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  • Eurosceptic Andrzej Duda Will Become New Polish President, Signaling Conservative, Populist Shift

    05/27/2015 11:22:00 AM PDT · 66 of 67
    Lukasz to annalex

    So am I. However we should try to see who they really are and not how they wish to be seen.

  • Polish president concedes election defeat to conservative challenger

    05/26/2015 1:11:24 PM PDT · 36 of 53
    Lukasz to Impy

    I used to vote on the Congress of the New Right and I will tell you the oppositte. PO and PiS are both in favor of socialism but in practice PiS seemed to be a bit better. Todays PO consist of mostly leftist minded and highly demoralized people. Neither of these two are able to move Poland forward.

  • Eurosceptic Andrzej Duda Will Become New Polish President, Signaling Conservative, Populist Shift

    05/26/2015 12:25:44 PM PDT · 54 of 67
    Lukasz to annalex

    Duda is not nationalist and even his conservatism is highly doubtful (former member of Freedom Union which was everything but conservative). He wants to attract conservative voters, thus dose of conservative rhetoric that he need to use. The same about EU-sceptism, Polish politicians are paid by the EU and they like high salaries.

    Political formation that he represents used to bully Russian regime even before Ukrainian war started or plane with president Kaczynski crashed.

    They used to be Jewish and American friendly, so if I would be an American I would be happy with that outcome. His oponent party is more pro-German. Duda spoke that he want NATO bases to be moved from Germany to Poland, regretted that anti-missle shield plan was abandoned.

    Duda won presidency because he made many empty and costly promises. In election campaign they are populist socialists but their policy would be just bureaucratic technocracy. Nothing really interesting. Only value is that they would not force leftist agenda with gay marriages and similar ideas.

  • The Heavenly Elements of the Liturgy

    11/17/2014 1:04:28 PM PST · 87 of 87
    Lukasz to Dutchboy88

    fair enough...

  • The Heavenly Elements of the Liturgy

    11/16/2014 5:28:36 AM PST · 85 of 87
    Lukasz to Dutchboy88
    This is another of those self-contradictory claims of the RCC cult followers. Apparently, you admit you are not competent to interpret the Scriptures. How then are we to believe YOU have the authority to decide that I am "incompetent"? You have viewed all of the interpretations of Scripture I have made and you, sitting in that seat of judgment because you are the AUTHORITY, have found them wanting?

    My stance is not self-contradictory at all. This is not difficult to recognize somebody’s incompetence in some matters being incompetent as well. If you consider few centuries of Bible studies by Catholic theologians to mean nothing and your several (?) years of reading translations to mean everything THEN either you are genius or blinded by vanity… You cannot be trusted with that kind of attitude.

    Well, here are two more beauties. I have trained in Koine' Greek at a recognized university and have a degree in theology. Koine' Greek is the language used by the NT writers.

    If you know this language very well and cultural background as well then maybe you could make comments about Greek parts of Bible. Question arise, if you know this language so well why do you read translations at all? I has no sense for me…

    But, that is not your biggest error. Your biggest error is that you claim no "EXACT" translation is possible, but yet you trust your "scientists and theologians" to provide you such work.

    I don’t trust to their translations of Bible, I do trust that working together by so many centuries there were able to figure out correct interpretation from the original source.

    Is their work "EXACT" or is it defective? How do you know? If your trust in their AUTHORITY is based on their interpretations, which came first, your blind trust or their AUTHORITY?

    Why I trusts them? Because the church lasted for so long that it cannot be denied anymore that this is the church of the Christ. Their interpretation lasted for so long and will never change. While someday your exclusive interpretation will pass away with you, or you will change your mind on some issues, or hopefully you will join the Catholic church and save your soul.

    (notice I have to interpret your words)

    You speak English and I use its simple version, so it was not difficult.

    If one of your "theologians" says, "Jesus means you should jump off a cliff here.", you must still take that phrase he interpreted into English and interpret it within your mind to mean something. You are now using your own personal interpretation technique to decide what the theologian's words mean. Otherwise, how do you know what he is getting at? The original languages are useful, very useful. But, it is the meaning of those phrases within our language that becomes what we understand. You do it all the time and so does everyone else.

    First of all. Catholics don’t abide to what “one of our theologians say” but to the version accepted by the church.

