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Unforgivable Sin meets the Wideness of God's Mercy.

What happens when laxity in the clergy and the whole culture "accommodates" even blasphemy against the Holy Spirit?

Vic Biorseth, Saturday, June 18, 2016
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Catholics know, or rather, Catholics are supposed to know, the difference between what is called Mortal Sin and Venial Sin.  We should know that once we put on Christ, in so doing we die to the world, and avoid even the occasion or opportunity of sin.  Of course, that is best done in a community of like-minded Christians.  The bigger the community, or the more closed off from the outside world of sin, the easier it is to cooperate with the grace that is given to walk in right ways. 

Mortal sin is sin unto the death of the soul, as John tells us in 1 John 5: 

If any one sees his brother committing what is not a mortal sin, he will ask, and God will give him life for those whose sin is not mortal. There is sin which is mortal; I do not say that one is to pray for that.
All wrongdoing is sin, but there is sin which is not mortal.
We know that any one born of God does not sin, but He who was born of God keeps him, and the evil one does not touch him.
We know that we are of God, and the whole world is in the power of the evil one.
And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, to know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.--1 John 5:16-20

The conditions for a mortal sin are

  1. that it must be a grave matter;
  2. it must be committed with full knowledge of the gravity of the sin;
  3. it must be committed with deliberate and complete consent, through a deliberate personal decision.

Mortal sin may be forgiven, through true contrition and repentance, confession, absolution and penance. 

But there is yet another level of this mortal sin - Eternal Sin - which is unforgivable.  Many, including myself, have wrestled with the meaning of this unforgivable sin.  Most think it to be related to cursing God, or something on that order, in circumstances of great grief or tragedy, or perhaps blaming God for some evil that has befallen someone.  Yet even that is a temporary, emotional and even irrational sin, committed in a not totally sane state of mind.  That hardly seems worthy of eternal unforgiveness, especially after repentance. 

And yet we have the Lord's words, from Matthew, Mark and Luke: 

Or how can one enter a strong man's house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man? Then indeed he may plunder his house.
He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters.
Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.
And whoever says a word against the Son of man will be forgiven; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.
Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or make the tree bad, and its fruit bad; for the tree is known by its fruit. --Matt 12:29-33

But no one can enter a strong man's house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man; then indeed he may plunder his house.
"Truly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they utter;
but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin" --Mark 3:27-29

"And I tell you, every one who acknowledges me before men, the Son of man also will acknowledge before the angels of God;
but he who denies me before men will be denied before the angels of God.
And every one who speaks a word against the Son of man will be forgiven; but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.
And when they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not be anxious how or what you are to answer or what you are to say;
for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say." --Luke 12:8-12

What does this mean?  How does one blaspheme against the Holy Spirit? 

It is, apparently, the sin of Satan.  It is knowing full well the will of God, and saying "I will not obey."  It is making oneself equal to God, determining right and wrong.  Ignoring God's law and making your own law.  It is trivializing God

John Paul the Great tells us that it involves claiming a "right" do do something forbidden by God.  A right to sin, and to persist in sin, and a refusal and rejection of the unmerited grace that is given to avoid sin. 

"Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, then, is the sin committed by the person who claims to have a 'right' to persist in evil - in any sin at all - and who thus rejects redemption." --John Paul the Great

What this brings most immediately to mind is so-called "Gay Pride" and all the parades and celebrations of homosexuality and the lifestyle, and the "Community", and all the murdered and shot-up victims of Jihad in Orlando during one of these homosexual celebrations. 

Pretend you are God, for a moment.  Pretend that a soul is presented before you for judgment; the soul of a proud homosexual, who claimed every right to be and act homosexual.  Who is the most guilty party for the sinful state of this soul, besides the soul itself?

  • Modern psychiatric and psychological evaluation, which, on no evidence whatsoever, no longer considers homosexuality to be any kind of disorder?
  • Modern teachers, who teach that homosexuality is natural and not unnatural, in need of careful consideration of students?
  • "Scientists" who claim, with no evidence whatsoever, that homosexuals are born that way? 
  • Sinister dividers of culture, who claim, with no evidence whatsoever, that "gender" is whatever the possessor claims it to be at any moment in time? 
  • The American court system, which has unconstitutionally conjured into being a "right" to be homosexual and to not be discriminated against, and to be included and accommodated in all institutions and throughout all of normal society? 
  • Higher courts who overturn local law and lower court decisions in order to raise homosexuality to the level of a civil right? 
  • The American entertainment industry, which glamorizes and promotes open homosexuality? 
  • Homosexual Pastors in Archdioceses like Card. Dolan's New York Archdiocese, in which homosexuals are welcomed to full communion in the Church, and where the Archbishop himself leads the homosexual pride parade? 
  • Public celebrities and public figures who openly declare that they have "no problem" with anyone else's sexual preferences? 
  • Any one else who will not call a sin a sin, or an unnatural act an unnatural act, or a dangerous activity a dangerous activity, tolerating it and thereby condoning it, in public, and even in front of their own children? 

