- admin July 5, 2009 @ 12:30 pm
Dear Real Zionist News Family & All Readers - From +Brother Nathanael,
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- KathJuliane July 5, 2009 @ 5:08 pm
Time to start liberating the incarcerated “historical revisionists” imprisoned for refusal to become “politically corrected”.
Bryan’s book, Hitler’s Jewish Soldiers: The Untold Story of Nazi Racial Laws and Men of Jewish Descent in the German Military won the prestigious Colby Award from the William E. Colby Military Writers Symposium.
Dr. Rigg’s work has been featured in the New York Times and on programs including NBC Dateline and Fox News. Rigg has served as a volunteer in the Israeli Army and as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. He currently lives in Dallas, Texas.
[That Rigg has a Zionist “bias” might actually serve to enhance “credibility”, even though it may also tend to reinforce the post-Auschwitz theology to keep the Jewish censors happy. KathJ has not read the book, but it would appear from its claims and write-ups, nevertheless, to be of academic quality work based on original primary and secondary research sources. Also at this website are pictures of German soldiers of the Jewish ethnicity.]
Contrary to conventional views, Rigg reveals that a startlingly large number of German military men were classified by the Nazis as Jews or “partial-Jews” (Mischlinge), in the wake of racial laws first enacted in the mid-1930s. Rigg demonstrates that the actual number was much higher than previously thought — perhaps as many as 150,000 men, including decorated veterans and high-ranking officers, even generals and admirals.
As Rigg fully documents for the first time, a great many of these men did not even consider themselves Jewish and had embraced the military as a way of life and as devoted patriots eager to serve a revived German nation. In turn, they had been embraced by the Wehrmacht [regular German Army, not the civil Nazi-SS Army], which prior to Hitler had given little thought to the “race” of these men but which was now forced to look deeply into the ancestry of its soldiers.
The process of investigation and removal, however, was marred by a highly inconsistent application of Nazi law. Numerous “exemptions” were made in order to allow a soldier to stay within the ranks or to spare a soldier’s parent, spouse, or other relative from incarceration or far worse. (Hitler’s own signature can be found on many of these “exemption” orders.)
Based on a deep and wide-ranging research in archival and secondary sources, as well as extensive interviews with more than four hundred Mischlinge and their ali moda hair malaysian loose wave relatives, Rigg’s study breaks truly new ground in a crowded field and shows from yet another angle the extremely flawed, dishonest, demeaning, and tragic essence of Hitler’s rule.
Hitler’s Jewish Soldiers
By Bryan Mark Rigg
“Adolf Hitler is thought to have made war on all Jews, even people who were only “partly Jewish.” Mr. Rigg in his new book calls this assumption into question.
Some have claimed that Hitler made exemptions for Mischlinge because of his own “Jewish” past. Since this issue was raised frequently during discussions of this study, it is explored in some detail.
The facts seem to indicate that Hitler feared his paternal grandfather was Jewish. As Dr. Fritz Redlich, psychiatrist and author of Hitler: Diagnosis of a Destructive Prophet, said, “Hitler was mixed up about his descent. He was definitely scared about the possibility that he had a Jewish grandfather.” However, no documents have survived to confirm or deny this allegation.
Hitler may have given exemptions to Mischlinge because of his own experiences with them and Jews. Hitler spent time and possibly was romantically involved with quarter-Jew Gretl Slezak.
He had met the Austrian Jew Dr. Eduard Bloch, who took care of his mother during her battle with cancer. Hitler respected Bloch. After the Anschluss in 1938, Hitler made sure that Bloch was protected until the proper documents had been procured for his emigration. Hitler saw to it that Bloch, whom he called a “noble Jew,” could leave Germany unharmed. Hitler may also have given exemptions to Mischling soldiers because of his contact with Jews during World War I, through which he learned how brave many of them had been. Hitler received his EKI on the nomination of Hugo Gutmann, his regiment’s adjutant, a Jew. Such firsthand experiences may have motivated Hitler to give exemptions to some Mischlinge.
Hitler had shown from the beginning of his political career a tendency to make exemptions. Between 1920 and 1933, he usually granted them because of political necessity. He allowed Ernst Rohm to command the SA even though Rohm was a homosexual. Although those who were homosexual were later marked for persecution, at this stage Hitler believed matters “purely in the private sphere” should be left alone.
According to Speer, Hitler often used flaws of men in positions of authority to control them. In this case, Heydrich’s possible flaw was “Jewish ancestors.” Heydrich often took those who claimed he was Jewish to court for slander. He did so as late as 1940 and sent another man to a concentration camp. Admiral Canaris, head of the Abwehr, presumably had a large dossier on Heydrich’s Jewish past and threatened to reveal what he had if the SS tried to infringe on Abwehr activities. Heydrich was definitely haunted by stories of his Jewish past.
Hitler’s actions with Rohm and Heydrich show that he had the ability to ignore “defects” in men who, he felt, could serve his political cause. In this respect, Hitler bent his ideological principles to meet political needs.
- Joanne July 5, 2009 @ 7:58 pm
Dear Brother Nathanael,
Something to perhaps consider was an idea to change perception of the European nobility from Jewish to Gentile.
In His sovereign plan, God is allowing the Kabbalist Jews to create a false Messianic kingdom that will be ruled by the Antichrist prior to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ to establish His kingdom at the end of the Tribulation Period.
Zionism is a political movement, performed by crypto-Jews conceived in the secret societies of Judeo-Freemasonry, which is using undiscerning Evangelical Christians to advance their Antichrist agenda.
The House of Rothschild, which may belong to the Tribe of Dan, paid for the land and State of Israel and is at the helm of the Zionist Movement. The name Rothschild really means “Ruth’s Child”, indicative of Merovingian nobility and its much vaunted Davidic birthright. In Merovingian lore and Freemasonry, the ‘Sons of the Widow’ are the descendants of Ruth.
“For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.” - Rom 2:28-9
“I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan….Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.” - Rev. 2:9, 3:9
There was a very great ‘Jewish’ component among the Sicambrian Franks/Merovingians and, because they practiced polygamy (another Merovingian peculiarity) they left a great number of offspring.
These aristocratic Merovingian children married into almost all of the noble families of Europe during the 5th, 6th, and 7th Centuries. This has prompted more than one historian to suggest that the foundation of European nobility is Jewish!
721 B.C. - Tribe of Dan began migration from Israel to Sparta to Troy to Europe where they would become the Merovingian nobility.
The work of…Jews smuggled as ‘Fifth Column’ into the bosom of the Church of Christ was made easier through the hypocritical conversion to Christianity or that of their forefathers. In addition, they laid aside their Jewish surnames and took on very Christian names, which were embellished with the surnames of their godfathers.
Thus they were successful in mixing with the Christian society and taking possession of the names of the leading families of France, Italy, England, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Poland and the other lands of Christian Europe. With this system, they were successful in penetrating into the bosom of Christianity itself, in order to destroy it from within and to destroy the core of the religious, political and economic institutions.
I believe Hitler was an infiltrator to deceive the masses and his assignment was to destroy Germany. Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt were also involved in the Zionist-Jewish conspiracy and were acting puppets. No individual becomes a leader unless their supporting role is Zionism.
Hitler actively and happily took part in the Zionist conspiracy. Only pretending to be on Germany’s side. Hitler was an occultist and a counterfeit who supported the satanic agenda, only to enhance it.
The Merovingians may be descendants of the Tribe of Dan. Merovingian geographical place-names and personal names were sometimes Jewish. In the 6th Century a brother of King Clothair was named Samson while Miron “Le Levite” was a count. ‘Sion’ and ‘Le Levite’ were Merovingian towns in France. Scholars have even traced Merovingian ‘Salic Law’ back to Judaic law.
The Merovingian’s tradition of long hair and the name Samson among the Royal House would indicate the descent from Samson and thus the Tribe of Dan.
Celts may also be of the Tribe of Dan.
There are certain facts that suggest that the Celts might have derived from a Jewish tradition from the East. The Celtic body of ecclesiastical and civil knowledge was Druidism. Their system can be traced to about 1800 B.C….
It is recorded in ‘Welsh Triads’ that Hugh Gadarn synthesized the wisdom of the ancients for those whom he led west from Sumer and Mesopotamia….
In ‘The Psalter of Cashel’ it states that: ‘The Tuatha de Danaan’ ruled in Ireland for about two centuries, and were highly skilled in architecture and other arts from their long residence in Greece. The Tuatha de Danaan were the descendants of Danaus, the son of Belus, who went with his fifty daughters to Argos.
In Irish legends the Tuatha de Danaan, who were considered to be demi-gods, were said to have possessed a Grail-like vessel. These teachers of wisdom were the founders of the Druidic priesthood.
Christians know God’s plan, and it is paramount that we also understand and know Satan’s plan to counterfeit the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Come quickly Lord Jesus.
Sincerely in Christ,
- Joe Cortina July 6, 2009 @ 7:43 am
From Joe Cortina Of
“My Name Is Joe Cortina” @
Once again, I feel I MUST post this “message” to help Brother Nathanael and his righteous cause. - JC
ALL - PLEASE READ THIS AND SEARCH YOUR SOULS!
I have never left this type of comment before - but I can no longer remain silent - as the HYPOCRISY IS DEAFENING!
Brother Nathanael may not wholly approve of my condemnations - but it MUST be said!
Two generations ago I defended this nation with my physical body!
Today, I am much older and can only fight with much gained wisdom experience and an undying will to save my nation from destruction with pen and voice.
I am AT LEAST DOING something to leave a legacy to our children and grandchildren -YOURS AND MINE - better than what the ‘occupation’ Jews have in store for them.
Apparently this site receives over THREE QUARTER OF A MILLION reader a MONTH!
YET - you people are so stingy that you cannot even give ONE LOUSY DOLLAR to a man who has selflessly and LITERALLY sacrificed his LIFE for the education and preservation of the futures and families of those American he so loves?
NO AMERICAN IS SO POOR THAT HE CANNOT SHARE THE PRICE OF A ‘SIX PACK’ - just ONCE A MONTH to help wage a FIGHT for our collective FREEDOM, futures and very lives that YOU YOURSELVES SHOULD BE DOING!
Jew hate-meister scum like Abe Foxman and David Horrowitz receive MILLIONS OF DOLLARS in donations from evil people to their well staffed fancy opulent headquarters - so they can spread their hate destruction and lies until the last flicker of Christian light is extinguished!
AND you - sit on your collective stingy butts doing exactly NOTHING to help a courageous dedicated solitary man of God (If I have EVER seen one) who has laid his entire life on the altar of sacrifice - FOR YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND WELL BEING!
He is a mortal man - courageous beyond word - but he also has feelings - he also needs support - BOTH IN WORD AND DEED.
I spent time reading several past blogs and ALL of the comments - and do you know what I saw - OR more importantly - what I did NOT SEE?
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All I saw in comments were things like ” good article” — “well done” - but rarely if ever anything REALLY heartfelt and grateful.
Hey - IF you REALLY believe that man is doings something EXTRAORDINARY for ALL of us and our freedoms - TELL HIM WHAT IS HEARTFELT.
We are ALL sick to death of the shallow obligatory standard “have a nice day” bullshit we have been taught to parrot like robots even to dying cancer patients.
Say it from the heart - like you MEAN IT. I fight this thankless battle ALSO - EVERY DAY OF EVERY WEEK OR EVERY MONTH.
It means a lot when you sacrifice for others selflessly - to hear or read a heartfelt = “God bless you for what you are doing” - “Thank you for trying the make the future of my children safe and better” -
“Thank you for taking the time out of YOUR LIFE - to help me defend MY life” - whatever you REALLY feel - but LET HIM KNOW!
REMEMBER - even the Prophets and the Disciples lost heart and became over whelmed at times - when a few kind words meant all the difference in the will to endure and continue the ‘good fight.’ Knowledge, courage, wisdom and freedom stand together - as do ignorance, indiffference, greed and servitude.
The knowledge and wisdom offered by Brother Nathanael are priceless ‘weapons’ in the defense of our freedoms. The ‘battleground’ is NOT in the Mid-East or ANY OTHER foreign land — it is here at home!
Please - Let him know that you are also sending material support. Tell him in your responses - be generous - this is not some ‘prayer cloth’ scam from some sleazy blasphemous God-mocking carnival mentality scum like Morris Cerullo.
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This is an OPPORTUNITY for us ALL to do some REALLY meaningful for ALL of us - so step up to the plate and walk the walk - NOW! As disgraceful as it is - apparently ONLY evil and or IGNORANT people in America are generous. PROVE ME WRONG!
I hereby pledge 0 in additional donations for Brother Nathanial’s next Internet expense/improvement/expansion etc. The Govt put me out of business so I live on my SS checks and my savings. If I can do it - YOU can do it.
You can ALL afford to give something. SEE -doing a small act that defends Christian tradition AND TRULY pleases God really isn’t so hard -is it?
JUST DO IT! It’s the RIGHT Thing -and the American thing to do - AND - It WILL make you feel good - as you could not find a more meaningful or noble cause to benefit ALL AMERICA.
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- KathJuliane July 7, 2009 @ 10:37 pm
July 7, 2009, 4:37PM ET
Pope proposes new financial order guided by ethics
By NICOLE WINFIELD
(AP) VATICAN CITY
Pope Benedict XVI called Tuesday for a new world financial order guided by ethics and the search for the common good, denouncing the profit-at-all-cost mentality blamed for bringing about the global financial meltdown.
In the third encyclical of his pontificate, Benedict pressed for reform of the United Nations and international economic and financial institutions to give poorer countries more of a say in international policy.
“There is urgent need (for) a true world political authority” that can manage the global economy, guarantee the environment is protected, ensure world peace and bring about food security for the poor, he wrote.
[Rothschilds still “The Guardians of the Vatican’s Treasury” since the Vatican took out a loan in 1830? Could be. They were in 1905, according to the Jewish Encyclopedia.
Wikipedia does not list who the actual “professional CEO” for the Vatican Bank is today, although they obligingly list all of the esteemed “princes of the church” that sit on the various bank and oversight boards for the bank.]
@ http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=445&letter=R [1/3 down the webpage]
…”The Union Générale.
“Meanwhile the Nationalist and Reactionary parties in France desired to counterbalance the “Semitic” influence of the Rothschilds by establishing a banking concern which should be essentially Catholic.
“Accordingly in 1876 the Union Générale was founded with a capital of 4,000,000 francs, increased to 25,000,000 francs in 1878 under the direction of a certain Bontoux.
“After various vicissitudes, graphically described by Zola in his novel “L’Argent,” the Union failed, and brought many of the Catholic nobility of France to ruin, leaving the Rothschilds still more absolutely the undisputed leaders of French finance, but leaving also a legacy of hatred which had much influence on the growth of the anti-Semitic movement in France.
“Something analogous occurred in England when the century-long competition of the Barings and the Rothschilds culminated in the failure of the former in 1893; but in this case the Rothschilds came to the rescue of their rivals and prevented a universal financial catastrophe.
It is a somewhat curious sequel to the attempt to set up a Catholic competitor to the Roths-childs that at the present time  the latter are the guardians of the papal treasure.
Of recent years the Rothschilds have consistently refused to have anything to do with loans to Russia , owing to the anti-Jewish legislation of that empire [a lie…the Jews were emancipated in the 1880’s], though on one occasion the members of the Paris house joined in a loan to demonstrate their patriotism as Frenchmen.”
- KathJuliane July 7, 2009 @ 11:08 pm
Vatican Bank – Wikipedia (google)
The Institute for Works of Religion (Italian language: Istituto per le Opere di Religione - IOR) commonly known as Vatican Bank is located inside the Vatican City. It is run by a professional bank CEO [Who may this be? Not listed anywhere. Kj] who reports directly to a committee of cardinals, and ultimately to the Pope (or the Cardinal Camerlengo during a sede vacant).
Since its assets are not considered property of the Holy See, it is not overseen by the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See, and it is listed in the Annuario Pontificio together with foundations such as the John Paul II Foundation for the Sahel, which provides funds for training people to fight drought and desertification in nine African countries. The current President is Angelo Caloia. [He is not the same as the unnamed CEO.]
The Institute was involved in a major political and financial scandal in the 1980s, concerning the 1982.5 billion collapse of Banco Ambrosiano, of which it was a major share-holder. The head of the Vatican Bank from 1971 to 1989, Paul Marcinkus, was under consideration for indictment in 1982 in Italy as an accessory of the bankruptcy.
The Istituto per le Opere di Religione was founded on 27 June 1942 by Pope Pius XII. It absorbed the Amministrazione delle Opere di Religione (Administration of the Works of Religion), which was in no sense a bank, having been established by Pope Leo XIII on 11 February 1887 to manage the much reduced funds at the disposal of the Pope after the complete loss of the Papal States in 1870; these funds were greatly increased as part of the settlement of the Roman Question by the Lateran Pacts of 1929.
[Pacelli and Mussolini - 255 million lire plus 1 million lire in government bonds, while Italy was nearly in as desparately poor shape as Weimar Germany was, and the great Depression was beginning to rage. Equivalent to multi-billions today].
The purpose of the Istituto per le Opere di Religione is “to provide for the safekeeping and administration of movable and immovable property transferred to entrusted to it by physical or juridical persons and intended for works of religion or charity”.
[Intended for, but not necessarily applied to, and of course as the headquarters of international political Roman Catholicism, the Vatican can reserve that money to itself.]
It is thus not a department of the Roman Curia, and is therefore not among the departments of this central administrative structure of the Roman Catholic Church listed in that section of the Holy See Web site.
Nor is it a central bank responsible for a country’s monetary policy and for maintaining the stability of a currency and money supply.
[Inside Italy, the Vatican is considered a ‘foreign sovereign autocratic monarchial state’, and the Vatican Bank itself is located inside the Holy See is then legally an “offshore bank”, not subject to Italian laws. Fancy that. The Vatican is exempt from any of the oversight that the Pope is calling for. “We have probed ourselves, and found ourselves clean.”]
It is unlike a normal bank also in that any profit it makes does not go to shareholders, which in this case do not exist, but is used instead for religious and charitable purposes.
- KathJuliane July 7, 2009 @ 11:12 pm
The Vatican Bank is said to be a successful and profitable bank. By the 1990s, the Bank had invested somewhere over US billion in foreign companies.
In 1968 Vatican authorities hired Michele Sindona as a financial advisor, despite Sindona’s questionable past. It was Sindona who was chiefly responsible for the massive influx of money when he began laundering the Gambino crime family’s heroin monies (taking a 50% cut) through a shell corporation “Mabusi”.
This laundering was accomplished with the help of another banker, Roberto Calvi, who managed the Banco Ambrosiano. Both Calvi and Sindona were members of the P2 Lodge.
When Pope John Paul I became Pope in 1978 he was informed about the allegations of wrongdoing at the Vatican Bank, and instructed Jean-Marie Villot, Cardinal Secretary of State and head of the papal Curia, to investigate the matter thoroughly. Pope John Paul I died after only 33 days in office, leading to claims that he had been murdered as a result of discovering a scandal.
Banco Ambrosiano scandal
The Vatican Bank was Banco Ambrosiano’s main share-holder. Father Paul Marcinkus, head of the Institute for Religious Works from 1971 to 1989, was indicted in Italy in 1982 as an accessory in the.5 billion collapse of Banco Ambrosiano, one of the major post-war financial scandals.
Banco Ambrosiano was accused of laundering drug money for the Sicilian Mafia, which used Propaganda Due (aka “P2″), a mobbed up Masonic lodge, as an intermediary. P2 and its Worshipful Master, Licio Gelli, were also involved in financing right wing terror groups during the 1970s.
As for Fr. Marcinkus, he would never come to trial in Italy, where courts ruled that he possessed diplomatic immunity. [Vatican is a monarchial state with UN observer standing, one step down from voting member.] He lived in retirement in Sun City, Arizona (US) until his death on February 21, 2006.
The Vatican Bank has denied having legal responsibility for the Ambrosiano’s downfall but did acknowledge “moral involvement”, and paid 1m (£169m) to creditors [in other words, it was settled out of court in order to keep the VB books from being subpoenaed].
As of 2006, investigations are continuing concerning the murder of Ambrosiano’s chairman, Roberto Calvi, which, according to Ernest Backes, former #3 of Clearstream, may have been linked to the death of Gérard Soisson, who used to work for Clearstream, a “bank of banks” which practices financial clearing.
According to recent wiretap information, however, Calvi’s death was almost certainly decreed by the Cupola, the ruling council of the Sicilian Mafia, which had come to view Calvi as a liability since the bank’s collapse.
Several books that appeared during the 1990s were highly critical of the Vatican Bank’s historical relations with right-wing governments and especially in the collaborationist regime of the Independent State of Croatia. They engendered initial defensive hostility and controversy. The controversy centers on conclusions drawn from the documentation rather than the documents themselves.
According to a 1998 report issued by the US State Department, the Nazi Croatian treasury was illicitly transferred to the Vatican Bank and other banks after the end of World War II. For its part, the Vatican has repeatedly denied any Franciscan participation in Ustashi crimes or the disappearance of the Croatian Treasury, yet has refused to open its wartime records to substantiate its denial.
A 1946 memo from US Treasury agent Emerson Bigelow, declassified in 1997, quoted a “reliable source in Italy”, who alerted his superior that Croatian officials had sent 350 million confiscated Swiss francs (CHF) to the Vatican Bank “for safekeeping”.
On the way some CHF150 million were allegedly seized by British authorities at the border between Austria and Switzerland, which brought the secret transfer into the open. “There is no basis in reality to the report”, said Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls, as reported in Time magazine.
The Vatican Bank has been often accused of funding the Solidarity Polish trade-union as well as the Contras, managing US covert funds.
- KathJuliane July 8, 2009 @ 1:54 pm
Greetings in our Lord Jesus Christ, Juan,
Bless you for the follow-up on the Wiki sources in identifying the new VB CEO, and all of the other researches. Am aware that Wiki has its deliberate shortcomings, but is a platform to investigate elsewhere.
This is the beauty of Brother Nathanael’s ministry and the unique RZN family to be able to do this.
“(Szoka refuses to refer directly to the Vatican Bank’s assets).” That seems to be a chronic problem, that has even stymied the Circuit Court of Appeals, who much to their honorable credit in upholding law process and justice, has refused to let the Vatican Bank case get thrown under the bus for political reasons. I believe the case is still pending for the California Supreme Court:
Monday, April 18, 2005
Court clears way for suit against the Vatican Bank for Nazi gold
Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal
Claims against the Vatican Bank by people who suffered at the hands of a Nazi puppet regime in the Croatian-Ukranian area of Eastern Europe should be heard, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday in San Francisco.
The ruling came in a split decision by a three-judge panel of the full court.
Supreme Court decisions strictly limit the role of federal courts in international affairs, but the appellate court says a California district court erred in tossing the lawsuit by Holocaust survivors against the Vatican Bank and the Order of Friars Minor.
“In the landscape before us, this lawsuit is the only game in town with respect to claimed looting and profiteering by the Vatican Bank,” says the majority opinion, written by Circuit Judge Margaret McKeown.
“No ongoing government negotiations, agreements, or settlements are on the horizon. The outside chance that the Executive Branch will issue a statement in the future that has the “potentiality of embarrassment” when viewed against our decision today does not justify foreclosing the Holocaust Survivors’ claims, especially when ‘[t]he age and health of many of the class members also presses for a prompt resolution.’”
In its decision, the appeals court allowed only claims for conversion, unjust enrichment, restitution, and an accounting of what happened to the property, including perhaps tens of millions of dollars in gold, which the Nazis took from their victims. It tossed claims related to human rights violations, saying it was precluded to entering those areas because of the separation of powers in U.S. government.
The suit does not name the Vatican itself as a defendant but rather focuses on a closely related entity, the Vatican Bank, the court says, adding, “The exact relationship between the Vatican and the Vatican Bank is less than clear at this stage of the proceedings.”
The Vatican Bank has its principal place of business in Vatican City and is headed by a bishop, but it conducts transactions worldwide including “for-profit merchant banking transactions in the United States, California, and elsewhere.” “The actual dealings of the bank, however, are murky,” the court says. “Indeed, the Vatican Bank’s holdings and its specific transactions are opaque.”
The bank was named because, according to the original lawsuit, when the Nazi regime collapsed at the end of World War Two, all or a portion of the treasury of its puppet government in Eastern Europe “was transferred to cooperative Roman Catholic clergyman [sic] and Franciscans for transport to Rome” where the funds eventually “found their way into the hands of the Vatican Bank, among other recipients.”
- KathJuliane July 8, 2009 @ 2:19 pm
The legal hairsplitting and “hat-switching” is amazing. All of us Christians think of “Church” from some perspective or another, but the “Vatican” and Papacy is definitely unique compared to the rest of the Christian world in terms of temporal order and political Catholicism.
The Vatican Bank and “the Vatican” are two distinct entities. In fact, its been a bit of a job in distinguishing the various “hats” (or crowns) in terms of legalese. Concordat Watch describes it best
@ http://www.concordatwatch.eu/showtopic.php?org_id=871&kb_header_id=823 :
The Vatican’s triple crown: church, government, and state.
The Vatican is inserted into the international community because it is a state; once there, it behaves like a church. By setting up three legal identities and then adroitly switching from one to another, the Vatican has obtained unprecedented legal rights and international influence.
In fact, the Vatican actually has, not two, but three persona, and all are separate legal entities. The Pontiff’s “triple crown” can serve to remind us of his role as primate of the Church, as CEO of its government and as ruler of a pocket-sized principality. That is to say, he presides over three distinct [legal] entities:
The Roman Catholic Church, an international organisation claiming to provide exclusive access to / exemption from certain destinations in the hereafter.
The Holy See, an absolute monarchy, whose ruler appointed by God. The Holy See is, at the same time, the government of the Roman Catholic Church and also of the Vatican State.
The Vatican State, (officially “State of the Vatican City”), a country of less than half a square kilometre whose 500 citizens are all Church officials.
We can begin this tale of multiple identities with the unification of Italy in 1870. That was when the Papal States were overrun by Italian troops and the Pope lost his kingdom in Central Italy. Early in the next century, however, with the help of Pope Pius XI, Mussolini came to power.
In 1929 the Italian government made the Lateran Treaty with the Church government, the Holy See, which gave it back enough land to create the smallest country in the world, the Vatican State.
Although the Vatican once more had a plot of land to call its own, it had learned a valuable lesson: that territory may be confiscated, but a government can survive, even in exile. This is especially true of the Holy See which is both the government of the Vatican State and of a church which influences the minds of more than a billion people.
This disembodied “government” offers a more secure base than real estate alone. In fact, probably as a response to objections to the Vatican being treated as a country, they neatly [legally] defined themselves as eternal:
Canon 113.1 makes clear that “the Catholic Church and the Apostolic See have the nature of a moral person by divine law itself”. That means that the Holy See, […] will endure, even if it were to be reduced to its simplest expression in the person of the Pope and even to the end of time.
This Church “government”, the Holy See, is careful to hold the Vatican State at arm’s length as a “vassal territory”, rather than ruling it directly. When it acts on the international stage the Vatican takes the additional precaution of appearing in the guise of the Holy See, a non-territorial entity, rather than as the Vatican State.
This keeps its international presence and privileges from having to depend upon a plot of land defended by a hundred and ten men armed with pikes. (As a former guardsman recently revealed, their arsenal now includes tear gas and pepper spray, as well, in order to protect the “Holy Father” from the attentions of “religious fanatics”.
Even so, the tiny Vatican State has proved invaluable as a springboard into international diplomacy. True, it is the Holy See, not the Vatican State, that takes up diplomatic relations with other countries. And it is also true that the mini-state isn’t big enough to hold any the foreign embassies, so the ambassadors are forced to camp in Rome outside its borders. However, if it weren’t for the Vatican State, the Holy See’s diplomacy could hardly be expected to function in practical terms.
This diplomatic exchange works both ways. The Holy See runs its own diplomatic service, with “Apostolic Nuncios” serving as accredited ambassadors to countries round the globe. The pope also makes “state visits”. Paul VI, “the Pilgrim Pope”, became the first pontiff to visit five continents, while John Paul II managed to visit 130 countries. Here, as usual, the different roles are adroitly combined.
As “pilgrimages” these trips are liturgical spectacles – and as “state visits” they get paid for by the host country.
[No other patriarch, bishop or clergy outside of the RCC, either in Eastern or Oriental Orthodoxy or in the Anglican/Protestant world has such political privileges and supported with taxapayers’ money. The various congregations’ faithful are the ones who privately pay for the travel and hosting expenses of a religious dignitary making a pilgrimage.]
“…The advantages sovereign state status confers, including banking unsupervised by any banking authority, the ability to issue passports, the granting of diplomatic immunity and membership of international organisations at the state level, should not be underestimated.”
- KathJuliane July 8, 2009 @ 4:06 pm
“…The advantages sovereign state status confers, including banking unsupervised by any banking authority, the ability to issue passports, the granting of diplomatic immunity and membership of international organisations at the state level, should not be underestimated.”
Fr. Joseph, such principles were in effect long before ancient Israel ever came into being, and we can see some evidence of that in the story of Abraham in his making of various covenants with his neighbors in the land of Canaan. The Papacy didn’t invent anything new, only became much more inventive.
All of the ancient empires and kingdoms had some form of covenant (treaty) and court law justice, trade, guild institutions, international law and diplomacy protocols among nations. In this regard, the Papacy invented nothing new, nor is imitation any kind of flattery when it comes to flexing political power, covering up crimes, theft, murder, filthiness and dishonor.
At least in the ancient civilized world, if a king’s emissary did anything evil in another sovereign’s territory thus dishonoring both kings, the offended king would have been thoroughly justified in lifting the offender’s head off of his shoulders for his crimes, and the first king would generally have upheld the justice of the second, if he didn’t ask for the criminal himself to dispose of.
Unfortunately, papal pretensions, in keeping with the rest of the world that abuse diplomatic immunity are a serious form of obstruction of justice in America especially for the suffering American Catholics who have had to slog through the ecclesiastical obstacles to get some relief from 30-40 years of systematic abuse by a minority of rotten apples among the clergy.
Why hasn’t the Pope as the legal “King of the Vatican” called for some figurative heads?
From Concordat Watch (”Church” and “Catholic Church” specifically mean the Roman Catholic Church.):
In 2005 the Vatican used its diplomatic pretensions as the basis for a protest to the US Government. It reminded the Americans that the Holy See was a “sovereign entity” and suggested that they “recall the immunity for its acts that international law anticipates.” 
Here the Holy See was actually invoking “diplomatic immunity” to try to keep the Church from having to pay damages to children abused by its own priests. 
And in September 2005 “the U.S. Justice
Department […] told a Texas court that a lawsuit accusing Pope Benedict XVI of conspiring to cover up the sexual molestation of three boys by a seminarian should be dismissed because the pontiff enjoys immunity as head of state of the Holy See.” 
Vatican diplomats, the Apostolic Nuncios, also have another important function. They negotiate agreements with other sovereign states in order to secure privileges for the Church. However, because these agreements are signed, not by bishops from the Church, but by ambassadors from the Holy See, such “treaties” (called “concordats”) lay claim to be international law. This allows them to override national legislation. And this means that privileges, once granted to the Church, are removed from democratic control – forever. 
But perhaps the greatest benefit from posing as a government is the wedge this has given the Vatican to infiltrate the United Nations. To accomplish this, it has skillfully exploited its three legal identities for the past 75 years. Finally the goal of full membership seems almost within its grasp.
In 1929, the very year it was founded, the Vatican State joined the Universal Postal Union, and later on, the International Telecommunications Union, as well.  Membership in these international bodies then allowed the Holy See in 1957 to get “observer” privileges at the United Nations (as opposed to the mere “consultative status” accorded to most non-governmental organizations – including other religions). 
In 1964 it managed to have these privileges upgraded, when the Holy See acquired “permanent observer” status at the UN. This permitted an unbroken presence at the UN and access to all UN forums. Both of these are invaluable for lobbying at important UN events such as the Conference on Population and Development. 
As if that weren’t enough, just a year ago, the privileges of the Holy See were upgraded to “enhanced observer status”, which now lets it take part in General Assembly debates and exert still more Church influence.
The only thing it still lacks for full membership is the right to vote. And that will come. As its Permanent Observer at the UN remarked serenely, “We have no vote because this is our choice.” At the same time he noted pointedly that this latest move “does not close any path for the future.” 
Through legal entities and lawyers the Vatican will win full membership. The triple-tiered Papal headgear is being used to engineer a major human tragedy.”
Furthermore, Fr. Joseph, it is not just the concordats that the Vatican utilizes with favorable governments including Nazi Germany and other Fascist dictatorships in the past, they also include preliminary agreements or “understandings” like the one set down in 1993 with the miserable pariah state of Israhell, there are other agreements called “modus vivendi” that the Vatican has attempted to use with such entities as the Leninist Bolshevik regime.
- admin July 8, 2009 @ 5:35 pm
Dear Real Zionist News Family,
Thank you all for your prayers, AND, thank you dear Eternal Love for your “eternal” love and prayers for the Street Evangelism I am now conducting in NYC. MUCH LOVE TO YOU & TO YOU ALL FROM MANHATTAN!
I just completed my 2nd day here in NYC and it was nothing short of incredible today! I was in Wall Street for most of the day and then tonite during RUSH HOUR & TOURIST HOUR I was in Times Sq.
Once again, the youth MOBBED ME. I got into MANY CONVERSATIONS with the youth and SHARED Jesus Christ with them all. I am so satisfied with the results of today’s outings for CHRIST on the streets of NYC.
One observation that has clearly been impressed upon me today is how people simply don’t look good any longer.
This is the DISTORTED “IMAGE” that the media, Hollywood, record and video industry, and Madison Avenue have effected. And these spheres are all - JEW-OWNED.
The youth either look freaky or effeminate, or imitating black rap stars in their affect.
Adults look dull, lifeless, automaton-appearing. If I can do nothing else in my Street Evangelism, I wish to at LEAST exhibit the “Restored-image” of man through Christ. Perhaps this is why the youth are so attracted to “Brother Nathanael” - because he is presenting a “Christ-like” man - something that the Christ-hating Jews do not know how nor can, NOR WANT TO, present in their media bombardment.
I had one very interesting encounter today in Wall Street with a CHRIST-HATING JEW. (Their are tons of them in Wall Street wearing their CHRIST-OFFENDING yarmulkes.) One Talmudic Jew starting walking towards me while in a crowd of people. He say me holding the CROSS HIGH IN THE AIR and he then made PUBLIC STATEMENT by covering his eyes as he started to walk past me.
SO - I skipped ahead of this CHRIST HATING JEW and waited for him in a place where he could not see me. Then when he had uncovered his eyes thinking that he had passed me, I jumped out right in front of the CHRIST-HATING JEW and made the sign of the CROSS over his CHRIST-HATING JEW FACE. The Jew CRINGED, but I accomplished my purpose — to SHOW HIM that it is only through the BLESSING OF CHRIST that he can escape the HELL that awaits him.
Please keep me in your prayers. And, if you are able, and Christ is leading you, please consider helping out to pay for this VERY EXPENSIVE mission here in NYC.
There is a DONATION FEATURE at the top & bottom of this and every article. Or simply CLICK:
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Brother Nathanael Kapner; PO Box 547; Priest River ID 83856.
I wish to thank those of you are HAVE HELPED with some of the funding of this trip. I am DEEPLY GRATEFUL and wish to prove myself a good and faithful steward of your hard-earned dollars.
I love you all, I am praying for you all - and PLEASE keep me in your prayers for Christ’s guidance, strength, and protection.
Your +Brother In Christ, Nathanael
- KathJuliane July 8, 2009 @ 7:50 pm
Fr. Joseph, my first loyalty is to the Orthodox people, which in case you haven’t noticed, have been pretty well smashed up, like in Palestine, thanks to the US-Zion West and their expansion of NATO-stan, as well as coming out of 80 years worth of the Communist yoke.