    You are confusing something. One talented person (theologian for example) is able to learn several languages. If group of competent people who studied the bible agreed on some interpretation then they can write about it in as much languages as they know. This is also up to them to use more simple language to be better understood by the masses. To prevent mistakes long time ago Catholic church started to use Latin and worldwide clergy (and many people from laity as well) was taught this language. Then a priest who knew Latin could read all the interpretations that he needed. Laity should be offered interpretation that doesn’t need to be interpreted anymore.

    But, curiously, what interpretations do you think I have made incorrectly?

    Every each when you disagree with Catholic teachings. If you are in fact so curios then I recommend you to read some catholic book that raise issues that you disagree. Protestants often think that they know Catholic stances but they never really bother to study it. If you have a problem with Catholic teachings on Mary then instead to raise this question on FR, you could read some good Catholic book. At least then you would have some perspective.
  • The Heavenly Elements of the Liturgy

    11/14/2014 2:51:53 PM PST · 83 of 87
    Lukasz to Dutchboy88
    I want to say that you (me and probably all of us on FR) are incompetent to make any interpretation of the Bible. We don't even know ancient languages or cultural background to seriously study for our own. Otherwise, this is completely unprofessional study.

    The only reasonable thing to do in this situation is trust to an authority. To somebody who has proper professional background. If you are not an electrician, you call one if you want to repair something. If you do this on your own, despite your ignorance in such matters, most likely you make things even worse.

    This is why when a Catholic read the Bible, search always for the interpretation of the church. Our scientists and theologians studies this text for many centuries. Their work cannot be compared to your own effort, being aware that you will change your mind on some issues few times during your life... (aka Protestants often change denominations, denominations change the doctrines as well)

    With all due respect I doubt that you know any other language beside English. Otherwise you would be aware that even the best translator is unable to make EXACT translation. I will tell you, that I'm aware of several mistakes in Catholic translation to my native language. So what? Translations are for masses, because masses never learn ancient languages, this is simply better than nothing. INTERPRETATION ALWAYS MUST COME FROM THE ORIGINAL SOURCE.
  • The Heavenly Elements of the Liturgy

    11/10/2014 12:36:58 PM PST · 54 of 87
    Lukasz to Dutchboy88
    Your answers belie an ignorance of the Scripture. When you have read the entire story, let me know...we'll talk further. And, I am having several great days, thanks. Do you think that Scripture was written in English? I'm curious how do you feel competent to make any interpretations basing on translation?
  • Watch out Pope Francis: the Catholic civil war has begun

    11/09/2014 8:27:34 AM PST · 118 of 121
    Lukasz to detective
    I think "civil war" is just a metaphor. While people in parishes also have different views. Believes of many are far from Catholic teachings. They are looking for an excuse for their sins and are glad to see liberal theologians saying that some things are not sins anymore.

    About cardinal Burke I agree, this comment wasn't fair. Although pope Francis isn't a fan of cardianl Burke for sure. Sadly I suspect that he has more in common with those liberals...

    Bishops and cardinals were not united at all, almost 2/3 voted in favor of changes. They needed more than 2/3, so they lost...
  • Watch out Pope Francis: the Catholic civil war has begun

    11/09/2014 7:19:15 AM PST · 115 of 121
    Lukasz to detective

    You are wrong, author seems to be good Catholic worried about more and more church’s clergyman becoming liberal protestants.

  • The Way-Back Machine: Polish Parliament Backs Pro-EU Protesters in Ukraine

    06/04/2014 12:27:16 PM PDT · 30 of 30
    Lukasz to ScaniaBoy

    In Ukraine there is nothing left to spoil. If I’m wrong, give Ukrainians a chance and they will do it themselves. After all they just elected an oligarch to be their president.

  • The Way-Back Machine: Polish Parliament Backs Pro-EU Protesters in Ukraine

    06/02/2014 10:06:09 AM PDT · 28 of 30
    Lukasz to ScaniaBoy
    My opinion, shortly:

    Your original source is rubbish, far-left tabloid.

    Polish politicians are obsessed about Ukraine joining the EU. So I wouldn’t be surprised if they would support Majdan in that way.

    The EU doesn't wanted Ukraine to join in near future. Btw, if you don't like the EU you should support Ukrainian membership right from tomorrow.

    It was not about the EU but about NATO planning to take Russian navy base in Crimea in the future.
  • Poland's fear of 'the Russian Bear'

    03/09/2014 3:47:59 PM PDT · 20 of 20
    Lukasz to dfwgator

    Hardly possible in near future, beside of that their troops station in Kaliningrad oblast (2h from my home). There is nothing we can do about it.

