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ብሩክ መስቀል –- A Blessed ‘Meskel’ Festivity

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on September 24, 2015

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“Maskal oder Das Ende der Regenzeit” (Meskal or End of The Rainy Season)

Think of Addis Abeba a century ago. Reading this book by Brigitte Beil I was transported in my mind to this town and I saw the cosmopolitan character of it. People from nations far and near were mingling in this town with imperial status. It reminded me of present day New York or London. Adventurers and professionals, refugees and locals. All in a time of turmoil.

One man we encounter in this lively city is the German architect Carl Haertel. Back home his firm ran into financial problems when his brother left and went to Argentina. At that moment Carl ( in his early fourties) was invited to join a German party to go to Abysinia. Bosch, the man that organized the party, had been asked to get some professionals to work in Addis Abeba. At that time Menelik II is the negus or emperor.

The book ‘Maskal’ is a historical novel. The writer takes up the historical Haertel family that lived in Addis Abeba from 1906 – 1942, separated form each other  during the Great War, when Anna stayed with their three daughters in Germany. When the Italians invaded Abysinia the Haertel family was transported to prisoncamps. Carl died in 1941 in Dire Darwa. His wife and children were transported to Mandera, next Berbera and by ship to Triest (Italy).

During the years in Addis Abeba Carl Haertel worked as an architect for the emperial family and for private individuals. He built the mausoleum for Menelik II and many more buildings (among them the building for the German embassy). His wife Anna had close relations with the wife of the later negus Haile Selassie. She even accompanied her on her epic journey to the Near East. When Haile Selassi returned to Ethiopia after his exile the relation with the Haertel family had cooled down.

Brigitte Beil reveived information from a grandson of Carl and Anna Haertel. She wove this into a story with the general history of Abyssinia and the character of Katrina, the granddaughter of Eva, the third daughter of the family. Katrina discovers in the house an old cardboard box with old pictures and notes. She talks about it with her grandmother and Eva tells about the hidden history of her family, her own hidden family.

MeskalEndeDerRegenyeitIn the book the relations of the imperial family and the Haertel family are on a good footing. There is no sense of colonial disdain (Abysinia was not a colony!). Europeans were in Addis Abeba as long as the leading Abysinians were willing to have them around. Anna in the beginning did some medical work to the benefit of the people around their mud house. Once the family lives in a stone house with a wall, her contacts with the Abysinians are only with the upper class. This sense of class distance is also shown when a young widowed relative comes to stay with the family. She, Lucie, gets to know a local man. This relationship is not appreciated. Lucy is not very keen on participating in the expatriate festivities that abound in town. When her lover dies she is heartbroken and dies as well.

Later, in the present days, Katerina gets  lovingly involved with her Hennoch, her Ethiopian guide in Addis Abeba (a student of architecture, whose grandfather worked for Carl Haertel), and this is not seen as a problem. When Katrina visits Addis Abeba she wants to see the legacy of her great grandfather and she sees the statue of Meneliki, in front of St. George’s Church. She visits the grave of Lucie in Addis Abeba, but in Dire Dawa there is no trace of a grave of her ancestor Carl Haertel. In the end she talks with an Armenian man, Odabassian, nearly a hundred years old, who knew the family. According to this man, one of the few remaning of the many Armenians in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia is different from Africa, it is more related to the Jewish and southern Arabian world. Katrina returns to Germany, but she wants to return, maybe even for the remaining years of her life. In this way she shows the continuing relations beteen Ethiopia and Germany.

Brigitte Beil takes the opportunity to relate the continuing history of the family of the negus Haile Selassie, even when the Hartel family is no longer in Ethiopia. In a way their place was taken by the Pankhurst family (yes, the one of suffragette-fame), that still lives in Ethiopia.

The writer or the translator did something extraordinary to the British writer Evelyn Waugh. This male writer is turned into a female one.

Maskal is the name of an important ecclesiastical feast for the Coptic Church in Ethiopia. It celebrates Helena, the mother of the Roman Emperor Constantine, who went to Jerusalem to find the cross on which Jesus Christ hung, when he was executed by the Roman authorities. During this feast the love affair of Lucie starts. It is the very first feast the Haertel ladies witness after their return form Germany, and it was this festive occasion that was the last before the invasion by Italian forces.

I enjoyed reading this book.

