FAITH, UNFAITH, FALSE FAITH



WOLVES IN SHEPARD’S CLOTHING

The Most Powerful And Dirty Crooked Church 

Needs To Look At Itself Before Saving Others


EDITOR:  —  I am not Anti-Catholic, I am not anti-most religions who serve the masses, not themselves, I have nothing against what they say when they stick to the Gospel Love Thy neighbor and do aid the poor, but there is another side of that religion I am against.  What many of them do, both the doer and worse, those who should judge the doer.  

The Vatican Church  is dirty and has been shown how well it sweeps it under the carpet. For more than decades, more like centuries,  I’m afraid the carpet is now two feet from the ceiling.


SIDEBAR:  —  The Catholic Church, during its long history, has on occasion been subject to criticism regarding various beliefs and practices.   Within the Catholic Church, this includes differences of opinion regarding the use of Latin at Mass, and the subject of clerical celibacy.  In all religions because they are made up from man offer interpretation and controversy.  we do not need scholars to talk to God, he called on Moses, a Prince and a Shepard with the telecom burning bush and gave us the rules  — everything else man created.

In the past, different interpretations of scripture and critiques of clerical laxity and opulence contributed to separations such as the schism with the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Protestant Reformation.  We simply express it as follow the money… who has the better scam.  

The Catholic Church has also been criticized for its active efforts to influence political decisions, such as the Church's promotion of the Crusades and its involvement with various 20th century nationalist regimes.  More recent criticism focuses on alleged scandals within the Church, particularly alleged financial corruption and the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse scandals. 

Against women in Church roles and Pedophilia… the role of women…The teaching of the Catholic Church on ordination, as expressed in the Code of Canon Law, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and the apostolic letter Ordinatio Sacerdotalis, is that,  “ Only a Baptized man validly receives sacred ordination”.  Women should leave the Church, that will solve that problem, and take their donations with them.According to Roman Catholic thinking, the priest is acting  
“  In persona Christi’,  that is, in the Person of Christ” acting.  
 Note the word they all act, some should be in Holy-wood or Washington with the political actors.

In 1979, Sister Theresa Kane, then president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, challenged Pope John Paul II from the podium at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC, to include women “ In all ministries of our Church”.   
“ No way!  Sayeth Chief Pointy Hat As That Would Let The Secrets Out” 


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10/06/2021  — Truth Shall Set Them Free,  Then Hang Them —  

  • FRANCE  Some 216,000 children - mostly boys - have been sexually abused by clergy in the French Catholic Church since 1950, a damning new inquiry has found.  The head of the inquiry said there were at least 2,900-3,200 abusers, and accused the Church of showing a "cruel indifference towards the victims".   Pope Francis "felt pain" on hearing about the inquiry's finding, a Vatican statement said.
  • One of those abused said it was time the Church reassessed its actions. François Devaux, who is also the founder of the victims' association La Parole Libérée (Freed speech), said there had been a "betrayal of trust, betrayal of morale, betrayal of children". The inquiry found the number of children abused in France could rise to 330,000, when taking into account abuses committed by lay members of the Church, such as teachers at Catholic schools.
  • For Mr Devaux it marked a turning point in France's history: "You have finally given institutional recognition to victims of all the Church's responsibility - something that bishops and the Pope have not yet been prepared to do.  According to the Vatican statement, the Pope learnt about the report after he met visiting French bishops in the last few days. 
  • "His first thoughts are for the victims, with a deep sadness for their wounds and gratitude for their courage in coming forward," it read.  "His thoughts also turn to the Church in France, and that, in recognizing these terrible events and united by the suffering of the Lord for his most vulnerable children, it can take the path of redemption.
  • The report, which is nearly 2,500 pages long, said the "vast majority" of victims were boys, many of them aged between 10 and 13.  It said the Church had not only failed to prevent abuse but had also failed to report it, at times knowingly putting children in contact with predators.
  • We have the perfect Christmas Gift for the Pedophile in your Diocese, the fabulous French made Mini-Guillotine fashioned after the big stuff.  Endorsed by the Pope and soon you be up to your neck in balls.  Sell them to the Serb who have 
  • "There was a whole bunch of negligence, of deficiency, of silence, an institutional cover-up," the head of the inquiry, Jean-Marc Sauvé, told reporters on Tuesday.   He said that until the early 2000s, the Church had shown "deep, total and even cruel indifference" towards victims.
  • "The victims are not believed, are not listened to.  When they are listened to, they are considered to have perhaps contributed to what they had happen to them," he explained.  He added that sexual abuse within the Catholic Church continued to be a problem. 
  • While the commission found evidence of as many as 3,200 abusers - out of a total of 115,000 priests and other clerics - it said this was probably an underestimation. "The Catholic Church is, after the circle of family and friends, the environment that has the highest prevalence of sexual violence," the report said.
  • Olivier Savignac, head of victims association Parler et Revivre (Speak out and Live again), was abused at the age of 13 by the director of a Catholic holiday camp in the south of France.
  • He told the Associated Press news agency that before the abuse, he had thought of the priest as "someone who was good, a caring person who would not harm me.  "We keep this, it's like a growing cyst, it's like gangrene inside the victim's body and the victim's psyche," he said.  The inquiry found that about 60% of the men and women who were abused had gone on to "encounter major problems in their emotional or sexual lives.
  • This was over 70 years and more than half the cases were before 1970. But still - for many French this will be the moment they wake up to the sheer scale of the phenomenon of Church sexual abuse. What was once anecdotal and prurient is suddenly a defining feature of society. 
  • The burden of the report is that ad-hoc expressions of repentance and a bit of tinkering with ecclesiastical structures are no longer good enough. There has to be recognition that sexual abuse of youngsters by priests was systematic. It was the Church - not rogue individuals - that was responsible. 
  • Many in the Church will be horrified by what they discover.  Many will welcome the moment as a catharsis. As Sister Veronique Margron, president of the Conference of Religious Orders, put it: "If the Church must tremble, well let it tremble.

