Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Eric Trump to me

Update, see also:

Assorted retorts from yahoo boards and elsewhere : About Amtrak Accident
Saturday, February 3, 2018

I get a feeling that the White House is trying to rule through the movement which brought Trump to the White House. Normally, in a democracy or other elective system, the elected are supposed to rule for the good of all citizens, and through normal administration. Not for the exclusive good of those having voted for them or thought of as typical voters and through using the voting campaign as a parallel administration.

Perhaps former administrations have been really bad, so Trump needs this kind of stuff. I am not sure. That they have been really bad is sure, but is each and all administrator who was put in place on each and every level by Obama or Bush or Clinton administrations automatically suspect of being anti-Trump, against his President? Let's hope not.

Meanwhile, I am getting mails on this kind of thing, because I tried to get in touch with Trump on his victory and still have not got an answer. I am not so far a US resident (except very briefly in 1977, when starting to learn English, next summer was UK), and am not a US but a Swedish Citizen. I am not sure I would join the Republican party if it were legal. I don't know if it is legal for foreigners not résidents to join it.

Hans Georg Lundahl
Cergy, Astrolabe
St. John Bosco

PS, there is more:

Saturday, 27 January 2018

A Slogan Backfired?

Hillary's Campaign:

She may have meant "love trumps hate" as in "love is trumping hate and will do so."

Some may have read "love Trump's hate" as in "do love Trump's hate, by all means!"

Apart from being a somewhat - hateful? - description of Trump, it might be some said "yes, we do!" (And some ironically, at that)./HGL

PS, do not forget to read Kellyanne's story!/HGL

PPS, Eliza Collins' story on Kellyanne Conway, I meant./HGL

Mark Shea* at Not Too Bad

I think it is very wise to be careful of lay Catholic apologists (pause for irony to sink in).

I somehow missed the irony.

Essentially, you are dealing with people who may or may not have a charism, may or may not know what they are talking about, and may or may not be stable, orthodox, bright, honest, etc.

That is the case with some clergy too. I recall one Robert Barron (if you know the name) balking at Young Earth Creationism, because such Creationism:

  • A) is not binding dogma (take a look at a certain paragraph in Humani Generis and reflect on whether it considers one must bow down to a future decision of the Church or the decision could be a past one, like Trent on Patristic consensus being binding)
  • B) makes the faith look ridiculous to Bill Maher ...

Come on! Caving in to Bill Maher is ridiculous! He bought that Zeitgeist stuff about December 25 being birth of a dying and resurrecting god for a millennium before Christ - when in fact outside Rome there was no such thing as "December" and Pagan Roman feasts prior to Aurelian (that is AD 200's or sth, I think after Decius) not falling on December 25th. And some other ridiculous stuff too.
Let's document the points on Bill Maher first, and starting that his film Religulous has got a clip release here:

The two best points made in Bill Maher's film "Religulous " (2008)
RRoocckkyy50 | 5.IV.2012

The two points were his scoffing at Creationism and ... his Zeutgeist stuff. Here I answer it, just in case my comments under the video are no longer on top when you look:

Bill Maher at His Most Religulous ....
on Assorted retorts from yahoo boards and elsewhere | Friday, January 12, 2018

I made the claim there was no December 25 outside Rome for most of the time when Bill Maher and his Zeitgeist buddies thought there was, here I give details:

On BC Dates as per BC Dating (quora)
on Assorted retorts from yahoo boards and elsewhere | Thursday, January 25, 2018, updated next day

So, if sth makes for Bill Maher laughing, what does that even mean?

Some crook is said to have said, "oderint, dum metuant" or let them hate, as long as they fear. I think a Christian Apologist can afford to say the opposite "rideant, dum cogitent" - let them laugh, as long as they reflect. That doesn't mean one has to be extra meak when one meets real vitriol (as has happened to me once in a while, one can show that vitriol merits rebuke, even one which may be taken as vitriolic). But in confronting the normal kind of debater one can afford a "rideant, dum cogitent" attitude. I don't do that live, since too tired, but online, often a spelled out guffaw, like "lol" or "rotfl" can get on occasion, "enjoy, you might need it".

