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How fitting: Hugh Hefner died from fecal E. Coli infection

On September 27, 2017, 91-year-0ld Hugh Hefner did the world (that he’s contaminated with pornography) a favor by finally croaking.

Yesterday, Lindsey Kupfer of Page Six reports that Hefner died from cardiac arrest and respiratory failure from “battling” a “highly resistant to antibiotics” E. coli and septicemia (blood poisoning) for six days before he succumbed.

How ironic, given that it is precisely the promiscuity — and resultant infections — promoted by Hefner which has led to increasingly antibiotics-resistant super bugs. See:

From Wikipedia:

Escherichia coli ( . . .  also known as E. coli) is a . . . rod-shaped, coliform bacterium of the genus Escherichia that is commonly found in the lower intestine of warm-blooded organisms. . . . Most E. coli strains are harmless, but some serotypes can cause serious food poisoning in their hosts . . . . E. coli is expelled into the environment within fecal matter. The bacterium grows massively in fresh fecal matter under aerobic conditions for 3 days . . . and fecal–oral transmission is the major route through which pathogenic strains of the bacterium cause disease.

In other words, smut-peddler Hugh Hefner died from bacteria found in feces.

Writing for The Independent, Julie Bindel stated that Hefner “caused immeasurable damage by turning porn – and therefore the buying and selling of women’s bodies – into a legitimate business.” Writing for Christianity Today, theologian Ed Stetzer described that during his lifetime, when Hefner’s daughter, Christie, visited the Playboy Mansion, he would have the residence systematically cleaned in order “to keep the realities from his own daughter”. On Hefner’s role as “general” of the sexual revolution, Stezer wrote:

“It’s hard to fathom that anyone would have known what this would have turned into. Parents growing up today are fighting to keep their children pure. Spouses are fighting to keep their marriages intact. And many enslaved and trapped in the adult entertainment industry have been figuratively and literally stripped not only of their clothes, but their very value as people made in the image of God. If this does not concern us, what will?”

Holly Madison, a former “girlfriend” of Hefner, said that while living in the Playboy Mansion, he “would encourage competition—and body image issues—between his multiple live-in girlfriends. His legacy is full of evidence of the exploitation of women for professional gain.

See “Hugh Hefner’s #1 girlfriend: Life in Playboy mansion made me want to commit suicide

One of the women whom Hefner exploited was Deep Throat porn actress Linda Lovelace.

So many years later, I still remember browsing in a bookstore and coming across Lovelace’s 1980 autobiography, Ordeal, in which she recounted being summoned to Hefner’s Playboy mansion to “perform”. But Hefner wasn’t interested in seeing her engaged in “regular” sex. He first sodomized her, then wanted to see her have sex with a dog — which she did. If I recall correctly, actor Sammy Davis, Jr., was also present.

My memory is confirmed by Lauren Ingram’s Sept. 28, 2017 essay for VICE, “Don’t Mourn for Hugh Hefner“.

Lovelace said she had been coerced into porn by her abusive husband. She became a born again Christian and an anti-porn crusader. On April 3, 2002, Linda Susan Boreman, Lovelace’s real name, died from massive trauma and internal injuries from an auto accident. She was only 53 years old.

In an interview in January 2009 with John Roberts of CNN, Hefner lauded the Obama administration for ending the Christian right’s efforts to overturn the corruption of America’s moral values since the 1960s:

“One got a remarkable revolutionary change in pop culture and in moral values in the ’60s and ’70s, and then there was a backlash. And that backlash, I think, has influenced government. And, um, the Christian right has played a major role in all of that. And I think that the complicated problems with religion being involved with politics hopefully will come to an end for a while at least.”

Born of parents whom he described as “conservative, Midwestern and Methodist,” Hefner was an atheist.

In the January 2000 issue of his Playboy magazine, Hefner said that he didn’t “have a clue” about what happens after death (source):

“I’m always struck by the people who think they do have a clue. It’s perfectly clear to me that religion is a myth. It’s something we have invented to explain the inexplicable . . . . What does it all mean — if it has any meaning at all? But how can it all exist if it doesn’t have some kind of meaning? I think anyone who suggests that they have the answer is motivated by the need to invent answers, because we have no such answers.”

In Dante’s Inferno, the 8th circle of Hell is Malebolge — a large, funnel-shaped cavern sub-divided into ten concentric circular ditches. The second ditch contains sinners immersed forever in a river of human feces.

I’m pretty sure Hugh Hefner now knows what happens after death.

See also “Sammy Davis Jr. was a satanist“.

