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Benedict XVI Warns of ‘Dangerous Situation’ With Radical Atheism and Radical Islam

Posted on May 2nd, 2017 at 22:44 by John Sinteur in category: News


Here is the text of the pope emeritus’ comments, which were made in Polish and translated for the Register:

I was greatly moved, grateful and happy to learn that an academic conference on the topic of “The Concept of the State From the Perspective of the Teachings of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI” (Pojęcie Państwa w perspektywie nauczania Kardynała Józefa Ratzingera/Benedykta XVI), attended by the representatives of Poland’s government and Church and organized under the patronage of the president of the Republic of Poland, was held to coincide with my 90th birthday.

The topic of the conference brings government and Church officials into common dialogue on a topic that is of key significance to the future of our [European] continent. The contrast between the concepts of the radically atheistic state and the creation of the radically theocratic state by Muslim movements creates a dangerous situation for our age, one whose effects we experience each day. These radical ideologies require us to urgently develop a convincing concept of the state that will stand up to the confrontation between these challenges and help to overcome it.

During the agony of the previous half-century, Poland gave the world two great figures — Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński and Pope St. John Paul II — who not only reflected upon these issues, but also carried within themselves suffering and vivid experiences; thus they continue to give us guidelines for the future.

I give my blessing to all of you and would like to express my sincere gratitude for the work that you do in these circumstances.

Benedict XVI
Vatican, April 15, 2017

Yes, those radical atheists and all the horrible atrocities they’ve committed in the name of no gods. Why just last week there was the thing, at the place, with all the people. Truly horrible.

But what the heck is radical atheism? Is that like when you really really really don’t believe in god? Is it like trigonometry and climate studies? Anthropology?

Well, it looks like we will have to make a choice, people.

Norway or ISIS…you choose.

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  1. Ha, ha.

    Seems like he meant “radically secular state”, and in practice meant the kind of state that legalizes abortion, euthanasia, etc.

  2. Like Norway?

Republican: Sick People Don’t Deserve Affordable Care

Posted on May 2nd, 2017 at 22:33 by John Sinteur in category: News


Republicans usually defend their health-care position with an array of buzzwords like choice, patient-centric, or competition. In a CNN interview, Representative Mo Brooks, an Alabama Republican, makes the case for Trumpcare in much starker terms: It will free healthy people from having to pay the cost of the sick. “It will allow insurance companies to require people who have higher health care costs to contribute more to the insurance pool that helps offset all these costs, thereby reducing the cost to those people who lead good lives, they’re healthy, they’ve done the things to keep their bodies healthy,” explained Brooks. “And right now, those are the people who have done things the right way that are seeing their costs skyrocketing.”

I would say I hope he gets hit by a bus – not hard, just to break his hips – but I won’t. I don’t want any bus driver traumatized.

The guy doesn’t even understand the very basic premise of insurance – I’d like to see him extend his argument to fire-insurance for his home.

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  1. So, we now know that these guys know that they can say any bloody thing at all…no consequences.

    Incidentally, I just found this article by Fintan O’Toole; although it’s 10 months old, it is prescient and, I think, interesting and has just won an award:

  2. I guess he’ll want to limit medical care for our soldiers by this same logic. They have a highly dangerous life style.

  3. Will, talk to anybody who has to deal with the VA..

It’s the Sgt. Pepper’s/Star Wars mashup you didn’t know you needed.

Posted on May 2nd, 2017 at 21:48 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Who Is Publishing NSA and CIA Secrets, and Why?

Posted on May 2nd, 2017 at 1:03 by John Sinteur in category: News


What happens when intelligence agencies go to war with each other and don’t tell the rest of us? I think there’s something going on between the US and Russia that the public is just seeing pieces of. We have no idea why, or where it will go next, and can only speculate.


WW3 has probably already broken out, but this time the battleground is in our phones, routers and toasters.

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  1. I’m going to hide under the sofa until I stop hyperventilating!