***Wake up! The “Religion of Peace” Is Deadly!
When Muslims settle in a country and reach a significant percentage of the population in an area they seek to replace the laws of that country with Sharia Law. Many European countries are seeing “Sharia Law Zones” including the U.K., France, Denmark, Austria, Spain, and Germany. In the U.K. Muslims claim this authority from a law that allows other forms of arbitration outside U.K. courts. Why does that matter and what will it mean? The elimination of civil rights – especially for women. Under Sharia, a woman’s testimony is worth half that of a man. A woman can be flogged for not wearing a headdress or stoned to death for adultery. Sharia courts in primarily Muslim countries sometimes execute “apostates” from Islam. Even when punishments are less extreme, courts can deny the right of converts to other faiths to marry and inherit. Sharia allows certain forms of child molestation and child brides are not uncommon. Sisters, wives, and daughters can be killed by their male relatives for certain crimes. What ISIS is doing in Iraq is, by no means outlawed by Sharia, which explains the silence of even moderate Muslims to the atrocity. The most extreme punishments under Sharia are not (yet) common outside majority Muslim countries, but if Islam becomes the predominant religion, and it is growing rapidly, watch out!
The peaceful verses of the Koran are often quoted by those proselytizing for Islam, but Muslims believe those verses were abrogated by later verses which call for Muslims to slay unbelievers. The call to jihad means Muslims should fight against the infidel. Today that involves several different approaches. 1) migrating to infidel lands to spread the faith there; 2) oral jihad – speaking privately and publicly against detractors of Islam; 3) written jihad – publishing books and articles, maintaining blogs and websites defending Islam; 4) construction – building mosques and schools especially in non-Muslim countries; 5) financially supporting jihad – starting banks, and other financial institutions, taxing infidels in Muslim countries, supporting families of those waging jihad including the families of “martyrs” who have committed suicide attacks like 9/11; 6) intelligence jihad – gathering data on missionaries and groups working in Muslim countries to plan countermeasures to frustrate their efforts. [This description of jihad and the following quote come from Inside Islam: a Guide for Catholics by Daniel Ali and Robert Spencer.]
“When the Muslim declares that Islam is a religion of peace, he is either ignorant of the Koran or is extending this ‘peace’ only to those within the Muslim community, without telling you that is the way he means it. According to the Koran, ‘Muhammad is the Apostle of Allah. Those who follow him are merciful to one another, but ruthless to unbelievers.’ (Sura 48:29). Muslims are to greet and treat other fellow Muslims in a manner promoting peace within the Umma, or worldwide Muslim Brotherhood. In Islam, there exists no true concept of peace between the nonbeliever and the devout Muslim. Peace can only exist for those who follow Islam.”
Of course Christians are called to treat our Muslim brothers and sisters with charity, but it is foolish and irresponsible not to realize with what we are dealing. The ISIS beheadings are perfectly consistent with the religion and political system of Islam.
***A Ouija Board by Any Other Name is Still Evil
***Is CRS (Catholic Relief Services) Catholic?
***First Century Romans Were Right After All… according to many German bishops that is. Lust, sodomy, cohabitation, easy divorce and remarriage are all to be honored. In their conference report released April 16th the German bishops summarized the survey results of the laity for the upcoming Ordinary Synod on the Family next October. They report that most laity, who still recognize the model of marriage with one man and one woman in a lifelong bond, nonetheless “expect a further development of the church’s teaching and a greater openness toward the current life reality.” In other words, since people are sinning anyway, the Church should approve it. And many German bishops agree as reflected in their statement last year that, whatever the Vatican does, they may go ahead and approve Communion for divorced and invalidly remarried Catholic couples anyway. So there! A number of German bishops also met in late May in Rome with bishops from France and Switzerland, theologians, and sympathetic reporters in a by-invitation- only “study day” to discuss the survey and issues for the upcoming Synod. The secret meeting, reportedly masterminded by the German bishops headed by Cardinal Reinhard Marx, included about fifty participants. Among them were some well-known dissenters. Bishop Markus Büchel of St. Gallen, head of the Swiss Bishops’ Conference, favors ordination of women. Archbishop Georges Pontier, head of the French Bishops’ Conference is a member of the Grand Orient of France, the largest Masonic lodge in the country and the oldest in Europe. [Doesn’t membership in the Masons incur automatic excommunication? It explicitly did in the 1917 Code of Canon Law. The 1983 code deleted the name Mason and now states that “One who joins an association which plots against the Church is to be punished with a just penalty.” But, hey, maybe princes of the Church are exempt like the U.S. Bishops exempted themselves from the Dallas Charter on child sex abuse.] Father Hans Langendörfer, general secretary for the German Bishops’ Conference, was instrumental in altering Church labor laws to allow practicing homosexuals and divorced and invalidly remarried couples to work in Church institutions. A prominent speaker, Fr. Eberhard Schockenhoff, could be described as the Charlie Curran of the German Church. He opposes Humanae Vitae and, like Curran, favors an anything goes sexual ethic. He also publicly endorses a moral theology, “liberated from the natural law.”
***What Happened at the Secret Meeting? Faithful Catholic journalist Edward Pentin published several articles exposing the agenda and participants at the secret meeting the purpose of which appears to be to steer the October Synod away from Church doctrine on marriage, or at least create a perception that “conscience” trumps doctrine. As a source told Pentin, “Imagine if the Church accepted homosexual relationships. Ultimately, that is what these people want.” And they are working hard to achieve it along with other heretical positions on love and marriage. They follow the same strategy used back in the 1960s to undermine sexual ethics and make Humanae Vitae irrelevant to couples, urging them to follow the law of man rather than the law of God. How many women are dead now because they swallowed Charlie Curran’s heresy along with powerful birth control drugs, class 1 carcinogens. The only ones who die following teachings of Holy Mother Church are martyrs, and their future is secure! [See more on the secret meeting at http://www.ncregister.com/blog/edward-pentin/]
***Transgenderism: the Next Frontier of Insanity