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Did Pope Francis Just Give YOU The License To Sin At Will — Just Confess Afterwards!

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access original at the U.K. “Catholic Herald”.


I am NOT a Catholic, plus I have absolved myself from ‘sin‘ for the last 16-years. So, this does NOT apply to I.

I was, as ever, thinking of YOU.

You might want to check this out. From what I can garner the pope says ‘go ahead and sin; it is going to be “A-OK” as long as you confess and ask forgiveness‘. WOW. What a deal. How can you go wrong?

If I was still sinning I would consider becoming Catholic just for this. Sin and be absolved. How can you go wrong?

What a religion? What a pope? What a God?


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Pope Francis Getting Trapped In An Elevator For 25 Minutes Ultimate Proof That He Has NO SPECIAL Standing With God.

by Anura Guruge


Click image for ‘Reuters’ original. Good for more, much more.


One of the eight (or nine) OFFICIAL TITLES held by the pope is Vicarius Christi (Vicar of Christ). That means he is Christ’s REPRESENTATIVE on Earth.

This has always supposed to signify that the Pope’s had a SPECIAL, UNIQUE relationship with God. Essentially a hot line with God.

Well I have always suspected that.

Pope Francis can’t even stop the fires in the Amazon. That has to be trivial for God.

Now this. God lets this happen to him?

So, you can only come up with the following rationalizations:

    1. God has one heck of a sense of humor and likes making Pope Francis the butt of it more often than not.
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    2.  God is like Trump and does not feel any obligation to take care of those that work for him directly.
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    3. There is NO GOD!
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    4. God is impotent — as in being powerless.
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    5. Pope Francis is not Vicarius Christi.

What do YOU think? You decide. But, it was very telling. Pope stuck in an elevator for 25 minutes and late for his Sunday noontime Angelus.


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WHY Is Pope Francis Praying For An End To The Amazon Fires — Is God Unaware?

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. From today’s ‘Vatican News’ @ http://www.vaticannews.va


I said it before, I will say it again (and again, and again …). Though I come from a family of ardent prayers, as I grew older I came to realize that I really did NOT understand how prayer was supposed to work — especially IF, like Pope Francis, you are praying to Almighty God, God the CREATOR.

So, here is my confusion.

  1. Doesn’t God know that the Amazon is on fire? Has he got to be told by Pope Francis?
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  2. OK, so God won’t do anything until the likes of the Pope prays to him? [Seem like a pretty awful ego trip to I — on the part of the omnipotent God.]
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  3. Now Pope Francis has prayed, why hasn’t God put out the fires at once? What is he waiting for. He is ALL POWERFUL. He has to have heard the Pope’s prayer. Unlike I, the Pope must have a direct line to God. He is God’s vicar on Earth.

As far as I can tell the Amazon is still burning and the pope prayer over 12 hours ago?

What gives?

Is it possible that the Pope’s prayers go unanswered?

If so, what chance have I got?

PLEASE help. Prayer confuses the bejesus out of I.


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‘Mount Desert Oceanarium’, Acadia, Maine (By Bar Harbor) — CLOSED (At Least For NOW).

by Anura Guruge


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The tarp-covered main sign on Route 3 (taken last Wednesday).


What I got when I did a Google search on “mount desert oceanarium”.


Click to access my post from 3-years ago.


David Mills — the owner.

My pictures from 3-years ago. Attribution will be enforced.


We were on the way to Stonington last Wednesday, June 26, 2019, when I saw the (dreaded) blue tarp covered sign. On the way back I stopped and pulled into the driveway. The gate was closed and padlocked.

The next morning I checked with a knowledgeable local who also happens to drive past the Oceanarium every day. He confirmed that it was indeed closed and that it had only been partially open the year before.

This is distressing.

It was a good destination especially in inclement weather — and you can’t spend 5-days in Bar Harbor over the Summer without encountering at least one of those days.

We, in 2016, had more or less a PRIVATE tour with David Mills, the owner, as the pictures above attest. He took a liking to us. That Deanna’s father had been a Maine lobsterman might have played a role.

I liked David. He and I chatted for quite a long time — and I had stopped by in September 2016 also to have a word with him.

