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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

22 July 2014. A Point to Ponder… Is ”Anti-Abortion” “Pro-Life?”

Life's a Bitch. 04.12

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Barbara-Marie Drezhlo. Respect for Life from Beginning to End. 2012

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“If you think fertilised eggs are people, but refugee kids aren’t, then, you’re going to have to stop pretending your concerns are religious”.

That quote is a show-stopper. I have a friend whose mother is really conservative, and really Christian, who’s “Pro-Life” and “Anti-Abortion”, literally stop cold in her tracks, and recant her belief about these refugee children needing to be deported yesterday. The most amazing about-face I’ve ever seen a conservative make when presented with such overwhelming and incredibly simple logic.

http://proudtobeafilthyliberalscum.com/2014/07/22/shoot-kids-crossing-border/#comments

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There are people who call themselves “Pro-Life”… but they’re for warmongering in foreign parts… they’re for the death penalty… they’re gun nutters… they’re against single-payer healthcare for all… they’re for insanely long prison sentences… they’re for smashing unions so that the Affluent Effluent can steal more of the country’s substance… but because they’re anti-abortion, they’re “Pro-Life!”

I think not… Bernie Sanders is more Pro-Life than the lot of them… yes, I know that he’s “Pro-Choice”, but when you add up all of his other good points, they outweigh this bad point. In like manner, Rick Perry and Sarah Palin aren’t Pro-Life at all… all the other evil that they advocate overwhelm that one good point. Like it or not, we face a full-blown moral dilemma, which we shouldn’t turn into a cartoonish caricature. It isn’t a simple matter… I wish that it were! Neither position is purely ”good” or purely “bad”. However, I’d say that the Church teaches that a strong state is a necessity in our fallen world, it supports government-sponsored healthcare, and it teaches that the death penalty is a rare resort (like for the Minsk Metro bombers or for the Uniate putschists in the Ukraine). The Republican Party fails on all points. Its anti-abortion plank fails to rescue it. Orthodox Christians can’t vote for warmongering racists in good conscience.

The Republican Party is the party of “Greed is Good” and “God has a plan for your life”… neither one is good. The first contradicts our Lord Christ (The love of money is the root of all evil)… the second destroys Free Will, thus destroying all truly Christian concepts of theodicy (“Why is there evil?”). Don’t forget what the Apostle said, “Love God… and do what you will”… that isn’t a manifesto for licence. Do think on it… the matter is too serious for childish and mawkish posturing. Unfortunately, that’s all that we’re getting now… from both sides.

This IS a point to ponder…

BMD

22 July 2014. You Can’t Make Up Shit Like This… “Let ‘Em Eat Cake” Department

00 Unknown  Artist. The Love of Money is the Root of All Evil. 26.06.13

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I saw this on RT:

David Von Spreckelsen, the senior vice president at Toll Brothers said, “No one ever said that the goal was full integration of these populations. So now you have politicians talking about that, saying how horrible those back doors are. I think it’s unfair to expect very high-income homeowners who paid a fortune to live in their building to have to be in the same boat as low-income renters, who are very fortunate to live in a new building in a great neighbourhood”.

In a new building in Manhattan, the wealthy residents in a new building get to use the front entrance… but “affordable housing” residents have to use a “poor door” in a back alley. Note how this rich bastard defends that… yes, read it… it’s the Republican Party writ large. It’s why I hate the GOP and everything that it stands for… it’s why I despise the konvertsy and their caterwauling. They defend this… Potapov does… Paffhausen does… Dreher does… I needn’t go on. I’ll be clear… an anti-abortion plank in the Republican platform doesn’t wash away the sheer sin of the above attitude. That’s what I believe… if you don’t like that, tough tukhus (that’s “tough ass” in Yiddish, it’s “tough shit”, but twice as sarcastic). A “poor door” exemplifies contemporary America… God do help us, we’ve fallen, and not only do we refuse to get up, we refuse to even admit that we’ve fallen. What a buncha maroons…

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus (Epistle of Apostle St Paul to the Galatians 3.28)… except in this new building… David von Spreckelsen said so! After all, those affordable housing people aren’t SUCCESSFUL… eek, oh, the humanity!