  • Poland's fear of 'the Russian Bear'

    03/06/2014 8:54:42 AM PST · 14 of 20
    Lukasz to Justa

    I doubt that results of the next general elections in Ukraine or local elections in Crimea would satisfy “worldwide democratic forces” Third Ukrainian revolution is undergoing.

  • Poland's fear of 'the Russian Bear'

    03/06/2014 8:29:42 AM PST · 12 of 20
    Lukasz to dfwgator

    Poland needs to take care about it own interests instead to play a role of self-proclaimed front soldier of the EU. If Ukrainians cannot agree with each other let them pay the price. How Crimea is worse than Kosovo? Putin isn’t an idiot, he knows that so called “west” stand for “democracy” only if will of majority is in full agreement with their political goals.

  • Ukraine: ‘Right Sector’ take fight to Kiev police

    01/27/2014 12:58:08 PM PST · 15 of 15
    Lukasz to dfwgator

    This is just temporary alliance of liberal-left EU-loyalists and nationalists. The scenario is always the same. If they would win the first group would be offered financial support from leftist internationale and gain all the power and substantial part of the media outlets. While the latter side would be marginalized, struggle with financial problems and portrayed as neo-Nazis by their former allies.

  • Ukraine: Can Someone Explain…

    01/27/2014 6:58:44 AM PST · 50 of 68
    Lukasz to jimjohn

    Personally I believe that all of this is inspired by Soros buddies. The EU has little to offer to the Ukrainians, they don’t let them join. Opposition is divided and they already had one successful revolution. Their poor governing and internal quarrels let Yanukovich to be elected once again.

    If Ukrainians are so pro-EU like all the media claim, let them elect politicians that support this direction. All these revolutions destabilize the country.

    Perhaps Ukraine should decide to be divided if both sides have so different expectations. This is better solution than countless revolutions.

  • Poland Confiscates Half Of Private Pension Funds To Cut Sovereign Debt Load

    09/08/2013 2:07:53 AM PDT · 46 of 51
    Lukasz to Cicero
    And Tusk is pretty conservative, too, on most things.

    Being Polish citizen, I'm curious what makes you think that Tusk is pretty conservative? :)
  • Poland Confiscates Half Of Private Pension Funds To Cut Sovereign Debt Load

    09/08/2013 2:02:28 AM PDT · 45 of 51
    Lukasz to cunning_fish
    How come if Poland are so predominately conservative but the government is all into communist reforms?

    You could ask the same about American government. What ghost do they follow? Most of people are ignorants, all over the world. So if the mainstream media and education system are run by left, even conservative public opinion will slowly buy their propaganda. Democracy is always leaning towards socialism and rejection of religious identify.
  • U.S.: Catholics Split Fifty Fifty Between Republicans and Democrats

    11/18/2012 12:04:56 AM PST · 51 of 51
    Lukasz to usconservative

    There is enough much nicer and far better Catholics who care in FR to take as an example to follow. Perhaps I was too harsh, however I don’t believe that few words of some guy from other side of the globe could prevent you from taking the side of Our Lord.

  • U.S.: Catholics Split Fifty Fifty Between Republicans and Democrats

    11/17/2012 11:55:47 AM PST · 47 of 51
    Lukasz to usconservative

    True conservative would never surrender Our Mother Church to liberal modernists. So stop writing rubbish and join traditional Catholics in their crusade against both, internal and external enemies of the church.

  • Czech Parliament Approves Return Of Church Properties

    11/09/2012 8:11:22 AM PST · 3 of 3
    Lukasz to marshmallow

    Finally... Will France ever return church property?

  • After Romney loss, GOP soul searching begins

    11/07/2012 1:31:42 PM PST · 45 of 64
    Lukasz to Tailgunner Joe
    Right, usually socialists are the victors of democratic elections. If conservatives wish to beat them they must become more and more socialists themselves. Democracy is self-destructing, both economically and morally. To quote a classic...

    "Democracy is the road to socialism,"
    Karl Marx
  • Vatican’s twisted priorities: Op-ed: Catholic Church chooses to demonize Israel

    11/06/2012 1:34:37 PM PST · 80 of 80
    Lukasz to Olog-hai
    Eh? I don’t recall any official Catholic teaching that ever said anything of the sort, especially the notion that the New Testament replaced the old rather than appended to it

    You are right, I used wrong word. My English is poor...

    and all Catholic official sources affirm and reaffirm the Jews’ status as God’s chosen people

    Nope. The Jews were chosen people. Today's chosen people are members of the church of Christ (Jews among them ).
  • Rahner and Ratzinger branded 'heretics' by Lefebvrists during Vatican II

    11/06/2012 1:10:13 PM PST · 24 of 24
    Lukasz to Olog-hai
    Enough. This kind of rhetoric on a Religion forum, no less FR’s Religion forum?

