Pope Francis Declares This Warning To The Whole World: ‘The End Times Are Near, Be Prepared To See The Signs For End.’

By Walid Shoebat

In an impassioned address Friday the Pope declared:

These are signs of the times that we need to recognize in order to act. We have lost valuable time: time when we did not pay enough attention to these processes, time when we did not resolve these destructive realities. Thus the processes of dehumanization accelerate. The direction taken beyond this historic turning-point—the ways in which this worsening crisis gets resolved—will depend on people’s involvement and participation and, largely, on yourselves, the popular movements.

The “destructive realities” and “worsening crisis” the Pope addressed to the “popular movements,” he should have addressed such “destructive realities” of none other than the popular movements themselves.

The Pope warns of a rise that is going “beyond this historic turning point” which he has warned about a rising fascism in Europe. The Pope has been warning on several occasions, that the rise of Islamic terrorism like ISIS, is not as dangerous as what he views as the rise of Populist fascism in Europe.

Is the Pope correct on this?

To the masses, the answer to this depends, not on whether the Pope is right or wrong, but on whether the masses like or dislike the Pope. This is how most form their opinions these days.

The Pope’s recent statements are unprecedented; Popes rarely warn about coming cataclysmic events. And since the discussion is about the “signs of the times,” George Friedman is touted as the best futurologist and forecaster hired by Fortune 500. When it comes to his highly-valued expert opinion, in an article by Friedman, recently posted at Breitbart, Friedman completely disagrees with the Pope’s views:

 “Recently, there have been a number of articles and statements asserting that fascism is rising in Europe … This is a misrepresentation of a very real phenomenon … The charge of a rise in fascism derives from a profound misunderstanding of what fascism is. It is also an attempt to discredit the resurgence of nationalism and to defend the multinational systems that have dominated the West since World War II. Nationalism is the core of the Enlightenment’s notion of liberal democracy.”

According to Friedman and contrary to the Pope, what we see in Europe is simply a “resurgence of nationalism” and not populist fascism, as stated by the Pope. Therefore, such statements made by the Pope and others, according to Friedman’s expert view, are simply attempts to “discredit the resurgence of nationalism and to defend the multinational systems”.

This is why the Pope, when it comes to his support to preserve a multi-ethnic structure, he is viewed as a “socialist”.

Obviously, one of the two is completely wrong, but which one, the Vatican or Friedman the top leading expert?

The schools of fish at Breitbart, who are continually told not to trust the Pope or the mainstream media, swallow the fish food (the bait) given to them by Friedman with delight. Prior to the recent jolt and resurgence of populism in Europe, especially  after U.S. elections, when interviewed by the Dallas Morning News, Friedman’s analysis was not just different, but completely the opposite:

Rising fascism in Europe poses a greater threat to world peace than the Islamic State or the Middle East.

Wow! Isn’t this is exactly what the Pope said? It is completely the opposite of what Breitbart and the Huffington Post published on behalf of Friedman.

So here we have, this Jewish forecasting ‘pope’ sounding exactly like the real Pope.

Europe’s “rising fascism” is more dangerous than the Middle East, he insists adding:

“There’s been a massive rise of right-wing fascist parties, you might call them, in Europe. In Hungary, a right-wing, anti-Semitic, anti-Islamic party [Jobbik] is now the second-largest party in the country. This is an explosive situation.”

Did you get that? “Massive rise of right wing fascist parties … in Europe” is “an explosive situation”.

He then warns of European nationalism:

“There will be a return to nationalism and competition in Europe that we haven’t seen since 1945. Europe is historically a place where wars break out. This is dangerous for us, because that is the scenario that has led us to trouble all through the 20th century.”

“A return to nationalism” “wars” will “break out” “this is dangerous for us”. Its the same exact scenario that “led us to trouble all through the 20th century”.

Get that? Its nothing short of a warning of an impending Armageddon.

He adds:

“Right now, I’m arguing that the most dangerous place in the world is not the Middle East or the Ukraine. It’s Europe.”

Isn’t all this exactly what the Pope said?

You can even find thousands of statements like this made by Friedman sprinkled all over the place. In January 2015, Friedman writes in his Stratfor:

In Europe, nationalism is particularly notable for the sheer scale of death and destruction it historically has brought to the Continent.

Did you read this? “In Europe, nationalism” should be noted. Why? It brings “sheer scale of death and destruction it historically has brought to the Continent.”

And just in case you accuse us of manufacturing all this by sheer magic, perhaps you can watch a couple minutes of this:

Is this video video-shopped? And even when it comes to the same Populism the Pope warns about, Friedman states:

“A narrowly approved referendum in Switzerland is a warning against the dangers of European populism as the gap grows between the elite and their constituencies.”

Do I need to show hundreds more quotes from this double-minded liar? Yet they love him at Breitbart and hate the Pope. Friedman says to the uneducated masses for Breitbart’s consumption a complete contradiction:

” … to claim that fascism is sweeping Europe and the United States raises the question of whether those who say this understand the principles of fascism …”

Friedman, when he says “there have been a number of articles and statements asserting that fascism is rising in Europe,” he must be speaking of himself. Yet no one picks this up. It is always the Pope who is accused of everything evil under the sun.

Many are the modern forecasters, whom I call double-minded false prophets. With these, you have to be careful to sift their fact from their self-promotions. The Bible already predicted and forewarned never to trust a double minded man.

SO WHY LIE?
Here he writes about the peril of populism and fascism in Europe and there he writes completely the opposite of what he taught. Is it only opportunity, money or gaining new memberships from dummies signing up for Stratfor, Friedman’s milk cow?

Double-mindedness and contradictions confirm the obvious; Populism and fascism are becoming so popular that even the ‘experts’ must tow the line and reap the harvest or face laughter and isolation.

What Friedman taught for years is mostly true, but the tailored kindergarten messages he gives for the consumption of the Alt-Right, Nazi type readers at Breitbart, he knows is entirely false, a complete contradiction, nonsense … bollocks.

This proves that even Jews, like Friedman, who have seen the perils of Nazism who even shares about his family’s plight and how they escaped it, can sell out in an instant.

People ask us, why would anti-Jihadists like Pamella Geller and Robert Spencer partner with European Nazis as mounting evidence reveals?

Answer: its too popular to ignore reaping the great harvest in Europe. (Read all the evidence on these two here)

prswc-copy

pg1-copy

Geller and Anders Gravers Pedersen, head of Geller’s SIOE. Gravers worked with neo-Nazis as did the others who have wrap sheets with thuggery, terrorism and serious crimes including armed robbers.

When we see so many whom we knew as upright, switch in this fashion, its a sign of the times “they will betray one another” advocating for lawlessness.

Jews, whom the fascists and the Nazis blame everything on, here they are aiding the rise of the very fascism that killed their grandparents. This phenomenon debunks all the arguments by the antisemites, it proves that people, regardless of color, ethnicity or religious affiliation are either good or evil.

The Pope, and as much as it irks you who is reading, as Noah irked his world, he was right, while everyone else besides Noah and his family drowned and died. One man can be right and only he lives, while the whole earth can be wrong and goes to the pit. Europe is destined to implode and the Pope’s warnings are prophetic, yet they are falling on deaf ears. This deafness as well is a sign of the times.

In fact, it was some of the mainstream media (the so-called lying media by Breitbart) who were more charitable towards the Pope:

he [the Pope] cautioned against “social walls” and “false prophets” fueling fear and intolerance in politics. “No tyranny finds support without tapping into our fears,” Francis said. “This is key. Hence, all tyranny is terrorist … Francis warned against the rise of populist leaders like Adolf Hitler. “Crises provoke fear, alarm. In my opinion, the most obvious example of European populism is Germany in 1933,” the pope said. “A people that was immersed in a crisis, that looked for its identity until this charismatic leader came and promised to give their identity back, and he gave them a distorted identity, and we all know what happened.”

It is not just Muslim terrorists we need to fear, as the Pope said “all tyrannies are terrorist”. Our identity is in Christ before nationalism.

These know that the bulk majority of the right, do not fact check anything and is why their messages always tickles the patriotic ears.

This is the reality of this new style of media; complain that “the media lies,” while you are the one doing most of the lying, and by this, the simpletons hover only to you, believing only you are the sole source of true media. It is the coercion by a pimp over the poor prostitute, who works her body day and night, to hand over to the pimp her harvest. But warn the prostitute and she will hate you for it.

Westerners these days and by large, are not motivated by fact, but by psychology, politics and sales.

We see this type of thing everywhere, especially when the Pope speaks. While we all know the Pope’s goal is to focus on populism, he undermines the Muslim immigration or even the Muslim terrorist problem. He does this for a reason. The rise of European tyranny is much worse than Muslim terrorism in Europe. Yet the headlines by Breitbart are geared to the naive focusing only on one statement made by the Pope:

“Christian terrorism does not exist, Jewish terrorism does not exist, and Muslim terrorism does not exist. They do not exist,” Francis said in his speech to a world meeting of populist movements.

The reader reads this and goes bananas. This of course is done with zero context. What these people drop out from the Pope’s speech is this:

“There are fundamentalist and violent individuals in all peoples and religions—and with intolerant generalizations they become stronger because they feed on hate and xenophobia. By confronting terror with love, we work for peace.”

While I disagree here with the Pope’s style, his main message was on populism, not Muslims. This is completely ignored, of course.

The Pope focuses on the log more than the spec. Sure, Islamic terrorism in Europe killed around two thousand in the last hundred years, but European populism already killed one hundred million in only thirty years. While the devil has us all focused on fishing out one sardine, he harpoons the whale.

WHEN A LITTLE INFORMATION IS DANGEROUS

Many are the counter arguments from the masses with scant information. For example, Greens-backed independent candidate Alexander Van der Bellen swept 53.3 percent of the vote against 46.7 percent for his rival from the anti-immigration Freedom Party (FPÖ). So the FPÖ, founded by former SS officers that exhibit both close connections to the neo-Nazi scene and a broadly pan-Germanist outlook lost the elections in Austria.

But people need to think. Firstly, how could one explain that a Nazi type of party would gain 46.7%, nearly half of the population. Imagine in the U.S. if some neo-Nazi affiliated party gains such a percentage, this would scream some serious global catastrophe.

Secondly, the Nazi affiliated FPÖ party has long been tolerated by the Austrian establishment. On a regional level the ÖVP and SPÖ have both entered into coalitions with it. In 2000 it even became part of a national government led by the centre-right. The FPÖ’s success at the presidential election could prove the springboard it needs to surge ahead at the next parliamentary election and take the chancellorship.

With the chancellorship all things become possible.

Let me explain. The traditional parties (SPÖ, ÖVP) have struggled to compete with Heinz-Christian Strache, the dynamic FPÖ leader who is Hofer’s puppet master. The plan is for Strache to become president and to use his new constitutional powers to undermine the mainstream parties and call new elections at a time that suited his mentor. The SPÖ and ÖVP created the conditions in which Hofer and Strache could thrive pandering to the FPÖ once it had started to gain ground.

This is the type of thing that happened in Turkey where Erdogan’s AKP Party eventually won and changed the parliament and the constitution. It is expected to also happen in Austria by 2018.

Arguing that the Nazi bent, Hofer’s FPÖ party in Austria, just lost in the elections is meaningless when one studies the rise of the SS.

THEY ARGUE A WRONG PREMISE
People can post thousands of comments writing off the warnings thinking their minuscule arguments are sufficient to write off the dangers. The very rise of nationalism in Euopre, which Friedman, when it comes to American consumption, he says completely the opposite:

“articles and statements asserting that fascism is rising in Europe” “is a misrepresentation of a very real [and great] phenomenon”.

What “real phenomenon” is being misrepresented? Friedman asserts in the Huffington Post:

“The Enlightenment feared tyranny and saw the multinational empires dominating Europe as the essence of tyranny. Destroying them meant replacing them with nation-states. The American and French revolutions were both nationalist risings, as were the nationalist risings that swept Europe in 1848.”

The “Enlightenment” was neither misrepresented or did it “fear tyranny” as Friedman claims, in fact, it advanced Tyranny.

Friedman puts the guillotine style French Revolution on par with the American revolution. And I do not say this quoting the man out of context. He explains that Europe produced “brilliant people” like “Kant and Rousseau,” “this gem of civilization” he then laments, that Europe could turn on itself and create this hell internally became so unstable, that the Russians and the U.S. had to finally restrain it.

These drop a major historic fact. This “gem of civilization” and “Enlightenment” Jean-Jacques Rousseau, was the causer of the French slaughterhouse, the results of which did not stop but continued all the way till the end of WWII. As he himself admits, no other people has killed each other throughout history more than the Europeans between 1914 – 1945. In only 30 years as much as 100 million killed. Out of 500 million Europeans, one fifth died as result of this ‘Enlightenment’ and European nationalism, which the ‘liberal socialist’ pope Francis was warning not to repeat.

