Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Disney Destroy's Everything

I personally, thought this was funny as hell.  Lady Cataline on the other hand couldn't stand it.

I wasn't going to ask her why she hated it. She either likes stuff or she doesn't but this time she said, "Do you know why I hate this so much?"

I invited her to expound.

"Let's take the Chronicles of Narnia for instance," she said.

A bit of a sudden gear shift but I blinked hard and then nodded.

"Beloved childhood classic," she continued.  "Still the same as it's ever been because Lewis' stepson loved the man and respected his work but let's say he loses control of it. And... Disney buys it up."

I shuddered in revulsion and terror at the very idea.

Lady Cataline then nodded, "It doesn't start out too badly.  Let's say it starts an adventure with the children of the cabinet maker who turned the wood from the Narnia Tree in the Magician's Nephew into 'The Wardrobe'.  They expand on the background of the Seven Isles."

"Okay," I said.

"It turns out that the Seven Isles have a dark past.  They were instrumental in the slaving raids that Narnia conducted on the completely innocent Calormen Empire, (a center of education, music, learning and medicine."

"Uh," I said brilliantly.

"The ongoing war with Calormen was always Narnia's fault.  And so Caspian's great grandson Peter II invites any and all Calormen who wish immigrate to Narnia to do so and presides at the opening of the first Tash Mosque in Narnia."

"Okay, I get it," I said.

"Next story," Lady Cataline pressed on.  "After her family is killed (*uh...spoiler alert?*) A heart broken Susan gets an invitation to Lancre University which is where the graduates of Hogwarts go. There she falls in love with a black Calormen transgender lesbian there on an extra dimensional exchange program.  The love of her life is killed when Voldemort's rebellion first breaks out and in rage she dies giving birth to the first dementor. She rises from the dead and after that she is "Susan, Mother of Dementors".

"Is that what they call Oxford in the Potterverse?" I ask.

"Rowling didn't say what it was called," Lady Cataline replied "but she liked to ripoff Pratchatt."

"And quite a few others.  Go on."
"The next book returns to Narnia.  Some of Susan's "children" find the rings from the Magician's Nephew and return to Narnia.  It turns out that Aslan's Father is an insane babbling idiot god but not in a fun way.   Aslan has been covering for him all along which is why we never saw 'the Emperor'.  The churches of Aslan are torn down and first a wedding between a noble Calorman prince and transgendered tree is conducted upon the ruins.

"Finally Disney decides the original books are no longer canon and stops publishing them altogether.  Chronicles of Narnia the Special Edition are the only books you can legally find after that."

I finally understood.  All I could do was hold her.

So I did.

Appendix N Glory! Galaxy Magazine Now Free Online

Hugo Gernsback's Amazing Stories was the start. 

John W. Campbell's Astounding Tales first published the legends of science fiction.  Heinlein, Asimov and so Van Vogt.

These were the Bronze and Silver ages, respectively and those magazines had their day in the sun, then lost their relevance.

But the Golden Age of American Science Fiction was  governed by Jim Baen's Galaxy Magazine

It's free and available in a variety of formats.  I don't know how long it will be there because I'm not too sure they secured the rights to this stuff.

My advice is get it while it lasts.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

UNGAWA!!! The Huffpo Journey's Through the Heart of Darkness

The Huffington Post, having jettisoned it's founder Arianna Huffington for past thought crimes and disturbing ideas, (not the least of which was hiring Andrew Brietbart to help set up her super blog), has changed it's name to the Huffpo and is now about as deep into mainstream SJWism as you can get without sending your dog to sex reassignment surgery because you know in your deepest heart that he is even more of bitch than you are.

Where was I?  Oh yes, the Huffpo, has decided to go on a major safari into deepest Redstate America.  Trying to get to understand the people that voted for Donald Trump by visiting enclaves where no one did.

History doesn't repeat itself but it does rhyme.  Back in 2005, after having unexpectedly lost to George W. Bush, there were various expeditions into the dark interior of the United States.  To places where they eat of things called "the backstrap" and drink PBR unironically.  The lower middle class condescension  was as thick as it was hilarious.

Iowahawk (yes, he's still a NeverTrumper but I can live with that) used their terror of traveling amongst the Red People to write a pastiche of Joesph Conrad's the Heart of Darkness.

Here is a sample of:

Iowahawk's Heart of Redness

It is the same route Von Drehle followed before he went missing: I-80 to Nebraska, then south on highway 77 through Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Ironically the Post had sent Von Drehle on his own mysterious mission - to learn why the natives were suddenly agitating against Post subscription offers. He went missing on January 11, emailing his final story draft with a cryptic personal note: "the horror... the horror."

My entree fork toyed with the competently-prepared lamb shank in merlot reduction, as I pondered the even more ironic irony that this ironic mission would take me to regions that were reportedly unfamiliar with irony.

"Is it true what they say?" asked Fleming, the young photographer whom the Post has assigned to accompany me on the journey up-asphalt. "I mean, about the religion, and the cannibalism?"

"No," I repond, managing a half smile. Fleming was visibly nervous, unable to eat his Portobello-duck gnocci. The truth is I had heard the stories too, and didn't really know the answer. I thought it best to reassure Fleming, a green staffer fresh from Columbia Journalism School. He might ultimately prove to be a liability on this mission, but if I was going to be in the middle of Kansas I needed a companion familiar with Maureen Dowd just to stave off the madness.

At least Fleming had an excuse for volunteering, I thought; he had that false bravado of youth. But what was it that drove me here? Was it Von Drehle, or was I actually looking for something missing inside myself? I didn't have time to answer, because the third member of our party arrived at the table.

"You Dionne?" said the hulking man in the Carhhardt jacket. "I'm Epstein, from the Sociology Department."

Epstein was the legendary University of Iowa sociologist who knew the west Red Country better than any man in civilization. He knew their language, their mores, their favorite NASCAR drivers. It was rumored that he had even lived among them for a time, but my editors at the Post warned me not to speak to him of it.

We poured over maps and discussed logistics until 7:45, when Epstein called for us to adjourn.

"There's a faculty panel symposium on Cuban health care over at Schaffer Auditorium," he said. "I suggest we attend, because there won't be any more where we're headed."


I wasn't going to steal anymore from him but this next bit is particularly appropriate due to Huffpo's itinerary through the heart of redness that strictly avoids any contact at all with the Red People.

Luckily we stumbled upon a primitive university in Lincoln. We were surprised to encounter a native maiden, Heather, who had taken graduate studies in Lacan and Franz Fanon. She directed us to the cinderblock hut of a kindly Semiotics missionary, Professor Mintz.

"We may be doing the Lord's work here, gentlemen, but the local tribes do not always look kindly on it," he warned. "Last month one of our tenured friars merely told his students that Bush was the anti-Christ, and he was viciously attacked by counterarguments. He was so traumatized he had to report the student to the disciplinary committee."


I'm afraid this post is showing it's age. Today the professor would have been killed and eaten.

Read the whole thing.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Mosul and 4th Generation Warfare

File this one under stuff Cataline finds interesting.

The Nuri Moque was built in the 12th century by Nur Ad-din, one of the stars of the Crusades.  It was where Al-Baghdadi declared his Caliphate.  The mosque with it's leaning minaret It was of huge symbolic importance to this cult.  When ISIS blew it up, they were publicly admitting that they couldn't hold on to it.  The Caliph is now either dead or the guest/captive of another player.  Though I suspect he's dead.  True, ISIS' media arm hasn't confirmed this yet but then they wouldn't until there was a successor and right now there isn't one.  The Caliphate needs a Caliph and they don't have one.  The selection of a successor is very complicated business for them.  One you need someone who meets the Sunni legal requirements.*  Then too this someone has to wrangle the ISIS coalition back together.   Lastly this someone has to be dumb enough to be the leader of a lost cause.

Which at this point is what ISIS is.

The Caliphate electrified Muslim radicals two years ago.  Everyone who was anyone in Jihadi world was offering the Bay'ah to Al-Baghdadi.  After all every day that  Islam existed without a Caliph was Islam in a state of sin.  There hadn't even been anyone claiming to be a Caliph since the last Ottoman Sultan was forced off the throne in 1922.

Al-Baghdadi set their world on fire in a way that even Bin-Laden didn't.  The Caliph not only met the legal requirements, he acted like a Caliph in every way that he could.  His Koranic fundamentalism was as pure as could be imagined.  While rejecting the very concept of borders, he held territory and drastically expanded it as required. His demand that Muslims to give him the Baya'ah and come fight for him was right and proper as well.

Then ISIS' expansion ran out of steam.  He couldn't advance any further and that was a major blow to his Koranic authority.    So he went with plan B. Victory is important to Arabs but it is malleable to circumstance.  Consequently a foreign terrorism binge was viewed as expanding the Caliph's territory.  That worked for a while but the flow of recruits trickled down to just a few losers who had no where else to go.  The high quality recruits ISIS had been getting dried up completely.

Al-Baghdadi was trying to provoke a major war with the United States on the grounds that he needed to defeat the armies of Rome on the plains of Dabiq. In case you are wondering why...

The Salafist version of the apocalypse goes something like this. The armies of the Caliph defeats the armies Rome on the Plains of Dabiq. The Caliphate then proceeds to sweep all before them until in Eastern Iran a (sort of) Anti-Christ arises; the Dajjal. The Dajjal will hammer the Caliphate until there are only 5,000 of the faithful remaining hold up in Jerusalem. Just as the Dajjal is about to destroy them, Jesus Christ will return to Earth and spear him.

But alas no major war with the United States or even Iran come to that. Just a coalition of Iraqi factions plus some US Special Forces types.

Finally the assault on Mosul began in earnest.

There is no getting around it.  Even on the defensive ISIS made a good show of it.  They proved to be very formidable.  Mosul is going to be mined for years by military analysts.  It was the biggest ground fight for the last ten years.  And drastically different from that one.

ISIS appears to have held the city for as long as it did with a mere six thousand troops.

Mosul was a proving ground for Fourth Generation Warfare.

The assault on Mosul proper revealed an enemy well-prepared to grind down an attacking force. ISIS fighters used tunnels and street-spanning canvas overhangs to hide their movements. They set up artillery — both conventional and improvised. They armed a small fleet of boats for riverine combat. Most forbiddingly, ISIS laced the city with car bombs and the means to replace them.

“A lot of VBIEDs,” said the coalition's Deputy Commander, Brig. Gen. Rick Uribe, referring to vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices—what some in the military have termed bluntly "very big improvised explosive devices." “Particularly in November and December, which is when we finally got into the urban side of the city.”

Those car bombs soon were exploding at the punishing rate of five per day. “Then you had indirect fire that ISIS was using against our Iraqi Security Forces,” Uribe said.

Stuff like mortars and rockets—some stolen from Iraqi Army stocks, some manufactured from scratch. “It really was inaccurate. But they just were putting a bunch downrange,” said Uribe.

ISIS also continued to use suicide bombers, including many more children, terrorism scholar Charlie Winter noted in an exhaustive analysis of ISIS suicide operations through February. The trend would continue through the month of June.

In early November, Iraqi special forces broke through to East Mosul, where the Islamic State’s resistance stiffened markedly. The use of suicide car bombs rose steadily, as did coalition airstrikes on more than 100 ISIS factories producing them.

But the advance also yielded troves of intelligence. Iraqi troops seized the TV station and began digesting new information on car-bomb factories, artillery caches and a new weapon: armed off-the-shelf commercial drones.

By 2016, many militant groups had already put consumer drones to use for surveillance and reconnaissance, but the battle for Mosul marked the first use of armed drones by a nonstate actor. And even as ISIS was pushed from East Mosul in January, their drones grew deadlier.

It was also an easy tactic to copy.

Within weeks, Iraqi federal police had armed drones of their own. Like the ISIS versions, these were rigged to drop 40mm grenades fixed to badminton-like birdies that steadied the munitions as they fell.

The January 24 liberation of the city's eastern side marked the battle’s halfway point, and the coalition took a few weeks to regroup. The next phase would push across the Tigris River, whose bridges had been largely disabled.

Coalition leaders used the time to review some of the more glaring tactical successes and shortcomings, said David Witty, a retired Green Beret colonel who now teaches at Norwich University. Witty, who advised Iraq’s Counter-Terrorism Service, or CTS, has published a report on Iraq’s Golden Division (also called the "Golden Knights") special forces for the Brookings Institution.

“There were a lot of mistakes made there in the first phase of the battle,” said Witty. “One of the big mistakes that was made early was that the counterterrorism service was really the only force to enter into East Mosul.”

For Baghdad, that was both a blessing—that the CTS advanced so far so quickly—and a curse, because the coalition began to rely on the special-purpose force to lead the charge. And oftentimes, alone.

“The counterterrorism service was set up to be an elite special operations unit,” Witty said. “You don't tell a Ranger battalion or a U.S. special forces battalion to go out and clear a city. That’s what you have a regular army for. The counterterrorism service, like the name implies, was an elite counterterrorism unit which is going to conduct precision range hostage rescues ambushes. It was never designed to be used the way it's been used now.”

The Golden Knights “fought in East Mosul by themselves for a good month while the other units were still outside of the city—the Iraqi army, the Iraqi federal police. It wasn't really until December when the other axes opened up and you had the Federal Police moving in, and the Iraqi army in, and they made some good progress.”

The pause appears to have given Iraqi officials time to absorb at least one important lesson.

“When they attack ISIS on multiple axes and have multiple advance routes, they’re successful. But when they only have one, it turns into a meat grinder,” Witty said. “It usually doesn’t work out, because ISIS is able to concentrate their best fighters and all their combat power on just that one axis. And that's a mistake that was made during the first half of the battle.”

“West Mosul is much more difficult is because it's such a compact battle space and there's so many people, the streets are narrow, and of course there's been civilian casualties, no doubt about that,” Witty said.

Coupled with ISIS' use of human shields (see, for example, here and here), these factors turned the advance into a bloody weeks-long stalemate, with thousands of civilians caught in the middle.

The coalition's deadliest strike of the ISIS war to date took place on March 17 in al-Jadida district, West Mosul. Iraqi forces called in an airstrike on two snipers atop a building, which once hit, triggered an enormous explosion that killed more than 100 Iraqis.

The airstrike on al-Jadida marked a deadly turning point. The coalition reduced the frequency of airstrikes on suspected VBIED factories, though officials continue to stand by the overall conduct of the air war in the Mosul offensive.

"I don't think you've seen another camapaign in a long time with the level of precision that we've been able to accomplish here in striking the right target with the right weapon at the right time," Uribe said.

But the bulk of the fighting has taken place on the ground, and under historically dangerous conditions, Uribe said. “When is the last time that any major army has fought in an environment like this? I would offer it’s probably been in World War II.” Others have suggested the 1990s battles for Grozny, Chechnya, and 1968's assault on Vietnam's Hue City—but with caveats.

Witty suggested the 1942 battle for Stalingrad as a possible parallel. But, he added, “The thing that really makes this different is that the Iraqis are really taking a lot of care to try to protect as many civilians as they can and as much infrastructure as they can. And, of course, those those weren’t concerns to the Germans and Russians in the battles that they fought. So that's what kind of makes this unique and I think that was really kind of a hallmark in the battle of the east Mosul.”

By the end of May, the Iraqi Security Forces had been bogged down just 900 meters from the Nuri mosque for more than 40 days. On June 21, perhaps as a kind of last hurrah, the Islamic State group apparently detonated explosives inside and around the 12th-century Nuri mosque. Coalition troops managed to push ISIS into the final, remaining blocks of the Old City by July 7, one week after retaking the territory around the symbolic Nuri mosque.

But alas failing to retake the old mosque itself.  Open source intel, armed drones and a fairly accurate assessment of which troops should be used for what mission.

As I said, this stuff is going to be mined for years.  I'm just hoping... Really hoping here, that the practical application of these lessons won't be in American cities. 

*“To be the caliph, one must meet conditions outlined in Sunni law—being a Muslim adult man of Quraysh descent (which Bin Laden was NOT); exhibiting moral probity and physical and mental integrity; and having ’amr, or authority."  That last is the tricky part, think of it in terms of the Roman virute of Autocratus and Dignatas but combined.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Doctor Who Finishes It's Long Dark Journey Into SJWism

Doctor Who is now going to be woman.

This is the perfect example of the self destructive nature of SJWism.

They had a reasonably winning formula and they pissed it away.

It was a chick show.  Young. Hot. Sexy English Doctor Who is what made them major bank.

The lonely, noble yet Byronic hero who is the last of his kind, drove emo chicks nuts.

Suffice to say it was also a romance show. The forbidden love between the Doctor and Rose worked for them because the chicks watching the show identified with Rose.

They started to try that again with the Doctor and Amy but then switched her affections to Rory.  And that also worked.  Rory was the insecure, Joe Nebbish who couldn't understand why the girl he had been in love with since grade school loved him back too.  And chose him over the Lonely Byronic Hero. His love for Amy transformed him into the Last Centurion who guarded her living tomb for two thousand years.  Which also drove the Emo chicks nuts.

Then Amy was gone and replaced by the Impossible Girl Clara who found the Doctor again and again and died saving him again and... Well... Twice and that was it.  But still and interesting mystery.

And then Steven Moffat completely lost his fast ball as a show runner.

Matt Smith's last season extremely weak due to Moffat's writing and he jumped ship.

Young, sexy English Doctor Who was replaced with a middle aged Scottish Doctor who becaaaause... Moffat is middle aged and Scottish. Mary Sue comes knocking at the beginning and the end of a writer's career.

The ratings absolutely crashed.

The romance that we were then offered was between Danny Pink and Clara.  More on that below.  Suffice to say it was another disaster.

Doctor Who has finally gone into the SJW twilight lands.

As bad as Moffat got as an SJW showrunner he resisted suicidal calls to cast his new Doctor as a woman when Matt Smith quit.  "You may as well cast Queen Victoria as a man."

Moffat while a good SJW is more than a little Game Aware.  He ain't Red Pill by a damn sight but he is Game Aware.

Chris Chibnall...fuck dude, just look at his face, (picture is below, Trigger Warning; photo likely to cause embarrassing estrogen surge).   Not Game Aware.  Not even a little bit.

Gamma male.  Complete. Total. Gamma Male.

When the SJWs came around demanding that the new Doctor Who be a woman... Again.  Chibnall didn't even think once about capitulating to their demands.  He calls this being "bold and risky."

Uh, huh.  Yeah.  I've written about him before.


Doctor Who will not have a 2016 season indicating that even the BBC has figured out there is something wrong here.  There will be the usual Christmas Special but that's it.

Moffat will continue to plow his way into the iceberg during the 2017 season and then the reins get handed over to someone named Chris Chibnall.

A picture is worth a thousand words

He's written for the show before.  Although what he wrote were some completely forgettable episodes.  Nothing near the quality of  Blink or the Empty Child.

But good news everyone!

Chibnall was the guy doing all the heavy lifting on Torchwood.  

Other things he has done.

Well, currently he is getting a lot of BAFTAs for a show called Broadchurch.  A Police Procedural  that starred an old Doctor Who, an old Doctor Who 
companion and a Brittish actress who never had a lot to do with Doctor Who and lot people over there are surprised about that for some reason.

Moving along.  Chibnall also did work on the original Life on Mars.  Which was a Police Procedural  set in the 1970s featuring, a cop from today who might or might not have been in a coma the whole time.  That was the whole question of the entire show and they magnificently pussied out on the answer.  The American version had a much, much better ending...naturally.

Okay back to Torchwood since that is basically his resume for the show.  Torchwood was a Police Procedural Doctor Who spinoff that featured another former companion of the Doctor; The F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S Captain Jack Harkness.    It also had a feminist police detective.  An asshole.  And a computer-lab-tech guy who was straight at the start of the show but that Captain Jack turned F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!  The show was a science fiction Xanax commercial without the Science.   Every week was a new adventure in depression.  That was deliberate on their part.  I was a capital L libertarian at the time so I felt compelled to watch the damn thing.  But even then I knew somewhere inside I was only tuning in each week just to get it over with.

There was also a lot of dude on dude action.  A. Lot. Of. It.  

Naturally the SJWs declared it the most fearless, fierce and courageous thing that had ever been on television to include Xena.

Moffat's final series, season 10, will then air in spring 2017, and will run for 12 episodes. Chibnall will then be able to start his run with season 11 in 2018. It's unclear as of yet who will be in charge for the 2017 Christmas special.

Steven Moffat has said that it “feels odd to be talking about leaving when I’m just starting work on the scripts for season 10, but the fact is my timey-wimey is running out. While Chris is doing his last run of Broadchurch, I’ll be finishing up on the best job in the universe and keeping the TARDIS warm for him.”

Of his successor, Moffat said that “it took a lot of gin and tonic to talk him into this, but I am beyond delighted that one of the true stars of British Television drama will be taking the Time Lord even further into the future. At the start of season 11, Chris Chibnall will become the new showrunner of Doctor Who. And I will be thrown in a skip.”

Skip means dumpster in British.  And I think Moffat's only half joking.  Peter Capaldi has been a ratings train wreck for the show.  After girl audiences had gotten used to eight years of young sexy English Doctor Who.  Middle aged, menacing Scottish Doctor Who was both a daring  change and a complete disaster.  Capaldi has only once gotten a good grip on the part and that was the episode without fucking Clara in it.  That being my other objection to the show.  Doctor Who became the Clara Show. Although I did like her death scene.  

