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Sit Still — Guest Post by Ianto Watt

The hardest thing for any (sane) man to do is to sit still and take it like a real man. Especially when the ‘it’ is delivered by a shrieking witch. With Biden picking Kamala Harris, ‘it’ is only going to intensify. So we have to re-double our resolve not to deliver the just rebuke, physically speaking, that our tormentors deserve. At least, not yet.

Why? Because we do deserve this. In so many ways. Starting with Eden, of course, but more recently, from our handing of the reins to those who seek to master us. That is, women. Armed with their votes. And ever-sharp tongues.

Go ahead, castigate me. I don’t care.

Let me continue to irritate you. Here’s the situation. In the face of the seeming inevitability of Trump’s re-election, even after three years of non-stop calumny and outrageous lies that boggle the mind, the Demons and their malignant minions were faced with the horror of their agenda being forestalled. Not defeated, mind you, but simply forestalled. By maybe a hundred years, if Orangeman won again. The problem for HQ (in Hell) is that they don’t have another 100 years to burn. Bad pun, I know. Sorry.

Here’s what the Demons think: Everything was cooking along smoothly till that mongrel bastard Donald wandered into the scene. Who the Hell could have imagined this? We had it in the bag! The last hundred years were great! What could go wrong? No saints had visibly arisen, no Popes had effectively defied us, no secular leaders were able to defeat our ‘humanistic’ arguments. How in the Hell did this happen? Where did this guy come from? We have to do something! Anything! Everything! NOW!

See what I mean, my friend? Even the other side has the same problem. The problem of resisting the urge to act, precipitously. Of course, the other side has absolutely no choice. None at all. They only had one choice, and they made it in the first three instants of creation, when they openly resisted The Lord. Actually, it was His mother they mocked. Not real smart fellas. Their fate was sealed. A fate they fully knew and accepted.

Mock me in my beliefs if it makes you feel better. But let me ask you, brother, what have you got that’s better? Logic? Rhetoric? Philosophy? Even Math or Physics? Hell, they’re all out the window these days! Care to argue that fact? There’s only one thing that can prevail, and that is Faith. It has defeated everything anyone has thrown at it. Even Richard Dawkins is starting to regret things. So, listen up, as this may be your last chance.

Our enemies, our actual and True Enemies, have a certain and defined fate. And that fate is this: defeat. Ultimately, they are defeated, and they know it. Go back to the link, and look at the prophecy. Their glorious Light-Bearing Leader had to beg for another century. Their only hope is to harvest enough fools to ease their coming and eternal pain. Enough fools to share that pain with them. And to distract them from what they threw away in their first moments of created glory.

We, on the other hand, have a rather uncertain fate. A totally undecided fate. Due of course, to the grace of that cosmic fluid we are immersed in known as ‘time’. A fluid our True Enemies do not enjoy. We can change, they cannot. Because they will not. That’s the whole point. Their will is fixed, by their very nature. They had True Reality staring them in the face, and they balked. Game over, for them. By their own free will, of course.

They were created outside of the material creation (which occurred later in Day One), and so, they do not enjoy the one major benefit we do. That benefit? The ability (through willingness) to change. The ability to change is each man’s only hope. Hope and Change. Who was it that said that?

Anyway, our True enemies must make every moment count as the time horizon literally shrinks towards their ultimate end. A willingly unchanging end. We, on the other hand, have the ability to make a change, for better or worse, at each and every moment before death. And there’s the other difference. We have to die. They don’t.

The choice they made is the choice they must live with, eternally, regardless of their environment. An environment that is already defined. And they know it. And still freely accept it. This tells me a lot. About their pride. And what they deserve.

We, on the other hand, whilst we must die, we can choose our final environment. Here is that choice, my fellow man: smoking, or non-smoking?

Now, having said all that (while enjoying my Marlboro 27), let’s return to my original point. Our need to sit still. That is, to do what our True Enemies cannot. There’s no rest for the wicked, you know. We, on the other hand, are not yet eternally wicked (and thus deserving of our Enemy’s fate). We can change. And the best way to change, at this point in ethereal time, is to sit still.

Notice I’m not saying ‘don’t change’. Nor am I saying you should renounce the act of ‘being’. I’m saying you can change your state of being without exterior action. I’m saying ‘don’t act’ is the means of changing your being. Being who you are is simply a matter of will. It is simply a matter of will power to not act in these circumstances. Being and action are two different things. They ultimately end up together, but not at any given instant. And in this instant, the way to change is to not act, as a matter of will. Let me tell you why.

Our Enemy acts because his ‘beingness’ is already defined. Ours is not. He must act to make use of every moment (left) of his being-in-time in order to ameliorate his coming fate. Which will be timeless. We, on the other hand, need not act (in the worldly sense) to change our fate. We simply must decide who we wish to spend eternity with. That is an interior matter of the will. Only then must we act. And the time to act is not now.

Here’s why we must not yet act. Before acting, we must first decide if we can believe in anything beyond our senses. I believe we can. And while our senses are exciting us to action, we have yet to hear from our Indian Scout who is still out on patrol. Mine has already returned, and he tells me that the Enemy is in disarray. And that there is no need to wander into a final ambush. Because, as he relates it to me, we are in excellent shape. No precipitate action is needed.

I will now enumerate a number of reasons to explain why things are actually going our way. And I will follow that up with my thought on what our True Enemy will unleash in the coming days before we are allowed to act. Because they will unleash something. After all, the clock is ticking, and they cannot fail to act. Because the clock will eventually stop, and they know it. We, on the other hand, seem oblivious to that fact.

Here are the real facts, today. We are winning. Yes, winning. How? By not acting, that’s how. Everything in the last three (now, almost four) years has been about trying to get us to act, precipitously. Donald has somehow resisted every effort to goad him (and us, in support of him) to act in a way that would put Our Enemy’s agenda back on track. Let’s review the past four quarters of this game that is going down to the wire.

