Monday, December 20, 2010

Quick Shots: Santa is the anti-Christ, the Feds are taking over the Internet, and zero tolerance in the Catholic Church - Oh! And my big fat Greek surprise comment!



Disney is evil.
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As thousands of my readers and followers know, I am all about Santa, St. Nick, St Nicholas - even when he is mythically represented in those relatively corrupted forms, such as Father Christmas, or one of those fat burgermeisters in a red pantsuit.  But last night I caught a glimpse of the Disney - Tim Allen version of Santa and it was heresy - new world order crap.  Santa was NEVER married - he didn't work in an office - EVER!  He didn't have kids.  NO! NO! NO!  He did not have to get married.  Disney is the anti-Christ and Tim Allen's Santa is it's prophet.  No wonder kids are so screwed up.
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The Feds are taking over the Internet - we are all going to be sent to concentration camps.  You knew it was coming:
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Tomorrow morning the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will mark the winter solstice by taking an unprecedented step to expand government's reach into the Internet by attempting to regulate its inner workings. In doing so, the agency will circumvent Congress and disregard a recent court ruling. - WSJ 

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The Pope is asking what led to the global sexual abuse crisis in the Church.
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Pope Benedict said Monday the Catholic Church must reflect on what is wrong with its message and Christian life in general that allowed for the widespread sexual abuse of children by priests.
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"The psychological devastation of children, in which human beings are reduced to a marketplace article, is a terrifying sign of the times," Benedict said.

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He said the underlying ideology of such rampant excesses stemmed from the 1970s, when "pedophilia was theorized as something that was in keeping with man and even the child," where nothing was considered good or evil in and of itself but only relative to the circumstances.
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"The effects of such theories are evident today," he said.  He called for a renewed sense of morality, stressing absolute good and evil, to guide the faithful. - Source
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N.B. - Stressing absolute good and evil - I think the trads and fundies have that one all taken care of.  What?
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Oh!  Oh!  The end of civilized warfare - look what happened in ancient Greece - and the Greek army still wears skirts to this day!
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The debate over gays in the military has been settled with a historic decision to allow them to serve openly, but big questions lie ahead about how and when the change will take place, how troops will accept it and whether it will hamper the U.S. military effort in Afghanistan and Iraq. - Source
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11 comments:

  1. Oh, how do you know Nicholas wasn't married? I mean, that would explain why Nicholas punched Arius: "Your wife is ugly, oh, and Jesus is just a creature."

    "How dare you speak like that?" Whack.

    And Mary came and defended him, because he was a defender of wives. See. It all makes Disney sense!

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  2. I thought Bishops couldn't be married? Well anyway - the contemporary santa misses. And for sure elves aren't just little kids.... reindeer can fly however.

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  3. There was a time when there were married bishops; they were not the norm, to be sure, and sometimes they were given a dispensation to be a bishop -- but nonetheless, in this time, they did exist. A famous example is Synesius of Cyrene, who was ordained by Theohilus of Alexandria (much later than Nicea).

    And you do know about Black Pete, right?

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  4. Tomorrow morning the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will mark the winter solstice by taking an unprecedented step to expand government's reach into the Internet...

    It was nice knowing you.

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  5. Larry - The IT guy that was here today said the internet is too complex for the Feds to ever control - he told me not to believe anything I read or hear from general media. Who knew Katy Couric was just a spokes model?

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  6. Terry - did you like my poem from a few posts back?

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  7. Ter:Step away from the egg nog!

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  8. Dear Terry I would like to tell you that in the history of Christianity there were married priests, such as Saint Spyridon, patron saint of Corfou-Kerkyra, from Cyprus lived in the 3rd cent. A.D., with children who after the death of his wife became bishop. Dogmaticly, there is no problem, mainly it is simply a tradition the bishops to remain unmarried in order to devote themselves to their many Pastoral duties. As far as it concerns Saint Nicholas I would advise our friends to read his legendary and there is obvious that he was unmarried and charitable, that’s why he became so popular among all the christians. Of course for the Orthodox the christmas story of Santa has to do with an other grate and charitable Father of our church, Saint Vasilios the Great. Now about the traditional greek uniforms of the Presidential Guard, I do not understand your point. I am sure that you know the development of costumes through the centuries and when the trousers appeared. I wish to all your readers and to you Terry Merry Christmas and may the birth of our Lord to warm and heal our frozen and deeply wooded souls.

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  9. Dear Fr. Lykogiannis, forgive me for making a joke of the Greek military costume for the Presidential Guard - that was insensitive and thoughtless of me. I am sorry.

    Thank you for correction as regards St. Nicholas and shedding light on the subject of marriage in the Greek Church.

    God bless you! And a very blessed Christmas to you.

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