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On pope Francis


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.

(Emphasis mine.)

From: https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2022-04/pope-francis-inflight-press-conference-from-malta.html

How #Ukraine can be helped


Many times I was thinking of advocating that the West Enter the war.

Then I thought of what (all) would happen.

The Mad Dog would go Nuclear.

If the West retaliates, Ukraine would be a Major Loser. The distance between Kiev and Moscow is just 860 Km By Road!

Besides the Fallout issues, putin would Not spare Ukraine as far as nuc attacks are concerned.

Many people seem to have Very little idea of the effects of nuclear War. I have written a little on the effects of what is called ‘conventional warfare.’ This is what is happening just now in Ukraine, and had happened, for instance in Afghanistan, Iraq, even Syria, which is all EXTREMELY sad, of course.

But, as the Mad Dog and his stooges have said, an Escalation would lead to WW III, which, as says the Mad Dog, will be a Nuclear one.

Just from my casual readings, I have come to know of ‘Tactical’ nuc warfare, nuc bombs that kill people while leaving buildings intact, etc.

To take out the Mad Dog, which alone will end the Ukraine War, NATO would try ‘Cruise’ missiles first. But putin is no bin laden. putin will have better bunkers, and worse, will keep moving. If the West resorts to ICBMs, …We have only old photographs.

Hold Your breath:

Very different from the damage We see in the present war.

Below, the ‘Vehicles’ that were used to put out the fire due to the Chernobyl ‘accident,’ worth Crores and Crores, abandoned, and given a ‘graveyard’ of their own. Easily found in Google.

What comes is Worse. A Frog, born with 3 heads, found in the Chernobyl area. Nature is Affected. YEARS later.

What We can see below Must be seen, though it is the Very Worst of the lot.

That is the Effect of ‘Nuclear’ warfare. This is what NATO wants to avoid, and I appreciate them for it.

In this, china and north korea have already stood on putin’s side. In the event of a nuc catastrophe, what if china shoots off a few warheads at India, using the chance?

Finally, No World War can be fought without Severe casualities.

Those who die would be OUR brothers, fathers, husbands, loved ones. (No gender seperation intended).

…For all their ‘crookedness,’ I find that I appreciate, very much, the stand taken by the West. We should leave it at that.

Please Do Contribute Generously to good Refugee organizations.

Till next, Regards.


Russians, on the War


Very good and heartlifting.


Copying and pasting as no reblog button.

Found the link below on the post of : https://gigisrantsandraves.wordpress.com/


World War III


As my friends know, I am not a total pacifist.

Yet, though I have not personally experienced War, much less a World War, AM TOTALLY AGAINST IT (War). Yet…

Besides a few gruesome photographs that I possess of gunshot wounds, (one below)

…We have to remember that soldiers lose both hands and both legs, for whom, I have heard, governments have special homes. Thus, altogether War is Horrible, and to be avoided.

What do You do with/to a Mad Dogs? (VERY much of a reality in countries like India). No Mad Dogs are, or Can be, spared. I personally know of Two cases, where people were bit by them. One of them, locked inside a room, jumped up walls, and howled till he died (this is a very old case).

I have referred to #putin as a Mad Dog. If images are recent, he is not just cool, he is even smiling.

The latest is that he is declaring that Sanctions are Acts of War!

It is absolutely true that he might resort to a Nuclear War if the West joins in.

#putin, #xi, the #north-korean-head and #modi have been ardent students of #hitler. I would say these are observing and testing the water.

What is going to prevent the above named four from launching into further ‘adventures?’

Mad Dogs Have to be put down; not just put in jail or shot out of hand, but have their hands and legs chopped off, and left as examples for History books. …We have to prepare for WW III.


the russian orthodox church


(And the romancatholic one, of course).

Firstly, does anybody know what the russian orthodox church has said about putin’s invasion of Ukraine? Seems to me, they are too afraid to say anything.

Absolutely Unworthy of the Leader who had taught about Laying down one’s life.

I did hear one single bleat from the pope somewhat on the issue. Whatever the Lord decides, they have my spit.

