We must return to faith in God or all is lost. I know we’ve been over this ground a lot in the past, and it may now seem as though I’m flogging a dead horse, but the American political situation is growing ever increasingly desperate. I submit that our national faith has become the most important topic of our eternity.
We have talked about our national ethos a lot; we talked about the unique nature of our American Christian Nation, and we talked about the principle of separation of Church and state. From all of that, it should be clear to all – but it is not – that America is not a theocracy, and yet, America is a Christian nation. That sentence will seem to you to contain two conflicting terms only if you haven’t been with us very long and this is the first thing you’ve read here.
To make it seem even more bizarre to the uninitiated, our national guiding ethos is not just Christian, but Judeo-Christian. If this all seems like nonsense to you at this point, stop here, go read each of the links in the preceding paragraph, and then return here and continue reading.
E Pluribus Unum means out of many, one. It refers to the multiple and diverse sovereign states that unite and stand together to make the USA. It may also be used to describe our multiple and wildly varying Judeao-Christian theologies that we American citizens hold, but all of which share the exact same Judeo-Christian morality, or national sense of telling right from wrong, that define us as a unique people.
No matter how radically our individual theologies may conflict with each other, we all – Christians and Jews of all varieties – share the same moral code, based on those of the Commandments that describe man’s relationship with his fellow man. These are the Commandments that summarize into the Second Great Commandment, to love thy neighbor as thyself. This moral code is the foundation stone and the basis for American civil law, and it forms our common sense of right versus wrong, and of justice.
Against this moral code stands atheism and Islam.
Atheism today marches most successfully under the banner of Marxism, and has infected the morality and the thought processes of Western man through flawed education, indoctrination and propaganda, pushed on the people by an evil elite intelligentsia. Before anyone may be a good Marxist of any variety, he must first be an atheist, and, in America, he must be very accomplished at deception and lying in order to appear to be a good Christian or Jew for political reasons. Secularism is the proactive proselytizing activity of atheism whose goal is the reduction and ultimate destruction of faith in God. Marx’s Manifesto called for the destruction or elimination of religion, the normative family, allegiance to anyone or anything other than the Party, the notion of private property, etc., and promoted the application of deadly force to enforce these destructions and eliminations.
I submit that there is not one thing in Marx’s Communist Manifesto that is in any way compatible with American religion, the American ethos, the American Declaration of Independence, the American Constitution and Bill of Rights, or even with the traditional American notion of common sense. Marxism, in all its parts, is antithetical to America herself. Yet major fragments of Marxist thought have infected our national political thought to such a degree that we have so-called “Liberal” politicians in office and “Liberal” policies in place that are destructive of America, and we typically see them as innocent, as mere political compromises, and as harmless.
Islam today, as always, opposes everything in our religion, everything in our ethos, everything in our government and everything we stand for. I will leave it for others to argue over whether Islam is a military strategy of global scope, an ideology of conquest, or a religion of total war. The one thing it is not is what it publicly claims to be, which is, a religion of peace. The Koran refutes that notion, and so does the entire history of Islam. The “moderate” Moslem – a Moslem who does not really know his own faith very well – may quote peaceful sounding Koranic verses treating “people of the book” in a friendly way. But he will always lose any theological argument with a better versed Moslem who quotes later verses calling for the killing, disfigurement or enslavement of the same “people of the book.” The reason is that later verses supersede and overrule earlier ones. The Koran is loaded down with conflicting verses, and the correct Islamic teaching is that whatever Mohammed made up later automatically overruled whatever he had made up earlier.
In many, many places the Koran cites “the book,” meaning our Bible, as being the true, prophetic and the incorruptible Word of God. And, in many, many places, it proves that Mohammed, who in all probability was illiterate, never read it or saw it or had it read to him, because he denies or twists and convolutes virtually everything of importance that it says. Some of the errors are so gross as to be comical. The Blessed Virgin was the sister of Moses? Excuse me? Jesus was not God; there is no Trinity; Jesus was not Crucified; etc., etc., etc. The Koran is supposed to be a continuation of “the book” and the final revelation of God’s will to man. The conflict here is total. Either “the book” really is the true, prophetic and incorruptible Word of God, as the Koran repeatedly insists that it is, or the whole Koran itself is pure garbage. One or the other.
