Brother Bubba's Journal
Reflections from the Cloiste
Are you Blaspheming God and do not know it?
March 1, 2011
MONDAY OF THE EIGHTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME+Feast of St. Albinus (549), Bishop
Blasphemy, according to the Catholic Dictionary, is:
Speaking against God in a contemptuous, scornful, or abusive manner. Included under blasphemy are offenses committed by thought, word, or action. Serious contemptuous ridicule of the saints, sacred objects, or of persons consecrated to God is also blasphemous because God is indirectly attacked. Blasphemy is a grave violation of charity toward God. Its gravity may be judged by the capital punishment on the Old Testament, severe penalties of the Church, and in many cases also of the State for blasphemous speech or conduct. In order for a person to sin gravely in this manner, he must use blasphemous expressions and realize the contemptuous meaning of what he says or does. (Etym. Latin blasphemia,blasphemy; from Greek blasph_mein, to speak ill of.)
Few will disagree that saying God’s name in vain, cursing and damning things, and other similar language is inappropriate. But, what about minced oaths?
A minced oath is a kind of euphemisms used to avoid swearing when expressing surprise or annoyance. The minced oath changes the curse word or blasphemy in such a way as to still make the curse or blasphemy, but not actually say the word. Here are some common examples. See if there are any you have used yourself, or have heard others use:
Begorrah –> By GodBejabbers –> By JesusBleeding heck –> Bloody HellBlimey –> Blind meBlinking heck –> Bloody HellBy George –> By GodBy golly –> By God’s bodyBy gosh –> By GodBy gum –> By GodBy Jove –> By GodCheese and Rice –> Jesus ChristChrissakes –> For Christ’s sakeCor blimey –> God blind meCrikey –> ChristCriminy –> ChristCripes –> ChristCrivvens –> Christ defend usDad gum –> God damnDagnabbit –> God damn itDagnammit –> God damn itDang –> DamnDangnabbit –> God damn itDangnation –> DamnationDarn –> DamnDarnation –> DamnationDoggone –> God damnDrat –> God rot itEgad –> A GodFigs –> F**kFink –> F**kFlaming heck –> F**king HellFlipping heck –> F**king HellFor crying out loud –> For Christ’s sakeFor Pete’s sake –> For St. Peter’s sakeFor the love of Mike –> For St. Michael’s sakeFreaking –> f**kingGadzooks –> God’s hooksGat Dangit –> God damn itGee –> JesusGee whizz –> JesusGee willikers –> JesusGodfrey Daniel –> GodGolly Gee willikers –> JesusGood garden party –> Good GodGood grief –> Good GodGoodness gracious –> Good GodGorblimey –> God blind meGosh –> GodGosh darned –> God damnedHeck –> HellHoly spit –> Holy sh*tJason Crisp –> Jesus ChristJebus –> JesusJeepers Creepers –> Jesus ChristJeez –> JesusJeezy Creezy –> Jesus ChristJehosaphat –> JesusJiminy Christmas –> Jesus ChristJiminy Cricket –> Jesus ChristJudas Priest –> Jesus ChristLand sakes –> For the Lord’s sakeLawks a mercy –> Lord have mercyMy goodness –> My GodMy gosh –> My GodOdds-bodkins –> God’s sweet bodySacré bleu –> Sang de Dieu (God’s blood)Sam Hill –> HellShoot –> sh*tShucks –> sh*tStrewth –> God’s TruthSuffering succotash –> Suffering SaviourSugar –> sh*tTarnation –> DamnationWhat in Sam Hill? –> What in damn Hell?Wish to goodness –> Wish to GodZounds –> God’s wounds
Since these minced oath euphemisms mean what they mean, that is, since they still mean the same thing that the word they replace, such as darn for damn, is it not still cursing or blaspheming to use these minced oaths as an expletive?
