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Anonymous take down Vatican website, declares WAR ON CHRISTIANITY

Posted in Anonymous, Anti-Christian Bigotry, Church Security, Church Violence with tags , , , , , on March 7, 2012 by saynsumthn

Hackers group Anonymous take down Vatican website

ROME (Reuters) – The Italian branch of the hackers group Anonymous took down the Vatican’s website on Wednesday, saying it was an attack on the Roman Catholic Church’s scandals and conservative doctrine.

The Vatican website http://www.vatican.va was inaccessible. A spokesman said he could not confirm that the crash was the work of the hackers group but said technicians were working to bring it back up.

A statement on the Italian website of the loosely-knit cyber-activists group accused the Church of being responsible for a long list of misdeeds throughout history, including the selling of indulgences in the 16th century and burning heretics during the Inquisition.

“Today, Anonymous has decided to put your site under siege in response to your doctrine, liturgy and the absurd and anachronistic rules that your profit-making organization spreads around the world,” the website said.

It also accused the Vatican of being “retrograde” in its interfering in Italian domestic affairs “daily.”

Anonymous, along with another group LulzSec, has taken credit for a number of high-profile hacking actions against companies and institutions, including the CIA.

‘Anonymous’ hacks church websites, declares ‘War on Christianity’

‘Anonymous’ Hackers Call Religion a ‘Sickness,’ Declare War on Christianity?

Members claiming to be part of the formless Internet hacker group “Anonymous” took down three church websites on March 2, replacing their main pages with a clip from evolutionary biologist and atheist Richard Dawkins and posting a statement that branded all religion as a “sickness.”

“Let us be clear from the start: any kind of religion is a sickness to this world. A sickness that creates hate and intolerance, a sickness that brings people to wage war on their fellow people, a sickness that has come to this world long time ago, when mankind wasn’t educated, a sickness that brought false hope and suppression to those who believed and often even more terror and suppression to those who dared not to believe,” the message by Anonymous begins and continues to accuse religion and Christianity as being a source for most of the wars that have occurred throughout history.

It also identifies religion, along with the world’s governments, as being the main source of oppression and a force that keeps most people down while giving power to the select few.

It is difficult to ascertain if the attackers really were from the Anonymous group, who have no recognized form of leadership and do not adhere to a membership code of conduct. The group has previously shut down the FBI and Recording Industry Association of America websites in support of content-pirating websites, such as The Pirate Bay, and have been a driving force behind the “Occupy” movement.

A 30-minute long YouTube video, “Richard Dawkins: An Atheist’s Call to Arms,” was posted on the websites of Bethel Outreach International Church, Charlotte International Church, and Crossfire Ministries, all from North Carolina but seemingly chosen at random, in which Dawkins encourages non-believers to unite and stick up for their belief.

Anonymous dOes have a Twitter account, however, which has over 276,783 followers, and it announced the church attack in a tweet on Friday that read: “HACKED Reason:religious idiocy and foh dah lulz #Anonymous #AntiSec #OWS #ROOTED #DAWKINS.”

According to Digital Journal – WebProNews reports that the AnonymousIRC Twitter account announcd to its 276, 783 followers on Friday, attacks on three church websites. IB Times reports the first message, sent out at around 10 a.m. EST, read: “http://www.betheloic.org HACKED Reason:religious idiocy and foh dah lulz #Anonymous #AntiSec #OWS #ROOTED #DAWKINS.”
Two other tweets followed the first, announcing attacks on two other churches.

The hackers said religion is a sickness and left a message on the hacked websites that said:

Greetings fellow pirates,
Let us be clear from the start: any kind of religion is a sickness to this world. A sickness that creates hate and intolerance, a sickness that brings people to wage war on their fellow people, a sickness that has come to this world long time ago, when mankind wasn’t educated, a sickness that brought false hope and suppression to those who believed and often even more terror and suppression to those who dared not to believe.
Religions are authoritarian hierarchies, designed to dominate your free will. Religions are mind control.They’re power structures that aim to convince you to give away your power for the benefit of those who enjoy dominating people. When you subscribe to a religion, you enroll in a mindless minion training program. Religions don’t market themselves as such, but this is essentially how they operate. In case you ever wondered why religious teachings are invariably mysterious, confusing, and incongruent? This is no accident — it’s intentional.
We see religion pretty much the same way as we see many governments. Fear mongering and making lots of money,so a small group of ppl will become insanely rich, while the believing masses can eat dirt. As long as they are afraid that “omgomg god will come and strike great vengeance upon me” all is good.
To quote Encyclopedia Dramatica (bringing you answers to life, the universe and everything since last Thursday) on this issue:
»Religion is a severe mental illness created over 9000 years ago, at the
same time as the Earth. Since then, religion has been one of the biggest sources of drama, f—-try, and unwarranted self-importance in the world today, secondary only to the internet. It is responsible for such insanity as Christf-gs believing that beating someone half to death with a 2,000 year old book will heal them and Muslims believing that if they blow themselves up they will get 72 virgins. Even atheists are not immune to the psychotomimetic effects of religion; the mere mention of religion is enough to send any atheist into hours of butthurt sh-tfits.«
So people of the world, don’t let religion control your life. Don’t fight against each other for contrary beliefs.This world and our life can be a wonderful adventure, where you have the unique chance to help mankind and your fellow citizens. Where we can all work together to make this earth a better place for ourselves,our children and all those generations who will come after us. ^(;,;)^

Anonymous allegedly declared War on America in a recent YouTube here

One World Currency? Vatican Calls for ‘Central World Bank’ to Be Set Up

Posted in New World Order with tags , , , on October 24, 2011 by saynsumthn

According to CNBC: The Vatican called on Monday for the establishment of a “global public authority” and a “central world bank” to rule over financial institutions that have become outdated and often ineffective in dealing fairly with crises.