I love my Catholic Christian friends, but frankly the Vatican and papal hierarchy is “your house” that you need to clean up and reform if necessary, not me. I am not under Roman Catholic Canonical law, I oppose the elite clericalism of the Ancien Regime, which was one of the very things my patriotic ancestors overthrew in 1776 in its Anglican equivalent.
And I don’t buy into the Vatican’s Progressive, 3rd Way, Communitarian, globalized “social credit” plan you advocate as the “Peace Plan” being marketed through the politicization of Fatima.
I find it incredible hypocrisy that Pope Benedict should lecture the world about “economic responsibility” when his visits are all tax-supported by the people of the host nations that he makes pilgrimages to, which especially impact already impoverished countries through the expenditure of millions of dollars to support the Pope’s state visit (am just as appalled at the flaunting behavior of the Obamas enjoying their “Black Camelot” White House — when the going gets tough, the tough go on shopping vacation in Europe and eat gelato).
And, in terms of “accountability and transparency”, no one can figure out just how the Vatican Bank with its international connections work in the global banking system, and just what its investments in various supra-national corporations including probably the war industry, and now he, too, is advocating global banking control system.
Moreover, we haven’t heard that the Vatican Bank suffered any damages along with the rest of the planned bank and economy melt-down. Did our taxpayer-looting USSR government hand bail-out money to Rome as well? Billions are missing, no one knows where it went.
And furthermore, the Pope does not have a monopoly on God, Jesus Christ, or uncreated Divine Grace. Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is the only One that is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Holy Baptism is done in the name of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and not in the name of our precious Theotokos.
Out of thousands of Bibles versions in the world for over 2,000 years, except for the 16th c. Douay-Reims version, all unanimously read Genesis 3:16 as “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman and between thy seed and her Seed, HE (her seed now identified in the singular) shall watch (strike, crush) against thy head, and thou shalt watch against His heel.”
But, dear me, we in the Christian world should now all give priority to this Douay-Reims translation error, and which says “…She shall crush thy head…”, and pay no attention at all to the fact that it was the DIVINE SEED Who crushed the serpent’s head (death) by His Crucifixion and glorious Resurrection.
The “woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet (the full moon always symbolized Israel in reference to the first Passover moon in Egypt), and on her head a garland of twelve stars” begins the parenthetic Chapter 12 in the center of Revelation that deals with the conflict between the Church – true Israel - and the powers of evil (12:1 – 14:20).
Orthodoxy sees the Virgin Mary as the perfect symbol of Israel and the Church. She is the antithesis of the harlot of Ch. 17. Her birth-giving (a male Child) is that of the Messiah, and she bears other offspring as well, a reference to the Church that is to also give birth spiritually to Christ.
The flight of the woman refers to the flight of the Jerusalem church (embodying true Israel) to Pella before the outbreak of the Roman war, which illustrates also that there is no safe place for the Church in this age, and won’t be until the Second Coming. At that time the very creation will be transfigured — not destroyed but superceded — by the light of His presence at the end of the age.
It is the Church, the Body of Christ in the world that is the “heel” that is stricken by the serpent. In Romans 16:17-20 where Paul writes his warning: “Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them”… v. 19-20, he very clearly states “And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.”
The Apostle Paul very clearly is speaking to the faithful with the Genesis passage in mind, relating the Seed to Jesus Christ. My goodness, by golly, how could Apostle Paul have gotten it so wrong, compared to what you present?
Then there is another problem, Scripturally, at 1 Thess. 5, which seems to be another error and which I am having difficulty with, being to stupid to get, I guess, since I’m not a Carmelite, in that you keep presenting “God’s perfect Peace Plan” through the Lady of Fatima (requiring the consecration of Russia to her immaculate heart), yet Holy Scripture clearly reads:
“But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.”
And our Lord Jesus Christ Himself makes it also very clear at Matt. 24:36; and Acts 1:6, 7 that the Second Coming will be sudden, and without any previous announcement of any kind, and that the event will be unmistakably visible to all in the world, with the sign of the Son of Man, in His power and great glory from heaven in the same way the Apostles saw Him ascend to heaven (Acts 1:11).
How do you reconcile these anomolies, Fr. Joseph?
- Jim DeTexas July 9, 2009 @ 8:47 am
3:42 Video here
“A Visitor From The Past”
It would seem that this is presented by the Alex Jones (megaphone mouth) network which deemed it necessary to rewrite the poem leaving out “Your daughters visit doctors, so their children won’t be born.”
A VISITOR FROM THE PAST
I had a dream the other night, I didn’t understand.
A figure walking through the mist, with flintlock in his hand.
His clothes were torn and dirty, as he stood there by my bed.
He took off his three-cornered hat, and speaking low, he said:
“We fought a revolution, to secure our liberty.
We wrote the Constitution, as a shield from tyranny.
For future generations, this legacy we gave.
In this, the land of the free and the home of the brave.
“The freedom we secured for you, we hoped you’d always keep.
But tyrants labored endlessly while your parents were asleep.
Your freedom gone, your courage lost, you’re no more than a slave.
In this, the land of the free and home of the brave.
“You buy permits to travel, and permits to own a gun,
Permits to start a business, or to build a place for one.
On land that you believe you own, you pay a yearly rent.
Although you have no voice in choosing, how the money’s spent.
“Your children must attend a school that doesn’t educate.
Your Christian values can’t be taught, according to the state.
You read about the current news, in a regulated press.
You pay a tax you do not owe, to please the I.R.S.
“Your money is no longer made of Silver or of Gold.
You trade your wealth for paper, so your life can be controlled.
You pay for crimes that make our Nation, turn from God in shame.
You’ve taken Satan’s number, as you’ve traded in your name.
“You’ve given government control, to those who do you harm,
So they can padlock churches, and steal the family farm,
And keep our country deep in debt, put men of God in jail,
Harass your fellow countrymen, while corrupted courts prevail.
“Your public servants don’t uphold the solemn oath they’ve sworn.
Your daughters visit doctors, so their children won’t be born.
Your leaders ship artillery, and guns to foreign shores,
And send your sons to slaughter, fighting other people’s wars.
“Can you regain the freedom for which we fought and died?
Or don’t you have the courage, or the faith to stand with pride?
Are there no more values for which you’ll fight to save?
Or do you wish your children, to live in fear and be a slave?
“People of the Republic, arise and take a stand!
Defend the Constitution, the Supreme Law of the Land!
Preserve our Great Republic, and GOD-Given Right!
And pray to GOD, to keep the torch of Freedom burning bright!”
As I awoke he vanished, in the mist from whence he came.
His words were true, we are not Free, we have ourselves to blame.
For even now as tyrants, trample each GOD-Given Right,
We only watch and tremble, too afraid to stand and fight.
If he stood by your bedside, in a dream, while you’re asleep,
And wonders what remains of our Rights he fought to keep,
What would be your answer, if he called out from the grave:
“IS THIS STILL THE LAND OF THE FREE AND HOME OF THE BRAVE???”
- jgalindes July 9, 2009 @ 11:40 am
I currently live in Brazil, a country of fantastic contrasts.
A wonderful nature, simple and hardworking multicolored (like a grey rainbow) and much suffering and spiritually abandoned people.
For one, I know the tyranny of the Jews and their minions. Like my country, Argentina, this one, for good or bad, used to be Christian.
For that reason I particularly would like to see both countries to come back to their origins.
I’ll go in some detail, if you don’t mind to illustrate what’s the situation here, in case you are not aware of:
1-Complete, absolute moral decay.
2-Almost complete control of largest cities by drug trafficking gangs, armed with assault rifles, hand grenades and anti-aircraft machine guns.
3-A total relaxation of family values, with the youth drifting like zombies after carnal pleasure, drugs, crazy parties plenty of Jewish Ecstasy, no ideologies, no religion (or apostate evangelic sectarian followers with an unbelievable load of heresies on the one hand or Afro satanic rituals on the other).
Girls of 12 years old pregnant, under-nourished and many times carrying STD’s.
Clandestine abortions by the hundred thousands or millions a year,who knows?
4-A completely corrupt “democracy”,with congress members even enjoying castles (not kidding) with multimillion U$S dollar bills.
5-Solidly established television networks, allied with their Jewish masters principally in the US.
Open TV, the sole entertainment of the poor, a complete crap, full of sex, violence, depravity, news programs that pours blood into your living-room. Just murders, pedophilia, rape, etc.
6-The Catholic Church corralled in few parochial spots, no more evangelization, no more public school prayers (we still are allowed to display crucifixes in official places, but no mention of Jesus).
So I can’t agree with secularism, just because whatever I described IS secularism.
Masonic Secularism of sorts!
I can’t agree otherwise, with Ms. Muriel Fraser and an small article of hers will undoubtfully clarify the point:
Hearings set for Brazilian “stealth concordat”
By Muriel Fraser
In a surprise announcement last week it was revealed that on July 1 there will be Congressional hearings in Brasilia on the concordat signed last November.
This has thwarted the attempts of the Brazilian Bishops’ Conference ten days ago to have the agreement rushed to a vote under an emergency procedure for urgent matters of national defence.
It’s the latest twist in a story that began with the announcement in November that Brazil’s President Luiz (”Lula”) da Silva would be stopping by the Vatican “on the way to Washington”. However, this turned out to be more than a courtesy call. Once there, the President was ushered into the Vatican’s “Treaty Room” where he signed a concordat.
The Brazilian Government at first dismissed it as an “administrative agreement”. In the words of a Brazilian editor, “There were hugs, there were blessings, there were pictures - but no statement on what was dealt with between the President and the Pontiff”.
Critics note that this agreement appears to be a wedge which finds pretexts to introduce a number of basic legal principles that undermine the secular state.
• The concordat imports foreign law into Brazil by stipulating that Canon (or Church) Law be used in Catholic institutions. Because this includes Church-run social services, concordats act to impose Canon Law on both their lay employees and their clients. In Germany this is a widespread problem, particularly acute for anyone, like gays or the divorced, whose private life does not accord with Canon Law.
• The concordat also acts as a foot in the door to proselytise children in state schools. In Poland it only took twenty years for the establishment of voluntary unpaid catechism in state schools to be transformed bit by bit into lessons in Catholic doctrine which, in much of the country, has become effectively compulsory, is now paid for by the state and even counts in the grade average.
• The agreement commits Brazil to huge payments to the Vatican. It obligates the Brazilian taxpayer to subsidise Church schools, to underwrite Catholic charities and to maintain Church buildings. At the same time it grants the Catholic Church unspecified tax immunity and even certain exemptions from Brazilian labour laws which could be expanded.
In Germany the Church maintains quite explicitly that under God’s roof there is no fundamental contradiction between the interests of the employer and employees. Therefore there are virtually no wage agreements with unions, and, of course, no right to strike.
• The Brazilian concordat ends with the infamous clause that any differences regarding it “are to be settled by direct diplomatic negotiations”. This sounds innocent, but it is not.
It means that there’s no appeal to the Constitution and no redress through Brazilian courts. Brazil would have to negotiate with the Vatican and seek its agreement. One country actually tried this. In 2006 a Hungarian cabinet minister went to the Vatican to try to renegotiate the Finance Concordat. There he found that no one had time to talk to him. This is precisely why concordats customarily snap shut with the “mousetrap clause”.
It’s not known how the Vatican managed to get the Brazilian President to sign this stealth concordat. Lula was a union organiser who bravely stood up to the former military dictatorship.
This man of action may be simply unable to recognise a creeping dictatorship which is brought about by documents, not guns.
Find more information at Concordat Watch
Fri, 26 Jun 2009
Hope I made myself understood.
- KathJuliane July 9, 2009 @ 2:46 pm
EMILIANOS TIMIADIS [Metropolitan of Silyvria]
A Lesson from the Byzantine Missionaries
Responsibility of the church to the local culture.
There is no place in the church of God for liturgical uniformity, cultural domination, colonialism, brutal conformism or a uniformity, forcibly imposing worship and theological expressions upon others. We may envisage this harmonization of different colors as a mosaic. [This is not the same as the compromising false ecumenism ongoing in the world.]
Equally, it would be absurd to condemn other Christians who prefer this or that liturgical expression, this form of language, this kind of liturgical singing and music. This is not Orthodoxy.
Spirituality can be expressed in different ways and must not be taken to mean a stereotyped form of piety, otherwise the human element is overstated as a compared with the divine at the expense of unity and the spreading of the gospel.
By overstressing marginal secondary elements, we promote them to absolutes and essentials while in reality there exists a dialectic synthesis and harmony.
It was precisely this ignoring of cultural aspirations and the pluralism in humanity that manifested itself in the monolithic attitude of the Latin church [enforced by Charlemagne, a fanatic on standardization, often at the point of a sword] when it adamantly insisted on Latin remaining to compulsory language in the worship of newly-converted nations, such as Bulgaria and elsewhere, creating the consequent split.
[This was also historically expressed with the extinction of the native Celtic Culdee, German, Belgic, and Gallic churches after the 10th century, for example, and the eradication of Greek-speaking Byzantine Roman churches in Western Europe in the various provinces.
Under the Latin-Frankish feudal system, only the aristocratic elite -the priesthood and the nobility - along with the ‘burgher class’ filled by the European Jews who played the part of “the court Jew”, the bankers, guilds-crafters, merchants, and businessmen, the physicians and scholars to kings and popes, could read and understand Latin, while the laity, overwhelmingly the indigenous feudal peasant population were kept ignorant and illiterate of even their own Bible.]
Photius protested in an encyclical in 867 and denounced the anachronistic steps of Rome. The conflict was seemingly over evangelistic methodology and deontology, but behind it was the Roman claim to primacy of universal jurisdiction.
It accentuated the conflict between the Roman claim to be the center of unity for Christendom and the Eastern Orthodoxy conception of the five patriarchates of almost equal status [the Pentarchy of Patriarchs].
There is a deeper and more objective approach to theology and culture as a way of life that owes its origin to the early fathers of the east. Such a work is both indigenous and fruitful. Our faith and worship has to be expressed and reinterpreted through the language and the gestures, the customs of contemporary peoples scattered throughout the world.
This was the extraordinary achievement of Patriarch Photius, seeking to integrate various Slavonic customs in religion and in liturgical life. Such an approach to inculturation remains a continuous responsibility. The church of today, especially that in diaspora and overseas, is urgently seeking a diachronic and synchronic liturgy, preaching theology and spirituality that will embody the best traditions of local culture.
These two brothers, Kyrill and Methodios, left to our age, called technological, electronic, nuclear, spatial, revolutionary, an everlasting model of how preaching and evangelism should be in every historical period of change.
While the central message will remain untouched and unchangeable, its language, form, semantic expression and terminology should always be reviewed, adapted to new emerging needs.
Human beings, while remaining the same throughout history, from other aspects –cultural and intellectual - undergo considerable change, inviting appointed pastors to give more attention than they usually do to the methods used, to the language employed and to how they ought to speak in order to awaken apathy and sleepy consciences.
Without absolutizing methods and informatique, from this new science, nevertheless, we are not at all excused, if we rely exclusively on old outdated patterns of our fathers, irrelevant today. Certainly they were valid in their time, but not for today. We need to become flexible, contemporary.
We must, as an imperative challenge, stand with one leg in the past, in history, but we have to put the other leg into the present, with all that that implies and demands, for a proper articulation of our faith to the people. Only then will the proclamation of our faith become effective and credible.
- jgalindes July 9, 2009 @ 3:11 pm
Three deadly waves
The last Global Europe Anticipation report is nowhere optimistic.
Public announcement Special Summer 2009 GEAB N°36 (June 17, 2009) -
Three rogue waves by H-J Fandrich for LEAP/E2020
As anticipated by LEAP/E2020 as early as October 2008, on the eve of summer 2009, the question of the US and UK capacity to finance their unbridled public deficits has become the central question of international debates, thus paving the way for these two countries to default on their debt by the end of this summer.
At this stage of the global systemic crisis’ process of development, contrary to the dominant political and media stance today, the LEAP/E2020 team does not foresee any economic upsurge after summer 2009 (nor in the following 12 months) (1).
On the contrary, because the origins of the crisis remain unaddressed, we estimate that the summer 2009 will be marked by the converging of three very destructive « rogue waves » (2), illustrating the aggravation of the crisis and entailing major upheaval by September/October 2009.
As always since this crisis started, each region of the world will be affected neither at the same moment, nor in the same way (3). However, according to our researchers, all of them will be concerned by a significant deterioration in their situation by the end of summer 2009 (4).
This evolution is likely to catch large numbers of economic and financial players on the wrong foot who decided to believe in today’s mainstream media operation of “euphorisation”.
In this special « Summer 2009 » edition, our team describes in detail these three converging « rogue waves » and their impact, and gives a number of strategic recommendations (currencies, gold, real estate, bonds, stocks, currencies) to avoid being swept away in this deadly summer.
LEAP/E2020 believes that, instead of « green shoots » (those which international media, experts and the politicians who listen to them (5) kept perceiving in every statistical chart (6) in the past two months), what will appear on the horizon is a group of three destructive waves of the social and economic fabric expected to converge in the course of summer 2009, illustrating the aggravation of the crisis and entailing major changes by the end of summer 2009… more specifically, debt default events in the US and UK, both countries at the centre of the global system in crisis. These waves appear as follows:
1. Wave of massive unemployment: Three different dates of impact according to the countries in America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa
2. Wave of serial corporate bankruptcies: companies, banks, housing, states, counties, towns
3. Wave of terminal crisis for the US Dollar, US T-Bond and GBP, and the return of inflation
In fact, these three waves do not appear in quick succession like the « sisters rogue waves ». They are even more dangerous because they are simultaneous, asynchronous and non-parallel. Hence their impact on the global system accentuates the risks because they hit at various angles, at different speeds and with varying strength.
The only certain thing at this stage is that the international system has never been so weak and powerless to face such a situation. The IMF and global governance institutions’ reforms announced by the London G20 are at a standstill (7). The G8 becomes more like a moribund club whose utility is increasingly questioned (8). US leadership is the shadow of what it used to be, mostly concerned by desperately trying to find purchasers for its T-Bonds (9).
The global monetary system is in a process of disintegration, with the Russians and Chinese in particular accelerating their positioning in the post-Dollar era. Companies foresee no improvement in the business climate and speed up the pace of layoffs.
A growing number of states falter under the weight of their accumulated debt created to “rescue banks” and are about to be faced with a welter of failings by the end of this summer (10). And, last but not least, the banks, once they have squeezed money out of naive savers thanks to the market upsurge orchestrated in the past few weeks, will be have to admit that they are still insolvent by the end of summer 2009.
In the United States and United Kingdom in particular, the colossal public financial effort made in 2008 and at the beginning of 2009 for the sole benefit of large banks became so unpopular that it was impossible to consider injecting more public money into banks in spring 2009, despite the fact that they were still insolvent (11).
It then became necessary to invent a “fairy tale” to convince the average saver to inject his/her own money into the financial system. By means of the « green shoots » story, overpriced stock indices based on no real economic grounds and promises of « anticipated public funding repayment », the conditioning was achieved.
Hence, while big investors from oil-producing and Asian countries (12) withdrew capital from these banks, large numbers of small individual investors returned, full of hope.
Once these small investors discover that public funding repayment is only a drop in the ocean of public aid granted to these banks (to help them dispose of their toxic assets) and that, after three or four months at best (as analyzed in this GEAB N°36), these banks are again on the verge of collapse, they will realize, powerless, that their share is worth nothing once again.
Intoxicated by financiers, world political leaders will be surprised - once again – to see all the problems of last year reappear, all the more severe since they were not addressed but only buried under piles of public money. Once that money has been squandered by insolvent banks compelled to « rescue » even more insolvent rivals, or by ill-conceived economic stimulus plans, problems will re-emerge, further exacerbated.
For hundreds of millions of citizens in America, Europe, Asia and Africa, the summer 2009 will be a dramatic transition towards lasting impoverishment due to the loss of their jobs, with no hope of finding new ones in the next two, three or four years, or due to the disappearance of their savings invested in stocks or capital-based pension funds, or in banking investments linked to stock markets or denominated in US dollars or British pounds, or investment in shares of companies pressured to desperately wait for an improvement not coming soon.
(1) Not even the « jobless recovery » many experts are trying to make us believe in. In the United States, United Kingdom, Eurozone and Japan, it is a « recoveryless recovery » we must expect, i.e. a pure invention aimed at convincing US and UK insolvent consumers to start buying again and keeping US T-Bonds’ and UK Gilts’ country purchasers waiting as long as possible (until they decide that there is really no future selling their products to the lands of the US Dollar and British Pound.
(2) « Rogues waves » are very large and sudden ocean surface waves which used to be considered as rare, though we now know that they appear in almost every storm above a certain strength. « Rogue waves » can reach heights of 30 meters (98 ft) and exert tremendous pressure.
For instance, a normal 3 meter-high wave exerts a pressure of 6 tons/m². A 10 meter-high tempest wave exerts a pressure of 12 tons/m². A 30 meter-high rogue wave can exert pressure of up to 100 tons/m². No ship yet built is able to resist such pressures.
One specific kind of rogue wave is called the “three sisters”, i.e. a group of three rogue waves all the more dangerous in that, even if a ship had time to react properly to the first two waves, there is no way she could be in the right position to brave the third one.
According to LEAP/E2020, it is a similar phenomenon that the world is about to encounter this summer; and no country (ship) is in a favourable position to face them, even if some countries are more at risk than others, as explained in this GEAB (N°36).
(3) LEAP/E2020 estimate that their anticipations of social and economic trends in the various regions of the world - published in GEAB N°28 (10/16/2008) – are still relevant.
(4) More precisely, in every region, media and stock markets will no longer be able to hide the deterioration.
(5) Our readers have not failed to notice that the same people, media and institutions, considered everything was for the best in the best of worlds 3 years ago, that there was no risk of a severe crisis 2 years ago, and that the crisis was under control a year ago. Their opinion is therefore highly reliable!
(6) As regards US economic statistics, it will be interesting to follow the consequences of the revision of the indexing formula by the Bureau of Economic Analysis due to take place on 07/31/2009. Usually, this type of revision results in further complexity of historical comparisons and favourable modification of important figures. For example, some previous revisions enabled the division of the average level of measured inflation by three. Source: MWHodges, 04/2008.
(7) Except at a regional level where each political entity is organized the way that it wants. For instance, the EU is taking advantage of the political fading away of the UK - mired in a financial, economic and political crisis - and taking supervisory control of the City of London (source: Telegraph, 06/11/2009).
It is likely that summer 2009 will be the end of 300 years of the City’s supremacy at the centre of British power. On this subject, it is instructive to read George Monbiot’s article in The Guardian dated 06/08/2009 and take the time to read John Lanchester’s brilliant essay published in the London Review of Books dated 05/28/2009 entitled « It’s finished ».
(8) Who cares any more about G8 final statements, such as that following the June 13th G8-Finance meeting (source: Forbes, 06/13/2009), at a time when each player in fact plays by his own rules: Americans on one side, Canadians and Europeans on another, British and Japanese in the middle, while the Russians play a complete different game?
(9) US Treasury’s Secretary of State, Timothy Geithner, recently suffered a very embarrassing experience whilst giving a speech in front of Beijing University students: his audience simply burst into laughter when he reassured that the Chinese government had made the right choice investing their holdings in US T-Bonds and Dollars (source: Examiner/Reuters, 6/02/2009)!
There is nothing worse than arousing irony or ridicule when you are an established power because that power is nothing without respect (on the part of both friends and enemies), especially when the one mocking is supposed to be “trapped” by the one mocked.
According to LEAP/E2020, this laughter is worth a thousand explanations of the fact that China does not feel at all « trapped » by the US dollar and the Chinese authorities know exactly what tracks greenbacks and T–Bonds are following.
This kind of situation was unthinkable only 12 months, maybe even 6 months ago, first because the Chinese were still naive, second because they thought it was in their interest to make everyone believe they were naive.
Obviously, on the eve of summer 2009, this situation has vanished: no need to pretend anymore, as highlighted by this survey of 23 famous Chinese economists, published on the first day of Timothy Geithner’s visit to Beijing, and revealing that most of them deem US assets « risky » (source: Xinhuanet, 05/31/2009). This student burst of laughter will continue to echo for many months to come…
(10) Not only in the US will shareholders be systematically prejudiced by the state under the pretext of higher common interest, as in the case of pension fund and bondholder losses related to the Chrysler and GM bankruptcies, or when the US government and Federal Reserve pressured Bank of America to hide the calamitous state of Merrill Lynch from its shareholders at the time of the latter’s takeover.
Sources: OpenSalon, 06/10/2009 / WallStreetJournal, 04/23/2009. In the UK, Europe and Asia, the same causes will produce the same effects: the « raison d’état » has always been the simplest excuse to justify large-scale plundering … and severe crises are perfect times to call in the « raison d’état ».
(11) Germany has a similar problem due to next September’s national election. After the election, the country’s banking problems will be in the headlines, as several hundreds of billions of risky assets on the balance sheets of a number of banks, mainly regional ones, will need dealing with.
It is far from the scope of US and UK banking problems, nevertheless Berlin will probably be faced with a number of potential bank failures. Source: AFP/Google, 04/25/2009. In the United States, the banks bailed out by the federal state have simply lowered the amount of loans granted when they are supposed to do the contrary. Source: CNNMoney, 06/15/2009
(12) Sources: Financial Times, 06/01/2009; YahooFinance, 06/04/2009; StreetInsider+Holdings/4656921.html, 05/15/2009; Financial Times, 06/01/2009
- admin July 9, 2009 @ 6:38 pm
Greetings To All Of Our Precious Real Zionist News Family From NYC!
Well, I put in another FULL DAY here in NYC with the Street Evangelism that some of you (really only a few) are praying for and supporting financially.
I do work for a living and make every effort to be a good steward of the donations that a few of you send my way for the ministry of Street Evangelism and Real Zionist News.
Today again I went to both Wall Street during the day and Times Sq during the early evening. A FULL DAY INDEED!
Wall Street is crawling with Jews, all types and kinds of Jews, rabbi-Jews with their greed for filthy lucre, Talmud Jews with their Anti Christ yarmulkes, busisness men Jews in their 00 suits, work a day Jews with their mocking, arrogant attitude toward the Cross, young yuppie Jews with their “better than thou” attitude and no need of Christ disposition.
BUT - again, the young people still come up to me and wish to talk about my message of Christ and to take pictures with me.
Tonite in Times Sq was nothing short of incredible. Children, adults, young men and women, EVEN POLICE, came up to me to take pictures with me, talk with me about my message of the Love Of Jesus Christ!
Mothers with their children were continually coming up to me asking to take pictures of me with their children.
Yes, PEOPLE ARE HUNGRY FOR CHRIST!
One family, a large Hindu family, stood in front of me for a long time, and then the father asked if I would take a picture with their large family of his wife and children. They just had a HUGE SMILE on their faces and it was a great moment.
I really would like to come back to NYC on a regular basis. I also need to go to Boston (college town MANY COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES) on a regular basis.
BUT - I need your help to do it. I am not coming to these cities as as “tourist.” I eat only 1 meal a day and stay at a Youth Hostel. However, the expense is immense.
Will some you you please consider and pray about helping me with this vision to reach the grass roots Americans who YEARN FOR SOMETHING WHOLESOME & POSITIVE?
The Christ Hating Jews with their Billboards, (there is one disgusting billboard of a new play or movie called “Orphan” in which the Jews (they hate all wholesomeness) portray an 8 year old girl as a demon.
I need your help everybody to combat these Anti Christ forces, (the Jews), through the Street Evangelism that I conduct.
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I wish to thank those of you are HAVE HELPED with some of the funding of this trip. I am DEEPLY GRATEFUL and wish to prove myself a good and faithful steward of your hard-earned dollars.
Much Love To ALL of you in Christ, Your +Brother, Nathanael
- KathJuliane July 9, 2009 @ 8:22 pm
Greetings in the Lord, Juan.
I have been re-reading Bartolome de las Casas and other Meso and South American history, which I’d read many years ago, and could never understand the insane savagery and sadistic brutality that rampaged against the native Americans in the early days of Spanish and Portuguese conquests and colonialism especially to the destruction of the West Indies by “Christians”.
Now after converting to Orthodoxy and reading the lives of the saints and martyrs of Eastern Christianity, and through the lens of the wickedness of the unrepentent Marranos that came with the good priests and the worldly conquistadores, everything is much clearer.
A leopard cannot change its spots because the colors are tattooed into its skin.
Israel Shamir is a convert “Christian of the circumcision”, and describes himself as a Palestinian and not a “Jew”, and his writings are well worth the read concerning Judaism as a lethal spiritual and psychological disease, which only coming to Jesus Christ can cure.
…The Jewish chosen-ness led to genocide time and again. Outside of Jerusalem’s Jaffa gate (Bab al-Halil), there was once a small neighbourhood called Mamilla, destroyed by real-estate developers just a few years ago. In its place they created a kitschy ‘village’ for the super-rich, abutting the plush Hilton Hotel.
A bit further away there is the old Mamilla cemetery of the Arab nobles and the Mamilla Pool, a water reservoir dug by Pontius Pilate. During the development works, the workers came upon a burial cave holding hundreds of skulls and bones. It was adorned by a cross and the legend: ‘God alone knows their names’.
The Biblical Archaeology Review, published by the Jewish American Herschel Shanks, printed a long feature[i] by the Israeli archaeologist Ronny Reich on this discovery.
The dead were laid to their eternal rest in AD 614, the most dreadful year in the history of Palestine until the Twentieth Century. The Scottish scholar Adam Smith, wrote in his Historical Geography of Palestine: “until now, the terrible devastation of 614 is visible in the land, it could not be healed”.
By 614 Palestine was a part of the Roman successor state, the Byzantine Empire. It was a prosperous, predominantly Christian land of well-developed agriculture, of harnessed water systems and carefully laid terraces. Pilgrims came in flocks to the Holy places. The Constantine-built edifices of the Ascension on the Mount of Olives and of the Holy Sepulchre were among the man-made wonders of the world.
[Emperor Constantine had also built the basilica martyrium of the Jerusalem Hagia Sophia on the temple mount; next to it Emperor Justinian later built the basilica temple and complex of the incomparably beautiful “Nea Church”, as it was known locally, and officially the Church of Mary, the Theotokos.
The Nea Church complex included a 3,000 bed charitable hospital, in the modern sense, complete with a staff of monastic physicians, nurses and pharmacists, an extensive library, and a 2,000 bed pilgrimage house. These were completely destroyed, reduced to rubble by the Jews.]
The Judean wilderness was enlivened by eighty monasteries, where precious manuscripts were collected and prayers offered. The Fathers of the church, St Jerome of Bethlehem and Origen and Eusebius of Caesarea, were still a living memory. One of the best Palestinian writers, on a par with the Minor Prophets, blessed John Moschos, just completed his Spiritual Meadow.
There was also a small, wealthy Jewish community living in their midst, mainly in Tiberias on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Their scholars had just completed their version of the Talmud, the codification of their faith, Rabbinic Judaism; but for instruction they deferred to the prevailing Jewish community in Persian Babylonia.
In 614 local Palestinian Jews allied with their Babylonian co-religionists and assisted the Persians in their conquest of the Holy Land. 26,000 Jews participated in the onslaught. In the aftermath of the Persian victory, the Jews perpetrated a massive holocaust of the Gentiles of Palestine.
They burned the churches and the monasteries, killed monks and priests, burned books. The beautiful basilica of Fishes and Loaves in Tabgha, the Ascension on the Mount of Olives, St Stephen opposite Damascus Gate and the Hagia Sion on Mt Zion are just at the top of the list of perished edifices.
Indeed, very few churches survived the onslaught. The Great Laura of St Sabas, tucked away in the bottomless Ravine of Fire (Wadi an-Nar) was saved by its remote location and steep crags. The Church of the Nativity miraculously survived: when Jews commanded its destruction, the Persians balked. They perceived the Magi mosaic above the lintel as the portrait of Persian kings.
This devastation was not the worst crime. When Jerusalem surrendered to the Persians, thousands of local Christians became prisoners of war and were herded to the Mamilla Pool area. The Israeli archaeologist Ronny Reich writes:
They were probably sold to the highest bidder. According to some sources, the Christian captives at Mamilla Pond were bought by Jews and were then slain on the spot.
The Oxford Professor Henry Hart Milman’s History of the Jews describes it in stronger terms:
It had come at length, the long-expected hour of triumph and vengeance; and the Jews did not neglect the opportunity. They washed away the profanation of the holy city in Christian blood. The Persians are said to have sold the miserable captives for money.
The vengeance of the Jews was stronger than their avarice; not only did they not scruple to sacrifice their treasures in the purchase of these devoted bondsmen, they put to death all they had purchased at a lavish price. It was a rumour of the time that 90,000 perished.
An eyewitness to the massacre, Strategius of St Sabas, was more vivid:
Thereupon the vile Jews… rejoiced exceedingly, because they detested the Christians, and they conceived an evil plan. As of old they bought the Lord from the Jews with silver, so they purchased Christians out of the reservoir…
How many souls were slain in the reservoir of Mamilla! How many perished of hunger and thirst! How many priests and monks were massacred by the sword! How many maidens, refusing their abominable outrages, were given over to death by the enemy! How many parents perished on top of their children!
How many of the people were brought up by the Jews and butchered, and became confessors of Christ! Who can count the multitude of the corpses of those who were massacred in Jerusalem!’
Strategius estimated the victims of the holocaust at 66,000.
In plain prose, the Jews ransomed the Christians from the hands of the Persian soldiers for good money to slaughter them at Mamilla Pool, ‘and it ran with blood’.
Jews massacred between 60,000 and 90,000 Palestinian Christians in Jerusalem alone, almost 1.5 million in today’s values (the total earth’s population was according to the Encyclopaedia Britannica about 300 million, twenty times smaller than today).
A few days later, the Persian military understood the magnitude of the massacre and stopped the Jews.
- charlie July 9, 2009 @ 9:38 pm
Fr Robert Fox, founder and director of ‘Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary’, book on the subject, which had the approval of a Canon of Sacred Theology, P.Galamba de Oliveira, makes it clear that the Collegial Consecration of Russia took place on 13th May 1982 in Fatima, Portugal.
Before leaving for Fatima, Pope John Paul II sent a letter to the bishops of the world inviting them to join him in the act of consecration.
“In stating that he wished to renew the consecrations made by Pius XII, only now in a collegial manner, the Pope said “…the church feels the message imposes a commitment on her.”
From the letter which the Cardinal Secretary of State sent on behalf of the Pope to the Bishops of the world before going to Fatima, May 13 1982.
“From many bishops, and also from a number of episcopal conferences, the Holy Father has received letters recalling the message of Fatima and and asking him to renew, by a collegial act, the consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary ……..I now fulfill the honoured task of informing you that in the course of his visit to Fatima on 13 May next…..the holy Father also intends, in spiritual union with all the bishops of the world, to renew the TWO acts [ the consecration of the world by Pius XII in 1942 and then RUSSIA in 1952] whereby Pope Pius XII entrusted the world to the Immaculate heart of Mary.
As he asks you to begin now to accompany with your prayer his pilgramage to Fatima…..”
The pope called for a COLLEGIAL consecration this time in reaffirming the acts of Pius XII.
In speaking in the Cova da Iria at Fatima the Pope said, “I am here united with all the pastors of the church in that particular bond whereby we constitute a body and a college, just as Christ desired the apostles to be in union with Peter, I utter the words of the present act, in which I wish to include, once more, the hopes and anxieties of the church in the modern world….I renew the entrusting and consecration carried out by my predecessor…in a special way we entrust and consecrate to you those individuals and nations which particularly need to be entrusted and consecrated…reject not the prayers we send up to you in our necessities. reject them not!