Brigitte Beil – Maskal oder Das Ende der Regenzeit – 2003

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I too enjoyed reading the book

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The Failure of Atheism and the Triumph of Faith in Russia

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on September 22, 2015

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Atheism was the official doctrine of the Soviet Union. Throughout the history of the Soviet Union, Communist authorities vigorously enforced the ideology of Marxism/Leninism and violently persecuted Christianity. 

The Gulag Archipelago

Over 49,000 churches were destroyed and over 66 million people died in the massacres, man-made famines and in the over 1,800 communist concentration camps, which Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn described as the Gulag Archipelago.

Aggressive Atheism

The Soviet Union was committed to the complete annihilation of all religious institutions and ideas. Militant atheism was central to the ideology of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. The state established atheism as their only “scientific truth”. Any criticism of atheism, or of the state’s anti-religious policies, was forbidden and could lead to forced retirement, arrest and imprisonment.

Annihilation of Christianity

Lenin declared that religion is an obstacle to the construction of a communist society and therefore the annihilation of all religion, and replacement with atheism, was the most important ideological goal of the state.

Solovetski Island

In 1922, at the first prototype Russian concentration camp, in the former Orthodox monastery of Solovetski, established on the Solovetski Island in the White Sea, 8 metropolitans, 20 archbishops and 47 bishops of the Orthodox Church were killed. 95,000 believers were executed by firing squad on Solovetski Island.

Murdering Ministers

In the first 5 years of the Bolshevik Revolution, 28 bishops and 1,215 priests were executed. In 1922, another 8,000 priests were killed. All of this was carried out under Vladimir Lenin, before the accession to power of Joseph Stalin. During the purges of 1937 to 1938, 168,300 Russian Orthodox clergy were arrested. Of these ministers, over 100,000 were shot by the KGB, in less than two years.

Replacing Churches with Houses of Atheism

The League of the Militant Godless (LMG) failed to receive widespread support from the public despite vast state resources to promote it. In 1959, Nikita Khrushchev closed 12,000 churches in a new wave of communist persecution. The communist attempt to establish a state church with Houses of scientific Atheism in Russian cities proved a dismal failure. By the end of the Khrushchev era, it was estimated that another 50,000 clergy had been executed by the KGB in the Soviet Union.

Eradicating Christianity

At the time of the Bolshevik Revolution, 1917, there were 50,000 Orthodox parishes, 1,000 monasteries and 60 Theological colleges in the Russian Empire. By 1941, less than 200 congregations remained in the Soviet Union and not one single monastery, or seminary, remained.

A Resurgence of Faith

Yet today, the Orthodox Church in Russia has over 30,000 parishes, 8,000 monasteries and 100 Theological seminaries. This is not even counting the other denominations in the Russian Federation. (Operation World identifies 74 Protestant denominations in Russia with almost two million affiliates, 13 Independent denominations, 22 Orthodox denominations, as well as Anglicans and Catholics.)

Christ the Saviour Cathedral

Symbolic of the failure of atheism and the triumph of faith in Russia is Christ the Saviour Cathedral. This cathedral was destroyed in 1931 by the order of Communist dictator, Joseph Stalin. The cathedral of Christ the Saviour, on the Northern bank of the Moskva River, in Moscow, was built during the 19th century. It took more than 40 years to construct. In 1931 it was demolished by order of the communist dictator Joseph Stalin. The demolition was supposed to make way for a colossal Palace of the Soviets, that was never built.

Commemorating 1812

The original church was the scene of the 1882 world premiere of the world famous 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky. Christ the Saviour Cathedral had been constructed on the initiative of Tsar Alexander I upon the Russian victory over Napoleon Bonaparte when he retreated from Moscow, 25 December 1812. The Tsar declared: “To signify our gratitude to Divine providence for saving Russia from the doom that overshadowed her…” the cathedral was to be constructed as a memorial and a testimony to God’s saving grace and answer to prayer. The church was modeled on the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople. The cathedral was consecrated 26 May 1883, the day before Alexander III was crowned.

