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Jews & ‘Atheists’ Will Live Longer In The Future — Per ‘PEW Research Study’.

by Anura Guruge


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This is kind of wild.

BUT, I think I kind of found the explanation. If you read the fine print it it says the data is from the UN — and that life expectancy within countries is NOT available!

Bingo. I looked up the life expectancy for Israel. 82.05. So, that is how Jews lead the table.

Not sure where they found the data for the ‘unaffiliated’ — what I treated as ‘atheists‘, though I am fully aware that ‘unaffiliated’ is broader and includes folks like I who do not believe in any religion per se, irrespective of a belief in God.

Now it makes more sense and I can see why Muslims prop up the table. They were using data from countries ravaged by violence.

Hhhmmmm.

So, nowhere near as ‘good’ as it initially looks.

But, I wanted to share.


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by Anura Guruge

One God, Three Faiths & Free Will In Light Of Last Week’s Atrocities In The Middle East.

by Anura Guruge



Last week we had the nerve gas attack in Syria and the bombing of the Coptic Christian churches in Egypt.

Both had to do with religion. In the case of Syria, two different factions of Islam (Shiite and Sunni) while in Egypt it was the ongoing 1,400 year feud between Christians and Muslims.

But ALL the people involved in both these atrocities believe in and worship the SAME GOD.

To I that does NOT make sense and never has.

One God.

And then you have the issue as to why this One God permits such atrocities in HIS NAME.

That is where Christians, starting with the popes, always seek refuge in Free Will (and how God refuses to micromanage the actions of humans).

I have always believed that this Free Will argument was the ultimate in copouts.

Then yesterday, after a Facebook interaction with my favorite Catholic priest, Father Anthony Churchill, on this subject, I had a blinding epiphany. See below.

God MAJORLY interfered with Free Will when he, intentionally, inserted Jesus into the World.

Humans did NOT have a say in that.

That was all God’s work on his own prerogative.

At the time he decided that the World needed Jesus there was a perfectly GOOD RELIGION in the Middle East — what we now refer to as Judaism.

OK, the Free Will people will contend that it was humans, i.e., some (but not all) the Jews, that decided that they would not accept Jesus as the true Messiah. And if all had then we would not have this mess. Yes, I can see that argument.

But, God, is omnipotent. Knows everything and more. The ultimate clairvoyant. He know what the future holds.

So he MUST HAVE known that my introducing Jesus into the World he was going to create a SCHISM, a divide.

And to I that is where he violated Free Will.

IF he had NOT introduced Jesus into the fray we would NOT have this mess and all these killings in the name of God.

We would just have ONE GOD, ONE FAITH.

Just a thought.

As some of you know I am totally and utterly areligious and have been so for at least 40 years — though I like to confound people, especially Jehovah’s Witnesses, by telling them I am a reformed, born again, heathen.



The Facebook conversation that I had, IN PUBLIC, on Father Churchill’s timeline.

Anura: So, dear father … how do you rationalize this. Of course the pope will want us to pray … but I am not sure for what. I am so sick and tired of all these religion-based killings. And in this case IT IS ALL THE SAME God!

Fr. Churchill: The people who do this kind of atrocity have a very different image of God.
A God who would bless these actions would be a monster.

Anura: Father, it is ‘funny’ you should say that. Last night I watched the 2016 movie ‘Jackie’ about Jacqueline Kennedy during the first few days/weeks after the tragic assassination. She unlike her husband was not a great Catholic — though one has to wonder what JFK confessed during his confessions. This movie is said to be fairly accurate. Jackie has a couple of long conversations with an old Catholic father. In one she confesses that “JFK never spent an entire night with her during their marriage”. That is not relevant to this … She referring to the death of her two babies and then her husband does ask the priest about God.
Father, we have talked many times about God Free Will and not micro-managing. I will grant God that. But, PLEASE, PLEASE explain. Didn’t God REALIZE that he was creating 3 religions. That is NOT micro-management. He himself created the FIRST SCHISM — on purpose. IF God had made sure that there was ONLY one religion that worshipped him the World would have been a better place. AMEN.

Fr. Churchill: Anura. This is a busy week but a brief response. No one would suggest that “God invented three religions” all teaching something different. As Christians, we see God revealing Himself in the Old Testament leading to the ultimate revelation in Jesus. Jews do not accept Jesus in this sense, and so we are divided as Christians from those Pope John Paul described as our “older brothers and sisters.”
Muslims claim a further revelation to Mohammed. Both Christians and Jews reject that claim as false.


And into this dialogue, as IF to prove the point, one of Father Churchill’s followers interjected: “That’s Allah for you…..”


