Archive for January, 2016

TO WHOM WILL I LIKEN ANDREW?

January 29, 2016

To whom will I liken Andrew?

Andrew is like those Pharisees seeing clearly our Lord healing by the power of God but said that He did cast out demons by Belzeebub. In the same manner, the Lord has said that the fate of the unrepentant is the Gehenna and eternal torment, but Andrew says that He promised universal salvation.

But to whom will I liken Andrew?

Andrew is like the annoying plethora of non Christians who keeps on lecturing Christians about what it means to be a Christian, pointing out all the things Christ (and His Church) got wrong, before their salvific coming to the scene with their typical humility to rebuke and correct the Lord and all His Saints.

To whom then will I liken Andrew?

Andrew is like all those spoiled souls who have mistaken Christianity for a shopping mall. They take what they like and leave the rest. And if they really do not like that rest, they will scream and pretend to change it. Otherwise they will change place of shopping.
They forget that they do not come to the Church to be pleased and assured in the fantasies that overcrowd the vanity of their minds, but to please Christ and, if they leave, their apostasy is all that they can take away with them.

To whom will I liken Andrew indeed?

Knowledge puffs up! And Andrew is just like one of those balloons puffed up by hot air and go up and up in the heavenly places, where at the due time they will get punctured at one of the toll-houses and crash down to the place that will prove them eternally wrong.

If you are wondering who is Andrew, read the comments to this good piece by father Lawrence Farley*. In fact, Andrew is a type more than a person.

  • *There are some points which need to be clarified, anyway, like the question of annihilation of the personality of the damned or some passages which seem to hint at the possibility of repentance after death (excluded by the Church), but indeed the main critic which can be made to father Lawrence is to mistake Dr. Hart for a Christian and a bit of timidity in dealing with these persons drowning in their delusions.
  • What really does bother me is their constant portrait of God as a Deity subjected to His own perfection, which indeed makes the Almighty bounded by a sort of Necessity. He does not change because He contains everything, not because is constrained by His Essence, and He is absolutely free. He is not subject to passions because He’s entirely good, He does suffice to Himself and does not need anything as He everything can, but His refusal of the wicked and His rejection of every evil does not constitute a passion. It is not, not even when it’s carried on with what we define wrath or anger! It’s only an expression of His unchangeable good, just like His mercy in giving His only Son to call to salvation all who are willing to hear, trough repentance!
  • This misunderstanding must be overcome once and for all. Our God is a Triune Person, not a naked transcendent concept born in the crooked minds of people who does not bear the Truth and turn on to fables, and He wiped out every life from Earth when Noah did enter the ark and destroyed the Sodomites with fire and brimstone from Heaven, because that’s exactly what Good does to evil, reject and destroy it, not because He’s passionate. These faked Christians preach universal salvation because they want to be saved on their own terms, like those who crucified the Lord, without change, without repentance, without rejecting evil, and they mask their hypocrisy with false love and self-righteousness, that kind of love who is ready to do any compromise with the evil. They (and their bishops, who will give account for not restraining them and permitting to lead astray the little ones in their flock) will discover bitterly that not one ounce of evil, real evil not human weaknesses, will enter the Kingdom and abide in the new heavens and the new earth.
  • Another thing which is completely overlooked is the fact that will be our Lord to judge, precisely that Person of the Most Holy Trinity will seat in judgement at that day, we will answer to Christ, the Word incarnated, the only relation of God with His creation, through whom only the Holy Spirit proceed from the Father, Who did take our flesh and perfected it to return us a hope of salvation and to Whom has been given every authority upon the heaven and earth. Now Christ is obviously the Son of God and is God, but He’s also the Son of Man and is Man, the son who has been perfected forever and sits at the right hand of the Majesty in Heaven as God and as Man, perfectly united and perfectly distinct. Many would think that it makes no difference, I think it does, not only in His judgements of Righteousness but also in His judgements of Mercy (having been tempted…., as St. Paul says). Just do not ask for details about that difference, all I am able to say is that the Will of the Father will be perfectly done!
  • Finally, the real elephant in the room when talking about the Judgement of God is 1 Corinthians 3, 15. Everybody knows it’s there, but nobody speaks about it. Only St. John Chrysostom did, but his interpretation would mean the only case in the Holy Scripture where the word “saved” would apply to a damned. I know he’s St. John Chrysostom and I am nobody, but just because he is St. John Chrysostom he will forgive me, a sinner, if I beg to differ.

