Pope Francis issues Christmas Day Prayer … Calls For Prayers for Syria, Libya Peace and Condemns Radical-Islamic “Brutal Acts of Terrorism”
ITS ABOUT TIME THE POPE MADE ISIS AND RADICAL ISLAM A GREATER THREAT THAN GLOBAL WARMING …
Today, Pope Francis issued a Christmas Day prayer from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome that called for peace for Syria and Libya, prayers for the suffering and denounced the radical Islamist “monstrous evil” and atrocities.” The Pope made reference to the heinous terror attacks in Paris earlier this year. He also made mention of the attacks in Egypt’s airspace and in Beirut, Mali and Tunisia. The Pope further went in to denounce the ongoing conflicts in Africa, the Middle East and Ukraine and issued words of consolation to Christians being persecuted for their faith in many parts of the world. Isn’t it quite amazing that pretty much all that the Pope is referencing as “monstrous evil” and atrocities” is at the hands of radical Islam? The Pope stated, “Only God’s mercy can free humanity from the many forms of evil, at times monstrous evil, which selfishness spawns in our midst.”
Pope Francis issued a Christmas Day prayer that recent U.N.-backed peace processes for Syria and Libya will quickly end the suffering of their people, denouncing the “monstrous evil” and atrocities they have endured and praising countries that have taken in refugees.
Speaking from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica, Francis issued a plenary indulgence for all Catholics in hopes of spreading the church’s message of mercy in a world torn by war, poverty and extremist attacks. The sun-soaked St. Peter’s Square was under heavy security, as it has been since the Nov. 13 Paris attacks by Islamic extremists that left 130 dead.
An indulgence is an ancient church tradition related to the forgiveness of sins. Francis announced it after delivering his annual “Urbi et Orbi” (To the city and the world) speech listing global hotspots and his prayers for an end to human suffering.
Francis referred to the “brutal acts of terrorism” that struck the French capital this year, as well as attacks in Egypt’s airspace and in Beirut, Mali and Tunisia. He denounced the ongoing conflicts in Africa, the Middle East and Ukraine and issued words of consolation to Christians being persecuted for their faith in many parts of the world.
“They are our martyrs of today,” he said.
I could not agree more with Klaas, from Nov.13 2010 comes the following video below of one of the greatest flash mob ever, singing the Hallelujah Chorus at a mall food court. 47,822,722 views later and counting.
If you have never seen TSO, I suggest you make a point to see them. They are phenomenal, the music and light show is beyond words … you will not be disappointed.
MERRY CHRISTMAS 2015 FROM SCARED MONKEYS … JOY TO THE WORLD, THE LORD HAS COME … “A Savior has Been Born to You”
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL FROM SCARED MONKEYS …
On this most joyous of special days we would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and to ask all to always remember the true reason for the season. As you are unwrapping presents, partaking in some eggnog, spending time with family, friends and loved ones, having your holiday feast and experiencing the joy of this day, always keep in mind the true reason for the season because on this joyous day … “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.”
May everyone have a joyous and blessed day!!!
Joy to the World, the Lord has Come … Wishing all a very Merry Christmas on this blessed day!!!
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men
And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger (Luke 2:10-16)
Joy to the World – Mormon Tabernacle Choir
I just wanted to share some of my most favorite Christmas songs. Remembering back when I was a child we would go the the Christmas service on Christmas Eve and the congregation would sing everyone’s favorite hymns. Believe it or not we also used to go Christmas caroling in the town as well. Those were the days!
Nat King Cole – Away In A Manger
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – Jewel
Oh Holy Night -Charlotte Church
Silent Night – Bing Crosby
Angels We Have Heard On High- Andrea Bocelli & David Foster
David Foster – CAROL OF THE BELLS, 1993
“O Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles) – Luciano Pavarotti
The First Noel – University of Utah Singers
Daily Commentary – Friday, December 25, 2015 – Wishing Everyone at Scared Monkeys and Scared Monkeys Radio a Merry Christmas
- Remember to drive safely and also, if you see something, say something
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Scared Monkeys Favorite Christmas Animated Specials … Charlie Brown, Rudolph, Frosty, the Grinch & Santa Claus
The following are my favorite Christmas animated specials of all times. What are yours? There is nothing better than getting family and friends together and having a Christmas special party and playing all of your favorites as one time in a marathon Christmas special viewing.