God's law, which coincides perfectly with Natural Law, has not changed.  Neither has nature. 

Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither the immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor sexual perverts,
nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor robbers will inherit the kingdom of God. --1 Cor 6:9-10

So how the hell did our American culture get this way?

Houses have walls and doors, with locks.  The purpose of the walls and doors is to keep family and property safe, and keep the robbers out. 

"Good fences make good neighbors" because good fences mark a clear delineation between what is thine and what is mine. 

Nations have borders and border guards and rules of entry.  The purpose of national borders is to keep the citizenry and the territory safe, and keep invaders out. 

Churches have rules of entry and membership and community.  The reason for the rules is to protect the faith and keep the faithful faithful, and to keep the world, sin and opposition to the faith out. 

Locked doors are the only things keeping your home and family safe. 

National borders are the only things keeping civilization civilized. 

Community rules are the only things keeping communities distinct. 

Adherence to doctrine is the only thing keeping the Church the Church. 

All of this is just simple common sense. 

Marxism hates and seeks to eliminate private property.

As "Cultural Marxism" increasingly dominates Western thought, through disinformation, purposeful mal-education, indoctrination and propaganda, definable culture is supplanted by popularized notions of "diversity" and "multiculturalism".  "Social Justice" is twisted and perverted to mean "Community Property", to be achieved through Class Warfare if need be. 

The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property. --Karl Marx.

Therefore, Marxism hates and seeks to eliminate locked doors, walls, fences, borders and doctrines.  Marxism is a globalist, anti-national ideology, that seeks world domination by "right" of perfecting mankind and creating a utopian worker's paradise, replacing all culture that exists. 

Just as private property is supplanted by community property in Marxified Western thought, the family is supplanted by the commune, as the primal building block of society.  Therefore, the "progressive" thinking that promotes familial death:  contraception, fornication, cohabitation, casual sex, even adultery, homosexuality, sterilization, abortion, gender confusion, opposition to paternalism and all family authority, and opposition to all things prohibited by Judaeo-Christian teaching.  Which means opposition to Christian religion. 

The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion. --Karl Marx.

All of this is held to be social "progress" and liberating of mental enslavement to doctrine.  But it is enslavement to sin.  There is nothing liberating about it.  It is not social progress; it is social regress. 

And yet, the SLIMC1 will tell you that this "progress" is well worth fighting for, against the "bigotry" of Western thought.

The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism. --Karl Marx.

If you really want to know where the "Peace Movement" got started, all you need to do is to study what Marxism-Leninism says about itself.  There is nothing peaceful about it.  It is war, preceded by fooling the enemy into voluntarily disarming himself. 

Evil still exists, despite the delusions of all the aging "Flower Children". 

The whole evil scheme is to put a smiley face on evil and remove all separation between good and evil.  To say "we're all the same", when we most certainly are not all the same. 

To find redemption, we need to see how we got to this point.

Fornication led the way.  Casual sex, cohabitation, sleeping around, reducing sex to a recreational activity, even a competitive activity with bragging rights, whether deservedly or not, is often the "excuse" given for the social blessing of homosexuality.   Hey, its no skin off my nose what you do. 

Note that the farther away one stands from the Lord the more he makes of himself the author of his own "rights".  If they have a right to do it, so do I have a right to do it

Step one, in this movement toward Eternal Sin, involves making an exception to cultural, moral and religious standards in just this one, single area of my life.  After all, everybody is doing it, or something just like it.  If it's OK for them, why should I be left out?  But the sin is kept private; it is hidden from others. 

Step two in this movement toward Eternal Sin, involves scandal, when others find out about it, and you continue in the sin anyway.  This is actual promotion of sin, by personal example.  It makes sin culturally acceptable in the minds of some observers. 

Step three in this movement toward Eternal Sin, involves going public, "outing" yourself, and letting everyone know that you are a practicing sinner.  This is a greater promotion of sin, by forcing friends and loved ones into a difficult decision regarding their relationship to you, versus their aversion to your form of sin.  It makes the sin more socially tolerable for some, if not individually adoptable. 

