Comment Policy

By Charlie Johnston

The views and opinions expressed in the comments section are those of the commenters and do not necessarily reflect my views. I encourage a wide range of comments here – treat it kind of like an Irish pub where we can sit and reason (and sometimes wrestle) with each other. That said, this is a faithfully orthodox site (despite some of my unusual visitations) and I do not give space to those who try to disparage either the Catholic Church or the Christian faith of others who we count as brethren.

I do not vouch for links in comments. I check those links that I embed in my posts or list on the side. If I find a link leads to a site that is clearly contrary to faith and morals, I will remove it.

Stating some rules that need to be re-stated as we grow, added in late September, 2014 with an influx of new readers:

To new readers, here are a couple of things to be aware of if you want to comment here:

1) No vulgarities or simple ugly name-calling. Period.

2) I am Catholic, so this website has a decidedly Catholic flavor. But I have a deep respect for the profound faith of many of our Protestant and Jewish brethren. In fact, I have been told (as regular readers know) that we are to treat all faithful Protestants and Jews as full partners in the work before us. God, Himself, will see to the unity, which will be one of the great fruits of the Storm. There are no junior partners here.

3) We do not engage in the “Jane, you ignorant slut” style of debate so popular on so many blogs today. If you look back at the archives (and if it is a particular subject or person in the news that interests you, just enter the name in the search feature and it will pull up all articles related to that person or subject) you will see from comments – and even a guest column – that I both encourage and welcome people to offer serious, clearly stated opinions that are different than mine. Properly understood, debate should lead us closer to truth. A sneer is not a substitute for an argument here, so if that is all you can muster, please go somewhere else.

4) We believe that when we are commanded that we should not bear false witness, that does not just mean we should only tell the truth about people we like or agree with – but that we should not bear false witness against anyone, even Hitler or Stalin. If someone has chosen evil their actions will speak for themselves. If we add to it to try to further discredit them, we simply are adopting evil, ourselves. Take the time to make sure your facts are reasonably accurate.

5) I understand that in the modern world, people frequently want to jump into the middle of a debate without seeing what is already said. We treat each other seriously and with respect here. If you want to jump in, use the search feature to at least see what has been said recently on a subject.

6) The comments make up at least half of the best stuff in each article – and in some cases have been meatier and more inspirational than the column itself. You are missing something if you don’t check them out. By doing so, you will also get an idea of the tone here.

7) When making a factual claim that is not common knowledge, please provide a credible reference – preferably a link – to the source so people can assess it. Wikipedia, while a good place to start getting some information, is NOT a reliable reference.

I have waded through several efforts at comments that used scatological descriptions of homosexuals (make your point – do it effectively enough and you do not need ugly descriptors), challenged me to explain how I could defend people like Cardinal Dolan (already explained. Use the search feature. If you want to jump in, it is your job to get up to snuff – not mine to repeat material we have all been through), or simply trying to bash one denomination or another.  That is not to say we are nice and don’t say hard things or make tough criticisms – but it must be based in evidence rather than simply emoting feelings – and all is designed to build up the people of God, not to tear each other down.

289 Responses to Comment Policy

  1. Petra says:

    I tuned into a PBS program called Independent Lens called “Chuck Norris vs. Communism” and watched this hour long film about how smuggled videos of U.S. movies in the 1980’s was the spark to the overthrow of Communism there. Here’s the blurb:

    1980s Romania: thousands of American movies were smuggled through the Iron Curtain, opening a window into the free world. A black market racketeer and a courageous female translator brought the magic of film to the people, and helped spark a revolution.

    Now, I’m no fan of American movies nor Chuck Norris, but this film was astounding, in how these hopeless people found hope and a drive to rise up and seek freedom from the oppressive government. At one point one of the guys said something like, We wanted to be heroes.

    At the end I thought, God works in mysterious ways, and uses what He will to break the chains of His people.

    http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/videos/chuck-norris-vs-communism/

    God bless.

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    • YongDuk says:

      Chuck Norris… Hair extensions… Very interesting indeed!

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      • charliej373 says:

        Ha, YD, back when I was a newspaper editor back in the 80’s, our graphics department loved making joke dummy posters and front pages for internal amusement. One of my colleague’s last names was Pramshaffer. So our graphics department got a poster of some movie starring Chuck Norris and Sylvester Stallone, superimposed mine and his face on the actors and said, “Chuck and Prambo: Unstoppable” I don’t think any actual hair extensions were harmed in the production of that poster.

