FAITH, UNFAITH, FALSE FAITH



WOLVES IN SHEPARD’S CLOTHING

THE CHURCH NEEDS TO LOOK AT ITSELF

The Catholic Church, during its long history, has on occasion been subject to criticism regarding various beliefs and practices. Within the Church, this includes differences of opinion regarding the use of Latin at Mass, and the subject of clerical celibacy. 

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. 

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.

Another focus is 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".According to Roman Catholic thinking, the priest is acting 'in persona Christi' (that is, in the Person of Christ). 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".


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

Their Statements Are Based On False Data…  

The Bishops — 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 they
( the Bishops) went for it hook,  line  and stinker.

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  —  

Dear Pointy Hats,  Fancy Robes, Wine drinkers, Religious Re-constructionists, Frauds, Spreaders of the Unproven Word,  Money Launderers,  Abusers And Pedophiles  — Slinging the thirteenth re-write version of the bible…

ED —  

  • With due respect, I think you should stay out of medicine… go back to exorcisms and green vomit…
  • Mind your own world of corruption, massive pedophilia, nuns not getting none…that is not right…
  • Homosexual priests…  would be allowed to marry a man…problem solved - out in the open
  • 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
  • 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.  

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, 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.  

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…


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
  • 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. 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.
  • 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 they will find God is in their heart, not found in their wallet.  Then they will communicate with God through their heart, anywhere on a bended knee as he gave them free will not needing all your steps, practices, customs, 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…

This Report Comes After Abuse Allegations Were 
Revealed As A Part Of A 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 On The Matter After The 

Grand Jury Announced Their Findings. He Said:

“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 Psychology and Religious Beliefs in A Higher Learning Institution (Community College and our Fraternity Alpha Wanna Com )  —  I 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 almost got off to a rough start… in my faith… I am a Conservative Jewish Person and proud of it… I do not care for the Ultra Orthodox believers of any so called religions

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. 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. 

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 illegal Israeli settlement in the Gaza strip 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?

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


What Do I Believe In… Taken From The Past —  Fight Abuse  —

  • It is my faith, my way, I set the terms because I have a mind and can think
  • My Bar-Mitzvah lessons were given to me by an Orthodox Rabbi teacher, Rebbe Gutstein, I remember him though it’s been sixty-five years ago… Rabbi, is an American spelling, It’s actually Rebbe and means teacher and many Jewish theologians believe Jesus was recognized as a Rebbe … I hated Gutstein… he used his hands if you made a mistake…but my mother threatened me with reform school if I did not complete the lessons lasting eight months… I had another plan…
  • I threatened my parents with going to Church on Sunday with my Catholic friend Larry Maggio, nice Italian kid to see what they do, and I thought she was going to faint… Larry he told me it was no better, the way the nuns treated him.  They used a paddle or cane, I forget…It was great day when the last of the three musketeers Ronny Benas and Larry and myself all made it to Wingate High School together. 
  • The Haftorah is a section of story and prayer you read aloud in Yiddish ( not my main language) in the Synagogue to the Congregation, 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 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 off to Lincoln park and played some softball.
  • 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…  and gloves replacing the Yarmulkes we were wearing, my Duke Snider outfielder mitt…   MESSAGE DELIVERED…  He never did it again…two months later after My BarMitzvah, I did well, lots of compliments,  lots of cash, and pens, good writing instruments…Shaefer and Parker pens… 


Vatican 2021 —  We Need Updates… What Have You Done To The Thousands 

Of Priests And Church Officials Who Are Pedophiles or Abusers ?

Where Are They Now?



Unfaith —  Famed 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 “ ever engaged in any inappropriate behavior of any kind" when confronted with similar allegations in the past were "misleading or false."


When They Tell You They Are A Person 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. 

✞ 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.

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

✞ 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    😇


 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…

5/2/2021   aljacobsladder.com