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Inferno Canto XXXI ~ Dante Alighieri

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Amos Nattini, Inferno XXXI
Una medesma lingua pria mi morse,


ONE and the selfsame tongue first wounded me,
So that it tinged the one cheek and the other,
And then held out to me the medicine;
Thus do I hear that once Achilles' spear,
His and his father's, used to be the cause
First of a sad and then a gracious boon.
We turned our backs upon the wretched valley,
Upon the bank that girds it round about,
Going across it without any speech.
There it was less than night, and less than day,
So that my sight went little in advance;
But I could hear the blare of a loud horn,
So loud it would have made each thunder faint,
Which, counter to it following its way,
Mine eyes directed wholly to one place.
After the dolorous discomfiture
When Charlemagne the holy emprise lost,
So terribly Orlando sounded not.
Short while my head turned thitherward I held
When many lofty towers I seemed to see,
Whereat I: "Master, say, what town is this ?
And he to me: "Because thou peerest forth
Athwart the darkness at t…

5:15 Say Your Prayers

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VELÁZQUEZ, Diego Rodriguez de Silva y
Abbess Jerónima de la Fuente
1620

GNU Atheist "Artist" Damien Hirst On Roman Catholic Art

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MASTER of Pratovecchio
Madonna and Child with Six Angels
1440s




Charles Saatchi: Does a love of art, particularly Renaissance art on a biblical theme, make one feel closer to God?

Damien Hirst: I believe God must be very disappointed in his handiwork. Mankind has clearly failed to evolve much in all these years; we’re still as cretinous and barbaric as we were many centuries ago, and poor God must spend all day shaking his head at our vileness and general ineptitude. Or perhaps, we might just give him a good laugh. But of course, I hope God likes our art enough to forgive us our sins, particularly mine.

WTF: GNU Atheist Art? Damien Hirst

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Valium: Atheist Scum Damien Hirst



"I started taking cocaine and drink... I turned into a babbling fucking wreck." Atheist Scum Damien Hirst
And you still are! ha ha ha
Will his Atheist friends hold an art exhibit after Damien Hirst blows his brains out all over the wall. His Atheistic demented friends will most likely cut out the portion of wall that contains the artist's brain fragments and dried blood and will hold some major exhibit. It might be a money maker if the demented and tormented artist sells tickets ahead of time to an elect few Atheists who would love nothing more than to witness the event, call it a final act into nothingness.

Really now? "Valium" is the best Atheistic art you scumbag Atheists can come up with?

Mass Herring Deaths In Nanaimo, BC, Vancouver Island: Woe To The Inhabitants Of The Earth ~ Our Lady Of La Salette

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LIBERALE, Giorgio
Sea animals
1558

Gathering, I will gather together all things from off the face of the land, saith the Lord: I will gather man, and beast, I will gather the birds of the air, and the fishes of the sea: and the ungodly shall meet with ruin: and I will destroy men from off the face of the land, saith the Lord. Prophecy of Sophonias i.1-3

Hear the word of the Lord, ye children of Israel, for the Lord shall enter into judgment with the inhabitants of the land: for there is no truth, and there is no mercy, and there is no knowledge of God in the land. Cursing, and lying, and killing, and theft, and adultery have overflowed, and blood hath touched blood. Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth in it shall languish with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of the air: yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be gathered together. But yet let not any man judge: and let not a man be rebuked: for thy people are as they that contradict the priest. And thou s…

17 Peacocks Found Dead In Wankaner India: "Nature Begs Vengeance On Account Of Men, And She Shudders With Dread" ~ Our Lady Of La Salette

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CUIRIS, Juan Bautista
Portrait of Christ Made of Humming Bird and Parrot Feathers
1550-80


Gathering, I will gather together all things from off the face of the land, saith the Lord: I will gather man, and beast, I will gather the birds of the air, and the fishes of the sea: and the ungodly shall meet with ruin: and I will destroy men from off the face of the land, saith the Lord. Prophecy of Sophonias i.1-3