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Compensation —  Only a handful of the cases covered by the inquiry had prompted any disciplinary action, let alone criminal prosecutions.  But while most cases are now too old to prosecute via the courts, the inquiry called on the Church to take responsibility for what happened, including by providing compensation to the victims. 

  • It noted that while financial compensation would not address the trauma that victims had endured, it was "nonetheless indispensable as it completes the recognition process.  
  • It also made a series of recommendations about how to prevent abuse, including training priests and other clerics, and fostering policies to recognize victims. 
  • "We expect clear and concrete responses by the Church," a group of six victims' associations said.  The president of the Bishops' Conference of France, who co-requested the report, said the numbers of victims and their experiences were "beyond what we could imagine".  
    "I express my shame, my fear, my determination to act with them [the victims] so that the refusal to see, the refusal to hear, the desire to hide or mask the facts, the reluctance to denounce them publicly, disappears," Archbishop Eric de Moulins-Beaufort said. 
  • The French Church has previously announced a plan for "financial contributions" to victims, beginning next year.  Earlier this year, Pope Francis changed the Roman Catholic Church's laws to explicitly criminalize sexual abuse, in the biggest overhaul of the criminal code for nearly 40 years.

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Not Just France Today  —  WORLDWIDE   From Australian country towns to schools in Ireland and cities across the US, the Catholic Church has faced an avalanche of child sexual abuse accusations in the last few decades.  High-profile cases and harrowing testimony given to public inquiries have continued to keep the issue in the headlines. 

  • Efforts by the Pope to address the problem have included holding an unprecedented summit on pedophilia in the Church, and changing its laws to explicitly criminalize sexual abuse. But alleged cover-ups continue to dog the Catholic Church, and victims groups say the Vatican has not done nearly enough to right its wrongs. 
  • Although some accusations date back to the 1950s, molestation by priests was first given significant media attention in the 1980s, in the US and Canada.   In the 1990s the issue began to grow, with stories emerging in Argentina, Australia and elsewhere. In 1995, the Archbishop of Vienna, in Austria, stepped down amid sexual abuse allegations, rocking the Church there.
  • Also in that decade, revelations began widespread historical abuse in Ireland. By the early 2000s, sexual abuse within the Church was a major global story.
  • In the US, determined reporting by the Boston Globe newspaper (as captured in the 2015 film Spotlight) exposed widespread abuse and how pedophile priests were moved around by Church leaders instead of being held accountable. It prompted people to come forward across the US and around the world.
  • A Church-commissioned report in 2004 said more than 4,000 US Roman Catholic priests had faced sexual abuse allegations in the last 50 years, in cases involving more than 10,000 children - mostly boys.
  • A 2009 report found that sexual and psychological abuse was "endemic" in Catholic-run industrial schools and orphanages in Ireland for most of the 20th Century.
  • A five-year Australian inquiry in 2017 found that "tens of thousands of children" were sexually abused in Australian institutions over decades, including churches, schools and sports clubs.
  • The head of the French inquiry said that until the early 2000s, the Church had shown  Deep, total and even cruel indifference" towards victims. He stressed that even today the abuse had not been eradicated, and called for the victims to be compensated and for reforms within the Church.

