THE CHURCH AND CIVILIZATION

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Archbishop Timothy Dolan has been leading a most vocal charge against ‘gay marriage.’ “The stampede is on,” he wrote in his blog. “Our elected senators who have stood courageous in their refusal to capitulate on the state’s presumption to redefine marriage are reporting unrelenting pressure to cave-in.” But this is not fully a war against marriage, as much as it is against order.

Marriage was not placed simply so that two people may love each other–it was placed to make sure, that humanity continues on. Gay marriage, technically is an oxymoron, its like saying ‘human monkey,’ or ‘Christian Satanist,’ it just doesn’t work. Therefore gay marriage does not exist, so why should people have a right to something that isn’t there? It has been said by some wise men, that in order to measure something’s morality, you must see how much of an asset it is. People get married, they have children, humanity multiplies and the hope for a future human existence is fulfilled. When two men are declared married, you must ask yourself, ‘can they produce?’ the answer emphatically is ‘no.’ Therefore not only does two men (or two women) having a document declaring marriage leads to nothing morally, it produces nothing for society, where as authentic marriage makes certain mankind’s continuance. If everybody were homosexual, the human population rate would be in serious trouble, but I am sure the Green party would be quite satisfied with such a predicament.

But while the battle for actual marriage rages on, this current situation brings to mind the history of the Church. This ancient institution, which is probably the most hated, has been trying to bring order to disorder for quite some time. When Hitler wished to subject the world under his yoke of despotism, the Church went against him and his empire of darkness. How could we forget, as people of the spirit of liberty, Bishop Clemens August? He was the man who belonged to those bishops whom Pope Pius XI in January 1937 invited to Rome in order to discuss the situation in Germany, and to prepare the encyclical letter “With Burning Anxiety,” which taxed and accused the National Socialist regime before the world public. Together with the other bishops, Bishop Clemens August, in several pastoral letters, stood up against the racial doctrine of the Nazis. In the Fulda conference of bishops he was one of those who demanded that a determined stand be made against National Socialism. Doing so in public was of utmost importance. In 1941, when the Third Reich had reached its height of power, the state authorities began to confiscate convents and monasteries and to expel the religious. (1)

Even before Nazism, the church was against one of the great despots of antiquity: the Aztecs. After the Spanish conquest of Mexico, Franciscan friars confronted what remained of the Aztec priesthood, demanding the end of their bloody sacrifices, to which The pagan high-priests responded: “life is because of the gods; with their sacrifice they gave us life…they produce our sustenance…which nourishes life.” (2) Yet it is this old religion of mother earth, which the Left wish us to subscribe too.

When the Church wishes to denounce anything of the demented sort, a word which the Left is enamored with, is ‘progress,’ but it must be asked, ‘what have they progressed to?’ In order for to be progressive, you must progress, just as for one to be a liberal, one must liberate. With gay union there can be found no progress, one does not even have to be a Christian to believe this; for even nature does not wish for such a thing to take place. Yet in the Church we find such progress, for from paganism and primitivism, the civilized world in the West, progressed to true civilization, all thanks to that sublime compilation of books we call the Bible. Chesterton, that philosopher of the twenty century, wrote it quite well in his book, Heretics: “We are fond of talking about ‘progress’; that is a dodge to avoid discussing what is good.” (3) The Church has always been on that side, to discuss what is good, instead of, ‘what is good for me.’ What is progressive, instead of, ‘what is nuance?’

To bury the absolute of marriage, would be a continuance of the same treatment of that most cherished concept: the absolute of life, which was swept under the rug once Roe V. Wade was passed. The more absolute we become on hiding absolutes , the more certain of uncertainty we will become; life turns to non-life (and vice-versa), and the concept of marriage becomes nonexistent. People who are for absolutes are accused of being ‘conformists’; but history tells us that there is no such thing as long term nonconformity. The Left may rebel against the status quo, but as soon as they get their way, they wish for everyone to conform to their worldview. The conclusion? We are all fundamentalists, and we have a choice to accept what is, or to wish what reality should be; or in the words of Chesterton: “Christianity does appeal to a solid truth outside itself; to something which is in that sense external as well as eternal. It does declare that things are really there; or in other words that things are really things.” (4)

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By Theodore Shoebat

 

Endnotes

(1) See Reinhard Lettmann’s introduction to Clemens August, Count von Galen’s Four Sermons in Defiance of the Nazis

(2) See Terry Long, Human Sacrifice in Aztec Culture Bloody Rituals Played a Key Role in Mesoamerican Religion, Nicholson, Henry B. (1971). (in) Handbook of Middle American Indians. University of Texas Press. pp. 402.

(3) Chesterton, Heretics, ch. ii, p. 13.

(4) *Chesterton, The Everlasting Man, ch. vi, p. 135.*

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