I think a Catholic diocese in Iowa needs a visit from God. Their historic leadership seems to have denied him pretty thoroughly:
Hypocrisy and lust for power appears to be a great barrier between those who claim to love God, and God.
And #vote #no #Republicans
Some very old, one quite new:
“It is no stranger for an atheist to live virtuously than it is strange for a Christian to live criminally. We see the latter sort of monster all the time, so why should we think the former is impossible?” – Peter Bayle
“We know the impression made on people’s minds by the idea that they are fighting for the preservation of their temples and altars … how courageous and bold we become when we fixate on the hope of conquering others by means of God’s protection, and when we are animated by the natural aversion we have for the enemies of our beliefs.” – Peter Bayle
“If the Multiplicity of Religions prejudices the State, it proceeds from their not bearing with one another but on the contrary endeavouring each to crush and destroy the other by methods of Persecution. In a word, all the Mischief arises not from Toleration, but from the want of it.” – Peter Bayle
“The cause of the worst crimes of Christians is repeatedly identified as false zeal, a passion that masquerades as the love of God but that really amounts to politico-religious partisanship mixed with hatred of anyone who is different.” – Michael W. Hickson
Sorry I didn’t spot this earlier:
Even Mary wouldn’t support the power- and money-mad ones who call themselves ‘Christian’:
I was going to post something inspired by a Trump-voting friend who said “The next step is to take the church back from the leftists”, going through how “leftist” Jesus’ preaching is, then saw this:
And here John is saying very well what I was going to say:
Looks like Antichrist is here and the right-wingers have already sold their souls to him.
May God have mercy on their souls.