No honestly. I did like it.
I thought I was going to be in danger of enjoying the show again.

That scene was actually affecting.  And then Moffat blew that right out of his ass by resurrecting her. Just like I knew he would.

So anyway Moffat is out.

Chibnall is in.

Look Doctor Who has always been leftwing as hell and I do mean always.  But the BBC is now so lost in the SJW death cult that they actually spun themselves off from the rather successful Jeremy Clarkson Network.  Doctor Who is about the only Halo Show they have at this point. So you'd think they'd want to take care of it. However they want to maintain their identity as 1970s leftists, one hell of a lot more.

I am expecting all kinds of MOAR SOCJUS from the 2017 season of Doctor Who.


And then a new  Doctor Who begins.

Probably a time travel themed Police Procedural.

eh...they've had worse ideas this season.


There was a rumor going around that Matt Smith was trying to get his old job back.  I think it was accurate because Moffat himself said he liked the idea.

I recently discovered that my TIVO had recorded this last season of Doctor Who because I forgot to tell it not to (hell, I only use the damn thing for Phineas and Ferb reruns at this point).  Out masochistic curiosity I decided to watch whatever episodes "Missy" was in because I thought they would be the most tolerable.

I got to find out about the Doctor's new companion, Bill the Black Lesbian (not kidding about any of that).  She made friends with a Black Cockney solider in Queen Victoria's army.  As well as a Black Gay Roman Legionnaire (because the Roman's were totes progressive and cool with being Gay and stuff... Except they weren't.)

The funny part is that the show has become entertaining again... In an MST3K way.  Seriously guys, invite a few friends over, pop a couple of beers and then laugh your ass off about just how far over the SJW rainbow Doctor Who has finally flown at this point.

Remember, if you ain't making fun of them, you ain't trying.


The Un-Original Sin

SJWism is of course it's own religion, devoid of any mention of God but there is the concept of Original Sin.

In this case White Racism.  The parallels are rather stark when you look at them.  

If you are born White, you are born in state of Racism (sin). There is nothing you can do about that.  You will always be a Racist (sinner) because we live in a fallen world of Racism (sin), ruled by the Prince of the World (Donald Trump).

Now there are things you can do to ameliorate your condition.  First look into your past and find one non-White ancestor. (*Okay this one is not a great parallel with the doctrine of Original Sin and I admit that.  That's a thing.*)  

Confess your Racism (sin) frequently.  

Perform penitence for your Racism (sin). Donating great big wads of cash to the SPLC is a great way to do that according to SPLC. 

If you are rich White try destroying your business in the name of SJWism and send yourself to the poor house. This is like buying an Indulgence. And the best part is that you won't go to the poor house because another SJW is bound to give you a job at twice what you were paying yourself.

Call someone else a Racist (sinner), that will be a big help.  Be sure to do that a lot.

If you are White Male.  Decree your very existence constantly. 

Lastly never have children.  This ensures that there will be less Whites in the world.  Or to be more exact less Whites like you and I honestly think we can both agree that that is a very good thing.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Episcopal Paganism

You can't even call it a heresy at this point.

The Episcopal "Church" has moved so far away from the teaching of Christ that it's not even a corrupt version of Christianity.  Not when the American Presiding Arch Bishop uses the phrase...and I am not making this up..."Mother Jesus" in her sermons.

“On July 8, 2012, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori preached her brand of post-Christian religion while masquerading as a Christian bishop,” reported convention attendee Dr. Sarah Frances Ives.

“She mocked most of the crucial doctrines of the Christian faith, including the God of creation, the Incarnation, and the Trinity. She accomplishes this through her demeaning use of rhetoric. She taunts the Lord by the use of the name ‘Big Man’ and then points her finger at everyone listening and tells them that they have ‘missed the boat.’

“Jefferts Schori then proclaims that she has the answer for this. We all need the ‘act of crossing boundaries’ to become God after which our hands become a ‘sacrament of mission.’

“In this sermon, Jefferts Schori continued her mission of destroying the Christian faith through her rhetorical device of dismissive ridicule.

“Jefferts Schori leaves a wide wake of destruction behind with this sermon: the eternal triune God has been torn down, human beings are to boldly claim our place as God, and the sacraments of the Eucharist and Baptism have been turned into things our hands make. In other words, Jefferts Schori accepts that now humanity, animals and God are one undifferentiated blob. This is essentially a form of solipsism, the belief that self is all that is known to exist. Anyone can see that this is both pure heresy and utter nonsense.