Your miserable servant,Brother Bubba
Great News! Two and a Half Men Canceled
February 25, 2011
SUNDAY OF THE THIRTEENTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME+Feast of St. Tarasius (806), Bishop
The greatest news from Hollywood. The most morally reprehensible TV show, staring one of the most morally reprehensible actors, as been canceled for the rest of the season. This is wonderful news. There has never been a TV show that has been as morally evil as Two and Half Men. The character played by Charlie Sheen has no moral compass at all, is sexually perverted and debauched, and utterly hedonistic. Sheen is the right choice for this part since he is personally sexually perverted, hedonistic, debauched, and without a moral compass. More than that, Sheen seems to be imploding right in front of our eyes. This man surely needs our prayers.
After Sheen’s rant yesterday on the radio, CBS pulled the plug on the show (see story).
In my opinion, the producers, directors, and parents of the child actor, Angus Turner Jones, who plays the underachieving son, Jake Harper, should be up on charges of child abuse to bring up this child in such an atmosphere, albeit fiction. Such abuse of children is commonplace in Hollywood and many child actors and actresses have been victims of it such as Brooke Shields,, Dakota Fanning, and Olivia Hussey (in the 1968 version of Romeo and Juliet) and many others. In the case of Shields, Fanning, and Hussey the primary exploitation was sexual involving these children in what would otherwise been considered child pornography.
The only issue worse that the show Two and a Half Men is the popularity of the show. It has been running for eight years. Eight Years! of reprobate, hedonism, alcohol abuse, debauchery, and sexual perversion under the guise of comedy. In one sense we cannot blame Hollywood for producing such a show since it has been perverted from the beginning, but we can blame the audience who keeps this piece of dung on the air. Sheen gets paid more per show than any other actor in history. The show is a phenomenal success. Shame on you people who watch this show.
The reason the show is so successful is most probably because of the psychological concept of sublimation. Our culture is in a sexually perverted down-slide. The show represents the secret and perhaps even subconscious longings of the viewers to engage in such sexual and hedonistic nugatory largess.
Good riddance to the show. Pray for the soul of Sheen.
Your miserable servant,Brother Bubba
The Fallacy of Protecting Others
October 6, 2010
WEDNESDAY OF THE TWENTY-SEVENTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME+Feast of St. Bruno (1101), Priest, Founder of Carthusian Order, Patron of those possessed
I watched a movie last night that had a familiar theme. The name of the movie doesn’t matter as this theme is repeated in countless movies, TV shows, and novels. The theme goes something like this:
A woman has cancer. She is in remission. She meets a guy and falls in love, but doesn’t tell him about the cancer. One day, the cancer comes back. Instead of telling her boyfriend, she pushes him away, yells at him, and tells him that she lied when she said that she loved him. The boyfriend is in shock and confused. He doesn’t understand why she is acting this way and saying these things.
What is happening is that the woman has decided on her own that it is not fair that her boyfriend have to care for her as she dies. Thus, she tells him nothing, but tries to make him hate her as if this is the most loving thing she can do.
Well, blah, blah, blah. This idea is the biggest pile of bull pies around. I just want to reach into the TV or the movie screen and slap these people on both cheeks and shake them until they give up their idiotic pride and selfishness.
Folks, we have no right to decide things for other people. To make a decision for someone else like the woman in the scenario above is the height of pride, arrogance, and selfishness. It is disrespectful to her boyfriend. How dare she do this! She is not protecting her boyfriend, she is protecting herself at his expense. She doesn’t want to feel the pain of rejection that might come if her boyfriend knew. Of course, she has no problems making her boyfriend feel rejected. Gosh, I just wanna slap that girl.
It is not like the boyfriend will not find out. Someday soon the girl will be dead and he will figure out what she was doing. He then may feel resentful that he was robbed by her pride and selfishness to spend the last remaining months with the woman he loved.
What we owe each other is the truth. Tell the truth and let the chips fall where they may. I have tried to be truthful in my dealings with family, friends, acquaintances, and the public. This has caused great grief at times — estrangement from family, losing friends, and the public turning their backs. But, being truthful has also cause great joy, redemption, reconciliation, and loving support that at times surprised me.