There is, as a priest friend used to point out, no office of apologist in the Church.

Excellent. This means, it is for volunteers, except of course such who become un-orthodox. And the volunteers may be laymen as often as priests. St Justin was the first Christian apologist well known as primarily such (I think he was before Tertullian and Origen?) and he was a layman.

You do not need ordination to do apologetics. You also do not need to be a prophet to do apologetics.

Apologetics is the handmaid of evangelism.

Fair enough.

Means among other things, as providing the handmaid service, I don't need to have the personal qualities of an evangelist. Bringing souls to Christ is "above my paygrade", usually. An Apologist may coincide with an Evangelist, for some particular soul, but an Apologist could do so very well without the usual qualities of an Evangelist as asked by the Church. Precisely because it is providential if this happens, not planned by the Church, except insofar as these days Evangelists may need some Apologetics skills, and are supposed to have them. The rest of the Apologists are their arsenal, not main actors.

Some Evangelists could set about with too little Apologetics skills. They could even get irritable about Apologetics.

"Well, if I bring up Hell threatening them and they don't convert, aren't they really asking for damnation?"

These days, no. These days, they usually also need to be able to show Hell is fair for mortal sinners and that it is not about venial sins and that unbelief can be a mortal sin and not just a disability - the latter being where they need to be Apologists.

Other Evangelist: "well, why do you spoil the souls I try to save by showing Catholicism isn't precluding you believe in Evolution?"

Well, for one thing, some I meet are very little inclined to take your option. They are Atheist and Evolution believing Apologists. They know how much the Bible conflicts with Evolution and usually know from history how recent and ad hoc your approach is.

For another, if you find a soul who is like that, go for it and don't bother about me or my stuff. And leave other souls to other Evangelists who do have use for my stuff. One trait of FSSPX which I find less attractive is, they are sure:

  • Élites must convert before the rest will do so;
  • this must usually mean the already existing élite or sometimes reactionary counter-élite;
  • knowing these, evolution criticism won't work;
  • Creationism might just be good enough as an outreach to Radical Protestants, and should then of course be starting point or common ground, arguing Creationism to those not believing it is counterproductive;
  • because they are the élite, they know the élite, they know what there is to know according to the élite and the élite is right about it unless it is contrary to dogma (élite sometimes here standing for some counter-élite).

That the French system of education could have been wrong for decades before the Red domination, like in Pétain or Colonial times ... perish the thought.

I am sorry if I here am risking a bit of pseudo-empathy. I have not got this in so many words from one single FSSPX either faithful or clergy or religious. I have sent many mails to St. Nicolas du Chardonnet on which I have received no answers (a bit like certain mail to one Mark P. Shea, you might know), so, I am in part guessing. I am guessing by empathy and this means my empethetic guess might be wrong. This state of affairs is what I refer to as pseudo-empathy.

I just saw, I had forgotten to document Robert Barron, according to some then Father and now a Bishop, actually is caving in to Bill Maher on Creationism.

But, in fact, he is, and here is his video from than and here is my response under it:

Fr. Robert Barron on Bill Maher and Biblical Interpretation
Bishop Robert Barron

Sorry, seems he was already promoted to "his" see back then.

In fact, his stance against Young Earth Creationism could be useful in Macriana - if it is in Morocco, I couldn't find it even on Orbis Latinus - since King Mohammed VI is promoting Old Earth, the Coran having no beef with that. His scientists recently promoted oldest Homo Sapiens as 300,000 years old, good luck squaring that with Adam and Eve (as per Humani Generis) without becoming "racist" in extreme chronological snobbery (I have a horror for one of the solutions). However if Macriana is more like in Tunisia, not sure Barron will be as well served by Old Earth outreach.

Here is my response:

... against false sophistication of the Robber Baron of Theology
on Assorted retorts from yahoo boards and elsewhere | Sunday, March 27, 2016

So, where were we ... Apologetics is the handmaid of Evangelism.

If you propose the gospel and somebody says, “Right! Makes sense!” you don’t need apologetics.

Wonderful, agreed.

Apologetics is just for clearing roadblocks. If you build your life around it, it can become an idol.

Or a pensum. Look at Gilbert Keith Chesterton and at Clive Staples Lewis.

