Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Damian Thompson: blowing smoke

My apologies if you are sickened at the sight of this horrid little creature

Damian Thompson is an English journalist, blogger and writer - and self-alleged Traditionalist Catholic.  He writes and blogs for the UK paper, The Daily Telegraph, and is their resident religious editor. He's also written several books.

First, let me say that I'm quite beholden to Thompson - he opened my eyes in a remarkable way with his blog, Holy Smoke.

I first discovered Holy Smoke six or seven years ago.  I don't remember the details now but I recall thinking at the time that here at last were real Catholics.  Catholics prepared to defend the Church against the onlslaught of leftist ideologues and ideologies attacking it. Names were named! Accusations were leveled and enumerated in Holy Smoke! British bishops (who give a good impression of being a coven of Freemasons for the most part) got a hard thrashing in Holy Smoke, both by Thompson and the blog's many correspondents. They appeared for the most part to be loyal Catholics, genuinely appalled by the self-demolition going on in the Church.

I say they "appeared" to be loyal Catholics, for in this instance appearances were deceiving - as I soon discovered.

While much opposed to the novelties introduced by Vatican II, I noticed that Thompson and a large majority of his followers believed, in spite of clear evidence to the contrary, that Pope Benedict XVI was a conservative reformer - who was going to apply the brakes to the madness of the bishops. Sadly, the truth is that B16 was one of the backstage movers and shakers at V2; and he'd done his best there to disable the Church's brakes,  as well as the steering - so that the Church could turn only to the left.  This is all a matter of open record to anyone who looks into things:
When I began supplying evidence for this, as well as B16's other heresies,  in his own words, a clamor arose. While I did hear some agreement, the  majority of Smokers were in no mood to countenance criticisms of B16.  I began to realize that something was wrong at Holy Smoke. Not much later I began to realize just how wrong....

The doctrines of Catholicism are easily researched. They are clear and straightforward. And while they're modifiable to a point they are not changeable. What is doctrinal cannot be changed by later popes, cardinals, priests or theologians. Period.

Vatican II slyly expounded heresy. Despite the pronouncements of countless popes to the contrary, Vatican II teaches that pretty much anyone, even unconverted Jews, can be saved. This isn't too surprising a turn when one understands that the Church was targeted for subversion by hostile groups, principally Jews, Freemasons and others sympathetic to the errors of the French Revolution, from the early 1800's onward.

A bit of history:
Realizing the impediment posed by the Catholic Church to their agenda, anti-Christian Masonic and related groups began infiltrating people into the seminaries. They understood very well that their plan would take generations to bear fruit. But, inspired by the luciferian ideal, and by the liberal application of threats, blackmail and bribery, the infiltrators gradually ascended in the hierarchy. In time some became very powerful churchmen.  Eventually they grew strong enough to begin imposing outcomes favorable to their agenda.
By the end of WW2 Freemasonry was ready to implement its long hoped for finale: installing a Freemason as pope. This they finally achieved in 1958 with the elevation of Cardinal/Freemason Angelo Roncalli as Pope John XXIII.  Pope John soon got around to organizing a council - saying he wanted to "update" the Church: hence, the infamous Vatican II Council. V2 was a Freemason's dream. Suddenly, one needed not be a Catholic anymore to be saved! The doors were thrown open to the world.  We were all God's people!  This "springtime for the Church" was soon followed by a devastating gutting of the old liturgy. Freemasons around the planet applauded V2 in the loudest terms.

The effects of V2 are everywhere to be seen now: an enormous decline in vocations, openly heterodox theologians,  "Gay Pride" organizations at "Catholic" universities, pro-abortion nuns, faggy priests, hopelessly ignorant Catholics....   One could go on almost forever here.  So, what has any of this to do with Damian Thompson and Holy Smoke? Actually, quite a lot.

Thompson and most of the correspondents at Holy Smoke are rightly sickened by liberal Catholicism and rightly decry the novelties introduced in the wake of V2. They can write incisive critiques of the devastation wrought by it. But then they'll praise B16... one of the chief architects - believing he wanted to uproot the heterodoxy tolerated a nd espoused by his predecessor, John Paul II. Some even attempt to defend JPII, calling him a prisoner of the Vatican modernists.  To say they were hopelessly delusional is putting things politely.

