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Let us speak of Faith and Reason

Vic Biorseth, http://www.CatholicAmericanThinker.com

Come in; sit here; let me get you some refreshment.

Reason and Faith naturally go together. People of Faith most usually may be said to be reasonable people. Knowing that is why, unlike most of my neighbors, I actually enjoy the rare visits of Jehovah's Witnesses and Mormon missionaries and any other evangelizers who ring my doorbell. I just love to talk about Jesus, even when the discussion may be contentious because of my strong Catholic orthodoxy. I love to listen to them, and then, in my turn, explain the Catholic view of the same point.

Once, quite some time back, one of my neighbors clued me into how he had "saved" me from the torments of some of these potentially forceful evangelizers. When they rang his doorbell, he got rid of them quickly, and while he was at it, pointed out my house and advised them to avoid it, because it was occupied by devout Catholics who would not like to hear what they had to say. So they never even rang my bell. When I tried to gently explain that I don't mind these visits, in fact, I enjoy them, his changing facial expression indicated that he was taking a different meaning than I was trying to communicate. He was now seeing me as the spider, and the door-to-door evangelists as flies. From then on, he would encourage them to go to my house, anticipating that I might convert them.

Heavy sigh. Well, however they come to my door, I will talk to them. But it is extremely unlikely that any of them will be converted to Catholicism. They are already exceptionally strong in their faith, which is why they proactively knock on other people's doors to pass it on. None that I've ever talked to appeared ready to give up their faith, although many if not most were somewhat shaken to meet a Catholic with a Bible and a Concordance and a solid theological background. The most I've been able to do is plant some seeds in some reasonable minds; the Holy Ghost takes it from there.

All that being said, it must be recognized that there are no absolutes regarding the relationship between faith and reason as applied to individual minds, and collective faith-minds, if I may use that term and apply it to any given religion. I'm sure that on any given day you may find an unreasonable Catholic, or an unreasonable Jew, or an unreasonable Lutheran. You may even be able to point out an unreasonable rabbi or preacher or priest or bishop. Still, the statement may be made correctly that, in general, Jews and Christians are reasonable people who are tolerant enough to listen to another view. Some, perhaps, out of mere politeness, but more out of their human nature, which draws them to reason.

Discounting light acquaintances and those known only in fairly formal business relationships, I have known very few people of "non-American" faiths. I've known one Hindu, who seemed a quite reasonable woman. Most of the Vietnamese I've known were Catholics; a few were Buddhist; all were reasonable. But Jews and Christians share a special bond stemming from the Old Testament that makes us more at home in each other's company than that of others. Once, we were all as One, but then, Jesus came to Earth. As we read in Luke, beginning in 12:49,

"I came to cast fire upon the earth; and would that it were already kindled! I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how I am constrained until it is accomplished! Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division; for henceforth in one house there will be five divided, three against two and two against three; they will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against her mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law."

I've heard lots of people give lots of interpretations to those verses. One is that our Lord was talking about was His call to follow Him, given to people raised in the Jewish Tradition. To turn away from the Old (Kosher) Law and become Christian. Now, imagine being there, that day, when He said those words. And then, imagine going home and telling mom and dad, who never heard of this Jesus. Would it not bring division into the house? Another is His call to follow Him, given today, to whomever reads or hears His call to follow Him, regardless of what tradition or faith they were raised in. If a married person hears His call and seeks to obey, yet is married to another who does not hear His call or does not obey, does that also not bring division into their house?

And yet, we are called to follow Him, regardless of resistance by friends, relatives, parents, even spouses. And, responding to His call, possessing faith, many who answer the call are still impelled to try and reason with others, out of love. Some will not hear; some will become increasingly belligerent and less reasonable on the matter. Nobody likes a Jesus freak. Thus are we seemingly destined to be divided into two folds, one against the other. Some are better persuaders than others; some are better listeners than others; many will not speak; many will not hear.

In general, even after two thousand years, we can still sit down and talk about it, or, even if the topic is off limits, we can at least be polite to each other when we meet. So it is between Christians and Jews; so it is between Protestants and Catholics; so it is between members of houses divided by faith differences. We share in common some very important things, chief among them, faith, although it may vary in it's expression, and tradition, and a common guiding moral ethos.

Faithlessness Versus Reason

As we move away from the faith community and into the realm of the SLIMC1 , and of general Secularism, dialectic materialism, Marxism and other forms of radical atheism, we see reason increasingly overshadowed by intense ideology. You will find few more faithful devotees of their faith-belief belief system than confirmed atheists.

Believing Christians and Jews can discuss and consider Aquinas' Five Proofs of God, but a confirmed atheist will not even listen to Aquinas' good and sound arguments. They know that God does not exist; the fact that they cannot prove that He does not exist does not faze them in the least. They are quite certain, by faith alone, in the absolute absence of any proof, that God does not exist. I think we will all agree that this is a quite unreasonable position, and that these people, having no real argument at all, appear to lack reason.