The debate about universalism has been closed by the Holy Spirit in 553 A.D. (it’s not so hard to understand, even for minds of fallen men):

9. If anyone says or thinks that the punishment of demons and of impious men is only temporary, and will one day have an end, AND that a restoration (ἀποκατάστασις) will take place of demons and of impious men, let him be anathema.

10. Anathema to Origen ….., who set forth these opinions together with his nefarious and execrable and wicked doctrine and anyone who holds to these thoughts, protects them and by any other way and reason will dare to repeat them.

For details, click here.

In fact, the debate should not even be started, because our Lord (the Word of God, you know…) states UNEQUIVOCALLY against these possibilities in SEVERAL Gospels’ passages. Below there is just one of them:

40 Therefore as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of this age. 41 The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, 42 and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

Therefore, understand this: whoever stands by these doctrines is under anathema, they commune unworthily to the Body and the Blood of the Lord.

All the priests teaching these heresies should be severely reprimanded by their bishops, who ought to intervene urgently, and defrocked if they do not desist from spreading this spiritual poison to their flock. The bishops “must give account”, St. Paul says!

Economy cannot be administered to the shepherds in our times, which are evil as never before. Today the secular powers are entirely in the hands of the enemy and outside the Church men are educated by the devil since the birth; it’s NOT tolerable that errors and lies and fantasies attack them even inside the Church.

As for the laymen, I beg them to stop thinking that Christianity (i.e. Orthodoxy) is something negotiable. Do not come to the Church to be pleased, come to the Church to please Christ.

Stop the madness to impute to God the wickedness of men! Everybody will have earned his lot. To avoid that some men would end up in eternal sufferings (thanks to THEIR free choices), God could only create us in bondage, slaves (but what good slaves could be to the Almighty?), or do not create us at all! What is better?

The eternity is for the age to come, when our Lord will come again, this time in His Glory, and no evil will be allowed into His Kingdom.
Until that time, even dead people can still escape a terrifying lot, but only through the prayers of the Church (and everyone of you is a member of the Church). Therefore, do not waste your time with eclectic bags of hot air and gnostic inanities, but pray unceasingly and give alms for the dead. And watch yourself against wolves in sheep clothes, who misunderstand Christianity for their feelings and emotions, their fantasies, and lead astray the little ones.

No Christian talents should be wasted anymore with people who have been warned several times against their trespasses. So let them be like heathen now, as the Lord commands!

SEND THEM BACK HOME

January 26, 2016

The overwhelming majority of Syrian refugees in Turkey are peasants from the villages closest to that country’s borders.  Their exodus into Turkish or occupied Syrian lands, such as Hatay, began after it became clear to Erdoghan that president Assad would not relinquish power.  Once Turkey absorbed the enormity of the mess it could not create in Syria, the Turks began to cooperate with Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United States and NATO in providing haven for terrorists from around the world who were responding to the Saudi call for Jihad.  I have written on the subject of Saudi Arabia’s financing mosques in other countries in previous posts.  This time I’m going to look at it from the standpoint of how the influx of terrorists from Chechnya, Daghestan, Pakistan, Somalia, Libya, Tunisia, Morocco, Sudan, Turkey, UAE, KSA, Albania, France, the U.K., Germany and another 70 countries impacted on the demographic situation in Europe which gave rise to the humanitarian catastrophe unfolding there.

That Saudi Arabia finances terrorism should not be a surprise to anyone.  The evidence is so overwhelming that Saudi Arabia has to pay billions of dollars in bribes to Western media sources in order to keep it out of the headlines.  If you remember, your editor, translated an internal Saudi document which contained language proving the kingdom was granting amnesty to men on death row if they agreed to join the “jihad” in Syria.  But, there are so many other areas of contemptible collaboration with mass-murdering Wahhabist terrorists that people all over this globe know, with a certainty,  that the government of this simian kingdom is awash in Syrian blood.

