Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Sister Charlotte Keckler Story The Horrors Deep Within The Church Of Rome – Cloistered Nuns – Starved, Hard Labor, Forced Sex, Tortured, Murdered -Babies & Cloistered Nuns – Get This To Every Female, Male, Woman, Man ( Of All Ages ) All Parents, All Grand Parents !!!! | Wesdancin

Anti-Catholic propaganda, conspiracy, or true -- at this point, no idea. (Of course, as we know, just because something is a conspiracy doesn't make it not true...) Audio of Sister Charlotte relating her experiences on YouTube -- links at the site noted below.
The Sister Charlotte Keckler Story The Horrors Deep Within The Church Of Rome – Cloistered Nuns – Starved, Hard Labor, Forced Sex, Tortured, Murdered -Babies & Cloistered Nuns – Get This To Every Female, Male, Woman, Man ( Of All Ages ) All Parents, All Grand Parents !!!! | Wesdancin: By Greg Szymanski, JD
Jan. 29, 2008

The shocking testimony of Sister Charlotte Wells should have led to an open investigation of murder and child killing in all cloistered Vatican convents in the U.S. and around the world.

But instead, after Sister Charlotte went public with her shocking account of murder, torture, sexual abuse and child killing behind the walls of a Carmelite convent, the whole tragedy was hushed up after she was murdered by the Pope’s henchmen in the Jesuit Order.

And how such torture and killing can be ignored by Popes and government leaders shows just how much power the Vatican really wields.

The Flying Nun

Remember this? Well, if you're a certain age you might, if not, here you go. Sally Field as The Flying Nun. I liked this show when I was a kid, have to admit. (I was just a kid!)






Rand Paul Operative Wants to Lead Dominionist Revolt Against the US | Crooks and Liars

It's scary when the relgious fanatics come out to play:
Rand Paul Operative Wants to Lead Dominionist Revolt Against the US | Crooks and Liars: The name and face may not be familiar to you, but David Lane is very influential amongst the Christian Right politicos. He's advised Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry. Currently, he's helping Rand Paul lay the groundwork for his 2016 presidential run, complete with the mandatory pandering trip to Israel.

David Lane is also flat out treasonous.

Because what David Lane wants even more than Rand Paul in the White House is for Christians to rise up against this country and 'return' it to the values he holds dear:

Friday, June 28, 2013

Vatican official arrested in corruption plot - Yahoo! News

Vatican official arrested in corruption plot - Yahoo! News: VATICAN CITY (AP) — A Vatican official has been arrested by Italian police for allegedly trying to illegally bring 20 million euros ($26 million) in cash into the country from Switzerland with a private jet.

Prosecutor Nello Rossi says Monsignor Nunzio Scarano is accused of corruption and slander stemming from the plot and was being held at a Rome prison.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

TX Congressman Gohmert: “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live!” | admala.org

Ridiculous and funny, and yet, can't help but feel a bit nervous around morons like this:
Gohmert: “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live!” | admala.org: By W.H. Gavescon, Friday, June 21, 2013

WASHINGTON—“Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live!” proclaimed Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert (R) at a rally sponsored by the Republican Study Committee (RSC), Thursday. Unusually forceful in his language, Rep. Gohmert was wrapping up a speech advocating a bill that called for stricter regulation of witches’ covens and other occult related organizations in several states along the Mississippi River Basin. Supported by 17 members of the House Tea Party Caucus (as well as 3 House Democrats), the bill is set to go to committee next week but is already receiving harsh criticism over First Amendment and other concerns. One of its authors, Rep. Gohmert maintains that, building on provisions of the NDAA, the bill enhances the ability of the NSA and the FBI to monitor witches and would put into place “reasonable and common sense” provisions for cracking down on some of the Mississippi Delta’s more notorious covens. (Gohmert likens these provisions to anti-gang legislation. He also claims they have precedence in the anti-sorcery statutes of Arkansas and Alabama.)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

St. Louis Cardinals draw Christian cross into pitcher’s mound at Busch Stadium | Big League Stew - Yahoo! Sports

Not that I'm a sports fan, but still. St. Louis Cardinals draw Christian cross into pitcher’s mound at Busch Stadium | Big League Stew - Yahoo! Sports



Virginia Women Ordained As Catholic Priests Against The Will Of The Church

Virginia Women Ordained As Catholic Priests Against The Will Of The Church: When your religion says you cannot do something because of your gender, do it anyway.

At least that is what five Catholic women in Falls Church, Va. did on Saturday when they were ordained as priests and deacons -- against the rules of the Roman Catholic church that sees ordaining women as heresy -- according to WJLA.

"In the theologically grounded tradition the priesthood passes through man. The woman has another function in Christianity," Pope Francis wrote in his first book, "On Heaven and Earth." But that didn't stop women like Joleane Presley of Manassas from joining fellow female Catholics at the First Christian Church to be ordained, just like men.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Pussy Riot: "People fear us because we're feminists"

Boing Boing links to this article, on the imprisoned members of Pussy Riot, and other PR members activism in letting the world know what is happening in Russia:
Pussy Riot: "People fear us because we're feminists": Pussy Riot aren't just on tour. They're on the run.

