to Ponder About
The purpose of Points to Ponder About
is to stimulate thinking that would draw the disoriented Faithful back
to God (**) and
away from the hypocritical duplicity of some religious institutions
which are destroying the little faith left on earth.
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May 31st, 2009
What Dalai Lama really demands
Do you ever wonder... what is
the Dalai Lama really up to?
Let us take a look at a summary of what he has just clearly stated as
he demands autonomy from the PRC: (1)
autonomy that he is seeking was enshrined in the Chinese Constitution,
which guarantees the right of regional self-rule for ethnic minorities.
Based on that, he said, the large area of western China that is
predominantly Tibetan — including Tibet, but also parts of the
provinces of Qinghai, Sichuan, Gansu and Yunnan — should be united
under a single Tibetan authority. Chinese officials have balked at the
demand, saying it would mean turning over one-quarter of China to
materially is very, very backward,” he said. “And every Tibetan wants
to modernize Tibet. So for that reason, remaining within the People's
Republic of China is in our own interest as far as economic development
is concerned, provided we have full guarantee to preserve our own
culture, our own language, our own spirituality and full protection of
As an associate commented about the real plans
of the Dalai Lama - who just everyone loves (2):
what the Dalai Lama wants:
Give us your western provinces, and help us develop. We'll take your
help, and run our lands our own way.
This aspect of the Tibetan autonomy
movement is not widely reported. So
"autonomy" would give the Dalai Lama and his confederates the rule of
much of western China, not just the province of Tibet.
Let us not forget that the Dalai Lama
wrote a laudatory introduction to the book
"Spiritual Politics," a modern-day popularization of the teachings of
Alice Bailey (3).
Among liberals, the Dalai Lama is
revered as a man of peace and as a
leader of a politically correct (i.e., non-Abrahamic) religion. Among
conservatives, he is honored as an innocent victim of Communist
(PRC) aggression. But the preceding items show a far more
- "Autonomy Is Solution for Tibet,
Dalai Lama Says" | Archived in our domain
(2) "Oh, but we know his face,
don't we?" Even the French "Emperor" Sarkozy just loves him.
(3) This is the Alice
Bailey of the New
Published on May
ever wonder... why people choose to deny the undeniable?
"Knowledge" is not only "Power" but it is also "Responsibility" .
Unfortunately for many, "looking the other way" (1) or "hoping that it goes
away" will not, we repeat, will not
be acceptable by God as a reason for inaction and/or
the entreats of God for man to come back to the Gospel.
To those who with misty eyes say that they trust in the Mercy of God -
while persist in their denial - we remind that God allowed World War II
and all its consequences once the opportunity He gave man through the
Roman Catholic Church was ignored (3) by those who claim to
choice for many
of God for man to come back to the Gospel
Published on May
Do you wonder.... what really caused the massive exodus of
priests and religious from the Roman Catholic Church after Vatican II?
Of course, many people place the blame squarely on Vatican II and its
aftermath, and justify this by quoting H.H. Paul VI's statement: "The
smoke of satan has entered the Church."
Do you really think so? Let's take a walk through history ..... and
start with a personal anecdote.
In the early 1990's miguel became well acquainted in Europe with a
young man from Australia who had worked hard to save enough money to
spend six months in Europe visiting Marian Shrines (and not making a
vacationer's pleasure tour of Europe). The young fellow was a real
Catholic - through and through
without a drop of fanaticism. He was as pious as he was a normal young
man. Upon his return to Australia he was going to enter the
Seminary. After his European journey he was sure of his vocation.
After his return and entrance into the Seminary, in one of the
pouring-his-heart-out letters to miguel, he was complaining about the
other Seminarians - their lack of faith, disorderly conduct, or
lack of seriousness about becoming priests, etc., etc. He was ready to
the Seminary, for he had come face to face with the cesspool that Mary
spoke about at LaSalette (1),
Rosa Mystica (2)
apparition sites - Akita (3),
It was very easy for miguel to show to him that departing the Seminary
was not the answer; miguel asked him: "If
you leave, who will give those totally
disoriented seminarians the correct example?" Because
miguel knew where this young man's heart was - somewhere between the
Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary - no further
argument was needed. Of course, he stayed and soon became a bright
light in the Diocese.
