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  • Lesbian sex, seduction and murder... by NUNS in a Catholic convent

    01/19/2015 5:14:15 AM PST · 168 of 192
    Mrs. Don-o to miss marmelstein
    Good catch. I was wrong, I meant "Daily Mail," not "Daily News."

    Won't be online today, probably. I've got intestinal woes, didn't sleep last night. Please say a prayer for me, OK?

  • Lesbian sex, seduction and murder... by NUNS in a Catholic convent

    01/18/2015 7:14:58 PM PST · 158 of 192
    Mrs. Don-o to Elsie
    "Is exposing the FALSE TEACHING of Mormonism 'scandal-mongering' in your world?"

    No.

    Discussions about doctrine are different from tabloid treatment of lurid sex scandals.

    You can see that, can't you?

  • Lesbian sex, seduction and murder... by NUNS in a Catholic convent

    01/18/2015 7:02:43 PM PST · 157 of 192
    Mrs. Don-o to Lurker
    Mudslinging: is it pleasing to God? Here ya go:

    Colossians 3:8
    But now you also, put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, defamation, and abusive speech from your mouth.

    Ephesians 4:29
    Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

    Ephesians 4:31
    Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, slander, evil talk and detraction, along with every form of malice.

    1 Peter 2:1
    Lay away all malice, and all guile, and evil speech, rivalries, and all detraction.

    2 Corinthians 12:20
    For I am afraid that when I come I may not find you as I want you to be, and you may not find me as you want me to be. I fear that there may be discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, defamation, gossip, arrogance and disorder.

    Philippians 4:8
    Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable--if there is any moral excellence and if there is any praise--dwell on these things.

  • Lesbian sex, seduction and murder... by NUNS in a Catholic convent

    01/18/2015 6:54:42 PM PST · 156 of 192
    Mrs. Don-o to HiTech RedNeck

    M’dear fellow redneck, I’m too young to remember Ken-L-Ration jingles. Something about dogs?

  • Lesbian sex, seduction and murder... by NUNS in a Catholic convent

    01/18/2015 6:49:15 PM PST · 155 of 192
    Mrs. Don-o to Gamecock
    "My faith group"? "Dredges around scandal-mongering sites"?

    Not that I know of. Frankly puzzled by this one.

  • Lesbian sex, seduction and murder... by NUNS in a Catholic convent

    01/18/2015 6:46:31 PM PST · 154 of 192
    Mrs. Don-o to BlueDragon; miss marmelstein; pax_et_bonum; 9thLife; Oberon; BunnySlippers; PGR88; Albion Wilde
    Ping to #120 as requested by BlueDragon (you'll see the request bolded in his remarks at #120.)

    Let me deal with just one of your points, BlueDragon--- one which is quite sensible. I'll get to the others if I have time. (French Onion soup on the stovetop right now.)

    "Herbert Wolf, a leading scholar of the Catholic Church, learned of the Sant'Ambrogio scandal when he became one of the first allowed into the archives of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith".

    "Wolf, a professor of ecclesiastical history at University of Muenster, Germany, made the discovery and has retold it in his book The Nuns of Sant'Ambrogio."

    And when those in authority heard of what was going on at that place -- what happened? They shut the place down. So-- what 'scandal' is that for the Roman Catholic Church itself?

    This is a very good point, and thanks, BlueDragon, for bringing it up. The author of the Sant'Ambrogio book, repeatedly called Herbert Wolf in the article, is Hubert Wolf, a legitimate ecclesiastical historian. He apparently wrote this account to appeal to those with University backgrounds in his field, because the customers over at Amazon who gave it low scores all described it as "dry," "dense," "legalistic," "too technical," "too academic," "page after page of scrupulous Vatican investigations, canonical charges, and due process" etc. Evidently not a bodice-ripper.

    It's the Daily News which decided to skip all the social and legal history and go straight for the lesbian jiggery-pokery, making it sound like some sort of "Eurotrash horror story," in the words of one of the customer reviewers. Several others said it was disappointing to readers who were motivated principally by "prurient interest" --- although others found it prurient enough to repay their having to slog through the "presumption of innocence," forensic evidence standards and "witness protection" provisions of an 1859 Canonical Investigation.

