Monday, May 30, 2011

May 30th

Celebrate the feast day of Saint Joan of Arc with some French onion soup (you know you want to).

And now, "Le Marseillaise".

Today is the day the Americans remember their fallen.

Why religious relativism is actually a monster in disguise:

A Catholic bishop has slammed controversial Islamic billboards for being "provocative and offensive" and he's calling for them to be removed from prominent locations across Sydney.

The billboards carrying the slogan `Jesus: a prophet of Islam' were erected late last week in Darlinghurst, Rozelle and Rosehill.

They have been paid for by Islamic group MyPeace, which wants to encourage Christians and Muslims to find common ground by raising awareness that Islam believed in Jesus Christ.

No, Muslims do not believe that Jesus is the Son of God because the idea of nothing being impossible with God is beyond them or that God revealing Himself to His people could happen, nor do they tolerate Christianity in any way, shape or form. What common ground is there with Coptic Christians and Egyptian Muslims who burn their churches? If anything, people should start picking up books and reading. Learn how each religion is different. Know from experience how religions of all kinds exist or are not allowed to exist in their respective countries. Don't just take anyone's word for it.

The idea of America as an empire. As with the Roman and British Empires, the citizens therein forgot what made them great. Opulence, idleness of both body and mind, greed and the lack of human dignity helped rot these empires away. Their exceptionalism gave way to mediocrity. I am, by no means, anti-American, but I know doom when I see it. If America wishes to survive another century, it has return to the state it once was.

My God, they could be twins!


Blazing Cat Fur said...

Gee I did not know it was St. Joan's Day.

Anonymous said...

About your first point, aren't these the same people who called Jesus "the monkey on the cross?"

About your second point, didn't Cicero say "ask not what your country can do for you...?"

Osumashi Kinyobe said...

Saint Joan of Arc is the patron saint of France.

And yes, Cicero DID say: “Ask not what your country can do for you, but rather what you can do for your country.”

Long before the cartoons debacle, people were bad-mouthing the "prophet" Jesus. Some common ground.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I shouldn't have said the first and second points, as I skipped over the bits about St.Joan D'Arc and American vets.

Too many people have entered into the idea that the state is some special and actual entity. Perhaps why socialism is becoming popular. Or why a lame duck could become president and help run the works into the ground. They seem to think "the state" will help them, when it doesn't actually exist.

~Your Brother~