Sunday, January 10, 2010

Japan, Black Pope...Random Thoughts


Three trees print, CB2


Wise man from Japan now the black pope by Kevin Rafferty, Monday, Feb. 11, 2008 Special to The Japan Times

The new "Black Pope" promises more Jesuit turmoil - January 21, 2008 www.catholicculture.org

Roman Catholics: A New Black Pope, TIME Friday, May. 28, 1965

The Jesuits in Japan - www.reformation.org Reformation Online

Book 7 Tanner, Mathias, 1630-1692. Societas Jesu usque ad sanguinis et vitae profusionem (Prague: Typis Universitatis Carolo-Ferdinandeae per Joannem Nicolaum Hampel factorem, 1675) - Spiritual Journeys

They say Japanese and the Ainu language have nothing in common, but the Ainu word for god is "kamui" and Japanese is "kami". BTW, it's cold today, as in it's "samui". It must be pretty damned brutal to live as homeless people in the very samui climate off the borders of Siberia...cold enough to hunt bear and wear the fur, I'd think.

As for the Black Popes in Japan (I learn something new every day)...well, it sounds like they commit themselves to living there to apprentice in a spiritual sense, but why? Is Japan a romantic place...by that, I mean "otoko no roman (a man's idea of romance, to be illuminated)"? It sounds so Buddhist (an imported religion), doesn't it, to want to be a pure, blemish-free, superhuman perfect man?

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Related links:

Human Rights Report: Japan - US Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, 2008 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - February 25, 2009

Vanity - Wikipedia

Seven deadly sins - Wiki

The History of the Jesuits by Joseph Nicholson www.ehow.com

Why does the Catholic Bible have different chapters than the King James version of the Bible? - www.answerbag.com

5 Myths about 7 Books - by Mark Shea, www.catholiceducation.org

Unicorns and the KJV (King James Version) by Rick Norris

Can A Catholic marry a christian? - www.greenspun.com

The Holocaust: What Was Not Said - by Martin Rhonheimer 2003 First Things 137 (November 2003): 18-28.

Confessions of a Recovering Catholic by: Diane G Sun Nov 15, 2009

Why do you think the Catholic Church in the US is dying? Yahoo Answers

Catechism - Wiki

Catechism - www.vatican.va

Discussion on the Eucharist - Yahoo Answers