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  2. al chandanais says:

    MP, I was in Costa Rica a number of years ago and found out that the country is primarily Catholic. Once a year I believe it be Easter, Catholics leave their homes and walk to a certain church that can be a week away from their homes. They are a wonderful people, warm, generous and alive with love. It must be a wonderful time of grace on this people. I heard this from our cab driver who introduced us to his wife and kids while we stayed there for 5 days because we used his service for the five days we were there.

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  3. Judith says:

    Charlie, [Manning my post to Trust, Do, and Love]
    I want to raise the awareness of the NRS family to an important call to prayer by the Catholic bishops. The USCCB invites people across the nation to unite in prayer for the protection of life at all stages. While the call is for all Catholics, it is, in my opinion, for all like minded people everywhere.
    “9 Days for Life” is a 9 day digital pilgrimage taking place January 16-24. It surrounds the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. To participate, visit http://www.9daysforlife.com and sign up for daily alerts or download and print the novena. [I’m including prayers of protection for our children’s hearts, minds, bodies, and souls] Blessings to all.
    Judith

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  4. c. hughes says:

    I don’t suppose your angel bothered to explain to you the concept of ‘false flag’ attack.

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    • charliej373 says:

      I am amused that many seem to think my angel speaks to me like an automaton. He gives me info – and expects me to figure it out. Yeah, I know about false flag attacks (quite on my own, I might add). If you mean various conspiracies, I don’t worry about it too much. If you are talking about why I give some latitude to tendentious posters occasionally who just hope to impose their will, I want to give the sincere ones a chance to get through even if they are a little upset when they first post.

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  5. Jan K says:

    Why doesn’t God or the angels just tell you what they mean and be done with it. It seems to me that is what Mary did in Fatima. It seems in the old testament, when God told a prophet something they just went out and did whatever he told them. And the angel was pretty specific with Mary when he asked if she would become the mother of Jesus. I guess I don’t understand why everything would be so unclear, especially about the end of things or times when people are going to actually die. He wasn’t that cryptic with Noah and that was a flood that was going to kill everybody else. I am in no way not believing you, because I actually do. Anyone can see that the way things are can continue. Especially with Pres. Obama acting so weird this past year. Just hard for me to understand that if God is going to all the trouble of a warning, then make it clear.

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    • charliej373 says:

      Jan, I have explained that several times. We are not automatons. God expects us to use our free will to reach out to Him. People say if God would just tell them plainly, they would do. They deceive themselves. God DOES tell them plainly in the Bible and through the Magisterium – and they do not. Jesus even told His critics who said He should speak more plainly and then they would believe that even if one were to be raised from the dead, many would not believe.

      Your discussion of how “plain” God was in former times is simply incorrect. You know the whole story from hindsight and are not putting yourself in the place of the people who lived it. From the time Noah started preparing, it was 40 years before the flood came. You think he wasn’t mocked and ridiculed – even by much of his own kith and kin? Much of the initial prophecies of Fatima did not unfold for over 20 years after they were made. You think people, 15 years later, were not mocking them that next to none of it had yet come to pass?

      God is not in the business of telling you exactly what will happen…precisely because it will not help you, but only puff you up with pride that you have the inside story and lead you to depend on your supposed superior understanding. Rather, you must trust in Him…so He acts in a way to show you it is, indeed, Him who is acting – but leaves it to you to choose whether to do or not. I have told you simply and plainly what is required…yet many will not believe me unless I tell fortunes, too. The plain, simple truth is that all you need is to acknowledge God, take the next right step, and be a sign of hope to those around you. That really is the only way – so simple that many will spurn it because, like Naaman, in 2 Kings:5, they want something gaudy and complicated. The simple way I have described IS the clear truth.

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      • Yong Duk says:

        My Friends (not aimed at Charlie), you are missing the easy, ordinary answer!

        Charlie says it in the Birmingham Video, his Angel told him to go to X., but not how to get to X.

        Pray on that.

        Let St. Paul’s reprimands ring in your ears that you should be adults, but hear his gentleness in those reprimands!

        a clue:

        Work out your salvation with fear and trembling!

