Friday, January 27, 2012

GOP Debate Jacksonville, Florida





Tonight's debate was a good one to watch.  Romney and Gingrich went at it with the former being more aggressive than in previous debates.  Ron Paul seemed to be the comic relief of the night by making comments that brought the audience to laughter.  I won't be surprised if he drops out soon.   


Towards the end of the debate, a member of the audience asked what role would religion play in making decisions as President of the United States of America.  Here are the replies from the candidates that I liked. 






Mitt Romney replied:


ROMNEY: Ron Paul makes very good point. I concur with that. I would also seek the guidance of -- of providence in making critical decisions. 

And of course, ours is a nation which is based upon Judeo- Christian values and ethics. Our law is based upon those values and ethics. And in some cases, our law doesn't encompass -- encompass all of the issues that we face around the world. 

The conviction that the founders, when they wrote the Declaration of Independence, were writing a document that was not just temporary and not just for one small locale but really something which described the relationship between God and man -- that's something which I think a president would carry in his heart. 

So when they said, for instance, that the creator had "endowed us with certain unalienable rights, among them life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness," I would seek to assure that those principles and values remain in America and that we help share them with other people in the world, not by conquering them, but by helping them through our trade, through our various forms of soft power, to help bring people the joy and -- and -- and opportunity that exists in this great land. 







New Gingrich replied:




GINGRICH: I would say that there are three ways in which religion would affect me. 

The first is, I agree with Governor Romney. I think anyone who is president is faced with decisions so enormous that they should go to God. They should seek guidance. Because these are decisions beyond the ability of mere mortals to truly decide without some sense of what it is we should be doing. 

I would say, second, that we have a real obligation to recognize that, if you're truly faithful, it's not just an hour on Sundays or Saturdays or Fridays. It's in fact something that should suffuse your life, to be a part of who you are. And in that sense, it is inextricably tied in with how you behave. 

But I would say, third, one of the reasons I am running is there has been an increasingly aggressive war against religion and in particular against Christianity in this country, largely by...

... largely by a secular elite and the academic news media and judicial areas. And I frankly believe it's important to have some leadership that stands up and says, enough; we are truly guaranteed the right of religious freedom, not religious suppression by the state. 







Rick Santorum replied:


SANTORUM: Faith is a very, very important part of my life, but it's a very, very important part of this country. The foundational documents of our country -- everybody talks about the Constitution, very, very important. But the Constitution is the "how" of America. It's the operator's manual. 

The "why" of America, who we are as a people, is in the Declaration of Independence, "We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal and endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights."

The Constitution is there to do one thing: protect God-given rights. That's what makes America different than every other country in the world. No other country in the world has its rights -- rights based in God-given rights, not government-given rights. 

And so when you say, well, faith has nothing to do with it, faith has everything to do with it. If rights come...

If our president believes that rights come to us from the state, everything government gives you, it can take away. The role of the government is to protect rights that cannot be taken away. 

And so the answer to that question is, I believe in faith and reason and approaching the problems of this country but understand where those rights come from, who we are as Americans and the foundational principles by which we have changed the world. 



(Source:  http://archives.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1201/26/se.05.html)




Romney makes a good point that the American Fathers had a strong religious conviction when formulating the Declaration of Independence.  Many Atheists and Secularists deny the Judeo-Christian foundations of this nation.  


Gingrich also makes a good point that leaders need to go to a higher authority in order to run a nation and make the right decisions.  No mere mortal has all the answers and wisdom.  He/she needs God for guidance.  He also makes excellent points that faith is not just something one does on a day of the week.  It is a daily commitment and conversion to God.  I'm glad he mentioned the attack religion is getting from secularism which is starting to take hold more visibly in this nation. 


Lastly, I think Santorum hit it out of the ball park, so to speak.  He says the Constitution is the "how" and the Declaration of Independence is the "why." He goes on to say that rights are given by God the Creator and not the government.  These rights are not negotiable.    

Monday, January 23, 2012

The Devil's Law

Today, 39 years ago one of the most evil laws ever to exist took a hold of the country that is "Under God."