Step four in this movement toward Eternal Sin, involves taking pride in it, celebrating it, making public displays, participating in celebratory public events and parades, promoting the expansion of the sin, promoting the legalization of it, attacking the doctrines opposing it, and, essentially, shaking your fist in the face of God.

It is the loss of all sense of guilt and shame.  The loss of conscience. 

And again, we have to wonder about the guilt for this sin that attaches to the politicians, judges and justices, attorneys at law, celebrities and entertainers, news correspondents, and even Church clerics who work assiduously to normalize the sin, in general culture, in law and even in Church doctrine

If they had all opposed it, would it ever have even gotten this far? 

And where are you in all of this?  If you can say, with a straight face, that you have "no personal problem" with anyone else's particular form of unchastity and sexual sin, then, why on earth do you say such an incredibly stupid and culturally destructive thing?  You are called to condemn, not condone, intrinsic evil, and not be neutral on the issue. 

Where are your own moral standards and cultural norms? 

You make the culture

The charge that "we" are forcing our religion on "them" is an obvious gross lie, and an absolute reversal of the truth of the matter.  Sexual proclivities are not mentioned in Article One Section Eight of the Constitution, among the limited and enumerated powers of the federal government.  That means no federal court should have even heard and adjudicated any related case, because it was a matter of state or lower jurisdiction, not federal. 

It is "they" who, quite unconstitutionally, impose their blatant immorality upon "us"; not the other way round.  Not through representative legislated law, but by unlegislated, unrepresentative, and even unconstitutional court action, establishing new law via case law legal precedent.  In cases that never should have been heard. 

In any case, the spiritual damage remains; sin is still sin. 

What about the Wideness of God's Mercy?

I am no lettered expert on Catholic theology or doctrine, so this is just personal opinion, for what it's worth.  I'm sure if its off track someone will point it out soon enough.  But I think, possibly in the majority of cases, conversion and redemption is possible even for the proud activist promoter of the "right" to sin, provided he repents of it on his own, turns from it and seeks forgiveness. 

My reasoning for this possibility rests on the command of Jesus, not only to believe, but to, first, Repent, and then Believe, in the Gospel (Mark 1:15). 

It's not enough to merely believe.  The call is for repentance, which I take to be conversion, or metanoia; a complete change of life and turning from sin to the Lord, and proactively living the Gospel.   Not merely belief, but radical belief; life changing belief. 

Consider the parable of the Prodigal Son, in Luke 15:11-32, as a case in point.  This Scripture is most often, in homilies I have heard, been referred to as an analogy to God (the father in the story), the worst of sinners (the bad son in the story), and the unmitigated, unlimited love and mercy of the father, even when the son is so strongly and purposefully alienated from the father, and from the entire family and household of the father,

First, he demanded his inheritance, which was not due to him yet; an absolute insult to his father and to the rest of his family.  Yet, he was given his inheritance; his decision was allowed.  Then, he left the faith community of his father's household, for a foreign, totally alien land.  Then, he squandered all of his inheritance on profligate living, drunkenness and prostitutes, and there was a famine in the land.  He would up living with and feeding pigs, about as low as any Jew could go in uncleanliness and unworthiness, and he was starving, even at that. 

Ultimately, when he had sunken as low as he could go, he came to his senses, and decided on a metanoia; to repent of his ways, return home in humility, to humbly seek his father's forgiveness and throw himself at his father's mercy, hoping to become a servant or a slave to the family household. 

The father did not go seeking after him while he remained in his sin. 

But note well that the father waited patiently, watching for him

While he was still a long way off, the father saw him and ran to him, and embraced him.  He ordered that sandals be put on his feet - servants did not wear sandals.  He ordered him to be clothed in a tunic - the sign of nobility.  He ordered a ring be put on his finger - and this was the ultimate sign of restoration; it was no ordinary ring.  The family ring was a "signet" ring, bearing the family crest, the signature of the master of the house, granting the wearer the automatic social authority of a prince. 

Imagine, if you can, God running out to meet you on your way to Him. 

In my opinion, which could be wrong, all any sinner, of any variety, has to do is turn around.  Turn from sin, and turn toward God.  Take the step

He didn't send His Son to die for nothing. 

You are worth it

There's a wideness in God's mercy
like the wideness of the sea;
there's a kindness in his justice,
which is more than liberty.
There is welcome for the sinner,
and more graces for the good;
there is mercy with the Savior;
there is healing in his blood.