        (but don’t gild the lily and miss my point.)

        pace bene,
        +YD

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    • Petra says:

      Honestly Jan K, I think the answer to your question is to read the Book of Revelation. That book clearly shows how prophecy and revelation can be mysterious and masked. I for one cannot make heads or tails of it, no matter how many times I read it, nor how slowly I read it. I can tell it’s prophecy, revelation, what God says He’s going to do, what is going to happen. But all I can get from it is that God wins in the end, and Jesus is the conqueror, and the saints go to heaven.
      So why didn’t God just say, on such and such a day in such and such a year, such and such is going to happen, rather than all the symbolic language? I don’t know. He is mysterious, and unfathomable. Maybe once we are with Him in eternity it will make perfect sense why He did it just this way. As for now, we are befuddled, and challenged to believe even when we don’t understand.

      God bless.

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      • jlynnbyrd says:

        Petra, I like to think, in a child-like way that God, Our Almighty Father especially doesn’t need to give specifics. How many times has a mother and father spouted to their children, *because I said so,” end of discussion which is said out of love and wisdom. We should fall to our knees in thanksgiving for the warnings.

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  6. Charlie, how can you say that you “talk” to “God/angels” but you considered that islam was “one of the three great monotheistic religions”? How can you see the kingdom of heaven and yet say islam is great?

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    • charliej373 says:

      Vidia, if Moses was talking to God, why did he have to wander in the desert for 40 years? If Abraham was talking to and under the protection of God, why did he lie about his wife’s identity when among hostiles? If St. Joan was talking to God, why was she so frequently mistaken? If Jeremiah was talking to God, why did he bitterly complain that God had duped him?

      I get a variety of this question every few weeks. Having an angel talk to you is NOT having a divine Encyclopedia who will answer your every question. He gives you some striking information and points you in a direction, then you are expected to engage your whole mind and heart in getting it right. If you persist in error, he will correct you. If you persist often enough, you are likely to lose your call.

      I answer this question a little different this time. It worries me when people raise up a set of expectation that is different than what almost every authentic person sent by God has ever been given. It is always an unveiling, requiring you to actively engage your entire heart and will. So why has my experience been similar to almost every servant God has sent? Strange question.

      And please, read enough to have a good feel. I say Islam is a satanic deception, disordered at its root – and that I once thought it was one of the great monotheistic religions. Please, please, please, for your own sake, really contemplate your expectations to make sure they have some relation to the reality of salvation history. These are perilous times.

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      • I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to imply that the angels would be like genies. I meant to say that how can you have a glimpse of the one and only thing that is right and holy, and still believe something so evil could be respectable? I get that most of the great kings including David never tore down the high places, but im not sure that they ever saw them as respectable.

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  7. Kim Sevier says:

    Yong Duk–I met with my Cursillo group last night and we talked about lying. I was relating the conversation on this site and someone asked if it was lying to use an alias here. Goodness–the confusion never ends!

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    • YongDuk says:

      Well, if they are talking about me, let them know mine is not an alias as I have said before.

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    • Petra says:

      Kim: After all this discussion on lying, in reflecting on it I realized that the culpability varies depending on the intent of the liar. I read Msgr. Pope’s article referred to in some of the posts, and saw, yes, a lie is a lie is a lie – nothing changes that. But what does affect the seriousness of it is motive and intent. I suppose it’s best not to ever tell a falsehood, and think of ways to get around the problem without lying, because of course satan is the Father of Lies, and so no lie is ever really “good.”
      And after all the discussion I thought of Jesus saying, “Peter, satan has desired to sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you.” And sure enough, Peter when confronted, lied (saying he did not know Jesus.) I think satan is desiring to sift the TNRSers like wheat, having us weigh in on lying and deception. I hope we all get it right when it’s our time to face that trial! B
      But as for using the aliases, I doubt if most people using them are tying to deceive. I think they are trying to protect privacy, it being the public square after all. But it just brings home once again, we need to examine ourselves regarding our perceptions of ourselves and what we are really doing.🙂
      God bless.

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      • charliej373 says:

        Ha, I am going to ask YD to give everyone a general dispensation to use screen names on my site. Besides, it IS your name for purposes of being here.

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        • Yong Duk says:

          Hereby, granted!

          Everyone has a right to privacy and the internet is a place that conjures stalkers. No one need supply their own personal name if they are not comfortable nor their surname and in fact the supply of the latter potentially puts them at risk from maleficent individuals. So say I this day.

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  8. Kim sevier says:

    They were asking in about everyone on here.

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  9. Kim sevier says:

    Petra–yes—I agree! My Cursillo group consists of 5 other incredibly wonderful women who work hard on their spiritual journey. This discussion of lying is one of the most thought provoking I have ever experienced. I think they thought so too. It has really stretched my brain. That is a good thing! Bottom line: we all want to take TNRS and grow in holiness. This site promotes that. Such a blessing.