RUSSIA

Remember that series of downs in the first quarter? Guess what? The other side is now so desperate that they are trying the same set of plays. Russia! Russia! Russia! Let me ask you something, Komrade. Is anybody in their right (voting) mind going to listen to this again? Really? Is anybody falling for that same fake into the party-line? Is there anybody who even cares anymore when this play is called? We all know what will happen here.

The defense has figured this play out. Put Comey on the stand. It’s coming up soon, in the Senate hearings. Do I trust Lindsey Graham? Hell no. But does our Enemy trust him either? Hell no! After all, Lindsey is still within the fluid of time, and he too can change. And our Enemy does not like that kind of change. In any event, that trope of RUSSIA! has gone the way of crying ‘wolf’. At the very least it’s a dud, and at worst, for Our Enemy, it may backfire—again. Net gain, zero yards. And zero points.

IRAN

Remember Iran? Remember the second quarter, and all the times our Neo-Conmen tried to get us involved in a Hot War with this pathetic entity? And how close Donald has come to listening to the Siren Song sung by the War Party? You know, the Permanent Imperial State. Staffed by D’s and R’s alike. And Wall Street, their permanent friends. What was the result of all these plays in the minds of the fans? Well, take a look. Nobody lost any family members in another foreign war. Net gain, zero yards. Score, zip-zip.

MUELLER REPORT

Another fabulous drive that consumed the entire second quarter, and ended with absolutely zero points for the Enemy. Then half the crowd left the stands. At least, half the CNN/MSM fans did. And they haven’t come back. This was the beginning of the Enemy’s end. Because the field goal attempt (‘we do not exonerate him’) was blocked, and run back by Donald himself, and he led at halftime, 7-0.

Then we had half-time, featuring the All-Star DNC Trans-Band, and their Target Bathroom Revue. More tepid Blue fans exited.

UKRAINE

The second half opened with another series of fruitless downs for Our Enemy. Another series of endless plays abetted by endless flags thrown by the Media Zebras. A drive that went 90 yards ended in an unforced fumble when the defense (led by Jim Jordan and his linebacker corp) caught Sleepy Joe’s kid on camera paying the refs with Ukrainian dough. Score another defensive touchdown, and Donald leads 14-zip at the end of the third.

IMPEACHMENT

The fourth quarter opened with the ultimate threat, the threat of forfeiture, with Donald being forced from the field by the security goons. What became of this series of downs? An interception leading to another defensive TD. What idiots decided to let Jerry Nadler and Adam Schiff run this series of plays? Donald is up 21-0, just minutes into the final quarter. Even the Bookies in Hell had him at a 95% probability of winning.

Then the Enemy unleashed a series of plays no one saw coming. Plays never seen in any playbook. The Enemy put in a new quarterback, some guy with no face. His jersey said ‘Covid’, but nobody had ever heard of him before now. He wasn’t on the published roster, but the Media-Zebras let him play anyway. This guy unleashed a drive you can’t believe. Before you know it, they’ve shut down the concession stands (and bathrooms too), and the next thing you know, the scoreboard says 21-7. Nobody saw the actual touchdown, and the re-play tapes are still missing. Oh well. Game on!

Donald received the kickoff, but his team was in disarray. Penalty flags everywhere, even during time-outs. The Enemy got the ball at the fifty-yard line. Just then, some dude in the crowd passes out at the Wendy’s walk-thru line (at a smoldering food kiosk), and the cops decide to play tough. Real rough. The North-stand crowd goes nuts, and the game is temporarily halted. Donald refuses to take a knee at the decreed moment of silence, and he draws 3 personal foul flags. The ball is moved to the five-yard line. The next play, twelve camera-men flood the field and escort the Enemy fullback as he rambles untouched into the end zone. They go for two, and now it’s 21-15, with ten minutes to go.

Next thing you know, all the concession stands on the North side of the stadium are on fire, with fans (?) looting them. Gunfire everywhere, but the Media-Refs won’t allow the stadium cops to interfere. They de-fund them and send them home. The fire spreads. Fans are fleeing, and nobody notices that the Enemy has demanded that they receive the kick-off. I know, you can’t make this stuff up, right?

Meanwhile, the Zebras demand reparations for the dead fan, and another 7 free points go up on the scoreboard for The Enemy. The unnamed (but black) runner respectfully lays the ball into the casket containing the body John Lewis, lying in state in the end zone for his 38th state funeral. Now it’s 22-21, in favor of the Enemy.

That’s where things stood with five minutes left on the clock. The Enemy, inexplicably, gets the ball again, but suddenly, they can’t gain any yards. Too many fans dead on the field, which clogs the running lanes. The Media-Zebras are frantically trying to throw flags, but the South-side fans are starting to boo. Loudly. Very loudly. Fans on the North side start throwing bricks at Donald’s team. Then the Enemy demands that they should get extra downs for further reparations, as their fourth down attempt falls short. The Refs call a delay-of-game penalty, but fail to say which team is penalized.

They finally give Donald the ball. On his own one-yard line. His guy Fauci, the wide-out from Deep State U, suddenly drops three passes in a row. Donald takes his Fed’s off the field, after punting to the fifty. Again. The Enemy takes the field, totally confident that the Donald is finally rattled. And they’re up by one. But, just as the ball is snapped on their first play, the score from the Dow-Corona Game flashes on the scoreboard. Dow State has just hit 27, and Corona is looking rattled. The Enemy loses his concentration and get sacked for a forty-yard loss. Two plays (and 60 days of riots) later, they punt. But the punt is blocked, and while the Enemy recovers in the end-zone, it’s a safety for Donald. Now he’s back on top, 23-22, with two minutes left in regulation.