Hear the word of the Lord, ye children of Israel, for the Lord shall enter into judgment with the inhabitants of the land: for there is no truth, and there is no mercy, and there is no knowledge of God in the land. Cursing, and lying, and killing, and theft, and adultery have overflowed, and blood hath touched blood. Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth in it shall languish with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of the air: yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be gathered together. But yet let not any man judge: and let not a man be rebuked: for thy pe…

Ten Rules For Resisting Satan's Temptations By Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi

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GRÜNEWALD, Matthias
The Temptation of St Anthony (detail)
c. 1515

Dionigi Cardinal Tettamanzi
Function:Archbishop of Milano, Italy
Title: Cardinal Priest of Ss Ambrogio e Carlo
Birthdate: Mar 14, 1934
Country: Italy
Elevated: Feb 21, 1998

Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi, 66, [then] the archbishop of Genoa has published 10 rules on how to resist Satan's temptations. Cardinal Tettamanzi dedicated his lenten letter to combating the fascination of a devil who is charming, shrewd and very real.

(5 March 2001) Those who follow his 10-step programme are promised the ability to rebuff offers of forbidden fruit, unlike Adam and Eve.

First rule: "Do not forget that the devil exists."

Rule two: "Do not forget that the devil is a tempter."

Rule three: "Do not forget that the devil is very intelligent and astute."

Rule four: "Be vigilant in the eyes and the heart."

Rule five: "Be strong in spirit and virtue."

Rule six: "Tireless prayer"

Rule seven: "…

09CAIRO79, TORTURE AND POLICE BRUTALITY IN EGYPT ARE ENDEMIC AND WIDESPREAD

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Pieter Bruegel the Elder The Triumph of Death (detail)
But I am convinced that in order to move forward, we must say openly to each other the things we hold in our hearts and that too often are said only behind closed doors. President Barack Obama Cairo University Speech June 2009
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Classified By: Ambassador Margaret Scobey for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d).

¶1. (C) Summary and comment: Police brutality in Egypt against common criminals is routine and pervasive. Contacts describe the police using force to extract confessions from criminals as a daily event, resulting from poor training and understaffing. Brutality against Islamist detainees has…

10CAIRO64, EGYPT'S EMERGENCY LAW AND ITS BROAD USES

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Pieter Bruegel the Elder The Triumph of Death (detail)
But I am convinced that in order to move forward, we must say openly to each other the things we hold in our hearts and that too often are said only behind closed doors. President Barack Obama Cairo University Speech June 2009
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-- Egypt's State of Emergency, in effect almost continuously
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Law, which grants the GOE broad powers to arrest individuals
without charge and to detain them indefinitely.

-- The Emergency Law creates state security courts, which
issue verdicts that cannot be appealed, and can o…

08CAIRO2572, APRIL 6 ACTIVIST ON HIS U.S. VISIT AND REGIME CHANGE IN EGYPT

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Pieter Bruegel the Elder The Triumph of Death (detail)
But I am convinced that in order to move forward, we must say openly to each other the things we hold in our hearts and that too often are said only behind closed doors. President Barack Obama Cairo University Speech June 2009
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Classified By: ECPO A/Mincouns Catherine Hill-Herndon for reason 1.4 (d).

¶1. (C) Summary and comment: On December 23, April 6 activist XXXXXXXXXXXX expressed satisfaction with his participation in the December 3-5"Alliance of Youth Movements Summit," and wi…

09CAIRO1468, NDP INSIDER: EGYPTIAN MILITARY WILL ENSURE TRANSFER OF POWER

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Pieter Bruegel the Elder The Triumph of Death (detail)
But I am convinced that in order to move forward, we must say openly to each other the things we hold in our hearts and that too often are said only behind closed doors. President Barack Obama Cairo University Speech June 2009
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Classified By: Economic-Political Minister-Counselor Donald A. Blome
for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d).