  • This law made it legal to kill unborn children at any moment of time during gestation.  
  • This law attempts to play God by labeling when a human becomes a human; when a person becomes a person.  
  • It is a disgusting law written as a guise to protect "privacy" and women, but at the expense of a child's life and the mother.  
  • It is a law that in a sense brings back the Pagan child sacrifices done to please serpentine gods that demanded human blood from the innocent.   
  • It is a law that puts mother against child.  Wife against husband, girlfriend against boyfriend.  
  • It is a law that inflates the feminine ego to a point that she becomes selfish, so selfish that her child is worth dying in order for her to do as she pleases.  
  • It is a law that the United Nations uses to force other nations to decide whether to adopt it to receive aid or reject it and suffer.  
  • It is a law that ignores the most fundamental knowledge of Modern Biology, Psychology and Embryology that we all are required to learn.   



This law came from the horrendous decision in the case Roe v. Wade.  Roe or Norma McCorvey brought charges to the Supreme Court claiming that women have the right to end their pregnancies in the name of privacy and so called bodily autonomy.

Here is McCorvey on the left with her attorney Gloria Allred


Ironically, here she is holding a disgusting sign with an evil and hateful message.  However, things changed for the better because now she is Pro-Life!  She was Baptized into the Catholic Church in 1995 and now fights hard to overturn the decision she was the root cause of.  Check out here site  http://roenomore.org/






Abortion is destroying America and the world.  We have lost generations of children.  These children would have been working now and adding funds to Social Security and the Tax systems of the world.  Any of these aborted babies could have grown to discover a cure for HIV/AIDS, Cancer or even the Common Cold.  Perhaps one of them could have been the next Einstein and have developed a way to travel faster than the speed of light.  We will never know now because Abortion keeps society from advancing.  
Abortion is a power trip.  It gives a sense of grandiose.  When one can easily kill a human life for whatever reason and not be penalized, that is the ultimate psychopathic rush.  When one becomes so desensitized that an unborn child is no longer a child but a "blob of cells," then this becomes a delusion.  
It is a false sense of empowerment for women.  It puts her against her own child.  It is the epitome of selfishness and egoism.  It is no wonder why supporters of Abortion come from the "ME" generation as some Sociologists and Psychologists have labeled it.  

Organizations such as Planned Parenthood which was founded by racist and white supremacist Margaret Sanger makes huge profits off of killing the unborn.  Sanger described minorities and disabled people as "unfit" to exist.  Sound familiar?  Isn't that what Pro-Abortion advocates say today but in a sublime way?

Courts after courts run by activist judges attempt to rewrite modern Biology and Embryology by legislating from the bench when life begins and when a human life becomes a person.  It is sad and disturbing that such power can rest on a mortal.  No judicial degrees, no position of power can ever give any mortal a say on who is human and who is not.        
Everyday roughly 5,000 babies are killed in abortion.  Their remains are discarded in the garbage along with other medical waste.  It is crazy to think that people support this as a right.  Some even describe it as "medical care."  Doctors in training are told that when caring for pregnant women they are caring for TWO patients.  Roe v. Wade distorts this fact by trying by all means to discredit the knowledge we possess about pregnancy and when human life begins.  

America wake up!  Is this the freedom we preach to the world?  Is this the land where all have the right to "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness?"  


We have modern technologies that clearly show that the unborn are NOT "blobs of cells."  We have technologies that show brain wave activity in the unborn.  How can we allow this barbaric procedure to continue to exist in modern times?

Roe v Wade is often called a "landmark decision."  Well yes it is a landmark decision, but not the one the definition describes.  This landmark decision is destroying our most valuable asset as a society: the youth.   
We must remind ourselves the value of all human life regardless of stage of development, color, gender etc.   Abortion is not an issue for solely Republicans, the "Christian right,"  etc, it is an issue that affects all of us and our morality.  


If you are Pro Choice, please reconsider your position.  You know what you learned in Biology class.  You know the science out there that is on the side of human life.  Do not set aside science for rhetoric that is nonsensical and logically incoherent.


