Godlessness: An un-reasoned, mal-directed, purposeless and pointless existence,
looking for a proper direction in all the wrong places.

Faith Versus Atheism.

Vic Biorseth, Sunday, August 22, 2010
http://www.CatholicAmericanThinker.com

The faith versus atheism contest once did not even exist. Then, it became a hot topic. Now, it rarely is even thought about. Atheism seems to have won by default.

“Don’t you hate people who have to bring God into everything?” is a common comment you might hear as an openly devout Christian departs from the group conversation.

”Don’t you hate people who have to divorce God from everything?” is a quiet thought I frequently have when conversing with elitists of one sort or another, whether the conversation revolves round science, politics, social problems, literature, music, art, gardening, animals, sports, cars, – anything at all. Once upon a time, God was everywhere; He still is, but what is different now is that, back then, everybody knew it. Today, most frequently, I feel like the Lone Ranger.

The Secularism movement has done its evil work well, and is still doing it. Most people think of the “secular” position to be somehow neutral and above the argument, and therefore the fair approach, to science, or whatever. It is not neutral, and it is not fair; it is evil. What secularism is, what it has been, what it still is, and what it is about is a purposeful, relentless and systematic excising and expunging of faith in God from mankind.

We talked about the breakup of philosophy into the now divorced sciences of theology and material science in the Modernist Heresy page, and we won’t belabor those points again here. And, we discussed the “advance” of knowledge, and it’s direction, in the Enlightenment and Scientism page, and we won’t go over all that again here. What this page will cover is some of the broader areas adversely affected by man’s rejection of God, and the attempt to put man in charge of nature, of man himself, and everything.

Arguments for God’s Existence. St. Thomas Aquinas presented five proofs, or reasoned arguments, supporting the existence of one and only one God in his Summa Theologica.

  1. The Unmoved Mover argument first presented by Aristotle, based on the fact that motion exists; things are moving. Any physical thing that is in motion requires something to have initiated that motion. Uncountable numbers of things are moving in many directions at many velocities; the argument says that there had to be one original movement to get it all going, and that primal first mover was God.
  2. The Uncaused Cause Aristotelian argument states that every action or motion had a cause, and at the beginning of all actions or movements must be an uncaused first cause of all other causes, which would be God.
  3. The Existence argument points to the beginning point of matter. What is matter, where did it come from, what is it doing here, why is there stuff that exists instead of nothing? Matter can be explained, catalogued, understood to a degree; but there had to be a first bit of substance, brought into being by something perhaps unsubstantial and certainly not understandable, which would be God.
  4. The Degrees of Perfection argument describes how things exist along a two dimensional plane with perfection at one and imperfection at the other, in accordance with the nature of the thing. Temperature, for instance, finds its highest degree of perfection in fire, and the lowest in a frozen state. Fire then, the perfect degree of temperature, is held to be the root source of all temperature. In a similar manner, all other things are held to have a root source that is perfect according to the nature of the thing. Among these things are Truth, goodness, honor, virtue, etc. The perfect root of all things would be God.
  5. The Teleological Argument, or the Argument Explaining Design defines the purpose (Greek Telos) clearly evident in the complex systems in existence. From atoms to solar-systems, from astrophysical phenomena to Human beings, everywhere man looks he sees incredibly complex working systems of matter, with purpose behind them. If one small thing changed, the system would not work. The atom would not hang together; the planet would not orbit its sun; the heart would not beat; reproduction would not occur; the moth could not fly; etc., etc., etc. Complexity with a purpose requires a design, and the designer of it all would be God.

These then were Aquinas’ arguments supporting the existence of God.

Arguments Refuting God’s Existence. Well, in a nutshell – there aren’t any. “You cannot provide empirical evidence for the existence of God” is all atheism has in its arsenal, disregarding even the fact that empiricism may only address the material, and not the ephemeral or other-worldly. “There is no other world” they say, as they theorize about worm-holes and alternate universes, and “there is no such thing as super-natural” as they delve into Freudian “repressed memory” and Jungian “collective consciousness” and even “psycho-kinesis” on the therapist’s couch.

