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Saturday, 13 June 2015

13 June 2015. That Was the Week That Wasn’t… or… The Jenner Story Refuses to Die Even Though There’s Nothing More to Say

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A friend sent me a link to a so-called “expert” article on transsexualism written by a “conservative”. I sent the link to a friend who teaches biochemistry… my question was, “Is this legit? If so, how so; if not, why not?” To make a 1,000-word reply short, the whole thing is bullshit from stem to stern. WHY? This was a piece of popular fluff, not submitted for peer review. I wrote several friends in academe, and they all told me the same thing. An article not submitted for peer review is utter rubbish; no one should take any credence in it as actual science (one could take it as “popular science”, but it isn’t actual science).

A friend sent me this:

Dr McHugh is a self-described “orthodox Catholic” with well-documented extremist views. As part of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ review board, he opined that the Catholic sex-abuse scandal wasn’t about paedophilia, but about “homosexual predation on American Catholic youth”. He filed an amicus brief in favour of Proposition 8 arguing that homosexuality is a “choice”. Additionally, McHugh was in favour of forcing a pregnant 10-year-old girl raped by a relative to carry the pregnancy to term. Dr McHugh has misrepresented data, rigged studies, left out significant details in his research, and is a poorly regarded fringe element in his own field. No secular medical or mental-health organisation agrees with him. Even his own (former) department denounced his stance in testimony before the Maryland Senate. Court cases considering transsexual medical issues found his work unpersuasive.

My own research indicated that McHugh had a long-time feud with the prominent researcher John Money (Money had a MUCH larger publication legacy than McHugh did). Despite the rightwing brouhaha about him, Money remained at John Hopkins until his death in 2006 at the age of 85. McHugh has been retired and out-of-touch with current research since 2001, that is, fourteen years ago.

Loud “conservatives” use this article, amongst others, to keep the Jenner story alive. As far as I’m concerned, I’d wish that the whole thing would go away. It’s not based in real science or medicine… it’s nothing but ignorant posturing. In short, it’s not doing anyone any real good. It’s just like the pointless wrangles over the tollhouses in the 80s. The ROCOR Synod was right in shutting down the discussion… “There is little revelation on this topic and the discussion isn’t edifying”. The same is true here, both in the secular and religious spheres. If you don’t have the proper medical background, shut the fuck up. I don’t have such a background, that’s why I’m not going into detail, as I’d fuck up just as badly as the rightwing asshats are.

I find this obsession with this oddbod pop culture figure truly bizarre. I don’t give a rat’s ass if Jenner is homosexual, bisexual, heterosexual, transsexual, übersexed, undersexed, or oversexed. Jenner could be fucking ducks or turtles, as far as I care. I find this obsession with someone else’s private sexual life a bit affected. I agree with St Serafim Sarovsky… “Save your own soul and thousands will be saved about you”. Trust me, my salvation takes all my effort… I don’t have anything left to monitor the behaviour, good, bad, or indifferent, of my fellows. As I said, I find such a fixation odd, affected, and weird. My view is simple… I’ll do my best to treat people as Christ did. He didn’t pry into folk’s private lives… neither shall I.

This is a contrived media affair. We should be adults and let it be. This is my last word on this. I’ve had it with exhibitionists (Jenner) and with the leering moralists who’re having such a wonderful time obsessing over this. I gotta find the jug… this was a gnarly topic, to be sure. God willing, it’ll die a natural death (and soon)…



13 June 2015. Republicans Claim that They’re the “Moral Party”… I THINK NOT!

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Two of the most important Christian leaders in the world, Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev of Moscow and all the Russias and Francisco Bergoglio, the Pope of Rome, are embarrassing for US Republicans. These major religious leaders not only disagree with the Republican platform in many ways, they condemn the Me First ideology of the GOP, its war on the poor and the working class, its Know Nothing anti-intellectualism and pseudo-scientific fantasies, its pandering to bigots, its punishment of women who’ve had abortions, and its perpetual warmongering in foreign parts. Both HH and the Pope have often stated positions at variance with the Republican greedster ethos. Hell, HH helped the Soviet intel people as the obvious evil of Western greedsterism disgusted him (and it still does).

