I really enjoy roaming on foot seeking the most novel
signatures of the System’s wide breadth. Recently we
were in the slightly lively southern California
surfer village of Oceanside just north of San Diego.
Would you join me on this modest photologue tour?
stopped to hang out a bit at this quaint “comic book” coffee bar.
Shelves of graphic novels covered the walls, with
only a single barista, his equipment, and one long
table and one high table at the window occupying the rest of the establishment.
There was a small table in the corner with
a screen and video game consoles.
like graphic novels but it is very hard to find any
that aren’t packed with discomforting sexual
tension and commensurate violence. That’s a lot
of the point — most of these works appeal to those
whose only thrill is anything edgier than the latest
sex and death entertainment extravaganza.
decided to begin that stroll and right around the
corner was a Roman Catholic church facility.
Naturally the symbol of Cain’s authority over a
reprobate population rose above the edifice, you can
see it in the photograph, the penal instrument of
Roman justice accompanied by emitting rays denoting
to the sidewalk was a typical idol of Mary, and the
fact that at her feet are candles and flowers put
there by the faithful definitively demonstrates that
the Catholic institution is one that encourages
people to practice idolatry. This is isn’t new among more Reformation-minded observers,
but it is lost on those captivated by Rome. “It
isn’t idolatry, it's veneration!” they’ll insist.
But then, why all the indulgences here? Ill-versed
in Scripture and outside of the presence of God and
His wisdom, they are still perfectly fine with this
state of affairs as it keeps them quite
the street a bit are the service offices. There’s
this one with a sign in the door that reminds me of
the brutal effects of codependent socialism (what
other kind is there?) “No more sandwiches!” is a
dead giveaway (not such a figure of speech) that treating
things as “free” handed out by good wholesome people
means eventually there will be none of that thing —
“free” things actually have no value!
There is however, infinite value in
what Jesus did on Calvary! He has the abundance of
all things valuable, by His provision you will never
run out of sandwiches. You can only find
that in His Kingdom, not in these System
counterfeits. As He asked after everyone was well
fed, "Why is it you still do not understand?"
a bit further is their office of "faith formation." Note the bars on the window making it
either quite disagreeable or rigorously protected from
those who’d want to damage things in there — maybe
because they know something they don’t like about
Rome? What kind of faith exactly are they forming in
there? Certainly inviting such
ruffianism secures the justified reasons to thrust back
with seven-fold vengeance. Hey, it’s a living!
the end of the building is the refreshment room
where a sign-stand having words only in Spanish is
covered by a torn brown paper bag that says, “Coffee
and donuts.” How ironic that right across the street
is a splendidly elaborate City Hall building, this
the east wing! I’ve long thought that the Roman
Church is presently being made expendable by a pope
whose Jesuit training has prepared him to
disestablish the church in order to accomplish its
ends, chiefly ensuring the whole world is firmly in
the grip of the General. Don’t need a
church for that, just a kind, loving, caring
to the fourth chapter of Genesis, except for those
who do authentically call on the name of the Lord
everyone is already under the General’s lordship —
how tediously mundane. The Jesuits are too
acquisitive and too gifted for that — it is much
more fun to yank the faithful around a bit,
particularly the most rigidly sectarian among them.
How many tax dollars in what would be tithes are no longer sent to churches but
delightfully comfy government buildings — they really
are the new cathedrals. Those dollars are also
poured into the fisc for legions of
administrators for more and more grievance
redressment — the pension obligations to the
retirees from such occupations are now absolutely
crushing municipal and state budgets across the
down the way I came across this. Hmm. A spiffy
breakfast restaurant with a line of folks outside
the door waiting to get in. Not only was this one
packed, but another one a block away had similar
spillover. There was yet another one bulging not too far
from that one. How ferociously must we fill our
stomachs with the tastiest physical consumables.
about the spiritual ones?
Let’s see, back up the street I encountered this, a
church above which towered a marquee labeled
peeked inside and saw about fifty people in attendance,
enjoying a relatively hip contemporary worship
experience, not bad, not bad at all, but the numbers
certainly did match not the volumes seen at the
local eating establishments. I’m not making a
statement about pathetically low church attendance
numbers from an anecdotal stroll, I’m just noting
the striking contrast is all. (One thing that
appears so debilitating in all this is how the
eating establishments have outdoor seating while the
church service looks like it held in a cave. This is
the way it is for most Americanist church activity! How much
more should Christ be proclaimed out in the
In truth, really, how many of those breakfast diners did
indeed spend some time that morning, or any time
during the week, actually in abiding worship of God,
prayerfully fellowshipping with others in some
active way? I’m not saying there weren’t, but I’d
venture to say — studying the ongoing results of
George Barna’s survey efforts — that if you asked most would
reply with things like, “I worship God my own way.”
“I’m not religious, just spiritual.” “My beliefs are
my own and just as valid.” And so forth.