After being denounced by many at Blowing Smoke for pointing out that B16 was not going to roll back one jot or tittle of V2, I then made another startling discovery: I... was a... "vile anti-Semite!"

In the midst of one discussion at BS I mentioned the Talmud and its well documented anti-Gentilism (not forgetting its other ravings, which are numberless). I was immediately set upon by the BS mob. I was damned!  A vile anti-Semite!  A hater!  I was "re-crucifying Jesus"!  I didn't eat my spinach!  And all this for quoting rabbis... verbatim....

Of course anyone who publicly quotes rabbis verbatim these days, even a Jew, is called a vile anti-Semite.  Anyone who publicly expresses the slightest doubt about  the holocaust or 911 will find himself execrated as a "vile anti-Semite".  In fact even if you never mention Jews at all in connection with anything nefarious you will still be set upon as an anti-Semite; because you were thinking it!  That's one measure of how tender feelings have gotten.  In time I came to realize that being called an anti-Semite is actually a lot like being called a "truth-lover".  Something of a benediction, but in other words.

At Blowing Smoke I discovered a crazed new world where quoting Jews verbatim was verboten.  It touched too tender a nerve in people of a certain mind.  Quoting the Bible, Popes and saints regarding Satan's Synagogue would also send them into a frenzy. Nothing but unqualified love for God's Chosen was acceptable there.  In spite of BS's strident anti-V2 pose it was understood that while rabbis certainly get into heaven, quoting rabbis verbatim will get you into hell.

I was a neo-Hitler... just counting the days until I could spring another, more successful, holocaust on God's beloved. Oh, and lest I forget, I was even denounced for not capitalizing "holocaust".  Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn; but I'm certain now I'd have gotten no worse had I posted at the JDL site.

When I continued with my anti-Semitic obstinacy Thompson bounced me from Holy Smoke. But back then you could come back the next day under a new pseudonym.  I was banned but re-appeared under new names another 8-10 times before Thompson finally implemented a program that recognized IP's and I was finally banned forever. 

Something's clearly rotten in Rome when you get cursed for quoting the bible, popes and saints at a "Traditional Catholic" website. But then the light finally came on: "Aaahhhhh, the UnHoly Smokers are phony Traditional Catholics."

Phony Traditional Catholics, like those at Blowing Smoke or Catholic Answers, are a fairly new development on the Catholic scene. These hypocrites love the Tridentine mass - but despise the council that gave it to them. They proclaim that Catholics, and only Catholics, can get to heaven - until questioned more deeply about this: at which point they'll say: "only Catholics... and Jews, Hindus, atheists and probably everyone else - everyone except Muslims - get into heaven."

They will denounce some cardinal as a modernist - while applauding a supposedly Traditionalist cardinal who likes to celebrate Hanukkah with his Jewish friends. They're fairly sympathetic to Archbishop Lefebvre, he was anti-V2 too after all, but spare little charity for Father Feeney and deride his supporters as "Feenyites". They come out against abortion - but go into enraged spasms if you tell them whose hand is behind abortion. They oppose the homosexual agenda - but are adamantly blind about who finances it.

The Traditional, ancient Catholic teaching is this: Extra ecclesiam, nulla salus.  "Outside the Church there is NO salvation". Only Catholics get to heaven (and not many of them).  No Protestants, no unconverted Jews, no Muslims, no Hindus, no Buddhists, no atheists....  The phony Traditionalist bows to this doctrine, then straightens up... qualifies it... and finally denies it altogether.

Accepting the doctrine of "Extra ecclesiam, nulla salus", along with the office (but not necessarily the person) of the Pope, are two of the marks by which real Catholics can be recognized.  Very few Catholics today have a clue about either; and even if they did would deny them.

