Thursday, 18 January 2018

More Harrassment on the Library?


I thought so when taking this screenshot:



There had been similar stuff earlier on, again. After previous time I showed it. But I had not been able to save screen shots from a dead stopped session. However, after I took above, it stopped.

But it seems, there are other ways than here that are safer for some.

See me and "Anonymous" on Feser's post.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

RIP Dolores O'Riordan


Dolores O'Riordan, voice of The Cranberries, dies at 46
https://www.mail.com/int/entertainment/celebrity/8206756-dolores-oriordan-voice-cranberries-dies-46.html


The police is treating her death as unexplained.

Here are some clues:

  • She was a rock star. Medieval royalty died often young too, around 55 (those making it to twenty in the first place, excluding child and youth mortality) and probably because in a sense they lived like rock stars. One thing I loved her music for was its Irishness, and one thing about Irish music is its being modal - that is sounding Medieval.

  • She was born on September 6th. Three years after me. So, someone may have had some supernatural interest in her because of me.
  • This breaks down into certain ingredients or alternatives:

    • I did make a prayer to God to either give me a wife or death either a woman or death on the road to Santiago.
    • Some people may feel someone needs to sacrifice herself or himself for me, and she may have agreed to such a deal (if so, hopefully with God and not with the Devil, as she was Irish she might have been Catholic, let's hope the best).
    • Some people may be praying for me to get sad and grieveous lessons about that prayer - if so, this comes home a bit - and she may have been in certain senses perfect for this purpose (and if so, I hope of course it was just her earthly life, not her eternity).
    • Some people may indeed want me to die for some reason (considering how certain events very recurring and in nature social, therefore explainable by other people's freewills and agreement, tend to degrade my health, it is not quite out of the possible). She may have been a kind of shield when it came to curses.
    • Some may have felt I was callous when Johnny Halliday died. Didn't write anything. He was the Elvis Presley of France, someone said. This way, I was given an occasion to show sorrow.


The first of these is a somewhat solid fact. Medieval royalty and modern rock stars live more hectic lives than man was really made for. Live or lived, since St Louis IX has already died and so have the others I studied. I can't say either did wrong, they sacrificed themselves.

The rest of it is of course my speculation. You are free not to share it, you are free to consider it kind of "paranoid" to speculate on these lines. And, if so, please do not try to confide me to shrinks, they have a way to make people's lives both hectic and long, until patients are sometimes driven to the madness they did not have when the comedy started.

Barring that, let's recall Dolores. Pray for her soul.

Those who wish to recall her music, pray for her first.

Now I have done that, here is a song on a video I think she did not consider as pirating her rights, since it has been up during nearly all of her last year:

Dolores O' Riordan - Ordinary Day (Official Video)
AlternativeRecords
Ajoutée le 28 janv. 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y9HKztWbOk


And those who wish to recall what it means to be dead, or to have died, here is Reverend Pewsey's sermon over the Seven Friends of Narnia (they were killed in a Train Crash, remember):

Reverend Pewsey's Last Sermon
[from Chronicle of Susan Pevensie, on En lengua romance en Antimodernism y de mis caminaciones]
http://enfrancaissurantimodernism.blogspot.fr/2012/01/reverend-pewseys-last-sermon.html


God bless her near and dear ones.

Hans Georg Lundahl
Nanterre UL
Pope St Marcellus I*
16.I.2018

* Romae, via Salaria, natalis sancti Marcelli Primi, Papae et Martyris; qui, ob catholicae fidei confessionem, jubente Maxentio tyranno, primo caesus est fustibus, deinde ad servitium animalium cum custodia publica deputatus, et ibidem, serviendo indutus amictu cilicino, defunctus est. - He was the patron saint of Monsignor Marcel Lefebvre.

Monday, 15 January 2018

Y a-t-il des gens qui croient que mon français est incohérent?


Je considère alors, qu'ils pourraient avoir fait l'erreur de se confier à google translate pour juger de mon français à partir de la cohérence grammaticale dans la langue autre que le français, dans laquelle ils lisent mon français par google translate.

Prenons un exemple un peu coranique - et je n'aime pas le début de cette sourate, mais ce n'est pas ceci que me rébute :

Sourate 18:83-86
Français, par traduction humaine
83. Et ils t’interrogent sur Ḏūl-Qarnayn. Dis: «Je vais vous en citer quelque fait mémorable».
84. Vraiment, Nous avons affermi sa puissance sur terre, et Nous lui avons donné libre voie à toute chose.
85. Il suivit donc une voie.
86. Et quand il eut atteint le Couchant, il trouva que le soleil se couchait dans une source boueuse(8), et, auprès d’elle il trouva une peuplade [impie]. Nous dîmes: «Ô Ḏūl-Qarnayn! ou tu les châties, ou tu uses de bienveillance à leur égard».