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What About Recent Cases?  —  

  • Theodore  McCarrick, a former Roman Catholic Cardinal in the US, was defrocked over claims he sexually assaulted a teenager in New York in the early 1970s. Mr McCarrick - thought to be the highest-ranking US Catholic to face sex abuse charges - has said he has "no recollection" of the alleged abuse, and pleaded not guilty at a US court last month
  • The Catholic Church in Scotland announced that it was setting up an independent watchdog to deal with abuse complaints against members of the clergy following a number of sex scandals where the church was accused of failing to respond to concerns
  • Germany's top Roman Catholic cleric, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, earlier this year offered his resignation over child sex abuse scandals, saying it was important to him "to share the responsibility for the catastrophe". However, the Pope later rejected his resignation
  • In November 2020, New York's Attorney General filed a lawsuit against the Buffalo Catholic Diocese, alleging its leaders protected priests accused of child sex abuse. The diocese has pledged "full cooperation" with authorities
  • French priest Bernard Preynat was sentenced to five years in prison in March 2020 for sexually abusing dozens of children in the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s. During his trial, he told the court he had not understood how serious or grave his crimes were 
  • Australian Cardinal George Pell - the most senior Catholic figure ever jailed for such crimes - had his conviction for child abuse overturned in April 2020 and was freed from prison. Australia's High Court judges agreed that the jury had not properly considered all the evidence presented at the trial. The former senior adviser to the Pope had consistently maintained his innocence.

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How Has The Church Responded?   No,  Just A Bunch Of Poop From The Pope — 

 🥵  Pope Francis called for "decisive action" when he was elected in 2013, but critics say he has not done enough to hold to account bishops who allegedly covered up abuse. 

🥵   In August 2018, he wrote to all Roman Catholics condemning clerical sex abuse, and demanding an end to cover ups.  His predecessor, Pope Benedict, had been accused of failing to protect children and suppressing investigations - allegations he denied.

🥵  Before him, under Pope John Paul II, Cardinal Bernard Law, the disgraced figure at the centre of the Boston scandal, was given a symbolic role in Rome close to the Vatican and allowed to maintain his rank, despite outrage from victims.

🥵  Between 2000 and 2010 several huge payouts were made by US dioceses to settle victims' claims.

🥵  In 2011, Pope Benedict told bishops, in new guidelines, that they had to report any suspected cases to local police promptly. Previously, all cases were supposed to be referred to Rome.

🥵  Under Francis, a special panel has been set up to deal with the issue but it has faced setbacks, including high-level resignations. In 2017, Marie Collins, an Irish survivor of abuse, left the group, citing "stumbling blocks and hindrances".

🥵  During the summit in February 2019, Pope Francis promised an end to cover-ups, saying that all abusers would be brought to justice.  His announcement of changes to the law earlier this year marked the biggest overhaul of the Roman Catholic Church's criminal code in decades.

🥵  The new rules - which come into effect in December - make sexual abuse, grooming minors for sex, possessing child pornography and covering up abuse a criminal offense under Vatican law.  

🥵  The Pope said one aim was to  Reduce the number of cases in which the... penalty was left to the discretion of authorities.  

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ED  —  Canon Law Should Be Obliterated By Cannon  ( The Real Big Bang) — 

  • None of this homogenized horseshit was written by GOD.  It is man’s creation and a bad movie with enough deception, begetting, screwing, bestiality, stupidity and fear.   We know based on history, man is a living schmuck, it took a flood last time.   And the Vatican is composed of fellow living schmucks telling other schmucks what to do.  
  • POINT — More harm down through the ages have been caused by the church and gotten away with.  Pedophilia by the church was 100 times more rampant till it was investigated and many victims today are paying the price. It’s a business, probably the richest in the world and tax exempt and holds more people as hostages to lies than any other regime.