Now, let us rewind to the early post Vatican II Church. Any priest or
religious worth their salt (4)
who may have thought that after Vatican II the Faith was in danger,
would have had a renewed incentive to remain at the service of God by
upholding and defending the Faith. Quitting would be the last thing
in his/her mind. Those who just were in the priesthood and
religious orders for the perks, perks that they would no longer enjoy -
like their demigod status basking on popular adulation - had no reason
Therefore, we now ask: Are we to
grieve the departing of those who did not care enough to uphold the
Faith assuming that it was in danger? Good riddance, we say.
The problem arose when those who were of their same ilk but had
attained the level of Bishop stayed on - their perks were still good
enough. These "holy" men looked for any real or imagined crack in the
Vatican II pronouncements, seeking an excuse to "let down their hair"
and just have a
jolly good time. (5)
Logically, the vocations dropped. Any young man or
woman who had the spirit of the above mentioned Australian fellow,
without the proper counseling, would have abandoned their plans once
they were faced with the "new and improved" Sodom and Gomorra.
miguel could write a book about what he encountered in church circles
before God called him to leave all and follow Him (a call that came
directly from God, and not through a human third party). miguel lives,
upholds and defends the Faith in
spite of what he found in the early part of his journey – a
journey which, as of next March, will have spanned twenty-five years.
Tragically, theocratic cults (such as Opus Dei and the Legionaries of
started springing up during the last century within
the Body of the Church. With their apparently pious disciplinary
tactics, these cults have attracted many new vocations. Unfortunately,
by the time the recruits realize what has happened to them, it is
usually too late to escape. The Church has lost many worthy new
vocations because they have fallen for “Catholic” cults. This brings us
to the already mentioned words of H.H. Paul VI: The smoke of satan has
entered the Church.
Rosa Mystica, Italy
You are the salt of the earth. But if the
salt lose its savour,
wherewith shall it be salted? It is good for nothing any more but to be
cast out, and to be trodden on by men. [Matthew 5:13]
that we must
ask ourselves before joining overzealous religious groups
it sure did!
on May 20th, 2009
Do you wonder.... what to answer when someone asks about historical
proof of the existence of Jesus Christ?
One can start by posing the following question: Why did Emperor
mainline Christianity (1)
as the cohesive
force to keep the Roman Empire together?
That key question is seldom pondered upon, but it is crucial to
understanding the historical
reality of Jesus Christ.
Many enemies of Christianity say that
was invented so that Christianity could, in turn, be invented as a
religion for the control of the world.
Wrong! A thousand times wrong!
Emperor Constantine chose (2)
mainline Christianity to keep his
because Christianity had
spread like wildfire in most of the Empire in spite of the suffering -
physical and psychological - of the early Christians. Being a Christian
was not "a piece of cake" before
Christianity became the Imperial Religion. Yes, it became "a piece of
cake" afterwards; it had become the "in thing" and that is why we say
that it was sold to the world.
Then, we must ask next: Why
was Christianity such a roaring
spite of the suffering those poor souls endured, that
an Emperor chose it to bind his
Jesus Christ is real - historically and spiritually! - and what He
- in its unadulterated form -
is true - psychologically and mystically!
That is something that the early Christians could feel, just as they
could see the results of living His teachings. That is what God tried
to accomplish through Don Bosco (3)
- to remind a very jaded Christian
that if "mankind would follow the instructions of the Creator" all will
work out for the benefit of all and for the Glory of God.
We must never forget to
honor the First Martyrs of the
Church, for it is to them whom we owe the Faith that has reached us, in
spite of all the shenanigans of its sold-to-the-world (4)
Christianity refers to
the one which had not been infected by the many heresies that were
proliferating in those days.