Atheism has no empirical evidence supporting the non-existence of God, yet atheism believes, in the absence of any good evidences, that God does not exist. Atheism is thus a strictly faith based belief system, which is pretty close to the definition of a religion. Perhaps superstition might be a better word. Judeo-Christianity has its Revelation, in which God revealed Himself to man; and Judeo-Christianity has history, which strongly backs up it’s Revelation story, and Judeo-Christianity has strong logical arguments, as in the Aquinas arguments listed above. Atheism has only the thin pretense that there is no God. Standing in the midst of and as an integral part of an obvious intricate design, atheism flatly states that all of this just happened by accident.

Atheism is thus both a silly and dangerous superstition. Atheism is a strictly faith-based belief regarding the supernatural that cannot be backed up by any observations, material evidences or even logical arguments.

What the secularism movement has done to us over time is to get us to take our eyes off of what’s most important long enough to rearrange our priorities, so that what is most important has become least important, as we live our daily lives. We have lost track of the fact that the sins of the father are visited upon the son. The reason is that children raised up in abomination and sin are as disgusting to God as the abominable and sinful parents who raised them up. Thus, Moses lead his people forty years before sending them across the Jordan, so that an entire generation would perish first. We see this again and again in Scripture.

[26] As it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of man.
[27] They ate, they drank, they married, they were given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.
[28] Likewise as it was in the days of Lot -- they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built,
[29] but on the day when Lot went out from Sodom fire and sulphur rained from heaven and destroyed them all --
[30] so will it be on the day when the Son of man is revealed.
(Luke 17)

[1] But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction.
[2] And many will follow their licentiousness, and because of them the way of truth will be reviled.
[3] And in their greed they will exploit you with false words; from of old their condemnation has not been idle, and their destruction has not been asleep.
[4] For if God did not spare the angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of nether gloom to be kept until the judgment;
[5] if he did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a herald of righteousness, with seven other persons, when he brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly;
[6] if by turning the cities of Sodom and Gomor'rah to ashes he condemned them to extinction and made them an example to those who were to be ungodly;
[7] and if he rescued righteous Lot, greatly distressed by the licentiousness of the wicked
[8] (for by what that righteous man saw and heard as he lived among them, he was vexed in his righteous soul day after day with their lawless deeds),
[9] then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trial, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment,
[10] and especially those who indulge in the lust of defiling passion and despise authority. Bold and wilful, they are not afraid to revile the glorious ones,
[11] whereas angels, though greater in might and power, do not pronounce a reviling judgment upon them before the Lord.
[12] But these, like irrational animals, creatures of instinct, born to be caught and killed, reviling in matters of which they are ignorant, will be destroyed in the same destruction with them,
[13] suffering wrong for their wrongdoing. They count it pleasure to revel in the daytime. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their dissipation, carousing with you.
[14] They have eyes full of adultery, insatiable for sin. They entice unsteady souls. They have hearts trained in greed. Accursed children!
[15] Forsaking the right way they have gone astray; they have followed the way of Balaam, the son of Be'or, who loved gain from wrongdoing,
[16] but was rebuked for his own transgression; a dumb ass spoke with human voice and restrained the prophet's madness.
[17] These are waterless springs and mists driven by a storm; for them the nether gloom of darkness has been reserved.
[18] For, uttering loud boasts of folly, they entice with licentious passions of the flesh men who have barely escaped from those who live in error.
[19] They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption; for whatever overcomes a man, to that he is enslaved.
[20] For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world through the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overpowered, the last state has become worse for them than the first.
[21] For it would have been better for them never to have known the way of righteousness than after knowing it to turn back from the holy commandment delivered to them.
[22] It has happened to them according to the true proverb, The dog turns back to his own vomit, and the sow is washed only to wallow in the mire.
(2 Peter 2)

We are doing again, and again, what the Jews did before us, again, and again. Read Jeremiah if you don’t believe me. Whole peoples turned from God, and whole peoples were severely punished for it. Whole peoples turned back to God, and whole peoples were rewarded for it. We need to look at what’s happening here today and recognize why.

