Posts by Ronaldus Magnus

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  • Texas nationalists see hope in possible Scottish secession

    09/14/2014 8:09:32 PM PDT · 55 of 62
    Ronaldus Magnus to Enlightened1
    However, if they were to succeed, then I would imagine one of their first orders of business would be to sweep out all the illegals.

    I believe that there are already enough "legal" recent immigrants in Texas that, given the differences in birthrate, it is only a matter of time before they become the majority. Also, an independent Texas would be an incredible magnet to Mexican nationals precisely because of the possibility of righting what many Mexicans consider a great wrong in their history. An independent Texas would almost inevitably become the 32nd Mexican state.

  • Texas nationalists see hope in possible Scottish secession

    09/14/2014 8:03:40 AM PDT · 32 of 62
    Ronaldus Magnus to Enlightened1

    There would be true irony if Texas were to succeed from the United States only to later hold a referendum to merge with Mexico. Succession would permanently shift the political spectrum in the rest of the U.S. toward socialism and not be a good neighbor to an independent Texas. Short of some kind of forced ethnic cleansing, the demography already within Texas today would eventually bring it back to Mexico. Texans need to carefully consider the long term consequences of this decision.

  • Cardinals join to defend Church doctrine on divorce, remarriage

    09/09/2014 1:58:28 PM PDT · 33 of 44
    Ronaldus Magnus to Buckeye McFrog; RitaOK
    A lot of times proving your case involves asking your children to testify against one of their parents. That is a bridge too far for a lot of people.

    That's baloney. An annulment proceeding is an examination of the conditions present at the time of the wedding. What happened afterward is irrelevant to the question of whether the marriage itself was valid. There is no reason that anyone would need to "testify against" someone else. They only thing "on trial" is the validity of the marriage itself. Assuming that the children were born after the wedding, nothing they would personally be able to testify about would be relevant.

  • Not Just The Pretty Babies (The pro-life movement is about sacrifice, not sentimentality)

    09/08/2014 9:28:17 AM PDT · 29 of 72
    Ronaldus Magnus to cuban leaf; wagglebee
    As a Christian, my goal is never to prolong someone’s earthly life...This life is a mist. This body is corrupted.

    Actually, the religious philosophy you describe to would be better classified as Manichaeism or some other derivative of Gnosticism than it would Christianity. Your dualistic view of physical creation being evil would also explain the almost complete misunderstanding of charity you have shown here. St. Augustine wrote extensively about this particular belief and several books are available.

  • Prayers urgently needed for fragile boy (sad news update at #57)

    09/02/2014 7:15:16 PM PDT · 75 of 75
    Ronaldus Magnus to Pajamajan

    My family and I had been praying for Sebastian everyday since your first post about him back in July regarding his gastric surgery. Now praying for his loved ones and for the repose of his soul.

  • Let My People Go: The Catholic Church and Slavery

    09/01/2014 5:17:37 PM PDT · 77 of 101
    Ronaldus Magnus to xp38
    What planet is this person living on?

    This article was written in 1999 as you can see at the top. It was indeed a different world then.

  • Army quits tests after competing rifle outperforms M4A1 carbine

    08/30/2014 11:44:19 AM PDT · 71 of 72
    Ronaldus Magnus to Timber Rattler
    The last paragraph sums it up:

      The Army also changed manufacturers last year. FN Manufacturing in South Carolina won a competition with Remington Arms Co. and Colt Defense, the longtime M4 maker, to make the M4A1.

    I believe that the FN SCAR was the winner. However FN presumably didn't complain about the unfair testing because they were just given the M4 contract.

  • Prayers urgently needed for fragile boy (sad news update at #57)

    08/27/2014 11:08:15 AM PDT · 16 of 75
    Ronaldus Magnus to Pajamajan

    Praying hard for Sebastian’s full recovery. Please keep us informed.

