Catholic Church in Scotland defies Pope – No plans on changing the Lord’s Prayer

 

What’s next in the bible that troubles this Pope and its interpretation? Even more interesting is that it appears all hands are not on deck to accept his ‘infallibility.” Francis apparently is not done with the interpretation/translation of the bible.

How about his embracing the Muslim faith into the Seminaries and suggesting adding the Arabic language wouldn’t be a bad thing? A “theology of acceptance?” “Values diversity?” First the Bible:

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Although Pope Francis has ordered a change in the Our Father prayer — a prayer given to the world by Jesus Christ — the Catholic Church in Scotland said it has no plans to accept the Pope’s  version of the prayer, and the Catholic Church in England and Wales also said it has no plans at this time to change the Our Father, although the issue will be studied.

The Lord’s Prayer, also called the Our Father (LatinPater Noster), is a venerated Christian prayer which, according to the New TestamentJesus taught as the way to pray:

Pray then in this way … (Matthew 6:9 NRSV)
When you pray, say … (Luke 11:2 NRSV)

Just call me old fashioned. For the most part, I for one prefer to leave it to the Catholics to deal with their Marxist Pope. But this caught my attention.

“The Catholic Church in Scotland has no plans to change the wording of the Our Father,” a spokesman for the church told Stv.tv in Scotland, as well as The Scottish Sun and Christian Today. “The translation of the prayers of the Mass into different languages, is a matter of the language groups concerned.”

In the prayer, the Pope ordered the phrase “lead us not into temptation” to be changed to “do not let us fall into temptation.”

Pope Francis reportedly was frustrated, stating that God the Father does not lead us into temptation, “He helps you to get up immediately.”

The change in the prayer was made official in late May and is now included in a new edition of the Italian Missal, the prayer book Catholics use at Mass.

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Maybe I am just being picky these days, but if we are changing the interpretation of the bible, how about his adding the embracing of Islam into their Seminaries? Recall my earlier post: 

In Naples, Pope Francis calls for theological dialogue with Islam, Judaism

headline, perhaps, started my fuse today. The operative sentence?

“I would say that theology, particularly in this context, is called to be a theology of acceptance,” Pope Francis said.

I wonder how the Knights Templar would feel about all of this now?

Knights Templar

“Theology students should be educated in dialogue with Judaism and Islam to understand the common roots and differences of our religious identities, and thus contribute more effectively to building a society that values ​​diversity and fosters respect, brotherhood and peaceful coexistence,” Pope Francis said June 21 in front of Naples’ Jesuit-run pontifical Catholic university.

“With Muslims we are called to dialogue to build the future of our societies and our cities; we are called to consider them partners to build a peaceful coexistence, even when there are shocking episodes by fanatical groups, who are enemies of dialogue, like the tragedy of last Easter in Sri Lanka,” he said.

“The multicultural and multi-religious reality of the new Mediterranean is formed … in the dialogue that comes from listening to the people and texts of the great monotheistic religions, and especially in listening to young people,” Francis said.

“The multicultural and multi-religious reality of the new Mediterranean is formed … in the dialogue that comes from listening to the people and texts of the great monotheistic religions, and especially in listening to young people,” Francis said.

“In theological faculties and ecclesiastical universities, courses in Arabic and Hebrew language and culture are to be encouraged, as well as mutual understanding between Christian, Jewish and Muslim students,” he said.”

“I would say that theology, particularly in this context, is called to be a theology of acceptance,” Pope Francis said.

The pope’s message focused on theological study within pontifical universities as outlined in the apostolic constitution Veritatis Gaudium published in January 2018. Veritatis Gaudium stipulated new norms of governance and education for all institutions that issue ecclesiastical degrees.

Thats my screed for today. Other than that, all is well in the swamp and elsewhere.

Be sure and visit  WhatFingerNews  A great site for all the news.

