Archive for June 22, 2009

Catholic Saints and sainthood how it works

Posted: June 22, 2009 by datechguy in catholic
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In a previous thread a question was asked concerning saints. Namely does God make saints or does man?

The short answer is; Since man has free will we must conclude saints are made by their own actions and devotion with the assistance and inspiration of God. This does seem a good opportunity to explain exactly how Catholic sainthood in particular works.

I invite any more knowledgeable Catholic such as Fr. Tim Finigan to correct me if I get any points of doctrine wrong.
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Hanson cuts to the chase

Posted: June 22, 2009 by datechguy in opinion/news
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VDH explains as a list of points on Obama and his timid response to the Iranian revolution one section really hits it out of the park:

5) Obama’s realpolitik is flawed: 1) if the mullahs win, they will have greater contempt for our timidity; 2) if the dissidents win, they will not forget our realistic fence-sitting; 3) you can never believe (ever) anything the mullahs say or do. Negotiating with them is like signing a pact with Hitler.

It never ceases to amaze me how supposedly smart people are willing to believe the mullahs while there were unwilling to believe president Bush. I think as mentioned on Morning Joe today there are just too many people who don’t want to seem on the “Bush” side. They may not like the Mullahs but they hated republicans more. If you want a great example of the delusional state of these people Big Hollywood gave a history lesson this weekend on the Annette Bening Iran trip fiasco.