Which partially explains their obvious intolerance and insensitivity to the faith-systems of the majority. They speak of us as if they fear us; they refer to us as the Religious Right Wing when what we are is an overwhelming majority of the population. To them, any believer is suspect, and not to be trusted, due solely to having faith. Only the faithless are to be trusted. (They do not see atheism as a faith system, or themselves as faithful people.) In open defiance of our First Amendment Constitutional right to freedom of religious expression, they seek to legally religiously cleanse the American public square of any and all Christian expression. And they do so while demonizing us as some kind of tiny minority radical fringe group, like them.

They oppose majority rule by surreptitiously commandeering and using the courts and using them to strike-down representative law and "interpret", i.e., illegally legislate, new and unrepresentative law, thus getting their minority way while avoiding the ballot box. They use the filibuster to avoid majority legislation, and when legislation passes anyway, they still have their courts, who are mandated by them to overturn it, if they don't like it. Shut up and get on the cattle car.

The politically astute politicians of the Left will pretend and play-act at religiosity for the benefit of the electorate, but for the most part they are not only atheist, but proactively secularist. Dems will demonize any sermon or statement from any pulpit that sounds the least bit political, with one and only one exception: Democratic Party candidates will enter, join in with, and hold actual political rallies in Black Protestant Churches. In puffing up their White Sugar-Daddy roles as champions of the completely disenfranchised poor, simple Black folk who, you know, just couldn't possibly make it on their own if it wasn't for the Leftie-Dems in office raising taxes, increasing welfare and paying off professional socio-political extortionists like Jackson and Sharpton.

But, they are pretending. Watch them and listen to them, and you will see that they are as phony as three dollar bills. Reason has no place here. When publicly pressed, they will go into faithful mode, invoking a strange, super-sensitive, gender-neutral, tolerant, inclusive, ecologically-aware, politically-correct, wishy-washy god that no one ever heard of before. They openly pretend - actually, I think some of them really believe - that there is something somewhere in our Constitution that makes it illegal for a politician to say an explicitly Catholic or Jewish prayer in public. But there is no such thing anywhere in our Constitution.

With the sole exception of Black Preachers, Black congregations and Black Churches, the Dems and their courts may be expected to go after any hint of politicking from any pulpit, any preacher or any Church grounds, with a meat axe, and with the IRS, and to do everything in their power to permanently shut them down and put them out of business. That's how atheism reasons. They show, again and again, that they hate us, for what we believe in. And the same goes for any American Black who doesn’t fit the mythical stereotype of disenfranchisement but is actually successful in life; if he is conservative, he will be demonized by the Left as an Uncle Tom or an Oreo Cookie, even with (shudder!) racial slurs that would never be publicly tolerated if applied to a "proper", i.e., Leftie-Dem Black.

Reason departs when atheism enters. As one becomes more atheistic, he becomes less reasonable. If confirmed atheists were reasonable, you could get them to consider the possibility of the other-worldly, but that cannot be done; they will not consider it. They know, by faith alone, in the absence of any evidence for their argument, that God does not exist. The faith of atheism precludes all critical thinking and all reason. If you dig beneath the surface, you will find that just about all very strong atheists are quite rigid ideologues of one sort or another.

Islam Versus Reason

As I said elsewhere, first, in the Islam and the Jews page, I never paid enough attention to Islam until September 11, 2001. At that point, it got my complete and undivided attention. As a thinking Catholic, I looked into it and tried to understand why anyone anywhere would hate innocent Americans so much as to be moved to randomly murder them in such a massive way. I tried to be objective about it, and to apply reason to it, but it didn't take too long to begin seeing the unreasonableness of the Islamic position. The more I looked, the less reason I found.

Fast-forward to today and we find the SLIMC1 and the rest of the Democrats seemingly in support of the Jihadists and against the position of America. How's that for reason. Shortly after their leakers cherry-picked one German sentence out of a scholarly papal address to German professors in order to incite Islam to violence and simultaneously trash the new Pope, some Leftie-Dem leaker cherry-picked a short paragraph out of yet another classified intelligence report, and then misrepresented the whole report to say that the world is less safe now due solely to war in Iraq.

Which is kind of like saying, during the Battle Of The Bulge, that if only we hadn't invaded Europe at Normandy, the war wouldn't have intensified to this level today. The sheer stupidity is flabbergasting. Meanwhile, all of Islam proves my point, over and over again, with all Islamic leaders calling for, if not the death of the Pope, then strong apologies, and if not strong apologies, then detailed, long, careful, and, of course, super-sensitive explanations of the history he quoted.

Which means, I guess, that they cannot read history, or are incapable of understanding the written word. History needs no explanation to anyone with a modicum of cognitive ability. History is history. It stands on its own. Why can't they just read it for themselves without having to have it explained to them? Are they really that dumb? Well -- it looks like the answer to that question is, yes, they are.

We have Islamic calls for Jihad against the Pope, Catholicism and all of "Crusader" Western civilization, which they declare to be fully allied and completely aligned in a well-known world-wide plot to destroy all of Islam by force. Which I found a little surprising; and if it's true, let me state here that I am deeply wounded and offended that I have be left out of this giant, world-wide alliance. Why, I haven't even been asked. How embarrassing. All of Western Civilization is ganging up on Islam, and I'm the only one left out of it, and I didn't even know about it.

