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Angry, Sick, and Beyond Fed Up

One of the rules of effective communication is not to say things when you’re angry.

But I can’t stop being angry.

Every day there is an endless parade of stupidity, malice, debauchery, and violence that assaults our senses and steals our peace.

This week, I’ve been helping an elderly family member with a move, and I have been away from my desk more often than not. The work has been hot, dirty, and tiring, but in a way, it’s a welcome relief. Because every time I get near a computer I don’t know what to say.

I’m sick to death with what is happening in the Church and the world. I’m overwhelmed with the feeling of futility in attempting to fight it. I see good people making the best efforts they can to do their part, and people — even people who agree with them — seek to trivialize their efforts, because “nobody is going to listen.”

We deal mostly in these pages with the attacks coming from within the Church. And believe me, I’m more than at my limit with theological terrorism – which is exactly what is being perpetrated by our pope and his cadre of destroyers.

But then this afternoon, as I was scrolling through stories trying to find something I could write about without wanting to just give up, the reports started coming in about the terrorist attack in Nice.

60 dead. 70 dead. People run over with a truck. Then I came across this:

littlegirl

It’s not the only photo I’ve seen. Others show bodies strewn in the streets, or the Eiffel Tower on fire. But the body of that little girl lying in the road has me at a breaking point.

I am nauseous as I write, my jaw clenched tightly to hold back the bile. I’m furious too, and I can feel the snarl on my face. And as I look at that little body, and like every parent, imagine what it would be like if it were one of my girls, I grieve.

Political correctness has wrought this. Progressivism, liberalism, and the irresponsible leadership of the Western world. American presidents, European prime ministers and chancellors, and yes, the pope.

Islam has not officially been blamed yet, but it never is. Not at first. Because again, political correctness. (Reports are already coming in that the Islamic State is claiming responsibility). Using vehicles to mow down crowds is a known jihadist tactic, and they continue to strike at France for reasons they have already explained. ISIS has made their intentions clear — a year ago — but how many have forgotten? How many realize that they see their fight as a war between the followers of the prophet and those of Christ?

Let France and those who walk in its path know that they will remain on the top of the list of targets of the Islamic State, and that the smell of death will never leave their noses as long as they lead the convoy of the Crusader campaign, and dare to curse our Prophet, Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, and are proud of fighting Islam in France and striking the Muslims in the land of the Caliphate with their planes, which did not help them at all in the streets of Paris and its rotten alleys. This attack is the first of the storm and a warning to those who wish to learn.

A year ago, after the first ISIS attacks in Paris, I said,

Tomorrow, the narrative that what happened in Paris has nothing to do with true Islam will be echoed by the global elites. Pope Francis will join them, failing, once again, to lead Catholics in the truth, and lending religious credibility to the great Islamic lie.

This will also help to ensure that those Parisians, Frenchmen, Europeans, and others throughout the world will not look to Catholicism as the answer to the Islamic threat, because it is feckless, dishonest, and pathetic. Which means that they will instead turn to political zealotry, to a new fascism, to dangerous ideologies, hatred, and indiscriminate violence. They will fight not like true crusaders, but like desperate men, and desperate men do awful things.

This could all have been prevented. Many have warned of what’s coming, myself among them. But self-delusion is an awful drug.

The leaders of the Brexit movement have rebuffed claims of “xenophobia”, instead claiming that it was economic in nature, a nation wishing to govern itself autonomously for a brighter future. The rise of the European right is pegged to similar causes. And they are about such things, at least in part.

But if you don’t think every Leave voter had the endless string of terror attacks — and the unchecked immigration that fuels them — in mind, you’re a fool. Europe is right to fear Islam. But Europe — and the rest of the West — is not spiritually equipped to fight Islam. And this is why fascism, or some other form of radical exclusivist and militant nationalism, is almost an inevitability. Evangelii Gaudium 253 — and by extension, the Catholic Church — is wrong about Islam. The crusader spirit was once a thoroughly Catholic impulse. If you don’t believe that, read what the saints had to say about Islam. We have abandoned this in favor of polite self-deception.

Islam is a supremacist ideology, and it hates you. Not because you’re free, but because you’re not a part of this death cult of barbarism. Islam will always seek to subjugate, kill, or convert any that do not subscribe to its horrifying beliefs. It will keep coming. It will not stop. It must be driven out of our nations, suppressed, and if possible, destroyed. Individual Muslims must be converted or rendered harmless. It is certainly possible to make the distinction between the adherents and the belief. The belief is toxic; the believers are intoxicated. One can only hope that through Our Lady of Fatima — Fatimah, the name of Mohammed’s favorite daughter — these people can find salvation in Jesus Christ and His Church. But they must first be liberated from their diabolical beliefs. Beliefs that allow them to do unspeakable things.

If we continue to ignore the reality that Islam presents, we deserve what is coming. Sadly, it often seems to be the case that the people who are most afraid of this reality bear the brunt of Islamic reprisals. The people who avert their eyes from Muslims in public, keep their heads down, never say a word about their fears, and deadbolt their doors at night. Meanwhile the leaders who have sold us down the river are protected; safe. They take our guns while surrounded by armed guards. They call us racists and Islamophobes and xenophobes to try to shame us into acquiescence, to make us completely vulnerable to unexpected death.

I’ve got news for you: it’s not a phobia if you’re afraid of a real threat. And if you’re not afraid of Islamic expansion, and all that comes with it, it’s time for you to wake up. Read what Islam actually is, what it actually teaches. Stop making excuses for it. It is not now, nor has it ever been, a religion of peace. It is a religion of dominance and subjugation, treating all outside its confines as less than human, subjects only of conquest.