As Francis of
Published on May
Do you wonder.... what part of what God is
telling all about the state Papacy will the Faithful finally
On May 13,
2000 - on the day that the falsified third part of the Secret of Fatima
was read in Fatima in the presence of
John Paul II, he showed to those
who have Eyes to See and Ears to Hear, that
the Papacy was no longer in his hands. He presented the Virgin Mary -
symbolically present in Her official Fátima image - his Papal
Ring - the symbol of the Papacy for any Pope. (1)
On the visit of Benedict XVI to Abruzzo,
after the devastating earthquake had practically demolished the
medieval basilica of Santa Maria di Collemaggio, where Pope Celestine V
was crowned in 1294, and where his mummified body is preserved,
Benedict XVI donated the white woolen pallium or shawl he received when
inaugurated as Pope four years ago, laying it on the glass
topped tomb of Celestine V. (2)
Now, do we need Daniel to come and translate this last gesture also
God? It is not necessary..... We tell you again - The
Papacy is dead!
John Paul II demonstrated that the Papacy was in Mary's hands (it had
been out of his hands since
somewhere 1994-1995). Now, through the one who claims to be a successor
of Peter, God has spelled out, in no uncertain terms, what we have been
trying to tell
a mostly deaf and blind world.
the Papal Ring to Mary is not a rumor
Published on May
Do you wonder.... why there is a vast difference between when Jesus
Eli, lamma sabacthani? that is, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken
me? [Matthew 27:46]
and Benedict XVI said:
this, words fail.
In the end, there can only be a dread silence, a silence which is a
heartfelt cry to God -- Why, Lord, did you remain silent? How could
you tolerate all this?"
"Where was God in
those days? Why was
he silent? How could he permit this endless slaughter, this triumph of
Because God, in the human flesh, yet
emptied of His Divine attributes; i.e. Jesus, had to experience all
that a human in His state (2)
could possibly experience except sin. The separation from God was one
of the key experiences just as His real descent into Hades was too. (3)
Man, on the other hand, most specially one who claims to be the Roman
Pontiff, has no right - ever!
- to question God nor His judgment.... and if you find examples in the
Old Testament of men doing so, make sure to follow through and
determine the consequences of such audacity.
Jesus de Nazaret - A Review
(2) An unmarried male
(3) Soon we will explain the
details - given to m de P
over fifteen years ago - of why He indeed had to descend into hell
before raising up on the Third Day.
Published on May
Do you wonder.... why Benedict XVI spoke in English while in Jordan
(and will probably do throughout his Middle East visit) and not in: (a)
The local language; (b) His native language - German; (c) Italian - the
"Roman" language; or (d) Latin - the official Imperial Church (AC :
After Constantine) language?
Long, long ago the Church Administration abandoned the Church's
original official language - the language that Jesus spoke : Aramaic -
to assume the Imperial language which then was Latin. Today its
equivalent is English.
Nothing has really changed, has it?
Published on May
Do you wonder.... why so many people simply refuse to accept the
solutions to the problems which are making their life miserable?
Do not wonder any more..... If there is a constant source of pain in
miguel de Portugal's life, it is witnessing - on a world scale as well
as on a very local scale -
the apparently unnecessary suffering that seems to be humanity's
lot . We have already explained in two documents about needed
suffering: (a) Pain is the
megaphone that God
uses so that the deaf finally listen to Him (1); and (b) Redemptive
suffering - when our
suffering is for the benefit of others (1) but, there is more.
What miguel did not know until May 3rd was that there is a third reason
- or general category. We state "general category" because the reason
differ from individual to individual just as the original sin does, yet
the general category is universal.
The clue - in retrospect - is in the Holy Scriptures, but miguel only
saw that after God had revealed the existence of the third
reason. Jesus said:
the poor you have always with you: and whensoever you will, you may do
them good: but me you have not always. [Mark 14:7]
This, of course, does
not mean - as it has been interpreted for
too long - that we
should not offer the poor an opportunity to rise from poverty or an
opportunity to live with dignity and basic human care in their poverty.
The same applies with the myriad of physical, emotional and spiritual
maladies most humans are burdened with. Just as we should not force a
poor individual to live a much richer life, we should not insist that
an individual remedy the malady that keeps him/her in misery just
because we know the
solution. [Such remedies/solutions may be spiritual (like changes in
prayer life), emotional/psychological (like assistance through
Alcoholic Anonymous) or physical (as a sure cure for an illness in
Just as with the individual living in poverty, we should
offer, to anyone who God places in our path, the opportunity to
remedy whatever malady that ails him/her without insisting upon it;
i.e. "hard selling" it.
