I think that our culture has become intellectually lazy. It’s easy to listen to Mark Steyn, Douglas Murray, or Lauren Southern and conclude that Muslims are invading our precious Western culture and it will be destroyed if this problem is not dealt with. Of course, a minority believe that the cause of our woes is secular leftism(or just leftism as the secular is redundant). As a Christian, I don’t have much interest in preserving the modern Western world. I am only concerned with the spreading of the Christian faith; the one true religion, outside of which there is no salvation.
September 11, 2001 was an interesting day for all of us. I remember where I was when I heard about the towers coming down. That was also the moment when everyone had to become an expert on Islam.
Above is a video of Theodore Shoebat exposing Dennis Prager. The entire video is 90 minutes long but the first minute involves clips of Dennis Prager in an interview with Dave Rubin. Watch the first minute to understand the full scope of this post.
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.