Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Netanyahu Fills The Leadership Void In D.C.

Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu gave a rousing speech before a joint session of Congress today—minus about 50 Democrats. It was a sweeping, Churchillian warning about the genocidal aims of Iran. A few passages were especially brilliant:

"Iran and ISIS are competing for the crown of militant Islam. One calls itself the Islamic Republic. The other calls itself the Islamic State. Both want to impose a militant Islamic empire first on the region and then on the entire world. They just disagree among themselves who will be the ruler of that empire. In this deadly game of thrones, there's no place for America or for Israel, no peace for Christians, Jews or Muslims who don't share the Islamist medieval creed, no rights for women, no freedom for anyone. So when it comes to Iran and ISIS, the enemy of your enemy is your enemy."

Also:

"Tomorrow night, on the Jewish holiday of Purim, we'll read the Book of Esther. We'll read of a powerful Persian viceroy named Haman, who plotted to destroy the Jewish people some 2,500 years ago. But a courageous Jewish woman, Queen Esther, exposed the plot and gave the Jewish people the right to defend themselves against their enemies. The plot was foiled. Our people were saved. Today the Jewish people face another attempt by yet another Persian potentate to destroy us.​"

And:

"My friends, for over a year, we've been told that no deal is better than a bad deal. Well, this is a bad deal. It's a very bad deal. We're better off without it."

Finally:

"But I can guarantee you this, the days when the Jewish people remained passive in the face of genocidal enemies, those days are over."

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

So-Called 'Cool' Pope Still Stuck In Middle Ages

Just when you thought The Holy See might be occupied by a somewhat rational human being, the truth smacks us right in the face—kind of like at our Confirmation. Pope Francis—hailed by many as 'The Cool Pope'sent a glowing message to a Rome convention of exorcists this week. That's right, 300 strong of the International Association of Exorcists are in town—no doubt whooping it up on the Appian Way. Wouldn't you just love to be catering their parties? Anyway, Il Papa stated that the exorcists, "manifest the Church’s love and acceptance of those who suffer because of the devil’s works." Right. A spokesperson for the group pointed to, "an increase in other demonic phenomena such as vexations, obsessions and especially diabolical possessions." Of course. Earth to Vatican: the 5th century wants its worldview back.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Vatican Formally Recognizes Exorcist Association

Linda Blair—Next IAE Keynote Convention Speaker?
Recently, the Roman Catholic Church has been trying to promote a modern image—in fact, they even have a Vatican Astronomer. But, every once in a while, we are reminded that this venerable institution is nothing more than a haven for medieval mysticism. The latest example is the Vatican's formal recognition of the International Association of Exorcists, a group of 250 priests in 30 different countries. The group is now completely OK under church canon law. Pope Francis is reportedly always talking Devil-related stuff, so this really shouldn't come as a surprise. Personally, I'd love to attend the next IAE convention—think of the wild parties! And, Linda Blair could be the keynote speaker! Sadly, William Peter Blatty could not be reached for comment on this story.