 

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A Federal Judge and a bizarre view of Justice for an American ISIS terrorist

 

 

Terrorist Khan and The Clown Judge

  by Mustang

 

Were the actions of an ISIS terrorist the actions of simply an immature youth’s exuberance – a “stupid thing” – which should have received the mercy from Judge Hughes? Or was it a major error?

Lynn Hughs

Judge Lynn Hughs

Prosecutors have appealed Judge Hughes’ sentence, arguing that the sentence imposed potentially have national security implications: there are more than 150 Moslem-Americans fighting for ISIS in Syria.  One-hundred more have been arrested before they were able to physically join the terrorist organization.

U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick of the Southern District of Texas, argued as much in a brief filed with the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals last month, that “The district court’s error was not harmless. Indeed, the magnitude of its error was enormous.”

“The sentence,” the brief explained “… did not reflect the gravity of Khan’s conduct and would not sufficiently deter others from taking the first step along the path to radicalization. The sentence also results in unwarranted disparity with sentences of similarly situated defendants who have received far more serious sentences.”

A counter-brief by Khan and his attorney, David Adler, is expected sometime in the coming weeks.

Asher Abid Kjan
Source: Facebook

Five years ago, the FBI learned that a (then) 19-year old citizen had joined a terror group affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) while temporarily living with an uncle in Australia.

Asher Khan used Facebook to lavish praise on Jizb ut-Tahrir and stated that he joined the group so that he could die in service to Allah.  He not only communicated this to his readers at Facebook, he also served as active recruiter for ISIS.  Over the long-distance Internet, Khan recruited a high-school friend to join ISIS as well.

His friend was named Sixto Ramiro Garcia, who he had met at their Houston mosque.  Khan arranged to meet Sixto in Turkey; there, a guide would take them into Syria where they could achieve glory for the moon-god.

Khan and Garcia boarded planes; Khan from Australia, and Garcia from Houston.  But the FBI concocted a ruse to convince Khan to return to the United States.  Khan’s mother told him that she was dying in a hospital; he needed to come home.

He flew to Texas instead of Turkey and having arrived, wired his panicked friend in Turkey $300 and arranged through the internet to put Garcia in contact with the ISIS guide.  Sixto was killed a few months later, which, quite frankly, is a likely result of joining a terrorist group.

Khan, now in Texas, kept recruiting for ISIS —an activity that continued until his arrest by federal authorities in May 2015.  Khan was charged in federal court with violations of 18 USC 2339(a)(b), providing material support to terrorist organizations.  Notably, 2339(b) requires a longer prison sentence because, as in this case, “material support” resulted in the death of another person (Sixto Garcia).

In 2015, Federal prosecutors wanted Khan to remain behind bars awaiting trial, arguing that Khan is a threat to national security.  Judge Lynn Nettleton Hughes decided to impose house-arrest, instead.  Hughes then assailed prosecutors asking whether the government would have detained someone during the Cold War for joining the Community Party of East Germany.  It was a rhetorical question.

Nevertheless, East German Communists never threw a five-year-old child off a second-floor mezzanine at the Mall of America, either.  That aside, it was only after his bond hearing that Khan claimed to be a “changed man.”  He’s now a 24-year old engineering student at the University of Houston, which given Khan’s previous line of work, shouldn’t bring us a sense that all is well in the world.

Judge Hughes considered the facts of this case from the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas.  He sentenced Khan to 18-months in prison.  Prosecutors were asking for fifteen years.  Hughes, a Reagan appointee, scoffed at the arguments set forth by the prosecutors and expressed sympathy for Khan, a convicted terrorist.

The argument that Khan had anything to do with Garcia’s death is specious, he said.  “Given the right breaks, most young people —if you can get their attention and give them some guidance— will quit doing that particular stupid thing.”  Hughes dismissed out of hand the evidence presented by prosecutors that Khan continued to proselytize for ISIS after he returned to Texas.

What are these implications?  Oh, I don’t know.  Do we really want 150 combat-tested terrorists returning to the United States with their hatred of the American Republic and anyone connected with it?  Maybe what we need are stiff consequences for treasonous behavior.  Perhaps our judges ought to be able to make a distinction between that and stealing bb’s from a local toy store.