From 1965 comes my my favorite Christmas special of all times. Why, because there was no other that explained the true meaning of Christmas and never altered it to something stupid in today’s society with the PC nonsense that exists and the continued war on Christmas by those who need to just put a sock in it. You can have your opinion and not agree, but that does not mean a few get to ruin it for the rest of us.
Luke2: 8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field , keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And, lo , the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid . 10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold , I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. 12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes , lying in a manger. 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying , 14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
From 1964 comes my second favorite Christmas special of all-times. Narrated Sam the Snowman, otherwise known as Burl Ives. I just love the animation, sorry but is better than any digital stuff of today. With Rudolph, Hermey, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and the Island of Misfit toys, just fantastic. Oh the Christmas drinking parties we used to have in college to this one. Thank God there was no such thing as Facebook or Smartphones back then .
This one was made in 1970 with Fred Astaire as S.D. Kluger and the Narrator along with Mickey as Kris Kringle/Santa Claus and the Burgermeister-Meisterburger, how can you go wrong.
How could anyone not like Heat Miser and Snow Miser? Created in 1974, Rankin and Bass score another timeless classic. With the voices of Mickey Rooney as Santa Claus and Shirley Both as Mrs. Santa and snow in Southtown.
It is hard to believe that ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ was made in 1966. Narrated by Boris Karloff, who is also the voice of the Grinch, need we say more. You certainly are a mean one, Mr. Grinch. However, this special provides us with the age old answer to the reason for the season … “Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas means a little bit more.”
What a shock, Rankin and Bass score another holiday classic from 1969 and narrated by Jimmy Durante, does it get any better than that? And I am guessing it’s lost on many who watch this timeless classic when Frosty comes to life and his first words are, “Happy Birthday”. Hmm … who else has a birthday?
Daily Commentary – Thursday, December 24, 2015 – Happy Christmas Eve to All From Scared Monkeys Radio!
- We all have our own way to spend Christmas Eve, most importantly to be with our families
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Sultan of Brunei Threatens Muslims Who Celebrate Christmas With Up to 5 Years in Prison … Intended to Control the Act of Celebrating Christmas Excessively & Openly, Which Could Damage the Beliefs of the Muslim Community
IMAGINE IF WE TOLD MUSLIMS IN THE UNITED STATES THEY WOULD BE JAILED FOR CELEBRATING THEIR RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS?
Sounds like a modern day Burgermeister Meisterburger … Talk about your War on Christmas. The Sultan of Brunei is warning residents of that if they plan on celebrating Christmas, they could face up to five years in jail. UNREAL, because Muslim countries are so tolerant, eh? So why arrest those who would dare celebrate Christmas or make plans to organize Christmas get-together’s? It is being done so in fear that celebrating Christmas will affect the faith of its country. In a statement from the Ministry of Religious Affairs, “These enforcement measures are…intended to control the act of celebrating Christmas excessively and openly, which could damage the aqidah (beliefs) of the Muslim community.”
So Muslims countries across the world can ban Christian religious celebrations and threaten individuals with jail time, but Muslims can come to the United States and celebrate their religion without any consequences what-so-ever and in many cases radicalize in mosques without a damn thing done to them.
The super-rich ruler of Brunei has told residents of his country that if they plan on celebrating Christmas, they could face up to five years in jail.
In fear the the religious holiday will affect the faith of its country, the tiny oil-rich nation’s Sultan, Hassanal Bolkiah, has banned the public celebration of Christmas.
Any Muslims caught celebrating Christmas, and non-Muslims who are discovered organising celebrations, could face the lengthy prison sentence.
While non-Muslims are allowed to celebrate the holiday within their own communities, they must not disclose their plans to the nation’s Muslims – which make up 65 per cent of the 420,000-strong population.
Around 20 per cent of Brunei’s residents are non-Muslim, including substantial Buddhist and Christian communities.
‘These enforcement measures are…intended to control the act of celebrating Christmas excessively and openly, which could damage the aqidah (beliefs) of the Muslim community,‘ said the Ministry of Religious Affairs in a statement.
Freedom of Religion is obviously in the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution; however, how does a free and open society deal with a religion which is allowed to operate under “freedom of religion” which looks to spread and become the only region, even if by force?
- I think I’ve gotten most of mine done. It’s important to remember what Christmas is all about and that’s not expensive gifts!
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- I have to admit, I’ve been enjoying some of the “sappy” Christmas movies on the Women’s Network!
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