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“I’m pretty sure, I’m not a doctor, but I’m pretty sure if you die, the cancer dies at the same time. That’s not a loss. That’s a draw.” – Norm Macdonald

NOTICE: “THE RULES HAVE NOT BEEN CHANGED!” More than three thousand years have passed since Moses presented the Decalogue, a.k.a. the Ten Commandments, to the wandering Hebrews. Billions of people have made those commandments the central moral-ethical tenets of their lives. While their lives have not been “perfect” in any sense, those who were faithful to the dictates of the Decalogue succeeded in forming coherent, enduring societies capable of progress. While it cannot be proved that adherence to the Decalogue is a necessary condition for forming such a society, history records no examples of successful societies that have lacked them. An inquiring mind would note that pattern and say, “Hmm! There might be something to this.” From The “No, Really?” Dept.  “ Liberty’s Torch

Woman Banned From Belgian Zoo Over “Relationship” With Chimpanzee

Covid, 9/11 & Forever War – If the primary aims of your war are a) To maintain domestic control of your population, and b) To funnel tax-payer money into bloated contracts with the private sector, then do you really need to declare war on a foreign country? In fact, do you need an actual physical “war” at all? Isn’t the idea of a war just as good?

Real Goldy Locks – Rapper Claims to Have Implanted Gold Chains Into His Head

Our enemies wake up every day wondering how to destroy us. Their methods, from demographic invasion to WMDs, from political subversion to random stabbings, are many.A new and terrible era in history began on 9/11. We are no more past it than we were past Pearl Harbor at the Battle of Midway. Its origins are no mystery. They lie in the last sound that came from Flight 93.

“Allahu Akbar.”

We are in the middle of the longest war in American history. And we still haven’t learned how to fight it.

Nation Cheers As Democrats Will Remain In California “We were getting ready to escape the state if a black man had been elected governor,” said one local insane Communist Democrat Newsom fan while taking his morning poop on the sidewalk. “But now that our favorite progressive governor is safe, we know we can stay!”

“This is sad news for California, but wonderful news for the rest of us!” said Texas Governor Greg Abbot. “Stay put in California, Libs! Say ‘hi’ to Newsom for me! Yee Haw!”

Cat Miraculously Survives 52 Days Alone Locked in an Abandoned House

Raconteur Report: But What Can *I* Do? Screw that, pussies. Start local, local, local. Become ungovernable. This has been tried before. Face facts: Half the reason Communism doesn’t work is because it’s Communism. The other half is because the people – the very “workers” communists claim to represent, as a dodge to milk everyone – aren’t communists. Proof: Russia pushed Nazi Germany from the outskirts of Moscow all the way back to Berlin. That’s what Ivan can do when he wants to. But in peacetime? You get the Trabant.

Mississippi Delta – Home of the Koolickle

House of Eratosthenes No, I don’t think these are End Times. I’m sure God has much bigger things on His plate. This crisis, in my view, is just an advance preview, a “revelation” of sorts of what people are like inside, what they show when things get tough. It’s not pretty. Yes we have some heroic first responders, but those are individuals. The group dynamic is deteriorating at a rapid rate. “Death-wishing” should, by rights, be an unpopular thing, and instead we see it is quite fashionable. It’s emerged as the first-and-foremost way people deal with their day-to-day stresses & distresses: Seek out, or imagine, those with disagreeable opinions, and wish death on them.

