PopeWatch: Purple Dinosaur

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In regard to the above video PopeWatch recalled this video his kids used to watch two decades ago:

 

 

 

 

Pope as Purple Dinosaur?  PopeWatch assumes that things could be worse and doubtless will be.

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  1. This video suggests sameness of all religions despite the different appearances. How about we become the Church Militant again and make converts like Christ said He wanted us to do.

  2. Great! All we need is be lectured on making friends with those who are different from us from those who wouldn’t be caught dead hanging out with those think different from them!

    The Barney video is more in line with mature of the two.

  3. Seeking unity with those who deny the sole Divinely-Constitued Church established by Jesus Christ (and His Commandments) without them first repudiating their errors and converting to the One True Faith is to do the work of the Devil.

    It is within the lifetime of ABS that one could understand such an impetus being actualised by Masonry * (and only Masonry) but not by the One True Holy Roman Catholic and Apostolic Church but that was prior to the revolution within the form of Catholicism which supplanted Salvific Theocentrism with political and social Anthropocentrism.

    Jesus gives us what we want and we want man and we want unity at all cost no matter whether we unify with those who reject the Church Jesus established or whether we unify with those who reject the Sacramental System established by Jesus or whether we unify with those who reject the Commandments of Jesus.

    We want a unity that reconciles Christ with Belial.

    And still invisibilium within the Hierarchy is that Prelate whose puissant possession of Tradition is such that it could be used as a force against our Inertia Into Indifferentism.

    *
    Statement on Freemasonry and Religion

    Prepared by the Masonic Information Center

    Basic Principles. Freemasonry is not a religion, nor is it a substitute for religion. It requires of its members a belief in God as part of the obligation of every responsible adult, but advocates no sectarian faith or practice. Masonic ceremonies include prayers, both traditional and extempore, to reaffirm each individual’s dependence on God and to seek divine guidance. Freemasonry is open to men of any faith, but religion may not be discussed at Masonic meetings.

    The Supreme Being. Masons believe that there is one God and that people employ many different ways to seek, and to express what they know of God. Masonry primarily uses the appellation, “Grand Architect of the Universe,” and other non-sectarian titles, to address the Deity. In this way, persons of different faiths may join together in prayer, concentrating on God, rather than differences among themselves. Masonry believes in religious freedom and that the relationship between the individual and God is personal, private, and sacred.

    Volume of the Sacred Law. An open volume of the Sacred Law, “the rule and guide of life,” is an essential part of every Masonic meeting. The Volume of the Sacred Law in the Judeo/Christian tradition is the Bible; to Freemasons of other faiths, it is the book held holy by them.

    The Oath of Freemasonry. The obligations taken by Freemasons are sworn on the Volume of the Sacred Law. They are undertakings to follow the principles of Freemasonry and to keep confidential a Freemason’s means of recognition. The much discussed “penalties,” judicial remnants from an earlier era, are symbolic, not literal. They refer only to the pain any honest man should feel at the thought of violating his word.

    Freemasonry Compared with Religion. Freemasonry lacks the basic elements of religion: (a) It has no dogma or theology, no wish or means to enforce religious orthodoxy. (b) It offers no sacraments. (c) It does not claim to lead to salvation by works, by secret knowledge, or by any other means. The secrets of Freemasonry are concerned with modes of recognition, not with the means of salvation.

    Freemasonry Supports Religion. Freemasonry is far from indifferent toward religion. Without interfering in religious practice, it expects each member to follow his own faith and to place his Duty to God above all other duties. Its moral teachings are acceptable to all religions.

    Prepared by the Masonic Information

    Are we all to be Masons now?

  4. What if the obsession with sameness?

    Human lungs and pears have roughly the same among of water – 83%- but, say, were one to have cancerous lungs, a man would not be too keen on a Doctor suggesting surgery in which a pair of pears replaced the pair of lungs.

  5. Hmm.
    Friends are one thing, trying to convince a friend what’s true is something friends do-

    Now, if you don’t actually believe your religion is true, what are you doing in that religion?