The First Turning Away. Because God wanted man to love God, man was made in the image of God, with free will. Free will is required to love; without free will, there can be no love. Therefore, free will allowed man to not love God, and to make his own choices. In Genesis 3 we first hear the smooth, reassuring, sophisticated voice of the serpent, “Did God say, “you shall not eat of any tree of the garden?”” followed by the temptation that was camouflaged as a revelation: “You shall not die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

Making God out to be a liar, and pretending to educate man into a new set of knowledge by which man might hope to make himself to be like God, knowing good and evil.

To be like God is to be able to disregard God, to some degree. Perhaps totally. This set the pattern, and set the stage, so to speak, for many repetitions of the same story. The whole notion is to be like God, to be in charge, to take over. To put God aside.

Note this well. When man seeks to be like God, knowing good and evil, he always tends to define evil down, and to define good down, until there is virtually no difference between good and evil. There are only “outcomes” that may only be judged worthy or unworthy, by the mood of the moment. God does not change; His Revelation and His Gospel Message do not change; His recorded holy Scripture does not change; so then, how is it that, over time, good and evil can change?

Man changes; and when man makes himself like God, knowing good and evil, good and evil change. Man then raises up his children in iniquity.

Results of Man Centered Programs. We don’t have to look too far back into history, or even to far around ourselves this very day, to see the results of moving God out of the social conversation and allowing Man to take charge of everything.

Did you ever wonder how it ever came to be that very nearly a whole people, in Hitler’s Germany, could, even at first, welcome such an obviously evil national mission? Look at all the veterans of the various lauded German military units with the name SS attached to them. These were the units assigned to execute “The Final Solution” to “The Jewish Problem.” How could so many good men stoop to such depravity as these men demonstrated in carrying out their orders? The answer is that they were no longer good men. They had become Nazis, and Nazis are not good men. They were an abomination.

Germany had undergone a systematic secularization process, began with the Kaiser’s Socialism, continued under the Marxism-tinged Weimar Republic, and perfected, by man, not by God, under Hitler’s National Socialist Worker’s Party. God was disregarded in Germany. Men thought they had become like God, knowing good and evil, and men were in charge of everything. And now we can all look back at what those men did.

No form of Marxism – not as experienced in Germany, not as in Russia, not as in China, not as experienced anywhere, ever – can peacefully coexist side-by-side with the Judeo-Christian Ethos, the clear morality established in the hearts and minds of believers by God. For the Marxist rule that says that “The Ends Justify The Means” flies in the face of God’s law, and God’s law lies at the root of all morality. And, I would say, sanity.

Before one may be a true Marxist one must first be a true Atheist.

Any Marxist, by any name, including Socialist, Fascist, Nazi, Liberal, Progressive, Democrat, Redistributionist, Egalitarian, Leninist, Trotskyite, Stalinist, whatever, is first of all an atheist, and any claims at religiosity are lies committed for political reasons. Because for Marxists, the ends justify the means, and all of their posturing, pretenses, play-acting and lying are therefore justified in their Marxist minds. They have made themselves like God, knowing good and evil, and the rest of us should recognize that, shut up and listen to them.

Human history is loaded down with characters who either denounced God or didn’t even consider Him, as they assumed themselves to be like God, knowing good and evil. Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, established notions of racist eugenics as a worthy “scientific” goal, to actually remake man in another image, because she was like God, knowing good and evil. Hitler carried it a step further, and set a goal of remaking The World in another image, because he was like God, knowing good and evil. Every Marxist dictator in history set the goal of remaking the socio-political order, (at the least,) in another image, because he was like God, knowing good and evil.