God is truth. Jesus said, I am the way, the truth, and the Life. Thus, to be God’s child, to be all that God made us to be, to live as Christ wants us to live, we must tell the truth. That means setting aside our egos and pride and stop making decisions for others and stop worrying what others think if they know the truth about us. Give them the dignity and respect to make their own decisions. If the decision they make is to walk away from us, then accept that and move on.
I am a chief of sinners. I walk with clay feet. I eventually disappoint almost everyone who comes into contact with me. I disappoint God and our Blessed Mother constantly. That is the truth. If family, friends, and the public can’t handle it, then they are free to choose to turn their backs on me, and a few already have.
We all must walk with this resolve to tell the truth no matter what the consequences. If we are reviled, slandered, or rejected as a result of the truth I am reminded of something St. Francis de Sales said in his book, Introduction to the Devout Life, Let us always keep our eyes fixed on Jesus Christ crucified and go forward in his service with confidence and sincerity but with prudence and discretion… (and if people react badly to us because of the truth, we are to accept it as mortification as it will) make us profit by holy humility, of which a single ounce is preferable to a thousand pounds of honor.
Your miserable servant,Brother Bubba
Mainstream Actresses are Porno Queens
July 25, 2010
SUNDAY OF THE SEVENTEENTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME+Feast of St. Christopher (250), Martyr, Patron of Travelers+Feast of St. James the Greater (42), Apostle, Patron of Spain, Laborers
Nearly 90% of all legally distributed hard-core pornographic films made in the United States are either filmed in or produced by studios based in the San Fernando Valley, mostly in the Chatsworth, Van Nuys and Canoga Park areas.
While the San Fernando Valley is considered the home to the porno industry it is not the primary producer of pornographic material. The world headquarters for soft and medium core pornography is the mainstream motion picture studios, popularly known as Hollywood.
The first mainstream and family movie to break the nudity barrier I believe was Romeo and Juliet directed by Franco Zeffirelli in 1968. This movie is perhaps the most beautiful and best film rendition of Shakespeare’s famous play. But, the movie is ruined by the gratuitous and utterly unnecessary nudity in the bedroom scene after Romeo and Juliet were married (at least they were married). In a quick flash the bare breasts of Olivia Hussey (Juliet) was exposed to the audience. And we were also exposed to the bare bottom of Leonard Whiting (Romeo).
When I first saw this movie in 1968 I was furious at this idiotic and unnecessary scene that sullied an otherwise great film. At 13 years of age I was not opposed to seeing the bare breasts of a girl, but even at 13 I was angry. I actually came out of the movie theater steaming in anger.
Leonard Whiting was 17 (legal age in Britain) at the time of the filming. Olivia Hussey, however, was only 15 and thus Zeffirelli had to get permission for her nude scene. What pervert parent would give permission for this? The parents should have been prosecuted for sexually exploiting their daughter in child pornography.
Since Hussey was 15 years old at the time, this otherwise great movie is actually child pornography. Technically if anyone has a video of this film they could be prosecuted for possession of child pornography and imprisoned for up to 10 years.
Why did Zeffirelli think he needed to have a nude scene in the first place? Why did he feel he needed to exploit a 15 year old? For money, of course, and for ideology. Once-in-awhile a Hollywood director will admit that they know exactly what they are doing and are doing it deliberately not only for money, but to change culture (I would say pervert culture). There is an agenda in Hollywood, as there is with all media, including this blog, but their agenda is perverted.
Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet was the beginning of the slippery slope that has now come to the open, normalized, and even celebrated perversion of Hollywood films. The generations younger than mine now think nothing of nudity and sex in any film. It has become standard and expected. Not only is nudity and sex scenes in nearly all films the characters in the sex scenes are almost never married to each other. This is not only a open perversion of gratuitous nudity and sex, but a promotion of the crime of fornication and adultery.
Such media promotion from film, TV, and music has raped the minds of our children and is destroying the moral fabric our culture. We now live in an intense culture of sex. As goes the moral fabric, so goes the society.
The perverted film producers and directors, however, cannot create their pornography without the cooperation of the actresses and actors. Even if the public allegedly wants such filth, it still takes an actress or actor willing to take their clothes off for money and to simulate sex for money. There is little difference between this and prostitution. These mainstream actresses and actors are merely prostitutes-light and porno stars.
In case some lune doesn’t think this sort of thing is pornography, here is the definition from the Catechism of the Catholic Church:
2354 Pornography consists in removing real or simulated sexual acts from the intimacy of the partners, in order to display them deliberately to third parties. It offends against chastity because it perverts the conjugal act, the intimate giving of spouses to each other. It does grave injury to the dignity of its participants (actors, vendors, the public), since each one becomes an object of base pleasure and illicit profit for others. It immerses all who are involved in the illusion of a fantasy world. It is a grave offense. Civil authorities should prevent the production and distribution of pornographic materials.
Nearly every actress, and a lot of the actors, are porno stars because they act out simulated sex on the film screen.
There is no justification — ever — for a sex scene in any movie. There is no justification for nudity in any movie. Not only is there no necessity for such things, it is a failure in creativity.
I remember a film from the 1950s with Robert Mitchum, I believe it was. I no longer remember the name of the film, but I do remember the scene. It was a scene in which the character played by Mitchum was talking to a woman through a window at a motel. After talking for a while he entered the woman’s room and they had sex.
How they depicted this was brilliant and extremely creative. In the window was a radio playing. When Mitchum went inside the room, the camera remained focused on the window with the radio. The radio went off-air for the night. The camera remained on the window. Then dawn broke and the radio came back on the air. Mitchum had been with the woman all night. There were no sounds, other than the radio, so sex scenes, nothing. But, the point was made.
Creativity is made with there is discipline, rules, and standards. Creativity fails when there is an incontinence of those things. Unbridled freedom is actually slaver. The film producers in those days had restrictions on what they could depict. That restriction gave birth to a wonderful creativity.
There are few restrictions today, and little to no creativity.
We must all play our part to protect the moral integrity of our culture. Film producers and directors need to repent of their perversion and take responsibility for the films they produce, actresses and actors need to stand up to the Hollywood machine and refuse the exploitation of their bodies and sexuality, and the public needs to let Hollywood know that this continual unending perversion must stop.
Edmund Burke said, The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.
Your miserable servant,Brother Bubba
Planned Parenthood Culture of Lies
July 15, 2010
THURSDAY OF THE FIFTEENTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME+Feast of St. Germaine Cousin (1601), Virgin, Patron of Victims of Child Abuse
Planned Parenthood, since its inception by Margaret Sanger, has been a culture of lies. They have lied about the purpose of abortion, Sanger’s eugenics motive, and about every other aspect of their being and activities. As the most evil organization on the plant who’s spiritual father is the Father of Lies (Satan) we should not be surprised.
In yet another instance of their lies revealed concerning the statistics of teenage sexual activity. The secular organization Center for Disease Control affirms the lies of Planned Parenthood in a recent study:
CDC Finds Most Teens are Virgins, Contrary to Planned Parenthood
Washington, D.C., July 14, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Center for Disease Control and Prevention released a new study last month showing that most teens are virgins – which American Life League (ALL) has said contradicts propaganda disseminated by sex-education giant Planned Parenthood.
This study has huge significance for our nation’s public and even private schools – many of whom have been regurgitating Planned Parenthood’s dangerously inaccurate sex-education curriculum, said Judie Brown, president of ALL.
In the 2006-2008 period, 58 percent of never-married teen girls and 57 percent of never-married teen boys between the ages of 15 and 19 reported that they had never had sexual intercourse.
The numbers did not substantially change since a similar report was released in 2002. The reason most often cited for abstaining was that it is against religion or morals.