Donald still can’t get anyone to catch a pass, and so he punts again. But there’s another new player on the field. Some hulking 350 lb. monster from Beijing U (from one of their many American campuses). They call him The Chunk. This guy is just like Ndamukong Suh. He’s ready to step on anyone, assuming they’re already down. Unlike Ndamukong, this guy plays offense. He’s ready to offend.

That’s where we are today. Two long minutes left, and Donald is ahead by one. All he has to do is run out the clock. And win by a whisker, even though the national broadcast of the game on MSM TV refuses to update the score after Donald’s safety. The national audience is still hearing that the Enemy is still ahead, by one.

The last two minutes of every game take forever to unfold. Especially with instant replay. Which is never instant, by the way. These two minutes are going to last at least another 70 days (unless we have re-count overtime). The pressure has reached maximum proportions. Every move, every feint takes on crucial meaning. Any mistake by either side may decide this epic battle for the soul of the Nation (and conversely, The Empire).

Here is what I’m leading to. The possibility of an unforced error that gives the Enemy his prize, fairly or not. Generally not. What might this error look like? Well, let’s get back to that new player, from Beijing-Berkley. That Asian hulk, The Chunk.

What will Donald do when The Chunk does something incredibly brazen and dirty? Will Donald lash back, hitting The Chunk in the gut? And immediately drawing a flag? Or maybe worse, as The Chunk then decides to openly grab Donald’s face-mask, and twist it 180 degrees, along with a knee to the crotch.

The Enemy has thrown everything they had at Donald, to no real effect, for nearly four years. They cannot afford, from their infernal and eternal perspective, to lose this game. For them, this is it. It’s all or nothing. And so, anything, literally anything, is on (or under) the table. They are capable of anything.

Here’s my deepest fear. That ‘The Chunk’ will incite Donald into a Hot War, in the South China Sea. Incite him with an act so outrageous (like sinking a carrier) that Donald cannot fail to answer in kind. To Hell with the Refs, no leader can fail to respond to naked aggression. Unless he wants to lose. Either face—or the election—it makes no difference here and now. We know what the Zebra’s will do in any event.

Let’s draw back a moment and think. Think about the past, and the prophecies given then. The recurring theme of all of them in the past few centuries, since the Fall of Paris in 1789 (and even earlier, for those who read), is this: that the faithless West will be given a chastisement in reward for its loss of Faith. While this chastisement will not be The End, it will make many think it is. Many today seem to think that this chastisement will come as so many other earthly disasters have occurred; War, famine, or plague.

But no one seems to think like God, who always finds a new way to confound us in our pride. No one in Noah’s day could conceive of rain, let alone a Flood, and no one foresaw the Black Plague that took out a third of mankind (aided by the first global communications system, maritime trade). Prophecy usually only becomes clear in hindsight.

No one today seems to notice that the forewarned chastisement is already upon us. Once again it is a plague. But not a bodily plague. It is a spiritual one. A plague that decimates the soul. Robs it of its strength and vigor, by destroying its virtue. Replacing it with the virus of vice. And the biggest vice is lying.

That’s what began this whole current chapter in this sordid misery of mankind. Lies. From the very beginning, of course. Worldwide communications have made it possible to spread lies around the global-garden, instantly. That is what this whole ‘pandemic’ is, a lie of epic proportions. A lie designed to engender panic, not actual death. A panic of the fear of Death.

A panic that is better described as a loss of faith. This loss of what once filled your soul created the vacuum that is now filled by a new faith. A faith in Science. Ineffective Science, it seems. If you have lost your first faith, why wouldn’t you fear Death? Science has never defeated Death, and never will. Why would you not fear Death? And then, you succumb to panic. A panic attack no ventilator can stop.

In our antiseptic replacement world of Scientism, faith in God has been replaced by an unearned trust in man. Scientific Man. Fauci-Man.

Here’s the bottom line, to me, my brothers. Ignore the idiots in the play booth. Keep everyone away from The Chunk. Hang on to the ball yourself, Donald, and sweep to the right on every play. Run the clock as far as you can, and just remember, you’re actually ahead. You don’t have to score again to win.

Don’t worry about The Enemy trying a Hail Mary pass. They tore that play out of their playbook eons ago. All you have to do is emulate the greatest player of all time. A man who overcame all the odds, all the polls, all the pundits, and even his wife, who said ‘curse God, and die’. The guy who took everything The Enemy could muster. All he did was to sit there and take it. Like a man. This player’s name? You could look him up. He’s right there, in the Old Testament Hall of Fame.

It seemed he had lost everything, and that everyone had abandoned him. But he refused to depart from his beliefs. From all outward appearances, he was destined to lose even his eternal (electoral) life. Nevertheless, he refused to curse God, and then die. For this refusal to abandon his God, to the confoundment of his Enemies, he was rewarded doubly for his constancy in Faith. This reward was delivered in this life. Take heed, my friends. And take it. Like a man.

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  1. Sit still–great advice for how the hell we got here. Do we deserve it–yes. Are you going for advice for a century of hell on earth-seems so. Who’s side are you on??????

    There are other explanations besides/in addition to religion. I’m not saying they are necessarity right nor necessarily complete, I’m say they exist and your summarily dismissing them is problematic. They explain much of this very, very well.

    So many words…..

  2. Oh, and on religion and sitting still, I still maintain God owes Sodom and Gomorra and apology. We are so much worse and still here. Sit still long enough, maybe God will change his mind. How can you recommend ignoring and letting thrive and spread Drag Queen story hours, gay marriage, rioting, burning, continual hatred from the press, children twerking, schools shut down, etc? Again, seems like the side you are on is not the side of God. Unless you’re hoping you’re Lot.

  3. Good job Ianto. Yes, modern mythology in the making via a summary of THE current event.

    I like all the religious illusions. I like that you quickly identified the primary cause: the 19th Amendment, surely an inspiration of the devil along with Modernism that replaces God with Man. I like it that it is a story about good vs evil; heroism vs cowardice; fidelity vs. treachery.