    So this is fine when Zionist Conspirator try to offend our Lord Jesus Christ but this is not OK when I want to condemn false religions? This is kind of liberalism that I don't practice...

    You want to speak of book burnings, then go to Stormfront

    I don't know what the racists have to say about books burning and honestly I don't care about it. I know that Catholic Church have long history of such practices. It was abandoned only because it is not effective anymore. This is nothing wrong if the content is satanic.

    never mind spreading leftist/fascist propaganda about the Talmud


    Sephardi leader Yosef: Non-Jews exist to serve Jews

    And frankly, Christianity did not begin as a revolt against the Torah.

    Of course, I agree.
  • Rahner and Ratzinger branded 'heretics' by Lefebvrists during Vatican II

    10/19/2012 2:18:37 PM PDT · 21 of 24
    Lukasz to Zionist Conspirator
    All the breast beating about "two thousand years of tradition" (usually aimed at Protestants, which I am not) is hypocritical considering that chrstianity began as a "protestant revolt" against the immemorial Tradition of Sinai which had been spoken by the very Mouth of G-d

    So you suggest that rabbinic judaism continue tradition of Sinai? Please... When you read the Bible, the new testament in particular, you see universal gospel of God. You feel the love of our Lord. There is no comparison with chauvinist T*lmud, a total falsification of God's word. In fact the book should be burned along with Q*ran, both are aimed to divide people while the Bible try to unite them.
  • Rahner and Ratzinger branded 'heretics' by Lefebvrists during Vatican II

    10/19/2012 1:54:18 PM PDT · 20 of 24
    Lukasz to NYer

    People who enjoy to see Catholics to argue among each other wish such pseudo-news to be spread...

  • German bishops get tough on Catholics who opt out of church tax

    09/30/2012 2:03:45 AM PDT · 133 of 133
    Lukasz to Lukasz
    Paradox, German bishops are willing to offer sacraments to those who rarely attend to church but officially declared themselves Catholics.

    While they refuse to offer sacraments to those who attend regularly, declare themselves Catholic and donate in traditional way.

    So please tell me what is important for German bishops, faith, people or maybe just cash?
  • German bishops get tough on Catholics who opt out of church tax

    09/30/2012 1:48:48 AM PDT · 132 of 133
    Lukasz to wideawake
    German episcopate was not forced because German state has no such power. They welcomed this idea because it is profitable for them.
    You need to realize that most of the people who declared themselves Catholic in fact rarely attend to German churches. So they would not support the church in traditional way.
    On other hand most of the German clergy do little to bring people to real Catholic faith. While such people would support the church voluntary in traditional way for sure. Catholics don't need socialist anti-Christian state to control their church donations.
    You need to realize that German church is in tragic shape and I don't talk about money. Orthodox Catholics (in opposition to liberal ones) are often forced to travel far outside of their territorial church if they wish to see some sacrum during the mass. They would love to support the church in the place that they attend where they met God-loving priests. They don't want to support liberal episcopate allied with unfriendly state.
    Would you support people who tolerate such masses??

    The case is simple, Vatican court already ruled out that Catholics who refuse to participate in this founding system cannot be excommunicated. You are Catholic if you believe in Catholic dogmas (I doubt that many German bishops would pass such test, by the way).
    Beside of that people who boycott the system donate in the traditional way by giving cash directly to priest.
  • German bishops get tough on Catholics who opt out of church tax

    09/29/2012 3:14:08 PM PDT · 130 of 133
    Lukasz to wideawake
    Nice headline, sure to get the blood pumping. A few relevant facts: (1) In Germany, citizens have the option of either designating that 8% of their taxes go to a church, or of opting for that tax money to go directly to the state.