ALL says that the CDC report, entitled Teenagers in the United States: Sexual Activity, Contraceptive Use, and Child Bearing, National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG), debunks Planned Parenthood’s constant mantra that most teens will not abstain. In particular the pro-life organization points to the words of Planned Parenthood Federation of America vice president of medical affairs, Vanessa Cullins, from a YouTube video directed toward teens: Admit that you are a sexually active individual like most of us, and that you are going to have sex and that you need to take precautions in order to stay healthy.
ALL says that the report builds a solid case against Planned Parenthood’s promotion of sex education devoid of morality or religious influence – except for the secular humanism espoused by Planned Parenthood.
The report also revealed that the vast majority of never married teenagers had not had intercourse in the month before the survey (76% of females and 79% of males, unchanged from 2002.)
The number of sexually experienced teens peaked in 1988 at 51%. The steady decline in sexually active teens coincides with the popularity and availability of abstinence education in the 1990s and into the 2000s.
Another of the Planned Parenthood lies bits the dust, Thank God. This is actually great news, apart from yet another revelation of lies from Planned Parenthood, in that this study shows that our teens are not as sexually active as we have all been told. Furthermore, the reason for this religion and morals. Praise the Lord.
Let us continue to expose the unmitigated evil of Margaret Sanger and your Planned [Evil]hood organization.
Your miserable servant,Brother Bubba
God Bless America Campaign
June 27, 2010
SUNDAY OF THE THIRTEENTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME+Feast of St. Cyril of Alexandria (444), Bishop
I propose that we all join a campaign to bless America in a effort before God to restore the great country of the United States back to what it was — a Constitutional Republic as envisioned by our founding fathers.
The progressive movement that started over 100 years ago and was promoted by the likes of Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and especially Woodrow Wilson (the King of Progressivism), and now is brought out of the woodwork and in our face in full force by President Barack Hussein Obama, has decimated the liberties and American values that made this nation the Great Experiment. We cannot allow the evil of Progressivism destroy this nation without a fight.
The first measure of any fight is prayer. Let us begin with the short prayer, GOD BLESS AMERICA.
But, I offer a twist on this…
Most of us will express a expletive when we stub our toe, or when something does not go right or we are otherwise frustrated. Instead of expressing the expletive, say, GOD BLESS AMERICA.
This will not only send the petition to God, but will be good for us personally for calming ourselves from whatever happened to cause what would have been an expletive.
If all Americans did this, there would be billions of petitions to God to bless America. With billions of prayer rising up to God perhaps we can save our Republic.
Join me in this campaign.
Your miserable servant,Brother Bubba
PEOPLES PARTS PDF
June 7, 2010
MONDAY OF THE TENTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME+Feast of St. Robert of Newminster (1159), Abbot
The devil is real. I have seen him, I have been physically and sexually attacked by him, I have been harassed and even possessed by him. He has lead me into evil, he has raped my mind, he has sought my death and almost got it, and he did have my dead soul at one time. I was going to hell. God showed me a vision of my hell prepared for me and showed me the black death of my own soul.
The devil is real.
Jesus talked about hell more than he talked about heaven. The saddest verse in the entire Bible is not about the Passion. That is actually the Gospel, the Good News. The saddest verse in the entire Bible is this:
(Matthew 7:14) For the gate is narrow and the way is hard, that leads to life, and those who find it are few.
Jesus said that few will find the road to heaven. There is nothing in this universe more profoundly sad and terrible as that.
There can be no great and terrible words to hear than that of our Lord saying:
(Matthew 25:30,41) And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. [...] 41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.
(Matthew 23:33) Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
Are you lost? I am. This world is lost. There shall be no escape. We are lost and without hope. It is only by the grace and love of our Lord Jesus Christ who paid the penalty of our sins that gives us the courage to say:
(Dómine, non sum dignus ut intres sub tectum meum: sed tantum dic verbo, et sanábitur ánima mea)
Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word and I shall be healed.
We can either be in the House of Heaven or in the House of Hell; the Kingdom of God or the Kingdom of Satan. There are no other choices.