The Gates of Hell Will Not Prevail

Joseph Stalin determined to demolish this iconic church. On 5 December 1931 the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour was dynamited and reduced to rubble. It took more than a year to clear the debris from the site. Joseph Stalin determined to erect a Palace of the Soviets in modernistic buttressed tiers on the site, supporting a gigantic statue of Lenin perched on top of the dome with his arm defiantly raised in the air. Lack of funds, problems with flooding from the nearby Moscow River, and the outbreak of war in 1941, prevented this project from succeeding. Under Nikita Khrushcev it was transformed into the world’s largest open air swimming pool.

Reconstruction

In February 1990, the Russian Orthodox Church received permission from Boris Yeltsin’s government to rebuild the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. Donations were collected from one million Russian citizens and the cathedral was consecrated on 19 August 2000. In 2000, the cathedral was the venue for the canonization of the Romanovs when the murdered Tsar Nicholas II and his family were recognised as saints.

From Atheism to Orthodox Christianity

The Orthodox Church is now Russia’s largest and most important non-governmental organisation. Church symbols, rituals, moral values and teachings are playing a leading role in shaping national society. Up to 80% of Russians claim to be Orthodox members and to have been baptized. The Russian Orthodox Church is building 200 new churches in Moscow alone.

Sretensky Monastery

Another example of the failure of atheism and the triumph of faith in Russia is the Sretensky Monastery, in Moscow, founded in 1397 to commemorate the miraculous deliverance of Russia from Tamerlane and the Mongol invasion. It was closed by the Soviets in 1925 and used by the Secret Police for imprisonment and executions. Today Sretensky Monastery has been re-opened and its outstanding choir is world famous, having sung at the opening of the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Everyday Saints Bestseller

The Archimandrite Tikhom, head of Sretensky Monastery, is the author of Everyday Saints, a 600-page book which gives the testimony of his journey from Marxist atheism to Christianity. Over 1.5 million copies of this book have been sold in Russia and millions more in other languages worldwide. Tikhom is a man that President Vladimir Putin turns to for counsel.

Family Conference

With the Russian government hosting an International Conference on Family and Christian values, appointing chaplains in the military, printing Bibles for hotels and attending services in the cathedral of Christ the Saviour, the failure of the atheist experiment in Russia is complete. 70 Years of atheist propaganda and violent communist persecution failed to exterminate the vibrant Christian Faith of the Russian people.

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Russians to Build Tallest Jesus Statue in World on Pacific Coast

  • Taller than famous Rio de Janiero and Lisbon statues

  • Intended as symbol of rebirth of Russian Far East and rebirth of Christianity

ChristStatueRussiaThe statue was cast in 2013 by Tsereteli, the famous Georgian-Russian sculptor, known for his gigantic projects such as a statue of Peter the Great in Moscow and ‘The Tear of Grief’ in the United States, dedicated to the struggle against world terrorism.

The monument stands 50 metres taller than the world famous ‘Christ the Redeemer’ in Rio de Janeiro, and two metres higher than ‘The Christ the King’ in Lisbon.

In Vladivostok, the monument will be composed of two parts: the statue itself and the pedestal housing a cathedral in honour of Archangel Michael.

The project was inspired by a local businessman Aleksey Shchepin, who donated two hectares of land overlooking the sea on the Churkin Peninsula for it to be built.

Now some $15.3 million is being raised to see the statue put in place.

Organisers say the monument, which has the backing of the Orthodox Church, will boost tourism and encourage residents of Vladivostok to believe in God.

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Ethiopians and Kurds Have No Friends But Mountains

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on September 16, 2015

“The Kurds have no friends but the mountains” Old Kurdish expression.

Just like Ethiopians. Some current Kurdish flags match the Ethiopian tricolor – a horizontal tricolor with bands of yellow,KurdishRojavaFlag red, and green. This is the same flag as that of the Movement for a Democratic Society (TEV-DEM), the political coalition governing Rojava. used as the flag of Rojava from c. 2012/3

The Kurds are one of the largest nations that has no state to call their own.

Over the past hundred years, the desire for an independent Kurdish state has created conflicts mainly with the Turkish and Iraqi populations in the areas where most of the Kurds live. This conflict has important geographical implications as well. The history of the Kurdish nation, the causes for these conflicts, and an analysis of the situation will be discussed in this paper.

History of the Kurds The Kurds are a Sunni Muslim people living primarily in Turkey, Iraq, and Iran. Between 25 and 35 million Kurds inhabit a mountainous region straddling the borders of Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Iran and Armenia.

