Keep Back Five Hundred Feet:
This Truck Carries Naturalism
by Thomas A. Droleskey
Our true popes have warned us. They warned us to stay away from the the anti-Incarnational errors of Modernity. They have warned us to reject naturalism in all of its many forms. So few people have heeded these warnings, preferring to immerse themselves in the midst of various controversies that are the result of the Protestant Revolution against the Social Reign of Christ the King as It was exercised by the one and only true Church established by Our King, the Catholic Church, a diabolically-inspired and maintained revolution that gave rise to the ultimate triumph of naturalism as the inter-related and multifaceted tentacles of Judeo-Masonry spread themselves to such an extent in pluralistic nations that most rational thought, no less an uncompromising adherence to the Catholic Faith, has been choked off in the process.
As we know, of course, the false "popes" of the counterfeit church of conciliarism have made their "reconciliation" with the principles of Modernity, believing that is is "good enough" for members of various "religions," including what they think is Catholicism but is in fact its counterfeit ape, to "work together" to fight "irreligion" (or what Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI calls the "dictatorship of ethical relativism") without regard to "denominational" "differences." By conceding the "goodness" of Modernity, however, and by conceding the "goodness" that they believe is inherent in false religions, the false "popes" of the counterfeit church of conciliarism have not only contradicted the consistent, immutable teaching of the true popes of the Catholic Church, who did, after all, only repeat what Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ entrusted to Holy Mother Church to teach until the end of time, they have attempted to make the Apostles and Evangelists and Fathers and Doctors of the Church witnesses in behalf of their absurdities and blasphemies and sacrileges.
To wit, although Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI has tried to make Saint Paul and various Fathers of the Church, including Saint Augustine of Hippo, as witnesses in behalf of conciliarism, the truth is of, course, that the false "pontiff's" efforts to justify an apparent "continuity" of "tradition" in the "discontinuity" of language represented the the "Second" Vatican Council and the "magisterium" of the conciliar "pontiffs" have no foundation in reality.
Saint Paul the Apostle, for example, was adamant in his opposition to Catholics giving any credibility to false religions, no less to join in association in prayer with adherents of false religions, quite the opposite of what the conciliarists have practice as they have violated the First and Second Commandments brazenly, openly and repeatedly:
Bear not the yoke with unbelievers. For what participation hath justice with injustice? Or what fellowship hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath the faithful with the unbeliever?
And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God; as God saith: I will dwell in them, and walk among them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore, Go out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing: And I will receive you; and I will be a Father to you; and you shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. (2 Cor. 6: 14-18.)
"We charge you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you withdraw yourselves from every brother walking disorderly, and not according to the tradition which they have received from us." (2 Thes. 3:6)
Be ye therefore followers of God, as most dear children; And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath delivered himself for us, an oblation and a sacrifice to God for an odour of sweetness. But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not so much as be named among you, as becometh saints: Or obscenity, or foolish talking, or scurrility, which is to no purpose; but rather giving of thanks. For know you this and understand, that no fornicator, or unclean, or covetous person (which is a serving of idols), hath inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
Let no man deceive you with vain words. For because of these things cometh the anger of God upon the children of unbelief. Be ye not therefore partakers with them. For you were heretofore darkness, but now light in the Lord. Walk then as children of the light. For the fruit of the light is in all goodness, and justice, and truth; Proving what is well pleasing to God:
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For the things that are done by them in secret, it is a shame even to speak of. But all things that are reproved, are made manifest by the light; for all that is made manifest is light. Wherefore he saith: Rise thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead: and Christ shall enlighten thee. See therefore, brethren, how you walk circumspectly: not as unwise. (Ephesians 5: 1-15.)
It is impossible to make Saint Paul a witness in behalf of false ecumenism and the benign view of false religions taken by the conciliarists except by attempting to
coerce perjury out of his words in Sacred Scripture, which were written under the inspiration of the Third Person of the Most Holy Trinity, God the Holy Ghost, Who is immutable. Indeed, Saint Paul gave voice to the consistent teaching of the Catholic Church, reflected so perfectly in the decrees of the [First] Vatican Council and in The Oath Against Modernism, September 1, 1910, that we are to hold fast to the Tradition of the Church as it has been transmitted to us without shadow of change:
And we charge you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you withdraw yourselves from every brother walking disorderly, and not according to the tradition which they have received of us. (2 Thes. 3: 6)
Similarly, Ratzinger/Benedict has attempted to make Saint Augustine a witness in behalf of the falsehood known as "religious liberty," which was termed as a "monstrous right" by Pope Pius VI Quod aliquantum, March 10, 1791, as a heresy by Pope Pius VII in Post Tam Diuturnas, April 29, 1814, and as "insanity" by Pope Gregory XVI in Mirari Vos, August 15, 1910:
"Man should use his reason first of all to recognize his Sovereign Maker, honoring Him and admiring Him, and submitting his entire person to Him. For, from his childhood, he should be submissive to those who are superior to him in age; he should be governed and instructed by their lessons, order his life according to their laws of reason, society and religion. This inflated equality and liberty, therefore, are for him, from the moment he is born, no more than imaginary dreams and senseless words." (Pope Pius VI, Brief Quod aliquantum, March 10, 1791; Religious Liberty, a “Monstrous Right").
The Catholic Church: For how can We tolerate with equanimity that the Catholic religion, which France received in the first ages of the Church, which was confirmed in that very kingdom by the blood of so many most valiant martyrs, which by far the greatest part of the French race professes, and indeed bravely and constantly defended even among the most grave adversities and persecutions and dangers of recent years, and which, finally, that very dynasty to which the designated king belongs both professes and has defended with much zeal - that this Catholic, this most holy religion, We say, should not only not be declared to be the only one in the whole of France supported by the bulwark of the laws and by the authority of the Government, but should even, in the very restoration of the monarchy, be entirely passed over? But a much more grave, and indeed very bitter, sorrow increased in Our heart - a sorrow by which We confess that We were crushed, overwhelmed and torn in two - from the twenty-second article of the constitution in which We saw, not only that "liberty of religion and of conscience" (to use the same words found in the article) were permitted by the force of the constitution, but also that assistance and patronage were promised both to this liberty and also to the ministers of these different forms of "religion". There is certainly no need of many words, in addressing you, to make you fully recognize by how lethal a wound the Catholic religion in France is struck by this article. For when the liberty of all "religions" is indiscriminately asserted, by this very fact truth is confounded with error and the holy and immaculate Spouse of Christ, the Church, outside of which there can be no salvation, is set on a par with the sects of heretics and with Judaic perfidy itself. For when favour and patronage is promised even to the sects of heretics and their ministers, not only their persons, but also their very errors, are tolerated and fostered: a system of errors in which is contained that fatal and never sufficiently to be deplored HERESY which, as St. Augustine says (de Haeresibus, no.72), "asserts that all heretics proceed correctly and tell the truth: which is so absurd that it seems incredible to me." (Pope Pius VII, Post Tam Diuturnas, April 29, 1814, POST TAM DIUTURNAS)
"This shameful font of indifferentism gives rise to that absurd and erroneous proposition which claims that liberty of conscience must be maintained for everyone. It spreads ruin in sacred and civil affairs, though some repeat over and over again with the greatest impudence that some advantage accrues to religion from it. "But the death of the soul is worse than freedom of error," as Augustine was wont to say. When all restraints are removed by which men are kept on the narrow path of truth, their nature, which is already inclined to evil, propels them to ruin. Then truly "the bottomless pit" is open from which John saw smoke ascending which obscured the sun, and out of which locusts flew forth to devastate the earth. Thence comes transformation of minds, corruption of youths, contempt of sacred things and holy laws -- in other words, a pestilence more deadly to the state than any other. Experience shows, even from earliest times, that cities renowned for wealth, dominion, and glory perished as a result of this single evil, namely immoderate freedom of opinion, license of free speech, and desire for novelty.
Here We must include that harmful and never sufficiently denounced freedom to publish any writings whatever and disseminate them to the people, which some dare to demand and promote with so great a clamor. We are horrified to see what monstrous doctrines and prodigious errors are disseminated far and wide in countless books, pamphlets, and other writings which, though small in weight, are very great in malice. We are in tears at the abuse which proceeds from them over the face of the earth. Some are so carried away that they contentiously assert that the flock of errors arising from them is sufficiently compensated by the publication of some book which defends religion and truth. Every law condemns deliberately doing evil simply because there is some hope that good may result. Is there any sane man who would say poison ought to be distributed, sold publicly, stored, and even drunk because some antidote is available and those who use it may be snatched from death again and again? (Pope Gregory XVI, Mirari Vos, August 15, 1832.)
As noted a few months ago in From The Potomac to the Tiber and Back, the heresy of Americanism, built on the falsehoods of separation of Church and State and religious liberty, played an important role in the flowering of conciliarism's apostate world view at the "Second" Vatican Council." Yes, there were many other factors that contributed to the apostasies of conciliarism's world view. But if it is said that the Rhine flowed into the Tiber at the "Second" Vatican Council, that is, that the influence of Modernist German theologians and alleged Scripture "scholars," had a corrupting influence on the Fathers of this false council, it is also true that the Potomac flowed into the Tiber. Many of the seeds of separation of Church and State and religious liberty and false ecumenism were planted right here in the United States of American by Americanist bishops and priests.
Indeed, the spirit of the toleration of the "right" to proliferate error freely, which Saint Augustine taught us leads to the death of soul by the spread of one blasphemously false proposition after another, as we see so clearly at the present time in the continuing Americanist soap opera concerning that mosque near the former site of the World Trade Center in New York City and a Protestant "minster's" plans to burn a copy of the blasphemous Koran, joins Americanism and conciliarism very tightly at the hip.
