Another pet peeve regarding anti-Catholicism: people who claim that Mary was raped even though Scripture couldn’t have been more blatantly obvious in demonstrating her consent. (I’m not even going to get into how the Incarnation of Christ didn’t even involve physical intercourse to begin with)
Just…no. This is the first sign someone has never read the Bible in their life. It’s written in plain text right there exactly how it went down. God sent an angel to tell Mary her purpose in God’s plan, and when she asked “By how shall this be done, for I know not man?” (meaning she wanted to know how she would conceive a son since she was both a virgin and didn’t want to cheat on her husband) the angel explained it to her that the Holy Spirit will overshadow her and allow her to conceive a son in her womb. Then, and only then, did she say yes, and Jesus wasn’t conceived a moment sooner than that.So to review: she was told what was wanted of her, she was explained how it would happen, and was asked for informed consent before she emphatically gave it and only then did anything further occur. Her decision was, even by modern standards, completely respected in the matter.
Tfw you’ve been sitting in an otherwise empty parking lot for the past 20 minutes because a.) you shit the bed and forgot today was Sunday, a day not made for people who wake up earlier than 11am apparently because nothing’s open yet, and b.) your debilitating anxiety mandates you must arrive everywhere at least 15 minutes early, when some Bob Cut Barbara drags her obnoxious Escalade into the parking spot right next to yours in what is, may I remind, an otherwise empty lot
SMELL OF BRIMSTONE,
BONFIRES BURNING BRIGHT,
HAIL HAIL WALPURGIS NIGHT.
WITCHES DANCING, PALE MOON RISES,
BE PREPARED FOR MORE SUPRISES. BREAKNECK BROOMSTICK FLIGHT ALL THROUGH
THIS AIN’T NO SUPERSTITION, NO SCIENCE FICTION, THAT’S THE REAL THING BABY, AIN’T NO FRICTION.
TWISTED MIND, WICKED BRAIN,
WALPURGIS DANCE DRIVIN’ YA INSANE.
UNTIL TOMORROW, BUT THIS IS JUST ANOTHER DAY, BEWARE OLD NICK’S DANCING WALPURGIS NIGHT AWAY…
(TO THE FOLKS WHO’LL HAVE FUN TONIGHT, EVERYBODY ELSE SHOULD BETTER STAY HOME IN BED…)
Jesus said to the woman caught in adultery, “Neither do I condemn you. Go now and leave your life of sin.“ And that is Jesus’ word to us who come to Him today in true repentance. “Neither do I condemn you.” No matter what you have done. The things you have never told anyone and you hardly have admitted to yourself. The things you have covered up for so long. What Jesus has to say is: neither do I condemn you. Jesus did not come into the world to execute judgment, but to save those under the sentence of death, through the shedding of His precious blood on the cross. John 3:16-17 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world should be saved through Him.