Voting for nuclear war

As Zippy has observed, Hillary Clinton is sufficiently crazy to provoke Russia into war.

As Secretary of State, she continually prodded Russia by threatening to attack their Syrian allies for what amounts to no reason, and by encouraging a pro-western coup in the Ukraine. Moreover during the last debate, she proposed to institute a no-fly zone in Syria, and when the moderator asked her if she would shoot down a Russian plane for violating it, she blatantly ducked the question.

Meanwhile, Russian nuclear bombers have repeatedly violated American and European airspace, serving the purpose of demonstrating what a weak spineless fool Obama is.

I doubt very much that Putin respects Hillary anymore than he does Obama. The problem is that unlike Obama, Hillary is a crazy person who will annihilate half of the world without a second thought. Combined these factors could lead to the use of nuclear weapons, and the consequent destruction of most of the world’s civilizations.

And whether or not this happens will come down to a popularity contest and whether people believe some bimbos who claim to have had romantic encounters with Trump.


An incredibly well-planned bimbo eruption

A few comments about the recent October Suprises:

1. The fact that you waited until three weeks before a Presidential election to accuse one of the candidates of something that allegedly happened decades ago, immediately makes your story non-credible.

2. Kissing a woman without explicit consent isn’t in any way equivalent to groping.

3. Groping someone out of the blue is totally unacceptable, but it isn’t sexual assault (that is, it isn’t a forcible sexual imposition).


A journey into ridiculousness

You may have heard of the documentary hypothesis, the theory that the Pentateuch was written by several different schools, J, E, D, P, B, and S. You may have also heard that this theory was advocated by Julius Wellhausen. However, that’s actually a myth that only superstitious dolts believe in. We modern educated people know that Wellhausen didn’t really exist. In truth, the books attributed to him were actually written by hundreds upon hundreds of different authors, and then randomly redacted and edited by The Worst Editor Ever.

And if you don’t believe this story, then you’re stupid.


Banality in worship and prosperity

You’ll notice a correlation between these things. People who are well off don’t care if their churches are banal and ugly, they don’t care if their liturgical music sounds like a bad rock band, they don’t care about any of it.

People who are poor, on the other hand, do not build banal churches. Their masses are usually beautiful and reverent, and their churches are the prize of their communities. Indeed, if you travel through certain parts of the American plains, you’ll notice that the only buildings which rise above the plains are the churches.

Modern people tend to be befuddled by this. Why would people who live in squalor be so concerned with building beautiful churches. Most moderns who consider this are at a loss to explain it, and consequently they usually dismiss such poor as ignorant people whose outlook is so obviously wrong that it is beneath their contemplation.

Getting beyond modern arrogance, the reason is fairly straightforward. People who live in dirt houses need something beautiful in their lives, something that stands apart from the ordinary troubles of life. This is why they are so concerned with building good churches. On the other hand, those who are well off materially have no need of such respite, so they’re happy to make their liturgy as banal as everything else.

One might also put it in terms of the extreme poor being more concerned with the things of God because they are less attached to the world. This is also valid. Either way, you can tell a lot about the people who built a church by how it looks.


The difficulty of salvation

Some have wondered how it is that the penalty of burning in Hell forever can be a just punishment for a single mortal sin. To start, let’s consider the difficulty of salvation. Objectively, salvation is remarkably simple, just be reasonably diligent in knowing your moral obligations, and don’t choose to do anything you know to be grave matter. It is of itself not that hard.

Where the difficulty arises, is in that we as humans have many sinful inclinations, and our wills constantly try to rebel against our intellects. It is thus that we would choose to commit mortal sins, it is not because God made things difficult, it’s because we do.

And it is because we choose of our own free will to reject God’s commands, that we deserve punishment. And when one dies in a state of mortal sin, then one utterly rejects grace, and the possibility of ever repenting.