WARD, I’M WORRIED ABOUT THE ORANG. Horrifying tale of prostitute orangutan who was chained to a bed, shaved daily and forced to perform sex acts on men

Go All the Way, by Robert Gore | “Screw polite society” is a phrase that should have been uttered long ago, and which has to be uttered now. If someone claims the right to lock you down, close your business, destroy your job, make you wear an ineffective mask, decree your life’s activities contingent on proof you’ve been injected with an ineffective and dangerous vaccine whose makers cannot be sued, and prevents you from questioning or protesting this tyranny; if someone claims the right to force you to accept as legal tender a piece of paper or computer entry whose value is entirely dependent on the value of promises not to create too many of them from thieves who never keep their promises; if someone claims the right to invade countries which pose no threat, and to pay for it with your taxes, your credit, and the lives of you, your fellow citizens, and the invaded; if someone claims the right to impose regulations, laws, and decrees that destroy your ability to act in your own best interest, render you guilty until you prove yourself innocent, extort your compliance at the price of your job, business, or freedom, and only benefit—through extortion, bribery, and the peddling of influence and favors—those who promulgate and enforce them; if someone claims the right to the products of your mind, work, imagination, and integrity to promote the “equality” of those who offer nothing but their screeching “needs”; then their claims versus your resistance are not polite differences of opinion. They are matters of life and death.

The Meaning of the FDA Resignations: The trouble now is that the top scientists at the FDA disagree. Further, they think that the push for boosters is courting problems. They think the current regime of one or two shots is working as well as one can expect. Nothing is gained on net from a booster, they say. There just isn’t enough evidence to take the risk of another booster, and another and another.  The authors knew this article was appearing. They knew that signing it under the FDA affiliation would lead to a push for their resignations. Life would get very difficult for both of them. They got ahead of the messaging and resigned before it came out. Very smart. 

A group of sideshow performers including giants Anna Swan, Noah Orr, and Monsieur Joseph; little people Lizzie Reid and Edward Newell; Amos and Charles Gorhen who had albinism; the married “skinny man” and “fat lady” John and Hannah Battersby; and on the far left, the Circassian beauties Zuruby Hannum and Zalumma Agra, ca. 1870. Circassian Beauty in the American Sideshow 

It’s hard to argue with this Mencken quote from about 100 years ago: When a candidate for public office faces the voters he does not face men of sense; he faces a mob of men whose chief distinguishing mark is the fact that they are quite incapable of weighing ideas, or even of comprehending any save the most elemental — men whose whole thinking is done in terms of emotion, and whose dominant emotion is dread of what they cannot understand. So confronted, the candidate must either bark with the pack or count himself lost. … All the odds are on the man who is, intrinsically, the most devious and mediocre — the man who can most adeptly disperse the notion that his mind is a virtual vacuum.

The Presidency tends, year by year, to go to such men. As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

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  • Harley Cudney September 20, 2021, 6:57 AM

    Just an FYI — the “Continue reading” link leads to the detailed story of Golden Hair, not the rest of the Strange Daze selections. Clicking on {Comments…} gets to the rest of the posting. And, THANK YOU for this blog.

  • Fletcher Christian September 20, 2021, 6:59 AM

    When four of the ten commandments are there to keep the priests in power, one might reasonably wonder who actually wrote them.

    Also note that “do unto others as you would have them do unto you” isn’t one of the Ten; neither is “love thy neighbour as a man like yourself.”

    And much of one of the books of the Bible (Leviticus, IIRC) is designed to make sure the priests get good-quality food.

    “When the first knave met the first fool, then was created the first priest.”

    • OneGuy September 20, 2021, 7:32 AM

      That is the challenge for Christians and Jews. To recognize that the Judeo Christian religion was politics and for most of it’s existence a nasty group of rulers over their flock. Then to weed out from this mess what is good and what is pure nasty political power struggle (kind of like the Democrats today) by their “clergy”. IMHO the best way to do this is to stay away from organized religion/church/leaders and do what is right.

      • Jack September 20, 2021, 10:36 AM

        I haven’t given that idea a great deal of thought but you might be right. However, the Judeo-Christian rules for living and societal behavior…with the Jewish element tampered down considerably for palatability, common sense and actual use….have been a great source for Law of a Republic. Far better I’d wager than the shit that is proffered up by the bastard muslim sons of Abraham, anything out of Chinese philosophy, Marx and the remainder of those murderous sons-of-bitches or whatever might have crawled out of a mud hut on the Zambezi River for application anywhere.