The Demonic Seeds of Atheism. I have argued strongly against the quasi-religion of Darwinism all over this Website, but most importantly in three separate Webpages:

Definition Of Darwinism
Argument Refuting Darwinism
Darwinism In Detail

At the moment, the silly superstition of Darwinism dominates scientific consensus among all of TTRSTF4 , in the whole world! And we have this universal consensus despite, as has already been shown, the total lack of evidence, fossil or otherwise, the lack of experiment, even the lack of any observation of any speciation event. By anyone. Ever. Including Darwin. We have yet to see so much as a coherent argument supporting Darwinism.

All we have, among holders of this silly superstition, are the two major denominations of Darwinism. First, we have the old-school, GESGOEAEOT2 gradualism, or, fundamentalist denomination. And, we have the newer and more avant-garde PEWAG3 school, or denomination, as you prefer. Neither sub-theory has a shred of empirical evidence to back it up. Both are therefore strictly un-empirical faith-based belief systems, which may be religious or superstitious, depending on how you define religion. They most certainly are not science. But, you see, when God is out of the picture, and man is like God, knowing good and evil, man can redefine science any way he wants to. And he has.

I have argued strongly against the quasi-religion of Freudianism all over this Website, but most importantly in three separate Webpages:

Definition Of Freudianism
Argument Refuting Freudianism
Freudianism In Detail

At the moment, the silly superstition of Freudianism dominates scientific consensus among all of TTRSTF4 in psychiatry, psychoanalysis and even psychology, in the whole world! And we have this universal consensus despite, as has already been shown, the total lack of evidence, the lack of experiment, even the lack of any observation of any repressed memory or of any subconscious mind. By anyone. Ever. Including Freud. We have yet to see so much as a coherent argument supporting Freudianism.

Those who hold to Freudian theory hold to a strictly un-empirical faith-based belief system which, again, is closer to a religious belief or a silly superstition than to science. But Freudians have put God aside; assuming that they are like God, knowing good and evil; they therefore make up their own truth, and they back each other up. It’s called peer review.

I have argued strongly against the quasi-religion of Marxism all over this Website, but most importantly in three separate Webpages:

Definition Of Marxism
Argument Refuting Marxism
Marxism In Detail

At the moment, the silly superstition of Marxism dominates scientific consensus among all of TTRSTF4 in economics, sociology and even history, in the whole world! And we have this universal consensus despite, as has already been shown, the total lack of economic success, the lack of social success, even the lack of any equality or of any social justice or any other goal envisioned by Marxism. By anyone. Ever. Including Marx. We have yet to see so much as a coherent argument supporting Marxism.

In point of fact, Marxism has resorted to hideous lies to promote itself, as can be seen in the Great Communist Lie Webpage. Every single thing Marxism claims about itself is a flagrant lie. Not one thing about it is true. But, Marxists believe they have made themselves like God, knowing good and evil, and they make their own “truth.”

Worldly Perfection, or, Utopia, or, man-made Heaven right here on earth, is what atheism strives for. American faith, which is Judeo-Christian faith, says that perfection is not of this world, but of the next. That we can achieve Paradise, which is to say, close communion with God, by making good use of our God given free will and loving God in this life. Atheism says there is no God, man has become like God, knowing good and evil, and man can make himself, his environment, his entire world, and perhaps eventually, his universe, perfect, in some new imagined image.

Darwinism-born eugenics envisions the selective breeding of perfected forms of man, to make man perfect, in a new image. Freudian-born psycho-analysis envisions helping the natural evolution of the human psyche to make perfect minds, in a new image. Marxian-born social science envisions making a new and perfect socio-economic order, in which history will stop, society will be perfected and man will be perennially happy, in a new image.

Atheism-born scientism envisions controlling climate and weather, once it forces you to buy an electric car, your stubborn neighbor to finally change all his light bulbs, and your cousin to properly recycle, making the earth and its weather perfect, in a completely new image. Now, the famous Stephen Hawking announces that man has perhaps from 100 to 1,000 years to evacuate the earth and colonize other planets, and he has no doubt that man can do that, and achieve perfection, in a new image of human life.