Bishop Bullsh*t   √Mate The Catholic Bishops Conference, as officials and health experts race to get Americans vaccinated against Covid-19, some idiot Catholic Bishops have weighed in to discourage Church members from getting the latest, single-shot vaccine from Johnson & Johnson when alternatives are available.  

a) None of the churches business, stick to souls, not shots — don’t listen to idiots
b) Their data was proven wrong and the pointy hats never made an apology —
c) You are wrong…“ Moral concerns” over the shot due to its use of lab-grown cells that descend from cells taken in the 1980s from the tissue of aborted fetuses. Not True… It was a conspiracy by anti-vaxers and the Bishops ignorant of science and truth went for it hook,  line  and stinker.

Reply From Johnson & Johnson said: "We are proud to bring our COVID-19 vaccine to the world and to contribute to ending this pandemic. Our single-shot COVID-19 vaccine uses an inactivated non-infective adenovirus vector -- similar to a cold virus -- that codes for the coronavirus "spike" (S) protein, and there is no fetal tissue in the vaccine.
“We are able to manufacture hundreds of millions of doses using our engineered cell-line system and look forward to delivering those doses around the world and help meet the critical need.

 Letter To Bishops From St. Jacobs  —  

  • With due respect, I think you should stay out of medicine… go back to exorcisms, mumbling,  and green vomit…
  • I watched you on TV mixing drops of water with the wine… maybe mix drops of wine with the water  --  
  • Mind your own world of corruption, massive pedophilia  — un raveled  — 
  • Nuns not getting none…that is not right… some are getting some from other nuns, priests and the upper echelon — 
  • Homosexual priests…  would be allowed to marry a man…problem solved - out in the open, closets beware  —   
  • Other disgusting acts of immorality… prying on the Congregations…some women seeking some kind of salvation  —
  •   Deceit, recruiting new money givers at 10%, scaring the BeJesus out of people  —  
  • Threatening to throw people out protecting the faith with boring ceremony  —  same old , same old — brainwashing  — 
  • Keeping the coffers so to making Giant Gold Shrines and Churches with hard seats  —  
  • Holding dearly onto the billions the Catholic Church collects that the poor never get to see  —  
  • You have no skills in medicine and prayer is not offered in tablet, pills or liquid form  —  
  • You have no skills in politics and should not be involved in either since you seem to pick those who do the most harm  — 
  • And I seriously doubt most of your moral capacity.   The Vatican needs to have transparency, it doesn’t  —  
  • And the single most powerful act would be to convert by surgery or a small guillotine all the men to become "Eunuchs”  and gradually the pedophilia and obscene actions would demise.


THE CHARGE  — You cared less about the children and more for hiding the works of your flock of sick perverted priests who went and seduced women in the church, prayed on young boys, pedophilia, homosexuality, and you protected them and they ran rampant.

When they were found out they were not turned over to the police, and all you did was transfer them and hide it under the table.  And that lasted as long as their story is just and has been your variant of church.  Numbers were in the thousands for decades… 

You should be doing what you should do, serving and helping the people who are needy… and starving…  Especially those who suffered under the hands of your perverts… for some it has been a lifetime of grief…  

And for those who sinned:  —  Castration (also known as orchiectomy or orchidectomy) is any action, surgical, chemical, or otherwise, by which an individual loses use of the testicles: the male gonad. ... The term castration may also be sometimes used to refer to emasculation where both the testicles and the penis are removed together. 
See Guillotine


MAKE AMERICA GREAT —  CASTRATE 


I Have Some Suggestions For You In The Golden Palace  — The Vatican  —  

  • Close the boys club down, and let priests marry showing the normally dual kind relationship of man and woman as it was intended.  The older earlier Popes did have wives and most were sexually active…banging every thing in site, and how does a church eunuch coach newly engaged couples in marital concordances and acts.  Having a lay priest council marriage is like having Hitler doing services on the Sabbath in the local Synagogue.

  • It is more than a moral sin , it is against the law and so be it.  —   Keep your hands off the children, it’s a crime and convictions are needed… What is wrong with the word LEGALLY in the courts, it is a crime against a child…  I know the numbers from the trials and accusations recently disclosed, you could start a new country with all the applicants.
    I propose mandatory Total Castration.

  • Call it “ The Isle Of Lost Peters”.  Those who handled and covered up the thousands of complaints should be on trial too for aiding and abetting pedophilia or abusiveness.  Cut off their Peters and put them away for life on their own island.

  • Stop brainwashing the flock with fear of being excommunicated… who cares, when they wake up and realize a whole lot of false BS is upon them, that  God is in their heart, not found in their wallet.  Then they will communicate with God directly, anywhere on a bended knee as he gave them free will not needing all your steps, practices, customs, BS, Mysteries, acting, and falsehoods… and perverts.

