Did you know that the Thirty Years’ War – one of the longest and most destructive wars in Europe, a war so bad that Europe never fought again over religion – was started by three men being thrown out of a window?
The men were the Catholic regents of the Catholic emperor of Bohemia. Under the rules governing the Holy Roman Empire which Bohemia was part of, individual princes could choose what religion their subjects followed. Religious freedom, yay! As you may have guessed the Bohemians were ordered to be Catholic. This did not sit well with Protestant nobles in Prague. When the Bohemian authorities started cracking down on their Protestant churches, they called an assembly at Prague Castle, and demanded the four regents answer for their actions.
After some talking, two regents were let go. But two were held back. After a nice little speech about their tyranny, both men were thrown out the third-story window. Then their secretary, for good measure.
It goes down in history as “The Defenestration of Prague.”
All three were badly hurt, but survived. “A miracle!” claimed the Catholics, “They fell in a dung-heap!” claimed the Protestants. Within days, troops were being mobilized, and within months Bohemia was ablaze. Most of central Europe would catch fire. And millions would die because of the actions of a handful of noblemen in Prague.
The bill would end the murder of children after 20 weeks of term, the third trimester and last stages of development before birth. In this stage of development, it is well documented that abortions cause the children horrific pain as they’re killed in what should be the safest place on Earth for them. This is a big win for anyone with a beating heart.
For this reason [idolatry] God gave them up to passions of dishonor; for even their females exchanged the natural use for that which is contrary to nature, and likewise also the males, having left the natural use of the female, were inflamed by their lust for one another, males with males, committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the recompense which was fitting for their error.
9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality,
-1 Corinthians 6:9
9 We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, 10 for the sexually immoral, for those practicing homosexuality, for slave traders and liars and perjurers—and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine.
-1 Timothy 1:9-10
Please pray for me. I am very confused about my faith right now and have no idea where to go from here or what to do. I have loved Catholicism for a long long time however I have never been able to commit myself to converting. I am just very confused and unsure of what to do. I try to pray, read the bible, but none of it seems to help.
I’m Catholic, and in my language we don’t say “I love you,” we say “martinus lutherus est stultus, et ‘sola scriptura’ non enim invenitur in scriptura” which means “let’s go to Adoration” and I think that’s beautiful
▪3% of the population
▪55% of HIV carriers
▪82% of syphilis cases
▪20% of HBV cases
▪37% of anal cancer
▪78% have had an STD
Of children raised by gay parents…
▪92% are abused
▪51% have depression
▪72% are obese
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
D. Paul Sullins, “Invisible Victims: Delayed Onset Depression among Adults with Same-Sex Parents” Depression Research and Treatment, vol. 2016, Article ID 2410392, 8 pages, 2016. doi:10.1155/2016/2410392
Tonight is “Eleventh Night,” when Protestants across Northern Ireland light huge bonfires in preparation for the celebrations the next day, recalling when beacons were lit to guide the fleet of William of Orange to Carrickfergus and Belfast in 1690.