Original Arabe
وَيَسْـَٔلُونَكَ عَن ذِى ٱلْقَرْنَيْنِ ۖ قُلْ سَأَتْلُوا۟ عَلَيْكُم مِّنْهُ ذِكْرًا
إِنَّا مَكَّنَّا لَهُۥ فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ وَءَاتَيْنَٰهُ مِن كُلِّ شَىْءٍۢ سَبَبًۭا
فَأَتْبَعَ سَبَبًا
حَتَّىٰٓ إِذَا بَلَغَ مَغْرِبَ ٱلشَّمْسِ وَجَدَهَا تَغْرُبُ فِى عَيْنٍ حَمِئَةٍۢ وَوَجَدَ عِندَهَا قَوْمًۭا ۗ قُلْنَا يَٰذَا ٱلْقَرْنَيْنِ إِمَّآ أَن تُعَذِّبَ وَإِمَّآ أَن تَتَّخِذَفِيهِمْ حُسْنًۭا

Français par Google Translate
Dis: "Je t'appellerai de lui un mâle."
Nous l'avons fait dans la terre et ses pieds de toutes les causes
Il a suivi une raison
Même s'il a atteint le soleil du soleil, il l'a trouvée dans un oeil mouillé, et puis il y avait des gens, nous avons dit: 'C'est pourquoi les cornes doivent être torturées et vous pouvez bien les prendre.'


Mon but n'est pas de me moquer de ceci sur Ḏūl-Qarnayn.

Un cheïk - Imran Nazar Hosein - vient d'argumenter que Ḏūl-Qarnayn était Cyrus, pas Alexandre, et que les deux cornes sont les deux pouvoirs royaux unis dans la personne de Cyrus. Celui sur les Mèdes et celui sur les Perses. Il vient d'argumenter qu'il s'agit ici pas du Couchant de toute la terre, mais du Couchant des montagnes Caucasus* - et que ceci décrit simplement le Soleil se couchant dans la Mer Noire.

Je suis pas d'accord avec Abbé Pagès que ceci tamponne Mahomet comme plate-terrien.

Mon but est par contre autre.

D'abord il y a une traduction française faite par main humaine. Elle est intelligible pour ceux qui parlent le français. Y compris donc moi.

Ensuite il y a l'original en arabe. Il est intelligible pour ceux qui parlent l'arabe, donc pas pour moi.

Ensuite, il y a la traduction en français à partir de l'arabe par google translate.

Elle est nettement moins cohérente que la traduction faites par des vrais gens. Pour ceux qui n'ont ni prophité de l'arabe, ni de la bonne traduction française, elle n'est pas intelligible.

Il y a des gens qui m'ont lu en des pays qui parlent une langue que je ne parle pas - hébreu, arabe, turc, russe, ukrainien, hindi, ourdou, langues africaines ...

Voici les statistiques pour 8 Jan 2018 14:00 – 15 Jan 2018 13:00 : Russia 186 United States 120 France 104 Ukraine 96 South Korea 17 Brazil 10 Germany 9 United Kingdom 7 Algeria 6 Portugal 3. C'est par "top ten" des pays.

J'ai nettement peur que des gens sous-estiment ma maîtrise soit du français, soit de l'anglais en le jugeant comme si j'avais eu la stupidité de juger l'arabe de Mahomet à partir de la traduction automatisée.

Obviement, pour l'arabe, qu'on l'aime ou qu'on le déteste, qu'on le considère de Dieu ou du diable, il est considéré comme le modèle de bonne langue arabe classique.

Si même un génie de la langue arabe peut être présenté comme un incohérent par une traduction google, pourquoi pas donc un homme qui est assez bien en français, si son français est lu en russe ou arabe?

Hans Georg Lundahl
BU de Nanterre
St. Paul Premier Hermite
15.I.2018

* Caucase, pardon!

PS, preuve visuelle que j'ai copié du google translate:



Je n'ai donc pas inventé une traduction fautive juste pour me moquer!

Do Trump and I Get Similar Critics?


Some might think it immodest of me to compare myself to Donald Trump - but I am actually comparing the criticisms. Not the persons.

I think of George McClellan. He brought superior forces to Antietam. Fortunately for Lee, he also brought himself. Trump brings himself to everything.*


There are two ways of bringing oneself to things.

There is the McClellan way and the Chesterton and C. S. Lewis way.

Wonder whose is whose, between me and Mark Shea ... wonder also whose will in the end be whose about Donald.

He could ignite war or international crisis or inflict untold wreckage on the economy by January 15.


I think there are people who have thought that of me since 5.II.1998. Or soon after. Remember, that was in a calmer world - so to speak - before 11.IX ("9-11" as you like to call it). Balkan war was ended. Putin not yet trying "to make Russia great again" (without using any of his now 12 years as either president or prime minister to abolish abortion). The Muslim ally was not seen as saviour against the Muslim enemy and so the Muslim ally had less to boss about in society (but a bit too much for me in Sweden that day, on a very local level).

I think things like secret memos running that text "he could ignite" have been said about me too.

He is, like the Joker, an agent of chaos.


People who are very unfamiliar with St Thomas Aquinas, with Chesterton, with the actual deep culture (and not just glamour of popular novels) of the Inklings, with Creationist and Geocentric claims (no, Creationists are not saying fossils were planted to test our faith, and if angels are dancing out the "parallaxes" with the stars they direct - a task of angels not mentioned in Baltimore 4, btw, but mentioned in St Thomas Aquinas and in Riccioli - that is not primarily in order to fool astronomers and through them everyone else, if only because astronomers don't run what everyone else believes and because the parallaxes have not been seen for a very long time and are not even directly seen, only comparatively seen, for each star compared to all the surrounding ones, or most) in other words, a man totally considering my geekitude as ultra weird nerditude could say similar things about me.

They are always surprised, because they never learn the things I am about.

He has been cocooned from consequences all his life.


For my part, I have been cocooned from the conséquences I wanted - like blog posts of mine read on paper objects called books one paid for or courtships of mine leading to one actual marriage or letters of mine being answered by facts relevant to the argument. I have not asked for such sheltering.