  • Papal envoy: Francis donated $1 million to Iraqi refugees

    08/22/2014 3:24:56 PM PDT · 4 of 14
    Ronaldus Magnus to DManA
    I have no idea where the funds for this donation came from, but in the past I have donated to one of the Pope's personal charities, Peter's Pence:
      Peter’s Pence is the name given to the financial support offered by the faithful to the Holy Father as a sign of their sharing in the concern of the Successor of Peter for the many different needs of the Universal Church and for the relief of those most in need.

      At any time you can send your offering to:

        His Holiness Pope Francis - 00120 Città del Vaticano

    From the Wikipedia entry:

      Peter's Pence is payment made voluntarily to the Roman Catholic Church. It began under the Saxons in England and is seen in other countries.
  • Target publicly endorses gay marriage

    08/13/2014 10:59:50 AM PDT · 56 of 60
    Ronaldus Magnus to PeteePie
    In 1972 after the marriage and society destroying "Equal Rights Amendment" had been passed overwhelmingly through congress (354-24 in the House and 84-8 in the Senate) and already been rapidly ratified by 28 of the required 38 state legislatures, a largely unknown Phyllis Schlafly led a movement which not only succeeded in stopping it, but caused four states to rescind their ratifications. Her movement was also able to get the Republican Party to remove its support for the ERA's passage and largely turn the public against it.

    I think that a similar grass-roots effort could stop and turn back this most recent attack on marriage and society. I pray the God will provide a worthy leader for us to fight this good fight.

  • Target publicly endorses gay marriage

    08/13/2014 8:44:37 AM PDT · 49 of 60
    Ronaldus Magnus to PeteePie

    Is there an organized boycott against these leftist corporations? I don’t give them my money, but this would be much more effective as an organized campaign. I feel as though we are letting the left walk away with these issues. We need a new Phyllis Schlafly on this and similar issues. One righteous leader could turn this all back.

  • Marquette poll: Scott Walker in dead heat with Mary Burke for Wisconsin gubernatorial race

    07/23/2014 8:14:41 PM PDT · 29 of 42
    Ronaldus Magnus to sgtyork
    The Marquette Poll has been accurate in predicting election results - period.

    No, their polls three months out it have always veered leftward. It is true that they may often tone down the bias in their last poll before the election just to preserve a false record of accuracy. However this poll, like all of the other academic political polls in Wisconsin taken before very the end of the campaign, is meant solely to affect the outcome and not predict it.

  • Adult Swim's 'Black Jesus' Comedy Offends Christians With Pot-Smoking, Beer-Drinking Jesus

    07/22/2014 2:56:41 PM PDT · 21 of 27
    Ronaldus Magnus to equalator
    Although the creator of this television show, Aaron McGruder, is a liberal, he has been one of the harshest critics of "Black Culture" in the last decade. He has attacked BET Television, the rap music scene, race-baiters like Sharpton and Jackson, welfare dependency, etc. Although much of his work comes across superficially as being racially "political correct", his underlying themes are all generally opposed to the self-destructive nature black celebrities and politicians.

    His previous television series, The Boondocks, just concluded after four seasons. Interestingly, almost all contemporary depictions of racial prejudice where by black characters. I would not be surprised if this new series was a vehicle for satirical criticism of the welfare state.

  • Marco Rubio: Hillary ‘Extremely Vulnerable on Her Record

    07/22/2014 7:30:46 AM PDT · 13 of 18
    Ronaldus Magnus to SoFloFreeper

    Sen. Rubio is completely wrong in his assessment. Democrat presidential candidates, like Soviet Politbureau members of the last century, don’t run on their records. They run solely on the size of the personal coalition they are able to assemble. Their personal histories, convictions, and goals are all but irrelevant to supporters who care only about the governmental power that will be available to them personally once their candidate is in office.

  • The GOP's Gay-Rights Reboot: An effort to change the Republican Party's platform.

    07/14/2014 9:58:24 AM PDT · 29 of 55
    Ronaldus Magnus to Blood of Tyrants
    The GOPe’s motto should be: “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.”