Mixing scant knowledge on Europe’s history plus making the economy the determining factor in forecasting, is the standard of smart fools. Rousseau in his book The Social Contract was the major influencer of the French Revolution – a revolt that led the literal beheading by guillotine, tens of thousands of French Christians, who disagreed with their version of unity. Europe with the enlightenment, became just as savage as the Ottoman Empire and in fact exported to the Ottomans Eugenics when the Young Turks threw out the Sultan, Abdul-Hamid II, and committed the Armenian Genocide under German instruction and supervision.  Most never consider the German’s partnership in this with the Ottomans. It is simply blotted history.

Thomas Paine (I recall Glenn Beck loved Paine)  one of the great prophets for the Enlightenment, praised the French Revolution for its violently intolerant abolishment of what he termed as Church slavery:

“In countries under despotic governments, where inquiry is always forbidden, the people are condemned to believe as they have been taught by their priests. This was for many centuries the case in France: but this link in the chain of slavery, is happily broken by the revolution; and, that it may never be rivetted again, let us employ a part of the liberty we enjoy scrutinizing into the truth.” (Thomas Paine, Letter to Camille Jordan)

Jean-Jacques Rousseau advocated for the execution and expulsion of all Catholics within his own utopian vision, a vision which became a reality in late 18th century France:

“There is therefore a purely civil profession of faith of which the Sovereign should fix the articles, not exactly as religious dogmas, but as social sentiments without which a man cannot be a good citizen or a faithful subject. While it can compel no one to believe them, it can banish from the State whoever does not believe them–it can banish him, not from impiety, but as an anti-social being, incapable of truly loving the laws and justice, and of sacrificing, at need, his life to his duty. If anyone, after publicly recognizing these dogmas, behaves as if he does not believe them, let him be punished by death: he has committed the worst of all crimes, that of lying before the law. …The existence of a mighty, intelligent, and beneficent divinity, possessed of foresight and providence, the life to come, the happiness of the just, the punishment of the wicked, the sanctity of the social contract and the law: these are its positive dogmas. …Now that there is and can be no longer an exclusive national religion, tolerance should be given to all religions that tolerate others, so long as their dogmas contain nothing contrary to the duties of citizenship. But whoever dares to say: ‘Outside the Church is no salvation,’ ought to be driven from the State”

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The one who promoted the idea that “Christians” are “worthy of death” are “gems,” while us saying “sodomites are worthy of death” is considered madness.

Such attitude speaks volumes to the nature of people, especially here in the West.

When populism is popular, conservative journalists, conservative experts, conservative analysts … they swim right with the tide or else, they are quickly ousted because they feel the social pressure. This double-mindedness is what God hates the most:

“I hate double-minded people” (Psalms 119:113)

What part of “I hate” do these phony, so-called Holy Spirit filled Christians not understand about God?

The rise of nationalism in Europe, according to Jewish Friedman, makes Europe, not the Middle East, as “the most dangerous place in the world”. But for the conservative ultra-nationalist readers, what Friedman is saying to them, is the best thing since braided Challah bread.

4,000 years since, Jews have been delighting in challah bread for Shabbat.

“Fortune 500 companies, nongovernment organizations and government agencies” pay this prophet big bucks because they “want to know whether the globe’s axis is about to shift.”

a double minded man is an opportunist.

They are better off picking up a Bible from a dollar store for $1.

From experts, politicians to lay people, the bulk majority are double minded hypocrites and is why they deserve their politicians since God appoints the leadership in accordance to the hearts of the masses.

Yet when we post these lies, when that person is popular, we get scathed. Years later, the fish discover they were fed flakes, then they begin to hate their idols forgetting that it was them who erected these idols as gods. It is always the case. Christians believe the double-minded expert politician, because they are ‘republican,’ while they forget there is neither democrat nor republican, they are all one under their messiah: the politician.

If we tell them Romney is a lying Mormon, the very double-minded so-called false Christian will attack us when Romney (the Mormon) is popular and these would tout Romney as “Christian”. The same goes for Glenn Beck when he too was popular and we warned about him, boy did we get it.

I came to the conclusion that the bulk majority of American Christians do not realize that Republican does not mean “Christian”. I still get angry messages that Pence, Coulter and every republican we expose telling us that these are “Christian”.

To American Evangelical Christians, Jerusalem is their spiritual center.

Yet moving the American embassy to Jerusalem was once a cornerstone of President Trump’s new policy to Israel — a powerful statement about the Donald’s commitment to the “eternal capital of the Jewish state.”

It was so crucial that Trump considered the move at one minute after midnight on inauguration day.

Did it happen? No.

Now it’s an “option” to be considered at some unspecified time in the future. In other words, don’t hold your breath.

“We’ll see what happens,” Trump said when questioned about his commitment to the move during a joint press conference with Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu.

All previous administrations, Republican and Democrat, made similar promises, yet not one of them delivered.

Yet they exclude only the Pope as ‘sell-out’ when no U.S. President wants to enrage the Muslim world. Peace “talks” (B.S) is more important for ‘legacies’.

I came to the conclusion that most Americans love to complain. Act big, pay less attention to their complaints, and they will adore you for treating them like a doormat. Lift them up, bring them into your abode, try to reason with them and they will hate you. The more you ignore the sheep, the less headaches, because these are not sheep, they are wolves who adore a politician and the double-minded man, because they too are cut from the same cloth. Celebrity is their god and their ‘Jesus’ is painted in their own image.

Jesus, the true Messiah, was not popular during His lifetime, Bar Kokhba, the false Messiah became the popular man after His Crucifixion. Yet the harvest of truth comes way later, while the harvest of evil quickly burns.

Therefore, let us strive to awaken the people. People ask me how we do what we do, post articles, write books, make documentaries while rescuing Christians overseas. The answer is simple; its not the rambunctious and sloppy men that is the dynamo, its the patient wife that fuels everything we do.

CHRISTIANS ARE BEING KILLED AND RAPED EVERY SINGLE DAY, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO MAKE A DONATION TO OUR RESCUE TEAM THAT WILL SAVE THE LIVES OF CHRISTIANS FROM PERSECUTION

 

 

print
  • Rjk

    Who’s behind all this madness we see going on. If you even keep poking the smallest timid dog, will it not eventually turn on you to defend itself. Is this not a natural reaction by the people to do the same. The ones causing all this chaos, were they just expecting the people to just lay down and submit to it without any repercussions. Nothing makes sense any more.

    • Brenda

      Evil and mans fallen nature is behind all of this madness going on, What they are trying to say in short how I take it anyhow is that we keep looking for “Politicians and Politics” for being the answer to this madness, ( left / right ) when in reality they can only fail us because both are man-made imperfect systems, Made even more imperfect than usual from the falling away of Christianity within our society, The leaders of the world / politicians are a refection of the whole, the more corrupt the people are the more corrupt the politicians can be and get away with it.

  • luis

    Interesting article Walid. A couple of questions come to mind. If we see the facism of old rise in Europe and they play a major role in Armageddon, how and why do they align with the Muslim nations? Is it once again against the Jews? And I am not aware of the Pope had addressed this but what should europe do about this Muslim invasion they are facing? Welcoming them with open arms won’t go well but neither will the return of facism. So what’s the answer?

  • E. J.

    Thank you Walid for the article! Great insight and as always thought provoking. Much appreciated! I’ll say the fringe right supports the “populist” movements but no more than the fringe left support democrats here in the USA. I do believe the majority of people want to love each other and get along in harmony. Regarding President Trump moving the embassy .. I recently had a conversation regarding it and am of the opinion Presidents wait until the beginning of their second term for controversial laws/orders/moves, I do believe we’ll see the embassy move in the beginning of Trumps second term. ( I understand it’s early but do believe he’ll get a second term both from cleaning up the voter roles of dead voters, illegal voters and vigorously prosecuting people and organizations that fraud the system by going across state lines and voting more than once.)

    Speaking of Jerusalem was laying in bed thinking the other night about the Dome of the Rock being the antichrist’s domain near the end ….but wait how could this be? It’s the third holiest site in Islam? It can only be because Jerusalem truly is both the center and Holiest place on Earth and as you’ve previously pointed out so many times the “Harlot riding on a Beast” is completely destroyed.

    Have a Blessed Day!

    • E.J,

      Will you promise me that you will come back to this comment and remind me when this prediction of yours happens or fails?

      Can you do that?

  • So Hofer is not into “neurolinguistic programming,” which has been discredited as a pseudoscience by the scientific community?

    It is one of a top 10 most discredited interventions according to a published research survey by Norcross et al. (2006). It is popularized in New Age and popular psychology channels. In the field of the sociology of religion it is considered to be an alternative to Scientology, and as a human development concern, it tends to be used in combination with other mind-body-spirit developments such as remote viewing, psychic healing and qior energy therapies.

  • susan

    Ahh. Your sweet and patient wife, Maria. We haven’t had an article from her in awhile. lol. Or perhaps we have and just haven’t realized it.

    “Many are the modern forecasters, whom I call double-minded false prophets. With these, you have to be careful to sift their fact from their self-promotions. The Bible already predicted and forewarned never to trust a double minded man.”

    It’s easy for me to get so confused in all these waves. It’s harder to know which direction to row.

    Through every storm i learn to put my trust in you, the Captain of our little ship. And Christ knows we need true principled men and shepherds for these times. Thank you Shoebats. And thank you for helping me to understand the “style” of Pope Francis’ speech. :).

  • Kevin Nicholson

    “Mixing scant knowledge on Europe’s history plus making the economy the determining factor in forecasting, is the standard of smart fools.”

    Economics has its part in the diagnosis since:

    “For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. By craving it, some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.”
    1 Timothy 6:10

    Gold and silver are the bread and wine of the anti-Christ system: worshiping a Luciferian fallen star – their false I(reverent) E(rotic) D(iety). This system wages a biological aerosol warfare via a creeping islamic caliphate delivering 1400 years of black plague:

    “Though the numbers are not clear, what is obvious is that Islam is the greatest murder machine in history bar none, possibly exceeding 250 million dead.”

    And, “So whenever you read about this or that Israeli outrage — and there may be truth to the complaint — place the news in context. Look whom the Israelis are fighting against. Islam is like nothing else in history.”

    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/05/the_greatest_murder_machine_in_history.html#ixzz4Z93uHhn3

    Godspeed Walid. Victory in Christ’s just war.

  • Trevor

    The thing is, I agree with the Pope. Friedman should have stuck to his earlier assessment because he was correct and the Pope is also correct.

    Friedman wanted to appear he know best over the Pope and switched his message. The rise of fascism cloaked with nationalism is an inherent danger worldwide.

    I have noticed when people speak of returning to their hertiage, it does not necessarily mean returning to the Christian faith and practice.

  • ace

    Excellent unmasking of flip-flops. Speaking of another Hoffer, time to re-read the classic “The True Believer”. Now, Ike Eisenhower loved the book, and yes under Democrat Truman and Republican Eisenhower, there seemed to be American prosperity, but for example, look up the 1954 Guatemalan coup d’état which both presidents supported.

  • magaforever

    “People are either good or evil regardless of religion ” does this mean non catholics go to heaven ??

    • Brenda

      Well, If Jesus can appear in the dreams of Muslims and change their hearts it means he already knows they have within them the ability to change their hearts, Otherwise he would have never appeared to them in the first place, So anything is possible.

  • magaforever

    Pope is right..now if we can just get him to stop washing muslim feet instead of catholics.

  • Juan

    Cardinal Sarah would be a good pope.

    • Newf

      Why Cardinal Sarah? Is he one who defends the faith in its entirety ?

      • Juan

        I like this man… if you look at his eyes you can see he is clean. He isn’t a modernist and he isn’t a Pharisaic traditionalist following Western European nobility, of Germanic origin, agenda.
        Another extraordinary pope would be, in my humble opinion, bishop Dominique Rey (Toulon’s diocese) but you know that not being a cardinal it’s a trouble.

        • Newf

          We need a holy pope, someone who Faithfully n saintly guards the dogma, This I agree with , the princes will determine who the popes are , it’s out of our hands. Bishops are made into cardinals so anything is possible.

  • Stephen Dalton

    This Pope is a leftist moron. When he uses the word fascist, he’s using it like the left does to demonized his opponents. I’m surprised you brought into his criticism of nationalist and populist movements that are anti-leftist.

  • Del Gue

    Disagree. The gravest threat in Europe is loss of Christian culture (which has been slowly disintegrating for decades if not centuries), not the “Populist movements”. As a result a new spiritual culture is replacing it, Islamic/Sharia law. Native Europeans are dying and shrinking in population (due to an anti-Catholic mindset that has brainwashed the population for decades – birth control, abortion, feminism, the socialist welfare state). Bye, bye Christian Europe. The state has replaced the Church as the savior for Euros. This is true fascism. The European Union is fanatically anti-Christian and I wonder if the Holy Father at times fails to grasp that. Europe needs to recapture it’s Christian roots and cannot depend on the global elitists to facilitate it. One should not confuse Nationalism as proposed by some in Europe (Wilders, Le Pen, Petry, Soini) with Socialist Nationalism (Hitler who was a leftist socialist). Nationalist movements like the La Manif Pour Tous in France recapture the primacy of French Catholicism as the driving cultural force. While the leftist EU is aligning with Islam to put the death nail in Christian culture, national movements are rising to save the continent. Call me a crusader, call me a radical but I think this is a good thing. (By the way, if it wasn’t for a Christian holy war like mentality that imbued the real Catholic men of medieval Europe we would all be prostrating toward Mecca right now).