    First of all, liberal German bishops adopted this system because they consider it more profitable to local clergy. This system is in fact destructive for the church. German clergy will be more and more dependent from the state.
    What is more, Catholics are not the clients of the church and they have full rights to boycott such unCatholic solutions. Vatican court is on the side of the people on this issue anyway.
    A pity that they cannot force German bishops to act like real Catholic shepards should act...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: GENUFLECTION, 06-06-12

    06/06/2012 11:41:15 AM PDT · 5 of 8
    Lukasz to murron
    The worst thing is that this head-bowing is all in accordance with new liturgical regulations. During the mass they are obligated to ignore tabernacle and adore the altar...
  • Vatican’s twisted priorities: Op-ed: Catholic Church chooses to demonize Israel

    03/21/2012 4:45:17 PM PDT · 52 of 80
    Lukasz to Cronos
    According to the Jewish interpretation of Bible, their nation have the right to the land of Israel.
    Catholic interpretation is different. New Testament replaced old one, Jews are no longer chosen people (Christ established church, term "chosen people" have more universal meaning, "followers of Christ"). Their biblical rights to the land of Israel are no longer valid, they are no longer loyal servants of God. From biblical perspective, todays Jews have no more rights to Israel than any other nation.
    Of course, today this is purely political issue and there are other reasons to let them stay in Israel. Their case would gain more support among Catholics if they would start to treat their own Christians better. I think that Patriarch foremost is upset about this issue.
  • Latvians reject Russian as official language

    02/19/2012 12:11:22 AM PST · 20 of 36
    Lukasz to dfwgator
    This isn't true. Really, big politics doesn't determine our life to this extend. Common people have more class and dignity than populist politicians.
    I think also that Latvian nationalism shouldn't be so easily justified. Once a victim, alright but they have no right to discriminate against anybody because of that. You cannot build a successful state in opposition to somebody.
  • Priest-in-training arrested in NJ on luring charge [what are the Priests like in Poland???]

    11/01/2011 11:37:36 AM PDT · 13 of 25
    Lukasz to livius
    and some of them just want a green card This is a ridiculous claim. Every each priest belong to some congregation. Catholic church is hierarchical and they are obligated to obedient. They cannot move wherever they want.

    09/17/2011 2:35:30 PM PDT · 14 of 14
    Lukasz to Campion

    It would be interesting if Vatican provide this preable to all those bishops in “full communion”. I suppose many of them would be shocked :)

  • ‘Deep Down, I Knew There Was 1 Truth’ (OPC convert to Catholicism)

    04/28/2011 9:46:50 PM PDT · 84 of 125
    Lukasz to Cronos
    The questionn is how he managed to be confirmed if he does live in pernament sin.
    The baby might be babtized if priest have a convincion that parents teach him how to be Catholic.
  • New Missionary Age: New Year Calls Catholics to the New Evangelization

    12/31/2010 9:34:29 AM PST · 6 of 6
    Lukasz to Cronos

    Soon Poland itself will need missionaries.

  • Poland's new President Bronislaw Komorowski sworn in

    08/09/2010 12:23:19 PM PDT · 13 of 13
    Lukasz to dfwgator

    Basically yes, personally. His party seems to be less radical as far as social leftism is concentrated. However direction is the same. Beside of that Kwasniewski lead his political platform when he became president. Komorowski is just a marionette of PM Tusk.

  • Poland's new President Bronislaw Komorowski sworn in

    08/09/2010 12:09:13 PM PDT · 11 of 13
    Lukasz to Tailgunner Joe

    This party is considered to be in close relationship with German CDU and strongly support Euro-federalism. Komorowski just won the chair and his supposedly “pro-free market” party announced increase of VAT by 1%. What is more Euro-Commissar who origin from this party just announced a wish to establish new all-European tax. Add his liberal attitude toward Catholic faith and everything is clear, another asshole who will spoil Polish politics.

    As far as foreign policy is concentrated, be sure that he is loyal to Brussels in the first place. However I would not expect them to harm Polish-American relations.

  • Poland's new President Bronislaw Komorowski sworn in

    08/07/2010 1:54:30 PM PDT · 9 of 13
    Lukasz to lizol; Captain PJ

    Media mislead people using these labels. This guy represent views of a typical RINO...

  • Get this into your thick skulls, liberal hacks: Mel Gibson is not a Roman Catholic

    07/21/2010 1:32:56 PM PDT · 118 of 169
    Lukasz to Scotswife

    SSPX bishops committed schismatic act but it doesn’t lead to schism. Pope Benedict XVI claimed that he consider dialogue with SSPX as a dialogue “inside of the church”.

    All these suggestions that SSPX is anti-Jewish origin from lack of understing. Catholics always praised for conversion of Jews and all other non-Catholics. (so is our current Pope). If you love your brothers you must help them in their salvation. If you don’t care that for example your Jewish brothers will burn in hell, how can you consider yourself to be a member of the Church of Christ? Christianity is about evangelization. How many Jews Jesus converted himself?

