lucrative business proposal of mutual interest

Apparently, my friend Mr. Peter Lee wrote to me:

Good Day To You My Friend.

It is understandable that you might be a little bit apprehensive because you do not know me but I have a lucrative business proposal of mutual interest to share with you. I got your reference in my search for someone who suits my proposed business relationship.

I am Mr. Peter. Lee a South Korean, happily married with children, and i am a Director of Hang Seng Bank Ltd, in charge of the International Remittance department. I have a confidential business suggestion for you. I will need you to assist me in executing a business project from Hong Kong to your country. It involves the transfer of a large sum of money. Everything concerning this transaction shall be legally done without hitch. Please endeavour to observe utmost discretion in all matters concerning this issue.

Once the funds have been successfully transferred into your account, we shall share in the ratio to be agreed by both of us. I will prefer you reach me on my private email address below ( ) and finally after that I shall furnish you with more information’s about this operation. Should you be interested, please forward the following to me urgently:

1. Full names
2. Occupation
3. Private phone number
4. Current contact address

Please if you are not interested delete this email and do not hunt me because I am putting my career and the life of my family at stake with this venture. Although nothing ventured is nothing gained.

Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Mr.Peter Lee
Hang Seng Bank Limited
Hong Kong.(Asia)
Email: –

It’s like they are not even trying any more. The lesson we are always telling everyone. if it sounds too good, you know it is. and the chinese cant be trusted.
at least not mr lee.

Exclusive Mortality?

Malachi 2
7For the priest’s lips should guard and keep pure the knowledge [of My law], and the people should seek (inquire for and require) instruction at his mouth; for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts.

10Have we not all one Father? Has not one God created us? Why then do we deal faithlessly and treacherously each against his brother, profaning the covenant of [God with] our fathers?

I had always heard stories about Rev Jose Rene Angel at the San Isidro Catholic Church but never really met the guy before. My church in Edinburg went out to my home church in San Isidro once to put on an outdoor event and I remember the drive way being lined up with cars of those watching from afar.  Good thing we took the projection, i should have brought a fm transmitter too.  Come to find out later, these were visitors from the Catholic Church who felt they were not allowed to come down and visit but still wanted to see what was going on.  Small town for you.  I shrugged it off at first but it always seamed to bother me.  The other day on a popular social site, I came across a photo from a former classmate.  The text of the photo read “Visiting Protestant Places is a Mortal Sin”  I think the only words that could come to mind were “wow”  The next day another image came up, this time taken during the day…

Visiting Protestant Places Is a Mortal Sin
Photo: Jennifer Margo Livingston

After letting this bug me all day, I began questioning the validity of this statement.  A RFC (request for comment) was made to the Catholic Diocese of Brownsville.  They responded but only to indicate that they were still waiting on an official response.

So I resorted to the next best thing:

Wikipedia defines a Mortal Sin by Roman Catholic moral theology  which must meet all of the following conditions at the same time:

  1. Its subject must be a grave (or serious) matter.
  2. It must be committed with full knowledge, both of the sin and of the gravity of the offense (no one is considered ignorant of the principles of the moral law, which are inborn as part of human knowledge, but these principles can be misunderstood in a particular context).
  3. It must be committed with deliberate and complete consent, enough for it to have been a personal decision to commit the sin.

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