    The war has finally arrived at our doorstep. This issue, along with abortion, the Second Amendment, national defense, etc. are hills I will die on. If the Republican Party surrenders on these issues, I will find a new banner to fight under.

  • What movie should have had a sequel?

    07/12/2014 9:36:58 PM PDT · 122 of 247
    Ronaldus Magnus to MNDude

    Falling Down. The main character, D-FENS, wakes up in a nursing home after being in a coma for 25 years to take another walk through Los Angeles. This time instead of being frustrated by the gangs, corrupt government unions, racists, disintegration of the defense industry, etc., he simply laughs at and mocks the catastrophes each has metamorphosed in to.

  • He's baaaack!: Romney destroys all other potential Republicans in N.H. presidential primary poll

    07/11/2014 6:40:36 PM PDT · 37 of 67
    Ronaldus Magnus to 2ndDivisionVet

    I just did a Google search for the phrase “Adlai Romney”. There was only one hit, so this post will be the second time it has been used on the internet. I fear that there will end up being many, many more instances! No more Romney, please!

  • Prayer Request-Please Pray For Fragile Boy Having Surgery Today

    07/08/2014 9:29:57 AM PDT · 16 of 54
    Ronaldus Magnus to Pajamajan

    Praying for his full recovery. Please keep us informed.

  • Target asks customers to leave firearms at home

    07/02/2014 10:58:59 AM PDT · 63 of 67
    Ronaldus Magnus to PoloSec
    I just called target at (612) 696-3400 option #4 and told them that I will not be able to shop there until this policy is reversed. They documented my comments and assured me that they would pass them up to management. There was no wait to speak with someone so they don't appear to be getting much feedback on this yet.

    Letters can also be mailed to:

    Target Corporation
    1000 Nicollet Mall
    Minneapolis, MN 55403

  • Court rejects challenge to law banning gay therapy

    06/30/2014 4:59:56 PM PDT · 44 of 49
    Ronaldus Magnus to AmericanVictory
      The group's litigation counsel, Daniel Schmid, said Monday that the Supreme Court's refusal to consider a challenge to California's law, as opposed to issuing a ruling on the merits, has no bearing on Liberty Counsel's case in New Jersey, which is scheduled to be heard by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on July 9.

      "We hope to get a good ruling out of the 3rd, which will hopefully get us back up to the Supremes," he said.

    It sounds as though that by refusing to rule on the merits of the case the Justices have NOT established a precedent on this topic for other states and laws. They might just be pausing for further research to be published before considering another future case such as the one coming out of New Jersey. This future ruling would the have precedent over all laws like this, including the California law at issue in this case, so there is still hope that these bans will eventually be ruled unconstitutional.

    The only analogy I can think of to these laws would be have the Tavern League and Adult Beverage lobby get a law passed which banned drug and alcohol therapy. Chris Christie should be laughed out of the Republican Presidential Primary for signing a law like this one.

  • “After America Comes North America,” Gen. Petraeus Boasts

    06/27/2014 5:38:38 PM PDT · 54 of 85
    Ronaldus Magnus to robowombat
    Speaking at the Margaret Thatcher Conference on Liberty last week in London, the ex-commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan and Iraq essentially celebrated the end of U.S. independence — and by extension, the demise of the Constitution... “After America comes North America,” Petraeus said confidently in answering the question about what comes after the United States, the theme of the panel discussion.

    The larger question is why did the "Margaret Thatcher Conference on Liberty" choose to have a conference about "what comes after the United States" and why would Gen. Petraeus want to speak there. The world has turned upside down.

  • URGENT: PLEASE PRAY for a friend who has "flesh-eating bacteria" disease [Update #99]

    06/22/2014 10:08:18 PM PDT · 235 of 235
    Ronaldus Magnus to pax_et_bonum

    Still praying everyday for Jesse’s recovery. Has there been any progress?