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  10. Kim sevier says:

    Yippee! Thank you!

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    • charliej373 says:

      Ah Diva, there have been betrayers since Judas. But this was a widespread failure. Many clerics traded, for a time, the rock of the Gospel and the Magisterium for the transient shifting sands of trendy cultural and pseudo-cultural enthusiasm. We traded a culture of faith for a culture of therapy – and we are all the worse for it. I remember in the late 70’s I was watching a daytime TV talk show (Phil Donahue, I think). I was shocked when a psychologist or therapist – a woman – berated a Priest for suppressing people’s “natural sexuality.” That was not the shocking part; the shocking part was that she spoke of the “sexual needs of children” and that the Church was creating neurosis by not recognizing those. The even more shocking part was that the Priest was just awkwardly silent, unable or unwilling to mount any defense of the faith. I was not Catholic then, but thought in my shock what a faithless gimp that Priest was. He had been caught up in the trendy culture of therapy – and was intimidated to defend what was obvious and unchanging. Many clerics lost themselves and their faith in the cultural upheaval.

      I once wrote a blistering letter to a high Church official that “zero-tolerance” policies weren’t going to solve a thing; that the answer was to recover the lost faith – that had we always proclaimed the fundamentals of the faith, the True Presence in the Eucharist, the Culture of Life, boldly and with conviction, there never would have been a crisis in the first place. The worst among us were filled with a paqssionate resolve for ever-deepening disorder which was partly enabled by a clericalism run amok. Meantime, the best were intimidated, indecisive, afraid to speak boldly for fear of being dismissed as archaic, not enlightened with the times.

      You know I don’t quail from offering criticism of religious authorities when I think it warranted, but I confine that criticism to the specific ones who I think have warranted it. The mindless practice of some of never speaking critically of a Priest helped enable the malefactors. The collar is a noble vocation; the abuse of it is a great betrayal and a collar is not a license to do harm to others. But when we let the criticism go beyond the malefactors to a whole class, we do damage to the very noble souls who want to live the faith well and minister to their flocks. We lose on both ends.

      We will not solve this by turning our heads away from those who have offended and holding them to account. But we will not solve this by putting good clergymen to a star chamber and quenching their commitment to their vocation. I am now in contact with literally hundreds of Priests and Deacons – and there is a great spirit moving across the land. They are ready to step up to the plate, filled with the hope that if they speak boldly and live their vocation truly, people will stand with them, not disdain them. It is one of the reasons why I am so focused on Eucharistic and Marian Processions. If we live that, spark a real movement, it will empower the very best of the spiritual leaders among us, filling them with new confidence and joy in their vocation, while raising us all up. Get that started and that will be where things happen with vigor. It will raise a climate that is unhospitable to those who are mere careerists. The people of the kingdom and the folck will rise together even as the careerists slink away or sulk.

      I have little sympathy for malefactors and when they are found, they need to be weeded out, but I have never made them my focus. It only has limited value. In all things, I have focused on empowering the noble, inspiring them and filling them with resolve to create a real movement. That builds something – and chokes off the cynical careerists, while filling many of the lukewarm with a joyful new resolve. Change the culture and you change the world…and it starts with little steps that build trust. How have you heartened those Priests that believe, that believe with fervor? Do that and we will have a vibrant culture of life and of faith once more. How I long to leave the culture the 60’s and 70’s bequeathed to us behind, to rise again in faith with our true spiritual leaders. That is what I believe in and am committed to this year. I can’t change what has happened, but I can do my little part to rebuild, for the kingdom to rise. I hope you will make the same commitment even as you grieve over the terrible offenses that have marred us.

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      • Beckita says:

        Charlie, I’m revisiting this comment this morning. It has great and timely significance, especially in light of the newest rounds of reckoning with the tragic events of clerical abuse. What you’ve written is a treasure which could readily be overlooked either by those who choose not or don’t seem to have the time to read comments. Please consider making this a stand alone post or perhaps incorporate it into a larger piece. Thank you.

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      • YongDuk says:

        Yeah, I opposed the Zero-Tolerance policy…

        But I am just a young duck, what do I know?!

        +YD

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        • charliej373 says:

          Oh, I was so mad when the report came out of Dallas sounding like some mealy-mouthed thing the PR Firm for Catholicism, Inc. might come up with. JESUS! That is the key. Proclaim Him crucified, proclaim Him boldly, proclaim Him always and all will be well.

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  11. Simone says:

    Wow! That one set me on fire!