The Kurds who make up the fourth-largest ethnic group in the Middle East have a distinct culture that is not at all like their Turkish, Persian, and Arab neighbors.

Where do the Kurds come from?

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The Kurds are one of the indigenous people of the Mesopotamian plains and the highlands in what are now south-eastern Turkey, north-eastern Syria, northern Iraq, north-western Iran and south-western Armenia.

Why don’t they have a state?

In the early 20th Century, many Kurds began to consider the creation of a homeland – generally referred to as “Kurdistan”. After World War One and the defeat of the Ottoman Empire, the victorious Western allies made provision for a Kurdish state in the 1920 Treaty of Sevres.

Such hopes were dashed three years later, however, when the Treaty of Lausanne, which set the boundaries of modern Turkey, made no provision for a Kurdish state and left Kurds with minority status in their respective countries. Over the next 80 years, any move by Kurds to set up an independent state was brutally quashed.

Kurds in Turkey

There is deep-seated hostility between the Turkish state and the country’s Kurds, who constitute 15% to 20% of the population. 11–15 million

Kurds received harsh treatment at the hands of the Turkish authorities for generations. In response to uprisings in the 1920s and 1930s, many Kurds were resettled, Kurdish names and costumes were banned, the use of the Kurdish language was restricted and even the existence of a Kurdish ethnic identity was denied, with people designated “Mountain Turks”.

Syria’s Kurds

Kurds make up between 7% and 10% of Syria’s population, 1.3–3 million, with most living in the cities of Damascus and Aleppo, and in three, non-contiguous areas around Kobane, the north-western town of Afrin, and the north-eastern city of Qamishli.

Syria’s Kurds have long been suppressed and denied basic rights. Some 300,000 have been denied citizenship since the 1960s, and Kurdish land has been confiscated and redistributed to Arabs in an attempt to “Arabize” Kurdish regions. The state has also sought to limit Kurdish demands for greater autonomy by cracking down on protests and arresting political leaders.

Kurds in Iraq

Kurds make up an estimated 15% to 23% of Iraq’s population. 4.6–6.5 million. They have historically enjoyed more national rights than Kurds living in neighboring states, but also faced brutal repression.

Kurds in the north of Iraq revolted against British rule during the mandate era, but were crushed. In 1946, Mustafa Barzani formed the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) to fight for autonomy in Iraq. After the 1958 revolution, a new constitution recognised Kurdish nationality. But Barzani’s plan for self-rule was rejected by the Arab-led central government and the KDP launched an armed struggle in 1961.

In 1970, the government offered a deal to end the fighting that gave the Kurds a de facto autonomous region. But it ultimately collapsed and fighting resumed in 1974. A year later, divisions within the KDP saw Jalal Talabani leave and form the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK).

Kurds in Iran

The Kurdish region of Iran has been a part of the country since ancient times. Nearly all Kurdistan was part of Iranian Empire until its Western part was lost during wars against the Ottoman Empire. Following the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire, at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 Tehran had demanded all lost territories including Turkish Kurdistan, Mosul, and even Diyarbakır, but demands were quickly rejected by Western powers. This area has been divided by modern Turkey, Syria and Iraq.Today, the Kurds inhabit mostly northwestern territories known as Iranian Kurdistan but also the northeastern region of Khorasan, and constitute approximately 7-10% of Iran’s overall population (6.5–7.9 million), compared to 10.6% (2 million) in 1956 and 8% (800 thousand) in 1850.

There was the tiny, briefly lived, Soviet-backed Republic of Mahabad, in the Kurdish region of Iran, in the immediate aftermath of World War II, but when the Soviets withdrew from Iran the Kurdish separatists were massacred by Iranian government forces. During the 1979 revolution that overthrew the shah, the Iranian Kurds sided with Ayatollah Khomeini in the hopes of restoring some autonomy for themselves, but the Khomeinists went on to crush the Kurds, executing thousands. Iran’s Kurds remain brutally suppressed, capable of only the most intermittent and small-scale guerrilla resistance.

The greatest Kurdish misfortune at the moment, however, is to be situated at the intersection of an increasingly bloody and dystopian Arab world, the outward-reaching ruthlessness of Khomeinist Iran, and the belligerent Islamist nationalism of Recep Erdogan’s Turkey. As if to compound the Kurds’ burden of bad luck, Sunni-Shia hatreds are sending seismic shocks through fault lines that lie directly beneath their feet. Most Kurds happen to be Sunni Muslims.

