They hate us, they really, really hate us October 12, 2016Posted by Tantumblogo in asshatery, disaster, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, paganism, persecution, Revolution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sickness, the struggle for the Church, unadulterated evil.
As if that’s a surprise. A rash of releases of e-mails from longtime Clinton confidante John Podesta’s personal e-mail reveal the depth of the hatred in which Clintonistas hold Catholics, especially the loathed and feared “conservative Catholics” (by which they mean faithful, non-bastardized katholycs), while also revealing just how completely franked so many leftist’s understanding of the Faith is. That last bit is hardly a surprise, leftists create an entire mental universe based on a fantastic melange of their ideology and perverse caricatures of the object loathed. It’s one and the same, from “an amazing bastardization of the faith” below, to “promethean neo-pelagians” from other quarters.
And away we go into the depths of leftist lunacy:
Ken Auletta’s latest piece on Murdoch in the New Yorker starts off with the aside that both Murdoch and Robert Thompson, managing editor of the WSJ, are raising their kids Catholic. Friggin’ Murdoch baptized his kids in Jordan where John the Baptist baptized Jesus.
Many of the most powerful elements of the conservative movement are all Catholic (many converts) from the SC and think tanks to the media and social groups.
It’s an amazing bastardization of the faith. They must be attracted to the systematic thought and severely backwards gender relations and must be totally unaware of Christian democracy. [As usual left-wingers have everything upside down, inside out, and back to front. It is “Christian democracy,” by which I think we can safely assume they mean liberal khristianity, that is an “amazing bastardization” of the faith. As I related yesterday, liberalism posits an alternate universe where religion is subordinate to so-called science (or sciencism, a form of the over-arching sexular pagan religion) and the whims of always metastasizing leftist ideology. It’s riven with double-think and all manner of other Orwellian overtones. But let’s move on]
…….Jennifer Palmieri then replies:
I imagine they think it is the most socially acceptable politically conservative religion. Their rich friends wouldn’t understand if they became evangelicals. [Never even a hint that someone could actually be a convicted Catholic believing all that “bad old stuff” that they try to associate with conservatism, which is actually nothing of the sort, but simply being a faithful Catholic.]
[A final barb from another demonrat dufus]………Excellent point. They can throw around “Thomistic” thought and “subsidiarity” and sound sophisticated because no one knows what the hell they’re talking about.
Speak for yourself. I may not be a hardcore Thomist, but I can recognize the alignment between the Summa and Catholic belief and practice going back to the earliest Church, and carrying forward till at least the early 60s as the dominant theological school of the Church, when it was supplanted by neo-modernism and leftism generally. As for subsidiarity, it’s an amazingly simple concept, keep government at the most local/simplest level possible, demonrats simply hate it because it foils their preferred policy prescriptions.
In all this crap, they don’t err honestly, they are driven to error by their ideology. Subsidiarity isn’t too complex, its annoying and offensive to their core (religious) beliefs. Faithful practice of Catholicism isn’t an “amazing bastardization,” it’s a grave threat to their most cherished beliefs, and so has to be belittled and dismissed.
It’s the same as always with left-wingers, don’t conform thought to an objective standard/reality, make reality conform to preferred thought. It’s terrifying and Orwellian as hell, but it’s also the dominant belief-set of the vast majority of the self-anointed elite in the West and around the world.