It seems Macron could have people preparing new excuses for such cocooning now.

France vs. fake news offers test case for democratic dilemma
https://www.mail.com/int/news/europe/8204476-france-vs-fake-news-offers-test-case-democratic-di.html


I have made scoops about mammalian chromosome numbers refuting Evolution of mammals from one common ancestor. About geologic column in the main (excluding palaeo-marine environments) having only one fossiliferous layer, mostly, at least for vertebrates. About a rise in carbon 14 levels being feasible as explanation for carbon dates extending back beyond Creation 5199 BC. About Göbekli Tepe being Babel. And yesterday about wheat being a mutation "near Göbekli Tepe" and therefore around the time of Babel. With the consequence that Cain could not have sacrificed wheat and the words of the Novus Ordo new offertory are off. Plus older scoops involving geocentrism doing away with the distant starlight problem (16 years and some ago, linking to a newer version or consequence). And of angelic movers being traditional, despite claims on it being heterodox.

I have also done a few less glamorous scoops on how this homeless blogger is treated while accessing internet : here, here, here.

Some have been hushing up my blogs socially by claiming fake news, and further demeaning me by claiming I am spreading them for others, by being gullible, rather than actually making the scoops. They would just dream of a situation in which they could claim their measures were protecting me from being sued for fake news!

As for Trump, millionaires might on occasion be sheltered from seeing how some of their plans for particulars wreak havoc in their life. In my case I think the sheltered ones might be quite other than Trump and much nearer.

But he appear, like a man with a death wish, driven to expose himself to more and more opportunities for consequence to finally catch up with him. That’s why I just cannot believe it will end well for him.


If I have Jewish origins (in part) and a Catholic faith, Zionist near ones and a Palestinian - primarily Christian Palestinian - allegiance about the Holy Land, there are Jews who say that of me.

If I am not a National Socialist, but an Austrofascist and on Franco's side 1936-39 (yes, as a history geek I tend to be on one side of wars, like TV audience are on one side of a rugby match), well, guess who is going to mistake that for racism and guess who is resenting my unsupport of Azaña? Target groups of National Socialism (including but not limited to Jews) who cannot see the difference between Hitler and his allies, and Spanish Emigrants who settled abroad after 39 (there are some in France).

If I insist Our Lord Jesus Christ was the Messiah, there are groups awaiting some other Messiah instead who would target me for that too. Whether they want to groom me for the role or just want the suspicions to centre on me while someone else is in the wings.

It is interesting, while both Tolkien and Shea had/have Jewish friends, and both were/are disgusted with Hitler even as a person, apart from his non-painting especially post-painting and post-WW-I work, Tolkien was content to call Hitler an ignorant or ignoramus, but Shea has to call him a dunce too. Retrospectively.

I don't think I and Trump are really the same type, I would have preferred Marco Rubio or Rick Santorum - or Pat Buchanan.

But somehow we seem to end up getting similar critics. One of them, but a publically very silent one about my person or my blogs being Mark Shea. He is probably in the logic "let's not give him a platform". A Pharisaic and Masonic logic. Platforms aren't reserved for those who are right, and as to those who are wrong, they don't naturally divide into those who deserve a refutation and those who should be given no platform - at least if able to express themselves.

Because, you see, I can't comment under Mark Shea's blog, he has blocked my successive emails from his inbox, when I post links to my criticisms of his work - sometimes appraising - to his author page on FB he doesn't answer, it seems he has some kind of criticism about me he's keeping back and "cocooning" me from actually hearing.

And it could be, some of his rants about Trump are indirect and friendly lessons to me, in his intention. Like the one about "being cocooned" - for that I have been, against my wishes. Mostly. If someone had a real affront to forgive, I don't mind that. If it is one I would admit as being such, of course, and not just my refusal to agree or to take him as a "father figure".

Hans Georg Lundahl
Nanterre UL
St. Paul the First Hermit**
15.I.2018

* Read more at : The Alleged Intelligence of Trump
January 12, 2018 by Mark Shea
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2018/01/alleged-intelligence-trump.html


(If someone would like to post a link to my post under that, it would be appreciated).

** An example of the perfidy I refer to is the type who would take my identification of today's date, January 15, with St Paul the First Hermit, because it is his feast day, as an identification of myself with him, like me not knowing who I was. But I don't think Mark Shea will sink that low. Another example is setting automatic correct on such parameters that I need to decapitalise common English words like "under" manually. Or the new strategy of FB to divide me from my friends by irritating meddling in our communications:



Picture is from where I did not post any link on Mark Shea's wall, which was inaccessible, but the statuses invole one double failed try to post a comment with a link in it. And no, Tim Locks has not been expressing any irritation at my links, so I don't think it is his initiative.

Some might also consider it fake news that a certain type of atheists like a certain type of Evangelicals are gang hecklers:

HGL's F.B. writings : I am not sure you know Artur Sebastian Rosman
25.VII.2014
http://hglsfbwritings.blogspot.com/2014/07/i-am-not-sure-you-know-artur-sebastian.html


HGL's F.B. writings : Up Against Evangelical Hecklers
15.I.2018
http://hglsfbwritings.blogspot.com/2018/01/up-against-evangelical-hecklers.html

Saturday, 13 January 2018

[Sans titre]


- "Pourquoi la préhistoire est-elle une période spéciale?"

- "L'homme devient un être vivant pas comme les autres. Il apprend des chose qui lui servent encore aujourd'hui."

