Saturday, June 27, 2015

A Fresh Breath of Sanity



I am fed up with believing the government will ever take the side of the Church.
I am fed up with my vote getting overwritten by whining brats who complain to judges.

I didn't want to think that my beliefs would have to go underground; I thought we were past all of that, but I will not delude myself anymore.

This is war, plain and simple. I will fight this and all threats to the Church to my dying day from this point forward.

Luckily, I know there are some elected officials who still believe in freedom:

Austin, TX, June 26, 2015 – Today, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a directive to state agencies and employees, ordering respect for religious freedom following the U.S. Supreme Court decision on same sex ‘marriage’. Gov. Abbott’s statement says in part:
“Texans of all faiths must be absolutely secure in the knowledge that their religious freedom is beyond the reach of government. Renewing and reinforcing that promise is all the more important in light of the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. The government must never pressure a person to abandon or violate his or her sincerely held religious beliefs regarding a topic such as marriage.”
“This order applies to any agency decision, including but not limited to granting or denying benefits, managing agency employees, entering or enforcing agency contracts, licensing and permitting decisions, or enforcing state laws and regulations.”
Texas Values President Jonathan Saenz issued the following statement:
“Gov. Abbott’s leadership on religious freedom is timely and will be needed more and more in the days to come as the attacks on religious freedom are piling up. With an unlawful decision by the Supreme Court on marriage today, we expect this trend of disrespect for law to result in more attacks on people of faith who support marriage between one man and one woman. We believe this directive applies to situations addressed in HB 3864, which provided religious freedom for adoption and foster care providers for child welfare placement decisions.”
Texas Values filed a legal amicus brief with the Supreme Court of the United States on this issue and had staff in D.C. for the oral argument on this landmark case.
For the link, click here

Saturday, June 20, 2015

My Take on Laudato Si, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Encyclical



Pope Francis' latest encyclical has made the news mostly about its take on climate change. I won't get into how over-simplified, vapid and asinine that is (mostly because an article making its rounds has done that for me. For the link, click here) so instead I'll list seven things that haven't dawned on people for one reason or another and why people haven't thought of them.

1. Salvation is still ONLY found in the Roman Catholic Church.

Why didn't people think of this? Simple: that wasn't the point of the encyclical. A pope can write one and not have it be about salvation.

2. He has NOT sold out to environmentalist wackos.

Why has this not dawned on people? I believe it's because in many Western nations (in particular the United States) a stereotype against environmental works exists. I'm not sure though whether that stems from environmentalists lying so much or their solutions not having any success. In either case, the Holy Father sounds nothing like them.

3. Pope Francis is NOT the first pope to speak on environmental issues.

Why do people not realize this? Again, a simple answer: the pope (regardless of which one) is not the first person people think of on this issue.

4. This is NOT a cheap shot at America or any nation for that matter.

The only reason anyone might think this is if they aren't aware the encyclical is available in various languages.

5. The definitions of greed and theft have NOT changed.

Again, this goes back to the stereotypes mentioned earlier except those often also tout plans that involve more government power and usurping individual property rights.
Let no one fool you on this: it is still wrong to take what doesn't belong to you.

6. Subsidiarity is still the measuring stick.

Why did people not think of this? Easy: most people don't even know what this means. Click here to find out.

7. He is NOT throwing out basic economic freedoms.

This hasn't dawned on people because sadly most people don't even know what those basic freedoms are.

I suggest people read the encyclical for themselves and not let atheists define it for you. After all, atheists are idiots.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

The Truth of Communism



There are a few things Stossel didn't mention because it was either beside his point or not what he was getting at:

-Communism is the sworn enemy to not just Catholicism but religion in general
-Communism has FAILED everywhere it's been tried. By chance, it should have been right at least once, but not being right ever? That's pathetic.
-Communists are overwhelmingly atheist and atheists are idiots

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Atheist Idolotry



I'd like to start this post with a riddle:

What do the believed number of gay adults in America, the number of workers who get paid at minimum wage, and the size of atheists in America have in common?

Answer: they are all groups who we've been duped into believing are bigger than they actually are.

How do I know this?

In a recent poll, it was revealed most Americans thought 1 out of every 5 adults are either gay or bisexual; even the most optimistic estimates say the real number is closer to 1 out of every 50.

With the presidential election coming up, there has been talk about raising the minimum wage to at least $15 an hour; yet, at best, that would affect the pay of only 4.5% of the work force.

As for the last one, every atheist I've come across think they make up 16% of the population; the real size is at best 1.4% of the population. However, this one is different from the others because this shows atheists can't read a chart: the 16% comes from the unaffiliated, which DOES NOT always mean atheist.

Now, if this was a simple matter of getting numbers mixed up, then a simple correction would be made and that would be that…yet if someone lies to this degree, one has to ask what else is going on.

Then it hit me: this is all part of an atheist mentality that Italian writer Giovanni Gentile (though popularized by Pope Pius XI)  called statolatry. As one can no doubt guess, it's a combination of the words statism and idolatry and means making a false idol out of the state.

Think about it. When one doesn't believe in God, it creates a vacuum…one that winds up being filled with anything and everything. While one would be hard pressed to find anyone who believes in multiple gods, idolatry can also mean worshipping anything that isn't God. In the atheist case, this means making government the god.

In a poll taken by Pew Center, it was revealed that atheists overwhelmingly vote for candidates who want to give the state more power. They also overwhelmingly vote in favor of gay so-called "marriage", don't want religion to have any role in politics, and thus doesn't want the president to have strong religious beliefs.

And yes, I'm aware of the fact the poll also says most atheists are not for bigger government, but I have three questions about that:

1. Liberalism by definition means you believe the government has the solution to a problem. How are you supposed to make these views happen unless you give the government more power?

2. One could argue they were confused and thought liberalism in this case meant "classical liberalism"...yet why should they get a pass on that when "classical liberalism" is an economic viewpoint and none of the questions were about economics?

3. How do they explain the fact that every time atheists have been given power, it has ALWAYS resulted in the government overstepping its proper authority?

See, given that track record, atheists know they can't just force people into their views by the point of a gun. People remember when atheists did that and there's no way atheists can get away with it now.

So what do they do? They lie, they exaggerate and they whine.

The size of the atheist population is too small? Lie about it.
Want to force others to pay people at a rate you approve of? Exaggerate the size of those affected.
A public vote on gay "marriage" doesn't go the way you want it to? Go whine to the state.

It's all part of the atheist mentality: impose their will on others and if anyone complains, make up how many are on the atheist side.

Yet more proof atheists are idiots.