Accept our humble trust - and our act of entrusting!…the power of this consecration lasts for all time and embraces all individuals, peoples and nations. It overcomes every evil that the spirit of darkness is able to awaken, and has in fact awakened in our times, in the heart of man and in history…in entrusting to you O, mother of the world, all individuals and peoples, we also entrust to you the consecration itself, for the world’s sake placing it in your motherly heart” [the full length of the consecration is way too long to include here but was very powerful, doctrinal and heartfelt].
“At the mention of the word Russia [during the occasion by the Pope] cheers were heard arising from the people.”
John Cardinal Carberry, a well known Marian bishop and Cardinal, who at the 1981 Nov. meeting of the bishops of the US proposed petitioning the Pope for the collegial consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, if the Pope deemed it proper on May 17, 1982, said “In my humble opinion the collegial consecration has now taken place.”
J M Haffert, who for many years had worked in the world wide Fatima apostolate for the collegial consecration of Russia, after May 13, 1982 communicated with sister Lucia through her superior. Sister Lucia answered “Yes” the collegial consecration had taken place.
It was reported that tears of joy were seen to run down sister Lucia’s face as Pope John Paul II finished the consecration at the end of a three hour mass.
Photos revealed Sister Lucia smiling “bright as the sun” as she stood with the Pope after her private meeting with him, that day.
This was followed several years later by a roughly page long JPII worded consecration of the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary by every church-going Catholic in the world in union with the other attendees at Mass, out loud and standing.
Two years after the event, and 7 years after the collegial consecration in Fatima, Portugal, Communism collapsed in country after country in Eastern Europe like a series of dominoes.
People were finally free and the long planned merger of the Soviet Union and the US. openly stated as an “illuminati” goal did not materialize.
Our Lord in speaking to Sister Lucia said, “the consecration would lessen and shorten the period of trial which would come upon the world.” The period of peace was just that, it was never stated as permanent.
- Michael K. July 10, 2009 @ 4:00 pm
Dear Anti-Pharisee and Russian Orthodox,
Yes. I too take the view that a deception that would fool even the elect, if that were possible, is right on time according to the Scriptures.
In fact, as you might remember, I have been bemoaning the NESARA agenda and the deceptive Urantia-book’s version of Christianity. So I am as skeptical a man as you might find on the subject of extraterrestrial intervention.
Right along with that comes the desire to see if what I think might be happening is really happening, or if I am yet uninformed about the complete picture. You know, it was revealed by a hacker in the UK a while ago, that the DOD, and particularly the Navy, have a space fleet. The question here is whether this is them, or someone else, for one.
Last night we got a break in the rain, and it was a beautiful clear night. Before the gibbous moon rose all orange colored, the sky was dark enough that a star caught my eye with its odd twinkling. Sitting low on the western horizon, it twinkled from red to blue, becoming less and more intense. It was as if it was a space craft rotating in orbit. It was incomparable to any other star, the rest of which really appeared to be white globes of fairly level light intensity.
Anyway, something is going on up there, and we are going to find out soon what it is. If indeed this is ‘good cop/bad cop’, then they will solicit us to accept some person as Messiah eventually, who is other than the true person of God incarnate, that one we call Christ Jesus, or even Jahushua.
However, that is not proven at this point and I find myself in a position in which I have to extend grace temporarily to these strange people making these claims, and there is a reason why: As long as they approach us in the name of our Savior, but do not claim to be him or be his messengers then they can not be considered to be defrauding us spiritually or intellectually.
Instead we must, I believe, entertain their claims without prejudice for or against until all they claim is either proven or shown to be a lie. To do less would be to offend the spirit in which they present themselves, and we can’t do that.
So, with benevolent skepticism I will allow them to compel me to travel an mile with them in order that I learn their true nature. I am wary of the inherent risks, but because of the way they invoke the Holy Name, I am compelled to try to unravel this mystery some more.
I am not sold on this, but I do want you to listen to this ‘General Jeremiah’ and look at the pictures allegedly of another planet provided at the link. I want you to witness for yourself what is going on and to subject your faith to the test which is being put to it. There is work to be done there for any Christian who considers this matter to have potential gravity.
Thank you again for your reassurance, and please go check the link so you can help me determine the exact nature of this phenomenon.
The Peace of Christ be With You.
- KathJuliane July 10, 2009 @ 5:22 pm
In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit:
“THE WOMAN of Genesis 3:15 will have COMPLETELY fulfilled the Divine Prophecy”.
Response: She, the Virgin Mary, as the New Testament witnesses to, fulfilled her prophetic glorious destiny 2,000 years ago, by bringing forth our Lord Jesus Christ Pantocrator, who is the New Covenant, as was foretold by the Prophet Jeremiah, in the fullness of Divine Revelation.
At the institution of the Eucharist, the long-awaited messianic banquet of the Last Supper, our Lord said “Take, eat; this is My body…Drink from it, all of you. For this is MY blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.”
“Paul, an apostle (not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father who raised Him from the dead), and all the brethren who are with me…Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to who be glory forever and ever. Amen.
I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different (heteros) gospel (the gospel of the Twelve Apostles), which is not another (alios - another of the same kind); but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. But if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.
As we (speaking on the authority of the Twelve Apostles) have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed. For do I now persuade men or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.” (Galatians 1: 1-10).
Fr. Joseph, Carmelite personal devotion is one thing, but to press it as authoritative and dogmatic teaching moves it into the area of heresy when things that are publically taught that are contrary to the purest words of our Lord Jesus Christ, everything found in Scripture and Sacred Apostolic Tradition of the first millennium Church (which Orthodoxy has preserved pure and undefiled the true apostolic deposit of faith).
Moreover, your claim on propounding matters based on lecto divina, which is merely a form of spiritual discipline when reading Scripture, as if it were the same as actual divine inspiration, derived in a manner which even contradicts your own Roman Catholic canonical law and dogmas, under which the Orthodox and other Christians are not bound by, not being a part of the incorporated institution of Roman Catholicism or otherwise under the ecclesiastical authority of the Pope.
Moreover, as time and again it has been pointed out, that per your own Magisterium, which is binding only on the corporate of Catholics, the phenomena of Fatima, and other approved apparition sites, are still only ruled as “worthy of belief” in terms of private devotions, and “adds nothing to the deposit of faith”, having no dogmatic force on the Christian conscience. Therefore, Marion devotions are a matter of personal choice, aka: “freewill” and the individual Catholic is still free to either believe or disbelieve.
In Christian love, I pray for your well-being as a friend, respect much of what you say and give some consideration to it, and some things invite further investigation. You state that you are a Catholic priest, but you do not have any spiritual authority over me. Nada, zero, zip, and I owe you no pastoral obedience. I am under my own priest-confessor, who by the way has 5 children, and my personal spiritual father is an abbot.
No matter how much you thunder with page after page of comments harping on the same thing, with thinly veiled chauvinistic contempt and patronizations when you then target me and disparage my holy Orthodox faith, I still won’t see it your way, and other people can make up their own minds as well.
But in this I will admit, you are a much more intelligent and spirtually lofty man than I am, since I am a very stupid woman and fallen sinner.
- KathJuliane July 10, 2009 @ 5:59 pm
In actual effect, you are propounding a different Marion gospel of salvation that is contrary to even the very basic truths of Holy Scripture itself which anyone can read for themselves, concerning Jesus Christ as our one and only Savior.
Personal devotion is one thing, calls to repent to God, and God alone are always spiritually profitable, but the “Marion gospel” cannot be passed off as any form of dogmatic truth. Not even the Marion popes do that, they make it quite clear that it is their personal devotion, and the same is true about the various Catholic Marion apostolates.
Only the 16th century Catholic Douey-Reims version of Scripture published under the authority of the Pope, out of all the Bible versions ever published and still being published, carries the mistranslation of Genesis 3:16 as reading “…she will crush your head”, instead of “HE will crush your head”: meaning “her Seed” or “Son”, who, of course is our only Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ.
Even the Catholic Encyclopedia has to concede to this point:
“No direct or categorical and stringent proof of the [RC] dogma [of the Immaculate Conception, and by extension all of the other related papal doctrines interlocked like a Gordian knot] can be brought forward from Scripture. But the first scriptural passage which contains the promise of the redemption, mentions also the Mother of the Redeemer.
“The sentence against the first parents was accompanied by the Earliest Gospel ( Proto-evangelium ), which put enmity between the serpent and the woman : “and I will put enmity between thee and the woman and her seed; she (he) shall crush thy head and thou shalt lie in wait for her (his) heel” ( Genesis 3:15 ).
“The translation “she” of the [Douey-Reims from] the Latin Vulgate is interpretative; it originated after the fourth century [more like the 12-16th century], and cannot be defended critically [meaning in comparison with other Scriptural texts, especially the Septuagint which is far older than the 5th c. Vulgate translation of Jerome! Jesus and the Apostles all taught from the Hebrew original of the Septuagint, not the Rabbincal version that Jerome used]. The conqueror from the seed of the woman, who should crush the serpent’s head, is Christ; the woman at enmity with the serpent is Mary.”
Fr. Joseph, in the Hebrew mind of the Old Testament, there are many, many times when things have an idiomatic double-reference – very often a feminine personification is also used to prophetically describe a community as well, especially in poetical terms of God and His “wife”, the “daughter of Zion”, the colorful descriptions of the two harlots: Israel and Judah; “daughter of Babylon” when Judah was sent into the Babylonian captivity.
That is why in the parenthetic chapters of Revelation 12:1-14:20 deals extensively with the conflict between the Church and the powers of evil. The great sign in heaven, “the woman”, is either the Virgin Mary or true Israel - the Church of Christ, therefore Christology sees the Theotokos (the “holy virgin daughter of Zion”) as the perfect symbol of Israel [“Prince of God”, or “He will rule as God”] and the Church.
Satan hates Christ and His mother. The Virgin Mary was saved by the inspiration of the angel who told Joseph to flee into Egypt. Likewise, Satan hates Christ and the Church (John 15:32) and attacks the one through the other, since they are identified with each other as the ‘Body of Christ’.
And to repeat, it is the Church, the Body of Christ in the world that is the “heel” that is stricken by the serpent. In Romans 16:17-20 where Paul writes his warning: “Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them”… v. 19-20, he very clearly states “And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.” So, are you implying that “Mary is God”, even if accidentally?
The Apostle Paul very clearly is speaking to the faithful with the Genesis passage in mind, relating the Seed to Jesus Christ.
As for the apparitions of Fatima itself on a local, the most immediate impact and benefit of the experience for the Portuguese people, especially the vast majority sturdy and simple peasantry, within just a period of a few years, was the strengthening of their faith in the face of their growing troubles.
The Portuguese church was able to withstand in faith the atheistic/communistic assault that had hijacked the “republican” political movement (which was really more intended to be a constitutional monarchy) on the one hand, and the reactionary elite monarch-clericalists on the other. Fatima became a site of local devotion from the grassroots level.
But, it must be kept in mind that the “Fatima Secrets” themselves were not disclosed by Lucia to any clergy until much later, I believe in her memoirs containing the secrets written beginning in 1938. I’m still working out a chronology of the actual events, which is rather obscured and confused, as to when Lucia actually disclosed the content of the “Three Secrets” to someone else of ecclesiastical authority, and what and when was revealed, and how it relates to history.
Sister Lucia may have been told or seen something in 1917, but then kept silence about it for a very long period of time – which includes the so-called controversial “consecration of Russia” contained in the secret Secrets, which no one else knew about except for Sister Lucia.
The first decade after 1917 was strictly concentrated on the investigations for locally authenticating the apparitions and miracles, and the beatification of the other two children, (Fatima I) and this is what had the most impact on the people of Portugal in terms of faith and piety. Sometime around 1940-42 there was “Fatima II” stage having to do with the publishing of the first two secrets, which exploded into world significance, and there was a lot of room for political manipulations that could have taken advantage of Sister Lucia and her simplicity and piety.
In any case, it is very easy to see that the underlying premises for the materialistic and utopian “Fatima Peace Plan”, over which the Catholic body itself is very confused and divided over, based on that one faulty passage and the accumulated “precepts of men” (development of dogmas by proof through man’s reason) forming Catholic Marion doctrines, having one seed of error, can propagate with it the seeds of further contrarian innovations, heresy and lies, and deceptions in terms of doctrines.
This is the kind of thing that Satan is quite clever to take advantage of, and weave a net of delusion and lies around.
- Joanne July 10, 2009 @ 9:27 pm
Dear Br. Nathanael,
Hope you have a good sleep tonight.
We know as Christians that at the end of the Great Tribulation, Jesus Christ will return from heaven to earth in the same manner he ascended and in great glory.
And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; Which also said, “Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.” - Acts 1:9-11
This is bizarre, but true…
The media is controlled by the occult (Zionists) and will also be used to televise the coming of the Antichrist.
The media, which is controlled by the secret societies (Judeo-Freemasons), is and will be used for mind control. Mass media will eventually be used to publicize the coming of the false Christ and to promote his agenda. The Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) [Pat Robertson] is preparing to telecast Christ’s descent to the Mount of Olives in a space craft.
The descendants of Adam and Eve intermarried with demons, producing a demonic civilization which God destroyed with a flood.
Fallen angels interbred with human women to produce a demonic race; all were destroyed by the Flood and cast into hell, the interior of the earth.
Pagan religions believed that the subterranean world is Paradise.
In Milton’s Paradise Lost, the capital of Hell is named after the god, Pan.
Based on the above and other Bible revisions, the occult will claim that the beast that will ascend out of the ‘hollow earth’ is the ‘Spirit’.
The occult societies will promote the interior of the earth as Paradise instead of Hell and demons will ascend from Hell to torture the inhabitants of earth.
Lucifer was created as the most brilliant of all the angels and occupied an exalted position in Heaven below only God Himself. Before his fall, Lucifer appears to have led the worship of God in musical ways, being also the chief musician of Heaven. (Ezekiel 28:13).
When he presumed to exalt himself above God, Lucifer was cast down to earth where, through the ages, he has craved the worship of men and has often been the object of their worship.
Whether through deception or with their full knowledge, the worship of Lucifer has typically been accompanied by loud music of the occult genre. During the Tribulation period, the musical instruments that accompany the worship of Lucifer will facilitate altered states of consciousness and levitation. The occult will misrepresent this dual phenomenon as the rapture/resurrection of the saints.
The occult believes that ancient gods and goddesses came to Earth in spacecraft.
The demons and the occult Prieuré de Sion are masterminding the aerospace program.
UFOs are being built on the earth at secret UFO bases; many UFO sightings are probably test flights. (These UFOs are probably already flying to other planets and perhaps even beyond.)
The occult believes there are more highly evolved life forms, i.e. gods, on other planets.
The occult will use space stations as a refuge from the Tribulation judgments and some may try to relocate to other planets to escape the Tribulation judgments.
…the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. - I.Thes. 5:2:3
God Bless you!
- Michael K. July 10, 2009 @ 9:45 pm
Dear RZN Christians,
I would ask you to consider a few very basic questions about Russia and the world. As Brother Nathanael has stated, that the re-Christianizing of Russia constitutes a real and practical hope that the specific parts of Revelation referring to ‘the anti-Christ,’ may not be occurring in this generation.
We must consider this for a moment. The fulfillment of the NWO/UN master plan was definitely the USSR and US merging into one unstoppable world army. This I have seen for myself in the documents William Cooper sent me, including ‘An End to War,’ an actual DOD publication.
Well, this has not happened as far as I can see. There were a lot of very nasty implications and accusations directed at Russia today in Joel Skousen of World Reports’ article. He laid a pitch unsupported by good evidence that Russia is just biding time before it just rips the liver out of the Western World with a pre-emptive nuclear attack. It sounded like hysterical fear mongering.
But this leaves open this question: If Russia is really back as a Christian country, it would be inconceivable to them to launch such an attack. What is more, there is the issue of whether there is a “Perestroika Deception” ala Gorby at the Praesidio.
I’m not accusing them of this, but Joel Skousen appears to be. Of course, if a federation of planets can call in on a radio show, why not believe anything? Really, its a good question. (And the unusual star is in Saggitarius, and it’s really a red star next to a blue star so there is that…)
But how about matters right here on Earth? What we appear to have are two distinct possibilities:
1.) Russia is undergoing a Christian revival, and thus is not systemically going to commit pre-emptive genocide. Therefore, in reference to the Revelations, Russia is not going to take part in a ‘Mark of The Beast’. In fact, according to Rense news links, the President of Russia, Dmitri Medvedev, held up a ‘world currency’ token at the g-8 meeting, and it was a token coin, hence cash and not a chip implant as some worry about.
2.) Or, Russia is still a bloodthirsty Communist barbarian horde out to crush and despoil all that is innocent. They just hide it really well, but they’re preparing a doozy. Just imagine our shock when it’s ‘Red Dawn’. This possibility doesn’t fit the facts really well, however, unless you want to believe every negative allegation made by British monarchist Joel Skousen.
Then it is all possible. But then, back to why not believe in a galactic federation too, because somebody says that’s real as well. Only it doesn’t defame anyone or cast suspicion upon them to say that there’s a galactic federation that believes in Christ such as they know him. It’s outlandish but not accusatory.
Of course, if we assume both things are bad and evil, Russia and the self-styled galactic observers, we can go right on believing that our biscuits are pretty near cooked already. If we have utterly no hope, and we are to be ransacked by the ‘anti-christ’ spirit yet again then so be it. But if any of that’s wrong we would be the ones to blame if a version of ‘Revelations’ eventually happened because we dreamed it up, ourselves.
You have to hold in contrast the notion on the one hand, that the reliable and true Scriptures point to a final destruction, not gradual utter peace and perfection. On the other hand, before the 19th century the world had its ups and downs, but Christian countries managed to uphold a largely stable and straight way of life. This implies that humans can, if they really try, act good enough to get along.
On the one hand hopeless, on the other hopeful. If we then factor in the Sabbatean cult of Talmudic Kabbalism and its false messiah, and how that movement has tried to get the world to accept that they were about to undergo a messianic fulfillment of prophecy.
In effect, using Scripture against the faithful to get them to buy into the pernicious spirit of their own destruction. We then come to the understanding that the biggest deception running could be the conduct of psychological warfare by means of apocryphal tales and omens of destruction leading the target population to act out of their own superstition.
I say that if we self-destruct based on negative wish-fulfillment we will have failed in the trust God gave to us. What about Orthodox Russia? Is it true that the Anti-Christ will not prevail in this generation? It should seem more likely than it does. We should not be fearing the wrong thing, though. If only we knew the true nature of what was before us could we hope to choose wisely.
It’s awful hard to tell where the myth begins and the movie ends. Where do suggestion and packaging give over to earthquakes and floods, and yet all might still be simulated events at some scale small enough to weaponize for. What if the period we are in now is not the end, but is a time of a great stumbling block being used to turn our faith on its head, and make us then despise it all the more for not being the end?
This is the hardest question. We know Scripture is true, but it doesn’t say when, other than ‘Like a thief in the night.’ And we know SOME PEOPLE (Sabbatean Jews, Satanists) are out to use our dogmatic faith in the book as a stumbling block to trip us and lead to us hating and distrusting the Book, and fulfilling their ambitions.
Perhaps this is not the time. I’d rather that be true because I just want peace and an end to war and pollution. But I can’t ever negate that one day He will come to judge the living and the dead.
Orthodox Russia- what do you say?
- KathJuliane July 11, 2009 @ 12:20 am
Just prior to the Battle of Kosovo an angel of the Lord visited beloved Holy Tsar Lazar in a dream saying:
“Tsar Lazar of noble ancestry! Which kingdom do you choose? Do you choose the Heavenly Kingdom, or do you choose an earthly kingdom? If you choose the earthly one, saddle your horses, and make haste to attack the Turks, and all the Turkish host will perish.
But if you choose the Heavenly Kingdom, build a church on the Field of Kosovo. Do not lay its cornerstone with marble, but with pure silk and a scarlet brocade; after you have received the Eucharist, lead them — all your army will perish, and you O Prince, will die with them.”
After the Tsar heard these words, he pondered them in his heart, with this prayer: “Dear God, what shall I do and how shall I do it? Which kingdom shall I choose? Shall I choose the earthly kingdom? Or shall I choose the Heavenly Kingdom? If I decide to choose the earthly one, it will last for only a brief time; but the Heavenly Kingdom lasts always and forever.”
After this dream on the eve of the battle, St. Lazar assembled his army around the Bela Crkva (White Church) of Samodrezha, where all received the Eucharist. He gave the homily that day, and spoke of the Martyrs Amos and Vitus, and of the sufferings of Christ.
Patriarch Danilo III writes: “Then the Prince in a soft and peaceful voice to everyone at the Divine Liturgy: ‘If we are about to experience a sword-blow or a wound, or thousands of deaths, we shall be suffering this sweetness for Christ and for the pious Orthodox Faith of our homeland.
It is better for us to experience death than to live in shame and slavery. Let us be called soldiers of Christ, sufferers for the Faith, so that our names may be written in the Book of Life.
Let us not spare our bodies in combat, so that we may receive radiant crowns of victory from the One who has arranged the contest. Sufferings give birth to glory, and toils lead to repose.”
The Gospel reading that day included Matthew 10:39: ‘He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for My sake shall find it.’
The Communion hymn during the elebration of the Eucharist penetrated deep into the heart of each soldier. They all chanted in unison, Za Krst Chasni i Slobodu Zlatnu, (For the Honorable Cross and Golden Freedom”) followed by the famous chant of St. Sava, Sve za Hrista — Hrista ni za sta (”Give up everthing for Christ, but Christ for nothing.”)
It was certainly inevitable that the Serb Orthodox troops were going to be slaughtered that day. Over seventy-seven thousand soldiers lost their lives, as they were outnumbered by the Ottomans ten to one.
Bayzid was utterly amazed when the Holy Tsar stood before him in total tranquilty, with ‘the peace … which passeth all understanding (Phil. 4:7), as the holy Apostle Paul teaches.
Lazar never sought a cheap freedom “at any price”, but only true freedom which comes from God alone, through the Cross of Christ. The humble Lazar bowed his holy head beneath the sword of the bloodthirsty Bayzid, and softly prayed these words:
“O my Creator, Who judges our sins known and unknown, to Thee I cry out and to Thee I pray: forgive me fo all I have neglected to do according to Thy holy will, and save my people’s soul, or more properly, not my people, but Thy people, O Lord. Into Thy hands I commend my spirit.”
With these words Great-Martyr Lazar was beheaded, on Tueday, June 15, 1389, at the Field of Blackbirds, where the Kosovo poenies blossomed from pools of blood.
Bayzid himself, taken aback by such dignified commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ on the part the Saint, allowed monks to take the body of Lazar for honorable burial in the Church of the Holy Ascension in Pristina.
Sve je sveto i chestito bilo, i milome Bogu pristupachno.
“Everthing was holy and honorable, and acceptable to the gracious God”. For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
Dear Serbian National: Svetosavlje
Pomoze Bog God help us.
- jgalindes July 11, 2009 @ 9:50 am
Newspapers, blogs, talk-shows on radio and television are full of discussion over Pope Benedict XVI’s supposed call for a “new world order” or a “one-world government.”
These ideas are, however, neither based in reality nor a clear reading of the Pope’s latest encyclical, Caritas in Veritate, the release of which spawned the heated discussion.
The Pope actually speaks directly against a one-world government, and, as would be expected from those who have read his previous writings, calls for massive reform of the United Nations.
Confusion seems to have come from paragraph 67 of the encyclical, which has some choice pull-quotes which have spiced the pages of the world’s news, from the New York Times to those of conspiracy theorist bloggers seeing the Pope as the Anti-Christ.
Any vision of a proper ordering of the world, of international economics or political cooperation, suggests the Pope, must be based on a “moral order.”
That includes first and foremost “the fundamental right to life” from conception to natural death, the recognition of the family based on marriage between one man and one woman as the basis of society and freedom for faith and cooperation among all peoples based on principles of natural law.
Since long before his papacy, Joseph Ratzinger has vigorously fought the United Nations’ vision of a ‘New World Order’.:
Cardinal Ratzinger’s Preface to Michel Schooyans Book, “The Gospel: Confronting World Disorder”
By Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger
From the very beginning of the Enlightenment, belief in progress has always set Christian eschatology aside and eventually replaced it entirely. Happiness is no longer anticipated in the afterlife but rather in this world.
The attitude of Albert Camus, who resolutely opposes to Christ’s words “my kingdom is not of this world, his affirmation that “my kingdom is of this world,” is emblematic of modern man’s disposition. If in the last century belief in progress was still a generic optimism that anticipated progressive betterment of the world’s condition and an ever closer approach of a kind of paradise from the triumphant march of the sciences, such faith in our century has taken on a political turn.
On the one hand, there have been systems of Marxist orientation that promised the attainment of the desired reign of man by way of their ideologically-driven politics; an attempt that obviously failed. On the other hand, efforts to build the future have been made by attempts that draw more or less profoundly from the source of liberal traditions.
Under the title New World Order, these efforts take on a configuration; they increasingly relate to the UN and its international conferences, especially those of Cairo and Beijing that transparently reveal a philosophy of the new man and of the new world, as they endeavor to map out the ways of reaching them.
Such a philosophy is no longer utopian, in the sense of a Marxist dream. On the contrary, it is very realistic:
it determines the limits of the well-being sought from limited means for attaining it. This philosophy recommends, for example, without seeking to justify itself, not worrying about taking care of those who are no longer productive nor have any hope of a quality life.
Furthermore, it no longer expects that people, used to riches and well being, be ready to make requisite sacrifices, on the contrary, it recommends ways of reducing the number of participants at humanity’s table, so that at least the so called happiness, already acquired by some,will not be touched.
The typical character of this new anthropology, which is at the basis of the New World Order, is revealed above all in the image of woman, in the ideology of “Women’s empowerment,” proposed at Beijing. The goal is the self-realization of women for whom the principle obstacles are the family and maternity.
Thus woman must be liberated above all from what characterizes her and very simply makes for her specificity: this must disappear before “Gender, fairness and equality,” before an indistinct and uniform human being, in whose life sexuality had no other meaning than as a voluptuous drug that can be used in any manner conceivable.
In the fear of maternity that gripped a great number of our contemporaries, there is something more profound at play. The other person is always, in the end, a competitor who takes away part of my life, a menace to my Ego and my free development.
Today we no longer have a “philosophy of love,” but only a “philosophy of egotism.” The notion that I can enrich myself simply in the gift that I can find beginning with the other and through my being-for-another — all that is rejected as an idealistic illusion. But it is precisely there that man is deceived. In effect, when he is advised against loving, he is actually counseled not to be man.
And so, at the stage of the present development of a new image of a new world, we reach the point where the Christian —not only him but especially him—is obliged to protest. We must thank Michel Schooyans for having, in this book, given energetic voice to the protest needed. He shows us how the idea of man’s rights that characterize the modern epoch, which is so important and positive in many ways, suffers right at the very beginning from the fact that it is founded on man alone and therefore on his ability and his will to carry out the general recognition of these rights.
If, from the start, the reflection of the luminous Christian image of man protected the universality of rights, new questions arise to the degree that this image becomes blurred. How will the rights of the humblest be respected and promoted when our conception of man so often is based, as our author says, “on jealousy, anxiety, fear and even hate? How can an ideology, that recommends sterilization, abortion, systematic contraception and even euthanasia as the price of an unbridled pansexualism, bring men to the joy of living and loving?” (CH 6)
It is here that we clearly find that the Christian has something positive to offer in the struggle for future history. In effect, it is not sufficient that he opposes eschatology to the ideology of “postmodern” constructions of the future, certainly he must do this and do this resolutely.
But our voice has become all too feeble and timid in this regard over the last decades. In fact, in his earthly life mans is but a straw without meaning if our gaze is turned away from eternal life. The same thing holds true for history as a whole. In this sense, reference to eternal life, if it’s made correctly, never has the character of a flight.
It simply gives to earthly existence its responsibility, its grandeur, its dignity. But precisely these repercussions on the “intermundane” must be articulated. It is certain that
history much never be simply reduced to silence: one cannot, it is not allowed, reduce liberty to silence. That is the illusion of the utopians.
We cannot impose on tomorrows models, which will then be yesterday’s models. Nevertheless, we must plan the proposals for a path to the future, proposals for generally overcoming the new historical challenges. That is what Michel Schooyans does in the second and third parts of his book. Above all, he proposes, in contrast to the new anthropology, the essential traits of the Christian image of man and then applies them in a concrete way to the big problems of the future world. (especially Chapters 10-12)
He thus gives a concrete and politically realistic and realizable content to the idea of a “civilization of love,” so often expressed by John Paul II.
Michel Schooyans’ book thus goes to the heart of the great challenges to our historic moment with vivacity and great competence.
We hope that it will be read by people with varying orientations, that it will stir up lively discussion and thus contribute to prepare the future models worthy of the greatness of man, as well as insure the dignity of those who are unable to defend themselves.
Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
Rome, April 25, 1997
Monday September 18, 2000
CARDINAL RATZINGER CRITICIZES UN PROPOSAL FOR “NEW WORLD ORDER”
Says Christians Have Duty To Protest
ROME, Sept 18 (LSN.ca) -
Writing in the Italian newspaper Avvenire, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger slammed
the UN’s proposals for a “New World Order” targeting for special criticism the UN’s goal of depopulation.
He noted that the philosophy coming from recent UN conferences and the Millennium Summit “proposes strategies to reduce the number of guests at the table of humanity, so that the presumed happiness [we] have attained will not be affected.” He criticized this philosophy for “not being concerned with the care of those who are no longer productive or who can no longer hope for a determined quality of life.”
Ratzinger is prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which is the Vatican office responsible for protecting and promoting Catholic doctrine.
Ratzinger noted that “at the base of this New World Order” is the ideology of “women’s empowerment,” which erroneously sees “the principal obstacles to [a woman’s] fulfillment [as] the family and maternity.”
The cardinal advised that “at this stage of the development of the new image of the new world, Christians - and not just them but in any case they even more than others - have the duty to protest.”
For more see the Zenit News coverage at:
This is article 67 as per English text in :
[In the face of the unrelenting growth of global interdependence, there is a strongly felt need, even in the midst of a global recession, for a reform of the United Nations Organization, and likewise of economic institutions and international finance, so that the concept of the family of nations can acquire real teeth].
[Here I’d like to introduce several translations from the Italian, because the paragraph is so much important, and we can note discrepancies.
The Italian version says: 67. Di fronte all’inarrestabile crescita dell’interdipendenza mondiale, è fortemente sentita, anche in presenza di una recessione altrettanto mondiale, l’urgenza della riforma sia dell’Organizzazione delle Nazioni Unite che dell’architettura economica e finanziaria internazionale, affinché si possa dare reale concretezza al concetto di famiglia di Nazioni.
Translation: Faced with the unstoppable growth of global interdependence, it is strongly felt, even in the presence of a global recession, the urgency of reform in the Organization of the United Nations as well as the international economic and financial architecture, so that we can give real substance to the concept of family of nations.
The German says, Gegenüber der unaufhaltsamen Zunahme weltweiter gegenseitiger Abhängigkeit wird gerade auch bei einer ebenso weltweit anzutreffenden Rezession stark die Dringlichkeit einer Reform sowohl der Organisation der Vereinten Nationen als auch der internationalen Wirtschafts- und Finanzgestaltung empfunden, damit dem Konzept einer Familie der Nationen reale und konkrete Form gegeben werden kann.
Translation: In the face of the inexorable rise of global interdependence there is an urgency felt, even with an equally strong global recession, for the reform of both the Organization of the United Nations and the international economic and financial structures, so the concept of a family of nations can be given a real and concrete form.
The Spanish says, Ante el imparable aumento de la interdependencia mundial, y también en presencia de una recesión de alcance global, se siente mucho la urgencia de la reforma
tanto de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas como de la arquitectura económica y financiera internacional, para que se dé una concreción real al concepto de
familia de naciones.
Translation: Faced with the unstoppable growth of global interdependence and also in the presence of a global recession, it is strongly felt the urgency of reform in the Organization of the United Nations as well as the international economic and financial architecture, so that it can be given real substance to the concept of family of nations.
Notice the differences in the bolded text:
• Italian: so that we can give real substance to the concept of family of nations
• German: so the concept of a family of nations can be given a real and concrete form
• English: so that the concept of the family of nations can acquire real teeth
• Spanish: so that it can be given real substance to the concept of family of nations.
“Give real substance to the concept of the family” means about the same thing as “concept of a family of nations can be given a real and concrete form.” But “Acquire real teeth” has an utterly different meaning (at least to English speakers “real teeth” implies authority — “muscle”, while “give real substance” or “give real form” implies a structure, how something is organized)
My question is, why would they use an idiomatic expression in their English translation but not in their German or Italian translations?
Which is right? ]
One also senses the urgent need to find innovative ways of implementing the principle of the responsibility to protect  and of giving poorer nations an effective voice in shared decision-making. This seems necessary in order to arrive at a political, juridical and economic order which can increase and give direction to international cooperation for the development of all peoples in solidarity.
To manage the global economy; to revive economies hit by the crisis; to avoid any deterioration of the present crisis and the greater imbalances that would result; to bring about integral and timely disarmament, food security and peace; to guarantee the protection of the environment and to regulate migration: for all this, there is urgent need of a true world political authority, as my predecessor Blessed John XXIII indicated some years ago.
Such an authority would need to be regulated by law, to observe consistently the principles of subsidiarity and solidarity, to seek to establish the common good, and to make a commitment to securing authentic integral human development inspired by the values of charity in truth.
Furthermore, such an authority would need to be universally recognized and to be vested with the effective power to ensure security for all, regard for justice, and respect for rights. Obviously it would have to have the authority to ensure compliance with its decisions from all parties, and also with the coordinated measures adopted in various international forums.
Without this, despite the great progress accomplished in various sectors, international law would risk being conditioned by the balance of power among the strongest nations. The integral development of peoples and international cooperation require the establishment of a greater degree of international ordering, marked by subsidiarity, for the management of globalization.
They also require the construction of a social order that at last conforms to the moral order, to the interconnection between moral and social spheres, and to the link between politics and the economic and civil spheres, as envisaged by the Charter of the United Nations.
One of the most striking aspects of development in the present day is the important question of respect for life, which cannot in any way be detached from questions concerning the development of peoples. It is an aspect which has acquired increasing prominence in recent times, obliging us to broaden our concept of poverty  and underdevelopment to include questions connected with the acceptance of life, especially in cases where it is impeded in a variety of ways.
Not only does the situation of poverty still provoke high rates of infant mortality in many regions, but some parts of the world still experience practices of demographic control, on the part of governments that often promote contraception and even go so far as to impose abortion. In economically developed countries, legislation contrary to life is very widespread, and it has already shaped moral attitudes and praxis, contributing to the spread of an anti-birth mentality; frequent attempts are made to export this mentality to other States as if it were a form of cultural progress.
Some non-governmental Organizations work actively to spread abortion, at times promoting the practice of sterilization in poor countries, in some cases not even informing the women concerned. Moreover, there is reason to suspect that development aid [IMF,WB] is sometimes linked to specific health-care policies which de facto involve the imposition of strong birth control measures.
Further grounds for concern are laws permitting euthanasia as well as pressure from lobby groups, nationally and internationally, in favour of its juridical recognition.
Openness to life is at the centre of true development. When a society moves towards the denial or suppression of life, it ends up no longer finding the necessary motivation and energy to strive for man’s true good. If personal and social sensitivity towards the acceptance of a new life is lost, then other forms of acceptance that are valuable for society also wither away. The acceptance of life strengthens moral fibre and makes people capable of mutual help.