There is no place where earth's sorrows
are more felt than in heaven;
there is no place where earth's failings
have such kind judgment given.
There is plentiful redemption
in the blood that has been shed;
there is joy for all the members
in the sorrows of the Head.

For the love of God is broader
than the measure of man's mind;
and the heart of the Eternal
is most wonderfully kind.
If our love were but more faithful,
we should take him at his word;
and our life would be thanksgiving
for the goodness of the Lord.



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GESGOEAEOT2 Gradually, Ever So Gradually, Over Eons And Eons Of Time
PEWAG3 Punctuated Equilibrium's Wild Assed Guess
TTRSTF4 Them There Real Scientifical Type Fellers
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Date:  Mon Jun 20 13:56:06 2016
From:  Maria
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Location:  Ireland
Comment: 

Vic, this sin against the Holy Spirit has always mystified me.  I have asked Priests and could never get an answer which I could understand and was so complicated that even Einstein would have had a head explosion.  Thank you so much for making sense of gooblygook. 

God Bless.


Date:  Mon Jun 20 2016
From:  Vic Biorseth
Comment:  

Maria:

Thank you; I hope it helps others. 

I'm willing to bet there might be a blue million Catholic combat vets out there who might be wrestling with the same question, and never really got a satisfactory answer, or worse, never even sought one, having taken the Scriptures stone-cold literally. 

And there are all those other committed-to-sin souls out there who don't know about their own free-will role in their own salvation.  If they would just turn from it, and return to the fold in humility, they could encounter their own redemption, just like the Prodigal Son. 

In fact, if they actually do repent of it and convert from it, that, in and of itself, might disprove (or undo?) the sin against the Holy Spirit. 

I'm no real theologian, but this is the best I could do, and I just hope it helps someone. 

Regards,

Vic


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On the importance of real authority in the world; does culture need authority?  It always turns out that those who are most publicly opposed to all authority secretly seek to become super-authoritarian themselves.

Suffering Computer Withdrawal is like withdrawal from any other addiction.  When you are suddenly stopped from computer access, terrible chemical reactions overwhelm your psyche.

Conservatism is now so divided and splintered as to be a meaningless term.  When everyone in America who is not a Marxist is a Conservative, there is no such thing as Conservatism.

How Evil and Godless Marxism promotes Universal Unification with Barbarity.  Obamunism and Marxocrat Partyism and One-Big-Religionism would "Bring Us All Together", in a Universal Unification, with Satan.

Civil Jihad = War by Immigration; Cultural Marxism = Revolution by Education.  Civil Jihad is like Cultural Marxism: Civil Jihad is War waged by Immigration, and Cultural Marxism is Revolution waged by Education.

It's 2016 Primary Voting Day; when the polls open I'll be there.  I've made my picks and, for me, it's do-or-die day for the American Republic.

Authority never applied is assumed by others, as the Default Authority of Evil.  Legitimate Authority Unexercised becomes the Illegitimate Default Authority of those Legitimately Subject to it.

How to Vote in the Primary to Avoid Holding Your Nose in the General.  The Primary Election in Your State is your Only Opportunity to Vote Your Choice. Your Party would prefer that you vote THEIR Choice.

Millions are Converting to Scientism, the "IN" Religion of the 21st Century.  Converting to Scientism, because, well, just thinking about all them there Absolute Facts We Wouldn't Even Know, if it wasn't for Scientism, will make you downright dizzy.

Billboard America v Real America, and Billboard Catholicism v Real Catholicism.  Advertising is Propaganda.  Political Advertising is conquering America, and now, it's conquering the Church, too.

Praying for a smaller, stronger, moral nation under our Unifying Constitution.  After division and winnowing, a converted, committed American remnant may gather under our Unifying Constitution.

On Obama's Gun Grabbing Lies, supporting his destruction of the Constitution.  Obama's Whoppers typify the Marxist rule for lies:  Make the lie so big, shocking and unbelievable that it will actually be believed.

How Spineless Acquiescence to the sins of friends and family destroys us.  Failure to oppose wrong gets harder and harder to do the longer it is not done.  Spineless Acquiescence to Evil is smiling your way into hell.

"Secularized Reason" is Reason divorced from Faith, which is Amoral Nonsense.  Secularized Reason is not merely Amoral, or simply Morally Neutral; it always comes to oppose all sense of any fixed cultural morality.

America's current Anti-Constitution Constitutional Government. All three current branches knowingly violate the Constitution that created them, provided their rules and set their limits.

Rethinking War on Islam: War on "parts" of Islam, or, Unlimited War.  Rethinking War on Islam may mean a perpetual state of war, for Islam's evil cannot be separated out.