  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to my Execution for Heresy…

    06/19/2014 10:27:24 AM PDT · 43 of 66
    Ronaldus Magnus to don-o
    The problem with the "Once saved, always saved" view is that it leaves no room for grace. The author is clearly experiencing a "Dark Night of the Soul". However, because he lacks the theological understanding of charity as a higher virtue than faith, he has almost no choice but to view his present spiritual dryness as a complete Atheistic loss of faith. We should all pray for his true conversion and return to trusting in God's constant but not always sensory love.
  • ISIS photographs detail execution of Iraqi soldiers (WARNING GRAPHIC PHOTOS)

    06/15/2014 10:56:59 AM PDT · 28 of 76
    Ronaldus Magnus to PoloSec

    I don’t believe it is hyperbole to think that it may now be too late to stop this conflict from growing into a regional war across the whole middle east. Syria and Iraq are now in chaos. Iran will soon jump in which could bring in most of the Arabian peninsula. After that central Asia and North Africa could follow depending on how the war goes. All of this is the consequence of the Obama State Department’s Arab Spring policy. During his first trip over there as president in 2009 he did his best to foment revolution. Now we have it.

  • Two priests shot at Valley church (Phoenix FSSP)

    06/12/2014 10:09:07 PM PDT · 67 of 70
    Ronaldus Magnus to pbear8

    Praying for the repose of Fr. Walker’s soul, the recovery of Fr. Terra, and for God’s mercy on everyone involved. Also praying for the repentance and conversion of the wicked soul that murdered Fr. Walker. I suspect that Fr. Walker is also praying for him at this very moment from Heaven.

  • Pope: Half-hearted Catholics aren't really Catholics at all

    06/12/2014 2:05:52 PM PDT · 275 of 335
    Ronaldus Magnus to Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
    By this logic we could claim that Aaron was not really Moses’s brother, he was a cousin. Same with Cain and Abel.

    No, not where the parents are explicitly mentioned (Gen. 4:1-2).

  • Prayer Request: Employment after almost 2 years without

    06/10/2014 3:01:47 PM PDT · 10 of 37
    Ronaldus Magnus to A Formerly Proud Canadian

    Praying for you and everyone involved. Good luck tomorrow!

  • This Kentucky Restaurant’s New ‘No Tipping’ Policy is Genius

    06/09/2014 7:18:11 PM PDT · 151 of 189
    Ronaldus Magnus to Responsibility2nd
    Here’s how it works: severs are paid $10 an hour OR 20% of their individual food sales during their shifts–whichever amount is higher.

    So in other words, this is a mandatory 20% tip levied on all customers regardless of the level of service with the owner of the restaurant getting out of paying even a nominal base wage. Just like how taxpayers tend to get a poorer return on their money when governments take it and spend it, mandatory tipping policies like this invariably result in poorer service and a higher net cost for the customer. Consumers do better when they get to spend their money voluntarily, and that includes tips.

  • Man Behind Guns & Ammo Mag, Sportsman Channel is Democrat Fundraiser

    05/21/2014 7:31:54 AM PDT · 24 of 49
    Ronaldus Magnus to KeyLargo; cherry
    Outdoor Channel Agrees To Sell Itself To Owner Of The Sportsman Channel

    That offer is old news. The Outdoor Channel is owned by Kroenke Sports Enterprises which is run by Republican Enos Stanley "Stan" Kroenke. You should correct both of your postings on this thread about that.

    The Outdoor Channel

    Outdoor Channel sale to Kroenke closes

  • Humanae Vitae: what if? (Context: JP2's "Theology of the Body")

    05/08/2014 1:20:27 PM PDT · 7 of 27
    Ronaldus Magnus to Mrs. Don-o
    But had the Cracovian report provided the framework for Humanae Vitae, the Church would have been better positioned to respond to that uproar.

    This is a rare instance of Weigel getting it wrong. Humanae Vitae laid down the (moral) law in a clear and unambiguous way. Only then after the howling of the liberals and secularists had died down could it be explained in a softer, slower, more gentile way.

