Category Archives: Art

London’s symbol for feminism is a she-hound from Hell

Have you noticed how it’s women who spearhead the abortion movement, and are the top officials and staff workers at Planned Parenthood (PP), as well as the founders and CEOs of two hugely profitable “biotechnology” companies (StemExpress and Advanced BioScience Resources) that procure body organs and tissue of babies aborted by PP? See:

When did the feminist movement become a synonym of murder?

So it’s entirely appropriate that London’s Hyde Park has erected a statue of a wingéd, 8-breasted demon from hell as a symbol of feminism.

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As reported by Now.Here.This on May 28, 2015, called “She Guardian,” the bronze statue is 36 feet high and weighs 4 tons. It was sculpted over the course of 2 years by Russian artist Dashi Namdakov, who says the ferocity of the sculpture demonstrates the monster’s “maternal protectiveness toward her young.”

Robert Davis, deputy leader of the UK’s Westminster City Council, said the London Hyde Park’s “Marble Arch is our prime location for which we only use the best possible work. Hopefully this piece will inspire and delight in equal measure.”

John Squires of iHorror.com disagrees:

IT’S A FLYING DEMON DOG FROM HELL.

With wings, cloven hooves, and a set of fangs that would make Dracula jealous, ‘She Guardian’ looks like the sort of creature you’d expect to see guarding the gates of Hell, and perhaps even being ridden around by Satan himself. The sculpture is downright nightmarish, and I’m not sure I’m inspired or delighted.

H/t Fr. Z’s Blog

Since Hillary Clinton still defends Planned Parenthood, including PP’s sale of body organs harvested from born-alive late-term aborted babies, I have an idea for her presidential campaign.

Instead of that stupid arrow, the She Guardian hound from Hell is a much more appropriate symbol. We finally found the perfect image of the Hildebeast!

Hillary Clinton for President 2016

See also “UK is lost: Muhammad is top boy’s name; 1 in 2 young people identify as not 100% heterosexual; regular church attendance down to 6%“.

~Éowyn

Creation: Look at the beautiful ‘crop circle’ a little Pufferfish makes with just his fins!

The male Japanese Pufferfish is grey instead of brightly-colored. So he must use his ingenuity to attract females for mating.

Using just his fins and working 24 hours a day for an entire week, the little fish creates an astonishingly complex and beautiful “crop-circle” sand design in the sea bed.

A big h/t to FOTM’s Glenn47

The Japanese Pufferfish (Takifugu or fugu) is native to salt and brackish waters of the northwest Pacific; a few species are found in freshwater of Asia and the Indo-Pacific region.

The fish defends itself by:

  • Inflating its body, filling its extremely elastic stomach with water (or air when outside of the water) until the fish is almost spherical. Hence, the name blowfish or pufferfish.
  • Poisoning its predators with the neurotoxin tetrodotoxin contained in its body, which is about 1,200 times deadlier than cyanide. Each fish has enough poison to kill around 30 adult humans.

Perversely, precisely because the Japanese Pufferfish is so poisonous, it is considered a delicacy in Japan. Only specially licensed chefs can prepare and sell fugu to the public. Although the consumption of the fish’s liver and ovaries is forbidden, those parts are considered the most delicious by some because small amounts of the poison give a special desired sensation on the tongue. Every year a number of people die because they underestimate the amount of poison in the consumed fugu parts.

Japanese Pufferfish sand design

The Japanese Pufferfish puts us to shame.

There once was a time when women were virtuous, and men actually courted women as a prize to be won and worked hard to provide for his family. Unlike this precious creature of God, we humans — male and female — cheapen sex and, therefore, ourselves.

~Éowyn

Face of blood-thirsty Hindu demon projected on Empire State Building

On the night of August 1, 2015, the Empire State Building in New York City was lit up with projections of gigantic images of endangered animals.

The event was to promote a new documentary, Racing Extinction. The filmmakers said on their website, “We lit up the Empire State Building with the world’s most beautiful — and threatened — species to show the world what’s at stake.”

Some 160 different endangered species were shown, including Cecil the lion (see below) who was shot dead last month in Zimbabwe by Walter Palmer, a dentist who thinks killing unarmed animals is fun.

Cecil the Lion on Empire State University

To see some of the other animals, go to Buzzfeed.

At the end of the light show, the faces of a humanoid female were shown, including one depicting her face as black with a third eye in her forehead and a red tongue sticking out Miley Cyrus-like.

Kali on Empire State Building

The faces are of the Hindu goddess Kali, as captured by artist Android Jones.

Buzzfeed reports that Jones said he used Kali’s image to provide a “fierce new avatar” in the fight against pollution, extinction, and the harm that Earth is enduring today.

That’s a curious goddess to invoke in the fight to protect Earth’s environment. According to Wikipedia, Kālī means “the black one” or “beyond time”:

[Although] recent devotional movements re-imagine Kāli as a benevolent mother goddess . . . The figure of Kāli conveys death, destruction, and the consuming aspects of reality. As such, she is also a “forbidden thing”, or even death itself.