  • Since you are more of a business than a hand of God start paying taxes…

  • The Children Harmed —Thats on your hands, and it won’t be the Blood of Christ, it will be an innocent who listened to your inaccurate information…  and died from not getting vaccinated…  Strike Two…

Abuse Allegations Were Revealed, State Investigation In Pennsylvania  —  

Pedophilia And Abuse —  The Catholic Church has reportedly been paying off victims of abuse in lawsuits and claims over sexual abuse allegations since the 1980s.  In a new report from BishopAccountability — a non-profit that tracks abuse allegations within the Catholic Church — the out-of-court settlements and civil suit cases have cost the church a staggering $3.8 billion.

The report comes after law enforcement officials revealed a large-scale state grand jury investigation in Pennsylvania against the state’s diocese, who alleged decades of sexual abuse that dates back to the 1950s.  The report states that the organization has documented “settlements involving 5,679 persons who allege sexual abuse by Catholic clergy,” which have been paid through 2009.

Some settlements opt not to state the number of clergy members that were accused, making it difficult to discern just how many clergymen were involved, according to CNN.  The report states that the victims they’ve highlighted “are only one-third of the 15,235 allegations that the bishops say they have received through 2009, and they are only five percent of the 100,000 U.S. victims that Fr. Andrew Greeley estimated in a 1993 study.”

The largest single settlement payment that was made occurred in 2007 in Los Angeles, Calif. According to the report, 221 priests, brothers, lay teachers and other church employees were named by 508 victims, and a grand total of $660,000 was paid to those victims in the settlement.


Bishop Accountability —  also states that the archdiocese responsible for the settlement has promised to release any related documents as a part of the agreement, but as of the publication of the report said archdiocese has not yet done so.

More than 300 “priest predators” have been accused of sexually assaulting over 1,000 minors throughout seven decades. Most of the cases are too old to be brought to court because of the state’s statute of limitations, but two former priests have been charged.   The priests are not only accused of sexual assault and abuse of their power, but the church is also accused of covering up or otherwise totally ignoring any complaints from victims that have come forward.

International outcry against the church related to these charges has inspired even some of the most traditionally Catholic countries to protest the abuse of power and subsequent cover-ups. In Poland, the “Baby Shoes Remember” campaign was launched as a means of paying tribute to victims of pedophilia in the Catholic Church. Participants hung up pairs of baby shoes along the fences of churches in a number of Polish cities in a demonstration.


Pope Francis Has Released A Statement  —  “ Looking back to the past, no effort to beg pardon and to seek to repair the harm done will ever be sufficient.  Looking ahead to the future, no effort must be spared to create a culture able to prevent such situations from happening, but also to prevent the possibility of their being covered up and perpetuated.

The pain of the victims and their families is also our pain, and so it is urgent that we once more reaffirm our commitment to ensure the protection of minors and of vulnerable adults.”   The reported settlements not only include monetary compensation but also feature non-monetary provisions such as establishing a toll-free victim hotline and victim assistance programs.


Open The Books In The Vatican’s Stronghold Library —  Closed To The Public And Only A Few Scholars, The Vatican Apostolic Archive Vatican Secret Archive known as of  October 2019 is the central repository in the Vatican City of all acts promulgated by the Holy See. The Pope, as Sovereign of Vatican City, owns the material held in the archive until his death or resignation, with ownership passing to his successor. The archive also contains state papers, correspondence, account books,  and many other documents that the church has accumulated over the centuries. 

In the 17th century, under the orders of Pope Paul V, the Secret Archive was separated from the Vatican Library, where scholars had some very limited access, and remained closed to outsiders until the late 19th century, when Pope Leo XIII opened the archive to researchers, more than a thousand of whom now examine some of its documents each year.  Several scholars said what would be revealed about the church would doom it…


SIDEBAR  —  I took two years of Humanities, Basics Of Psychology, lots of  History and a fair amount of understanding other Religions and Motivations,  and Religious Beliefs.   I wanted to know “  What triggers people into acts”.  A Higher Learning Institution, Brooklyn College provided some answers, I learned more from newspapers and the web,  and our Social Fraternity A.W.C. -  (Alphas Wanna Com which majored in begetting) )  —  

was born to a middle class Jewish family and I will die as a happy middle class Jew… I think I have done some good things in between,  but I almost got off to a rough start… in my faith… I am a Conservative Jewish Person, middle of the road, the Conservative mixes reform / commonalty with orthodox / tradition, and proud of it… I do not care for the Ultra Orthodox Jews nor any over the top wacko sickos who call themselves true believers of any so called religions…

Almost every religion on this planet has it wacko-doos and they contribute nothing but obstructionism to a good life for others who don’t buy their beliefs,  or do they as they act distribute fear as motivation. Is it fear?  The difference between religious fundamentalism and fanaticism is belief and action. One could be a fundamentalist in any given religion and believe in the literal truth of their holy scriptures and commit a heinous act and tell us God told me to do it. 