And there is another issue.  Khan told Judge Hughes he’d learned his lesson —easily said.  The fact is that terrorists, having committed themselves to that course, do not change their ways over time.  They don’t “age out” of their lust for barbarism.  Judge Hughes has access to this material, and he has no further to look than the tribunals at Guantanamo Bay.

Whether the 5th US Court of Appeals will increase Khan’s sentence is yet to be seen —but you know, that may not matter quite as much as the number of chowder heads at work within our federal government who, every single day, impose a clear and present danger to the Republic.

Neither does one require all of the details; no, they only need to take a cursory look around.  Jeff Sessions, Rod Rosenstein, Robert Mueller & Company, James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Paige, Candice Will, Lynn Hughes … and too many others to mention.  One can even forget the characters; look instead at the number and scope of challenges to justice and sovereignty: an unprecedented number of illegal invasions along our southern border, a congress that refuses to act in the interests of the American people, and a media that aids and abets America’s enemies.

We don’t just need Donald Trump; we need another 49 just like him.  No one man can keep pace with the unrelenting power of this anti-American tidal wave that every second of every single day assaults our values and —worse, common sense.

Well, I suppose that when you think about it, common sense isn’t all that common in American today —not even on the federal bench.

Thanks to WhatFingerNews for the coverage! A great site for all the news.

 

 

Where is the reporting of Christian massacres around the world?

 

Judge Jeanne got ripped off our TV screen this week because she raised a question about a Muslim head covering worn by a Muslim Congresswoman. That made headline news. Meanwhile, Christians are being slaughtered world-wide without so much of a note on any major news source. Why?

 

Basra Armenian Church
The Armenian Church in Basra, Iraq, dates from 1736 but has been rebuilt three times.

As a result of the lack of media coverage, the vast majority of Americans do not know that “4,136 Christians were killed for faith-related reasons” last year.

That number breaks down to an average of 11 per day.

In Nigeria, more than 120 Christians have been gunned down or killed with machetes over the past three weeks, but Breitbart was the only big media outlet to report on it…

As Breitbart News alone reported among major news outlets, Fulani jihadists racked up a death toll of over 120 Christians over the past three weeks in central Nigeria, employing machetes and gunfire to slaughter men, women, and children, burning down over 140 houses, destroying property, and spreading terror.

The New York Times did not place this story on the front page; in fact, they did not cover it at all. Apparently, when assessing “all the news that’s fit to print,” the massacre of African Christians did not measure up. The same can be said for the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the Detroit Free Press, the LA Times, and every other major paper in the United States.

But they aren’t stopping there.  Bibles are being burned, and any churches that do not “cooperate” with Chinese officials are being either shut down or destroyed.  Earlier in 2019, one of the largest megachurches in the entire country was literally blown to pieces with dynamite

And of course Breitbart is not exactly “mainstream” media.

So why won’t anyone else report on this?

And this isn’t the first time this has happened.  Last June, twelve entire Christian villages in central Nigeria were completely wiped out

In only days, a dozen villages in Nigeria’s Plateau state were wiped out. The affected communities surround the city of Jos—known as the epicenter of Christianity in northern Nigeria’s Middle Belt.

As many as 200 Christians had been killed, however, some residents fear the death toll may be even higher, as more bodies are yet to be recovered, while others were burned beyond recognition. On Sunday, 75 of the victims were buried in a mass grave.

I’ll bet that most of you had not heard about that until now.

On the other side of the world, 20 innocent people were slaughtered when Muslim radicals bombed a Roman Catholic cathedral in January

On January 27, Muslim extremists bombed a Roman Catholic cathedral on the Philippine island of Jolo, killing some 20 people and injuring dozens of others.

Once again, this is yet another mass killing that was almost entirely ignored by the mainstream media.

Is the anti-Christian bias among the mainstream media so strong that they can’t even bring themselves to report the basic facts to us?

