Yesterday I was driving to a neighbourhood to meet a couple I know at a board game cafe. On the sidewalk, I saw three young girls walking together. They were all carrying rainbow flags. A little further on, I saw a man dressed as a woman. Not long after that I saw a clergyman in an alb with a rainbow stole. I then remembered that it was the day of the local Pride parade.
If you’re a religious conservative living in the anti-Christian West, you’ve probably heard this argument put forward by either secular or “Christian” liberals. It goes something like this: Did you know X% of Christians/Catholics believe in this or that liberal idea that goes contrary to the Traditional Christian faith. Yes, polling has become an idol for liberals and apostates. It reveals their true liberal agenda as well. They don’t want to destroy Christianity, they want to ruin it and marvel in it’s defeat. I don’t know about you but I know that true Christianity will exist until the end of time. Liberals will never be able to defeat it. After all, who is more powerful: liberals or the Holy Spirit?
I’m a student of the Russian language. A few days ago I was in a class and my teacher explained a concept. It was a tough concept and I wanted to understand it perfectly. I simply kept asking questions one after another. I wanted to make sure that I understood the semantic domain of the words when this rule is used and if there were any exceptions to this rule. After several minutes, looking flustered, she looked up at me and said: “Why are you asking so many questions?”
Western civilization will soon collapse. Rod Dreher gives us a brilliant way out that we all should at least consider. In his book, The Benedict Option, Dreher holds St. Benedict up as a prime example of how modern believers can form lasting institutions that can survive the impending collapse of the West and help remake the West post-collapse.
Calvinist apologist James White has responded to my posts twice. The last time, he spent over an hour responding to a critique that I made of him. I think that everyone can agree that White and I are not on the same side. I desperately want to see the man become a Catholic just as much as he wants me to stop being one. Recently, many of his fellow Calvinists have criticized him on an interfaith dialogue that he had with Islamic apologist Dr. Yasir Qadhi. I have criticized this dialogue as well. It came as quite a shock that someone like White would participate in it. Regardless, he did and he still continues to defend what he did.
At the same time, I will admit that the attacks against White have gone overboard. This event happened months ago. It ended with the parting of ways of Sam Shamoun and James White. Why is this coming up again, months later? To all the Calvinists who are criticizing White I say the following:
On June 13, 2017, the book Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter Into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity was released. It was written by the well known American Jesuit Fr. James Martin. A few things should be pointed out about this book. The first is that it is not published by a Catholic publishing company; it is published by HarperOne like most of his books. Second, while it doesn’t contain the Imprimatur from the local Bishop, it does contain an Imprimi Potest from Fr. John Cicero, the Jesuit Provincial Superior of the USA Northeast Province of the Society of Jesus. I think that says quite a big about the current state of the Jesuits. Lastly, Fr. Martin is known to be a rank modernist. I didn’t expect the apostolic faith to be upheld in this book. In case you’re wondering, it wasn’t.
A good tactic for debating liberal “Christians” is to push their boundaries. For example, homosexual apologists like Matthew Vines and Michael Coren are religious liberals. In other words, they are religious in their liberalism. They aren’t liberals in the fact that they know what Christianity teaches and reject parts that they may find uncomfortable, they are religious in their liberal views.
I recently listened to a podcast from Catholic Answers where Peter Kreeft was a guest. For those who don’t know, Peter Kreeft is a Catholic convert from Calvinism and one of the greatest Philosophers of our day. Both Catholics and Protestants read his works and make good use of them. He is also heavily involved in the pro-life movement and has written books like The Unaborted Socrates. In other words, we have a lot to thank him for.
When I talk to fellow Catholics, I often like to know where they stand on their faith. I throw out a standard question: Who is your favorite Pope in the last 200 years?
In Western society, we are brainwashed. We are taught that good is evil and evil is good. Over the last three years, I have spent long hours studying and realizing that the post-enlightenment Western world is demonic. I now oppose modern Western values with all my soul.