Articles from November 2016

Reblog: Lucky Otter: “So. Trump Won.”

I hope that checks and balances will keep us away from nuclear war with the rest of the world, but with a Republican House and Senate, I have little hope for anything else.  Remember all these wonderful gains we’ve had in civil and other rights the last few years?  Yeah, prepare to see it all go away.  Along with any respect from the rest of the world.  Keep in mind that Russia seems to have wanted Trump president so they could keep him under their thumb.

Lucky Otter pretty well sums it up:

Although it’s not official yet, Trump is the projected winner.

I have never been so ashamed of my country as I am right now.   I thought maybe…just maybe…the tides were turning and people wouldn’t be swayed by this egotistical, dangerous, racist, sexist, homophobic narcissistic freak.   I apologize for my harsh words if you voted for him, and hold nothing against you personally, but that’s how I feel right now.  I don’t understand why or how this happened.   I’m saddened and shocked and angry beyond belief.    I feel like I’m  in a nightmare that won’t end, and there’s no escape.  I read that the website for immigration to Canada crashed because of the volume of hits tonight.   I wish I could be one of those people with the means to leave this once-great country because there is nothing left as far as I’m concerned.  It’s heartbreaking to see its long fall from the land of opportunity and freedom it used to be.

–Read more on Lucky Otter’s blog



Mel Gibson says sequel to “Passion” will include Christ’s descent into Hell (Harrowing)

Here’s something I don’t recall ever seeing in a movie:

Seriously, this was part of my conversion to Orthodoxy, as I explain in this post, and I write about the Harrowing of Hades here.  I love this doctrine so much that I even have an icon of it hanging on my wall.  The icons vary, but you can find a picture of one similar to it here: Holy Saturday and the Harrowing of Hell

I never saw “Passion”–too much blood and gore for me–but now I want to see the sequel.  😀