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No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


Torturing a Bull for Saint John – 31 May 2007
By Mary T. Hoffman

“Lately, it seems as though every cruel abomination and perversion is being shamelessly promoted and excused by tacking on the words “culture” and “tradition.” Why is so much effort expended to perpetuate ways of life that should go the way of cannibalism and slavery?” This is what I wrote in my 17 March 2006 Blog titled “More on Culture and Tradition.”

Over a year later, I’ve become aware of a “tradition” that is so horrible that words cannot describe how truly evil it is! Just when I think that I’ve seen and heard it all, I’m horrified anew.

For those who don’t believe that “evil” and Satan exist, I have this to say: Read the article “Torturing a Bull for Saint John” in Church Silence Promotes Violence. If this doesn’t convince you that Satan’s evil has been allowed to pervert the church, nothing will!

Torturing a bull

Imagine how Saint John must feel to be used as an excuse for performing unspeakable atrocities! Why haven’t the Catholics and the Pope done anything to put an end to this openly demonic blasphemy?

Now I can truthfully say that I’m glad there is a hell; and if I were one of those who participate in, or excuse, these abominations as “tradition” or “culture,” I would definitely deserve to spend eternity in hell with all those others who are there already or are heading there!

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