    Now, if only The Donald can continue to control himself like Job we might stave off the coming end awhile longer.

  4. By “nothing” I take it to mean not retaliate in response to the Left’s provocations. For example, going out and meeting terrorist organizations like NFAC when they prance around in public trying to provoke a reaction. As any wise tactician would advise, do not let the enemy choose the time and place of battle.

  5. Dear Sheri All important questions are ultimately spiritual.

    ABS thinks Trump will easily win but along with that electoral victory comes a country with positive law that still blatantly supports The Four Sins crying to Heaven for vengeance.

    Neither Donald or any other politician has a plan to remove those evils because America is a religion and American religious doctrine not only develops but changes and always changes solely in a malign direction

    O, and it’s important to understand God’s infinite sovereignty which means He can apply to men His infinite Justice and/ or His infinite Mercy whenever He desires as all that happens is owing to His active or permissive will.

    Said otherwise, many men may speak of the Peace of Christ but few men experience it owing to the shallowness of their faith

    One final note, as Saint Augustine rightly observed in “City of God” men attain unto the highest levels of political authority because God wills it.

    It’s a shocking truth for that means that you-know-who ruled a certain country ( rhymes with Hermany) because God willed it

  6. “It’s a shocking truth for that means that you-know-who ruled a certain country ( rhymes with Hermany) because God willed it”

    That tells me everything I need to know about your god, or at least about the people who believe in it.

  7. ABS: I won’t argue here about ultimately spiritual, but will note I totally disagree. Many, many things can be explained without religion. It’s one of my tests of theories: can the phenomena or behavior be explained without invoking God. I do believe God gave us a brain and a planet and expects us to deal with them in the proper way. It’s a rational, fully coherent, self-contained system.

    I agree with Lee Phillips that I do not believe God willed Hitler. I don’t believe God had anything to do with Hitler whatsoever. That was all on Satan and Hitler’s choices. Since we have free-will, or some of us believe that, God cannot “will” things. People WILL things and then try to avoid responsibility by blaming God.

  8. Lee, that isn’t the Eucharistic God that Catholics (ought to) worship. Our God permitted and tolerated Der Leader of the National Socialists, because He knows that if anyone is truly to love Him and their neighbors, they have to have free will. And if they have free will, there is no limit to the evil they may do.

    I find the God who invites me to love far preferable to the one who uses me as a sockpuppet.

  9. “It’s a shocking truth for that means that you-know-who ruled a certain country ( rhymes with Hermany) because God willed it”

    “That tells me everything I need to know about your god, or at least about the people who believe in it.”

    That God willed that the human race be governed by a polity and that at the head of that polity be a man is not even close to the same thing as saying (or clumsily implying) “God picked Hitler.” Absurd.

  10. Dear Lee. ABS is on vacation in Bar Harbor Maine and his copy of “City of God” is at his home in Florida.

    Once ABS is back home – in several days- he will provide a link to what Saint Augustine teaches about men who gain power over others.

    Saint Augustine is no slouch and made a name for his own self in the Theology business and those who think their idea about what God does or doesn’t do is different than the God Saint Augustine teaches about might want to reconsider whether or not their ideas about God are worth preserving.

    God doesn’t change but our ideas about him can, and should if they are wrong ideas

  11. Good 1 Watt:
    “In our antiseptic replacement world of Scientism, faith in God has been replaced by an
    unearned trust in man. Scientific Man. Fauci-Man.”

    Hitler our own Christian white resident demon plays on in a concert of Western evil, while
    those two gray dots Stalin and Mao barely make second atheist fiddle.

  12. I would add as advice to Mr. Lee that, when considering questions of literally eternal consequence, don’t make definitive decision (“tells me all I need to know about…”) based on what you read in an internet combox.

  13. I will add as advice to Mr. Lee; when considering matters of literally eternal consequence, don’t make definitive assessment (“tells me all I need to know about…”) based on what you read in internet comboxes.

  14. CHAPTER 13

    13:1. Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. Whether a man be a priest, or a bishop, or profess a monastic life, let him be subject to those who are invested with authority; evidently if it be consistent with duty to God, for any opposition to the divine laws leaves us not the power of obeying our rulers. For there is no power but of God; the powers that be are ordained of God. And these come from the providence of God; for He, consulting the general well-being, ordained some to govern, and some to be governed, imposing the fear of the magistrate to serve as a bridle on evil doers. But we must observe, that it is the ordinance of ruling and being ruled, which the holy Apostle derives from the providence of God, and not (so much) the elevation of this or that specific individual to power; for it is not (so much) the sway of the unjust, but the constitution of the office itself which is of God’s appointment. And yet, when kindly-disposed towards any, He gives them rulers who respect and keep justice, for “I will give them,” says He, “pastors according to Mine heart, which shall feed them with knowledge” (Jer. iii. 15); and again, “I will give your judges as at the first, and your counsellors as at the beginning” (Isa. i. 26); and when again desirous to chastise transgressors, He suffers them to be governed by evil governors also; for “I will place over them,” says He, “children to be their princes, and scoffers shall rule over them” (Isa. iii. 4);

    +++++++++++++

    Had the geniuses in Germany not destroyed the Inquisition then Hitler would not hare risen to power but such a reality would render The History Channel mute

  15. JTLiuzza:

    How could dismissing the particular, and particularly evil, notion of god put forward by ABS possibly have eternal consequences? Arkanabar T’verrick Ilarsadin points out that this is not the god worshipped by Catholics, for example. Clearly it is just a god worshipped by ABS, and those, if any, who share his idea of what god is.

  16. Lee Phillips,

    I believe ABS’s main point is that God has both an active and passive will.

    God’s Active Will goes – “I will be your King.”