    There was an embezzler, lesbian and inveterate liar who got control of a convent in Rome in the 1850's; she was investigated by Church authorities and found guilty of peddling miracles, sexual predation, theft, attempted murder, and murder. All the evidence was handed over to the secular authorities and the criminal sister got jail time.

    So you're quite right, BlueDragon: the story itself does not cast a scandalous light on the Catholic Church per se. The Church prosecutors did an excellent job. End of the story, except for the many pages of academic footnotes.

    It's the Daily News, I would say, which decided to report this as some kind of Dan Brown Gothic murder mystery. They took out all the parts which were of legal or historic interest, left in the dirty bits, and headlined it like something from the supermarket tabloids.

    Then came certain FReepers who shall remain unnamed (thought you can get their names by scanning this ugly thread) who specialize in scandal and defamation, and you get yet another platform for vicious generalizations against the Catholic Faith and the Consecrated Life.

    I am disgusted. Where is the edification for our brothers and sisters here? Where is the grace? How I wish we in the Religion Forum would follow the standards of St. Paul:

    Ephesians 4:29
    Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for timely edification according to the present need, so that it will give grace to those who hear.

  • Lesbian sex, seduction and murder... by NUNS in a Catholic convent

    01/18/2015 4:19:34 PM PST · 136 of 192
    Mrs. Don-o to Gamecock

    My faith group does just what?

  • Lesbian sex, seduction and murder... by NUNS in a Catholic convent

    01/18/2015 4:18:21 PM PST · 135 of 192
    Mrs. Don-o to BlueDragon
    Refusing to read the Forbes article exposing the hoax --- and the comments afterwards --- shows a refrettable reluctance to gain a more accurate and just perspective.

    It's a Free Republic link. I think you could benefit from both the facts and the discussion.

  • Lesbian sex, seduction and murder... by NUNS in a Catholic convent

    01/18/2015 4:16:15 PM PST · 134 of 192
    Mrs. Don-o to Elsie

    What false teaching was involved in the article at the top of this thread?

  • Lesbian sex, seduction and murder... by NUNS in a Catholic convent

    01/18/2015 4:15:13 PM PST · 133 of 192
    Mrs. Don-o to Elsie
    Thanbk you for those excellent Scriptures.

    Since all the people reportedly involved in these brutal and perverted scandals died around 100 years ago, who, exactly, is being rebuked or corrected?

    This is scandal-mongering for its own sake, since there is no proportionate reason (like the timely correction of one of the perpetrators) to dwell on this muck.

    Ephesians 4:29
    Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for timely edification as needed, so that it will give grace to those who hear.

  • Lesbian sex, seduction and murder... by NUNS in a Catholic convent

    01/18/2015 10:29:29 AM PST · 103 of 192
    Mrs. Don-o to daniel1212

    Thank you.

  • Islam’s Demotion of Reason (Review of Robert Reilly’s 'The Closing of the Muslim Mind.')

    01/18/2015 10:28:01 AM PST · 33 of 35
    Mrs. Don-o to Sirius Lee
    You're right. Oh, absolutely. "Martyr" in the Muslim community means almost the polar opposite of what it means in Christendom. In the Catholic Church, one cannot be canonized as a martyr if one died in possession of arms.

    However, though the fedayeen or shahid definitely are more interested in homicide than in suicide, many thousands if not ten-thousands of them are willing to off themselves if they can take enough kuffars with them.

    They're wiling to die. They expect Paradise that way.

    .

  • Islam’s Demotion of Reason (Review of Robert Reilly’s 'The Closing of the Muslim Mind.')

    01/18/2015 10:20:20 AM PST · 32 of 35
    Mrs. Don-o to jmacusa

    You’ll find more if you read the linked article. Searchword Mu’tazilites.

  • Lesbian sex, seduction and murder... by NUNS in a Catholic convent

    01/18/2015 10:15:03 AM PST · 101 of 192
    Mrs. Don-o to Lurker
    I don't approve of scandal-mongering which targets LDS, either. Nor, as I mentioned, a slugfest involving exposes of the less presentable members of the Baptist, Calvinist, Reformed, Pentecosal and Housechurch communities.

