Monday, December 22, 2008

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Recent Posts & Updates on The Banana Republican

There came wise men from the East to Jerusalem [Mt 2:1]
Huysman, Will R. "There came wise men from the East to Jerusalem." The Banana Republican. 19 Dec. 2008. 22 Dec. 2008 <http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2008/12/there-came-wise-men-from-east-to.html>: "King St. Gaspar of India was a young, beardless man with ruddy skin who gave frankincense to Jesus since Jesus is God. King St. Balthazar of Arabia was a middle-aged, heavily bearded black man who gave Jesus myrrh since Jesus is the Son of Man Who was to die for our sins. King St. Melchior of Persia was an old man with white hair and a long beard who gave gold to Jesus since Jesus is King of kings."

Pope John XII
Huysman, Will R. "Pope John XII." The Banana Republican. 22 Sept. 2006. 22 Dec. 2008 <http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2006/09/john-xii.html>: "the verified sins of Pope John XII are not the trumped up majority of charges that Liutprand libelously records, but consisted in, viz., hunting, hawking, gaming, excessive wine drinking, lying, youthful inexperience, and at the end of his pontificate torture and mutilation of cardinal-deacon John and Azzo when he returned after being invalidly deposed. The charges of Satanism, rampant adultery with numerous women, death inflicted by the devil during adultery, simony, arson, etc. are not credible because they originate exclusively from the embellishing gossip Liutprand, who is not credible with regard to the pontificate of John XII for at least ... 19 reasons…"

And the Lord God formed man of the slime of the earth, Part II [Gen 2:7]
Huysman, Will R. "And the Lord God formed man of the slime of the earth, Part II." The Banana Republican. 18 Dec. 2008. 22 Dec. 2008 <http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2008/12/and-Lord-God-formed-man-of-slime-of.html>: "By saying such things we erode the types and bases for marriage, the formation of the Church, the social relationships and roles of men and women, the dignity of men and women far above and apart from that of the animals. Thus let us believe firmly, and never doubt, the plain sense of one of the earliest statements in God-breathed Scripture: 'And the Lord God formed man of the slime of the earth and breathed into his face the breath of life, and man became a living soul' [Gen 2:7]. Amen."

Apologia Pro Papa Sergius Tertius
Huysman, Will R. "Apologia Pro Papa Sergius Tertius." The Banana Republican. 11 Dec. 2008. 22 Dec. 2008 <http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2008/12/apologia-pro-papa-sergius-tertius.html>: "Myth: Pope Sergius III murdered Pope Leo V and Antipope Christopher, conducted a Second Cadaver Synod, and fathered Pope John XI with Marozia."

Pope Stephen VI and the Cadaver Synod
Huysman, Will R. "Pope Stephen VI and the Cadaver Synod." The Banana Republican. 10 Dec. 2008. 22 Dec. 2008 <http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2008/12/pope-stephen-vi-and-cadaver-synod.html>: "Pope Stephen VI was forced by Emperor Lambert and his mother Ageltruda to conduct the Cadaver Synod.{1} His caving into secular pressure led to one of the most bizarre and embarrassing episodes in Church history."


There has not been such great distress in Israel since the time prophets ceased to appear among the people [1 Macc 9:27]
Huysman, Will R. "There has not been such great distress in Israel since the time prophets ceased to appear among the people." The Banana Republican. 3 Dec. 2008. 22 Dec. 2008 <http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2008/12/there-has-not-been-such-great-distress.html>: "Myth: 1 Maccabees 9:27 means that 1 Maccabees is not inspired Scripture."

The Scripture saith: Out of his bellow shall flow rivers of living water [Jn 7:38]
Huysman, Will R. "The Scripture saith: Out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water." The Banana Republican. 2 Dec. 2008. 22 Dec. 2008 <http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2008/12/scripture-saith-out-of-his-belly-shall.html>: "I see two possibilities to explain the difficulty of why this 'scripture' [quoted by Jesus in Jn 7:38] is not a verbatim part of the [Biblical] canon."

Is Origen A Church Father?
Huysman, Will R. "Is Origen A Church Father?" The Banana Republican. 29 Nov. 2008. 22 Dec. 2008 <http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2008/11/is-origen-church-father.html>: "whether you consider this enormously influential [Origen] a Church Father boils down to whether someone who was condemned by an Ecumenical Council for various heresies{9} can still merit the title of Church Father, after you take into account the very high degree of his influence on undisputed saintly Fathers as described in the endnote of this post and the great fruits of works among his like Contra Celsum.{10}." Cited by Phil Snider of Hyperekperissou @ http://uperekperisou.blogspot.com/2008/12/patristics-carnival-xviii-november-2008.html.

Was Severus of Antioch Orthodox?
Huysman, Will R. "Was Severus of Antioch Orthodox?" The Banana Republican. 26 Nov. 2008. 22 Dec. 2008 <http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2008/11/was-severus-of-antioch-orthodox.html>: "There is no getting around the fact that Patriarch Severus of Antioch was a Monophysite and Monothelite, not an orthodox Miaphysite like Archbishop St. Cyril of Alexandria."

And the Lord God formed man of the slime of the earth [Gen 2:7]
Huysman, Will R. "And the Lord God formed man of the slime of the earth." The Banana Republican. 25 Nov. 2008. 22 Dec 2008 <http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2008/11/and-Lord-God-formed-man-of-slime-of.html>: "The following [Scriptural, Patristic, Magisterial, and Conciliar] texts show the ancient and constant tradition of the Church that God immediately created Adam and Eve, body and soul."

Now the Lord God hath sent Me and His Spirit [Is 48:16]
Huysman, Will R. "Now the Lord God hath sent Me and His Spirit." The Banana Republican. 24 Nov. 2008. 22 Dec 2008 <http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2008/11/now-Lord-God-hath-sent-Me-and-His.html>: "St. Thomas [Aquinas] needs a different Scriptural authority to prove his thesis" that "a divine person is sent [not] only by the person whence He proceeds eternally."

Dr. John Haught on Natural Theology
Huysman, Will R. "Dr. John Haught on Natural Theology." The Banana Republican. 23 Nov. 2008. 22 Dec. 2008 <http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2008/11/dr-john-haught-on-natural-theology.html>: Dr. John Haught contradicts Scripture when he says "Nature itself provides evidence neither for nor against God's existence."

Do You Know What You're Saying?
Huysman, Will R. "Do You Know What You're Saying?" The Banana Republican. 21 Nov. 2008. 22 Dec. 2008 <http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2008/11/do-you-know-what-youre-saying.html>: Scriptural refutations of nine common myths about homosexuality.

Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot Film A Hoax
Huysman, Will R. "Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot Film A Hoax." The Banana Republican. 17 Nov. 2008. 22 Dec. 2008 <http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2008/11/patterson-gimlin-bigfoot-film-hoax.html>: "the 1967 Patterson-Gimlin color film purporting to show a female Sasquatch walking through Bluff Creek is a clever hoax." Answers to 10 objections purporting to prove that the film shows a real Bigfoot.

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