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The War Against Free Will
Martin Luther Martin Luther (/ˈluːθər/; German: [ˈmaɐ̯tiːn ˈlʊtɐ] ( listen); 10 November 1483 – 18 February 1546) was a German friar, priest and professor of theology who was a seminal figure in the Protestant Reformation. Initially an Augustinian friar, Luther came to reject several teachings and practices of the Roman Catholic Church. He strongly disputed the claim that freedom from God’s punishment for sin could be purchased with money. He confronted indulgence salesman Johann Tetzel, a Dominican friar, with his Ninety-Five Theses in 1517. His refusal to retract all of his writings at the demand of Pope Leo X in 1520 and the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V at the Diet of Worms in 1521 resulted in his excommunication by the Pope and condemnation as an outlaw by the Emperor.
Luther taught that salvation and subsequently eternity in heaven is not earned by good deeds but is received only as a free gift of God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ as redeemer from sin and subsequently eternity in hell. His theology challenged the authority and office of the Pope by teaching that the Bible is the only source of divinely revealed knowledge from God and opposed sacerdotalism by considering all baptized Christians to be a holy priesthood.
- The Art of War he Art of War (Chinese: 孫子兵法; pinyin: Sūnzĭ bīngfǎ) is an ancient Chinese military treatise attributed to Sun Tzu, a high-ranking military general, strategist and tactician. The text is composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare. It is commonly known to be the definitive work on military strategy and tactics of its time. It has been the most famous and influential of China’s Seven Military Classics, and “for the last two thousand years it remained the most important military treatise in Asia, where even the common people knew it by name.” It has had an influence on Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy and beyond.
The book was first translated into the French language in 1772 by French Jesuit Jean Joseph Marie Amiot and a partial translation into English was attempted by British officer Everard Ferguson Calthrop in 1905.
The Unbelievable Can Still Hurt You
- Steam Locomotive – Norfolk and Western Class J #611
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Papal Hypocrisy Is A Tactical Clue
- Pope’s climate push at odds with U.S. Catholic oil investments
Pope Francis heartened environmentalists around the world in June when he urged immediate action to save the planet from the effects of climate change, declaring that the use of “highly polluting fossil fuels needs to be progressively replaced without delay.”
But some of the largest American Catholic organizations have millions of dollars invested in energy companies, from hydraulic fracturing firms to oil sands producers, according to their own disclosures, through many portfolios intended to fund church operations and pay clergy salaries.
This discrepancy between the church’s leadership and its financial activities in the United States has prompted at least one significant review of investments. The Archdiocese of Chicago, America’s third largest by Catholic population, told Reuters it will reexamine its more than $100 million worth of fossil fuel investments.
“We are beginning to evaluate the implications of the encyclical across multiple areas, including investments and also including areas such as energy usage and building materials,” Betsy Bohlen, chief operating officer for the Archdiocese, said in an email.
Coleman, of Christian Brothers Investment Services, believes there are benefits to remaining invested.
“Our strategy has been active ownership, to get companies to understand the impact of their emissions and to reduce them, to look at their carbon footprint and to invest in other energy technologies,” he said.
But for Amy Domini, who runs Domini Social Investments, LLC, a mutual fund firm that says it seeks to provide strong returns for investors who “wish to create positive social and environmental outcomes”, the U.S. Catholic Church has no choice but to reconcile its investments with the realities of climate change.
“Otherwise the bishops will be saying they follow the pope with their spirits, but not with their money,” she said.
- Pope Francis calls for new ecological, economic order Pope Francis wraps up the first leg of a three-nation South American pilgrimage Wednesday after issuing an impassioned call for a new economic and ecological world order where the goods of the Earth are shared by everyone, not just exploited by the rich.
The Voice of the Throne of the Thousand Swords Speaks
- The US president hails the Pope’s intervention as ‘clear and powerful’
The President of the United States has said he wants fellow world leaders to reflect on Pope Francis’s encyclical.
Laudato Si’, published yesterday, called for humanity to change its approach to the environment and the way it judged progress.
Barack Obama spoke of the responsibility that his own job title brings in leading the way towards a change in global environmental policy.
“I welcome His Holiness Pope Francis’s encyclical, and deeply admire the Pope’s decision to make the case – clearly, powerfully, and with the full moral authority of his position – for action on global climate change,” he said.
