Thomas A. Droleskey
As is well-known, that which is false and erroneous can lead only to bad consequences regardless of the supposedly "good intentions" of those who hold and promote various falsehoods and errors.
Protestantism has fractured from its demonic, revolutionary origins with Martin Luther and John Calvin and Thomas Cranmer and Ulrich Zwingli, among others, to over thirty-three thousand different sects today. The revolutionary falsehoods and errors and Protestantism have served to fuel all other errors in this era of Modernity, making possible the rise and the ultimate triumph of naturalism as the "lowest common denominator" in nations divided along denominational lines largely as a result of Protestantism's evil handwork. Protestantism's revolution against the Social Reign of Christ the King as It must be exercised by the authority of the only true Church on the face of this earth, the Catholic Church, made it possible for unchecked tyrannies to develop in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. Those unchecked tyrannies fueled further rebellions among the "people," who would proclaim themselves as the "sovereigns" of their nations.
One of the Protestantism's many falsehoods that served as the natural bridge or pathway to the triumph of naturalism and the self-proclaimed "sovereignty" of "the people" was egalitarianism.
Most strains of Protestantism, especially those stemming from the heresies of Luther and Calvin, reject the doctrine that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ created a visible society, the Catholic Church, with a hierarchical structures that demarcated clear distinction between the roles of those who had been ordained to Holy Orders and those in the laity.
This distinction is symbolized in many ways, including the very architecture of a true Catholic Church building, wherein the sanctuary is separated from the nave by the communion rail, signifying the difference between the sacred priesthood of the ordained priest and common priesthood of the all baptized Catholics as well as the distinction between timelessness (the sanctuary, the place where the unbloody re-presentation of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour's Sacrifice of Himself to His Co-Equal and Co-Eternal Father in atonement for our sins is offered) and time (the nave, wherein the faithful collect their own prayers and petitions to join them to those of the priest for the fitting worship of the true God as they are sanctified by the worthy reception of Holy Communion). It is no accident at all, of course, that this distinction has been obliterated in many recent built churches in the counterfeit church of conciliarism and in others that have been "wreckovated" by the conciliar revolutionaries. The ethos of Protestantism indeed achieved great triumphs at the "Second" Vatican Council and in the development and practical implementation of the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service, thus further conditioning Catholics within the conciliar structures to accept the social egalitarianism of Modernity with more and more equanimity than ever before.
I ask the few readers who still bother to check this site to follow the logic here.
Protestantism rejects the doctrine that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ created the papacy and vested its power in Saint Peter and His true, legitimate, valid successors. Everyone thus becomes his own "pope" or "papessa," if you will. As there is no ultimate authority to resolve this or that point in the interpretation of the only source of Divine Revelation that they accept, Sacred Scripture, Protestantism must devolve by its very false nature in thousands of warring sects that are created because prideful men, rejecting the humility and the docility that it takes to submit oneself to the legitimate authority of the Catholic Church, assert that "no one is going to tell me how to read the Bible. Who are you to tell me what to do?"
Well, it is this same false spirit, one that is as old as Eve's succumbing to the allure of the devil in the Garden of Eden before convincing Adam to follow her prideful, sinful lead in disobeying God's direct command not to eat of the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, that has been made manifest in the ethos of social egalitarianism that is responsible for the false, naturalistic, religiously indifferentist and anti-Incarnational errors of the American founding and for the "Declaration of the Rights of Man" proclaimed by the French Revolution. The errors of naturalism must mutate on a constant basis just as those of Protestantism continue to mutate. And just as Protestantism has no ultimate authority to "interpret" Sacred Scripture, those steeped in the errors of naturalism have no ultimate authority by which to govern themselves other than the arbitrary whims of the "majority" or the brute force of the civil state. If men can disagree about the meaning of the inspired words of Sacred Scripture why cannot they disagree about the meaning of the words written by mere men contained in such written documents as the Constitution of the United States of America?
There is a further parallel between Protestantism and its unintended progeny, naturalism.