Turkey was key to the Saudi plan to destabilize Syria.  KSA’s own terrorist groups like Ahraar Al-Shaam, Jabhat Al-Nusra/Alqaeda and Jaysh Al-Aqsa, to name but a few, were encouraged to terrorize the populations of northern Syria in order to create a mass migration northwards toward the relative safety of Turkey.  The Turks knew of the plan and encouraged it by giving shelter, logistical support and medical treatment to the terrorists.  With Saudi Arabia funding much of this mayhem, the Turks were comfortable with accommodating the largely Sunni asylum seekers heading for the country’s preplanned camps.  The idea here was Robert Ford’s, only it was targeted for the north while Jordan was to absorb the refugees from the center and south.  Massive refugee displacement was crucial to the plan to create the image of a shattered country.  What the planners did not count on was the resilience of the Syrian people, the Ba’ath Party, Dr. Assad, the security services and that incredibly tenacious Syrian Arab Army.  Syria was given little credit for the progress it had made since the war in 1973 when Egypt, under Sadaat, abandoned its obligations to the Arab cause and dragged its people into the Camp David fiasco, unleashing the furious evolution of the Syrian Army as an independent and capable military force.

The creation of the refugee crisis in Jordan, Turkey and, even, the Lebanon, was part and parcel of a larger plan to increase the effectiveness of the anti-Ba’ath movement led mostly by disgruntled former Syrian officers whose career paths had swung from mediocre to dreadful.  The first officers to gain fame for their treason are easily recognizable now: General Mustafaa Al-Shaykh, Col. Riyaadh Al-As’ad, Col. ‘Abdul-Jabbaar Al-‘Ukaydi.  They pretended to be “secular” commanders of an army which would overthrow the sitting government and bring democracy, freedom, fraternity and Nirvana to the oppressed citizens of the Syrian Arab Republic.  When it became clear the number of deserters would hardly populate a brigade, it was decided that the fledgling organization would need “help”.  That came in the shape of the “Front for Help” (or “Jabhat Al-Nusra”), which almost immediately declared itself a wing of the Alqaeda terrorist group under the leadership of Ayman Al-Zawaahiri.  This particular mess was the brainchild of Bandar bin Sultaan, before his degrading disappearance from the scene.  Robert Ford, no novice when it comes to war crimes, also, reportedly played a role in the creation of this barbaric criminal  enterprise.

At the risk of appearing heartless, I must say that the refugees don’t look starved, at all.  In fact, almost every photo taken of the so-called refugees display a people who demonstrate no appearance of deprivation.  Many, if not most, are young men who are clearly looking for new economic prospects in the West.

With Saudi Arabia putting out the word through its clandestine channels which included thousands of clerics at mosques financed by the kingdom, young men were exhorted to gravitate to Syria in order to fight for Islam in a jihad to oust “unbelievers” and “blasphemers” and to establish a Saudi clone that would insure the burgeoning disgrace of Islam; to insure the maximum amount of banality and mediocrity; to impose the stultifying ideology of Wahhabism.  This whole process was meant to poison the minds of refugees, to make them despise their government which would appear unable to help them and would appear to ignore their needs.  With Dr. Assad’s government seeming sterile, aloof or inundated with crises, distracted by its longevity, it was a presumption that everybody would turn on the Damascus government, oust it, massacre minorities and establish a universe of morbidity more mind-numbing than that of Equatorial Guinea.

There was no shortage of refugees.  And there was no shortage of outrages.  Women enslaved.  Children bayoneted. Men recruited forcibly to fight for a repugnant cause.  Terrified, people ran away, often with the only portable possessions they had.  Women took their jewelry to be sold at rock-bottom prices in order to secure a blanket or to pay for taxi fare to Turkey.  And, then, after all the tumult, they found themselves under the protection of Sultan Recep Erdoghan who made sure they were provided with tents.  After all, they were just a bunch of villagers.

