Daily Archives: January 5, 2013

Waking the ‘Rents

Bunny climbed into their bed with her books, then decided to check out Mama’s big chapter book. In this pic, she looks SO much like her Mama did at that age, plug included LOL.

2012_01 04 She looks SO much like her Mama in this one!

Buzz took a more direct approach. He handed Mama her eye glasses, then went and got her wedding and engagement rings from the dish she keeps them in when she isn’t wearing them and came back to the bed and carefully put them on her left ring finger one at a time. 🙂

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I did not know this

I’ve been reading the Catholic Catechism in daily emailed chunkettes. I don’t recall ever hearing this bit articulated quite this way:

Jews are not collectively responsible for Jesus’ death

597 The historical complexity of Jesus’ trial is apparent in the Gospel accounts. The personal sin of the participants (Judas, the Sanhedrin, Pilate) is known to God alone. Hence we cannot lay responsibility for the trial on the Jews in Jerusalem as a whole, despite the outcry of a manipulated crowd and the global reproaches contained in the apostles’ calls to conversion after Pentecost. Jesus himself, in forgiving them on the cross, and Peter in following suit, both accept “the ignorance” of the Jews of Jerusalem and even of their leaders. Still less can we extend responsibility to other Jews of different times and places, based merely on the crowd’s cry: “His blood be on us and on our children!”, a formula for ratifying a judicial sentence. As the Church declared at the Second Vatican Council:

… [N]either all Jews indiscriminately at that time, nor Jews today, can be charged with the crimes committed during his Passion… [T]he Jews should not be spoken of as rejected or accursed as if this followed from holy Scripture.

White Crucifixion by Marc Chagall

Above: White Crucifixion by Marc Chagall, a Jew, who imagines Jesus’ crucifixion here in light of the European anti-Semitism of the 1930s.

All sinners were the authors of Christ’s Passion

598 In her Magisterial teaching of the faith and in the witness of her saints, the Church has never forgotten that “sinners were the authors and the ministers of all the sufferings that the divine Redeemer endured.” Taking into account the fact that our sins affect Christ himself, the Church does not hesitate to impute to Christians the gravest responsibility for the torments inflicted upon Jesus, a responsibility with which they have all too often burdened the Jews alone:

We must regard as guilty all those who continue to relapse into their sins. Since our sins made the Lord Christ suffer the torment of the cross, those who plunge themselves into disorders and crimes crucify the Son of God anew in their hearts (for he is in them) and hold him up to contempt. And it can be seen that our crime in this case is greater in us than in the Jews. As for them, according to the witness of the Apostle, “None of the rulers of this age understood this; for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.” We, however, profess to know him. And when we deny him by our deeds, we in some way seem to lay violent hands on him.

Nor did demons crucify him; it is you who have crucified him and crucify him still, when you delight in your vices and sins.


The Catholic Catechism is available online @ http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc.htm

The bigger section from which the above was taken is @ http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/p122a4p2.htm#I

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Posted by Pistol Pete

A few political thoughts,but mostly just some fun stuff for a dreary,post-holiday weekend.









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About that next paycheck

Who will be hardest hit by new tax bill

Top Tweets @ #WhyIsMyPaycheckLessThisWeek

  • Because Obama is a pathological liar.
  • Because the only math 0bama knows is division.
  • Because Obama’s AutoPen made it so while he partied in Hawaii.
  • Because Obama loves to penalize the makers and redistribute to the takers.
  • Because you fell for the idea that there really was a “war on women” rather than the real war on your paycheck.
  • Because you fell for the “don’t worry, the rich guy is going to pick up the tab” line
  • Because the new definition of millionaires and billionaires are those with full time jobs.
  • Because a flock of sheeple voted for a moron TWICE.
  • Because you were a useful idiot. Now you’re just an idiot.
  • Because you were too stupid to know who you were voting for.
  • Because you are not on welfare or in prison, you racist conservative.
  • Because all those union donations and fraudulent votes require millions in kickbacks.
  • Because you thought more about your American Idol vote than your Presidential vote.
  • Because as it turns out, being stupid and uninformed does come with a cost other than a free phone.
  • So Obama can afford Big Bird and Planned Parenthood.
  • So unemployed welfare mamas could have money to buy fake nails.
  • Because Obama Phones and birth control are more important than reducing the debt.
  • Guess what? Welfare checks didn’t shrink!!! Thanks Obama!!!

UPDATE: This is amusing! Big Labor tried to get their mandatory union fees financed foot into the tweet convo above, but misspelled the hashtag and posted it all to the wrong place! LOL



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