“Practicing Catholics” = Practicing Hypocrites

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“Practicing Catholics” = Practicing Hypocrites

NOTE – This post concerns only one, small group of self-professed “Catholics” but represents the millions of other self-professed “Catholics” throughout the US who say they are Catholic but are not, because – being deceived – they are following Satan instead of Christ.

“‘I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich) and the slander of those who say that they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.” Revelation 2:9

“For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.” 2 Corinthians 11:13-14

I was recently participating in an online discussion in the Practicing Catholics Facebook group, and found the people there – except for one man – to be like most US “Catholics.”

The people in the Practicing Catholics group do not practice following Christ, as Catholics are supposed to do. They don’t study the Scriptures, as Catholics are supposed to do, and, like most US “Catholics,” they are hypocrites who say they are following Christ when they are in fact following Satan, and are supporting his satanic agenda of lies, theft, and murder.

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When I confronted these self-professed “Catholics” with the truth, many of them – like the Jews who said they were Jews but where not, mentioned in the quote, above – slandered me: calling me ugly and untrue names, such as: “conspiracy theorist” and “anti-semite.”

Alex Terego

Alex Terego

The founder and moderator of Practicing Catholics – Alex Terego (who slandered me) is a writer, who professes to be Catholic.

See: http://alexterego.com/

See: https://www.facebook.com/alex.terego.1

The stated purpose of “Practicing Catholics” is:

“THE GOAL OF PRACTICING CATHOLICS is simple. To promote and share the force for Social Justice that is the Church.”

Source:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/443465322385910/

Terego not long ago responded to a comment I made wherein I stated US Catholics will not debate nor will they tolerate dissent regarding the unjust, ongoing US-NATO wars. The “Catholic” hierarchy and “Catholic” media, I told him, endorse these unjust wars, even though they are in violation of the strict, objective standards imposed upon all Catholics by Catholic moral theology’s just war standards.

Terego wrote an article about peace and war (in general) and posted it on the Practicing Catholics Facebook page, so that people in the group could discuss it, which surprised me, because most US “Catholics” will never mention peace and war – ever.

See: PEACE AND WAR: WHAT ARE THEY, AND WHY SHOULD YOU CARE? – http://alexterego.com/peace-and-war/

Along with his post, Terego made the following statement and also posed a question afterward:

“Killing an unborn child is wrong. What about killing adults?”

A few days afterward – and 90 discussions posts later – Terego removed this Facebook post, saying he and others found the ongoing discussion “wondered about its relevance”.

“Practicing Catholics” wonders about and intelligent discussion about peace, war, and justice?

I thought the ongoing discussion was very relevant. And so does Christ.

War and Peace is "irrelevant" to "Practicing Catholics"

War and Peace is “irrelevant” to “Practicing Catholics”

VIDEO – Christian Zionism Road-map to Armegeddon The Rev. Dr. Stephen Sizer – http://youtu.be/Ps-v2NkoNVg

It was only “irrelevant” to Terego and others because they found the ugly truth about the unjust, ongoing US-NATO wars to be inconvenient and upsetting.

This is called “denial” by psychologists.

“Denial, in ordinary English usage, is asserting that a statement or allegation is not true. The same word, and also abnegation, is used for a psychological defense mechanism postulated by Sigmund Freud, in which a person is faced with a fact that is too uncomfortable to accept and rejects it instead, insisting that it is not true despite what may be overwhelming evidence.”

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denial

VIDEO – Psychologists help 9/11 Truth Deniers – http://youtu.be/UiSciPYXCY8

See: http://www.ae911truth.org/

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US soldier in Iraq holding injured child

“Pope Warns Against War – Pope John Paul II spoke out against a possible war in Iraq, saying military force must be “the very last option.”

“The pope [John Paul II] said the U.N. charter and international law “remind us war cannot be decided upon, even when it is a matter of ensuring the common good, except as the last option and in accordance with very strict conditions, without ignoring the consequences for the civilian population both during and after the military options.”

