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Why I Am Way Beyond Being An Atheist: Part II … Floods At Lourdes, The Marian Miracle Center Of The Universe.

by Anura Guruge


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From Facebook.


Lourdes with its Marian (i.e., Virgin Mary, mother of Christ) Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes — the place that millions visit a year to pray for miracles!

This is why the 2nd image (above) just cracked me up. They want us to pray for Lourdes. Sacré bleu. People go to Lourdes to pray — and now you want us to pray for Lourdes. That is like being told to bring coal to Newcastle!

If the Virgin Mary has decided to turn a blind eye on Lourdes, her spiritual home on earth, who am I to try and intercede. She, according to her army of followers, is all powerful. So, my take is very simplistic. I am going to let her take care of this.


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I Would Take The Larry Kudlow Setback As A Sign That It Is Best Not To Antagonize Justin Trudeau.

by Anura Guruge


Google “Kudlow Trudeau” for TONS of coverage.


This from CNBC. Google for much, much more.


Wow. We are talking just 24-hours.

Not sure about YOU, but after this I am going to be real careful about what I say about Justin. Not that I have much to say about him … though I did post this last year.

I am just saying. Crossed my mind. Now then again it could be Kudlow’s cocanie habit catching up with him. Who knows.


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This Is Why I Am Way Beyond Being An Atheist … I Do Not Believe In Any Religion.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access U.K. “Independent” original. Google “Docho Eshete” for MORE coverage.


IF I were to believe in a God or even a god I would expect better. Jeee, this guy is supposed to be doing God’s work. Never made sense to me … church buses crashing, pastors getting killed in church. This is why when I was about 18 I gave up on all religions. It was very easy for I.

Just the other day I posted about this Sri Lankan who is utterly devoted to God but God forsakes him more often than not!

Anywho … when I saw this crocodile story it did crack me up. I am sorry. I can’t help my perverse sense of humor.

Enough said …


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Sri Lanka Buddhists Now Divided On Whether To Celebrate 2018 Vesak In May Or April!

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. From Wikipedia with my annotations.


Click to access original post from ‘onlanka.com’.


I had grown up always believing (and assuming) that Vesak was always the May full moon. Though I have not celebrated it in over 50-years I still think of the May full moon as Vesak. That is why I did my customary, annual Vesal ‘card’ yesterday. Since I know that different, mainly non-Theravadan, countries celebrate vesak on dates different to Sri Lanka I typically put the Sri Lankan date on my ‘card’ to avoid confusion. So, yesterday, I put May 29, 2018.

When I posted my ‘card’ on Facebook two Sri Lankans pointed out that this year Sri Lanka celebrated vesak on April 29, 2018, though some plan to also do so on May 29. Initially I was shocked and upset because I hate to see long held traditions disrupted. I also found the above post which confirmed my initial view.

But, after some research I came to realize that there is some logic to the April 29, 2018 decision — made, of course, by Sri Lanka’s charlatan, often discredited astrologers.

It all has to do with trying to map lunar cycles into the Roman solar calendar — given that vesak is entirely a full moon related event. It eventually comes down to when the full moons fall relative to a given year. April 29th was a LATE full moon for April. That was the problem.

If there are two full moons in May Sri Lanka, traditionally, celebrated vesak on the FIRST of these. A full moon on April 29 was an analogous situation.

So ….


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Br. César J. Tobón, L.C. Officiating, Next To Pope Francis, At The Funeral Of Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos.

by Anura Guruge


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In the words of Br. César J. Tobón:

“I also want to share with you that this Saturday I acolited the funeral Mass of Colombian Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos. At the end of the rite I had the opportunity to greet Pope Francis and assure him of my prayers for his ministry. While the pope sprinkled the coffin with holy water, I became aware that it was “Peter” who was dismissing the mortal remains of Cardinal Castrillón, and at the same time Pedro was opening the doors of heaven.”


Br. César J. Tobón is directly to the left of the pope, holding the cardinal’s mitre in his hands.


More about Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos.

Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darío_Castrillón_Hoyos


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The 14 Cardinal Designates, Announced By Pope Francis, For The June 29, 2018 Consistory — By Br. César J. Tobón, L.C.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE — original Spanish version. See below for English.


Click to ENLARGE — original English version


Another incomparably well-designed new-cardinal graphic by Br. César J. Tobón of Mexico who has provided us with a similar, and much appreciated, graphics ahead of other cardinal creating consistories and whenever there has been major changes to the Roman curia. His beautiful work is always a joy to behold and an honor to present.


Here is a segment of the translated, official Vatican announcement. That will help with the names and titles:

Click to ENLARGE. Use link below for the Vatican original.

Click here for the Vatican original.


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