BMD

22 July 2014. SHAME ON YOU, Bob Casey! He Echoes “Ukrainian Orthodox” Swine from McKees Rocks

00 galician UPA Democracy 01. 29.04.14

THIS is the face of UKRAINIAN NATIONALISM… THIS is what you support, Bob Casey!

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In tribute to the brave Orthodox warriors of Novorossiya

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here’s our Russian anthem… remember the dead of Slavyansk, Kramatorsk, Odessa, and Krasny Liman murdered by the Uniates… THIS is what the people of Novorossiya want, NOT Uniate hillbilly backwoods “Consciousness”

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US Senator Bob Casey Jr (D-PA) said the following:

The Ukrainian people want and deserve a unified, stable, secure, and prosperous country free from Russian interference.

Firstly, Casey is an ultramontane papist, so, the fact that he kisses the ass of the Uniates is no big surprise. However, Mr Casey should know that there are MORE Russian Orthodox people in PA than there are Uniate apostates. He pissed on all of us with this statement. I should hope that Russian Orthodox people in NEPA, Yinzertown, and all around the state wouldn’t forget this act of treachery and hate on the part of Mr Casey. His subservience to the Uniates is unseemly and without defence. No Russian Orthodox person should vote for this bastard… full stop.

Here’s another POS quote from a “Ukrainian Orthodox” priest, Fr Timothy Tomson, pastor of St Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church in McKees Rocks PA:

Russia is for Russians and Ukraine is for Ukrainians. If people (in the Ukraine) consider themselves Russian, they should move back to Russia.

Compare that the murderous manifesto issued by the OUN in 1941:

Long live the Ukraine without Jews, Poles, and Germans; Poles behind the River San, Germans to Berlin, and Jews to the gallows.

Note well that this “priest” echoes that… without shame! No decent Orthodox people can have concourse with fascist filth like that. To give you a better idea of the hate that animates “Ukrainian nationalism”, read the following:

The nationalists who emerged in Galicia following the First World War, much as in the rest of Europe, adopted a form of nationalism known as Integral nationalism. According to this ideology, the nation was the highest absolute value, more important than social class, regions, the individual, religion, etc. To this end, OUN members were to “force their way into all areas of national life” such as institutions, societies, villages, and families. They saw politics as a Darwinian struggle between nations for survival, rendering conflict unavoidable, and justifying any means that would lead to the victory of one’s nation over that of others. In this context, willpower was more important than reason, and they glorified warfare as an expression of national vitality. The OUN’s conceptualisation of this idea was particular in several ways. Because the Ukraine was stateless, and powerful neighbours surrounded it, its emphasis on force and warfare emerged as acts of terrorism and not open warfare, and they glorified illegality. Because Ukrainians didn’t have a state to glorify or serve, they placed emphasis on a “pure” national language and culture and not a State. There was a strain of fantastic romanticism, where the unsophisticated Ukrainian rejection of reason was more spontaneous and genuine than the cynical rejection of reason by German or Italian integral nationalists.

John Armstrong, Ukrainian Nationalism (1963). New York: Columbia University Press, pp 20-22

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Also note this:

The OUN wings disagreed on strategy and ideology, but shared a commitment to the manufacture of a historical past based on victimisation and heroism. The émigrés developed an entire literature that denied the OUN’s fascism, its collaboration with Nazi Germany, and its participation in atrocities, instead presenting the organisation as composed of democrats and pluralists who’d rescued Jews during the Holocaust. The diaspora narrative was contradictory, combining celebrations of the supposedly anti-Nazi resistance struggle of the OUN-UPA with celebrations of the Waffen-SS Galizien, a Ukrainian collaborationist formation established by Heinrich Himmler in 1943.

Per Anders Rudling, “The Return of the Ukrainian Far Right: The Case of VO Svoboda”. In Wodak and Richardson, Analysing Fascist Discourse: European Fascism in Talk and Text (2013). New York: Routledge.