Islam must be driven out, as it was out of Europe once before. Belloc warned us that it would return as the West at last gave up its Christian faith. He was right.

What are we going to do about it?

131 thoughts on “Angry, Sick, and Beyond Fed Up”

  1. “Pray, Hope, and Don’t Worry.” – St. Padre Pio

    Er … it will get a lot worse before it gets better but as things get worse, it also means redemption is just around the corner.
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    PS Islam is being used. Go behind, as they say, to the “power behind the throne”. I mean this time around Islam did not come back to Europe as before i.e. conquering, It was invited in [multiculturalism]. The persecuted Christians in ME are not the one Obama is bringing into the US. That is very telling.
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    What are we going to do about it?
    Individually, pray and be saints. Some will be martyrs, and some will be the ones involved in the revival after the Church’s persecution has passed, both will glory in the liberty and exaltation of Holy Mother Church which is just around the corner.

    Donna Ruth says:JUL 14, 2016 [http://whatisupwiththesynod.com/index.php/2016/07/14/rule-of-law-rule-of-me/#comment-5733]
    Of course there is an answer. It does not involve visible heroics. It does not involve petitions, essays, processions, or online videos. It is the hardest thing to do for those of us who are action oriented. What is it? It is that boring, pious-sounding antidote prescribed by Jesus: Pray. Fast. Pray. What?! Yeah, yeah, we already know that. Sure, sure, we’ll get on it. But we don’t. Seriously … we don’t! Relegating this uber-hard work of spiritual mercy to the back burner – and assuming our visible efforts will bear fruit at this time – is like showing up at a real gunfight with a Cabela’s wooden toy pop-gun. Talk is cheap. Knees, attention to God, and bread and water are the precious gems of change. If we stopped talking and truly started praying and fasting this demonic attack could be checked. The laity have the power to effect massive change … but it is very, very hard work. PRAY. FAST. PRAY. FAST. Just do it.

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    • “The persecuted Christians in ME are not the one Obama is bringing into the US. That is very telling.”

      Same goes for the Pope of course. When he visited that refugee camp, he left the Christians there to the tender mercies of their muslim fellow “refugees” – it was a group of muslims he got out and brought back to the Vatican. They just want us to keep taking the “soma”.

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      • When I read about the Pope only bringing Muslims out of danger, and leaving Christians there ….I felt a great betrayal. Betrayal after betrayal by this Pope. ….
        As Peter’s successor, is he following Jesus’ command to Peter, to “feed MY sheep”? Or is he throwing Jesus’ sheep to the wolves? To me when the Pope did not bring back one single Christian family from the refugee camp, the answer was clear.
        I pray for Pope Francis because I still respect the Petrine office, and also try to “love” him because Jesus asked us to love our enemies…

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        • The Pope and Obama seem to be working in tandem. The cohesiveness of the two of them in ideology is truly frightening. Yes, I felt a deep sense of betrayal when he pulled that stunt of not bringing one single christian back with him. But not only is he throwing Christians in the Middle East to the wolves literally, he is throwing the souls of millions to the wolves with his anti catholic declarations, encyclicals, etc. He is destroying souls which is worse than destroying the body!!!! Anyone that buys into the notion that he is ‘unaware’ of what he’s doing is delusional. He is working in tandem with the NWO group. (U.N. etc) But yes, we MUST pray for him, as Jesus asked us to pray for and love our ‘enemies’. The Pope is indeed an ‘enemy’ of the faithful and it is VERY difficult to not become seething with anger on a consistent basis when one witnesses the destruction of Christ’s Church that he is directly and in your face responsible for, day after day after day. We must ask the Blessed Mother to help in this area, that we do not become bitter and hateful ourselves and maybe put this ‘righteous anger’ to good use. It’s not a sin to be angry in the face of evil, but the sin lies in our response to it. The Pope seems to be blind to the evil he perpetuates, I try and have pity on him, and I pray for him daily. It helps believe it or not, to pray for him consistently, but I pray for his CONVERSION!

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        • Besides the Mohammedans being chosen over Christians the thing that was also unsettling was the media showing this supposed act of charity. According to the scriptures charity is blind in the sense that an act of charity should be done without bragging or telling others….”…….but maybe I’m wrong

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      • I do not think that he took them to the Vatican I think that if the media reports Re correct it was the government of Italy that became responsible for their care. Also my wife told me that some Syrian Christians had been assured that they would be taken by the pope and were left behind according to an article that she read in the online press.

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  2. You are right, Steve. That is also how I felt when I saw a picture of a young girl screaming after undergoing genital mutilation by her Islamic “family”–and hearing over and over again how we are somehow supposed to regard this sick religion as our ally in the fight for the Culture of Life. We have been sold the line that being Catholic means being strung out on chamomile tea–never thinking all too clearly, never feeling anything beyond the strictly fuzzy,, never saying what leads inexorably from Point A to Point B. But that is not the example of Our Lord, nor of the martyrs of the ages. Let us, instead, exhaust all of our faculties until we realize that something needs to be done, AND that it is beyond our strength to do it. When we commit our entire lives, deaths, and eternities to becoming instruments in the hands of the Mary Immaculate, we will know that, as Father Maximilian put it, “grace is far beyond the miseries of man,” and that She who is identified with God without limit can turn all things entrusted to Her to even greater good. All we have to do is the entrusting. But if we don’t . . .

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    • ” We have been sold the line that being Catholic means being strung out on chamomile tea–never thinking all too clearly, never feeling anything beyond the strictly fuzzy,,..”

      Add the crumpets and you’ve nailed it!

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  3. We have to balance our anger with trust in Divine Providence. God bless you, Steve. Keep doing what you are called to do.There is much suffering ahead. And more joy.