And if you start thinking your mission is to correct the Magisterium, the milk has surely started to sour.

That is why I am leaving Magisterial decisions to Pope Michael (except where I cringe at what seems to be clumsy pastoral and being the kind of Evangelist who only evangelises those already Christian). (Obviously, I have a greater problem with those presuming everyone's culture, whether Christian or Pagan, has to be modern as Bill Maher). Wait ... were you referring to "Pope Francis" as the Magisterium?

Hans Georg Lundahl
Nanterre UL
St. John Chrysostomus**

* A short conversation about lay Catholic apologists
January 26, 2018 by Mark Shea

** Sancti Joannis Chrysostomi, Episcopi Constantinopolitani, Confessoris et Ecclesiae Doctoris, caelestis Oratorum sacrorum Patroni; qui decimo octavo Kalendas Octobris obdormivit in Domino. Ejus sacrum corpus, sub Theodosio juniore, hac die Constantinopolim, inde postea Romam translatum fuit, et in Basilica Principis Apostolorum conditum.

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Signé pour Brest

Quelle pétition?

NON au spectacle anti-chrétien
« Sur le concept du visage du Fils de Dieu » !

Une loi, comme auparavant en Alsace (ou encore) punissant le blasphème ne serait pas de trop.

En absence de la rectitude d'un régime, la loi peut être supplée par les vieilles lois, applicables selon les occasions. Notons, je ne cautionne pas les Fehm-Gerichte, mais si Castellucci est baffé (pas trop, la règle est quand même nulla poena sine lege), je ne le trouve pas trop injuste.

Hans Georg Lundahl
BU de Nanterre
Conversion de St. Paul

PS, ça concerne Le Mans aussi, et attendons d'abord que la pétition fasse possiblement quelque effet./HGL

PPS, ils demandent que la signature soit confirmé, ce que j'ai fait:

Mr. Trump : Please Abolish School Compulsion for those whose Parents Can't or Won't Homeschool

AND lower, union wide, age of marriage. At least with parental consent, one should be able to be married and out of school at 15.

Why am I saying this?

It seems a certain John Horvath II asked why things like this happen:

The Telegraph : Kentucky school shooting: 15-year-old gunman kills two classmates and injures 17 others
By Telegraph Reporters 23 January 2018 • 11:41pm

Not yet checked if it was rhetorical, suspect he hasn't found my solution if he presents one./HGL

Il m'arrive de juger hâtivement

Φιλολoγικά/Philologica : David Vincent parle d'un Jean pas fils de Zébédée · New blog on the kid : Il m'arrive de juger hâtivement

Peut-être ce qui m'est arrivé avec la thèse de Jean Colson, cité par David Vincent, à propos le disciple Jean que Papias avait entendu.

Peut-être pas. J'ai envoyé des dubia à Pape Michel. En forme due, c'est à dire en latin, en questions sur lesquels on peut répondre "affirmative", "negative", "affirmative / negative ad utramque partem", "affirmative ad priorem partem, negative ad posteriorem", "negative ad priorem partem, affirmative ad posteriorem".

En guise de proème, j'ai présenté les prêtres impliqués, Colson ordiné 1938, le supérieur provincial Guitton, et, ordiné même année de 1938, le vicaire épiscopal Émile Berrar.

Donc, il sait que les théologiens sont des vrais prêtres. Qui l'avaient été pendant 30 ans avant les nihil obstat et imprimatur sur son livre.

De toute manière.

Supposons que ce soit licite de dire que l'auteur de l'Apocalypse ne soit pas le fils de Zébédée, mais "Jean le presbytre", "qui à porté la lame d'or" (comme un Cohen), et que Papias a entendu en sa jeunesse sous Trajan. Et qu'il était le disciple que Jésus aimait.

Il ne s'ensuit pas du tout que l'Apocalypse soit d'avant la chute du Temple, ni que les prophéties dedans soient accomplies en l'an 70. Constatons, il aurait dans ce cas survécu jusqu'aux temps de Trajan, et donc eu le temps d'être exilé sur Patmos par Domitien et revoqué de cette captivité par Nerva.

