23 April 2014 News and Sundry

St. George’s Day! The patron of England is renowned for his dragon-slaying skills — but only mean dragons. So, Toothless is safe. . .

happy_night_fury_by_galletax-d3biefzThe Navy is naming a new ship after Gabby Giffords. Ugh. If she has any class, she’ll ask that they name it after someone who’s 1) Dead and 2) Did something actively heroic. Getting shot and surviving does not a hero make. Walking open-eyed into danger to save others does. Every firefighter in this country is more worthy of this honor than Mrs. Giffords.

It has started. Apes building fire and toasting marshmallows. It is now only a matter of time. Tick Tock. [Warning for auto-play on arrival]

S.E. Cupp on why Bloomberg is nothing but fail.

There was a time when I thought that “Chem Trails” was one of the wackiest Conspiracy Theories out there. I’ve been changing my mind on that for a couple of years. But not for the reasons others have. To quote Ben Davidson:

“Do we spray the sun, mars, venus, jupiter, and saturn? They are ALL changing more than earth… better rethink both the human causation and the idea that we are making it worse in the short term. The long term affects could be bad but there is no doubt that earth is managing to do better than its neighbors despite everything you hear. This is a solar event, and they are playing god trying to stop it. They can’t hide it, so they make you think its an attempt to do something crazy so you scream about it online and nobody in the mainstream takes any of us seriously. THAT is how you hide something in plain sight… you make the opposition (us) act like crazy people.”

Traditional “Saxon” Math vs. “Common Core”

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And. . . who the hell is John Titor?

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5 thoughts on “23 April 2014 News and Sundry

  1. Hey Lady Z, I wonder if you know anything about this. What are your thoughts on this article? Forgive me for, perhaps, being too assuming but, I thought you might know more about the “violent tendencies” of the different religions in the Japanese culture than I. Here is the link to the article: http://shoebat.com/2014/05/01/unbelievably-sad-video-shows-mass-christian-corpses-weeping-loved-ones-liberals-definitely-want-see/

    First of all, I have not heard of violence towards Christianity at the hands of what I once thought was a “peaceful” religion (I am slow at finding out these kinds of things, darn it!). I, being a Catholic, am not knowledgeable about “other” religions (I deem that I need not be. I mostly gather my info from observations of the consequences of actions taken by the believer of whatever religion) with the exception of Islam… somewhat, and for good reason. I have not known of any other “major threats” to the Christian Faith other than Islam.

    A couple of quotes from the article and Q’s from me. Perhaps you have an answer, or opinion.

    Quote:

    “Buddhism is just as violent as Islam, and many people seem not to ever think about this. It is considered politically incorrect to attack Buddhism, but we must begin exposing this evil religion. Within Buddhist thought, there is the term used for people who are enemies of the Buddha, called icchantikas. As an illustration, this term would be the equivalent to the Islamic kafir when describing infidels.”

    Q’s:

    Seriously? Is it as violent as Islam?

    Quote:

    “Buddhism is an antichrist religion, an enemy to Christianity, and a great persecuted of the Church. It was the spiritual foundation for the Imperial Japanese Empire (for all those who think that it was just Shinto, read the book, Zen At War, by Victoria) and it will play a role in the future in the next world war.”

    Q’s:

    What do you think of Mr. Shoebat’s statement that “It was the spiritual foundation for the Imperial Japanese Empire…”, as well as his assertion that “it will play a role in the future…?”

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    • Hey Knight! I just got home to see this, but I needta get to bed. I’ll need to do some reading, here, as this is new to me, as well. I would say that, as far as Japan is concerned, it is a . . . misunderstanding, to assume that Buddhism is the core of Japan. It certainly has a strong role, but Japanese culture is probably the one functioning “Irreligious” culture I can think of. I may change my mind after I read what he says, but I think he’s over simplifying. . . (There’s a real complex history regarding Christianity in Japan that he may be missing . . .)

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      • “There’s a real complex history regarding Christianity in Japan that he may be missing . . .” Interesting.

        “Japanese culture is probably the one functioning “Irreligious” culture I can think of.” I thought the same. I knew someone from Japan that said a lot of them “practice”, I believe, Buddhism (if my memory serves me correctly), as a part of their social status, not because of “faith”. I do not know if that makes sense.

        Thanks for the reply Lady Z.

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