        As for organized religion, its purpose should be to lead sinners to Jesus, give those who desire to congregate, a place in which to enjoy that fellowship and to help people who are in need. When it departs from that vision and mission then you are probably right; it might be time to distance yourself from it.

        • John Venlet September 20, 2021, 11:43 AM

          When four of the ten commandments are there to keep the priests in power, one might reasonably wonder who actually wrote them.

          Fletcher, please educate me on what four of the ten commandments those might be. Though there are many mystery’s in the scriptures, this is one (keeping priests in power) of which I require to be educated.

          Also note that “do unto others as you would have them do unto you” isn’t one of the Ten; neither is “love thy neighbour as a man like yourself.”

          Absolutely correct, Fletcher, but you seemed to have no understanding that The Incarnation fulfilled the law (those pesky ten commandments), which, Mencken noted, you should be thankful that there are only ten, and that Jesus Christ himself instructed those who believe in the two not included in the ten commandments.

          And much of one of the books of the Bible (Leviticus, IIRC) is designed to make sure the priests get good-quality food.

          I think, Fletcher, that maybe your theological chops are lacking, here, though in those times, food cleanliness (quality control) was of somewhat more importance than today. Granted salmonella and such do make it through modern quality controls.

          “When the first knave met the first fool, then was created the first priest.”

          And you, Fletcher, by your musings, indicate that you are in the running for the position of high priest of knaves and fools. But at least you can read, though your comprehension is rather lacking.

      • John Venlet September 20, 2021, 11:48 AM

        To recognize that the Judeo Christian religion was politics and for most of it’s existence a nasty group of rulers over their flock.

        OneGuy, are you not familiar with I Samuel 8? God himself warned the Israelites about rulers (kings) and politics and politicians, rather than allowing their lives to be guided by God’s word(s). Perhaps you should read the scriptures more clear eyed.

        • OneGuy September 21, 2021, 7:34 AM

          I’m sure you can find a quote in the bible to excuse anything but why would you? Have you any idea of the nefarious history of the catholic church? They have done things for centuries that make the holocaust look amateurish. All in the name of religion and holding onto their political power over the people.

          • John Venlet September 21, 2021, 8:08 AM

            I’m sure you can find a quote in the bible to excuse anything but why would you?

            OneGuy, though I will not deny that men have twisted the words of scripture to excuse their excesses, which addresses your question as to why, men of more sound thinking do not, or at least do not succumb to the temptation to bastardize scripture to achieve their means.

            Have you any idea of the nefarious history of the catholic church?

            I am relatively well versed in the history of the Catholic church. Have nefarious actions been condoned by the Catholic church in the past? It would be disingenuous for me to deny it. The same could be said of Protestant denominations as they rose to prevalence after Luther, but, the nefarious actions you condemn were not the result of the wholly catholic church, but, once again as I noted previously, of individual men. History is replete with nefarious actions taken by men, whether religious, or secular. Your arguments lack substance, insight, and a full view of history.

          • OneGuy September 21, 2021, 2:46 PM

            “Your arguments lack substance, insight, and a full view of history.”

            I’ll take that to mean you didn’t like the facts and want top blame the messenger.

            “the nefarious actions you condemn were not the result of the wholly catholic church, but, once again as I noted previously, of individual men.”

            What do you think the church is??? It is the men who control and lead it. This wasn’t just a few bad apples it was the pope and bishops and the churches secret agenda for centuries. They tortured and killed people, they stole, they spied and were traitors to their flock all for power, lust and greed. Not just a handful of priests but the entire church for centuries. They are a political entity disguised as a religion whose goal is to gain power and wealth at any cost.

            “The same could be said of Protestant denominations…”

            Yes, absolutely!

    • EX-Californian Pete September 20, 2021, 11:33 AM

      QUOTE- “When four of the ten commandments are there to keep the priests in power, one might reasonably wonder who actually wrote them.”