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by Anura Guruge


Think – Today: Why Is The Blade On A Guillotine Angled?

by Anura Guruge


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guillotineWouldn’t you have expected it to be straight or rounded? While you are at it: where did it get its name from and does it pre-date the French Revolution?


Think first, then research, then THINK again. Think for the pleasure of thinking.


Yesterday’s ‘Think’: “Do Christians, Jews & Muslims Share The Same Heaven” — nobody, of course, knows for sure and there is not even universal consensus that there is indeed such a heaven. But, the conventional wisdom among those that believe in heaven is that Christians, Jews & Muslims must share the SAME heaven since they all believe in the same God and a major point of going to heaven is to be with God.


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Think – Today: Do Christians, Jews & Muslims Share The Same Heaven?

by Anura Guruge


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heavensgrocerystoretopWorth a thought? I am NEVER going there and have no desire, whatsoever, of going there. I actually do NOT believe in an afterlife. Nada. But, that does NOT stop me from thinking on behalf of those that do? Mean if you are planning on going to heaven don’t you want to know who else will be there? And then there is the question of the martyrs from the various religions. They, per tradition, automatically go to heaven. NOW think about that. Wow, there could be people up there that might cause you to raise an eyebrow. {SMILE}


Think first, then research, then THINK again. Think for the pleasure of thinking.


Yesterday’s ‘Think’: “How Long After The ‘Big Bang’ Did Light Come To Be” — the ‘Big Bang’, per the theory, was far from a conventional explosion, despite the name. There was NO sound, and there was NO flash. That much we can deduce. Why? The ‘stuff’, the ‘material’, the ‘particles’ needed for complex ‘things’ like light just had not come to be! Yes, it is all theory and conjecture BUT they [i.e., scientists who work on this stuff] reckon that it was at least 400,000 years — and possibly MUCH, MUCH, MUCH later (like a few hundred MILLION years) — before there was any light in the Universe. Google it. Read more. THINK. {SMILE}


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by Anura Guruge

Bernie Sanders Will Have To Address The ‘Faith Issue’ As The Nominations Head To The ‘Bible Belt’.

by Anura Guruge


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Click here to access the excellent Sarah Posner article in “The Week”
— from just yesterday.


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Check out interesting Milton Friedman interview, on YouTube, on “Capitalism, Socialism, and the Jews”. Click image to access YouTube video.


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Click here to access very good Matthew Rozsa article in “Salon”
— from just yesterday.


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by Anura Guruge

Pope Francis Has The Damn Chutzpah To ACCUSE The ALLIES Of Not Doing Enough To Stop The Holocaust!

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Francis says the darnest things 

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WTF?

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.

This is beyond bloody amazing.

Trying to blame the Allies — and that means us the Brits and THE AMERICANS.

Jesus Wept.

This coming from a MAN who is constantly accused of NOT doing enough to protect his own brother Jesuits during the Argentinian ‘Dirty War’. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.

What did the Vatican do? What did Pius XII do?

What did his BELOVED (bloody) Argentina do … other than gladly welcome Nazis?

This pope says the darnest things BUT this takes the cake.

Don’t get ALL prizzy with ME, BUT this has to be asked. Is he mentally stable? This is CRAZY talk.

Yes, I am ANGRY. Very angry.

I was NOT born during WW II but I know that the ALLIES — that means US — did everything we could to stop the bloody Germans and Italians.

This Pope is NUTS.


Mercedes-Benz CONFIRMS My Long-Held Assertion That Those That Drive Their Cars Are Mentally Challenged.

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Click to ENLARGE and enjoy here. Use link below to access the Mercedes-Benz original.

Click here for the Mercedes-Benz original IF you want further proof.


Quod erat demonstrandum
(Q.E.D.)

What more do I have to say?

I might not be the brightest bulb out there, BUT I do NOT
need any technology to help me
DETECT PEDESTRIANS
when I am driving.

They are, to folks with even a modicum of gray matter, fairly easy to spot.

Just further proof of my long held contention.

People who buy German cars are clueless.

What do I have AGAINST German cars.

THIS ↓

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I visited Liverpool for the first time in 1980. I was the Customer Support Manager for ITT (U.K.) and I had to meet with some customers, waterfront. As usual I drove. I think I was driving a Gold 2L Ford Cortina, my company car at the time. As I was driving into the city I could see all these desolate, empty spaces. Complete blocks with nothing on them. I wasn’t sure what the deal was. At lunch, and my job as Customer Support Manager, was 50% entertainment, I asked the Liverpudlians what the empty spaces were all about. There was a silence for a second. They all looked at me. Well they kind of knew I wasn’t totally stupid. They also recognized that I had not grown up in Britain, and that I was NOT being funny. They then all jumped in at once and went onto explain that those were still the unbuilt lots after the WW II blitz. I was stunned. WW II had ended 35 years earlier. I had never seen any major WW II damage in London. This was an EYE OPENER.

