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Truth of Consequence

January 22, 2015

I can’t say when it occurred to me to write my own songs. I couldn’t have come up with anything comparable or halfway close to the folk song lyrics I was singing to define the way I felt about the world. I guess it happens to you by degrees. You just don’t wake up one day and decide that you need to write songs, especially if you’re a singer who has plenty of them and you’re learning more every day. Opportunities may come along for you to convert something —something that exists into something that didn’t yet. That might be the beginning of it. Sometimes you just want to do things your way, want to see for yourself what lies behind the misty curtain. It’s not like you see songs approaching and invite them in. It’s not that easy. You want to write songs that are bigger than life. You want to say something about strange things that have happened to you, strange things you have seen. You have to know and understand something and then go past the vernacular. The chilling precision that these old-timers used in coming up with their songs was no small thing. Sometimes you could just hear a song and your mind jumps ahead. You see similar patterns in the ways that you were thinking about things. I never looked at songs as either “good’ or “bad,” only different kinds of good ones.

Bob Dylan CHRONICLES Volume One

 

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I was doing my usually scan of the news, and I came across a comment that seemed to say something about something needing to be said. I wouldn’t say that one should believe everything he reads, and this would include historical perspective, but some things are fact-based through various sources. Also, some things are plainly obvious through general information put out and reviewed. The following comment gives a brief but explicit look at the RCC, without delving into labels and heroics. It is what it is.

 

samuel Johnston January 21, 2015 at 9:44 pm (RNS article)
Hi Greg,
The city of Jericho, generally thought to be the world’s oldest continuously inhabited city has never been massively excavated, but an abandoned city nearby has been. It dates from 9000-7000 B.C.E. The City of Ur, dated at around 3500 B.C.E. (famous for being the origin of the Biblical Abraham) is less than half as old. Egypt’s Pyramids are from around 2600 B.C.E. The Homer of Greek fame is from about 800 B.C.E. The oldest extant Biblical texts are from the beginnings of the Second Century C.E.
In short, the world is a very old place, and that is before we get into the fact that it is also a very large place.
The Catholic religion is a synthetic religion, made up by the Romans from of bits and pieces of former religions, for the purpose of controlling the captive non Roman populations of Roman cities. It is modeled from the Greek synthetic religion of Sarapes, dating from the time of Ptolemy. Go to any large city library and look it up. It is only a secret from those who have not bothered to read ancient history.
I will cheerfully grant you that the Catholic Church has built Western civilization. Yet, it has only borrowed from what went before, excelling only in organization, not original ideas. It is a religion promulgated by an army, not by original ideas. As for saying the same thing since the time of “Christ”. Short answer, yes and no, but that is for another epistle.

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I have shared in SPIR and elsewhere that I am of the East. This shows you a little of where my place of Worth is endeared. This has nothing to do with Religion other than to show Religion how it was made for the Reward … which is understood only in the Return (our place of Renewal). The East needed a groom, in Essence, and this marries with the “idea” (think symbolically) of a structured place of Fellowship. But as we have shared numerous times: Religion provides structure but should never exceed Love. What happened is what you see … Religion (systems of belief) stole, raped, pillaged and plundered for … self … not for … the fruits of the labor, OUR SOPHIA … as well as provided SYSTEMS of Belief, of good and not so good acts.

War is war—yes? But as we always say, God does bring good from the wreckage.

If one understands there is a Spiritual Language (highly of symbols) of God’s Word, which includes Gnostic Literature, one will begin to understand Prophesy: the Evolution of God and Man.

 

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Archangel Salathiel (Gr Orthodox -Selaphiel)

 

Peace and Love

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10 Comments
  1. opheliart permalink

    read a religious news article a bit ago – written by a ‘rabbi’ …
    clearly samuel jackson’s comment (posted in above essay) scared him

    suddenly he has to write about anti-catholic bigotry in the states?

    that kind of writing won’t help … oh no …

  2. opheliart permalink

    I have been truly wondering why so many roll out the red carpet for their man pope fran … i have been astounded that so many are willing to ignore the pope’s past—a past that has not been addressed! are we so permissive that we cannot see to the children in need? do we deny what is the more important?

    truly unbelievable … absoulutely and frighteningly sad

    WE CAME ACROSS THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE-OPINION PIECE:

    Progressive friends wonder why I’m not a fan of Pope Francis, who—according to these friends, the mainstream media, and pretty much every progressive Catholic I’ve spoken to—is clearly progressive.

    The short answer: He is not. The long answer starts in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.

    * * *

    A poor 13-year-old Dominican boy needed epilepsy medicine, so an archbishop gave it to him in exchange for sexual acts. The archbishop would go on to abuse the boy for four more years.

    In 2013, minors interviewed by the police admitted to masturbating and having oral sex with the same archbishop as he filmed them. Such footage was later found in the suspect’s laptop, which contained over 100,000 files of child pornography, digitally archived in category-specific folders.

    Pope Francis had known about the allegations since August 2013. His response? On Aug. 21, the abuser was recalled to Rome in secret.

    The following month, a yearlong investigation was broadcast with the allegations against Archbishop Józef Wesolowski, a former envoy of the Vatican to the Dominican Republic. This was the first time the Dominican authorities had ever heard of the allegations. By this time, Wesolowski was already under the Pope’s protection.