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  4. This was the same feeling I had when I saw the two year old Christian girl in Iraq who was beheaded and thrown on her parent’s doorstep.
    Nothing was done for them, nothing.

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  5. Sick. Possessed.

    But what is sicker is the response we will see tomorrow somewhere, which essentially reads:

    “There has never been a more important time, tonight, to sit down and read Laudato Si, given tonights events, and consider it’s prophetic arrival. The pollution and lack of jobs that bullied this migrant into exaggerated but understandable self-defense should be a wake-up for everyone to change their Facebook picture to the French flag, and to accompany unknown migrant ideologs on our journey to overcome xenophobia, and homophobia while we are at it, which is all caused by white privilege and capitalism. Time is greater than space so let’s not worry about anything, since we are all brothers! #PrayForIceCreamTime. <3 #EcumensismAssisiPokemonGo #JustSayNoToTheTLM"

    Sick, perhaps not funny at all. No, not funny. But true.

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  6. Obama etc won’t admit radical Islam is a spiritual problem because then they would have to admit that it needs a spiritual solution.

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  7. Get ready for more mindless excuse-making from the politically correct bishops who will make vague references to “violence” and “extremism.”

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  8. What makes me so so angry is that evil wicked man in the Vatican, who by his compromising with the Death Cult, has contributed to this massacre. And not only that, but that by his evil example he robs so many honest Truth-seekers of the way to salvation.
    Oh Lord please remove this vile man from his post and let another take his place.

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    • The Skojec maniacs are fine with all dissent being deleted. Why post on the Internet at all? Why not just have a private listserv for your fans if you won’t entertain other opinions?
      Commenting here because all my posts are being deleted.

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  9. It does not matter whether the “true” reading of the Koran promotes peace or violence. You have two options: convince Muslims that they should read it peacefully, or convince them to give up their religion. You argue for the second here. But you are simply not sane if you believe that over a billion people are going to give up their religion in anything less than many centuries. And to the degree that you do convince Mulims — as you might succeed in doing — that their choices are to be violent or to give up their religion, you will convince them to become more violent. Thus, your plan is bound to fail, and is not a reasonable one: the only reasonable plan is to convince Muslims to read the Koran peacefully, even if that is an objective misreading of the text.

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          • I am not assuming that. I said that it was a bad idea to declare war on a billion people. I did not say how they would respond if you did.

            Steve however did assume it was possible to convince a billion people to abandon their religion, and it is even less likely for a billion people to do that, than to go to war.

          • Well, I’m not sure half or more of that billion people would be resistant to leaving Islam. Women. Their children. That’s more than half. Then you take the men who don’t want to fight and that’s probably at least half of the half left. So the problem is not nearly as big as a billion. Add to that the inability of the Islamic world to unite (ask Erdogan), and you’ve got splinters of people, with many of them lacking training and education who know they will be easily defeated in the face of real resistance–a West who desires self-preservation. The real problem is our leaders, not the billion muslims.

          • Yes, I imagine the automatic death sentence that goes with leaving Islam would have something to do with that.

          • It is not clear that it did. Their attitude was, “This is what we believe, this is what we are always going to believe, and we don’t want to hear anything against it.” They did not mention anything about a death penalty. It was no different from the way you would probably be resistant to leaving Catholicism.

            That said, I agree that such a death sentence is a significant impediment to people leaving. That is all the more reason that telling them, as Steve does, “Either be violent, in accord with the teachings of your religion, or abandon your religion,” is an extremely bad idea. They will not abandon it, for all the reasons that people normally will not abandon their religion, and also because of the death sentence. Most people will indeed resort to violence rather than allow themselves to killed; so if you tell them that the only alternative to violence is to abandon their religion and likely get killed as apostates, they will be quite likely to engage in violence, in order to save their lives.

          • You quote Mr. Skojec as saying, “Either be violent, in accord with the teachings of your religion, or abandon your religion.” I did not find that quote in this article nor have I seen it in other articles. I would first suggest you correct your misstatement of his words. Second, to suggest that women who are subjugated in Islam (who have few rights, are considered chattel, can be divorced simply by a man saying so, have no rights as far as their children are concerned, suffer honor killings and on AND on) would resist leaving just as a Catholic woman would be resistant to leaving Catholicism is an intentionally insulting analogy. Shows where you are really coming from. Thanks. I feel comfortable moving on. 🙂

          • That was not a quotation, and was not meant to be, even if I used quotation marks. I was describing an action, namely the action of saying that to Muslims. Yes I attributed it to Steve, and that is because that is the force of his position, because he argues against the only tenable course of action, namely convincing Muslims to behave peacefully while remaining Muslims.

            Second, there was certainly no”intentionally insulting analogy” in my comment. I was stating a fact, and appealing to your empathy as a human being. You know how it would feel for someone to tell you to leave your religion; well, it feels like that for other human beings too, even when they have a different religion. If you don’t understand that, you are distinctly lacking in human empathy.

          • Trying to convince Muslims to behave peacefully while remaining Muslims is a fool’s errand. Mohammed was not peaceful, nor did he advise peace. He is the model for every Muslim’s life. No matter how moderate they are today, at any moment, if they desire to become more devout, they can radicalize in a very short time.

            Study the ISIS-related attacks over the past year. Examine the “normalcy” of those who decided to kill and maim and die. Just months before they made their decision to do it, they were almost all known as just regular people, not fanatics.

            Islam and Christendom are now, and have always been, incompatible.

          • Steve, I mostly agree with this, except that convincing them to be peaceful is not a fool’s errand.