No room to negotiate. There is and can be no middle ground between Marxism and the American Constitution and the American Declaration of Independence. There can be no compromise here. There is no room to negotiate. You cannot meet any Marxist notion, such as Redistribution, part way and still support the Constitution. The same can be said of Islam. Submit, be enslaved or die is not compatible with the inalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
A half-way or any fraction way negotiated settlement point between Americanism and Marxism, or between Americanism and Islam, can come only at the expense of Americanism. Marxism seeks and will never settle for less than eventual total control. Islam seeks and will never settle for less than eventual total control. That means the death of our religion, our liberty, our Constitution, our property, and all that America has ever stood for. The Legislator, the Executive, the Adjudicator of law who is “Liberal” or “Moderate” or “Progressive” is, in truth, a mortal enemy of America.
An ignorant population is a prerequisite requirement for the advance of Marxism or of Islam. A population must be dumbed-down and indoctrinated in error in order to get them to uncritically accept the rather stupid premises of either Marxism or Islam. That is what our Department of Education exists to do. That is what our SLIMC1 exists to do. That is what upper academia is doing.
”Educating” us in error and falsehood is the real mission of the Eco-Nazi Movement, the Femi-Nazi Movement and the Homo-Nazi movement. The fraudulent and truly stupid HIV=AIDS Myth is used to bludgeon our children into acceptance of all of the nonsense in the sexual revolution and move them away from our national religion, ethos and morality.
Marxist, anarchists and future would-be dictators know Satan’s first rule of conquest, that if you can get someone to socially accept sodomy and perversion as normal and acceptable, then you can get him to accept anything at all. We have been sitting on our hands watching the successful march of pure evil in our own land. These evil teachings could only advance at the expense of our religion. Evil men know it; stupid, illiterate or mal-educated men don’t even think of it. To educate children in these evils is to turn them away, not only from God, but from simple common sense, and the ability to do good critical thinking.
Our diverse Judeo-Christian theologies keep us from being or becoming a theocracy, but they all unite, being from the same theological source, to provide us with our common American morality. This is the common sense of right versus wrong that we all hold and that makes of us a unique and identifiable people, and which has made of us a great nation. As it is weakened, so we, as a nation, are weakened. As it is strengthened, so we, as a nation, are strengthened.
I don’t know how many kinds of Jews there are; here we have Hassidic Jews, Orthodox Jews, Conservative Jews, Reformed Jews and probably lots of others I don’t even know about. The only ones that don’t make sense to me are the Secular Jews, a term that makes about as much sense to me as secular Catholic, or secular Pentecostal. If it means unbelieving or non-practicing Jew, then, to me, he is no longer a Jew. I submit that there is no detectable genetic difference between a Semitic Jew and a Semitic Arab, or any other Semitic person. Being a Jew is a religious thing, not a racial thing.
There are better than 250 Christian denominations recognized by the IRS for tax reasons, and there are untold thousands of denominations here and elsewhere. The largest single religion in America (and the world) is Catholicism; in America, there are not any two or three other denominations or religions of any kind that could combine to equal the number of Catholic citizens here. Of course, Catholics are outnumbered by the combined denominations of Protestantism by about three to one in America; we are predominantly a Protestant nation, but even at that, we are diverse in denomination and specific theologies.
Our founding fathers all regularly attended Christian worship, even those who claimed to be Deists; all, without exception, were raised up in Christian families and in accordance with the Christian ethos and the Christian moral code. Today the American population is measured to be some 86% professed Christian, of one sort or another. It is without question that we are, and were from our independence, a Christian nation.