    Religious dialogue can yield beautiful results of appreciation, correction and compassion. Mudslinging is a sin.

  • Male Couple Told They're 'Insane,' Can't Wed in Baja California, Mexico

    01/18/2015 9:58:50 AM PST · 13 of 44
    Mrs. Don-o to dennisw

    Good for Baja.

  • Lesbian sex, seduction and murder... by NUNS in a Catholic convent

    01/18/2015 9:49:19 AM PST · 97 of 192
    Mrs. Don-o to don-o

    #96

  • Lesbian sex, seduction and murder... by NUNS in a Catholic convent

    01/18/2015 9:48:41 AM PST · 96 of 192
    Mrs. Don-o to BlueDragon; miss marmelstein; pax_et_bonum; 9thLife; Oberon; BunnySlippers; PGR88; Albion Wilde; ...
    Forbes: Why That Story About Irish Babies In A Septic Tank Is A Hoax (LINK)

    This is worth a read, the article and especially the comments. In the above link, as in this matter of "19th Century Lesbian Convent Murders," those who participate make the whole place smell like the National Perspirer and do the devil's work by pulling people down into scandals.

    No wonder our political FReeper brethren rarely come to the Religion Forum. No wonder we can't even recommend that our own families or fellow parishioners join us here online. It's because the Religion Forum is the nastiest neighborhood in this our Free Republic.

    There are even better reasons why "rash judgment," "detraction," "calumny," scandal-mongering," "revilement," and "malicious talk" are listed as sins in the Scriptures.

    A little more immersion in the Gospels, and --- in particular --- the Epistle of St. James, should leave one adequately instructed and reproved.

    But I will end with St. Paul:

    2 Timothy 2:23-26 -
    Have nothing to do with stupid and senseless controversies;
    you know that they breed quarrels.
    And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome
    but kindly to everyone,
    an apt teacher, patient,
    correcting opponents with gentleness.
    God may perhaps grant that they will repent
    and come to know the truth,
    and that they may escape from the snare of the devil,
    having been held captive by him to do his will.

  • Lesbian sex, seduction and murder... by NUNS in a Catholic convent

    01/18/2015 9:11:31 AM PST · 94 of 192
    Mrs. Don-o to jimt

    Thank you.

  • Charlotte Diocese School Dismisses Employee after Same-Sex Marriage Announced

    01/18/2015 9:10:03 AM PST · 18 of 19
    Mrs. Don-o to jmaroneps37

    True. We live in a sin-sponsoring society.

  • Charlotte Diocese School Dismisses Employee after Same-Sex Marriage Announced

    01/18/2015 9:09:23 AM PST · 17 of 19
    Mrs. Don-o to Politicalkiddo; stanne

    And in any case, our role in this is supposed to be prayer and support for Christ’s pastors, not preemptive contempt.

  • Charlotte Diocese School Dismisses Employee after Same-Sex Marriage Announced

    01/18/2015 9:08:18 AM PST · 16 of 19
    Mrs. Don-o to Politicalkiddo; stanne

    I don’t think Jugis is going to cave.

  • Charlotte Diocese School Dismisses Employee after Same-Sex Marriage Announced

    01/18/2015 9:07:20 AM PST · 15 of 19
    Mrs. Don-o to NetAddicted

    It will be alleged that it is not legal for a contract to include provisions which discriminate against homosexuals.

  • Lesbian sex, seduction and murder... by NUNS in a Catholic convent

    01/18/2015 9:05:09 AM PST · 93 of 192
    Mrs. Don-o to Gamecock
    No, 150 years isn't too far back to discuss, if you're talking ecclesiastical heritage, doctrine, , genealogy, intellectual history, mores and manners. These things can be edifying, building up the Body of Christ.

    "Lesbians and murders in convents" is tabloid trash which tends not to teach but to titillate. What or whom does it serve to read this shameful filth? It would be easy to find filth on Protestants --- and NOT because Protestants are particularly filthy (much the contrary, I think) but because it can be found a websites of those who scorn the Lord Jesus. Lots of linkable, clickable crap at atheist websites, but, interestingly, not at Catholic ones.