As power abhors a vacuum, many Protestants have had to create "hierarchies" to "guide" them in their daily lives. In other words, Protestant "popes," if you will, have emerged to speak "authoritatively" for Protestants about theological and secular issues. Look at the influence that Billy Graham and the late Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson and the late Oral Roberts and Robert Schuller, among so many others, have exercised upon American life in the past sixty years or so. Even the conciliar revolutionaries who used to froth at the mouth about the "power" of the hierarchy of the Catholic Church have been eager to use their own usurped power to bludgeon Catholics attached to the conciliar structures who dare to question the "received truths" of conciliarism. The same has true of the social revolutionaries, who used to foment campus dissent and even violence and now use their positions in colleges and universities and as presidents and governors and mayors and judges to silence anyone who disagrees with their "received truths"
This is all the result, proximately speaking, of the Protestant revolution against the Divine Plan that God Himself specifically instituted to effect man's return to Him through the Catholic Church. A world that rejects the Catholic Faith must create true "churches" and true "magisteriums" to fill the void caused by refusing to submit with humility and docility to the teaching authority and sanctifying offices of the Catholic Church. As has been explained so frequently on this site, the rise of statism is simply the natural, logical result of the overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King wrought by the Protestant Revolution and institutionalized by the various, inter-related forces of naturalism that can be referred to quite accurately as Judeo-Masonry.
Thus it is that the perpetual battle between the false opposites of the naturalist "right" and the naturalist "left" for government power results in convincing even believing Catholics that there there is something short of Catholicism that can serve as the foundation of personal and social order. This kind of religious indifferentism in the practical order delights the devil no end. Alas, the embrace of the false precepts of Americanism has resulted in all manner of fault lines among most Catholics in this country as those of the "left" embrace the American ethos of "egalitarianism" and "popular sovereignty" to such an extent that they believe these falsehoods apply equally to the governance and teaching authority of Holy Mother Church and as those of the "right" insist that all we need to do is get "back" to the very "founding principles" that are responsible for the mess in which we find ourselves today as Catholics work together with non-Catholics to build the "better" and "more just" society. This was discussed at some length in
Dialectical Americanism seventeen months ago now. It was also discussed in the series of articles that I wrote concerning the effusive praise rendered to the late pro-abortion, pro-perversity United States Senator Edward Moore Kennedy by many conciliar "bishops" nearly a year ago now
( See Another Victim of Americanism; Behold The Free Rein Given to Error; Behold The Free Rein Given to Error; Unfortunate Enough to Be A Baby; Unfortunate Enough to Be A Baby; Beacon of Social Justice?; Spotlight On The Ordinary; What's Good For Teddy Is Good For Benny; Sean O'Malley: Coward and Hypocrite: More Rationalizations and Distortions just in case you have forgotten what happened over ten months ago now).
Similarly, secular Americanists of the "left" and the "right" have their own disagreements and divisions, principally along the lines of the binding nature of the words contained in the Constitution of the United States of America--and thus about the size and the scope of the authority of the Federal government of the United States of America--and concerning the nature of the role that the United States is to play in the world.
They do have other disagreements, only one of which will be highlighted presently for purposes of this brief article.
Those in the false opposite of the "left" tend to believe that national sovereignty is obsolete, which is why they are opposed to securing the border and opposed to asserting the legitimate national security interests of this country when doing so might jeopardize American "standing" with "world opinion." Those in the false opposite of the "right" tend to believe in the nationalistic myth of "American exceptionalism," meaning this country has the "right from God" to seek to impose its "superior way of life" upon other countries even the use of armed force is necessary to "convince" unwilling peoples to do so.
The currently reigning caesar, Barackus Obamus Ignoramus, is, of course, a statist and and an internationalist. Just as former Caesar Georgii Bushus Ignoramus was on a "mission" to "democratize" the Middle East so as to make it "safe" for "America's only ally in the Middle East, the Zionist State of Israel, which has been persecuting Palestinian Arabs and others since 1948 and whose armed forces have attacked the U. S. S. Liberty and whose espionage service has recruited Americans to spy on their own country, so is Caesar Obamus on a "mission" to prove to the world how "tolerant" the United States of America is of "minority" religions, including Mohammedans. This is, you see, the real reason why Barack Hussein Obama entered the fray concerning the Mohammedan mosque and "community center" at the site where the former twin towers of the World Trade Center in the Borough of Manhattan of the City of New York, New York, existed until they were destroyed on September 11, 2001. Obama is trying to "prove" to the rest of the world that the United States of America does take "religious liberty" seriously; he is also trying to teaching Americans who are opposed to the "Cordoba Community Center" to wake up and realize how unenlightened they are.
Why need to "prove" how "tolerant" the United States is of "diversity."
Most Americans tolerate chemical and surgical baby-killing under cover of the civil law quite pacifically.
Most Americans tolerate and actively participate in gross displays of immodesty and verbal outbursts of profanity in the name of "personal liberty."
Most Americans tolerate and obtain great enjoyment from the viewing of motion pictures and television programs and theater productions that display objectively sinful situations in a positive way in the name of "love" and "understanding" and "diversity."
Most Americans tolerate obscene photographs in their newspapers and tolerate advertisements for completely in appropriate products on the television, on the radio, on the internet and almost every other form of mass communications imaginable.