I pray for the day when we will have risen above the lies of Marxism and of Islam to such a degree that the most important political topics under hot debate will be theological points of argument. When that happens, it will be the signal that we have turned from the false creed of atheism and rejected the false claims of Islam, and we will be focusing on more important matters. Such as Ultimate Truth. We have here in America the blessing of being able to argue such things “off line,” so to speak, and then go back to work and back to living with each other as neighbors in peace.
I have been told that I am following “the whore of Babylon” straight to hell, by remaining in my Catholic faith. I have told others (Mormons; Jehova’s Witnesses) that they are Polytheists, violating the First Commandment. The discussions have gotten quite heated sometimes, but, as always, they end peaceably enough, and we get along. Because, you see, even in our wildest theological diversity, we share the same morality and ethos. That is a vitally important fact. We can argue about our faith and doctrine, and we can still put on a uniform and march side by side beneath the same flag. We can still look after each other’s interests, property and children; we can still break bread together in peace.
When political candidates for office have such debates in public forums while seeking to win political office, we will have turned a very important corner.
I have had colleagues and fellow workers who were Hindu, and I have known two Buddhists. I have been a guest in their homes, and they have been guests in my home; we have broken bread together in peace. They seem to have no problem living within and abiding by our American civil law, they do not seek to force anyone to do anything or believe anything, they have no expectation of being forced to do or believe anything, and they are what we would all recognize as normal civilized people.
That cannot be said of atheism or of Islam. Atheism is amoral – it recognizes no morality. To the atheist, there is no such thing as right and wrong, holy and unholy, sacred and sacrilegious. There is only pleasant and unpleasant, judged solely in the eye of the beholder. An atheist might do anything at all, and feel no guilt or shame. Islam, of course, is violent, and it intends to grow Islam at the expense of the non-Islamic world, by any means necessary.
Atheism and Islam alike seek our national doom.
Now we appear to be on the cusp of a great political victory in the upcoming November 2010 elections. We may actually unseat the great champions and promoters of forced secularization, open homosexuality, abortion, eugenics, pornography, masturbation, state education, state controlled news and other abominations, from the controlling political Party of the filthy pigs. I mean Democrats. We appear to be on a roll unseating professional political hacks from Republican Party candidacy. If the current trend continues, we could win a political victory of epic proportions here.
It will all be for nothing if we have not nationally turned our faces back toward God and returned to Judeo-Christian faith, in all its diversity. It was our weakness and our easy abandonment of Truth that set our national decline in motion in the first place. The atheistic elites and the State – meaning the Marxocrats – have been teaching us that religion is bad, and that secularization is good, and we have been listening to them. Why? What have they ever told us that is true?
I have said elsewhere in these pages that I enjoy Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity each day as I go about my work as a local delivery driver. However, now I am able to get Glenn Beck, rather weakly, from WKRC in Cincinnati. Unfortunately, I lose the signal whenever I’m under electric trolley lines and other electric interference lines, or farther north out of range of the signal. But from what little I’ve been able to hear, Glenn Beck has unseated Rush as my favorite radio talk show guy.
Rush and Sean are both professed Christians and make no bones about it. But, compared to Glenn, their profession of faith is almost a by-the-way, sideline issue only occasionally mentioned. With Glenn, it is often the main topic of the broadcast. He is the first one I’ve actually heard pray on the air, and the first to call his listeners to prayer, and the first to call us all to return to our faith, to fast and pray for America, and to turn our lives around. That put him up several notches in my estimation, even above Rush, who I had considered by far the most entertaining and certainly the funniest. Rush may still have the nod in political and economic philosophy, but Glenn is way ahead in what matters most.
We are the problem; our faith in God is what will save us; our continued falling away is what will doom us. It is up to us, individually. Living a God-fearing Judeo-Christian life puts our morality on auto-pilot, and we no longer need to worry about staying within the law, so long as the law remains representative law. We can worry instead about selecting our representatives. Our representative should fear God even more than they should fear us.