Phony Traditionalist Catholics likes to gasp in horror at the latest Novus Ordo outrage. They parade about in robes of shimmering orthodoxy but underneath it all they're wearing rainbow underwear. Like the phony Blowing Smoke "Catholics" they appear to be sincere, heartfelt souls. They decry the damage modernism has wreaked on the Faith. But, being Satan's dupes, they react violently to anyone suggesting how Satan's Synagogue is behind much of it.

In one of his books, "Counterknowledge" Thompson denounces "holocaust deniers" and "911 conspiracy theorists".  This, by itself should raise many red flags about his credibility. The so-called holocaust has been thoroughly debunked for the money raking fraud it is; while Jewish fingerprints are all over 911. Israel and its friends had a lot to do with 911. Only an idiot - or liar - would try to deny it.  But, Thompson's newspaper is in the grasp of the Rothschild family, one of whose sons, Evelyn, sits on the board.  Rest assured, were Thompson to begin singing an unwelcome song about the holocaust or 911 he would quickly find himself out of a job, a la Rick Sanchez or Helen Thomas; with no more comfy book deals on the horizon.  Perhaps some kiddie porn would turn up on his computer....
Real Catholics understand that, 2000 years later, Jewry still hates Jesus - and persecutes His followers. Real Catholics understand that Jewry perpetrated the greatest real holocaust in all human history: Judeo-Communism, which, in less than sixty years, murdered more people, during times of peace, then have died in all the wars ever fought.   

Real Catholics understand that Judeomania, as espoused by the likes of Damian Thompson and his deluded followers, is an infallible sign by which the phony Catholic can be recognized.



  1. I do further promise and declare that I will, when opportunity presents, make and wage relentless war, secretly and openly, against all heretics, Protestants and Masons, as I am directed to do, to extirpate them from the face of the whole earth; and that I will spare neither age, sex nor condition, and that will hang, burn, waste, boil, flay, strangle, and bury alive these infamous heretics; rip up the stomachs and wombs of their women, and crush their infants' heads against the walls in order to annihilate their execrable race. That when the same cannot be done openly I will secretly use the poisonous cup, the strangulation cord, the steel of the poniard, or the leaden bullet, regardless of the honour, rank, dignity or authority of the persons, whatever may be their condition in life, either public or private, as I at any time may be directed so to do by any agents of the Pope or Superior of the Brotherhood of the Holy Father of the Society of Jesus(satan).


  2. jonny, you really should switch to decaf.



  4. Well, that clearly isn't the case. Fitz disagrees strongly with Damian Thompson. Incidentally, that 'Jesuit oath' has been completely debunked, yet Protestants still dishonestly keep promoting it.

    1. In my experience, protestant fundies are much closer to being mental clones than Catholics do.

  5. http://one-evil.org/content/people_16c_leo_x.html

    1. Why do you insult my intelligence by posting links to garbage that wouldn't impress a rube? If you're convinced by BS like that then you need help.

    2. Mary, there isn't enough help in the known universe for him.

      But at least you know where he's coming from. Even though he's an anti-Catholic nut he's preferable to that snake in the grass, Thompson.

  6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH9f2aRTbKM&feature=player_detailpage

  7. "To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." Volataire.


  8. Isn't there a way for genuine Catholics to break away from Vatican II and form their Traditional Catholic Church?

  9. http://greatwhitedesert.org/documents/Oliver_-_Origins_of_Christianity.pdf

  10. Hitler on Religion: Table Talk
    (Here are a few exerpts from the text of Selections from Hitler's Table Talk.)

    The heaviest blow that ever struck humanity was the coming of Christianity. Bolshevism is Christianity's illegitimate child. Both are inventions of the Jew.

    The deliberate lie in the matter of religion was introduced into the world by Christianity. Bolshevism practices a lie of the same nature, when it claims to bring liberty to men, whereas in reality it seeks only to enslave them. In the ancient world, the relations between men and gods were founded on an instinctive respect. It was a world enlightened by the idea of tolerance.
    Christianity was the first creed in the world to exterminate its adversaries in the name of love. Its keynote is intolerance.

    Christianity is a rebellion against natural law, a protest against nature. Taken to its logical extreme, Christianity would mean the systematic cultivation of human failure.