    Israelites – “No thanks, God. We want a human king like all the other nations.”

    God’s Passive Will – “Have it your way then, here’s Saul.”

    Since nothing in History happens without God allowing it, it is to be acknowledged that God allowed us to have the leaders we wanted against His wishes to our own detriment. Just because God relents to our wishes doesn’t mean He ever ceases to remain in charge. You can’t pin Hitler on God. But the fact remains that God remained in control throughout all of it.

    The midgets who protest that God is therefore being very mean because He left us to our own devices are the same insane sort of crazies who insist that men can be women, and that we don’t have free will or even exist or even have the capacity to debate because of particle collisions.

    Anyway, it’s nice to see another article by Watt. I greatly enjoyed the Barbarian Bible. And his point is not that you shouldn’t do anything, you just don’t need to panic and should casually keep on doing what you’re doing now without the need to escalate anything further outside of the scope of your everyday lives considering the enemy is self destructing. Do what’s in your capacity to do, and leave the rest to Heaven. Evil will go as far as God intends to allow it and then no further. It will be left to Our Lady of Fatima to finally kick their asses.

  17. Lee, Donald Miller wrote “Blue Like Jazz” and this was the preface to it

    I never liked jazz music because jazz music doesn’t resolve. But I was outside the Bagdad Theater in Portland one night when I saw a man playing the saxophone. I stood there for fifteen minutes, and he never opened his eyes.

    After that I liked jazz music.

    Sometimes you have to watch somebody love something before you can love it yourself. It is as if they are showing you the way.

    I used to not like God because God didn’t resolve.

    This was my story in a way as well

  18. Lee,
    If the fact of Jesus Christ is true:
    He said “my kingdom is not of this world…”
    “If it was then my servants would be fighting”
    It is not about politics and power, executive style.

    That is for those who do’t really trust the truth. They truly believe that God needs THEIR help.
    That is how it seems to me. Fundamentally irrational and contradictory.

  19. God gave the presidency of the United States of America to Donald J. Trump because He knew this man would overall, do His will. God knew and knows Trump’s heart, and He chose him. God judges, not us.

    What is it that keeps President Trump going, are the changes in his own heart and in our hearts towards God, and prayer by faithful Christians on a daily basis.

    All of us have sinned at one time or another, and we can each ask God’s forgiveness and receive His Son Jesus Christ as our own Lord, and Saviour, and God. Free will to believe, free will to reject, but neither changes that which is…..eternal salvation….eternal damnation, chosen by free will. And time, the time we each have upon this earth to make our free will choice, is limited….do keep this in mind. We are fools if we do not believe Him.

    God’s permissive will allowed the people of Germany to choose Hitler as their leader. He gave to the people their free will choice. And the ramifications were enormous.
    God has allowed the citizens of the United States of America to place in law enormous rejection of His Son Jesus Christ through laws which place sin as lawful. Can you not see that the murder of the boys and girls is actually at least as evil if not much more evil than what Hitler did??? Thousands mudered every single day!!!

    Picture in your minds the babies being torn from limb to limb…their brains being sucked out….their bodies carefully cut into sections for use for science experiments…..their skin being burned off by saline solutions, and more.

    Get a copy of Aborting America by Bernard Nathanson….open your eyes and your hearts and truly see the evils here.

    Ianto is right that we each have a free will which we can use to believe God in our need for a Saviour, or we can reject Him at our own peril of eternal damnation. It is our choice. God does not have to measure up to our ideal, but we must do His will or perish.

    But the something to do now is not to do no thing, but is to pray daily that God moves in the hearts and minds of those who will be voting in the next election….that they know whom God would have them vote for…..and then that they use their free will to choose and to vote as He shows them to do. He leaves our wills free to choose as we will.

    At fault also for this unbalanced great belief in science and medicine so prevalent now, is the hierarchy of the Catholic Church. If the Bishops of the Catholic Church exercised the gifts of the Holy Spirit of healings, people’s faith would be directed towards Christ Jesus as in the Book of Acts. Just maybe, some of them, will move with the Holy Spirit and accomplish such. Pray for that daily.

    God bless, C-Marie

  20. Sit still? Do nothing? While they are rioting, looting, burning the cities, and jack booting the populace with all manner of tyrannies?

    Not much of a plan. When do you propose to act? When your last freedom is gone and you are marched off to the concentration camp?

    Passive aggressive is just passivity with a frown. It won’t work. If as you contend and I agree the problem is more than political but also spiritual, then some acts can cover both.

    First, go to church. Don’t merely attend and go home, but express solidarity with your congregation by congregating with them. Beg your friends to go with you, as a political act of peaceful (not passive) resistance. Pray out loud and sing. Raise your voice in praise and thanksgiving.

    Second, fly the flag. Make your patriotism known to your neighborhood. Put up a Trump sign. Put one on your car. Wear a MAGA hat. Do not cower in the shadows.

    Third, sign the petitions to recall your governor, senator, mayor, or whomever. Help the petition effort by donating your time and/or money. Be part of the organized peaceful resistance. Lend your name, stand up and be counted.

    Fourth, make friends with your neighbors, co-workers, shopkeepers, and whomever you meet. Lead by example. Be amiable, say please and thank you. The best evangelism is being nice. Bathe in God’s grace and smile about it. Those you encounter will notice and appreciate it.

    Whatever happens, we’re in this together. The means are as important as the ends, the medium is the message, and what you do in the here and now is what counts.

  21. Thank you, Lee Phillips. We are in agreement. I read your initial comment as one put forth by someone misled. Clearly you are not.

  22. Dear Mr Phillips ABS did not put forward an idea of an evil God because ABS knows that God is Holy.

    Perhaps the problem you are having understanding who God is is that you can not conceive of God doing anything that you would consider untoward.

    That is, like many men, your idea of God is circumscribed by your personal idea of morality and/or righteousness.