The belief that contingent beings who did not create themselves and whose bodies are destined eventually for the corruption of the grave until the General Judgment of the Living and the Dead on the Last Day have to "muddle their way through" various ideas and beliefs as though the Incarnation, Nativity, Hidden Years, Public Life and Ministry, Passion, Death, and Resurrection had not occurred or that these sacred events no longer have "relevance" to "modern" man, who must "find" truth by sorting through a variety of propositions. This is not why the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity became Man in Our Lady's Virginal and Immaculate Womb by the power of the Third Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, God the Holy Ghost, and it is not why He founded His Holy Church upon the Rock of Peter, the Pope, to be the sole teacher and the sole means of human sanctification for all men everywhere until the end of time.
Pope Pius IX, reiterating the basic truth expressed by his immediate predecessor on the Throne of Saint Peter, Pope Gregory XVI in Mirari Vos, anticipated--and demolished--the conciliar argument it is "good enough" for the true Faith to compete with false religions and false philosophies in a "market place" of ideas:
For you well know, venerable brethren, that at this time men are found not a few who, applying to civil society the impious and absurd principle of "naturalism," as they call it, dare to teach that "the best constitution of public society and (also) civil progress altogether require that human society be conducted and governed without regard being had to religion any more than if it did not exist; or, at least, without any distinction being made between the true religion and false ones." And, against the doctrine of Scripture, of the Church, and of the Holy Fathers, they do not hesitate to assert that "that is the best condition of civil society, in which no duty is recognized, as attached to the civil power, of restraining by enacted penalties, offenders against the Catholic religion, except so far as public peace may require." From which totally false idea of social government they do not fear to foster that erroneous opinion, most fatal in its effects on the Catholic Church and the salvation of souls, called by Our Predecessor, Gregory XVI, an "insanity," viz., that "liberty of conscience and worship is each man's personal right, which ought to be legally proclaimed and asserted in every rightly constituted society; and that a right resides in the citizens to an absolute liberty, which should be restrained by no authority whether ecclesiastical or civil, whereby they may be able openly and publicly to manifest and declare any of their ideas whatever, either by word of mouth, by the press, or in any other way." But, while they rashly affirm this, they do not think and consider that they are preaching "liberty of perdition;" and that "if human arguments are always allowed free room for discussion, there will never be wanting men who will dare to resist truth, and to trust in the flowing speech of human wisdom; whereas we know, from the very teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ, how carefully Christian faith and wisdom should avoid this most injurious babbling."
And, since where religion has been removed from civil society, and the doctrine and authority of divine revelation repudiated, the genuine notion itself of justice and human right is darkened and lost, and the place of true justice and legitimate right is supplied by material force, thence it appears why it is that some, utterly neglecting and disregarding the surest principles of sound reason, dare to proclaim that "the people's will, manifested by what is called public opinion or in some other way, constitutes a supreme law, free from all divine and human control; and that in the political order accomplished facts, from the very circumstance that they are accomplished, have the force of right." But who, does not see and clearly perceive that human society, when set loose from the bonds of religion and true justice, can have, in truth, no other end than the purpose of obtaining and amassing wealth, and that (society under such circumstances) follows no other law in its actions, except the unchastened desire of ministering to its own pleasure and interests?" (Pope Pius IX, Quanta Cura, December 8, 1864.)
Although I have written about the "mosque at Ground Zero" controversy a number of times on this site in the past month (see
Intramurals Time for Americanists,
Nancy Topcliffe and Her Fiends, and Caring Not For Homegrown Terrorism), permit me to summarize a few salient points for the very few souls who remain as readers of this website.
I. Playing Americans Like That Proverbial Fiddle
Feisal Abdul-Rauf, a paid stooge of the United States Department of State under Caesar Barackus Obmaus Ignoramus and his caeserette in charge of that department, Hillary Rodham Clinton, has been playing Americans like that proverbial fiddle as he has been getting a lot "face time" on television to promote himself as a Mohammedan of "moderation" and "tolerance" even though he supports--or, at the very least--refuses to be publicly critical of--various Mohammedan groups, such as Hamas, that target innocent Israeli civilians for execution to avenge the murderous policies of the government of the State of Israel. Despite his protestations to the contrary, Feisal Abdul-Rauf knew full well that the proposal to be a mosque and a Mohammedan "community center" near the former site of the twin towers of the World Trade Center that were destroyed nine years ago today after two airplanes that had been hijacked by Mohammedans flew into them, would expose the fault-lines of American sentiments concerning Mohammedanism, thereby revealing Americans to have contradictory attitudes concerning the extent of "religious liberty" (as noted in Intramurals Time for Americanists). This has permitted Feisal Abdul-Rauf to make himself out to be a veritable champion of religious liberty as he has taken to lecturing Americans about what they need to do to demonstrate to the Mohammedan world that they are truly committed to a consistent and "equitable" application of "religious liberty" even to the adherents of a religion for which they have a personal aversion because of the tragic events that took place nine years ago today.