Let us begin with ourselves. Been to Church or Synagogue lately? When’s the last time you talked to your priest, minister or rabbi? When’s the last time you got down on your knees and prayed unto God?
The time is now. The reason America is in jeopardy right now is because we, individually, are in jeopardy of losing our souls. Turn this around by first turning yourself around.
I cannot end this without putting in another plug for the Fair Tax. If, by the grace of God, we should win both houses of Congress in November, and if we are able to do some serious impeachments as outlined in the Grounds for Impeachement page, we might wind up with a conservative Congress and a conservative President. Which would change things dramatically in favor of the Fair Tax. Only the old line professional, long-term political office holders oppose it. The people want it, and sooner or later, the people will have it.
Fair Tax may be the only way out of the economic pickle the Marxists have put us all in. It is surely the only way to get such things as Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, etc., out of the red and fully funded, without bumping any taxes. The only thing is, after Fair Tax is enacted, if it is decided to keep Social Security around forever, we would have to determine some new formula for determining how much new retirees would get, since the government would no longer have any insight into how much money anyone makes, and there would no longer be any income tax. Some to-be-determined amount might just be added to everyone’s monthly Pre-Bate check after their 65th birthday. See the link above.
I submit that if a Congress and a President were positively disposed to it, the Fair Tax could be passed immediately, with a legislated annual sun-set provision outlawing every other form of tax, including income tax, death tax, etc., until the required Constitutional Amendment could be passed. The sun-set law would be up for expiration or renewal vote every year until then.
I further submit that any candidate who runs on the Fair Tax, and on radically cutting government spending, size and scope by cutting whole departments, such as the department of education, will win. Or, to put it negatively, any candidate who runs and dares to oppose the Fair Tax, or to oppose radical government cuts, will surely lose.
In the meantime, … the most important issue to you personally involves your relationship with God, and your willing alignment of your whole life with the will of God. The most important thing to us nationally involves our collective relationship with God, and the willing alignment of our policies and our laws with the will of God.
I once heard a quick little paragraph or two from a wonderful woman named Professor Alice Von Hildebrand, while I was flipping through the TV channels, and happened upon her speaking on the EWTN network. In her few words I found a nugget that I have kept, as a precious philosophical treasure. Let me pass it on, in case there is someone out there who has yet to find faith in a real, solid way. It pertains to objective truth, as differentiated from subjective truth. Subjective truth comes from inside us; how we think, how we feel, how we react, how we decipher, how we how we imagine, how we emote. Objective truth, however, comes from outside of us. To paraphrase Professor Von Hildebrand:
It’s hard to imagine a better beginning point for anyone who has yet to experience God in a serious way. It is never too late to begin the quest. All of us, in our diverse ways, have got to turn our faces toward God, or all of us are lost.
Knock and it shall be opened unto thee… seek and ye shall find … ask and it shall be given unto thee …
Seek the Truth; find the Way; live the Life. Please God and live forever.
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Date: Mon Sep 27 20:46:50 2010
I enjoyed your latest missive. I have been listening to Fr. John Corapi -- a very good Catholic priest, and a great speaker. He says that Truth is not a something -- it is a Somebody -- Truth is Jesus Christ. You and Fr. Corapi are on the same page. As the Catechism of the Catholic Church says, we are at war, not with flesh and blood, but with the powers and principalities that rule this present age of darkness. Keep up the good fight. And thank you for your efforts.
Date: Tue Sep 28 05:37:32 2010
From: Vic Biorseth
Exactly right, and thank you. I take being compared to Fr. Corapi as a very great compliment; thank you very much.
We need to fight the political battles, and those of us in uniform need to fight the physical battles, but we all need to recognize who the real enemy is, and act accordingly. In our return to Godliness is our salvation; in sliding farther into degeneracy is our national doom.
Don’t keep it to yourself; spread the word. Each of us who knows the Truth needs to spread the word as broadly as possible.