If you are young, in high school or college.  Unfortunately many of our universities are staffed with those who see Abortion as a human right.  Do not be deceived!  You have the tools to learn about Biology, use them.  A professor's views on life are his or her's.  You pay tuition to learn truth, not get brainwashed with lies from progressive professors.  When you weigh the truth of science against a pro choice professor, you will see that science will win.  

Abortion is not a medical procedure or a human right.  Abortion is the termination of a human life in the womb.  Abortion is a glorification of death. It is feticide.   

I have no doubt that Abortion will be aborted soon.  We cannot continue this evil practice.  If we do, then we as Americans are hypocrites when we put our men and women in uniform at risk to protect the human rights of others.  How can we defend human rights when we deprive them to our own unborn?   



Hundreds of Thousands will march in Washington D.C. for the March For Life.  The media will of course black out coverage of this in favor of something else.   Nevertheless, we do not need the media to spread the message that all human life is sacred and dignified.  Life is a right that no man or woman can give, only the Creator as the Declaration of Independence states.  

See my Prochoice Debunk post for more information on how ProChoice rhetoric fairs against Science, Law, Psychology and Common Sense.  


Roe v. Wade will be overturned for good!  All life will be protected from the moment of conception to natural death.  We are Americans, we always do the right thing!   





Thursday, January 19, 2012

PIPA & SOPA

PIPA & SOPA  what are they?

At first glance they look like Spanish words, but they are not.  These are bills that will affect how the internet works in the United States of America.

The purpose of these bills are to control the online piracy of music, videos and other copyright content.

I remember when I was younger the big fuss surrounding NAPSTER and other sites that the youth used to share songs and download.  Lawsuits came from Record companies and these download sites basically disappeared.  Moreover, even some young users were sued for heavy fines.  

These new bills want to block links and sites from foreign nations that sell pirated content and want to control payments made to them as well as other things.

While piracy is bad, the bills need to be worked on a bit in order to protect the freedom of the internet and how users interact with it.  

Some popular sites such as Mozilla, Google and Wikipedia protested online.  Here are some screen shots of the protests.




  Source: http://news.yahoo.com/key-facts-u-online-piracy-bills-sopa-pipa-233943377.html

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Canada Fears Female Feticide




Canada is now fearing that abortions will increase among Asian immigrants due to the evil practice of Female Feticide in their native countries.  Since Canada has easy access to abortion, Canada is concerned that its abortion industry will be used to get rid of unborn females in an attempt to control gender distribution.  The nation is proposing to withhold the gender of the child until after 30 weeks of gestation.

Ironically a Pro Abortion feminist described abortion as killing. Gwendolyn Landolt of the REAL Women of Canada said,  "Is it a right to know the gender of your child if you are going to use this information to kill it?"

They know they are advocating the murder of innocent children.  The ProChoice delusion and distortion of facts is unfortunate. 

Where are the Feminists?  Where are the Pro-Abortion/Choice advocates?  Why are they silent on this issue of Female Feticide?  

Abortion will always be an evil no matter how any one ignorantly sugar coats it.  There is nothing productive in killing an unborn child.  It does not solve problems, nor does it help any nation.

 


Source: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/canada-urged-conceal-fetal-sex-over-abortion-fears-182650108.html

Tebow's 3:16

Sports is a fun thing to play.  Attending games can be fun and can cause anxiety as well.  Being a New York Yankees fan, I think I've prayed more at both Yankee Stadiums (1923/2009) than at any Church.

Praying at a Stadium is nothing new.  We often see many fans with hands clutched, eyes shut hoping for a big move or win.  Recently in a NFL football game something interesting occurred with devote Christian player Tim Tebow.

Tebow threw 316 yards, had 31.6 yards per completion and when the touchdown was thrown, the national tv ratings was 31.6.  Sounds familiar?  John 3:16.   Immediately during this and after, many search engines and social sites listed 3:16 as a trending topic.

As we all may know, John 3:16 mentions on God sending His only begotten Son to save all and those who believe in Him will not perish but will enjoy life everlasting.