            Basically you are saying that you cannot convince all of them to be peaceful all of the time. I agree. But it is far harder to convince a person to abandon their religion than to convince them to be peaceful. So if it is a fool’s errand to try to convince them to be peaceful, it is much more of one to try to convince them to abandon their religion. That just means that there is no way to solve the problem completely. But you will make the most progress by convincing them to be peaceful, not by convincing them to abandon their religion, because the first thing will be more successful than the second.

          • The point is, and I won’t belabor it further: the official texts of Islam exhort the followers of Islam to violence and perversity.

            Telling them to stay Islamic but not be violent is like telling them to stay Nazi but be cool to the Jews. The only way it can work is if they’re not really invested in the ideology, but then, why stay?

            And if they’re nominalists, all it takes is one fiery Imam, a personal crisis, and a few hours with the Sira, Hadith, and Koran, and you’ve got a killer who believes they can leave all the suffering in this life behind for a paradise full of carnal pleasures.

    • Reading a Catholic Bible would be more to the point. God can change the minds & hearts of anyone if they turn to Him.

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    • I recall that the Mother of God could convert millions of people instantaneously as she did in Mexico and in Portugal.

      It’s high time the Pope obeyed Our Lady of Fatima and Consecrated Russia to her Immaculate Heart so that billions of people will be converted and a period of peace granted to the world.

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  10. Look, at the end of the day, all you can do is protect your own….the West and the Church are being punished as a logical extension of the ideologies they have adopted.
    That said, please keep blogging!

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  11. Sometimes it is good to get angry. Get it all out there, better than letting it fester inside. Remember though that others are very angry also & listen to them. This pope doesn’t – neither his Modernist Hierarchy. Those not of the same ilk i.e. Cardinal Sarah & Bishop Schneider, will get the knock but should wear it as a badge of honour for Christ. The whole degradation of the CC as some of us once knew it, is making Catholics turn against Catholics instead of tackling the real issue MODERNISM.

    Prayer & fasting is, of course, the backbone of our armoury but where action is required we must step up to the plate. The lack of action so far in confronting Modernism with the force that is required by the Vatican & secular governments has not been forthcoming as they are totally embroiled in this ideology. They are not on God’s side but Lucifer’s. Being ahead of these Modernists would be of great assistance so having moles inside the Vatican is of the utmost necessity. Necessity is the mother of invention so why aren’t our best brains even considering playing intellect games with PF & coterie? With inside intelligence this could make a difference to the scam they having all been working since VII and with positive action being shown, our prayers would add the extra force we need to conquer these demons once & for all.

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  12. When God withdraws His Grace, evil does what it does, it does not have the faculty of restraining itself. It will only get worse. Stay faithful to the teachings of the Church, my friend, stay faithful.

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  13. You know what is also not politically correct to say???

    That France DESERVES what is currently happening! Oh yes! I said it!

    Not just because of the stupidity of its politicians. Not because of the irresponsibility or inability or unwillingness of its so called liberal-democracy-citizens to do anything about it. Not because as everyone openly knows France is a slave to the EU and the USA whose policies allow it to be cannon fodder in their little geo-political games where ISIS is itself a creation of America and Europe…

    But because all this also stretches back years to the very bloody day the French morons are celebrating – the Bastille Day – which is anti-Catholic and itself a public holiday to CELEBRATE TERRORISM – FRENCH TERRORISM – AGAINST THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND CATHOLIC PEOPLE!

    That’s what France gets for continuing to ignore the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

    And what we’ll all deserve for ignoring the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

    Reject her and there’ll be no more heavenly ambassadors left to send to us.

    More Secularism and voting and candlelight parades and weeping celebrities singing carols are NEVER GOING TO SAVE YOU! NEVER! Perhaps it’s high time for the people of France to do to the current political establishment what the revolution did to the old order. If you don’t do it now, then the Muslims inevitably will by their own methods. And if all you’re going to do is change the guard and replace it with a new secularism, then don’t even bother. Just sit in your homes and wait for God to send the Russians to come to your rescue when they’re forced to overrun the entirety of Europe to save you from yourselves; that’s if they don’t collaterally destroy many of you in the process.

    The Islamic State is a dog on a leash. It has a master who feeds and grooms it and takes it for the occasional walk in your neighbourhood. Then the dog is let loose, it mauls your children and the master runs away, claims no responsibility, but continues to insist that his dogs are peaceful and that they should be allowed to walk. The only way to prevent further dogs is to castrate the master first and lock him up. He lives on all our blocks.

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    • Islam, like all war, is a punishment for sins. In the O.T. it was Assyria and Babylon but now it’s communism and Islam.

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    • The only way out of this is 1) when the Holy Father reveals the Third Secret of Fatima, I.e. the exact words of Our Lady which follow:. ‘In Portugal, the dogma of the Faith will always be preserved…” and 2) the Collegial Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

      That’s the only way the crisis in the Church will end.

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  14. Saint Louis, Crusader & King of France, pray for us!
    Blessed Innocent XI, who organized the relief of Vienna, pray for us!

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  15. Thank you for your compassion and concern by putting a halt on your own busy and hectic life in order to help an elderly relative to move. Steve, dear one, this is what will tip the scales. I, too, am old and in the process of moving. I understand!

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  16. “What are we going to do about it?”

