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  • ross1948 03:49 on April 17, 2022 Permalink | Reply
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    Happy Easter! 

    Have A Wonderful Easter Weekend!


  • ross1948 00:00 on April 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Cadbury's, Easter, Great British Easter Egg Hunt, , ,   

    The Great British Non-Easter Egg Hunt? 

    When even the Archbishop of Canterbury takes offence, we begin to grasp that the anti-Christian agitation in the UK is getting as insidious as the cultural marxist war on patriotism spawned by the EUSSR.



    The patriotic people of the UK won a dramatic victory last year, on June 23rd, when they voted to declare independence from the Evil Empire.

    But despite the fact that both England and Scotland are Christian countries, by statute, it sounds like the chocolate company Cadbury’s doesn’t feel comfortable with that constitiutional truth.


    Cadbury Egg Hunts logo

    Whatever happened to Easter?


    They have obliged the National Trust to collaborate in the removal of ‘Easter’ from their Great Easter Egg Hunt.

    Theresa May deserves applause for her expressions of dismay. 


    “I’m not just a vicar’s daughter, I’m a member of the National Trust as well…I think the stance they have taken is absolutely ridiculous. I don’t know what they are thinking about frankly.“Easter’s very important. It’s important to me,” she said. “It’s a very important festival for the Christian faith for millions across the world.”

    Meanwhile His Grace of Canterbury, who obviously knows that the founders of Cadbury were serious Christians, weighed in, saying the decision to omit “Easter” from the egg hunt was “tantamount to spitting on the grave of [John] Cadbury”

    But listen to the creepy-crawling Cadbury clowns, whining that they wanted the event to appeal to non-Christians, saying: “We invite people from all faiths and none to enjoy our seasonal treats.” 


    Stuff that.

    But we need to recognise that the National Trust membership’s at fault, including Mrs. May, for electing the wrong kind of people to manage the ‘charity.’

    Did Theresa vote in the NT elections? What percentage of the several million NT members did vote?

    We know that the top dog in the National Trust has declared an end to its non-political role http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-3028186/QUENTIN-LETTS-National-Trust-Leftie-pressure-group-doomed.html

    We didn’t know how far the new leadership would be prepared to take this.  We seem now to be finding out!

    Easter is a Christian festival…

    …THE Christian festival, really.

    Just as non-Christians are welcome to enter churches, so they should be welcome to join the Easter Egg Hunt.

    But NOT by excising the fundamental meaning of the event.

    As Easter approaches, there are all kinds of events here in 90% Muslim Jakarta, in hotels and malls –

    Easter in Jakarta 2017: Your ultimate guide

     –  and we are giving some of them a plug here on our blog if we think people will enjoy them. 

    The managements of those places do not cower from the word Easter and neither should Britain’s National Trust. 


    • Diana 19:06 on April 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I just saw your new post about Major and Hain but I must have missed this one, so want to say how much I agree with you.
      We don’t need to be church-goers to appreciate that the UK is not going to benefit from allowing Cadburys or the National Trust to throw Easter into the bin.
      Whose country is it?

      Nobody asked them to migrate so they have to adapt to us, not us to them,
      If Easter Eggs give them the shivers, they can go home where it’s hot.


  • ross1948 07:42 on March 22, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Intolerance in Indonesia – When Oppression’s No Longer News! 

    Up early today, as somebody wants to meet me for lunch in town, and traffic here means a long journey is entirely possible.




    I had another mostly sunny Sunday in Jakarta the other day, spent at home as I had a visitor. But today, my thoughts turn to next weekend, a holiday weekend, of course.

    I’ve been checking out ‘news search’ sites to see if the persecuted Christians here are holding their Good Friday or Easter Sunday services across the street from President Jokowi’s Palace in downtown Jakarta.



    • The Protestant Yasmin and Filadelfia congregations, their rights unprotected by the authorities, and brutally maltreated by Islamist mobs…

    X-Rated Xmas – Foul-Mouths Bully Christians, As ‘Moderate’Mayor Denies They Exist!’ 

    Head-Scarfed Harpies Hurl Dung and Urine at Christians 

    … have been doing just that, every second Sunday, for some years now. Despite court rulings, they are still denied access to their own churches in West Java.


    • jokowi
    • ——————————-
    • When Jokowi was elected, many people, including myself, believed he’d meant what he said about religious tolerance.

    But he’s not restored these people’s rights.

    Java Heat – Oppressed Christians Worship In Jakarta Sun – Jokowi No Show! 

    They are nice people.

    I’ve gone along every so often as part of my sunny Sunday walkabouts, just to show a little solidarity. They exemplify what used to be the hall-mark of this multi-faith country.

    It’s not just various Christian denominations who show up, but also oppressed Muslim minorities, like the Shia . and Ahmadiyah Victim of Islamist Murder Mob Gets Six Months in the Slammer 

    When Ramadhan ends, I’ve seen the Christians there hoisting banners, with greetings to the Muslim majority in the archipelago.