Reconciliation with God, through a good Confession with Absolution. Repentance, resolve, confession, absolution, penance, and uplifting, EXHILARATING Reconciliation.

Gay Marriage: What the hell is gay about it?  It isn't Gay Marriage, it's Homosexual Marriage.  If you surrender the language you lose.

"We are not the World Police" say the Lefties.  So, if not us, then who?  In the absence of Police, including World Police, what happens?  The criminals come out to play.

Do we have an Anti-American President?  A Pro-Islam, Anti-Christian,
Redistributionist, Utopian, Pro-Illegal Alien, quite consistently Anti-American, President Obama?

The Three Big Ideas competing in global geopolitics today. The Three Big Ideas, and a Fourth one: aggressive, militant atheism, or secularism.

World War III is beginning, and the Big News is the "News"?  The world is tumbling into global war, but Journalism is all atwitter about Brian Williams.  Go figure.

Babbling Christianity: The Loss of Unity in the Christian Message.  Is some New Testament "Tower of Babble" moment behind babbling Christianity's ever increasing disunity?

Obama Lies Again.  So what else is new?  "My work is done here; Hi-Yo Silver, and Away!" ... Who was that Masked Marxist?

On the lost human virtue of Industry. From Industry to Indolence: how the most industrious nation in history has slipped into almost pure sloth.

Another Obama act of Treason?  Well, ho-hum, heavy sigh and here we go again.  He lives for Treason.  Bringing Constitutional America down is his whole purpose for being.

All the anti Capitalist lies in Marxist propaganda.  Most old Marxist anti-Capitalist lies are now common "academic truths" in formal education and news reporting.

Why is our whole culture going to pot?  It's our morality, stupid.  Every cultural thing - law, order, decency, indecency, salvation, damnation - hangs on a recognized cultural morality.

The Truth about Islam, finally, in a homily at Mass.  You never hear the unvarnished truth about Islam, or other evils, from Catholic clerics.  Maybe that's finally changing.

Presenting the Renamed Reintroduction of Thinking-Catholic-Strategic-Center.  The conversion to the Catholic American Thinker name is now complete.

War Begets War: It's About Islam; It Always Was.  Undoing Islamic Lies of "Peaceful" Moslem Propagandizers.

Undoing Evil: Unraveling the sly "Good Intentions" destroying the West.  Undoing Evil means reversing Political Correctness and Amorality, and returning to Pure Meritocracy.

The argument within Islam, and about Islam, regarding the true nature of Islam.  The true nature of Islam: Ron Paul, King Saud, Ali Khamenei, Comrade Obama, all have their versions.

Letter to an American Warrior, from an old American Citizen, with Love.  An old man's advice to a young man, sent in a letter to an American Warrior.

All the Unintended Consequences: What makes us think they were unintended?  If every single thing done by someone has unintended consequences, the consequences were intended.

The French Islamophobia: Was it real?  Or is Islam really something to be feared?  If the French Islamophobia turns out to have been warranted, what about ours?

You're gonna hold their feet to the fire?  What fire?  They're laughing at you.   You can't hold Republicrat's feet to the fire.  They are the fireproof new political nobility.

What would War on Islam look like?  Would victory even be possible?   With what successful overall strategy could we wage war on an ideology?

On the Anti-Church metastasizing within the Roman Catholic hierarchy.  The anti-Church within the Church: the anti-Papal agenda advancing even in the Vatican itself.

The Required Radical American Re-Revolution. Or, Re-Constitution.It took 100+ years to radicalize Constitutional America. It will take a radical re-revolution to bring it back to sanity.

On the "inevitability" of a Perfect Global Government in a "New World Order".  Is this "New World Order" idea divinely inspired, or is it the ongoing work of Satan?

The Judas Complex: How a traitor may not recognized his own treason.  The Judas Complex explains how Judas Iscariot - like many a modern day Bishop - compromised with the world.

Christmas 2014: Hope is Reborn; Salvation has come into the world.  The Christmas 2014 Turning Point: The Kingdom is upon us; our King is among us.

On Theory Dominating Substance, in science, religion, morality, and culture.  Everywhere we look, we see the theoretical trumping the substantial, up and down the line.

A Personal Relationship with Jesus Christ deepens faith and faith commitment.  A Personal Relationship with America deepens love of country and patriotic commitment.

The 2014 Mid-Term Elections Cometh: Here we go again.  Next Tuesday, the 2014 Mid-Term Elections are upon us.  What are we going to do about it?