    Well, Steve, I hate to be seen as someone who does agree with you — wholeheartedly — and yet “belittles your efforts” because “nobody will listen,” because belittling your efforts is the last thing I want to do, but the sad fact is that the answer to your question is pretty much just “More of the same.” There has already been the explosion of pathetic “We stand with France,” “Our thoughts are with France,” “Our prayers are with France,” and the like. (Not meaning to belittle prayer — it is a powerful thing, without a doubt the most powerful thing we can do, except I dare say most people expressing that sentiment have no idea what true prayer is beyond some kind of wishful thinking directed at a God whom they have no time for except when they want or need something.) And, you know what? (Actually I know that you do, because you express it yourself in your cri de coeur which pretty much sums up how I feel today) — as a society we will do anything whatsoever not to admit the truths which you enunciate so well. Islam is from hell, Islam wants to kill us. But we, as a society, do not have the will to face that reality and so, within days, we will forget this latest atrocity, or more likely, have it driven from our attention by yet another. Because the Muslims are watching our pathetic reaction and laughing at us as they plan their next attack.

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  17. Stop with the empty rhetoric. “What are we going to about it?” What are YOU going to about it? Why don’t you enlist in the military? You might get the chance to fight ISIS. You could travel Kirkuk in Northern Iraq and fight with the Kurds. They welcome Americans to join the fight and will let you drop bodies. If you were Commander in Chief; what would be your plan?

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      • I think you are on the right track. Islam is very bad theology with a few centuries of mythology layered on top of it. When fighting bad theology, good theology is probably more effective than guns (which work fine against evil persons, but less well against evil ideas). Only small pockets of the Catholic Church, however, are capable of doing good theology at this time. Likewise, only a tiny number of Islamic studies scholars are willing to challenge the foundational myth of Islam. If Mohammed is no more grounded in history than Odysseus or Batman, then wouldn’t we want to start by stopping our legitimation of that mythology? How many persons, after all, would be willing to kill or die for Batman?

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      • First things first, as my mother used to say. Being a faithful husband and father is foremost.

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      • Steve,
        You are doing a PHENOMENAL job! Your ministry is CRUCIAL to the help of faithful Christians, and/but your FIRST responsibility is to your beautiful family that God has BLESSED you with. I echo others who say…..’take some time off’ maybe some kind of retreat if possible? Spend some more time with your beautiful family, He knows you need rest too! God has given you this talent to help His children navigate the mine field that we are walking through, so keep on blogging, but rest as well, it’s as important as the job you are doing is! May God BLESS you and yours, and I will, as always, keep you and all the faithful bloggers in my prayers!

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        • Thank you, standtall, and to all of you who are offering encouragement. I do get overhwelmed at times, but I seem constitutionally unable to give up.

          I try to steal time when I can, but this is no time for resting. Everything in the world seems to be escalating at the same time. We’re in for a rough ride.

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          • Have you ever made the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola? The SSPX has 3 retreat houses – Los Gatos CA, Phoenix AZ, and Ridgefield CT (203-431-0201) which would probably be the closest to VA. I’ve been on retreat with ladies who had large families and still made a retreat.

            Last week (7/10) was my niece’s birthday. She is now 17. The same day a priest I knew dropped dead of a heart attack after the 11 am Liturgy. His body was found Monday morning.

            God took one and gave the gift of life to another. Why did He take such a good priest? I don’t know.

            What I do know is that this was a wake-up call for me. I need to get my spiritual life back on track. (He was only 3 years older than me.).

            Every time I start to feel sorry for myself, something like this happens to me.

            On a related note, did you notice how packed the church was at the funeral service for those who died in that massacre? How much do you want to bet that there were more people attending that funeral than attend Sunday Mass in a month?

    • Steve is doing something, he’s defining the enemy. Western government and the Church, will never defeat the enemy if we don’t identify it, demonize it, and then crush it – kind of like Alniky tactics used for good. The west is so worried about being politically correct that they have become useful idiots in their own pending destruction. I hope that when we do muster the courage to act that there will be a civilization worth saving. And for your information, I served 26 years in the US Army and did my part in fighting the Soviets, naro-traffickers, and Islam.

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      • Thank you for your service, Tim. I am grateful. My husband served in the Army and saw combat, as did my Dad, my granddads, my uncles, and on with my relatives serving all the way back to the American Revolution. My son is currently serving in the Army. He is an upstanding, patriotic sincere young man, husband and father. Please keep him in your prayers.

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      • Indeed, particularly when it’s well known that ISIS was trained, funded, supplied and even at times protected by the American Military who apparently till today can’t sort out which one of them is a so-called moderate rebel and which one is ISIS. As if anyone really believes the USA anymore…

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        • And so is Russia’s response to the problem an act of communinism or conversion? The U.K. Apparently during all of their sorties and dropping of expensive missles and bombs have failed to hit a target. America talks a lot and hasn’t dedicated anywhere near the resources that Putin has utilised. If Russia were to continue Isis and the so called moderates would possible be gone within 6 months.

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    • One man can do something about it. The Pope! By ordering the world’s bishops to join him in consecrating Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in reparation for its sins and errors as Our Lady of Fatima asked, which God commanded them to do.

      Nothing other than this, no generals, no war plans, no nothing man-made will spare us from this scourge.

      But I guess being ecumenical and fighting poverty & global warming non-science is more important.

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      • EXACTLY!!!! No peace treaty/concordat, peacekeeping forces etc is NOT the solution. In the Presence of the Most Holy Trinity, Our Lady of Fatima said to Sister Lucia on June 13, 1929:

        The moment has come in which God asks the Holy Father to order and make in union with all the bishops of the world the consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart, promising to save it by this means.”

        In the 1950s, She told Sister Lucia:. Make it known to the Holy Father the I am awaiting the Consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart. [I.e. Collegial Consecration – M] Without the Consecration, Russia will not be able to convert nor will the world have peace.”

        The Consecration of Russia by the Pius XII in 1952 WITHOUT the bishops doesn’t cut it. Nor do the consecrations of the world in 1942, 1982, 1984, and 2000.