By cultivating openness to life, wealthy peoples can better understand the needs of poor ones, they can avoid employing huge economic and intellectual resources to satisfy the selfish desires of their own citizens, and instead, they can promote virtuous action within the perspective of production that is morally sound and marked by solidarity, respecting the fundamental right to life of every people and every individual.
[ ] Stress mine.
Fruitful dialogue between faith and reason cannot but render the work of charity more effective within society, and it constitutes the most appropriate framework for promoting fraternal collaboration between believers and non-believers in their shared commitment to working for justice and the peace of the human family.
In the Pastoral Constitution Gaudium et Spes, the Council fathers asserted that “believers and unbelievers agree almost unanimously that all things on earth should be ordered towards man as to their centre and summit” . For believers, the world derives neither from blind chance nor from strict necessity, but from God’s plan.
This is what gives rise to the duty of believers to unite their efforts with those of all men and women of good will, with the followers of other religions and with non-believers, so that this world of ours may effectively correspond to the divine plan: living as a family under the Creator’s watchful eye.
A particular manifestation of charity and a guiding criterion for fraternal cooperation between believers and non-believers is undoubtedly the principle of subsidiarity, an expression of inalienable human freedom. Subsidiarity is first and foremost a form of assistance to the human person via the autonomy of intermediate bodies.
Such assistance is offered when individuals or groups are unable to accomplish something on their own, and it is always designed to achieve their emancipation, because it fosters freedom and participation through assumption of responsibility. Subsidiarity respects personal dignity by recognizing in the person a subject who is always capable of giving something to others. By considering reciprocity as the heart of what it is to be a human being, subsidiarity is the most effective antidote against any form of all-encompassing welfare state.
It is able to take account both of the manifold articulation of plans — and therefore of the plurality of subjects — as well as the coordination of those plans. Hence the principle of subsidiarity is particularly well-suited to managing globalization and directing it towards authentic human development.
In order not to produce a dangerous universal power of a tyrannical nature, the governance of globalization must be marked by subsidiarity, articulated into several layers and involving different levels that can work together. Globalization certainly requires authority, insofar as it poses the problem of a global common good that needs to be pursued. This authority, however, must be organized in a subsidiary and stratified way, if it is not to infringe upon freedom and if it is to yield effective results in practice.
….“Political authority” also involves a wide range of values, which must not be overlooked in the process of constructing a new order of economic productivity, socially responsible and human in scale. As well as cultivating differentiated forms of business activity on the global plane, [we must also promote a dispersed political authority, effective on different levels.
The integrated economy of the present day does not make the role of States redundant, but rather it commits governments to greater collaboration with one another. Both wisdom and prudence suggest not being too precipitous in declaring the demise of the State. In terms of the resolution of the current crisis, the State’s role seems destined to grow, as it regains many of its competences. In some nations, moreover, the construction or reconstruction of the State remains a key factor in their development].
The focus of international aid, within a solidarity-based plan to resolve today’s economic problems, should rather be on consolidating constitutional, juridical and administrative systems in countries that do not yet fully enjoy these goods. Alongside economic aid, there needs to be aid directed towards reinforcing the guarantees proper to the State of law: a system of public order and effective imprisonment that respects human rights, truly democratic institutions.
The State does not need to have identical characteristics everywhere: the support aimed at strengthening weak constitutional systems can easily be accompanied by the development of other political players, of a cultural, social, territorial or religious nature, alongside the State.
The articulation of political authority at the local, national and international levels is one of the best ways of giving direction to the process of economic globalization. It is also the way to ensure that it does not actually undermine the foundations of democracy.
- Russian Orthodox July 11, 2009 @ 11:48 am
Christians in Jerusalem want Jews to stop spitting on them
By Amiram Barkat
A few weeks ago, a senior Greek Orthodox clergyman in Israel attended a meeting at a government office in Jerusalem’s Givat Shaul quarter. When he returned to his car, an elderly man wearing a skullcap came and knocked on the window. When the clergyman let the window down, the passerby spat in his face.
The clergyman prefered not to lodge a complaint with the police and told an acquaintance that he was used to being spat at by Jews. Many Jerusalem clergy have been subjected to abuse of this kind. For the most part, they ignore it but sometimes they cannot.
On Sunday, a fracas developed when a yeshiva student spat at the cross being carried by the Armenian Archbishop during a procession near the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City. The archbishop’s 17th-century cross was broken during the brawl and he slapped the yeshiva student.
Both were questioned by police and the yeshiva student will be brought to trial. The Jerusalem District Court has meanwhile banned the student from approaching the Old City for 75 days.
But the Armenians are far from satisfied by the police action and say this sort of thing has been going on for years. Archbishop Nourhan Manougian says he expects the education minister to say something.
“When there is an attack against Jews anywhere in the world, the Israeli government is incensed, so why when our religion and pride are hurt, don’t they take harsher measures?” he asks.
According to Daniel Rossing, former adviser to the Religious Affairs Ministry on Christian affairs and director of a Jerusalem center for Christian-Jewish dialogue, there has been an increase in the number of such incidents recently, “as part of a general atmosphere of lack of tolerance in the country.”
Rossing says there are certain common characeristics from the point of view of time and location to the incidents. He points to the fact that there are more incidents in areas where Jews and Christians mingle, such as the Jewish and Armenian quarters of the Old City and the Jaffa Gate.
There are an increased number at certain times of year, such as during the Purim holiday. “I know Christians who lock themselves indoors during the entire Purim holiday,” he says.
Former adviser to the mayor on Christian affairs, Shmuel Evyatar, describes the situation as “a huge disgrace.” He says most of the instigators are yeshiva students studying in the Old City who view the Christian religion with disdain.
“I’m sure the phenomenon would end as soon as rabbis and well-known educators denounce it. In practice, rabbis of yeshivas ignore or even encourage it,” he says.
Evyatar says he himself was spat at while walking with a Serbian bishop in the Jewish quarter, near his home. “A group of yeshiva students spat at us and their teacher just stood by and watched.”
Jerusalem municipal officials said they are aware of the problem but it has to be dealt with by the police. Shmuel Ben-Ruby, the police spokesman, said they had only two complaints from Christians in the past two years. He said that, in both cases, the culprits were caught and punished.
He said the police deploy an inordinately high number of patrols and special technology in the Old City and its surroundings in an attempt to keep order.
- KathJuliane July 11, 2009 @ 12:57 pm
Without a square look at history, one is doomed to repeat its mistakes. We are accustomed to history seen through a “secular lens”, or else simple dichotomies that mask certain political realities that are not addressed when more complex religious factors are left out.
Fr. Joseph, please do not mistake lack of forgiveness for caution born of long experience, or that forgiveness is excusing or justifying someone else’s behavior, or their chronic and ruinous politics and affairs of state, including my own U$$A Zionist government. You accuse me as an Orthodox of being “unforgiving”. In actual fact, Orthodox people, and true for godly Christians everywhere, are very forgiving, although forgiveness is sometimes very hard to come to in overcoming resentment, bitterness, and hard-heartedness, because deep wounds take time to heal.
Often what results is new tissue, but scar tissue which is a tougher tissue meant for protection and defense, but less sensitive than the original. What is true for the body is true for the soul, and that can be said for both an individual’s soul and the soul of a nation. What you won’t find right now is warm and fluffy feel-good stuff among the people of the ancient Byzantine Commonwealth under the yoke of NATO-stan, of which the Serbs are bearing the brunt, being cast as the pariah dogs of the world, with the Russians right behind.
Russian Orthodox is correct in that Russia should not be idealized, because at the moment, Holy Rus is just beginning to rise from the ashes, and they have enormous social problems still to overcome, but there is also tremendous signs of gradual improvement as well.
This is especially so now after 80+ years worth of the Western-assisted soul-perverting Satanocracy of Atheistic Socialism under the Soviet yoke, (and the same can be said for “Christian Fascism”, of which now America is suffering under the Zionist hybrid of Fabian Socialist-Fascism murkily called “democracy”) are in general willing to be a forgiving people, and are also willing to face their own sins, crimes and responsibilities, and can be very frank about it.
Are Catholics willing to do the same in terms of their own unpleasant history?
Forgiveness, in essence and in terms of spiritual healing, means letting go of worldly and personal vengeance, in either thought or action, against someone else, because as the Lord’s Prayer shows in the phrase “Forgive us our offense as we forgive others”, if we do not forgive others, then God will not forgive us. It is that simple in principle, not so easy in practice, and sometimes forgiveness is only accomplished in gradual stages in terms of healing of the soul.
Forgiveness means the letting go of the poisonous hooks in one’s own soul left by someone else’s evil, injustices and trespass, and when its only possible to make peace with a situation when another refuses to mutually forgive each other, then it is left in the hands of God in terms of His perfect justice. “Vengeance is Mine, sayeth the Lord”.
Our Lord when on the Cross, prayed to the Father, “Forgive them, for they know not what they do.” That day, God the Father stayed His hand, and gave old Israel forty years to repent and turn to their Messiah Jesus under the New Covenant that would probably have saved Jerusalem from the decreed destruction of 70 AD.
In no way does forgiveness mean “Oh, what you did is just hunky-dory with me”. Nor can I personally forgive another for offenses comitted against someone else. If I commit a trespass against you, then it is you that I must go to in order to seek forgiveness and make amends in what is humanely possible. If I steal Fr. Joseph’s toaster, then it is absurd to go to someone else and say, “forgive me for stealing Fr. Joseph’s toaster”, then either keeping the toaster, or handing the toaster over to them.
Nor does forgiveness mean that the offender then has the right to keep repeating his offenses. The “eastern half” of European history and its religio-political realities is really missing from education and the popular mind, secular and Christian, especially in the Americas.
There is an ancient saying, “As the gods, so the priests, so the people.” I believe it was St. John Chrysostomos who said as my paraphrase: “Show me your icons, [images] and I’ll tell you what you believe, and by what you seek to acquire and possess, where your spiritual treasure lies.”
1853 The Crimean War began. Lasted through 1856. The war was caused by a Catholic French demand that the Turks restore Latin rights in the Holy Land as described in a 1740 treaty.
When the Turks complied, they dispossessed the Orthodox Christians of their accustomed rank and place in the Muslim millet system which required religious leadershp in conformanance with Muslim law, in which the ecclestiastical hierarchy served as the ethnarchy in the various Turkish provinces among the Christian minority. Catholic missionaries began to aggressively proselytize among the Orthodox parishes, now without formal recourse through their own hierarchy in the Holy Land, having to answer to the Latins, and the Papacy began to make uniate agreements with the ancient non-Chalcedon communions.
The Russian Tsar, Nicholas I, reacted by demanding that the Orthodox privileges of the millet ethnarchy be restored and, in addition, he be guaranteed a protectorate over all Orthodox Christians (estimated at 12 million) in the Ottoman Empire.
It was this demand for a protectorate over the Orthodox laity under the Ottoman Yoke and its expanded Papal and French alliances, and not the clergy alone, which the Turks, backed by the British and the French, refused to admit, which led to the war.
The Roman Catholic church, with the Hapsburg Empire on the sidelines looking to extend its own imperialistic possibilties in the Ottoman Balkans, had a direct hand in moving the British and French against the Russians, ironically two Christian states allying with the Islamic state against a third Christian state.
The Archbishop of Paris, Cardinal Sibor, at the start of the Crimean War, said,
“It is a sacred deed, a God-pleasing deed, to ward off the Photian heresy [Orthodoxy], subjugate it and destroy it with a new crusade. This is the clear goal of today’s crusade. Such was the goal of all the crusades, even if all their participants were not fully aware of it. The war which France is now preparing to wage against Russia is not a political war but a holy war. It is not a war between two governments or between two peoples, but is precisely a religious war, and other reasons presented are only pretexts.”
Dostoyevsky wrote: “Militant Roman Catholicism savagely takes the side of the Turks. At the moment, there are no more savage haters of Russia than these militant clerics. It was not some prelate but the Pope himself, who loudly and with joy, spoke of the ‘victories of the Turks’ and predicted a ‘fateful future’ for Russia at various Vatican meetings. This dying old man, the ‘head of Christianity’ was not ashamed to admit in public that every time he hears of a Russian defeat he experiences joy.”
Now, Father Joseph, this isn’t ancient history, this papal attitude is still conveyed today under the color of false ecumenism, if only in much more velvety and subtle terms at times, and the politics of the Vatican haven’t changed, just changed tactics and diplomacy, especially the publicity angle. But the underlying superior attitude is still the same towards the Eastern Church, even in some of your own writings, that the Pope claims to be supreme over all of Christianity.
So now maybe you can gain a wee bit of insight into the Eastern side of the Schism as to what is meant by “Catholic aggression”.
- KathJuliane July 11, 2009 @ 7:21 pm
Below is one source you can read about Crimea in terms of a general overview, which does shade in some of the religious aspects, and points to what has long been known as Oestpolitik of Western Europe, which was not something Hitler invented.
It is written from an English point of view, and with more than a hint of Russophobic bias (note how many times it leans towards some kind of blame on Russia, or otherwise paints an unflattering picture), and also from the perspective of Victorian British Empire’s own imperialistic jealousies over her global Commonwealth territories, and the Crown (City of London) East and West India Companies. I will dig up some more for you.
Moreover, we in the Americas simply don’t have a true grasp of the rule and misrule of the European Great Powers and the Great Game which is still with us today being run by the elites, nor an idea of just how much religious wars had to do with things, as history is written in secular terms, “France, Russia, Britain, etc.”
There is a long-standing Byzantine Roman foreign war policy after the empire’s conversion to Christianity which surrendered ancient Rome’s historical aggressiveness, which in principle still applies to traditional countries of the Christian East – defensive war, or war to overcome an injustice when all efforts at diplomatic solutions fail.
The propaganda against Russia as being the “aggressor” calling up the old Cold War demonizations when US-Zionist backed Georgia invaded Ossetia, in an area which is still highly unstable to begin with.
Although the Holy Tsars may certainly have had political and material aspirations, they were in fact, secondary to what they understood as a divine mission. Nor were they particularly ever interested in conquering Western Europe.
Of overwhelming concern was the defense of the Orthodox Faith in Balkans that formed the former Byzantine Commonwealth, and liberation from the Ottoman Yoke under which Christians had suffered for over 400 years. The statue of Tsar-Liberator Alexander II still stands in Sophia, Bulgaria.
In the Greek Church traditions, you would find the story of the Moonlight Schools for example, where basic education was kept alive because the young students secretly traveled by night to monasteries to receive schooling, as well as what home-schooling mothers could provide. This was only typical of life of the majority of Christians - the peasants and villagers. Before the fall of Constantinople, there was compulsory basic education, and the society across the board was fairly literate, regardless of caste.
Another historical aspect, for example, was the Sultan’s “taxation of blood”, when very young Christian children were seized for the “janissaries”, which were an elite, celibate regiment of the Turkish army comprised in part of children who had been abducted from their Orthodox parents and then raised as fanatical Muslims, and actually something that ran contrary to Muslim law regarding forced conversions.
They were taught hatred of Christians and were then set loose against their own nations, which culturally was based on the extended family/clan system living on ancestral lands.
No doubt some of them even unknowingly killed their own relatives, and the effects are with us today in that, for example, Slavic Muslims sometimes have the same ancient family lines as the Slavic Christians, whether Catholic or Orthodox. In the Balkans now, people still are paying the cost of this ancient fratricial poicy.
In 1850, Louis Napoleon of France decided to champion the cause of Roman Catholics to control the Holy Places; technically he was within his rights but his demands on behalf of the [RC] Church allowed him to divert attention from problems in France and also helped him to advocate the idea of a second French Empire.
In order to win the support of the majority of the French, Louis Napoleon needed to be seen as a ‘good Catholic’; he also wanted to wreak his revenge on Czar Nicholas I for the insult of “mon ami” rather than the traditional “mon frère”.
Traditionally [since the Crusades], the Pope nominated the Catholic Patriarch of Jerusalem but over many years the office had become a meaningless title; the Patriarch did nothing and lived in Rome. However, in 1847, Pope Pius IX — who had been elected the previous year — sent the [Latin] Patriarch to live in Jerusalem because in 1845 the Orthodox Patriarch Cyril had chosen to go to live in the city.
In 1847 and 1848 there were unseemly scuffles between Catholic and Orthodox Christian monks and priests in Jerusalem; the representatives of the Orthodox Church emerged truimphant: for example, at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, Catholics had placed a silver star to commemorate the place of Jesus’ birth. It was prised out and stolen, allegedly by Orthodox monks. [Long neglected by Rome until Napolean conquered Egypt which kindled new interest in the Holy Land, with the move of the Latin Patriarch, along with came the rapid expansion of the various orders and apostolates, not to mention the Protestant activities as well.]
The Turks disliked the Russo-French conflict that was taking place on Turkish territory and the Sultan established a commission to examine the claims of the French. France suggested that the Catholic and Orthodox Churches should have joint control over the Holy Places: this led to an uproar in Russia and then deadlock.
[Russia, as the only free Orthodox state outside of the Ottoman Empire had long taken an unofficial protective stance towards Eastern Christians under occupation and throughout the Ottoman Empire, especially in Palestine.]
In February 1850 the Turks sent a diplomatic note to the French, giving two keys to the great door of the Church of the Nativity to the representatives of the Catholic Church. At the same time, the Porte sent a firman [decree] giving secret assurances to the Orthodox Church that the French keys would not fit the lock. However, by the end of 1852 the French had seized control of the Holy Places.
This was seen by the Russians as a challenge to their prestige and policy; the Czar also saw Turkey falling under ‘foreign’ control.
Nicholas I wanted Russia to have control over the Near East with the agreement of the western powers, especially Britain, so that Russian expansion could take place peacefully. Nicholas thought that this would be easy to achieve since the Earl of Aberdeen was the British Prime Minister.
In 1844, Czar Nicholas I had paid a royal visit to Britain. Whilst there he talked to staff at the Foreign Office and also to Aberdeen. [At that time, the Great Powers in their balancing act considered the Ottoman Empire as the “sick man of Europe”.]
Informal discussions took place about the Eastern Question but Aberdeen’s approach was very different from the traditional scheme of Britain’s foreign policy. During the discussions, Aberdeen expressed a very understated policy and consequently was conciliatory to the Czar who went away with misconceptions about Britain’s attitude to the Eastern Question as a result.
Aberdeen gave the impression of despair and disgust at the corruption of Turkey. The Czar therefore suggested that perhaps a way forward could be to partition Turkey.
Aberdeen was not firm in denouncing these ideas or in stating British policy unequivocally, therefore the Czar felt that the partition of Turkey was viable and also that Britain was tired of defending Turkey and would not go to war over the Turkish Empire. Not only did Aberdeen give ‘wrong messages’ to the Czar, he also decided that the Czar would not go to war over Turkey.
In 1853, the Menschikov Mission arrived in Constantinople from Russia. Menschikov was a Russian soldier and diplomat who was told to coerce the Sultan into giving concessions to Russia within the Turkish empire. The Sultan faced a number of domestic problems at this time: the crisis over the Holy Places; an insurrection in Montenegro; a threatened coup in Serbia.
Menschikov told the Ottoman officials that he was unhappy about the Sultan’s treatment of Orthodox Christians in the empire and that in order for Russia and Turkey to remain on good terms, the two nations should approve a ’solemn agreement’ so that the Russians could redress the grievances of Christian subjects in Turkey.
Menschikov demanded the establishment of a Russian protectorate over all Orthodox subjects in the Ottoman Empire — laity as well as clergy: the total number of people who fell into this category was about twelve million. Russian demands led to fears in the Porte that Turkish independence was being threatened; as ever, the Sultan appealed to the Great Powers of Europe for protection against Russian encroachments.
Whilst he was in Constantinople, Menschikov met the British ambassador for discussions about the future of the Ottoman Empire: the British Ambassador was Stratford Canning, a cousin of George Canning.
Stratford Canning — who had been created Viscount de Redcliff in 1852 (hereafter, Stratford) — had to make his own decisions because he was not getting a positive lead from the Foreign Office in Britain: the Foreign Secretary in Aberdeen’s government was the Earl of Clarendon.
Stratford had warned the Foreign Office of potential problems in Turkey and had explained the build-up of tension; he advised a high-profile approach by Britain but got little reaction. It was felt by the government that Stratford was alarmist and was exaggerating. No-one took him really seriously, except Palmerston who advised strong, prompt and effective action.
It did not help his position that Stratford disliked the Russians on general and personal grounds. In 1832 he had been recommended as the Ambassador to Russia, but had been flatly and rudely rejected by the Czar because of his relationship to George Canning. Stratford had never forgotten the snub. [continued on site]
- KathJuliane July 11, 2009 @ 9:56 pm
For a well documented historical look through the religious lens, you may find this lecture from 1988, as seen through “spiritual eyes” prior to Glasnost and Perestroika of interest.
It adds the Orthodox perspective from “the East”, and it is to Constantinople and Kiev, Kosovo, and Moscow as the “New Jerusalems” of Christian civilizations that is necessary to get a view from of the West, including its shadow on Meso and South America, because these problems also arose from Western Europe.
The below lecture summarizes a very long history of experience in addition to the usual secular, political, national histories of the Crimean War, and is the source of some of the quotes I formerly posted.
Between Catholicism, Protestantism, and Orthodoxy it seems almost like playing “paper-scissors-rock” at times, but to the Orthodox in terms of Church history and tradition, Catholicism and Protestantism are two sides of the same Western coin. Here is a link to some of Avro Manhattan’s work, who was raised a Roman Catholic and remained a life-long Vatican watchdog.
In my next comment, I will post the life of St. John of Kronstadt the Wonderworker of the late 19th century Russia, who in Meso- and South American terms, was the “liberation theologian” of his time, and his life is well documented as are the wonderworking prayers.
My prayer is that you may find him to be a true compadre for the good Catholic priests down your way. He was a simple parish priest of common impoverished origins, married, although he and his wife remained “as brother and sister” all of their married life, and through phenomenal faith and compassion, by the grace of God, effected enormous changes in the lives of the community of Krondstadt, a naval city with virtually every vice and corruption imaginable, utter poverty and want, a pit of hell that might rival the reputation of old Calcutta.
The Vatican and Russia
by Deacon Herman Ivanov-Treenadzaty
This lecture was given in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia at the 24th Russian Youth Congress in the Jubilee Year of the Millennium of the Baptism of Rus’ . The lecture is about the Vatican, its ideology and aggressive politics, and not about rank-and-file Catholics. It appears to us that Roman Catholicism is a great danger, threatening both present and future Russia, more dangerous than communism, which is already on the decline.
The Vatican and Russia
We have studied the topic of the endeavors of Rome (the Vatican), which stretches over centuries, to subordinate the Russian Church by force, deception, or craftiness and to seduce the Russian people from the True Path. This is not only a deeply interesting and edifying topic for a church historian, but it is a current theme which obliges every hierarch, priest, Orthodox Christian, and all those, for whom the understanding of “Russia” and “Orthodox” are synonymous, to follow attentively the recurrent, contemporary overtures by the Vatican towards Moscow and Orthodoxy.
The theme in question is far from abstract or purely scientific. For this reason we will try, using the experience of the past, to properly explain why it is one of the most important phenomena for the future of Russia, the Third Rome. We must keep in mind that in accordance with Orthodox teaching there is no concept of taught and teacher [i.e. the Pope and the people as in Roman theology]. The responsibility for the purity of the Faith and the preservation of the Church lies on the conscience of every Orthodox Christian.
After a half-century of silence by the Vatican concerning Uniatism, the unexpected twist of John Paul II to suddenly bring us back to the dark militant epoch of Pius XI, should make us recall the high flown words of Pope Urban VIII, uttered just under four centuries ago in the first years of the forced propagation of Uniatism. “Oh my Rusiny! Through you I hope to obtain the East.” 3
One could not better express the essence and deep significance of the presence of Uniatism in the conspiracy against Russian Orthodoxy. There is no better explanation for the guiding force of Catholicism even if it is covered by the smiles and outstretched hands of a falsely loving mother, or comes out openly and unchanging, pursuing for centuries one and the same goal, the conquest of Orthodox souls. The aim remains the same, only the means to obtain it change.
Perhaps there are those who do not share our position as regards Roman Catholicism and do not understand fully why it seemed to us that the presence of the Pope in Russia at their nation-wide celebrations [1,000 year celebration of the baptism of the Russian nation by St. Vladimir in 988] would have been intolerable. Not understanding this situation can only be the result of ignorance of the historical facts which expose the true intent and actions of Catholicism. The Vatican, to a great extent depends on this ignorance.
Within the scope of this short lecture, we naturally are not able to offer an exhaustive presentation of all the friction, aggression and unfriendly acts of the Vatican in relation to Russia. There is much evidence [in support of such a claim of hostility] in the following two works printed in Russian: The Eastern Rite, by K. N. Nikolaev  and The Church, Russia and Rome, by N. N. Voiekoff.  According to the expression of A. S. Khomyakov, one of the most eminent sons of Russia throughout her 1000 year history, the religious hatred of Catholicism in regard to Orthodoxy can be illustrated by four examples, taken from four separate historical periods:
1. The activity of Josaphat Kuntsevich in connection with the appearance of the Uniate Church.
2. The “eastern question” and the years of liberation in the XIXth century.
3. The so-called “Eastern Rite,” as a new means of battle with Orthodoxy, resulting as a consequence of the overthrow of the Orthodox Tsarist Power.
4. The attempts at an agreement, in the past ten years, with the Soviet authorities on the ruins of the Russian Church.
[Regarding #4, there is also a pix of a magazine cover from the March 1990 issue of the Catholic magazine ’30 Days’ with a caption that reads: “The fall of the Iron Curtain has given the [RC] Church greater freedom of movement. The first to respond to the opportunity have been the religious orders. Their destination: the former “Catholic” nations. Their dream: to “conquer” Mother Russia.]
- KathJuliane July 11, 2009 @ 11:56 pm
Here is the link on St. John of Krondstadt, which has more linked pages about this spirit-filled man for a change of pace, and my prayer is that you will find some consolation to warm the heart and nourishment for the soul about St. John’s life in Christ as the “liberation theologian” of his day against hopelessness, poverty, misery and want at the grassroots level.
I believe you will find many parallels between then and now.
The one thing needful is our Lord Jesus Christ, and our earthly task is to first seek the Kingdom of God.
Saint John of Kronstadt
by Bishop Alexander (Mileant),
translated by Marina Vraciu / Seraphim Larin
The Man, the Times, the Beginnings
THE NINETEENTH CENTURY in Russia was a time of considerable religious revival, and one of the most notable features of this revival was the way in which many thousands of ordinary people, of all classes and callings, flocked for spiritual advice - and, indeed, for temporal advice as well - to elders or startsi, who exercised in this way a remarkable ministry.
But while all the startsi were monks - among whom special mention must be made of the greatest of them all, Saint Seraphim of Sarov (born 1759, died 1833, canonized 1903), and the several great spiritual directors of the monastery of Optino, the last of the famous spiritual teachers of imperial Russia was a married parish priest.
On the eve of the revolutionary upheaval, in which the Russian Church was to be tried in the fires of a persecution unequaled in extent or fury by anything the church had suffered in sixteen centuries, it was no monk, but an ordinary priest of an ordinary parish, no elder in some sheltered conventional retreat, but a man who had to find Christ in the hustle and bustle, - squalor and misery - of a great seaport, whom God sent as a sign to his children, to strengthen them for the horrors to come.
The teaching of this man reflects him and his circumstances - it is as down to earth, yet as caught up to heaven, as the man himself: intensely practical, intensely demanding - and, inescapably, possible for all.
John Ilyitch Sergieff, the son of poor peasant folk, was born on the 19th of October 1829 in the little village of Soura, in the province of Arkhangelsk in the far north of Russia (typically, in the midst of his amazingly full life, Father John never forgot Soura: he visited it every year, and bestowed many gifts upon it, among them a new church and a school).
The beauty of the natural environment of his early life - for Soura was situated amid majestic scenery - greatly impressed the boy, and throughout his life he was acutely aware of the spiritual witness of the material world to its Creator.
His parents, poor and simple though they were, took great pains with his education, both spiritual and temporal. From the first he displayed understanding of, and love for, the services of the church; but his intellectual development was delayed, for he had great difficulty in learning to read - he himself tells us that he could still read only block capitals when, at the age of nine, he was sent to school in Arkhangelsk.
Still making little headway, and grieving bitterly over it, for he knew how difficult it was for his parents to find the money for his education, he prayed earnestly for divine enlightenment, and one morning, after he had risen during the night and prayed while his companions slept, he found himself able to read easily, and to understand what he had read.
From school, where he had gone to the top of his class, he went to the seminary. From there, once more at the top of his class, he was sent in 1851, at government expense, to the Theological Academy of Saint Petersburg. While he was there his father died, and it was with great thankfulness to God that he accepted the post of registrar - offered to him on account of his perfect handwriting - and was able to send his little honorarium of ten rubles a month to his mother.
Having considered becoming a monk, and going to eastern Siberia as a missionary, he came to the conclusion that there were many people around him as unenlightened as any pagan, and he decided to work for their salvation, after a dream in answer to prayer, in which he saw himself officiating in some unknown cathedral.”
- The Prodigal Son July 12, 2009 @ 3:27 pm
While your sincerity and tenacity are un-paralleled… it is with true Christian love that I say to you :
The man you call ‘the Pope’ IS NOT the representative of Christ on earth. Forget him! We may know him by his fruits! The Pope is actually an agent of Worldwide (fake) ‘Jewry’, and is 100% committed to ushering in the Judaic ‘New World Order’!
No one within the R.C. church can stop this because they all (including you) believe that this false ‘Pope’ is not only the ULTIMATE authority (USURPING the position of God Himself), but is also completely infallible in that authority…
Yet you think that the Pope’s endorsement of the ‘Jew’ World Order constitutes ‘a good idea’ on his part? Father Joseph… the idea of World Governance of finances was NOT authored by the Pope - but by the ‘Learned Elders of Zion’ as detailed in their ‘Protocols’! And yet, you still support this?
Father Joseph, I tell you with love in Truth that you have been deceived!
The Roman Catholic Church SEPARATED from the Church founded by Christ on earth - therefore - if you are a member of the Roman ‘church’, you ARE NOT a member of the ONE ORIGINAL Church because the successive Popes have CHANGED the teachings and traditions set forth by the Apostles…
Their worship is not correct, and to me (a former R.C.) - shows NO evidence of the guidance of the Holy Spirit, which leads to love, charity and truth, NOT to pedophilia, murder and lies!
The Roman Church and the Vatican are completely controlled by the Rothschilds and have been for CENTURIES… This is why - instead of advancing Christ’s Will here on earth, they are advancing the Judaic agenda… most notably in the Pope’s endorsement of the Seven Noachide Laws (which CANNOT be found in Holy Scripture!), and also in all of the blatant ‘New World Order’ talk.
The ‘Popes’ just read and say what their script says they must say. The Pope is nothing more than a talking puppet in Rome - just like Obama in the U.S. and Harper in Canada, Brown in the U.K. and Sarkozy in France.
The only ‘Heavenly Plan’ is that we all find Salvation from the second death (NOT the first) through the CORRECT faith in Jesus Christ…
So what exactly constitutes ‘faith in Jesus Christ’? Well certainly you will not deny that there are blasphemous, heretical groups which profess to have ‘faith in Jesus’, but are instead lost and decieved - so that when they stand in judgement before the Lord He will say that He NEVER KNEW THEM!
There are infinite lies in this world, in the domain of the ‘prince of the air’ but there is only ONE Truth! A TRUE Christian must walk in this Truth… The Roman Church does not put forth this ONE Truth - but a twisted doctrine of ‘many paths to Heaven’ and Marian ‘intercession’, when the Biblical Truth is that Christ is the Mediator - and that He is now THE ONLY WAY to the Father!
Put your sincerity into action, Father Joseph, and put your energies into practicing the correct worship of Christ - found ONLY within the Orthodoxy. The Roman Catholic Church is DEAD!
You must get out of there - In order to bring the Salvation of Jesus to others - first save yourself!
Follow our Dear Brother Nathanael’s lead and join the Orthodox (correct) Faith!
With real love and concern for your soul…
- The Prodigal Son July 12, 2009 @ 11:12 pm
Please understand that I do not wish you to feel as if I am attacking you - I am not… I wish only to make you understand that the Rothschilds and the fake ‘Jews’ run the Vatican and the Romish church - NOT the Pope!
You are being lied to by the Roman Catholic church… EVERYONE is! I was one of them, and I almost abandoned Christ completely - because of the deeds of the Roman church (lies, pedophilia, etc.)…
I guarantee there are people who HAVE given up on Christ BECAUSE of the Romish church and it’s evil fruits - thinking erroneously that the Pope and Roman Catholics are representative of Christianity. These poor people have been turned ANTI-Christ and now HATE ALL Christians because of the actions (fruits) of the successive Popes who have been - in fact - NOT POPES, but only sitting in a stolen chair!
By the grace of God, and by the skin of my teeth - that did not happen to me… and thanks to Br. Nathanael, KathJuliane, and especially to the faithfulness of the Orthodox Church - I now know the TRUE Christ, and the TRUE teachings of His Church…
The only way to prevent this from happening to others is to loudly trumpet the reality that the Roman Catholic Church is dead and gone, and has been for almost 1000 years. Since then, in it’s place has been a clever counterfeit - with a mission of the covert (at first), now OVERT Judaization of all Catholics… and the complete destruction of TRUE Christians and TRUE Christianity.
I assure you that I am with the ‘program’! The ‘program’ - is the salvation of Souls… This salvation only comes through the correct beliefs and worship of Christ… to those who correctly discern what and where Christ’s Church on earth REALLY is. And F.Y.I. - there are Orthodox Churches inside the U.S., Canada, almost everywhere! …
You don’t have to be “east of the Vistula river and not beyond the Ural mountains” to become a member of His True Church! And you don’t have to be Russian/Serbian/Greek either… the main qualification is that you must receive the Love of the Truth, and a desire to locate ‘the pillar and ground’ of that truth…
You (relaying the Romish, Fatima deception) call for the ‘collegial’ consecration of Russia… but the ‘church’ of Rome is SEPARATED, and is therefore OUTSIDE of Christ’s collegiate!…
You speak of Russia ’spreading her errors’… but it is Rome which is steeped in errors, and who have not remained true to the ORIGINAL teachings of Christ and His Apostles! Hence the Pope now spews from his mouth the doctrine of ‘many paths to Heaven’ instead of the Orthodox (correct) doctrine that Christ is the Deliverer… and that no one recieves the Father who does NOT have the Son.
Please, DEFEND this false doctrine here, now… or admit that the Roman church is now teaching NONSENSE! Nonsense which tells people of this fallen world that they don’t NEED Jesus Christ to be saved from the curse of death, and therefore NEGLECTS the salvation of their souls!
Again - with LOVE,
- KathJuliane July 13, 2009 @ 11:22 am
Greetings in Christ our Lord, Prodigal Son,
Quite the joyous struggle to begin to spiritually “journey East” is it not, for a “Westerner” who heard the call of Apostle Andrew the First-Called, brother to Apostle Simon Peter, who said “Come see! We have found the Messiah!”? Welcome home, good soldier of Christ. Many years!
And to also my dear brother in Christ, Juan,
The fatal flaws in the Pope’s presentation, besides its globally materialistic and poltical scope, in that invoking in the abstract “the family”, he makes no mention of either holy marriage between man and wife, or fatherhood; and secondly persisting in the idea that “faith can be found in reason.”
The commotion about union of the churches makes evident the ignorance existing as much among the circles of the simple faithful as among the theologians as to what the Church is.
Most Christians outside Orthodoxy (and some inside as well) understand the Catholicity of the Church as a legal cohesion, as an interdependence regulated by some code. For them the Church is an organization with laws and regulations like the organization of nations. Bishops, like civil servants, are distinguished as superiors and subordinates: patriarchs, archbishops, metropolitans, bishops.