    • “Disagree.”

      You must be western.

      Why can’t all the above be the greatest threat: Islam, populism, enlightenment, falling away, sin … We have many threats and we write on all of them, equally. But if you read carefully about European nationalism and 100 million dead, you would have acknowledged this is at least a grave threat, unless of course you like populism. Do you?

  • Cuzick

    Start with this article for some clarity.

    Is The Ten Muslim Nation Confederacy We See Forming To Fight Iran’s Expansion, Is The Same Ten Nation Confederacy Spoken By Daniel?

  • Indeed. We both are similar, but one is an Enlightenment advocate. Very dangerous. Its not the punch that you need to worry about. Its the drop of cyanid.

  • Kamau41

    Pope Francis definitely sees the dangers of the stealth rise of populism-Eurocentric ideology here in the west. So many, including Christians, don’t have an understanding of what is really happening around them.

    What you stated within the article highlights a very important detail fact that cannot be ignored:

    “It is not just Muslim terrorists we need to fear, as the Pope said “all tyrannies are terrorist”. Our identity is in Christ before nationalism.”

    Another excellent well written article.

    • Vinny Zee

      Would be great if he would reaffirm condemning modernism in the church.

      • Kamau41

        He certainly has many times in the past. All the dots connect! Populism-paganism is very much inclusive with Modernism, which has been a very significant factor that has greatly impacted the Church.

        • Vinny Zee

          Well I think Pope Pius X, would disagree with that statement. In in Pascendi Dominici Gregis, (1907), he stated, “For we are living in an age when the sense of liberty has reached its fullest development, and when the public conscience has in the civil order introduced popular government. Now there are not two consciences in man, any more than there are two lives. It is for the ecclesiastical authority, therefore, to shape itself to democratic forms, unless it wishes to provoke and foment an intestine conflict in the consciences of mankind. The penalty of refusal is disaster. For it is madness to think that the sentiment of liberty, as it is now spread abroad, can surrender. Were it forcibly confined and held in bonds, terrible would be its outburst, sweeping away at once both Church and religion. Such is the situation for the Modernists, and their one great anxiety is, in consequence, to find a way of conciliation between the authority of the Church and the liberty of believers.”

          If we understand populism as I think Walid (and many others) have been using the term, they are synonymous with Nationalism. Pope Pius X condemned modernism. He never condemned nationalism, but instead said again, “It is for the ecclesiastical authority, therefore, to shape itself to democratic forms, unless it wishes to provoke and foment an intestine conflict in the consciences of mankind.” Human kind designs and governs by democratic forms. Pope Francis applauds challenging the democratic forms. I believe he had another address about it on February 16, the day before the remarks in question in this article (which is a whole other issue that I don’t think was fully understood.)

          In the end, populism is NOT inclusive of modernism. In fact, Pope Pius X asked, “What is there left in the Church which is not to be reformed according to their principles?” Sorry Kamau, I reject your assertion.

          • “If we understand populism as I think Walid (and many others) have been using the term, they are synonymous with Nationalism.”

            Good grief. Do I need to cut and paste all the articles here to re-explain? No. The type of Populism we discussed several times is NOT the normal Nationalism.

          • Vinny Zee

            No that was not my point. Again, you are trying to parse out my comments with Kamau. If I see Walid use the word “populism” by itself I know you are talking about Nationalism (“not the normal nationalism.”) But for you to say that, you see that I understand how you are using the term. Also I was talking about “people” so this encompassed how it is used on network news, on the blog-o-sphere, news articles, etc. So in the aggregate, no one is using the term in the same way. Come on Walid, don’t be lumping me in with the trolls who show up here.

          • Would never lump you with the trolls Vinny. As I always say, had I remained silent and not responded, everything will be fine. Do you prefer we go back and forth and re-argue the points?

            You had Willing to Die for Jesus approve your point, so you win.

            He used to come in here and comment. Much of what he said was fine. But then his antisemitism was too much to be silent about and now he stopped commenting altogether when I told him off one day. He vanished. People are like this. One argument and off they go into never land. What can I say. Its the signs of the times.

            So what should we address next? Take a look at all these people who commented on the Facebook attacking Ted on his solid article on Yanni the fag. Who has the time to respond to these? No one.

            I do appreciate your correction. You are correct. You win.

            Is that better?

          • Vinny Zee

            Certainly not trying to just be “correct.” As I stated, I thought it was a fine article for all of its other points. I seems that all I have seen out of Francis lately has been social activism and his occasional thumb in the nose of the traditionalist in the Church. So anyway, when I saw your title, it actually got me excited that he took time away from the usual and addressed the end times. I honestly believed it. I had to go find his letter and read it for myself. Let us say I was wholly disappointed (not with you) but with what turned out to be another activist letter. So I felt the need to say something.

            I have said more than once how much I appreciate this site because you can get to know the regulars, interact and people can have (as much as possible) a decent to somewhat honest conversation. Many other sites are troll city. For the longest time my disqus stated, “I am not impressed with your 10,000 – one word comments on Disqus.” It seems people can’t think beyond two sentences. I call them drive-by comments.

            It was not about winning. It is about understanding. It drives my daily life in all areas. Also, I cannot control who up votes my comments. I usually take the upvote as a sign someone read it, not always and necessarily agreed with it.

          • “Francis lately has been social activism ”

            This is like saying I think Solomon’s idol imports into the Temple is all what Solomon was about. No one was bringing that up in that article as I stated before, its his statements on European populism. Have you looked these up? I showed a quote.

          • Vinny Zee

            “I recall the day when we used to beat the shit out of each other and have lunch.”

            Ah yes the good ole days. Remember those days when your best friend turned out to be some kid you had back and forth fisticuffs with? People are too sensitive today.

          • Vinny is back. Come to think of it, the best friend is the one who corrects. You are one. I should listen when you write Vinny. You learn fast and your wisdom grows.

          • Vinny Zee

            See my first comment, my longer one. It links, in my view, how mass migration has aroused people’s nationalism. You point out the nationalism it aroused in Europe is the fascism/Nazism of old. In America, it aroused the spirit of 1776. My point is that it is the mass immigration without regard for borders causing this. Refute my thoughts on my first comment to your article if I am way off. That is where I address my thoughts on your article. I don’t make my thoughts known on the replies of other’s comments. “First of all, I would like to congratulate you for your effort in replicating on a national level the work being developed in the World Meetings of Popular Movements.” – Pope Francis, February 17, 2017. A warning about the end times? Hardly (unfortunately.)

          • “My point is that it is the mass immigration without regard for borders causing this.”

            Its all bad. We agree. But this mass migration is planned by Turkey and Germany with the help of the U.S. effort in the Arab Spring and war on Syria. We reap what we sow, don’t ya think?

          • Vinny Zee

            The U.S. often tries to put out fires with fires and unfortunately spreads larger fires. Look how much blood the U.S. has spilled protecting the lines drawn up by the British and the French. But don’t I actually have you to think for bringing awareness to the Sykes-Picot? I had never studied it in any great detail prior to hearing you talk about it. Once I went back and took a more detailed look at it, it is amazing how much one can understand about the politics involved in its formation and the desire of the Arab world to want to dismantle it.

            Regarding immigration here at home, yes we reap what we sow.

          • “Regarding immigration here at home, yes we reap what we sow.”

            Yes, but I was surprised that I had to remind you.

            “The U.S. often tries to put out fires with fires and unfortunately spreads larger fires.”

            When it comes to the Arab Spring those fires are intentional. No excuses Vinny.

          • Vinny Zee

            If you read my first comment I made on the post and my projections about what the real numbers are in the U.S., no I am sorry to inform you that you do not have to remind me that we reap what we sow on illegal immigration in the U.S. 😉

        • Vinny Zee

          What is populism-paganism? Honestly. What is that? Populism, in its rawest form is nothing more than what founded America, “power to the people.” It was breaking away from a controlling oligarchy. Are you linking populism with paganism? I just don’t really understand that term.

          Additionally, “populism” is becoming like, “fake news.” There is just not even an agreed upon term any longer for what it really means. I am speaking strictly of populism in the political sense, of the political movement that seeks for the common man to be freed from oppressive policies that lie in the hands of a few. There is no doubt in the U.S. for example, there is one form of government for the elitist Washington power players and one set for the common man. Populism is that movement which seeks to want to give power back to the people. This is why Trump was labeled as such.

          We know modernism is condemned by the church. If you say populism and modernism are one and the same then what is the alternative? Return the power back to who? I am just not aware of anything Pope Francis has issued linking the two and condemning them both. If he has, please send me the link so I can investigate it myself. He speaks off the cuff so often that I think what he says either gets misquoted or taken out of context. For example, Pope Francis gave the priests the power now to forgive abortion. Isn’t that a form of populism, removing the power out of the hands of a few and placing it much broader in the hands of many?

          • “What is populism-paganism? Honestly. What is that? Populism, in its rawest form is nothing more than what founded America, ”

            There are many form of Populism. We were addressing the populism happening mainly in Europe. We addressed it in several series already. And now you come back to square one.

            The article above has that word “populism”. Quote what is said and refute away.

            Google the pope and “populism”. There are several articles that show he addressed this.

          • Vinny Zee

            See my other comment, my first one. I did quote the article. I have other comments here where I addressed my thoughts. What I refuted was based on the fact the pope was not addressing the end or what I’ve seen in your other articles when he was talking about “populism movement.” It is a completely different thing. I’ll await for you to address me on that one. I am not going back to square one. I have followed your other articles about the matter. Did you not see my comment to Kamua that today people are using Populism like the term fake news? It is getting used in so many circles that no one uses any one same definition. I asked Kamua to defend his use of the word.

            So you disagree with my quote from Pope Pius X that in my opinion, based on what Pius X said, populism and modernism are not the same thing?

          • And you are up at this wee hour of the morning. Only Vinny Zee can show that type of surprise.

            Pope Pius X was simply addressing the raw form of populism (for the people elected by the people).

            There is nothing to be addressed except that when you read the context how the word “populism” is used.

            If the article is addressing lets say Europe, then its “European Populism” as you see an example here:

            https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/12/05/world/europe/populism-in-age-of-trump.html?_r=0

          • Vinny Zee

            I think Pius used the term populist maybe once but not in the way we are addressing it today. He addressed the modernist over 20 times. The whole encyclical was condemning modernism. My point was that I reject what Kamau said, that modernism and populism are the same thing. I reject that and that was not the point of what Pius was talking about.

          • ” I reject what Kamau said”

            I know Kamau. Its how you interpret him.

          • Kamau41

            “When Kamau says populism-paganism, he is perhaps equating the link between the fascists and the neo-pagan ‘conservatives’ arising in Europe in our articles.” You read me correctly that was exactly my whole point!

          • Kamau41

            Vinny, according to the Merriam Webster’s dictionary, this is the standard definition of how populist(populism) has been defined:
            “a believer in or advocate of the rights, wisdom, or virtues of the common people.”
            Today, however, as Walid has already addressed, we are living in strange times and the term has a whole different meaning. It really depends on how it is applied!

          • Vinny Zee

            I had said, “Additionally, “populism” is becoming like, “fake news.” There is just not even an agreed upon term any longer for what it really means.” I think Walid and I clarified what we were both saying I hope. In the end, I think the dead horse has officially been kicked more than once.

      • Is the article speaking on “modernism in the church”? No.

        • Vinny Zee

          Precisely. That was exactly my point. If only the pope would spend more time dealing with modernism in the church than condemning nations for not agreeing with his immigration policies. The article was dealing with nationalism and rising fascism, which ended up being your ultimate point. However, I already wrote in my previous comment (my first one) you could have wrote the article you wrote and left the pope completely out of your thoughts. Your title was that the Pope was warning about the end times. Not at all! His thoughts, when reading his letter in full, are on his ideas and designs as they relate to immigration policy worldwide and cheering on the populist movement in accomplishing this goal.

          • Can you do me a favor Vinny, and hand the Pope a row?

          • Grandmere

            Maybe he can borrow one from Kamau. Good morning Chef.

          • Good morning Grand. Give him my Turkish scimitar instead.

          • Grandmere

            I’ll give it to him after I chop the peppers. It is good and sharp.

          • To chop peppers you need a straight blade, the crescent will be awkward. Use the straight blade in the drawer and don’t forget to add the Cayenne pepper to the falafel dough while I get this customer.

            Yes sir, welcome to Falafel King may I take your order?

