Keeping The Faith: The Pitfalls Of False Logic.

The Truth

I read around of people saying they might, or will, lose the faith if Francis releases some heretical document, let alone tries to proclaim some heretical wannabe “dogma”.

The logic is absurd. Let me explain why.

The Truth of God and His Church does not rest on the Pope's authority (or infallibility). On the contrary, the authority and infallibility of the Pope derive from, and depend upon, the Truth that sustains them. Truth is an unchangeable, unassailable fact. It is nothing to do with human error, or heresy, or whatever other abomination a Pope may sully himself with.

You don't say that you don't believe in the exactness of mathematics because your teacher of math is an idiot. Rather, you know your teacher is an idiot exactly because he is at odds with an unchangeable fact, the rules of mathematics.

The Pope is not, nor was he ever supposed to be, the Truth. Christ is. And note the expression, that God does not have the Truth, but He is the Truth. As a result, Truth is as unassailable, unchangeable and eternal as God is.

Your Pope may be an illiterate in all matters of Catholicism, but then you'll know you have an astonishingly illiterate Pope. Or he may be in conflict with Truth, and then you'll know you have to deal with a heretical Pope.

Truth cannot contradict itself. The rules of mathematics cannot change to please your stupid teacher. They must remain identical, unchangeably true to themselves exactly as the God who made them. If the teacher tries to teach you different rules, he has no authority on you even if he has been invested with the role of teacher. The same applies, mutatis mutandis, to the Pope.

Is your belief in the exactness of the rules of mathematics strong? Quite, I would say. If the stupid teacher tried to persuade you of what you know can only be wrong you would immediately recognise the teacher as an idiot, because you would not doubt for a second the rules in which you believe.

How, then, would you doubt God's Truth, which belongs to an order infinitely superior to even the rules of mathematics? Why would you doubt God's Truth, whilst you unquestioningly believe in rules that are merely a derivative product, a pale reflection of God's immutable Truth?

Let Francis and his minions go to hell in any way God allows them to.

But you, you will keep the faith.



Posted on November 5, 2015, in Catholicism, Conservative Catholicism, Traditional Catholicism. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Brilliant Mundy just brilliant.I often use the analogy of trying to change the laws of physics to suit contemporary taste-it cannot work ,and will not work and is inherently dangerous!We need the truth of Christ to help us get to heaven.Will someone tell Nichols that please.?

  2. The enduring paradoxical strength of the papacy is specifically founded on the profound weaknesses of the passing men who occasionally do their best to destroy it:

    “When Christ at a symbolic moment was establishing His great
    society, He chose for its cornerstone neither the brilliant Paul nor the
    mystic John, but a shuffler, a snob, a coward – in a word, a man. And
    upon this rock He has built His Church, and the gates of Hell have not
    prevailed against it. All the empires and the kingdoms have failed,
    because of this inherent and continual weakness, that they were founded
    by strong men and upon strong men. But this one thing, the historic
    Christian Church, was founded on a weak man, and for that reason it is
    indestructible. For no chain is stronger than its weakest link.” ~
    G.K. Chesterton (Heretics)

  3. In the case of the stupid maths teacher I am quite sure that he/she would soon be out of a job. You say: …” Or he may be in conflict with Truth, and then you’ll know you have to deal with a heretical Pope.” A heretic cannot be pope as his heresy automatically excludes him from the Church. St. Robert Bellarmine states this very clearly.

    • There is, on top of this blog, a tab called “heretical popes”.
      I invite you to read and ponder.
      I also warn you that sedevacantist positions are not allowed here, so if you belong to that parish say farewell to your account here.

  4. This is a beautiful picture of The King. I’m using it as wallpaper on my phone. Thank you. God bless you for your tireless work on the Synod and its aftermath.

  5. It would take more than a bad Pope to make me lose faith in the Truth. He will mislead millions though. But I was converted by a miracle and given the gift of faith, and Pope Fatuous will not shake my faith.

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