Date: Sat Oct 09 07:01:53 2010
Vic, I’m not sure you realize that Glenn Beck is not even a Christian, he is a Mormon. Surely you do not believe that is the direction we should all take.
Date: Sat Oct 09 08:08:14 2010
From: Vic Biorseth
Yes, I do indeed recognize that Glenn Beck is a Mormon. The statement that Mormonism is not Christian may be correct in a strict theological sense, because of differences alien to the Christian Credo. However, his ethos – his sense of right versus wrong and his moral code, I would submit, is very close if not exactly the same as mine. That is what America needs to return to. While we are a Christian nation, we are not a theocracy, and any differences I (or we) may have with Glenn Beck would be very strictly theological differences. And, speaking in broad theological terms, the God he prays to is the same one we pray to.
I am not prepared to bless Mormonism, but I am prepared to stand by Glenn Beck for the sake of America. As a Catholic, I suppose that I am supposed to be anti-Mormon; if I were not anti-Mormon, I don’t suppose that I would be a Catholic any more. As a Mormon, I suppose that Glenn Beck is supposed to be anti-Catholic; if he were not anti-Catholic, I don’t suppose that he would remain a Mormon. These are purely theological differences that have more to do with the family and faith tradition we are raise in than anything else. You have to look at what a man does rather than the house he walks out of every day.
In Catholic terms, Martin Luther, John Calvin, etc., were heretics. However, it does not follow from that that present day Lutherans, Reformed, etc., are heretics. Likewise, John smith broke away from Protestantism, which was already declared the wrong way; but that does not make modern day Mormons heretics. It makes them people raised up in a different faith tradition, just like the ancient Samaritans. Remember the woman at the well?
From what I have heard so far, using what little adult judgment I have been blessed with, I see Glenn Beck as a superlative individual, a thoroughly decent man, who has put himself (or has been put by God) on a mission to get us all to turn our faces back to God and get us through an evil and extraordinarily dangerous period of our ongoing history. I have never heard him wax theological or try to evangelize or get specific about any theology. He is a Judeo-Christian moralizer, and a budding historian/Constitutionalist/free marketeer, and that is precisely what American needs today.
If I’m wrong about any of that, I’m sure one of you will point it out soon enough.
Rush is the most polished, and the most entertaining. Sean has perhaps the best memory for detail. Glenn may stammer at times, he may be hesitant, and he may get overly emotional, for a professional public speaker. He is passionate about his subject, and I will take honest passion over cool professional polish. And, Glenn Beck has the best message, and the message is getting across. That makes him number one to me.
Although I still love Rush and Sean.
Date: Sat Oct 09 12:03:15 2010
So you look forward to a “turning” when the hot political topics will mean arguing theological points between denominations. That might lead to eventual theocracy, with the denomination that wins the most political points ruling everyone. I think that might be what this whole site is driving at. You seem to like to argue, and you seem to be drawing people into argument for your own purposes. Is this not a sneaky sort of proselytizing?
Date: Sat Oct 09 13:14:23 2010
From: Vic Biorseth
No such theocracy can be created here so long as the Constitution remains intact, including the First Amendment. That is where the line is drawn between Church and State. Salvation and damnation are voluntary things; obeying the civil law of the land, however, is not voluntary; you do it or you go to jail. The reason I look forward to the theoretical point where Judeo-Christian theology becomes the hot political point of debate is that, when that occurs, evil will have been pushed into the distant dark corner of political irrelevance.
I am a pretty poor evangelizer, but I try; I am open about it and not sneaky. I am one of those rare Catholics who loves to talk at length with Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons and any other evangelizers who come to my door. It is my favorite thing to do; sometimes I feel as if I were born to do it. But I don’t know how many ever took any of my words to heart; they rarely come back for seconds.