  • Cuzick

    “The Pope, and as much as it irks you who is reading, as Noah irked his world, he was right, while everyone else besides Noah and his family drowned and died. One man can be right and only he lives, while the whole earth can be wrong and goes to the pit. Europe is destined to implode and the Pope’s warnings are prophetic, yet they are falling on deaf ears. This deafness as well is a sign of the times.” Let’s not be like the story of the man stuck on his roof top in a flood praying for God would to help him . Three times God tried to save him but the man rejected each offering of help. We need to humble ourselves and have an ear to hear the Noah’s that God has chosen and stand with them in the battle against evil. When will we ever stop falling for “divide and conquer”.

  • Renato Steri

    Sorry it makes me mad what the Pope said: “Christian terrorism doesn’t exist..” Why? Because Christ wasn’t a terrorist! He taught us to love your close ones!
    “Jewish terrorism doesn’t exist…” Yes, it does. Bergoglio should read some history books. But Jewish terrorism is past, and Old and New Testament have the same God. They differ on the Messiah.
    But what concerns Islamic terrorism, it goes on since the times of the devil inspired prophet Mohamed and has brought countless victims murdered, tortured in horrific ways that a human can’t imagine, women were treated like cattle and slaughtered worse than cows, sold, prostituted, children have no value in Islam. In summary, Islam is cannonized worship of satan.

  • Julie

    I don’t trust any reporters….but our country upholds the right to happiness for all….and the Supreme Court judges who favored abortion did not have the moral or ethical position to do so.

  • Julie

    Our visiting priest told us we are dealing with very complex issues in face of the Gospel and we are required to live out the Gospel…which means for us to get involved.

    But in face of all the modern saints, it was strange the parish council decided to call upon Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela along with Dorothy Day to pray for us against guns and having property……………..

    I did say to the pastor’s assistant, that people who do come here to respect our laws and respect our people and we do have a right to protect our borders just like Mexico and others do.

    We are at 1% growth…that means, we don’t have enough money to pay our bills aned we need to be atleast at 3%. So we are only spiralling into more debt and bringing people in from very different economic structures with little inculturation.

  • Darren Neufeldt

    Walid, I realize that I am a fairly new reader here at Shoebat.com (about a year now) and maybe this has been dealt with before, but is there none that can help ease your burden here in the comments? I would volunteer myself, but I know for a fact that I am sadly unqualified in the knowledge one would (what I feel) need to be a successful volunteer.

    • Grandmere

      You give me courage every day. Just knowing you are out there helps me live with my back pain. God bless you now, and always.

      • Darren Neufeldt

        Thank you for the blessing Grandmere, it means a lot. As far as my back is concerned, it would seem that I have a signal blockage in the L3-L4 area now that leads to the left leg (I have seen the specialist since last time). The Specialist wants an advanced MRI of the area to see what is going on, so it looks like more surgeries are possibly in the future. All in all though it’s not to bad, the meds for the most part give me productive days, but I do have days still where I am bed ridden. So there’s a little update for everyone. Oh, and before I forget, God Bless you as well.

        • Grandmere

          Mine L1-L2.

          • Kkdgrace

            Ah…a case of the “bad backs”. We should all form a club- Ha! I have severe degenerative disc disease throughout my lumbar spine and my SI joint is a major mess- can barely walk some days. Uh-Oh. Not complaining…just conversing (see how easy that is once the “habit” has set in? Woe is me!)

    • Darren,

      Why would I want to pass a curse to a friend?

      If I want to offer you something, it would be a blessing, not a curse. A friend offers sweets, not bitter herbs.

      I make the sweets, you eat.

      • Darren Neufeldt

        Walid, the best I can come up with is that even bitter herbs help with digestion. Saying that, if you’re baking I’ll make sure I have room for dessert.

  • Flame blue

    l condemn fascism, but populism need not be negative, it’s not fascist. Something like Nazism can be as bad as Islamic conquer, subsuming or terrorising our nations, but it won’t be worse!

    The Liberal, and the left are united in apologising for Islam. If it’s pointed out the dangers of Islam according to its ideology, not what Muslims say, just what’s in the Islamic books, they say all religions in this age are just as bad. That’s a lie! If you point out the history of the Middle East, how the practices of Islam conquered it, and the same will happen in the West, they say, that was then, this is now, we must all live in peace. Really, live in peace with Islamics, until they choose not to live in peace but commit to what Allah and Muhammad says must be done with non Muslims!

    Who is there to rise against the takeover of our nations with the terrible consequences we will suffer when that happens? It seems that the people setting up and organising a campaign, tactics to prevent it, are being called fascists! What’s changed? While l have no doubt that some minority may be, l know that they are not all fascists or even remotely in danger of becoming fascists through indoctrination.

    The Pope is scaremongering with his warnings against
    ” populism”. He has also said that “Christianity and Judaism are not terrorist, nor is Islam”. That tells me a lot for l consider that Islam promotes, advocates, terrorism as its ideology, so l am perturbed about the motives of the Pope.

    If we do not view Islam as a threat, ignore its fruit, as the Pope suggests, we do nothing but eventually become dead or muslim! If we persist on raging and opposing those who want to evict Islam and its affiliates from our free countries, then we will become dead or muslim.

    We can ask the left and the liberals to rise against Islam but they have shown us they welcome it, and facilitate it. I don’t think it’s wise to sit and wait in the hope they will change their minds.

    There’s no way the Pope is going to raise anyone to stand against Islam. What then? Are we to submit to Islam?

    Donald Trump needs to be allowed to calm down those opposed to him, and he needs time to do that! He’s only been President for a month! He is moving on the Wall. And he told the Israeli Prime Minister that Israel and Jews are going to see a lot of love, a lot of love, during his Presidency. I believe him! I think he’s righteous, not perfect, but righteous! He has won a lot of jobs, and saved a lot of jobs. He’s getting Law and Order back in place, and throwing political correctness in the rubbish bin where it belongs. He will work to minimise abortion, leaving it open to rape victims, and endangerment to the physical life of the pregnant woman, as for ectopic pregnancy. He praises Jesus. He will protect Christian culture and celebrations on Holy Days. He doesn’t deserve the negatives being said about him, including the statements from the Pope! As far as l can see, Jesus is pleased with what Trump is doing! It’s God who must be heeded!

    • Kevin Nicholson

      1. Pray for POTUS Trump and team to yield to the Spirit’s leading.
      2. Trust God to work through us the militant church.
      3. And don’t use a rattle snake (pagan state socialism) as a guard dog.

      Peace in Christ Flame blue.

      • Flame blue

        Thank you! May God’s angels surround you.

  • Cuzick

    Joel Richardson “gleaned” his work from Mr. Shoebat. If you want the answers your looking for, purchase God’s War ON Terror and Ted’s new book Christianity Is at War. : )

    • There he is. The Cuzick. Welcome on my falafel stand.

      • Cuzick

        Thank you Mr. Shoebat glad to be here. Ready to help… show me where the mop bucket is ! 🙂

        • Ask Grand. She knows where everything is. Once you get the mob bucket, find the dirt (its all over) and give it a clean up 😉

          • Cuzick

            I hear you General. I have my marching orders !!

          • Kamau41

            We are also glad you are here on board with us.

  • Flame blue

    I am sorry Walid. I hope my comments don’t cause you anger, grief, disappointment. I pray l don’t add to your problems. It’s a hard job you have, it surely is!

    May God comfort you Walid !

    • Reading comments is like listening to everyones broken record. A comment section is a sandbox where kids go to potty train where only few end up learning how to use a real toilet. In the meanwhile, I get to pick up all the poop.

      Does that explain it?

      • Flame blue

        Yes, l know what you mean, and it’s not even my forum! You need a holiday! You should just be a figure head making the odd appearance. Get someone you trust to give an opinion,( but not the Pope) and write up on a post or two. Mostly l find, your following are devotees, who don’t give you a hard time.

        God Bless.

  • Brenda

    Many of us are exhausted these days, I will admit that after 18 months of trying to “wake people up” during the election becasue I did not want to see children suffer and seeing people wanting to help being called names like Nazi and racist had me wearing a thin skin too when I first heard some of Theodore’s videos, But I also have seen and had to un-follow so many people on Twitter going too far overboard with blaming Jews and white genocide for everything as well – So know there is this alt right ideology growing. It took time to see quite a few things correctly, Just having been surrounded by secularism it’s like a damp shirt that’s hard to whip off, LOL!

  • Grandmere

    Marley, I believe this is what the reporter was referring to. The repeal of the Johnson amendment. President Trump has promised to bring back religious freedom of speech. It has nothing to do with a state religion. Here is some information about the Johnson amendment. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_Amendment

    • Craig A. Mouldey

      this is ending the strangle hold on churches imposed by having 501c3 position I think. It limited their influence in political life.

      • Kamau41

        Yes, that is exactly what the Johnson Amendment has done for the last several decades.

    • Newf

      Didn’t he already do that with his veto EO? I watched him sign It.

      • Grandmere

        Yes.

  • Vinny Zee

    “Borders, Language and Culture.” I believe that is how Michael Savage termed it in what turned out to be a best selling book. Nationalism has been so on the rise, I believe, because globalism went unchecked for so long. Obama literally granted executive amnesty and there was almost no opposition. If Trump had lost, our borders would have continuously melted away. Isn’t the mass migration from Syria and Iraq payback to Europe for fake borders drawn up after WWI? For decades now Americans have been told there are 10-12 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. and they believe it. I would venture to say it is not possible the number is any less than 60-80 million and can be as much as 100,000,000 illegal immigrants in the U.S. Oh I know, call me crazy. What is crazy, you believing it is 10-12 million or the fear that 100,000,000 is the real number? In some areas the border patrol in any given year was maybe catching 5-10% of the border crossers in any one year, in some areas they could not even work it at all. Border crossings into the U.S. have been unchecked since the early 80’s. Over 30 years of unchecked illegal immigration (and mass migration on an exponential scale.) Millions every year. Almost none of them going back. Yet you still think it is 10-12 million? What are common citizens supposed to think? What happened to the news of the massive boat landings from Africa to Italy? No news. Nationalism happens because the common citizen (the nationalist) has watched Globalist politicians turn a blind eye and allow unchecked immigration all over the earth.

    Barrack Obama literally oversaw a complete over haul of the middle eastern boundaries without having to barely lift the finger Britain and France had to during and after WWI. I know in theory they are still there. He foresaw a “United States of Islam.” He got the wheels rolling. Remember, for the westerner, time is money for the terrorist time is power. Yes, the nationalism described here is troublesome. I just don’t remember reading as many articles in the media condemning globalism. Maybe because it is a term that is so much more elusive.

    • I see your point now. He said:

      “These are signs of the times that we need to recognize in order to act. We have lost valuable time: time when we did not pay enough attention to these processes, time when we did not resolve these destructive realities. Thus the processes of dehumanization accelerate. The direction taken beyond this historic turning-point—the ways in which this worsening crisis gets resolved—will depend on people’s involvement and participation and, largely, on yourselves, the popular movements.”

      I statement was confused. I rewrote it here:

      The “destructive realities” and “worsening crisis” the Pope addressed to the “popular movements,” he should have addressed such “destructive realities” of none other than the popular movements themselves.

      In the article I was mainly dealing with statements by him from the past about the rise of European populism which is not in this speech.

  • Craig A. Mouldey

    I’m probably being judgmental and narrow minded, but as soon as I saw that picture of Rousseau I thought “eww, he looks like a sexual deviant”.
    You had to mention and then show a picture of Challah bread. I love that bread but can’t make it now, not having an oven.
    As to the rest, I just try to keep things simple. What is right and what is wrong, good or bad? I won’t be joining any political marches.

  • Actually I have. I have explored every pattern of this puzzle. I am being more open to think in your terms actually but the problem is that the verses do not allow it unless I misunderstood certain things. I think by 2018 I will make up my mind. I spend months and years on certain thoughts.

    “and doesn’t sugar coat things”

    Wish I did. Can you help me and teach me how to do sugar coating? I will be much much better off.

  • What does all that have to do with anything written in the article? Nothing. Now you know why your comment was rather … (choose your own word).

    • Vinny Zee

      My brother, I think you could have written a stellar article and completely left Pope Francis’ remarks out of it at the beginning. What he was talking about and what you were talking about are completely different. He was NOT saying, “The End Times Are Near, Be Prepared To See The Signs For End.” How I wish he was taking an actual break from social justice causes and leading up to lent he was taking on focusing us on the end times. Perhaps maybe your article title could say, “Walid Declares This Warning To The Whole World: ‘The End Times Are Near, Be Prepared To See The Signs For End.’” and you would have had as many readers anyway.

      However, because you got me excited for the fact it was the Pope doing this I had to go find his address in its entirety. I think you misunderstood what he said and misapplied it. My thoughts are in my previous comment. I enjoyed the rest of your analysis of the letter however.

      • “My brother, I think you could have written a stellar article and completely left Pope Francis’ remarks out of it at the beginning.”

        Actually I am running a social experiment to see how much they hate the Pope. Its overwhelming.