~Eowyn

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Lies are a hallmark of evil

John 8:43-47

Why do you not understand what I say?
Because you cannot bear to listen to my words.
You are from your father, the devil,
and you prefer to do what your father wants.
He was a murderer from the start;
he was never grounded in the truth;
there is no truth in him at all.
When he lies he is speaking true to his nature,
because he is a liar,
and the father of lies.

But it is because I speak the truth
that you do not believe me.
Can any of you convict me of sin?
If I speak the truth,
why do you not believe me?

Whoever comes from God
listens to the words of God;
the reason why you do not listen
is that you are not from God.

Anthony Esolen writes in Catholic World Report that our Lord Jesus the Christ reminds us to speak plainly and directly, “Let your speech be yea, yea: no, no: and that which is over and above these, is of evil.” (Matthew 5:37).Therefore, we who are committed to holiness must be committed to clarity of intention and speech. For:

The lie is the distinguishing feature of evil, because of its self-devouring commitment to what is not: it is an inner vacuity. […] 

Orwell’s dystopian regime in 1984 rests upon a ground floor of terror and violence, but its bedrock foundation is the lie: witness the hero Winston Smith’s work at the “Ministry of Truth,” sending precious archival materials down the “memory hole,” where they will be lost forever. It is why Dante situates fraud below violence in the Inferno’s decrepit descent into non-being and idiocy; so we find the giant Nimrod, builder of the heaven-aspiring Tower of Babel, sputtering gibberish, and the consummate liar Satan uttering not a single word, but telling the same old lie again and again with every flap of his bat-like wings, “I rise by my own power.”

Esolen notes that the result of lies is confusion and chaos. Indeed, the late Malachi Martin with keen insight had observed that whereas simplicity and clarity are the hallmark of goodness, a confounding complexity is a mark of evil because the labyrinth of lies is confusing.

Former satanist Deborah Lipsky, now a specialist in education in Maine, can testify to all this.

Before her return to the Church, Lipsky had spent years in Satanism, where she gained sharp insight into the various ways and reasons demons gain power in our lives.

Lipsky says the occult is the foremost way that evil enters our realm, along with sexual immorality, negativity, hatefulness, and other forms of sin. But often people forget about seemingly trite and common practices such as lying, which in our day is rampant, to the point where lying has become our second nature. Lies in sales pitches, advertising, politics, and in personal relationships. We rationalize lying, and consider some forms like white lies, harmless. But there is no such thing as a “half-truth.” There are only “half-lies.”

In her new book, A Message of Hope, Lipsky points out that lying is one of the devil’s most effective ways to separate us from God, for at the heart of darkness is the Prince of Deception:

“Untruthfulness of any sort is the sort of ‘stuff’ demons feed on. It is a vibrational pattern that mirrors their essence. As they absorb this ‘energy’ of lying emanating from you, they grow stronger. Lying is beyond question the most toxic activity we can engage in. Every time we ignore the truth, we ignore God. God is Truth. When we lie, we can’t be part of that because He is absolute truth. Lying is a demon’s native tongue. When you lie, you are not only speaking the language demons can connect with, but you also are in sync with a demon’s nature. […]

We convince ourselves that under certain conditions telling a lie isn’t a sin. If anything, the one you are deceiving is you! Demons aren’t finicky; they will feed on any deception including white lies. I am guilty of knowingly telling white lies because I don’t want the person to suffer undue emotional stress if they can’t handle the truth at hand. That doesn’t make it right. Telling a full lie or half-truth is the quickest way to nourish a demon. If a lie is an especially ‘juicy’ one, you can bet that the initial demon drawn to your lie will scream out ‘buffet!’ so as to attract his buddies. Demons are not only pack hunters, but they are also communal feeders.”

It is no wonder, then, Lipsky warns, that “The Holy Spirit and Holy Angels including your guardian angel will ‘step back’ a step … when you engage in telling a lie because they refuse to co-inhabit in your ‘space’ with any hint of evil.”

Yikes!!!

The plain truth is we are breaking one of the Ten Commandments (the 9th) every time we lie.

And it’s not just the 9th Commandment, for lying is at the basis of every one of the Ten Commandments.

Think about it . . . .

Telling lies causes bondage that eventually clouds our judgment. In contrast, the truth — and only the truth — sets us free. The truth also brings Joy and an inner serenity. For, in the end, “If you please God, it matters not whom you displease, but if you displease God, it matters not whom you please” because “The Lord hates lying lips, but those who speak the truth are His joy.” –Proverbs 12:22

“I am the way and the truth and the life.” (John 14:6).

“I am the light of the world; anyone who follows me will not be walking in the dark, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12)

See also “How to spot a liar“.

~Eowyn

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