Il aurait eu une raison supplémentaire de se poser la question qui sont, après la chute du Temple les "vrais Juifs" (réponse : Catholicisme, pas Judaisme). En plus, il aurait été très bien placé pour savoir si, et donc en toute probailité que les Cohanim de l'Ancienne Alliance avaient élargi le canon d'Esra, chose loupé par les Pharisiens, dont le canon est reçu précisément de cet Esra, qui les a fondé, comme c'est Pierre-Julien Eymard et - surtout comparable à Esra - Mgr Sibour qui fondent la Congrégation du Très Saint Sacrament.

Donc, pourvu que la thèse de Colson soit acceptable, ça ne change pas grande chose, juste question de savoir lequel des Jean on devrait célébrer le 27 Décembre, ou même les deux, grosso modo, la tradition catholique comme communément reçue est, sauf pour un détail de fait, pas de doctrine, confirmée.

Entretemps, j'attends la réponse du Pape Michel, et s'il publie les dubia avec ses réponses sur son propre site, je donnerais un lien vers là, s'il me confiera la publication pour mes blogs avec sa réponse non adultéré, je le ferais aussi.

Hans Georg Lundahl
BU de Nanterre
Conversion de St. Paul*

* 25 Januarii Conversio sancti Pauli Apostoli, quae fuit anno secundo ab Ascensione Domini.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Il y a des gens qui aiment véhiculer la mensonge qu'on ne peut pas maîtriser une langue couramment sens l'avoir comme la seule

Ou au moins comme une des langues d'enfance.

Alain Sanders pourrait dire que son arabe est aussi une langue d'enfance, et son français aussi.

Mais que dire alors du français de gens comme:

Jeanne Smits (Néerlandaise, née à Londres), Hugues Kéraly (Hongrois - à moins que le nom soit pris comme nom de plume), Serge de Beketch (RIP) (bon, il pourrait dire que les aristos russes sont bilingues en français ... ou que c'étaient ses parents qui émigraient), l'abbé Bryan Houghton (RIP / priez pour nous) (Anglais - bon, il a été en France comme enfant un peu).

Ou de l'anglais de certains Suédois ou Autrichiens avec lesquels je suis moins d'accord comme Nick Bostrom (de vrai nom Boström, probablement Niklas ou truc ou machin) ou peut-être davantage (je n'ai pas encore lu Walter Ullmann, tous les titres, d'ailleurs, en anglais).

Non, l'idée est farfelue, sauf pour un facteur : le citoyen lambda d'un grand pays d'une grande langue surtout (comme de l'anglais, du français et ainsi de suite) ne se met que rarement à apprendre les langues étrangères avec une vraie fougue. Donc, le résultat reste médiocre.

Ensuite, ils prêtent cette limitation aux autres, avec de la pseudo-empathie.

Ceci dit parce que par hasard (ou comme par hasard) je tombe sur des questions comme celle-ci.*

Et par hasard c'est la même journée que je tombe sur une question par Antoine Bourgois**

Et par hasard (ou comme si ...) je me trouve dans la position d'un écrivain surtout bilingue anglais et français qui n'ai aucune des deux langues comme langue d'enfance. Parfois, je ne crois pas vraiment au hasard dans ces trucs là.

Hans Georg Lundahl
BU de Nanterre
St. Timothée d'Éphèse

Et, PS, si je fais une erreur, je suis capable de la corriger (des gens qui aime -> qui aiment)./HGL

* "Is it true that no matter how many languages you can speak, at the end of the day you can only be truly native, like fluent in one language?" ** "Recommandez-vous à tout le monde de se mettre à écrire ? Qu’est-ce que cela apporte ?"