But, something went terribly wrong.  The miscreants who created the refugee crisis found themselves unable to convince the United States to do their bidding which was to overthrow the Syrian state.  NATO was also not persuaded that a threat existed to a member nation which would trigger the alliance’s obligation to come to its aid.  Erdoghan, who thought the refugees would be fertile ground for recruiting fighters to keep the terrorist gangs well-reinforced, found out that 99% of them would refuse to fight with a disorganized and brutish gang of monsters spouting ideas completely at odds with the Islam with which they had been raised.  Add to that the fact that the U.S. and Britain would not attack the Syrian Army after Dr. Assad agreed to turn over his CW to the U.N. for destruction, and you had one enraged Turk and a Saudi king ready to bust at the seams.  Erdoghan’s response?  Open up the floodgates and send the refugees to the West where the craven, pink-skinned penguins at Whitehall, the Quai D’Orsay or Auswartiges Amt, could deal with them.

That the Syrian refugee crisis was the result of unlawful and ignoble designs is very clear.  By trying to overthrow the legitimate government of an existing member state of the United Nations, the West and its Arabian allies were involved in a criminal act.  By furthering their conspiracy through the creation of millions of refugees they were up to their necks in war crimes and crimes against humanity.  That is the point of this essay.

Syrian refugees did not want to embrace the status of refugees.  It was fear of being killed by the Saudi-financed and Turk-enabled savages which made them run away.  With their army embroiled in an existential battle, it could not come to their rescue.  They were made refugees by the most malignant coalition since the Axis of Germany, Japan and fascist Italy.  It is only legal and proper that they return to their land of origin.  They must be repatriated to areas under the control of the Syrian government with much of the financial cost to be borne by the self-same nations who caused their dispersion and which, today, fear their toxic presence the most.

Germany is torn between its need to redefine itself in a post World War II milieu and its revulsion at having to admit over a million Syrian refugees.   Angela Merkel, a bland chemist-turned-politician, is fighting for her political life because of the moral imperative she believes controls the issue of accepting people fleeing a vicious war.  But, we have an out for her.  If the Germans would only listen and conduct themselves according to the dictates of Realpolitik, they would swallow their Teutonic pride, reopen their embassy in Damascus and begin, finally, to address the refugee issue with the only government that has a stake in the lives of its citizens.  Germany has tried to resolve this with Erdoghan, a murdering thug who has closed Turkey down and reversed its course back to its own Ottoman Dark Ages, and to no avail.  Berlin should now seek the help of Dr. Assad – it should offer financial incentives and support to establish the refugees in areas under the control of the Syrian Army where people speak their language and where they can aspire to return to their towns and villages.

But, don’t have any illusions about this.  It’s going to cost a few billions Euros to accomplish repatriation.  Germany should consider the cost to it of hosting all those hundreds of thousands of refugees and compare that to how much more inexpensive it would be to redirect the refugees back to their native Syria.

The countries who most supported the crimes against the Syrian people owe them this much:  charter as many ships as it takes to transport them to Latakia or Tartous, and then, allow the Syrian government, with newly received funds, to relocate them to areas where there are clean and well-organized camps so that they can await the merciful liberation of their country from the stench and disease of Wahhabism.  And even better yet, they can also return to areas liberated by the army and start their lives in their own country again.  This is the only sane way to deal with the refugee problem.

As the Germans are finding out to their chagrin, many of the refugees are not refugees.  They are mostly people who have sought a prosperous life in Europe and have found a more efficient means to emigrate than applying at some embassy or consulate – a process which can take years.  Others are not even Syrian.  Instead, as German security is finding out, they are implanted, camouflaged terrorists whose job is to act as sleeper agents, to be activated at an appropriate time; to commit some atrocity which can be proudly announced by one of Saudi Arabia’s terrorist agencies.  Others, are young men lured to the promiscuous capitals of the West as many German women found out during last Silvesternacht.  All this is quite unnecessary.

I am imploring the nations of Europe to reject these asylum seekers.  Organize them into groups and send them back to Syria to the ports where they will find their own government.  Our security personnel know exactly who is a terrorist and who is really a Syrian citizen.  Our customs and internal security agents can spot a non-Syrian the way a wolf can smell a wolf.  The bad elements will have found their appropriate terminus.

This is your last chance before the deluge.  Get back on the right side of history.  Modern Germany is at stake.