The Kurds have always considered the Americans their friends, Durmaz said, but those warm feelings are growing cold. “The Kurds should be brought into the formula of an American strategy. It makes us very sad. You will never hear a bad word from the Kurds to the Americans. No American interests have been hurt by the Kurds, in any of their territories. To consider the Kurds of the south [the Iraqi KRG] to be allies, but call the Kurds of the north [the PKK] terrorists, is not fair. It is not just. And it further divides the Kurds among themselves,” said one Kurdish politician.

When ISIS started killing Kurds, the Turkish state likes this very much. Turkey sees it as being in its strategic interest to displace Kurds and to cause divisions in Kurdish society. But we expected Americans to be more sensitive to these matters.”

Kurds will never be free until they are free from the Arab ideology of Islam

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Why Aren’t Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and All The Other Filthy-Rich Arab Gulf States Taking in Their Fellow Muslims?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on September 15, 2015

There are two reasons for this:

1. Because they don’t want them as permanent residents.

Foreign workers are fine so long as they’re productively working, improving the economic of the country, and will go home when their contracts are up.

Foreign residents, however, tend to bring their own cultural and political baggage with them – like the Ethiopians who gradually started to spread their culture and language in Saudi Arabia. Saudis don’t want to see Ethiopic writings on the shops and restaurants in Saudi cities. That’s why the Saudis abused and inhumanly deported 200.000 Ethiopian migrants two years ago.

2. The rich Saudis don’t want to accept Syrian, Iraqi or Yemeni refugees because they wish to stage a “Trojan horse”-style Muslim invasion of Europe and North America. For example, the jihadist forces, in solidarity with ISIS, have taken control of part of Libya, obviously seeking to organize a massive immigration toward Europe. In their minds, this is an invasion, a quest to destabilize ignorant Europe. Ninety percent of the invaders entering en masse are Muslims. They even filter out Christian migrants by beheading or throwing them overboard. If one considers the photos of boats brimming over with immigrants coming from Libya to Italy, you see that the boats are almost all filled with men – adults and youth – ready to enter the urban guerrilla strife.

The National Review has the following argument on the subject:

Why would we take any Arab refugees from any war-torn country in the Middle East? Resettlement in a faraway country should be the absolute last resort; it’s preferable that displaced people be accommodated in countries near their homeland, facilitating eventual return, and in countries that are culturally similar to ease the strains for both the refugees and the host country. In that vein, why aren’t we demanding that Saudi Arabia resettle the Syrians? (And, for that matter, the Yemenis like to be displaced by the fighting there.) It’s a huge, empty country – much of it desert, certainly, but it supports 27 million people with a per capita GDP of more than $31,000. The United Arab Emirates is smaller, but it is also awash in oil wealth and could take a significant number. And the overflow of Syrian and Yemeni refugees that aren’t resettled in Saudi Arabia or the UAE could be settled, with Gulf money, in other huge, empty Arab countries, like Algeria and Sudan. The 22 member states of the Arab League cover 5 million square miles — surely somewhere in there they can find space for displaced Syrians. (The one group you could argue should be an exception is Syrian Christians, but we’ve only taken in 40 of them since January 2013, some 5 percent of the total, and there’s no reason to believe that would change much in the future. When it came out that Canada wanted to prioritize religious minorities for resettlement, the usual suspects raised the usual cries, though the government seems to have stuck to its guns.) The Saudis et al. will balk at the suggestion, but it’s their responsibility to take care of their own brethren and neighbors. We can certainly help with transportation to, say, Algeria, but we have no obligation whatever to let super-rich neighboring Arab countries off the hook.

The Greens, the Leftists/Communists are using multiculturalism, massive Muslim immigration and widespread welfare dependency to destroy the nation states of Europe, summarizes the following video: Paul Weston: How to Destroy a Country

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ብሩክ አዲስ ዓመት – Happy Ethiopian New 2008 Year

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on September 8, 2015

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Water = Live ፤ ውሃ = ህይወት

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on September 7, 2015

I found the following two interesting thoughts / stories in my mailbox…

WaterLifeBefore I get in to this, I am not saying this is what I believe! This is something I’ve been thinking about for awhile. Im just looking for your thoughts and opinions. That and to provoke some thought outside of all the DOOM on here. So here goes.