Week 2885

17 Jan 2018 17:00 – 24 Jan 2018 16:00

United States 677 : 1 82 52 5 2 14 18 13 3 149 1 127 7 2 4 5 27 2 5 2 63 10 31 9 43 ; Italy 579 : 1 71 144 144 73 146 ; Russia 485 : 2 4 15 2 2 4 42 221 1 2 27 22 2 2 4 6 2 33 12 2 2 2 33 39 2 ; France 315 : 96 9 38 1 10 6 8 13 27 2 12 1 4 2 5 2 58 4 2 7 5 3 ; Ukraine 248 : 31 32 1 10 2 5 4 4 10 50 4 2 3 6 57 2 5 2 2 14 2 ; United Kingdom 147 : 106 1 3 1 8 2 8 1 17 ;

Germany 87 : 4 10 1 8 6 11 5 15 5 4 1 8 9 ; Japan 72 : 57 15 ; Brazil 56 : 2 2 17 2 2 2 8 4 2 1 4 9 1 ;

Australia 40 : 8 7 2 2 7 9 5 ; Ireland 39 : 4 2 1 14 18 ; South Korea 31 : 3 11 1 6 8 1 1 ; Canada 23 : 1 3 3 2 7 7 ;

Portugal 13 : 1 1 2 9 ; Romania 12 ; Lithuania 11 ; China 11 ;

United Arab Emirates 9 : 1 1 2 5 ; Algeria 6 ; Spain 4 : 1 1 1 1 ; Poland 3 : 2 1 ;

Netherlands 2 : 1 1 ; Egypt 2 : 1 1 ; Sweden 2 ; Taiwan : 1 1 ; Turkey 2 : 1 1 ; Ecuador 2 ; Argentina 2 ;

India 1 ; Chile 1 ; Belgium 1.

Some overlap:

22 Jan 2018 18:00 – 29 Jan 2018 17:00

Austria 1 Australia 4 3 6 2

Bangladesh 10 Belgium 1 Brazil 1 2 10 1 4 1 2 2 15 1 2

Canada 1 10 1 2 12 3 7 China 5 44 11 4 Côte d’Ivoire 1 Czechia 2

Egypt 1

France 2870 4 3 26 12 8 3 7 6 4 3 9 2 64 3 1 6 12 34

Germany 1 5 8 1 4 7 8 5 61 6 2 5 14 7

Indonesia 2 7 1 Ireland 6 5 14 6 4 24 Italy 2 218 210 154 141 106 Japan 1 1 2 6

Macedonia (FYROM) 1 1 1 2

Netherlands 3

Philippines 1 Poland 7 137 Portugal 13 1 1 3

Romania 12 Russia 3 40 1 3 4 21 2 6 5 12 2 6 1 2 2 1 3 1 3 2 8 4 3 98 3 6 2 13 25 6 3 16 2 13

South Korea 6 1 25 7 Spain 1 Sweden 1

Thailand 1 Turkey 16 10 15 Turkmenistan 1

Ukraine 21 4 4 2 52 14 2 2 2 3 2 12 6 6 2 65 43 41 1 United Arab Emirates 7 United Kingdom 251 1 3 1 3 1 36 1 1 2 5 United States 3 135 9 1 12 14 54 14 34 49 119 7 8 18 1 14 12 2 160 1 6 4 1 Vietnam 1 1

Σ = 6158

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Re-Reading "Is John Todd discredited by Jack Chick?"

Here is the link:

deretour : Is John Todd discredited by Jack Chick?
[Tuesday] 28 juin 2011 (juin=June, obviously)

Curiously, the day I put this on the Spammers' Choice post, I also get to see a video (can't recall if recommended to me or not, could have been a search I made after putting that spammed - though not visibly so, it won't involve readers in spam! - article onto the list) which debunks Chick Tracts.

I will paraphrase what I said then.

Chick Tracts is not my cup of tea. I do not like Chick Tracts. I do not think they are likely to get you to Heaven, and they are likely to put some readers up to some mischief while on earth. I just saw that Chick Tracts has promoted Charles Chiniquy, a Catholic priest who became Presbyterian.

After leaving the Catholic Church, Chiniquy dedicated his life to trying to win his fellow French Canadians, as well as others, from Catholicism to the Protestant faith. He wrote a number of books and tracts pointing out his views on the alleged errors in the faith and practises of the Roman Catholic Church. His two most influential works are Fifty Years in The Church of Rome[3] and The Priest, The Woman and The Confessional.[4] These books raised concerns in the United States about the Catholic Church. According to one Canadian biographer, Chiniquy is Canada’s best-selling author of all time.[5] He joined the Orange Order and said of it "I always found them staunch and true. I consider it a great honour to be an Orangeman. Every time I go on my knees I pray that God may bless them and make them as numerous and bright as the stars of the heaven above."[6]

Reference 6 is Beyond the Banners: The Story of the ORange Order, pg. 93.

