Athena is the goddess of war, civilization, wisdom, strength, strategy, crafts, justice and skill in Greek mythology. Athena is also a shrewd companion of heroes and the goddess of heroic endeavor.
Michael Moriarty has written a powerful piece where he takes on hypocrites, progressives [yes, yes, I know, pretty much the same thing] and abortion.
Here is just a taste of this fantastic editorial:
It was, I imagine, inevitable that Man's faith in his own Scientific Powers would decimate faith in God. Man's reliance upon the atheistic divinities of Higher Learning – in other words his own faithless intelligence – had to eventually supersede all previous religious faith.
If you couple the hypocrisy of those who claim to be Christian yet defend a "woman's right to choose"?
Well, since hypocrites were the sinners our Lord Christ most condemned, even the Communist and homicidally devout Muslims fare better before the Last Judgment than much of the Christian world.
False prophets abound now.
All say they're Christian, yet all defend a woman's right to murder her gestating infant.
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Along comes a woman out of the wilderness of Alaska who gives birth to a child whom the Progressive world would have executed by abortion; and, on top of that, she shows America how to hunt in the wilderness for the very food we eat.
Sarah the Huntress!
Do you know her real and increasing power of magnetism?
She hunts hypocrisy and hypocrites in the same way.
Eats her kill of hypocrites!
Devours them whole!!
God bless Sarah Palin!!!
We all know, deep in our hearts, that our enemy, Muammar al-Gaddafi of Libya, was right when he said, "9/11 happened because of American hypocrisy."
With the Kennedy assassination came an open killing season of the least hypocritical leaders in our midst, culminating in the death of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Rev. King said abortion was "genocide". His honesty was unquestionably one of the reasons he just, as the Progressive pro-abortionists say, "had to be aborted".
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Recently Sarah Palin has been accused of contributing to the cold-bloodedly insane shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the death of many others and she has responded eloquently and with increasing Presidential gravitas.
Sarah Palin doesn't hide who she is and what she really stands for. Most of the world leadership does hide. Though, as a huntress, Sarah hides from her quarry to get a good shot, the American public, thanks to television, were right there with her.
Millions of Americans watching Sarah hunt! She hunts The Hypocrites with the same ferocity she hunts wild game. She hunts the lies of The Hypocrites and shoots those lies with the Truth of Common Sense.
The Jesuits, while sharing with me the fruits of their motto, Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam, led me early in life into the mysteries of ancient Greece.
The most enlightened of the priests knew and still know that the Gods of Greek literature, from Zeus to Athena to Dionysius, have much to tell us about who and what we are, even as Catholics.
In the case of Sarah Palin, we have Artemis or, as she is more generally known, Diana The Huntress.
In the case of Sarah, however, she has now become a Mother Goddess.
Therefore, in my eyes at least, Sarah is as wise as Athena! Protected as she is now by the entire Christian Holy Trinity, Sarah The Huntress of Hypocrisy was sent here by whatever Gods or Goddesses you might believe in, and unleashed to hunt the hypocrites in power.
She is not only America's best hope for leadership but the world's as well.
I see no other destiny for her other than the Presidency of the United States.
Her predecessor, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher of England, gave us our first taste of a Mamma Grizzly. We are now more than ready for her return as Sarah The Huntress of Hypocrites and as Sarah the American Athena.
While approaching the theme of this editorial, I had entitled it The Scientific Age of Self-Delusion.
With greater technological progress at every turn and scientific discoveries which only inspire further encroachments upon the traditional values of the Judeo-Christian Civilization, the French Enlightenment – that small but lethal herd of pretentious despots – virtually inspired the horrors of both the French Revolution and the Imperial ambitions of Napoleon Bonaparte.
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It doesn't take a Sherlock Holmes to smell the hypocrisy. Drop either the prayer act or the evasions on abortion.
Not only can you not have it both ways, the two horses pulling you to fame and money will ultimately head off toward the two different directions which they were destined for in the first place. Fame does have its spiritual side: there is nothing you can hide for very long.
Such hypocrisy as I have noted, however, gloated when it nailed our Lord to the Cross. Why then has History enthroned Christ and demonized the Pharisees?
The very lifestyle of the Pharisees, running with the hares and hunting with the hounds, became the increasing and eternal image of Pharisaical hypocrisy.
"Ye hypocrites!" declared our Lord. "You heap on other people pains which you yourselves could not endure!"
It has also been translated as "Ye lawyers!" Sarah Palin has never been a lawyer. Perhaps that is what most terrifies the Hypocrite Establishment.
She was never one of them.
Read more here.
Michael Moriarty is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor who starred in the landmark television series Law and Order from 1990 to 1994. His recent film and TV credits include The Yellow Wallpaper, 12 Hours to Live, Santa Baby, and Deadly Skies.