See: http://www.americancatholic.org/News/JustWar/Iraq/papalstatement.asp

“NO TO WAR”! War is not always inevitable. It is always a defeat for humanity. International law, honest dialogue, solidarity between States, the noble exercise of diplomacy: these are methods worthy of individuals and nations in resolving their differences. I say this as I think of those who still place their trust in nuclear weapons and of the all-too-numerous conflicts which continue to hold hostage our brothers and sisters in humanity. At Christmas, Bethlehem reminded us of the unresolved crisis in the Middle East, where two peoples, Israeli and Palestinian, are called to live side-by-side, equally free and sovereign, in mutual respect. Without needing to repeat what I said to you last year on this occasion, I will simply add today, faced with the constant degeneration of the crisis in the Middle East, that the solution will never be imposed by recourse to terrorism or armed conflict, as if military victories could be the solution. And what are we to say of the threat of a war which could strike the people of Iraq, the land of the Prophets, a people already sorely tried by more than twelve years of embargo? War is never just another means that one can choose to employ for settling differences between nations. As the Charter of the United Nations Organization and international law itself remind us, war cannot be decided upon, even when it is a matter of ensuring the common good, except as the very last option and in accordance with very strict conditions, without ignoring the consequences for the civilian population both during and after the military operations.” ~ John Paul II

Source: http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/speeches/2003/january/documents/hf_jp-ii_spe_20030113_diplomatic-corps_en.html

According to Catholic moral theology, war is lawful only when all four of the following conditions are met:

One: It is declared by legitimate authority;

Two: It is just; that is, is waged for a just motive, such as re-establishing justice when offended, repairing an injury or defending oneself against aggression;

Three: It is inevitable; that is, when all other peaceful means of obtaining justice and of obtaining redress have failed;

Four: It is useful; insofar as it is likely that the advantages obtained will outweigh the damages suffered.

Aleppo, Syria

Aleppo, Syria

Applying these strict, objective standards to the unjust US-NATO wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and Syria:

One: Under the US Constitution only the Peoples’ elected representatives – the US Congress has – the power to declare war. The US Congress never declared war on Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and Syria. Nor has it declared war since December 8, 1941.

Two: The US had no just cause to wage war upon Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and Syria. None of the peoples of these nations were aggressors against the peoples of the United States.

Three: Diplomatic means were not exhausted. These wars were not a last resort.

Four: The advantages obtained by these wars did not outweigh the damages suffered.

“The United States did not have just cause for invading Iraq with the intent of a regime change. The Bush administration’s just cause rests on the argument of prevention, to prevent the spread of weapons of mass destruction. They tried to make a case for invading Iraq using as a pretext weapons of mass destruction when their intent all along was regime change. The Bush administration attempted to coerce the Security Council to sanction the use of force. Failing to secure the descriptive use of force language, the Bush administration concluded they had the authority anyway. It could be argued that with resolution language being intentionally vague, the language in any resolution is that which all can agree on, there is always room for interpretation. This is in effect what the Bush administration did; they interpreted the resolution to fit their thesis, effectively closing the door to any further diplomatic action. The United States prosecuted a preventive war.”

“Preventive war presupposes some standard against which [the] danger is to be measured. It does not exist,. . . it has nothing to do with the immediate security of boundaries. It exists in the mind’s eye, in the idea of a balance of power.”

“Preventive war thinking can turn out to be a self-fulfilling proficiency. “When we stipulate threatening acts, we are looking not only for indications of intent, but also for rights of response.” The Bush administration perceived a threat, not now but sometime in the future, and used that future threat to undermine the U.N. and S.C. resolution 1441.”

“By not allowing the U.N. to complete their mandate under S.C. Resolution 1441, by allowing shortsightedness to overtake diplomacy, the United States ceded the moral high ground and widespread political support it enjoyed after 9/11 by attacking Iraq.”