        The Pope AND all the bishops MUST make the Collegial Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

        That’s it. Period.

        She is still waiting.

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  18. Hang in there Steve! I share you disgust at this PC nonsense, but continue to be a flashlight in the darkness. Bad catechesis has caused a tremendous amount of problems, along with all the Marxoids and Musloids and dangerous usefel idiots for Satan like George Soros! But evil doesn’t get the last word, thank God! We have to do what we can to keep people from serving the one who will not serve. After that, it’s in God’s hands. The gates of hell will not prevail, although they do try! Thanks for all the good work you do with your site!

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  19. We do not fight because of the difference we expect to make. We fight because we love the Church, and she is worth fighting for.

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  20. In a tearful press conference, President Obama states that rogue truck drivers “just make me so mad”. Choking back tears, the President announced a ban on automatic transmission trucks, increased regulations for truck ownership including stricter background checks for truck drivers purchasing a truck as well as more regulations on where trucks could be bought and sold.

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    • I saw an article yesterday about ledes from CNN and NY Times, to name a few, blaming the attack on the truck. I guess they can personify any inanimate object to fit their narrative.

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  21. You have a great blog and provide a terrific ministry. Maybe you are too close to it and need to take more frequent breaks to catch your breath. God is still in control and this mess is not going to improve anytime soon? Vatican2/PP6 replaced the Cult of God with the Cult of Man. Surprise? World going to hell in a hand basket? Natural deterioration is progressing unabated. Reason? The Church is/has not been defending Truth since then.
    Society has earned what is happening. All the wounds are self inflicted. Blessed Mother promised the Consecration and Conversion of Russia will happen but will be late. The question is How Late?

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  22. Thanks Steve. You are correct. When the Truth is lost, everything is lost. Please keep telling the Truth and let us pray folks will listen. Failure to do so is a death wish. Liberalism, like our Pope and Obama believe, is a form of self induced blindness from the truth. It places faith in Man and not in God which is a denial of reality.

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    • The last book that +Fr. Nicholas Gruner published was Crucial Truths to Save Your Soul (available from http://www.fatima.org). The one point he reiterated in the book was that one must love the truth.

      If +Fr. Gruner was still alive today, he’d be begging people to listen to Our Lady of Fatima before it’s too late.

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  23. Here’s what I take from this.
    Everytime there is a terrorist attack, they blame ISIS – the “extremists” then somberly recite: Islam is a religion of peace.
    Well, this attack if anything shows that the world will find it harder and harder to bury its head in the sand about Islam.
    This man shows that it is Islam that is the problem. The Islam apologists can no longer hide behind ISIS.

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  24. How well I know the feeling you describe. Any thinking man would be enraged by the destruction of clarity and doctrine wrought by this Pope. I find I have to take a break from modern day news and read the older papal writings, mostly if not all, pre-Vat II. They’re models of clarity. PF just seems to put out Hallmark-card quality sentimentality. I don’t know what awaits us but it appears that God doesn’t offer us that knowledge now. So our role is to be faithful to our callings in life, and stay close to our Lord, and there are bound to be differences in opinion about the best way to do the latter. Chaos has been sown and we are not privy to Divine knowledge as yet. We have to do the best we can and be charitable where it’s due.

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  25. Modernist don’t understand Islam. A modernist does not believe what he says he believes, while a muslim does. A modernist calls a Christian who believes what he says he believes a fanatic and uses the same category to describe the terrorist. For a modernist the sincere Christian and the sincere muslim are in the same category. He thinks that sincerity is old fashioned and naive and calls it fanaticism.

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  26. I’ve been calling myself an islamophobe, for a couple years now! Yes I am afraid of the horror and violence, the lying, etc. In recent reading, I see that several Popes warned against Islam, ( not Isis ). Along with some of the saints. St. Mary Margarete Aloque who promoted The Sacred Heart of Jesus, was given by our Lord to stir up the peoples hearts, especially King Louis the 4 to return to his Catholic roots. Look what happened to France, the monarchy was destroyed. Now the people celebrate this day of anarchy. You would think with all that is happening in the world, and now with Erdogan perhaps stepping into the shoes of prophecy, that people would be flooding the churches day, and night! It’s time to beg, beg, God for Mercy. Scared heart of Jesus, have mercy on our poor souls!

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    • I’m in France and there are many good things and many bad things going on but the eldest daughter of the church is far from finished.

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    • A phobia is an unjustified fear. So-called Islamophobia, as it is now used, is wrong. It is used to attack those who have a perfectly rational and reasoned fear of Islam.
      Similarly, Islamophiles are often considered nice, but the truth is otherwise. They are people who have an irrational liking for Islam, usually for some reason they will not, or cannot admit to, such as an inordinate hatred of Christianity.
      Erdogan is a dangerous Muslim. He should be firmly dealt with by Western governments but that will not happen of course, since money speaks louder than religion.

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      • Thanks, I really don’t consider myself islamaphobic, but seriously evil is fearsome. Erdogan is a person to fear. It appears he is fulfilling bible prophecy! Walid Shoebat has exposed many of the recent accurances in Turkey.

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  27. “It must be driven out of our nations, suppressed, and if possible, destroyed. Individual Muslims must be converted or rendered harmless. It is certainly possible to make the distinction between the adherents and the belief. The belief is toxic; the believers are intoxicated. ”

    Rendered harmless? Like into soap? The irony of your statement above, which you clearly do not see, proves that all religions are the same and you simply lack the testicular fortitude to being implementing your demented ideas on mass scale. I find your lack of faith disturbing.