    Had Humanae Vitae been rolled out using the "less formalistic, even abstract, view of the human person and human sexuality" Weigel describes the Cracovian approach as having, the teaching would have been muddled and willfully misinterpreted by those who opposed it. The debate would have raged louder and louder in a unceasing crescendo to the point of schism or apostasy.

    By clearly and definitively ending the discussion about a vital moral issue without the all the flowery language and poetic gobbledygook, Humanae Vitae saved the Church from a rapidly disintegrating culture. As Pope Paul VI wisely predicted, even though people at the time might not accept it, future generations would thank him and bless him for it. Thank you Pope Paul!

  • Zoloft & Prozac Linked to Child Suicides & Mass Shootings

    04/30/2014 9:18:59 PM PDT · 37 of 39
    Ronaldus Magnus to Hawthorn
    I don’t see any discussion in the article of the number of people who are HELPED by these medications. None at all.

    "With regards to the cohort in discussion, children and young adults, the article is clear that the drugs double the risk of suicidal behavior"

      Indeed, this study showed that “suicidal behavior is twice as likely when children and young adults are randomized to antidepressants compared with when they are randomized to placebo.”

    So, for all I know, the people helped may outnumber the people harmed by ten to one, maybe as much as one hundred to one.

    I don't know what your definition of "help" could possibly be, but any drug that makes depressed children and young adults twice as likely to kill themselves certainly isn't helping!

  • Zoloft & Prozac Linked to Child Suicides & Mass Shootings

    04/30/2014 6:34:36 AM PDT · 25 of 39
    Ronaldus Magnus to mgist
    Indeed, this study showed that “suicidal behavior is twice as likely when children and young adults are randomized to antidepressants compared with when they are randomized to placebo.”

    So this is saying that these antidepressants at these levels do far more harm than good? If this is so, these pharmaceutical companies and the FDA should be criminally libel for the incredible damage the use of these products have caused.

  • The NO Rush Limbaugh Show,Erik Erickson,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,April 22,2014

    04/22/2014 10:33:03 AM PDT · 86 of 154
    Ronaldus Magnus to mylife
    Gosnell is a beast.

    "Beast" is a euphemism for that monster. I didn't know about the movie until today but it looks interesting:

  • Mom With Cancer Dies After Incredibly Selfless Act to Protect the Life of Her Unborn Baby Girl

    04/03/2014 8:54:31 AM PDT · 26 of 67
    Ronaldus Magnus to xzins
    As I write my 3 yr old grandson is in the hospital fighting cancer...neuroblastoma.

    Praying hard for your grandson's full recovery.

  • [Vanity/Geek Humor and Otherwise] RPN Jokes?

    03/27/2014 8:18:19 PM PDT · 34 of 57
    Ronaldus Magnus to re_nortex

    There is a free Android app called “Droid 48” that has much of the functionality of an HP48GX, including Reverse Polish Notation. I spent about $274 (about $500 in today’s dollars) in 1991 on the slightly inferior HP48SX.

  • (VANITY) Prayers for aneurysm victim

    03/19/2014 8:20:42 PM PDT · 21 of 29
    Ronaldus Magnus to the OlLine Rebel

    Praying hard for a full recovery.

  • MarkBsnr has passed

    03/01/2014 8:57:17 PM PST · 64 of 129
    Ronaldus Magnus to Mad Dawg

    Praying for the repose of his soul and the consolation of those that cared about him.

  • Prayer request for our unborn child

    01/19/2014 8:32:22 PM PST · 78 of 283
    Ronaldus Magnus to redgolum

    Praying very hard that everyone survives and recovers. I can’t imagine how difficult this must be for you all. May God be with you all through this difficult time.

  • Liberals find comfort level in 'NPR of gun clubs'

    01/03/2014 1:39:02 PM PST · 57 of 62
    Ronaldus Magnus to CPONav
    There is an “opt out” when you sign up in very small print at the bottom of the page.

    That's funny, I don't recall ever "opting out" of anything. All of the e-mail messages I have received to the unique address I gave to the NRA have all been clearly labeled as being from the NRA.