I wanted, quite desperately, to write his life story and the history of the Mount Desert Oceanarium‘. David was v. interested with the notion BUT, alas, had an issue with I (and let’s face it — who doesn’t). David is a profoundly religious, God-fearing soul. It distressed him that I was not. It was one of the first things he asked me. Where I stood with God. My answer distressed him. His line, in the end, was that he did NOT think that God would approve of a hardened heathen such as I writing David’s life story. His final words on the matter to I was: “maybe I should write it myself. I will have to see what God wants“.

I have not given up on David even if he might have on I. I am going to try and contact him.

I hope there is a way that the Oceanarium can be reopened.

Stay tuned. As far as I am concerned this is but a hiatus.


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New York’s Cardinal Dolan, Re. Notre Dame Fire, Again Confirms Why He Is NOT Considered An Intellectual.

by Anura Guruge


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Dolan, Dolan, Dolan.

You have to feel sorry for him. God was NOT kind to him in the intellectual stakes. But, he has done OK. Lives like a Railway Barron and looks like one too.

Too bloody late for ‘Our Lady’ or for ‘God’ to intercede.

Plus, does he REALLY THINK they need to be asked. Don’t they know? Doesn’t God spend most of his day, in ‘Executive Time’, watching Fox News on a 600′ TV?

They could have STOPPED this from happening.

Oh, Dolan. Oh, Dolan!

You are a treat.

This is a tragedy. Intercession should have happened BEFORE the tragedy.


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by Anura Guruge

Notre Dame Fire: I Sure Hope It Was But A Tragic Accident — BUT, Where The Heck Was God?

by Anura Guruge



First and foremost, I sure hope that it is nothing more than a tragic accident.

I hate to even think that ….

Yes, yes, yes. I know all about ‘Free Will‘ and how God does not micromanage what happens on Earth. I am an expert on that.

But, where the heck was God?

This is why I am an unbeliever and always have been. Also, why I refuse to pray — to anybody.

If, God or the Virgin Mary will not intercede to save Notre Dame it is unlikely that they will jump to my aid when I bust a knee.


One other thing.

The Paris fire department had NO CONTINGENCY plans for this?

Jesus. That seems irresponsible and incompetent — when for the lovely French.


As some of you know I love cathedrals — albeit, I am shamelessly biased towards the beautiful British Cathedrals.

That said, I am quite partial to Notre Dame. I have visited it MANY times. Remember I lived in Paris for 1-year, and my parents lived there for over 15-years.

This is a shame.

NO we can’t rebuild it to its original glory. We no longer have the skills.

Redoing in glass, which I know the French will look at, is NOT going to cut it.


A sad day for us. Kind of like a 9/11 — though without, luckily, the loss of life.


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Is God Supposed To Be Disabled — Or Is That Just A Quirky New Hampshire Thing?

by Anura Guruge


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Attribution WILL be enforced.



In front of us, on Loudon Road, Concord, NH at 4:24pm, today.


Rather old Chrysler Grand Caravan driven by a silver-haired lady.

We had one of those too. So, we had the same minivan as God? Pretty cool.

At least it wasn’t German.


New Hampshire disabled license plate.


No question. This is NOT a ‘PhotoShop‘, hoax or early April Fool’s Joke. This was kosher.

Not sure what to make of it.

Am I supposed to believe that this is God’s minivan and that she is disabled? That seems incongruous. The ‘+’ is often used in NH vanity plates as a space filler.

Another interpretation is that it is the (or a ) disabled PLUS God. That makes more sense. But, if I was permanently disabled, as opposed to temporarily (we hope), I wouldn’t be too chummy with God. I would want to know: “God, why I?“. “What did I do that was so bad?“. “What about one of your miracles?


Now there is something else. NH DMV, quite rightly, as some guidelines, though this is all it says on their Website: “Certain letter/character combinations, such as H8, will not be allowed”.

I am surprised that ‘God’ was permitted. But, this is indeed ‘Live Free OR Die’ New Hampshire.


So this gets curiouser. So, ‘+God’ is in Concord. ~40 miles away, in Alton, we have “God’s Final Word“. Do you think they get together. Both minivans. Very strange.


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