    If I were to dredge about those scandal-mongering sites to expose Calvinist clergy wife-beaters, Evangelical pastor child-stranglers, house-church deacons doing incest with their daughters (there was a notorious one in my hometown) and Baptist preacher whoremongers (and I could name one right here in the city from which I wrote) --- but I would not do so. If I did, I would be afterwards ashamed of rash-judgment and detraction, and would have to examine my conscience to discern and detest my sin against fraternal charity.

  • Lesbian sex, seduction and murder... by NUNS in a Catholic convent

    01/18/2015 6:40:59 AM PST · 91 of 192
    Mrs. Don-o to daniel1212

    But what movie? There’s no link.

  • New Age Monsters

    01/18/2015 6:38:33 AM PST · 6 of 8
    Mrs. Don-o to Lazamataz

    The incomparable Laz.

  • Lesbian sex, seduction and murder... by NUNS in a Catholic convent

    01/17/2015 6:02:29 PM PST · 64 of 192
    Mrs. Don-o to daniel1212
    "Another good, well acted touching Christian movie "

    Was this a misplaced comment from a different thread?

    Good night, God bless you, daniel1212. :o)

  • Lesbian sex, seduction and murder... by NUNS in a Catholic convent

    01/17/2015 6:00:09 PM PST · 63 of 192
    Mrs. Don-o to Nepeta; Sherman Logan

    Yeah. And as we know, Jesus always did what was expected.

  • Incest: The next frontier in 'reproductive freedom'

    01/17/2015 5:58:26 PM PST · 34 of 39
    Mrs. Don-o to exit82
  • Incest: The next frontier in 'reproductive freedom'

    01/17/2015 5:56:58 PM PST · 33 of 39
    Mrs. Don-o to Secret Agent Man
    I didn't say straight people perverted homosexuals.

    I said straight people perverted marriage.

  • Charlotte Diocese School Dismisses Employee after Same-Sex Marriage Announced

    01/17/2015 5:32:45 PM PST · 1 of 19
    Mrs. Don-o
    The contract says the Catholic Diocese's employee will not publicly oppose Catholic teachings.

    It seems clear-cut. They'll still be dragged through the courts and the media, more than likely.

    Glad to see the Charlotte Bishop is showing some backbone. North Carolinans ought to give him some public high-fives.

    Bishop Peter J. Jugis
    Diocese of Charlotte
    Pastoral Center
    1123 South Church Street
    Charlotte, NC 28203

    Phone: (704)370-6299
    Fax: (704)370-3378

    Web Address: www.charlottediocese.org
    E-mail: chancery@charlottediocese.org

  • Islam’s Demotion of Reason (Review of Robert Reilly’s 'The Closing of the Muslim Mind.')

    01/17/2015 5:06:13 PM PST · 1 of 35
    Mrs. Don-o
    This is a heavily-snipped post of longer article; I much recommend reading the whole thing at the link.

    This recalls to mind the Islamic reaction when Pope Benedict XVI said at the University of Regensburg that violence in the service of evangelization is unreasonable and therefore against God, and that a conception of God without reason leads to that very violence.

    He was actually making a plea that Islamic scholars and theologians affirm reason as a basis for relating to people of other cultures and religious convictions.

    The result was, as I remember it, rioting on three continents and 19 dead, including a 65-year-old Italian nun / pediatric nurse shot four times in the back as she entered the Mogadishu Children's Hospital.

    Yet Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi just said the same thing:

    In Al-Sisi’s own words (Link) “It’s inconceivable that the thinking that we hold most sacred should cause the entire umma (multinational community of Muslim believers) to be a source of anxiety, danger, killing and destruction for the rest of the world. Impossible! … That thinking — I am not saying ‘religion’ but ‘thinking’ — that corpus of texts and ideas that we have sacralized over the years, to the point that departing from them has become almost impossible, is antagonizing the entire world. It’s antagonizing the entire world!"

    Can Sisi's view get any traction?

    I pray.

  • Michael Sam engaged; proposed to boyfriend in Vatican City

    01/17/2015 4:19:37 PM PST · 77 of 86
    Mrs. Don-o to dead

    OK, I see what you’re saying.