Although I continue to insist that Feisal Abdul-Rauf has known all along that no mosque or Mohammedan "community center" would be built at the 7 World Trade Center address where a building built in 1987 was destroyed nine years ago this morning in the aftermath of the crashing of United Airlines Flight 11, which was en route from Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts, to Los Angeles International Airport, in Los Angeles, California, in the north tower of the World Trade Center at 8:46 a.m., on this day nine years ago, and the crashing of United Airlines Flight 175, which was itself en route to Los Angeles from Boston, into the south tower of the World Center seventeen minutes later, he has warned Americans that they would be inciting Mohammedan violence against them all of the world (Imam: Moving Mosque Could Ignite Violence). Feisal Abdul-Rauf is simply a slightly more refined and apparently "cultured" version our own home grown specialists, such as the "Reverend" Alton Sharpton, in inciting passions within others (see The Democrats' David Duke and
Vile shakedowns, bigoted incitements, and police-bashing antics ) and/or getting publicity as they make outrageous demands upon civic leaders that they know will never be met (as happened when Sharpton took over the Statue of Liberty on August 28, 1990, demanding that the City of New York be renamed in honor of the late plagiarist, serial adulterer and Communist sympathizer named the "Reverend" Martin Luther King, Jr.; see PROTEST TAKES OVER LIBERTY ISLAND).
Feisal Abdul-Rauf is also a hypocrite as he exploits the naturalistic fault-lines of a country founded upon the heresy of "religious liberty" as he knows full well that Mohammedans are very intolerant in many of their own countries of any outward display of Christian symbolism, especially, of course, the Crucifix upon which Our Blessed Lord and Saviour wrought our very salvation. This is why officials in the American military in Afghanistan have sought to confiscate and burn unsolicited copies of Protestant versions of the Bible, which are indeed offensive to God as they are distortions of His Holy Writ that come just as much from the devil as the Koran, as even these heretical version of the Bible are considered to be "offensive" to Mohammedans, who reveal themselves to be very intolerant of those religions that they deem to be false. Feisal Abdul-Rauf knows this to be true as he hypercritically uses the lie that is religious liberty to mainstream his own patently false religion as part of the American "market place" of ideas and beliefs.
II. A Perfect Foil For Feisal Abdul-Rauf: The "Reverend" Terry Jones
Feisal Abdul-Rauf is a good student of the psychology of Americans, steeped as they are in a welter of inconsistencies, and he has manipulated them better than the race-baiting, self-promoting clown named Alton Sharpton. His clever ploys incited a poor man, the "Reverend" Terry Jones, who is steeped in his own false, man-made religion, to propose burning a copy of the blasphemous Koran at his false church, the Dove World Outreach Center, in Gainesville, Florida. Jones, a gun-toting caricature who has played a superb foil of Feisal Abdul-Rauf and his apologists in the administration of Caesar Obamus and in the counterfeit church of conciliarism and a welter of other false religions, eventually backed down yesterday, September 10, 2010, after flip-flopping several times after announcing on September 9, 2010, that he had planned to cancel the burning of the Koran at his false church, although his own fifteen minutes of "face time" made him the object of worldwide attention that has done everything that Abdul-Rauf has desired in his effort to mainstream mosques and to fit his own false religion, Mohammedanism, into the tableau of the false religions that already exist in this country, including that of formerly unknown Terry Jones.
Terry Jones, playing off of Feisal Abdul-Rauf's inflammatory, insensitive proposal to build a mosque at 7 World Trade Center in the Borough of Manhattan in the City of New York, New York, has incited a leader of Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh, in the Gaza Strip to defend the blasphemous Koran as follows:
Despite Jones' words, in the Gaza Strip, Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said to a crowd of tens of thousands of Muslim faithful that they had come "to respond to this criminal, this liar, this crazy priest who reflects a crazy Western attitude toward Islam and the Muslim nation."
"We came to say, the Koran is our constitution, we are committed to God and his holy book," he said to those holding the texts in their hands at a stadium in the northern town of Beit Lahiya. "God willing, should they try to carry out their crime against the Koran, God will tear their state apart and they will become God's lesson to anyone who tries to desecrate the holy book." (Pastor: Koran Burning Not Happening.)
Undeterred, however, several other "ministers" of Protestant sects, each of which is as hateful in the sight of God than Mohammedanism, if not more as these sects claim to represent Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ when are in fact instruments of the devil to discredit Him, are proposing to burn the Koran now that the poor, hapless creature named Terry Jones has called off his own burning ceremony that was scheduled for today, September 11, 2010:
Westboro Baptist Church, the small Topeka, Kan., church that pickets funerals of American soldiers to spread its message that God is punishing the country for being tolerant of homosexuals, has vowed to hold a Quran burning if Gainesville's Dove World Outreach Center calls its off.
WBC burned the Koran once – and if you sissy brats of Doomed america bully Terry Jones and the Dove World Outreach Center until they change their plans to burn that blasphemous tripe called the Koran, then WBC will burn it (again), to clearly show you some things," the church announced in a news release this week. (Ocala.com.)
Rev. Bob Old of Springfield, Tenn., said he planned to burn the Koran Saturday. Old, who was inspired by Jones, said unlike the Florida religious leader, he wouldn't back down.
"I will be burning a Koran, I'm not going to change my mind no matter who calls me," Old told the Tennessean.
In Topeka, Kan., members of Westboro Baptist Church, promised they would hold a Koran-burning if Jones' Dove World Outreach Center cancels theirs.
According to Ocala.com, the church issued a news release.
"WBC burned the Koran once – and if you sissy brats of Doomed America bully Terry Jones and the Dove World Outreach Center until they change their plans to burn that blasphemous tripe called the Koran, then WBC will burn it (again), to clearly show you some things," the release read.
And in Cheyenne, Wyo., protestor Duncan Philip said he'd rally against the location of the proposed mosque near Ground Zero by burning a copy of the Koran on the steps of the his state's capitol Saturday.
Philip told the Wyoming Tribune Eagle that if there's a rule against burning, he'd rip up a copy of the Koran and move the burning to a private business. (Aliyah Shaid,
"Pastor Terry Jones' 9/11 Koran burn fuels copycats in U.S., violent protests abroad," New York Daily News, September 10, 2010. I am not providing a hyperlink to this news story as the Daily News, along with his tabloid competitor in New York City, the New York Post, features all manner of scatological photographs that are nothing other than efforts on the part of the devil get us to "live" with pornography in order to "get" the news about his machinations in the world.)
This is all playing out pretty much as Feisal Abdul-Rauf and his invisible bankrollers from the Middle East have desired as they have exposed the soft underbelly of pluralism's very combustible naturalistic presuppositions that can never provide any coherence to national discourse, much less to provide a foundation for personal and social order.
III. Exposing Conciliarism's "Respect" for the Koran
The lords of the counterfeit church of conciliarism can always be counted upon to the correct conclusions on some issues for the entirely wrong reasons.
This was the case back in 2005 when conciliar officials in the Vatican came to the correct conclusion that it was immoral to starve and dehydrate the late Theresa Marie Schindler-Schiavo to death. Instead of adverting to the simple moral truth that it is never permissible to undertake any action that has as its only possible end the death of an innocent human being as such an action is opposed to the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law, conciliar officials, including the late Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II, used conciliarspeak (de-ontology, human and Christian solidarity, human dignity) to state their position as to reason or to speak in plainly Catholic terms is something that these officials are almost constitutionally incapable of doing in most instances.
The same was true in 2002 and 2003 as conciliar officials, including Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II and the late Pio "Cardinal Laghi, who was the "papal" nuncio to the United States of America from December 10, 1980, to April 6, 1990 (meaning, of course, that he was responsible for many of the American "bishops" appointed during this time frame, including the promotion of then "Bishop" Bernard Law from Springfield-Cape Girardeau, Missouri, to Boston, the transfer of the then Archbishop Joseph Bernardin from Cincinnati, Ohio, to Chicago, Illinois, the appointment of then auxiliary "bishop" of New York John Joseph O'Connor to be the conciliar "bishop" of Scranton, Pennsylvania, and then the "archbishop" of New York, the transfer of "Bishop" Roger Mahony from Fresno, California, to Los Angeles, California, the transfer of "Bishop" Joseph Fiorenza to the then titled Diocese of Galveston-Houston, the appointment of Michael Sheehan as the "bishop" of Lubbock, Texas, etc.), prior to being appointed as the pro-prefect and the prefect of the conciliar church's Congregation for Catholic Education, opposed the run-up to the American invasion and occupation of Iraq on the un-Catholic grounds of being opposed to all wars as inherently unjust. In quite a contrast to Pope Pius XI's exhortation that Catholicism alone is the sole foundation of world peace, given in Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio, that was last referenced on this site in an appendix found at the end of Two Different Caesars, Same Old Spin, Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II, much like his worthy conciliar successor, Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, cited "inter-religious dialogue" as one of the keys to world peace:
Let there be an end to the chain of hatred and terrorism,
which threatens the orderly development of the human family.
May God grant that we be free
from the peril of a tragic clash
between cultures and religions.
May faith and love of God
make the followers of every religion
courageous builders of understanding and forgiveness,
patient weavers of a fruitful inter-religious dialogue,
capable of inaugurating a new era of justice and peace. ("Urbi et Orbi", Easter 2003.)
It was along this some apostate path of conciliarism, couched in the Orwellian language of conciliarspeak, that the lords of the Vatican came to the correct conclusion concerning the proposed burning of the Koran by Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida, while giving all of the wrong reasons for having done so:
VATICAN CITY, 8 SEP 2010 (VIS) - The Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue today released an English-language communique describing its "great concern at the news of the proposed 'Koran Burning Day' on the occasion of the anniversary of the 11 September tragic terrorist attacks in 2001 which resulted in the loss of many innocent lives and considerable material damage.