Americans do not have to be "taught" about the "virtues" of false "tolerance. There is no need to attempt to convince the "world" that this country is "tolerant." The offenses given to the honor and glory of the Most Blessed Trinity in the name of "civil liberty" and the carnage of the preborn is more than ample proof of this "false" tolerance, which is itself an proximate product of the Protestant Revolution and the anti-Incarnational errors of Modernity.
The purpose of this brief article is not to review once again the nonsensical rhetoric, used in the past by former President George Walker Bush and our current czar, Barack Hussein Obama, that makes a fallacious "distinction" between "radical Islam" and the "peace-loving" religion of Mohammedanism. Nor is the purpose of this article to review once again the paradox into which the heresy of "religious liberty" places those who preach adherence to the First Amendment of the United States of American and/or to Dignitatis Humanae, December 7, 1965, and the "magisterium" of the conciliar "popes" when a leader of a false religion whose adherents have been responsible for the deaths of 2,976 people desires to erect a place of false worship near the site of those murders. I have done this already in
What Commandments, part two. I will, however, review some other aspects of this issue in a future article, perhaps later in this coming week after my upcoming medical procedure has been completed and I regain more physical strength thereafter.
For present purposes, though, I want to confine the rest of this brief article to a brief examination of Barack Hussein Obama's "plea for tolerance," if you will, leaving aside for present purposes the reigning caesar's absurd contention that the support he offered for the "Cordoba Community Center" at the annual White House "Iftar" dinner on Friday, August 13, 2010, to mark the beginning of the Mohammedan "holy" month of Ramadan, is not the same thing as saying that he agrees with the "wisdom" of building that facility at "Ground Zero" in Manhattan (see Obama Says Mosque Remarks Were Not Endorsement), is almost identical to such "pleas" made by the currently reigning false "pontiff" of the counterfeit church of conciliarism, Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI.
Consider just one passage from what could be called "Obama's Plea For Religious Tolerance" at the White House on Friday evening, August 13, 2010, and then compare it to several from recent speeches and remarks of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI:
But let me be clear. As a citizen, and as President, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country. (Applause.) And that includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in Lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances. This is America. And our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakeable. The principle that people of all faiths are welcome in this country and that they will not be treated differently by their government is essential to who we are. The writ of the Founders must endure.
We must never forget those who we lost so tragically on 9/11, and we must always honor those who led the response to that attack -– from the firefighters who charged up smoke-filled staircases, to our troops who are serving in Afghanistan today. And let us also remember who we’re fighting against, and what we’re fighting for. Our enemies respect no religious freedom. Al Qaeda’s cause is not Islam -– it’s a gross distortion of Islam. These are not religious leaders -– they’re terrorists who murder innocent men and women and children. In fact, al Qaeda has killed more Muslims than people of any other religion -– and that list of victims includes innocent Muslims who were killed on 9/11.
So that's who we’re fighting against. And the reason that we will win this fight is not simply the strength of our arms -– it is the strength of our values. The democracy that we uphold. The freedoms that we cherish. The laws that we apply without regard to race, or religion, or wealth, or status. Our capacity to show not merely tolerance, but respect towards those who are different from us –- and that way of life, that quintessentially American creed, stands in stark contrast to the nihilism of those who attacked us on that September morning, and who continue to plot against us today.
In my inaugural address I said that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus —- and non-believers. We are shaped by every language and every culture, drawn from every end of this Earth. And that diversity can bring difficult debates. This is not unique to our time. Past eras have seen controversies about the construction of synagogues or Catholic churches. But time and again, the American people have demonstrated that we can work through these issues, and stay true to our core values, and emerge stronger for it. So it must be -– and will be -– today.
And tonight, we are reminded that Ramadan is a celebration of a faith known for great diversity. And Ramadan is a reminder that Islam has always been a part of America. The first Muslim ambassador to the United States, from Tunisia, was hosted by President Jefferson, who arranged a sunset dinner for his guest because it was Ramadan —- making it the first known iftar at the White House, more than 200 years ago. (Applause.) (Remarks by the Caesar at Iftar Dinner.)