Over in China, the persecution of Christians has reached a frightening crescendo.  Recently, officials have been going house to house and replacing pictures of Jesus Christ “with pictures of dictator Mao Zedong and/or China’s current authoritarian president, Xi Jinping”

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) continues to harass and persecute Christians and, in recent months, has taken to removing pictures of Jesus Christ from inside homes and replacing them with pictures of dictator Mao Zedong and/or China’s current authoritarian president, Xi Jinping.

In addition, Communist officials have removed Christian symbols and phrases on the outside of homes and replaced them with phrases praising socialist materialism.

Chinese authorities blew up a well-known Christian megachurch earlier this year, inflaming long-standing tensions between religious groups and the Communist Party.

Witnesses and overseas activists said the paramilitary People’s Armed Police used dynamite and excavators to destroy the Golden Lampstand Church, which has a congregation of more than 50,000, in the city of Linfen in Shanxi province.

So far in 2019, there have been 453 Islamic terror attacks in which 1,956 people have been murdered.  But you will never hear those numbers from the mainstream media.

Instead, when the mainstream media talks about Bible-believing Christians it is almost always an attack story.  As a recent Breitbart article aptly observed, having “an anti-Christian bias” has become “the last acceptable prejudice”…

How much mileage can be gained from Muslims murdering Christians, when Christians in America are often seen as an obstacle to the “progress” desired by liberals? The left sees Christians in the United States as part of the problem and seeks to undermine their credibility and influence at every turn rather than emboldening them.

Anti-Christian bias has been rightly called “the last acceptable prejudice,” one that few bother condemning.

More over at Zero Hedge

 

Iran’s Rouhani Makes First Visit Ever To Iraq To “Bypass Unjust US Sanctions”

 

Cable TCM’s showing of “Lawrence of Arabia” recently reminded us of the eternal quagmire of the MIddle East. When I saw this headline out of Zero Hedge I could only feel sadness. How much blood and treasure we have given.  Yet, in today’s news we hear nothing. Only the latest antics of three women plus Sarsour, roaming Congress, Muslim supporting women – who would destroy us from within. Add Israel as well. And the Kurds? We leave then to their own devices one more time.

 

Rouhani

What Iran is billing as President Hassan Rouhani’s first “historic” and landmark visit to Iraq, both the United States and Israel are seeing as a provocative move to solidify Iran’s influence over Baghdad.

Just prior to arriving in Iraq Monday, Rouhani said on state television that his country is determined to “strengthen its brotherly ties” with neighboring Iraq. It’s expected that the three-day visit will result in a wide range of economic deals in fields such as energy, transport, and agriculture; however, as Israel’s Haaretz writes based on a Reuters report:

The visit is a strong message to the United States and its regional allies that Iran still dominates Baghdad, a key arena for rising tension between Washington and Tehran.

 

Over the past year immense tension has grown between allies Baghdad and Washington over Iraq’s reliance on Iran-backed Iraqi Shiite paramilitary units to wage war against ISIS and other Sunni terror groups.

As Al Jazeera notes:

Since Rouhani’s election in 2013, Iraq has relied on Iranian paramilitary support to fight ISIL following the group’s capture of the Iraqi city of Mosul and other territories in both Iraq and Syria.

Now, with the armed fighters facing a final territorial defeat in the Syrian village of Baghouz, Iran is looking for Iraq’s continued support as it faces a maximalist pressure campaign by President Donald Trump after his decision to withdraw the United States from Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers.

But this is ultimately the lasting legacy of Bush and Cheney’s 2003 regime change war and toppling of Saddam Hussein: they overthrew a Sunni Baath secular dictator in exchange for entrenching pro-Iran influence in Baghdad, to the delight of the Ayatollahs.

Washington can now behold the fruits of its neocon interventionist labor as Iran’s president is granted a hero’s welcome in the heart of Baghdad (this after Iran and Iraq were very recently bitter enemies)  all the while US officials in the same city will look on helplessly from the sidelines.