In other words, Charles Chiniquy has at least been claimed as a member of a very anti-Catholic lodge or para-Masonic type (not even sure about "para-") by themselves, if reference is correct. Thank you, wikipedians!

I already knew they promoted Alberto Rivera, whom I already considered as if no fraud at least very naive to a fraud.

Brian Onken may have made it meanwhile ten thousand times more probable that Alberto Rivera was a fraud than a dupe. As no fan of Vatican II either, I was willing to give Rivera the benefit of the doubt of being just a dupe. Cardinal Bea, theoretically, could have given him that secret briefing on Mohammed launched by "Vatican agent" Khadija. But if so, Rivera would have been a very naive person to have believed that story just because of a secret briefing. AND, even if Jack Chick had no particular reason to detect Rivera as a fraud, he would have been very willing to find faults with the Catholic Church in order to buy his story rather than say "you know, Bea could have played a joke on you".

So, no, I am NOT a fan of Jack Chick - but the point is and remains: this does not make everyone whom he publishes a fraud. It does not make Kent Hovind a fraud, it does not make the Duggars frauds and it does not by itself make even John Todd a fraud.

Now, I was looking at another post (also on Spammer's choice) (linklist) I had written about John Todd.

I was saying, even if John Todd was not a fraud, we have no reason to believe Tolkien or C. S. Lewis have Golden Dawn connections:

Can we Trust Wiki over John Todd?
Thursday, 27 April 2017

The point is not, John Todd was a fraud. The point is also not, John Todd was not a fraud. The point is, it would be very naive to trust John Todd on CSL and JRRT even if he was not a fraud, exactly as it would be very naive to trust Alberto Rivera and through him Bea, even if Alberto was not a fraud. Because if Alberto and Todd were not frauds, they were in a very good position to be dupes.

Some would resent my saying this, pretend I have to be a very brainwashed dupe of Catholicism to doubt Rivera on the subject of Khadija being Catholic and a very brainwashed and perhaps even altered and mindraped victim of J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis to doubt Todd on their supposed Golden Dawnism.

Others would resent my even bothering a single moment with Todd or Rivera.

My life leads me to believe there are people like Illuminati - people intriguing that way. Hence, the gist of Todd's story is not beyond my belief - however much he may have been wrong or deliberately frauding about JRRT and CSL. As to Rivera, I had to deal with him without the benefit of Brian Onken's article. So, I would have to deal with the logical possibility, even if not highly likely, he was not a fraud.

I am however not withholding Brian Onken's work from you. It seems inaccessible on the Internet.

It is referenced by J. P. Holding, in two articles:

Alberto Rivera the Unreliable

Note on Chick Tracts

He does not link to an internet version of the article, nor did I find any on a google search. The article seems to be "paper only". I don't happen to have vol. 4, #2 of Forward magazine. [If that name seems unfamiliar, it’s because that was the title of the Christian Research Journal]. I don't know a library in Paris where I can get one to read it. I commented on one of above to ask JPH if he knows a way of getting Brian Onken online.

But here is the kind of people in my own life who would on my view qualify as real life Illuminati : team A, scared by Chick Tracts that my reading Tolkien and being Catholic is very dangerous for me, team B, horrified by the fact I have even taken anything from any Chick Tract author (including the fairly good Kent Hovind, on a lot of matters, as he is) seriously or even seriously enough to refute it. Both teams hiding behind a respectable façade of responsability and agreeing verbally on my being a very naive and gullible person (other teams coming verbally to same conclusion would have done so because I am Christian and Creationist). Three or more teams hide behind the professional façade of psychiatry.

When arranging things behind my back, all they do is protect a gullible and immature person from getting into trouble. If you take their version as Gospel truth, that is. And, yes, there is a team J and a team M as in Jew and Muslim involved behind such teams. Jews preferring me to "convert" to Judaism, Muslims thinking I did so preferring me to "convert" to Islam. Willing to stamp me as Nazi or sick Islamophobe as long as I stay Catholic. At least, I find it very likely this exists. It would explain a lot of things in my life, and that is why I can't totally dismiss John Todd.

