The Wizard, The Wand, And The Clown

If I had one of these, I know whom I would make disappear...



The recent statements of TMAHICH concerning the Theory of Evolution have caused a lot of discussions.

I have already posted some words about the Theory of Evolution. Now I would like to spend some words about what the Unholy Father said about this. I would focus on three aspects: the mind frame, the actual words, and the obvious theological implications.

1. The Pope who thinks that perhaps the Blessed Virgin thought “Lies! I have been deceived!”, or the like, at the foot of the cross seems not to have any doubt about the Theory of Evolution, at all. Where he should have certainties, he has doubts. Where he should have (serious) doubts, he has certainties. Francis is, through and through, a secular mind.

2. The words are, as so often by him, said in Francispeak. His words can mean both the God is not a wizard with a magic wand, and that God is inherently unable to create a world from nothing, and men from nothing, without “helping Himself” with an evolutionary mechanism. The first meaning is nothing more that the usual banal drivel we hear from this man when he is not being heretical. The second is extremely serious. This seems to me a kow-towing to the secular mentality, besides being obviously blasphemous. It is as if Francis would say to the world: “whilst I must tell you that I believe in God because I am the Pope, I will show you I am on your side by making Him as little as I can”.

Ambiguity, confusion, possible blasphemy. This must be Francis speaking, then.

3. The most important aspect is one that, surprisingly, seem to have been rather neglected in the commentaries. I do not believe for a moment that Francis is particularly interested in pushing any kind of evolutionary theory in biological matters. This is not what he is working at. What TMAHICH wants to achieve is to push the idea of an evolutionary theology. Evolutionary not in the sense of growing as, say, an oak evolves, but in the sense of transforming in something completely different from what was before; something very pleasing to Monsignor Ricca, Elton John, Rabbi Skorka, adulterers, concubines, and in short, the world.

The talk of “god of surprises” (lack of capitalisation intentional) and all the drivel about the Holy Ghost leading us to ever new truths is exactly in the same vein.

Francis does not even want to be an heresiarch. He wants to be your new god. What he says, is your new religion. Your religious convictions must change according to where he says the spirit leads him. One would be tempted to say that he has appointed himself the fourth person of the… Holy Tetrarchy, if there were not sufficient doubts already that he believes in both the Second and the Third Person, as proved by his saying that Jews and Muslims believe in the same God as the Christians. But then again this is the same person who states “there is no God! Do not be afraid!” and then proceeds to explain to us there are only… the three Persons, basically being heretical again in that casual, am-I-not-super-cool, half-drunk way of his.

This Is what I found, the other day, most disquieting in Francis' words: his continuous push on this concept of “evolution” into something that is not evolution at all but radical change, contradiction, negation. The speech in question was, if you ask, just another way of preparing the 2015 Synod.

Do not worry too much about the wizard.

Worry about the clown instead.

M

 

Posted on November 1, 2014, in Catholicism, Conservative Catholicism, Traditional Catholicism and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Obviously, Mundy, you didn’t realize that Bergie is the Incarnation of the Fourth Person of the Holy Square…Father, Son, Holy Spirit and Bergie the People’s Pal.

    Only a narcissistic, bullying, alcoholic & mentally ill evil low life would dare to speak as he does.

    On the bright side, he still rings up his cobbler every week to chat.

  2. He seems to idolise himself.

  3. Dear M,
    Your site provides a valuable service to any reader with half a brain still working, but on one point I must disagree with you. It appears as though you think the Amazin’ Man’s unique style of communication stems from an over-enthusiastic joy of the vine (Vinum Gaudii, yes? no? yes?), but the more I read this latest one on evolution the more I think he’s just plain stoned.

    • You might be right there.
      A Pothead would, in fact, say pretty much everything he says.
      My idea with the vine stems from the famous video made with the buddy boy of his who then (may God have mercy on his soul) died in the motorbike accident.
      But no, you might truly be out to something here.
      He has already admitted to smoking marijuana as a young nightclub bouncer. You know how these Jesuits are. I doubt it was limited to one episode.
      M
      (P.S. laso notable he was also found once with a lot of marijuana in his luggage; an Archbishop, though, so it wasn’t his fault. Not at all. Perish the thought…)

  4. Mundabor,

    Don’t mean to take too much of your time, and I gather you have discussed this before, but could please concisely outline your basic view on evolution, darwinism, and Church teaching. I have heard many confusing things over the years about this.

    For instance, some have said that Lateran IV, as well as the prevailing view of the Church Fathers regarding Genesis, exclude evolution from any possible consideration within Catholic truth, while others claim that Pope Pius XII supposedly considered it a possibly compatible and worthy of further study.

    • You are taking too much of my time. The two posts I have written about it very recently are, I think, enough time; at least I am not interested in more detailed deepening of the matter.

      My own salvation is, for me, me far more important than a debate with some darwinist. The two posts I have written explain the methodology used by the Church. I obviously adhere to that.

      If you read the two posts, you will see what the position of the Church is. There are also interesting comments an dmy answers to those exactly on that topic.

      M

  5. My apologies, Mundabor, I did not realize you had a great recent post on this, something that had slipped by me during my few days away from here.

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