    ABS will come at this another way.

    Does God love The Blessed Virgin Mary because of her response to His Grace or is Mary who she is because God loved her more than any of His creatures?

  23. If one is not Catholic one is rendered relatively blind when it comes to understanding much of Scripture.

    Now, that simple declarative sentence will sound arrogant to those who are not Catholic and, thus, are easily susceptible to skepticism and superstition, but it is the truth.

    A Catholic wrote every single word of The New Testament as letters to other Catholics in an already existing Church and so it is aught but a common sense conclusion that the authors of those texts know the meanings of those texts.

    Unless, of course one is Stanley Fish or Jacques Derrida…

    For instance, the truth about Jesus and His Kingdom is very easy to misunderstand, and even misunderestimate, if one is not Catholic

    http://unamsanctamcatholicam.blogspot.com/2013/10/fr-castellani-on-kingship-of-christ.html?m=1

  24. If one is not Catholic one is rendered relatively blind when it comes to understanding much of Scripture.
    If one is sectarian and politically motivated one is rendered blind when it comes to understanding of scripture. Christianity, too, it appears. That they disobey Christ’s teaching regularly and often is an irony lost amidst all the self congratulation.

    Many, too many, have examined at great depth all that is offered from the Catholic tradition and still reject it on reliable, solid grounds.
    Most are not sectarian that they would claim a catholic is not a christian. The same is not true of many catholics, although thankfully a small fringe number who tend to get together and make a lot of noise with their new age RADICAL crusading.

  25. For fun and insight read James Howard Kunstler. Here is the beginning of his latest on Biden and the pack.

    “And so, the party of the Resistance has completed its solemn four day confab of info-ceremonials and sent forth its Primero Ingenioso Hidalgo, Joe Biden, on his limping horse of platitudes, armored by news media hosannahs, a saintly woman-of-color at his side to assist, tilting onward with his lance of moral instruction to bring love, hope and light to a world darkened by the shadow of MAGA-Diablo, Trump-the-Terrible. Plus, Joe promised to stop Covid-19 and cure cancer.”

    https://kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/good-trouble-and-not-good-trouble/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+clusterfucknation+%28Clusterfuck+Nation%29

  26. So the point there, in case it wasn’t clear enough, is that spiritual blindness is not a result of bad scriptural interpretation. It’s one of the bad justifications for many evil deeds of many kinds throughout history. That includes verbal evil.

    Some of it is spoken about in the bible, too, it’s nothing new.

    That people think they need a complex theory for something of such spiritual importance is good evidence that to me, those peddling such views have Other than your best interests at heart.

    The Angel Gabriel was the bringer of Good News. An important message, very quickly forgotten.

    He came to save men’s lives not to destroy them. A spiritual saviour, not a governmental re-arranger, or activist.
    That was the Old Paul, before the scales fell.

  27. Joy, you are so right. The folks above sound like concentration camp inmates lamenting over how God could have done this to them. Would “Sit still, do nothing,” have been their advice to German Jews in 1939?

    Mother Church will not save them. They better figure out how to save themselves or the game will be lost.

  28. Uncle Mike,

    Have you ever heard of the phrase attributed to Napoleon – “Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake”?

    That is the entire point of the article. Please read the following again.

    Slowly.

    To see what it is talking about. Because it’s not what you are talking about:

    “Now, having said all that (while enjoying my Marlboro 27), let’s return to my original point. Our need to sit still. That is, to do what our True Enemies cannot. There’s no rest for the wicked, you know. We, on the other hand, are not yet eternally wicked (and thus deserving of our Enemy’s fate). We can change. And the best way to change, at this point in ethereal time, is to sit still.

    Notice I’m not saying ‘don’t change’. Nor am I saying you should renounce the act of ‘being’. I’m saying you can change your state of being without exterior action. I’m saying ‘don’t act’ is the means of changing your being. Being who you are is simply a matter of will. It is simply a matter of will power to not act in these circumstances. Being and action are two different things. They ultimately end up together, but not at any given instant. And in this instant, the way to change is to not act, as a matter of will. Let me tell you why.

    Our Enemy acts because his ‘beingness’ is already defined. Ours is not. He must act to make use of every moment (left) of his being-in-time in order to ameliorate his coming fate. Which will be timeless. We, on the other hand, need not act (in the worldly sense) to change our fate. We simply must decide who we wish to spend eternity with. That is an interior matter of the will. Only then must we act. And the time to act is not now.

    Here’s why we must not yet act. Before acting, we must first decide if we can believe in anything beyond our senses. I believe we can. And while our senses are exciting us to action, we have yet to hear from our Indian Scout who is still out on patrol. Mine has already returned, and he tells me that the Enemy is in disarray. And that there is no need to wander into a final ambush. Because, as he relates it to me, we are in excellent shape. No precipitate action is needed.”

    No precipitate action is needed.

    Translation: Keep up with whatever you’re doing now that’s working. No need to run hysterically to the nuclear option, which is what the enemy is doing, except they are detonating it on themselves.

    If the enemy does manage to actually regain their competence and then properly target you, then by all means, act in accordance to the situation.

  29. Dear Johnno,

    Thanks for the cut-and-paste. Were you unsure if I could read it the first time, so you posted it again for my benefit? Way to go. Your points are already made, and you add nothing to the discussion.

    Should I repost what I’ve already written above so you can read it again? Just page up and read it slowly — with some comprehension this time.

  30. Sheri;

    Allow me the liberty to say when we speak of God, most here mean That Will Which Upholds All Existence, and He does not “change his mind”. This is true even if you feel this God does not interact with his creation.