"These deplorable acts of violence, in fact, cannot be counteracted by an outrageous and grave gesture against a book considered sacred by a religious community. Each religion, with its respective sacred books, places of worship and symbols, has the right to respect and protection. We are speaking about the respect to be accorded the dignity of the person who is an adherent of that religion and his/her free choice in religious matters.
"The reflection which necessarily should be fostered on the occasion of the remembrance of 11 September would be, first of all, to offer our deep sentiments of solidarity with those who were struck by these horrendous terrorist attacks. To this feeling of solidarity we join our prayers for them and their loved ones who lost their lives.
"Each religious leader and believer is also called to renew the firm condemnation of all forms of violence, in particular those committed in the name of religion. Pope John Paul II affirmed: 'Recourse to violence in the name of religious belief is a perversion of the very teachings of the major religions' (address to the new ambassador of Pakistan, 16 December 1999). His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI similarly expressed, 'violence as a response to offences can never be justified, for this type of response is incompatible with the sacred principles of religion' (address of His Holiness Benedict XVI, to the new ambassador of Morocco, 6 February 2006) (COMMUNIQUE CONCERNING "KORAN BURNING DAY").
The book of no false religion is "sacred." Each book of each false religion is of the devil, as is the each and every false religion of its very demonic nature. The Koran is deserving of no respect. It is not sacred. It certainly can be burned, although copies of this blasphemous document, which was called "this dear and precious book" by Ratzinger/Benedict XVI in the Vatican in 2008 several weeks after having esteemed another copy with his own priestly hands at the John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington, District of Columbia, on Thursday, April 17, 1968, as it was called by Milwaukee auxiliary "bishop" Richard Sklba as
"the revered word of God, proclaiming God’s message of peace" (see
Many Acts of Evil Demand Many Acts of Reparation and see the
video of the April 17, 2008 Interreligious Gathering) can be kept in a personal or institutional library as a reference book for those trained in Semitic languages and who are scholars in the field of dissecting the errors of Mohammedanism.
The reason that the Koran should not be burned at the present time, however, has nothing to do with having "respect" for the adherents of a false religion, many of whom attack and kill Catholics and Orthodox Christians in Mohammedan countries, as is happening in Iraq at the present time, and who regularly burn American presidents and flags in effigy. Our love of the true God of Divine Revelation, He Who is the same God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost who was rejected by the false "prophet" Mohammed as Hilaire Belloc made abundantly clear in the early part of the last century:
Mohammedanism was a heresy: that is the essential point to grasp before going any further. It began as a heresy, not as a new religion. It was not a pagan contrast with the Church; it was not an alien enemy. It was a perversion of Christian doctrine. It vitality and endurance soon gave it the appearance of a new religion, but those who were contemporary with its rise saw it for what it was not a denial, but an adaptation and a misuse, of the Christian thing. It differed from most (not from all) heresies in this, that it did not arise within the bounds of the Christian Church. The chief heresiarch, Mohammed himself, was not, like most heresiarchs, a man of Catholic birth and doctrine to begin with. He sprang from pagans. But that which he taught was in the main Catholic doctrine, oversimplified. It was the great Catholic world on the frontiers of which he lived, whose influence was all around him and whose territories he had known by travel which inspired his convictions. He came of, and mixed with, the degraded idolaters of the Arabian wilderness, the conquest of which had never seemed worth the Romans' while. . . .
But the central point where this new heresy struck home with a mortal blow against Catholic tradition was a full denial of the Incarnation.
Mohammed did not merely take the first steps toward that denial, as the Arians and their followers had done; he advanced a clear affirmation, full and complete, against the whole doctrine of an incarnate God. He taught that Our Lord was the greatest of all the prophets, but still only a prophet: a man like other men. He eliminated the Trinity altogether. With that denial of the Incarnation went the whole sacramental structure. He refused to know anything of the Eucharist, with its Real Presence; he stopped the sacrifice of the Mass, and therefore the institution of a special priesthood. In other words, he, like so many other lesser heresiarchs, founded his heresy on simplification. Catholic doctrine was true (he seemed to say), but it had become encumbered with false accretions; it had become complicated by needless man-made additions, including the idea that its founder was Divine, and the growth of a parasitical caste of priests who battened on a late, imagined, system of Sacraments which they alone could administer.
All those corrupt accretions must be swept away. There is thus a very great deal in common between the enthusiasm with which Mohammed's teaching attacked the priesthood, the Mass and the sacraments, and the enthusiasm with which Calvinism, the central motive force of the Reformation, did the same. As we all know, the new teaching relaxed the marriage laws but in practice this did not affect the mass of his followers who still remained monogamous. It made divorce as easy as possible, for the sacramental idea of marriage disappeared. It insisted upon the equality of men, and it necessarily had that further factor in which it resembled Calvinism: the sense of predestination, the sense of fate; of what the followers of John Knox were always calling "the immutable decrees of God." (The Great and Enduring Heresy of Mohammed.)