Ziad A. Fadel

PERFORMANCE 2015

January 15, 2016

MODEL   PORTFOLIOS

2015 Total Return

Julians Portfolio                -62.69%

EuroIncome                       0.64%

PROPRIETARY   INDEXES

2015 Total Return

Maedhros Global Allocation   -9.35%

MF Industrial Average   -9.97%

Maedhros US Best Yields   -2.83%

Maedhros Currency   -9.59%

BENCHMARKS

2015 Return

Standard & Poor’s 500   -0.76%

Dow Jones Industrial Average   -2.22%

Longleaf Partners   -31.36%

Third Avenue Value Fund  -15.23%

Sequoia Fund   -11.54%

FTSE/MIB   11.96%

THE WILLING EXECUTIONERS OF CHRIST

January 4, 2016

Representative Demonocracy at Work

People say no in a referendum, their “representatives” say yes two days later.

Two third of the citizens are opposed to institutionalize sodomy, two third of their “representatives” approve promptly a law institutionalizing sodomy.

Please be sure: Greece is just one example. Western representative demonocracy works just the same everywhere, in every country. Next in line are those countries phagocytized only recently in this most successful scam of the devil called democracy: Latvia, Slovenia, Poland, Slovakia, et al.

Western representative democracy is just a façade for the Demonocratic Empire!

The process will be just the same. The dark master has given his order: destroy and atomize society in your country, pulverizing family which is the cornerstone. His bitches are responding pronto in every nation!

Oh, please: in case you are willing to start the old refrain that it’s all the fault of the Jews, take notice that none of those bitches is a Jew.

It’s all the fault of the apostasy, our apostasy!

Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.
The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master’s crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.
Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.
Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.
From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment.
Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.
And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city.
Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.

Do you think that the prophet here is speaking to the ancient Israel only, to the people of Judah? You are mistaken! He is speaking to Israel of the Lord, to His people, the Jews then, the Christians now. He’s speaking to us, he’s describing our state of rebellion and the consequence we suffer: strangers devouring our lands!

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.
For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Do you think the Lord is speaking here to the Pharisees only, to the rulers of His people at that time? You are mistaken! The Word of God is pre-eternal and encompasses all the ages and beyond; He speaks to all His people all the time. They did not listen then, and not a stone was left upon another. Will we listen now?

“Do not be afraid. God will not permit the evil to be done. Many events will occur and it will be impossible to explain them by means of formal logic. The people will be filled with disgust for their politicians. Just as a balloon is inflated slowly but bursts suddenly, all of them will burst too!”

St. Paisios the Athonite

May the Lord wither their generations!

HRISTOS SE RODI! The Saviour is born, He will force His salvation to nobody.

It’s up to us to answer His call, repent and start being a living witness to the Truth, even unto persecution and martyrdom, because no compromise is possible. What has Belial to do with Christ? Render unto Caesar all that is due to Caesar, but not one iota of what belong to God.

Bowing to Caesar in these matters will make us like those Christians sacrificing to the pagan idols at the times of St. Cyprian of Carthage. His words “there’s no salvation outside the Church!” were directed exactly to them, not to people who never belonged to the Church. No, that condemnation pertains to those whom the Truth was revealed and who discarded Him for a “little compromise”, it does not refer to people in ignorance of the Truth. It was a little compromise indeed, sometimes it was enough just to pay a few denarii to obtain a certificate without performing the sacrifice; a little compromise which damned them for eternity!

For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Do you think that the Apostle here is talking to the Hebrews only? Again, you are mistaken! He’s talking to us as well!

I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.
And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

Take your choice, mine I’ve done! May the Lord bless my silence henceforth,  ’cause there’s really  nothing I may add.

The Lord is a jealous God. When He says to man with a voice of fatherly kindness: Son, give Me thy heart, His righteous jealousy is commanding, in a spiritual as well as a moral sense: Do not commit adultery.

St. Philaret of Moscow

The Lord is speaking once again to a generation of adulterers.

Nativity

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 I recall a poem that we learned by heart in school. It was written by Nekrasov about the prophet that God had sent so that “the slaves of the earth would remember Christ.” I think that the Lord had returned reason briefly to the old woman from the third floor in order to remind us, the mindless “slaves of the earth,” of the sin of not knowing God, the most important thing; to remind us that on that day, “for us and for our salvation,” was born the Savior of the world, Christ.

Nun Euphemia

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER

January 3, 2016

We told you so the day after the massacre!

In fact, even before it happened….