Places of worship, like this splendid Al-Hussein Bin Talal mosque named after the revered late King, stand out like jewels across the earth’s surface. From the ancient to the modern, the magnificent to the humble, they all point to the divine, to the Transcendent One, to the Almighty. And through the centuries these sanctuaries have drawn men and women into their sacred space to pause, to pray, to acknowledge the presence of the Almighty, and to recognize that we are all his creatures. (Speech to Muslim religious leaders, members of the Diplomatic Corps and Rectors of universities in Jordan in front of the mosque al-Hussein bin Talal in Amman)
I cordially thank the Grand Mufti, Muhammad Ahmad Hussein, together with the Director of the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf, Sheikh Mohammed Azzam al-Khatib al-Tamimi, and the Head of the Awquaf Council, Sheikh Abdel Azim Salhab, for the welcome they have extended to me on your behalf. I am deeply grateful for the invitation to visit this sacred place, and I willingly pay my respects to you and the leaders of the Islamic community in Jerusalem. (Courtesy visit to the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem at the Mount of the Temple. May 12, 2009; see a condemnation of this blithe spirit of false ecumenism as found in The Laws of God Forbidding All Communication in Religion With Those of a False Religion; see also Ratzinger/Benedict's esteeming of the symbols of five false religions at the John Paul II Cultural Center, Washington, D.C., Thursday, April 17, 2008, See for yourself, April 17, 2008 - 6:15 p.m. - Interreligious Gathering.)
In this land of religious liberty, Catholics found freedom not only to practice their faith, but also to participate fully in civic life, bringing their deepest moral convictions to the public square and cooperating with their neighbors in shaping a vibrant, democratic society. Today's celebration is more than an occasion of gratitude for graces received. It is also a summons to move forward with firm resolve to use wisely the blessings of freedom, in order to build a future of hope for coming generations.
(Homily at Yankee Stadium, April 20, 2008.)
Precisely so as “to place the modern world in contact with the life-giving and perennial energies of the Gospel” (John XXIII, Apostolic Constitution Humanae Salutis, 3), the Second Vatican Council was convened. There the Church, on the basis of a renewed awareness of the Catholic tradition, took seriously and discerned, transformed and overcame the fundamental critiques that gave rise to the modern world, the Reformation and the Enlightenment. In this way the Church herself accepted and refashioned the best of the requirements of modernity by transcending them on the one hand, and on the other by avoiding their errors and dead ends. The Council laid the foundation for an authentic Catholic renewal and for a new civilization – “the civilization of love” – as an evangelical service to man and society.
Dear friends, the Church considers that her most important mission in today’s culture is to keep alive the search for truth, and consequently for God; to bring people to look beyond penultimate realities and to seek those that are ultimate. I invite you to deepen your knowledge of God as he has revealed himself in Jesus Christ for our complete fulfilment. Produce beautiful things, but above all make your lives places of beauty. May Our Lady of Belém intercede for you, she who has been venerated down through the centuries by navigators, and is venerated today by the navigators of Goodness, Truth and Beauty. (Meeting with the world of culture in the Cultural Center of Belém.)
To all the Portuguese, whether Catholic or not, to the men and women who live here, whether they were born here or elsewhere, I extend my greetings at this moment of leave-taking. May you live in increasing harmony with one another, a pre-requisite for genuine cohesion and the only way to address the challenges before you with shared responsibility. May this glorious nation continue to manifest greatness of spirit, a profound sense of God and an openness to solidarity, governed by principles and values imbued with Christian humanism. In Fatima I prayed for the whole world, asking that the future may see an increase in fraternity and solidarity, greater mutual respect and renewed trust and confidence in God, our heavenly Father. (Farewell Ceremony at the International Airport.)
Our humanity desires peace, and, if possible, universal peace. It is necessary to strive for it without utopias and without manipulation. We all know that in order to establish peace political and economic, cultural and spiritual conditions are required. The peaceful coexistence of the different religious traditions in each nation is sometimes difficult. Rather than a political problem, this coexistence is also a problem that arises within these traditions themselves. Every believer is called to question God about his will for every human situation.
In recognizing God as the one Creator of the human being of every human being, regardless of his or her religious denomination, social condition or political opinion each person will respect the other in his oneness and in his difference. Before God there is no category or hierarchy of the human person, inferior or superior, dominating or protected. For him there is only the human being whom he created through love and whom he wants to see living in his family and in society, in brotherly harmony. The discovery of God's wise plan for the human being leads to recognition of his love. For the believer or person of good will, the resolution of human conflicts, such as the delicate coexistence of the different religions can be transformed into human coexistence in an order full of goodness and wisdom whose origins and dynamism are in God. This coexistence with respect for the nature of things and their inherent wisdom that comes from God the tranquillitas ordinis is called peace. (To the new Ambassadors accredited to the Holy See on the occasion of the presentation of the Letters of Credence December 17, 2009.
Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI is on just as much a "mission" to convince the "world" and every other false religion that his own blasphemous and apostate counterfeit church is indeed "tolerant" and "supportive" of "diversity" and "pluralism" as is Barack Hussein Obama himself is to "convince" the "world" that the United States of America is truly a land of "tolerance" and "religious freedom" (see Kindred Spirits of the New World Order). Two perverse "missions" from the devil himself.