      I’d guess you’re referring to the first 4 commandments, but I see no mention of Priests, Church, or anything even remotely close- in ANY of the Commandments. It’s God referring to himself.

      You shall have no other gods before Me.
      You shall make no idols.
      You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
      Keep the Sabbath day holy.
      Honor your father and your mother.
      You shall not murder.
      You shall not commit adultery.
      You shall not steal.
      You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
      You shall not covet.

      It really sickens me when I see a Satanist or Atheist try and twist or pervert the words of God to fit their own sick agenda- a common effort of those whose lives are miserable and meaningless, and who often hate God for their misery and failures in life.

      Also noted is when a God-hater always feels the need to be vociferous about their views, as if to constantly be convincing themselves they are right, rather than just ignore the beliefs of others.
      I’ve found that miserable people always seek to make others as miserable as themselves.

      • Fletcher Christian September 20, 2021, 12:40 PM

        God-hater, no. Priest-hater, yes.

        • EX-Californian Pete September 20, 2021, 2:36 PM

          So, are you saying that you believe in God? Or that you just don’t hate him?

          As for a hatred of Priests, do you just hate the ones you’ve met, or all of them in general?
          And have you ever given any thought to the fact that hatred itself is actually evil and toxic, and does no one any good, nor improves the quality of life?

          And again, I’d like to see specifically which four of the Ten Commandments refer to “Priests.”

        • Casey Klahn September 20, 2021, 2:53 PM

          Interesting how “thyself” needs expansion by you, Mr. Christian. Stay on script.
          Pete already wrote my first thought, which was that the 10C do not mention priests. Priests descended from Moses’ brother, and so you may wish to check your chronology.
          Just a note, class. It is not going to serve you to try to out-intellect or out-reason, by logic, a Jewish or a Christian believer. Western learning is rooted in the religions, pilgrim.
          Change anymore words in the scripture, and a sound slap across the skull is not out of the question. If not for dogmatic reasons, just for being foolish like that.

          • EX-Californian Pete September 21, 2021, 11:11 AM

            Also interesting is the fact that we’re not getting any reply to our questions from Fletcher.

  • Uncle Mikey September 20, 2021, 10:29 AM

    Norm’s best work is only available here:


  • Mike Austin September 20, 2021, 11:01 AM

    1. Dear Marques de Vinchon: I agree with you completely. Which means I am not—definitely NOT—a hateful bigot. I prefer the term ‘arrogant asshole’ anyway. My ex-wives would most certainly agree.

    2. “Woman Banned From Belgian Zoo Over “Relationship” With Chimpanzee”. Not going there. Nope and nope. And nope.

    3. “Covid, 9/11 And Forever War”. You mean that we’re no longer at war with Oceania?

    A whole lot of conspiracy theory, paranoia and post hoc ergo propter hoc conjecture here. Which does not make it wrong. But it does make it highly unlikely. The intelligence, planning and secrecy would have to span decades and continents, and would have to involve tens of thousands of persons. Are the world’s elites capable of this?

    Another essay at that site by one Catte Black (can’t they come up with a better nom de plume?) gives the answer: Nope.

    4. “Our enemies wake up every day wondering how to destroy us.”

    Why should they bother? It’s too much work; and besides, we are doing it for them.

    And by the way, we are not “in the middle of our longest war in American history.” That title belongs to the war of the Caucasian Americans against the Indigenous peoples. It lasted from 1620 – 1890 with scarcely a let up, and was cosmically, fanatically, astoundingly, violent. In fact, the bloodiest war in American history was King Philip’s War (1675 – 1678). Now THAT was “a close run thing”, as Wellington would say.

    5. “Nation Cheers as Democrats Remain in California.”

    If the San Andreas Fault went ‘9’ on the Richter Scale, and the entire West Coast of California went to join Atlantis, would normal people in the rest of the country care? They might, however, celebrate, as a man would who was cured of cancer.