  • Lesbian sex, seduction and murder... by NUNS in a Catholic convent

    01/17/2015 4:10:35 PM PST · 60 of 192
    Mrs. Don-o to daniel1212
    So, you think 19th century tabloid trash is the level of stuff you want in FR?

    You seem to want more respectful relations between Protestants and Catholics --- as do I ---- but you don't seem to know what helps that, and what harms it.

    As for Catholics who say evil things about Protestants , that

    "Prots have not faith in no Christ at all, are completely biblically illiterate (one even called the KJV a Mickey mouse Bible), and which should be eradicated from the face of the earth, and affirm the Inquisition in killing souls such as us as heretics (and indeed the pope mandated RC rulers to exterminate the heretics, and some here take that to heart), besides parroting misrepresentations about Prot. faith or leaders"

    ... tell me who they are, and I'll go after them hammer and tongs. You know I will.

  • Michael Sam engaged; proposed to boyfriend in Vatican City

    01/17/2015 3:10:00 PM PST · 74 of 86
    Mrs. Don-o to BlatherNaut
    OK --- thanks.

    The words (as expected) seem designed to be weaselly.

    On the one hand "accepting" their sexual orientation could mean simply to accept one's cross, as one would accept that one has, for instance, an autism spectrum disorder or mental retardation. It presents social difficulties and moral challenges but having the disorder is not morally offensive in itself. It's also part of Catholic moral perspective that one is not morally obliged to try to change from homosexual to heterosexual. It IS necessary to avoid sin and the near occasions of sin.

    But a homosexual tendency is, precisely, a disorder. A trial. A cross to bear.

    But, OTOH, "accepting" could be understood as a call to say it is not a disorder at all. That would be a big, big problem.

    As for "valuing" their orientation -- that seems even more weaselly, because the orientation IS a form of disability, one which involves temptations (attractions to sin) of -- it seems --- a particularly persistent kind.

    People who have this orientation find it much harder, sometimes impossible, to validly marry a person of the other sex (the Sacrament of Matrimony). It's also harder--- and always inappropriate -- to enter into a religious community of consecrated life (for instance monk or nun) because they are one-sex environments and so would be occasions of sin for a homosexual person.

    So, that's a disability again.

    Hard to see what there is to "value" about that.

    BTW, I once knew a guy who had exactly this problem. Couldn't marry a woman: absolutely no attraction, let alone arousal. Couldn't join a monastery: he tried, he got crushes on guys, had to leave. Couldn't live alone: serious anxiety-depression issues.

    A good pastoral response to this man? I don't know. I lost track of him years ago. Don't know if he's living or dead at this point.

    He was a maker of wooden stringed insruments, dulcimers and such. A sweet, suffering guy.

  • Michael Sam engaged; proposed to boyfriend in Vatican City

    01/17/2015 2:03:29 PM PST · 71 of 86
    Mrs. Don-o to dead; upsdriver
    "...the Catholic Church passively disagrees with their lifestyle."

    I'm not sure the adverb is always "passively."

    As far as I know (correct me if I'm wrong) in every state where "gay marriage" was turned down by voters in a ballot question, the Catholic Chuch was the #1 funder or the "keep naural marriage" vote. There were only a couple of exceptions in the Inter-Mountain West and maybe California, where the LDS Church was the main funder of the natural-marriage side.

    Public profession that you are married to your "gay" partner is enough to get you fired from parochial school or parish employment. That has caused a big brouhaha in the courts, but so far the Catholic Church has been mostly successful in the right to fire an employee on the grounds of public immoral behavior in violation of their employment contract.

    Mind you, I don't think Catholic Church opposition to homosexual conduct has been active enough. Not by a long shot. Bbut it has been, in another sense, "active enough" for gays to consider us "active" enemy #1.

  • What Language Did Jesus Speak?

    01/17/2015 1:46:12 PM PST · 119 of 201
    Mrs. Don-o to CynicalBear
    I am sorry to see that you did not answer either question.

    My first question: >>In your opinion, is the Bible infallible only in its original autographs? Or in perhaps a particular translation or chain of translations? Or in all translations?<< Could you please answer that?


    You said, " Go to the Greek as we have it today and show me where there is an error. It's what I use to verify every translation."