One young man who did come back – the younger of the two who had visited earlier – wouldn’t come in this time; he only wanted to ask a couple more questions, which I answered, and then he left. I often serve as an altar boy at our Church, and one Sunday I saw this youngster sitting way in the back with an older woman. After Mass, he disappeared before I got a chance to speak to him. I wish I could remember his name; I’m terrible about that sort of thing. But I am encouraged that he is investigating further. I had earlier showed him this Website and gave him a card with the URL on it.
Young man, if you read this, come back and talk any time.
I can testify that, whatever anyone may think of or say about Jehovah’s Witnesses or Mormons, they are thoroughly decent Americans, dedicated to their faith, and far, far stronger in their faith in God than are most of us. Think about it. Are you strong enough in your faith to go knocking on the doors of strangers?
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The Purpose for this grouping of links is to highlight the three natural divisions, in philosophy, religion, morality and politics; what is proper, what is disengaged and what must be defeated.
The Winnowing Pages
Ben Franklin described the division of the time as the Loyalists, the Rebels and the Mug-Whumps, with their Mugs hanging over one side of the fence, and their Whumps hanging over the other. Today, we have the Constitutionalists, the anti-Constitutionalists, and the Moron Vote.
The Three Sociological Divisions: The Faithful; The Disengaged; The Faithless. Those who stand in Truth, those who oppose Truth, and those who are Lukewarm toward Truth comprise the Three Sociological Divisions.
There is a time appointed for everything; this is the time of winnowing. We must politically winnow, to separate into good grain, useful straw, and useless flammable chaff.
Against political moderation: America was not founded by indecisive moral wimps. Political Moderation provides neither leadership nor opposition, but merely a moral drag that historically prolongs moral debates and ends up hurting morality.
Blessed Polarization & Political Division: what America desperately needs today. Lord, give us blessed polarization, a line drawn in the sand and a polarizing leader like Sarah Palin to lead us back to American sanity.
America’s return to faith in God is now a matter of American national survival. If America does not return to faith in God, no return to “conservatism” will save her; it will only prolong her death agony.
Faith versus Atheism: Is atheism really just a silly superstition? The Faith versus Atheism argument is at the root of every other important argument.
Constitutional America: The argument for a return to basic rule of law. The arguments for a return to the Constitutional America intended by the Fathers and expected by the People through their Representative Government.
Atheizing America - we sit, seemingly mesmerized, merely watching it happen. Among all Leftist agendas, the atheizing America agenda is the one we seem to notice the least. Like deer in the headlights, we just stand there and watch.
A fatal false premise is a deadly logical trap for the mal-educated person. A Fatal false premise with broad general consensus will always trump reason, evidence and critical thinking.
The World says: Faith Versus Reason. The Spirit says: Faith And Reason. Choose. Is it possible to be a man of faith and reason simultaneously? Or is true faith exclusively reserved for dumb hillbillies, bible-thumping zealots, and unthinking cradle traditionalists?
Behold the Masters of Hypocrisy who denigrate us and highlight their own shame. Good Leadership, for the Masters of Hypocrisy, means Surrender to the World and Follow The Mob.
Of all the dumb-assed ideas in the world, the dumbest is The Equality Stupidity. The Equality Stupidity takes the prize for the most imbecilic of all ideologies.
On Replacing America: Do detractors seek replacement, or destruction? Replacing America, or destroying America - what do Democrats and other fundamental Marxists want to do to America?
Even the very best among us can be fooled into blessing abomination. In blessing abomination we show how we have been mesmerized by the slyest of lies.
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Various unrelated topics that stirred thought and provoked writing (or quoting) at one time or another. The Everything Else Bucket.
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?
Do we have an anti-American Pope? A Pro-Obama, Anti-Capitalist, Redistributionist, Utopian, Pro-Illegal Alien, quite consistently Anti-American, Pope Francis?
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.
Disorder and Confusion from the White House. And from the Vatican, too? The growing disorder in Obama's America, and in Pope Francis' Catholic Church.
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 Meritocricy.
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 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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