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The Cattle Call

April 30, 2015

The cattle are prowlin’ and the coyotes are howlin’
Way out where the dogies bawl
Where spurs are a-jinglin’ a cowboy is singin’
This lonesome cattle call

Woo-hoo woo-hoo hoo hoo
Woo-hoo woo-hoo hoo hoo
Woo-hoo woo-hoo hoo hoo hoo
Woo-hoo woo-hoo hoo

He rides in the sun, till his day’s work is done
And he rounds up the cattle each fall
Woo-hoo woo-hoo hoo hoo
Singin’ his cattle call.

For hours he will ride on the range far and wide
When the night wind blows up a squall
His heart is a feather in all kinds of weather
He sings his cattle call

Woo-hoo woo-hoo hoo hoo
Woo-hoo woo-hoo hoo hoo
Woo-hoo woo-hoo hoo hoo hoo
Woo-hoo woo-hoo hoo

He’s brown as a berry from ridin’ the prairie
And sings with an ol’ western drawl
Woo-hoo woo-hoo hoo hoo
Singin’ his cattle call.
—Tex Owens

 

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When I read statements having to do with Politics and Religion these days, I often get the feeling that I am listening to the call of the wild, wild west. I suppose you would need to have somewhat of a quirky imagination to understand this, but it was worth sharing … just the same. Which reminds me … a staunch Roman Catholic, one most ardently against any form of marriage but Roman Catholic Marriage called me Odie. We know what he was driving at given his dislike of my kind, but I decided to google Odie anyway and here is what it says:

The most amazing, sweetest, loving, loyal, protective, cutest, friendly, most hyper, BEST FRIEND and dog in the whoooole world.

*are you hearing this, A? 😉

Now, if you understand the dog in the Book of Tobit, you see that the Spiritual Symbology on the dog in this story is quite unique, and favorable. Some might say an absolute necessity. Ruff. *Just don’t kick your dog then expect you won’t get bit back … somehow … some way …

No hard feelings on them thar Cath-o-lick posers.

 

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Moving on …

Christianity. Rome? Constantinople? Antioch? In the mind of the believer? The Mysteries of the Word are unfettered and fierce … but not in the manner some think. I posted a passage from the Gospel of Thomas once as a comment to someone’s very lengthy response to an article having to do with _____ um, I forget (there were a lot of articles during this past stretch when I went out to dialogue), but I remember the response my comment received. It went something like this:

Reading the Gospel of Thomas is fun, but I prefer the Gospels of Andrew and …

I would not have thought too much on his comment except that the commenter had on numerous occasions said that he was of the fuller Truth of God’s Word and that his Religious Institution, which he respectfully calls, the Church, is the authority and speaks for God. Hmm … I think our readers know what we are referring to—the Church that no one has ever been allowed to question without being called a heretic. Correct me if I am wrong on this (been waiting for a while to hear them tell the truth about the purpose behind their claims of absolute authority on God).

Okay … now, if the Gospel of Thomas is so fun to read, why did his Church torture, imprison attack and murder the gnostics, mystics … anyone and everyone who did not agree with its Doctrine? If it was fun, why not allow the children to read it? Why the massive fear? Why the continued fear to this day? Seems the truth on his comment was that he was being dishonest. His real desire was to make the Writings appear in some way childish … not up to the standards of his Dogma. It was not difficult to ascertain the intent behind his scared veil.

 

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The following is an article about a Catholic leader pleading for American not to forget the Syrian Churches …

http://www.religionnews.com/2015/04/29/syrian-catholic-leader-pleads-us-christians-not-forget-threatened-church/#comments

That’s why the Catholic relief agency Aid to the Church in Need brought Jeanbart to the U.S. — to raise awareness about the seriousness of their plight and to raise money to help rebuild the community.

Anytime there is murder, attack, rape, torture … abuse … loss of life and loss of homes, houses … it is sad, horrific, most especially the murder, attack, rape, torture and abuse. Houses and land are not something believers of Spirit are to cling to, however … In these situations, the signal is to move—pick up and leave—get out of there—get your women and children to safer places—do not expect the laws of man to save you—right? Especially where the laws are not protecting the people, can’t protect the people … won’t protect the people … including Doctrine that won’t be changed because its superiors claim it can’t be changed. Honestly, this makes the fight to reveal the truth about the Clergy Child Sex Abuse in the RCC and other Establishments somewhat strangled … because the Institutional Head does not see it for what it is. They hide behind things like … dishonesty, and their push to reclaim their title as “the Church” … but it is too late, my friends.