        What I concluded is that people like the politician more than the Pope, even that the two at times ay the same thing.

        Look, I know the Pope was saying some nonsense in the speech that the global warming is real and such. I wasn’t supporting that. There is much I disagree with him on. The problem is that we are polarized to the extreme. Both sides are pulling the rubber band and its about to break. Only Black Lives Matter is faced with something of the sort of Only White Lives Matter. This is concerning.

        • Tom_mcewen

          It is always enlightening to read the responses to any quote claimed to be made by the Pope, the protestants take him as an authority even while they reject him, Catholic believe he is infallible only when he speaks in the chair of Peter, they take every word he speaks as infallible, this speaks more of their need for authority. The problem here in Europe is all the walls of safety are being removed, there is no faith in solid principles, so they look to the solid principles of the Nazis, who at least are solid enough to kill who the define as enemies. The socialist experiment has brainwashed people not to create but guard their assigned pile of gold coins, it has removed hunger, danger, death and made people smaller and victims. Sweden is the town drunk, the school marm can take the children to see Sweden laying it’s vomit and say see this is what results of bad choices, but the media wouldn’t let you look at the town drunk. The sweds I talk to are ignorant of the coming future. All of Europe lost God, the Church’s teaching on the deserving poor and the undeserving poor and charity is for the state not us, the glue of Christ in European Civilization is gone. Suffering is not honored nor valued. After the Korean war the Institute of war studies examined why so many POWs died in the North Korean and Chinese camps, compared to World War two, the results were religious faith, the Atheists gave up and died, religious faith was a better predictor of who survived, Catholics survived best, because suffering was seen as necessary. There is a reason all the Congressional medals of honor for chaplains have all been Catholics.

          • “protestants take him as an authority even while they reject him”

            This says it all.

          • Tom_mcewen

            Jennylynn is exhausting, more of what she has heard, then what empirically she has investigated, to think there about 600 million of jennylynn. But soon there will be 600 million protestant churches hating one Catholic Church. There is only 93000 verses in the new testament so they will have to share, something I learned in kindergarten, but Protestantism never has. Did you know Mary is equal to Jesus, it is a Catholic teaching, she told me so. Shovelling heavy wet mud up hill in the pouring rain is what you do.

          • susan

            But maybe there is another Jenny or Lynn that’s quietly reading your comments and are investigating to see for themselves the truth. :D. We can always hope. 😉

          • Kkdgrace

            Your “hope” is not in vain, dear sister. My interest in the Orthodox Christian Faith most definitely has its roots in the articles and comments read on this site and the research stimulated by both, as well as the periodic (and at times contentious) debates sparked by an article and/or comment(s). I now find myself traveling down a divergent road- so different, but so much better than I’d previously imagined in my life. God bless!

          • susan

            Lol. My path has the same roots as yours. :D. God bless!

        • Kamau41

          “The problem is that we are polarized to the extreme. Both sides are pulling the rubber band and its about to break.” BINGO!!!!! Exactly right Walid and unfortunately that is what’s so alarming as very, very few see it.

      • “I think you could have written a stellar article”

        What can I say Vinny? Like the Pope, I too at times disappoint 😉

        • Grandmere

          Sometimes I get caught in the backlash but I must say, you fight harder than anybody I have ever known.

          • You get “caught in the backlash” because you try to help and not remain silent. Such “backlash” can come from your friends 🙂

        • Vinny Zee

          I’ll correct course. You wrote a stellar article. The point was even without reference to the Pope, the article would stand on its face value. Actually, the reference to the Pope confused a few points for me. You often never disappoint on the Shoebat Sunday Special.

          • My bad Vinny. But extract that out and get my main point on how experts sell out and contradict. This was the real point of my article as to how the world is changing. Surprised that you said nothing on this Vinny. That was the nugget. As for the Pope, I was mostly referring to his PREVIOUS talks on European populism. There I think he is right. I think you missed that point.

          • Vinny Zee

            You said this, “The Pope warns of a rise that is going “beyond this historic turning point” which he has warned about a rising fascism in Europe. The Pope has been warning on several occasions, that the rise of Islamic terrorism like ISIS, is not as dangerous as what he views as the rise of Populist fascism in Europe.” I caught it and it was almost the reason I did not comment about it. However, I did notice where you said he’s addressed it elsewhere.

          • But I hope you get my drift, people focus on immigration (the sardine), but they forget the whale passing by. In few years we will see this whale.

          • Vinny Zee

            For some reason lately I have been completely focused on the fewness of those who are saved. I say this because you mentioned the whale. It made me think the best way to not be swallowed by the whale is to be in the boat, which in turn made me think of Noah’s Ark, which in turn made me think of Peter’s warning and reminder that only eight in all were saved. I just am overwhelmed that is it possible that there are billions and billions of people on earth all just rummaging around lost? It is staggering. I may very well be one of them (which is always my bigger concern.) This is probably why I refrain myself from saying too much. I used to think I was a hot shot bible man in protestant circles. What grace that I saw the errors of my ways, or listened to the errors of my ways when there were some who graciously pointed them out. Who did I really think I was? I really think this is one of the issues today. Billions and Billions who really just don’t think anything is wrong with them (“I’m ok, you’re ok). Think of that warning God gave I think it was Ezekiel, that if only Noah, Job and Daniel were alive only those three could save themselves. Everyone else would have been lost. Did you see the replica Ark that opened in Kentucky this week? Perhaps it will be just in time to remind some of the reality of the judgment.

          • HolyFire

            Everything you’ve written here indicates you’re on track Vinny! This fear you have is a grace! Your sorrow for lost souls, a grace!

            “Philippians 2:12

            12 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, (as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but much more now in my absence,) with fear and trembling work out your salvation.”

            I too share your fear of expressing too much (and worry that I do at times, in ways and sincerely confess these concerns if I’m not sure):

            “Matthew 12:36

            36 But I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall render an account for it in the day of judgment.”

            Quote:

            “The Ark of the Covenant was the sign of God’s real presence among His people. In Jesus Christ, born of Mary, God was really present among his people in an even more direct way.

            The Ark held the Word of God written in stone. Mary bore the Word of God in flesh

            The Ark held the bread from heaven, a foreshadowing of the Eucharist (see 1 Corinthians 10:1-4). Mary bore the Bread of Life, Jesus Christ (see John 6:48-50).

            The Ark contained the rod of Aaron, symbol of his priesthood. Mary bore Jesus Christ, our High Priest (see Hebrews 3:1).

            If the Ark of the Covenant was holy, then by the same standards Mary is even holier. As Mother of God, she is the Ark of the New Covenant, bearing Jesus Christ, the Word of God, the Bread of Life, our great High Priest. That is not a re-interpretation of the Gospel: it is a truth made clear by the New Testament writers themselves.”

            Source: https://stpaulcenter.com/studies/lesson/lesson-three-the-ark-of-the-new-covenant

            Channel all your energy, fears, concerns, and emotions into your daily prayer intentions/rosary. Continue to utilise this grace you’re being blessed with by allowing it to shine a light on your own weaknesses without resistance so that by this same grace you can continue refining your life and character into a fuller expression of Christ’s image.

            Thanks be to God.

  • 600NE

    lex orandi lex credendi lex vivendi I just want to make sure I am in a state of grace. Genesis 3:15 when will the prophecy be fulfilled? Sometimes even bad Popes tell the truth…Keep your eye on the truth and your lamp full of oil.

  • HolyFire

    Brother Walid,

    You’ve hopefully come to know me well enough now that this goes without saying. You are exactly right in that what Pope Francis is warning us about is true (and we should be ‘listening’ in this respect). Your articles are written with pinpoint accuracy.

    I’ll work to remember to include this clarification whenever I veer off into a broader tangents in the future.

    The comment shared was solely to give my own personal take on Pope Francis’ motivations in a wider sense. There is too much smoke around him these days for me personally not to see the fire.

    The Church has had its fair share of problems since Vatican II. How often do we hear about the social kingship of Christ anymore? We instead focus on ‘unity’ with other religions often at the ‘expense’ of the truth, Christ himself.

    One problem we haven’t had to deal with is a pope playing the devil’s advocate on the Church’s moral teachings with respect to marriage, abortion, sexual ethics, etc, in terms of Church discipline. Yes, abortion is still objectively evil ‘but’ a local priest can now absolve this sin. Remarriage is still objectively evil ‘but’ I won’t clarify the unchanging Church discipline on it. Homosexuality is still objectively evil ‘but’ I’ll invite CNN cameras to see me cozy up with a homosexual ‘couple’ because it’s the ‘pastoral’ thing to do.

    As Sister Lucia said, one of the three child witnesses at Fatima:

    “The final confrontation between the Lord and Satan will be over the family and marriage.”

    Pope’s Francis’ side in this war, to date, is clear.

    I won’t share any links on this occasion, because I’m already in the habit of sharing too many! I’m guessing you follow Catholic news and you’re aware of these issues.

    I’m a red blooded Catholic and have no doubt Christ will purge these errors in discipline from the Church in due course! At the same Pope Francis must be exposed in the same way Christ exposed the Pharisees unless he repents and upholds unchanging Catholic orthodoxy.

    Again, my personal opinion is that the Church hierarchy (in human terms) has fallen too deeply into error. The crisis of homosexual and masonic, (etc), infiltration has gotten so dire (given the moral decay of our world as a whole) it’ll more than likely take a catastrophic event in order to purge this infestation of weeds from the ranks. The moment it becomes ‘tough’ and ‘life threatening’ to be a Catholic in the West, when the Church ‘appears’ down and out, is the moment the Judas’ will renounce the Faith and uncloak from their disguises. Then, when only the wheat are left standing, we’ll be able to rebuild with the force and will of God Almighty Himself behind us.

    These issues are complex. There are so many components to it. We have nefarious globalist organisations that overlap like the United Nations, CFR, IMF, and Lucis Trust (Theosophy Society), Freemasons/Illuminati etc. Then we have Islamism and the other threats around the world such as Japan whom we expect to reemerge as a savage imperial power. Where are these entities in conflict? How are they working together?

    If the left-right paradigm we currently base governance on in the West is any indication, the kingdom of Satan is continuing to consolidate his forces. There is very little difference at all between the left and right side of politics today in terms of morality, and there isn’t all that much difference on policy either in essence. They are, by design, having less and less reasons to ‘fight’ with each other. It’s only a matter of when, not if, at this rate, that all sides of evil/Satan ultimately unite to turn on who? Actual Christians.

    Another world war, as planned, could very well be the catalyst to unite any divisions that still might remain among the minions of these global elitists. I say minions, because I’m sure there are plenty of people on the left and right, even in ‘middle’ positions of power, who see themselves as fighting for the ‘good’ guys, when in reality they are tools of Satan.

    Thanks for all the hard and thankless work you do for us, lost souls, and God’s kingdom period!

    God bless you brother!

    • HolyFire

      I live in a very small city. The total population is around 44 thousand people. I opened our local newspaper today (which I never do normally) that is delivered free in the mail weekly, and found a full page advertisement asking our residents to join the United Nations Association for my country. This is a small local newspaper with a full page UN advert in it!

      Please don’t underestimate the global reach of the UN. They, like Islam, work from the bottom up and the top down. It’s more likely than not that there are UN initiatives being implemented in your own local area such as Agenda 21 that you’re completely oblivious too.

      As noted in a previous message at shoebat.com they already promote just about every moral evil under the sun as official UN policy e.g. abortion, sodomy, etc. They don’t offer the kind of globalism any person with actual Christian values is seeking to align with.

      • Kittee

        Strangely the pope has also said ‘populism’ prevents migrants from coming to Europe which he supports, Why does he support this ?
        He says out of compassion. This is an invasion though and the migrants have no compassion for us !

        • Write and ask him. Do you want his address at the Vatican?

  • Vinny Zee

    With as much aversion as you have to Vatican II I am surprised you would also say, “Bring back Pope Benedict XVI!” He was in the thick of Vatican II and many of the changes that came forth. A friend of mine who is a priest has personally met him. I hear he is one of the most brilliant men alive. So his intelligence is not in dispute. His theological understanding and depth is not in dispute. So what is at issue is how these men of great learning and understanding could also allow for the changes that came forth.

    I’ve heard it mentioned Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has mentioned a correction would come forth on Nostra Aetate. However, if one reads, “ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE BENEDICT XVI, Paul VI Audience Hall, Thursday, 14 February 2013,” I do not see in any sense he sees it that way or that is what he was considering. So I don’t know if any “proposed” mention of a correction came after this address. In the address, it seems he recognizes the damaging effects the council had on the church immediately in its wake, but he was hopeful the church has moved passed the negative effects and was ready to see the full fruit of what the council was ultimately designed to do. Is it possible?