For them, one diocese is not something complete, but a piece of a larger whole: the autocephalous church or the patriarchate. But the autocephalous church, also, feels the need to belong to a higher head. When external factors of politics, history, or geography prevent this, a vague feeling of weak unity and even separation circulates through the autocephalous churches, some sort of inferiority complex about merely being concillar and collegial in terms of hierarchy.
Such a concept of the Church leads directly to the Papacy, and we see these leanings in the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople. If the catholicity of the Church has this kind of meaning, then Orthodoxy is worthy of tears, because up to now she has not been able to discipline herself under a Pope.
But this is not the truth of the matter. The catholic Church which we confess in the Symbol (Creed) of our Faith is not called catholic because it includes all the Christians of the earth, but because within her everyone of the faithful finds all the grace and gift of God. The meaning of catholicity has nothing to do with a universal organization the way the Papists and those who are influenced by the Papist mentality understand it.
Of course, the Church is intended for and extended to the whole world independent of lands, nations, races, and tongues; and its not an error for one to name her catholic because of this also. But just as humanity becomes an abstract idea, there is a danger of the same thing happening to the Church when we see her as an abstract, universal idea. In order for one to understand humanity well, it is enough for him to know only one man, since the nature of that man is common to all men of the world.
Similarly, in order to understand what the catholic Church of Christ is, it suffices to know well only one local church. And as among men, it is not submission to a hierarchy which unites them but their common nature, so the local churches are not united by the Pope and the Papal hierarchy but by their common nature in Christ and Holy Tradition.
A local Orthodox church regardless of her size or the number of the faithful is by herself alone, independently of all the others, catholic. And this is so because she lacks nothing of the grace and gift of God. All the local churches of the whole world together do not contain anything more in divine grace than that small church with few members.
She has her presbyters and bishop; she has the Holy Mysteries; she has the Body and Blood of Christ in the Holy Eucharist. Within her any worthy soul can taste of the Holy Spirit’s presence. She has all the grace and truth. What is that one small missionary church lacking therefore in order to be catholic whether she is in California, or somewhere in South America?
She is one flock, and the bishop is her shepherd, the image of Christ, the one Shepherd. She is the prefiguring on earth of the one flock with the one Shepherd, of the new Jerusalem. Within her, even in this life, pure hearts taste of the Kingdom of God, the betrothal of the Holy Spirit. Within her they find peace which “passeth all understanding,” the peace which has no relation with the peace of men: “My peace I give unto you.”
The humble rustic parish bishop is equal to a “Pope”.
“Paul, called to be an Apostle of Jesus Christ…to the Church of God which is at Corinth….” Yes, it really was the Church of God, even if it was at Corinth, at one concrete and limited place.
This is the catholic Church, which we now call Orthodox, something concrete in space, time, and persons. This concrete entity can occur repeatedly in space and in time without ceasing to remain essentially the same.
Her relations with the other local churches are not relations of legal and jurisdictional interdependence, but relations of love and grace. One local church is united with all the other local Orthodox churches of the world by the bond of identity. Just as one is the Church of God, the other is the Church of God also, as well as all the others. They are not divided by boundaries of nations, nor the political goals of the countries in which they live.
They are not even divided by the fact that one might be ignorant of the other’s existence. It is the same Body of Christ which is partaken of by the Greeks, the Americans, the Brazilians, Argentinians, Serbs, Bulgarians, Albanians, Russians, Ukrainians, Aussies, the English Orthodox, the Alaskans, the Siberians, and the Ugandans, the Scottish, Irish, Japanese and Chinese faithful.
The same Blood of Christ circulates in their veins. The Holy Spirit enlightens their minds and leads them to the knowledge of the same Truth, and Faith is lived in the experience of Tradition.
- KathJuliane July 13, 2009 @ 3:28 pm
Dear Father Joseph,
For what it is worth, I for one don’t want you to leave the RZN family, my friend. But in all humilty, the world’s problems will not be instantly and magically fixed in a day, nor has authority over the Church been given to either the Pope, or the Theotokos in place of Christ, as papal doctrines decree her to be the sole mediator of God’s Grace, or more acurately, that she has control of the Holy Spirit. This is heresy of the highest order.
She, a human creature, was the living Ark of the New Covenant, but not the New Covenant itself, Who is Christ Incarnate. It has taken a millenium plus for Western Christianity to get in this shape that we are in due to “the traditions of men” and it is a major shipwreck of Faith.
But the glad news is no matter how small a piece of flotsam one is clinging to in terms of faith, as long as one is still doggedly paddling eastward towards the Risen Son, hope in things unseen are not lost. The ark of Orthodoxy throws out lifelines, but no one can make the rescuee grab onto the ring.
You wrote: “‘Well, there IS this way God has entrusted to His Church to ensure Satan’s head gets CRUSHED, we we’re too timid and too afraid to share that with all of you ORTHODOX because all of you might yell at us, might disagree with us, might say bad and nasty things about us.”
Yes, and the way God “ensured Satan’s head gets CRUSHED” was through our Incarnate Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Cross and His Resurrection, “trampling down death by death, and on those in the tombs bestowing life.”
Christ, the Lord of all Creation, is the head of the Church, The Church is entrusted to Him for all time. It is the Divine “Son of the Woman” who is the “Crusher”. This is the Gospel that is found in Holy Scripture and the essential core of Faith, that was preached by the Apostles which all true Christians believe, regardless of denominations, or “unchurched” Bible believing Christians.
Knowing a person is lost, is knowing a lot. Knowing where the Western Church went off course from ancient Apostolic Tradition of the first millenium makes it possible to regroup and reform, and do the work of salvage and overhaul.
The RCC is monolithic, but at the core is the older ancient Western Orthodox ecclesiological order, so it is this that Catholics should take a look at.
In Orthodoxy there exist, of course, relations of interdependence between the local churches, and there are canons which govern them under Chruch discpline. This interdependence, though, is not a relation of legal necessity, but a bond of respect and love in complete freedom, the freedom of grace. And the canons are not laws of a code, but wise guides of centuries of experience.
The Church has no need of external bonds in order to be one. It is not a pope, or a patriarch, or an archbishop which unites the Church, it is Jesus Christ. The local church is something complete; it is not a piece of a larger whole.
Besides, the relations of the churches are the relations of the churches, and not relations which belong exclusively to their bishops. A bishop cannot be conceived of without a flock or independent of his flock. The Church is the Bride of Christ. The Church is the body of Christ, not the bishop alone.
A bishop is called a patriarch when the church of which he is the shepherd is a patriarchate, and an archbishop when the church is an archdiocese. In other words, the respect and honor belongs to the local church, and by extension it is rendered to the bishop. In the orders of the priesthood – there is no degree higher than the office of the bishop. The titles metropolitan, archbishop, patriarch, or pope do not indicate a greater degree of ecclesiastical charism, because there is no greater sacramental grace than that which is given to the bishop. They only indicate a difference in prominence of the churches of which they are shepherds.
As far as the title of “Ecumenical” for the Patriarch of Constantinople, that title was endowed because Constantinople was the imperial capital of the Roman Empire. The head librarian of the great royal library was once called the Ecumenical Librarian as well.
This prominence of one church in relation to the others is not something permanent. It depends upon internal and external circumstances. In studying the history of the Church, we see the primacy of prominence and respect passing from church to church in natural succession. In Apostolic times, the Church of Jerusalem, without any dispute, and the Mother Church for all time, had the primacy of authority and importance. She had known Christ; she had heard His words; she had the Scriptures, she saw Him being crucified and arising; and upon her did the Holy Spirit first descend.
All who were in a communion of faith and life with her were entirely certain that they walked the road of Christ. This is why Paul, when charged that the Gospel which he taught was not the Gospel of Christ, hastened to explain it before the Church of Jerusalem, so that the agreement of that church might silence his enemies. (Gal. 2:1-2).
Later, that primacy was taken by Rome, little by little. It was the old capital of the pagan Roman Empire, a metropolis (mother city) with a population of over a million people. A multitude of tried Christians comprised that church. Two leading Apostles had lived and preached within its bounds. A multitude of Martyrs had dyed its soil with their blood. That is why her word was venerable, and her authority in the solution of common problems was prodigious. But it was the authority of the CHURCH and not of her bishop.
When she was asked for her view in the solution of common problems, the bishop replied not in his own name as a Pope of today would do, but in the name of his church. In his epistles to the Corinthians, St. Clement of Rome begins this way: “The Church of God which is in Rome, to the Church of God which is in Corinth.” He writes in an amicable and supplicatory manner in order to convey the witness and opinion of his church, not himself, concerning whatever happened in the Church of Corinth.
In his letter to the Church of Rome, St. Ignatius does not mention her bishop anywhere, although he writes as though he were addressing himself to the church which truly has primacy in the hierarchies of the churches of his time.
When St. Constantine established the capital of the Roman state to Byzantium some 25 years after Diocletian had disestablished Rome as the imperial capital during his reformation of the state into the Tetrarchy, Rome began gradually to lose her old splendor. It became a provincial city. A new local church began to impose upon itself upon the consciousness of the Christian world: the Church of Constantinople.
Rome tried jealously to preserve the grandeur of the past, but because things were not conducive to it, it developed little by little its well-known Papal ecclesiology in order to secure theoretically that which circumstances would not offer.
Where once the Church of Rome was the champion of orthodoxy in her resistance to the threats against the Faith against the heresies of the time throughout the empire, when she, by default assumed de facto civil government powers as the only organized imperial institution left during the collapse of the Western Roman Empire that offered a way of stability through the network of local churches and monasteries, when those crises conditions began to pass, jealous of her new worldly prerogatives acquired by an accident of history, rather than relinquish the state/civil power back to the imperial government at Constantinople, the Pope declared himself to be an emperor instead with his own state.
Thus in Europe it advanced from madness to madness to madness, to the point where it declared that the Pope is infallible whenever he speaks on doctrine even if because of sinfulness he does not have the enlightenment of sanctity the Fathers of the Church had.
It is a basic truth of Christianity that God does not enter into communion with sin. He does not dwell in unclean hearts, and He does not enlighten proud intellects.
Where the Church survives within the accretions of political Roman Catholicism, and the same is equally true of the history in the Orthodox lands when rulers and hierarchs turned worldly and proud, is within the faith of the simple, the peasants, and the rustic priests and bishops, and it is through them that grace is found as they struggle to be in the life of Christ, because it is they who experience it. “Blessed are the meek”. Wherever the Sermon on the Mount is truly lived, there is the heart of the true Church, and when darkness closes in the bright candles flame much brighter.
In an unparalleled event of ancient Israel, it was to an aged, childless ordinary priest who lived his faith in simplicity, who kept to the ancient Hebraic faith of Scripture and Tradition, whom the Rabbis considered a “rustic” or “idiot priest” from the hill country of Judah that the Angel Gabriel appeared to in the Temple while Zacharias was offering the daily incense sacrifice and announced that the Forerunner of the Lord, John the Baptist, would be born to Zacharias and Elizabeth, and not the haughty and corrupt High Priest of Jerusalem.
- jgalindes July 13, 2009 @ 5:05 pm
You mentioned your impressions about the encyclical letter Caritas in Veritate as follows:
“The fatal flaws in the Pope’s presentation, besides its globally materialistic and poltical scope, in that invoking in the abstract “the family”, he makes no mention of either holy marriage between man and wife, or fatherhood; and secondly persisting in the idea that “faith can be found in reason.””
I wanted to observe a couple of things.
1-The intention of this encyclical is an absolute necessity of the moment, you are perfectly aware of whatever is in the very near future for all us is definitely bad.
I believe the Pope needed to give his opinion, its contents seems balanced and are both materialistic (the world forces it to be, the moment forces it to be, the jews forces it to be) and spiritual.
It is not a bad idea, whether he is or not in the “program”, the letter itself is an alternative. Have you exercised at least mentally what can be done (besides prayers) in an intent to save this absolutely crazy world.
Its true he just mentioned the union between a man and a woman (have to be emphasized, isn’t it). On fatherhood (or motherhood,for that sake) he gives a very pungent argument against abortion and I believe that family for him means exactly the same as for you.
He made a careful distinction between reason and faith and I hope you will not be bored with the following excerpts taken from the whole letter (yes I read it complete!!):
Truth is the light that gives meaning and value to charity. That light is both the light of reason and the light of faith, through which the intellect attains to the natural and supernatural truth of charity: it grasps its meaning as gift, acceptance, and communion.
This dynamic of charity received and given is what gives rise to the Church’s social teaching, which is caritas in veritate in re sociali: the proclamation of the truth of Christ’s love in society. This doctrine is a service to charity, but its locus is truth. Truth preserves and expresses charity’s power to liberate in the ever-changing events of history.
It is at the same time the truth of faith and of reason, both in the distinction and also in the convergence of those two cognitive fields. Development, social well-being, the search for a satisfactory solution to the grave socio-economic problems besetting humanity, all need this truth. What they need even more is that this truth should be loved and demonstrated.
Only in charity, illumined by the light of reason and faith, is it possible to pursue development goals that possess a more humane and humanizing value. The sharing of goods and resources, from which authentic development proceeds, is not guaranteed by merely technical progress
and relationships of utility, but by the potential of love that overcomes evil with good (cf. Rom 12:21), opening up the path towards reciprocity of consciences and liberties.
This means that moral evaluation and scientific research must go hand in hand, and that charity must animate them in a harmonious interdisciplinary whole, marked by unity and distinction. The Church’s social doctrine, which has “an important interdisciplinary dimension” , can exercise, in this perspective, a function of extraordinary effectiveness. It allows faith, theology, metaphysics and science to come together in a collaborative effort in the service of humanity. It is here above all that the Church’s social doctrine displays its dimension of wisdom.
Hope encourages reason and gives it the strength to direct the will . It is already present in faith, indeed it is called forth by faith.
Secularism and fundamentalism exclude the possibility of fruitful dialogue and effective cooperation between reason and religious faith. Reason always stands in need of being purified by faith: this also holds true for political reason, which must not consider itself omnipotent. For its part, religion always needs to be purified by reason in order to show its authentically human face. Any breach in this dialogue comes only at an enormous price to human development.
Fruitful dialogue between faith and reason cannot but render the work of charity more effective within society, and it constitutes the most appropriate framework for promoting fraternal collaboration between believers and non-believers in their shared commitment to working for justice and the peace of the human family.
Faced with these dramatic questions, reason and faith can come to each other’s assistance. Only together will they save man.
Entranced by an exclusive reliance on technology, reason without faith is doomed to flounder in an illusion of its own omnipotence. Faith without reason risks being cut off from everyday life.
God reveals man to himself; reason and faith work hand in hand to demonstrate to us what is good, provided we want to see it; the natural law, in which creative Reason shines forth, reveals our greatness, but also our wretchedness insofar as we fail to recognize the call to moral truth.
- jgalindes July 14, 2009 @ 6:18 am
Dear RZN friends,
This happened in 2006 but thought you might be interested.
It belongs to my regular rant against evil.
Taken from regular e-mail by Peter Myers (great guy).
“Arabs are a nation of asses … why didn’t God give them four legs” - Rabbi
Rabbi Batzri to be probed for incitement.
Prosecution orders inquiry into noted kabbalist and his son after they protest Arab-Jewish school serving Beit Safafa and Pat in Jerusalem, saying Arabs are ‘evil, cruel, the scum of snakes. This is a war’
Published: 03.21.06, 18:09 / Israel News
The state prosecution ordered an investigation into prominent kabbalist Rabbi David Batzri and his son, Rabbi Yitzhak Batzri, for suspected incitement to racism.
According to prosecution lawyer Shai Nitzan, the two used unacceptable means in attempt to convince residents of Jerusalem’s Pat neighborhood to protest a local bi-lingual school where Arab and Jewish children study together.
The Arabic-Hebrew school opened nine years ago and until recently enrolled students from first through sixth grade. After a recent initiative to expand the school to serve seventh and eight grades as well, it was decided to construct a new building on the seam line between the Jewish neighborhood Pat and the Arab neighborhood Beit Safafa.
Construction on the school begins next week with a ceremony for the laying of the cornerstone, and its completion is expected in two-and-a-half years.
The project has met some enthusiasm, and recently a philanthropist from England contributed USD 3.5 million towards the school. However, not everyone is thrilled about the program. Leading an initiative against the school, Rabbi Batzri and his son held a conference two-and-a-half months ago where they made racist slurs against Arabs: “Arabs are a misfortune, a problem, Satan,” the two said, according to the prosecution.
‘Arabs are asses’.
At the conference, the elder Batzri told Pat residents: “The establishment of a school like this one is a despicable and impure act. Stand in the way and prevent this. Darkness and light cannot be mixed. The people of Israel are pure and Arabs are a nation of asses. The question must be asked, why didn’t God give them four legs, because they are asses.”
The son, Yitzhak Batzri, also made objectionable comments. “The Arabs are beasts and asses,” he said. “They are inferior, they want to take our daughters. People say we are racist, but – they are the evil ones, the cruel ones, the scum of snakes. This is war.”
Rabbi David Batzri, a leading kabbalist, has been known to spout his racist ideologies whenever the occasion arises. On Rosh Hashana he spoke to Ynet and said that a light earthquake which shook Israel portends a good year for Jews and a bad year for non-Jews, while the hot weather foretold that “The king of Egypt will die this year, and there will be hunger and sadness in all eastern nations where they worship false gods.”
Earlier last year, Batzri noted that the floods that killed thousands in the United States and left many more homeless were God’s punishment for the Americans’ support of the disengagement from the Gaza Strip.
- jgalindes July 14, 2009 @ 8:58 am
Satanism in Russia:
Looks like that there are more websites to exorcise!
“…There is every reason to believe that both the press and the agency of the Ministry of the Interior are silent about a great many things.
Satanism is a militant, anti-Christian movement. The main enemy is the Christians and above all the Russian Orthodox Church. The open hostility, which the Satanists show against the Christian Church, points at that fact.
As it can be seen from the summary of the crimes and the description of the vandalism - as a rule it is youngsters which commit the crimes. Their knowledge of Satanism comes from video-film and from different trends within rock-music. Young people are just the most easily influenced.
We do not have the necessary information to analyze the situation, but we are convinced that new crimes will be committed in the future…”
Satanism on the Move in Russia
Rock music is evil, according to Father Anatoly
September 30, 2002
Celibate Priest Anatoly Berestov believes that Satanism has a tendency for development nowadays. Celibate Priest Anatoly is a Doctor of Medical Sciences. He chairs a center for the rehabilitation of people who have suffered from totalitarian sects and occults.
Father Anatoly gave an interview to the website Credo.Ru. In the interview, Father Anatoly said that the situation with drug addicts has improved and has become more stable.
In his opinion, this is because of the huge educational effort. This work is conducted both by the Russian Orthodox Church and the media.
However, the situation with occultism is absolutely different. “Satanism has a tendency for growing, and this tendency is a very threatening one,” said Father Anatoly.
“Satanism is closely connected with people’s lifestyles. We are now looking at the West, at the USA, and this trash basically comes from there.”
Rock music, which is very popular in Russia now, also originates from the West. From time to time, rock bands get together for a grand show under such slogans as “No Drugs,” “Rock Against Drugs,” and the like.
However, Father Anatoly believes that this is open propaganda for drugs: “As a doctor, and as a priest, I am certain that rock music is a straight road to drug addiction.
Those people who organize those shows do not actually realize that. Probably, they don’t realize this on purpose.”
The news agency New Region has recently reported with reference to the Orthodox Newspaper that there were satanic symbols found on one of the graves at a cemetery in the Russian city of Ekaterinburg.
There was a large piece of paper found on one of the graves. The paper was fixed to the grave with nails.
There was a pentagram on the paper and other satanic symbols as well. The paper was surrounded with burnt candles and small, painted stones.
Father Vladimir from the Ekaterinburg eparchy hopes that law-enforcement bodies will not ignore such satanic vestiges in the center of the city.
Needless to mention, the police will not be able to suppress this; the problem is much larger.
Father Anatoly is sure that Satanism is strictly connected with a person’s lifestyle and with the aggressive mass culture that has poured into Russia from the West since the beginning of the 1990s.
Like they say in Russia, a holy place is never vacant. One has to think of a way to fill the spiritual gap that was formed after the crash of the communist ideology of the USSR.
This gap is very good for various fake missionaries of Satanism. However, needless to mention, this fight cannot be won without the support of the state and law-enforcement bodies.
Translated by Dmitry Sudakov
- jgalindes July 14, 2009 @ 9:01 am
Continuation on satanism in Russia…
“Moscow Patriarchate stands for ban on promoting Satanism”
Moscow, Russia – The Russian Orthodox Church stands for statutory bar on promoting Satanism in Russia.
“Similar to fascism that once led to murders and therefore was prohibited, today Satanism leads to murders, desecration of churches and graves, animal abuse. I believe, law should prohibit any promotion of Satanism,” deputy chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin said on air Channel 5.
He points out that today Satanist symbols, swastikas, inverted stars are often scratched on church walls and “evidently, it is the doing of Satanist groups.”
He also believes it important to adopt a law on preserving religious shrines.
“Desecration of religious shrines is equally serious violation of law as desecration of graves or state flag, as in this case people encroach on things that are worth more than life for believers,” Fr. Vsevolod said.
Occultism & Russia’s Mind
What Gurdjieff is pointing at with Russia can be seen in The Occult in Russian and Soviet Culture, a series of essays which give a vivid portrayal of the predominance of spiritualism and Satanism in Russia’s “Silver Age” (1890–1914).
Contrived by Allan Kardec (1804–69) in France, both Spiritualism and Spiritism had reached Russia by the late 1850’s and gradually infected the minds of many of its nobility. Before Rasputin, there were many other charlatans.
The Satanism virus came via the Symbolist writers such as Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Verlaine, Villars and Huysmans.
“The widespread Russian interest in the fashionable forms of occultism,” says Maria Carlson in her essay “Fashionable Occultism,” “was a middle-and-upper-class response to the larger crisis of culture and consciousness…. Seances, mediums, [theosophical] mahatmas, and magic soon became part of the language of daily communication.”
Russia’s enchantment with the occult is attested to, she says, “by the publication of more than thirty Russian journals, as well as over 800 discrete book titles (exclusive of belles-lettres) dealing with such subjects between 1881 and 1918.”
The effect of occultism on Russia “contributed massively to the politics of myth and cult that culminated in Stalinism,” states Bernice Glatzer Rosenthal in her essay, “Political Implications of the Early Twentieth-Century Occult Revival.”
In the twilight years of the empire, politicized occult doctrines had helped to structure perceptions of and receptions to contemporary events, nourishing the maximalism and utopianism of the extreme left and the conspiracy theories and anti-Semitism of the extreme right.…
During and after the Bolshevik Revolution occult ideas were a major factor in Soviet utopianism. Occult-derived symbols and techniques informed early Soviet mass festivals and political theater, as well as the Lenin cult, the Stalin cult, and Socialist Realism.”
As is well known, the situation in Russia today is little better, if not much worse, than it was before Yeltsin’s quasidemocratic government.
“The Satanic principles of lies and fraud” are rife in Russia today, says the Russian Patriarch Alexy II, the spiritual leader of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Concerned by the collapse of Russian society’s formerly strict moral code, the Patriarch says that Russian society is imbued with “the cult of violence, cruelty, betrayal and lechery,” with a pervasive propaganda of egoism, pleasure and entertainment corrupting the people.
The Patriarch decried the constant “mocking and ridicule” of traditional Christian values, noting that the teachings of the Bible were being “pushed into the background, toward oblivion.”
He also blasted the continuing Russian fascination with paganism, spiritualism, cults and black magic, all of which have flourished since the collapse of the officially atheist Soviet Union.
- KathJuliane July 14, 2009 @ 10:09 am
Greetings in our Lord Jesus, Juan,
As for prayer life, permanent disability keeps me less active than I used to be, so have much time for prayer, as well as annoying the RZN family at times with my prattlings, and eminent example of just what a poor Christian I am.
But, I used to volunteer at a pan-Christian crisis pregnancy center, among other activities, and had the joy of seeing many babies come into the world and go to good homes instead of being murdered.
The love of God and the love of neighbor begins at home, on the local level, wherever we are.
And it was a joy, too, to see wild teenage girls with purple and green hair turn or return to Christ, although not all chose Orthodoxy, and grow into beautiful, responsible, modest young women, in possession of their own souls and femininity who did not have to bear the psycho-spiritual damage of an abortion weighing on their souls.
In two or three cases of mine, the young, brave, but clueless fathers later came around after the girls came into the support system, and decided to “do the right thing” somehow, get married and learn to be the responsible family man, rather than see the baby go up for adoption.
Thankfully, these young men had supportive families, found strong Christian pastors that could help them grow up quick into manly fathers instead of goof-offs, and church communities that could shoulder some of the financial burden as extended “family”. In this way, the new fathers could continue their education, work part-time jobs, obtain good employment, and eventually grow-up assume full responsibility as the provider for his family.
All without state and federal welfare money, except for maybe school loans, and what was necessary through county resources coordinated through the crisis center.
In one case, a small apartment was built on family property by their support group for the new young family in barn-raising fashion, all labor and most materials donated, the only hard cash was pushing the permits through. These two teenagers had their independence to learn to grow into responsible parenthood, but the grandparents were right next door as well to add stability. My county is a “welfare county” with twice the national poverty rate in a rural part of California, so people tend to make do with what they have, and wear multiple hats.
This was all before Bush’s federalized “faith-based initiatives” – the crisis center was supported by local churches and other private community donations, as well as public or private grants. The problem with religious charities and non-profits receiving state or federal funding under public/private social “initiatives” partnerships, as well as the federal social welfare funding, also means the institution is obliged to follow federal and state guidelines in terms of equal opportunity employment and other criteria.
Happily, the crisis pregnancy center I worked for refused to jump on the “faith-based initiative” bandwagon without thoroughly checking out the fine print, because along with the sweet carrot of “free” government/faith-based initiative money to support the Christian ministry came the evil stick of government “legal guidelines”, in other words, forced atheistic amorality gagging a fundamentally Christian ministry.
On the one hand, it meant the possibility of expanding the program which was badly needed, and we ourselves came to a crisis of conscience when our boss presented the pros/cons, because it did promise the idea of saving more babies and mothers, but the very “guidelines” would have swiftly killed the program, including the extra hours processing how the government money was spent, including more clerical staff to deal with the extra bureaucratic paperwork.
Then there was the compromise of moral principles for monetary gain by having to incorporate mandatory abortion counseling and referral into the program as an “alternative” to bringing a pregnancy to full-term, the very thing that the pro-life center was formed to be an alternative to! The Bible-believing counselors would have quit rather than be legally forced to utter those detestable words, and if the counselors simply ignored the pro-abortion stuff, the feminists and liberals would have been suing over “separation of church and state” in no time, and the whole thing spinning down into secular horror.
It was literally a deal with the devil with unborn children as the hostage bait, and we could foresee the downward spiral of the quality of the program itself. When we challenged our boss and expressed our convictions, she said “That’s what I figured you would all say, I just wanted to hear it myself as well to help me through this temptation.” The overwhelming evil of abortion exists, and it was a painful lesson about being finite, limited and human.
Our idealism could not save all the babies, and that is where faith in our Lord’s pure and precious words come in “Suffer the children to come to Me” saves us from an evil compromise covered over with rationalizations. No Limbo, we must trust our Lord’s words, they go straight to heaven to join the Holy Two Hundred Innocents that were martyred by King Herod, and the slaughtered pre-born join the hosts of the tiny Martyrs of this Nihilistic age.
Anyway, one wild thing became my god-daughter, and is now a nun overseas. Another has a PhD in Public Health Nursing. My last two wild things became licensed clinical social workers in their pay jobs, and volunteer crisis pregnancy counselors themselves before I became sick 12 years ago. Several have gone on to be married to good husbands, and since experience is the wisest teacher, these have become champions amongs school kids promoting celibacy until marriage and fighting against the liberal sex education curriculum.
But in terms of God’s providence, I may be a small pebble plopped in the pond, along with much more gifted and committed defenders of the pre-born, but the results are rippling outwards. My small sufferings compared to other people in the world are virtually nothing, but on the other hand, it has been nothing but spiritual blessings for me.
So no, it is not “saving the world” by any far stretch, and such is absolutely impossible for man, but I can help save a small piece of the world called “my neighbor”. Our all-wise Lord Jesus Christ gave each one of us the Great Commandment (singular tense) in the practical proportion that each one person can manage for themselves: “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength…And, thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On this hangs all the Law and the Prophets.”
Who was Jesus Christ’s neighbor? Any and every person that came to Him with a petition, a plea or to ask a question was given His fullest undivided attention at that particular moment, to show forth the Father’s love for the least of His human creatures, to as the living image and likeness of the Lord-Who-Hears-and-Sees, the personal God Who counts every hair on your head.
And then there is prayer, for Fr. Joseph, especially after learning of his suffering from veteran’s PTSD, and my brother in Christ, Juan, and for the RZN family.
On to faith and reason.
- KathJuliane July 14, 2009 @ 2:16 pm
On to faith and reason.
Theologically, Faith means belief and trust in Christ as one’s Savior. The effects of this faith are freedom from the power of the devil, the attainment of virtue, and progress toward perfection and union with God. One is saved by faith through grace — a living faith manifested by a righteous life (Rom 5; Rom 3:28; Gal 2:16; Eph. 2:8; James 2:14-17.)
Apostle Paul describes how faith works, especially during hard times, at Hebrews 11:1-40, “Now faith is the substance (realization) of things hoped for, the evidence (confidence) of things not seen.” Faith is simple, but it becomes many-splendored in our lives. “Reason” may be an aid to faith — trustingness in a personal God, but “reason” cannot substitute for a living faith or a living trust in God.
In current usage, faith also means a religious system. What Pope Benedict seems to be working from is the “philosopher’s illumination” of the intellect that is so prized from the European Enlightenment.
The best way to see what I am perceiving is to first approach it peripherally, in a synopsis of the historical progression of Western thought and the movement of the spirit of the Antichrist throughout time; apostasy has been running since the first days of the Apostles. It is offered as a diagnosis, not a condemnation of any one.
First, Orthodoxy has no difficulty with either science or philosophy. We never had a crisis of a Galileo or Copernicus, or Descartes in the Byzantine era. But science and philosophy serve a subordinate place as the things of man outside of Sacred Tradition and its dogmatic theology rooted in Scripture, developed in the Holy Spirit of which the Gospel of St. John the Theologian is the prototype for.
It is difficult to grasp the enormous difference between East and West in terms of respective approaches, worldviews and mindsets. In the West, when the word “theology” is used, it is really more of a matter more of religious philosophy, rather than the true Theology of the Church Fathers of the first millennium.
I can only recommend that you obtain ‘Orthodox Dogmatic Theology’ by the gentle and thoughtful Father Michael Pomazansky. It is not as formidable as it sounds, although it is a full and nourishing banquet for the soul, and not pricey at all, and should be able to find an even more frugal used copy on Amazon.
The true purpose and intent of theology is to lift one above the petty preoccupatons of earth in order to glimpse the divine beginning and end of all things; to give one the energy and encouragement to struggle toward God and our heavenly homeland.
It was written for pastoral usage and accessibility for the layman, and is thoroughly steeped in Scripture, and opens up Scripture as seen through the “patristic mind” of the Church. The difference between Catholic and Orthodox dogmatic theology is like night and day.
Catholicism permitted the worldly spirit to nourish the Christianity of the West, in a feudal world that was largely kept ignorant and illiterate with education the privilege of the aristocracy and clergy.
It steeped Christian thought in the rationalism and the disposition of the ancient pagan Greeks on the one hand, which reached its pinnacle with Scholasticism. Thomas Acquinas combined combined pagan Aristotlean philosophy with classic orthodox theology, and discarded the Scriptural and Holy Tradition of the Church.
Because the Papacy was formed as a monarchial State with civil government as well, the Roman law tradition was incorporated into Catholicism, giving rise the theory of the “development of dogmas” of Catholicism which claims to make philosophically more explicit the original Revelation of Christ on the one hand, and multiplying a mentality of legalism and minute exactitude on the other.
As the Jews in Europe also had a privileged position in European societies, Catholicism was Judaized by Rabbinic Kabbalah mysticism and Talmudism, introduced by Jewish translators, scholars and “court Jews”, steeping religion in the rabbinic rationalism and disposition of the Pharisee Rabbis, forming a distinct mystical Christian Kabbalah.
Finally, with the Infallibility of the Pope and the Magisterium, Catholicism brought a mechanical element into the relation between God and man, teaching that God promised to speak through the mouth of sometimes sinful and haughty men, as many of the Popes have been.
The Renaissance and humanism were the completion of the Western Christian world’s turn toward idolatry. In reality these were manifestations of men’s disillusionment with an adulterated Christianity. Today humanism has become the religion of the age, unfortunately preached even by so-called Christians as European-Hellenic-Christian civilization. The EU is the current political manifestation.
I know Luther is a detested personage to Catholics, but his original desire as a devout Catholic and an Augustine monk was to reform the Western church to her original pristine apostolic condition and collegial and concillar nature, based on Holy Scripture and patristic Holy Tradition. Searching for the “ancient historical apostolic Church”, Luther had concluded her to be the Greek Orthodox Church, which Europe for a time believed was extinguished by the Ottoman Turks, after the fall of Constantinople.
But Protestantism was the fruit of the same Catholic intellectual womb, and drew Papist rationalism to its extreme conclusions. Protestantism rejected the holiness of the Church itself, and her guidance by the charism of the Holy Spirit given every member of the Church and not just the ordained priests and hierarchs, because it saw neither holiness nor truth in the “church” of the West.
Thus Protestantism abolished Tradition, and left its believers with no criterion of truth or falsehood, estranging the grace of God from its realm forever.
From Protestantism to atheism to materialism, there was no longer a great distance. Many kinds of philosophies began to lay claim to the position of Christian faith in the minds of men, and in the end scientism conquered the world. It had a special power of winning over the masses because its achievements in the field of technology evoked the wonder and rapture of the masses, which lacking spiritual criteria, fell an easy prey to materialism.
Science further gave humanity the false sense of knowledge. It may have changed its views and theories at every moment, but each time these views and theories had the sanctity of proven knowledge; and that influences peoples’ minds in a magic way.
In reaction to claims of science and Darwinian evolution, against Biblical faith, Spiritism and Spiritualism sprang up in reaction, as did Christian Fundamental Revivalism and apocalyptism. In the Romantic era, Blavatsky’s Theosophy, which integrated Greek philosophy, Jewish Kabbalah, Egyptian and Eastern Mysticism, and a very energetic pseudo-scientism as well to give foundation to her intellectual Ariosophic “spiritual root races” and ascended masters of the “White Brotherhood”.
Finally, when humanity, having descended by such steps, became enslaved to the passion of materialism, communism sprang forth. When people even came to believe that the only real good is money, it was natural to demand its equitable distribution from governments which were apathetic towards the pain of the people that the government itself had impoverished in partnership with capitalistic industry and bankers.
This demand filled souls with hate and malice and made them even more unhappy, opening an unbridgeable chasms between many people and leading many to the hate of Cain.
Whatever we write here does not mean that fair distribution of money is not an obligation, and a rather fundamental one, of one’s own national government, not the corporate globalist oligarchial Socialist one that has been forming.
That is how the war started between corporate capitalism and communism, which are actually two sister systems identically materialistic and money-worshipping, and divided only by their own interests and the battle over distribution and possession. The program of both is to turn stones into bread, to unite the world under their influence, and to astonish the world with accomplishments that man could not even imagine.
