Monday, November 18, 2013

"Oh GOD!"


I was surprised to find how many accepted Catholic practices are forbidden in the King James Bible.

For example:

And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.
--Matthew 23:9  (King James Version)

This seems straightforward enough to me. Don't call any man by the title, Father. But the Catholic church does just that. They have a priesthood wherein all priests are hailed using the honorific, Father.

I am not the only one who has called attention to this fact; the Catholic church has set up a website to answer such anomalies.

Catholic Answers

When reading from these Catholic Answers it is immediately obvious that they were written by relatively modern day scribes and apologists who by clever twisting of words add foolish complexity to the original statement.

I am not attempting to compare the Protestant religion with the Catholic faith, and not proclaiming one as being superior to the other.

After all . . .

Organized religion is nothing more than man made foolishness.

As in:

When Joseph Smith was 21 years old, an angel named Moroni gave him the ancient records. Joseph had little formal education and was unfamiliar with the ancient language written on the metal sheets of gold, but he was able to translate them because God gave him the gift and power to do so. The translation took less than three months, and in 1830, 5,000 copies of the Book of Mormon were published in Palmyra, New York.

God chose Joseph as a prophet, seer, revelator and translator to restore The Church of Jesus Christ in modern time, and the Book of Mormon was essential to this restoration. Joseph Smith was given an extraordinary calling, and because he kept himself worthy of the blessings of heaven, he was able to bring the Book of Mormon to the world.

Now that's ridiculous.

After all, here in the United States of America all citizens have the right to worship as they please.

And, after all, I could be wrong.

. . . but I'm not.

The phone rang while I was typing the above, and I hurried into the far bedroom to screen the call on the answering machine. There was no message. It was probably just one of those pesky telemarketers.

I wonder what Eva thinks about my hurrying through the house every time that bell rings.

I wonder if Eva has a religion.

Did You Know . . .?

Since 1815, more than 2.5 billion copies of the Bible have been sold worldwide. It has been translated into more than 2,200 languages and dialects.



On this day, November 18 in 1978, Peoples Temple founder Jim Jones led hundreds of his followers in a mass murder-suicide at their agricultural commune in a remote part of the South American nation of Guyana. Many of Jones’ followers willingly ingested a poison-laced punch while others were forced to do so at gunpoint. The final death toll at Jonestown that day was 909; a third of those who perished were children.



1. Deviation or departure from the normal or common order, form, or rule.
2. One that is peculiar, irregular, abnormal, or difficult to classify.



Linda Evans
(born on November 18, 1942)
Linda Evans is an American actress known primarily for her roles on television. In the 1960s, she first gained fame after playing Audra Barkley in the Western television series, The Big Valley (1965–1969). However she is most prominently known for the role of Krystle Carrington in the 1980s ABC prime time soap opera Dynasty, a role she played from 1981 to 1989.

Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr.
(Nov 18, 1923 – July 21, 1998)
Alan Shepard was an American naval aviator, test pilot, flag officer, NASA astronaut, and businessman, who in 1961 became the second person, and the first American, to travel into space. This Mercury flight was designed to enter space, but not to achieve orbit. Ten years later, at age 47 the oldest astronaut in the program, Shepard commanded the Apollo 14 mission, piloting the lander to the most accurate landing of the Apollo missions. He became the fifth person to walk on the Moon, and the only astronaut of the Mercury Seven to walk on the Moon. During the mission, he hit two golf balls on the lunar surface.

Megyn Marie Kelly
(born November 18, 1970)
Megyn Kelly is a news anchor on the Fox News Channel. Kelly currently hosts The Kelly File on weekdays at 9–10 PM Eastern time from the network's New York City headquarters. She previously hosted America Live. Prior to that, Kelly co-hosted America's Newsroom along with Bill Hemmer. Since 2007, the two have hosted Fox News Channel's New Year's Eve special every year.

Owen Cunningham Wilson
(born November 18, 1968)
Owen Wilson is an American actor and screenwriter. Wilson is known for the films Bottle Rocket (1996) which was his acting début and The Royal Tenenbaums (2001 as well as acting in Anderson's The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), Cars (2006) and The Darjeeling Limited (2007).

Wilson is also known for his collaborations with Ben Stiller, appearing in eight films together including Meet the Parents (2000) and the cult classic Zoolander (2001) and for starring on his own in other popular comedies such as Shanghai Noon (2000) and Wedding Crashers (2005). More recently he has starred in Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris (2011).


Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
--Napoleon Bonaparte


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