Schismatic Bubba

Yesterday we managed to skate perilously close to the Reformation at Hypatia’s post, which was about the latest remarks from Pope Francis that exhibited his brinkmanship; tippy-toeing as close to the line as possible. With today being the celebration of Reformation Day, I am crashing in to those troubled waters.

It is unfortunate that Christians are divided, but that is our circumstance. Since we need each other in order to pull together to save western civilization, we need to find an understanding in which we acknowledge our differences even as we take up the struggle against the Left in good spirits and brotherhood.... [Read More]

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Preference

I don’t know who broke this story.  So far it looks like it was first noticed by Steve Krakauer.  National Review jumped on it early, as did TheFederalist.com.

At the Confirmation Hearing for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, there was this exchange.  Mazie Hirono was on the attack and offered this criticism:... [Read More]

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Trump abortion treatment

Fake News alert. I suppose you all saw that thing about President Trump’s Regeneron cocktail being made from fetal cells.

Not true; the test is made from hamster cells.... [Read More]

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Sympathy and blasphemy

I want to call your attention to a blog post at a different site.  It is well worth the three minutes it will take to read.  It is a story about people who expressed concern for a young man who lives very far away from them.

Actually, it is about the media coverage of the concern.  Our intrepid media critic was touched by the stories, but then started asking questions.  Questions of basic journalism.  Check it out:

https://www.getreligion.org/getreligion/2020/10/1/story-of-concern-for-nigerian-boy-jailed-for-blasphemy-offers-hope-despite-lackluster-reporting

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77 percent of Catholics

I have seen this in several places on the internet.

Yeah, I know; somebody was wrong on the internet.

What I saw was “77 percent of Catholics favor abortion in all or most circumstances.”

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Jesus and the money-changers

Matthew 12:

12 And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. 13 He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you make it a den of robbers.”

This was quoted recently by a Ratburgher. It was part of a long-running back and forth we have had about the political responsibilities we do or do not feel as American consumers or investors.

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Uighurs

Muslim scum, right? Can’t be trusted. Suspect. Dangerous.

What to do about these seditious Muslim terrorists in the midst? Why let them proliferate and use up resources that decent people need?

Lock them up. Eliminate them. Eliminate all record that they ever existed.

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LA v John MacArthur and Grace Community Church

California has Virus Rules.  They use the China Virus as an excuse to drag the economy down and punish their enemies.  Los Angeles County has additional Virus Rules.

Grace Community Church is breaking the rules.  Specifically they are violating the ordinance by holding real worship services.  Pastor John MacArthur is defiant; quoting Peter and the Apostles: “We must obey God rather than men.”... [Read More]

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Galatians

I am posting to take another shot at the “Historical Jesus” nonsense that has dominated academic programs of study. You know the university “Religious Studies” classes that teach Jesus as a myth-embellished street preacher instead of as the Right Hand of G-d. In this post I want to dispute against the anti-Christian notion that the initial Jesus movement did not consider Jesus to be divine, and that the idea of Jesus as G-d is something that developed later and came from sources in the surrounding Pagan culture.

Allow me to direct your attention to evidence found in St. Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians. There are several reasons for choosing to argue from Galatians. First, it has widespread acknowledgement as a genuine letter by Paul, even among anti-Christian academics.

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Calvary Chapel: Gorsuch Dissents

Yesterday, 2020-07-24, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the petition of Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley, a rural Nevada church, for injunctive relief from an order by the state which restricts worship services to a maximum of 50 people, and argued that the same rules that apply to casinos, movie theatres, restaurants, and other businesses should apply to churches as well.

The Court denied the petition by a 5–4 vote, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the four Locust appointees in rejecting the claim that restricting religious worship in ways not applied to other activities violated religious freedom.  The four dissenting judges filed a total of 24 pages of dissents [PDF], with Alito and Kavanaugh each writing 11 pages of arguments.  Neil Gorsuch penned only a single paragraph; here it is.... [Read More]

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Nigerian jihad summer 2020

This is an update of the continuing slaughter of Christians in Nigeria.

Muslim Fulani herdsmen on Monday (July 20) killed 11 Christians in an attack in Kaduna state, Nigeria, in the village of Gora Gan.

This brings the number of murdered Nigerian Christians to 50 since June 12. This particular attack sent seven survivors to the hospital in Zonkwa. Many houses were torched, and there are now over 500 new refugees in a camp in Zonkwa.

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Priest sacked by MIT for thinking precisely

The thought police raised a small ruckus and got the Archdiocese of Boston to instruct a priest to resign from his job as a chaplain at MIT.

Father Daniel Moloney had written an e-mail that succinctly reviewed Catholic thinking on sin, justice and mercy.   He remarked on some allegations, including that Officer Chauvin acted from racist motivation, that are going around in common parlance but that are not known facts.   Father Moloney’s note got circulated, misquoted, mischaracterized and distorted, including by MIT officials.  The Archdiocese immediately adopted some of the mischaracterizations and promptly caved.... [Read More]

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Iconoclast Awokening

Here at Ratburger.org, we seem to be in agreement that what the Left wants is the downfall of western civilization and a re-making of America into a Leftist totalitarian state.

If you need evidence to convince your friends that this is what the Left wants, here is a survey reported in an essay at Quillette.

“The Great Awokening and the Second American Revolution”

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