Many true popes have had much to say about this false "tolerance," including Popes Pius IX, Leo XIII and Saint Pius X:
To those who, for the good of Religion, invite us to extend our hand to contemporary civilization, we ask whether the Vicar of Christ, divinely established by Christ to preserve the purity of His heavenly doctrine and to nourish and confirm His lambs and sheep in this same doctrine, could join forces with contemporary civilization without a very grave danger of conscience and causing the greatest of scandals. For it was this civilization that produced evils so numerous that we could never deplore them sufficiently, as well as so many poisonous opinions, errors and principles which are extremely opposed to the Catholic Religion and her doctrine. (Pius IX, Allocution Jamdudum cernimus, March 18, 1861, in Recueil des Allocutions consistoriales, encycliques et autres lettres apostoliques, Paris: Adrien Leclere, 1865, p. 435, found at Pope Cannot Accept Modern Civilization.)
Everyone should avoid familiarity or friendship with anyone suspected of belonging to masonry or to affiliated groups. Know them by their fruits and avoid them. Every familiarity should be avoided, not only with those impious libertines who openly promote the character of the sect, but also with those who hide under the mask of universal tolerance, respect for all religions, and the craving to reconcile the maxims of the Gospel with those of the revolution. These men seek to reconcile Christ and Belial, the Church of God and the state without God. (Pope Leo XIII, Custodi di Quella Fede, December 8, 1892.)
Here we have, founded by Catholics, an inter-denominational association that is to work for the reform of civilization, an undertaking which is above all religious in character; for there is no true civilization without a moral civilization, and no true moral civilization without the true religion: it is a proven truth, a historical fact. The new Sillonists cannot pretend that they are merely working on “the ground of practical realities” where differences of belief do not matter. Their leader is so conscious of the influence which the convictions of the mind have upon the result of the action, that he invites them, whatever religion they may belong to, “to provide on the ground of practical realities, the proof of the excellence of their personal convictions.” And with good reason: indeed, all practical results reflect the nature of one’s religious convictions, just as the limbs of a man down to his finger-tips, owe their very shape to the principle of life that dwells in his body.
This being said, what must be thought of the promiscuity in which young Catholics will be caught up with heterodox and unbelieving folk in a work of this nature? Is it not a thousand-fold more dangerous for them than a neutral association? What are we to think of this appeal to all the heterodox, and to all the unbelievers, to prove the excellence of their convictions in the social sphere in a sort of apologetic contest? Has not this contest lasted for nineteen centuries in conditions less dangerous for the faith of Catholics? And was it not all to the credit of the Catholic Church? What are we to think of this respect for all errors, and of this strange invitation made by a Catholic to all the dissidents to strengthen their convictions through study so that they may have more and more abundant sources of fresh forces? What are we to think of an association in which all religions and even Free-Thought may express themselves openly and in complete freedom? For the Sillonists who, in public lectures and elsewhere, proudly proclaim their personal faith, certainly do not intend to silence others nor do they intend to prevent a Protestant from asserting his Protestantism, and the skeptic from affirming his skepticism. Finally, what are we to think of a Catholic who, on entering his study group, leaves his Catholicism outside the door so as not to alarm his comrades who, “dreaming of disinterested social action, are not inclined to make it serve the triumph of interests, coteries and even convictions whatever they may be”? Such is the profession of faith of the New Democratic Committee for Social Action which has taken over the main objective of the previous organization and which, they say, “breaking the double meaning which surround the Greater Sillon both in reactionary and anti-clerical circles”, is now open to all men “who respect moral and religious forces and who are convinced that no genuine social emancipation is possible without the leaven of generous idealism.” (Pope Saint Pius X, Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910.)
On this great feast day of Our Lady's Assumption body and soul into Heaven, may we resolve to make more and more reparation for our sins and those of the whole world that have made more possible the triumph of the caesars of Modernity in the world and of the lords of Modernism in the counterfeit church of conciliarism. We need to pray more Rosaries each day and to spend more time before our Eucharistic King, Christ the King, if at all possible to do so. And we need to strive for personal sanctity as the consecrated slaves of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, making good use of the Sacred Tribunal of Penance on a regular basis (again, if at all possible to do so, which it is not for many "orphaned" Catholics in the world today).
As noted last month, the situation in which we find ourselves is a chastisement. There is no need for despair. Christ the King will reign again once He makes manifest the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of His Most Blessed Mother. We can let the Americanists have their intramural games in the meantime.
Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!