Thus humanity has gradually reached the outer gates of the Antichrist’s kingdom. It has arrived at the point where it has not only the will and the desire, but also the ability to respond positively to the three temptations of Lucifer that our Lord Jesus rejected in the wilderness. We see this apostasy going on in Christian Zionism, and Israhell’s war to wrest Jerusalem back to its own sole possession to build the temple, repair their “G-d” and creation, and rule the world forever.
All that will remain will be for the Antichrist himself to take over the general leadership of the universal state, to do away with hunger and poverty forever, and to provide men abundantly with material goods, cultivating ever-increasing consumerism, so that in their hearts, filled with pleasure and comfort, there will no longer be a place for God.
In his kingdom THE Antichrist will not tolerate discord; he will not tolerate religions or quarrels over religious questions. He will sit in the temple of God as God, and all the people will worship him, because “power was given him over every race and people and tongue and nation. And all that dwell upon the earth (of the world) shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life,” only one religion will exist, the religion of the Antichrist.
- a Man of peace July 14, 2009 @ 5:58 pm
Aldous Huxley - The Ultimate Revolution, March 20, 1962
“it seems to me that the nature of the ultimate revolution with which we are now faced is precisely this: That we are in process of developing a whole series of techniques which will enable the controlling oligarchy who have always existed and presumably will always exist to get people to love their servitude.
This is the, it seems to me, the ultimate in malevolent revolutions shall we say, and this is a problem which has interested me many years and about which I wrote thirty years ago, a fable, Brave New World, which is an account of society making use of all the devices available and some of the devices which I imagined to be possible making use of them in order to, first of all, to standardize the population, to iron out inconvenient human differences, to create, to say, mass produced models of human beings arranged in some sort of scientific caste system.
Since then, I have continued to be extremely interested in this problem and I have noticed with increasing dismay a number of the predictions which were purely fantastic when I made them thirty years ago have come true or seem in process of coming true.”
The Systems Bars;
Lack of an educational system
The Mainstream Media
Large conglomarate Corporations (the spiders web)
A world without religion.. the belief in God.
The Fiat Banking system..usury to enslave we.
Contradictory terms to decieve..like free trade.
No History..no reflection.
Increase in material dependency.
Competition rather than co-operation.
Bigger and better.. not humble and wiser.
Racism, bigotry, prejudice against anyone who isn’t me.
The social engineering is here, and sites like this are a testimony to the FACT that people are awake.
The most powerful medium in the world is the TV screen, it has subdued the people for decades. There’s no time for critical thinking when your thoughts are shaped within its puny frame. Fast images run through you and back out the other side, not absorbed like within a book where the truths neither run or hide.
Is it any coincidence that SATAN is an acronym for; Security Administrator Tool for Analyzing Networks.
The spiders web..or that the bar codes on products are the number of the beast. Even the internet itself.. in Hebrew what is the numerical connection to WWW.
(I’ve not written the three numbers as I can understand some have a sensitivity to it.)
Is it a coincidence that the planet Saturn is the sixth planet..from God’s created sun..to which all life is generated from. Jesus had a halo because he was the Son of God, and what is one of the most powerful symbols of Gods eternal presence?.The sun. The light within the dark. All life, trees and flowers and animals…without the sun there is no life. Perhaps its where Jesus came from and went back to…while leaving an eternal spirit behind..so all of humanity can share and understand the oneness of the Almighty’s love.
It rises every morning, churches face the east, as its where the sun rises from in the morning.
Its incredible and how many people notice it in their day? its just there.. like a light bulb in your room…without it the days are cold.. and turned into Night… the days are short.
Water and the Sun are two of God’s most incredible creations. Without either, all Life ceases to be.
Its such a terrible crime that many ideologies have divided people apart.
There is an eternal NOW, not a sacred antiquity or a divine Future plan.. but a NOW.
The moment you’re truly touched by another is an eternal moment in this Now. these power hungry freaks always think to the future or the past and never the living moment.
Here’s one question to ALL, what is a church? is it the building with the pictures on the wall? is it the marble floor or the roman Candles? or is it us? People incarnate in the spirit of Jesus Christ and the Almighty.
The greatest robbers of the human soul are the thieves of the past and the robbers of the future.
- jgalindes July 14, 2009 @ 6:09 pm
What’s the matter with you, Americans?
Pro-Hate Bill Calls Flood Senate!
By Rev. Ted Pike
One day before possible hate bill passage, the homosexual lobby has pulled out all stops in generating massive calling to the Senate in favor of the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Act, S. 909. NPN’s poll for early afternoon EDT on Tuesday, July 14, shows calls in favor of the hate bill significantly outnumber calls against it in both Democrat and Republican offices.
Just at the moment when Christians/conservatives should be mobilizing for a final push to dissuade Senate Democrats from attaching a hate bill amendment to the arms bill, the religious right and conservatives are allowing the homosexual lobby to trump them. The pro-hate bill phoning campaign is being largely generated by the Human Rights Campaign.
A huge reason for such lack of activism, especially among millions of evangelicals, was the radio announcement last Thursday by Dr. James Dobson, Tom Minnery, and Tony Perkins that there is no chance to defeat the hate bill. Dr. Dobson did the same two summers ago, destroying tremendous momentum opposing the hate bill by announcing the hate bill was unbeatable, saying only Pres. Bush’s veto could deliver us. Neither Focus on the Family nor Family Research Council sounded significant warnings before the hate bill passed the Senate in the fall of 2007.
It is incredible that today the HRC website has center front a large flashing banner urging calls to the Senate while no such encouragement or direction is provided on the Focus or FRC websites.
It is astonishing that more than 24,000 people have viewed NPN’s recent video “Holder Admits: No Equal Justice under Hate Bill!” yet Republican offices today are reporting only “a few calls” against the hate bill! I asked Sen. Hatch’s office (which was receiving more than most) how many calls opposed the hate bill. Answer: “Less than 15!”
I know patriots are weary of the hate bill fight. Evidently, they are too weary to lift their forearm once again and call a tollfree number. But let me remind you how infinitely more wearying it will be to exist night and day, year after year, shivering and starving in the gulags of the New World Order. If we allow this bill to first take away our free speech, then all other freedoms are going down the drain. Once that happens, there will be nothing to restrain mass arrest, imprisonment, deportation, and murder of probably millions.
Call NOW! Literally, the day after tomorrow could be too late. Call toll-free 1-877-851-6437 or toll 1-202-225-3121 (names available at www.truthtellers.org).
Tell Senators: “Attorney General Holder says the federal hate bill, S. 909, will not protect members of America’s military. Yet Democrats are attaching it is an amendment to the arms bill this Wednesday. This is dishonest. The hate bill has nothing to do with the military.” You can add: “Have you watched the video at HYPERLINK “http://www.truthtellers.org” www.truthtellers.org in which Holder says soldiers are not protected under the hate bill?”
- jgalindes July 14, 2009 @ 7:27 pm
The last one on satanism, WMD and of course, jews.
Reading on Satanism, came across an article on Makow’s website by Pamela Schuffert.
Although all the stories she narrates the one on Edward Teller is remarkable.
He was a theoretical physicist with Manhattan Project and one of the founders of Los Alamos National Laboratory, later his director.
He was a difficult person and was responsible for the development of the hydrogen bomb.
Schuffert says the following:
One of the more detailed and horrifying accounts I encountered, but have NEVER previously published and am doing so for the first time now, is THE SECRET SABBATEAN SATANIST LIFESTYLE OF “DR STRANGELOVE,” Hungarian Jew and considered the “father of the H-BOMB,” EDWARD TELLER.
Teller is now deceased, but many of his victims remain alive, that he used and abused in dark BOHEMIAN GROVE satanic rituals, and among fellow Sabbateans across America, and in Hollywood as well.
“But perhaps the most striking example of the elite Grovers’ prior knowledge of future events,” says Hanson, “is a speech given at the 1981 camp by the late nuclear scientist Dr. Edward Teller.” Hanson describes,:
“In this Lakeside Talk, he accurately predicted that the United States would go to war in the Persian Gulf — ten years prior to our first incursion into Iraq.”
Nuclear technology and Israel
For some twenty years, Teller advised Israel on nuclear matters in general, and on the building of a hydrogen bomb in particular.
In 1952, Teller and Oppenheimer had a long meeting with Ben-Gurion in Tel Aviv, telling him that the best way to accumulate plutonium was to burn natural uranium in a nuclear reactor.
Starting in 1964, a connection between Teller and Israel was made by the physicist Yuval Neeman, who had similar political views. Between 1964 and 1967, Teller visited Israel six times, lecturing at Tel Aviv University, and advising the chiefs of Israel’s scientific-security circle as well as prime ministers and cabinet members.
At each of his talks with members of the Israeli security establishment’s highest levels he would make them swear that they would never be tempted into signing the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
In 1967 when the Israeli program was nearing completion, Teller informed Neeman that he was going to tell the CIA that Israel had built nuclear weapons, and explain that it was justified by the background of the Six-Day War.
After Neeman cleared it with Prime Minister Levi Eshkol, Teller briefed the head of the CIA’s Office of Science and Technology, Carl Duckett. It took a year for Teller to convince the CIA that Israel had contained nuclear capability; the information then went through CIA Director Richard Helms and then to the US president.
Teller also persuaded them to end the American attempts to inspect the Negev Nuclear
Research Center in Dimona.
- KathJuliane July 14, 2009 @ 7:37 pm
@ Jim de Texas and Juan, faxed mine in.
Dear Man of peace,
“In the corner [of the home], where the holy icons now hang, there will stand captivating devices which will delude the people. Many will say, ‘We need to watch and listen to the news.’ And behold, in the news the Antichrist will appear. He will mark his people with the seal, and he will hate Christians.
- Blessed Elder Lawrence of Chernigov (Russia)
No clue about the yarmulke.
This present age is very conducive to popular myth-making, legends and spiritualizing everything.
There is quite a bit of romantic speculation, assumptions and syncretization of various symbolic traditions, sloppy or non-existent study of etymology, philology and linguistics of ancient languages. Semitic tongues are different from Indo-European, dialects vary, etc. It’s like saying flour and flower are the same thing.
I think in the ‘Lost Tribes’ theory, the Teutonic word ‘Saxon’ is linked to the Gk. Scythian to Hebrew Isaac phonetically, for example. I looked it up one time, and Scythian was a Hellenization of ancient Persian word for “archer”.
The Scythians were horse tribes, and excellent lance cavalry and horse archers that often hired as mercenaries. I know the Roman Army once had as a cavalry unit the Sarmatian Legion, a branch of the Scythian clans, permanently garrisoned in Great Britain at one time.
Take the world ‘Israel’, for example from Strong’s: Yisra’el (Yis-raw-ale), it’s a contraction of sarah (to prevail: have power as a prince) and El (God), usually interpreted as ‘he will rule as God’; the symbolical name of Jacob after wrestling with the Angel of the Lord, with prophetic, messianic significance pointing to Christ.
Symbology and Geometry is the same kind of problem, it’s a matter of particular tradition and interpretations depending on the culture, and some are universal.
The Hindu swastikas are universally found in many ancient cultures meaning much the same thing, “eternal life” or “good fortune”, or if in mirror image pairs the reincarnation cycles of life and death. The Navahos and Zunis have it, at one time it was a minor Christian symbol before Hitler, Theosophy uses it, so did the Fabian Socialists.
On the above quote, am not sure, but Blessed Elder Lawrence, a monastic may have lived in the 19th century. Can someone say for sure?
Here are some more insightful links concerning the affect of TV on the psycho-spiritual level of a human being.
- a Man of peace July 14, 2009 @ 8:56 pm
Thats a very profound quote and definitely resonates with what I see..and others here. It is SO contrived and manipulative that it can only be anti-christ.
I agree with what you say about flippant etymology. But where are the concrete origins for words these days? I was astonished, for instance, when I came across the word Philistine, which under most dictionaries say an uncultured people, barbarian etc, and then I come to learn a Philistine is a Palestinian. Right away it clicked and for me it shows who has influenced many of our words… its amazing.
The root of words back to Rome is more evident, and ancient Greece.. but further back the water becomes more muddy.
With geometry there is certainly a mathematical design one can not deny this. Most of nature follows a certain pattern etc.
Numerology is a genuine thing in art, music, architecture, Poetry. I think it would be empty minded to deny that there is much divinity in numbers. 7 notes of a musical scale for instance, 7 days of the week…and 9 in many cultures is said to be a divine number. It is the highest number we have before the pattern follows on in tens. 3 the trinity, mother and father and the birth of a child.
I think this knowledge is used for good and bad.. most of all technology follows on from nature, the TV was designed like the human eye. The construct of a house reflects the human body - water pipes/ veins, Electricity/nerves. Wings of a plane/birds.
I think its foolish to ignore that God’s creation does behold a symphony to it, an order in the chaos. I think Freemasons think on these lines but for nefarious means. I read in Malcolm X biography that he said Freemasons only have 33 degrees of God’s creation but the creation of the Almighty is 360 degrees. You add 3 and 6 you get 9. A perfect circle.
I’m not Islamic, by the way, but do many people know that Jesus Christ was one of the most quoted prophets in the Qur’an?
It’s interesting you mention the swastika. I’m aware that it is also a earth symbol, with the four seasons. 4 is another very prolific number.. the four cardinal points. 4 side to a square, 4th dimension (time) etc..
There are ancient remnants of swastikas even in synagogues.. imagine explaining that to an over zealous Jew.
Symbols that are positive have been reversed to negate their meaning… like the cross for instance. the swastika is meant to be the other way around from the Nazi symbol. The Pentacle is natural symbol but upside down its a satanic symbol.
All these things have validity in history but it needs a more scholarly person than myself to go into much depth. I was very interested to read Michael Hoffman’s book; Judaism Discovered. but for now its way to expensive.
- KathJuliane July 16, 2009 @ 8:28 am
What would Republican America, the Catholic people in the South, and Tzarist Russia have in common, seemingly so outwardly different? Our Lord Jesus Christ and Faith.
And now let us see who are those “Europeans” of the EU with whom they want us to be untied as a global state and World Church? Among the inbred and effeminate dynastic houses of much of European royalty and nobility, lay dreams of baroque grandeur of what is vaguely remembered as “Christendom”.
In the Eastern Christian world, this European “spirit” is often referred to as “Westernization”, and in America we call it “Judeo-Masonic Enlightment humanism”, elsewhere it is called “Ecumenism”, or Luciferianism, liberalism or leftism, but either way, it is the same cancerous disease of the spirits of Antichrist preparing the ground for his kingdom.
After the War of Independence from the British throne, and colonials threw off the chains of other thrones as well, people attempted to elevate Lord George Washington as the first king of America, but he said “There will be no king but Jesus Christ”. He was a great student of Christian, Biblical, European, ancient Roman and world politics and history, as well as a man of deep faith, and it is these things that informed his profound sense of destiny for America.
In every aspect of the war, Washington was on his knees praying to God, along with his co-patriots. After the war, he said that America was to be a Republic, and he was on his knees again praying for the young republic. He gave up his aristocratic title, no more would there be lords and subjects, but citizens, and he felt it a noble thing to be addressed as “Citizen Washington”.
The typical Christian American from the heartland of the country, unsullied by the Judaizing heresy, has a deep Biblical, cultural, and even spiritual suspicion of things European, based on the very long history of cycles of continental religious warfare and persecutions in what was called “Christendom”, and despite being fascinated with the grandeur of British royalty at times, there is something essentially “un-American” (hence “un-Christian”) about Europe – not about the ordinary people themselves in various countries, but Europe itself.
The simple, shy and deeply pious Amish people have a saying, “Beware of the Englander” that expresses their caution about this spirit of the age when they are required to interact with the modern world.
It is this: A frightening deep-rooted antinomy characterizes the Europeans: it is the antithesis between the inward and outward man. The people who retain a deep-rooted local national and cultural identity – Germans, Swiss, Italians, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Basque, Scots, Irish, Welsh and such, are generally the common people with a deep sense of place and tradition, and for them, they merely live on a continent named Europe, and are generally are not prone to this double-mindedness.
When Madeline Allbright, for the cause of “peace” and “humanity” blood chillingly rationalized that the death of nearly 1 million innocent Iraqis under the UN imposed sanctions against Hussein, this is European thinking.
The European appears to be one thing, but is really something else. He lives and moves in the falsehood of compromises. His entire culture is a collection of conventional lies to which he has adapted himself. His is extremely egocentric, but he conducts himself with absolute and almost exaggerated courtesy. Nominal European Catholicism allows a faithful Christian soul like Bishop Williamson to be publicly pilloried for telling the truth over a questionable personal interpretation of history.
In the “underdeveloped” countries where the people still lack the finesse of European culture (including “fly-over America”, about 85% of us, whose frontier-style preachers are like Pastors Texe Marrs and Ted Pike, and whom the upper class Brits tend to consider as knaves and still think of us as “the Colonials” if not just simply silly prudish indentured servants, malcontents and convicts that escaped from the grand estates), everyone more or less expresses his inner world with some freedom and simplicity which you cannot find in Europe. Their manners are coarse, but the people are more genuine. In Europe this is considered a lack of culture and spiritual development.
In this way, the constant game of hypocrisy of the intelligentsia, the rich, powerful and famous has come to be regarded as culture, where the white-washed tombs are full of stench, and the outside of the cup always cleaned for the sake of the appearance of the people. And having no royalty of our own, but the Eastern Establishment provides a shadow-copy, Hollywood created the pseudo-royalty illusions of “American Idol”, “Oprah”, and now, the Obama-Clinton Black Camelot. Where does the First Family most want to be seen? Europe!
But as it happens with Pharisees, that constant lie in which they live does not humble them. On the contrary, their outward perfection makes them certain of their superiority. The most characteristic mark of the Europeans is their conceit. They look down upon all the people whom they consider uncultured or underdeveloped.
A few of them might have a great concern for the needs of others, of persons, of groups, or even of nations, and especially the underdeveloped ones, towards whom they nurture compassionate sentiments, but deep down they are concerned for others the way an entomologist is concerned for insects. The sentiments they nurture for people are inferior to the love they have for their dogs.
They have the same high idea of their civilization as they have of themselves. Having critical minds, they do not accept anything unquestioned, and are proud of it. They consider all values relative, even those which they accept; and they discuss with apparent profundity all that humanity has ever believed.
Their customary position is that of well-disposed agnostics who are willing to agree with whatever you tell them, but let you understand that, of course, there is no way of proving anything you say, and therefore, it leaves them neither hot nor cold.
One thing, though, which these agnostics never think of doubting is the value of their own civilization. For them there never arose a higher civilization than that of their own. It is as if the Renaissance sprang from the Dark Ages like Athena springing from the forehead of Zeus.
They pay no heed to the historical facts like the Frankish Norman Crusade of William the Conqueror, not only blessed but encouraged by the Frankish Pope, destroyed a thriving Christian land of monastic spirituality, missionary work and centers of learning that was Celtic in the southern dioceses, Ireland and Scotland, and Latin Benedictine in the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms. Each were united by the monasticism of the Eastern Desert and the Pentarchy of Patriarchs, and each had ties to Constantinople.
The coming of the Papal-backed Conqueror saw the Anglo-Saxon, Celtic and British fugitives from the noble houses and monasteries fleeing for Constantinople as Orthodox England came under the yoke of the Frankish Norman conquests.
The crosses of St. Michael, St. Andrew and St. George, now combined as the “British Jack”, had been privileged to these allied kingdoms in the Isles by the Byzantine emperors as royal military ensigns.
The Byzantine Roman army and their allied kings fought only with crosses on their shields and standards, per the tradition of St. Constantine, and each national cohort had a different cross. The Varangian Guard, personal bodyguard of the emperor, had started out as mercenary pagan Viking Rus, but in time came to include Christian Rus, Swedes, Anglo-Saxons, Irish, Scots, Germans and East Saxons, etc. as part of this honor guard, and they were intensely loyal to the office of the imperial throne.
Nor do these European agnostics pay attention to the fact that a great deal of this “civilization” was the result of several centuries of Western piracy by the likes of the Venetians and Florentines, and Crusader plundering and pillaging of Constantinople, the cities, towns and the churches, monasteries and shrinking territories of the Byzantine Christian world, before and after the sacking of Constantinople in 1204.
Only a few years ago, the Coptic Church finally received back the relics of the Apostle Mark which had been pirated by Venetians in the 8th century in order to grace their own Basilica of St. Mark, in an era that might be called Arab-Byzantine, when Christians lived in the millet system under Muslim rule.
In any case, for them there never arose a higher civilization than their own. There might be sharp criticism about particular cultural problems and great disagreements over details, but the soundness of their culture’s general direction has never been questioned.
- KathJuliane July 16, 2009 @ 8:53 am
The civilization of Europe is based upon a religion, but upon a religion which no one wishes to name as such, because this religion is not the worship of one or many gods, but the worship of man.
The religion of the ancient Greeks and their civilization was nothing else than the worship of man. Aristotle once told his student Alexander that the ancient gods were once men, and so Alexander remained a life-long monotheist believing in Theos, the Greek word for God. During his campaigns, he often sought out the shrines of the land’s oldest god, believing that was probably the true shrine or oracle of Theos, even if by a different name. Josephus records the religious meeting of Alexander and the High Priest of Jerusalem.
In the early 19th century, when Lord Byron, intrepid explorer and Hellenophile, was given permission by the Turkish Porte to explore the ancient Greek ruins of the Balkans which Europe had become so fascinated with after trade opened up and Napolean’s adventures into the classic world, he was very surprised to hear a peasant speaking Greek.
When Byron asked the person if they were Greek, the peasant replied, “No, I am Roman.” To the Byzantine Christians, to be called “Greek” was the same as being called a pagan, which was Charlemagne’s favorite slur against the “heretics” of Byzantine Christian Romania, or “the land of the Romans”.
Politically, there was the Frankish Carolingian Empire, the Papal States, and Romania or the Kingdom of the Romans at Constantinople. Arab and Byzantine records correctly make this political and cultural distinction – the Byzantines were the Rum, and the Crusaders of Latin Christendom were the Firenji –“Franks” or later “foreigners” in Arabic.
Europe, especially Britain in the Age of Enlightenment was thrilled to rediscover the classical pagan Greek material culture to match up with what had long been academically studied from the volumes of classical Greek texts that found their way to Europe in the libraries of wealthy Baghdadi Jews, or in Muslim Iberia, even if they threw their hands up in horror at the state of the ancient pagan Greek ruins.
Bypassing much of what remained of Eastern Christian faith and culture surviving in the millet, little things like the churches and monasteries in desperate need of repair, or the genuinely oppressed “heretic” Christian people and ways, European archeologists raced to plunder the pagan ruins for various antiquities museums. Not far behind were the various religious orders and denominational Biblical archaeologists making a beeline for the Palestinian Holy Land after the Turkish Porte opened.
Showing a certain disdain for the great architectural wonder of the world – the 6th century Justinian basilica of the Hagia Sophia (a “mud hut” from the outside compared to European Baroque grandeur was an interesting remark from the 19th century) which had long been converted into a mosque, albeit the Muslims quite carefully plastered over the Christian icon mosaics rather than destroy them, if the civilization of ancient Greece found such a good reception in the hearts of Europeans, one can attribute it exactly to this inward kinship.
And this inward kinship can certainly be seen still with the deliberate targeting of churches and monasteries with absolutely no military value whatsoever, to the destruction of well over a hundred, and major damage to many more, in Clinton’s NATO-EU sanctioned warfare against Serbia.
Like the ancient Greeks, the Europeans deified man’s reason, his passions, the powers and weaknesses of his soul; in a word they made man the center, measure and purpose of all things. The culture of Europe proceeds from man; it exists for man; and it receives its justification from man.
There might be disagreements about the ways in which the improvement of man’s life may be attained; there might be differences in the manner of worshipping man; there might be different conclusions drawn from man’s measurement; but for all and always, man is the center around which they revolve, the source of their inspiration and purpose of their actions.
This is the European. Not the Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, or other national ethnic group of long customs, wide families, faith, religious traditions and identity, but the melding of people, religions and cultures into a homogenous mass, wearing a thin mask of nominal Christianity. Whatever religion he thinks he might have, deep down his religion is the worship of the idol “man”. The European has ceased to see the image of God in man; he sees only the image of himself.
It was, therefore, as a reaction to the experience of his own nothingness after the fall that man worshipped man, proclaiming him god. In fact, the ancients taught that the human soul is a part of the divine nature, in other words, that it is divine in essence and therefore has no need of God.
This inward will of man to believe in his own divinity, together with the fact of his submission to the demonic powers, is the basis of every form of idolatry. The religion of Europe, then is non other than that primordial idolatry in modern form. Papacy, (and signs of the infection of “papacy” has cropped up with some of the actions of the Ecumenical Patriarch since the 1920’s), Protestantism, Theosophy, Talmudic Judaism, humanism, atheism, democracy, fascism, capitalism, communism, Zionism and anything else European, are expressions of the same humanistic spirit.
- KathJuliane July 16, 2009 @ 9:24 am
The civilization of Europe and its overarching EU is nothing but the result of man’s agonized and persistent effort to place his throne above the throne of God. It is nothing but the erection of a new tower of Babel; confusion about the method of erection may prevail, but the goal remains common for all concerned.
The ideal of the European is identical with the ideal of Lucifer. Deep down, it is the same contempt for the goodness of God, the same insult against His love, the same revolt and estrangement from His providence, the same ingratitude, the same desolate path which, instead of leading upward as man thinks he is going, leads to the abyss of death. And that is the deception of evolutionary utopian dreamers, the delusional entropy of false ecumenism, the lie that all religions ultimately lead to God.
But the real religion of Europe is concealed and appears formally with a Christian mask. For all the world, Europe is a “Christian” land. The devil is truly the clever one par excellence, and his jests have the most tragic consequences for humanity.
The greatest evil which ever befell the world had the Cross as a banner. The Aristotelianism of Western theologians and their discipleship to the idolatrous rationalistic thought of ancient Greece, married spiritually to the Talmud, which itself is a great portion of Judaized Greek philosophy.
Unrepentant Rabbinic scholars and translators were openly allowed into Christian universities and seminaries to collaborate and discourse with Christian theologians, assumed the role of confidants, physicians, lawyers, advisors, diplomats, to kings, popes, and bishops as the Court Jew.
Hence began the transformation of theology into philosophy, the adulteration of the Faith, the Papacy, the thirst for power and worldly authority, mass baptisms of insincere Jews for the sake of keeping wealth in the kingdoms which spawned the crypto-Judaizers to the erosion of Faith. Hence were birthed the Crusades, the mixing of religion with politics, the Inquistion, the Conquistador missions which proved to be advance guards for the colonizing powers, conquests, wars, mass exterminations of whole peoples, the systematic blood-sucking of nations, orgies, ecstatic messianic movements, frauds, humiliations, racism and tyranny took place in the name of the Crucified One.
In the face of this tragic deterioration of religion, it was natural that atheism, humanism and Protestantism should spring up as an aspiration for deliverance and health in reactions to this misery, and conveniently forgotten are the vast multitudes that languished under Feudal serfdom, while the aristocrats and nobility glory in their own illusion of past European paradises where the rich were the saved, and the poor were the damned in some Calvinistic influenced doctrines, that flew in the face of the Lord’s teachings in the Sermon on the Mount.
One should note that the atheism which appeared in Europe was not just an indifference, or agnosticism, or a simple epicurean disposition. The atheism of Europe was not an academic denial. It was a strong hate for the God of the Christians as they had come to know Him in Europe; it was a strong passion, a blasphemy, and indignation of the human soul who could not reconcile how the just and merciful Crucified One of Scripture could be so hard and cruel.
In the Orthodox Christian East, from the time of Constantine the Great until the Greek Revolution, such epidemics never appeared. The people of the East had come to know a God completely different from the god which the people of the West had known; that is why they never came to deny Him, no matter how sinful they were.
The first atheists in Greece came from Europe. The first atheists into Russia came from Europe. The first atheists into America came from Europe. Their denial, without their even knowing it, was against the religion they had come to know in Europe. Their atheism was nourished by the faults of the Christians and the adulterations of the Christian truth which had taken place in Western Europe.
Similarly, Protestantism might appear to be a separate heresy. But in actuality, it originated as a rejection of Catholicism, when efforts to reform the excesses and aberrations of Western Christianity had failed. Protestantism never had a religious position except protest.
When Luther’s Reformation failed in its original and noble intent to cure the excesses and errors of Papacy and the Western Church, then it later turned on itself, gutting as well what was brightest and best of Sacred Tradition by the knife of pure reason. On the contrary, it was and is a religious denial of Catholicism, and yet a quest for “the ancient historical Church” that is sensed within faith.
- KathJuliane July 16, 2009 @ 5:18 pm
Today, atheism as well as Protestantism might be turned against Orthodoxy. But this assault is based on a deception. They detest Orthodoxy because they see her with their own criteria, with their own mentality. They see her as a variant of Catholicism. This is not due to an ill disposition on their part, but to a total inability to judge by other standards and to think with another mentality.
Some of the most difficult spiritual labor of both Catholics and Protestants converting to authentic Christianity is the process of “going East”, and overcoming this “Westernization”, of learning to gradually acquire a new mentality and criteria with which to measure their experiences by, of learning to subdue the pride of man’s reason and dependence on mere rationalism in order to know God more.
Catholicism, Protestantism, Talmudism, Freemasonry, Kabbalah, Luciferianism and atheism are on the same level. They are offsprings of the same mentality. All are philosophical systems, offsprings of rationalism, that is, of the notion that human reason is the foundation of certainty, the measure of truth, and the way of knowledge.
Orthodoxy is on a completely different level, and the Orthodox have a different mentality and inner life of experience. Between Catholics and Orthodox, we may be conversing in terms that seem to be speaking about the same thing, but the worldview is completely different and has been for close to a thousand years.
Like Justin Martyr, the pagan Greek philosopher that converted to Christianity as the “only true philosophy”, the Orthodox regard philosophy as a dead end which never led man to certainty, truth, and knowledge.
They respect human reason as no one else, and they never violate it. They regard it as one of the useful factors in detecting falsehood and uncovering error. But they do not accept it as capable of giving man certainty, of enlightening him to see the truth, or guiding him to knowledge of God through faith –“the substance or realization of things hoped for, the evidence or confidence of things not seen.”
Knowledge is the vision of God and of His creation in a heart being purified by divine grace and the struggles and prayers of man. “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”
Truth is not a series of definitions, but God Himself, Who appeared concretely in the person of Christ, Who said: “I am the Truth.”
Certainty is not a matter of intellectual harmony: it is a deep assurance of the heart.
Fr. John’s Orthodox Babushka with her prayer knots has this assurance of the heart.
The devout and patient Catholic Mestizo wise-woman of a peasant village and her unshakeable faith in Jesus and Mary with rosary in hand has this humble confidence.
And the sweet, serenely firm, little non-denominational Grandma, who has lived through hardship and sorrows, with her daily prayers and Bible-reading savoring each Gospel verse for the joy of seeing Christ in the sacred words, who just “seems to have a light about her” in some imperceptible way, has what intellectual harmony cannot give.
Intellectual harmony, which is the outcome of a logical ordering of things, is never accompanied by this inner assurance, for this is not just faith, but a living faith, a living trust in the personal God that allows the Holy Trinity to come dwell in their hearts.
Philosophy is characterized by conceptualization. The human intellect cannot accept reality as it is. It transposes it first into symbols and then elaborates on symbols. But the symbols are counterfeit figures of reality, useful for communication, but the concepts are as distant from reality as a picture of a fish from a live fish.
The truth of a philosopher is a series of figures and images. These symbols present one great advantage: they are comprehensible. They are cut to man’s measurements and satisfy the intellect. But they also present a great disadvantage: they have no relation to living reality.
Madeline Allbright and her ilk, live in a world of philosophical concepts, and her reason is the measure of who lives and who dies for the sake of her intellectual satisfaction and self-idolatry.
Living reality does not fit into the categories of the human intellect. It is a condition above reason. Philosophy is an attempt to transpose the suprarational into rational, but this is counterfeit and fraudulent. That is why Orthodoxy rejects philosophy and does not accept it as a way to knowledge, or confuse it with theology, keeping it entirely subordinate. Justin Martyr, who was a pagan Greek philosopher, called Christianity the only true philosophy, because the living Logos, Christ, is the Holy Wisdom, the Hagia Sophia, of God.
- KathJuliane July 16, 2009 @ 7:38 pm
The only way to knowledge of God is purity of heart and not refinement of intellect. it is Jesus Christ Who is the Way, so it is praxis of the liturgical life, self-discipline and spiritual “athletics” of prayer, fasting, and self-denial of the insatiable proud ego –the humbling of self — to become more Christ-like, under the guidance of a spiritual father.
Purity of heart alone permits the indwelling of the Holy Trinity in man, for the heart is the temple of God. In this way alone is God and His whole creation known, without being conceptualized.
He is known as He really is without becoming comprehensible and without being diminished in order to fit into the stifling limits of the human intellect. Thus the mind (nous) of man, living and uncomprehending, comes into union with the living and incomprehensible God. Knowledge is the living contact of man with the Creator and His creation, in mutual love.
The experience of knowledge is something which cannot be expressed in human words. When the Apostle Paul came to know, he said that he had heard unspeakable words – something which is impossible for man to express.
Such is the deeper Christian theology – inexpressible yet experienced. Dogmas are helpful formulations. But they are not actual knowledge; they simply guide and protect from error. A man can have knowledge without knowing the dogmas, and he can know all the dogmas and more, accepting them without having knowledge and keeping it at the level of rationalism.
This is why, beyond affirmative theology of dogmas, the Fathers placed the deep mystery of negative theology where no definition is acceptable, where the nous is silent and ceases to move, where the heart opens its door to receive the Great Visitor “Who stands at the door and knocks”.
Most of us in this world will not acquire the stillness of mind to approach anything close to seeing Him Who Is, in the way that Moses did, who was in the presence of the Uncreated Light, that Moses had to wear a veil. Or the holy saints and martyrs, and the Spirit-filled elders even of today. But there are moments of grace, when in true faith, or trust in the living personal God, when reason fails, and we repent and turn to God that we experience the ineffable movement of God’s uncreated Light towards man, and feel that the Shepherd has come for the one lost sheep.
And let no one think that these things are true only in regard to the suprarational knowledge which is a movement of God towards man. Man can know nothing with his reason, and he can be certain of nothing – neither of himself, of the world, nor even the most common and ordinary things by reason alone.
Who honestly waited to hear Descartes’ syllogism “I think, therefore I am” to be certain he truly exists? And who waited for the philosophers to prove that the world around him is real in order to believe that it is? Besides, such a proof has never existed and will never exist, and they who are engaged in philosophy well know it.
Moreover, our modern age has now run amok turning conceptual philosophy into a practical science of magic and illusion, designed to manipulate intellectual concepts and images into manufactured “consensus”, and therefore our perceptions of the real world and a man-made reality not of our own making, reason and experience.
No one has ever been able to actually prove by his reason that our thoughts and our own selves, as well as the world around us, are not fantasies. But even if someone were to prove it logically, which is impossible, that logical proof would not be able to assure anyone. Conversely, it only drove Nietsche completely insane, driven mad by his nihilistic philosophy, the intellectual concepts of nothingness which man is supposed to bravely face nevertheless.
If we are certain that we exist and that our friends and families are not figments of our imaginations, this is not due to the proofs of the philosophers, but to an inward knowledge and an inward consciousness which gives us certainty of everything without syllogisms and proofs.
This is natural knowledge, and the substance of faith in God. It is the knowledge of the heart and not of the brain. It is the sure foundation for every thought. Reason can build upon it without fear of toppling, but without it, reason builds upon sand.
It is this natural knowledge which guides man in the way of the Gospel and enables him to separate truth from falsehood, good from evil, and extract ourselves from the quagmire of “moral relativity” and deception that has corrupted authentic Christian faith.