Mohammedanism is not worthy of any kind of respect. Neither is its blasphemous book, the Koran, which is just as offensive to God as is every single Protestant version of the Bible, each of which is filled with distortions that do not represent but indeed pervert the Sacred Word of God that was written under the direct inspiration of the Third Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, God the Holy Ghost. We do not go around burning Korans or Protestant versions of the Bible because we respect the "dignity" of the adherents of false religions or because we respect the religions themselves. No, we do not go around burning copies Korans or of Protestant versions of the Bible or of the Talmud for the sake of preserving the common temporal good by seeking to maintain a just social peace. There is no rational good to be accomplished by burning the documents of false religions in a pluralistic society. Such actions can only inflame the passions of the adherents of false religions and lead to mutual hatreds and recriminations, if not actual acts of violence, which we see so clearly at the present time. And that is the sole reason for not burning a document of a false religion, although one is certainly free to do so privately and/or to throw such a book in the dumpster. Such a book is not of God. It is of the devil.
Defenders of all things conciliar might be tempted to point out that the Communique issued by the "Pontifical" Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue" on Wednesday, September 8, 2010, the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, stressed, at least obliquely, the fact that to refrain from burning a Koran is to show respect to the persons of the adherents of the false religion, not to signify respect for the Koran itself. Wrong.
While we respect the persons of false religions as we pray for their unconditional conversion to the true Faith, the Catholic Faith, before they die, we do not show "respect" for the Koran because they are human beings who have, whether or not they realize it, been redeemed by the shedding of every single drop of the Most Precious Blood of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on the wood of the Holy Cross on Good Friday. We love the true God of Divine Revelation above everyone and everything else. It is for love of Him that we must hate the Koran and hate Mohammedanism as He hates them while at the same bearing with our neighbors of this false religion (as with our neighbors of every other false religion) in a spirit of friendliness and charity that seeks to give good Catholic witness to them without for a moment sanctioning any act of violence against them. That's how we respect the adherents of false religions, not by respecting their false documents out of respect for God. We cannot and we must not respect those things that are hated by the true God of Divine Revelation, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost.
Moreover, Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI has gone far beyond showing respect for the adherents of false religions. He has made no such qualifications speaking about false religions, which he believes are capable of contributing to the "betterment" of the world, and has he has praised places of false worship. He has taken off his shoes in two different mosques, one in Istanbul, Turkey, on November 30, 2006, and one in Jerusalem on May 12, 2009, so as to signify being in a holy place. He has used the following language, which readers will note is without any qualification or reservation whatsoever, to refer to the "sacredness" of mosques:
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)
Ratzinger/Benedict at the Mosque Al-Hussein bin Talal, Amman, Jordan, Saturday, May 9, 2009.
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, since when is a place of false worship "sacred" to the true God of Divine Revelation?)
Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI entering the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, Wednesday, May 12, 2009. Note that the false "pontiff" has taken off his shoes once again.
Saints gave up their lives rather than to give even the appearance of such apostasy.
How do Catholics speak to Mohammedans? Please see the citations gathered by Mr. Frank Rega, the author of Saint Francis of Assisi and the Conversion of the Muslims (
How do Catholics treat the symbols of false religions when not encumbered by the need to preserve social peace in a pluralistic society or to maintain their lives in a country that is dominated by adherents of a false religion or religions? See Always Happy to Make Room for Baal and His Friends for a series of quotations concerning the actions of Saint Benedict of Nursia and Saint Boniface and Saint Francis Xavier.
I will repeat, my friends, no true pope of the Catholic Church has ever done and said the things that the conciliar "popes" and done and said as they have given the appearance of validating false religions. No amount of warnings, such as the one that Ratzinger/Benedict gave to the conciliar "bishops" of Brazil yesterday, September 10, 2010, the Feast of Saint Nicholas of Tolentino, concerning the dangers of reducing inter-religious "dialogue" to the level of relativism (the Scholastic mind would recognize that false ecumenism is in and of itself an exercise in relativism) can take away the hideous effects of the images that they themselves have given that have communicate to Catholics and non-Catholics worldwide that one "religion" is as good as another.
Indeed, how can one not come to that conclusion by taking yet another look at this monstrous scene from the Assisi Day of World Prayer for Peace on October 27, 1986?
These images speak more loudly and more widely than to warnings given during "ad limina apostolorum" visits made by conciliar "bishops" to the Vatican as they are exhorted to be faithful to the "true" spirit of false ecumenism's desire for "inter-religious dialogue" that was envisioned by the "Second" Vatican Council. Madness. Complete and utter madness.