    More importantly though, He does not owe apologies for what he does, because he *is* justice, so what he does is just. We derive our virtues from inadequate descriptions of the creator: he cannot be confined to his creation, and so we are failing (but valiantly attempting) to give him credence when we say things like “God is just”, “he is merciful”, “God is good”. He literally *is* justice. He, eternally *is* goodness, so his actions are described as being “just” or “good”, but that is simply our grasping at words to communicate an idea of God’s essence. To say God’s actions are unjust is to say his actions are ungodlike.

    Respectfully,

    JC

  31. Johnno (Uncle Mike)

    It’s always difficult for me to parse Ianto, so I genuinely thank you for the cut and paste

    It sounds to me like Eastern Mysticism
    almost reminiscent of Peter Sellers in “Being There”
    “There will be growth in the spring.”

  32. Dems are planning to openly steal the election, and start a civil war, if necessary.

    The time for action will be when and if the Trump, commander in chief, calls upon us to act.

    We have all the conditions for just war, except right authority. Right authority will announce the time for war.

    After victory, then it will be time to do something about drag queen story hour and child protective services.

  33. Could’ve just said, “Keep Calm and Carry On”, instead of writing what amounts to comedy.

    I declare, this Sunday that I am denouncing the act of being! Not that I’m going to change much, or move but I might change the changes I had originally thought not to; and then decide just to go for a bike ride instead of sitting still and ONLY denouncing the act as opposed to being per se.

    Just plain being is overrated, make it a deliberate act…get really involved…

    Uncle Mike has it sussed. His proactive advice is the way forward. If it doesn’t happen this election season it might take two or more terms but it will happening the end. Just as in this country. It’s all about how much damage is done in the inertia stage. Sanity eventually prevails but at what expense.

  34. http://www.drbo.org/church2.htm

    The Catholic Church is the pillar and ground of truth but those who refuse the authority of the universal church Jesus established claim that is a sectarian position,

    But they would say such things because they who will not hear the church are publicans

    Half way back to Florida.

    Once ABS returns home he will provide a link to what Saint Augustine taught about those who become our leaders

  35. Dear Messrs West and Briggs. ABS apologises for redirecting the flow of this thread.

    Y’all have been very patient with the redirection but it is of no help to anyone to continue splashing in the tributary

    ABS will post the link to the air section of “ City of God” when he gets back home

    Pax tecum

  36. Chapters missed: China, North Korea, Human Trafficking Executive Orders, NATO payments from member countries… On and on and on. And this is the work of a man and his administration whose own pearl-clutching party–never mind the opposition– is working day and night against him (yes, of course, the enemy never rests). But he has no decorum! We need decorum. We’ve had decorum from GOP presidents who while expressing the highest degree of civility dragged us by the collar into unnecessary wars.

    That said, we already at war! The battle is here! The war will not descend upon us the day after the election. It is here. Gird yourself for battle.

  37. Sit still? Sure. Or, more like it, just work a lot and get plenty of good things done, pray to God, the All-Father to help the world out, and enjoy life while you can. I also like the message of your older post to enjoy life and not live in fear. https://wmbriggs.com/post/30079/ We got good medical cures for the coronavirus anyway. Zinc drops, herbal tea and plenty of water will normally cure you of the virus. Of course, hardly any of that will be covered by the lamestream media where they only want to create panic and not give you any good news for the day. I don’t think I’m going to waste my time and watch the political debates between Biden and Trump and so forth – if there even will be a debate with Biden having all those dementia problems. I mean, there’s not any other choice but Trump. The left and democrat party has gotten increasingly insane over the years and they’ve become so predictable – and really boring to even consider – that I just feel I have better things to do with my time then to focus too much on the politics. Anyway, you have a good day Ianto!

  38. Uncle Mike,

    Oh no need to trouble yourself with a repost since you’d only be been repeating yourself anyway without adding anything and still yet not understanding.

    Here’s what you said as per your last entries:

    ——
    “Sit still? Do nothing? While they are rioting, looting, burning the cities, and jack booting the populace with all manner of tyrannies?

    Not much of a plan.”

    “The folks above sound like concentration camp inmates lamenting over how God could have done this to them. Would “Sit still, do nothing,” have been their advice to German Jews in 1939?

    Mother Church will not save them. They better figure out how to save themselves or the game will be lost.”
    ——-

    From this I am logically inferring that you are taking Ianto’s article to mean literally ‘Do nothing.’

    Ianto’s use of the phrase to ‘sit still’ is about:

    1. Calm Down.

    2. Patience.

    3. Don’t act in a panicked manner.

    4. Think.

    5. Remember that regardless of how the situation looks, time is on the side of the good, and is running out on the side of the bad.

    Hence Ianto’s words: “No precipitate action is needed.”

    pre·cip·i·tate

    Verb

    1. cause (an event or situation, typically one that is bad or undesirable) to happen suddenly, unexpectedly, or prematurely.

    Example: “the incident precipitated a political crisis”

    Ianto is also of course commenting on the present situation where absent a new precipitate action on the part of the enemy that escalates things to another level, we are at a point in the fight where you don’t need to expend energy or waste resources when the enemy is fumbling things for themselves well enough.

    If the situation does change, then you would need to reconsider, naturally. As for the time being as Inato is reading it, let them continue to score goals against themselves.

  39. Joy…

    You might want to sit still for this one…

    You could’ve just said, “Well Mr. Watts, I disagree on your reading of the opposition”, instead of writing what amounts to comedy that exposes your lack of comprehension about the nature of being that Mr. Watts is talking about.

    It’s like the Sour Grapes fable of Aesop. The fox can’t jump high enough to understand the nature of being, and thus calls the subject “overrated.”

    Both you and Uncky Mike flew off the handle and believe that Mr. Watt’s was giving advice to just do literally nothing but sit back, when that’s not at all what he is saying. Now, like the enemy he describes, you are both self-destructing in your comments by digging your holes in deeper, just like Uncky Joe Biden and the Democrats when every effort they’ve made in outward vocal support of woke politics to show they are hip and with it enough to hop on every bandwagon that looked anti-Trump has spectacularly blown up in their faces.