Most Christians, Islamic, Buddhist, Hindu, and Jewish people follow this strict dogma. For the most part, fundamentalists act within society’s law, and while it may pain them that secular society doesn’t adhere to God's will, they recognize and respect that they are part of a larger collective called freedom of choice.  The battle of Church vs State will go on and people who put visions against truth simply aren’t intelligent enough to understand. 


THE EXECUTION —  When George Bush was Governor of Texas, a woman on death row for twenty years for taking an ax to her husband and whacking him into Sushi size pieces many times.  The coroner needed a vacuum cleaner and a shovel.  

On the day of her execution, after twenty years of appeals, her prison Pastor ( Holy Roller Baptist) had the Congregation outside the walls in a twelve hour vigil, singing, praying, screaming and yelling,  “ You can’t execute her, she found Jesus in her heart and she is forgiven".

This went on till midnight, the scheduled execution time and the phone did not ring from the Governor commuting her sentence.  She was executed  and it was over.  The warden came to the podium and announced the finality and the end of her life occurred minutes after midnight.  He did have good news to announce.  He was happy to hear she found Jesus and he arranged for her to meet him immediately.


The rules, the dogma, the visions, the  stories, the “ written or printed word” created by man and subject to his whims and beliefs and for some a form of creation after a liberal dose of  “ peyote or gange” in many cases can be challenged simply because the author was really not there. 

Fanatics, on the other hand, are an extremist sub-set of fundamentalists who see only their own point of view. They seek to force their ideology on others through intimidation and are more than happy to break the law and commit religious blasphemy, including, murder in the name of their God. 

From the Medieval Holy Crusades to modern-day terrorists committing atrocities in the name of Islam, to alleged illegal Israeli settlement in the Gaza strip, you attack them, you lose land, Israel keeps it.  And right-wing Christian groups threatening US government from within, it seems that strict adherence to one’s holy book of choice has been a source of much division throughout human history. 

It's interesting to think how many great scientific discoveries would have happened centuries earlier, if not for religion? What if Copernicus and Galileo were never tried as heretics?  The Catholic Church murdered them.

All religions have their crack head leadership, nutcases, over the top, crazies and morons who do stupid things thinking they will be closer to God for their acts.  Most religions are man-made, and support infertile causes, including mine… 

Think, open a phone book if they still exist and look under Christian religions, hundreds of flavors to suit any ones appetite.   Now they all claim they alone have the secrets to get to heaven.  Obviously of the six hundred that makes five hundred and ninety-nine liars, mis-believers, ignorants or frauds… which one… did you pick?


What Do I Believe In… Taken From The Past —  Flight or Fight Abuse  —  It is my faith, my way, I set the terms because I have a mind and can think… and approaching thirteen I had to participate in my Bar-Mitzvah, in Hebrew (Yiddish) at the Congregation Saturday Morning. 

My Bar-Mitzvah lessons, lasting eight months, were given to me by an Orthodox Rabbi teacher, Rebbe Gutstein, I remember him, though it’s been sixty-five years ago… I hated Gutstein… he abused us, he used his hands and smacked you on the head if you made a mistake… in pronunciation or tone...

I quit and walked out, but my mother threatened me with reform school if I did not complete the lessons lasting eight months… putting up with Gutstein and Mom, I would have preferred the reform school.


The Bar Mitzvah  —  Part of the ceremony, I was called to the dias and addressed the congregation with the reading of the Haftorah which is a section of story and prayer you read aloud in Yiddish-Hebrew,  the reading is from the biblical book of Prophets immediately following the reading of the “ Torah” … the heavy stuff in the scrolls.   It is your presentation at thirteen years of age to the Congregation to announce you are a part of them and you are now a man…

My hatred for my Rebbe, started with the first smack.  The old school Orthodox Rebbe had a habit of smacking the kids on the head when one of us mis-pronounced something in the Haftorah… each month is a different Haftorah.  More mistakes, harder hits.   As usual mine was one of the longest and toughest, it occurs around the Ides Of March.