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  12. Sharon Heck says:

    I truly believe that as part of that Next Right Step, everyone should consecrate themselves to Christ through Mary (I used the 33 Days to Morning Glory book and videos) and also devote themselves to Divine Mercy especially in this Year of Mercy proclaimed by the Pope.

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  13. I found your article on the Koran fascinating. I have only read about a third of this holy book. so I am not an expert. I found it a wonderfully written book an found nothing in it that could be interpreted as bad. I found that the descriptive language was so loosely written that it could be interpreted in almost any way you desired. Moslems do not believe in the divinity of jesus, but when it talks about him one can interpret it in many different ways. I noticed that Mohammed said on at least three different occasions in the parts I did read that if you had any questions about the meaning of the Koran that you should read the Jewish and Christian bibles to find the answer. Since Mohammed could neither read nor write that is not something that he was able to do.
    I never had the desire to go any farther than reading the third of it that I did. I never got to the part where he described heaven, but I find giving the dearly departed 72 virgins bordering on saying that heaven is Gods whore house. I would suggest if that is what heaven is all about then there is plenty of that here.
    The World War II general George Patton did read the Koran an made the comment that he thought it was a good book, but that it was too fatalistic. It was this fatalism that he considered being responsible for the backwardness of the Moslem countries.
    Hope this does not distress you, as the Koran can be interpreted in any way you want and as I have not read it all I don’t know, you could be right.

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    • charliej373 says:

      Art, presuming you mean well, I can only say bluntly that I am right. I have read it, the Surah, and much of the Haddith. It is not nearly as ambiguous as you want to make it out to be…and continuing to try to make it so is the sort of wishful thinking that has made all of us in the west so vulnerable.

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  14. With all eyes focused on Dallas this week, I just became aware of “The Strong Cities Network” that Loretta Lynch unveiled this week. It is to start at the end of September. Is this a new Global Police Force? Would love to hear your opinion.

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  15. JASON STRUNK says:

    CHARLIE I TOLD YOU SEVERAL MONTHS AGO THAT I WAS CONVERTING INTO THE CATHOLIC FAITH. YOU TOLD ME WELCOME TO THE BARK OF PETER I THANK YOU FOR THAT.
    I AM STILL IN THE THE PROCESS OF BECOMING A CATHOLIC. I JUST WANT TO ASK YOU TO PRAY FOR ME AND MY FAMILY SO I CAN GET MY PREVIOUS MARRIAGE ANNULLED SO ME AND MY WIFE CAN BE MARRIED IN THE CHURCH AND HER ALREADY BEING CATHOLIC CAN START PARTAKING IN THE EUCHARIST. I THANK YOU
    JASON.

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    • charliej373 says:

      When I came into the Church, there were about seven months where I frequently attended Daily Mass but could not participate in the Eucharist. It made it all the sweeter when I could. It will be the same for you. Prayers going up for you and your wife.

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  16. jlynnbyrd says:

    Jason, it is so nice to have you here and to welcome you on your journey to the Catholic faith! My marriage to my husband was convalidated almost a year ago. I am so happy for you and your wife. Blessings!

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  17. JASON STRUNK says:

    CHARLIE THIS IS JASON AGAIN I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU AND EVERYONE FOR YOUR PRAYERS FOR ME AND MY WIFE’S MARRIAGE TO GET BLESSED. NO SOONER THAN A WEEK PAST THAT WE RECEIVED WHAT SHOULD BE THE FINAL STEPS OF THE PROCESS THANKS AGAIN.

    NOW FOR A QUESTION IF I DO NOT GET FULLY CONVERTED TO THE BARK OF PETER BY THE TIME THAT THE COLLAPSE OF CIVIL NORMS GETS COMPLETED WHAT A BLESSING TO BE ABLE TO RECEIVE MY FIRST EUCHARIST IN THE TIME OF RESTORATION BUT I AM ASSUMING THAT IT WILL TAKE EVEN LONGER WOULD I BE ASSUMING WRONG.

    CHARLIE I WAS A POLICE OFFICER IN NEW ORLEANS DURING KATRINA AND I HAVE ALSO BEEN IN THE MILITARY SO I HAVE SEEN MANY CIVIL UNREST’S AND KNOW HOW PEOPLE ACT AS IF THEY DO NOT HAVE NOTHING TO LIVE FOR SO WHEN I SAY ASSUMING THAT IT MAY TAKE LONGER THAT IS THE BASIS THAT I AM GOING ON.

