I am one of those old fools full of fears and doubts. Things are MUCH deeper than that, as I FULLY believe in the good Lord saying, “I’m not going anywhere.” That’s Why and How You see me plugging away. Found the above quote in:
the ‘Reblog’ button not working as usual, (modi’s most progressive India?) and hence sharing by copy n paste.
Liked that quote So much, made a graphic for my desk top!
( UPDATED PARAGRAPHS BELOW).
This affair, Thank Goodness, is very much in the (Indian, English) news. Learnt that
Our 11 freed heroes had raped, not just this Bilkis Bano, but also her 3 sisters. Had killed the 3 yo child by smashing its skull. Had killed, in total, 14 people in Cold blood that day! Now free!
Of the panel that had recommended the release, 50% were of the bjp or affiliated to the gujrat gorement.
The Rapists have All been released, and, as You see, Welcomed back with sweets, as above, AND garlanded.
Absolute confidence. Crossed legs. Open knees.
The full group is here.
They were/are all her neighbours; and had also Killed Bano’s 3 yo child.
Am particularly Angry to note that the fellow in the Orange at extreme right above, is Already sporting some sort of Knife; Hence the cross belt. And see How proud he stand!
The family, and particularly Bilkis Bano, are supposed to feel Safe.
Below, pic of a fellow, who is said to be surrounded by a security detail numbering a mere 1000.
One of those, a minister, who had recommended the release, has this to say:
“They are Brahmins; men of good character!” the fellow had said. …Gangraping and Killing a 3 yo behooves them. Had not known that.
To the Vast Majority of the Majority community who keep Silent over things like this: A Sannyasi’s curse: May Similar things (RAPES) happen to you and your families. …Ok, may the rapists be brahmins. Let the
Saddened to hear, over the BBC, that No help is arriving.
This, despite a situation like this.
That reduces my belly to a jelly. But no matter.
WHY isn’t even the (Chritian) West involved? …Have noticed, over time, that helping ‘Others’ does not seem to be a priority for Hinduism. …But why not even Arab, and Muslim countries like Indonesia, et al?
As I see it, NOBODY seems to be liking the Taliban‘s policies.
Yet the taliban is belligerent.
The world talks of the 1%. They are supposed to be the mega-business (owners) of the world, swaying it.
I call it the 10%, bec, without the bootlicking judges, politicos, police officers and other officials, the 1% cannot function.
But if We take the case of India, it would be said that the 2% rule the country, laughing their backsides off meanwhile. They shall not be named.
I had said that ‘it would be said.’ Bec, that is not True, either!
The 0.001%, actually, hold sway over the world.
[ Take India, according to me a whopping 70% of the 1.3 billion of the populace, are ‘yes men,’ apathetic (so long as the bamboo is not up MY a**, i do not raise my voice), ‘wise‘ (just as it is a crime to use the word war in russia, SO is it to question the ruling regime; lands you in jail. let my children n grand children face it in their time!)
thus the 70% being just Cowards n Fools (not in the market for collecting friends or likes).
So who ARE the 0.001%?
They are the RELIGIOUS LEADERS of the world; n pl note the names (not extensive)… Christ, Ram, Buddha, Muhammad.
Pl note that I do Not include all their proponents, least of all kirill, n not even pope francis.
Giving just ONE graphic here:
men came, and men went (salutes to Alfred Tennyson!), but the 0.001% and their thoughts, their teachings n their Hold, Have remained, n Will remain.
Drama queens are the Dust in the wind.
MANY are going to be impressed by modi’s sudden reduction in petrol n diesel prices, etc. PURE drama. 8 yrs should be enough to weigh a man and his company.
And so? An Oft repeated thought.
So, where, or with whom, are………….YOU? 🙂
Came across this in Facebook, which gladdens my heart.
which is as it should be. Even (religious) leaders have to be corrected. Then Why do I say But?
The question of Racism persists in my mind.
To me, ALL are God’s children. Among humans, parents may love their children differently. But the All Perfect God would not be doing this. For Him (no gender bias intended) All His children would be Equally Precious. We have to take our cues from that.
All that being so, what irritates me is that I have not seen my papa speaking thus strongly for the Boat people, Other Refugees, Syria, Yemen, …the list is long.
Question: Is the pope more Pro Westeners?
Question: Are not the North Americans and Europians more Pro Westeners?
2 issues. Both concerning the catholic church. Prompted by a movie I watched y’day, namely: Spotlight.
Speaking on the movie, neither enjoyed it nor understood it well. Give me Jackie Chan’s Rumble in the Bronx any time.
Spotlight dealt with Pedophile priests in the cath. church, saying the malaise reached farther than individual cases. Organized? Peculiar. But the idea that it ‘lives’ on the support of the Laity is Well said.
Sadly, I am a person personally acquainted with a lot of pain, and not just mine. A whole batch of young nuns who had been raped had come to the ashram of ***, in ***, while I was there. Some of them spoke to me too.
I know 2 grown up men, one of them a priest, victims of sexual abuse when young, and how ‘destroyed’ they are.
I know a number of children, victims of same.
As for myself, a man, in present day Mumbai, but Many years ago, had kissed me on the cheek, (and how! he had ‘sucked’ my cheek into his mouth, the very memory of which revolts); and a senior seminerian, (today a respected member of the clergy), as per his usual practice, had run his hand over my bum while a whole bunch of us were on the stairs. I would bring up, if I were to dwell on it.