    In a New York Times interview, the Dominican district attorney said the Vatican even sent someone in October to investigate, but it still did not cooperate with the authorities.

    Protests and petitions in Santo Domingo called for Wesolowski to be extradited from the Vatican, to no avail. Meanwhile, Wesolowski would live freely in Rome for over a year, living luxuriously in an upscale house, according to reports.

    On Sept. 23, 2014—or more than a year after the Pope was told directly about Wesolowski—the Vatican finally arrested the alleged abuser. But instead of extraditing him to the Dominican Republic, authorities decided to hold a trial in the Vatican this year.

    This isn’t the first time that the Pope saved an alleged abuser from prosecution. When he was Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio in Argentina, he did nothing about the more than 100 abusers documented by the Attorney General’s Office in Buenos Aires alone.

    According to bishop-accountability.org, which has one of the most comprehensive databases of clerical child abuse, not only did the Pope do nothing, there was even “evidence that Bergoglio knowingly or unwittingly slowed victims in their fight to expose and prosecute their assailants.”

    The punishment of Fr. Julio Grassi of Argentina, who was sentenced to 15 years for child abuse, was delayed in part because Pope Francis had commissioned a private report to prove his innocence and discredit the victims.

    A United Nations panel has continued to criticize the Vatican for failing to report abuse charges to authorities, for transferring clergy to avoid prosecution, and for failing to properly compensate the victims and their families.

    * * *

    If you’re a progressive Catholic, you’re probably excited about the Pope’s visit. “Finally, a progressive Pope is changing the Church, and he’s coming to the Philippines!”

    But if you read the story of Wesolowski, the cases in Argentina, and reports by the UN Committee against Torture and bishop-accountability.org, you’ll begin to see that there’s a gulf between proof and public relations, between initial impressions and in-depth investigations. And you’ll find that this gulf is not unique to the issue of child abuse.

    “Who am I to judge?” is probably a progressive’s favorite proof that Pope Francis is changing the Church’s approach to LGBT issues.

    Taken out of context, the sound bite seems to imply that the Pope, and the Church he represents, has no right to condemn any LGBT individual for anything they do.

    But if you look past the sound bite, you’ll find that the statement was made in defense of someone who had sought forgiveness for having gay relationships. The full sentence is: “If a person is gay and seeks the Lord and has good will, well, who am I to judge them?”

    In an interview with Crux, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago explained that the sound bite “has been very misused … because he was talking about someone who has already asked for mercy and been given absolution, whom he knows well… That’s entirely different than talking to somebody who demands acceptance rather than asking for forgiveness… At a certain moment, people who have painted him as a player in their own scenarios about changes in the Church will discover that’s not who he is.”

    As Cardinal Bergoglio, Pope Francis described marriage equality as “an attempt to destroy God’s plan… a move of the father of lies.” In 2013, he called same-sex marriage an “anthropological regression.”

    Although he has removed a bishop for living luxuriously, he has allowed the following to remain: An archbishop who declared in October 2014 that Ebola is a punishment for homosexuality; a Ugandan bishop who told parents they’d be rewarded for surrendering their LGBT children for state punishment; an archbishop who compared homosexuality as a defect that had to be corrected.

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    Although the media make it seem like Pope Francis is a revolutionary, he is not. At the end of the day the Pope, like Benedict XVI and the many who came before him, is still Catholic.

    No one knows this more than the Vatican spokesperson, Fr. Federico Lombardi, who has often had to correct the many misrepresentations that progressives like to make. He explained that the most significant change Pope Francis has contributed is “changing perceptions about the Church’s message.”

    In other words, style, not substance. “In its substance, the Church’s magisterium has a continuity,” Lombardi added. “There is no great revolution.”

      • opheliart permalink

        OUR CONCERN regarding the pope and the rcc as a whole …is … the mainstream praise of a man who aided the abuse … knowingly … who denied these children … who refused to deal with these awful criminal acts done to children …

        he should not be praised and given welcome. honestly, it sickens me —it sickens me that the culture of so much of the world permits the glorifying of a man who refused the sexually abused under his guardianship!

        under his leadership, where will the children be? where will the future of our youth be with so many bowing to a man who has a criminal record—who hampered important investigations, and who could not see the crime for what it is? protection of the reputation of the rcc? protecting his own reputation? and PEOPLE ROLL OUT THE RED CARPET FOR THESE MEN—CALLING THEM HOLY?
        priests, bishops, parishioners going on and on about how much they love this man called pope francis? he stole the NAME of a true BELIEVER OF THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF THE PEOPLE, INCLUDING OUR CHILDREN …
        he is not a defender of Truth—oh, no … he is no different than the rest of the deceivers playing their politics with the world.

        this saddens us … i cannot begin to share how much this saddens us …

        http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/pope-francis-sex-crimes-prosecutor-helped-hide-abuse-article-1.2021350

        http://www.bishop-accountability.org/AbuseTracker/

  3. opheliart permalink

    could this be why?

    But the natural man does not receive the things of the spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are Spiritually discerned.

  4. opheliart permalink

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/pope-francis-releases-balloons-not-doves-peace-article-1.2091156

    all very telling … LOOK UP THE DANGERS OF BALLOONS TO OUR WILDLIFE!

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