A Jew once asked me what you get when you put two Jews together, and he said the answer was, an argument. I can testify to many, many hearty arguments with fellow Catholics. But then, we have all the other major divisions between denominations and so forth. It's just unreasonable to assume that you could ever get all of any population to agree on something strong enough to physically fight over it.

It is just as impossible today to rally all of Western Civilization to war against Islam as it is to rally all of Islam to war against the West, or, against anyone. It simply cannot be done. You can get lots and lots of Islamic Jihadists, who have committed their lives to external Jihad, to go to war somewhere; but, now as always, those committed external Jihadists are a small minority within Islam. And, no matter how much the majority within Islam supports the Jihadists, they will not, themselves, commit themselves to a lifetime of external Jihad.

It's been proved enough times that practically whole populations can be called out in some city or village to participate in a typical Islamic so-called peaceful riot-demonstration, and perhaps even murder someone who happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. But that multitude will only be incited for so long, and then they will go back to living a practical life, in so much as they can. Sooner or later, reason, practicality and common sense return.

But, you can see the danger to any non-Moslems of living among Moslems in an Islamic state. It must be like living in Bangladesh, and awaiting the next typhoon, or flood, or tidal wave, all of which, periodically, kill multitudes. The next time there's a "peaceful" demonstration, there is a great possibility of becoming a scapegoat for the mob. Read the signs of the "peaceful" demonstrators of Islam, whether in Tehran or in London; they speak of how they will treat us after we are forced into submission and to pay the poor tax, and how we will all be made to be very sorry for whatever they're upset about at the moment. And this is what you see in a peaceful demonstration.

There is no reasoning with the Islamic position. The devout Moslem will not entertain any possibility other than Islam. He will not even tolerate open discussion of other options, and will be infuriated, perhaps to violence, at any criticism whatsoever of Islam or of Mohammed. There is no reason here. When you sit down with a Moslem, if you sit down with a Moslem, leave reason behind, because you cannot reason with a devout Moslem.

Islam has already proved that it cannot tolerate even the existence of recorded history. The SLIMC1 has already proved that it cannot even address any topic at all without super-sensitivity and kowtowing to Islamic sensitivities and attempts to head-off any potential for yet another Islamic temper tantrum. Not only that, but they cannot understand the Pope, or anyone, who does not similarly Kowtow and dismiss reason in exactly the same manner as they do.

Come, let us sit and reason together is for Jews and Christians; it is not for Moslems, and it is not for secularists, nor for Marxists, nor for most big-shot Democrats, or for other varieties committed atheist ideologues.

Now, there is such a thing as an unreasonable Catholic, and an unreasonable Protestant, etc., but, I submit, they are the exception to the rule. When you cross over to the other side of the street, what you find is the opposite. The committed atheist, like the devout Moslem, who never leaves reason behind, is the exception to the rule. Islam, just like Marxism, cannot and will not tolerate any competing ideology, just as they cannot and will not tolerate any criticism whatsoever. They are, therefore, unreasonable ideologies; they are devoid of reason.

Nevertheless, external, objective Truth, which is completely independent of the mind of man, exists, is knowable, and is available to all, through the use of reason. This Truth will never change, whether anyone likes it or not.

Once you know that this Truth exists, you will seek it, and if you are open, honest and persistent in your quest, sooner or later, you will find God.

Seek the Truth; find the Way; live the Life.

May you please God, and may you live forever.



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SLIMC1 Secularist Liberal Intellectual Media Complex
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
TTRSPTF5 Them There Real Smart Perfesser-Type Fellers
TTRSJTF6 Them There Real Smart Journalistical-Type Fellers
SNRTACBT7 Surely No Right Thinking Adult Could Believe Today
STNSEACPB8 Surely Today No Serious Educated Adult Could Possibly Believe
WDN9 We Don't Know
BMDFP10 Baboons, Mongrel Dogs, Filthy Pigs and ...
HBAACOTE11 Human Beings Are A Cancer On The Earth
ACLU12 Anti-Christian Litigation Union
FLORMPORIF13 Flagrant Liar, Or, Mindless Parrot, Or, Innocent Fool
MEJTML14 Marxist Ends-Justify-The-Means Liar
IEJTML15 Islamic Ends-Ends-Justify-The-Means Liar
MPAV16 Marxist Principles And Values
WBESSWG17 Wise, Benign, Elite, Super-Scientific World Governance
TRMITM18 The Reason Man's In This Mess
IYI19 Intellectual Yet Idiotic

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"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.

"We belong to the Church militant; and She is militant because on earth the powers of darkness are ever restless to encompass Her destruction. Not only in the far-off centuries of the early Church, but down through the ages and in this our day, the enemies of God and Christian civilization  make bold to attack the Creator’s supreme dominion and sacrosanct human rights.”--Pope Pius XII

"It is not lawful to take the things of others to give to the poor.  It is a sin worthy of punishment, not an act deserving a reward, to give away what belongs to others."--St. Francis of Assisi

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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