When we meet in a secret location in central London, they make it clear that this interview is on condition of anonymity. The Russian punk-feminist protest group, two of whose members are currently travelling the world, talking to activists and journalists and raising support for their band-mates in prison, are wanted by their government, who have branded them extremists for their stand against religious patriarchy and the Putin regime. It will be illegal to read or share this article in Russia.

“There’s a media war in our country,” says the one who, today, is calling herself 'Serafima', whispering painfully through a sore throat. Since three members of the group, Yekaterina Samutsevich, Maria Alyokhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova, were tried and sent to labour camps last year, Pussy Riot has been attacked in almost every press outlet in Russia.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

BVM in Space


I love this! I don't know who the creator of this image is -- I found it on Facebook, via Christopher Knowles of The Secret Sun.  It is now the offiical UFO Mary pic of the day!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

'Rain God' Oklahoma License Plate: Pastor Keith Cressman Lawsuit Approved By 10th Circuit Court Of Appeals


By Greg Horton
Religion News Service

(RNS) A Methodist pastor of a suburban Oklahama City church is suing the state, claiming its license plate image of a Native American shooting an arrow into the sky violates his religious liberty.

Last week, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ruled his suit can proceed.

The pastor, Keith Cressman of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Bethany, Okla., contends the image of the Native American compels him to be a “mobile billboard” for a pagan religion.

'Rain God' Oklahoma License Plate: Pastor Keith Cressman Lawsuit Approved By 10th Circuit Court Of Appeals

Very silly 'persecuted Christian.' But, as much as I hate to support any theocratic notions, he does have a point. So does this mean these fascist xians are going to now stop with so-called "ware on Christmas" and prayer/flag/pledge of allegiance agit-prop? Doubtful.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Pat Robertson Story: Satire?

Well, I think it's turned out the Pat Robertson story (see post below) is untrue.  The OP of this story came from the Daily Currant, a site of spoofdom and satire. We've been had! What's interesting, and very sad/funny is that if this were true, none of us would have been at all surprised.

Here's the link at The Daily Currant.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Pat Robertson: "Disobedient Wives Must Be Spanked"




Oh you know this is just too good!Pat Robertson: Disobedient Wives ‘Must Be Spanked’ - The Daily Currant Oy. 

The article linked to refers to a female caller who asked advice about her husband's infidelity. Getting to the bottom of the issue, (sorry) Robertson said the real problem was she wasn't getting spanked.  That, and this:
"I know you're confused with all the the feminism, lesbianism and vegetarianism in our culture."

We expect the ignorant references to feminism and lesbianism. But "vegetarianism?" Well, Robertson does say that, aside from getting regular spankings, women need to:
""... do three things: obey men, have babies and cook meat."


Sunday, June 16, 2013

Daily Kos: Woman Being Denied Citizenship Because Her Morality Doesn’t Come From Religion

From:
Daily Kos: Woman Being Denied Citizenship Because Her Morality Doesn’t Come From Religion: Despite being an atheist, Ms. Doughty was told that any conscientious objection must be based on religious grounds, not simply moral objections.So as someone who was not religious, and didn’t believe in a god, she had no basis for objecting. Her statement has been denied and she has been informed that to move forward in the process she must submit a letter from the elders of her church to prove her conscientious objections are religiously based.

The USCIS has told her,

“Please submit a letter on official church stationery, attesting to the fact that you are a member in good standing and the church’s official position on the bearing of arms.”

She has been given until June 21st to show that her objection is religiously-based, or her application will be denied.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

ShukerNature: CRYPTOZOOLOGY IN THE VATICAN

Karl Shuker writes, at Shuker Nature. Delightful!
ShukerNature: CRYPTOZOOLOGY IN THE VATICAN: A few years ago, a friend bought me a wonderful little book entitled And To Every Beast..., one in a series of beautifully-illustrated thematic mini-volumes collectively entitled Treasures of the Vatican Library. All of them combine biblical quotations with illustrations selected from various tomes or manuscripts held in the vast collection of the Vatican's library (which contains over one million printed books, as well as 150,000 manuscripts and some 100,000 prints).

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Why Season 3 of ‘The Borgias’ could be the show’s swan song - Yahoo! TV



I love The Borgias, but after last night's episode, realized not for the first time, there can't be much left in way of episodes. The Borigias is based on history -- so, unlike Game of Thrones (at the top of my list) which is fiction, Borgias can only last as long as the historical story lasted. Here's a list of reasons from Yahoo! TV about why this season might be the last for Showtime's Borgias, with a mention of a new Showtime program, The Vatican. Why Season 3 of ‘The Borgias’ could be the show’s swan song - Yahoo! TV