Don’t let the header fool you

Published April 23, 2014 by therasberrypalace

The theme is weird little town. The background is pink(?) with white sparkles and the title The Rasberry Palace,It’s the way we roll might give someone the impression it’s a fruit stand. A throw over from the 60′s blog. A Prince (look out for the chem trails)accolade blog.None of these. Two topics.Three if you count in some of the lighter stuff. Religion(Catholicism to be exact), politics as informed by my Catholic faith and the third ,the lighter stuff.

I try to read as many other blogs as i possibly can and reblog the interesting.If a blog doesn’t get a reblog it doesn’t mean it’s not good-it may mean that i haven’t got to it yet.

I stay away from the personal as much as possible. 1. my life is not that interesting anyway. 2. yes,i do have struggles but who wants to read about my angst when there are people struggling with much bigger problems. 3. some people are family,still living and i don’t want to give into the temptation to slay with the pen so to speak. They’re not able to speak about the other side and I’m as much to blame for some problems.Maybe more so. If they can’t speak back there’s no point in my giving a one sided view.Besides,love em no matter what.

 There are some things i really don’t have patience for :

the idea that Islam is a religion of peace. With everything that i’ve seen in the world so far nothing backs that up.Bill O Reilly seems to think there are 2 separate groups. The peaceful group and the militant group. I don’t think so. The peaceful group is just the group that lets the militant group do what they’re able to do. IMHO they’re all on the same side and i think there are verses in the Qur’an that back this up.

Vision seekers. I do believe there will be 3 days of darkness but when the Church tells me this is going to take place THEN I’ll prepare for it. Until then the only thing we need to seek as Catholics is confession,the sacraments and obedience to the Church.

Jesus Himself said He did not know the hour. IF Jesus said that how could anyone else possibly know? Jesus will return once. It will be definitive,final and triumphant.Our end could be anytime. Jesus said to keep watch and be prepared. This is why we have to be careful. There are alleged visionaries.Some contain heresies. Some are festering schism in the Church. We do better not seeking the sensational and staying away from this stuff. There are apparitions  and private revelation the Church has approved .However, our obligation is always  to accept public revelation-not private. If private revelation helps us in our faith journey all well and good  :)

You’re an atheist? Want to discuss it? I say GREAT! Want to impose secular humanism on the majority. Sorry.  Tell me why  we should embrace atheism.Make the case for it.

People i would love to reach out to and have all the time in the world for:Catholics who have left the Church.Come home.

Non Catholics who attack the Church. My guess is they really don’t know what she teaches. They have been brought up most of their lives to be wary of,if not afraid of, the Catholic Church.

Liberals. If we could convince just one liberal that conservatives aren’t greedy rich people who hate the poor, minorities and women it’d be worth the effort. If we can’t convince em at least vote in conservatives so we don’t have to put up with failed liberal ideologies anymore.

Finally,if you have an Eastern Catholic blog post a link. I’ll check it out and promote it.

If you have a CONSERVATIVE blog post a link. I’ll check it out.

To be honest,the one(and only) writing skill i have is discipline. I try to keep up here every day and pick out a topic i feel passionate about at the moment. I don’t have any great insights and the posts are based on loosely worded notes(if at all).I just hope that the topics matter as much to someone else as they do to me.

WYSIWYG.

Yes,thanks sooooooo much for those who actually stop by and read. I will not take that for granted.

ImageGood Night

Stay safe,sleep peacefully,God Bless

WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!

Published April 23, 2014 by therasberrypalace

When the massive planet-killer asteroid strikes, the seas will boil, ejecta will block the sun, planetary temperatures will drop and everyone who didn’t die in the initial fiery inferno or the bone crushing flesh ripping tsunamis, will freeze and starve and then freeze some more until they die in the lonely agony of stiff, frigid hunger and horror.

Or not.

via WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!.