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    • I intentionally left it open-ended. Sure, we can kill them, and I don’t have a problem with that if the situation warrants. But that’s not always a licit moral option.

      As Belloc wrote in 1929:

      During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries the Mahommedan world fell under a kind of palsy. It could not catch up with our rapidly advancing physical science. Its shipping and armament and all means of communication and administration went backwards while ours advanced. At last, by the end of the nineteenth century, more than nine-tenths of the Mahommedan population of the world, from India and the Pacific to the Atlantic, had fallen under the Government of nominally Christian nations, especially of England and France.

      On this account our generation came to think of Islam as something naturally subject to ourselves. We no longer regarded it as a rival to our own culture, we thought of its religion as a sort of fossilized thing about which we need not trouble.

      That was almost certainly a mistake. We shall almost certainly have to reckon with Islam in the near future. Perhaps if we lose our Faith it will rise.

      Genocide is not an option. Subjugation, containment, might be – if we were to regain our faith. I’m not in a hurry to destroy what might be converted. But I know for a fact that such conversions are hard-won, and as Belloc commented elsewhere, Muslims are singularly resistant to such efforts.

      A proper desire for the salvation of souls ideally comes first, and self-preservation should be close behind. (In some cases, as in the situation of families, rather than missionaries, self-preservation properly comes first.) But Muslims seem mostly to derive strength from numbers, and from the perception of feckless opposition. Put them in check with strength and we may not need to fight them, but we certainly must not think we can leave them alone, telling all and sundry that we worship the same God. We do not.

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      • They are very resistant to conversion because they know that their families and those whom they love (including themselves) will be targeted for death as the Quran commands them to be. Also, if their families are devout, they will be the ones who are tasked with the killing. I know a Muslim woman who wants to convert but hasn’t out of fear. It’s is very real and happens all the time in the Muslim world. Convert to Jesus Christ and be killed.

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        • They are resistant to conversion for the same identical reason as why you are resistant to conversion: tradition being the function of geography. With your genetic predisposition towards devout religiosity, had you been born in the middle east, you’d now be preaching Islam (hence setting yourself up for eternal damnation, according to you). Fickle is the Lord sentencing billions to hell simple based on the location of their birth, isn’t he?

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          • Sorry, but I’m sick and so have little patience for your kind of crap at the moment. I’m a convert from Atheism…never had a devout bone in my body prior to my conversion, I was the typical western secular material hedonist.
            I’m not bothering with the rest of your idiotic blather, you can entertain yourself with it…

  28. Their is prophecy about the Great Monarch of French ancestry who will help solve the Islam problem:

    “He shall subdue to his dominion the Mohammedan Empire” (Gekner, 17th Century)
    “The Empire of the Mohammedans will be broken up (by him).” (Ven. Holzhauser, 17th Century)
    “He shall destroy the Mohammedan sect and the rest of the infidels.” (St. Francis of Paola, 15th Century)
    “He shall destroy the Jewish and Mohammedan sects.” (St. Bridget)”
    The Eagle will also invade the Mohammedan countries.” (St. Bridget, 14th Century)

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    • Hey don’t forget that England my country of birth is also included as part the of these prophecies and may she cast off the chains of Protestantism and may she rise again as beacon of hope and may she revert to her catholicity.

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      • Yes indeed. Maximin of La Salette said the great Protestant nation to the north (relative to southern France) would convert and be an example to the world.

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  29. One Peter Five screams into its echo chamber and is puzzled why its rage bears no fruit.
    Rage is not a virtue. It makes no appearance in the Sermon on the Mount. Rather, the Sermon is all about compassion, sacrifice, and empathy, otherwise known as Christianity. One Peter Fiver has removed the crucifix as the central image of our faith. Sacrifice has no place here. Love that gives everything has no place here. Funny Jesus never gave a sermon about destroying the Roman threat. The Jews didn’t recognize their Messiah because they assumed they would get a soldier, not a lamb. Jesus is our image of God. Why are you trying to replace him with a violent, fearmongering warrior?

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    • Catholicism isn’t equivalent with pacifism. Remember, when they are raping your daughter you’re not to get angry and defend her, you’re to sit tight and pray. No. You pray. Yes, you pray and then you do everything in your means to rescues your daughter, including killing her assailants.

      Self defense against an unjust aggressor is always acceptable, especially the defense of defenseless innocent victims.

      In short: you are not correct, you are very, very wrong and you do not understand the Sermon on the Mount either. Your understanding is simply modernist psychobabble B.S. Just anger is a virtue, read the doctors of the Church and the Church Fathers and also read the Scriptures, where Jesus is described as being “Hot with Anger.”

      What is the Fear of the Lord? Do you even know?

      Proverbs 8:13 “The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate.”

      Oh and the Messiah, what is one of his chief characteristics? Isaiah 11:3-5 ” And his delight shall be in the fear of the Lord. He shall not judge by what his eyes see, or decide by what his ears hear;4 but with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall slay the wicked. 5 Righteousness shall be the girdle of his waist, and faithfulness the girdle of his loins.”

      Furthermore consider this: Luke 20-27: “Then another came, saying, ‘Lord, here is your pound, which I kept laid away in a napkin; 21 for I was afraid of you, because you are a severe man; you take up what you did not lay down, and reap what you did not sow.’ 22 He said to him, ‘I will condemn you out of your own mouth, you wicked servant! You knew that I was a severe man, taking up what I did not lay down and reaping what I did not sow? 23 Why then did you not put my money into the bank, and at my coming I should have collected it with interest?’ 24 And he said to those who stood by, ‘Take the pound from him, and give it to him who has the ten pounds.’ 25 (And they said to him, ‘Lord, he has ten pounds!’) 26 ‘I tell you, that to every one who has will more be given; but from him who has not, even what he has will be taken away. 27 But as for these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slay them before me.’”

