Thomas A. Droleskey
As is the case with almost each every one of the secular "isms" of naturalism, the ideology of nihilism is defined in different ways at different times for different purposes by its different adherents and apologists. What seems to unite most nihilists, however, is the true meaning of the Latin root of the word nihilism, nihil, which means nothing, hence the canonical phrase "nihil obstat" (no objection) and the English word "annihilate" (to bring something into nothing). That is, most nihilists believe that there is no true purpose to human existence and that there is certainly no one set of moral truths to guide man, no less a Sacred Deposit of Faith that has been revealed by God Incarnate and entrusted to but one infallible teacher,His Catholic Church, to guide him in this life unto eternity.
Those who believe or are, at the very least, influenced by the nihilistic spirit see so value in human suffering. Some would contend that human life has value that is intrinsically above other life forms on earth. This particularly insidious type of naturalism is but a logical extension of the theological relativism popularized by Martin Luther and John Calvin and Thomas Cranmer, et al., in the Sixteenth Century. Why should one be concerned about eternal truths if there is no one authority to teach us about them?
Thus it is, of course, that nihilism and its variants have invaded almost every walk of life today. Although closely allied with utilitarianism (the reduction of the value of individual human beings to their economic usefulness or productivity or lack thereof), nihilistic thought rarely concerns itself about justifying what we know to be inherently evil actions by means of some of the slogans used by quintessential utilitarians (e.g., "the greatest good for the greatest number"). Nihilistic though leads to a total annihilation of truth and the triumph of evil in the hearts of men.
Here is an example of socialized nihilism at work in the British "single payer" health-care system that holds such fascination for so many statists here in the United States of America at this time:
The advice, which would be given to women considering terminations, has caused
anger, with anti-abortion campaigners accusing doctors' leaders of forcing
an "absurdly liberal agenda" on women in a vulnerable situation.
The draft guidance from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
is for all doctors, nurses and counsellors advising women contemplating
Its first recommendation on "what women need to know" instructs
health professionals: "Women should be advised that abortion is
generally safer than continuing a pregnancy to term."
The guidance also says that women who are deciding whether to have an abortion
must be told that most do not suffer any psychological harm. Until now,
their advice has been that while rates of psychiatric illness and self-harm
in women are higher among those who had an abortion, there was no evidence
that termination itself was likely to trigger psychological problems.
While few dispute that terminations carry fewer physical risks to a woman than
those of pregnancy, the impact of abortions on psychological health is
Never before has official advice to doctors and nurses in Britain instructed
them to use such comparisons to help pregnant women decide whether to keep a
Current guidance simply tells doctors and nurses that they should "be
equipped" to provide accurate information about the relative dangers.
Josephine Quintavalle, of the Pro-Life Alliance accused the royal college of "manipulating
the evidence" in order to promote a pro-choice message. She said: "I
don't believe that most women considering abortions are worried it will kill
them or are worrying about dying in childbirth; this is a blatant attempt to
force an absurdly liberal agenda on women when they are at their most
Speaking in a personal capacity, Prof Patricia Casey, a consultant
psychiatrist and fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, said: “The
message this sends out is very worrying. There are more than 30 studies
showing an association between psychological trauma and abortion.”
The guidance, drawn up by 18 senior gynaecologists, nurses and abortion
providers also says that pregnant women who are certain of a decision to
terminate “should not be subjected to compulsory counselling”. Previous
advice only requested that professionals provide the degree of support
required by each individual.
Ann Furedi, chief executive of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, said:
“This guidance isn’t a political document and isn't trying to persuade women
to have abortions.”
After being alerted to the concerns by The Sunday Telegraph, the Royal College
said it would now rewrite some of the recommendations, upon which
consultation closed on Friday.
A spokesman said that while the authors of the guidance intended that the
comparison between the risks of abortion and pregnancy was spelt out to
those providing terminations, doctors should be able to use their judgment
about whether to repeat the point to women in their care. (Abortion is Safer Than Delivery.)
The reflexive nihilists in the United Kingdom who authored this "draft guidance" are bereft of any understanding as to their own identity as rational creatures who have been made by God to know, to love and to serve Him as He has revealed Himself to us exclusively through His Catholic Church.
The reflexive nihilists in the United Kingdom who authored this "draft guidance" are bereft of any understanding of the truth that the conception of a child is the natural fruit of that which is proper to the married state, that God has commanded man as follows:
And he said: Let us make man to our image and likeness: and let him have
dominion over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and the
beasts, and the whole earth, and every creeping creature that moveth
upon the earth. And God created man to his own image: to the image of
God he created him: male and female he created them. And God
blessed them, saying: Increase and multiply, and fill the earth, and
subdue it, and rule over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the
air, and all living creatures that move upon the earth. And God
said: Behold I have given you every herb bearing seed upon the earth,
and all trees that have in themselves seed of their own kind, to be your
meat: And to all beasts of the earth, and to every fowl of the air,
and to all that move upon the earth, and wherein there is life, that
they may have to feed upon. And it was so done (Genesis 1: 26-30.)
