Mandeville, LA – Today’s Pile of Prep: most of the stories and research used to put together the Mike Church Show on the Veritas Radio Network’s CRUSADE Channel. The Holidays begin in earnest this week with the season of Advent now in full swing. Of course, Mike’s Mele Keleke Make Opening theme song returns as do his slate of great Christmas songs including Grandma Got Run Over by Obama. Yesterday I introduced new, recurring topics: The Judgement Pornosphere™, Church of Paganism’s Synod on The Climate; today it’s The Kids Are Ignorant Heretics, as the show continues our tradition of bringing humor, analysis and now The Truth to every issue we tackle. “Prayer is both a gift of grace and a determined response on our part. It always presupposes effort. The great figures of prayer of the Old Covenant before Christ, as well as the Mother of God, the saints, and he himself, all teach us this: prayer is a battle. Against whom? Against ourselves and against the wiles of the tempter who does all he can to turn man away from prayer, away from union with God. We pray as we live, because we live as we pray. If we do not want to act habitually according to the Spirit of Christ, neither can we pray habitually in his name. The “spiritual battle” of the Christian’s new life is inseparable from the battle of prayer.” –Catechism of the Holy Roman Catholic Church
California Killings & Judgement Porn – Bloomberg News Tweets that the San Bernardino killing site was a minuscule, “1.2 miles from a Planned Parenthood Clinic”. A subtle “guilt by association claim and warning for all our heroes decked in “in-utero killing assisted by doctor” attire: Pro-life Christians aren’t “pro-life” and they are on ISIS rampage over baby body parts.
THOUGHTS & PRAYERS TO CA DEAD ARE FOR LOSERS – That’s not MY Headline that is the sentiment shared by “liberal pundits” all over the Judgement Pornosphere™. I have talked about this on the show, the disingenuous “sending you my thoughts and prayers…” memes and social media placebos that pass for actual prayers. The libs writing in the Pornosphere discount that actual prayers actually work, where I plead for the actual prayers and not faux alms that make my “friends” list think I’m a good guy or gal. What the libs have written is pure apostasy folks and to be expected to increase, this after all is the result of the serpent tightening his grip on ‘Muricah.
THOUGHTS & PRAYERS FOR CA DEAD ARE FOR LOSERS II – The Atlantic’s Emma Green coins the term “Prayer Shaming” for what I cite above, I’ll combine that with Judgement Pornosphere™ and reiterate that it is God that is under assault here by the diabolic forces that have given us this soulless wasteland called ‘Murican Culture.
THOUGHTS & PRAYERS FOR CA DEAD ARE FOR LOSERS III – Rod Dreher explores the subject of Prayer Shaming even more intensely. The idea that assigning a slogan to this will draw attention to it and help vanquish it is not going to be productive (not his idea-in general).
FLASHBACK – MBD “The CONSERVATIVE CASE” for Reforming ‘Muircah’s Sick Gun Culture. I think MBD was largely correct here: “An armed citizenry is not the same thing as an armed consumer public – In America we have background checks to prevent certain criminals from owning guns. It’s a system that presumes good citizenship on the part of everyone who has not been convicted of a crime. But not having a criminal record is a very different thing from being a responsible citizen. The only test most people have to pass to gain access to weapons of exceptional lethal power is this: Do you have enough cash or credit?”
Falcons QB admits he LOVES The Faith and its sacrament of the Eucharist. He even confesses to praying during NFL practice which I am fairly certain violates the Tim Tebow Rule.
The Kids Are Ignorant Heretics – THIS STORY grows every day and you should become familiar with the headline and topic: today’s universities have become what the diabolic forces that infiltrated them always intended viz Towers of Educational Babel. What is distressing about this subject is its easy prevention: return scholastic philosophy and seminary rules to the university as the starting place and the process will regain a rock solid foundation to build “education upon”. Of course, that won’t happen even in most Catholic universities until the heresy of Modernity has been vanquished and is on the wane.
The Kids Are ignorant Heretics Pt II – In trying to deal with Wesleyan Tower of Educational Babel, Dean Everett Piper informs an ignorant heretic (student): “This is a university, not a day care. Oklahoma Wesleyan is not a “safe place”, but rather, a place to learn: to learn that life isn’t about you, but about others; that the bad feeling you have while listening to a sermon is called guilt; that the way to address it is to repent of everything that’s wrong with you rather than blame others for everything that’s wrong with them. This is a place where you will quickly learn that you need to grow up!”
The Kids Are Ignorant Heretics Pt III – Now comes a University of Kentucky mob of ignorant heretics, demanding a fresco painting from 1934 be removed for its “…painful and degrading personification of a false, romanticized rendering of our shared history.” Wendell Berry, writes to the rescue.