Those Orthodox who want to ally the Church with the Republican Party and its sectarian (“Evangelical”) running dogs lie. There’s no nice way of putting it. HH doesn’t hang around with “conservative” filth… he hangs around…


Castro and Metropolitan Kirill Gundyaev

HH with Comrade Fidel


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HH with Comrade Zyuganov


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HH with Comrade Tsipras


COMMIES! He’s tight bros with the Castros! He likes Danny Ortega and Nicky Maduro… he’s been close to Comrade Zyuganov for years! Then, how come these loud asshats claim that the Church is one with the Republican greedsters? They lie… pure and simple… besides that, they’re ignorant of Church History and Church Life… and don’t want to find out the truth! They think that the most important issues in the Christian life are abortion, homosexuality, artificial birth control, and the Tollhouses. That isn’t so… HH and the Pope of Rome have said so many times. Shall they stay with us? That’s up to them… but one thing is certain. The Church does NOT teach that “Greed is Good” as the GOP does… it teaches us by its example.

HH hangs out with Lefties… that means that we should support Bernie Sanders, and the fact that he’s a secularist is a minor piffle, as he supports the socialist social teachings of the Church. The Church is FOR single-payer healthcare. The Church is FOR mandated state-paid holidays for families. The Church is FOR paid maternity leave of up to a year. The Church is FOR subsidised housing for people so that they can live in dignity. The Church is FOR subsidies on basic utilities and it’s FOR free education to the highest level. That is, the only American candidate who comes close to the Church’s REAL position is Bernie Sanders. Who woulda thunk it… a secularist is closer to God than loud religionists are! That’s the way of it… the Church teaches us that we must attend to the Truth, no matter who speaks it. I, for one, listen to the Church, and not the loud self-appointed internet gurus. What about you?

You can march with HH or you can caterwaul with the loud Republican asshats. Make mine HH… and make it a double!


13 June 2015. Thoughts from St Luka Voino-Yasenetsky and Elder Iona Ignatenko of Odessa

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Elder Schema-Archimandrite Iona Ignatenko of Odessa is one of the most famous elders of our time. He made the following prophecy:

There will be three Easters after my death. The first shall be bloody, the second shall be hungry, and the third will be victorious.

Elder Iona died on 18 December 2012… the “bloody Easter” was 2014… the “hungry Easter” was 2015… shall we have a “victorious Easter” in 2016? We’ll have to see, won’t we? Easter 2014 saw the perfidious Ukrofascist invasion of peaceful Novorossiya, with its terror bombardments of civilian neighbourhoods and brutal enormities of the junta militants. Easter 2015 saw the blockade of the LNR and DNR (with starvation averted by Russian convoys along a new Road of Life)… it also saw empty shop shelves in Kiev, with the power flickering on and off, and pay in arrears (if one was lucky enough to still have a job). Shall Easter 2016 see the Red Banner and the Tricolour flying over the battlements of Kiev? Shall the Mother of All Russian Cities be free of fascist and Uniate oppression? If we were to attend to Elder Iona…

For more information on St Luka Voino-Yasenetsky, click here


A Patriot Soldier Speaks on the Banderovtsy and Their “God”

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I have only one question.  I always ask it when I look at not-quite-decent religious movements. It’s a very simple question… “Where is God in all this?” The answer is also simple… “He’s not there”. There is anything but God… however, the Scriptures nailed the “god” of the Banderovtsy… Christ Himself described it. It’s very difficult not to notice that His words exactly describe what’s happening [in the “Ukraine”]:

Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

 Gospel according to St John 8.44

That’s the “god” of the Banderovtsy… we have nothing to add.

12 June 2015

Pavel Rasta

Call-sign “Shakespeare”

Novorossiyan patriot soldier

Православие Русский Мир (Orthodox Russian World)


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