Monday, February 29, 2016

Rod Pead discusses "The Fundamentalist Option"

Rod Pead, editor of the invaluable Christian Order, is a writer and thinker much admired in these pages.  We urge our readers to subscribe to his superb publication, perhaps one of the very best of the few remaining continuing strongly Catholic publications.

In his January, 2016 editorial he tells it like it is.  Timid readers be warned,

The mouthy Bergoglian-magisterium struck again on 30 November, directing yet another volley of papal abuse at faithful Catholics. Addressing journalists on the plane home from his African jaunt, Pope Francis declared that

Fundamentalism is a sickness that is in all religions. We Catholics have some — and not some, many — who believe in the absolute truth and go ahead dirtying the other with calumny, with disinformation, and doing evil.

Furious with these Catholic rednecks — these execrable Absolute Truthers! — he repeated: "They do evil."

"I say this," he added, "because it is my church."

The possessive pronoun says it all. A pontiff whose scandalous words and deeds manifest his stated belief that "There is no Catholic God," it behoves Francis to speak of "my church." For a church that demonises defenders and propagators of Catholic absolutes (i.e., dogmas of faith) is decidedly not the One True Church of Jesus Christ. Indeed, a church devoid of doctrinal absolutes is no church at all, but just another socio-political institution with welfare trappings. It is the social gospel 'church' of fevered Modernist imaginings, in which the natural trumps the supernatural, and social justice reigns in lieu of Christ the King.

Francis duly went on to further muddy the big "C" Church, historically and morally. "How many wars… have Christians [read Absolute Truthers] made?", he sneered gratuitously. In a thinly veiled apology for fundamentalist nit-picking, he then parsed the condom-AIDS nexus. For Francis, playing prophylactic Russian Roulette with bodies and souls is no big deal. "Let’s not talk about if one can use this type of patch or that for a small wound," he insisted, "the serious wound is social injustice, environmental injustice." And so the non-threat of CO2 trumps the real threat of Condomania.


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Anonymous said...

Oh, I do like this writer!

Aged parent said...


Me, too.

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