    6. “Real Goldy Locks”. Has there ever been a “rapper” anywhere at anytime who just once—once—gave off a penumbra of normality? Thankfully these “artist” types regularly shoot each other.

    7. Mencken could not write a sentence without insulting somebody, anybody, everybody. Quite a skill. At times this talent would obscure the fact that he was right almost all the time.

  • James ONeil September 20, 2021, 11:34 AM

    I never before faulted your editorial acumen Gerald, but I definitely think ‘Go All The Way’ deserves stand alone, Long Read Of The Day, rather than a heading in Strange Daze.

  • rabbit tobacco September 20, 2021, 11:54 AM

    On dying: There’s some religion that
    says your spirit hangs around your
    body for 3 days. until it begins to decay.
    Then it goes on its merry way.

  • EX-Californian Pete September 20, 2021, 11:56 AM

    Poor California…

    Stuck with all those racist Libtards that would have fled if a Conservative Negro were elected.
    Stuck with huge hellfires burning millions of acres.
    Suck with a statewide drought that’s so beyond “severe” that it’s “exceptional.”
    Stuck with a gazillion illegal aliens, with more every minute.
    Stuck with more drugged-up criminal homeless dregs than any other state.

    And the WORST- Stuck with Newsom, the guy who insists that all the world’s homeless come to California.

    And now he’s going to ABOLISH zoning for single-family housing!?!?!?!

    How much worse will it get? DON’T ASK!

  • Dirk September 20, 2021, 12:04 PM

    I died when I was five, my mother made me walk it off. Awesome!.

    When was the last time anyone saw a set of monkey bars on a school playground? Schools don’t teach kids anymore, they indoctrinate pussies and sissy boys, boyish girls.

    Hell I recall walking seven miles uphill to school daily, in the snow, wearing shorts and a tee shirt, carrying my school bus yellow lunch pail with tomato soup in it. A few saltines. We wanted a snack, we raided the cherry trees in front of the school.

    What have we allowed to happen?


  • Lance de Boyle September 20, 2021, 1:44 PM

    Ha! You think that YOU had it hard, Dirk.
    We couldn’t afford houses. We lived in a pile of leaves.
    We had to walk 40 miles through volcanic lava, wearing only gingham bonnets and cigar wrappers.
    When we got to school, we learned that there WAS no school.
    Then we would turn around and walk home on bleeding stumps.
    When we got home, Pop would beat us with halibut.
    But we followed the Ten Commandments, which were received before there WAS a priesthood, and before Leviticus was written.

    • Mike Seyle September 20, 2021, 2:11 PM

      Well, you think YOU had it hard, Lance de Boyle. We didn’t have a nice leafy home. Lived in the desert, under a dune. I walked 45 miles through the hot sand to the nearest school. My canteen leaked. The teacher was an Australian cop. He shot us every day with pepper spray just to toughen us up. On the way home, I was followed by a drone flying a banner saying “Your future is a vaccine passport.” Under the dune, I didn’t sleep much. Had to get up early the next day.

    • Mike Austin September 20, 2021, 2:15 PM

      Hah! You think you had it bad! Wimp.

      I was born a bastard. Tossed into an orphanage. Adopted by a wife beating violent gambler. He would beat me, my bastard brother and my mother at the slightest whim. Thought of killing him several times. Raised in poverty. Not enough for food and clothing. Electricity and heating were spotty. Got in fights at school. Made two homemade bombs. Stole a motorcycle. Stole from the Catholic Church. Chased by cops. Introduced to pornography in the 9th grade by a teacher. Hated school. Dropped out several times, suspended several times.

      Everything I wrote is true. That’s my young life—a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

    • Willy Ruffian September 20, 2021, 7:45 PM

      You had bleeding stumps? Lucky.

  • James ONeil September 20, 2021, 2:26 PM

    Wimps, all of the above.
    I spent three years in Catholic boarding schools!

    • Mike Austin September 20, 2021, 2:37 PM

      You win.