  6. Religion is man’s response to the gift of FAITH from God. All men are called to the true FAITH from God. Atheists and secular humanists reject the gift of FAITH from God . God reverences mankind and respects our free will.
    In rejecting the gift of FAITH from God, atheists and others reject the religious persons who cherish their gift of FAITH.
    Man’s response to the gift of FAITH from God is religion. The freedom of religion is inscribed in our FIRST AMENDMENT. The state and all other peoples have no authentic authority to impede man’s pursuit of Happiness in pursuit of the TRUTH.
    Belief may be of the flat earth or selling one’s common sense to some imaginary creature. Religion is man’s response to the gift of FAITH from The SUPREME SOVEREIGN BEING, in TRUTH, the will to follow Jesus Christ, in time and in eternity.

  7. It is within the lifetime of ABS that one could understand such an impetus being actualised by Masonry

    The man who ran the local Masonic lodge where I used to live was a building custodian / motorcycle enthusiast in his spare time. Satisfactory locksmith as well. Such a threat.

  8. Dear Art. Many in masonry are in the lower orders and are not informed about what the hierarchy believes nor are they informed about what they do and with whom they cooperate.

    There are reasons why a Catholics may not become a Mason

  9. Dear Art. Many in masonry are in the lower orders and are not informed about what the hierarchy believes

    It’s a social club with some odd rituals and some philanthropic projects. Full stop. They haven’t been a source of trouble in Latin countries in the post-war period and the Scottish-rite lodges prevalent in the Anglophone world were never particularly problematic, just institutional rivals of a sort people put up with routinely. Last time you were talking rot about Puritans, now it’s fanciful Masonic conspiracies. Why not read some serious literature and quit chowing down on bilge?

  10. Why not read some serious literature and quit chowing down on bilge?

    ABS is of Irish-Algonquin extraction and he is on a limited budget and can barely afford the bog clippings and pemmican, to say nothing about the alcohol, and so the serious literature you speak about is prolly too expensive.

    O, and who is it who deices what is serious literature?

    You are simply dismissive of a serious subject that has destroyed entire countries and uncountable number of souls.

    Well, if you can get along with Masons you ought to be able to get along with a bilge-binging Christian Catholic also, right?

  11. Make friends across religion? I already do. I have friends who are Protestant, Mormon, Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish, etc. And I discuss religion with some. No big deal. But those religions are still wrong.

    Now as to Orthodox and Anglicans who broke away from Cantebury and re-established Holy Orders / Apostolic Succession by cross-polination with the Orthodox, I don’t have many arguments (some, not many). We can do ecumenism with them.

    (a) But not with Protestant heretics
    (b) Nor with Jewish Christ deniers (nope, am NOT anti-Semitic. Hope Israel continues to kick butt and dfeat Islamists. Just making a point),
    (c) Nor with pagan non-Christians (atheists, agnostics, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, etc).

    PS, as a point of notice, I do NOT have friends who are liberal, proogressive, feminist, humanist, secularist. They are the worst of the lot. I avoid them.

  12. ABS is of Irish-Algonquin extraction and he is on a limited budget and can barely afford the bog clippings and pemmican, to say nothing about the alcohol, and so the serious literature you speak about is prolly too expensive. O, and who is it who deices what is serious literature?

    Then go to the bloody library or to used bookstores. Try C.S. Lewis, Chesterbelloc, Aquinas, or books on statistics.

    You are simply dismissive of a serious subject that has destroyed entire countries and uncountable number of souls.

    I’m trying to think of ‘entire countries’ who’ve been ‘destroyed’ since the early 18th century. I suppose in some sense you could list the European countries laid waste during the 2d World War, Soviet Russia, serial rounds of destruction in China from 1851 to 1976, Japan during the 2d World War, Indo-China (1945-79), the Congo (1885-1908, 1997-?), Uganda (1971-85), Somalia (1991-), Paraguay (1865-70). the American South (1865-70), Spain (1936-39), and Iraq (1958-). I suppose you could add various components of Europe during the Napoleonic Wars. It’s hard to locate the hand of Masonic lodges in this.

  13. I think you can give the Masons an assist for Spain. No less than Hugh Thomas pointed out that every Republican general was a member of a continental Lodge.

  14. I think you can give the Masons an assist for Spain. No less than Hugh Thomas pointed out that every Republican general was a member of a continental Lodge.

    No doubt Grand-Orient lodges have been a troublesome problem now and again in the Hispanophone world, including and especially Republican Spain. Re France, Pierre Laval was a Mason, IIRC. To what extent were these places ‘destroyed’ by freemasons?

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