I submit that it’s all a lie. Perfection is not of this word, but the next.

Is there a valid argument for atheism? The world population is overwhelmingly comprised of people who profess a religion of some kind. There are well over two billion Christians in the world. Well over one billion of them are Catholics. Some 86% of America is Christian. One out of every four Americans is a Catholic. Everywhere you go on earth, from rain forest to major metropolis, atheism is a minority. Even Russia, in its blackest hours, still had a majority of Christians, many of them hiding their faith from the authorities. Atheism is merely an opinion, based on nothing other than a belief. It has no revelation, no empirical or historical evidences, not even a logical argument for it’s claim. Yet it dominates science, journalism, education, academia, entertainment, social commentary and politics, almost everywhere.

In the face of overwhelming world opinion, atheism expects us all to just roll over and accept atheism as fact, rather than even considering what faith has to say for itself. Elitism recognizes no trend except those elitism sets and maintains. That is the nature of elitism. Atheism is arrogant, and assumes the world is too stupid to understand the unfounded claims of atheism.

This Website is getting kind of long of tooth; it’s been around awhile, and it has been arguing against atheism and atheists in all sorts of pages on all sorts of topics. There has not been one good, logical and coherent argument supporting atheism ever submitted anywhere on this site, and I’ve never heard or read one anywhere else. Yet, as a faith system, it seems – that is, it appears – to dominate everywhere. Why?

Atheism owns the media; atheism has a very loud voice. That’s it.

Now, I’m just a simple working man. I am a local delivery driver. It would please me to no end if some Ivey-League educated super intellectual with lots of advanced degrees and lots of letters after his name would offer a concise, coherent, logical explanation of how atheism makes any sense at all, and exactly how atheism might even be possible. It has never happened yet, and I won’t be holding my breath until it happens.

Where is God in your life? Are you like God, knowing good and evil? Do you make your own truth? Is whatever is right or wrong for you not necessarily right or wrong for your neighbor, or your child, or your fellow soldier, or your shipmate, or your political representative, or your pastor? Is abortion not for you, but you believe in “choice” for somebody else? Do you know right from wrong, or do you make up your own rules, like everybody else? Is it every man for himself morality here? Or does God still rule.

How does education, the media, the entertainment you watch treat your American religion? As a joke, with contempt and mockery? How do you treat it? With contempt and mockery? With lukewarm-ness?

What kind of a people are we?

God has not moved.

We – you and I – have got to change things here. But, in this discussion, I’m putting it all on you, because you cannot depend on me. It is time to turn, and it is time to stand.

This is America, and this is the place. This is the time. You are the one.

If not here, where? If not now, when? If not you, who?

You have got to turn this around. If you don’t do it. it wont’ get done.

” … Nevertheless, when the Son of man comes, will he find faith on earth?” – Luke 18:8

Two things more need to be said:

  1. The Kingdom is upon you.
  2. He is coming.



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Vic:

Thank you for your writing. I am very much enjoying going over your site. Keep it up!

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How can you be so certain of your belief in God? 


Date:  Sat Jan 18 05:40:11 2014
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Diane:

How can you not be? 

Regards,

Vic


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Changes pursuant to changing the website URL and name from 
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Pulled the trigger on the 301 MOVE IT option June 1, 2014. Working my way through all the webpages.  . 

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Real Freedom.
The nature of Freedom, in Concept and in actual Fact

Tradition and Moral Discipline Vs. Impulsiveness, Popular Fad and Moral Chaos.
America was born of tradition and moral discipline, and she changes for the best when the process is steady and natural.

Proper catechesis is the glue that keeps the Church and the People Catholic.
Lack of proper education may cost you your liberty; lack of proper catechesis may cost you your soul.

Faith versus Atheism: Is atheism really just a silly superstition?
The Faith versus Atheism argument is at the root of every other important argument.

