Category: Religion & Philosophy

the metaphysical and speculative

Removing any doubt we may have had

In the light of things happening this morning, this is an interim post but shall leave it up as it’s necessary to deal with the issue.

There’s a thing called giving someone the benefit of the doubt … and then there is his removing all doubt:

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/10/20/pope-francis-humanity-must-rethink-role-of-nation-state-in-globalized-world/

Since globalization has “deeply altered the previous international order,” Pope Francis said Friday, humanity must rethink “the figure and the role of the nation-state” in this new world order.

No doubt about it – he plays for the other side.

And lest we think it’s only the Catholic Church:

https://pjmedia.com/faith/lutheran-church-decides-best-way-retain-members-stop-preaching-gospel/

When a Christian fails to speak out about an evil, then …

I read a comment by a Catholic, who said that just because the driver is incompetent, doesn’t mean the car’s not a Rolls Royce. Shan’t buy into that but shall certainly buy into the very grievous error whoever appointed this Pope made, plus the very strange manner of the previous Pope’s removal.… More here ...

A philosophical conundrum

Douglas Adams’s conundrum:

Due to the dust cloud, the sky above Krikkit was completely black, and thus the people of Krikkit led insular lives and never realised the existence of the Universe at large. With the population thus prepared, Hactar, disintegrated but still functional, built and crashed a model spaceship onto Krikkit in order to introduce its inhabitants to the concept of the Universe.

Secretly guided by Hactar, the Krikkiters built their first spaceship, Krikkit One, penetrated the dust cloud, and surveyed the Universe before them. Unbeknownst to the Krikkiters, Hactar had been subliminally conditioning their minds to the point where they could not accept a Universe into their world view, with the intention of putting them into a similar mindset to that of the Silastic Armorfiends.

Sooner or later, they would require an Ultimate Weapon, and this would allow Hactar to finally complete his purpose, something he had felt considerable guilt about not doing before.

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The narrative cake

On how it’s baked:

Strange contracts pre-dating us would suddenly surface, book deals with no deadline attached authored by attractive or nearly famous women, one I recall was by the stewardess on a private plane. It was startling — and professionally mortifying — to discover how many hacks writing gossip columns or entertainment coverage were on the Miramax payroll with a “consultancy” or a “development deal” (one even at The New York Times).

It’s interesting to speculate what percentage of tendentious liberal media projects exist mainly to pay off insiders who know too much. On top of that, what percentage of the projects that never come fully to fruition but for which somebody got paid are, basically, bribes/rewards for staying on Team Liberal despite learning about your teammates?

So much energy and effort expensed on what is wrong.  For money.  And predictably:

http://www.unz.com/isteve/slates-nice-lady-film-critic-shocked-shocked-literally-to-discover-nice-liberal-movies-produced-by-nice-hillary-donor/

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Animals

As it all comes out, like a dam wall busting, questions are asked why these women said nothing.

Sorry, but that’s a bourgeois attitude – the point is that they’re coming out with it now and even now there are way too many on Twitter who still interpret it through the bourgeois concept of manners and essential decency deep down.

And this is what has stymied any sort of rational debate on these animals, and the fear they induce is precisely what the oft-quoted Woodrow Wilson here was about.  The number of readers who still seriously believe the people behind the US govt could not have done 911 utterly without conscience has the head shaking.  This is the issue – the decent project their decency onto others and want to believe those people are decent deep down.

Easy to see the jihadis aren’t, the hysterical nutters who march, there was just a window for a brief time which then slammed shut – the window of DSK, everyone saw just how bestial he really was.… More here ...

Persecution cometh … to you

Over and over and over we say it – the double-headed enemy is:

1. The establishment, elite, federalist, globalist, DSK or Weinstein, Blair, Bilderberg, Chatham House, Tavistock, Common Purpose, bankster, corporate criminal, UN, EU, Masons, Papacy, Knights Templar, cultural marxists, Islington set etc. etc.

2. The Islam they’ve let into the country which is swamping the country – 10% has been shown to be sufficient to disrupt a country.

And like a cancer, they’ve insinuated themselves into every decision making position, including education, law, medicine. And it’s taken decades.… More here ...

Welby

This is nice. Via Chuckles, Bruce Charlton discusses Welby and for a few moments, as I know Bruce is a Christian, I thought he might be preparing to excuse the bastard – turn the other cheek etc.

Not a bit of it:

Take as an example the current Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby; the assumption is typically that he is a well-meaning individual, a real Christian; but a weak and ineffectual man who is a long way out-of-his-depth in the job. This benign diagnosis is usually underpinned by the idea that Christians (for some, not Christian, reason) ought to give people ‘the benefit of the doubt’ – in assuming they are well motivated.

This is nonsense! – we ought to discover and believe the truth of the situation, as best we can know it.

Justin Welby’s most obvious sin is that he is dishonest. When he is not actively lying, he is deceptively misleading.

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