Sunday, April 24, 2011

Scotish Buggery Club to Attack "Aggressive Secularism"

Yes "aggressive secularism," such a threat to world peace and human suffering. You're wasting your breath old lad, this country made up its mind on religion years ago, and the message was, you can stick your mumbo jumbo up your arse, or in your case, some little boy's arse.

Updates: BBC blah blah.

Opinion: Cardinal O’Brien: is this all that’s left of Christianity?

Older stuff: Bullets in the post Cardinal’s secular attack

Cardinal Keith O'Brien and the Lockerbie murderer: a jaw-dropping error of judgment by the leader of Scotland's Catholics

Cardinal Keith O'Brien criticises secularism

The leader of the Catholic Church in Scotland, Cardinal Keith O'Brien, will use his Easter message later to attack "aggressive secularism".

It was an issue Pope Benedict warned about on his state visit to Britain last year.

Cardinal O'Brien will say the enemies of Christianity want to "take God from the public sphere".

The cardinal has made a reputation for his robust defence of traditionalist Christian teaching.

But BBC religious affairs correspondent Robert Pigott says even by Cardinal O'Brien's standards his Easter sermon constitutes a vehement and outspoken attack on secularism and what he will describe as the enemies of the Christian faith in Britain and the power they currently exert.

He will call on Christians of all denominations to resist the efforts of such people to destroy Christian heritage and culture.

In a reference to equality legislation preventing discrimination against homosexual people, Cardinal O'Brien will denounce what he claims is the way Christians have been prevented from acting in accordance with their beliefs because they refuse to endorse such lifestyles.

The Cardinal will say: "Perhaps more than ever before there is that 'aggressive secularism' and there are those who would indeed try to destroy our Christian heritage and culture and take God from the public square.

"Religion must not be taken from the public square.

"Recently, various Christians in our society were marginalised and prevented from acting in accordance with their beliefs because they were not willing to publicly endorse a particular lifestyle.

"Yes - Christians must work toward that full unity for which Christ prayed - but even at this present time Christians must be united in their common awareness of the enemies of the Christian faith in our country, of the power that they are at present exerting, and the need for us to be aware of that right to equality which so many others cry out for."

Cardinal O'Brien will remind his congregation at St Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh of the plea by the Pope that Christians of different denominations should rediscover their common ancestry to unite in resisting the sidelining of religion.

The Anglican archbishops of Canterbury and York, Dr Rowan Williams and Dr John Sentamu, are also due to deliver Easter messages on Sunday.

The Catholic archbishop of Westminster, the Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, will speak of his hopes for peace in conflict-hit countries such as Libya, Syria, Afghanistan and Ivory Coast. BBC

Pat Condell: Aggressive Atheism.

Pat Condell: Buggery Club

Nick Gisbourne: Noah's Ark. Deleted, he drones on too much.


Anonymous said...

Thank God for people like Pat Condell and you of course.

Himself said...

He's a national treasure is our Pat, so much so he now has his own tag.

I'm sure he features on these unhallowed pages far more than the two posts I have him noted for, I shall update when I stumble upon his clips.

I have upped Nick Gisbourne, a northern edition of Pat Condell. Nick had his account deleted by Youtube once upon a time.

I haven't viewed the featured video myself as yet, but seeing as it is my favourite subject, I shall sit and watch it now.

Peace, as the man says.

Anonymous said...

News of Easter (not sure if this is a banned word). M

Anonymous said...

Himself said...

Not banned at all at all, but have you given me the right link for the Easter story?

As for the rest of it, not one word of it. Find yourself on a waterboard and you would swear your granny came from Mars, and the US Military would announce they had captured the second in command terrorist from Venus.

My sentiments regarding Guantanamo.

Anonymous said...

I mean banned in general (let's blame Babylon).

The link disappeared after 'publish your comment', all those mysterious disappearances.

Probably nothing new to you, but perhaps a better link.

Anonymous said...

The same problem I see, I give up.

Himself said...

Thanks for that, I did read a similar report elsewhere on the net today, but obviously not at Democracy Now. I have added it to the Obama post.

Dank u

For what it's worth Maren. Any comment over a couple of lines long, I always copy paste it to a notepad before posting. I've lost some mighty tomes in the past when they have buggered orf into cyberspace.

It doesn't happen on Blogger so much, but it's not unknown, but the worst offenders are forums that time out, and when you hit publish, it's curtains, gone for ever.

(''Curtains'' show over.)

Anonymous said...

Thank you Himself, so nice to read words without having to think. It is quite possible to translate words from one language to another, but it is very difficult to translate culture and it is even more difficult to defend yourself in a foreign language, i.e. I don't feel like it anyhow, I refuse to stoop to such a thing.
Say something or say nothing (literal translation). That's why your blog is unique.

The British are known as more polite. Strangely enough 'thank you' in Dutch means 'dank u' as well as 'dank je'. A younger person says 'dank u' (polite) to an older person, an older person says 'dank je' to a younger person. When you are family or friends you say 'dank je'.

I see Nick Gisbourne's Noah's Ark is deleted. Unfortunately I couldn't view the video yesterday, I only listened as far as could hear him due to my own laughter.


Anonymous said...

a misunderstanding I suppose, because I couldn't watch it due to circumstances. Please remove those to your understanding.

Anonymous said...

Secularism, British style.

Himself said...

Thank you, I shall save it for later.

Himself said...

Excellent arguments, thank you Chuck.