Many were quick to point this out as a miracle.  Is God trying to give a message?  Would He used Football, America's other pastime?

 Furthermore, the appearance of a smoke ring over the stadium added more to frenzy.


Was this the providence of God?  Who knows... As the saying goes: "God does work in strange and mysterious ways." 



Source: http://www.nbc-2.com/story/16482529/2012/01/09/tim-tebow-win-coincidence-or-divine-intervention

Monday, January 16, 2012

Martin Luther King Jr.

Today we remember a great American who opened the door to many minorities in this country who were not allowed to grow in society due to race.  Martin Luther King Jr, a Baptist minister had the courage to stand up to the powers that be at the time.

As a Civil rights leader, he led many peaceful marches and fought with words against prejudice, segregation and racism.  His most famous words are recorded in the "I have a Dream speech."



In this speech he speaks about a future with unity, equality, peace and harmony among all Americans.  Some of that dream has been realized, but we still have a long way to go.


Being a strong public leader, he was not immune to controversy.  The FBI kept an eye on him not only because of his massive marches, but because of alleged ties to communist groups.  As suspicion surrounded him, so did allegations of adultery.  King was rumored to have an "addiction to women," particularly Caucasian ones.   He was also accused in a book of using his denomination's donations to pay for prostitutes and other vices.  In the 1980s a study of his dissertation found that Dr. King had plagiarized someone else's work.



Despite all this, his image still remains strong.  King was assassinated.  However his death would not bring an end to Civil rights.  Segregation is now a thing of the past.  Before, there were separate water fountains, separate schools for whites and blacks.  Blacks even had to sit in the back of the bus or give up their seat to white people.  Today that is all gone.  Many African Americans have risen the ladder of success and in 2008 the first African American President was elected.

Last year a large memorial was opened in Washington D.C.  He will forever be remembered as a great American along with Presidents Washington, Lincoln, Roosevelt and Jefferson.

Though not Catholic, Dr. King was instrumental in bringing Civil rights to African Americans and other minorities who reside in the United States of America.  He was not a perfect man, nevertheless, his personal weaknesses cannot rob him of the great work he did in the name of justice, unity, and equality for all.

May Dr. King's dream be realized fully soon.  May we all realize that we are all God's children regardless of gender, race, or religion.

Special thanks to Allison Morris of OnlineCollegeCourses.com for providing this elegant Graphic
MLK Infographic

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Atheism = A-Fraud

 FRAUD



A-Fraud is a nickname given to Yankees 3rd baseman Alex Rodriguez because of his apparent struggle with showing he is worthy of wearing the pinstripes.  However, this post is not about ARod, it is about Atheism.  It is about a philosophy - a religion, a set of beliefs that I held for a long time.

For far too long I relied on its false understanding of logic.  Its pretense and irrational conclusions.  Its narrow view of science and disconnection from common sense.  It is a placebo for the contrarian.  An appeasement for those who are angry with God or religion.

Life is full of uncertainties.  We know, but don't know.  We are aware, yet not aware.  It is a paradox.  Because of this uncertainty, I can understand first hand how it can be hard to accept that there is a God or that Heaven, Hell or Purgatory exist.

How can we know is often the question I asked as an Atheist.  How can I live my life on a belief - on something that appears to not be tangible?   How do I know that living a life of prayer and virtue prepares oneself to meet the Maker at death on good terms?   Is this what really happens?   These questions and more I've wrestled with and I am sure many Atheists have as well.  Even most Saints have questioned God and the afterlife.

It is not easy.  We are bound to 5 senses.  I see a pizza.  I smell it, I taste it, I hear it crunching in my mouth, I feel its heat, bread, cheese and saucy oily texture.  But God, what do I see?  What do I smell, taste, hear or feel?   Living life relying on senses is not easy.

Atheism seems to come to the rescue.  If it had a voice, it would say:
  • We can only trust what our senses tell us. 
  • There is no God, He is dead.  
  • God is imaginary.  
  • Our senses cannot empirically study God so He is not real.  
  • All that matters is the material world.  
  • There is no spiritual world.  