Historic War Against Private Property
- “The goods of the earth are meant for everyone, there is a social mortgage on them”
“The goods of the earth are meant for everyone, and however much someone may parade his property, it has a social mortgage.” Francis’ last public engagement for the day was the meeting with Ecuador’s civil society in the church of St. Francis in Quito. Also referred to as “El Escorial of the New World” because of its architectural and artistic magnificence dating back to the colonial period, this is the oldest Catholic building in Latin America. It was from here, that having been presented with the keys to the city of Quito which made him “feel at home”, Francis illustrated one of the traditional teachings of Christian social doctrine: private property is not an absolute right.
- Pope Franziskus will speak as a first Pope before the U.S. Congress [translation]
the message may be called sensation. That a catholic church head could speak into the U.S. Congress invited and before the delegate, most Americans would have considered that completely impossible before 35 years still. Although the catholics form the by far largest religious community of the USA, only one of the 44 US presidents was Katholik: John F. Kennedy (1961-1963). Around the 35. President of the USA to become to be able, he had to complete a dissociation marathon in the election campaign. Thus it rang those „to privatisation “of the religion, which became coining for the western societies.
The sensation that in the second decade the 21. Century a Pope the American Capitol will mount, by „the Speaker “of the house of representatives, John Boehner, was announced. Boehner is since 1991 of republican delegates. Since the republicans reconquered the majority with the parliamentary elections 2010, he is a chairman of the American House of Commons. Boehner, GermanIrish descent is catholic.
Catholic Speaker of the house of representatives announces Pope visit
„It is my large privilege to announce that his sacredness Pope Franziskus on Thursday, which 24 September 2015 the Capitol of the United States will visit. On that day he will be a first representative of the holy chair in the history, which before the united congress will speak. It a historical visit and we are honestly grateful to its sacredness the invitation to have assumed “, so Boehner in its publication.
- Pope Francis to be first pontiff to speak before US Congress
House Speaker John Boehner announced on February 5 that Francis has accepted the U.S. Congress invitation to speak before the legislature, which will convene a joint session of both chambers to mark the occasion.
“On that day, he will become the first leader of the Holy See to address a joint meeting of Congress,” said Boehner who is an Ohio representative of the Republican Party.
“It will be a historic visit, and we are truly grateful that Pope Francis has accepted our invitation.”
Boehner expressed excitement over the upcoming papal visit, saying Francis’ message has resonated with people from different walks of life.
“In a time of global upheaval, the Holy Father’s message of compassion and human dignity has moved people of all faiths and backgrounds,” he noted.
Astronomical Signs and Wonders
- SUPER BLOOD MOON EVENT: POPE Will Visit U.S.A. for 1st time (September 2015)
- Critics Slam White House for Tweeting Picture of Obama as King
In a move that critics have called bizarre, deranged, arrogant, and worse, the White House released a photograph last week of Obama depicted as a monarch — complete with a crown and a hellish-looking throne. It was apparently supposed to be some sort of attempt at humor based on a sex- and murder-packed HBO show called Game of Thrones. However, other than members of the establishment press, few Americans seem to have thought the photo of King Obama was funny. The picture was especially troubling to critics considering Obama’s increasing reliance on unconstitutional “executive actions” to advance his anti-constitutional agenda.
The controversial image was first unveiled at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on May 3, where presidents typically crack jokes with members of the establishment media. Reporters laughed. After that, the official White House Twitter account also sent out the image of Obama on the “Iron Throne,” created from 1,000 swords surrendered by conquered and subjugated officials, with a description saying it was “The Westeros Wing.” Apparently “Westeros” refers to the region where the fantasy show takes place and where ruthless and murderous tyrants fight for control of the Iron Throne.
“This year I’ve promised to use more executive actions to get things done without Congress,” Obama told the supposed journalists and attendees at the annual dinner. “My critics call this the imperial presidency. Truth is I just show up every day at my office and do my job.
- The Westeros Wing. PHOTO
Destroyer of Free Will
- Pope Francis: religion should not be confined to ‘personal conscience‘
The orderly development of “a civil, pluralistic society requires” that the “authentic spirit of religion” not be “confined” to “personal conscience but that its significant role in the construction of society is recognized,” said Pope Francis in his remarks to the Italian president.