It is the first step which raises man to the throne of God, and the beginning of faith, trust, is the heart’s ability to grasp that the truth speaks in a small book called the Gospel, that in that commonplace church of poor and faithful people, God descends and dwells.
Natural knowledge exists in all men, as we are created in the image of God, but it is not of the same purity in all, thus marring our likeness, and because in our fallen and sinful state we live to some degree or another in delusion and darkness. Love of pleasure and materialisim has the power to darken it. The passions are like fog, and that is why few men find the road to truth. How many people have been lost in the maze of philosophy, whether Greek or Talmudic, seeking a little light which they shall never see?
In this maze of philosophy, and idolization of the human intellect, and reason as the sum of all things in the world, it is not important if one is a Christian or atheist, Protestant or Catholic, Platonist or Aristotelian, or Talmudic Pharisee. There is one common identifying mark on them all – darkness. Whoever enters the cave of rationalism ceases to see. And whatever garments he is wearing, they take on the same color, like the phenomena of Judeo-Christianity.
In their discussions they understand each other very well because they have the same presuppositions of darkness. But it is impossible for them to understand those who are not in the maze and who see the light. And no matter what those on the outside tell them, they understand everything with their own presuppositions and cannot see in what way the others might be superior.
- KathJuliane July 17, 2009 @ 1:56 pm
Concerning global “Christianized” Fabian Socialism or 3rd Way Progressivism - Communitarianism
TREASON IN THE CHURCH: TRADING TRUTH FOR A “SOCIAL GOSPEL”
By Berit Kjos
October 1, 2006
“Rockefeller… provided support to about 220 churches and missionary organizations of his own denomination [Baptist] as well as to about 80 institutions of other denominations; to more than 160 social welfare and moral reform organizations and institutions; and to more than 100 schools and universities.”
“Some even believe we [the Rockefellers] are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure–one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.”  David Rockefeller’s Memoirs
“…we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting…”
Infiltration and deception have been tools of conspirators through the ages, and the Church has been a primary target! After all, God warns us that “the whole world is under the sway of the evil one.” (1 John 5:19) One of his most effective schemes is to redefine God’s Word and divert Christians from His unchanging Truth to man’s shifting ideals.
For example, God calls and equips us to serve the poor. That’s why His true followers around the world have willingly given their lives to share His truth and love in perilous places. But today’s world-centered church illustrates a different kind of service. Designed to please man rather than God, it trains its servers to hide the “offensive” truths of the gospel.
Like Rick Warren, it uses the Bible to validate its purposes but emphasizes organizational behavior rather than Biblical beliefs — in short, deeds instead of creeds. Behind its noble appearance hides a postmodern version of the century-old “Christian Socialism.”
THE SOCIAL GOSPEL AND THE COUNCIL OF CHURCHES
Called “Father of the Social Gospel,” Walter Rauschenbusch (1861-1918), grew up in a German Lutheran immigrant family in New York. He studied theology at the University of Rochester, one of hundreds of educational and “Christian” institutions funded by John D. Rockefeller. After pastoring a Baptist Church among poor immigrants in New York City for a few years, he joined the faculty at Rochester Theological Seminary — also funded by Rockefeller. In 1902 he became its Professor of Church History.
From this prominent platform, he wrote books such as “Christianizing the Social Order” and “A Theology for the Social Gospel.” Steeped in “higher criticism” and socialist ideology, he taught what many considered a more relevant and compassionate gospel. Eventually, he “changed both the emphases and the direction of American Protestantism.”
Rauschenbusch introduced Jesus “not as one who would come to save sinners from their sins but as one who had a ’social passion’ for society.” He and his comrades established the “Brotherhood of the Kingdom,” which unified like-minded church leaders under a common socialist quest for an earthly “Kingdom of God.”
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- Stav July 17, 2009 @ 4:28 pm
Dear Fr. Joseph,
“Now then, in order to put a HALT to all of this stupid and silly non-sense of men and women promoting their own personally skewed and/or erroneous rational thinking laced with all sorts of personal passions and desires which winds up getting passed off as ‘philosophy’, God Himself makes manifest His OWN Divine Wisdom, His Agape-sophy, in bringing forth His Own Divine Son Who is THE LOGOS through Whom all things were made and have their continuing existance.”
Actually, you say a lot more than that above in your posts, but its all in the same streak.
While I decided not to cause anymore wildfires here about these matters, I just cannot help but see in most of what you mention in your last few posts, how similar it all is to the way the Catholics have as a whole treated Christ’s Church. It was their exact:
“promoting their own personally skewed and/or erroneous rational thinking laced with all sorts of personal passions…”
and their passing it as Christianity that is the problem. I just would not be able to put it any better, that’s the EXACT reason behind the Catholic defection. It’s almost ironic that you expressed it all so well in the above posts. It’s just that you targeted the wrong thing…
On a second note, Fr Joseph, I’d like to defend here rational thought (as you would expect from me), as part of THE LOGOS (Which means all the following at the same time: Logic, Balance, Reason, Cause, The Word-as in speech ) as you also like to mention all the time.
The Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit is the most rational of all as He encompasses the perfect LOGOS, and thus true rationality is something to be attained, as it is a characteristic of God and Christ. What corrupts human philosophy, is NOT rationality or the “Love of Wisdom” which is what philosophy actually means. It is man’s sinful inclinations that corrupts man’s philosophy.
Do not forget, it was the creators of Philosophy, i.e. the Greeks, who made Jesus Christ, say, “now is the time for the Son of God to be glorified”. I may be “guessing” here, but it this “love for wisdom” which is philosophy has had a very large part in this.
On a second note, even you, trying to degrade rational thought and philosophy, are actually trying to do it, by using rational thought and philosophy!!! Thus, perhaps you can provide us with some suggestion of another medium one can use to express and explore wisdom, of one throws philosophy out of the window.
Thirdly, also do not forget that a lot of the written Theology, is saturated in philosophy, and its rational ways. It is the tool, the expression medium (beyond words and language) of expressing the deep thoughts and meanings of Christian Theology.
Just like Greek Language was used to infallibly record BOTH the New and Old Testament, in the same way, it was parts of Greek Philosophy and its methods, that was used to record infallibly its meaning. An example out of thousands of pages of this is for example the symbol of the faith. Without deep philosophical thinking power, it could not have been composed as it was.
Same goes for the beautiful arguments and analysis provided by the first and later theologians.
Thus, now, some readers may start to see the value of Philosophy, as a medium, a mental focusing tool, that helped the Church focus and analyze our faith, just like the Language helped record Scripture without error.
Thus, you may be suspicious, of someone who would want you to forget of logic, forget at looking at the finer points, forget about analyzing too much. Because, anyone who is bashing the “love for wisdom” which is what philosophy really means, it really telling you: “Don’t think for your self, just believe what I say, at face value!”
So readers, please remember that not all philosophy is based and focused on materialistic sensations, as was implied above, the posts have been wrong on that. Undoubtedly, a huge amount of of philosophy is and can be wrong, twisted, materialistic, but as I said before, it is man’s sinfulness and the devil who cause it to be like that, not the process of philosophizing it self.
A note about this post: Fr. Joseph, because you have proven (three times) that you never respond to my arguments or comments directly, especially the most obvious ones, this post is for the benefit of the rest of the readers of this forum ONLY, in order to provide an indication that not all you say is correct simply because you say it in a dramatic fashion.
My posts is intended to induce critical thought and not to cause a wildfire again.
The post is not intended to induce the types of discussions that we have had before at least from my part. So my predetermined action I will take if you reply, to respond politely, but not argue, as there is no purpose arguing against you.
For all reading here, make sure you look into the specific doctrinal differences of the Catholic “Church” vs the Orthodox Church and see the irrefutably inexcusable mistakes done my the first mentioned above.
Then, take appropriate care with reading all our comments here (even this one) and treat them with personal responsibility, by understanding personally as as fully as possible, who, what where and why, by personal research.
This will especially help also with understanding the whole Zionist subject which requires strong memory and correlating skills.
Fr. Joseph, this is not to say that all you say is wrong, it is not. But it is to point out to the rest of the readers of your many posts, that one can easily get astray with their line of thought, especially when these thoughts are drenched and saturated by some very false doctrines. I will not let you exaggerate too much and so from time to time, I will make sure people know the truth, this is not personal.
- KathJuliane July 17, 2009 @ 6:30 pm
Communism (3rd Way Socialism) is RED-Feminism - destruction of the Church, faith, morals and religion which upheld the patriarchal family, and “No-Fault Divorce” has its antecedents from Bolshevik Soviet law, which of course, is Judeo-Communist.
This social and cultural destruction is being played out with creeping Fabian Socialism engineering of America in order to create the “New World Order”. From Equal Justice Foundation who stands up for the rights of men and fathers.
Btw, the Russian government adopted policies to halt their negative population growth, one way in addition to encouraging Christian faith, morality, and a return to piety, was offering financial incentives such as stipends for mothers in married households to give birth and to stay at home with their children.
And, can only pass along this anectode having lost my reference, just recently the Russian government awarded a family grant to a married priest, his wife and their sixteen children.
The Russian Effort To Abolish Marriage
by A Woman Resident in [1926-Soviet] Russia
This article first appeared in the Atlantic Monthly in July 1926; Volume 138, No. 1; page 108-114.
Copyright © 2001 by The Atlantic Monthly Group
Reproduced under the Fair Use exception of 17 USC § 107 for noncommercial, nonprofit, and educational use.
Men took to changing wives with the same zest which they displayed in the consumption of the recently restored forty-per-cent vodka.
The question whether marriage as an institution should be abolished is now being debated all over [Soviet] Russia with a violence and depth of passion unknown since the turbulent early days of the Revolution.
Last October a bill eliminating distinctions between registered and unregistered marriages and giving the unmarried consort the status and property rights of the legal wife was introduced in the Tzik, or Central Executive Committee. So much unforeseen opposition to the proposed law developed that the Tzik decided to postpone its final adoption until the next session, meanwhile initiating a broad popular discussion of the project.
Since that time factories, offices, clubs, and various Soviet organizations and institutions have passed resolutions for and against the bill, and the halls have not been able to hold the eager crowds that thronged to the meetings in city, town, and village. One must live in  Russia to-day, amid the atmosphere of torment, disgust, and disillusionment that pervades sex relations, the chaos, uncertainty, and tragedy that hover over the Russian family, to understand the reasons for this heated discussion, for these passionate pros and cons.
When the Bolsheviki came into power in 1917 they regarded the [patriarchal] family, like every other “bourgeois” institution, with fierce hatred, and set out with a will to destroy it. “To clear the family out of the accumulated dust of the ages we had to give it a good shakeup, and we did,” declared Madame Smidovich, a leading Communist and active participant in the recent discussion. So one of the first decrees of the Soviet Government abolished the term “illegitimate children.”
This was done simply by equalizing the legal status of all children, whether born in wedlock or out of it, and now the Soviet Government boasts that Russia is the only country where there are no illegitimate children. The father of a child is forced to contribute to its support, usually paying the mother a third of his salary in the event of a separation, provided she has no other means of livelihood.
At the same time a law was passed which made divorce a matter of a few minutes, to be obtained at the request of either partner in a marriage. Chaos was the result. Men took to changing wives with the same zest which they displayed in the consumption of the recently restored forty-per-cent vodka.
“Some men have twenty wives, living a week with one, a month with another,” asserted an indignant woman delegate during the sessions of the Tzik. “They have children with all of them, and these children are thrown on the street for lack of support!”
(There are three hundred thousand bezprizorni or shelterless children in Russia to-day , who are literally turned out on the streets. They are one of the greatest social dangers of the present time, because they are developing into professional criminals. More than half of them are drug addicts and sex perverts. It is claimed by many Communists that the break-up of the family is responsible for a large percentage of these children.)
The peasant villages have perhaps suffered most from this revolution in sex relations. An epidemic of marriages and divorces broke out in the country districts. Peasants with a respectable married life of forty years and more behind them suddenly decided to leave their wives and remarry. Peasant boys looked upon marriage as an exciting game and changed wives with the change of seasons.
It was not an unusual occurrence for a boy of twenty to have had three or four wives, or for a girl of the same age to have had three or four abortions. As the peasants of Borisovo-Pokrovskoie bitterly complained: “Abortions cover our villages with shame. Formerly we did not even hear of them.” But the women, in self-defense, replied: “It’s easy for you to talk. But if you just tried to bear children yourselves you would sing a different song.”
- charlie July 17, 2009 @ 8:04 pm
I thought Fr Joseph was defending philosophy not attacking it. Whatever.
From Kathjuliane’s post:
Interesting insights into the political machinations of the Catholic Church over the centuries and up to the present.
Before one goes down the rabbit hole however you should ask, what is the agenda of the exposee who claims the Catholic Church is on a par with freemasonry, communism, satanism, zionism,…have I left anything out???
Has that agenda skewered in any way the truth?
One only has his facts to go on without any supporting documentation. but even if it were all true the following remains true as well.
The Catholic Church whose devastation through detonation at the “Second Vatican Council” -(not that it had anything in common with the first) was brought about, was a great spiritual powerhouse on every continent under a unity which Rome and the Papacy alone could bring about.
So that wherever you went in the world a Catholic who was true to his faith found a deep spiritual unity with others of like faith no matter their background. Within this gift of the Holy Spirit, for that indeed is what it was, and is, a human bond and affiliation, which surpasseth all understanding was immediately apparent, like but more worthy than the bond of culture, language, race, nationality or even class.
And as a charitable institution it was second to none;
Priests dispensing the sacraments, in the spiritual salvation and formation of mature Christian souls, schools teaching the faith and morals, churches, hospitals, charitable institutions, communities of nuns and brothers, priests and lay organizations whose prayers and sacrifical lives go unnoticed by the world, but which in return uphold the world, missionary works to every part of the globe, involving all of the above; all this and much more created an enormous, strong spiritual edifice the likes of which the world has never elsewhere known.
A Catholic was a Catholic. you knew one when you saw one. he had a deep religious faith, a heart overflowing with love for his fellow man, a civilized, prudent disposition and a fair dealer in business and commerce. I am talking here about the people of faith, not the nominal Catholics, and there were many of them, of the former, and of the latter.
The entire world was enriched by this faith. It enlightened whole communities and societies and formed a people of rich culture and moral and social development. - and many known and many more unknown saints.
I am not saying that this did not occur in the Orthodox world as well, nor even the Protestant world when those that retained their faith came together or remained alone even, for good purpose. As an example The Salvation Army. They also have the Rothschilds Red Shield but so what. It means something completely different to them, as darkness and light cannot co-exist.
So don’t take the opportunity to kick the Catholic Church just because she is down. Just like the revival which is proceeding apace in former communist countries, the Catholic Church will have its renewal.
It was the spiritual joy of ages past, the sorrowful spouse of the Crucified Redeemer, and the glorious ascent of man from his pitiable condition.
It will return.+
- KathJuliane July 17, 2009 @ 10:57 pm
Greetings in the Lord, Juan.
I’ve been meaning to touch on the uncomfortable issue of the “Angry White Man”.
Proportionately few white Americans are racists or white supremacists – most activists are for “White Advocacy” as it stands now, and it can be thought of as an activist program against long-standing manifest reverse-racism, and white males are being used as the scape-goat. In the mass of Hate Crime laws being heaped up against protected classes, whites, especially the men, are losing their rights, and being rendered culturally irrelevant.
In the broader picture as the website “Fathers for Life” superb compendium substantiates, the opposition to systematic social re-engineering, disenfranchisement and creeping gendercide of males world-wide, and white males in particular, along with the destruction of the traditional Christian/patriarchal traditional family through Socialism and the push for the globalization of the world.
The uglier side of “Communtarianism” – or what the website “Fathers for Life” calls the the coming global Gynarchy. Introduction from the online book “Perseus”.
“…The truth of the matter is – that the so-called environmental crisis has been blown out of all proportion. The Earth is now cleaner, safer and healthier than it has been since the start of the industrial revolution – and the signs are that things will improve even further as population decreases and standards of living improve. We don’t hear that kind of good news on the tube or in the newspapers do we?
Yes it’s hard to believe I know but those nice politicians have been lying to us – and those upright, honest and basically decent people in the media.
So why the lies? The answer is basically this – social control.
In a world where religion, morality and the natural family are to be abolished, a new ‘morality’ is being constructed. This new global ethic – the ECO–CREED demands belief and fear of environmental holocausts to sustain it. Yes, it’s the same old heaven and hell image that terrified medieval peasants into toeing the line, but with a new multicultural, secular, green overcoat on!
The Deconstruction of the human society that has sustained us for thousands of years has been achieved in less than half a century by hi-jacking the agendas of the politically naive and the intellectually vulnerable. However, the most sinister and effective strategy of all has been to split human society down the middle – the time-honoured strategy of divide and conquer. How did they do it? By driving the wedge right down the middle – through the natural fault line that splits us.
The Aims of Gender Warfare
Straight from the radical, revolutionary cradle of the 60’s, the women’s movement was the ideal vehicle – and millions of ordinary women and men bought it!
The personal was indeed political!
Pandering to the gullibility of the masses and whipped up by the media, masses of legislation was passed to ‘empower’ women. The public were suckered, failing to see that everyone’s rights, both male and female were being eroded while the framework of the World State was being put into place.
The UN was quickly made into an asylum for legions of lunatic gender warriors, financed by you, the tax-payer to do the job ‘acceptably’. An ever-increasing deluge of female friendly, male-hating, anti-family laws filtered down, gaining mass acceptance throughout western society, transferring power, wealth and political clout into the destruction of our existing society. It didn’t take long for that natural split to become a canyon so wide that hardly anyone dare cross it.
How? They redefined the basic unit of human society from man, woman and child to ‘a woman and her children’. They’ve put the framework in place for making all children the property of the World State and they have redefined women’s human rights as superior to those of males.
Why? Because there will be tough decisions to make. You can’t order the abortions of millions of foetuses, or the sterilization of generations of males without the people’s consent, can you? These things can’t be done without our agreement, can they? Don’t you believe it! International law is doing just that now.
And it ain’t just feminism, folks!
The other Trojan Horses used to fool us and to sneak in legislation were the Environmental Movement, the New Age movement, along with new Godless creeds of Secular Humanism and Political Correctness enforced by the new heresies of racism and sexism.
The outright promotion of homosexuality and lesbianism has reached fever pitch and nothing dare be said against those who indulge in buggery or other deviant practices. Gay marriages are now being enforced by law while heterosexual union is legislated against. Christianity is now being replaced by pagan Goddess worship and in some cases practicing the Christian faith is regarded as a HATE CRIME.
Now the wars have started, Iraq, Yugoslavia, Bosnia, Indonesia – all UN invasions of sovereign territories – but there are no more sovereign nations and no more religions – wake up suckers – this is the New World Order, remember?
Here’s how it works;
Remember the equation – the confluence of aims can be expressed simply as A x B = X
A = Powerful feminazi and Environmental NGOs + UN + World Bank + Multi-Nationals, and
B = Control of world economy + Control of population growth and social control + World State + Increase in sales and markets + Female domination and destruction of male power.
What is X? X = the destruction of existing society, that is, stable heterosexual union.
Can any of us now seriously believe that the coalitions and alliances against the heterosexual family are not aimed at destroying it?
That the billions of dollars thrown into the feminazi coffers by our governments are there to bring about equality?
That the demoralisation, denigration and persecution of men and the family by the media and the legal process is not deliberate?
That the anti-family and anti-male abuses happening throughout western society are not part of a deliberate strategy?
That the lies about population growth, global warming and the environmental crisis are a not genuine mistake?
— The UN declared Century of Women –The Future Is Female.
We are not entering a Utopian age where all people will be united, regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation – that is the acceptable face of the hype for the consumption of the gullible.
What we are already seeing is that the heterosexual white male is already branded as the scapegoat for all of the world’s problems and ills. If he should protest or assert his own (inferior) human rights, he is of course branded as ’sexist’ and ‘racist’ – both now world hate crimes in the New Inquisition.
Why is this happening? Why are heterosexual males and particularly white males being subjected to this pogrom? Up until recently, males were the vital component for bringing forth and protecting new human life. Now that’s changed. Women no longer need men, even for procreation.
Modern genetic science can do the job if need be, without all those nasty violent males around. Gays and lesbians don’t procreate so they are being encouraged to flourish in the New World State. Black males are infinitely more resistant to being pushed around, but white males? They’re used to dying for their families and their society – they’ve been doing it for countless generations.
Ask the average white male to get himself sterilized and he’ll happily comply. Tell him he has to give his kids and his house to his cheating ex wife and pay for the privilege of never seeing either again and he’ll do that too. Let’s face it – it’s easy enough to get him to die for foreign oil!
Now, cast your minds back to the beginning of this article.
They are telling us there are too many mouths to feed – let’s give them the benefit of the doubt and suppose that for just one moment that it’s true – there really is an environmental and over population crisis. Let’s imagine for just one moment that the world really is going to fry unless something drastic is done.
Think about this – who is going to be the easiest to get rid of? Who has already been rendered culturally extinct?
OK, you can panic now if you like, but the question is – what are you going to do about it?
- jgalindes July 18, 2009 @ 8:39 am
I was reading all your posts specially those addressed to me.
Hectics times hinders from replying. Have to run after every day’s bread, not kidding, things are getting very difficult.
The “angry white man” subject has its different aspects depending where you live.
Many years ago, a powerful Bolivian landowner whispered to me that Bolivia’s problems would be solved “by drowning all the indians into Titicaca Lake”.
He himself was what you may call an hispanic white not a full blown “caucasian” type.
And his underlying “philosophy” was pure racial supremacism. If his desires would have come true, nobody (white) would have been wishful to harvest the fields for almost no payment!
There is a person here with a much warped concept of Christianity and surely do not convey great confidence in whatever he calls Christian Orthodoxy.
As you may probably know,even people like Michael Hoffman II, a great anti-talmudist is suspect to this guy, of being an “crypto-racist” and his guilt, among other two, J. Wesley Rawles, and Doug Wilson is that :
“can all live in a ‘racist, separatist’ state like ‘White-aho; and yet all three of them, in one way or another, ‘doth protest too much,’ that they are not ‘racists,’ even when they consciously, purposefully avoid living in the very areas that ‘need’ such minds as theirs, to help we ‘less intelligent’ come out of the ‘troubles’ we are in, due to multiculturalism and diversity”.
I visited many times Idaho in the past, and might it be as racist as this guy says it is, I never was shown any kind of disrespect (otherwise I’m prepared to learn that it was hypocrisy).
I find it unbelievable that, faced as we all are with the eternal enemy, in the last battles for our souls takeover, there exist people that selectively appropriates Christianity for themselves saying that it is solely for Europeans of Caucasian descent.
This is an outrageous concept unworthy of further analysis.
And as a lady remarked not a long time ago, it is closer to rabbinic crap than to Christian theology.
Even you being a frank anti-Roman Catholic I do respect you because I feel you are a good person (and sometimes have good arguments to back-up whatever you say).
I find it rather useless to lay on the past so heavily. History surely, when properly narrated will probably show that everybody has something to hide in the closet.
I think that firstly we all Catholics, be Roman or Orthodox, shall find a way to jointly show an unified front to the evil.
Later we can, eventually settle all other differences.
- Stav July 19, 2009 @ 1:24 pm
Hi Fr. Joseph,
It is truly nice to see you respond to me, as exactly as you say I have personally also been struggling with the economical difficulties of the time. As far as your posts about how you feel go, I understand and don’t worry, to a degree we are in the same boat.
Now, on to my replies:
“Every last Honest-to-God SAINT of the Orthodox Church attains unto such sublime degrees of Holiness and Sanctity before God on account of GOD HIMSELF GIFTED THEM WITH HIS OWN DIVINE GRACE(S)! “
I really do see where you are coming from here, and in principle I agree, however, this is also the same kind of argument any Protestant or otherwise far removed demi-Christian would use, to refuse our Holy Tradition. In addition to that, let me point out, the following:
While it is true that God Almighty can choose (and He does) where he directs His Holy Grace, it is also true that this Grace, is much more easily directed towards the ones who do confess, partake in Holy Communion, and generally follow wholeheartedly, in faith and understanding the traditions of the Church.
Thus, while you are right in principle, this does not nullify what you state before all this (Confession, prayer, I would add fasting etc. etc.), which is really the most appropriate “groundwork” or basis for the Grace of God to act within. Just like a good father, wouldn’t God give all of his Children what they need, but would He not give it even faster and even more gracefully to the child that asks for it specifically in the right context?
“So let’s talk about a real, big and HUGE heresy of the Catholic Church - the Immaculate Conception. ”
And you follow up with (amongst the rest of your text of course):
“…..WHICH of the Orthodox Church’s Patriarchs, Metropolitans, Bishops, Priests, Hiermonks or, for that manner, which of the Honest-to-God SAINTS of the Orthodox Church did ANY of the following:
While you are right, I am not sure I can answer these directly and with conviction, I will say this: That all of the above, still does not address the immaculate conception of the Holy Theotokos matter. This is very simply because it cannot be deducted sensibly and logically. About these questions, I will look them up and do my best, however I am no theologian, I have a degree in Computer Science…
However, what I would say here, is that while the theological matters are important and all of Catholic doctrinal errors must be addressed, I am much more inclined to mention and wonder why some more simple and practical errors and practices are not addressed, such as the Uniates.
Walking around under disguise as an Orthodox Priest and letting every naïve person believe that they are actually Orthodox, is just plain hypocritical and a disgusting practice.
Basically, as far as I personally go, I would like to see such matters addressed immediately in a spirit of true repentance, and only then, I would “delve” into the other, much more “difficult” matters. An additional such matter would be as a previous poster mentioned, such new age attitudes as is the idea that there are many paths to God/Truth etc.
“…….to get either the Bishops of the Catholic Church OR the Orthodox Church TO ACCEPT that the Instructions given to them by Our Lady of Fatima, Portugal back in 1917 A.D. “
As far as this goes, I have mentioned before, that we as Orthodox have another 100 of prophecies we need to address, that were presented to us from much closer to us sources, before we check out that particular one. In addition, some of these that I am mentioning are relevant and could possibly have given the same gist of it in a more direct manner to my fellow Greeks and Russian Orthodox.
“…Now have YOU or KathJuliane or Fr. John or Russian Orthodox - ANY OF YOU - watch the online documentary I’ve referenced numerous times entitled ‘Heaven’s Key to Peace’ here on RZN - Parts 1 through 7 starting here”
I will happily watch it, without any of the dramatics that you mention, I must have missed your previous posting of this link due to high workload…. But, do not expect me to not be constructively critical.
Now, about your big secret, thanks for sharing , but this was already known, in fact, Masons and Satanists are EVERYWHERE and have infiltrated just about any organization that I am aware of.
Thus while it is of course a problem, which needs to be addressed, I am not personally focusing on this right now. My main purpose was to point out doctrinal and practical errors, in the at least in principle, Christ Loving Catholic sections, not to try and convert Masons and Satanists.
That would need a whole different approach, as you are definitely aware of. Repeating my self, what I was talking about, as I mentioned earlier, was to address several matters of doctrinal and practical error within the otherwise Honest Christian Catholic groups.
As far as the rest of your comments go, I really do feel you, I am in the same situation, really and things are getting tough for me and my family, pray for me a sinner and my family and I will pray for you too!
- KathJuliane July 19, 2009 @ 3:40 pm
“The light of faith and the light of reason” – where is knowledge or wisdom based on Sacred Scripture, Holy Tradition, and the patristic mind and experiences of the Church? We are paralyzed by “cognitive dissonance”, the attempt to reconcile two irreconciliable things, absolute Truth and absolute Falsehood, the Spirit of Christ and the Spirit of Antichrist.
The “light of reason”, man’s intellect and the “light of faith”, cannot enlighten each other without the Holy Spirit of Truth.
Oh, St. John Chrysostom, pray to God for us.
The Theology of the Covenant as Central Issue in the Jewish-Christian Dialogue
Cardinal Walter Kasper
[The only “theology of the covenant” is the New Covenant of Jesus Christ and interpreted through the light of the Gospels and Christian truth. In Himself as God Incarnate are bound and finalized all the other ancient Scriptural covenants –the Covenant with Creation, with Adam, with Noah, with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob that the Messiah Savior would come from their loins; the renewed Abrahamic covenant through the Law of Moses that incorporated the people of Israel, the Davidic and the “Throne” Covenant.
A simple, Bible-loving and believing Christian with unshakeable faith in Jesus understands this well. The old fire-breathing Methodist circuit-preacher riders knew this, fearlessly preached the Gospel from horseback, and sometimes they even died for it.]
“I would like to start first of all by expressing my deepest gratitude and emotion for the honour of being conferred the title of Doctor honoris causa of your University. It is indeed a great Joy for me to receive this title from the lnstitute for Jewish-Catholic Research.
“On the part of Catholics, I would like to mention John Österreicher, former Director of the Institute for Jewish-Christian Studies of the Seton Hall University, who is remembered especially with reference to the Declaration of the Second Vatican Council concerning the Jewlsh question in Chapter 4 of Nostra aetate.
“This leads me to mention the great “bridge-builders” [original meaning of “pontiff”, by the way] of the [Vatican] Conciliar period: Pope John XXIII and Cardinal Augustin Bea, the first President of the Pontifical Secretariat for Christian Unity, founded in 1960, now the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.
“We only need to study - in the presentation of John Österreicher - the interesting yet dramatic history of this fourth chapter, and the difficulties raised by some Christians and Jews, to understand the incredible change that took place at the time.
“Unfortunately, that shift occurred only after the shock of the Shoah and the shameful silence of most Christians. The Council strongly and unmistakably condemned any form of anti-semitism, recognising both the Jewish roots of Christianity and the continuation of God’s Covenant with the Jews.
[Christianity does not have roots in the Scribes and Pharisees, or Talmudism, but Hebraic Judaism rooted in Scripture. And, Pius XI by way of Pacelli signed the Vatican concordat with Hitler, which effectively emasculated the strong Christian Center Party, composed of at least 1/3 German Catholics by virtue of this concordat and absolute obedience to the Pope.
By signing that political concordat of state, it effectively allied the German Catholics politically with the Nazi political party, and the Catholic-Nazi party. The remaining Protestants of the Christian Center Party also went over to form Hitler’s coalition government on the anti-Communist platform. Who spearheaded the silence of the German Christian voice and the power of their press? The Vatican.
Moreover, maybe the “shameful silence” isn’t real, considering the cooperation between the Zionists and Hitler to begin with over Palestine, and the volumes of work of the dozens historical revisionists who are being imprisoned for speaking the truth about what they find, under “Hate speech” laws. ]
“Like no one else before him, Pope John Paul II has committed himself to the construction of bridges between Jews and Christians and to the promotion of dialogue. He has always maintained Jewish friendships, from his childhood until today. He was the first Pope to visit the Synagogue in Rome on April 13, 1986, and to refer to the Jews as “our older brothers” in such a moving way. [It is one thing to have personal Jewish friends. It is another to compromise Faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Word of God.]
“His journey to Israel is unforgettable – to Jerusalem, to Yad Vashem, and to Wailing Wall during the Jubilee Year 2000. [Catholic Jubilee cycles come from Rabbinic tradition. Also, the third millenium started probably 1996, as the Anno Domini reckoning of the calendar calculated by monk Dionysius was off by four years, as Jesus was born in the year 4 BC, if not earlier.] On this occasion, the Pope called upon all Christians to overcome anti-semitism and unchristian prejudices against Jews.
[While the Jews continued their slaughter of Palestinians. “Just shut up while we keep kicking you in the teeth.” Sixty years ago, 15-20% of Palestinians were Arab Orthodox of the Jerusalem Orthodox Patriarchate and Oriental Orthodox Christians, not under the Latin-Rite Patriarch or the Uniate Eastern Catholic Churches. Now the Arab Orthodox Christian population is perhaps less than 5% of indigenous Palestinians, with the rest living throughout the Palestinian refugee diaspora.]
- KathJuliane July 19, 2009 @ 4:47 pm
The Theology of the Covenant as Central Issue in the Jewish-Christian Dialogue (pt 2)
“After his journey to Auschwitz the Pope also visited Babi Yar in the Ukraine, June 2000, where over 100,000 Jews were killed in few days.
[Hideous and deplorable, by any means, but the figure is also closer to 33,000. The Jews were killed in RETALIATION for NKVD stay-behind espionage and sabotage bombings of German-occupied Kiev under conditions of declared warfare. It is not known how many were armed NKVD resistance units. Of course, not mentioned is that Stalin’s Soviet was Jewish-controlled. Ask the Greeks and the Serbs – Nazi retaliation policies ran on the order of 10-100 civilians per death of one Nazi German by resistance parties. Where’s the lament for them?]
“During this visit, we prayed with the words of the psalm De profundis: “Out of depths I cry to you, 0 Lord; 0 Lord hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy” (Ps 130, 1-2).
“I mention these events to underline the fact that the way Christians look at Jews has changed radically [Speaking for all Christians, of course. OBEY!]. And a change is taking place also in the way Jews look at Christians. I would like to remember the Declaration Dabru emet, signed by over 300 Rabbis. This Declaration reads
“In recent years, there has been a dramatic and unprecedented shift in Jewish and Christian relations. [A phenomenal propaganda paradigm shift and the creation of the apostate wicked heresies of Zionism, Judeo-Christianity, and Judaizers within Christian communities.]
“Throughout the nearly two millennia of Jewish exile, Christians have tended to characterize Judaism as a failed religion or, at best, a religion that prepared the way for, and is completed in, Christianity. [Christ came, and the Jews rejected Him as the Divine Messiah, crucified Him and still do. That is why they are called antichrists.]
“In the decades since the Holocaust, however, Christianity has changed dramatically [apostasy and rebellion]. An increasing number of official Church bodies, both Roman Catholic and Protestant, have made public statements of their remorse about Christian mistreatment of Jews and Judaism. …
“We believe these changes merit a thoughtful Jewish response. Speaking only for ourselves — an interdenominational group of Jewish scholars — we believe it is time for Jews to learn about the efforts of [apostate and ignorant and foolish Judas-goat] Christians to honor Judaism. We believe it is time for Jews to reflect on what Judaism may now say about Christianity. [The Christ-hating Jews have said it all in the Talmud and other Rabbinic writings, not to mention the New Testament, and the many, many millions of lives, Christian and otherwise, lost by the machinations of the blood-thirsty Jews and Marranos, in their war of all against all].
And the document states further:
Jews and Christians worship the same God. [No we don’t. The God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Moses was revealed through the Incarnation of Jesus Christ to be the three Persons of the Holy Triunity – God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit, One in essence and undivided. The Jews worship the pantheistic, G-d of the Talmud and Kabbalah, especially themselves].
Before the rise of Christianity, Jews were the only worshippers of the God of Israel. [There were Righteous Gentiles in the Old Testament. There were gentile God-fearers that were disciples of the Rabbin, attended synagogue, and worshipped God from the temple Court of the Gentiles.]. But Christians also worship the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, creator of heaven and earth.
“While Christian faith is not a viable religious choice for Jews, as Jewish theologians we rejoice that, through Christianity, hundreds of millions of people have entered into relationship with the God of Israel.”
[My fellow Christians, they are “saved” by their circumcisions in the flesh and the overabundance of merits of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and it has all been simply a tragic, drawn out, misunderstanding. Now we need Jewish Rabbis to interpret our own Gospel for us, and tell us who the God of Israel is.. Let us simply call our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the King of Israel, and the Holy Apostles, all of the Holy Saints and Martyrs for the past 2,000 years liars, frauds, delusional failures, and furthermore, simply irrelevant. Let’s rewrite the Gospels to please the Jews]
- KathJuliane July 19, 2009 @ 10:04 pm
The Theology of the Covenant as Central Issue in the Jewish-Christian Dialogue (pt 3)
“The authors of this [Declaration Dabru emet, signed by over 300 Rabbis] continue: “Jews and Christians seek authority from the same book - the Bible (what Jews call ‘Tanakh’ and Christians call the ‘Old Testament’).”