    I missed it, my fault. Nevertheless, I do not feel that a paying member should need to “opt out”.

    So you claim to take responsibility but still blame the NRA for letting you screw up? The internet must be a brutal place for someone with your level of computer competency. It sounds like you couldn't possibly have any idea where your spam originates from.

    NRA even specifies (again in very small print ) in their privacy policy that they will indeed give your info to organizations they they think will interest you(read: support the NRA or pay for the info).

    Again, all of the e-mail messages I have received to the unique e-mail address I gave to the NRA have all been clearly labeled as being from the NRA.

    FR has not given our info out, neither have any of the other forums or websites that I have joined that do not charge for membership.

    Your fallacious non-sequitur argument aside, did you also read in the "very small print" that the NRA lets you opt out retroactively with just one click?

    NRA does with “implied” permission.

    You just admitted above to giving them explicit permission!

    It’s a crappy, underhanded way to raise money off of people who are already paying.

    From the whiny tone of what you have written here, I highly doubt you have given any money to the NRA in a very long time if ever.

    I will continue to let everyone know about it.

    Whiners are going to whine. You sound like an anti-gun troll with an axe to grind against the NRA. In my experience, gun-rights supporters who are unhappy with the NRA's practices or statements tend to tout their support for other pro-gun organizations such as Gun Owners of America or the Second Amendment Foundation. You haven't done that. The fact that you have done nothing but whine about the NRA when 1) you admit that it was your own fault and 2) you admit to reading the "very small print" where it tells you how to easily fix your own mistake tells everyone on this thread exactly what you really are.

  • Liberals find comfort level in 'NPR of gun clubs'

    01/02/2014 10:10:54 PM PST · 48 of 62
    Ronaldus Magnus to MikeNJ
    I was an NRA member but didn’t renew when they supported the re-election of Harry Reid. Now, though, I can see how I was wrong. Reid was certainly a more powerful potential ally than Sharron Angle for their important single issue of second amendment rights.

    Although I am a social conservative and NRA member who bitterly detests Harry Reid and almost everything he stands for, I have to agree that the NRA is a single issue organization and needs to stay true to that. I remind my shooting buddies that not a single gun control law was passed during those cold years from 2009 to 2011 when the Democrats had filibusterer proof majorities in all three branches of the federal government. Even though there were likely many reasons for this, the wisdom of the NRA's non-partisan approach clearly was primarily responsible.

  • Liberals find comfort level in 'NPR of gun clubs'

    01/02/2014 10:00:44 PM PST · 45 of 62
    Ronaldus Magnus to CPONav
    The NRA will give your email address to hundreds of spamming companies and those companies will send you unsolicited and unwanted products accompanied by a bill with the NRA proudly endorsing the unwanted and unrequested product.

    I do not believe this is true. I have been an NRA member for almost 20 years and have signed up for every NRA based e-mail alert and offer they have presented me with. However, I have always signed up using a unique e-mail alias that I created for use only with the NRA. I have never received a single e-mail message to that address from any organization other than the NRA. If the NRA had sold my e-mail address, I would expect to have received spam from other sources. Since I haven't, I conclude that the people who whine about the NRA giving their e-mail address away are completely mistaken and defaming the NRA unjustly.

  • Vanity: Info Required On Cold Weather Starts

    01/01/2014 10:33:36 AM PST · 65 of 97
    Ronaldus Magnus to Gay State Conservative
    I just had my diesel clog up on BP "winter mix" diesel that was obviously not mixed properly. The heavier fuel clouded when the temperature dropped as the higher molecular weights fell out of solution and clogged the fuel filter with paraffin type waxes. At this point heating the fuel in the system wouldn't fix the problem on its own.

    Not wanting to disassemble the fuel system, I tried to use a diesel additive called "Diesel 9-1-1" to unclog it but this didn't work completely. I then called about a half dozen truck stops and could not find straight #1 type diesel anywhere. After all else had failed, I then read the owner's manual and found that I could run a mix of diesel #2 and kerosine. After buying a 5 gallon blue fuel tank, I was able to get enough in it and that cleared everything up almost immediately.