Water is the most abundant molecule in the universe and it is also the most abundant solid substance in space. Water molecules are everywhere. Water is the life-giver in our physical world. By definition God is the Life-giver. Water exists in three forms gas, liquid, and solid. God is described as the Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit. Water is the only substance on this earth that can exist in three forms simultaneously. So think of the Father as being equivalent to water vapor. It is everywhere but remains unseen. Both rain and ice are created from this invisible form of water. God the father, is also everywhere and remains unseen. God created the Son and Spirit? Jesus, the son would be compared to ice. Which would be the solid form of water. Jesus, whom spent time on earth and was seen by many. He was referred to as the Rock, something solid.

Now, The Holy Spirit would be equal to water. The Holy Spirit is said to live in all living creatures. The Holy Spirit is sent from the Heaven to do His work on earth. Water is sent from the clouds to rain down on the earth. To cleanse and to nourish. The Holy Spirit is used to baptize and wash our souls while water is used to wash our bodies. To cleanse or to make new.

Water is the only substance to expand when it gets colder which in turn makes it float, Rise up. If ice did not float life would not be possible, at least as life appears today. So the Bible says that Jesus rose from his tomb so we could have eternal life, spiritual life! Ice also preserves or saves things. In Jesus Christ, we are saved from our sin.

Water that is evaporated, also rises. Water on earth is full of dirt and debris. As it rises it is freed of the things that bog it down or that makes it un pure. As it is said we also would be freed from our earthly restraints, dirt. As we rise into the heavens to be with God.

In GE 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. Here it almost sounds like that there was only water to begin with. Here at least it doesn’t say God created water. at least during the 6 days. So is water God?

There many who believe that water has memory. Masaru Emoto was a Japanese author and entrepreneur, who claimed that human consciousness has an effect on the molecular structure of water. Emoto’s early work explored his theory that water could react to positive thoughts and words, and that polluted water could be cleaned through prayer and positive visualization. This can be looked up on youtube, “water has memory”. Very Interesting on its own.

That being said, think of the oceans and the sea as a big memory bank where all the information of the world is stored and processed. Where every thought, image, and the blue print to everything ever in existence is keep. Now if this is true and God knows everything, is this how our thoughts and prayers are transported, By water vapor up to the sky to the white clouds, to God.

As babies we are around 78 to 84 percent water. This is higher than in an adult body which has 57 to 60 percent water. God said we were made in his image. As we get order and more corrupt and beat down by the world, is this the reason why we lose such a large amount of water in our bodies. It is also said that God is in every living thing. Is this by water. Humans have always wondered where our souls are located. What if our souls are made of water. When we die our bodies dry up and turn to dust. The water evaporates and everything else stays on the earth.

Demonic Manifestations At Abortion Mills Increase

ExorcismEthiopiaAlthough we’ve heard much in the news recently of the evils of Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry in general, most people rarely give a thought to that one little word―evil―and how evil acts commited in one place “collect” and “build up” over time.  But this is exactly what has been happening increasingly, causing a rip in our material existence and forcing the supernatural to become visible.

The following incidents are, I believe, a warning to humanity.  As society breaks down, as more and more are calling evil good, and good evil, we will see more of these manifestations; proving that the veil between our world and eternity is thinning.  Beware.  The war waged for men’s souls since the beginning of time is going nuclear because “the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, knowing that he hath but a short time.”  (Revelation 12:12)

Our first account is from Patrice Dietz (SpiritDaily.com), whose habit each Wednesday is to pray before the Red River Women’s Clinic in downtown Fargo, North Dakota with other faithful pro-lifers. Abortions there usually end the lives of twenty to twenty-five babies per day.

On that day, “the usual young woman escort was stationed there as well, in her low-cut dress and neon green vest, ready to snatch the scared and often uncertain young women that come in for abortions. She had her earbuds in place and was singing cheerfully to some tune or other in an effort to drown out the Hail Marys of our Rosaries.

After a few minutes we noticed the clinic manager and several of the clinic workers walked by us, dressed in medical scrubs with covered coffee cups, ready to carry out their grisly work in the upstairs offices of the mill. Then a local priest showed up and began sprinkling us and the sidewalk and the building with Holy Water. He led us in prayer of the Rosary and the Divine Mercy chaplet, over and over, calling on the Precious Blood of Jesus to end the scourge of abortion.”