"Hard selling" even the best of remedies is the wrong thing to do.
"Hard selling" is akin to use of force against the suffering person and
Just as poverty is a "cross" that some must carry for the ultimate
benefit of their soul, so are the physical, emotional and spiritual
maladies most humans are burdened with. If these "crosses" are
"forcibly" removed, we are actually working against God's will for that
[Some sufferings are different in kind. Their intended purpose may be,
as we have often described: (a)
Pain is the megaphone that God uses so that the deaf finally listens to
Him; or (b) Redemptive
suffering - when our suffering is for the benefit of others.]
"Hard selling" of a physical or spiritual benefit is another example of
how satan manipulates a Christian
inspired feeling to cause harm. Any real Christian desires the very
best for its neighbor and when he/she "has something" that would
benefit said neighbor, he/she "just cannot wait to share it" and "sell
it" to its neighbor. Now... sharing it and "selling it" through an
explanation of the benefits of the "just found pearl", is one thing;
"hard selling" it is another. satan blinds us to the evil of the "hard
selling" technique which is, as we have explained above, working at
cross purposes with God.
To use an extreme but very clear example.... The only difference
between burning the heretics at the stake (to save their souls, it was
argued) and insisting ("hard selling") that our neighbor takes a much
needed dietary supplement or switch physicians because we know (with
certainty) that his/her physician is a border line quack, with the
threat of "if you do not do so you will not hear the end of my I told
you so!, is the
severity of the technique utilized; i.e. burning vs insistence
bordering on "hounding". The
burnt heretic will not have a chance to see his/her errors and change
ways, while the allegedly stubborn neighbor will have a chance to
follow our recommendation at the time appointed by God and not a minute
Once again miguel de Portugal praises God! This time for
the liberation granted by the above revelation since he has been guilty
of (non theological) "hard sells" with those around him in his personal
environment and occasionally with those who cooperate with the
discharging of his functions in the Name of God.
May those who have ears, hear, and eyes, see.
suffering - when our
suffering is for the benefit of others - Pain is the megaphone that
God uses so that the deaf finally listens to Him
Published on May
[Feast of St. Joseph, the Worker and First
Friday of the Month]
Do you wonder.... if the sexual abuse of minors is a Roman Catholic
"exclusive"? Or.... whether it is due to the vows of celibacy?
We encourage a careful and prayerful review of the story (1) of this poor Orthodox
Jewish kid from New York. The damage (2) is usually the same,
no matter what the victim's faith or background.
This case had as a happy ending as such a tragedy could have - thanks
be to God!
(1) The story
(2) A report from
team of research Psychiatrists
April 29th, 2009
Do you wonder.... how private and/or how secure your computer is - or,
for that matter, your life is? Wonder no more.
Quoting from an article published on 1999 - Careless mistake reveals
Windows by NSA (1):
Fernandez of Cryptonym, the result of having the secret key inside your
Windows operating system "is that it is tremendously easier for the NSA
to load unauthorized security services on all copies of Microsoft
Windows, and once these security services are loaded, they can
effectively compromise your entire operating system". The NSA key is
contained inside all versions of Windows from Windows 95 OSR2 onwards.
believes that NSA's built-in loophole can be turned round against the
snoopers. The NSA key inside CAPI can be replaced by your own key, and
used to sign cryptographic security modules from overseas or
unauthorised third parties, unapproved by Microsoft or the NSA. This is
exactly what the US government has been trying to prevent. A
demonstration "how to do it" program that replaces the NSA key can be
found on Cryptonym's
Another "conspiracy theory" busted... ...and that was even before the
As the saying goes: "Naked as a Jaybird!"
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Ponder (January 2005)
it has been given to you
the mysteries of the kingdom of
heaven, but to them it has not been given. ..... Therefore I speak to
them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do
not hear, nor do they understand.... Lest they should see with their
eyes and hear with their ears, lest they should understand with their
hearts and be converted so that I should heal them." [Matthew
13:11, 13, 15]
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