"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Latest news ...

Last night local news ran a report on people still protesting the death of Cecil and calling for the lion killer to be extradited to face charges for killing the beloved lion.  Protesters were standing on a freeway bridge holding signs.

Very little mainstream news that I have watched is focused upon the Planned Parenthood butchery expose, rather the time is filled with the GOP debates and Trump.

Little to nothing is said about the recent ISIS conquests.

With the first Republican Party debate dominating the American headlines, little ink has been spilled regarding the continual bestial slaughter taking place in length and breadth of the Muslim World in the name of Islamic Jihad. As reported by the Reuters UK news service on Aug. 7, 2015, al-Qaida allied Jihaddists in the northwest African nation of Mali launched an attack on a hotel used as United Nations base of operations, killing five and taking three Russian pilots hostage.
Meanwhile at the eastern end of the media-dubbed Islamic Street, yet another secularist blogger in the heavily-Muslim populated south Asian nation of Bangladesh has been found literally hacked to death by one of the many Jihaddi hit-squads as reported by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) also on Aug. 7, 2015. To add to the 24-hour body count, The Times of India and NewsBeat Social (video) report also on Aug. 7, 2015, that the ISIS terrorist organization has executed 19 of the estimated thousands of women, girls and boys they hold in sexual slavery in the region of Syria they currently occupy.
Arguably more horrific and senseless would be the 19 women put to death by ISIS terrorists in Syria. While the terrorist organization has made it no secret they would happily butcher anyone who stands in the way of their stated mission of establishing a global Islamic caliphate, they've also made no secret they'll happily fill their coffers with the profit made from selling captive women, girls and boys into sexual slavery.
As Molly Riehl of NewsBeat Social (see video) stated in her report, ISIS slave auctions usually see boys and girls from the ages of 1-9 drawing the highest bids to satisfy the sexual desires of their fellow Jihadists. The Times of India also noted that Zainab Bangura, the UN's Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sexual Violence in Conflict, stated that the captives are "peddled like barrels of petrol", and are "sometimes bought so they can be sold to their families for thousands of dollars in ransom money." - Source

 Here's the deal ...

We don't want to know.  We don't want to see.  We tune it out.  We distract ourselves and convince ourselves this is not like the other and we spin the reasons why.  We nit pick and get ourselves embroiled in political fantasy and performance and we imagine this is the same world, the same country we grew up in.

Why can't we see what we are doing to ourselves ?  Why do we refuse to let ourselves be outraged by the grizzly, barbaric murders we ourselves commit on our own soil, funded by taxpayer money?  Why do we refuse to look at mutilated remains of human babies?  Why do we not see these atrocities mirrored in the ISIS slaughter of men women and children - Christian or not?

Because we look but do not see, we hear but do not understand - lest we be converted and maybe have to give up something.


  1. "lest we be converted and maybe have to give up something"

    That's the thing, Terry, I would have to give up my comfortable chair and attitude when I snarl at folks I care not for online. I would have to give up my pride and my selfish desire to sleep all I want, eat all I want and do zero if I so desire.

    Instead, I cannot forget my brothers and sisters who are suffering so much. I remember and I pray but I will tell you, I took a break from it all and now, with this post of yours, I need to get back to asking our Lord to deliver His people. Also need to remember to pray for the perpetrators of such evil acts rather than **mn them to **ll 'cause if I do that, I will end up right next to them.

    I wonder what it will be like for them in the afterlife should they continue on this foul road they are so cavalierly and continuously engaging in.

    Selling innocent children in marketplaces ages 1-9? Hypocrites the lot of them to demand fidelity to the perverted corruption of their religion.

    And yes, here in the U.S. we are no better as the silence and near clear black out of PP's nefarious dealings are non-issues with the MSM.

    Woe to us all!

    1. I feel so powerless. It all seems beyond remedy at this point.

    2. True but we gotta keep hope alive and not despair. You know I used to cry lots when all of this first was reported. I can't cry anymore but I can keep hoping on their behalf and praying to and thanking God that I was born and live in the U.S.

      Even feeling powerless can be offered to Christ...better than being dead to the suffering of others.

  2. Father Gabriel Amorth, over at Catholic News Agency, in April...."ISIS is Satan. Things first happen in the spiritual realms, then they are made concrete on this earth." He, too, questions the lack of response by the west.
    We are sunk into lethargy: which I think Comes from feeling powerless. And...I feel a terrible sense of suspense: for what comes next.
    anyway: "All" we can do is pray. I don't think that having the constitution/political system/supreme court hijacked for the last eight years has helped anyone feel as if 'we' have any influence or say.
    Lots of avoidance going on.

  3. AMEN! In the meantime, eaeryone is up in arms over what Meghan said to Donald, and what Donald said about Meghan, and what about Caitlyn, and .......

  4. A bishop in Nigeria, Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme, was praying in the chapel in from of the Blessed Sacrament December, 2014, when he says that an extraordinary thing occurred: Jesus Christ appeared holding a sword, which He offered to the prelate. According to Bishop Dashe, the moment he took the sword from Jesus' hands, it transformed into Rosary beads. He then heard Christ repeat three times, "Boko Haram is gone." The Bishop recalls, 'I didn't need any prophet to give me the explanation. It was clear that with the Rosary we would be able to expel Boko Haram.' This is wonderful news!!...



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