    "The Greek as we have it today" does not answer the question, because it does not specify which Greek version. The first known translation of the Bible into Greek is the Septuagint (LXX) (3rd–1st centuries BC). It's the oldest existing translation of Holy Scripture into any language. It contains the Tanakh translated from Hebrew and Aramaic as well as the Deuterocanonicals, and it was widely used by ancient Hellenistic Jews as well as the Greek-speaking Christians for their Old Testament. That's why the LXX is the source of the majority (~80-85%) of OT quotations found in the NT.

    The NT was originally written in Koine Greek, but the Greek language has changed significantly over the millennia, with Koine Greek standing in relation to modern Greek as, perhaps, early Anglo-Saxon stands to English. So translations have been developed to enable modern Greek speakers to understand Holy Scripture.

    Maximos of Gallipoli translated a vernacular New Testament approved by Patriarch Cyril Lucaris of Constantinople in 1629 which was printed at Geneva in 1638.

    Neofytos Vamvas did a Bible translation (Old and New Testaments) in literary Greek, starting with a Renaissance English translation as his main source. It was not sourced directly from the earliest Greek manuscripts.

    In the 1960's scholars from the University of Athens led by Vasilios Vellas translated the New Testament based on the Textus Receptus. The Textus Receptus was the translation done by by Dutch Catholic scholar and humanist Desiderius Erasmus, based mainly on late manuscripts of the Byzantine text-type, all 12th century AD or later.

    Which of these, if any, would you use? And- -- your reasons?


    I will continue later after I do some more chores around here. :o)
  • Michael Sam engaged; proposed to boyfriend in Vatican City

    01/17/2015 1:43:08 PM PST · 70 of 86
    Mrs. Don-o to BlatherNaut

    BTW I was searching the document with the keyword “value” and did not find a part about valuing a homosexual orientation, but I may well have missed it. Could you tell me where to find it?

  • Michael Sam engaged; proposed to boyfriend in Vatican City

    01/17/2015 1:40:11 PM PST · 69 of 86
    Mrs. Don-o to BlatherNaut

    Thank you for that link to the pre-Synod document. I think you may be referring parts of paragraphs 18, 19, and 20 as being objectionable. Is this correct? And are there other objectionable paragraphs?

  • Incest: The next frontier in 'reproductive freedom'

    01/17/2015 12:23:36 PM PST · 15 of 39
    Mrs. Don-o to jimluke01; SandRat; ClearCase_guy
    "... the greasy slope made slippery by the advent of counterfeit “same-sex marriage.” If you artificially remove one requirement for marriage – in this case, the binary male-female prerequisite – then there is no justification, logically or legally, for not removing all requirements."

    True. But the slope got pretty dang slippery before same-sex "marriage."

    What are the requirements for real marriage?

    • That marriage be recognized as the only decent and honorable setting for sexual relations,
    • that marriage be lifelong until the death of one of the spouses;
    • that enshrines the actual "marriage act" of conjugal sex: intercourse in the procreative form.

    If "marriage" is a three-legged stool, then it was already smashed flat to the ground when "straight" people

    • mainstreamed non marital sex;
    • instituted easy divorce, and
    • overwhelmingly succumbed to unnatural sex --- contrcepted sex --- which intentionally negates the procreative form and meaning of sex, and thus mainstreams a perversion.

    So it was straight people who denatured and perverted sex, and re-defined marriage. No wonder the gays want in now: it suits them.


    Oh, and I would agree that marriage, properly defined, involves more than just this "three-legged stool." But these are basics; and if you take these three defining characteristics away, you don't actually have marriage. You have a deconstructed pile of parts and splinters.

  • Niger protesters burn churches in second day of Charlie riots

    01/17/2015 12:00:39 PM PST · 14 of 22
    Mrs. Don-o to AU72
    "They'll hurt you and desert you.
    Well they'll take your soul if you let them.
    Oh yeah, but don't you let them."
  • Niger protesters burn churches in second day of Charlie riots

    01/17/2015 11:58:03 AM PST · 13 of 22
    Mrs. Don-o to Truth29
    "Retaliation"? --- it depends on what you mean by that word, and against whom.