Those poor, poor people … while the archbishop gets shipped out to safer pasture to call for help … his flock gets eaten by _____.  Sorry, sir, horrible as this story is, we are not buying it. Your incredibly wealthy Institution can afford to move the people, and you certainly have the space in your enormously lavish and large residences that house large, expensively dressed men  … You get the picture. America has its own problems. Look at what happened in Boston! Baltimore and … ! Please, grow up and realize the reality of what is. Religion should never be an excuse to keep people from sense and reason. God does not care whether you pray here or there—just use that mind he gave you. If a patch of land is poisoned with pesticide … do you continue to grow your food in it?

Please read the comments to the article. What do you see?

 

Your god is a monster … 

 

“The churches loved Fascists (many still do). Especially the Catholic and Lutheran ones. The Catholic Church underwrote Franco’s rise to power and signed the first treaty of the Nazi German government.

The last forced conversions to a Christian faith in Europe were done by Nazi collaborators working with the approval of the Catholic Church.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/daylightatheism/2006/08/hitler-atheist/
Part of the Nazified Bible handed out in churches added this commandment
“Honor God and believe in him wholeheartedly,”

But its not like you guys are interested in honest discussion of history. It was just a canned screed anyway which will be repeated at a later time. Facts are too inconvenient when you are trying to defame others in service of your faith.”

 

“The anti-Semitism of the new movement (Christian Social movement)
was based on religious ideas instead of racial knowledge.”

[Adolf Hitler, “Mein Kampf”, Vol. 1, Chapter 3]

“I believe today that I am acting in the sense of the Almighty
Creator. By warding off the Jews I am fighting for the Lord’s work.”

[Adolph Hitler, Speech, Reichstag, 1936]

“I have followed [the Church] in giving our party program the
character of unalterable finality, like the Creed. The Church has
never allowed the Creed to be interfered with. It is fifteen hundred
years since it was formulated, but every suggestion for its
amendment, every logical criticism, or attack on it, has been
rejected. The Church has realized that anything and everything can be
built up on a document of that sort, no matter how contradictory or
irreconcilable with it. The faithful will swallow it whole, so long
as logical reasoning is never allowed to be…

 

 

And our Government of the United States wants to listen to a Roman Pontiff speak on Climate Change?

Huh …

 

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Peace and Love

 

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8 Comments
  1. opheliart permalink

    http://news.yahoo.com/pope-stokes-flames-ahead-us-trip-even-ends-115748747.html

    Investigation of the nuns? How bullish of you, Fran …

    and one bishop down with how many more to go?

    also, what ‘in hell’ do you know about climate change?

  2. opheliart permalink

    http://www.religionnews.com/2015/05/01/jimmy-carters-essay-on-cutting-his-southern-baptist-ties-goes-viral/

    Read the Atheist M comment about “God hating women” …

    Is this guy in need of proper parenting or what! Ah, but he will be getting his due.

    *Note: gg, thank you my dear! I was thinking the exact same thing! And thanks to you, too, Larry, good points.

    • opheliart permalink

      Can you imagine what his house is like? If he tells his children, grandchildren, maybe even neighborhood kids … maybe he even has his own church teaching children that God hates women … those children grow up looking at all believers in God as hating women. What might ignite in something of this mindset? Very interesting …

      • opheliart permalink

        And what if the children believe in God … oh my … and the girls think God hates females … what might happen from this indoctrinating? And the boys believe God hates women … and grow up to believe women are evil, bad and …
        what kind of a mind says such insensitive and ignorant things?

  3. opheliart permalink

    http://www.religionnews.com/2015/05/01/jimmy-carters-essay-on-cutting-his-southern-baptist-ties-goes-viral/#comments

    Can you pick out the Roman Catholics in the comments? as of Fri, May 1 .. there are 3 men … and the God hater is a former Catholic. Larry is an Atheist …
    Now, any reason the Roman Catholic Church should be called God’s mouthpiece? Misogyny is not part of the Godhood, and an Immaculate Conception was the RCC’s way of telling the females that they can NEVER be like their “holy” men … the untouchable twist of fate … well, well, won’t they be shocked …

  4. opheliart permalink

    http://davidgibson.religionnews.com/2015/05/04/syrian-archbishop-we-expect-christians-in-the-west-to-help-us-they-do-not/

    Why hasn’t the archbishop been specific about the needs of the people? Those old buildings must have been an awful expense … imagine the upkeep …

  5. opheliart permalink

    http://news.yahoo.com/ebola-found-doctors-eye-months-virus-left-blood-200413420.html

    oh my, we had been discerning in this a good while ago and saw that this virus was not under control as originally thought—that the virus had not gone away on the patients … and that those having had ebola were not free of it—that they were still carriers of the virus … now, to see this … hmm … much, much more to come forth on this awful, deadly virus

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