It's The Inquisition Myth, Vs. the various Catholic and Protestant Inquisitions.
On the history of the inquisitions (plural) that existed, and The Inquisition, which did not. The Inquisition Myth became a handy club with which to abuse Catholicism and Catholic history.

The Galileo Inquisition: Contemporary Icon for the Enlightenment and Scientism.
The Galileo Inquisition was no small affair at the time, but over the centuries it has grown and become a club with which to beat the Church, and to promote the myth of the "Dark" ages.

The Christian Medieval Crusade, the preceding events, and the aftermath.
The Medieval Crusade describes what is popularly called The Crusades; Christendom's attempt at self defence, and the freeing of the Holy Land.

The Infamous Byzantine 4th Crusade: A Total Failure in Direction and Purpose.
In the Byzantine 4th Crusade we find classic results of intrigues, sub-plots and greed overpowering and taking over good intention.

Artificial Contraception: Tool of Materialism with which to destroy Monotheism.
Acceptance of Artificial Contraception marked the single most destructive turning point in the history of Western Culture, marking the end of moral norms, foretelling tolerance of anything at all.

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.

Returning to American Founding Principles offers a return to national salvation.
American Founding Principles are reawakened by the mortal threat to the nation posed by Obamunism.

The Fracturing of Christianity: loss of unity of message and teaching authority
The history of the Fracturing of Christianity amplifies the need for ecumenism and healing among men of good will.

Getting ready for Paczki Tuesday. Paczki Tuesday is the old time European version of Fat Tuesday.

What is it that makes us uniquely Catholic? What defines a Catholic culture? Our baptism and our faith make us Catholic, but it is through the living out of our faith that we build and participate in the larger Catholic culture.

More American Imperial Edicts Issuing Forth out of Obamunism. Archbishop Schnurr joins Rick Santorum in identifying American Imperial Edicts from this administration.

Bringing the Liturgy Back to the Real Vatican II. Cardinal Burke Comments on Sacra Liturgia Conference

The Church calls us all to Catholic Evangelism; how do we do that? Catholic Evangelism comes easier than Protestant variants because it has its base in Truth.

Fallen away Catholics may be America's largest Christian denomination. An appeal to Fallen Away Catholics: Christ is calling you home. 

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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.
See?

(See The Darwinism Pages)

Torn and tattered, bruised and battered, but still flying high.

General Commentary Pages
Various unrelated topics that stirred thought and provoked writing (or quoting) at one time or another. The Everything Else Bucket. 

Explaining the word "Catholic" in Catholic American Thinker. How do does the Catholic American Thinker retain distinctly Catholic identity and free thinking within mostly Protestant American culture?

Argument: The Good, The Bad and The Pointless. On the Reasoned Argument.  (In the absence of reason, there is no valid argument.)

Political Parties: Redirecting allegiance away from the nation. Political Parties demand first obedience to the Party, not to the Constitution, slowly poisoning the nation.

Agent Provocateurs: Manipulated manipulators inflaming Ferguson MO. The agent provocateurs are defrauded fools defrauding and fooling a dumbed-down populace.

Treacherous Cronyism is bringing Western Civilization down, from the inside. America, Christianity, Judaism, ALL, are being laid low from within, via Treacherous Cronyism.

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.

Can we find actual Evil inside the Catholic Church?  Well, why not?  The war between Satan's kingdom (the World) and the Kingdom of God, and Evil inside the Catholic Church.

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

The "Top Down" Catholic Revolution by Bishops Against Established Doctrine. The "Bottom Up" Catholic Revolution by Laymen For Established Doctrine.

On PC Stupidassery: Political Correctness Insanity. PC Stupidassery; a Political Platform, supported by indoctrination, propaganda and a fooled population.

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 Judeo-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", to 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 Imigration 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 catholic 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 no such thing as 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 Lithanian 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.

Tea-Party-Candidates-04-18-2014.  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.

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