Anything in plain type is me, italics is a correspondent… that’s so that you can keep the players straight in this here game.
Of course, I won’t quote you… do I ever? If you love your friends, you’ll protect them. Full stop. That’s the REAL meaning of There’s no greater love than this… it’s not just dying, y’know. He’s trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored… and the phonies are running for the hills! The still has blown up and the samongonshchiki are making themselves SCARCE. In the meantime, the real people are staying watchful and being PATIENT… it’s only just begun. I wonder how many of the konvertsy are going to be left when the dust settles? When it does, it’s only the beginning… the rebuilding is going to take the rest of our lives. It’s EASY to destroy… it takes donkey’s years to build it back up. None of the loudmouths will be left… good riddance to bad rubbish, I say. You can’t go back for every crybaby and mewler. Either get with the programme or get gone, I say.
I have no “private life” left. It’s why I’m so adamant about defending others’. They’re unscrupulous, nasty, and unrepentant. I’ve glimpsed HELL… and it often wears a riassa. Ponder that one…
They’re unscrupulous, nasty, and unrepentant. What you mean is:
They hate the truth.
They really hate people who tell the truth.
I’m NOT Perfect… but I’ll say this… I’d like to see them “take” a tithe of what I’ve had to deal with over the past six years. I think that they’d be caterwauling about “unfairness”. However, I’ve learnt one thing… it’s a waste of time to argue with those who’ve made up their minds. You or I can do NOTHING. If they won’t listen to Christ and His saints, what would make you think that they’d listen to sinners like us? You light a candle and pray. The night doesn’t last forever…
Moscow is standing to the side… but a situation can become “over-ripe”… that is, the situation is RIPE for an intervention NOW. All that Moscow has to do is to rip up the Tomos and call all the parishes to union. It’s time for the OCA to die. How many souls have been trampled into the mud so far? My policy is, “Never trust ANYONE affiliated with the OCA. NO ONE”. It’s not a pleasant situation to be in, but I’m not going to run and hide. Bravery is simply refusing to punk out, no matter how much fear you may have (and I do have such… most definitely). You bite back your fear and stay the course. You may not win… you may end up dead… but you won’t end up in obloquy. They’ve forgotten that…
You said it. Most of the principals in the bad melodrama ensemble that seems to be the Church hierarchy these days simply do NOT behave as though they are managing the temporal/eternal legacy of the risen Christ. When you come right down to it, the legacy of a two-bit bodega would demand more probity and dedication than they’ve exhibited!
The Republicans destroyed the traditionally-open border to Canada. Why? Canada’s SOCIALIST, that’s why! There’s no American pol like the late Jack Layton… that’s for sure. Was he was an unbeliever? If so, so be it. I can understand why. Some of the nastiest people that I’ve known are priests…
Jack Layton wasn’t an atheist. He was a member of the United Church of Canada, and I believe his dad was a minister. Unlike crackpot US politicians, Canadian politicians keep their personal religious beliefs just that… personal. That’s better than Senator Craig thumping a Bible on Sunday, only to be arrested for attempted sex with another man on Monday.
There’s one thing for certain… we’re not going to change any minds. There’s nothing more set in stone than a closed mind. Odd… the ones who scream the most about “openness” are the ones with the most stubborn conceits. Crazy, ain’t it… but that’s l’Condition Humaine. They won’t listen until their ship sinks, and some of them, not even then. All that you can do is to save those who will to be saved… the rest… you leave to God and to their fate (for you and I can do nothing of it, sadly enough). …
I prefer good-hearted people with all their errors to phoney poseurs any day of the week. …
I’m flawed… you’re flawed… we can all sit down, laugh, and be HUMAN. You can’t deal with the PERFECT. You can SMELL their condescension a mile away. As for me… I press the “enter” button too quickly all too often… leaving me with this or that to correct. I KNOW that I’m not perfect. That’s what keeps us honest… MISTAKES. Beware the perfect… they know nothing… and learn even less. Ponder that…
You KNOW how the Church rightwingers are… they simply CAN’T reach any lower. You accept such things, as harsh as they are (surely, you can’t hate… then, they win). So… what else can they do? They’ve aired my past… they’ve made it clear that they think I’m disturbed… what can do they do next? It’s NOT pleasant in the least… but that’s what it takes. My question is… shall others do likewise? Think on that… but the American people’s rejection of the Tea Party haters gives me HOPE… not only for the country, but for the Church too…
The more that the REAL Church stands to the left… the more the konvertsy turn to the RIGHT. They’re not of us… do you notice how they WON’T listen to His Holiness, and they refuse to acknowledge that people like Fr Vsevolod and Archbishop Mark exist? I know… Fr Vsevolod is friends with THOSE REDS and Bishop Mark is in favour of PALESTINIAN STATEHOOD. Oh… the humanity! A showdown’s coming… and it WON’T be pretty. There’s going to be plenty of blood on the floor… but it has to be done… otherwise, Satan wins. Take heart…. Occupy Wall Street has captured the popular imagination more than the phoney Tea Party ever did. The oligarchs are scared… what do they know that we don’t?
Remember, you’ll amplify the power of the Green Weenie if you wave the Terrible Towel at the same time! If you don’t have a Terrible Towel, take any bright yellow towel and wave your hands over it, saying:
Seem-seem-salla-beem! Be a Terrible Towel for my team!
That should do the trick…
Saturday 15 October 2011