DeceptiCONNED: Marco Rubio now wants the United States to rush to the war-mongering aid of Muslim Turkey, to help save ity from the evil warlord Vladimir Putin. The big problem with this is Rubio has counseled more killing, maiming and bombing as a candidate for President than Putin has in his entire tenure. Oh, and Rubio is a “pro-life…Catholic” too… (see above). Move along “Christian citizen, nothing to see here.”
Catholic Vote to Orthodox Catholics: ACTING and behaving all Catholic-ee and Orthodox is NOTHING compared to pretending that you know what orthodoxy is and have a public voice and voting record that would have you committed to the stake after washing Joan of Arc’s sandals. If you’re Marco Rubio it is sufficient to feign the hobby of Catholicism in front of a gathering of Protestant “ministers” without actually legislating as a Catholic…oh wait, how orthodox of me, I meant to say “follower of Christ”. What’s next, Catholic Vote, baiting Rubio into useless confessions that he has “accepted Christ as his personal savior”?
Today’s VERY SPECIAL GUEST – Lord Christopher Monckton, the 3rd Viscount of Brenchley, LIVE from the Pagan Church’s Synod On The Climate but Lord Monckton has the facts on his (and our) side.
Lord Monckton on Climate Change “Models” – If the carbon commies didn’t rig the tests to produce the desired results the tests would produce almost NO warming at all!.
ANIMAL RIGHTS FOR ME BUT NOT FOR THEE – PETA loons kidnap then euthanize a family’s dog because it was “helpful and good” to do so. After the family shows its surveillance footage of the crime to the cops the whale humpers confess it wasn’t such a grand idea but when PETA kills animals its OK.
SAD Day For Our VETS: Wounded Warrior Fund spends 67% of its revenue on “expenses”. This drives the cynicism towards “charity” that is inevitable unless the Charity is religiously practiced.
DeceptiCONNED – Columnist Claims “Cruz Is THE Conservative’s-Conservative”, Again folks the more things change the more they stay the same, precisely what is Mr Hawkins’ definition of “conservatism”?
DeceptiCONNED II – Will DeceptiCON GOP’ers LEARN anything from the Trumpzilla scare (“…it was nothing like the twig of ’92!”)? MBD thinks so but he may be giving the CONS far more intellectual credit then they are due.
French Fried Brains at Climate Summit – Hollande says that terrorism is not nearly as scary as an alleged heatwave. “I can’t separate the fight with terrorism from the fight against global warming. These are two big global challenges we have to face up to, because we have to leave our children more than a world freed of terror, we also owe them a planet protected from catastrophes.”
Abortionistas & Just War Theory – Note that the fight for the Life of the Culture of Death requires the same mindset and same erroneous logic that the UNJust War Machine requires e.g. escalating the threat level against abortionists and their industrial benefactors. Michelle Goldberg at SLATE one ups Jessica Valenti and vaults into first place for the Veritas Radio Network’s 1st Annual Margaret Sanger UNderAchiever Award, some things you just can’t make up folks….
IF AT FIRST YOU DON’T SECEDE… Texas Nationalist Movement approaches weekend vote to impel the TX Legislature to….wait for it… SECEDE
SHHHHH, Students “Studying”, ONLY 3×5 Index Card of Thought Allowed – The illogic and deceit of the modern world can be plainly seen in today’s college “campus
PRO LIFE LEADERS : WE DON’T ESPOUSE VIGILANTES – Today’s guest from LifeSiteNews.com John Jalsevac has the Planned Parenthood shooting covered from top to bottom including the denouncements of vigilante murder by Pro-Life leaders.
The OxyMoron of Homosexuality – If the quote above by Philosopher Fabrice Hadjadj intrigues you then this review of his philosophic work on the “oxymoron” of homosexuality might be thrilling: “While our society typically frames sexuality around the theme of pleasure, Hadjadj argues that this approach is mistaken. Integral to sexuality is the difference and relation between the sexes. In light of this, ‘homosexuality’ is an oxymoronic term: where no relationship between the sexes exists there is no sexuality, just the conscription of the sexual organs for alternative ends.”
PRO-LIFERS, ARE PRO-LIFE, NOT PRO-MURDER – You would think the plain, simple language used in this headline would be all that is needed to dismiss the ridiculous assertion that because some Pro-Lifers (full disclosure, that number includes y/t) call abortion “murder”, that makes us promoters of violence against abortionists who “lay their lives on the line everyday”. To use an “anonymous source” (still not confirmed) that the David Daleidan Planned Parenthood exposes are now responsible for the very violence they intended to eliminate is dishonest at BEST and downright libelous at worst.
