#11665316 at 2020-11-16 08:17:02 (UTC+1) Q Research General #14894: TRUMP WON THE ELECTION Edition
Resignations in the news 11/9/2020 thru 11/15/2020 - part 4
Israeli Police Officer Who Headed Two Netanyahu Corruption Probes Resigns
Lakes Commissioner Barger resigns to join school board
BOK Center GM?resigns as pandemic diminishes events
Longtime radio host John Webster retiring
Long-serving Downtown Development District CEO Kurt Weigle resigns
CTUIR executive director resigns
PeterWilliams resigns as CEO of Aus Tin Mining (ASX:ANW)
Ellis County administrator to resign
Pinal County Manager Louis Andersen resigns
SouthGobi Announces Resignation of Director
Cisco CFO Kramer retiring; Autodesk's Herren taking role
Housing Minister Yitzhak Cohen resigns after less than a month in post
Roberts to resign from ML council
England FA chief Greg Clarke resigns after using racist phrase
Chuck Custer retiring from 810 WGY after nearly 40 years
Longtime Leverett Selectboard member resigns, citing political contention
Texas Attorney General's Office: Two More Staff Members Fired, Additional Allegations of Whistleblower Retaliation
Tony Montemarano, top DISA official, retiring after nearly 50 years
Alonso Vega resigns from Puerto Rico House of Representatives
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar resigns, know why
#10617754 at 2020-09-12 17:35:27 (UTC+1) Q Research General #13587: Smack the Shills Editiion
Pope Francis wants you to eat well and enjoy sex.
The pope spoke on cuisine and intercourse during a series of interviews with Carlo Petrini, an Italian culinary writer and activist behind the "slow food" movement, which positions itself as the opposite of fast food and advocates a slower, more meaningful pace of life.
"Pleasure arrives directly from God," Francis told Petrini. "It is neither Catholic, nor Christian, nor anything else. It is simply divine."
Francis critiqued the "overzealous morality" of a Roman Catholic Church that denounced pleasure in the past, calling it a "wrong interpretation of the Christian message."
"The church has condemned inhuman, brutish, vulgar pleasure, but has on the other hand always accepted human, simple, moral pleasure," Francis said. "The pleasure of eating is there to keep you healthy by eating, just like sexual pleasure is there to make love more beautiful and guarantee the perpetuation of the species. … The pleasure of eating and sexual pleasure [comes] from God."
Francis pointed to the 1987 film "Babette's Feast," saying it represented his ideas on pleasure. The pope has lauded the film in the past, particularly praising the actions of its protagonist, a chef who prepares an elaborate feast for members of a Protestant village.
"The most intense joys in life arise when we are able to elicit joy in others, as a foretaste of heaven," Francis wrote in "Amoris Laetitia," his 2016 apostolic exhortation. "We can think of the lovely scene in the film 'Babette's Feast,' when the generous cook receives a grateful hug and praise: 'Ah, how you will delight the angels!' It is a joy and a great consolation to bring delight to others, to see them enjoying themselves. This joy, the fruit of fraternal love, is not that of the vain and self-centered, but of lovers who delight in the good of those whom they love, who give freely to them and thus bear good fruit."
Francis' conversations with Petrini were published in the Italian book "Terra Futura: Conversations With Pope Francis on Integral Ecology," which was released on Wednesday and focuses on the pope's views on culture, community and environmentalism.
Francis was "simply repeating the perennial Christian message on virtue and vice," Catholic commentator PeterWilliams told Newsweek in reference to the pope's remarks on sex and food.
"By avoiding the twin evil extremes of repressive puritanism on the one hand and immoral libertinism on the other, both of which prevent or destroy happy enjoyment of good things like food or sex, the church rightly espouses the 'golden mean,'" Williams told Newsweek.
#10610817 at 2020-09-12 03:27:30 (UTC+1) Q Research General #13578: The TREASON Edition
Pope Francis Declares Sex and Eating Are 'Divine' Pleasures Sent by God
Pope Francis has been a figure of controversy since his election in 2013. For some, his papacy hasn't gone far enough in reforming the Roman Catholic Church, especially in acknowledging the sexual abuse of so many. Others believe he's crossed the line by advocating a radical liberal agenda, including climate change, radical wealth redistribution, and his condemnation of capitalism.
But on the matter of human sexuality, Cheech and Chong's old joke comes to mind: "You no playa da game, you no make-a da rules." Most popes have heeded that advice and, outside of telling Catholics they can't use artificial birth control, some ancient strictures have remained.
Now, along comes Pope Francis, who blesses the sex act, calling it a "divine gift." He also praises the pleasures of eating as from God.
At the rate he's going, he'll whittle down those Seven Deadly Sins to just one or two.