Hans Georg Lundahl
Nanterre UL
St. Emerentiana

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

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)
Ajoutée le 28 janv. 2017

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]

God bless her near and dear ones.

Hans Georg Lundahl
Nanterre UL
Pope St Marcellus I*

* 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

* 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

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**

* Read more at : The Alleged Intelligence of Trump
January 12, 2018 by Mark Shea

(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

HGL's F.B. writings : Up Against Evangelical Hecklers

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



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

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.”

Bishop Athanasius Schneider, auxiliary of Astana, Kazakhstan

Archbishop Tomash Peta, Metropolitan of Astana

Archbishop Jan Pawel Lenga of Karaganda, Kazakhstan

Cardinal Janis Pujats, Emeritus Archbishop Metropolitan of Riga, Latvia

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò

Emeritus Archbishop Luigi Negri

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

Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser
Monomah1389 | 20.VII.2010

'The Hills are Alive' - The Sound of Music
RollerGirlMeli | 2.VI.2011

Das Gauklermärchen - Lied 12 - Elis Lied
schaumkuss | 24.III.2012

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.

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

* 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

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Are Bible Verses Useful for Depression?

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

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.**

[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

* faithforward : How The Bible Can Be Damaging to People with Depression
January 5, 2018 by Guest Contributor

** 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

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

Manalive (Dover Edition)
by G.K. Chesterton

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

* 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

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

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
00,238 III
00,028 IV
00,044 V
01,080 VI
02,171 VII
00,922 VIII
00,072 IX
00,318 X
00,420 XI
00,021 XII
00,113 XIII
00,342 XIV
00,146 XV
01,866 XVI
00,009 XVII
00,008 XVIII
00,065 XIX
00,116 XX
00,063 XXI
00,118 XXII
00,127 (today : 42!) XXIII
00,105 (also an 21*n ...) XXIV
00,113 XXV
00,094 XXVI
00,134 XXVII
00,603 XXVIII
04,302 XXIX
00,174 XXX
00,551 XXXI
00,484 XXXII
01,047 XXXIII
00,320 XXXIV
00,083 XXXV
00,729 XXXVI
00,032 XXXVII
00,021 XXXVIII
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

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.

Spammers' Choice

Most of it was not shown under the blog posts, since it was directly registered as spam. One exception is previous, involving another profile, who was making publicity for a plumber in Qatif.

This I know from Google Translate, while, let me repeat, the machine is unreliable on longer phrases and on words in less daily life usage than "détection de fuite d'eau à Qatif" (as the translation went).

MSN Group Antimodernism in memoriam:

One group member promoted Hutchison

deretour :

FR : L'Esprit d'Escalier · FR : Une note en bas de page à l'Alerte de Cattenoz · FR : Jean Paul II vu par Sodalitium 1995 · My reasons for loving Christiania (personal ones aside) · FR : L'Esprit d'Escalier (encore une fois) · It is easier to smash a shop than to open one ... · So Right and So Wrong · US and Cyber Freedom · I was wrong: "singulari prorsus privilegio" revisited · FR : Stabilités dans la foi · A cultural Christian - and also a believing Catholic · Damnum emergens or lucrum cessans · FR : XIX et le franc-mac avec Peut-être a-t-on grandi dans une civilisation, où les bibliothèques sont silencieuses. · Answers about Geocentricity · Will Richard Aleman re-open comments on this one or will he not? · FR : · Les Amish Albigeois? Je ne le crois pas! · Is John Todd discredited by Jack Chick? · SV: · St Polycarpus och Russells Thékanna · Ancient Democracy under Alexander and Caesar and ... et c · FR : Les Tistou, ça existe. Les autres aussi, d'ailleurs. · FR : Ça ferait peut-être temps de voir le film de Xavier Beauvois ... · It is easier to smash a shop than to open one ... · Where did Saint Basil the Great say or Write that? · Starting Chronographia by Michael Psellos (spammer helped me spot a missing c). · 29 Bd de St Germain, une reconnaissance pour ce matin! (and a dead shortlink I could replace with a functioning link).