    What is worse, populism/nationalism or modernism? Modernism was condemned by Pope Pius X in Pascendi Dominici Gregis, (1907). The Catholic Church cannot “modernize.” Modernist who enter the church and bring modernist views are condemned. They are not Catholic. Is Pope Francis even warning us about the end? “The direction taken beyond this historic turning-point—the ways in which this worsening crisis gets resolved—will depend on people’s involvement and participation and, largely, on yourselves, the popular movements.” Well isn’t Islam in some respects a form of Nationalism? Either way, what the Pope was addressing was in relation to immigration. He is a pro-immigration Pope. He does not see borders as anything more than inconveniences and oppressive. His address had nothing to do with the end times. We don’t really have a pope concerned with such issues.

    As I’ve often said, I wish he would spend more time condemning modernism than promoting social justice. It is almost if we have another community organizer to deal with.

    • HolyFire

      Vinny,

      You’ve expressed and asked much.

      You’ve primarily asked how I can be for Pope Benedict XVI?

      My honest answer is that I believe he is the true elected pope and was forced to resign under coercion making his resignation invalid.

      A deep seeded and diabolical evil has infested the ‘human’ element of the Church hierarchy. We know the spiritual and divine element can never be conquered or tainted.

      This is purely an educated ‘guess’, by no means an established fact.

      I am convinced the ‘pastoral’ direction Vatican II has taken the Church toward is the road to perdition as a result of our own apostasies over hundreds of years.

      However I understand that there are nuances and complexities involved that we can’t see or understand from the outside looking in hence these ‘speculations’.

      Pope Benedict XVI despite his modernist Vatican II leanings condemned moral relativism and didn’t turn the Church’s teaching on marriage and sexual ethics into a circus show.

      My initial response pretty much says it all, I honestly believe Benedict XVI is the true validly elected pope.

      I’ve been going much deeper into Marian study and devotions of late and believe Our Lady is the key to saving us from total destruction at this time.

      The question is will divine chastisements from God be required for us to turn to her for intercession? Or will we come to our senses via a divine ‘warning’ or a ‘minor’ chastisement of some kind first?

      Only God knows! Keep praying your daily rosary Vinny, the full traditional Rosary when you can (all 15 mysteries when possible).

      Mary is our mediatrix and God does hear our prayers!

      Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.

      Love you brother!

  • “He came out this week and said there is no such thing as “Islamic terror.”

    Asked and answered in the article already. Why repeat?

    Why not respond to our main argument?

    The flowchart goes like this:

    Mr A: Fascism on the rise
    Mr B: Muslim immigration is on the rise Muslim terrorism is on the rise
    Mr C: Fascism kills millions. Muslim terrorism kills thousands. We need to solve both.

    Mr. B: simply repeats the obvious.

  • Reader,

    You did misread me. Correct? Is this point acknowledged?

  • We fully agree. We explained in several series what is going on in Europe.

  • “norbert hofer is christ.”

    I rest my case.

  • How do people follow George Friedman? He says that European Nationalism is okay when he said it wasn’t a thousand times over?

  • I know you don’t know George, but we introduced him to you i the article. Have you read it? What do you think?

    • TexasStateofMind

      No I have not read the whole article but some If George said that then him and the Pope have alot in common

      • “No I have not read the whole article ”

        I can tell, but thought to ask first.

        Confession is the beginning of healing.

        • Grandmere

          I have never understood why someone would comment before they read the article.That’s like taking a test before you read the chapter. It’s like Watter’s World.

          • Tom_mcewen

            He read enough to know the pope is evil, stupid, ignorant and that Mary is turning tricks in the background. It nice when you see your Universe is correct and all is right in the mind’s Theology of what a true born again world is. Simple why read the rest, trash has a smell, you know.

  • Sheila Jo

    The mourners had shared Babylon’s sensual pleasures, and gained by her wealth and trade. The kings of the earth, whom she flattered into idolatry, allowing them to be tyrannical over their subjects, while obedient to her; and the merchants, those who trafficked for her indulgences, pardons, and honours; these mourn. Babylon’s friends partook her sinful pleasures and profits, but are not willing to share her plagues. The spirit of antichrist is a worldly spirit, and that sorrow is a mere worldly sorrow; they do not lament for the anger of God, but for the loss of outward comforts. The magnificence and riches of the ungodly will avail them nothing, but will render the vengeance harder to be borne. The spiritual merchandise is here alluded to, when not only slaves, but the souls of men, are mentioned as articles of commerce, to the destroying the souls of millions. Nor has this been peculiar to the Roman antichrist, and only her guilt. But let prosperous traders learn, with all their gains, to get the unsearchable riches of Christ; otherwise; even in this life, they may have to mourn that riches make to themselves wings and fly away, and that all the fruits their souls lusted after, are departed from them. Death, at any rate, will soon end their commerce, and all the riches of the ungodly will be exchanged, not only for the coffin and the worm, but for the fire that cannot be quenched.

  • Sheila Jo

    Walid, what is your take on this? Makes sense.
    https://youtu.be/k8OuArvOSl4

    • Nonsense.

      • Sheila Jo

        I trust you. Always have that’s why I asked you <3

        • Thank you Sheila, the Hebrew word for lightening is not Baraq its Barq. That extra “a” makes all the difference because “Barak” means blessing and not lightening. Barq is lightening.

          That plus Obama is out.

          You will find hundreds of snake oil salesmen who sell all sorts of play on words like this.

          • Sheila Jo

            Thank you for setting me straight.

  • We are right, Dugin and Friedman are wrong on some points. How is that for some pride 😉

    Just kidding.

    But I do appreciate that you did the homework. This says much about you. You care about details. I like it. I will always remember the name DaKardii.

  • Dan

    You gave us a link to BB in the paragraphs in your article but none for the Pope’s speech on Friday
    In an impassioned address Friday the Pope declared: Do you have a link to the source of this Walid ? I’ve tried to find it and cannot. The only thing I can find about the Pope mentioning anything remotely similar is a 2015 article after the Paris attack.

    • susan

      Did you check the Vatican website?

    • I really don’t have time to sit in the sandbox to play today. Try to search harder. Seek and you shall find.

      • Dan

        No, I tried to find it and it’s not out there. Besides how hard would it be to just leave a link?

        • Grandmere

          Something seems to be bothering you. The last couple of comments that have crossed my mail didn’t compute. I didn’t get why you are upset with Walid. Must have missed something. Anyway, I’m sure the info is out there. Keep plugging words into your search engine. Sometimes it takes a while.

          • Dan

            Hi Grandmere, no I’m not mad. Walid, made a comment about most Americans and I didn’t agree with it.
            As for this article I just wanted a link because I haven’t heard the pope make a comment directly about the end times like that since 2015 so I was interested.
            I was pressing Walid for the link on this article but it’s not because I’m upset but I would like to read it.

          • Dan,

            I forgot to put the link, but I googled the statement and it took me 1 second to find it:

            https://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/messages/pont-messages/2017/documents/papa-francesco_20170210_movimenti-popolari-modesto.html

            Why couldn’t you do the same may I ask?

          • Dan

            Sure I don’t mind you asking. After looking at your link there’s no way I would have found that ; not because there’s something wrong with it but because I’m not Catholic I didn’t know to look there. I thought I was good at researching but we learn new things all the time.
            Thanks for doing that for me Walid.

          • I understand. Most Americans are not Catholic.

          • Dan

            I believe the majority of us are Catholic but we don’t come close to your numbers in S. America or Asia.

          • Grandmere

            That was what hung me up! You didn’t put his comment about most Americans in quotation marks. That’s what threw me off because this thread has been going for a few days now. I must admit though, that most Americans I know are complainers. Myself included. With us, it’s always something. We just don’t know how good we have had it.

          • Dan

            That’s fine. I would agree people complain but most Americans;no.

            Maybe the complaining is actually fatigue and lament from the last 8 years of Barry’s reign?

            I’ve been smiling from ear to ear since Nov 2016

            God Bless you Grandmere

          • Kkdgrace

            I don’t call what I do “complaining”. I’ve always said that “I’m just ‘making conversation’ “. Apparently a LOT of conversation. How easy it is to lose the self-awareness necessary to objectively view your conversation…and how it’s just brimming with gripes! Ah me! Must do better!

          • Why do the non-complainers carry the cross for all the complainers is amazing.

            You hardly if ever complained Kkd.

            Its like Trevor, he does the same thing and when I fight with someone, he takes it upon himself that he must have done something wrong when he didn’t.

            The Christian spirit. I love it. Its so few. Its the narrow gate.

            When I say “most” I speak of the wide gate. When I saw “few” I speak of the narrow gate.

          • He complained because I said Americans complain.

            My idea was to bring Christians together who do not complain and that we witness to the unbelieving.

            How do I accomplish that if I do not tell them to stop complaining?

            I’d like to see Dan roll up his sleeves and address lets say that Lebanese girl who is antisemitic.

            But so few want to witness and most want to complain about me for telling them to stop complaining.

            Can you hand me that spatula … no not that one, the other one

  • Dan

    I came to the conclusion that most Americans love to complain. Act big, pay less attention to their complaints, and they will adore you for treating them like a doormat. Lift them up, bring them into your abode, try to reason with them and they will hate you. The more you ignore the sheep, the less headaches, because these are not sheep, they are wolves who adore a politician and the double-minded man, because they too are cut from the same cloth. Celebrity is their god and their ‘Jesus’ is painted in their own image.

    Walid’s right about one thing. After checking out the comments not one of you have told him how insulting his statement is.

    Talk about sheep!

    Somebody piss in your cornflakes Walid ? Is Shoebat not making enough in donations?

    What’s the transference all about Walid? Surely you don’t feel Americans are such a lost cause?

    • susan

      The first thing I read this morning –“Somebody piss in cornflakes?”
      “Is Shoebats not making enough in donations?”

      Did someone piss in YOUR cornflakes Dan? Or are you waking up to some unpleasant truths within yourself? Wolf or sheep, Dan? Stupid sheep or wise sheep?
      I’ve read enough comments over the years to recognize a slanderer. And you’ve just slandered Walid. You’ve accused Walid of nasty behavior and of doing it because donations are down.

      Maybe we should accuse you some snide behavior. Are you a little tightwad? Someone who only gives food you don’t like or that’s been taking up space to the food pantry? Or donates thread bare shoes and clothes in order to get a tax write off?

      And I’ll quote you here since it’s on one of your prior comments. “I don’t have the patience to sit and watch a video.” You don’t have the patience to sit and LISTEN…isn’t that REALLY what you mean? Are you one of those non-stop talkers? The one everyone excuses themselves from at family gatherings and social functions? The one folk pretend not to see because all you do is complain?

      Now if you’ll excuse me I’m going to have some Frosted Flakes. 🙂 with milk.

      • Dan

        Wow looks like someone’s on their period today !
        You seem to be oppositional is that your normal state?
        Nothing you said makes any sense Susan except maybe to show a lack of character. Calling me names behind a keyboard how pathetic darling.

        • susan

          Do you have children?

    • You just jotted a comment that is complaining Dan. Amazing how Shoebat’s Shoe fits.

      • Dan

        No Walid that doesn’t work in this case and you know it. Otherwise how would I let you know what you said was in fact offensive.

        However, I’m interested to understand why you would make an inflammatory comment like that?

        I’ve only been here for a short while and your information is some of the most interesting and thought provoking stuff out there.

        But do you really feel that way about all of us in America ?

      • Grandmere

        I learned my lesson about complaining around here. LOL

        • Its really easy. Vinny wrote an argument as where I went wrong. I studied it and agreed and accepted the correction. Someone like Dan jots a line without correction, just complaining and then he tells Susan she is on the rag and then he speaks about being offensive. I then conclude that he’s on the rag and because he’s on the rag he sees everyone else on the rag. Heck, I am on the rag as well.

          • Grandmere

            I bet if they knew about that little “flying machine” out behind the dumpster they would quit whining real fast. But we will keep it our little secret for now and reserve it for the hard core cases like Booker, son of Hooker.

          • Lets see if Dan passes the test. We both fly off the handle. I invite him to lunch and explain my statements about Americans love to complain, and see if we remain friends.

            I think he misunderstands my statement.

  • Its food for simpletons. ISIS destroyed Palmyra’s Bel Temple and looted Aphrodite which they complain about here:

    http://www.wnd.com/2016/12/looted-palmyra-relics-seized-by-swiss-authorities/

    So ISIS was bad.

    Now that they are making a replica of its gate in defiance of ISIS these same complain which means ISIS destroying the Temple was good.

    There are thousands of pagan symbols which have been erected from time immemorial.

    Its evidence for nothing.

    The article is opinions of people who were refuted a hundred times over. The Harbinger Blood Moons came and gone and the stock market is up.

    But simpletons still listen to false prophets.

  • We critique the Pope, we control immigration, we expose what the West did in the Middle East in the Arab Spring, we fight Islam and Nazism, antisemitism and every evil.

    The problem is that people only pick one of the above is the main bone of contention.

    Tell me, of the bones I just mentioned, which is yours, one or all the above?

    • Marie Halligan

      Yes- you can’t right wrongs with more wrongs!

