Another new, favorite book discovered today. I shared some of my favorite passages and only got to page seven! I’m thinking the whole book needs a highlighting marker as it keeps providing me with thoughts I want to remember. The book du jour for me is Liberalism is a Sin by Father Felix Sarda Y Salvany. If you find, as I certainly did, that these quotes are uncomfortably expressive of our failing world today . . . there is nothing new under the sun. The book was published in 1899. We just never learn, do we?
Liberalism is the root of heresy, the tree of evil in whose branches all the harpies of infidelity find ample shelter; it is today the evil of all evils.
Liberalism “is, therefore, the radical and universal denial of all divine truth and Christian dogma, the primal type of all heresy, and the supreme rebellion against the authority of God and His Church. As with Lucifer, its maxim is, ‘I will not serve.’”
“The theater, literature, public and private morals are all saturated with obscenity and impurity. The result is inevitable; a corrupt generation necessarily begets a revolutionary generation. Liberalism is the program of naturalism. Free thought begets free morals, or immorality. Restraint is thrown off and a free rein given to the passions. Whoever thinks what he pleases will do what he pleases. Liberalism in the intellectual order is license in the moral order. Disorder in the intellect begets disorder in the heart, and vice-versa. Thus does Liberalism propagate immorality, and immorality Liberalism.”
Liberalism, because modern man has lost the true Christian Faith (with its recognized distinction between the natural and the supernatural), can mouth its absurdities and find a hearing among ignorant, lazy, and/or unthinking people. But, as stated earlier, here on earth the ultimate fruit for man of Liberalism’s chaotic reasoning is chaos and anarchy in the social order. And that chaos is now upon us, so that people are now seriously asking, “What is wrong!”