Fort bien, sauf que, pour un catholique ce n'est pas dans "la préhistoire" que ça se passe, c'est surtout le sixième jour et l'histoire humainement écrite commence avec le récit d'Adam de ce sixième jour.

Les fouilles n'ont pas permis de découvrir une histoire écrite par quelque autre homme supposable antérieur, ça a juste permis des reconstructions que certains passent devant l'histoire dictée ou écrite.

Donc, ce n'est pas dans la préhistoire, mais le sixième jour que ça se passe. Et Adam ne "devient" pas juste, il est créé.

Je dois aussi tenir compte des fouilles?

Mais je le fais, avec une reconstruction alternative, qu'il s'agit des âges postérieurs à Adam, et pour Cro-Magnon en Europe, entre le Déluge et Babel.

- "Où vivaient les premiers hommes?"
...
- "Certains ont quitté l'Afrique. Peu à peu, ils ont peuplé le monde entier. Imagine tout le temps que cela a pris."

Sur le chemin de St. Jacques, j'ai entre Pamplune et St. Jacques marché en moyenne 15 km par jour.

J'ai eu des chemins déjà faits, que selon l'hypothèse les "préhistoriques" n'avaient pas, et après le Déluge, à partir d'Ararat (et non pas d'Afrique) les vrais gens après Noé n'avaient pas non plus. J'ai aussi eu des chaussures (au moins deux paires différents) que selon l'hypothèse ils n'ont pas eu non plus. Et selon la vérité biblique, peut êt' qu'oui, peut êt qu'non. Et j'ai profité des gens déjà sur place qui me donnaient à manger parce que j'étais pèlerin.

En revanche, que ce soit sur l'hypothèse préhistorique ou selon les hypothèses qu'on peut faire sur le temps entre Déluge et Babel, les gens ont pu profiter des jambes mieux entraînées, et des pieds, sinon chaussés, mieux endurants par les plantes de pieds durcies.

Par contre, ils ont dû s'arrêter plus souvent pour chasser. Donc, prenons une moyenne quand même de 15 km par jour.

La distance selon l'hypothèse préhistorique serait ...

3731 km entre Addis Abeba et Suez
8988 km (= 5585 miles) entre Suez et Youjno-Sakhalinsk
Anchorage et Santiago de Chili, j'avais vu quelque chose comme 12 000 + quelque km, par avion, disons donc 13 000 km à pied.

13 000
08 988
03 731
25 619 km

25 619
15 000 1000
10 619
10 500 0700
00 119
00 120 0008
00 000 1708

1708 jours

365.25
730.5
1461

1708
1461
0247

Quatre ans et la plupart du cinquième pour traverser d'Addis Abbeba à Santiago de Chili à travers le Suez et les Étroits de Bering.

Je ne crois donc à priori pas à la théorie selon laquelle ça aurait duré des milliers ou dizaines de milliers d'années.

Mais, les datations carboniques telles quelles (si on prend "20 000 avant le présent" pour 20 000 avant le présent ou "50 000 avant le présent" pour 50 000 avant le présent) nous permettent de "constater" par les fouilles que ça aurait quand même duré des dizaines de milliers d'années.

D'où l'intérêt qu'on commence à se rendre un peu compte des possibilités qu'il y a réellement pour une récalibration du carbone 14. Et pour négliger comme impertinents car totalement fallacieuses les autres méthodes, celles qui donnent 300 000 ans quelque part au Maroc, par exemple.

Les citations ne sont pas pris d'un livre très obscur ou érudit, inaccessible à la plupart du monde, mais bien de "La préhistoire" par Cécile Benoist, éditeur Milan, collection "Mes années POURQUOI". Les illustration même à part la place dans la bibliothèque indiquent que le livre est destiné aux enfants. Comme d'ailleurs le nom de la collection, on comprend très bien qu'il s'agit de ce que le suédois appelle "frågeåldern". Je ne me suis pas davantage attardé dedans que tous les autres savants ... j'écris ceci pour apporter des réponses.

Hans Georg Lundahl
BU de Nanterre
Octave de l'Épiphanie
13.I.2018

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

7 Princes of the Church - Axioi


I have been wondering at times if I am on God's rugby team.

What rugby team?

"And this man shall be our peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land, and when he shall set his foot in our houses: and we shall raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men."
[Micheas (Micah) 5:5]

Last time I checked, 7 and 8 make 15. Last time I checked, rugby teams are raised against each other and are 15 men (don't tell me feminism has introduced female rugby?).

I was actually recalling the verse from another version, some apocalyptic video had been citing King James (I cited Douay Rheims, as I am Catholic).

5:5 And this man shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men.

Hmmmm ... KJV Micah also has seven sheperds and eight principal men. I recalled it as "seven princes and eight learned men".

Now, this is not quite as bad for my point as I supposed.

A bishop is a prince of the Church, but he is also a shepherd.

In other words, either way the passage could denote "seven bishops" taken at its most literal. I was considering myself as among the eight learned men ...

Now, watch this.*

His adherence to the profession brings the total number of signatories up to seven. On Friday, Cardinal Janis Pujats, Emeritus Archbishop Metropolitan of Riga, Latvia, signed the document. On Thursday, former U.S. apostolic nuncio Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò and Emeritus Archbishop Luigi Negri joined their names to the profession of “immutable truths about sacramental marriage.”