One time Mason the smallest in the class, we looked out for him, made a mistake and said,   “ Aww Gee”, the Rebbe thought he said, [Jesus] forbidden in his world and he gave Mason a hard shot. 

I was big for my age and backed by my rat pack and at that one point I had enough, I got in between him, and Mason all of us ( eight in class) were tired of this mans methodology of learning and getting smacked.  I know what it means to be abused except I was not about to take it any more.  I had a plan.   We all walked out after he went to the bathroom and we jammed a chair under the knob, off to Lincoln park and played some softball.

The Solution — Next afternoon after regular school, I attended my Haftorah class with the other kids and we brought our baseball gloves and large softball bats with us.  We took an oath to stick together, one kid,  miscued made a mistake and Rebbe Gutstein walked over and we all stood up  bat in hand…  MESSAGE DELIVERED.

He never did it again…two months later after My BarMitzvah, I did well, lots of compliments,  lots of cash, and got some great fountain pens, I knew I was destined to write… good writing instruments…Parker pens…and they used ink, real ink. When the last kid in our class graduated and was Bar Mitzvah’d,  he closed shop and moved elsewhere. 


Vatican 2021 —  We Need Updates… What Have You

Done To The Thousands Of Priests And Church 

Officials Who Are Pedophiles or Abusers, And 

Where Are They Now?




Evangelist Ravi Zacharias Engaged In Sexual Misconduct 

(CNN)   Ravi Zacharias, the prominent head of a global Christian organization who died in May, engaged in sexual misconduct that included “ texting, unwanted touching, spiritual abuse, and rape," according to a statement from the ministry he founded summarizing the results of an investigative report. 

Allegations came from four female massage therapists who said Zacharias "would either touch his genitals or ask them to touch his genitals." 

Additionally, five massage therapists claimed he "touched or rubbed them inappropriately," and one reported "many encounters over a period of years that she described as rape," according to a 12-page report from the law firm Miller & Martin, which was hired by the ministry.

The law firm said it employed a private investigations firm that included former federal law enforcement officers. More than 50 people were interviewed, including more than a dozen massage therapists, according to the report.

A digital forensics firm examined four cell phones and a laptop used by Zacharias. Evidence was uncovered of "text- and email-based relationships with women who were not his wife," along with more than 200 photos of women, the report said.

Several women accused Zacharias of using ministry funds to give them financial support, eliciting personal information about their lives and employing religious language during encounters, according to the report. 

Zacharias, who defended Christianity through books and lectures, died last spring at his Atlanta home at the age of 74 after battling sarcoma. He was a leading figure among Christian apologetics, an intellectual form of Christian theology that defends faith against doubters by invoking history and logic. 

Sidebar:  Apologetics  —  Sometimes referred to as the most sophisticated form of bullsh*t.  The Miller & Martin report detailed new allegations of misconduct against Zacharias. The report said the Christian leader’s claims that during his marriage he “ never engaged in any inappropriate behavior of any kind" when confronted with similar allegations in the past were "misleading or false."


PERSONS OF FAITH —  IT’S USUALLY A LIE  —  

 Persons Of Faith   —  Another thing that bugs me are those who make a claim to be a person of faith.   First, what makes one a Person of faith exactly?   It depends.  If we define it simplistically:

✞ “ A person of faith is one who is guided by a set of rules and ideals that supposedly creates a path of ultimate righteousness in their daily walks in life”.   It is NOT their personal guarantee to you of their beliefs which they are implying.  They can say it, many do say it for their benefit, and it not be true.   They talk the talk, but don’t walk the walk…  

✞ About 99% of it is said for the person of faith’s own benefit.  Also business people brag about being faithful almost a guarantee I will not do business with them.

✞ It’s getting more confusing every day, the world is changing and not for the better.  And as humanoids, we are human, frail or weak sometimes morally and easily converted or brainwashed by the enormous amount of BS out there, you simply don’t know who to believe anymore whether it be on social media, the TV, or written word.

✞ If you believe on the TV thats you will be saved by some mortal professing a friendship with Christ… See a doctor… a chance you might live longer.

✞ Churches come in many flavors, and varieties.    They are manmade…  Churches are like an amusement parks, you go on the rides you like. 

