JimScott wrote:“God is not a divine being or a magician, but the Creator who brought everything to life,”In the Italian Pope Francis said "demiurgo" which looks to me like "demiurge". So this should read "God is not a demiurge or a magician, but the Creator who brought everything to life".Yeh message to this sad misguided wannabe NYT reporter (i.e John Ransom) the Gnostic heretics of old believed in two gods the "good" god of the New Testament and the evil lesser god of the Old (i.e demiurge).-- --Can the Pope Shut Up Too?
Dear Comrade Scott,
I'll take a lot of criticism, but calling me a "wannabe NYT reporter"?
That's really low, even for a liberal. Talk about hate speech.
Once again in typical liberal fashion you are anxious to display that you, the Liberal, are an expert on everything while conservatives can’t even use a dictionary. That’s fine if you can back it up, but as Reagan said the problem with liberals is that they know so much that’s just not true.
The various wire service reports that came out on this story were based on an English translation that was provided by the Vatican Press office itself. Someone from the Vatican, who works for the pope-- likely a native Italian-- decided to translate the word "demiurgo" into the English phrase “divine being.”
So you can rap me with not understanding, but that’s because you know so much that upon closer inspection just isn’t true.
Can’t blame you: You’re a liberal.
Ah, but that’s not all.
Because Francis also said that God couldn’t just do whatever he wanted, like a magician with a magic wand.
"When we read about Creation in Genesis,” said Francis, “we run the risk of imagining God as a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything. But that is not so.”
Again, I don’t know if Francis, who gave this speech in Italian, and is not a native Italian speaker, doesn’t understand the subtleties of verbs in Italian and meant to say something else. But I do know that when you say God is not able to anything he wants that by definition you are limiting his power, that is his divinity.
So yeah: I think the pope ought to sit in the corner and be quiet for a little while rather than having to issue clarifications on what he meant. This isn’t the first time under this pope where he’s been misunderstood either deliberately or on accident.
Just months ago the Vatican had to retract an English translation of a report that dealt with welcoming gay people into the church:
In the English translation provided by the Vatican, this is rendered as: “Are our communities capable of providing that, accepting and valuing their sexual orientation, without compromising Catholic doctrine on the family and matrimony?”
The key word “valutando,” which has sparked controversy within the Church, was translated by the Vatican as “valuing.”
Italian's “valutando” in fact means “evaluating,” and in this context would be better translated with “weighing” or “considering.”
While that’s true apparently—I’m not conversant in Italian-- one wonders how such important statements by the church can be released without someone in charge actually verifying the original intent of the language.
All the more reason for Francis to shut up right now.
IsraelFirsterSecond wrote: applaud you, John, for starting to wake up to the lie that is Catholicism. Get ye to a non denominational church asap!! --Can the Pope Shut Up Too?
Dear Comrade Firster,
I mean that in the original English translation of the phrase too.
It’s bad enough that I have deal with the intolerance of atheists, but I don’t have to put up with your bigotry.
Of all the organizations in the world, the Catholic Church has been one of the most long-lasting, civilization-building and unchanging. It will survive for a long time after we are gone. It represents, as do Christian faiths everywhere, the one immutable truth of creation.
We are not prefect, yet we can be saved.
Yes, even you can.
ericynot1 wrote: The most fascinating aspect of the Republican Party is its cannibalistic nature. - From the Great Emancipator to the Mental Masturbator
Dear Comrade Y,
Republicans are no more cannibalistic than other parties.
There is a difference though: In the GOP we have lively debate. Democrats are always after settled science, and want to shout everyone down.
The most appalling example of that was when the media showed such obvious bias to toward Obama when debating Hillary Clinton. A national disgrace that would be noteworthy but for the continuing disgrace the media represents.
They have been making new lows ever since.
I think the most fascinating aspect of the GOP is how relevant conservative ideology is today as technology takes a bigger, more important place in the world.
Democrats are trying to deny people freedom at the very time that technology allows them to have unparalleled access to information. Instead Democrats are turning technology into an instrument of slavery and oppression by the use of data snooping, the IRS, drones and the usually appurtenances of those looking to deny justice.
The GOP, like it or not, is the most obvious candidate to successfully rally liberty lovers.
trufare wrote: If anybody plays with themselves, it's Ransom. Just look at his pathetic right wing face and you know he isn't getting any from the opposing team. - From the Great Emancipator to the Mental Masturbator
Dear Comrade Fare,
One question: As a liberal do you even know who the opposing team is anymore? Think about it.
sclaus wrote: This column is disgusting and obscene. Easy to see why Anne Coulter doesn't want to be associated with Town Hall any longer. - From the Great Emancipator to the Mental Masturbator
Dear Comrade Evil Claus,
I didn’t know you and Ms. Coulter were so close.