A major document from the Vatican’s Justice and Peace department should be music to the ears of the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrators and similar movements around the world who have protested against the economic downturn.

The 18-page document, “Towards Reforming the International Financial and Monetary Systems in the Context of a Global Public Authority,” was at times very specific, calling, for example, for taxation measures on financial transactions.

“The economic and financial crisis which the world is going through calls everyone, individuals and peoples, to examine in depth the principles and the cultural and moral values at the basis of social coexistence,” it said.

It condemned what it called “the idolatry of the market” as well as a “neo-liberal thinking” that it said looked exclusively at technical solutions to economic problems.
“In fact, the crisis has revealed behaviors like selfishness, collective greed and hoarding of goods on a great scale,” it said, adding that world economics needed an “ethic of solidarity” among rich and poor nations.

“If no solutions are found to the various forms of injustice, the negative effects that will follow on the social, political and economic level will be destined to create a climate of growing hostility and even violence, and ultimately undermine the very foundations of democratic institutions, even the ones considered most solid,” it said.
It called for the establishment of “a supranational authority” with worldwide scope and “universal jurisdiction” to guide economic policies and decisions.
Such an authority should start with the United Nations as its reference point but later become independent and be endowed with the power to see to it that developed countries were not allowed to wield “excessive power over the weaker countries.”

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Pelosi – Latest Poster Child for Need to Deny Communion

Posted in Abortion, homosexuality, Pelosi with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 2, 2010 by saynsumthn

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Pelosi – Latest Poster Child for Need to Deny Communion
Editorial by John-Henry Westen and Kathleen Gilbert

June 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – It may come as a shock to some that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi addressed a group of Catholics last month telling them that public policy should be “in keeping with the values of the Word,” referring to Christ. Pelosi, who describes herself as “an ardent practicing Catholic,” is a leading political advocate for abortion and homosexuality. Already in 2008, her bishop, San Francisco Archbishop George H. Niederauer, said publicly that he was considering denying her Communion. Perhaps this latest scandal will tip the scales.

Pelosi, who took over the mantle of leadership for dissident Catholics in Congress after the passing of Senator Ted Kennedy, addressed the Catholic Community Conference on Capitol Hill May 6, telling them that her “favorite word” was “the Word, and that is everything.”

“And that Word is – we have to give voice to what that means in terms of public policy that would be in keeping with the values of the Word,” she continued. “The Word. Isn’t it a beautiful word when you think of it? It just covers everything.”

Those words of apparent deep faith are contradicted by the fact that they are spoken by the most prominent abortion advocate in US politics. Boasting a 100% pro-abortion rating by NARAL, Pelosi in 2000 voted against banning partial-birth abortions, in which children are delivered breech up to the head before scissors are jammed into the back of the skull and the brains removed.

But who can blame Pelosi for creating such confusion? Statistics seem to indicate a majority of Catholics agree with her positions on ‘choice’, contraception and ‘gay rights’. As well, there are likely a number of priests and theologians who have been giving her wrong direction, as now deceased Jesuit Fr. Robert Drinan did and just as he and other dissident priests did with the Kennedys. While Pelosi has been publicly reprimanded by a good number of bishops, including her own, she has never been denied Communion. Catholic schools and venues continue to invite her to speak at their functions.

Denying Pelosi Communion would, in addition to dealing with the massive confusion and scandal being caused, be an act of pastoral charity toward the Speaker herself. As Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast once explained in an interview: “The Church’s concern is for anyone who persists in grave sin, hoping that medicinal measures may draw them away from the wrong path to the truth of our faith.” He said that “medicinal” remedies such as “denial of Communion” are employed to “draw them back to the way of Christ, Our Lord, the Way, the Truth and the Life.”

And Pelosi, by her comments at the May 6 event, believes there will be an accounting for one’s actions at the end of life. Speaking of “the Word made flesh,” she said: “He will come again. He will come again. So, we have to make sure we’re prepared to answer in this life, or otherwise, as to how we have measured up.”

While for the Vatican, from the Pope on down, it is crystal clear that Communion “must” be denied to pro-abortion politicians, the full body of U.S. Bishops has not yet settled on a stance.

However, the obligation to deny Communion to persistent pro-abortion politicians also has a salutary effect on the bishops’ own eternal calculus. Explaining his own decision to deny Communion to pro-abortion politicians, the retired bishop of Corpus Christi Texas, Rene Henry Gracida, quoted a section from the book of Ezekiel warning religious leaders that they must warn those transgressing the law of God of their impending doom. If they fail in their task, they are held responsible for the loss of the sinner.

….when you hear Me say anything, you shall warn them for me. If I tell the wicked man that he shall surely die, and you do not speak out to dissuade the wicked man from his way, he shall die for his guilt, but I will hold you responsible for his death. But if you warn the wicked man, trying to turn him from his way, and he refuses to turn from his way, he shall die for his guilt, but you shall save yourself” (Ezekiel 33:7-9).

Are the bishops not being faithful to their calling when they refuse to deny pro-abortion politicians Communion?

Former St. Louis Archbishop Raymond Burke, who has been appointed to head the highest court in the Vatican, had this to say on the matter: “No matter how often a bishop or priest repeats the teaching of the Church regarding procured abortion, if he stands by and does nothing to discipline a Catholic who publicly supports legislation permitting the gravest of injustices and, at the same time, presents himself to receive Holy Communion, then his teaching rings hollow.”

To contact Archbishop Niederauer:
info@sfarchdiocese.org(e-mail address hidden)