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It’s time to stand for Holy Rus… we MUST oppose the Uniate snakes and their murderous ideology… we MUST oppose the pro-American running dogs of the putschist junta in Kiev… we MUST oppose the so-called “Ukrainian Orthodox” for breaking the Unity of the Russian World… BUT WE MUST NEVER HATE! Yes, our compatriots must kill these parasites when they find them, but we mustn’t harbour hate in our hearts! The present war is bad… the only justification is that the godless tyranny of the Unia and of “Ukrainian nationalism” is far worse. Yes… we live in a fallen world. Yes… sometimes, good people must use “tainted means”, for that’s the only thing at hand… but we mustn’t let hate live in our hearts, we mustn’t kill more than is necessary, and we must show mercy to the fallen or surrendered enemy, even if the soulless Uniate pigs do not (the hospital massacre in Krasny Liman and the murders of priests in Slavyansk are proof of that).

We must be like the fighters of the VOV. “Don’t cry, baba… we’ll make them pay for this!” Forgive… yes, a thousand times, yes! I forgive the Uniates, schismatics, and nationalists for what they’ve done; I hope that God shows them mercy in the hereafter. However… forgiveness doesn’t cancel out earthly consequences for earthly crimes. I’d put the noose around the necks of S Yu ShevchukA P YatsenyukF A Denisenko, and P A Poroshenko, and I’d trip the trap with no emotion. Nevertheless… the solution, although necessary, isn’t good in itself, and I’d have to confess it. A greater evil doesn’t cancel out the sin of a lesser evil. It merely underlines necessity; it DOESN’T exculpate it.

We live in a fallen world. It’s especially fallen now. It’s a time of moral dilemmas and temptations to unbounded hate and violence… God do help us…

BMD

Monday, 21 July 2014

“It’s Very Hard”: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church Trying to Move on after Priest Accused of Embezzling

00 Mojum Kamki. Rogger Robber. 2010

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Bouncing back after an alleged embezzlement, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Milwaukee WI is trying to revive itself after falling into a financial slump. This happens at the same time as a former priest faces charges of improperly spending thousands of dollars from a church trust fund. James Dokos faces a Class G felony charge of theft (embezzlement), value exceeding 10,000 USD (352,000 Roubles. 10,750 CAD. 10,650 AUD. 7,400 Euros. 5,850 UK Pounds), and he was a “no show” for his first two court appearances. Prosecutors accuse 62-year-old Dokos of tapping into an Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church trust fund… to the tune of about 100,000 USD (3.52 million Roubles. 107,500 CAD. 106,500 AUD. 74,000 Euros. 58,500 UK Pounds). The GOAA Chicago Metropolis transferred Dokos to Ss Peter and Paul Church in Glenview IL in 2012, his most recent parish.

Last month, the church placed Dokos on unpaid administrative leave and suspended him from his duties as parish priest at the church in Glenview. Members of Annunciation parish said that they’ve experienced a myriad of emotions since learning of the allegations against Dokos. One member said, “I’m just very saddened. It’s very hard”. Church member Despina Panos said, “He was very good to us. I don’t know. I still don’t believe it happened”. Current priest Fr Angelo Artemas said, “When we realised that there were financial difficulties here and that there was a trust involved, it was very disheartening and all these circumstances have been very sad for us. We are experiencing some financial difficulties”. Fr Angelo said that the alleged theft, carried out by someone so trusted within the church is an unfortunate thing, but he said that he has full trust in the court system, noting, “This is America. Everybody’s entitled to their defence as well, and our sincere prayers are with Fr Jim Dokos as well”. Others are looking toward their faith… praying justice is served. Panos said, “Only God knows the truth, and He’ll give us the answers”.

Lately, it’s been difficult to even get Dokos in front of a judge. He was a “no show” for his first two scheduled court appearances… claiming that he missed them due to car problems and an illness. He finally showed up for his initial court appearance on Friday, 18 July. As Dokos moves through the court system, members of Annunciation parish said that they’re just trying to move on. Church member Constantine Stamantelakys said, “We just really want to move on. We really come here to worship and believe in Jesus and that’s what it’s all about. We’ll survive”. The court ordered Dokos booked and released by 15.00 Saturday, 19 July. If he failed to appear, it’d issue a bench warrant for his arrest.

20 July 2014

Derica Williams

Fox6Now.com

http://fox6now.com/2014/07/20/its-very-hard-annunciation-greek-orthodox-church-trying-to-move-on-after-priest-accused-of-embezzling/

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