“On the other hand, public authorities—who are primarily expected to create the conditions for a just and sustainable development, so that civil society can develop all its potentialities—can find a valuable and useful support for their action in the commitment and loyal collaboration of the Church,” he said.
Though independent, church and state share “the common responsibility” of meeting people’s “spiritual and physical needs…with humility and dedication,” he said.
Vatican Victory Protestant Plunder
- Pope invites charismatics to Vatican for 2017 jubilee
Meeting more than 50,000 Catholic charismatics in Rome’s Olympic Stadium, Pope Francis admitted he was not always comfortable with the way they prayed, but he knelt onstage as they prayed for him and over him by singing and speaking in tongues.
“In the early years of the charismatic renewal in Buenos Aires, I did not have much love for charismatics,” the pope said June 1. “I said of them: They seem like a samba school.”
Little by little, though, he came to see how much good the movement was doing for Catholics and for the church, he told a gathering organized by the International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services and the Catholic Fraternity of Charismatic Covenant Communities and Fellowships.
Pope Francis invited the crowd, which included charismatics from 55 countries, to come to St. Peter’s Square for Pentecost in 2017 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the movement. The Catholic charismatic movement traces its origins to a retreat held in 1967 with students and staff from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.
“I expected all of you, charismatics from around the world, to celebrate your great jubilee with the pope at Pentecost 2017 in St. Peter’s Square,” the pope said.
The celebration in Rome’s Olympic Stadium began with the song, “Vive Jesus, El Senor,” (“Jesus, the Lord, Lives”) a Spanish-language song which Pope Francis joined in singing with his hands open like many in the crowd. The pope said he likes the song, which charismatics in Argentina also sing.
At another point, when the crowd prayed that the Holy Spirit would fill Pope Francis, he knelt on the bare floor of the stage, while they sang with their hands raised toward him. After the song, many in the crowd kept their hands raised as they prayed in tongues, speaking in unfamiliar languages.
Pope Francis told the charismatics that their movement was begun by the Holy Spirit as “a current of grace in the church and for the church.”
- Lutheran Leader Seeks Communion Agreement With Pope
The president of the Lutheran World Federation is calling on Lutherans and Catholics to issue a common statement on Holy Communion to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in 2017.
“Our intention is to arrive at 2017 with a common Roman Catholic-Lutheran declaration on Eucharistic hospitality,” Bishop Munib Younan told the Italian Protestant news agency NEV before meeting with Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday (Dec. 16).
“Eucharistic hospitality,” means that Catholics would be able to receive Communion at Lutheran worship services, and Lutherans would be able to do the same at a Catholic Mass.
- Catholics and Lutherans Prepare to Commemorate 2017
Celebrating an Apocalyptic Plague
Catholics and Lutherans Prepare to Commemorate 2017
Fifth Centenary of the Protestant Revolt
Note: This is a repost of a CFN piece from 2006. We re-present it in light of news that newly-elected Pope Francis, a man who has always been a proponent of Vatican II’s ecumenism, may plan to “celebrate” the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Revolt along with Protestant sects. According to Rome Reports on April 8: “Pope Francis welcomed the president of the Evangelical Church in Germany, Nikolaus Schneider, in his first papal audience with a Protestant leader and his wife… both spoke about the martyrs as a bond between Christians, as well as the upcoming anniversary of the Reformation in 2017, and the possibility that both Churches will celebrate it together.”
- Love is Our Mission: The Family fully alive [Filed under Hypocrisy]Called together from all over the world in celebration of the family, the sanctuary of love and life
- Once in a lifetime – 2017 tercentenary of the United Grand Lodge of England
As the masonic fraternity is a single, indivisible fellowship that is neither divided nor affected by local or national boundaries within our constitution, the word ‘united’ is extremely appropriate as we move forward to our three hundredth anniversary celebrations in 2017. Hence, Metropolitan Grand Lodge, the Provinces and Districts are united as part of one fellowship – that of the United Grand Lodge of England.
Celebration for all
So how should we be working together to plan the 2017 celebrations, remembering that this is just over four and a half years away? From the very outset, I want to make it clear that this is a celebration for every one of us – for the members throughout the English constitution, both here and in the Districts.