Anathematizing anathema: the predictable result of the denial of evil.  In a world that denies the existence of evil, anathematizing anathema itself is the only anathema allowed.

The Ebola Setup: Another possible trigger for the final revolution?  The purposeful government infection of America, through the Ebola setup.  Why?

Work at home jobs that have had me.  A long, costly and unsuccessful run at work from home jobs that didn't work for us.

Truth versus Agenda addresses the simplest of problems greatly complexified.  Truth versus Agenda examines the contest between reality and its opposition.

Vic has Iron Weights for sale; Mama says they have to go.  Lots of iron weights for sale; all have to go at once, in one sale.

The challenge describes Capitalism as illusory and Marxism as solid.  The mixture of religion just adds to the confusion of all good realists.

Indifferentism and Moral Relativism eats away at Catholic Culture.  Catholicism stands against Indifferentism. Where do you stand?

My poor old truck is again starting to look like a poor old truck.  After half-a-million miles, we're now approaching another decision time; another paint job, or a new truck.

Battle Line: Where the advancing secular army meets Judaeo-Christian moral norms.  The Secular Position (or Agenda) involves Proactive, Aggressive Anti-Theism, and not merely "neutral" Atheism.

A return to the American Ideal means a severe reduction in Government.  To return to positive growth and progress means, necessarily, purging our nation from all Marxist-Socialist philosophical influence and a return to the American Ideal.

Why this hatred of Palin? What galls modern women of the Left about Sarah Palin?  The blind hatred of Palin we’re seeing expressed is not merely because of hatred and intolerance of the pro-life religious moral standard.

A Palin Parker Ticket? My Dream Candidates for 2012.  Why a Palin Parker ticket is better than any professional politician Republican ticket you can come up with for 2012.

Elitism Vs Palinism: Why the Left and the Elites Loath and Fear Sarah Palin.  It isn’t just Marxism Vs Palinism; it’s also established intellectual elitism vs Palinism. The elite need someone to look down upon.

How is it that opposing amnesty for millions of illegal aliens is "arrogant"? If my pro-Catholic, pro-American, anti-alternative-ethos position is "arrogant," then, exactly what is the position of those who claim superiority or even equality with it?

Here we see Bush family class captured in a simple private citizen’s photo.  George W. (and Mrs.) Bush quietly demonstrate Bush family class without hoopla or fanfare.

Marxists love crisis, and they love an oil spill crisis most of all.  Marxists even create and drive crisis.  Their favorite crisis of all must be the Oil Spill Crisis, which is even better than a Banking Crisis.

American Military Assault Weapons originally intended in the 2nd Amendment. To miss the point of the 2nd Amendment is to miss the point of the whole Constitution.

For God and Country – More Thoughts on America, and on National Existence.  For God and Country: Comparisons of martyrdom and heroism, Sovereign Nationhood Vs. Internationalism, distinct people-hood Vs. the Global Village, and Godliness Vs. godlessness.

The Godless Left leads the young and naive to their utopian Hell.  For an honest comparison of the effects on youth, we need to look to the history of the Godless Left versus the Religious Right.

The Rabbi Meir Kahane Open Letter to the World is a must read.  No decent world history course is complete without the Rabbi Meir Kahane Open Letter to the World.

Aleksandr I.Solzhenitsyn warns the American Worker and American organized labor.  Solzhenitsyn speaks to us as a worker from the “Worker’s Paradise” of Communism; words of warning for all who understand the meaning of the word Liberty.

World Revolution returns with a vengeance: the rebirth of Marxism.  Marxist world revolution returns, and faces far less opposition than in 1848 or the period between the Great Wars.

Our argument against public despair, hopelessness and pessimism re the future.  Despair is a mortal sin, the opposite of the virtue of hope; it is a sin unto the death of the soul, a repudiation and rejection of God’s grace.

On Threats to America's National Existence.  A look at the nature of our national existence, what makes us America, physical threats to that, and the possibility of just going out of existence.

On the ethics of language: English dictionary Vs. Political-Correctness taboos.  Language evolves, yet morals are (or should be) fixed. This poses questions re the ethics of language.

Thinking Catholic direction: threats to America, Church, Ethos, even History.  The Thinking Catholic Direction is multi-faceted, facing threats to American National Existence, Catholic Liturgy, our common Guiding Ethos - emphasis changes to meet the threat of the moment.

Catholics learn and practice Glossalalia, in the Life In The Spirit seminars.  Life in the Spirit seminars, fueling the Catholic Charismatic renewal, bring tongue-speaking "Glossalalia" and being "Slain in the Spirit", into Catholicism.