These all sound interesting and often can lure those who may have had a "bad" experience with God or religion.

Science is hijacked as the "Magesterium" of Atheism, so to speak.  However, science does not exist to disprove God or religion.  It exists to study and learn about the natural world.

Theories such as the Theory of Evolution or the "Big Bang" are often thrown around as proof that there is no God.  However, these theories do not disprove God, but highlight His intelligence and creative work.

How? You may be asking.  Well, there is no rationality in the idea that one day everything just exploded into existence, with laws, mathematical order and life evolving on this planet.  Anyone who thinks that is a fool.

Atheism in this sense is a fraud.  It attacks one set of so called "irrational" beliefs and replaces it with an even more irrational one.  

Nothing cannot put something in itself.  SOMEONE has to put SOMETHING in NOTHING.  That is the most rational way of seeing it.  Laws in the universe keep order, but laws need a lawgiver.    

This is one of the reasons why I could not hold Atheistic beliefs any longer.  They just did not make any sense to my rational mathematical mind.

I could not last any longer accepting the ideas that Atheism presented.  It is a fraud.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Texas Law on Ultrasound before abortion



A Federal Appeals court said that showing/describing an Ultrasound image of an Unborn child before an abortion does not violate the Constitution nor infringe on the "rights" of women or abortionists.

This is a big victory for the Pro-Life movement and for Good.  A woman seeking an abortion in Texas will see what she is allowing to be killed: a human life.  This will hopefully activate her conscience and save a human life - or more if there are twins involved.

I love how the Justice worded it.  Chief Judge Edith Jones wrote in the decision:


"The required disclosures of a sonogram, the fetal heartbeat, and their medical descriptions are the epitome of truthful, non-misleading information."


"...their medical descriptions are the epitome of truthful, non-misleading information," in other words, the images contain the reality of the Unborn child and that reality is not misleading.  Rep. Sheila  D. must read Judge Jones' decision and realize that a pregnant woman is carrying a human baby, not a "sound."  See my other blog: http://sacerdotvs.blogspot.com/2011/10/biology-illiterate-politician.html








Pro-Abortion advocates who call themselves "ProChoice" try hard to distort science by claiming that the Unborn are not human, but instead are blobs of cells, and other ridiculous claims.  I addressed some I read on Twitter in a previous blog which has been very popular and helped change minds and hearts of ProChoice advocates, see:  http://sacerdotvs.blogspot.com/2011/10/prochoice-debunked.html

Little by little, Abortion will be a thing of the past.  It will be a barbaric procedure that will be seen by future generations as a shame for our current time, a legislative mistake that should never be repeated if we are to call ourselves civilized.






Source: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/u-court-allows-texas-law-ultrasound-abortion-220736270.html

Monday, January 9, 2012

The Baptism of the Lord



Today is the Baptism of the Lord.  Jesus after spending 40 days and nights in the desert and tempted by Satan himself, went to His cousin John the Baptist in order to be baptized.  John the Baptist took people to the Jordan river where he baptized them.  Jesus approached John and asked to be baptized.  John replied that Jesus needed to baptize him since Jesus is God and the Messiah.  Jesus insisted because He had to fulfill this and so John took Him into the river and baptized Him.  As Jesus rose from the water the skies opened and the Holy Spirit descended upon Jesus as a dove and a voice said, "This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased."

Here we see the Blessed Trinity come during Baptism.   Baptism is an important Sacrament.  It removes Original Sin and leaves an indelible mark on our souls showing we belong to God - Father, Son, Holy Spirit.  Just like we are all born of water in the womb; our souls are born in water with the words, "I Baptize you in the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit."

Jesus in getting baptized shows that He is one of us.  He is human, but without sin.  He is human, but also God.  He came to lead us by example.

Let us meditate on this great Sacrament and encourage those we know who are not baptized or have children who are not baptized to go and receive this Sacrament.

Friday, January 6, 2012

3 Kings Day (Epiphany)



Today in many nations the Solemnity of the Epiphany is celebrated.  A day that has its origin in the Eastern rite highlighting the revelation of God as a human baby boy.