True

Published April 22, 2014 by therasberrypalace



The icon, traditionally half-length when in a semi-dome,[8] which became adopted for panel icons also, depicts Christ fully frontal with a somewhat melancholy and stern aspect, with the right hand raised in blessing or, in the early encaustic panel at Saint Catherine’s Monastery, the conventional rhetorical gesture that represents teaching. The left hand holds a closed book with a richly decorated cover featuring the Cross, representing the Gospels. An icon where Christ has an open book is called “Christ the Teacher”, a variant of the Pantocrator. Christ is bearded, his brown hair centrally parted, and his head is surrounded by a halo. The icon is usually shown against a gold background comparable to the gilded grounds of mosaic depictions of the Christian emperors.

In some variants, on each side of the halo are Greek letters: IC and XC. Christ’s fingers are depicted in a pose that represents the letters IC, X and C, thereby making the Christogram ICXC (for “Jesus Christ”). The IC represents the Greek characters Iota (Ι) and Sigma (Σ, ς)—the first and last letters of Jesus (Ιησους). The letters XC represent Chi (Χ) and Sigma (ς)—the first and last letters of Christ (Χριστος).[citation needed]

The typical Western Christ in Majesty is a full-length icon that in the early Middle Ages usually showed Christ in a mandorla or other geometric frame, surrounded by the Four Evangelists or their symbols.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christ_Pantocrator
you can follow my other twitter account (if you like) @theratzpack where the icon is featured. :)

IRS workers who didn’t pay taxes got bonuses

Published April 22, 2014 by therasberrypalace

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service handed out $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with disciplinary issues — including more than $1 million to employees who didn’t pay their federal taxes, a watchdog report says.

The report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration said 1,146 IRS employees received bonuses within a year of substantiated federal tax compliance problems.

The bonuses weren’t just monetary. Employees with tax problems received a total of 10,582 hours of paid time off — valued at about $250,000 — and 69 received permanent raises through a step increase, the report said. The report looked at bonuses in 2011 and 2012.

via IRS workers who didn’t pay taxes got bonuses.

Planned Parenthood Fundraiser Mocks Catholic Church With “Queer Nuns” | LifeNews.com

Published April 22, 2014 by therasberrypalace

The Planned Parenthood abortion business in Seattle, Washington is taking a page out o the religious bigotry book in order to raise funds for itself.

Tomorrow night, the abortion corporation will stage “Bar Nun Bingo” at and, two days later, with hold another “Bar Nun Bingo” — fundraising events that, as Bill Donohue of the Catholic League tells LifeNews in an email, are aimed squarely at Catholics:

via Planned Parenthood Fundraiser Mocks Catholic Church With “Queer Nuns” | LifeNews.com.

and Obama supports this group? The same group that touts itself as being supportive of women’s health issues. Really? The same group founded by Margaret Sanger who supported eugenics. A philosophy that advocated stopping the birth of  the unfit which Sanger believed were black people.Sanger founded the Birth Control Review in 1917 in which she published such gems as, “Some Moral Aspects of Eugenics” (June 1920), “The Eugenic Conscience” (February 1921), “The purpose of Eugenics” (December 1924), “Birth Control and Positive Eugenics” (July 1925), “Birth Control: The True Eugenics” (August 1928)to name a few.

Yep, Margaret Sanger was racist.  Eugenics as adopted by Adolf Hitler which he applied to the Jews.

The group is diabolical.I have no problem saying that.

Obama addresses Planned Parenthood and closes with these words, “Thank you Planned Parenthood. God bless you. God bless you”

Yep,the same Planned Parenthood mocking the Catholic Church with “Queer Nuns.” What a President we have.

Reasons Why North Korea Isn’t Really to be Feared

Published April 22, 2014 by therasberrypalace

Reasons Why North Korea is the Saddest Military in the World

via Reasons Why North Korea Isn’t Really to be Feared.

except they have nukes and when you don’t have a military to speak of(they don’t)you at least have nuclear blackmail.Question though;if the military is as lame as it appears to be why hasn’t S.Korea attacked the North yet and taken out this dictator who is letting his own people starve to death?

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