IV. Mohammedans Take Offenses to Their False Religion Seriously While Most Catholics Snore Concerning Offenses Given the True Faith
Finally, a brief word should be mentioned about the fact that even the corrupt President of Afghanistan, who is essentially the Mayor or Warlord of Kabul as his forces do not control most of his country, Hamid Karzai, is more outraged over the proposal to burn a copy of the Koran in Gainesville, Florida, than even traditionally-minded Catholics are about offenses given to Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and His Most Blessed Mother and the Faith Itself in the popular culture and by the conciliar "popes" themselves. Even the corrupt, money-hungry Karzai wants to protect his "sacred" book from being burned:
In Afghanistan, where tens of thousands of U.S. troops are in harm's way, President Hamid Karzai said he heard Jones had perhaps abandoned his Koran-burning plan.
"The holy book is implanted in the hearts and minds of all the Muslims," he said from Kabul. "Humiliation of the holy book represents the humiliation of our people. I hope that this decision will be stopped and should never have been considered. I ask the world for peace and stability and the respect of each other." (Pastor: Koran Burning Not Happening.)
Relatively small numbers Catholics can indeed get themselves all worked out about various offenses given to God and the Holy Faith by public officials and in the various outlets of what passes for popular culture in this country, although all too many Catholics are not at all upset about motion pictures or television programs or "music" or "art" that blasphemes God. Some even point out how the most of the people in the country-at-large get outraged at offenses given to Talmudic Judaism and Mohammedanism but are very sanguine about attacks upon Catholicism. Most Catholics are, however, far, far too busy being diverted by their bread and circuses to be concerned about having any sense of justifiable outrage for the honor and glory and majesty of the Most Blessed Trinity.
Those few Catholics, relatively speaking, who are concerned about such outrages, however, share the following in common with the lion's share of Catholics who are more concerned about such bread and circuses as the start of the violent, legalized warfare that is otherwise known as the National Football League season: each of them, with very few and very exceptions, is absolutely silent about the outrages, offenses, sacrileges and blasphemies committed by the conciliar "popes" against the honor and glory and majesty of the Most Blessed Trinity and the Holy Faith Itself.
When, I wonder very frequently, will these words of Pope Saint Leo the Great resonate in the hearts of Catholics as the current false "pontiff" says such things that "peace" is the result of the "coexistence of religions" or that mosques and synagogues are "sacred" or by treating non-Catholic "clergy" as having a valid mission from God to serve Him and to save souls?
But it is vain for them to adopt the name of catholic, as they do not oppose these blasphemies: they must believe them, if they can listen so patiently to such words. (Pope Saint Leo the Great, Epistle XIV, To Anastasius, Bishop of Thessalonica, St. Leo the Great | Letters 1-59.)
The combination of Protestantism and the naturalism of Judeo-Masonry and conciliarism is indeed quite a combustible mix for men and their nations. Stay away from this combustible mix if you know what's good for you, now and for eternity. Are we ever going to understand that we cannot fight error with error, that we cannot fight secularism with secularism or naturalism with naturalism, that Catholicism is the one and only foundation of personal and social order.
We pray today as we do every day for the souls of the victims of the terrible tragedies that occurred in the United States of America on Tuesday, September 11, 2001, praying also for those who were wounded during those attacks and survived, those who were unable unharmed after the attacks had been made on the twin towers of the World Trade Center in the City of New York, New York, and at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia (no one, of course, escaped from United Flight 93 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, nine years ago today after it had been hijacked by Mohammedan terrorists), and for the family members and friends and co-workers of those who were killed or wounded this day.
We must pray as well, however, for the unconditional conversion of all of those who are steeped in the world's false religions, including the false religion of conciliarism that has offended Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ so much and has done so much damage to the souls He redeemed by the shedding of every single drop of His Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross. We must pray daily for our own conversion away from our sins as we seek to live more penitentially as the consecrated slaves of Our Lord through His Most Blessed Mother's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, consoling the good God and making reparation for our sins as best as we can by praying as many Rosaries each day as our state-in-life permits.
We must also pray for the conversion of our nation to the true Faith, which is we must continue our most fervent participation in
Bishop McKenna's 2010 Rosary Crusade. Today is the Twelfth Saturday of the Rosary Crusade. We continue to pray the Glorious Mysteries, meditating upon and, if at all possible, receiving Holy Communion for an increase in the Virtue of Hope in our souls as we reflect upon the Second Glorious Mystery, the Ascension of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ into Heaven.
This time of chastisement, and it is a time of chastisement, will pass. There will be the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and it will be a glorious triumph beyond all telling in perfect fulfillment of her Fatima as people of different ethnicities and races live and work united as Catholics for the greater honor and glory of the Most Holy Trinity as the clients of the Immaculate Heart of Mary to the shouts of:
Vivat Christus Rex! Viva Cristo Rey!
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?
Immaculate Heart of Mary, triumph soon.
Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
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.
Saints Protus and Hyacinth, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints