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Hope – the expectation of “future good things”.

Last week the Justice Minister, Dermot Ahern, said he leaves his religion outside the door when he is legislating. Religion, he said “clouds” a person’s judgement. I wonder what his religion is?

True religion enlightens the mind and heart. According to Pope John Paul II, the Church, is the custodian of fundamental truths and values. These fundamental truths and values have given hope to people for the last 2000 years, to young and old, to the sick and the dying.

In effect, by leaving religion outside the door, he’s leaving God outside the door, while he makes decisions that will affect future generations.

In 1985, Pope John Paul addressed the Youth of the World:

In you there is hope, for you belong to the future, just as the future belongs to you. For hope is always linked to the future; it is the expectation of “future good things”.

What “good things” is the Minister offering to the future generations?

….only God is the ultimate basis of all values; only he gives the definitive meaning to our human existence.

Pope John Paul II.

Pope John Paul also said:

Only God is good, which means this: in him and him alone all values have their first source and final completion; he is “the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end”. Without him-without the reference to God-the whole world of created values remains as it were suspended in an absolute vacuum. It also loses its transparency, its expressiveness. Evil is put forward as a good and good itself is rejected. Are we not shown this by the very experience of our own time, wherever God has been removed beyond the limits of evaluations, estimations and actions?

So what is the Minister of Justice offering to the Youth of the World – a vacuum, where evil is put forward as a good, and good itself is rejected. Shame on him.

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Christianos esse non licet

“It is forbidden to be a Christian.”

This was a law made by the insane Emperor Nero in and around 64 A.D. While all other laws were later repealed, this one was the only one that was never officially repealed and remained in force in the Roman Empire for more than two hundred and fifty years.

Since Christianity taught obedience to lawful authorities, one would not have thought that the Roman emperors would become alarmed about it. The fact is, however, that it clashed not only with the moral standards of the day, but also with the emperor worship and the official pagan worship.

The Irish Government is bringing in a Civil Partnership Bill which is a direct attack upon freedom of conscience and religion. READ MORE The Bill imposes a €2,000 fine and up to six months imprisonment on a registrar who refuses to facilitate a civil partnership. Owners of guesthouses and B&B establishments might also be subject to penalty according to some of Ireland most senior evangelical leaders. The leaders pointed out that their sincerely held religious beliefs meant that they could not cooperate in any way with same-sex civil unions and are calling on the Minister

“to move to protect freedom of conscience and religion for Christians employed in the registry service and hospitality sector.”

Despite repeated calls, Justice Minister Dermot Ahern has refused to insert a clause into the Bill to protect freedom of conscience or religion. Obviously he has his orders from the HQ in Strasbourg.

“We are facing the imposition of an ideology that prohibits dissent”

says Gregor Puppinck, director of the European Center for Law and Justice. READ MORE

In 2007 Manuel Barosso, the president of the EU Commission said the following:

“Sometimes I like to compare the EU as a creation to the organisation of the empires. The empires! Because we have a dimension of empires! ……We have the first non-imperial empire.”


They have already made laws to remove crucifixes from all public places. What will they replace them with – statues of Nero or the pagan gods they worship?

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