But I will observe that disgusting and obscene is what liberals do best.
I know, I know: You’re offended that I didn’t throw in an abortion or two at the end to give it a happy ending you’d approve off.
mdibrezzo wrote: This column and web site is largely unworkable, unacceptable and worthless, just another part of the problem like the Republican Party. America is gone the contract abandoned, the trust betrayed. Save yourself and your family as best you can. You owe no larger loyalty other than those you yourself choose to affirm going forward. Over and out. - From the Great Emancipator to the Mental Masturbator
Dear Comrade Brezzo,
Medication can be adjusted. Do not stop any medication abruptly as discontinuation could bring unwanted side effects like tremor, delusions, hallucinations, liberal thought patterns, hot dog finger, sudden gender confusion, manscaping, zombie voting, inability to take criticism, Palin derangement syndrome, historical revisionism. These or other side effects should be considered serious and should not be combined with radical theories of constitutional law.
charlesmartel1 wrote: Coarsening the dialogue with a headline like that does not advance anyone's cause. I didn't bother to read the article. - From the Great Emancipator to the Mental Masturbator
Dear Comrade Charles,
That’s too bad Charles because I mentioned you very favorably in the article.
svirk wrote: Ransom: "Anyway, casualties by the American military are a pittance to what Muslims do to each other." First, Americans are responsible for a million deaths in Iraq in the last quarter century. That is not a pittance. However, even if Ransom is so evil that he imagines the deaths of tens of thousands or a few hundred thousand innocent Muslims is no big deal his comment is still cruel, barbaric and false.Could I say:Anyway, casualties by police shootings of innocent Black men are a pittance to what Black men do to each other.
or perhaps. Anyway, casualties by Muslims killing innocent Americans are a pittance to what Americans do to each other. Killing innocent people and then dismissing it in such a manner is pure evil. - Yankee Go Home
Dear Comrade Virk,
Once again you, the Liberal, are making false accusations.
There is no way that I’m pure evil. The FDA would be very upset if they knew you were going around falsely labeling me like that.
I might be “mostly” evil or have “more artificial evil than the leading brand,” but to say I’m pure evil isn’t just technically incorrect. It’s a violation of Michelle Obama’s new law about product labeling.
Hopefully this comment will help teach you a thing or two about undermining a duly inscribed law promulgated by our First Lady.
sclaus wrote: Too many dead conservatives ignored
smoking/lung-cancer scientific reports - Cool the World by Firing Fake Scientists
Dear Evil Claus,
Maybe you should tell Obama not to smoke then.
dhensley813 wrote: When the World Bank takes global warming seriously, that's wrong because they aren't scientists...or so our author says.When insurance companies demand much higher premiums for coverage against heat waves, and offer discounts on insurance against cold snaps, that means that they think the scientists may be on to something. Not that they shouldn't meddle in matters best left to scientists. - Cool the World by Firing Fake Scientists
Dear Comrade Hensley,
When insurance companies do anything it’s motivated by profit and loss. If they are embracing “Climate Change” it’s likely they have found a way to charge premiums while not paying claims. Sounds like the perfect insurance related scam.
Of course the only organization stupid enough to insure crops against drought is the federal government. They provide subsidies for over 60 percent of the premiums farmers pay.And then pay the overage if losses exceed premiums.
Mendicatn wrote: This article is a good example of why non-scientists should listen to the scientists. They are far from perfect. But their theories and experiments for better or worse, formed the modern world whose benefits created our modern civilization.
Below is a clip from an article appearing on the Weather.com website.
"A surge of Arctic air has left much of the continental U.S. shivering in unusually bitter November cold. But this early foray into winter weather is just a small blip in the overall global picture, which is of a warming world that is still on track to see 2014 set the mark for hottest year on record, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday.” - Cool the World by Firing Fake Scientists
Dear Comrade Mendican’t,
The world stopped warming 19 years ago.
Plus, saying any year is the warmest ever on record doesn’t mean much when you have only been keeping records for 100 years.
I’m sure that the satellites they had 100 years ago for compiling temperatures were calibrated in the same manner as today’s more modern satellites.
Here’s the deal, based on this “science” the UN met in 2010 and agreed to cap the amount of warming at 2 degrees Celsius.When you explain to me scientifically how the hell they are going to do that when they don’t even know why the earth stopped warming, then I’ll be ready to follow the scientists.
chrisr wrote: Too dumb for words. He is totally clueless.- Cool the World by Firing Fake Scientists
Dear Comrade Chris,
I take that as a declarative statement. You are too dumb for words, true.
And I am totally clueless as to how a science that has clearly no predictive model can claim to control the weather.
That’s it for this week,