Source: “OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM – AN UNJUST WAR” by Lieutenant Colonel Joseph McInnis United States Army; Colonel James A. Helis Project Advisor. This SRP is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Master of Strategic Studies Degree. U.S. Army War College CARLISLE BARRACKS, PENNSYLVANIA

See: http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=ADA424250

US soldiers on patrol in Iraq

US soldiers on patrol in Iraq

VIDEO – Skull and Bones – The Catholic Connection (Anthony Hilder) http://youtu.be/Hh6xVz8uuo8

Millions of deceived and self-professed “Catholics” are following Satan by supporting and defending Satan’s ongoing US-NATO agenda of fear, war, and death in Syria. Despite the fact that tens of thousands of innocent peoples – including Catholics – are being murdered there, and despite the fact that, although these self-professed “Catholic” believe al Qaeda is the enemy of the US,, the US government and al Qaeda are both supporting the Syrian opposition as they murder these innocent peoples.

Scottish Catholic Observer – February 22 2013 – “Syrian Catholics live in fear for their lives, says archbishop”

Source: http://www.sconews.co.uk/news/16569/syrian-catholics-live-in-fear-for-their-lives/

CBS News – February 27, 2012 – “We know al Qaeda [leader Ayman al-] Zawahiri is supporting the opposition in Syria.” ~ Hillary Clinton

Source: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57386279/clinton-arming-syrian-rebels-could-help-al-qaeda/

VOA News – February 28, 2013 – “US to Provide $60 Million for Syrian Opposition”

Source: http://www.voanews.com/content/kerry-meets-syrian-opposition/1612347.html

VIDEO – Syrian Christian Nun: NATO’s FSA Foreign Saudi Wahabi Mercenaries are Masacring Christians – http://youtu.be/_XaGsqnU-9U

Innocent victims in Syria

Innocent victims in Syria

In order to promote and share the force for Social Justice that is the Church we should say and do something about the US government murdering Syrian Catholics via its support of the Syrian opposition, which is supported by al Qaeda.

The once orderly and stable nation of Syria, which wasn’t bothering anyone, has been under attack by US-NATO supported terrorists for the past two years, which has resulted in the deaths of over 40,000 innocent peoples.

There is no greater nor more clever deception Satan has than to convince peoples to believe they are following Christ and the Bible when, in reality, they are following Satan and his false ministers’ clever misinterpretations of the Bible.

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My response to Alex Terego when he stated he was going to delete the thread mentioned above, which I posted to my Facebook page:

“Killing adults… is irrelevant” (?!) – This is what’s called “intellectual dishonesty.”

Stopping your ears to the truth, deleting threads that deal with a proper methodology of Bible study, and the use of a proper biblical hermeneutic in order to counter false, biblical teachings which have led to lies, wars, and deaths of tens of thousands of innocent peoples is the height of intellectual and religious hypocrisy Alex Terego.

If the truth offends you then examine yourself to see if you are in the faith you claim to be practicing, because you’re not.

You are no different from those who stopped their ears when Stephen quoted and explained the Bible… those who also denied the truth, stopped their ears, rushed at him, and stoned him to death.

Ad hominem attacks upon me – falsely accusing me of anti-semitism – no biblically sound responses from you or from anyone in the group, deleting threads, blocking, and stoning peoples who tell the truth will not alter the truth… it only condemns those who reject it.

None of you has taken the time to bother to read my articles, which I’ve spent years writing.

Shame on you!