      I guess you will need to condemn Jesus too…

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    • Incidentally, the Crusaders emblazoned armor, banner, and shield with crosses. Pope St. Pius V prayed the Rosary for — and obtained — victory at Lepanto. Constantine won the Battle of Milvian bridge after receiving a vision that he should fight under the standard of the chi ro.

      Catholics don’t just sit at home and knit, thinking pious thoughts. We fight, with arms if necessary, for what is good and true.

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    • You are not courteous, your are condescending via arrogance based in your opinion which happens to based in a misunderstanding of Jesus via modernism. Oh, and your post is still here…

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    • Wrong. Your point is moronic at best. May God bless you and help you to understand Justice is actually one of the chief characteristics of God, because it is based in Love of the Good (God is all Good, no Evil and He has no love for evil or the adherents of Evil.)

      Mercy is itself a product of Justice and it never diminishes Justice nor
      negates it. See the Crucifix for further details.

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  30. Are you going to block me next? That’s ok. I’ll post again as long as I can to let the people who get to see it that Skojec deletes all dissenters. Confident one, he is.
    Echo chamber.

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    • One Peter Five screams into its echo chamber and is puzzled why its rage bears no fruit.
      Rage is not a virtue. It makes no appearance in the Sermon on the Mount. Rather, the Sermon is all about compassion, sacrifice, and empathy, otherwise known as Christianity. One Peter Fiver has removed the crucifix as the central image of our faith. Sacrifice has no place here. Love that gives everything has no place here. Funny Jesus never gave a sermon about destroying the Roman threat. The Jews didn’t recognize their Messiah because they assumed they would get a soldier, not a lamb. Jesus is our image of God. Why are you trying to replace him with a violent, fearmongering warrior?

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    • You’re actually having a rant about something that’s not happening. I’m impressed. You apparently require no interaction from others to get all worked up, either. That’s special.

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    • You project much. It is you who are repeating including literally the word echo. Let’s hear your responses to those who replied in detail to you.

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  31. I had to wait two days before I could read the coverage about the attack in Nice. All it took was for me to hear one newscast on the radio about how men, women, and CHILDREN were mowed down. I think I reached my limit finally. I went to mass the day after and wept, but that was all I could do. After separating myself I was finally able to go back and read more details, but the leaders of the world, whether secular or religious, have got to finally face the truth and realize that making nice only makes things worse. Blood and more blood will continue to fall until the instigators are subdued as all fascists must be.

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  32. Excellent article, but it is already too late. Westerners parrot the “religion of peace nonsense” because they know they don’t have the courage to fight after years of spouting liberal, feel good ideas. They’re hoping that if they signal to Islam they are harmless, they will remain unharmed. As you said above they are desperate and are acting irrationally. They can’t see the obvious or don’t want to see that returning to our religion is the only effective weapon.

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  33. The blood of Christian martyrs is the seed of Christianity. God allows evil, because it is for our salvation. Who am I that I should except good from God, but not evil? The good Lord gives and He takes away. Blessed be God forever! Amen.

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  34. Islam is NOT a religion. It is a philosophy- an extremely evil one. Along with prayer, how does one fight to destroy this extreme ideology? One cannot negotiate with Islam or moderate the beliefs of its adherents. As a Roman Catholic it is difficult to say this, but it seems the only thing this enemy understands is the use of brutal force (us on them). Yes, killing them will not solve the problem or destroy Islam. However, if they will not let me live peaceably and threaten my country and all who do not believe as they do, then we will do whatever is necessary to defend our lives, family, and property. Trust me, after serving over thirty years in the US Army, I know what I am talking about.

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  35. Europe and her scion nations have been scheduled for destruction. Away are going the peoples and the borders. islam is just one of the tools for the job, like abortion, consumerism, central banking…

    The guy below has taken the time and trouble to read the islamic canon to prove that islam is not, never was and never will be interested in peaceful co-habitation. islam is only the ROP when you have your foot on its neck.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJP52kK4jG0

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  36. What Pisses Me Off About Muslim Terror and Christian Response

    Christianity prepares believers for the possibility of being persecuted minorities. If I found myself living in a Muslim caliphate with no realistic possibility of regaining my freedom, perhaps I’ll go to my beheading peacefully while praying for my enemies and trusting in God to restore Christiandom in His time.

    But that is NOT our situation! Muslims constitute only 2 – 10 percent of Western populations and most of them are stupid and poor. Yet these peasants and savages talk openly about conquering the mighty West while killing our children, raping our women, and beheading our priests. There is NO REASON to put up with this shit! It was entirely predictable and is easily solveable through immigration controls and deportations. So don’t talk to me about martyrdom and “loving your enemy.” We need to drop the melodrama, man up, and take out the trash.

    Islam out of the West! We can “love” them from afar. We can “pray” for them while giving them one-way tickets back to their homelands.

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  37. Our Lady of LaSallette said it in 1846 (?) when she said ” Rome will loose the faith and become the seat of the Anti-Christ “. My wife and a group of SSPX’ers were on a pilgrimage in 2008 as the financial world was crumbling. My business has been wounded but survived, smaller but wiser. The way I see it, if the BVM said it in 1846 and the Church approved the apparition, who are we to deny it. Scripture tells us that before the return of Jesus the whole world will be filled with violence. We are there. The Jihad’s are trying to start a world wide revolution with the return of their Mahdi (?). End times must be close. At this time we all must be ready. Go to confession and the holy TLM. Pray on your Rosary every day as Mary said only she can help now.

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