The Roman Catholic Church has been so successful in
convincing people that its Jesus is the one to
believe upon that disgusted people have been
distancing themselves from formal church in droves —
while unwittingly remaining tied to Rome as its
subjects. As much as they trust in courageous
hard-working government people to implement its
designs, whether they embrace them, censure them, or
just flat-out rage against them especially
if it is a vibrant part of that most righteous
crusade often proudly titled "RESIST," they are performing
within the confines of Cain’s legacy.
now Pope Francis is pretty much engaged in a long
comprehensive apology tour — having been shredded a
brand new aye-hole by a very respected high-ranking
Vatican operative who detailed how Francis had not
done his job of keeping certain church individuals of great
repute from kadoodling altar boys.
Just yesterday Francis gave a speech at one of these
events that included a distended call for greater
environmental awareness. Okay so he should've said
something about the priests, but at least he
Never mind that this has been going on for centuries
and centuries. Never mind that good Christian people
like Matt Walsh are thoroughly hoodwinked into
thinking Rome is anywhere close to anything God
wants from His own and feel they must zealously
implore Rome to do anything other that what it
regularly does: commit sodomy against itself. Never
mind that Francis is already in so many different
ways acknowledged as the
ordained leader of the authorized World System.
The institution is required to make himself known as
such — simply look at the plain subject title in the
screen shot of the very mainstream NBC news link on Francis’ troubles.
Back to Matt Walsh. I really like him a lot. He is
an amazing apologist for the faith once delivered to
His essay on socialism is really one of the most
succinct expositions on the rancid evil of that
This piece about the horrors of the church
actually does spell it out pretty clearly, really.
But please. He trashes his entire effort by
concluding that Rome must be different than it is.
He's actually published a number of pieces pleading
with Rome to change — absolutely futile, as it is
for any attempted detractor. There are so many of
them! Sexualism and socialism are precisely what
Rome has been hammering upon the world for
millennia, they are ultimately the only ways Cain’s agents can achieve their goals. Maybe now the
effects are just being felt more acutely.
refuse to enable these things?
Turn to Christ and live from the Kingdom.
Make your church community ungrafted from the World
System and its contractual obligations that tie you
All that fodder about the Church “purging”
itself from within? Sorry but impossible to do. At
best everyone will pretend to forgive the pope and the abusive
priests high and low and they’ll still get to have a nifty
God club to visit whenever they feel they’ve got to
show everyone how penitent they can be. At worst
Rome dissolves into meaninglessness, and I can’t see
how it that isn’t somewhat the case now — the
Catholic Church is seen by more and more as
outdated, out-of-touch, out-to-lunch with its
old-fashioned dogma, and preferably out-and-away from our children and in prison cells
where many in its leadership belong.
The “New” Rome is everyone feeling like they can be
free to do whatever they want with their lives, no
direction whatsoever — they can have their own
morality and their own life laws and by-laws and
their own little god clubs with their own little
gatherings with smiles and chips and sodas and loud
inspirational background music. Church — it's
obsolete! We're proud to be "Nones" and the
more we hook up with like-minded people the
more we can make our own way! We can be like we are
I can’t think of anything more universal than that
And what is anything catholic except the universal.
How utterly contemptibly wretched oppressive. It is
definitely universal: To be
a slave to oneself through the newest and most
spectacularly attractive rendition of Cain’s legacy.
Want out of that to be truly who God made you to be?
And feel genuine joy and peace? Sow bounty and grace
into people’s lives? Experience mercy and charity
Drop the pretense that you can just be a good
beloved little god through the piddly
quasi-religious programs the World shoves at you,
whether they look Catholic or not.
Leave that World and go to Him, and to the Kingdom.
I have decided that it is time to do fewer home page pieces over
the course of a year because they simply take too much of my
time. I actually have two jobs (which I love) and a family (the
members of which I love even more). My ministry is also a
priority, yes, but much of what I write - while I do so enjoy it
- is quite daunting. I can't do my web work half-way and I am
getting up in age. Maybe when I retire I can do much more of
what I'd like with this, but that's still a few years down.So this home page piece is for the next three
months. We'll see how it goes. Next up then will be December, at
least that's the plan. Thank you nonetheless for your faithful
For a menu of all my other home page pieces, it is
here. 14 years worth, 85 now
including this one. I've discovered that much
of everything that may be said about ultimately getting biblical
worship assemblies ungrafted from the System and its many
contemporary seductions is there. Certainly I
am observing more and learning more, and when I do, I'll plug
those revelations into
future home page pieces as I am able.
I also blog sometimes, so my takes may be accessed there as
well. My blog is
George Barna's website is here.
Here is a Q&A about the way churches
actually do Rome's bidding even if they think they aren't.
I also have a page with some humble recommendations for
making your worship community ungrafted.
Here is a list of Jesuses people tend to worship.
Here is a description of the role
and responsibilities of the duly authorized individual appropriately
and endearingly titled "Superior General" assigned the job of
administering the affairs of people comfortably residing outside
of the Kingdom.
Lower-case god: Just another term for those piddle idols World
occupants have, including the self. Upper-case God: Reference to
the transcendant being an individual may worship that may or may
not be the actual one. Lower-case world: Merely all that is
around us. Upper-case World: The overarching System of lawful
ministrations against sinners, including all the manifestations
of the fleshly desire that provoke it and machinations of the
devil that propel it.
Jesus urged people to gain understanding in the ninth verse of
Matthew's 16th chapter.
Thoughts on The One Who Frees You
From The Obsession With Yourself.