Archive for November 29, 2009

It goes without saying that the scandal in the Irish church is reprehensible and in some ways even worse than the similar scandal in the American church a few years ago. Legally and morally it is simply horrible.

In terms of a Victory for Satan it is one on many levels:

First it is the victory of the actual sin.

Then there is the victory of the sin of corruption of the individual priests involved and the violation of their vows.

Then there is the victory in the corrupution of their superiors failing to act and abeting their sin and again violating their vows.

Then there is the corruption of the police and the sin of persuading them not to act in name of the church

Then there is the sin of creating scandal in the church.

There is the effect on the people who might reject the truth of the church due to anger over the scandal.

and finally there are those who might not even consider the church due to the news of all of this.

All of these sins and all of the potential for lost souls can be traced directly to the actions of both the priests and their superiors who let them get away with it. It is just as much an assault on truth as the climate change stuff is.

Consider this: If at the very start, the first report in the 60’s instead of giving in the temptation (and it was actual temptation they gave into) they took decisive action, what would have been the result?

The scandalous behavior would have been stopped.

Others tempted to sin would have thought twice.

The scandal would have been brief and confined to a couple of priests and most importantly.

Many innocents would have been spared.

But if’s and buts mean very little, unfortunately the church in Dublin the priests and Bishops and Cardinals involved forgot two things first their scripture:

Thus says the LORD: ‘I will bring evil upon you out of your own house. I will take your wives while you live to see it, and will give them to your neighbor. He shall lie with your wives in broad daylight. You have done this deed in secret, but I will bring it about in the presence of all Israel, and with the sun looking down.'” 2 Samuel 12:11-12 emphasis mine

And second the whole reason for the church to SAVE souls. At the first report it is the job of the superior to attempt to save the souls involved, covering things up doesn’t do it.

Consider that for over the decade Rush has fearlessly proclaimed all of this stuff bunk. He has taken barb after barb over this and has been unshakable in his statements before the media and all who used it as a club against him.

How many other people were willing to do so. Vaclav Klaus? That’s about it.

As Rush has said many times, the pioneers take the arrows. He took the arrows but although his girth is down his skin is very thick and has come out ahead.

Morning Joe should be very interesting on Monday.

One year later, thanks for stopping by.

Posted: November 29, 2009 by datechguy in personal, Uncategorized

And a lot has happened in that time (unfortunately a job hasn’t been one of them) I’ve written a lot of stuff (just under 2000 posts), met some new people and vented my spleen quite a bit.

I’m no Instapundit, Hotair or any kind of big blog, but to the tens of thousands who have visited and have either stayed or quickly left let me say it’s been a pleasure to share my thought and my year with you. May they next year treat us all well.

A: Apparently they also are making the argument that the salvation of Global Warming should be a question of faith and not works:

SCIENTISTS at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have admitted throwing away much of the raw temperature data on which their predictions of global warming are based.

It means that other academics are not able to check basic calculations said to show a long-term rise in temperature over the past 150 years.

They did keep what they refer to as “adjusted” data.

Let’s put this in a way our liberal friends can understand: Do you remember this iconic picture?

The woman above is Rose Mary Woods. She was President Nixon’s secretary who claims to have “accidentally” erased the 18 1/2 minute gap in the Watergate tapes. Lets pretend it is 1973 and All the Watergate tapes were erased and only “reconstructions” created by the Nixon White House were available. Would you have taken the Nixon White House’s word that the tapes were “accidentally” erased? Did you take Rose Mary Woods word? Is that credible?

In the letter of St. James he says the following:

So also faith of itself, if it does not have works, is dead. James 2:17

In the same way, Science without data is “hypothesis” at best and “speculation” at worst.

If you still want to believe in this that’s up to you, far be it from me to tell you what religion you want to follow but don’t tell me it is “settled peer reviewed science”.

And Roger as far as your suggestion to postpone the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, not a chance! The people feeding at the Climate Change troth are going to try to push through one last big score while the gravy train still exists. Time is not on their side. That have to act NOW if they want our money.

How the MSM decides to cover this will be interesting.

Update: My friend Robert Stacy gives me the best blogging anniversary present there is: A top level link! He also touches on a pet peeve of mine:

This temptation to think that we are morally superior to our ancestors, you see, is the road to hell that Scientism paves.

The biggest problem with the baby boom generation is they never grew out of the teenage idea that they were smarter than their parents. That failure as much as the changes of the 60’s are the cause of a lot of the troubles we have today.

Oh as for transubstantiation the physics are identical to the physics of parting the Red Sea, Of Jonah and the Whale, the Feeding of the 5,000 and Peter’s healing of the cripple. Miracle of God. There is a long history of that kind of thing.

As a person who has been an eyewitness to at least one Miracle in person I’ve never understood why believing Christians have no problem believing all those other miracles but not Transubstantiation.

And herein lies what both Robert Stacy and I have over the climate guys. We disagree on this subject, passionately I suspect, but are not only unafraid to debate it publicly we will still be friends when our debate is done.

A person pushing real science or interested in truth doesn’t shut down debate. That was the biggest clue all along.

Update 2: In comments the discussion is Tradition tradition tradition…

Update 3: Gad-fry remembers Rose Mary Woods and comes up with his own 60’s connection.

Update 4:
Democrat=Socialist has a good point:

If an employer can use computer forensics to find that Jenna Haze video you downloaded on the company laptop, couldn’t any diligent media outlet or United States DOJ (ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!) do the same?

That will depend on a couple of things, first to the tapes ACTUALLY still exist? They may not. Secondly it depends on how the data was wiped. If the assumption is that they wanted the data destroyed they would have certainly thought of this.

His suggestion is actually rather ironic considering this story, speak of the Nixon tapes and they are in the News again:

The US National Archives is bringing together investigators to search for scribbled secrets from the early days of the Watergate scandal as the chain of events began that destroyed Richard Nixon’s presidency.

The elusive goal is to discover what Nixon and an aide discussed during the infamous 18189-minute gap in a White House tape recording of a meeting held three days after burglars linked to the president’s re-election committee broke into Democratic Party headquarters at the Watergate complex, then an office building in Washington.

Serious Irony.