I
Bishop Athanasius Schneider, auxiliary of Astana, Kazakhstan

II
Archbishop Tomash Peta, Metropolitan of Astana

III
Archbishop Jan Pawel Lenga of Karaganda, Kazakhstan

IV
Cardinal Janis Pujats, Emeritus Archbishop Metropolitan of Riga, Latvia

V
Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò

VI
Emeritus Archbishop Luigi Negri

VII
and - here is the news : Bishop Andreas Laun, Emeritus Auxiliary of Salzburg, Austria


Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser
Monomah1389 | 20.VII.2010
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06643umEJZg


'The Hills are Alive' - The Sound of Music
RollerGirlMeli | 2.VI.2011
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbQSAdU4Qb4


Das Gauklermärchen - Lied 12 - Elis Lied
schaumkuss | 24.III.2012
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4IyqNrlGao


And what has the last one to do with Austria and Salzburg? Well, as Monsignor Laun will know, it was on Elisabethbühne in 1986 (I think that was the year), and in the Church nearby, not surprisingly St. Elisabeth Church, I prayed my first Rosary. It was a Friday. I went to Church while waiting for the show.

Now, we do not need to worry there will be only a rugby team.

Look on the Haydock comment for the verse! Or of the latter part:

Seven, &c. The pastors of God's Church, and the defenders of the faith. The number seven, in Scripture; is taken to signify many; and when eight is joined with it, we are to understand that the number will be very great. (Challoner) --- See Ecclesiastes xi. 2., and Ruth iv. 16. (Calmet)

Christ always preserves a great number, not withstanding the attacks of persecutors enabling bishops to feed them with a power which the people must revere, Hebrews xiii. (Worthington)

Eight. Eschylus places Artaphanes between Smerdis and Hystaspes, the former of whom was one of the seven magi, and the latter one of the seven conspirators, (Calmet) or rather chief princes, who attacked the usurper. (Haydock)

They always retained great privileges, so that they seemed all to govern. (V. Max. ix. 2.; Herodotus iii. 65.) See 1 Esdras iv. 7., and Esther i. 14., where we find that the kings did nothing of importance without their seven counsellors. (Calmet)

Principal. Septuagint, "bites (Symmachus, Christ's) of men," or people of the old as well as of the new law. (St. Jerome)


MICHEAS - Chapter 5
Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, 1859 edition.
http://haydock1859.tripod.com/id591.html


So, whether I am or am not on God's rugby team, they are. Or so it would seem from the context.

Hans Georg Lundahl
Nanterre UL
St. Nicanor on Cyprus
10.I.2018

* Austrian bishop signs statement calling Pope’s reading of Amoris Laetitia ‘alien’ to Catholic faith
Catholic ChurchMon Jan 8, 2018 - 11:53 am EST | Diane Montagna
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/austrian-bishop-signs-statement-calling-popes-reading-of-amoris-laetitia-al

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Are Bible Verses Useful for Depression?


intro
from faithforwards*
"Any suggestion for a way to “feel better” feels like salt in a wound; we know for a fact that nothing will work."

S. Th. I-II Question 38. The remedies of sorrow or pain
http://newadvent.org/summa/2038.htm


Technically, depression is perhaps rather the passion of despair, but it is coupled with pain and sorrow.

"That’s where the verses can get dangerous, in the following three ways."

Let's see.

1) "Bible verses keep us from seeking treatment."
"When we believe that depression can be overcome by thought changes, we ignore the fact that clinical depression is a medical issue, an imbalance in brain chemistry. People generally don’t offer someone with a broken leg some Bible verses to heal it; they help that person seek medical attention, and perhaps provide some verses to help the patient’s mood throughout recovery. Depression should not be treated any differently than another physical ailment. It’s not just “being sad”, and it’s not a choice."

Believe it or not, if someone has a broken leg, reading Bible verses to him may be a very good treatment. PROVIDED this helps him to keep the leg still during the time the leg needs to recover, since otherwise he probably needs plaster.

If you can't get a doctor, if you need to keep someone's leg still for two weeks, if it means he has only the boy scout first aid around the leg, well, read him the Bible and some more books for the two weeks he has the leg in bed.

He'll still need sth like the boy scout first aid in order to keep the broken spot from dislocating while he gets to the toilet, unless you also help him lift his butt without moving the leg, but that might be a bit over the top for you. And yes, I mean like put a chamber pot under his butt, wipe it and pull his trousers up, while he is holding his body up with both arms against the bed (he might better do some stuff, right, as long as it doesn't mean moving the leg around, or even that, if you make that boy scouts' first aid bandage with a piece of wood, and change it, so the leg can breathe too).

There are lots of imbalances in the brain chemistry we deal with without going to the doctor, like going to bed if we are drunk or like drinking coffee if we are very tired and can't go to bed or have to get up from it.

The treatment should normally be there to help the organism's self recovery - not to substitute for its functions.

Going on antidepressants may be as bad as ... systematically keeping awake on coffee instead of getting the needed sleep.

There are reports antidepressants have triggered violence and even suicides.

Ask CCHR about it.**
http://www.cchr.org/sites/default/files/education/anti-depressants-booklet.pdf


[Considering the kind of fines CCHR may face if the claims are fraudulent, I don't think they are. Note, I am NOT recommending Dianetics. That is another matter.]

So, the natural way of dealing with it would be kind of parallel to keeping the leg still while it is healing.

Note, loneliness, unless when it is undesired, is not always a depressant, which means actively looking for some loneliness in which to concentrate on sth else than you (as much as possible) is not bad.

