Offering some different Ideas. The Very first sentence, ‘Even the scriptures stand against you,’ can be Challenged – Thus:
I offer just one small bit: Genesis 1: 26-28.
Quoting passim, we have:
These should be Ample. Regards.
via A Woman’s Worth
EXCELLENT Reading for the Season. Shared this on Twitter with the words: ‘Best Christmas Read.’
Serious (Yet Happy) man that I am, I sort of Needed this. What a Beautiful story!
SIGNIFICANT words, in the order of their occurrence:
God knew the bigger plan… Loving someone is the biggest risk in life… when the tears fall, my precious, I will catch every one.
The Story, and the Author, have me literally in Tears. …A Beautiful story of Love, of Christmas.
Avni, Dear Friends, is the unfortunate Tigress who had had to seek out her own territory for herself and her two cubs, Ousted due to overpopulation in the sanctuary in Maharashtra of India.
Pushed out to the fringe, near Human inhabitations, she had become a Confirmed Man eater, having devoured no less than 13 or 14 People.
Here is one photograph from a Google search for Avni:
Sorry, her photo / selfie of her eating Humans not available.
Avni was shot and killed after protests and demands from the Locals.
Avni (death) Protesters say that she had been killed without being Anaesthetised! So the man who was charged with this unpleasant business is supposed to have shot her First with a Dart gun, – Never mind that these are used at the Closest of Distances, their Range being that, and then deliver the Killing Shot, Face to Face, as it were, – again Never mind that the Administration (govt) itself had Okayed the killing.
As of the moment, Avni’s two cubs, about 11 months old now, had been orphaned. The Administration says that they have been located, (presumably) captured, and Rehabilitated. [ Please remember and Note that I believe about 0.1 % of what they Administration says. ]
As 11 month old Tiger cubs can’t fend for themselves, they can only be segregated, and fed my humans.
But No! Avni protesters, who look educated, and seem to know a lot of Big words, not to say some English,
(having roped in some 6 year olds, as well, and as usual, as below)
…Say that the Forest is the Natural Habitat of Tigers, and there the cubs should be! Once again Never mind that they don’t know how to Hunt; Nor that they themselves can become Easy Prey, and Worse, that they can Killed by Male Tigers, without their mother to defend them.
You will see that I have Already raised One question to the Avni Protesters, namely, Just What do they think of their asking for the Cubs to be sent to the Jungle. Avni Protesters are So Ill Informed, that they do not know letting 11 month old tiger cubs loose in the Jungle means Passing a Death Sentence on them, as shown above.
…My next point is: Just Where were these Brainy, Concerned People when:
Here are some pictures of the Protest about that Toxic Hell.
For Avni Protesors, these are Not Legitimate, or Worthwhile issues.
I even wonder who is funding them.
“See, if there is a complaint of such nature, the concerned person should have submitted it before some higher authority of the church. Do you think action would not have been taken? But they directly took to the street,’’ Vallikkatt added.
This Vallikkatt being the spokesperson of the Kerala catholic bishops’ council.
From the enquiries it comes to transpire that the complaint had been made Years ago.
And that is Why I say again: Some Equidistance.
“Some priests and nuns agitating in the streets giving occasion to the enemies of the church to attack the church and the church authorities and to disdain even the sacraments, has caused much pain to all who love the church…”
And they give a Minimum of 7 years of training to priests. And the fellow is saying that.
But what is the fact?
Sexual Abuse takes place.
The Victims pleas are Not heard; paid attention to.
Subsequent Protests are Condemned.
My Un-dear sir,
The protests are calling attention to your Actions and Non-Actions; definitely making you the Laughing stock.
Physician, heal thyself.
Once again, Some Equidistance.
This refers to the Jailed Roman Catholic Bishop Franco.
I am a catholic Priest.
‘On the same day the Pope called for introspection, the Kerala Catholic Bishops’ Council (KCBC), the state arm of the Catholic Bishops’ Council of India (CBCI)—the highest governing body of Catholic Bishops in the country—sent out a press release unequivocally lending its support to the rape accused priest Franco Mulakkal and even expressed its apprehension whether the bishop will get “a chance to prove his innocence.
The KCBC defended its actions. “There are a lot of issues behind this matter. It is easy for a third person to ask why we are not supporting the victim. But being a decision making authority, we can only take an equidistant approach,” KCBC spokesperson Reverend Varghese Vallikkatt said.’
That is Why I say: Some Equidistance.
The fellow has the Temerity to say that he is ready to be hanged if found guilty!
Any Doubt that #bishops are #politicians?! 🙂
Now, From my Tweets today:
3. #BishopFranco’s Malicious Efforts to Malign his Victim is Most Deplorable. But Typical. As I had posted sometime ago, very much akin to the cartoon I attach here.
PS: As I wrote in Tamil, just Watch the Fun that is going to start now! Am expecting the beehives to open up, I mean the beeshops coming down on me like a ton of bricks! 🙂
[ You might be interested in going through the ‘conversations‘ and the links in this post. Lots of matter there! ]
And YET I remain one, in Theology and in Spirit, though definitely Not in Name – I call myself an Indian Christian.
Now the cases in point, (Yes, I can present Two of them, over and above the above, Miserable cartoon):
An Archbishop, no less, who Claims he Didn’t Know Sex With Children Was A Crime. Perhaps he thought it was ‘merely’ a sin; not a crime.
I believe in Violence. This would be an Excellent example for my Advocating it.
I have heard of criminals nailing people’s fingers to a table. Do the Same for this fellow, Only, Do it to Another part, please.
This second is More recent, in the sense that it is in the Indian news just now. A bishop is accused of ‘raping’ a nun.
Though ‘that,’ namely ‘Rape,’ does not hold much water for me. 75% No. YET, for a bishop to do that! Not that beeshops are not humans. And Many, Many of them, not to say Priests, not to say Nuns, not the least of all Popes, are guilty of it.
WHY keep this ‘Celibacy’ stuff at all? Anyway, that is a Different question.
Now, here is the fellow:
beeshop franco mullakkal, of Jullundhar, India.
And what happens if You complain? In the church where ‘Charity’ (Caritas, LOVE) is supposed to reign? They would Ostracise You, Terrorise You.
A little More: