Mr. Smith: Duchamp, the Big Glass and Chronic Illness
HEIR TO ZSA ZSA GABOR
So much blood has been shed by the Church because of an omission from the Gospel: "Ye shall be indifferent as to what your neighbor's religion is." Not merely tolerant of it, but indifferent to it. Divinity is claimed for many religions; but no religion is great enough or divine enough to add that new law to its code.
- Mark Twain, a Biography
Do you know what the beauty is of Breaking_Bad?
The beauty is that nobody, I mean nobody; not the cops, not the 'drug mafia', not the street thug; not the users, and certainly not the politicians who pass all these laws actually know what in the fuck they are doing!
Donohue is a staunch defender of Mel Gibson's movie The Passion of the Christ. On the December 8, 2004 broadcast of Scarborough Country, in a discussion of the film Donohue claimed, "Hollywood is controlled by secular Jews who hate Christianity in general and Catholicism in particular. It's not a secret, OK? And I'm not afraid to say it. That's why they hate this movie. It's about Jesus Christ, and it's about truth. It's about the Messiah". This statement was called anti-Semitic by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach on that same show. Donohue defended this statements as follows: "In short, I did not single out secular Jews as some have said. Nonetheless, I do regret using the verb "controlled", and that is because it suggests that there is some kind of cabal among secular Jews. That's nonsense. But is there a segment of the secular Jewish community that is anti-Catholic? Absolutely".
I grew up with the shite he has been expending from his back side for over five decades!
And I cannot help it. I mean he makes me laugh.
Irish Catholics are so very strange but become more funny depending upon how much Irish Whiskey or Guinness one drinks!
My Grandmother would take all five of us to the Basilica of St. Mary's in Minneapolis (when papa was just not right at the time) , by bus for ten entire blocks to greet our savior's representative on earth: The Right and Reverend Monsignor Reardon! And we would be late! And Grandma would have reserved the front pew for her brood!
How embarrassing is that? The entire Basilica is filled and you are entering the abode of the shamans in the sight of all those present?
And I swear that when I reached that pinnacle of angelic bliss, I would hear voices from heaven—they hid the chorus. I mean I was stuck in frickin High Mass!
I really thought God resided at the Basilica. No kidding. Of course I was only 34 (well 10 but why split hairs?).
Sit up straight, quit slouching, look like you understand what is going on, …...
God I hated her but at least her home did not smell like the other grand parental abode.
Grandma despised my peasant mother whose blood lines were protestant; Norwegian and German.
My God, THE HUMANITY!
Some of us less genetically geared become afraid at the age of 8 or ten. We do not quite understand what part of the keyboard of culture we must hit at the proper time. I mean figure it out! If the entire structure of life on this planet is accomplished by mixing and mashing and matching four goddamnable letters, how in the hell are children supposed to figure out what combinations or permutations hit upon the keyboard of life will get you the frickin cracker?
Donohue will scream upon the telly:
DO YOU REALIZE THESE PEOPLE ARE ATTEMPTING TO PERMIT THE MARRIAGE OF MEN WITH MEN?
I just viewed again ( for the hundredth time) Advise & Consent. Hahahahah Are we really going to have the sexually confused (according to our passe rules of conduct) libeled, slandered and hear words they never heard in the Bible, shamed for being who they are?
Well, I just outed my own private prejudices.
But just as I see Breaking Bad as a goddamnable comedy (some folks refer to these reviews as black comedy) I see Donohue as hilarious.
I cannot stop laughing.
Now one defense I have for a Church which claims to be 2000 years old (in fact approximately 1675 years old if you look at the documents underlying the Nicene Council of 325 AD) is that although they have men dressed in female attire and refuse to allow females to actually participate (which is a lot like Shakespeare's theatre); the Roman Catholic Church understands that the Earth is not 6,000 years old but most probably billions of years old. The Holy Roman Catholic Church (no matter what Hitchens says) has promoted wonderful, charitable, unifiable and theological philosophies that endear the flock to acceptance. Acceptance of sinners (which we all are), acceptance of other religions, acceptance of difference between our tribes, acceptance of differences in color, acceptances of our humanity.
I do believe this almost meaningless statement even though leaders like Pius XII might bless the Italian troops as they enter Ethiopia or other Popes might consider censuring scores of European Kings in some lame attempt at mapping Europe.
I mean Donohue is right out there.
I hate Jews, I hate certain (what certain?) Protestants, I hate Secular atheistic agnostic pricks.
Here is a site called The Christian Coalition:
They do not care about Jews for chrissakes. They hope all Jews will end up in hell with all the folks who wish that chips and sugar cookies and Kool Ade were declared illegal. Never mind the fact that Jews will never heat or eat the ass end of a cow.
Haggie and scores of other Protestant leaders (Evangelical—what the hell does that mean?) hate El Papa with all of their souls and all of their minds.
Well thank you Mr. Donohue.
Thank you for realizing the secrets of a Universe that nobody could possibly know!
Donohue told The Daily Beast that Jeffress’ description of Mormonism “bespeaks dramatic ignorance”—but that he was calling for Perry to sever ties “not only for the pastor’s comments on Mormonism,” but because of the anti-Catholic statements the megachurch pastor made on his Pathway to Victory ministry show last September. On that show, Jeffress likened the Catholic Church to Satan, and called it a “fake religion.”
Donohue tells The Daily Beast he doesn’t think Jeffress is likely to recant his comments on Catholicism. Jeffress, says Donohue, is “in too deep,” and “loves to go on TV” making these “despicable statements.” Donohue is so respected in evangelical circles that he recently participated in an extended discussion in Washington put together by Tony Perkins and the Family Research Council, the sponsor of last week’s Values Voter Summit. One of the only Catholics present, Donohue and 15 to 20 evangelical leaders discussed social policy issues extensively right before the event. He says: “I didn’t hear anything off the wall there,” though he certainly sensed that some in the group “were leaning toward Perry.”
We once had a Democratic Party that was able to divide the religious factions; religious factions that never really believed their own tenets on the whole anyway.
So the Catholics would vote the way of Francis of Assisi; the lovers of humanity within a strange ritualistic oligarchy; the lovers of peace.
And we are screwed.
We have so many members of the Family Council of Family Values and Family Flock Beliefs and Family ….whatever... who are closet Gays who hate themselves but love money and find a way to get that money at the expense of the 'lower end' of society.
So Donohue backs a silly message contained in a goddamn anti-Semite’s film that grasps only ONE book of the Gospels! How in the fuck he can do this with a straight face is beyond me. I mean the Romans (The Italians whom Pope Pius XII blessed as they went into Ethiopia with modern weapons and were challenged with spears and arrows) killed my Savior.
Jews did not construct the crosses nor did they supply the whips or the spears that supposedly wounded my Lord and Savior! That is a fact!
And upon further examination I discovered that Jesus H. Christ was a Jew. But that is another subject dealing with heroes.
By the by I am looking right at this fat fuck on Matthews (MSNBC) as we speak and yet Donohue appears to love all Buddhists and Protestants and ….anybody but me! Arsehole.
Just read Donohue's racist, ethnocentric, lying crap and disabuse yourself of any
idea that this guy cares a shite about humanity!
But now my conclusion.
Mark Twain also said that the Presbyterians hate the Baptists and the Protestants hate the Catholics and everybody hates the goddamn Jews!
Not in those exact words, but Twain tended to alter his language depending upon the group he was addressing.
Somehow, the Dems, while being entirely politically correct and such must create a chism between these faiths.
Otherwise democracy cannot work!
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