return to one another, so that Satan may not tempt you through your lack of self-control.
Then we have the Catechism. From the guidance of Church Father St. Thomas Aquinas, it teaches us that when established science and theology conflict, theology must be re-examined because God does not make contradictions. I think we know a wee bit more about sexual biochemistry now than we did before.

We have St. Augustine's teachings about sex as well. He claimed that unlike other actions of our bodies, sexual desire was something outside of our wills. I can't find a Scratching Post-safe excerpt to quote here, so you'll just have to find it yourself.

Finally, there is 5 Things Women Need To Know About Men, written by Dr. Allen Hunt, published by that most Catholic of all American Catholic groups, Dynamic Catholic. Number 3 on his list is a physical relationship which he says is a need, not a want.

So there are some Catholic arguments against celibacy. Now how about a pro football argument?

The Lavender Mafia of Catholic prelates have managed to lose Ireland, thanks to their own hideous sexcapades. Ireland! How do Catholics manage to lose cultural dominance in Ireland of all places? That's like getting obliterated in a football game by a close rival. After that happens, some serious, fundamental questions need to be asked and answered.

We're not there yet, I guess. Maybe we need to experience a few more thrashings.


Note: The Bears coaching staff that oversaw this slaughter is no longer with the team.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

The Elites (Bishops) Vs. The Normals (Laity)

So the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report on the Catholic sex scandal was released and it's mind-blowing. To put it broadly, Catholic priests, bishops and cardinals ran a homosexual, pedophile sex ring. Not all priests mind you, in fact, a small minority. However, it looks to me like the entire hierarchy was in on the act, if only the cover-up. The Lavender Mafia ran amok. I have a couple of developing thoughts on this, but for now, I want to look at one, weird angle.

What if this is a manifestation of Charles Murray's Coming Apart hypothesis - it's part of the division between the elites and the normals?

The bishops didn't see us as equals. We were peasants. If our little boys were raped by crazed, gay priests, well, the priests deserved mercy and we deserved ... maybe a payoff. We were never their equals.

Now dig an excerpt from this essay on the press penning a team editorial against President Trump.
Had those elites of both parties paid genuine attention to flyover country’s concerns, frustrations and fears, as silly and stupid as they seem to disconnected Beltway know-it-all’s, they would not be in today’s baffling, powerless position.
Let's translate that into the case of the Catholic bishops' suicide cult.
Had the bishops paid genuine attention to the laity's concerns, frustrations and fears, as silly and stupid as they seem to disconnected Catholic prelates, they would not be in today’s baffling, powerless position.
Oh yeah, these guys cared about us.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Maybe The Villains Got A Spanking

So open-minded and open-bordered Sweden has experienced another round of, err, youths setting fire to cars.
A gang of masked “youths” rampaged through Sweden’s second-largest city Monday night, setting cars ablaze in an attack described as “extremely organised” and like a military operation by the Prime Minister.
Don't worry, though, the authorities are on top of the situation.
Police chose not to arrest the “young people” at the scene and have since contacted their parents, reports state.
Dig this video of one of the Volvo-torching sessions.


Do you see any cops? I don't. All I see are masked individuals running off before they get caught. If this makes you ask some simple questions, don't feel like you're alone. I asked them, too. One in particular.

How did they know who their parents were?

Does it seem to you like the whole progressive, multi-culti thing is falling apart and now they're just flat-out lying to us about what is happening?

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Bicycling?

You've got to be kidding me.

I'm on the East Coast today, hobnobbing and galavanting as is my wont from time to time. Last night, I landed in DC, rented a car and drove off. Gina Patrina*, my GPS system, guided me off to my hotel after a few stops for supplies.

Well, she sort of guided me.

Gina took my on the weirdest, most roundabout way I'd ever seen. I was going through mostly residential side streets. At one point, I went through a particular sequence twice and I still couldn't figure out how to follow her directions. She's usually so direct and reliable!

I finally realized she thought I was bicycling. At that intersection where I couldn't find the route, she was telling me to take a bike path through a park.

Gina! Stop that!

I have no idea why she thought I was on a bike. Sigh. Oh well, Gina, we're all allowed a mistake or three. It's OK, I won't hold a grudge.

Clouds over Virginia. The scene was much more attractive than this. Not sure why the shot came out so grainy.
* - Gina Patrina is our family name for Google maps, particularly in navigation mode.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Well, That Was A Dud

Now that the neo-nazis held a national march and only managed to gather a couple dozen people and a dyspeptic goat for their parade, can we please stop telling each other how America is full of white supremacists?

The goat agrees.