July 7, 2017 updated July 20, 2017
Occupy Democrats Parody
Ordinarily a Papacy runs like that old fashioned idea about marriage. “Until death do we part!” The last legitimate Pope is, contrary to typical Vatican protocols, very much alive. Pope Benedict is literally the first to resign since Pope Gregory XII in the year 1415.
Due to indirect exposure to a Secular Humanist education delivered by my elder siblings enrolled in government school, seeds of doubt on the existence of “God” were planted rather early in my childhood.
From the 4th grade I clearly remember that I was seriously questioning all those lessons I had learned in Sunday school. Well, not so much the “love thy neighbor” ideals, as much as the whole question of whether God made man or man made “God” as means to answer, or at least as a “place” to neatly store away those that couldn’t be satisfactorily answered.
April 26, 2017 updated May 6, 2017
Occupy Democrats Parody
The esteemed and highly intelligent voice of Stefen Molyneaux really never disappoints with his thoughtful and reasoned presentations. Just today he premiered what may be his finest work yet in “Cheres Femmes de France.”
Here he covers a broad swatch of deep and essential truths concerning modern women and their relationship to government in a heartfelt and compelling plea to the women of France. If ever there was a time to “Pray for France” it is now as they come quickly to their national decision of life or death as a nation.
Language drives culture and attitudes as much as these underlying common understandings and perceptions are reflected in language. Euphemisms serve as an effective barrier between a word’s true meaning, and what we might prefer, or find more “comfortable.”
Just as layers insulate us from cold weather, layering the global pastime of blood sacrifice in a plurality of euphemisms protect us from thinking too much about what, if done in daylight even to a dog, would be an unspeakable atrocity.
Fetus slaughter is given a more neutral term, “feticide” which is in turn wrapped in another euphemism “abortion.” Some might still see that for what it is, and so it becomes simply “choice.” And now an extremely ugly business is both out of sight, and out of mind. What’s more, only “bullies” and “zealots” could ever be opposed to “choice.”