      • Mike Seyle September 20, 2021, 2:51 PM

        Agree. You win. Poor bastard.

  • Casey Klahn September 20, 2021, 2:58 PM

    “Fuck This Government”.
    Absolutely goddamn right.

  • Dirk September 20, 2021, 2:59 PM

    Proofs in the pudding, just proves the first liar doesn’t stand a chance. I conceded gentleman.

    Been moping around my 23/24 yr old cat, “ Scout” went to cat heaven last night. Needed some good cheer, thank you gents.


    • Mike Austin September 20, 2021, 3:22 PM

      Damn Dirk. Losing your cat. Not good at all. I get it. Scout will be awaiting you at the cats’ “Rainbow Bridge”.

      Most of the time I prefer animals to men.

  • Dirk September 20, 2021, 3:25 PM

    Sheesh Mike, no child or their mother deserves that. Life’s lessons are hardly fair. While we weren’t wealthy, we didn’t know any different. I was taught even back then that the BEST things in life cost nothing.

    Can’t put a price on true friendship,,,,,, life long friendships.
    Can’t put a price on discovering the merits of life, on sharing, laughing, on helping lil old ladies across the street. How to te that perfect fisherman’s knot, or earning that merit badge together.

    We didn’t recognize Raymond was black, Taco was Mexican, Cecilia was an albino, terry was pretty, o well! nope we feasted together in the local orchards, on gods finest menu. Fresh pears peach’s almonds and walnuts. AND, we could drink our fill of fresh water right out of the creeks.

    The boys and girls ran in I’ll packs, we fished, explored every point of a compass ten even twenty miles from home.

    From 7 ish to 14 ish we were truly lords of our realm. Then we discover that the girls in the pack were very very much different. That screwed everything up. Feeling, odd unusual feelings, parts in our pants growing will watching Terry walk in her bathing suit.

    What an odd time in life. From bestest friends forever, to hunted pursued hoping to share in the girls wonderful ness, god given pleasure pots. Ruined everything.

    Most are gone now, no idea if they grace this wonderful planet, or have moved passed eternally.

    Age didn’t seem to solve those puzzles. Earlier this past summer we gathered at the swimming hole, for our annual swim, high sierras on the Yuba River. As we shared childhood stories, memories, rarely remembered by two or more of our set, we talked of “ The changing times”. Mostly of the learning pains

    How simple life was one minute, and just how fucking complicated it got after us boys discovered the girls and visa versa. Really mucked up the club, the crew, the set.

    The two specific things we ALL agreed on is,” Life has been the lesson”. “And nobody gets out alive”

    We are all 65 to 70 now, when I look at my friends it’s strange, I still see my friends as I did at 7 to 14 yrs old. Don’t recognize our aged limiting issues, kinda like being Peter Pan for real.


    • John Venlet September 20, 2021, 3:34 PM

      Beautifully told, Dirk.

    • Mike Austin September 20, 2021, 4:10 PM

      Agreed: Beautifully told.

      “Life’s lessons are hardly fair.” True, but they tend toward justice. They are always expensive and heartbreaking.

      “Can’t put a price on true friendship.” There is no price. Two of mine crossed over this past year.

      “The boys and girls ran in packs.” Spot on. We had no idea. The girls were skinny, until one day they weren’t.

      Your Terry was my Milli. Twelve years old. My first kiss—she initiated it. Long blond hair. Skinny and tomboyish.

      “How simple life was one minute, and just how fucking complicated it got after us boys discovered the girls.” You just wrote the history of the world. Screw Gibbon.

      I am 68, and I remember everything. That’s either a blessing or a curse.

  • Vanderleun September 20, 2021, 3:44 PM

    Quite a thread. Quite a thread.

    • Mike Austin September 20, 2021, 4:16 PM

      Gerard, you are to blame. Your writing tends to bring out formerly hidden things in men. I have noticed this since The Return of Scipio.

