Red Pill Politics vs. Blue Pill Politics

In all seriousness, I do not, for one minute, believe that we live in a "Matrix" like the premise in the movie "The Matrix". Nevertheless, the controlled virtual reality of the Matrix does remind me of the world painted by the mass media on a daily basis, and so lamely accepted by so many of our citizenry. So, isn't it curious that the movie plot features a choice between taking a "red pill" that will open one to perceiving reality as it is vs. a "blue pill" that will simply return one to the make-believe reality of the Matrix?

What is "the middle way", really?

The politics of the last 8 years has, to a large extent, reflected a kind of desperation combined with ideological hubris. The desperation is a natural product of improvident economic policies (resulting in the credit crunch of 2007/2008) and improvident diplomatic/military policies (resulting in destabilizing several areas of the world). The ideological hubris is largely a cultural artifact of desperate times and intellectual and moral drift.

Godly vs. Ungodly Communism

The early Christian community evidently practiced a form of communism. The book of Acts testifies to this.

The role of humility in prayer

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Pope Francis' reflection on the challenges of prayer at a recent daily Mass at Casa Santa Marta highlighted the importance of humility and penitence. These remarks have a significant echo in Dr. Brant Pitre's latest reflection on Sunday Mass readings.

Globalist religion

People don't generally realize it, but the New World Order is founded on a religion. On the surface it looks like a religion of secularism. It goes deeper than that, however, because of what is worshipped in this religion. That worship can be characterized on a symbolic level (at least) as trinitarian. The three divine persons in this religion have the names History, Gaia and Moloch. All three are worshipped (either directly or indirectly - there is such a thing as a practical atheism, even in someone who believes, after a fashion, in God) and sacrificial offerings are given to all three. There are distinct differences in what each of these "gods" require as sacrifice. Actual human history records what these sacrificial offerings are.

Swimming the Rapids

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Argument:
I will be standing there in front of you on the rock in Horeb.
Strike the rock, and the water will flow from it for the people to drink. [Ex 17:6]

Once more he measured off a thousand,
but there was now a river through which I could not wade;
for the water had risen so high
it had become a river that could not be crossed except by swimming. [Ez 47:5]

Two Can Tango

There was an old man, named Simon Legree,
whose ill-gotten gains were filthy lucree.
'Tis painful to state
his sorrowful fate
when he stood at the gate before Simon the Pete.

A middle aged man, named Zachaeus,
Encountered the Lord they called Jesus.
He got down from his tree,
and confessed on his knee,
and avoided the fate of Legree, thus.

Master of Creation

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Master of Creation

Let there be light!

  He is the Master of the urim and thummim, and Moses' curious bush;
  Master of Einstein's dice, and the fate of Schroedinger's cat.
  He is the Master of past, present and future,
     who sees all, knows all and touches all.
  He who illumines the tiniest barbule of the tiniest wren,
     and who invented the mathematics of reality,
     can also find the Lorenzian butterfly's optimal control point
  and turn the storms of history toward a golden path.

Post Primary Traumatic Stress Disorder

Are you suffering from PPTSD? Never fear, help is only a few short therapy sessions away!

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