Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Walter Kasper, in his own words

"The God who is enthroned over the world and history as a changeless being is an offence to man. One must deny him for man’s sake, because he claims for himself the dignity and honour that belong by right to man…. We must resist this God, however, not only for man’s sake, but also for God’s sake. He is not the true God at all, but rather a wretched idol. For a God who is only alongside of and above history, who is not himself history, is a finite God. If we call such a being God, then for the sake of the Absolute we must become absolute atheists. Such a God springs from a rigid worldview; he is the guarantor of the status quo and the enemy of the new."

Walter Kasper “Gott in der Geschichte”, Gott heute: 15 Beiträge zur Gottesfrage, (Mainz 1967)

Thus spake Walter Kasper.  Read it carefully. Most especially, the first sentence.

You could, with a lot of imagination and a lot of mental gymnastics, suggest that he is trying to find a more accessible (for him) God than the one we have.  But consider:  to make such statements seems to average minds like my own objectively blasphemous.  Who would speak of God in so humanistic a manner?  The "old" God Kasper wishes to do away with "claims for himself the dignity and honor that belong by right to man"?  I believe that in that one phrase we find the vital secret that unlocks the mind of Kasper; it sounds very similar to what Adam and Eve heard in the Garden from a visiting reptile.

 " ...your eyes shall be opened: and you shall be as Gods, knowing good and evil."

Other websites have alluded to this famous Kasper remark; I am republishing it because I believe we need to keep it in mind any time we read about this man.  Yes, men can change.  They can wake up.  They can realize the terrible things done or said in the past and try to make amends for them.

But Kasper isn't making any amends if his wheezings and lies at the Synod and afterwards are any indication.


Damask Rose said...

Was Kasper not disciplined or investigated for such outlandish remarks? How could he be taken seriously, even then?

C.J. said...

Damage Rose...

For the same reason Luther had followers...and Lucifer before him. Some people have such darkness of intellect that their lust for sin shuts out all Truth.

Aged parent said...

Dear Damask Rose,

The fact that people like Kasper were never disciplined is, in a nutshell, the story of he tragedy in the Church right now. He was continually promoted by the Vatican including by the so-called "conservative" Popes. His receiving the red hat by John Paul II was the culminating insult. And then Benedict topped that outrage by naming him to an important post.

Instead of being defrocked long ago he was showered with honors by a very sick Vatican. As they say, "the scum rises to the top".

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