  • Archbishop: Catholic church has lost credibility

    04/03/2010 1:29:28 PM PDT · 12 of 12
    Lukasz to greatplains

    Apparently he finally received proper orders from worried British establishment. Usually he sounds like a sore loser, leftist “ecumenist” per excellence.

  • Catholics in Costa Rica outraged by disrespect toward Eucharist [Catholic Caucus]

    03/03/2010 12:52:14 PM PST · 39 of 39
    Lukasz to B Knotts; wideawake

    You both seems to miss the point here as well. The question of raising disrespect cannot be denied. However this is not a prime reason to ban Holy Communion on hand. This is anthropocentric perspective, exactly the problem of post Vatican II clergy. We should oppose such practice primary because parts of Eucharist wont be consumed and would stay on ones hand. We must treat real existence of Christ seriously to the end.

  • Rich nations must assume environmental duties: pope (Pope Goes Eco-Socialist?)

    12/20/2009 2:39:51 AM PST · 62 of 62
    Lukasz to All
    I have a bad news for heretics posting in this thread. There is no salvation outside of the Catholic Church. Consider this before you write more BS!

    12/20/2009 2:25:52 AM PST · 4 of 4
    Lukasz to Loyalist

    Archbishop Lefebvre was right, even hardcore modernists could hardly justify removal.

  • Ghana’s Cardinal Turkson gets closer to becoming first black pope

    11/01/2009 1:03:22 PM PST · 29 of 29
    Lukasz to livius

    This might be a smart move. Pope want to keep on eye on Cardinal Turkson by giving him office in Vatican. Such tactic might open a door for some more committed bishop to run this African country.

  • Episcopal nuns join Catholic Church

    09/05/2009 2:20:36 AM PDT · 29 of 29
    Lukasz to marshmallow

    I guess this depends from a country, where I live nuns dress traditionally. Hopefully new Pope will sort this out!

  • Bibles Destroyed in Afghanistan... By U.S. Military

    05/20/2009 8:59:35 AM PDT · 8 of 9
    Lukasz to DieHard the Hunter
    The whole lot of ‘em need Christianizing..


    Or Judazing

    I don’t think so.

  • NATO fails to pick leader after Turkish objections

    04/04/2009 8:38:43 AM PDT · 7 of 9
    Lukasz to ScreamingFist

    If those supposed Christians cannot afford to offer anybody better than this Danish PM then they don’t deserve to dominate.

  • Last Catholic Monarchy Euthanized - Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg Silenced!

    03/23/2009 2:45:22 PM PDT · 115 of 123
    Lukasz to GunRunner
    What if I were to publicly question Catholicism? Would that also lead to persecution by this Catholic monarch?

    I think that this is pretty obvious that monarch have God given legitimacy to rule. So he wont allow anybody to publicly claim that this God doesn’t exist. You would indirectly question his position.

    What if a non-Christian wished to seek the monarchy? Would he be automatically disqualified?

    There are plenty of monarchies around the word, most of them non-Christian.

  • Last Catholic Monarchy Euthanized - Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg Silenced!

    03/21/2009 9:48:15 AM PDT · 98 of 123
    Lukasz to GunRunner
    So you're going to kick me out of my home and my state with your Catholic dictatorship?!

    Well, everything is wrong In his comment. Firstly Catholic Church is known from its respect to private property. So you could stay if you would wish. If you would see better alternatives for yourself aboard then you could vote by your foots. Of course if you would publicly question and contest his right to rule then your future become less colorful. In this case there is no difference between political systems, if you want to change status quo, you risk your life.

    Secondary, this is really democratic illusion that you think that state is yours. I have a piece of advice for you. If this state is yours indeed, why don’t you change it as you wish??? Just don’t tell me about ‘public property’, this is slogan from communist handbooks.

    Thirdly political science recognize monarchy and dictatorship to be separate political systems with various consequences in short-term and long-term perspective.

    I think you should come visit a Texas gun show sometime. There's enough ammo here to kill millions of theocrats, and enough of us to make sure your King was dead before he crossed the Red River.

    I’m not a theocrats, Catholic monarchs are secular rulers. I’m afraid that you imagine of tradition Catholic monarchy is far from reality. On other hand I support modern model upgraded by scientific achievements (on all fields) of modern times.