¶1. KEY POINTS

-- (S) NDP insider and former minister Dr. Ali El Deen Hilal
Dessouki dismissed public and media speculation about
succession. He said Egyptian military and security services
would ensure a smooth transfer of power, even to a…

Inferno Canto XXX ~ Dante Alighieri

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Amos Nattini, Inferno XXX
Nel tempo che Iunone era crucciata


'TWAS at the time when Juno was enraged,
For Semele, against the Theban blood,
As she already more than once had shown,
So reft of reason Arthamas became,
That, seeing his own wife with children twain
Walking encumbered upon either hand,
He cried: "Spread out the nets, that I may take
The lioness and her whelps upon the passage;"
And then extended his unpitying claws,
Seizing the first, who had the name Learchus,
And whirled him round, and dashed him on a rock;
And she, with the other burthen, drowned herself; --
And at the time when fortune downward hurled
The Trojan's arrogance, that all things dared,
So that the king was with his kingdom crushed,
Hecuba sad, disconsolate, and captive,
When lifeless she beheld Polyxena,
And of her Polydorus on the shore
Of ocean was the dolorous one aware,
Out of her senses like a dog she barked,
So much the anguish had her mind distorted;
But not of Thebes the furies nor the Trojan
Were ever se…

Cairo Museum Riots ومغانم كثيرة يأخذونها وكان الله عزيزا حكيما

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يسألونك عن الأنفال قل الأنفال لله والرسول فاتقوا الله وأصلحوا ذات
بينكم وأطيعوا الله ورسوله إن كنتم مؤمنين
They ask you, [O Muhammad], about the bounties [of war]. Say, "The [decision concerning] bounties is for Allah and the Messenger." So fear Allah and amend that which is between you and obey Allah and His Messenger, if you should be believers.

والمساكين وابن السبيل إن كنتم آمنتم بالله وما أنزلنا على عبدنا يوم الفرقان
يوم التقى الجمعان والله على كل شيء قدير
And know that anything you obtain of war booty - then indeed, for Allah is one fifth of it and for the Messenger and for [his] near relatives and the orphans, the needy, and the [stranded] traveler, if you have believed in Allah and in that which We sent down to Our Servant on the day of criterion - the day when the two armies met. And Allah , over all things, is competent.

ومغانم كثيرة يأخذونها وكان الله عزيزا حكيما
And much war booty which they will take. And ever is Allah Exalted in Might and Wise.

وعدكم الله مغانم كثيرة تأ…

Anniversary Of The Death Of The Monster Fr. Marcial Maciel Degollado The Founder of The Legionaries Of Christ

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Our Lady of La Salette describing to the world the bad life of Father Marcial Maciel Degollado the founder of the Legionaries of Christ:

"Afterwards this peace will be disturbed by the monster. And the monster will arrive at the end of the nineteenth century or at the latest at the commencement of the twentieth. (Fr. Marcial Maciel Degollado the founder of the Legionaries of Christ was born March 10, 1920)

The priests, ministers of my Son, the priests, by their wicked lives, by their irreverence and their impiety in the celebration of the holy mysteries, by their love of money, their love of honors and pleasures, and the priests have become cesspools of impurity. Yes, the priests are asking vengeance, and vengeance is hanging over their heads. Woe to the priests and to those dedicated to God who by their unfaithfulness and their wicked lives are crucifying my Son again! The sins of those dedicated to God cry out towards Heaven and call for vengeance, and now vengeance is at their d…

Thousands Of Dead Fish Found In Lake Erie: Woe To The Inhabitants Of The Earth ~ Our Lady Of La Salette

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Gathering, I will gather together all things from off the face of the land, saith the Lord: I will gather man, and beast, I will gather the birds of the air, and the fishes of the sea: and the ungodly shall meet with ruin: and I will destroy men from off the face of the land, saith the Lord. Prophecy of Sophonias i.1-3

Hear the word of the Lord, ye children of Israel, for the Lord shall enter into judgment with the inhabitants of the land: for there is no truth, and there is no mercy, and there is no knowledge of God in the land. Cursing, and lying, and killing, and theft, and adultery have overflowed, and blood hath touched blood. Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth in it shall languish with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of the air: yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be gathered together. But yet let not any man judge: and let not a man be rebuked: for thy people are as they that contradict the priest. And thou shalt fall today, and the prophet…