The reflexive nihilists in the United Kingdom who authored this "draft guidance" are bereft of any understanding that God wills for men and women to bring forth as many children as He chooses fit to bestow upon them so that they can give Him honor and glory in this life as members of His Catholic Church and worship Him for all eternity in the unsurpassed glories of His own Beatific Vision in Heaven.
The reflexive nihilists in the United Kingdom who authored this "draft guidance" are bereft of any understanding that the pangs of childbirth are part of the punishment that gave visited upon the daughters of Eve for our first mother's participation in Original Sin.
The reflexive nihilists in the United Kingdom who authored this "draft guidance" are bereft of any understanding that suffering and risk and pain are part of the human condition as a result of Original Sin and our own Actual Sins and that we are to embrace the crosses of this life with joy and gratitude as we seek to give back unto God through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary whatever merit we earn by enduring our sufferings with patience.
The reflexive nihilists in the United Kingdom who authored this "draft guidance" are bereft of any understanding of truth even on a natural level as they simply wave their hands and pretend that serious studies by their naturalistic confreres proving links between surgical baby-killing and psychological trauma in women who kill their babies does not exist or has not been conducted according to their own naturalistic standards of scientific scholarship.
The reflexive nihilists in the United Kingdom who authored this "draft guidance: are bereft of the simple truth that they are nihilists, believing themselves to be objective medical professionals who have the best interests of women at heart, believing that the natural act of childbirth is dangerous and that the unnatural act in violation of God's eternal laws of killing a child is safe.
No abortion, whether chemical or surgical, is ever "safe" for the body or, more importantly, for the soul of a mother who has decided to murder her preborn child.
No abortion, whether chemical or surgical, is "safe" for the child that is killed. Each abortion, whether chemical or surgical, kills an innocent preborn baby, although there are some baby-killers, such as Butcher Leon Gosnell of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who are not competent enough to kill children successfully inside of the womb, forcing them to resorting to killing them outside of the womb after they have managed to escape their scalpels and forceps. (See Legal Baby-Killing Can Never Be Safe or Rare.)
The reflexive nihilists in the United Kingdom who authored this "draft guidance" are bereft of even any modest understanding of the binding precepts of the Fifth Commandment, incapable of thinking about their own Particular Judgments, unaware of the fact that their nihilism is but the logical legacy of the bloodthirsty English king, Henry VIII, who revolted against the Social Reign of Christ the King and shed the blood of over 72,000 innocent Catholics who remained faithful to the true Church and her Vicar on earth, the pope, and thus set the British Isles on its current downward spiral that manifests itself in every aspect of British life today, including in the nihilistic "draft guidance" of theirs.
Then again, of course, why should rank naturalists are, whether or not they realize it, possessed of the spirit of nihilism know anything about the Ten Commandments when the man who is believed by almost everyone in the world to be the pope rarely does so, speaking about abortion in what I refer to as concilairspeak, using his predecessor's slogan of "solidarity" to condemn it without ever once saying clearly that we must obey the binding precepts of the Fifth Commandment (see, for example, Ratzinger/Benedict Stresses Duty to Promote Truth About Abortion)?
We are, as has been noted on this site so many times, in a period chastisement. There is no "springtime" in the world or in the counterfeit church of conciliarism, which is why we must intensify our prayer and our sacrifices during this time of Septuagesima in preparation for the best Lent we have ever lived in our entire lives. This is the time that God has ordained for us to be alive and to thus seek to sanctify and save our souls as members of His Catholic Church.
We are eyewitnesses to the effects that the Protestant Revolution and Modernity have done to men and their nations. We are eyewitnesses of a spirit of apostasy and betrayal from men who consider themselves to be the officials of the Catholic Church that is breathtakingly staggering in its boldness and its cope. We must intensify our own acts of reparation to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, especially by praying as many Rosaries each day as our state-in-life permits.
Ash Wednesday will be here in eight days. We do not know if this Lent will be our last--or even if we will live to see Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011. Let us ask our Lady to help us to bring to something of merit from our true sorrow for the sins that we have committed so that we can to plant a few seeds for the conversion of the nihilists of Modernity to the Faith before they die.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Vivat Christus Rex! Viva Cristo Rey!
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
Saints Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints