Monday, September 30, 2013

Faithful Muslims: Faithful Christians.

People who frequent this Tavern are sometimes called intolerant. Or worse. But many have a clear eye for hypocricy. True, some are not very faithful themselves; even the Tavern-Keeper has had his unquality-time.
The media however is in a constant unquality. And it is in denial too.
The past week has seen carnage out in the world. The media report some but ignore a lot. And they divert attention by their mis-use of words. They sell mendacity.
The 'War on Terror' for example focused attention on 'Militants', differentiating them from 'Moderates'.
Moderates stand in Mosques and preach hatred and mayhem. Militants do it.
Bill M had a few things to say and so did the Head of the Vatican Court.
First Bill Muehlenberg:
Jihad: Muhammad Did It, the Koran Says It, So Muslims Do It 
A good Muslim not only obeys the Koran to the letter, but he also sees Muhammad as the perfect example. Thus if he killed for the faith, then so should they. So when we see Muslims killing non-Muslims today, they are simply being true and faithful Muslims. 
They are not extremists or fundamentalists, as the media likes to call them. They are simply being true Muslims.  

The so-called moderate Muslims are the ones who are not being true Muslims, as they disobey their own Koran, and do not follow the example of the Prophet. 
So when we read about 50 students killed as they slept in their dormitories, and their college set alight in Nigeria – just after the Nairobi Westgate shopping mall slaughter of last week - this is just normal practice for normal Muslims.  
It is not an aberration,  
but common Islamic practice. 

As Pam Geller puts it concerning this latest massacre, “The devout Muslim group, Boko Haram, gunned down dozens of students as they slept in dormitories, and torched classrooms. Boko Haram means ‘Western education is sinful’ or literally, ‘Books Bad.’ 
“The media's use of the word 'militants' for these devout savages is particularly despicable.  
The media is aligned with the jihad force.  
Well over 12,000 Christians have been slaughtered by Muslims in Nigeria.  
Despite the daily attacks from this Muslim group, Boko Haram, Obama continues to refuse to designate them a terrorist group.” 
Violence in the life of Muhammad and in the Koran 
Muhammad himself engaged in numerous religious wars, acts of violent jihad, and bloodletting. Of course while he was in Mecca for 12-13 years he did not resort to violence. But with the refusal of the people to embrace his new religion he was forced to flee to Medina. 
It was there that he said Allah revealed to him that he must fight for the faith, and that he did. He led raiding parties, ordered revenge attacks, engaged in the torture and killing of his enemies, and commanded massacres. His last 10 years at Medina cemented his record as a warlord, a man of violence, and a promoter of bloody jihad. 

And all this is fully enjoined in the Islamic holy book as well. I will not here look at the hadith as well, but just offer a sampling of passages from the Koran. These suras (chapters) make it quite clear that the devout Muslim must kill for the faith, just as Muhammad did:
“Slay the unbelievers wherever you find them.” Koran 2:191 
“Muslims must not take the infidels as friends.” 3:28 
“Any religion other than Islam is not acceptable.” 3:85 
“Maim and crucify the infidels if they criticize Islam” 5:33 
“Terrorize and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Qur’an.” 8:12 
“Muslims must muster all weapons to terrorize the infidels.” 8:60 
“The unbelievers are stupid; urge the Muslims to fight them.” 8:65 
“When opportunity arises, kill the infidels wherever you catch them.” 9:5 
“The infidels are unclean; do not let them into a mosque.” 9:28 
“Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture - [fight] until they give the jizyah willingly while they are humbled.” 9:29 
“The Jews and the Christians are perverts; fight them.” 9:30 
“Make war on the infidels living in your neighborhood.” 9:123 
“Punish the unbelievers with garments of fire, hooked iron rods, boiling water; melt their skin and bellies.” 22:19  
“Do not hanker for peace with the infidels; behead them when you catch them.” 47:4
Thus all the horrific acts of butchery, barabarism, and horror just witnessed in Africa and Pakistan in the last week alone all come straight out of the book – and out of the life and example of Muhammad. Muslims kill today because Muhammad killed – and because they are ordered to so in the Koran. 
Muslims terrorise and slay innocent men, women and children because Muhammad did – and their sacred writings command them to. So who is being the true Muslim here? It is quite clear. The “moderates” are not being true to their own faith and their own heritage. The jihadists are. 
That is why we should not be asking the question, “Are there moderate Muslims?” of course there are. Perhaps the majority of Muslims are. But that is not the issue.
The real issue is, “Is Islam moderate?”  
And the answer to that question is,    
'Absolutely not’. 
Islam is not just another religion. It is at heart a political ideology and a cult of death. It brooks no rivals, and it followers are ordered to kill all infidels. Everyone must submit to Allah, or face the sword, or live as dhimmies. There are no other options in Islam. 
That is why we must not appease those who have sworn to kill us. We must not compromise with those who have vowed to annihilate us.  
While we seek to pray for, love and win for the gospel individual Muslims, we must never capitulate to the political ideology of Islam. 
It is every bit as horrible as Communism and Nazism were. And even worse yet is the sheer silence of Western Christians about the slaughter of our brothers and sisters elsewhere. As Kirsten Powers asks, where is the outcry from believers in the West? 

“Christians in the Middle East and Africa are being slaughtered, tortured, raped, kidnapped, beheaded, and forced to flee the birthplace of Christianity. One would think this horror might be consuming the pulpits and pews of American churches. Not so. The silence has been nearly deafening. 

The West needs to wake up to the ugly reality of Islam. And Western Christians need to repent of their utter lack of concern about the millions of Christians who have been persecuted and slaughtered by the ‘religion of peace’ over the centuries.

The leaders of Christian Churches plead a very different Creed.


They say 'Love the sinner'. And they do quite well at that. Perhaps a bit too well.

Loving well but not wisely in many cases.

Recently the Leader of the House in American politics went on her usual excuse-filled orgy of support for the murdering of babies. She claims to be a catholic.

She is not.

She is no more a Catholic than the average 20 year old girl who falls for the smarmy charms of a Muslim bloke and converts. She wears her Burka like a teenage badge of defiance. Pelosi wears her religion to deflect criticism. And so far it has worked.

if you think it a stretch to compare moderate and militant Muslims to Nancy Pelosi, just think....

Pelosi sits atop a pile of 50 Million murdered American babies,

and Christians need to repent of their utter lack of concern about  that too. 

Pelosi smiles like a true

Princess of Lies.

It has worked because no Prince of the Church has called her out on it.

Until now.

Vatican Chief Justice: Nancy Pelosi Must Be Denied Communion

Because of her longstanding support for abortion, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), a Catholic, must be denied Communion under the law of the Catholic Church, said Cardinal Raymond Burke, head of the highest court at the Vatican.

Cardinal Burke referenced his remarks about Pelosi to Canon Law--the law  governing the Catholic Church--and specifically Canon 915, which says those Catholics who obstinately persevere "in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion." 
"Certainly this is a case when Canon 915 must be applied," said Cardinal Burke in an interview reprinted on Sept. 5 in The Wanderer, a national Catholic weekly.  

"This is a person who obstinately, after repeated admonitions, persists in a grave sin--cooperating with the crime of procured abortion--and still professes to be a devout Catholic." 

"This is a prime example of what Blessed John Paul II referred to as the situation of Catholics who have divorced their faith from their public life and therefore are not serving their brothers and sisters in the way that they must--in safeguarding and promoting the life of the innocent and defenseless unborn, in safeguarding and promoting the integrity of marriage and the family," said the cardinal. 
In mid-June at a Capitol Hill press conference, Pelosi was asked if there is a moral difference between aborting a baby at 26 weeks and what Dr. Kermit Gosnell did in Philadelphia in delivering babies alive at 23 weeks and then severing their spinal cords to kill them?
Pelosi did not answer the question directly but said,
 "As a practicing and respectful Catholic, this is sacred ground to me when we talk about this. I don't think it should have anything to do with politics, and that's where you're taking it and I'm not going there."
It was in reference to that quote that Cardinal Burke was asked, "How are we to react to such a seemingly scandalous statement? Is this a case where Canon 915 might properly be applied?" Burke replied: "Certainly this is a case when Canon 915 must be applied." 
The cardinal went on to say: "What Congresswoman Pelosi is speaking of is not particular confessional beliefs or practices of the Catholic Church. It belongs to the natural moral law which is written on every human heart and which the Catholic Church obviously also teaches: that natural moral law which is so wonderfully illumined for us by Our Lord Jesus Christ by His saving teaching, but most of all by His Passion and death." 
"To say that these are simply questions of Catholic faith which have no part in politics is just false and wrong," said Card. Burke. 

"I fear for Congresswoman Pelosi if she does not come to understand how gravely in error she is. I invite her to reflect upon the example of St. Thomas More who acted rightly in a similar situation even at the cost of his life."


St. Thomas More (1478-1535) was Lord Chancellor of England under King Henry VIII. When Henry VIII broke with Rome and declared himself head of the church in England, More refused to swear allegiance to the  king's Oath of Supremacy.  
As a result, Henry VIII had More beheaded.  
More's last words were, "The king's good servant, but God's first." 
Pelosi has a long history of supporting abortion and has a 100% rating by NARAL Pro-Choice America. 
The Catechism of the Catholic Church says,  

"Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law." 

The Catechism further says:  
"From its conception, the child has the right to life.  
Direct abortion, that is, abortion willed as an end or as a means, is a `criminal' practice (GS 27 3), gravely contrary to the moral law.  
The Church imposes the canonical penalty of excommunication for this crime against human life."

I have previously called for Pelosi to be excommunicated.

Forgiveness of sins is dependant on repentance.

Love the Sinner, but hate the Sin.
Pray for Grace. We live in a Vale of Tears.


Not the wishy-washy protestant Church of England that started off this watering-down and trivialisation and whose rationale is Protest AGAINST true Christianity as Established by Christ.

Being a Catholic is the most difficult and challenging way to be of all. Just look at how Nancy Pelosi makes a mockery of it.

We need Militant Catholics like this:

There are MANY Catholic leaders and Priests who are in the same boat as Pelosi. make no mistake about what this Old and Grumpy Knight is saying.

I would take small issue with Michael Voris in that the World and its Spirit is God given. We human being are the flowering of the Spirit of the World. It is a flower beset by bugs. The Spirit of the World is in dire need of redemption. Recognition of the Sins of the World start with an examination of the Individual Conscience.

We need more Thomas More.

Few of us are so strong. Including the knackered old Knight in the Tavern.

But we can try.
Pax Dei Vobiscum


  1. Not Catholic-Father excommunicated for remarriage without annulment. Rightfully so.
    Benedict XVI, AKA- The cafeteria is CLOSED!-OK, I can admire integrity.
    Pelosi is (allegedly) bound to serve the (allegedly) majority of her constituency. OK, fair enough.
    Pelosi freely, and repeatedly, decides to "represent" THAT particular majority?
    I respect (ie) her integrity as a Catholic as much as I respect (ie)her integrity as a sworn defender of The Constitution of the USA-however she may chose what EITHER job entails "interpreted" for her.

    Some folk in the US seem to "cite" The Constitution, with words that simply do not exist.
    Their "interpretations" seem to contradict the words that DO.
    There are NO "special protections" for ANY egregious behavior excused as "Our RIGHT as a (insert religion, or other "special indulgence" consideration, here)"

    "I was just following orders" MAY only entitle the bearer to life imprisonment in lieu of the noose.

    Unless, apparently, it comes from those in service requiring a "secret" oath of allegiance
    to protect and defend um...the ilk of Nancy Pelosi &alia.

    Meet the new boss, same ol' same ol'.


    1. Yep, the Princess of Lies has many faces. She wears many frocks too.

      You hit the right word. Integrity. Politicians and those Churchmen who would be politicians, have abandoned Integrity and do not deserve even the pretence.

      Pax Dei Capt..


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