On the way back I stopped at one of these empty lots and got out of the car. It was a strange feeling. A tangible connection with WW II. I was born 8 years after the War. But standing there was very profound. It annoyed me no end that the Germans had done this to Liverpool, to the British and as such also to I. That is when I avowed that I will do my best never to buy anything German. It was MY small way of showing my respects to what I saw in Liverpool.

I have been good to my word (as I tend to be). A few years later, in what was meant to be a big ‘honor’ I was given, by CASE Communications, a Mercedes Benz as a company car. I kept it for 2 months. But, NOTE I did not buy it. It was given to me and it was meant to be a FAVOR. A recognition. Yes, I have driven German cars. But they do nothing for me. Yes, I have been to Germany more times than most. But Germany doesn’t appeal to me much — though I do recognize that it is beautiful country. The images of Liverpool STILL haunt me.

I worked with a very rich Jew. He was always going on about the Nazi persecution of Jews. But one day it occurred to me that this guy, for all of his talk, owned over $100K in German cars. So one day when I was talking to him on the phone, and in those days we spoke quite often, I said: “G** have you worked out how much the German cars you have parked in your driveway, right now, must cost?” He thought for a minute and replied: “Those 3 must have cost at least $75K” — and we are talking 15 years ago. I then asked: “WHY?”

So that is why I continue to make fun of those that by German cars — and that used to include, to his annoyance and sometimes embarrassment, my adoptive (now late) father.


Pope Francis THE Most Popular Pope Ever? Not Even CLOSE! Bl. John ‘Good Pope’ XXIII (#262) Towered Over Him.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.



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by Anura Guruge


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Click to access the U.K. ‘Express’ from today.


Not even close. This pope is an Internet pope. If the Internet had been around when John XXIII reigned people would have gone ga-ga.

This pope, with his feet washing etc., is TRYING to emulate John XXIII.

He does NOT have John’s natural touch.

John, was a legend, especially for what he did for the Jews during WW II, before he became pope. Francis’ track record in Argentina has some major red flags when it comes to human rights!

He is NOT a natural. He is trying to play the part.

On April 27 this year, John will become Pope St. John XXIII. Francis has a long way to go.

Don’t get me wrong. Francis is a decent pope. A trillion times better than the previous German dandy. But lets NOT get carried away.

Francis, for those of us who have to read the chicken entrails daily, is still but words.

John was substance. John was action. By this stage of his papacy, John had called for Vatican II, created cardinals and made major structural changes. In contrast all we get from Francis is contradictory words.

Most popular pope, STILL:
Bl. John XXIII (#262).


Still Can’t Find What Bush Actually Told ‘The Jews For Jesus’ Folks — But Found This Good Background Video.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Given his uncanny propensity to say the ‘right’ thing at the wrong time I am dying to find out exactly what he did say Friday night at the fundraiser. From what I can see he has finally found a cause that he can truly support and talk about without getting too much of the facts wrong. This to me really was a match made in heaven. That alone must say something.


Click to access what is a rather good YouTube video.

Click to access what is a rather good YouTube video.


Will Bush Try To Be Pontifical And Say ‘Perfidious’ Tonight Or Will He Basically Stick With Benedict XVI’s 2008 Revision?

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Click for ‘Mother Jones’ coverage …


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In case YOU are too YOUNG to remember ‘perfidious’ here is a good explanation …


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The history of the ‘Good Friday Prayer for Jews’ from Wikipedia. Quite good. Read if you are not familiar with this ol’ religious chestnut. Click …


As I pointed out earlier today, this organization ‘The Bush‘ is schooming with tonight is not doing anything that popes haven’t been trying to do for 1,900 years.

If ‘The Bush’ is actually going to touch this thorny, obviously emotive (and controversial) issue, he will be well served IF he sticks, strictly, to the Benedict XVI (#266) 2008 version of the  ‘Good Friday Prayer for Jews‘  — as shown directly above. Though even that is not universally liked it is considerably more flaccid than the original Tridentine version used for centuries. It was Good Pope John XXIII (#262) that had it removed in 1959. Then by mistake it was said during the Mass of 1963. The pope stopped the priest who was reciting the prayer, in mid-stream, in front of thousands, at St. Peter’s, and told him to redo it without THAT word.

So, what will ‘The Bush’ do? I hope he follows John XXIII’s words …

Though I was familiar with all of this for a number of years, I am revelling in it all over again since I am 44% through a new book on the deeds of John XXIII — my 10th book this year.