Weekday Reading #4

In Defense Of Cultural Christianity: As liberalism falters, the vestigial religious practices of post-Christian cultures could become functional parts of Christian politics once again 

A European politician, known to cohabit with his girlfriend out of wedlock, triumphantly waves a rosary at a political rally. Another European leader, who presides over a deeply secularized post-Communist society, uses state funds to restore churches and religious orders dispossessed by the former regime, though he pointedly disagrees with the pope on some issues. Still another European politico champions Christianity as the foundation of her nation’s identity; she recently remarried. Across the Atlantic, an American politician waves a copy of the Good Book outside a church targeted by race rioters, but he can’t say to whom the Bible belongs when pressed, and in the past, he has drawn guffaws for quoting “Two Corinthians.”

Advanced Narrative Collapse: One of Germany’s dumbest immunologists explains why everything is actually going as expected right now 

Germany vaccinated 70% of everyone against SARS-2, and the press spent September wondering if it was finally time to declare victory over Corona. Now, the very thing that anonymous crazy Twitter accounts predicted, is coming to pass: A lot of people are getting sick and ending up in hospital again.

the french are correct to stop using moderna on anyone under 30: they should stop using pfizer too. we all should. the evidence these drugs have negative risk reward for the young or healthy has become overwhelming 

given the near total lack of coverage in the US, you might have missed the fact that france recently revoked the recommendation for using moderna on people under 30. but it’s in all the french press.

(machine translation)

The American biotech product was suspended on October 15 in France for booster injections, following the alert issued by several Scandinavian countries concerning a possible increased risk of myocarditis and pericarditis in the youngest .

It is precisely for this reason, supported by a French study published on Monday, that the HAS now completely advises against Moderna among those under 30. The risk of myocarditis and pericarditis appears particularly high after the second dose in young men aged 12 to 29, with one case hospitalized for 7600 injections within seven days of the injection.

THIS is the study they based this upon. honestly, reality is considerably worse than it reads and i see ZERO reason they did not pull pfizer for under 30’s as well.

From clapping to sacking – 18 months in the life of a nurse: The anonymous account of a nurse on a virtual Covid ward 

I care. It’s a reflex, and the reason why I could only ever have become a nurse. I don’t consider that this makes me a more virtuous human being. I certainly never wanted to be clapped for it. You can’t switch caring off. The role of the nurse is to relieve suffering. Sometimes this might mean making someone physically better, but not always – more often it is about making the individual feel better regardless of the outcome.

It was strangely fitting that on the 5th September, the day we were told that NHS staff might be forced to have the Covid-19 vaccine, I noted that 100% of the patients I look after as part of a Covid patient remote monitoring service were vaccinated. Not the majority of the patients, all of them.

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November 10, 2021 4:30 pm

Today is the Memorial of Saint Leo the Great.

Pope Leo I was a great defender of the orthodox teaching of the Catholic Christian Church and protected the full deposit of faith. The whole Church is still indebted to him for this.

Now is our time.

Chris M
Chris M
November 10, 2021 4:55 pm

…an American politician waves a copy of the Good Book outside a church targeted by race rioters, but he can’t say to whom the Bible belongs when pressed, and in the past, he has drawn guffaws for quoting “Two Corinthians.”

I don’t like the term “the Good Book”. It’s the Holy Bible.

The Trump mockery on this was a bit odd too… here in Australia we say “second Corinthians” OR “two Corinthians” both are commonly used and work equally well. So if I’m talking to an American and say the latter without realising they will think I’m a fraud?

Ivan Denisovich
Ivan Denisovich
November 10, 2021 5:32 pm

Pope Leo I was a great defender of the orthodox teaching of the Catholic Christian Church and protected the full deposit of faith.

P, have you seen this?


I haven’t yet read any of it so can’t really comment but on the face of it seems a useful tool.

November 10, 2021 5:32 pm

I have been told by people with science PhDs, that the “vaccines” are not “prophylactic”, but “moderators”.

I’d hazard that they are NEITHER, but I’m essentially a high-school drop-out, so…..

Falsi and his cabal rearranged the deckchairs by REDEFINING “vaccine” recently. I wonder if anyone told the “vaccines”.

The vicious, psychotic “othering” of the “unvaxxed makes little sense.

Let us imagine, for a few seconds, that he “vaccines” actually work to PREVENT serious infection.

Why then are the “unvaxxed” condemned as a HAZARD to the sanctimonious, compliant types who have “bared their arms”?

I was foolish enough to get the AZ brew, twice, before things all started to look a bit odd. I’m so looking forward to myocarditis, etc (I’m over 65).

Oddly enough, I have not had so much as a sniffle for over three years. Good diet and “clean” living? I’ve lately heard a few characters refer to Vodka as “COVID repellent”. Could they be onto something?

Here’s a question that will get folks into trouble:

Has anyone plotted “no sign of the Kung Flu”, against individuals prescribed hypertension drugs like Irbesartan and variants thereof, AND the assorted “blood thinners” that are commonly co-prescribed with it?

local oaf
November 10, 2021 5:35 pm

What’s wrong with using Two Corinthians?

Sounds perfectly fine to me, no better or worse than Second Corinthians.

Is it a big deal in the US to use “incorrect” terminology when referring to the books of The Bible?

November 10, 2021 5:58 pm

Ivan Denisovichsays:
November 10, 2021 at 5:32 pm

I had missed that article, Ivan. Thank you.
I have put Ethics Finder on my favourites.

Botswana O'Hooligan
Botswana O’Hooligan
November 10, 2021 6:59 pm

Some people give the impression of devoutness, an example might be a certain P. M. some don’t care one way or the other, some are atheists, and some become very devout when the chips are down and someone is shooting at them or an engine blows up or catches on fire or bits fall off, some aspire to be hero’s, and some of us simply try to follow the ten commandments as best we could remembering that tomorrow is remembrance day. At fourscore years I remember best the ones who didn’t care, the atheists, and those who try to adhere to the commandments, but most of all I remember those who went away at various times to defend our right to have a democracy the present politicians and bureaucrats have taken away from us without much let or bloody hindrance.

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
November 10, 2021 9:23 pm

I believe in muscular Christianity.
And God loves a sinner so I’m set.

Chris M
Chris M
November 11, 2021 10:16 am

Psalm 7 “….God is angry with the wicked every day”

Don’t mistake his mercy and love for approval or absence of future judgment.

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
November 11, 2021 7:16 pm

Thanks Chris M.
Your sense of humour is a lesson to us all.

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