    You are of course free to disagree with Mr. Watt, but you are not at liberty to put words into Mr. Watt’s article that aren’t there, nor interpret it to erroneously to mean something other than what he is saying.

    Mr. Watt simply means –

    ————–
    “Here is what I’m leading to. The possibility of an unforced error that gives the Enemy his prize, fairly or not.”

    “Hang on to the ball yourself, Donald, and sweep to the right on every play. Run the clock as far as you can, and just remember, you’re actually ahead. You don’t have to score again to win.”
    —————

    So again, keep on doing what you already are actively doing and that makes sense within the scope of what you can do that is not out of bounds and giving your enemy the opening they need to exploit your actions. Don’t suddenly get fancy and try to innovate.

    Sit Still. Don’t panic. Think. If necessary, act. If not, and your current play is working, then there’s no need to fix what isn’t broken.

  40. “So again, keep on doing what you already are actively doing and that makes sense within the scope of what you ”

    So, Again, Slowly,
    Keep calm and carry on

  41. ABS averred that God chose you-know-who as the leader of the country that rhymes with Hermany. There were many objections of the Your-God-is-evil-not-my-God variety and ABS promised to post the apt section from the “City of God” that teaches otherwise.

    Does ABS expect any apologies? No, for it is easy to judge God and difficult to judge self.

    Here it is. The next time someone tells you that God did not choose Mao, Stalin, Hitler or Obama, to rule over men, tell them That ain’t what Saint Augustine taught

    Saint Augustine. City of God. Book V Chapter 21:

    Chapter 21.— That the Roman Dominion Was Granted by Him from Whom is All Power, and by Whose Providence All Things are Ruled.

    These things being so, we do not attribute the power of giving kingdoms and empires to any save to the true God, who gives happiness in the kingdom of heaven to the pious alone, but gives kingly power on earth both to the pious and the impious, as it may please Him, whose good pleasure is always just. For though we have said something about the principles which guide His administration, in so far as it has seemed good to Him to explain it, nevertheless it is too much for us, and far surpasses our strength, to discuss the hidden things of men’s hearts, and by a clear examination to determine the merits of various kingdoms. He, therefore, who is the one true God, who never leaves the human race without just judgment and help, gave a kingdom to the Romans when He would, and as great as He would, as He did also to the Assyrians, and even the Persians, by whom, as their own books testify, only two gods are worshipped, the one good and the other evil — to say nothing concerning the Hebrew people, of whom I have already spoken as much as seemed necessary, who, as long as they were a kingdom, worshipped none save the true God. The same, therefore, who gave to the Persians harvests, though they did not worship the goddess Segetia, who gave the other blessings of the earth, though they did not worship the many gods which the Romans supposed to preside, each one over some particular thing, or even many of them over each several thing — He, I say, gave the Persians dominion, though they worshipped none of those gods to whom the Romans believed themselves indebted for the empire. And the same is true in respect of men as well as nations. He who gave power to Marius gave it also to Caius Cæsar; He who gave it to Augustus gave it also to Nero; He also who gave it to the most benignant emperors, the Vespasians, father and son, gave it also to the cruel Domitian; and, finally, to avoid the necessity of going over them all, He who gave it to the Christian Constantine gave it also to the apostate Julian, whose gifted mind was deceived by a sacrilegious and detestable curiosity, stimulated by the love of power. And it was because he was addicted through curiosity to vain oracles, that, confident of victory, he burned the ships which were laden with the provisions necessary for his army, and therefore, engaging with hot zeal in rashly audacious enterprises, he was soon slain, as the just consequence of his recklessness, and left his army unprovisioned in an enemy’s country, and in such a predicament that it never could have escaped, save by altering the boundaries of the Roman empire, in violation of that omen of the god Terminus of which I spoke in the preceding book; for the god Terminus yielded to necessity, though he had not yielded to Jupiter. Manifestly these things are ruled and governed by the one God according as He pleases; and if His motives are hid, are they therefore unjust?

  42. Job 34: For when he granteth peace, who is there that can condemn? When he hideth his countenance, who is there that can behold him, whether it regard nations, or all men? [30] Who maketh a man that is a hypocrite to reign for the sins of the people?

    Haydock Commentary: Ver. 30.  People.  A hypocrite denotes one infected with all sorts of crimes.  S. Iræn. v. 24.  Such a king is sometimes given to punish a wicked people.  Ose. xiii. 11.  Isai. iii. 4. 

    ++++++++++++++++++++++

    OK. no more verses, the point have been sufficiently made.

  43. ABS

    Thank you

    More proof of Augustinian support of Calvinism

    … and Good Omens and God’s Ineffable Plan

  44. Dear L. Ron. You are welcome.

    Like Barbara Mandrell who was country when country wasn’t cool, everybody knows that Saint Augustine, one of the four original Fathers of the Catholic Church, the Saint who died over one thousand years before the malevolent Jehan Cauvin was even born, was a Calvinist before Calvinism was cruel.

  45. So … is this a good breakdown?

    Calvin (Cruel): Predeterminism PLUS either No Free Will or Lacking the Grace necessary to Act on Free Will

    Augustine (Not Cruel): Free Will AND the Grace to Act with God responding accordingly (logically predetermined) in light of the exercise of Free Will? Or am I missing a bit? Or is God ultimately ineffable?

  46. The true battle is spiritual–I like the advice of a saint–pray like it all depends on God and act like it all depends on you–excellent post as usual. Just for laughs–i would like to see Ianto’s take more on women getting the right to vote. His word castigate might be replaced by castration

  47. The true battle is spiritual–I like the advice of a saint–pray like it all depends on God and act like it all depends on you–excellent post as usual. Just for laughs–i would like to see Ianto’s take more on women getting the right to vote. His word castigate might be replaced by castration

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