Irony

How ironic is this now?

Let me also say that I remain distressed that the White House during this confirmation process, which overall went smoothly, failed to provide critical documents as part of the record that could have provided us with a better basis to make our judgment with respect to the nomination. This White House continues to stymie efforts on the part of the Senate to do its job.

-Remarks of Senator Barack Obama on the Confirmation of Judge John Roberts

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“Failed to Provide Critical Documents as Part of the Record”

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15 Responses to Irony

  1. thomas shawn says:

    nice reminder from Father Corapi:

    As we prepare to enter a new era in politics and perhaps society in general, keep something in mind: WE WIN! No matter what political party is in power at a given point in time, in the end those that remain faithful to Jesus Christ win the war. We may have to fight many battles outnumbered and even despised and looked upon as criminals and outcasts by a society that is unraveling and degenerating into something no one could have imagined.
    What matters is that we run the race to the finish line and fight the good fight. Don’t “go with the flow,” for as the great Archbishop Fulton Sheen reminds us, “Dead bodies float downstream.” More than ever we shall have to be strong in the faith. Regular and worthy reception of the sacraments, constant prayer, and rigorous study of the faith is now essential, not merely a luxury.
    The front line and primary battle is going to be the fight for life: the dignity of every human life from the moment of conception to the last moment of natural life. If we lose that one, every other battle space will be compromised. If the government succeeds in establishing abortion as an inalienable “right”, then the elderly and sick will be next. It will then be a short and slippery step to the government deciding who lives and dies regardless of their inherent human dignity.
    If you don’t already pray the Rosary every day, please start at once. The prayer of the holy Rosary is the prayer of the holy Gospel, and that means it is the prayer of the Good News Who is Jesus Christ, the LIFE of the world. Many saints will be forged in the crucible of the coming years. Make sure you are among them.

    God bless you,

    Fr. John Corapi

  2. Ryan says:

    OK, this truly is irony.

    This post about how ridiculous it is to believe something that has not been documented or proven.

    Then someone comments, in agreement with the post, and reminds people to pray the Rosary. If you believe that the stories in the Bible are anything but mythology, then you are not qualified to tell anyone to prove anything. You already believe something second hand, without evidence, let alone proof, that is beyond any conception of reason.

  3. John says:

    Those who preach the rosary contradict the teachings of the Son of God.

    “But when you pray, use not vain repititions, as the heathen do: for they think that they will be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knows what things you have need of, before you ask Him.”

    If Jesus said “do not do it” then do not do it.

    Those who follow the (spiritually) blind will fall into their same ditch. For all its pomp and show, there is no salvation in their false gospel.

    –John

    P.S. Why am I not surprised that Ryan, who never tires of defending the phony one’s big lie, is so obviously a slave worshipper of the father of lies?

  4. Jax says:

    Wow, what a surprise, John hates black people AND Catholics. Do you post so late at night because you have to wait until the cross burns out before you can leave the Klan rally?

  5. Ryan says:

    John,

    Why do Christians believe that those who do not believe in their god, are somehow worshippers of the devil, something equally as ridiculous?

    I’m just pointing out that a couple people here are demanding that there be absolute proof of Obama’s eligibility shown to everyone in the country before he be allowed to be a leader for 4 years. Yet you are willing to give up your life to the idea that you will someday rise into the sky to be with Jesus for eternity – based on a old book with no evidence to back up its second or third hand claims.

    I don’t get it.

  6. John says:

    Clearly.

  7. John says:

    I hate lies. I am Catholic.

  8. John says:

    “Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for My sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in Heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.”

    Res ipsa loquitur

  9. John says:

    Why do atheists love the phony one so enthusiastically?

    Who said anything about black people?

  10. Jax says:

    Oh, you’re Catholic, are you? I’d be curious how you do penance after confession without a couple of “vain repetitions” in there. And what with the screed against the rosary? What kind of slacker Catholic are you? It’s the Church, dude. We’re not Unitarians; we’re not allowed to make the rules up as we go along.

  11. Ryan says:

    “Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for My sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in Heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.”

    I love that passage. If, in any other book, the author told you to listen to what he says, and reject any opposing position, no matter what, would that not make you a bit suspicious?

    That passage was added so that the wealthy could make the lives of the poor miserable without guilt, because their rewards would be in heaven.

    Live life to the fullest John. This is all you have. I intend to live a good life, and I do my best to do good to others. I do it because it’s the right thing to do, not because I’m scared of a god.

    Oh, and for the tenth time: I do not love Obama. I think he was the best choice available, but I disagree with him on many issues. Why is everything black and white to you?

  12. John says:

    “It’s the Church, dude. We’re not Unitarians; we’re not allowed to make the rules up as we go along.”

    We’re not allowed to contradict the teachings of Jesus Christ.

    It’s very simple. It’s His church. I’m with Him.

  13. John says:

    Jax:

    I agree with most of what was posted under the name of “Fr. John Corapi” [??], so please do not take from my post the unintended impression that I wish to build a barrier to all he said over this one point. I pray that we might all be one even as the Father and the Son are one.

    However, the rosary is not of Christ, but of man, and its recitation clearly violates His explicit instructions. We cannot gather souls in His name if we are plainly mocking the things He told us to do and ignoring His instructions. If you preach but don’t obey Him, why should anyone follow your example?

    Prayer is talking to/with God. Saying the rosary is a way of stiff-arming God with an automated formalism that puts the mind and heart on autopilot. Jesus said that the Father Himself would listen to us.

    “… I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you: for the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me, and have believed that I came out from God.”

    We believe Him because He is the Truth. We love the Truth, because He first loved us. This is why “the Father Himself” loves us and will listen to our prayers. God loves us, not as distant pawns, but as friends because, unlike many others, we believe Him! Shall we then push Him away by saying rote prayers that prove we do not, in fact, do not, in truth, believe Him? Prayers which demonstrate prima facie that we think He is hard of hearing and needs to be awakened and further impressed before He will listen?

    The words of the prophet Elijiah to the false prophets of Baal, leaping and jumping before their cold, dead altar, begging their idol to set it ablaze come to mind: “Peradventure he is sleeping, or is on a journey!” Because of its cutting aptness, and the self-evident ridiculous folly of the prophets of Baal, that has to be one of the side-splitting funniest lines in the Bible!

    Shall we offer the Father prayers that plainly demonstrate our stance to be that He is impressed, not by our love of truth, but by our willingness to repeat something we have memorized untill we are tired and bored with it? Is prayer an endurance contest? Does God want us to treat Him like talking to Him is a chore, a weariness? Is that how you want to be treated?

    Suppose someone came to visit you and to speak with you and the conversation went like this:

    Jax: Hi, nice to see you.

    Visitor: Please, Jax listen to me, and answer me. Please Jax listen to me, and answer me. Please, Jax, listen to me, and answer me.

    Jax: Okay, I’m listening.

    Visitor: Please, Jax, listen to me, and answer me. Please, Jax, listen to me, and answer me. Please, Jax, listen to me …

    Jax: Okay, I’m listening. I said I was listening. What do you want to say to me?

    Visitor: Please, Jax, listen to me, and answer me. Please, Jax, listen to me, and answer me. Please, Jax, listen to me, and answer me. Please, Jax, listen to me …

    How long would you put up with this? Would you believe that the visitor actually respected your feelings? Would you believe the visitor was being honest with you? Would you believe that the visitor trusted you and believed what you had said to him?

    Use your head. We’re allowed to do that.

    –John

  14. Jax says:

    Yeah, you’re a born-again.

  15. John says:

    Dominus vobiscum.

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