    Retaliation against noncombatants is against the ethic taught us by Jesus Christ. You can't honor Him by dishonoring Him.

    On the other hand, it would be an act of civic virtue to hunt down these church-burning, murdering jihadi-aggressors and stop them dead. They should meet end which is swift, severe and certain.

  • What Language Did Jesus Speak?

    01/17/2015 11:45:13 AM PST · 90 of 201
    Mrs. Don-o to CynicalBear; Tzfat
    Question. In your opinion, is the Bible infallible only in its original autographs? Or in perhaps a particular translation or chain of translations? Or in all translations?

    I have another question. In your opinion, does it follow that, IF the Bible is infallible in its original autographs, it was nevertheless the will of God for us not to actually have any of the original autographs?

  • What Language Did Jesus Speak?

    01/17/2015 11:40:16 AM PST · 88 of 201
    Mrs. Don-o to CynicalBear
    All untrue. And it's so easy to do a FR search and show it to be untrue. That's what's so puzzling about it.

    I would cut off this whole correspondence as unproductive and conducive to uncharitable thoughts, except I keep thinking there are lurkers out there who are still reading; and so for their sake, though by nature inadequate to the task, I like to clarify the truths of the faith when I can.

    So I can thank you, in a way, for providing the ongoing opportunity for me to hee-haw, bray and balk and bear the regular beatings, in order to provide the occasional word of wisdom. AMDG.

  • Michael Sam engaged; proposed to boyfriend in Vatican City

    01/17/2015 11:27:42 AM PST · 57 of 86
    Mrs. Don-o to Ray76

    Plus, complaints against Pope Francis' "homophobia" from a "gay" website:

  • Michael Sam engaged; proposed to boyfriend in Vatican City

    01/17/2015 11:17:44 AM PST · 56 of 86
    Mrs. Don-o to golux

    You forgot your /s/

  • What Language Did Jesus Speak?

    01/17/2015 10:22:12 AM PST · 55 of 201
    Mrs. Don-o to CynicalBear; Olog-hai; RnMomof7
    "The Holy Spirit inspired the writers to use the Greek for a reason. It’s nothing short of blasphemy to second guess the word choices of the Holy Spirit."

    So glad to see this! This what I've always thought concerning that splendid, unique, never used before-or-since, Angelic/Koine neologism,

    Kecharitomene.

  • Lesbian sex, seduction and murder... by NUNS in a Catholic convent

    01/17/2015 9:02:36 AM PST · 32 of 192
    Mrs. Don-o to Jim Robinson; don-o

    Tabloid coverage of a salacious scandal from 150+ years ago, breathlessly rolled out as troll-bait for calumny against the Catholic Church.

    Would we do this to the Jews?

    Do we want to be the Conservative National Perspirer?

    Does FR need this?

  • The problem with Islam

    01/17/2015 8:58:37 AM PST · 18 of 26
    Mrs. Don-o to samtheman; Oldeconomybuyer
    Even more, the problem with Islam is Muhammad.

    How do we know he was a caravan-raider, a slave-trader, a pedophile and a raver who went into, shall we say, abnormal mental states n which he was told by "voices" to massacre people? These are not accusations by Muhammad's enemies nor recent exposes by dirt-diggers. These are things we learn from the Sacred Hadiths. These are things the Muslims tell us openly and with pride about their "Prophet" who is held to be worthy of emulation as the world's best man.

    FReepers should realize that the Koran isn't even the worst of it. This is not the corruption of Islam. This is the ideal.

  • The problem with Islam

    01/17/2015 8:53:55 AM PST · 17 of 26
    Mrs. Don-o to Oldeconomybuyer
    This is an exceptionally good article, I think.

    Can we get it, or parts of it, onto our parish websites or into our parish weekly bulletins? I'm going to try.

  • Lesbian sex, seduction and murder... by NUNS in a Catholic convent

    01/17/2015 8:01:56 AM PST · 22 of 192
    Mrs. Don-o to the scotsman

    Tabloid coverage of a salacious scandal from 150+ years ago, breathlessly told as troll-bait for calumny against the Catholic Church.

    Do we want to be the Conservative National Perspirer?

    Does FR need this?