PS: Rather miraculous! The pope has been Very active on the issue. https://www.reuters.com/world/russian-patriarch-discussed-ukraine-conflict-with-pope-francis-2022-03-16/


On Ukraine


Want to share Cecilia’s post with these words.

Sadly, it is mankind that does not care. That is what encourages people like putin, xi, India’s modi, modi’s billion supporters, the soldier who ran his tank over that car, and the soldiers who rape women in India’s North East.

Today’s generation, russian soldiers and citizens of the world, cannot say they do not know about hitler’s activities. At least in India the nazi legacy and Gandhi’s, are Boldly rewritten.


War…America and other countries…


In my opinion, If the West gets involved militarily, the mad dog would not hesitate to go nuclear. he will have his bunker, but would Ukraine exist?


Rethinking Life

I realize that I’m just a chicklet, but how can the world watch people being killed and not do anything to help them immediately?  Things that might work later, won’t save lives today.  The horrible man just bombed an apartment building and killed 200 people, 3 of them children and where is everyone?

If the bad man broke the rules, what is everyone waiting for?  If the bad man is such a bully that no one will stand up to him, but the people in the Ukraine, he will think he can do anything he wants.

Germany, Poland, France and others are trying to help.  America is showing cooking shows and doing what?  Protecting the borders of other countries that are more important than the Ukraine, because they aren’t in NATO?

Even chicklets know that if you let the bully win, he’ll be coming for you next.  And who will…

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On Mad dogs


#Ukraine is in unique position, a Small country attacked by a GROTESQUELY large, insane aggressor.

Image from Internet. russia is Green coloured, and Ukraine is in Red.

Ukraine cannot b helped militarily as mad dog putin wd not hesitate to use Nuc weapons, tho NATO has more of them.

One appreciates de Restrain of the West in avoiding a Nuc war.

Hope somebody wd hv de courage 2 iliminate (intentional misspelling!) de mad dog, tho his (the ‘somebody’s) whole family would be destroyed.


Violence, and the Christian

Everybody in their Right Mind Hates Violence. And Everybody cries out ‘Peace, Peace, Peace,’ Everybody says: “Down with Violence.” Can a Christian Use Violence? Even to me the question sounds peculiar! But it is a query that Many People have! And, I have used the word Christian as I am a Christian Priest, and cannot really answer it for those of Other religions.

Violence is taken as a Dirty word. As far as possible, it Has to be Avoided, of course. And its use in Aggression, Attack or Offence is Never Right.

On the other hand, the use of Force, even Armed Force – which is Nothing else but Violence – is Allowed in Defence. Violence is Not the Issue, but Aggression is. That is the essence of this article.

Defence is something ‘Of the Moment.’ If I am beaten up, I cannot come home, pick up a stick, and go back and beat up my attacker. That is Not Defence, that it Attack. And Violence in this situation would be Wrong. That is what the Lord calls ‘Vengeance’ in the Bible.

At the same time, if the fellow(s) are lying in wait and in ambush, it would not only be Necessary, but Right, to Defend Yourself and Yours. You would have to Encircle them and put them out of commission.

The example that springs to mind for this is that of Red Indian attacks on small settlements. In a situation like that, Proper Defence would have been to Fire the Shots First, if possible. I see No Wisdom in getting Your house set on fire, just because they had not fired the first shot! For background notes on this Please see below.

The Red Indian had been cheated, and No Proper Settlements/Arrangements were made for them. This was Violence against them. And just because certain peoples had advanced with reference to Iron weapons and guns, etc, they had seen fit to Enslave, carry away, and Sell practically whole nations. That Same method of Force and Violence is used in running houses of Prostitution today.

Going back to one more example of Offence (first) as the Best Defence, I would say that the Idea that the Law officer in the Old West was supposed to draw only after the ruffian had done so was Idiotic and Wrong. Whether a man volunteered to be a Law officer or whether he took a salary, How Long did We expect him to keep up the speed of Draw? When he got old, what was he supposed to? Be the Victim of Revenge? We have held the lives of Our Law men cheap. We made them Spectator Sport. It was Criminal on the part of those who drew up such laws.