This woman cannot possibly be viewed as a Christian. Any "church" she leads is no different from the "church" of Satan. Although to give the Satanists credit, they at least know they are deliberately damning themselves, Schori's heretics think they can sail into heaven if they tell God, they have redefined sin for their benefit.  And no, I am not joking about that.

“We have allowed the Bible to be taken hostage, and it is being wielded by folks who would use it to hit us over the head,” he said. “The sin of Sodom had nothing to do with homosexual sex but was a failure to care for the poor, the widows and the orphans. Scripture is not as plainspoken as some would have us believe.”

There are three faiths that know damn good and well what the sin of Sodom was, although it's understandable that Eugene Robinson would feign clueless on that point. He was the Episcopal minister that abandoned his wife and children to take a homosexual lover.  Instead of being excommunicated, he was made a bishop...because he did this not in spite of it.

Confession time. I was once a member of the Episcopal Church although in truth I was never comfortable there.  Even thirty years ago, there was much more emphasis on ritual than there was the Word.  Sin was rarely if ever mentioned from the pulpit and when it was, the concept was  Destroying someone else's relationship was viewed as sin for instance, although they really got over that one.

Due to it's hierarchical nature the church was always vulnerable to outside political pressure and Entryism.  The Head of the Anglican Communion, the Arch Bishop of Canterbury is a political appointee.  Consequently when an atheist is prime minister and the appointment comes up, the selection is more likely to be a deranged druid than an actual Christian.

Christian Liberalism had been infecting the Episcopal church for about ten years when my family joined the church and it was making massive inroads.  When an elderly White woman in the congregation  (she was 87) had suggested to a visiting black family that this church might not be the best choice for them, the bishop was informed.  Rather than have a gentle word with the old biddy and perhaps quietly visit the offended family, he decided to treat himself and the congregation to an impressive display of histrionics culminating in a reconsecration of the church grounds because he felt it had been desecrated.   Considering the other shit that went on, upon church grounds it was long over due.

Sadly it didn't take.  The women's bible study group was discussing Christian Reincarnation at it's next meeting.

We all know what this really is of course.  SJW convergence. Thing A is no longer Thing A although it still insists that it is.  Fortunately the relentless self-destructive nature of SJWism is taking it's toll on the Episcopal Church of Dagan.

It's headquarters, the Episcopal Church Center in New York City is being sold because the "Church" can't afford the eight million a year in upkeep.  The funny part is that it wouldn't be hard for them to find the money at all. They spend eighteen million a year now, suing congregations that leave the Episcopal "Church."

When a congregation or in the case of Fresno California the entire freaking diocese votes to leave, the Episcopal "Church," invariably moves to seize all properties.  Now these sanctuaries, parsonages, meeting halls and even college campuses are unquestionably the property of the central "Church," the central "Church" did nothing what so ever to build or maintain them.  That was done by the congregation members who scrimped and sacrificed to do so.  Although once the "Church" wins the court battle they are now stuck with a completely fallow property that they now have to maintain.  This is in keeping with the self destructive nature of SJWism that never think's twice about cutting off it's nose to spite it's face.

While I am no longer any kind of Anglican, I can certainly sympathize with the actual Christians of that faith that have had fucking enough of Arch Bishop Schori's heresy and paganism.  Same sex unions are now blessed by the Episcopal "Church" and they have voted to accept transgender clergy.  And as previously mentioned the Head of the Church likes to make fun of "Jeebus".

I do take some malicious satisfaction in the fact that the only Anglican churches that are growing are the ones that have left.  

“Christ Church Episcopal in Plano, Texas, for example, is one of the largest Episcopal churches in the country. Its 2,200 worshipers on any given Sunday are about equal to the number of active Episcopalians in many of the liberal bishops’ entire dioceses, whose churches average attendance is 80."

I think it's become something of a legal trolling tactic at this point.  Bleed the central "Church" white with legal fees.  Stick them with a property they can ill-afford to maintain.  Then when the local congregation has "lost" the fight, buy the old church building that the Baptists outgrew and move in.

As I said when I started this post. The Episcopal "Church" is so far removed from the teachings of Christ it can't even be called a Christian heresy.

It is at this point a temple of SJW paganism.