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The Side of the Angels

BEAUTIFUL post! Thank You, Anna!

ANNA WALDHERR A Voice Reclaimed, Surviving Child Abuse

Do Babies Become Angels When They Die? Billy Graham Responds

Cherubs from the “Sistine Madonna of San Sisto” by Raphael, Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden, Germany (1513/1514),
(PD-Art, PD-old)

“In the absence of light, darkness prevails.”

-Motto of the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense, “Hellboy” (Dark Horse Comics)

Heart wrenching tales of abuse could easily fill these pages.  Generally, I try to stay away from stories of that kind.  Too often, they leave us feeling helpless and hopeless.

When I do write about lost lives, the words are my poor attempt to honor those lives and bear witness to the loss.

It may be some small consolation that such children have gone home to God.  Their pain is over.  That should not, however, diminish our outrage.

There are, of course, countless unreported cases of abuse.  Names we will never know, though God is familiar with them all.

While those victims are gone, their struggle ended, our obligation is to fight…

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Purity and Virginity Testing

We are in an Era of COWARDS and Fools. An Infamous Impeachment could not be brought to its logical conclusion. As for that other world power, russia, (does not deserve a Capital), putting all opposition in jail is Old history there. In India, the ‘word’ democracy exists in books, and is even bandied about. The country is Fast heading into Fascism.

For me it is Not just the situation, but What can be done about it. Whether it is this renewed assault on Women that You bring to light, my Dear Anna, or the situations I have mentioned, I fully believe that a Strong and Continued voice from the Vatican would have a Lot of effect. But, as I said, We live in an age of Cowards.

‘It is Time for You, Lord, to Act, for they are making Void Thy Law,’ is my prayer these days.

ANNA WALDHERR A Voice Reclaimed, Surviving Child Abuse

“The Virgin in Prayer” by Giovanni Battista Salvi da Sassoferrato (c. 1645), National Gallery (Accession No. NG200), London, Author/Source Web Gallery of Art (PD-Art, PD-Old-100)

WARNING:  Graphic Images

Clinics in Britain offer controversial but ineffective tests for virginity which can place lives at risk [1].  Young women who “fail” such tests may be subjected to violence or sexual assault, starvation, banishment from their communities, and – in extreme cases – honor killings.

Shame and Dishonor

In a few cultures, the loss of virginity prior to marriage is still viewed as bringing shame and dishonor on the family and community as a whole.  For that reason, virginity testing is often required for marriage.

Forced Testing

Women may be forced by parents, potential partners, or future in-laws to submit to virginity testing.

Virginity tests are, also, at times carried out on sexual assault victims to verify that rape has taken place.  Needless…

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The Faceless Terrorism of New India


I got this comment on one of my posts:


Tried my Best to find out who this ‘jp’ is. …mr/mrs/miss jp, the great faceless, hides himself/herself well indeed.

I wrote him this in answer:

“jp, you are faceless; I can’t access your profile wo ‘approving’ your comment, which I do not want.*

The site you yourself hv suggested says: ‘Crime against Humanity is not a myth. It exists elsewhere in the world and India is no exception.’

Are you objecting to the particular photo I hv shared?

I hv ‘Personal’ experience of atrocities against whom your people call the low caste.

I have the Greatest Contempt for people like you.”

*Subsequently, I ‘approved his/her comment and searched again. Could not find his/her site.

Dalit could be taken to mean ‘The Oppressed.’ It is Reality in India (as well as across the world). Nearly 30-40% of Indians are oppressed simply because they are considered of ‘low birth.

Some images:

The water dispensing ‘vessel’ should not touch the person; or else it wd be ‘contaminated.’

drinking w

Sure, that is a very Old photo. But have things changed?

The Dalits (alone) will do these kinds of jobs.

Manju has to scrape out the cave, and gather up its repulsive contents

(She is cleaning an Old type latrine).

Of the latest, here is what I consider to be heartbreaking.

000 prez

The man bowing down is THE PRESIDENT OF INDIA. To, starting from bottom, a chief minister (akin to the US prez bowing down to a governor), the home minister of India, and finally on top, to the prime minister of India, who has no qualms in showing what he thinks of him.

Never before has this happened. It has happened ‘this’ time bec our current prez is a Dalit.

Of again the latest, and on a Most personal level, a Dalit (catholic) priest I know has gone into Depression bec of the way he has been treated by some of his (supposedly) high caste parishioners. Let me repeat, this in the catholic church. Perhaps my anger against church authorities will be more understandable now.

Untouchability continues to be a Bane in India; and the Oppressors are using Every means possible to Intimidate, and to try to Justify what they are doing.


Why The Batman Who Laughs Is Scarier Than The Joker


A good presentation. Yet! 🙂

For me, being Terrifying is Not Appreciable.

A character/person, who loves to destroy, I would not even be afraid of him. I would look down on him.

If the Batman who laughs is Chaos in its purest form, then Minus points to him.

Yet it is True that those who stand for Good, want to Do Good, Are Weak and Soft.

Who asks them to be so?

Thus finally, A Hero who can Laugh at Adversity IS Awesome.

And let US become that.


via Why The Batman Who Laughs Is Scarier Than The Joker


To Hunger and Thirst for Justice

Excellent thoughts from my Dear Anna!

…But, as I wrote to her in the comments,

Unfortunately, the justice system is made up not only of judges, but attorneys too. …At least in my country, India, I find these latter just aiding and abetting Injustice; Most of them, anyway.

Thanks to Anna for reminding that those of us who hunger and thirst for Justice, on fire for Justice, are Chosen, and Blest!

A Lawyer's Prayers

The Beatitudes are a set of teachings the Lord delivered in the Sermon on the Mount. Eight times the Lord cited people viewed by the world as afflicted, and proclaimed them instead blessed. There could be no better illustration that God’s ways are higher than the world’s, and His thoughts higher than our own (Is. 55: 9).

The eight are with us still. They are the poor in spirit, those who mourn, the meek, the merciful, the pure in heart, the peacemakers, the persecuted, and finally those who hunger and thirst for righteousness (Matt. 5: 3-12).

All but the last of these give an impression of calm, gentleness, and resignation. Those of us who hunger and thirst after righteousness – attorneys, in particular – are not meek and mild. We are angry. That anger drives us. We are tormented by the injustice of the world; disconsolate that we can do so little, but determined to do all we can.

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What I learned from Children

I don’t think this needs words of Introduction. Maybe, ‘Forgotten Gems?’ 🙂


I would define CHILDREN as the happiest creatures in the world. Oh, don’t you just envy their enthusiasm and high-spirits!

happy children

In my pondering, I realize that there are really some great things that we can learn from them- the actual simple reasons why they are always happy.

Here we go…

#1: Children love unconditionally.

They don’t have any hidden motives or agenda. They don’t say “I love you IF you are…”, or “I love you WHEN you…”…they just simply love for the mere fact of loving someone.

I remember one time when my daughter, Gaby told me that she loves me. I asked her why and I was astonished with her response: “Because I am happy with you.”My heart just melts with joy every time I remember that.

#2: Children apologize and forgive easily.

Unlike adults, children don’t hold grudges. They get angry and fight, but they make up easily and then forget…

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