I am not saying the above with reference to the Ferguson affair. Darren Wilson firing off TWELVE LIVE ROUNDS at unarmed Civilians was Criminal.

In the situation that followed, the mere presence of police force armed with semi-automatic weapons and APC-like vehicles where Unarmed Civilians are gathered is Violence. This is Aggression.


Was just watching the movie, ‘The Next Karate Kid.’ Two things there are Noteworthy. One, that physical instructor says at one point: “If You find somebody throwing a Candy wrapper, make them Eat it,” or words to that effect. I am Not commending or suggesting Violence like this. This is Stupidity. The other is the instance where Julie goes into a store to buy some things, and there are three men there, who set their dog upon her, and later come out and try to Grab her. Here I would I ask YOU a question: “If You were the Girl’s Guardian, What would YOU have done at that point?”

If one could at least Run and Escape, the discussion would be over. But would three men let a Young and Beautiful Girl Escape? The question is Not whether We know how to fight. Rather, it is, Whether We think pulling up a few chairs and starting a Counselling session would work here! Are these Impossible scenarios? Let us Not be Naive.

Came across the travails of one Gopika, who travelled by train and had some Nasty experiences. Upon Great Insistence from her and her companions, police did arrive, but went back after scolding her and her companions! To read her account, please click here.

I have read some Great peace-lovers writing just How they had allowed themselves to be beaten up, and never raised a finger. As I said, Great, Super, Wonderful and Marvellous! But the Question comes when one of Our Family members is Threatened. As Julie was.


Next, with regard to War. Do We Really think hitler would have stopped his mass murder, his ethnic cleansing, with just Germany? Had he not attacked even that giant, russia? If Everybody had gone around waving White flags, do We think he would have desisted? What about saddam hussein bombing the Kurds, People of his Own land? Or when putin is sending tanks into Ukraine, are We to start making passionate speeches in the UN? putin is going to stop by that? 🙂

Or is the ISIS going to lay down its arms if the pope, the dalai lama or the shankaracharya asks them?


I am Not saying that We Stock up on guns. Nor am I saying that You take up arms against Your own government. Interestingly, The BEST way of protesting against one’s own government is through Absolutely Non-Violent and Peaceful means.


Let us now come to The Time when the Hebrews returned to their Homeland. They had dwelt there after the time of Moses, circa 1250 BC, to the Fall of Jerusalem, circa 587 BC. That makes it about 700 years. From about 587 BC to about 445 BC, they had been Slaves By the Rivers of Babylon, first to the Assyrians, then to the Neo-Babylonians, and at the end to the Persians. It was Cyrus of Persia who gave them permission to return. Prior to all this, they had been slaves in Egypt for four hundred odd years. Altogether, they had been Slaves, since the time of Abraham, to the time of Christ, for Centuries. No Wonder they hated the Idea of Slavery, and that they still do! These details are just by way of Background and Interest.

Safety, in those days, meant living within Walls. The crops were raised outside the Walls, and if attacked, they lost, at the most, the Crops. So, upon the return from slavery, building the Walls of Jerusalem was one of their priorities. And Naturally their ‘neighbours’ did not want those walls raised. The Hebrews would build, and their enemies would pull them down. What were they to do? Build or Fight?

sword in one hand n built w other neh 4.17

What is More Important is What they were Inspired to do. Nehemiah, whom We can call the leader of the Hebrews at that point, writes: “Our enemies thought (of) Killing Us and Putting an End to our Work. …So I armed the People with Swords, Spears and BowsEven those who carried building materials worked with one hand and kept a Weapon in the other.” (Excerpts from Nehemiah 4:11-17). You know, they were not there at some Fancy Dress Contest. Those Weapons, were to be Used, if Necessary. Image: www.artbible.net


It becomes a question of giving the evil minded a little Thrashing, or handing over Your Hard Earned money to ruffians and see Your Family Suffer Want. It could also be a case of Your coming away with a Child in the Womb. If You Fight there, Society would say, “You were Violent.” The church would say, “No Abortion.” And I Agree with it too. So, Let society say what it will. Defend Yourself, with Force, if Necessary.

