Saturday, April 29, 2017

Rights Violate Rights!

Isn't a right just a string of words repeated?
Isn't a string of words repeated a mere incantation?
Isn't an incantation something a priest chants?
Isn't a chanting priest a threat to your rights?
We won't know freedom until the last rights believer is strangled with the entrails of the last rights chanter. Because theories of rights violate rights! Especially when chanted!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Mencken on the Mass

"Rome indeed has not only preserved the original poetry of Christianity; it has also made capital additions to that poetry -- for example, the poetry of the saints, of Mary, and of the liturgy itself. A solemn high mass is a thousand times as impressive, to a man with any genuine religious sense in him, as the most powerful sermon ever roared under the big top by a Presbyterian auctioneer of God. In the face of such overwhelming beauty it is not necessary to belabor the faithful with logic; they are better convinced by letting them alone. 

"Preaching is not an essential part of the Latin ceremonial. It was very little employed in the early church, and I am convinced that good effects would flow from abandoning it today, or, at all events, reducing it to a few sentences, more or less formal. In the United States the Latin brethren have been seduced by the example of the Protestants, who commonly transform an act of worship into a puerile intellectual exercise; instead of approaching God in fear and wonder these Protestants settle back in their pews, cross their legs, and listen to an ignoramus try to prove that he is a better theologian than the Pope. 

"This folly the Romans now slide into. Their clergy begin to grow argumentative, doctrinaire, ridiculous. It is a pity. A bishop in his robes, playing his part in the solemn ceremonial of the mass, is a dignified spectacle; the same bishop, bawling against Darwin half an hour later, is seen to be simply an elderly Irishman with a bald head, the son of a respectable police sergeant in South Bend, Ind."

- H.L. Mencken

Friday, April 14, 2017

The First Good Friday

According to Jimmy Akins, the Atonement took place at 3:00 p.m., Friday, April 3, 33 A.D.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Notorious Resurrection Denier

"To learn who rules over you, simply find out whom you are not allowed to criticize." 

Voltaire knew. Everybody walks on eggshells when criticizing the Church of Rome. Merely questioning her core dogma--which she insists was an actual historical event--brands you a "notorious Resurrection denier."  You won't hear such dismissive epithets hurled at any other camp of historical revisionists.