This means, take days off, if you like. While you miss out on some company, there are things which can worsen the depression which you can avoid.

2) "Bible verses make us feel worse about ourselves."
"If the message we get from the Bible is to simply tough out our feelings or have more faith, we believe that depression is just a tough time to overcome. A little more hard work or a little more surrender to God will get us through; therefore, reason points out, if we’re still struggling we must not be faithful enough or hard-working enough. In the depression thought cycle, we already feel worthless or stupid. Adding faithless or lazy to our descriptors further damages our self-esteem."

T h i s doesn't come from Bible verses, but from believing a "tough time" is either punishment or just a beginners' ailment in the Christian life.

In this earthly life, we can expect tough times right up to the end.

Not getting that is having a heretical view of Christianity and of the Christian life. I heard someone speak of "prosperity gospel", even before I converted to Catholic.

3) "Bible verses make us more suicidal."
"Some of these verses encourage neurotypical people by promising that suffering is rewarded in the afterlife. They focus on the vision of heaven: celebration, peace, new bodies, golden streets, and most importantly, no pain. If a person with depression is having even mild suicidal ideation or fleeting thoughts of death, heaven sounds awfully tempting. Why would we continue our anguish here on Earth when we can be pain-free with God? The amount of suffering we’ve done, it seems (and in this state, remember, the suffering seems to have occurred every day of our lives), promises a pretty good pile of rewards stacked up in heaven. Once that imbalanced person realizes that suicide is in fact not an unpardonable sin (because God forgives everything, Romans 3:23), the pathway opens further."

You know, C. S. Lewis' description of Hell saved me from suicide during a short but severe moment of what could be viewed as teen depression - back then.

Romans 3:23 does not at all mean all you do from now on will be forgiven, it means all start out as sinners. Some Protestants, or perhaps all, say "we are all sinners" - no, we have all been sinners. Mind the tense! After forgiveness, we are no longer sinners, until we sin again, hence avoid becoming a sinner again - especially the sin which, if successful will not allow you time to repent.

This is different from small sins which in this life cannot be avoided. Those do not make you a sinner again. Suicide is not a small sin, it is, along with abortion, one of the worst types of murder.

And also a sin which if only an unsuccessful attempt will leave you with physical scars, as likely as not, which will make your situation even more hopeless.


Hans Georg Lundahl
Nanterre UL
Sts Julian and Basilissa
Martyrs, Virgins and husband and wife
and companions
9.I.2018

* faithforward : How The Bible Can Be Damaging to People with Depression
January 5, 2018 by Guest Contributor
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/faithforward/2018/01/bible-can-damaging-people-depression/


** I'll give you a quote at the end of the piece:

“Given the nature and potentially devastating impact of psychotropic medications...we now similarly hold that the right to refuse to take psychotropic drugs is fundamental.”
Alaska Supreme Court, 2006

Monday, 8 January 2018

Not a Clinical Diagnosis


I was - a few years ago - reading three "clinical" criteria of Aspergers.

Highly talented, takes interests that are really abstruse and is "incable of seeing the big picture" since "drowning in detail". And "lack of empathy", see below, since also a criterium proposed as clinical for "narcissism.

The diagnosis - if still based on these three criteria - is clinically worthless, since "highly talented" is disputable, its assessment about either oneself or someone else is subjective, the evaluation of what interests are abstruse is so as well (Scholasticism may seem more abstruse to a Protestant or Atheist than to a Catholic, Medievalism is more abstruse to a Mexican than to a Swede, Geocentrism is more abstruse to an Evolution supporter than to a Creationist, Tolkien is more abstruse in France to an older than to a younger generation - while Sweden and US are already past that stage or partly reversing it).

In other words you have "subjective criterium with rubber definition"+"subjective criterium with rubber definition"+"subjective criterium with rubber definition".

In other words, you have no objective criterium at all.

Now, I just found the criteria for "narcissism" in an article comparing - perhaps not quite congenially - Kent Hovind and Jim Jones.

And for that matter, to single out Jim Jones as an "archetypal narcissist" is a way to actually demonise those having or risking the diagnosis. So much depends, not on what diagnosis you get, but how you handle it. However, certain stampings of people make them socially less capable of handling a situation well.

It's like taking a "schizophreniac" gore murderer while discussing schizophrenia (where some symptoms are more often faked than subjectively evaluated, though that too).

  • "Has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements)"

    Note, grandiose does not simply mean "great" or "greater than usual". It means "greater than appropriate". Well this leaves the question open who decides for someone else what self importance is appropriate for him.

  • "Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love"

    Even someone having an unusual opportunity could by considered as fantasising about the opportunity being "unlimited".

    The more bourgeois and humdrum the expectations of someone doing the evaluation, the more he is engaging himself in grasping for "unlimited success" in diagnosing people out of their rights.

    Or out of normal social expectations. A man gets stamped as a narcissist, he will be definitely treated worse on things important to himself than if not so stamped.

  • "Believes that he or she is “special” and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions)"

    There is a very huge difference between "can only be understood by" and "should associate with".

    If I write Creationist stuff, as in Creation science, it stands to reason I should fact check scientific claims with those who know. That is I should associate with them, in some manner or degree.

    I most definitely do NOT think I can only be understood by them, or hope it is not the case.

    I am writing for the common man. As little as I am writing primarily for the specialists I try to consult (when normal works of online reference, like wikipedia are insufficient), as little am I writing primarily for the type who is looking out on my blogs whether I am a narcissist or not.