- Grand Lodge of Argentina welcomes the election of Pope Francis Grand Lodge of Argentina officially welcomed the election of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as the Pope of the Catholic Church and Sovereign of the Vatican. Argentinian Grand Master Angel Jorge Clavero considers that this appointment brought recognition to Argentine nation.
- Grand Orient of Italy welcomed the election of Pope Francis
Rome, Italy. The Grand Master of the Grand Orient of Italy expressed his joy regarding the election of Pope Francis. Raffi stated that: “With the election of Pope Francis nothing will ever be the same again.”
Weight & Measure
Though we’ve seen a significant drop in precious metals prices over the last several years, new evidence from one of the world’s leading retail brokers further suggests that there is a massive disconnect between the paper price on global exchanges and demand by the general public.
According to a report from Money Metals Exchange, buyers were snapping up everything they could get their hands on over the last 45 days:
Public demand for gold and silver coins, rounds, and bars suddenly skyrocketed since mid-June – particularly among first-time customers – to multiples of earlier demand levels, according to Money Metals Exchange, a national precious metals dealer in the U.S.
From June 16 to July 31, Money Metals Exchange experienced a 135% surge in gold and silver sales over the prior 45-day period (which was representative of the early months of 2015). Since June 16, the number of first-time customers rose even more dramatically, with 365% more new purchasers than the prior period.
Iron Throne Terrorists
- The FBI Considers the IRS and DOJ, Domestic Terrorists
Eventually it was bound to happen. The ever increasing ambiguous laws that allow the government to prosecute, or worse, simply negate all Constitutional protections of its citizens would come back to hang them. In an unusual circumstance, what is essentially one party in D.C. when it comes to matters of covering up governmental criminality, has split into a two party system. Specifically, a sect of the Republican party known as Tea Partiers pushed unrelentingly to expose the criminality acted upon members of its own tribe by various government agencies.
The Tea Party was formed by a group of individuals around the country who wanted to get back to the ideals of the Constitution i.e freedom. But the Constitution is kryptonite to the system. And so those who organize to promote the Constitution were targeted by the highest levels of government. What better weapon to attack those whose intention is to defend the Constitution than an unconstitutional agency that has essentially unquestioned authority. After all it is always unclear who watches the watchman. Well in this particular case, the FBI and DOJ would seem to have jurisdiction over actions consistent with those of the IRS.
Under the FBI’s own definition of a ‘Domestic Terrorist’ one MUST consider the IRS to be a terrorist organization as evidenced by the very recent discoveries surrounding the IRS’s own actions.
“Domestic terrorism” means activities with the following three characteristics:
- Involve acts dangerous to human life that violate federal or state law;
- Appear intended (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination. or kidnapping; and
- Occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the U.S. …”
While the first characteristic seems to imply violence is necessary it should be noted that under the FBI’s definition of ‘International Terrorism’ they explicitly include ‘Violent acts’ within the definition.
A week before The EPA disastrously leaked millions of gallons of toxic waste into The Animas River in Colorado, this letter to the editor was published in The Silverton Standard & The Miner local newspaper, authored by a retired geologist detailing verbatim, how EPA would foul the Animas River on purpose in order to secure superfund money…
“But make no mistake, within seven days, all of the 500gpm flow will return to Cememnt Creek. Contamination may actually increase… The “grand experiment” in my opinion will fail.
And guess what [EPA’s] Mr. Hestmark will say then?
Gee, “Plan A” didn’t work so I guess we will have to build a treat¬ment plant at a cost to taxpayers of $100 million to $500 million (who knows).
Reading between the lines, I believe that has been the EPA’s plan all along”
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- The people know that they have created this farce and financed it with their own taxes (consent), but they would rather knuckle under than be the hypocrite.
Factor VI – Cattle
Those who will not use their brains are no better off than those who have no brains, and so this mindless school of jelly-fish, father, mother, son, and daughter, become useful beasts of burden or trainers of the same.
- Mr. Rothschild’s Energy Discovery
What Mr. Rothschild  had discovered was the basic principle of power, influence, and control over people as applied to economics. That principle is “when you assume the appearance of power, people soon give it to you.”
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