Coming back to the cath. church – (let others take up and comment and try to clean up their own groups) – part of the malaise lies with the church which lays so much stock on celibacy. This itself is trying to satisfy the expectation of the Laity!
What I mean to say is, from the Extreme Resulsion I feel from these memories, and from the sharing I have received, I can understand just How Affected victims of sexual abuse feel.
For all that… While the number of those affected by sexual abuse, even within living memory would be Large,
WHOLE PEOPLES are affected by Caste discrimination.
Unconnected with the cath. church, here’s the latest from India. A boy, a Xth class student (that would make him about 16), upon asking for his mother’s wages for work done, (that means it was being denied), was made to Lick the feet of the so called upper-caste fellow’s feet!
Talking Only of castes, how is the situation in the cath. church?
A young catholic woman, was surrounded by about 40 young men and ragged. I personally know of this.
A young man, accused of ‘riding his motorcycle fast,’ (false charge), had stones thrown at him while he was riding. He had been injured in the process. …Once, while he was taking me to the bus stop, I saw the so-called upper-caste boys pick up stones. They desisted only after noticing me.
A very highly educated man (being of the so called lower caste), now about 65, is in shambles because of the way he is treated, again by the so called upper caste. Case personally known.
Let us come to Priests. Priests of the so called lower caste All but Weep.
Tamil Nadu is Most infamous in this. Even the bishops are chosen with caste in mind.
But it is not only India and its castes. As I have asked earlier, Has there ever been a Non-white pope?
So what say, which is worse: Sexual abuse in the cath. church or the Racism in it? 😦
Below, an excerpt from Vatican news.
Francis speaks Very well on Migrants; but he is Weak on Ukraine and kirill.
One problem I saw for you and also one of the problems is migration. The problem of migrants is serious because Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Italy, and Spain: these are the closest countries to Africa and the Middle East, and they land here, they arrive here… Migrants must always be welcomed! The problem is that each government has to say how many they can receive regularly to live there. This requires an agreement among the countries of Europe, and not all of them are willing to receive migrants. We forget that Europe was made by migrants, right? But that’s the way things are, but at the very least let us not leave all the burden to these neighbouring countries that are so generous, and Malta is one of them.
Today I was in the migrant reception centre and the things I heard there are terrible, the suffering of these people to get here… and then the camps, there are camps, which are on the Libyan coast, when they are sent back. This seems criminal, doesn’t it? That’s why I think it’s a problem that touches everyone’s heart. Just as Europe is making room so generously for the Ukrainians who knock on the door, so too for the others who come out of the Mediterranean.
This is a point that I finished the visit with, and it touched me so much, because I heard the testimonies, the sufferings and that are more or less like those that I think I told you are in that little book that came out, “Hermanito” in Spanish, “little brother”; and all the Via Crucis [the Way of the Cross] of these people. One of those who spoke today had to pay four times! I ask you to think about this.
WHY does Yesudas berate the pope so?
In Acts 6:2 We have: “It is Right for us to Neglect the Preaching of God’s Word in order to handle …finances,” as the Good News Bible puts it. “…Serve Tables,” KJV says.
What it all means is, as We know, God’s Word vs Mundane Matters.
Pope Francis is not just Likable, he is Good. As We have in this video:
But a man who is Celebrated as a Lover of Children and all that, Is Not Speaking out on the Terrible Atrocities being carried out on the Mexican Children by the present day US.
Children getting separated from their parents, by Force, of course, above and below.
Put in Cages, like Cattle, Chickens? Four pictures below:
Shall I call it funny? My Facebook friends do not read posts like these. [ But my Friends on the Blog do! Thanks for that, Folks! ]
Leaving aside the Controversies of the Amazon Synod,
Makes My Stomach hurt, any way, as it would be God’s. Let us be One with Him.
Let’s brighten up with some pictures:
The personal power he systematically consolidated over the course of several decades, reaching its zenith in the early 1990s, has begun to wane.
But for some three decades he was the man in the Vatican no one dared to cross. Even the popes he served were careful to gain his consent because of the loyalty he commanded from many key people at all levels of the Roman Curia.
His name is Angelo Sodano,
the reigning dean of the College of Cardinals even now, at the age of 91!
This from: https://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/cardinal-who-clings-to-power/
Now about Nuns, at least One of them:
Vatican Rejects Appeal Of Kerala Nun Suspended For ‘Lifestyle.’
This is Not even the Nun who was abused by franco mullakkal (bp).
Here is the ‘lifestyle’ of the victim Nun:
Is it Enough if pope Francis uses a Simpl(er) lifestyle?
This seems to be called a Simple lifestyle, simply because there are not too many ‘things’ in the room.
Perhaps ‘My’ lifestyle is ‘Complicated,’ as opposed to Simple?
I would BEG People to think about the Cost of Wood and Wooden (Top level Wooden) furniture.
Shall We go to some bishops/archbishops? Just a one. From the States:
Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George’s ‘Crib.’
19 chimneys and sits on 1.7 acres of prime real estate in Chicago’s ritzy Gold Coast neighborhood. It’s worth $14.3 million “as is,” but the property could fetch far more.
This site, from which I have taken the above, will give Much More:
And the NUN has been Evicted for her lifestyle.
What is the Real reason? …She had stood up for, and Spoken out, along with Many more, in favour of a Nun Molested and Raped by bishop mullakkal.
“The charges against Mulakkal include wrongful confinement, raping a woman taking advantage of his official position, unnatural offence, criminal intimidation.”