The website is going on hold for at least the next five weeks.  Business calls, and I must respond. Will be traveling, and not taking the laptop this time.

Current Website Status.  Still too busy for individual responses to questions, comments & criticisms.

Our 2006 Ohio Voter Guide.  The choices are quite clear, and the 2006 Ohio Voter Guide was easy to produce

On carrying my Lord, Jesus Christ, in my pocket.  As a Eucharistic Minister, I am on occasion carrying the Lord Jesus in my pocket. It's a wondrous thing.

A 2006 Christmas and Hanukkah wish.  May the Holy Days we celebrate remind us all of who we are, and how we are different from other peoples.

Current Democratic Party platform reveals anti-Semitic streak among Liberals.  In their voting, their speechifying, and in the slant of their controlled mainstream media reporting, the current Democratic Party Platform is made clear to all observers.

The "Left", and The DaVinci Code, The Passion, and Cartoons of Mohammed.  You can tell a lot about a movement by its public words. The Passion?  "Unreservedly Bad."  The DaVinci Code?  "Unreservedly Good." Anything to do with Islam?  "No Comment."

Who's driving the Health Care bus? Health insurance companies grading doctors?  Health insurance companies grading doctors: a legitimized conflict of interest.  A preparatory step toward the nationalization of the health insurance industry?

On the forced use of medical boiler plate language rather than simple notes.  The "little dictators" from insurance companies and government bureaucracies force MDs to use stilted, verbose, medical boiler plate language in their own documentation.

Home For Christmas 2008.  Website Getting Active Again.

Hydrogen power could be, and should be, the wave of our automotive future.Any move toward hydrogen power is a move toward a cleaner and more efficient fuel, and away from our dangerous dependency on oil.

Thoughts in remembrance of 09/11/2001, five years later.  The changing shape of the war, the changing shape of the enemy.

The Jewish Shabbat. Description of Jewish Shabbat (Sabbath) from my Holy Land item supplier.

Kerry lies again, and then lies about his lies, in concert with the SLIMC.There he goes again! Kerry lies again and again about American servicemen and veterans; he just can't help himself.

Kerry's Lies: The Old, Vietnam-Era Anti-War Chickens are Comming Home to Roost.   POW Lawsuit Could Force Kerry To Come Clean - by George "Bud" Day, Chairman, Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation.

What's going on with Mel Gibson? Is he really an anti-Semite?I am surprised that Mel Gibson is an alcolholic. But I am never surprised at any words that come out of the mouth of any drunk.

Still Worrying Over NuVo Consequences.  The Holidays have gone by, several days have passed, and the SANE NuVo Initiative still stands pat.

The Dem's October Surprise involves another flip-flop of their public "standard"  The clearly pro-sodomy Party that openly seeks the "Gay" vote goes Victorian for another pre-election October Surprise ploy.

Some Problems with NuVo: the so-called Null-Vote Initiative.  A "philosophical" movement aimed at keeping religious conservatives from voting? Seriously? Let me state my problems with NuVo.

Come, let us sit and reason together.  Jews and Christians of various stripe and spot can say to each other, 'Come, let us sit and reason together.' But we can't do that with the Moslems.

Regarding SANE works dropping NuVo: Nul Vote Initiative dies with a whimper.  If you can't really present a good argument, sit down.  On SANE Works dropping the NuVo Initiative: a program that works hard to SOUND pro-American while ACTING to oppose American National Existence.

Even experts grossly underestimate the Marxist zeal of the American Left.  The sharp Left turn happened in the Hoover-FDR era, and the Marxism of the American Left has been deepening ever since.

Thinking American, in a nutshell: When one has lots to say, but time is limited.  The older I get, the busier I get. Answering multiple questions as a thinking American, but in a hurry.

"We are an Easter People, and Hallelujah is our Song." (John Paul the Great).  Our absolutely unique and singular Easter story, and the incredible force with which it struck human history.

Witnessing, grieving and weeping for our dieing culture.  What might it take to call a whole people back from the brink of cultural death?

If we have an inherent right to something, then, who must supply it?   Rights and Responsibilities exist in paired sets; a right does not exist in the absence of a related responsibility.   If indeed we have a right to our job, then, someone must provide it.  Who?

So how come we have all these homeless people if our system is so great?  The strong "Utopian Idealist" firmly believes that absolute worldly perfection is actually possible.   Therefore, there should never be any such thing as a hungry or homeless person.

Taking a look at Illegal Immigration and Tax Problem solutions.  In our view, the minimum wage and income tax have outlived their usefulness, and only contribute to the illegal alien problem.