The "Three Kings" or Magi (Wise men) traveled a long distance to find the child God.  God used His own cosmic version of a GPS to guide them with a bright star.  This star could have been a comet, Jupiter, Venus or Saturn, some believe it may have been a Stella Nova - when stars illuminate brightly for a brief moment and then return to their normal brightness.

The Magi represents all of the world with its many races and ethnicity.  Each come to bring gifts to the Child God Jesus Christ, the gifts of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh.   The gifts often are viewed as symbols of Christ's Royalty, Divinity, and Death.  Others view them as Faith, Hope and Charity.  

They were men of science showing that science too is subject to God.  Faith and Reason are not enemies.  Science is important alongside Faith.  Without the scientific knowledge of the stars that these men possessed, they would not have found the child Jesus.  The Magi represents all of humanity regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, religion and scientific views.  All belong to God and are subject to God.   

Many Catholic nations, in particular Hispanic ones celebrate this day as they would Christmas.  Children are told to leave some grass or hay under their beds, in their shoes or in a box so that the Wise men can come on their camels and bring them gifts.

Let us take this day to remember that God became man to save us all.  Let us offer Him the gifts of our Faith, Hope and Love.  






Feliz Dia de los Reyes Magos!  Happy Three Kings Day!




 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Santorum Iowa Win


Last night Santorum played catch-up.  He is the candidate who hardly gets any attention from the media yet some how won the caucus in Iowa.   He is a true conservative and a devout Catholic man dedicated to God, Faith and the Family.

An outspoken candidate on social issues, Santorum will no doubt be ignored by the leftist media.  His views on abortion, the family, immigration and so-called gay rights are not what the media wants to present to Americans.

Jesus said the "First will be last and the last will be first."  I think this was the case for Rick Santorum.  While he is a good Pro-Life Pro-God Pro-Family candidate for President, we all know that one man cannot change the law in this country.  It will take much more to overturn Roe v. Wade and amend the Constitution to protect marriage as solely between one man and one woman.

May God's will be done in next year's election.  The world is in the mess it's in because of its rejection of God, Faith and morals.  Man does not live on bread alone, but on God's Word.  Good luck Santorum!




Update:  It appears that after every vote was counted, Mitt Romney won by 8 votes.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/04/us/politics/santorum-and-romney-fight-to-a-draw.html?pagewanted=all


Update II:  Again it appears that now Santorum was the real winner.  (Jan. 19, 2012)

http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2012/01/20/iowa-recount-puts-rick-santorum-ahead-rick-perry-bows-out-endorses-newt-gingrich/fWqBCkzFEuaQxEiW2N6CcM/story.html

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Mary - Mother of God. Jan 1



Today is the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God or Theotokos.  The Blessed Virgin Mary is the Mother of God.  This does not mean that God came into existence because of her.  God has always existed.  Mary is a creature of God.  She is the "handmade" of the Lord as she called herself.

Mary is called the Mother of God because her Son, Jesus Christ the Messiah is God the Son.   Since Jesus is God, then the one who gave Him flesh is called Mother of God.

What an awesome thought.  A human female is the Mother of the Word Incarnate.  She is the Mother of God!   Since the early days of the Catholic Church, devotion to Mary has existed.  The "Sub Tuum Praesidium" is one of the earliest prayers to Mary.

This is a day of Holy Obligation in which all Catholics must treat it as a Sunday and attend Mass.   Let us take this day to recollect on Mary and her role in Salvation.   Mary was always open to life.  She said Yes to God's will that she be the vessel in which God the Son would take on a human form.

She is a model for all women, especially those who push the disturbing idea that pregnancy and bearing children violates a woman's bodily autonomy or dignity.  This tokophobia must be replaced with the Yes to life from the Theotokos.

May Our Lady pray for us and show us the way to Christ her Son.  Mary Mother of God, Pray for us!





We take refuge under thy protection,holy Mother of God:
Do not despise our prayers
in time of necessity:
but always free us
from all dangers,
O blessed and glorious Virgin.

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