✞ Unfortunately many are pedophiles doing the nether Gods work. Never leave your kids alone with these nuts… 

✞ Since most church doctrine comes from stories past down and altered throughout the ages, no one can claim they know or attended any of these Biblical stories and events, thus the truth remains a rumor no matter how you twist it.  

✞ The competition for the right to be first unto the seat of God has caused more deaths in the history of the world than any other reason and not doing what the church wants resulted in the death of some great men and women thinkers and those ahead of their times    😇


NOT SO INNOCENT

 Christian Crimes Against Humanity Have Not Been So Innocent  —  We often think of Christianity as being the savior of mankind.  The problem is a word called science.  This was not always true.  In fact more people, millions upon millions have died at the hands of the religious leaders in all times.  We have had inquisitions, crusades, and wars all in the name of religion.  And millions died, for a belief they never capitulated nor amounted in their favor, and knew little anything about.

✞ We have killed some of the noblest and intelligent men of all time in the name of a Christian God.  We have fought Christian Catholics against Christian Protestants, Christians against Muslims,  Against Jews and the list goes on and on.
Here is simple sampling:  We left out the thousands tortured and dismembered or horrifically removed by those doing the Lords work…It was called the Inquisition… Another man-made ordeal…  Orchestrated by the Catholic Church….


✞ JAN HUS (1369 – 6 JULY 1415)   —  Often referred to in English as John Hus or John Huss, was a Czech priest, philosopher, reformer, and master at Charles University in Prague. Hus is considered the first Church reformer, as he lived before Luther, Calvin, and Zwingli.  He was a key predecessor to the Protestant movement of the sixteenth century, and his teachings had a strong influence on the states of Europe, most immediately in the approval of a reformist Bohemian religious denomination, and, more than a century later, on Martin Luther.  Burnt at the stake.

 

✞ GIROLAMO SAVONAROLA, 1452-1498  — The Italian religious and political reformer, entered the Dominican order at Bologna. In a convent at Brescia his zeal won attention, and in 1489 he was recalled to Florence. His second appearance in the pulpit of San Marco -- on the sinfulness and apostasy of the time -- was a great popular triumph, and by some he was hailed as an inspired prophet.

His gift of prophecy led to his being cited in 1495 to answer a charge of heresy at Rome and on his failing to appear he was forbidden to preach. In 1497 came a sentence of excommunication from Rome;  He was brought to trial for falsely claiming to have seen visions, and uttered prophecies, for religious error, and for sedition.  On May 23, 1498, this extraordinary man and two Dominican disciples were hanged and burned, still professing their adherence to the Church.

 

✞ GALILEO GALILEI  15 FEB.1564 - 8 JAN.1642  —  Was an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who played a major role in the Scientific Revolution. His achievements include improvements to the telescope, incredible astronomical observations and support for Copernican’s theory.  

That the sun is the center of the Universe and not the earth.  Galileo has been called the "father of modern observational astronomy, modern physics", and "the Father of Modern Science".

His contributions include the confirmation of the phases of Venus, the discovery of the four largest satellites of Jupiter and the observation and analysis of sunspots. Galileo also worked in applied science and technology, inventing an improved military compass and other instruments.

Galileo later defended his views in Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, which appeared to attack Pope Urban VIII and thus alienated him and the Jesuits, who had both supported Galileo up until this point. He was tried by the Inquisition, found "vehemently suspect of heresy", forced to recant, and spent the rest of his life under house arrest

It was while Galileo was under house arrest that he wrote one of his finest works, Two New Sciences, in which he summarized the work he had done some forty years earlier, on the two sciences now called kinematics and strength of materials.

✞ MICHAEL SERVETUS  29 SEPT 1509 – 27 OCT 1553  —  Was a Spanish theologian, physician, cartographer, and Renaissance humanist… He was the first European to correctly describe the function of pulmonary circulation. He was a polymath versed in many sciences: mathematics, astronomy and meteorology, geography, human anatomy, medicine and pharmacology, as well as jurisprudence, translation, poetry and the scholarly study of the Bible in its original languages. 

He is renowned in the history of several of these fields, particularly medicine and theology.  When Calvin requested that Servetus be executed by decapitation as a traitor rather than by fire as a heretic, The Geneva Council refused his request. On 27 October 1553 Servetus was burned at the stake just outside Geneva with what was believed to be the last copy of his book chained to his leg. Historians record his last words as: "Jesus, Son of the Eternal God, have mercy on me.  And last, have you met the inquisitor…

10/21/2021   aljacobsladder.com