Archive for April, 2019

The only thing we have to fear…

17 April 2019

“What we’re saying is, have a message that appeals to people in a way that does not menace them — that really does address their concerns. When we win and we have the White House and we have that, then we can expand our exuberances to some other things.” — Nancy Pelosi

It’s that last bit that should strike fear into the hearts of freedom-loving Americans everywhere. It is yet another exposure of the (D) hand: campaign on one thing, execute something altogether different. Similar to these gems:

  • “We don’t have a border crisis, and illegal aliens are better than our own citizens” is another – until faced with them being bused into their so-called “sanctuary cities”. Then it becomes “Trump is cruel!” and “That would put everybody at risk!”
  • Bernie “Medicare For All But Socialism Only For You” Sanders makes a million or two and only pays the minimum tax under a tax plan he voted AGAINST, but you? You’re expected to give 52% to the government under his plan.

There’s hypocrisy enough in just the upper echelons of that party to suffice for the whole country.

-Pateratic

No. We only worship God.

7 April 2019

French Priest’s 150-Year-Old Heart Being Worshipped in NYC – US News & World Report, sourced from the Associated Press

Just to prove it is not only the sociopolitical front in which the MSN gets everything wrong, we have this. The MSM once again demonstrates how they will allow their opinions and prejudices to interfere with their job of reporting the news instead of interpreting it. (Why this centuries-old practice is even “news” will be left for a future discussion.)

Catholics, of which I am one, worship only God. We do not worship “idols” in the statues and relics in our churches any more than you believe a photograph of your loved one is actually that person rather than a simple representation to remind you of them. Praying to saints isn’t worshiping them – it is asking for their intersession on our behalf with our Judge much in the same way a lawyer intercedes on your behalf with a judge in a courtroom.

And we don’t “worship” the 150-year-old heart of a priest.

At its basis, the Catholic tradition of relics is simply an institutionalized manifestation of the human inclination to keep things to remind them of lost loved ones. These relics are taken from those recognized as being holier than the run-of-the-mill Catholic for whatever reason. But they are venerated as opposed worshiped. They are treated with great respect and reverence – much like how you would handle great great Aunt Sally’s crystal vase, handed down through generations, when taking it out to show someone.

See the difference?

-Pateratic

And there ya go, Flake!

2 April 2019

“Look at the long term, at what you’re doing for the party… ” – Failed politician Jeff Flake

And there, Jeffy-boy, is your problem: had you been looking at what you were doing for the country rather than what you were doing for yourself, your “brand”, or “the party”, perhaps people wouldn’t label you with things like “failed politician”, “Judas goat”, or “that moron”.

-Pateratic