    But regular readers know all this.

    I try to focus on their plight frequently, because the media here do not. Sure, if some particularly vile outburst occurs, but not frequently enough!

    If I were an Indonesian editor, I’d be so consumed with shame at what’s being done in my name to these decent, innocent folk…


    • Jackboot
    • ————–
    • …that I’d despatch a reporter downtown every other Sunday, to record the continuing crime committed against the values the President proclaims.

    I’ll keep checking the news, as another Easter approaches.


    • santi 11:07 on March 22, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I am happy when you write about Indonesia so it is good for me to read this about the church worship at Monas.
      I also will go to Monas with them but I never know when they go.
      We all here want you to write more of Indonesian problems please.


      • ross1948 17:24 on March 25, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Okay, Santi, I have now written several more posts about Indonesia. I appreciate your constant support and help.
        Don’t worry, any enemy of Indonesia, Communist or IslamoNazi, will get a hard time here.


    • Prita 11:19 on March 22, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      It is always nice to read you.
      Indonesia must let people go to church or temple or mosque as they like to.
      The Yasmin people get bad treatment from goverment. I wish Jokowi helps them.


  • ross1948 16:04 on April 5, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Easter in Jakarta – No ‘Islamophobia’ Among Persecuted Christians! 

    1st Image


    That photo was taken last Sunday, the persecuted congregations of GKI Yasmin church and others, like the Bekasi members of HKBP, gathered for worship on the public pavement across from President Jokowi’s Palace.

    Just like his predecessor, SBY – famed for his call for a worldwide blasphemy diktat to censor those who ‘insult’ religions ( though there’s little demand for such a universal censorship except from fanatics among his own co-religionists) – Jokowi has declined to order his police force to enforce the Supreme Court ruling that these innocent folk be allowed to worship in their own church buildings.

    Yet he presents himself as a champion of Pancasila pluralism.


    Just like the ‘moderate’ Mayor of Bogor, on whom much hope was once focused, when he succeeded his bigoted Islamist predecessor.  


    bima-arya-sugiarto-ketua-dpp-pan Arya Boma


    Now Mayor Arya Bima point-blank refuses to unseal GKI Yasmin’s locked gates. Worse than his predecessor, he even denies GKI Yasmin exists – which makes one wonder how the highest court in the country could grant a decree of deliverance to a church that isn’t there!

    X-Rated Xmas – Foul-Mouths Bully Christians, As ‘Moderate’Mayor Denies They Exist!’ 

    In any event, I can give him my personal assurance they exist, because this afternoon I joined them in the baking heat for their Easter Sunday service.

    The cruelty of Bima, pandering to ignorant savages who threaten violence, treating them, as if they deserve consideration in the basic principle of freedom of religion, is shameful.

    But until the Government acts as if they believe in pluralism, he will get away with his intolerance. 

    My aim today, however – apart from reminding you that this outrageous oppression continues – is to show a few more pictures, from today’s worship.






    The broad view above, maybe you spot nothing remarkable. But the close-in pic?

    Is that two Catholic nuns in old-fashioned habit?

    That’s what I assumed, at first, but curious, I asked another guy with a camera.

    “Oh, not so, Mister They’re Shia Muslims!”

    And one of them was dashed pretty – well, they both were cute, but one shockingly so! No burka nonsense, but draped head to toe in black.

    And there they were, well received on Easter Sunday by a crowd of Christians who have been treated abominably both by Islamist fanatics and by the Government which should be safeguarding their constitutional rights to worship freely in their own churches.

    It sure made me think.

    Yes, of course the Shia here have also suffered monstrous persecution by the authorities. 

    ‘Hate’ Conclave Goes Ahead in Bandung Amid Minority Protests 

    “If You’re Serious About Your Faith, Get To the Back of the Queue!” 


    But these Easter celebrants do not respond to their shameful maltreatment by tarring good Muslims with the same brush as should be rightly applied to the IslamoNazis jihadists.

    Like the two Muslim girls, they share a sense of what’s right and wrong, and want to put things right in their country.

    Something of a lesson there for a lot of people. 

    What a nice way it would have been to round off the sunny day out, had President Jokowi emerged from that Palace you can see in the background, sauntered across the road.

    How gladsome, had he come and told them that, as Commander-in-Chief, he was going to issue prompt orders to every soldier and police officer in the archipelago to open up those churches and minority mosques –  or guard their reconstruction where they have been destroyed by ignorant Sunni bigots.

    But it didn’t happen.

    The searing heat of the afternoon was balanced by a chill of indifference emanating from the shuttered palace.


    • Anita 12:02 on April 6, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      It was good to see you there, Ross.
      Thank you for coming to be with the oppressed.


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