Patrice states that directly across the street from them, a woman was pacing back and forth talking on her cell phone and staring at the abortion mill. She finally turned around and walked back to her car and Patrice felt the prayers were working. But after a few more minutes of intense prayer, strange events began to happen.

The abortion clinic manager came flying out the door and stopped directly in front of the priest, who by this time was kneeling on the sidewalk. She screamed, ‘What is going on out here?’ Evidently business wasn’t all that good today. Then she aimed her cell phone at the priest, taking a close-up picture that was meant to intimidate him. He hardly looked up. This was just too much for her to take and she turned around and stormed back into the building.

In Patrice’s own words, “After a few more minutes and some frantic texting by the mill escort, a young woman on her bike showed up. She handed the escort a Starbucks coffee and proceeded to get something round and shiny out of her pocket. She held it up in front of the priest’s face and chanted something strange, stood there for a while, laughed, and got back on her bike and left. We stood there not knowing what to think and father told us that she had just tried to cast a spell on him. We resumed our prayer. Out of the corner of my eye I saw a new arrival. He got off his bike just far enough to let his feet down and begin honking a red rubber ball- horn on his bike. I remember his face well. It looked very clown-like and he had huge grin on his face and delight in his eyes. I had to laugh, he looked so ridiculous. Father also laughed, although there was nothing at all funny about it. Father said he was just trying to distract us from our prayers.

Undisturbed by all this, father’s prayers became more and more intense as he continued to call down the Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Then suddenly the lady next to me and I heard a deep growl that seemed to come out of the abortion clinic near our feet. We both looked down and said nothing, knowing what we had heard. Neither of us were afraid as we knew Our Lord was there protecting us. That day I knew that Satan cannot stand the Precious Blood!

And that day a precious baby was most likely saved! The next week, before the abortion mill opened, four priests were on each corner of the block of the Red River Abortion Clinic saying prayers of exorcism. Praise be to God!”

Our next article comes to us from courageouspriest.com. According to tradition, typical demonic responses during exorcism include foul language, references to sexual perversion, deceit, and profuse blasphemy. Similarly, prayers for exorcism outside the Northern Illinois Women’s Center abortuary in Rockford have provoked just such a reaction from pro-abortion workers and activists within.

Their revulsion for anything as holy as a Catholic priest is evident in their bizarre window displays, a few of which reportedly include a nun in a coffin, a rubber chicken hanging from a noose, and a picture of Jesus flipping the bird that says, “Even Jesus Hates You.”

The Rockford mill hates and attacks the priests outside so viciously because they, and priests and pro-life workers like them all over the country, have saved countless lives and souls.

When they first began their vigils, it was reported that the pro-life sidewalk counselors in Rockford noticed an immediate, dramatic decline in the numbers of mothers who go there for abortions, a distinct rise in the numbers of mothers who choose life outside the mill, and the correlation of these changes with the beginning of the displays of blasphemy from inside.

The response at this abortuary has been particularly virulent, but priests are praying outside them all over the country through Priests for Life, in which priests and parishes are paired with specific abortuaries.

Our last case involves Bob Cranmer’s home in Pittsburgh that used to be an abortuary. His book is called The Demon Of Brownsville Road and highlights can be found in the video below.

Millions Upon Millions Of People Are Being Possessed By Demons. Its Getting So Bad That The Vatican Is Hiring More Exorcists

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This Could be The Oldest Message in a Bottle Ever Found

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on September 5, 2015

MessageInABottle22A century-old message in a bottle, possibly the oldest ever found, has finally reached its destination.

Tossed into the North Sea sometime between 1904 and 1906, the bottle washed up on the beach on the German island of Amrum, and was found by a couple in April. Inside they found a postcard asking that it be sent to the Marine Biological Association of the UK — which they did.

We were very excited,” Guy Baker, a spokesman for the group, said. “We certainly weren’t expecting to receive any more of the postcards.”

Baker said the bottle was one of some 1,000 released into the North Sea by researcher George Parker Bidder, who later became the association’s president. The bottles were weighed down to float just above the sea bed, and used as part of a study into the movement of sea currents.