  • Lance de Boyle September 20, 2021, 4:30 PM

    So sorry about Scout, Dirk. We weep for dog and cat buddies who’ve left us behind more than for most relatives.


  • Mike Seyle September 20, 2021, 4:45 PM

    Sorry, Dirk, about Scout. I lost Shane over 10 years ago. I’ll leave it at that because now it’s you. Prayers.

  • Snakepit Kansas September 20, 2021, 5:51 PM

    Yes, quite the thread. Read some of the trials of walking to school to my kids.

  • John Venlet September 22, 2021, 4:14 AM

    What do you think the church is??? It is the men who control and lead it.

    No. The church is the followers of Jesus Christ. But, yes, there are men who control and lead the hierarchy of churchmen (bishops, elders, deacons, etc.) who abuse their leadership, but your generalization of the church as a whole, the wholly catholic as I previously mentioned, runs afoul of what is noted in the sidebar, here – “Any man who judges men by the group is a peawit. You judge men one at a time.”

    None of this is surprising, unless you are under the mistaken impression that men professing to be Christian are somehow immune to the same temptations as men who are not professing Christians. The temptations to accumulate power and wealth being two of the greatest temptations known to man.

    • OneGuy September 22, 2021, 7:50 AM

      ““Any man who judges men by the group is a peawit.”

      I was judging the group! So your comment makes no sense

      • John Venlet September 22, 2021, 9:38 AM

        I was judging the group!

        OneGuy, I think you misunderstand the quote.

        • Mike Austin September 22, 2021, 1:28 PM

          John: I am a “cradle Catholic”, having been baptized 68 years ago. I left the Church for almost 30 years but I have returned for good. I have studied and taught both Catholic and Protestant History and Theology for 27 years in three countries. I have spent untold hours in apologetics, debating Protestants, agnostics, atheists and weak Catholics.

          This OneGuy fellow is not worth your time. I have met many such as he, and they offer no value at all in any sort of debate. Their intent is just ridicule, sarcasm and blasphemy. OneGuy is like all of his ilk, embarrassingly ignorant of Catholicism. His ignorance is so profound that he does not know he is ignorant. If this is pointed out, he “wails and gnashes teeth,” as is obvious from his howling. Best to leave such creatures alone in their idiocy and allow them to scream at the moon in solitude.

          • OneGuy September 22, 2021, 2:55 PM

            In all your studies did you study Pope Boniface VIII ? Or Pope Innocent VII?
            Did you approve of what happened to Joan of Arc? Or William Tyndale?
            Do you understand what happened to The Knights Templar ?
            Did you skip over the Inquisition?
            There is a very long list, I just don’t have the time to list them all and I’m sure you studied them all or maybe you are “embarrassingly ignorant of Catholicism”…

          • John Venlet September 23, 2021, 4:16 AM

            Mike, thank you for a word to the wise.

  • Mike Anderson September 22, 2021, 6:15 AM

    1. Easier to implant gold chains in a head than common sense.
    2. “Shitty nut juice.” Amen, brother.

  • Mike Austin September 22, 2021, 3:12 PM

    Dear OneGuy: I knew you would be back. Those words to John were to bait you, like a fish on a hook. And you took it, of course. And it was so very easy. You are proving Vox Day’s case about the nature of the Gamma.

    Now go away. I don’t want to play anymore.

  • OneGuy September 22, 2021, 4:26 PM

    And yet you played. Presumably you took my bait!

    Call it a discussion or an argument or maybe a disagreement… whatever. I learn from discussing issues on-line. Sure I have my biases and beliefs but I’m open to hearing what others have to say. Feel free not to play. But recognize the difference between not playing and picking up your marbles and going home. No hard feelings, you have your biases and beliefs too.

  • Mike Austin September 23, 2021, 1:52 PM

    Dear John: You are quite welcome. When I read bizarre, ahistorical, agrammatical, illogical and irrational rantings from one such as One Guy I am reminded of this truism:

    “Never get into a fight with a pig. You will both get filthy, but the pig will like it.”