  • Kevin Nicholson

    MicahJames: Daniel 5:28 PERES; Your kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians. (not Russia)

    Three ribs: Babylon, Lydia, and Egypt. arise.

    http://biblehub.com/daniel/7-5.htm

  • John Magne Trane

    Bukkene Bruse at the end!

    It’s from the traditional fairy tale that in English is called the Three Billy Goat’s Gruff.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Billy_Goats_Gruff

    One recurring line is, Oh, don’t eat me. Wait for my brother, he is much bigger and stronger than me.

    The troll under the bridge loses when the biggest of them tramples over *his* bridge.

    As to whom that may be a warning, future will tell 😉

    And to fit the current narrative, here’s a drawing from the war, showing the Troll under the bridge as a Nazi.
    https://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_tre_bukkene_Bruse#/media/File:Hilsen_til_Knut_Kul%C3%B8y_(1943)_-_Greeting_for_Knut_Kul%C3%B8y_(1943)_(6279486558).jpg

    And if you want to listen to more music from Bukkene Bruse, this channel on Youtube seems to have the most: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeyENsBqxKc&list=PLB5A5EEF3B562E1E2&index=1

  • Do you have someone else to pick on besides the Pope?

  • Dan

    Sorry I missed this Walid. What does what a gay man says have to do with you making a blanket statement like ” Most Americans complain’?

    There are over 3 million Americans so are you being racist or why would you say that; do you know most of them or are you making a prejudiced statement?

    That would be like me saying over 1/2 of the Arab population is inbred? Is it true Walid? Because I can back it up ; unlike you; with convincing facts even if it is offensive.

    Walid, offending people when you speak out on issues is in fact not the issue. What is the issue is you made a statement that you cannot prove and is offensive to people that support your blog.
    Walid you can still be as offensive as you want but to do so in such an apparently prejudice manner only means you’re comfortable enough now to afford it.

    Which only means for anyone reading this ; if you don’t call Walid out for this ; you can expect him to be even more prejudice in the future.

    However, Walid, like I said to another poster ” I’m not angry ; I just disagree with your statement and I told you about it.

    NEVER COMPLAIN. I do not give a darn about complainers.

    Walid, wouldn’t it be great to be in that position whenever you argue ; right? How can anyone disagree with you without facing that charge? Walid your ego has been stroked for way too long brother.

    You write some really interesting articles Walid I’ll give you that and I have already did my homework on you and you’re a success for a reason; you’ve been around and your life is interesting to say the least. But, don’t get too big for your britches big boy.
    You’re still here because of all of us; Especially the Americans.

    • First of all you FAILED to put all these statements in context which is why I concluded that the shoe fits.

      I stated in my article:

      “I came to the conclusion that the bulk majority of American Christians do not realize that Republican does not mean “Christian”.

      BULK majority. This is NOT every American is it?

      I stated:

      “I still get angry messages that Pence, Coulter and every republican we expose telling us that these are “Christian””.

      This is very true. Critique these idols and a hail of storm comes upon us.

      I stated: “To American Evangelical Christians, Jerusalem is their spiritual center. Yet moving the American embassy to Jerusalem was once a cornerstone of President Trump’s new policy to Israel — a powerful statement about the Donald’s commitment to the “eternal capital of the Jewish state.” It was so crucial that Trump considered the move at one minute after midnight on inauguration day. Did it happen? No.”

      Is this NOT true? It is, but Trump worshipers do not like us when we show this truth.

      I stated: “I came to the conclusion that most Americans love to complain.”

      Did you put all this in context? NO. You simply cut and paste the last statement and accused away, like the typical American complainer.

      What I wrote is like saying that most Arabs believe in conspiracy theories. Its true. Another example I could have used and it would not offend you: Most Muslims, when it comes to Israel, they believe in conspiracy theories. Or, most Muslims hate Israel. Or Most Americans love Ronald Regan even though he gave stinger missiles to the Afghan Mujahideen and then they birthed the Taliban. Or Most Americans supported the war in Iraq. Or most Americans were bamboozled to clamor behind Bush and supported the invasions of Iraq. Most made a stupid decision.

      These statements would be absolutely true.

      And what did you write instead of giving equivalent examples? Here is what you wrote:

      “so are you being racist or why would you say that; do you know most of them or are you making a prejudiced statement That would be like me saying over 1/2 of the Arab population is inbred? Is it true Walid?”

      The example you use is absolutely EVIL and you are completely turning me off at this point.

      When I write:

      “Act big, pay less attention to their complaints, and they will adore you for treating them like a doormat. Lift them up, bring them into your abode, try to reason with them and they will hate you. The more you ignore the sheep, the less headaches, because these are not sheep, they are wolves who adore a politician and the double-minded man, because they too are cut from the same cloth. Celebrity is their god and their ‘Jesus’ is painted in their own image.”

      I write about the type of Americans who focus on fame, popularity and image. Take Joel Olsteen for an example. These types have ministries, yet when you write them they never respond. These ignore the public and the more they ignore the public the more the public worships them. I have been with Benny Hinn and have seen this first hand.This is what I am writing about. The politician is the same.

      I saw this and I hated it and vowed never to be like this. So I interacted with people here on the comment section to only find out that the way most are is that they appreciate more the bad shepherds. They love bad shepherds.

      Look prophets wrote like this in the Bible about Israel. They did not even use the word “most”. They critiqued away.

      Yet here you are insinuating that I am a racist.

      The more I read comments like yours the more it proves the point. I am done.

      • Dan

        Wow, Walid how do I respond to that?

        You said:
        I stated: “I came to the conclusion that most Americans love to complain.”

        Did you put all this in context? NO. You simply cut and paste the last statement and accused away, like the typical American complainer.

        What I wrote is like saying that most Arabs believe in conspiracy theories. It’s true. Another example I could have used and it would not offend you: Most Muslims, when it comes to Israel, they believe in conspiracy theories. Or, most Muslims hate Israel. Or Most Americans love Ronald Reagan even though he gave stinger missiles to the Afghan Mujahideen and then they birthed the Taliban. Or Most Americans supported the war in Iraq. Or most Americans were bamboozled to clamor behind Bush and supported the invasions of Iraq. Most made a stupid decision.

        No Walid it’s not the same thing. In fact if you believe
        and I’m only going to use 2 of your examples.

        “most Arabs believe in conspiracy theories”
        or
        : Most Muslims, when it comes to Israel, they believe in conspiracy theories. Or, most Muslims hate Israel.

        is the same thing you clearly may not realize that what you said was offensive because it is not the same thing. Both example were not the same thing.

        Try it
        ” most American believe in conspiracy theories ”
        : Most Muslims, when it comes to Israel, they believe in conspiracy theories. Or, most Muslims hate Israel.
        as compared to

        “most Americans are complainers ”

        One of the 2 statements is derogatory towards Americans can you guess which one?

        Walid let me reassure you I read the entire article and only had a problem with the one paragraph.
        I don’t buy context would save you from making that statement but
        if you say so my brother I will accept it because this is becoming more than I intended. My intention was to convince you that what you said was offensive and now it seems to be becoming personal which with me it’s not.
        I made the statement about inbreeding in the Arab culture only to offend you and it did.
        My statement was the same and like I said this is something you can find out for yourself to see if it’s true.

        However, you did give me some insight that may very well be the reason for what is in fact Transference from you and may be why you made the statement that started this conversation with me.

        Walid, I’ll reiterate; You write some really interesting articles I’ll give you that and I have already did my homework on you and you’re a success for a reason; you’ve been around and your life is interesting to say the least and again there is no doubt about this.

        Let me end with this by saying also people(Christians) who don’t like the pope do so because they believe he is fulfilling prophesy and it has nothing to do with the context in which you put in in your article. You’re entitled to be biased but just understand your missing the pulse of the people you feel are not Christians because they’re outside of Catholicism.

        Walid, what’s funny to me is I defend you guys to my group who claim Catholics are demon spawn (I’m kidding) but the sentiment is close. Yet here I see it’s the same thing with you who believe if your not Catholic your not a Christian.

        It is my belief denominations are in fact the devil’s work and
        The Gospel of Jesus the messiah is all that was meant to be used to bring us together.

        Anyway, that’s why I’m even here. I don’t believe Christians should condemn the lot of you just because of the pope.

        Also, I believe just as one man condemned mankind by disobeying God on 1 thing ; only 1 thing is required by God for redemption.

        THE GOSPEL

        May God continue to Bless your ministry Walid.

        .

        • “Wow, Walid how do I respond to that?”

          Simple: you don’t.

          “Most Muslims, when it comes to Israel, they believe in conspiracy theories.”

          True.

          “most Muslims hate Israel.”

          True

          “most Americans are complainers ”

          True.

          You prove it.

          • Grandmere

            SNAP! Crackle, pop and BOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

          • Give him couple days and he’ll be fine. Falafel causes him a lot of gas.

          • Dan

            That’s the point Walid it’s not provable and is part of the reason it is can be considered as derogatory towards Americans.

            You’re not young so I assume you have a full command of the english language but I’m starting to think your don’t and you may actually not realize what you are saying. It’s either that are you just really stubborn.
            I feel the later is more likely.

            Hey, you keep believing Americans are complainers and that’s fine but it also means you have a low opinion of most Americans; which is sad. But as for me I know Americans have created the greatest country mankind has ever known and anyone with a lick of sense knows the majority of them damn sure were not and are not complainers.

          • Grandmere

            Dan, I am sick of you complaining about the fact that Americans are complainers. We complain more than anybody. Why? Because we can. Take a look around you. Little kids complain. Husbands and wives complain. College professors and their students complain. Employers and employees complain. Politicians and voters complain. Why??? Because we can. Chef never said complaining was evil. But you are whining like a three year old who is told he needs to get in the bathtub and get ready for bed. Go ahead and complain but you will get in that bathtub and put on your pajamas and go to sleep or no bedtime story. So shut the heck up and start the bathwater. And you better clean out your ears while you are at it.

          • SNAP!!!!

            Now we both are gonna get it. Duck down quickly.

          • Dan

            I never will and for you to think Walid is right is disappointing Grandmere.
            Everything I said is true and Walid is wrong even after his sheep continue to stroke his ego.
            Like I said there are almost 4 million Americans so to say most of them are complainers is pathetic and reeks of prejudice.
            However, I didn’t consider whether or not you are an American Grandmere and if you are you should be ashamed of yourself.

          • O good grief Dan, last time she tried to help me out she got in trouble. I threw a spatula and she threw catsup all over my apron. But it never got to this.

            You said I was stubborn. I confessed my sin. I am stubborn. But so are you. I am coming to realize that most Americans are just as stubborn as Middle Easterners.

            Take it easy and soak in the tub. Have a beer.

          • Grandmere

            And a rubber duckie.

          • He’s finally slept.

          • Dan

            I appreciate that Walid and you do the same but I’ll take a coke and a shot of JB.
            You are right my friend and many of us consider being stubborn a virtue.

            God Bless .

          • I think my next book will be titled: Teaching English For New Middle Eastern Immigrants.

            It will start with:

            What are most Americans like?

            Are most Americans shoppers? Do they like to shop a lot?

            I think most Americans love hamburgers.

            Most Middle Easterners love falafel.

            Most Americans do not know Falafel.

            Dan does not know Falafel.

            Grandmere makes GREAT falafel.

            P.S: But the only problem is that most Americans would not like my book. We have an immigration crisis from the Middle East. Better keep my mouth shut before I get deported 😉

          • “you just really stubborn.”

            You finally got it. Most Middle Easterners are stubborn.

            What are most Americans like? Can you tell me Dan?

          • Dan

            Grandmere doesn’t do falafel’s she’s from my home state Louisiana and in Louisiana we do donuts and
            cinnamon twists : )

          • Grandmere

            Keeping it on a loving note. Cher! We don’t do donuts and cinnamon twists. We do beignets and king cakes. Come on down south and let me take you to a boucheire. You can have a shot of JB with your boudin. Chef would love this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wG9d9Z4jdjs

          • Dan

            All of us are from Louisiana too . I was saying we don’t do falafel’s . I don’t even know where to find a place in Louisiana that serves them but maybe there is one. I haven’t been back in a while.

          • I see you woke up from your slumber. Thats good Dan.

          • Dan

            Woke up from my slumber? Is that eastern slang for being right ;
            err nice ?

          • Good grief Grand. We are supposed to sell Baklava, Falafel, Baba Ghannouj, Hummus, Tabouleh …. and now your selling Pork Chops and beignets and cakes … I leave for one day to come back to see my falafel stand turned upside down just because the customers wanted these additions to my menu.

            O dang, look at the menu, what is this? Pig skins instead of Pita chips? Whats next? Blood Sausages?

            Barbarians I say. Barbarians invaded my Falafel stand. What would my family say. My reputation .. its all gone. Pork eaters, barbarians …. get me some ashes and sackcloth.

          • Its YOU. You turned my falafel stand upside down and brought in all the barbarian foods?

          • Grandmere

            Please don’t fire me Chef. Just give me 40 days to make amends.

