Monday, February 13, 2017

for later reading

David Warren:

(Read this. And this.)At the moment we are passing through an exceptionally destructive phase, in which the “progressives” now embedded in the Church, struggle to use her for their own worldly causes, and make her more accessible to the post-Christian masses whom they hope to control.
Glib fornicators and adulterers are made to feel welcome, along with all the smug in defiance of the “rigid” teachings from the Christian past. Sworn atheist enemies of the Church are welcomed as advisers to Rome.

By the current regime, only that dwindled minority of faithful Catholics are made to feel unwelcome, under a constant barrage of insults from the Holy Father himself. We watch, with confusion and enveloping sorrow, “a world turned upside down,” where piety, too, is inverted, into a tawdry show.

sort of related item: Dilbert on viewing the world as two different movies.

yes, and I watch as a press that ignored the 3 million illegal immigrants deported by President Obama makes a huge outcry against the latest deportations of deporting those who have committed crimes. Yes, stealing someone's social security number is a crime: it's called identity theft.

update: I checked and found that the courts decided it's okay if you steal someone's social security number as long as you did it in good faith to get a job and not to do something like steal all their money.

Uh, rule of law? Nah, thinking like the Francischurch: If you think it's not wrong, it's not wrong as long as you are a nice person.

What's wrong with this picture?

and no, I'm not feeling very merciful today against hypocrites, both those who use religion as a means to have power over people, or those who try to destroy laws in the name of mercy and forget a lot of innocent people are now vulnerable to those who see this as a green light to break the law for their own selfish reasons.

William Roper: So, now you give the Devil the benefit of law!
Sir Thomas More: Yes! What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil?
William Roper: Yes, I'd cut down every law in England to do that!
Sir Thomas More: Oh? And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned 'round on you, where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat?
This country is planted thick with laws, from coast to coast, Man's laws, not God's! And if you cut them down, and you're just the man to do it, do you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then? Yes, I'd give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety's sake!

a Man for All Seasons 

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