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  18. JASON STRUNK says:

    THANK YOU CHARLIE AND BECKITA FOR ALL THE PRAYERS AND CHARLIE I HOPE EVERYTHING WENT WELL IN YOUR DENVER SPEECH I HOPE TO SEE YOU IN DALLAS.

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  19. JASON STRUNK says:

    IM NOT FROM THE DALLAS AREA IM FROM A LITTLE TOWN IN OKLAHOMA CALLED OKEMAH HOME TO WOODY GUTHRIE. MOVED HERE FROM NEW ORLEANS 6 YEARS AGO BUT IM HOPING TO TAKE MY WIFE AND HER FAMILY TO DALLAS TO SEE YOU AND VISIT.THEY ARE THE REASON I HAVE COME BACK TO JESUS AND I AM SO VERY THANKFUL I HAVE.

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  20. JASON STRUNK says:

    CHARLIE HOPE ALL IS GOING WELL, I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT AFTER THE FINALE CRASH WHAT WILL BECOME OF THE PRISONS. THE ONLY REASON IM ASKING IS THAT HERE IN OKLAHOMA WE HAVE QUITE A FEW OF THEM AND THERE ARE SOME LOCATED A SHORT DISTANCE FROM MY FARM.

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    • charliej373 says:

      Jason, how the details will be handled on such things is entirely up to each of us. If we act with special attention to those most vulnerable, most will be rescued. If we largely act in an “every man for himself” way, many will suffer and be lost. We can be heroes or we can continue as self-absorbed bums. We are participants, not spectators. It will depend on you and your neighbors, acting together.

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  21. JASON says:

    Thanks Charlie sometimes I bring more trouble to the things I think about more than I should. Hope your feeling better

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  22. George says:

    Hey Charlie check out this link that was sent to me, if it is true our only hope is the rescue that you talk about!

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    • charliej373 says:

      Hi George, sorry, I removed the link. It was a semi-lurid piece about the mass importation of guillotines to this country. At this point, there are few things, no matter how lurid, I completely dismiss. The WikiLeaks stuff on the Clinton campaign is incredibly wicked and lurid – and completely true – and ardently suppressed by the establishment media. But so we don’t get caught up in overheated fears, I still look for credible evidence to back up assertions.

      Not to worry. Ugly things are planned, but they won’t get beyond an initial rush before those in power come falling down like the walls of Jericho.

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  23. As I recall that you mentioned; but I do not remember when or where; you do not have knowledge of specific events,or dates of what happens and when, I assume you have been given only the big picture of information not parts of the puzzle.
    Why did you write “but they won’t get beyond an initial rush before those in power come falling down like the walls of Jericho”?
    Do you have time frame dates and knowledge of future events that will happen?

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    • charliej373 says:

      Not except those I have specifically mentioned, mainly that the orderly transfer of power will not happen and that the Rescue comes in late 2017. That is all I choose to discuss in a time frame.

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    • charliej373 says:

      To expand just a little, Robert, certain things are dependent on others to trigger action. The key is that prophecy is not mere fortune-telling: it is a call to action. It calls us to what God wants of us now. A faithful response on our part makes for a better more Godly future. Read “Through a Glass Darkly” for a more complete discussion on it. It is why I do not and will not give more than the most rudimentary timeline: to do so encourages people to go chasing after secret knowledge instead of trusting God and doing what they are called to.

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  24. George says:

    Hey Charlie my sister lent me the new book “My Heart will Triumph” by one of the children of Medjugorje “Mirjana Soldo” I don’t know if you read it but the last three Paragraph’s of the book she hints on what is to come and seems to be a poetic description of a rescue by the Blessed Mother that involves all of us just like you say!

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  25. Judith says:

    OH, Oh, Oh!!! YAHOO CUBS!!! The Restoration seems to have started.

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  26. James says:

    I was reading your blog. You reposted an older post. I don’t mean to picky but you refer to the Middle Ages or Medieval Times as the Dark Ages. Most scholars of the Middle Ages reject that term. Unfortunately, it’s still in use in popular terms. Scholars like Jeffery Burton Russell and Rodney Stark just to name two.

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    • charliej373 says:

      The Dark Ages refers to the early Middle Ages, from the late 400’s to about 1,000, after the collapse of the power of the Roman Empire. Some modern historians don’t like the term because of its supposed negative spin on it. All agree that the late Middle Ages were far more vibrant than some had earlier thought – but I know of none who would argue that the time period mentioned were not barren and dark.

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