That would explain why Kali is typically portrayed wearing a necklace of skulls and a belt-skirt of bloody severed arms and hands, holding a blood-stained sword in one hand and a severed head in another, while standing triumphant on the body of her husband, the Hindu god Shiva.

KaliKali by Raja Ravi Varma

“The figure of Kāli conveys death, destruction…. As such, she is…death itself.” But environmentalists, feminists and New Agers view Kali as their goddess?

Only if they regard human beings as a blight on Earth, as articulated by the android Agent Smith in the 1999 movie The Matrix:

In the following video, Infowars’ Paul Joseph Watson maintains that the face of the murderous Kali on the Empire State Building signifies radical environmentalists’ aim to depopulate the Earth.

Why is it that environmental nazis like Android Jones don’t off themselves in their quest to depopulate Earth of the human virus? Noooo, they want to off you instead.

H/t MomOfIV

See also “A day after Muslim killed 4 Marines in Chattanooga, Empire State Building lights up in green to honor end of Ramadan”.

~Éowyn

He Knows Your Name

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Jesus saw you from the cross

In this illustration, you are the dove, broken on the rocks and dying. Our Lord is seen focusing on you while suffering and dying on the cross. The the risen Lord is seen releasing you (the dove) healed and free. He is then seen, the ascended King of Kings, awaiting you at the gates of heaven with arms widen open to embrace you in a loving reunion.

Written hundreds of years before Christ, this psalm gives an exact description of the suffering of the Messiah, and of His victory over death for all who would receive Him.

Psalm 22 NIV

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

Why are you so far from saving me,
so far from my cries of anguish?

My God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer,
by night, but I find no rest.

Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One;
you are the one Israel praises.

In you our ancestors put their trust;
they trusted and you delivered them.

To you they cried out and were saved;
in you they trusted and were not put to shame.

But I am a worm and not a man,
scorned by everyone, despised by the people.

All who see me mock me;
they hurl insults, shaking their heads.

“He trusts in the Lord,” they say,
“let the Lord rescue him.
Let him deliver him,
since he delights in him.”

Yet you brought me out of the womb;
you made me trust in you, even at my mother’s breast.

From birth I was cast on you;
from my mother’s womb you have been my God.

Do not be far from me,
for trouble is near
and there is no one to help.

Many bulls surround me;
strong bulls of Bashan encircle me.

Roaring lions that tear their prey
open their mouths wide against me.

I am poured out like water,
and all my bones are out of joint.
My heart has turned to wax;
it has melted within me.

My mouth is dried up like a potsherd,
and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth;
you lay me in the dust of death.

Dogs surround me,
a pack of villains encircles me;
they pierce my hands and my feet.

All my bones are on display;
people stare and gloat over me.

They divide my clothes among them
and cast lots for my garment.

But you, Lord, do not be far from me.
You are my strength; come quickly to help me.
Deliver me from the sword,
my precious life from the power of the dogs.

Rescue me from the mouth of the lions;
save me from the horns of the wild oxen.

I will declare your name to my people;
in the assembly I will praise you.

You who fear the Lord, praise him!
All you descendants of Jacob, honor him!
Revere him, all you descendants of Israel!

For he has not despised or scorned
the suffering of the afflicted one;
he has not hidden his face from him
but has listened to his cry for help.

From you comes the theme of my praise in the great assembly;
before those who fear you I will fulfill my vows.

The poor will eat and be satisfied;
those who seek the Lord will praise him—
may your hearts live forever!

All the ends of the earth
will remember and turn to the Lord,
and all the families of the nations
will bow down before him,
for dominion belongs to the Lord
and he rules over the nations.

All the rich of the earth will feast and worship;
all who go down to the dust will kneel before him—
those who cannot keep themselves alive.

Posterity will serve him;
future generations will be told about the Lord.

They will proclaim his righteousness,
declaring to a people yet unborn:
He has done it!


Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Sunday Devotional: The Long Defeat

2 Timothy 3:1-13

But know this,
that in the last days perilous times will come:
For men will be lovers of themselves,
lovers of money, boasters, proud,
blasphemers, disobedient to parents,

unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving,
slanderers, without self-control, brutal,

despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty,
lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
having a form of godliness but denying its power….
Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses,
so do these also resist the truth:
men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith;
but they will progress no further,
for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was.
But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life,
purpose, faith, longsuffering,
love, perseverance, persecutions, afflictions,
which happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra –
what persecutions I endured.
And out of them all the Lord delivered me.
Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus
will suffer persecution.
But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse,
deceiving and being deceived.

How these words of St. Paul, written some 2,000 years ago, resonate in our times of ever-worsening corruption and depravity.