    I would recommend consulting your owner's manual and find the right fuel mix for your conditions. My guess is that it will be nearly straight diesel #1 or kerosine.

  • 2013: Fewest Police Deaths by Firearms Since 1887

    12/30/2013 9:49:02 PM PST · 28 of 31
    Ronaldus Magnus to Ken H
    According to the report, 111 federal, state, local, tribal and territorial officers were killed in the line of duty nationwide this past year, compared to 121 in 2012.

    Are there any corresponding data published on the total number of people killed by police in the line of duty each year. It would be interesting to contrast the two data sets.

  • Rescue of icebound Antarctic ship faces setback [ice too thick for icebreaker]

    12/28/2013 12:28:52 PM PST · 29 of 73
    Ronaldus Magnus to DoodleDawg
    Why does China have an ice breaker?

    Good question, but more to the point, what was a Chinese ice breaker doing in Antarctic waters?

  • “He Killed My Baby!” The Day I Lost My Daughter to the Culture of Death

    12/11/2013 6:09:08 AM PST · 6 of 6
    Ronaldus Magnus to Resolute Conservative
    So did he still marry his girlfriend and make that relationship right?

    After an abortion it may not be possible to make the relationship "right". However, the author has clearly dedicated his life to making society "right" and has likely saved countless other relationships in the process.


    11/27/2013 9:14:33 PM PST · 167 of 358
    Ronaldus Magnus to SeekAndFind
    Radio giant Rush Limbaugh is scorching the leader of the Roman Catholic Church for criticizing unfettered capitalism, saying, “This is just pure Marxism coming out of the mouth of the pope.”

    I am a big fan of Rush but he errs here in three ways:

      1) Rush fallaciously assumes that Pope Francis's condemnation of one extreme on the economic continuum (unfettered capitalism) is an endorsement of the opposite extreme (pure Marxism). This conclusion isn't logically consistent.

      2) The word capitalism, like most of the other "ism's", has multiple meanings. Making matters worse is that rather than being based on a person like Marxism, Mohammedism, or even Reaganism where the historic record provides a standard, the root of the word capitalism is simply the common noun capital. The use of the word capitalism could therefore mean anything from the mere use of production resources all the way over to the worship of material goods. Translation between Spanish to Italian to Latin to English only compounds this ambiguity. As such, Pope Francis and Rush could be talking about two completely different things and disagreeing about nothing.

      3) Perhaps the most serious mistake Rush made is taking anything that the left-wing media says about the Catholic Church at face value. Time and time again, the initial Associated Press translation of any statement coming out of the Vatican is proven to be 180 degrees from the truth. This latest kerfuffle was most likely fabricated by the left to provide cover to the Obama State Department's vindictive closing the US embassy to the Vatican.

  • 700,000-Year-Old Horse Found in Yukon Permafrost Yields Oldest DNA Ever Decoded

    11/23/2013 2:14:52 PM PST · 15 of 38
    Ronaldus Magnus to Dysart
    700,000-Year-Old Horse Found in Yukon Permafrost Yields Oldest DNA Ever Decoded

    Wouldn't the various ice ages since then with deep and repeated glaciation of the Yukon have completely destroyed any remains like this?

  • Prayer Needed Urgently

    11/22/2013 8:49:03 PM PST · 71 of 71
    Ronaldus Magnus to dadgum

    Praise be to God!!! Please keep us updated!

  • Requesting Prayers For My Son David - He was Assaulted Today And Is Hospital With Concussion

    11/18/2013 7:56:16 PM PST · 177 of 206
    Ronaldus Magnus to ConorMacNessa

    Praying for David’s recovery.

  • Prayer Needed Urgently

    11/18/2013 4:34:33 PM PST · 45 of 71
    Ronaldus Magnus to dadgum

    Praying hard for a miraculous full recovery.