The devil is real.
A Pentecostal Church in Texas began a Halloween tradition twenty years ago. They constructed a Hell House. In this Hell House actors (mostly kids from the Youth Group) graphically depicted suicide, rape, incest, abortion, Columbine-style school shootings, homosexuals dying from AIDS, domestic violence, drug usage, occult scenes, and more. Onlookers going through the Hell House see these things graphically while demons grab the souls of the condemned and take them away to hell. The visitors see people, kids playing the part, in a pit topped with Plexiglas with red lights and steam representing a hell in which they cannot escape.
This is one of the most powerful depictions of the consequences of our rejection of Christ ever produced. More than 75,000 people have gone through Hell House and more than 15,000 have converted to Christ or have re-dedicated their lives to Christ. Praise God.
One of the high unholy days of the culture of death and of Satan is Halloween. Please read my essay on Should Christians Participate in Halloween.
Back when I was on the Yahoo Voice Chatrooms I invited people to join me in prayer at 3am Central Time October 30th and again on October 31st. I have also sponsored these prayer sessions on Paltalk. We pray spiritual warfare prayers on behalf of the victims of that night, for those caught in evil, and for us all.
I would like to begin these prayer sessions again, perhaps on Skype. The time to prepare is now. Halloween is but five months away. I guarantee you Satanist are praying to their god. Are you praying to the True God?
The devil is real.
Do you know the state of your soul? Repent before it is too late. We cannot wait until some time later. As Jesus said, Fool! This night your soul is required of you; and the things you have prepared, whose will they be? (Luke 12:20)
The devil is real, but God is more real and is the Creator and Sustainer of all things. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead.
God showed me a brief vision of hell and the state of my soul, which is black and dead.
The devil is real.
How will YOU be judged?
Here are some real stories of those who have been to hell and back compiled by Dr. Maurice Rawlings:
Are You Ready?
Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
Your miserable servant,Brother Bubba
Is Basic Courtesy Dead?
April 30, 2010
FRIDAY OF THE FOURTH WEEK OF EASTER+Feast of St. Pius V (1572), Pope
In a rare moment, I went to Kentucky Fried Chicken. I usually do not go there because it is expensive and, I am told, the chicken is cooked with MSG. But, I did not feel like fixing dinner, and I received a coupon in the mail.
I pulled up to the drive-through order island. When the clerk ask for my order I began, I have a coupon for a meal… The clerk interrupted me and asked if I wanted original or extra crispy. I was taken back by this rudeness, and being the militant person I am, I began again, I have a coupon for a meal…. The clerk interrupted me again. I replied, Please stop interrupting me. That is rude. She replied, Let me know when you want to order. I thought I already was!
Since she asked original or extra crispy, I said original. Silence. No response. So I drove on up to the window.
I spent ten minutes at the window without any acknowledgment that I existed. The clerk was dealing with a customer who was asked to park while their order was prepared. I understood that. But, when she came back in from talking to the customer in the parking lot, she seemed to take a break while waiting for that customer’s order. It would seem to me that during that time, she should have communicated with the customer at the window (who happened to me) to ensure that such customer was not forgotten. I might add that other cars were waiting behind me during all this. I have seen this sort of thing before in other fast food places where a clerk ignores a customer.
Finally, the girl came to the window and said, You wanted a meal, original recipe. I didn’t get what sides you wanted because you got mad at me and drove off. (Well, actually, I drove away from the order island to the window because she did not respond after I answered her question).
I asked to see the manager.
I told the manager, I realize that you have children working here whose brains are not completely formed, (I could see the manager suppressing a smile at that comment), but that is no excuse for discourtesy and rudeness. I realize that she may have anticipated what I was going to say, but that is besides the point. Rudeness is not acceptable.
The manager said he would talk with her, I got my order, and left.
This is not an isolated incident with fast food places, but it is common in society in general. Rudeness and discourtesy have become the norm in recent generations.
St. Paul taught, (Titus 3:2) …