Inside each bottle was a postcard promising a “one shilling reward” to anyone who returned it to the association, along with information about where and when they found the bottle. Most bottles were trawled up by fishermen and returned decades ago, Baker said.

The association is now looking into having the Guinness Book of Records recognize the message in a bottle as the oldest ever found. The current record-holder, released in 1914 for a scientific experiment, was found 99 years later.

Meanwhile, an old shilling has been sent to the couple who found the bottle.

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Using a Cell Phone For an Hour a Day Increases Cancer Risk by 500%

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on September 4, 2015

cell-phoneStudies are increasingly showing that cellular phone use can lead to chronic health problems, including cancer and neurodegenerative disorders. Now a new study in the journal Electromagnetic Biology & Medicine has suggested a biological mechanism that might explain how these health problems develop.

The study was conducted by researchers from Indiana University, the University of Eastern Finland, the University of Campinas in Brazil, and the Institute of Experimental Pathology, Oncology and Radiobiology in Kiev, Ukraine.

The researchers found that exposure to the radiofrequency radiation (RFR) used by cell phones and other wireless devices causes a metabolic imbalance known as oxidative stress.

“These data are a clear sign of the real risks this kind of radiation poses for human health,” co-author Igor Yakymenko said.

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Retired HEAD OF FBI Tells ALL “Illuminati, Satanism, Pedophile Rings”

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on September 2, 2015

Another FBI agent has come forward to confirm that the Illuminati and or whatever you choose to call them, run this world. This diabolical group has control over every major aspect of our world and each country. In the riveting video below, example after example are given to prove this organization exists and that they rule the world.

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Former Satanist: “I Performed Satanic Rituals Inside Abortion Clinics”

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on September 2, 2015

child-sac-abortionIn an interview with the Lepanto Institute, former Satanist Zachary King shared about his 26-years in the occult and his involvement in ritual abortions.

As LifeNews previously reported, many Satanists believe abortion is sacred and some participate in the procedures themselves. In fact, King explained that participating in abortions is particularly important for Satanists because it’s considered the best way to give an offering to Satan.

He explained, “In Satanism, killing something or the death of something is the is the most effective way of getting your spell accomplished. As far as trying to get satan’s approval, to give you something that you want, killing something is the best way to go. Killing something is the ultimate offering to satan, and if you can kill an unborn, that is his ultimate goal.”

However, the Satanic Temple’s website gives their more “acceptable” position on abortion. It says members “believe in individual autonomy, personal choice, and the inviolability of one’s own body.” They add, “…We believe one should be free to make one’s own decisions, uncoerced, based on the best available scientific evidence, whether or not the science comports with the religious and/or political views of others.”

King said that he joined a satanic coven when he was 14-years-old and participated in his first abortion three months before his 15th birthday. He explained, “Just after I turned 14, the coven members came to me and said that I was going to be involved in an abortion in about 9 months. There was a sex party with all the male members between 12 and 15 and a female member over 18 and her purpose was to get pregnant, and then she was going to have an abortion in 9 months.”

He said the first question he asked coven members was if what they were doing was legal. They responded, “Yes it is, as long as it’s in the womb. As long as the baby is still inside the woman, you can kill it.” Additionally, King said they told him there would be a doctor and a nurse to help out with the abortion because it was a medical procedure.

The abortion took place in a farmhouse and King said it was surprisingly cleaner than many of the actual abortion facilities he visited later.

He described the experience like this: “There was a woman in stirrups about to have a baby who was surrounded by 13 top members of our coven, which were all high priests and priestesses. I was inside the circle with the woman and the abortion doctor. All the adult members of my coven were there. There were several women kneeling on the floor, swaying back and forth chanting ‘our body and ourselves’ over and over again. Off to the side were several male members of our coven all chanting and praying.”

Apparently, King didn’t have to perform the actual abortion, he just had to insert the scalpel and get blood on his hands. The former Satanist did admit that particular abortion was the worst he had ever seen.

He said, “…The doctor reached in, ripped the baby out and threw it onto the floor where these women were swaying. The women looked like they were possessed, and when the doctor threw the baby out to them, they cannibalized the baby.”

Unbelievably, King went on to participate in 141 ritual abortions. He said that prior to being a high wizard he only did five but after that he did significantly more. In the interview, King also said that high profile abortion facilities drew members of the occult because of the opportunity to perform ritual abortions.

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