  • "Requires excessive admiration"

    This assessment also involves the category of "excessive" and therefore also depends on who is assessing.

    Even a behaviour like "requiring admiration" is definitely, very definitely, sth which spiteful people could easily stamp someone about.

  • "Has a sense of entitlement, i.e., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations"

    Again, who decides what is "unreasonable"?

    Who decides whether the expectation is "of automatic compliance"?

    If it is the doctor, he can be biassed in favour of those bringing him in. Or have a "token bias" in favour of the one assessed, but insofar as he shows very great modesty. Hence, the situation of such assessment can be occasion for very unreasonable demands on one particular person's modesty.

  • "Is interpersonally exploitative, i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends"

    Someone in some kind of need or distress is by default so in some degree. He takes without being able to give in return. The diagnosis can thus be a way of further limiting the possibilities of someone whose possibilities are already limited.

    There are employers who would admit I am no narcissist if I:

    • a) give up every pretention of being a writer
    • b) give up every attempt to spread my blogs
    • c) try instead to get a job with them. As their employee, and, in a work other than writing, as their apprentice.


    In other words, this criterium is too favourable for employers, too unfavourable to unemployed seeking sth other than employement. It biasses the labour market in favour of the employers - like much else on the psychiatric diagnosal activity spectrum.

  • "Lacks empathy: is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others"

    Any network lacking empathy with a person would very willingly stamp him as lacking empathy either with them as a whole, or with weaker individuals which he could otherwise reach and which they pretend to protect against him.

    A girl can at times if flustered or wounded take "he has no empathy" or "he is sick/ill and has no empathy" (US/UK) as a satisfactory explanation.

  • "Is often envious of others or believes others are envious of him or her"

    In some cases such a belief about others is fully justified. AND someone making these diagnoses is NOT automatically qualified in assessing if that is the case. More likely, he is already disqualified.

  • "Shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes (DSM IV-TR Axis II Cluster B)."


Arrogant, haughty are also moral assessments, not medical ones.

That "DSM IV-TR Axis II Cluster B" deals with a moral category, not a corporeal one like fever or blisters or such, shows in flagranti, doctors trying to play pastors.

That is why a dignosis such as "narcissism" is once again NOT a question of medical expertise.

Even morally, it is morally "very questionable," or rather, to speak like a Christian, plain wrong, to make a set up to ask whether someone morally fulfils the criteria of narcissism.

Narcissism as such is not a Biblical category, nor a Thomistic one.

Thomism does not specify you must trust "experts" on things they reasonably cannot be experts on, as in whether someone is a narcissist. If your cobbler is an expert on soles, the leather pieces that are parts of shoes, you trust him on soles. If someone pretends to be an expert on souls, you should first ask about his criteria of Orthodoxy. When it comes to souls, such do exist. No one is interested in inventing heresies about soles in the shoes, plenty are inventing heresies about souls with eternal destinies. And, arguably, shrinks are some of them.

If some other disciple of Chesterton is saying this louder and clearer and more successfully than I, he is definitely more important than I - but if there is one, I have missed him. Among Catholics. It seems some L. Ron Hubbard has favoured this position, but unfortunately for Catholics, he is somewhat discredited among Catholics by not being content with being a good essay writer, but wanting to found a "Church" of his own. One which is not Catholic.

This however is NOT sth which Chesterton can be blamed for also doing. He converted to Catholic. So did I.

Now, read a happier Catholic than I became:

MANALIVE, by G. K. Chesterton
http://www.gkc.org.uk/gkc/books/manalive/man_toc.html


If you want a book to turn the pages of, or prefer US over UK spelling (I presume), here:

Manalive (Dover Edition)
$7.95
by G.K. Chesterton
https://www.chesterton.org/shop/manalive-dover/


The article, which I am not linking to, but you can definitely search on google, so far, ends on these words:

…it is imperative that we are able to identify and control these dangerous sociopathic narcissists before they become powerful enough to do too much damage.


That is what they said of Innocent Smith too, his enemies, in Chesterton's novel. The one "narcissist" which really should be controlled*, is the one who organises psychiatric witchhunts about narcissists : the shrink, or the worst kind of shrink (not sure how many there are of the less bad kind, if any).

Hans Georg Lundahl
Nanterre UL
St Lucian of Beauvais
with companions Maximian and Julian
Martyrs**
8.I.2017

* If any. ** I wonder how many have considered me as pretending I am St John the Gospeller, just because I date an article from 27.XII with the religious feast before the numbers with the year. Here we have three martyrs, and they are not the name of me, they are the name of January eighth! Example two thirds down on this link. If you read French.

PS: I was just discussing with some guys pretending - one of which at least - I am narcissist. This just happened:



Previous in the discussion she said she had blocked no publication.

What I was talking about was in fact such a quasi automatic "block" and her not validating the comment which I and she can see and others cannot. If she is my friend, she has no business to prefer FB automatic blocks over my having sth to say, right?/HGL

Friday, 5 January 2018

2004 and 2018


In March 2004, I left Sweden for, as I first supposed, Austria, via Denmark and Germany. I got stuck in Denmark and stayed in Copenhagen for a while.

In homeless shelters I could still sleep at night in the night shelters, and I could still get new friends in the day shelters, including one "breakfast up to lunch" one. One of the men I met was a pusher who was working at Pusher Street in Christiania.