          • Amends? From now on you plant the Garbanzo beans instead of buying them from the wholesaler.

            You know in Bethlehem I used to plant the Garbanzo beans on our farmland for the entire year’s yield. The bean sprouts these puffy sacks where the bean lives and you can eat them green by popping these little sacks and eat the garbanzo green fresh. There are many ways to deal with Garbanzo from Hummus to Falafel to adding them in rice meals. Have you ever had roasted Garbanzo beans? They call it Kthama.

            Garbanzo is a source of protein unlike anything else its high in anti-carsinigin and prevents cancer. In Israel they did the research:

            https://www.jewishpost.com/archives/health/hummus-is-good-for-you.html

            This is why Falafel King refuses to sell pork 😉

          • Dan

            The disqus is not working correctly on my side so if my comment is hard to understand it is because I cannot edit . I will return to edit when I can.

          • Great. I too COMPLAIN about Disqus 😉

  • Newf

    “Christ the judgmental vs Pope Francis the Humble ”

    That was a great article read it twice.
    This pope Francis speech mentioned in the above article is just another ecumenical global secular slop for the popes NWO buddies.

    These movements coming from a pope who publicly attacks Catholics holding onto their ancient Catholic faith, he sees those who do, as the real enemy of the church, good chance this is the movement he’s talking. he refuses to answer the questions in the Dubia ! We got problems with this pope, his talk is a bowl full of mixed veggies at best. he’s pro NWO that’s all I know for sure which is very anticatholic and determined to use the Vatican for their one world religion and destroy the catholic faith.

    This pope has shown many times that he supports this agenda. he belittles his Boss in many of his sacred scripture quotes.

    since the discovery of the Catholic spring in podestas emails this has caused major groups within the church to take action , one such group are the Knights of Malta who the pope is now fighting to control, and take their sovernity. They are focused on the world banksters who are behind all of this. I did have an article bookmarked concerning their actions but it disappeared. Wish I could share it with you but I can’t. It is very interesting, Steve Bannon was mentioned along with Cardinal Burke who is also very much involved with the Knights. Apparently there are things going on we don’t know about.
    If Cardinal Burke and the Knights working together to over throw this NWO , which may end up dethroning this pope, all the power to them. We’re so close to loosing democracy in the west, they can give us a bit more time to turn things around. See lady Rothschild is scared now, well good I say. Time to take down the real enemy them friggin free masons.

  • Dan

    Look at you and the name calling. True colors came out GM and that is as good as it gets in showing you to be the type you are.

    Have you been online for long Granny ? Sometimes it’s late , your tired, or 400 million other things can distract your thoughts while typing on the computer.
    But, that’s ok I’ll take the shot.

    Besides it’s complaining we’re talking about not whining so stay on track with the conversation. Geez , for a granny past her period you sure need a napkin.

    So, let’s see; how about the millions of men and women in our military for which I am 1 ; how many of us are complainers?

    How about the medical field which I again can be counted as part of the millions who serve and heal; how many of us are complainers ?
    What about our men and women on our police force;how many of the millions are in your small mind ; complainers?

    Let’s go to the charities that staff Millions of Christians and of which I again can be counted ;who sacrifice most times for little or nothing their time and skill to take care of those in need. How many of these beautiful human beings are in your mind complainers ?

    You see GM the US citizenry is Exemplary for so many reasons so even though the small sampling of worthless individuals who happen to be in the radius of your miserable life; have skewed your perception of American excellence ; do the rest of us a favor and leave us out of your miserable existence.

    However, this conversation for me has gotten WAY out of touch from the sentiment that I JUST disagreed with so I would like to leave it alone; yet make no mistake I will never just be quiet when in this case someone who isn’t American try’s to convince me American’s as a whole are less than they truly are.

    But, I’m happy to exclude you GM because America is not perfect but compared to the rest it’s damn close !

    • Grandmere

      I would like to end on a positive note. I was born in Monroe, Louisiana. Lived many years down on the bayou, hence the name Grandmere. All grandmothers are called grandmere on the bayou. I don’t live down there nowadays (wish I did) but my grandchildren know that if we ever get separated in a crowd, they are to stand still and yell “Grandmere” at the top of their lungs. All the Mimis and Mamaws will go about their business while I zero in on my chicks. It’s good to be different. I appreciate the fact that you realize that my child bearing days are over, but I made hay while the sun was shining. I love my quiver and they all love me.

  • Nationalism is not fascism, but fascism is ultra-nationalism.

  • Cornelius is always a good name in my experience and the experience of others before us 😉

    I and my wife thank you for your prayers and kind message O kind Cornelius.

  • Vinny Zee

    So I guess, what would be better, stay and fight to the death or resign? Did Benedict ever repent of the things from Vatican II? I know he did denounce some things that happened. However, remember Vatican II was only a pastoral council. This means he could have issued a myriad of documents if he was truly willing to part with what happened at Vatican II. I am not prepared to say he was not a pope. I am not prepared to say Francis is not a pope. I still have not been convinced I have this authority to do so, though the sedevacantist say I do. Well, are there not enough people in authority within the church to make such a decision? The internet makes conspiracy theories too juicy and too easy to claim. Because I see both men as pope also means I can lay the necessary criticism at the doors of that which was not done ex cathedra.

    If you have never read the story of John XXII and his reversal on the Beatific vision, it is an interesting study. When the entire church rose up against his error, he was quick to say he was make a theological pronouncement as a private theologian. He did not dare say his view was dogma for it was quickly and thoroughly shown to him that his view was against the established dogma of the church. The bigger issue we have, even than Francis, is a lethargic unconcerned Church. There have been some brave voices among the leadership that have challenged Amoris Latitia. Not enough voices raised up to challenge the changes at Vatican II. Not every church offers the Latin Mass. What does this tell us? If Benedict believed strongly the Novus Ordo was error, he would have re-instituted it church wide. Apparently he still believed there was no error in Novus Ordo.

    We’ve had popes martyred in the past. Who knows what pressures were facing Benedict. However, I would think he would have known the history of the church and the importance of the chair. If he was so concerned about the church, why would he turn it over to another? This is the point. He stood by and was party to Vatican II. Sure, later, after he probably watched it boil to a point of the Assisi prayer meetings he must have wondered, “What have we done?” He had a chance to make corrections. What did it lead to? He resigned and now he sits by again as the liberals attempt to dismantle the Church? Is there not something to be said for acts of omission as well? People are almost ready to anoint Benedict with Sainthood because he stepped aside under such immense pressure? Does a child hope their dad will step aside when the burglar comes to the house?

    Pope Francis is the pope because the church is getting what it deserves right now. God never called any of the evil kings of Israel “anti-kings”. No, they were evil, and Israel got what it deserved for her disobedience. Francis is your pope because those entrusted with its care have asked for modernism, liberalism, freedom, secularism, and this is the result. Do you think priests were not giving communion to divorced and remarried Catholics before Francis came along? Do you not think priests were giving communion to unbaptized Catholics before Francis came? The state of the church was falling into misery long before Francis. I said it a thousand times, Obama would have never been elected in your grandfather’s generation. However, he was the president for the time in which America found themselves steeped in. Thus, it is the same with Francis, he is the pope we ultimately deserve. We all have repenting to do.

  • Newf

    You mean to say there is actually a group out there actually addressing this overlord group within the beast of the sea? I will most certanily look into it. Thank you for da invite.

  • Vinny Zee

    If I recall from previous posts, you are a sedevacantist. You’re unlike any I’ve seen before, in that you appear to accept every pope up until Francis, but it makes you a sedevacantist nonetheless. I guess I look at it this way. If one is going to accept Benedict as Pope they might as well accept Francis as pope and if they do not accept Francis as pope then it follows they cannot accept Benedict as pope either. I say this because the criticisms of both men parallel in a number of areas (not all, but many.) Therefore, if one accepts Benedict as pope then in my opinion they are glossing over things they are not going to allow Francis a pass on. There is not hard and fast fact for what was ultimately the cause of Benedict’s resignation that elevated Francis. Again, if Benedict was actually forced out, what does he have to lose to say it and prove it at this point? It is one thing that he thought forces beyond his control would force him from the chair and perhaps this is reason for him to do the things he did. But he is off the chair anyway, so why not reveal the truth. If the truth is that he was forced from the chair and he conceals that, well then what does it say about him anyway? I know a priest who met Benedict. Yes, I’ve also heard he is a brilliant theologian. When I look at St. Vincent Ferrer, this is a man whose life strikes me dead to the heart. He and Padre Pio as well. I’d give up my learning to have their humility. I find it telling though that Padre Pio never said the Novus Ordo. What does that tell us? I wonder what St. Vincent would have to say about it? I have often wondered what St. Athanasius would say about Vatican II or what Irenaeus would say about the Assisi prayer meetings? These men stand like towers over the church in crisis in their days. Is there anyone we know of today on par with St. Vincent, Athanasius, or Irenaeus? God told Israel that if Noah, Job and Daniel were alive in the days in which wickedness was so great, only those three could save themselves and no one else. I think we’re all in grave danger if we allow modernism to persist and say nothing about it.

    • HolyFire

      Vinny,

      This would be a better example to give (it came to mind later). This is Pope Francis’ position on pedophile priests:

      http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2017/02/27/pope-reduces-sanctions-against-some-paedophile-priests/

      This is Christ’s position:

      Matthew 18:6

      6 But he that shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone should be hanged about his neck, and that he should be drowned in the depth of the sea.

      I’m aware we share the same concerns about Francis. My only point is Pope Benedict XVI when compared to Pope Francis looks like Pope Saint Gregory the Great! Hahahaha

      • Vinny Zee

        Francis’ view of mercy reminds me of the argument I had to endure toward the end of my run in Protestantism with the grace crowd. They forget how to apply the law as it appears Francis does too. No one disagrees with the application of mercy to the penitent, it is the misapplication that causes problems. I am thankful that Paul VI properly applied church teaching, tradition and history to the biblical standards when he promulgated Humae Vitae. However, there are other things about Paul VI’s pontificate that are troubling. I think in the end, this is the issue for anyone who analyzes the pontificates of John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul II, Benedict and Francis. How much error is one willing to tolerate as balanced against any good? Is near heretical error allowable at such a position of authority? JPII promulgated Familiaris Consortio. JPII also ushered in the Assisi Prayer meetings. Should we accept the one because of the other? Does he get a pass on the one because of the other? Because Paul VI was right on Humae Vitae, does that make him right on every issue? Therefore, because Benedict brought back the Latin Mass, does this give him a pass on any other issue where he erred? Perhaps there is a possibility Benedict’s pontificate will be exonerated when examined in history. As I think we are in agreement, it is hard not to sympathize with why sedevacantist say what they say. Francis especially gives them much fodder. I wish they believed we believe in the Catholic Church as much as they do. I think that is my only contention with them. They assume everyone who is not a sedevacantist is a modernist, but far from it. Despite the Novus Ordo, all the popes have left the eastern liturgies in tact. This also should not be overlooked. Now I would venture to say 98% of Catholics in the west are completely ignorant of the eastern tradition within the church. However, my position has not changed on my final point here. I believe it is going to be the eastern rite and the traditionalists who will ultimately save the church! We are the most reviled (traditionalists) and ignored (eastern rite). Perhaps that is because God is preserving his remnant. Can Novus Ordo stand up to the persecution our eastern brothers and sisters have endured throughout the generations and most recently in the Middle East? Time will tell.

  • “yet completly miss part in Bible that describes with acute detail who the antichrist is: Roman Catholic Church/The Jesuits.”

    You shared no verses that say “Roman Catholic” or “Jesuit”.

  • Marie Halligan

    In my experience as a not-very-well-off European,I believe Europe isn’t becoming more Communist in terms of “power-to-the-people”,only more of this cultural Marxist rubbish,such as “gay marriage”,etc.
    Europe is becoming more elitist, the gap between rich and poor is wider than at any time in my 56 years. The poor and the vulnerable in Britain especially, are the victims of hateful policies of Tory governments that lead to 4000 deaths in 2015 alone. The Torys also created a very successful smear campaign against the poor, implying they were to blame for Britain’s economic woes, almost as if there hadn’t been a global recession, ,which the voting public must have believed because the Tories got in again with no help from the Liberal Democrats in 2010 and carried on persecuting the poor with even more viciousness. I personally believe the end game of the elites is a mixture of the worst of both fascism and communism, with a bit of Islam thrown in, because that is also a political ideology. They definitely want to take Christ out of the public forum anyway, then out of people’s hearts and minds altogether. Eugenics, a Right-wing policy, also has a huge part to play and is a large part of the reason they are trying to force the R.o.I. to legalise the murder of unborn children. TBH I am at the stage now that I don’t think the label matters- it will comprise of whatever is evil and wicked.It will just be EVIL!

  • Marie Halligan

    Did you mean “norbert hofer is CHRISTIAN”? That’s how I read it because I would hope you weren’t meaning this bloke is the the Son of God???