ObamaCONNED or DeceptiCONNED in Syria? Patrick J Buchanan wants to know whether the White House (Buchanan never goes there but I wonder of Ryan/McCain et al were in on this?) gave the green light for the Turks to shoot down one of Putin’s jets? Has anyone thought through the ramifications of siding with the Muslim Turks against Putin/Russia and Syria? Has anyone given serious consideration to the possibility that these events are linked to begin WWIII? Why is it Vlad the Impaler seems to be the only State leader practicing any kind of Just War Theory operations!?
Memo To “Liberal Catholics”: HIV in Africa won’t be cured by “putting a sock on it” – This could only come from heretics, actually scratch that, from imbeciles who happen to be heretics: The HIV epidemic in Africa will be cured when Pope Francis ends the “stupid ban” on “condoms” and tells the unfaithful to “sock up” before having Magisterial-mocking sex! Perhaps the protagonists in the following screed should practice and marital Chastity, and not worry about what “side-dishes” crave? “Margarett” is a sex worker and is infected with HIV. (Her name has been changed to protect her identity.) Whenever she can, she says, she uses condoms because she wants to stop the spread of the disease. Unlike St. Peter’s Church, the Catholic church she attends encourages everyone to use condoms. The pastors in Margarett’s church say that even those in a committed relationship should use contraception—you don’t know if your partner has a ‘side dish.’ “
NEWSFLASH To The ATLANTIC: There were Catholics in ‘Muricah long before Irish catholics immigrated in the mid 1800’s – the same time as our ‘Murican Islamic brethren stopped by to assimilate and worship St Abe – yet this doesn’t stop the author from ridiculously tying bigotry as a custom to our sensible and very Christian wariness to import hundreds of thousands of potentially lethal heretics into our midst. Worse yet is the sad claim that the Kids Are All Right because “most Muslims deny ISIS’ radical interpretation of the Koran”, apparently not knowing anything of Orthodox Islam and the Hell on Earth its “peaceful practicers” rained down upon Christendom for 1,100 years.
DRIVE TO WORK, BECOME A “CLIMATE TERRORIST” – Some things you just can’t make up and then don’t want to believe humanity is capable of doing or saying when they appear. Take CNN blogger John Sutter who claims today that:”We humans, however, are excellent at ignoring long-term global problems — like climate change. We focus on what’s right in front of us. The recent terror attacks are tragic, and many lives will never be the same because of them. They should not be minimized. But climate change is another form of terror — and it’s one we’re wreaking on ourselves.” [emphasis mine-MC]
David Harsanyi: Since when is being Islamic considered being part of a separate “race”? This piece is in-line with my thinking and show content on the matter viz Islam needs to be treated as a theology and thus a theological problem and has nothing to do with the race of the “believer” or groups of “believers” being discussed. “There is a shockingly obvious reason for this incongruity: Islam is not the same as Catholicism or Judaism—or Lutheranism or Calvinism or Buddhism or atheism, for that matter.”
Turkey-a-CONNED – How the fairy tale of lovely pilgrims, beneficently preparing and dining with neanderthal-like Indians at “The First Thanksgiving” came about.
“What Child Is This”, Why It is Savior of ‘Muricans, The Bill of Rights – Indiana town will display a “nativity scene” featuring Jefferson, Washington and Franklin huddled around a manger that contains the Bill of Rights. Now do you see the “theocracy” that ‘Muricah has become, complete with the Lincoln and Jefferson Temples, the Washington prayer Tower and now the Constitution’s appendages elevated as Sacred. Look for misguided vets to doff their hats and place a hand over heart while chanting the State Religions Credo “The Pledge of Allegiance”
“The Joy of ISIS” – Is not just a catchy headline to bait-click you into supplying revenue to “blogs” that in more sane times, would not exist; the title is a sub-channel on my recent theme of explaining the modern Jihad as the theological problem it is, in this instance, that Jihad, unlike say, Mormonism, offers a certain joy for its diabolic adherents. These same followers, thanks to the near non-existent state of orthodox Catechism, have no “Joyful” alternative in the super-market of heretical choices. And that’s the thing about Heresies, they offer a less, ostensibly, reverent path to heaven. The only problem is, Heresies offer no such thing but do guarantee the payoff slated for miners of Iron Pyrite. As St Alphonsus Ligouri says of the attraction and longevity of some Heresies: “…it is easy to see that they are upheld, not by the love of truth, but either by popular ignorance, or relaxation of morals.”