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Saturday, 12 November 2011

12 November 2011. A Point of Unity… All Saints in Spain… Our Lady in Brazil…

Catholics paint tombstones on All Saint’s Day. Casabermeja (Province of Málaga. Autonomous Community of AndalucíaSPAIN

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Catholic woman praying. Basílica do Santuário Nacional de Nossa Senhora do Aparecida (Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida). Aparecida (São Paulo State. Southeast RegionBRAZIL

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You CAN tell Christians apart from Evangelical Sectarians without a scorecard! Christians DO things and we venerate Holy Shrines and Objects (including our departed relatives). Evangelicals have NO sense of the “Holy”… they never have, they never will. It’s how you can tell that there’s nothing of God in their conventicles. Don’t hate them… but do oppose them whenever and wherever they arise. They’re not of Our Lord Christ and His Church, and that’s that.

BMD

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Monday, 31 October 2011

31 October 2011. It’s Halloween… SMILE!

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As far as I’m concerned, one of the most exasperating things in this world are the earnest sorts who try to convince one of the evils of this or that. Some are “global warming” nutters… I simply say that the climate’s fluctuated in the past, it’ll do so in future, and there’s nothing that mankind can do of it, as we weren’t the cause of it in the first bloody place. Therefore, I’m persona non grata to the Passionately Left… as I deny that mankind’s got anything to do about “warming”. I’m also persona non grata to the Slobbering Right for admitting that there’s any “warming” at all. Earth to activists on both sides: the earth’s temp is merely increasing to the point that it was when it was warm enough to live in Greenland. Case closed…

The “Halloween Dispute” is much the same, I fear. Much of the brouhaha is absolute hooey. It merely gives the terminally religious another occasion to feel superior to their fellows and fill the air with loud Jeremiads about how everything is going to hell in a handbasket, yadda, yadda, yadda. As for me, I observe that much of what goes on in American society on Halloween is just harmless kid fun… let’s leave it at that. In any case, the thing with ghosts and spirits had nothing to do with Satanists or any other oddball cult. It’s because Halloween is “All Hallows Eve“… the day before the Feast of All Saints on the papist calendar. Evangelicals would do well to remember that, but then again, they’re known for their long faces and disapproval of anything remotely FUN.

The bears are enjoying Halloween… and so should we. God honours innocent fun. There’s a particularly cold place in Hell for those who rain on others’ parades in the name of God. I find that’s an especially noxious form of blasphemy. Do think on that…

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Monday 31 October 2011

Albany NY

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