New York Post:
In an interview with Italian writer Carlo Petrini, who has compiled several conversations with the pope for a new book, his Holiness referred to sex and food, among other delights, as gifts from God. Furthermore, to enjoy them is not sinful, as "overzealous" church leaders have taught in the past.
"Pleasure arrives directly from God. It is neither Catholic nor Christian nor anything else; it is simply divine," he tells Petrini in the book "TerraFutura: Conversations With Pope Francis on Integral Ecology," an English working title, out now in Italy. "The pleasure of eating and sexual pleasure come from God."
While this is self-evident, it may be interpreted as condemning the "overzealous" past popes who insisted that sex was holy only when done in the context of marriage and only if it was intended to be an act of procreation. Obviously, Francis is not referring to sex outside of marriage. And as far as eating, he's not referring to overeating - the sin of gluttony.
But is he saying that sexual pleasure is holy even if procreation isn't the intent?
Francis continued, referring to the church's past condemnation for life's gustatory and sexual pleasures as "overzealous morality ... A wrong interpretation of the Christian message."
"The pleasure of eating is there to keep you healthy by eating, just like sexual pleasure is there to make love more beautiful and guarantee the perpetuation of the species," said the Pontifex Maximus.
It appears that this is a pope who lives in the modern world. A Catholic might interpret those words to mean that any loving union where sex is enjoyed is blessed by God, not necessarily one involving marriage.
Is that really revolutionary?
"I don't think it's unusual for a pope to say what he specifically said, though," said writer and Catholic critic PeterWilliams. "In calling the enjoyment of food and sex 'divine', the Holy Father is rightly pointing out that pleasure comes from God." Williams told Newsweek that the Bishop of Rome was describing "the church's acceptance of 'human, simple, moral pleasure,' like good cuisine and fulsome sexual love in marriage."
As the pope said, the fact that sexual pleasure is "divine" is simply common sense. But without the intent to procreate? St. Paul might have been doubtful, but it's a simple acknowledgment on the part of Pope Francis that the divine gift of sexual pleasure among lovers comes from heaven and whether they pursue a sexual liaison for procreative purposes or not, it is a blessed act.
#10588409 at 2020-09-10 15:15:41 (UTC+1) Q Research General #13549: As The West Burns So Does Yellow Journalism Edition
Pope Francis Praises Eating and Sex as Pleasures That 'Come From God'
Aren't those apart of the 7 deadly sins?
Pope Francis has praised the "simply divine" pleasures of eating and sex, according to a book that has just been released of conversations he had with a prominent Italian gastronomist.
Carlo Petrini, 71, a pioneer of the "slow food" movement, spoke with the head of the Catholic Church between May 2018 and July 2020 on a number of topics for the book Terra Futura: Conversations with Pope Francis on integral ecology.
During the dialogues, the pope, who was born Jorge Bergoglio in Argentina, described the pleasures of a well-cooked meal and "sexual pleasure." In his view, these had previously fallen victim to "over zealousness" by the Catholic Church in the past in what was a "wrong interpretation of the Christian message."
"Pleasure arrives directly from God, it is neither Catholic, nor Christian, nor anything else, it is simply divine," the pope said, according to RTE.
"The Church has condemned inhuman, brutish, vulgar pleasure, but has on the other hand always accepted human, simple, moral pleasure."
"The pleasure of eating is there to keep you healthy by eating, just like sexual pleasure is there to make love more beautiful and guarantee the perpetuation of the species," the pope said, adding that opposing views "have caused enormous harm, which can still be felt strongly today in some cases."
"The pleasure of eating and sexual pleasure come from God," he said. The pope also mentioned the 1987 Danish film Babette's Feast-about a chef who invites ultra-puritan Protestants to a banquet- as reflecting his message on pleasure and as "a hymn to Christian charity, to love.
Catholic commentator and writer PeterWilliams said that Pope Francis "is unusual as popes go, in giving answers in interviews that are as casual and off-the-cuff. So, if his words sound odd, it's probably because he likes to talk in a very down-to-earth manner."
"I don't think it's unusual for a pope to say what he specifically said though. In calling the enjoyment of food and sex 'divine', the Holy Father is rightly pointing out that pleasure comes from God," Williams told Newsweek, adding that the pontiff was reiterating "the church's acceptance of 'human, simple, moral pleasure', like good cuisine and fulsome sexual love in marriage."
"Pope Francis is simply repeating the perennial Christian message on virtue and vice. By avoiding the twin evil extremes of repressive puritanism on the one hand, and immoral libertinism on the other, both of which prevent or destroy happy enjoyment of good things like food or sex, the Church rightly espouses the 'golden mean,'" Williams added.