Now, some Puritans may frown, some Medical Precautionists (which is really a form of Puritans) may frown, but one should understand that Pusher Street was not about heavy drugs. Hashish, kat, mushrooms - but no coke and no heroin, no lsd, no metamphetamine, no ketamine and so on. A pusher on Pusher Street had a kind of aristocratic position in Christiania (which is a kind of Communist kibbutznik thing), so he was in certain ways running things. And one of the things he guaranteed was keeping what he classified as "heavy drugs" away.

Now, in Christiania's own "free state" rules, he was not a criminal. Before the Danish law in common, he was. Up to 2004, he had been tolerated. Denmark said, more or less, Christianites do their thing. In March 2004n there came a crackdown on them.

The pusher I had met (or presumable such), was no longer seen, I think he was caught in one of the big police trucks which were driving to and from Christiania several ones a day. If not, he got out and kept away or started living in hiding.

It is interesting, however, that the volunteers (at the Lutheran "Kirkens Korsehær" - literally "Church Crusaders") explained this crackdown in these terms : the police was showing off its capacity to guarantee the safety at the wedding of Crown Prince Frederik. (If he is king, after Queen Margarethe, he will be Frederik X). It took place 4pm and 47min in the Our Lady's Church of Copenhagen.

Nobody dreamed of a crackdown on the homeless. As I was not (and I have also not since become) a pusher, I was safe, and I was learning Waltzing Matilda, which I used as a street singer in Copenhagen and some places elsewhere for 2004 and much of 2005 after this. (Btw, this was not my only song, back when my throat was not burdened by infections and my front teeth were good).

Now, look at this:

Windsor official backs homeless crackdown for royal wedding
https://www.mail.com/int/entertainment/celebrity/8182566-windsor-official-backs-homeless-crackdown-royal-we.html#.1258-stage-hero1-7


Borough council leader Simon Dudley kicked off the controversy by tweeting over the Christmas holidays about the need to clean up Windsor's streets. He then wrote to police and Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May suggesting that action be taken to reduce the presence of beggars and the homeless.

Dudley referred to an "epidemic" of homelessness and vagrancy in Windsor and suggested many of those begging in the town are not really homeless. He said the situation presents a beautiful town in an unfavorable light.


Oh dear ... I see a Puritan hatred of beggars somewhere. I see rich people, not being afraid of thieves, but disgusted with people poorer than themselves.

I don't intend to become a councillor of Prince Harry, but if he'll take an advice for once, don't do it. Don't "clean up the streets". There was a time when the cleaning up was done by throwing money to the beggars and letting them go off to enjoy themselves and to drink your health and bless you.

Hans Georg Lundahl
Nanterre University Library
Eve of Epiphany
5.I.2018

PS, it is obviously not the oldfashioned "cleaning up" by alms I am against!/HGL

Last Month, January 4th, readers per blogs and in total


00,021 I
17,634 II
17,655
00,238 III
17,893
00,028 IV
17,921
00,044 V
17,965
01,080 VI
19,045
02,171 VII
21,216
00,922 VIII
22,138
00,072 IX
22,210
00,318 X
22,528
00,420 XI
22,948
00,021 XII
22,969
00,113 XIII
23,082
00,342 XIV
23,424
00,146 XV
23,570
01,866 XVI
25,436
00,009 XVII
25,445
00,008 XVIII
25,453
00,065 XIX
25,518
00,116 XX
25,634
00,063 XXI
25,697
00,118 XXII
25,815
00,127 (today : 42!) XXIII
25,942
00,105 (also an 21*n ...) XXIV
26,047
00,113 XXV
26,160
00,094 XXVI
26,254
00,134 XXVII
26,388
00,603 XXVIII
26,992
04,302 XXIX
31,294
00,174 XXX
31,468
00,551 XXXI
32,019
00,484 XXXII
32,503
01,047 XXXIII
33,550
00,320 XXXIV
33,870
00,083 XXXV
33,953
00,729 XXXVI
34,682
00,032 XXXVII
34,714
00,021 XXXVIII
34,735
02,938 XXXIX
37,673 = S. T.

On the last one, top ten of countries the month:

Italy 883
Ukraine 444
United States 386
Russia 322
France 194
Brazil 79
Belgium 51
China 49
Spain 40
United Kingdom 39

And the biggest, the second one?

France 13,975
United Kingdom 1174
United States 511
Italy 309
Russia 228
Ukraine 209
Colombia 101
Canada 90
Portugal 28
China 27

And my main one? This?

United States 2360
France 593
Russia 473
Ukraine 398
South Korea 94
Brazil 48
Germany 43
Ireland 40
Poland 35
Portugal 25

For an overview of my blogs, go here:

Other blogs, same writer

Any questions?/HGL

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Just a Coincidence?


I have got an object - a kind of pocket or small bag, usable both attached as pocket and as bag hung from belt ...



... I was writing "this inspired me for one use"*, but the object is bigger, of jeans cloth, size capable to hold a pocket book and a passport.

One place to search for it, and I sent them a report, is "rue des Morillons" - now look at this:

Severe storm batters western Europe; 1 dead, 15 injured
https://www.mail.com/int/scitech/news/8180134-severe-storm-batters-western-europe-1-dead-15-inju.html#.1258-stage-hero1-1


Officials said one skier was killed in the French Alps after being hit by a falling tree in Morillon in Haute-Savoie.


If the intrigue** is made by France, maybe God is punishing France - with a dead pan snarky pun./HGL

* But time was running out in library. ** See here and here. If you know French.