I was talking to a liberal and, as usual, tried to keep topics on a bland level rather than incur the rabid responses we have come to expect from them. I mentioned an interesting item in the news about a fast food place that had put a sign in their window that was causing a lot of debated in their town. The offensive sign? The sign said that uniformed police would get their meals free here. The person I was talking with said, “Well, if that place wants to give the police special privileges, that’s their business.” Somewhat surprised at the response, I said, “I would call it more of a ‘thank you’ to the on-duty police who protect their city.” The other person said, “They are only giving them special privileges because they wear a uniform not because they are necessarily good policemen.” I mused, “Well, what if they just quietly gave the police a ‘paid in full’ receipt and didn’t advertise it on the door?” My friend replied, “Would still be a special privilege since they only honor uniforms.”
You have to wonder who some of these liberal-minded people are going to call if someone assaults them or breaks into their home. Perhaps, they can demand a plain-clothed policeman?
“Liberalism in religion is the doctrine that there is no positive truth in religion, but that one creed is as good as another, and this is the teaching which is gaining substance and force daily. It is inconsistent with any recognition of any religion, as true. It teaches that all are to be tolerated, for all are matters of opinion.”
“By liberalism, I mean false liberty of thought, or the exercise of thought upon matters, in which, from the constitution of the human mind, thought cannot be brought to any successful issue, and therefore is out of place. Among such matters are first principles of any kind; and of these the most sacred and momentous are especially to be reckoned the truths of revelation.”
In the last 1800’s, Father Felix Sarda Y Salvany, in order to clarify the effect of a heresy penetrating the church and workplace, wrote the book “Liberalism is a Sin”. Given the date of the writing, one might think that this wouldn’t be a problem in today’s world but just look at the laws, the demands, the elected officials that have invaded our sanctity of life and freedoms. The book is not long but so full of facts and frightening revelations, one can’t expect to relate to much of it in the context of an essay. The surprising thing about the book is that upon reading it, you tend to forget that it was written ‘way back then’ as every word is pertinent to our world today and that is not a good thing. Basically, the books sets out four permanent causes of Liberalism which I will share with you in hopes of enticing you to get the book for yourself and read the whole thing and really start to look around our world today and realize the massive impact with which Liberalism has burdened us.
From Chapter 26: Permanent Causes of Liberalism from Liberalism is a Sin:
1. Corruption of Morals. Well, that is enough said almost within itself and we realize how it has brought down literature, morals with condoned public and private immoralities. “Liberalism is the program of naturalism. Free thought begets free morals or immorality. Restraint is thrown off and a free rein gives in to the passions. “WHOEVER THINKS WHAT HE PLEASES WILL DO WHAT HE PLEASES.”
2. Journalism. Just observing the biased view of the news in this election period points out how deep-seated the blight has become on every aspect of journalism. The news is filtered through the liberals in command and truth is seldom an option in the reporting. Basically, liberals glorify the bad and hush up any good that might contradict the evil influences. “In spite of themselves, by the ubiquity of the press, people are forced to live in a liberal atmosphere.”
3. General ignorance in matters of religion. “ . . . Liberalism has applied itself to the task of cutting them off from all communication with that which alone is able to lay bare its imposture —the Church.” It has always been the goal of Liberals to destroy religious life in order to further entrench the goals of Liberalism. Just a look around the world will show how easily they have accomplished this from over-regulating education, threatening clergy from speaking out against Liberalism, and promoting ‘naturalism’. How many voted for the ‘popular’ candidate in the last two presidential elections? From the first rally, Mr. Obama made himself clear about where he was coming from and has since criticized aspects of Christianity in favor of sinful avenues of political propaganda. I guess the #3 subject line is true because if Catholics/Christians truly knew their Bible and faith, they could not have voted for an avowed supporter of abortion . . . yet, the Catholics, themselves did so overwhelmingly in both elections. I even had priests tell me that voting for him was the right vote. Over the last decades, the Church has made things too easy with cutting back on fasting, cancelling Holy Days of Obligation when they fall on inconvenient days and downsizing the requirements to receive the sacraments. If they had consulted mothers raising two year olds, they could have learned that every time you do not enforce a rule and exact a punishment, the less the children are going to obey and the less they obey, the further they wander from the truth.
4. Secular Education. “To gain the child is to secure the man.” You take God out of the equation, you take reason out of the outcome. “Secularism is naturalism, the denial of the supernatural.” To the majority of parents who involve themselves in their children’s education, this should be obvious. However, the selfie-taking, media-drenched world often distracts and if the parents have been infected with even a bit of Liberalism, they might not realize what is truly at stake. “Snatch the soul of the child from the breast of its mother the Church,” says Liberalism, “and I will conquer the world.”
Seems the thugs targeting police on duty might step back and recall how Martin Luther King, Jr. fought and died so they could have a life of their choosing . . . and they choose to live a life of destroying and depriving families of husbands, fathers, brothers,mothers, daughters, and sons because they buy into the liberal agenda that works to make them victims rather than to uphold them as citizens. They targeted innocent people because they were white, no other viable reason. I wish they could tell me exactly when people were given a choice at birth which race they wanted to be. Basically, these murderers are terrorists who, instead of wanting to right the woes of the world, would rather spill blood and consider themselves a hero.
The Bible is pretty clear that you can’t approach the altar of God until you have asked your brother’s forgiveness. How can you ask forgiveness of a dead policeman?
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!”