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“We know al Qaeda [leader Ayman al-] Zawahiri is supporting the opposition in Syria.” ~ Hillary Clinton

Foreign mercenaries supported by US Catholics, the US government, and al Qaeda

Foreign mercenaries supported by US Catholics, the US government, and al Qaeda

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2 Responses to “Practicing Catholics” = Practicing Hypocrites

  1. A J, I wish to respond to your comments about Alex’s Practicing Catholics. Alex professes progressive political views. However, the purpose of the board is, as I understand it, is to highlight the good the church does in the world. I don’t think Alex envisions it as a debate forum. I also hold left-of-center views on most issues and I dearly hoped the board would attract others like myself. It didn’t happen. It attracted mostly middle-of-the-road and often very conservative Catholic posters. I, for my part, ran out of time. I didn’t find them very serious about engaging Catholic social thought, much less the many issues that are on your radar. I appreciate your input.

    I admire your thundering prophetic rage–when it’s directed at injustices in our world. However, getting angry over personal slights on a message board is beneath you. Let it go!

    I agree that many Catholics live a bourgeois religiosity far removed from Jesus’ radical call to discipleship. The U.S. church has succumbed to a malignant “suburban captivity”, the bishops have lost any prophetic edge they ever had, perhaps because they closed all the poor parishes years ago. Many U.S. Catholics have succumbed to an unconscious Calvinism which equates wealth with virtue and guards it jealously with Republican values, hiding behind a self-righteous patina of “pro-life” politics. POLITICS: reverse Roe-v.-Wade! Very few of them would ever inconvenience themselves with actually helping a pregnant young women.

    I admire your biblical faith and I hope to take up deeper study of Scripture in the future. I took a degree in Scripture and will soon be seeking work with a used book dealer who specializes in biblical scholarship. Your love for scripture is not common among Catholics. I wonder if perhaps you’re a convert from a conservative Protestant background?

    I unfairly characterized your ideas as “conspiracy theory”, and you were correct to call me on it. I should do my own research and draw my own conclusions, then discuss them. I don’t have time. I’m in the midst of family and financial crisis. However, I did apologize to you, and I once again apologize to you for my unfair remark. As I said before, I’m genuinely interested in your ideas–but I’ve just got too much s*** coming down now to pursue them with you.

    There’s something you need to understand. Coming from me, calling something “conspiracy theory” is not an insult. I’ve read the conspiratorial theories of Lyndon LaRouche for decades, with great admiration. I’ve learned so much about how the world works from reading his stuff, even if it is often off the wall. I’m sure I can learn a great deal from you, even if I find myself in disagreement sometimes. It must wait. Take care, bro!

    P.S. I’m also very busy these days stumping for dark horse papabile, Card. Tagle of the Philippines. Check my Facebook for more info. I think you’ll like him.

  2. Thanks John, I appreciate your taking the time to write me. I hope you get the job with the bookstore. I’ve worked in a couple of bookstores and enjoyed it very much. I’m glad you’re a student of scripture, because scripture truly is food for the soul, as well as an objective standard we can apply to various peoples’ teachings, to see whether they be true or not. I was raised Catholic and, after a long journey, became a born again charismatic-pentacostal, then a studious Presbyterian, and eventually returned to the Catholic Church due to my studies of scripture, the Church Fathers, and church history. I do believe it’s best for peoples to do their own research and come to their own conclusions. The peoples at Practicing Catholics were simply spouting cherry picked verses of scripture to back up their government sanctioned assertions, which they’ve inculcated since September 11, 2001. They are victims, in my mind, of a multi-billion dollar psychological warfare campaign, as are most peoples, which is very tragic, especially when the proper study of scripture and the proper teaching os Catholic moral theology is all that is needed to get them out of this yet they will not listen to this, and prefer the government’s and Church hierarchy’s warmongering agenda. Your analysis of these GOP suburban Calvinist Catholics is correct. Thanks again, and may the Lord bless you in your studies and in all you do.
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    “Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man’s sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

    “Men often hate each other because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they can not communicate; they can not communicate because they are separated.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

    This is true of those self-professed “Christians” and “Catholics” who fear, hate, and support killing Muslims. These people believe and follow the propagandistic teachings of the government as opposed to believing and following the teachings of Christ.

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