Inferno Canto XXIX

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Amos Nattini, Inferno XXIX
La molta gente e le diverse piaghe


THE many people and the divers wounds
These eyes of mine had so inebriated,
That they were wishful to stand still and weep;
But said Virgilius: "What dost thou still gaze at?
Why is thy sight still riveted down there
Among the mournful, mutilated shades ?
Thou hast not done so at the other Bolge;
Consider, if to count them thou believest,
That two-and-twenty miles the valley winds,
And now the moon is underneath our feet;
Henceforth the time allotted us is brief,
And more is to be seen than what thou seest."
"If thou hadst," I made answer thereupon
"Attended to the cause for which I looked,
Perhaps a longer stay thou wouldst have pardoned."
Meanwhile my Guide departed, and behind him
I went, already making my reply,
And superadding: "In that cavern where
I held mine eyes with such attention fixed,
I think a spirit of my blood laments
The sin which down below there costs so much"
Then said the Master: "…

This Is A Gift, It Comes With A Price

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DOMENICHINO
Saint Agnes
c. 1620




The looking glass, so shiny and new
How quickly the glamour fades
I start spinning, slipping out of time
Was that the wrong pill to take? (Raise it up)

You made a deal, and now it seems you have to offer up
But will it ever be enough? (Raise it up, raise it up)
It's not enough (Raise it up, raise it up)

Here I am, a rabbit hearted girl
Frozen in the headlights
It seems I've made the final sacrifice

We raise it up, this offering
We raise it up

This is a gift, it comes with a price
Who is the lamb and who is the knife?
Midas is king and he holds me so tight
And turns me to gold in the sunlight

I look around, but I can't find you (raise it up)
If only I could see your face (raise it up)
Instead of rushing towards the skyline (raise it up)
I wish that I could just be brave

I must become a lion hearted girl
Ready for a fight
Before I make the final sacrifice

We raise it up, this offering
We raise it up

This is a gift, it comes with a price
Who is the lamb and who is the knif…

Una Lonza!

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At the Laker game with @KyleRichards18.
Go Lakers! about 1 hour ago via ÜberTwitter

Pope Benedict XVI's General Audience For 26 January 2011 Dedicated His Catechesis To St. Joan of Arc (1412-1431)

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DILLENS, Adolphe-Alexandre
Capture of Joan of Arc
1847-52


JOAN OF ARC: BRINGING THE LIGHT OF THE GOSPEL INTO HISTORY
VATICAN CITY, 26 JAN 2011 (VIS) - During this morning's general audience, celebrated in the Paul VI Hall in the presence of 3,000 people, Holy Father dedicated his catechesis to St. Joan of Arc (1412-1431), whom he described as "one of the 'strong women' who, at the end of the Middle Ages, fearlessly brought the splendid light of the Gospel into the complex events of history".

The life of Joan of Arc, who was born into a prosperous peasant family, took place in the context of the conflict between France and England known as the Hundred Years War. At the age of thirteen, "through the 'voice' of St. Michael the Archangel, Joan felt herself called by the Lord to intensify her Christian life and to act personally to free her people".

She made a vow of virginity and redoubled her prayers, participating in sacramental life with renewed energy…

Vatican To Promote Dialogue With Vile Atheists

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POUSSIN, Nicolas
The Destruction of the Temple at Jerusalem
1637



LAUNCH OF INITIATIVE TO UNITE BELIEVERS AND NON-BELIEVERS
VATICAN CITY, 27 JAN 2011 (VIS) - On 24 and 25 March, the Pontifical Council for Culture, the president of which is Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, will launch a new permanent Vatican structure to be known as the "Courtyard of the Gentiles", the aim of which is to promote dialogue and encounter between believers and non-believers.

According to a communique released by the council, the launch will involve three colloquia on the themes of "religion, enlightenment and common reason". They will be held on 24 March at the Paris headquarters of UNESCO, on the morning of 25 March at the Sorbonne University and on the afternoon of the same day at the "Institut de France". The colloquia will be followed by a round table discussion at the "College des Bernardins".

On the evening of 25 March a celebration will be organised on the forecourt of th…