Triviū, Quadriviū, 7 cætera :

Were the German Voters in the Thirties Guilty of the Holocaust by Voting in Favour of it? · J'ai manqué hier (lien, vidéo) · FR : Réponse à FSSPX sur Josué et Galilée · When a Criminal is Dead, Enmity Ceases · FR : Semble que Alexandre IX contredit le catéchisme de Pape St Pie X · When Accepting Hashish Offered in Hospitality, I Considered Myself Free from Mortal Sin · Fatima or Francis? · Bohemianism and the Seven Arts? · Craze for Poverty · I was told Mark Steyn wrote better than me ... (he did spot Putin earlier than I though) · Some Say I Should Not Listen to Hovind (or read anything from Watchtower Society) · Reza Aslan could have saved his useless trouble, if he had read my essay · From Michelmass 2012 to Pentecost 2013 A.D. - Index IV - English (meaning, I had already started the good habit of indexing my posts back then!) · FR : · Serge Ayoub donne sa version · FR : · On dit mal de moi derrière mon dos? · Fatima or Francis? · FR : · Catholique, à Paris, mais je ne pense pas que Vingt-Trois soit mon évêque · Bonum Festum Exaltationis Sanctissimae Crucis DNIC · FR : La Question - un blog collectif · Newman, Thompson, Antichrist · FR : Quelques Mirages et Contrevérités de Cédric Grimoult, avec mes critiques (Il y avait des erreurs d'orthographe, j'ai par contre laissé "énonceur" pour "énonciateur" ou "relevant" pour "pertinent"). · Newman, Thompson, Antichrist (again?) · FR : Astronomie, deux lettres, sur l'épistémologie naturelle et surnaturelle

New blog on the kid :

Is John Horvath Just about the Young? · Not used to seeing it spelled "neighbor" in C. S. Lewis · The Parents of Charlie Gard were Going to Take him to US, with Own Money · Charlie Gard, again · An Unpleasant Debate with a Scandinavian · Quoran Questions - Mainly Middle Ages and Catholicism · The Quoran Debate Which Prompted Previous and Some Others, on Evolution / Creation · Can we Trust Wiki over John Todd? · How Many are Currently Claiming Papacy or Claimed to be Popes? · Sometimes Hate Makes People Gullible · FR : Si les annonces pour capotes étaient honnêtes ... · Some People Want me to Confess While Not Confessing Their Faults About Me · Is John Horvath II a Calvinist? Or a Fan of Romanides Version Eastern Orthodox? · Peace, and there is no peace (Ezechiel 13)? · Have Women at Work Lowered Men's Wages, or Men's Relatively Lowered Wages Driven Women To Work? (quora) · Two points on Krishna : god or lord - no, man - yes (quora) · Answering Yuri Maximov on Tolkien, on the Lord of the Rings · Seven Blogs, Excluding This One, Posts with 500 + Readers or Page Views · Is John Horvath II a Calvinist? Or a Fan of Romanides Version Eastern Orthodox? · Some Seven Blogs with 50 + Readers Today and Yesterday · Bergoglio is Still Wrong About Marriage · For those of you who woke up optimistic this morning : Bergoglio, the Antipope "Francis" · Some Seven Blogs with 50 + Readers Today and Yesterday (I think I already linked to this one - and I am obviously not reconsidering these blog posts I linked to in it being mine or sth I am proud of having written). · Is Burfeind Calling Chesterton a Gnostic? No, He Is Not! · Le Veille de Toussaint

Three of the posts marked as French, the rest are in English. Enjoy!/HGL

PS, now there is one more in French, but I won't update the numbers each time I add more links./HGL

Update, adding from one or more other blogs.

Assorted retorts from yahoo boards and elsewhere

... on Diverse Details in an Interview Skiba/Ulrich on Sept 11, and in Skiba/Doug dialogue May 23

Recipes from Home and Abroad

FR : Le goût de Garibaldi

Great Bishop of Geneva!

Dwight Makes a Calmer Attack on Catholic Fundies · What is the Fourth Vow of the Jesuits?