    To make death easier for people, the Catholic Church holds out to them the bait of a better world. We, for our part, confine ourselves to asking man to fashion his life worthily. For this, it is sufficient for him to conform to the laws of nature. Let's seek inspiration in these principles, and in the long run we'll triumph over religion.

    But there will never be any possibility of National Socialism's setting out to ape religion by establishing a form of worship. Its one ambition must be scientifically to construct a doctrine that is nothing more than a homage to reason.

    Our duty is to teach men to see whatever is lovely and truly wonderful in life, and not to become prematurely ill tempered and spiteful. We wish fully to enjoy what is beautiful, to cling to it and to avoid, as far as possible, anything that might do harm to people like ourselves.

    It is a great pity that this tendency towards religious thought can find no better outlet than the Jewish pettifoggery of the Old Testament, for a religious Folk who, in the solitude of winter, continually seek ultimate light on their religious problems with the assistance of the Bible, must eventually become spiritually deformed. The wretched Folk strive to extract truths from these Jewish chicaneries, where in fact no truths exist. As a result they become embedded in some rut of thought or other and, unless they possess an exceptionally common sense mind, degenerate into religious maniacs.

    It is deplorable that the Bible should have been translated into German, and that the whole of the German Folk should have thus become exposed to the whole of this Jewish mumbo jumbo. So long as the wisdom, particularly of the Old Testament, remained exclusively in the Latin of the Catholic Church, there was little danger that sensible people would become the victims of illusions as the result of studying the Bible. But since the Bible became common property, a whole heap of people have found opened to them lines of religious thought which particularly in conjunction with the German characteristic of persistent and somewhat melancholy meditation as often as not turned them into religious maniacs.

    When one recollects further that the Catholic Church has elevated to the status of Saints a whole number of madmen, one realizes why movements such as that of the Flagellants came inevitably into existence in the Middle Ages in Germany.

  11. Did Hitler really say all that? My my, what an idiot the man was.

  12. What more is there to tell? If he said that then he's an idiot. End of.

  13. http://www.jesusneverexisted.com/darkness.html

  14. It's obviously just a quibble to ask, but:

    What about the souls of those born before Christ – were they saved by the Saviour they neither knew nor acknowledged or were they just too unfortunate to have been born at the wrong time?

  15. Death Duty!

    550 AD.Catholic Church imposes a tithe, an annual tax of 1/10 of every individual's income.

    779 AD. Charlemagne rewards his ally Pope Hadrian I by issuing the Capitulary of Herstal ordering all men within his realm to pay tithes to the Church.

    In 1400 the Catholic Church decreed it a mortal sin not to leave at least 10 per cent of one's estate to the Church in a Will.

  16. Wages of Sin

    The UK Anglican Church earned £4.4 billion in 1999 (Daily Telegraph).

    The Mormons (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), seventh largest US church, in 1997 possessed a minimum of $30 billion in assets and had an annual gross income of $6 billion (Time, July, 1997).

    Between 1985 - 1998 the Mormon church spent $162.5 m on various humanitarian aid projects – around 0.21% of the Church's reported non-taxed annual revenue!! Christian charity, eh?!

    The earnings and wealth of the Roman Catholic Church are notoriously difficult to estimate. A single sale of bank shares in 1971 netted the Vatican Bank $115 billion (at 1984 values). (David Yallop, In God's Name, p143)

    Accumulated wealth of Christendom would be measured in thousands of $billions – most of it thoroughly hidden from public scrutiny.

    In comparison, the Mafia is a local pick-pocket.

  17. None of which disproves Christianity, even if true.The Queen of England is far wealthier than any of those entities you named, so is the King of Saudi Arabia. But the Telegraph, monarchist to its core, fails to mention that fact.
    Are you Jewish; your hatred for Christianity would suggest so.

  18. "Heresy is named in the Greek from its meaning of choice, since each at his own will chooses what he pleases to teach or believe."

    But catholics are not permitted to believe anything of their own will, nor to choose what someone has believed of his.

    We have God's apostles as authorities ... And so, even if an angel from heaven shall preach otherwise, he shall be called anathema."