“After the Second Vatican Council the dialogue has developed further and will continue to do so. I say this despite the irritations present in any human relationships, and ours is no exception. The dialogue must continue into the future because Jews and Christians have the same roots, the same father in faith, Abraham.
[This is a lie. Our Lord Jesus Christ clearly pronounced the indictment of woes against the Scribes and Pharisees, which modern Rabbinic Judaism and the Talmud clearly state is the direct continuation of the Pharisee tradition, who did not know Moses — Holy Scripture, but reasoned from their own “traditions of men”, the proto-Talmud, considering people who adhered to the Written Torah and spoke from its authority only as being peasants and rustic ignoramuses.
Now the “light of reason”, man’s intellect, has constructed an evolving new set of “traditions of men” as the “light of faith”, the Gospel of the Shoah and post-Auschwitz theology, which is pleasing to the Jews and “Jewish-Christian relations.”
The Antichrist religion is an old/new faith of Phariseeism – in the Protestant line was the Zionist corruption of the Bible and the heresy of Scofieldism; in the Catholic line are the pronouncements of the Vatican, the product of prodigious scholarship and theo-philosophical reconciliations that, through the Magisterium of select men loyal to the to the Papacy, obescient to the all-hallowed Jews, ultimately deny, blaspheme and profane our Jesus Christ Incarnate and the Holy Apostles and the Fathers of Holy Orthodox Tradition.
Oh, Father John Chrysostom, please pray for us.
The Sons of the Devil reject the Son of God – John 8:37-59 clearly spells out in the pure words of our Lord Jesus Christ that “true children of Abraham” are the ones who live by God’s way and love Christ, or the devil’s way, and that there is no middle ground. We seek authority from Christ first and foremost, and what was revealed through the Holy Spirit in Scripture and Holy Apostolic Tradition of the first millenium prior to the 1054 Schism.]
“We must overcome the mutual prejudices locking us up in a windowless and absurd prison, like Kafka’s castle. [Being trapped inside Talmudistan is not pleasant. Ask our dear friends in Meso and South America where law, order, and the economy is completely breaking down except for that run by the criminal thugs, and were the oligarchy are safe, guarded and well-fed, and conditions are much worse than here in the US right now.]
Our relations should not be influenced by those trying to build walls between us. Recent events have shown us with appalling clarity where such absurd ideologies can lead. In the current situation, dialogue is, more than ever, the new word for peace.”
[Dialog = peace. Specifically, dialog to new hypnotic heights in order to come to an “understanding” that we will all become dutiful Noachides, giving up the worship of Jesus Christ as “idolatry”, perhaps settle on something with a Christian face, like the ancient heresy of Arianism. After all, some Jews now think that Jesus was a righteous “rabbi”, and Christians stole Him from the Jews.
Global Peace, but at the cost of what? Everything Christian is now up for sale by the apostate mercenaries, including holding lives hostage in the name of charity. Yes, let us throw the true Gospel under the bus, and we will have “peace” with the Antichrist Jews, the Synagogue of Satan, the Rothschild Banksters, and their Noachide “Righteous Gentile” lackeys, administrators, and shabbot goyim serfs everywhere.
“Christian Europe”, the Zionist-owned EU of NATO-stan, is a sterling example of this kind of peace obtained through scientific atheism and liberal secularization and the religion of Mammon and past grandeur. Less than 20% of Europeans are professing and active faithful Christians, but there are magnificent churches everywhere.]
“If we want to be responsible for the future, we should not neglect the past. We will not and cannot forget the traumatic experience of the Shoah. We must remember it in respect for its victims and as a warning for the future. Remembering the Shoah is as Yehuda Bauer and others in their Opus magnum have told us- ‘Remembering the Future.” [Is this like the digitally manufactured, pre-packaged “Times of Futures Past” Matrix virtual reality as the Moody Blues title might suggest? Having come into the “post-modern” era, now what?]
“In this sense, we need a culture of memory” [massive propaganda, rewriting history, and cover-up lobbies, the ADL, AIPAC, World Zionist Organization, organized through the federal “Cathedral of the Holocaust” (the US Memorial Museum and its network of clones) to the erosion and corruption of school education and Christian faith through false memory implantation and consensus formation].
“Hence, the Shoah should not constitute an obstacle, but rather should encourage us to continue a serious a dialogue.”
[The only serious religious “dialogue” with Jews is to continue to call them to repentance by preaching the Gospel with cross in hand, otherwise let them be as a thief and a tax collector to the Christian. They will have no excuse on Judgment Day. The Shoah should not constitute an obstacle to truth-seeking WW2 historians, either, they are supposed to have the right to “dialogue” as well. The only serious “dialogue” with a skunk is to very calmly but quickly back away from it as far as possible, or else the “dialogue” becomes a very smelly monologue.
While it is true that our Lord Jesus voluntarily laid down His life for our sakes through the glorious Cross, it is just as true to say “Woe to the hand that committed the deed! Murder is still murder, and the Law of Moses has absolutely no legal and ritual absolutions for the unjustified, premeditated murder of an innocent man.
Since it is corporate Law instituted at Sinai, all of unrepentant Israel, from now until the Second Coming, stands convicted, and the curse of “Let His blood be on our heads and our children” that the Jews called down upon themselves and all Israel. Hence the “curse of the Law” that Apostle Paul describes, renewing itself from generation to generation – Apostle Peter made this corporate guilt clear as applying to all of Israel on the Day of Pentecost when he preached to the Jews from all parts of the world that had no direct hand in the Lord’s crucifixion at Passover.
The “Shoah” replaces the Crucifixion and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus, and further make the Jews and their anti-Christ messianic pretensions more important that Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Papally approved Post-Auschwitz Theology, Two-Covenant Theology, Antichrist Jews as Christians’ “elder brothers”. The “Shoah” has come to replace the glorious Cross and Resurrection of our Lord and Savior. Synagogue of Satan, indeed.
At some point, dear brothers and sisters in Christ, you each will have to face the ultimate question that the Apostles faced in Jerusalem when the Jewish High Priest and the Great Sanhedrin arrested them, and make a decision. If the Papacy is not in conformance with these basic Gospel truths, than how can it have the Holy Spirit of Truth?
“And the high priest asked them, saying: “Did we not strictly command you not to teach in this name (Jesus the Christ)? And look, you have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this Man’s blood on us!”
But Peter AND the apostles answered and said “WE OUGHT TO OBEY GOD RATHER THEN MEN. The God of OUR fathers (true baptized Israel) raised up Jesus whom ye murdered by hanging on a tree. Him God has exalted to His right hand to be Prince and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. And we are HIS witnesses to these things, and so also is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey Him.” (Acts 5:27-32).
My brothers and sisters in Christ, and all of the RZN family, let your conscience by your guide. Our Lord and Savior said His kingdom was not of this world. “Choose whom ye will serve today. As for me and my house, I shall serve the Lord.”]
- The Prodigal Son July 21, 2009 @ 9:26 am
You said in one of your postings to Stav - above :
… “So ‘big deal’ what you Orthodox might say or do. For cryin’ out loud, you are ALREADY saying every manner of derrogatory thing about the Catholic Church. You’ve been doing that for nearly 1,000 years already.
So what’s a wee bit more ‘bad mouthing’ gonna do?”…
The only problem with your statement is that TELLING THE TRUTH… and stating facts and occurances as well as the identity of the perpetrators of those deeds which are contrary to the Bible, to the Creed of Christianity, and to the will of God… is NOT “bad-mouthing”!
The Orthodox have been TELLING THE TRUTH, in LOVE to Roman Catholics for 1000 years… and trying to bring them back into the flock…
Why? - Because we hated you?… No! Because we love you - as we love everyone else, and we want to see everyone walk in His Truth, and receive His Spirit and the Blessings that come as a result!
I would like to refer you to Ephesians 5:6-16… especially this part :
… “Do not be partakers with them… Walk as children of Light (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and TRUTH), finding out what is acceptable to the Lord.
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.”
Now Father Joeseph, you have told (only Stav, I know) a “secret” here… That there are in FACT - Masons and Satanists IN the Roman Catholic ‘church’… I, and others have made it clear that the Masonic/Luciferian Leaders (fake ‘Jews’) are RUNNING the Roman Catholic ‘church’!
THEY are OBVIOUSLY the ones who are the authors of all of these ‘NEW’ (Talmudic Noahide) doctrines… The Roman ‘church’ is now a ‘Noahide’ church, working to impose their FALSE Christianity upon the world, and DESTROY REAL Christianity everywhere… (ask Stav)
So tell me Father Joseph - is being in the same ‘church’ as them NOT the VERY definition of ‘fellowship’? If you are following after a story (Fatima) which was either made-up or altered BY Luciferians in order to try to find an easy way to get Russians to CONVERT to Papal (false) Catholicism… then you are certainly not… “walking circumspectly… redeeming the time,” are you?
“My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in TRUTH. And by this we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him.”
- I John 3:18,19
Also please see, regarding the wrath of God because of… :
… Sympathy with evil - Leviticus 10:1-6
… Association with evil - John 3:36
… Apostasy - II Chronicles 34:24,25
“Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached to heaven,”…
- Revelation 18:4
P.S. You said it was my words that brought you to return here, but why then - have you chosen to ignore the rest of my words to you?
Peace in Christ,
- The Prodigal Son July 21, 2009 @ 12:29 pm
I used the word ‘assume’ to illustrate my allegorical point to you… this doesn’t mean that I have assumed that the ‘Pope’ is DEFINITELY a Judeo-Mason!
… But I and many others certainly do have suspicions… Why? Because of the clearly visible FRUITS/DEEDS of the successive ‘Popes’ - ESPECIALLY since the inception of ‘Vatican II’, deeds which just so happen to correspond to the guidelines contained within ‘The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion’, and the Talmudic Noahide Laws!
I’m glad you mentioned ‘Target Fixation’, because you are - in my opinion - quite guilty of that yourself…
Cases in point :
1) As long as you are fixated on the Virgin Mary - You are as a consequence - NOT fixated on our Redeemer, Who is Jesus Christ!
2) And as long as you are fixated on Fatima and the supposed Divine neccessity of the ‘consecration’ of (only?) Russia TO Mary - then, also as a consequence - you are NOT fixated on ACTUAL, DIRE neccessity of the Salvation of Souls!
You are become a fisher of men - but for the wrong purpose, sir…
Instead of the salvation of souls, what you are actually focused on, and what you are trying in earnest to get others focused on - is the salvation of the FLESH… in order to save our own earthly lives!
I believe it was ‘Russian Orthodox’ who said, appropriately : that we as Christians are not to fear physical death - but the SECOND death -the spiritual one!
“He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.”
- Matthew 10:39
“For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.”
- Matthew 16:25
“For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it.”
- Mark 8:35
“For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.”
- Luke 9:24
“Whoever seeks to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it.”
- Luke 17:33
“He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also.”
- John 12:25,26
(I included these verses mostly for the benefit of anyone who might not be as conversed in Scripture as you Father Joseph, so please don’t think that I am insinuating that you don’t know the Word!)
The end will come, but our faith in Christ - not Mary (and the faith in Christ which we instill in others) will save us - not ‘Fatima’… or ANYTHING else!
- KathJuliane July 21, 2009 @ 3:26 pm
Greetings in our Lord Jesus, dear Juan,
May our Lord Jesus Christ reward you for your patience, courage and endurance, you and yours have my earnest prayers. As far as being a “good” person, which is highly doubtful, although in person I am rather mild and soft-spoken most of the time, more of a lamb with an attitude than a roaring lioness in person.
Every so often, I remind RZN family that I am not a good example as a Christian. Whatever good may come from me comes from Christ, and not my sinful and fallen self, and I labor to stay within the Spirit of Truth of Scripture and Holy Tradition.
What you do have, and many others like Stavros in Greece who is also struggling to keep any food on the table, are my frequent prayers (and sometimes tears) that our Lord will strengthen you and yours spiritually, bless you with what you need to get through all of this, and swiftly answer your prayers.
I can often be counted on to open my mouth merely to change foot insertion. I am not, per se, “anti-Catholic”, but “anti-Papist” and “anti-Statist”, because there are many good and righteous people in the Catholic Church that are much better Christians than I am in their personal lives, (and Protestants, too). This is nothing to do at all with the rank-and-file Catholic people.
I hear you on the jack-ass genetic racial supremacist business, some of it justified by certain interpretations of the Bible, but happily proprotionately small phenomena in America, statistically miniscule compared to the rest of the white population in the US. On the other hand, it is equally true that white people are in the pressure cooker, and are being targeted by various means through the effects of Fabian Socialism, the various protected-class legislations, employment discrimination, and covert “reverse-racism”, too long to spell out now.
But, genetic racism is an evil and futile distraction in and of itself, and is based on nothing but Jewish Talmudic filth. The broader aspects entered into Western Christian religious thought, society, culture, and mythologies by Jews and Judaizers, uncritical Christian scholarship of Rabbinic sources, and the Christian Kabbalah, and is sourced in bigoted Talmud and Rabbinic writings glorying in Jewish self-worship and superiority.
The purpose of trying to bring forward political and religious history is not to condemn my Catholic and Protestant brothers and sisters in Christ, but as a person raised in the West and in America, and then with hard spiritual labor “going east” in my conversion to Orthodoxy.
“Westernization” is rather like getting lost in the woods going in circles, and then having to pick up the backtrail to find where wrong directions were taken in order to get one’s bearings back and find the right paths out of the spiritual maze, in this case the Judaizing spirits of Antichrist that have long prepared the ground for his rule..
Byzantine Romania (at first east and west) before the historical political collapse of the European West, strictly forbade unrepentant Jews from positions and offices in the imperial and provincial governments, judicial courts and law practice, education, banking, the military and, of course the Church and its ecclesiastical hierarchy. Nor were Jews permitted to live in Constantinople herself.
In the East, there were plenty of Christians that could fill the positions that the Jews occupied within the rising polities of the Papacy and its States and the Frankish Empire – or “European Christendom” of Charlemagne’s vision.
For numerous reasons related to Frankish feudalism, imperial and ecclesiastical pretensions fed this situation a thousand years ago, not the least of which was the respective hatreds of both Charlemagne and the Papacy for Constantinople and “the Greek heretics”. Rather than seek from the east qualified Christians as lawyers, advisers, etc. to fill various offices and vital parts of Church and State, they preferred to deal with the Jews, and permitted the influx of “the Court Jew” as advisors to Popes, kings, princes, and bishops, princes and nobility.
This does not at all diminish the Jews who sincerely converted of their own free will and accord, becoming authentically baptized into Christ, and there are numerous brilliant lights that testify of this in Catholic tradition. These are also the ones who made the complete break with Judaism, Jews, and their own blood ties, renouncing it all.
In the West, Jewry essentially formed the burgher class of merchanting, trade, craftsguilds, etc. to occupy all of the positions that Constantinople had forbidden them.
The Talmud is the origin of the “the curse of Ham” being applied to black people and justifying slavery by the Jews, of being apes and other such things. This Judaizing infection of the Christian West was also responsible for the policies concerning the First Peoples of the Americas as being sub-human and “beasts” during the savage conquests of the New World, a great historical evil that is born by both Catholicism and Protestantism as being two sides of the same coin.
This was exacerbated enormously by the greed and blood-thirstiness of the insincere and crypto-Jews among the “new-Christians” in the colonies, and the evil of the carnal Christians themselves. The savage butchery that the Jews collectively are capable of is clearly expressed in their treatment of the Palestinians today. To my everlasting shame as an American, this is also expressed in the destruction and brutality of the Zionist-controlled invasions by the US, and all of the inhumane mischief of “foreign policy” that have been harnessed and contaminated by them.
True, there are “good Jews” who love God and are of outstanding moral conscience, but Pharisee Judaism itself is pure evil, for having rejected our Lord Jesus, the only Good One, it is the religion of the Antichrist..
The Talmud and Rabbinicism are also the source of the “Serpent Seed Doctrine” Serpent in Eden which declares that the Serpent physically mated with Eve, and so there are physical offspring of Cain separate from the offspring of Adam. To the Jews they are the offspring of Adam, while the goyim, us, the non-Jews, are the beast offspring of Cain.
- KathJuliane July 21, 2009 @ 3:38 pm
For an excellent insight to the Talmudic doctrinal roots of genetic racism and the vile, fishy waters of some aberrant nominal Christianity so-called, please take a look at Pastor Cohen Reichart’s work, a Messianic Jew and well-versed on this particular subject. Some of his work has to be taken with a grain of salt, but in exposing Talmudism and Rabbinic Judaism, he is more than competent.
“Frightening Quotes From The Talmud
“Jehovah created the non-Jew in human form so that the Jew would have to be served by beasts. The non-Jew is consequently an animal in human form, and condemned to serve the Jew day and night (Talmud, Midrasch Talpiothe).”
“When the serpent copulated with Eve he infused her with lust. The lust of the Israelites who stood at Mount Sinai came to an end, the lust of idolaters who did not stand at Mount Sinai DID NOT COME TO AN END (Talmud, Yehamoth 103a-103b [see above]).”
The Jews believe that anyone who can not trace an ancestor through Israel to Mount Sinai, is a part of that serpent seed. This serpent seed is identified throughout Talmudic teachings without further identity as “idolaters.” In the Talmud, Christians are called “beasts” and “idolaters.” (Case Of The Nazarene Reopened, Hyman E. Goldin, pp 423, 431-432, 775, & 781). This derogatory racism and bigotry identifies Christians as the serpent’s seed.
R. Eleasar further stated: “What is meant by the Scripture text, ‘This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh?’ This teaches that Adam had intercourse with every beast and animal but found no satisfaction until he cohabited with Eve (Talmud, Yebamoth, 63a).”
Now it is alleged that Adam and Eve were given permission by God to freely “eat” [have connection] with these non-human beasts, but told not to “eat” or have connection with the beast that was the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
This means God approved sex with animals, adultery and or free love.
Speaking of a Jewish woman who might “freely” have connection with a Gentile, and the Gentile, who according to this doctrine is called a beast (animal), Rabbi Shimi ben Hiyya said: “A woman who had intercourse with a beast is eligible to marry a priest [footnote: Even a High Priest]. The result of such intercourse being regarded as a mere wound, and the opinion that does not regard an accidentally injured hymen as a disqualification does not so regard such an intercourse either (Talmud, Yebamoth, 59b).”
The Zohar teaches that the serpent, called Samael, had sexual relations with Eve, thus defiling her. Then Eve in turn defiled Adam in the same way (this is the basis of gnosticism).
The Zohar also teaches that the serpent [who is also said to be a god] was the father of Cain. Why did William Branham preach the Babylonian Zohar and not the Bible?
Archbishop “Theodosius” Atallah Hanna of the Orthodox Jerusalem Patriarchate, Palestinian patriot par excellence, who holds a Greek ThD and has “the flashing blue eyes”, is a Palestinian Arab with medium olive skin, dark hair and beard, now shot with grey, but lets not tell anyone lest they be disappointed. Second picture down:
The Palestinians and Syrians (including Lebanon) are a very old peoples, have always had a politial identity ever since Hadrian abolished the province of Judea renamed it Palestina, just as he renamed Jerusalem as ‘Aelia Capitolina’, which the Muslims called Ilia.
The Palestinians are the descendents of the Israelites who converted to Christianity under the Apostles, who intermarried with Samaritan, Syrio-Phoenician, Arab, and other Semitic people, along with Egyptian, Abyssinian, African, Roman, Persian and Greek Christians, with later conversions to Islam.
It is not unusual to find blond or light brown hair, and/or green or blue eyes in the gene pool of black hair and dark eyes, with a wide range of skin colors among the Palestinians and Syrians (including the Lebanese), whether they are Christians or Muslims.
And, the favorite mercenary personal body guards of the near-East kings like Herod, were…(ahem), Germans who made their life-long contracts with a particular king, and then intermarried with the local women as well. Sometime in Israel’s ancient history, the Scythians from the Asian steppes also invaded and colonized at what became known as Scythopolis.
- KathJuliane July 21, 2009 @ 10:07 pm
Greetings in our Lord Jesus, dear Juan,
I would be genuinely remiss not to appreciate the fact that great Catholic and Protestant missionaries in the Americas who lived true Christian lives, who championed in the name of Jesus Christ against the abusive powers in historical defense of the people, did great work in various places to alleviate their sufferings, suffered along with them, and had concern for the sake of their very souls.
Very dear to my heart i Bartolomé de Las Casas, known in the RCC as the Apostle of the Indians, after reading his life and his labors. Through the eyes of faith, he saw that the indigenous people were also humans made in the image of God, and he was the first to criticize the brutal oppression of Native Americans by their conquerors who did so in the name of Christ and the kings, in league with the chartered Banksters, and crown companies.
Through mighty spiritual labors, he effected great changes in the perceptions of them being considered sub-human and chattel slaves, as well as effectively changed corporate-bank colonial policies and laws of the crown.
After studying about the crypto-Jews among the new-Christians that colonized throughout the Americas, de Las Casas stands out like a very bright lamp in the vast heart of darkness from 500 years ago, and we can learn much from him and his times about a true heart turned to our Lord Jesus Christ.
To return to the issue of “the Angry White Men”, or “White, Occidental or Euro-American Advocacy” in America today (and elsewhere in the world), it has very little to do with the confusing propaganda smoke-screen using “white supremacism”, which is a statistically miniscule in the US, and a very, very minor problem criminally.
Statistically, white people as a class are the least prejudiced group in America, (16% if I recall one “bias” survey results, compared to 38% for blacks, but don’t quote me.)
Nevertheless, “the white supremacist” movements are a very real symptom of the ongoing dynamics of the overarching systematic social, psychological and cultural drive to defame, demoralize and ultimately annihilate by means of subtle racist Judeo-Marxist Fabian Socialism and Red-Feminisim, not just a homogenized image of “white Americans”, but Americans of diverse European/Eurasian continental origins, nationalities, and cultures, predominantly Christian in origin. It’s directed particularly at the men, and its been going on for the better part of fifty years.
I hope the following website, Resisting Defamation, may be of some value in shedding light in a very balanced and succinct way. Imagine someone trying to erase your modern Argentinean identity, ethnicity, and your culture and your history
Actually, they are, thats why the Talmud calls you and I “goyim” - beasts, cattle, multitudes, or the Communistic “masses.”
Most “white Americans”, whatever state they live in Middle America, are very much like the person you once met in Idaho – ordinary, kind, and decent, and its been more than forty years since the civil rights movement changed society.
- KathJuliane July 21, 2009 @ 10:32 pm
Principal Negative Stereotypes
There are four principal negative stereotypes that are used to demean and degrade the diverse white Americans. These negative stereotypes are persistently incorporated by publishers in America’s school texts, by the dominant media culture in articles and editorials, by numerous governmental agencies, by “non-profit” entities for fundraising purposes, and by the corporate entertainment culture in films and videos.
Attacking Back - Choosing Your Vocabulary
The same techniques and vocabulary that are useful in attacking back against slurs and hate caricatures are equally useful here. There is an additional ground to use and that is a charge of bigotry based on the stereotyping itself. That is, the claim can be easily and persuasively made that the speaker or writer of these principal negative stereotypes is a bigot and hater for condemning or mocking an entire group of people all of whom he or she cannot possibly know.
Resisting Defamation believes that young diverse white Americans should live their lives free from these hate stereotypes, and sees nothing wrong with strenuously and publicly pointing it out to bigots and haters. Negative stereotypes are always harmful.
Homogeneous Whites Stereotype
The first negative stereotype in the campaign of defamation is that Euro-Americans are NOT a diverse ethnic group. This is the “homogeneous whites stereotype.”
The most recent diaspora of indigenous white Europeans to North America began in 1492. Millions have migrated here and now tens of millions of diasporic white Europeans and diverse white Americans live in the United States.
White Americans are diverse in religion. Some follow no religion at all.
White European Americans are diverse in country of origin. For example, some come from Iceland, Hungary, England, Spain, Bavaria, Portugal, Serbia, Italy, Ireland, Belarus, Greece, Slovakia, Ukraine, France, Germany, Scotland, Isle of Man, Saxony, Belgium, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, Brittany, Prussia, Cornwall, Wales, Croatia, Russia, Norway, and other European countries and principalities.
Demographically, white Euro-Americans are diverse in ethnicity. Some of these ethnic categories are Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, Gallic, Iberian, Italic, Greek, Germanic, Basque, Scandinavian, and Slavic.
The white American peoples are diverse in home country language. There are over fifty indigenous languages and dialects in Europe. Only a relatively few white Europeans or Atlantic Islanders speak English as a native language.
White Americans are diverse in how long they or their families have lived in North America. Some families have been here for hundreds of years, but at least a third of all white American families have a grandparent who immigrated here from Europe or the Atlantic Islands.
White Euro-Americans are diverse in wealth. Over half of all the people in the United States who live below the poverty line are white Americans. In fact, more European Americans in the US live below the poverty line than the total number of African Americans living in the US.
The diversity of the white American peoples is uniformly smothered by print and electronic media. Writers and newscasters suppress all mention of white American ethnic and cultural diversity by using terms like wasp, white boy, anglo, white privilege, gringo, acting white, typical white person, and other terms that describe all the diverse white American peoples as identical clones of one another.
[In this syllabus, anglo in italics always refers to the Spanish-language epithet applied to white Americans by South Americans and Central Americans as a way to smother white American diversity and nationality. Anglo in Spanish does not refer to the Anglo that is part of the honorable and ancient English-language ethnic name, Anglo-Saxon.]
President-Elect Obama gave us the most pointed version of this racist stereotype when he referred to “a typical white person.” on 3/19/08. What a window into his mind he provided to us all about his belief that there is no diversity among the very diverse white American peoples.
The philosophical names for this practice are foundationalism, essentialism, and reductionism.
The practical terms for this practice of smothering white American diversity is racism, hate speech, and bigotry.
The dominant media culture stridently opposes recognition of white Euro-American diversity, and maligns those who insist on public recognition of this diversity.
On the other hand, the same dominant media culture demands that the diverse white Americans recognize and respect the diversity within the African American, Latin American, Asian American, and American Indian communities. There is no way to justify smothering one group’s diversity while celebrating other groups’ diversity. It’s just part of the media’s campaign of defamation.
- KathJuliane July 21, 2009 @ 10:49 pm
Victimless Majority Stereotype
The third negative stereotype in the campaign of defamation is that white Americans are never victims of hate speech or hate crimes. This is the victimless majority stereotype.
This hurtful stereotype is promoted by malicious people who argue that members of the diverse white American ethnic and kinship groups are not victimized by hate speech or hate crimes.
However, the San Jose Police Department reported that there were 27 white American victims out of the total 90 hate crime victims in San Jose in 1991. That is, white Americans provided 30% of all hate crime victims in San Jose in 1991.
At least four young white European or white American men were murdered in 1990 in the San Francisco Bay Area in racially-motivated murders: Larry O. Brown in San Jose, Paul O’Meara in San Francisco, Scott Quackenbush in Daly City, and John Sheehy in Berkeley.
Successive years have seen neither a diminution in numbers of such hate murders nor an increase in willingness by media to report these shocking hate crimes.
One version of this stereotype is known as Bergen’s Lie. Bay Area ADL leader Barbara H. Bergen expressed this stereotype by letter that the San Francisco Chronicle printed on 3/18/98, a portion of which follows:
“Clearly, every minority group which has felt the pain and outrage of bias-motivated violence needs to speak out to demand better attention to and education about the problem of intolerance in our city and our society.”
Her limitation of pain and outrage to members of minority groups is an incitement of hatred toward all the diverse white American peoples as well as a mean-spirited restatement of the victimless majority stereotype. Her statement was literally privileged hate speech.
Even though Barbara H. Bergen denies that white Americans are victims of hate crimes, the California Attorney General tells another story. His “Hate Crime In California 1999″ report shows that no fewer than 834 white American residents in California have been victims of serious hate crimes from 1995 through 1999.
The argument that white Americans are not victimized by hate speech and hate crimes is pathological. White American children and adults are frequently victimized by hate speech and hate crimes.
Passive Ethnicity Stereotype
The fourth negative stereotype in the campaign of defamation is that the diverse white American peoples lack the right of self-designation and the right to a continental-origin or ethnic voice. This is the “passive ethnicity stereotype.”
Americans of diverse European origins do have the right to decide what label will be applied to them. Newspapers and various demographic groups often seek to name, label, define, and describe the diverse white American peoples, resulting in confusing and demeaning descriptions that smother white American diversity like anglo (a Latino label), goyim (a Jewish label), or honky (an African American label).
Resisting Defamation defines these labels as slurs because they violate the rule that every group has the right to name itself, and because the act of naming the other is an act of supremacy.
White Americans do have the right and the duty to speak out as members of the diverse white American peoples.
- hotstuff January 1, 2010 @ 3:55 pm
Yes, Hitler Had Reasons to Hate as well to Fear them above All else!
They are the biggest Threat Any Nation Has got, Til Now!
In 1933 Jews declared war on Germany!
In 1933 Jews layed a Worldwide boycot on Germany!
In 1933 Jews sent a Little Girl, eight Years Old, from Holland, a Child they made a whore, My Mother, to damage Him and His Party!
That attempt failed, but now he Learned what the Jewplans were, now he Learned what Jews did to His People and to the Children of His Nation!
Also Nowadays, Just Look around on This Website for Example. We Fear the Jews and their chronic destructive influence on Our Lifes!
Every Where I Lived, the Same black evil done by Jews, All Children are raped, Brainwashed and tortured at elementaries!
The heroin, ghb, lsd, reproduction inhibitors; (extermination of Mankind, also a plan Hitler gained Knowledge of befor war); Muscle trauma inducers (a Lot of Young Ones with Muscle defects)….is Detectable for Years after the crimes against the Children of the Nations, Jews do abuse the school systems and camp weeks for it!
Now, the Neighbourhood I Live in Now, Not One Child Escaped the crimes commited by Jews in collaboration with islamics/semite (also religious leaders) and afrikans/morokans!
This is All Around the World going on!
In Europe for 2800 years now!
The same habits/criminal behaviours they do have toward Economics, Politics, media, Truths, True Beliefs and All non-Jews!
The Problem, also for themselves, because they do not only Hurt Us, is in the collective psychopatic soul they possess!
A few emanations from such souls!
How they abuse Our “false” Feelings of Sorry and Regret for the money!
That while they did themselves the holocaust in Europe, Russia, and the USA after the war!
They holocausted 10 Million in Germany between 1944 and 1950: 20 Million in Russia - Stalin, Trotski were Jews as well as Churchill was one, and US Gov also, still!
In Holland 2 of the 5 Million after war Natives are left over!
The “Morgenthau Plan ” did have much more in mind that only exterminate 10 Million German People!
The holocaust must be of awful dimensions when One Could Research All of Europe and the USA, I Mean the afterwar holocoust by Jews, they always fight their wars in Our Peacetimes. No One ever Saw that coming!
How they abuse Our “false” Feelings of Sorry and Regret for the money, and bury that way own crimes!
This is a psychopath trick: when I accuse You violently screaming year in year out You holocousted My People and Family, No One ever Will Come to the Idea the screamer did it themselves and not We!
Also they do hunt Us as “Pedophiles” almost weekly through their evil media, while they themselves just raped Us, at elementaries when abusing Us they also accuse Us, the Children that are raped and abused at that very Moment by Pedofiles, and that it is the worst that can be …….but I do Know Much Worse creatures!
Pedofile Means……”Child I Love You”!
There is Nothing Wrong about That!
This is an already very old slavetrade - jew weapon to destroy Our Love and divide Us,
because when Love is gone, All is Gone!
We get lonely and lost!
Nice meat and fools for the evil, eterrnal moneysuckung Jew-shepards with their false self-written Talmud and wisdom!
Already back then, including the Jews themselves, were hoaxed for profit and power, being Abel or beloved leader, at the expense of Many!
This goes so far, they still nowadays do not hesitate to throw the World and even Israel in to war after war!
By tearing Our Lovebeing apart by naming It Homophile ( Father I Love You ), Pedophile, Heterofile ( Wo-Man I Love You) and hunt Each down All Life long they manage to keep Us divided and Alone against most awful Jew-crimes!
Our Love Will also divert ( by conditioning force at elementaries ) toward those leaders and creatures, toward government and demoncracy!
The witch huntings and crusades never stopped, only names change now and then, and the horror continues, also by law and order, who are made stupid, mostly at elementaries!
And who is the nuclear mad dog of the Middle East Now!
And maybe a Look in to that Oral Torah, also on This Site Somewhere is worth to Gain a Sense of the souls We have to deal with!
And they differ with Us so far, that We do not Live by a Religion, because the Jews did make Us in a centuries-long effort hate God and Believe nothing any more!
Parts of the ritual abuses at elementaries are especial for that purpose!
But they do live actively up to every word that demon Talmud is throwing up!
- Bob September 7, 2011 @ 9:05 am
Some people ask themselves “Was Adolf Hitler a Christian?”
Ok, right now we have at first to think what its means to be a Christian.
Are you a Christian if you go to church and pray but do nothing against the evil in the world?
Are you a Christian if you speak every Sunday about the Bible and never speak against the lies in this world?
Are you a Christian if you are on television and speak of God and on and on, and never loosen a word against the war in Afghanistan an in Iraq?
No, one thing for sure that’s not the significance of the word ‘Christian.’
Jesus said “What ever you do for the least of my brothers, you do for me.”
And what is the Catholic Church is doing for the poor people in Palestine and when have you ever heard a voice against the Jews from that direction?
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish president who is helping the Palestine people and speaking out against the Jews, is far more a ‘Christian’ than all of the Catholic Church together.
And by the way, Adolf Hitler lived a life for the German people and never thought about his own well being, he was a fighter like nobody in the world. He lived a simple life, and he never ever was a Materialist, always an Idealist.
He started his movement with 7 people; he was almost killed from gas in the first world war; he was beaten up almost to death when he was speaking in the early twenties; he didn’t get the permission to speak in the end of the twenties … and some ‘idiots’ are saying he was a Jew or a Zionist agent or a British agent.
How stupid. Get a education guys, and don’t speak about things you don’t have the slightest idea. Please!
He was fighting for the idealist worldview and if the m(asses) are to stupid to get that, it isn’t his fault.
His Worldview was living simple, being brave and hard one self, and just and full of compassion, ( yes you heard it right). His first law was a protection for the animals, and by the way for that reason the Americans which are completely infested which Jewish materialism will never get that part.
The bad part is, the Germans are the most brainwashed people in the whole world. ‘The Jews’ did a pretty good job overseas.
But nevertheless, what in the hell are people speaking — Hitler was a Christian in the true sense of the word. Yes, they say he put a lot of Catholic priests in prison, this could be. I just know one thing, if this is the truth, then every one of them ‘deserved it’. Like the American Televangelists today, they are and always have been Jewish agents.
He was a Christian, a real Christian, like brother Brother Nathanael Kapner, like Joe Cortina and Bishop Richard Williamson.
They all are the real guys, because to risk your own life for the wellbeing of the others is the sign of a Christian.
That’s nothing more than “Love your neighbour as yourself.”
And not being traitors with the cross around their neck and living a luxury life.
The truth about the WW2 is that in Stalingrad not we, the Germans, lost, but ‘humanity lost.’
We will have a Jewish police state and a Russian gulag system around the world, and if this happens, you Americans can thank the ‘Greatest Generation.’
The only thing which stands between the full victory of the Jews over us are people like Brother Nathanael.
Please send Money.
Brother Nathanael I will you send money right a way!
Thanks for being here and fighting for us.
You will be for future generations a man who always will be held in honour.
People like you the world will always remember, when the Rothschild’s name nobody will ever know about.
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