First journal / blog entries when the thinking catolic blog first opened up.  Notes to readers about what I was doing.

On-going WebSite work and planned WebPages as of 09/07/2006  Adding items to book store.

Vic's busted finger status - life goes on.  Another busted finger status report, since the original one rolled off of the 50-entry BLOG update records.

Website Status as of 02/05/2009.  No more Bookstore; no more Contact Me; no more complexity.

Website Status 03-09-2009.  Just a note to bring you up to date on website status 03-09-2009.

Website Status 04/06/2009.  Busy driving daily now; most website work will be weekend and as available.

The Plastic Bags and Eco Doom theory: will plastic bags end life as we know it?  Plastic Bag and Eco Doom predictions tell us that plastic grocery and garbage bags will still be buried in the land fills and dumps a thousand years from now.  Well … so what?

Farewell Smokey Biorseth; Rest In Peace. Hello Coal Biorseth; Welcome Home.  As we were laying our beloved Smokey Biorseth to rest in his grave beside the lilies, a carbon-copy of Smokey, in younger form, emerged from the lilies.

Honky Biorseth really runs this house.  If you want to know what's in any cabinet in the house, just ask Honky Biorseth.

Kill the illegal alien marketplace, and illegal aliens will leave on their own.  Why should we "imagine" life with no Mexico?  Shouldn't the Mexicans be trying to imagine life without the USA?

More Marxist infiltration of higher education.  Public school and the media are not the only places dominated by Marxist thought; even Catholic institutions are infected.

Of Families and Fortunes, and Inheritance Vs. Redistribution.  Families and Fortunes are despised by Marxists, because Marxism demonizes the family, demonizes fortunes, and even demonizes profit.

Website Status Update 11/09/10  Just a Website status update; where we are and where we’re going.

Regarding the 2010 Tax Deal Pledge Breaker: Pledge? What Pledge?  How can Republican deal makers even face us? We need to hang a Tea Party target on all professional politicians for 2012.

Pray for peace in Jerusalem, and for deliverance of Israel from harm.  To pray for peace in Jerusalem is to pray for deliverance from Obama.

A tale of Promised Financial Melt-Down Debt Ceiling Nonsense and Happy Marxists.  Everyone, on both sides, believes the Debt Ceiling Nonsense. Why?

God and Nature: on the Nature of Things, established by the Creator of Things.  God and Nature: on man’s Perversion of the Nature of Things, even with the best of intentions.

Our Ohio voter Guide for the 2012 Election.  The 2l012 Ohio Voter Guide – The Choices Have Never Been Clearer, or more critical.

Evangelization enters the animal kingdom with the first bear prayer.  It is fitting that the first bear prayer would be a prayer of thanksgiving.

Is the Internet down in Lithuania?  Sudden loss of Lithuanian traffic suggests the internet is down in Lithuania.

The rise of the Femi Nazi Green Beret, and the decline of military victory.  The first Femi Nazi Green Beret will be awarded out of fairness, not excellence.

Food Insurance: Is this stuff really any good?  All of us conspiracy-theorizing, global-calamity doomsday-preppers need their Food Insurance.

We just had to try to do Robert Irvine's Plastic Wrapped Baby Back Ribs.  Put plastic wrapped baby back ribs in the oven?  What?  Are you nuts?

Thoughts on the first Eucharist, established by the Last Supper.  The first Eucharist was recognized by the Apostles for what it was on that holiest Holy Thursday.

Get behind these Tea Party Candidates.  The Constitution is not going to be restored to legal preeminence unless we replace leadership incumbents of BOTH PARTIES.

Ecce homo; Behold the man.   Ecce Homo.   Behold the Innocent Lamb, who takes away the sins of the world.

When your system slows down or hangs, it's time for a Total System Reboot.  America, the World, and even the Catholic Church may need a Total System Reboot.

Traditional Latin Tridentine Mass, offered at Assumption Grotto Church in  Detroit, Michigan.  Our deepest prayer, our highest form of worship, and the way God should be treated.

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The Vietnam War Proved the American News Media's Treacherous Anti-American Marxism.
Note the Military Assault Rifle common to the American Founding Era.

Atheist Genesis:

In the beginning there was nothing, and nothing happened to nothing.
And then nothing accidentally exploded and created everything.
And then some bits of everything accidentally encountered other bits of everything and formed some new kinds of everything.
And then some bits of everything accidentally arranged themselves into self-replicating bits of everything.
And then some self-replicating bits of everything accidentally arranged themselves into dinosaurs.
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