As Mr. Miyagi had said, “Fight to Win.” If You had to fight, and If You had to be Violent, in Defence, No need to have a party, but have a Good night’s sleep, and Carry on with Your Life!

The CEO, and Passion!

Once, the Bored Car Company decided to change its CEO. After a Lot of Thought and all that, they chose Mr. Thebest. Now this person had come up from the ‘Ranks’ due to his hard work. And he still liked to work with his Own hands. He was Not Ashamed of doing the Smallest bits of work, either. Everybody clapped their hands, were full of awe of him, and called him Very Good.

If there was Any problem, it was that he did very little of CEO kind of things. But people did not mind that.

By the Way, I am NOT referring to Arvind Kejriwal. THIS man refused to dance to Other’s tunes, or rules laid down by Others, etc. He had set out the Change Stupid laws, and He proceeded with that.

Whereas in the case of Our CEO, this was not the case. Even he thought that the ‘laws’ of the company were Good.


Image from: http://igloooftheuncanny.blogspot.in/2009/11/body-snatcher-1945.html

But the company gave him the boot after less than a week. Neither Mr. Thebest, NOR the people, could understand Why!


We have Many of these Thebests, as CEO’s, or ceo’s, in posts big or small, but Responsible posts, nevertheless. One of the Biggest, as far as I know, did not put the garbage out. But he went to pay his hotel bills. Let him pay that. But HOW MUCH of Speaking did he do? About 5 cents worth.

Being a catholic, I shall speak of my church. It is perhaps the biggest as far as numbers are concerned, VERRRRY old, and so, WELLL Organized, and has Enough money. I have been to enough Check-ups, but no doctor told me that I am deaf. But I do not hear my Leader speak. If he is ‘mewing’ somewhere like a mouse, I am not satisfied.

They tell us, it is not sufficient to publish Your blog, and that We should Share it on Facebook and Twitter, etc. The church should have organized 24×7 Television Channels, the Same in Radio Stations, Newspapers and Periodicals in the Maximum number of languages, Spreading the Message of Love and Human Brotherhood.

When the nazi thing happened, the man had been Silent. Mewing, as I said, is not allowed. When Christian Nations and Catholic ones fought, (As in Ireland), had there been any Thunder? Christian Nations had invaded others and had practiced Cruelty. I remember Bosnia. Ukraine burns, and vatican sleeps.

To give You some recent examples, One bishop serves the Poor soup, and does that even personally, but does Very little Writing, except for Recipes! One Priest in Facebook kept ‘Poking’ me for a whole 7 months. We should appreciate this kind of zeal, of course.

One Young priest likes Traveling, and posts pictures from the places he has been fortunate enough to visit. I suppose he is helping out those who have not even seen pictures of interesting places. Haha. And Most priests and pastors seem to think that a ‘social’ site like Facebook means posting pictures of themselves, or, at the most, of various churches.

The Dalai Lama is more in the News, is Heard, because He Speaks. Indian ‘holy men’ speak, reach out, have TV channels and programmes. A lot of Other Christian Brethren do this. But from the catholic side, I have heard ‘of’ the vatican radio, …but who listens to radios now?


In this day and age, the Idea of the Sacred Heart, Burning with Love for Us, might seem quite Outdated. But if Art is supposed to communicate, pictures of this kind should do so. After all, it represents Passionate Love.

It is Ok to have Love for something. But it is Better to Love Passionately. One HAS to Love like that. Would Sex without passion satisfy us?

Passionate Love for a priest, bishop and the pope would mean Empathizing with the People of God. Feeling their Pain in his ‘Stomach.’ And Speaking Out! A catholic priest gets a minimum of 7 years of scholastic training in the seminary.

Oh to find some who would be Ready to put their Necks on the Block, who would Dare to Speak out! Bishop Romero did that, and paid for it with his life. Is this what deters our present day clergy?