Zero Hedge

Bonus flashback:

Sarsour caught on camera talks about her mentor WTC terrorist Siraj Wahhaj

 

 

Ilan Omar Used Foreign Propaganda Script When Grilling Elliot Abrams

 

Home Sweet Home
Mogadishu

The only question I had of Rep, Omar was who gave you your attack points at the time of the Foreign Relations Committee hearing with Diplomat Abrams?

You seemed to have a wealth of decades old information considering you were still wandering the cesspool city called Mogadishu when the events you were discussing occurred.

A comparison of texts shows that Rep. Ilan Omar cribbed from Qatar’s state-owned Al Jazeera to script her diatribe against senior American diplomat Elliott Abrams.

Al Jazeera ran a story, “Who is Elliott Abrams, US special envoy for Venezuela?” on February 12. It had no byline.

Omar recycled the story in her scripted attack against Abrams at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on February 13. The video of the hearing shows that Omar did not publicly inform the Committee that she was quoting from a foreign state-funded propaganda source.

 

The key themes from the Al Jazeera article match with Omar’s comments to Abrams, and appear in the same order. Some of the phrasing is similar and sometimes identical. Here is one for comparison:

First theme: Helping Nicaraguan contras and pardoned by Bush

 

 

 

Al Jazeera: “In 1991, he [Abrams] pleaded guilty to two counts of misleading Congress about the Reagan administration’s efforts to help the Nicaraguan guerrillas (known as the Contras) during a period when Congress had banned such aid. He was later pardoned by George HW Bush.”

Omar to Abrams: “Mr. Adams [sic], in 1991, you pleaded guilty to two counts of withholding information from Congress regarding your involvement in the Iran-Cortra [sic] affair, for which you were later pardoned by President George H. W. Bush.”

For more examples go to Center for Security Policy:

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This writer, as a former graduate school professor, would have failed a student for cribbing words, facts, and narratives without citing the source. A quick check of online plagiarism detection services shows that Omar did plagiarize her material:

H/T: Center for Security Policy

See my earlier post:

Mogadishu House Rep Ilhan Omar Attempt to Shame Elliot Abrams Backfires

 

 

For more on this piece of work:

Ilhan Omar wants Keith Ellison to Investigate USA POWERLIFTING Ban on Biological Males from Women’s Events

 

It’s curious as to what motivated our gal Rep Ilhan Omar to wade into this nightmare. She wants her Muslim guy pal Ellison to go after USA Powerlifting for barring males from competing in women’s events.

In her letter to Ellison in support of this investigation, third paragraph down, the operative sentence.

… “follow the example of the International Olympic Committee.”

This caught my eye from a post a couple of years ago:

Men can compete as women in upcoming Olympics

There’s great news for adventurous male Olympic hopefuls: if they declare themselves women and reduce their testosterone below 10 nmol/L for at least 12 months prior to competition, they can compete against ladies.

There’s even better news for these men; according to transgender guidelines approved by the International Olympic Committee, genitalia does not serve as a prerequisite. The guidelines state: “To require surgical anatomical changes as a pre-condition to participation is not necessary to preserve fair competition and may be inconsistent with developing legislation and notions of human rights.”

Let’s just set aside the dressing and showering issues alone.

 

WASHINGTON — Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar recommended Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison investigate USA Powerlifting for barring biological males from women’s events, according to a Jan. 31 letter she sent USA Powerlifting.

Omar called it a “myth” that men who identify as transgender women have a “direct competitive advantage” and copied Ellison on the letter, “with a recommendation that he investigate this discriminatory behavior.” (RELATED: Biological Male Wins World Championship In Women’s Cycling)

Omar sent her letter on behalf of JayCee Cooper, a biological male who identifies as a transgender woman, and whom Omar identified as one of her constituents. She signed the letter on Jan. 31, though it only became public on Tuesday after Cooper posted a picture to Instagram, where it caught the attention of OutSports.

More at the Daily Caller

(Check third paragraph down)

 

Ace speculates as to why our gal is after women’s sports. How about his thought?

Why is Ilhan Omar, of all people, jumping on this issue?

Is this because she’s an extreme intersectionalist leftwinger? Or is it because she harbors the usual Islamic notions of what a woman should be and what a woman shouldn’t be, and doesn’t mind the notion of destroying women’s sports altogether?

Maybe women shouldn’t be doing Manly things like sports. Maybe they should just be servicing their husband and making dinner with their husband’s other wives.

Ace of Spades

What say you?

Transgender men competing in women’s sports are cheating

Ezra Levant of The Rebel reports: A transgender man has won gold in a women’s cycling world championship.

 

 

Boy Scouts of America now add All Girl Troops and Muslim Troops

 

If the Boy Scouts thought they had problems with the addition of girls, how about the infiltration of the Muslim Scouts? Are there special Christian Scouts? Will the Muslims have to accept girls? Of course not. Let us not forget the indoctrination of girls into the Muslim Girl Scouts.

Their subversion is a big win for you:

Washington, D.C., marked the end — and the beginning — of an era this weekend when the Boy Scouts of America established its first all-girl troops in the nation’s capital.

 

The Boy Scouts were a pillar of traditional American culture at its healthiest.

 

All-girl Boy Scout troops. It’s a new era, all right.

“It brings unity to the female gender,” said 11-year-old Tatiana Johnson, whose shirt also made a statement, reading: “Anything boys can do girls can do better.”

At least that is probably true when it comes to reciting feminist talking points. But maybe the boys will catch up, as BSA moves away from teaching honor, godliness, and self-reliance in favor of a more politically correct orientation.

The Boy Scouts were right-wing in their values. But they surrendered those values when they gave in to social justice warriors pushing the feministhomosexual, and transsexual agendas.

H/T:Moonbattery

Now on to this Muslim thing,

 

 

Muslim Girl Scout Troop coming to your town soon

Can you imagine if we set up a Christian Girl Scout Troop? If we had a special celebration when they took their first Communion complete with a special patch? I don’t want to even think about what is happening with the boys and their scout troops. Note the paragraph that I highlighted in the post.

As-Salaam-o-alaikum!

Welcome to the official website of the Islamic Committee on Girl Scouting.
We hope this website will make it easier for Girl Scouts, Troop Leaders and Parents to access information, provide ideas and learn about upcoming events.

Program Booklets, Awards and Patches – Order here

New Salaah and Sadaqah Patch – now Available

I’ll wager that Robert Baden-Powell (1857-1941), founder of the Scouting movement, never imagined that a Girl Scout troop in the United States would be celebrating little girls donning the headscarf – but that’s what happened at a recent event held by theMuslim Scouts of Michigan at the Islamic House of Wisdom in Dearborn Heights, Michigan. Tarek El-Tablawy of The Associated Press describes the scene when 43 girls, ages 8 to 11, attended a Takleef Festival, described by the Arab-American News as “a celebration of girls committing to hijab.”

The girls line up in two groups — one dressed in white, the other in pink gowns and hijabs. On stage, they approach a copy of the Quran held by another girl. Gently kissing its spine, they pass underneath as parents in the audience snap away with digital cameras. “That’s my baby,” beams one father. …

Organizers of the Takleef celebration are well aware of the spiritual and cultural challenges these girls face in deciding to wear the hijab. “A couple of these girls are taking the veil before their mothers are,” says 38-year-old Ali Ibrahim, one of the scout volunteers organizing the celebration. “We even have one girl whose parents are not convinced and are trying to get her to take off the veil. May God guide her.” …

 

From and more earlier Bunkerville Posts:

Other wonderful things the Girl Scouts are doing-

The Muslim Brotherhood infiltrated the Boy and Girl Scouts years ago

Girl Scouts, the EPA and the ‘Forever Green Pledge’

Girls Scouts promote pro-abortionist Wendy Davis

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