Saturday, July 30, 2011

Sharia Controlled East End

Across the East End of London, posters have gone up declaring areas to be "Sharia Controlled Zones". Islam4UK has claimed responsibility, whose leader is none other than everybody's favourite dole-bludging maggot, Anjem Choudary. The taxpayer funded public pain-in-the-arse has stated "We now have hundreds if not thousands of people up and down the country willing to go out and patrol the streets for us and a print run of between 10,000 and 50,000 stickers ready for distribution".

Among the restrictions are alcohol, gambling, music and prostitution. Anyone who knows the average East Ender would know that they consider these to be quite cherished pastimes, and would perhaps be a tad peeved if some bearded faith-head tried to enforce their bronze-age code.

Although these actions for now remain but a nuisance, such activity should be considered seriously. It is clear that Choudary and his sheep wish to enforce these laws, and the growing Muslim population and support for Sharia law only intensifies this threat.

I find it both baffling and sickening that the British taxpayer has to fund Choudary's obnoxious campaigns, but what is even more troubling is just how much support he has and the potential for its exponential growth. It is time that this creature be cut off from all benefits and be sent to rot in the streets where he belongs. I also hope he then gets to acquaint himself with some local East Enders who enjoy a good lager.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Irish Taoiseach Likened To Hitler Over Vatican Criticism

At last, the Irish Government has put itself at a far distance from the sickening bureaucracy that is the Vatican. For far too much of its history, Ireland has run itself on theocratic lines with despicable and corrupt virgins calling many of the shots.

It may have taken years of fostering and protecting child molesters, but finally Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny has taken a defiant stand against the Vatican. In light of the Cloyne report - which shows how allegations of sexual abuse by Catholic priests in county Cork had been covered up - Kenny has described the "dysfunction, disconnection and elitism" of the Catholic Church.

The condemnation has mainly been met met with praise and support, and thankfully much of this has come from clergy. But not everyone is jubilant about the Taoiseach's comments.

The Church of Columcille in county Louth has distributed a newsletter carrying an article entitled "Heil Herr Kenny". The article claims "The last European leader to make such a blistering attack on the Pope was the ruthless German dictator Adolf Hitler".

I am aware of no such attack by the Führer, but I am quite sure that he would have made no such remarks publicly, as he often stated that he was in fact Catholic.

Perhaps the author(s) of the article should look at the historical relationship between the Vatican and the Third Reich. In a letter to Hitler in February 1939, Pope Pius XII wrote the following: "To the Illustrious Herr Adolf Hitler, Führer and Chancellor of the German Reich! Here at the beginning of Our Pontificate We wish to assure you that We remain devoted to the spiritual welfare of the German people entrusted to your leadership...During the many years We spent in Germany, We did all in Our power to establish harmonious relations between Church and State. Now that the responsibilities of Our pastoral function have increased Our opportunities, how much more ardently do We pray to reach that goal. May the prosperity of the German people and their progress in every domain come, with God's help, to fruition!".

The Church also remained silent during Hitler's Final Solution and has a disgraceful history of Holocaust denial. As recently as January 2009, bishop Richard Williamson stated "I believe that the historical evidence is hugely against 6 million having been deliberately gassed in gas chambers as a deliberate policy of Adolf Hitler". The bishop remains part of the Vatican's holy order.

Despite what various Catholic fascists have to say, there is much to be celebrated here. Kenny has stated that the historical connection between Church and State "would never be the same" and there are now strong calls for prayer to be scrapped in the Irish parliament. Also, in an unprecedented move, the Vatican has recalled its special envoy in Ireland back to Rome in order to deal with the fallout caused by the Cloyne report. Perhaps now the Church will finally begin to clean its act up and Ireland will set itself on the road to becoming a truly secular State.

Pat Condell On The Norway Massacre

Pat echoes much of what I had to say in my post on the Norway gunman. He describes why Breivik is himself a Jihadist and why the fight against Islamisation should not be taken up by means of violence or by an opponent religion. Also, the threat of Islam and the creeping dictatorship of political correctness remain a real and present danger, despite what Breivik had to say about them.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Prince Charles Branded A "Snake Oil Salesman"

The British Prince who resembles a cartoon elephant has been labelled a "snake oil salesman" by Britain's leading alternative medicine researcher, Professor Edzard Ernst. The Scientist has slammed the heir to the throne for his support of homoeopathy and the Duchy Herbals Detox Tincture - a food supplement that combines artichoke and dandelion, promising to rid the body of toxins and help digestion.

Despite scientific research always showing a complete lack of benefit from such treatments, "new age" morons such as this hereditary socialite continue to use and promote their use. And as baffling and unfortunate as it is, the likes of Prince Charles are actually authority figures whose word is taken seriously by many members of the public.

Perhaps if such figures did not promote these bogus remedies then we would not have to hear tragic stories of people dying due to avoiding mainstream medicine, such as the case of Penelope Dingle, who lost her battle against bowel cancer after opting for homeopathy over surgery and chemo-and radiotherapy.