Six years ago, would we ever have imagined that we would live in a time when innocent human beings are not just slaughtered, but their body parts sold for profit. Would we ever have imagined that politicians (Obama, Hillary Clinton) would defend the sale as “ethical”? Would we….

The list is endless.

St. Paul’s words, no doubt, had inspired J. R. R. Tolkien’s mournful expression, “the long defeat”.

Tolkien wrote in The Fellowship of the Ring, speaking as Elven queen Galadriel, referring to her husband Celeborn:

“He has dwelt in the West since the days of dawn, and I have dwelt with him years uncounted . . . and together through ages of the world we have fought the long defeat.”

In a letter, Tolkien explained:

Actually I am a Christian, and indeed a Roman Catholic, so that I do not expect ‘history’ to be anything but a ‘long defeat’— though it contains (and in legend may contain more clearly and movingly) some samples or glimpses of final victory. (Letters 255).

Tolkien’s “long defeat” should be understood as a doleful commentary on humanity as a collective, and “defeat” in the sense of countless men and women being obdurately evil, and so are lost to Christ’s salvific self-sacrifice on the cross.

The long defeat.

What an apt characterization of the times we live in and our seemingly fruitless struggle against the ever-rising darkness of the human soul.

Fr. Stephen Freeman, priest of the Orthdox Church in America and rector of St. Anne Orthodox Church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, observes:

History as a long defeat – I can think of nothing that is more anti-modern than this sentiment expressed by J.R.R. Tolkien. It is a thought perfectly in line with the fathers and the whole of Classical Christian teaching. And it’s anti-modernism reveals much about the dominant heresy of our time.
We believe in progress – it is written into the DNA of the modern world. If things are bad, they’ll get better. . . . But Tolkien’s sentiment bears deeper examination. For not only does it reject the notion of progress, it embraces a narrative of the “long defeat.” . . . If history tells us anything, it is that this is a very honest, even prescient reading.

But Fr. Freeman reminds us:

But the Classical Christian read on human life contains the deepest hope – set precisely in the heart of the long defeat. . . . Tolkien notes that within the long defeat, there are “glimpses of final victory.” I would go further and say that the final victory already “tabernacles” among us. It hovers within and over our world, shaping it and forming it, even within its defeat . . . an End that was always foreseen and present within the Cross itself. And the Cross itself was present “from before the foundation of the world.”

I will be with you always

May the courage of St. Paul, and the peace and love of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you!

~Éowyn

Dog and owlet are best friends

Meet Ingo and Poldi: The most precious and unlikeliest friends in the world!

Ingo and Poldi

Tanja Brandt is a German photographer who has dedicated her career to photographing animals and wildlife.

The subjects of Brandt’s recent project were a highly unlikely pair of friends – a Belgian shepherd named Ingo and a year-old owlet named Poldi (short for Napoleon).

Brandt describes the relationship between Ingo and Poldi as a ‘protector-protected’ relationship: Ingo is a guardian for Poldi, who is described by Brandt as “doesn’t know how to live free”.

Poldi didn’t hatch until two days after his six brothers and sisters, and has always been very vulnerable due to his diminutive size. Ingo, on the other hand, comes from a family of strong and oftentimes ruthless police dogs.

But Ingo is very protective of the year-old owlet, and their bond is as strong off-camera as it appears in Tanja’s photographs.

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H/t FOTM’s maziel

~Eowyn

A church of living trees

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Barry Cox spent four years building a church with living trees on his 1.2 hectare property near Cambridge, on the North Island of New Zealand.

Cox owns a gardening company, Treelocations, which replants whole, live trees using enormous mechanized spades. Using his trademark Tree Spade, Cox transplanted a variety of mature trees, then carefully trained the tree branches, to create a structurally complex, one-of-a-kind tree church.

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Cox had spent several years of his youth on the back of a motorcycle, exploring Europe and America, and developed a deep appreciation for church architecture. Drawing on that passion, he decided he would try creating a church with living trees.

The tree expert then carefully selected from a wide variety of different trees for the church. Some have stone-colored trunks; others, with sparse foliage, ensure that the church will always be illuminated by sunlight.

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The trees used are:

  • Alnus Imperialis – Cut Leaf Alder  (Roof Canopy)
  • Leptospernum – Copper Sheen. (Walls)
  • Camelia Black Tie
  • Acer Globosum
  • Thuja Pyramidalis

Beginning in 2011, using mature living trees enabled Cox to complete his church (and the iron frame that supports it) in just four years. The tree church can seat 100 people and is set across three acres of beautiful gardens and also includes a labyrinth walk.

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Cox has a website called Tree Church where he says his Tree Church Gardens are available for public visits and private events.

The Gardens are now closed because it’s winter in New Zealand, but will be open from October 18, 2015 to August 5, 2016, Sundays and Tuesdays 10am – 4 pm. Admission is $10 per person.

H/t EarthPorm

~Éowyn