    – Isidore of Seville, 6th/7th century Church Father, Bishop and Saint. (Etymologies – On heresy Chapter 3)

  19. "Fables should be taught as fables, myths as myths, and miracles as poetic fancies. To teach superstitions as truths is a most terrible thing. The child-mind accepts and believes them, and only through great pain and perhaps tragedy can he be in after-years relieved of them. In fact, men will fight for a superstition quite as quickly as for a living truth - often more so, since a superstition is so intangible you can not get at it to refute it, but truth is a point of view, and so is changeable."

    – Hypatia

  20. Illogical tosh! The truth is immutable and eternal or else it wouldn't be truth. Today, my point of view is 2+2=4. Tomorrow however, I may be of the opinion that 2+2=5 and that will be equally true, since truth is only a point of view and so susceptible of change.

  21. Give me St. Isidore over that proto-New Ager wench, Hypatia.

  22. "Since God has spoken to us it is no longer necessary for us to think." – St Augustine


    1. Could you provide the source and context of that quotation?

  23. "The barren and lumbering theology of the Church crowded out the Muses from their earthly walks, and the world became a prison after having been the home of man. One by one the great lights went out; Athens was no more, Rome was dead. The bloom had vanished from the face of the earth, and in its place there fell upon it the awful shadow of a future hell.'"

    M. Mangasarian (The Rationalist, May 1915)

  24. I see you were unable to answer my query. No, matter, I took the liberty of putting the quotation in a search engine, and all I came up with was a gaggle of whackadoo New Atheist sites. Guess what: they, like you, couldn't provide a source for it either.

  25. God's treatment for leprosy:

    Get two birds. Kill one. Dip the live bird in the blood of the dead one. Sprinkle the blood on the leper seven times, and then let the blood-soaked bird fly off. Next find a lamb and kill it. Wipe some of its blood on the patient's right ear, thumb, and big toe. Sprinkle seven times with oil and wipe some of the oil on his right ear, thumb and big toe. Repeat. Finally kill a couple doves and offer one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering.

    (from Leviticus 14:2-32)

    Christians like to state that they are sinners saved by grace. Christians should say I was a sinner saved by grace. To proclaim, I am a sinner, suggests that no repentance has taken place. Christians are not supposed to maintain the same sinful lifestyle they had before they had their sins washed by the blood of Christ.


    1 Corinthians 6:1-11....9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived;
    neither fornicators
    nor idolaters
    nor effeminate
    nor homosexuals
    nor thieves
    not the covetous
    nor drunkards
    nor revilers
    nor swindlers
    will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.

    Notice Paul said these Christians were sinners. Paul did not say they are sinners. Paul was not handing out sin permits to the Christians at Corinth. It was the exact opposite. Paul was saying that the Christians who continue to practice a sinful lifestyle would not enter into the kingdom of God.

    Yes, Christians do sin, however, Christians should not be sinners. Christians should have had all the, sin practice, they needed before they became Christians. Do you honestly believe Christians can live an entire life practicing fornication and still enter the kingdom of God?

    Ephesians 2:1-5.....3 Among them we too all formerly lived in lust of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest.......

    Christians should be, formerly sinners, saved by grace. Christians should not be current sinners expecting to be saved by grace!


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    1. But we are sinners....

      "If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us." - 1 John 1:8

    2. "If we say that there is no toothfairy, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us." 1 Johnny 0:9

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  28. If God knows the future then your path in life is predetermined.
    If your path in life is predetermined, then you have no free will.
    Please pass the gravy.

  29. St Paul has always been something of an enigma in New Testament studies, not least because of his "advanced" theology from such an apparently early date. Though contemporaneous, supposedly, with the godman Paul never meets a human Jesus and yet he becomes the most important apostle of the new religion. Then again, the man and his seminal epistles, by convention placed in the mid-years of the 1st century, are actually unheard of until late in the 2nd century. Could our hero from Tarsus be a pious fabrication – just like Jesus and the rest of the gang?

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    1. Jonny, you're starting to wear on my nerves with your errant nonsense.

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  32. When did I promise "freedom of speech"? You're not going to slander the Church here.

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