I for one would love to see Charles become the next King as soon as possible. Why? Because as soon as the man with ears of aerodynamic power usurps the throne, countries such as Australia who are still tied to the Commonwealth will be more keen than ever to leave behind a theocratic and utterly redundant institution.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Chaplains Pushing Religion Is No Surprise

In 2007, the Australian government introduced federal funding for a school chaplaincy program. Under the Prime Ministership of John Howard, chaplains were to provide "pastoral care" for students, but forbidden to provide counselling or to proselytise. The Government has put chaplains in over 2,500 schools, and the current Labor government plans to expand the program by a further 1,000.

Recently, there have been a number of complaints about chaplains preaching religion and stepping over the boundaries of pastoral care. Commonwealth ombudsman Allan Asher has slammed the program, stating that the guidelines are rife with ambiguity. The provisions regulating the conduct of chaplains are poorly defined, making it difficult to determine what exactly they are not to do.

But the problems go much deeper than poorly constructed guidelines. The overwhelming amount of chaplains employed are practising Christians. In fact, around 85% are employed by the Queensland Scripture Union - a Christian training centre for chaplains. With such a large amount of professing Christians, is it any surprise that at least some of them are proselytising to students?

Further, the Australian Psychological Association has complained that chaplains simply lack the training to deal with the issues that students may have. If, as the ombudsman recommends, minimum qualification standards are enforced, then chaplains would simply show an improvement in their level of "pastoral care". They would still lack the skills of counsellors and social workers for dealing with serious issues.

The problems that students may face can be very troubling - such as bullying, identity issues and domestic abuse. Chaplains are simply not equipped to deal with such problems. In the event that chaplains are confronted by students with such issues, they may very well give poor or counter-productive advice. They may also give a personal account of how they handle themselves in the face of trouble - and I suspect this may have something to do with Jesus.

What is wrong here is not the regulation of the program. It is the program itself. The program should be scrapped and the Government should look at better ways of nurturing students.

Norway Gunman Poisoned By Religion

Across Norway, memorials have been held by the very institution that espouses the doctrine that inspired Anders Behring Breivik to carry out his sickening massacre. In such a secular and peaceful country, I find it painfully ironic that Norwegians are turning to the Church for comfort in this time of great tragedy.

Debate is still going on as to where exactly Breivik stands politically. Almost uniformly branded as a "right-wing extremist" by the mainstream media, he has been touted as both a neo-Nazi and a staunch supporter of Israel and Zionism. The contradiction there is clear, but we can almost certainly be sure of his bitter resentment towards the growing influence of Islam in the West and of "cultural Marxism" - the strangle hold of political correctness choking much needed public discourse.

We can also almost certainly be sure of his Christian faith and his belief that he was carrying out God's wishes. In his rambling 1500-page diatribe, he scorns Islam and the Western liberals who appease it. He also calls for a new Christian crusade against these polar opposite forces.

Such rhetoric is clearly binary and extreme, prompting many to simply label him as disturbed and mentally ill. But despite his often incoherent babble, he appears to have a broad knowledge of global politics and issues. His coordinated planning and ability to stay under the radar also suggest a cunning, if not reasonable intelligence.

This is of course not to say he was not suffering from sort of disorder - often the most intelligent tyrants also suffer severe mental impairment. But what should be abundantly clear is that he was suffering from religion.

In any case, can we not at least say that religion provides a rationale to disturbed individuals to carry out such acts? Breivik has insisted that his actions were "cruel but necessary", a clear indication that he truly believed in carrying out his own brand of holy war. Many will simply say that he has twisted the word of God; very much in a fashion similar to the mantra of Islamic appeasers. But when disturbed individuals believe that God is commanding them, the scriptural interpretations of any others ceases to matter.

Many are now warning of the dangers of "Islamophobia" and of Christian radicalism. I would indeed argue that we should be fearful of the rise of Islam (the term "Islamophobia" is silly, as a genuine cautiousness about Islam is perfectly rational) and of a Christian population stirred into violent retaliation. But I would also argue that what is much more dangerous is the black and white Weltanschauungs of the opposing God-fearing sides.

As the example of Breivik shows, with God on your side anything is permitted. This is why the fight against the Islamisation of the West (and indeed other religious scourges) should be taken up by secularists. Non-believers do not wish to engage in any sort of holy war and do not believe there is a supernatural entity commanding them to action. But unfortunately, too many secularists are not willing to take up this fight.

Indeed, too many secularists are the "cultural Marxists" that Breivik describes. While usually quick to condemn the Catholic church for protecting child molesters, they are usually silent about disgraceful Islamic acts such as female genital mutilation. Gentleness is often a virtue, but appeasing such brutality should not be considered by anyone as such.

If the influx of Islamic influence continues to pour into the West and the Christian dissenters continue to be radicalised in their opposition, we risk a very dangerous and binary religious dynamic. This is why the strangle hold of political correctness must be broken, and why secularists must cry out against the intolerance of every side in order to maintain a peaceful and secular order that we too often take for granted.