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Logic, Francis Style

This was in my spam folder (meaning: the author has already showed me he wasn’t born an eagle): 

We are not to judge. We are to point out wrongs and sins I am not a saint. As a Catholic Christian, I believe Jesus will judge all. On abortion, I think it is murder.

“We are not to judge” and “abortion is murder” (which means: all those who commit abortion commit a murder, and all those who help them abort are accomplices in a murder) in the same phrase.

We live in an age of astonishing stupidity. 

Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment. (John 7:24)

Mundabor

“Holy Spirit Is A Great Worker, Not A Trade Unionist”, Says Non-Judgmental Francis

The wind tried to stop him, but it was all in vain...

The wind tried to stop him, but it was all in vain…

I thought Berlusconi was prone to gaffes; but boy, our humble and non-judgmental Bishop of Rome beats him every day of the week.

From a recent homily. Emphasis mine:

To know Jesus is a gift of the Father; it is He who makes us know Jesus. It is a work of the Holy Spirit, who is a great worker. Not a trade unionist — He is a great worker and He works in us always.

Now, I am not a friend of much trade unionism – though not of all; the Gipper was a trade unionist, too – ; but even I balk in front of the sweeping generalisations of the humble Bishop. He is not new to giving wholesale insults to entire categories of people, or professions; from the old maids to the flight assistants, and from those who count their rosaries to those who say their prayers by rote, many are the people the Shepherd of Tenderness obviously doesn’t like.

The last ones are the young who follow the “fashion” of the Mass of the Ages; and this one is only a few days old. You would think he learns from his mistakes. You wish.

One wonders how this man can continue with his careless words even after the very many times in which they have forced Vatican official to correct, precise, state the contrary, or otherwise show how embarrassed they are. It is as if in his humbleness, Francis wouldn’t care a straw whether he offends entire categories. So he continues to say whatever he pleases. Let other repair the damage. Why should he care.

Really? What arrogance. What childish behaviour. What utter amateurishness. Not even a North Korean Head of State – which Francis is – would express himself in such a careless, unplanned, devil-may-care, “who gives a shirt” way all the time. 

Thank Goodness he isn’t one to judge. Otherwise we’d have every Traditionalist attacked at every step.

No, wait…

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The Absurdity Of “Who Am I To Judge”

Ultimately, only God judges. We all know that; particularly Catholics, who are able to pray even for dead heretics. About this, there can be no discussion.

Astonishingly, though, cafeteria Catholics – including some priests – want to do away with the very same concept of “judging” as evaluation of the sinfulness of a certain behaviour. The absurdity of this is apparent.

Thinking – nay, Life itself – is made of judging. I cannot try to keep myself on the straight and narrow, let alone raise a child, without a continuous evaluation of the sinfulness of mine and other people's actions.

Only an extremely stupid father would not “judge” the bad company his son or daughter is getting attracted to. Judgment is part of the very act of social living, from the friends we choose to the job we make. Again, our very existence is a moral judgment.

Some bishops try to water down the “do not judge” mantra whilst staying orthodox, and say that whilst the Church cannot judge individuals, she can and must judge behaviour. Obviously, this refers to the fact that God only “judges” in the sense of “pronounces a sentence of salvation or perdition”, but this way of looking at things also avoids the point. It is not enough to point out to a wrong behaviour. If a person gives public scandal, he himself must be the object of the Church's – and every Catholic's – public reproach. The Church has always done so, and good Christians have always done so.

How could one “admonish the sinner” – a work of mercy, remember! – without having, ahem, “judged” him as such? How blind, how stupid, how unchristian, how uncharitable is it to just shut up under the pious excuse that one does not judge? Isn't silence a way to be accessory to another's sin?

It appears, though, that for some people, and even priests – I do not link the article – even only judging a behaviour would be bad, and unchristian, and uncharitable! Then they reason, if Titius is a faggot and a Pope condemns faggotry, how can this not be a “judgment” of the faggot? It must, therefore, even be wrong to “judge” faggotry, lest the faggot should feel “judged”!

Seriously, these people can't think.

If a Christian is expected to “not judge” anything, then Christianity must simply vanish. Either is it true that a death in mortal sin leads to damnation, or it isn't. If it is true, then there is no logical alternative to the condemnation not only of scandalous behaviour, but also of the people who give scandal. Conversely, the refusal to condemn can only mean that it is not true that death in mortal sin leads to damnation. Tertium non datur.

I doubt the modern apostles of this Anti-Christianity think their rubbish to the end; but if they did, they would probably in their majority conclude that yes, they do not think damnation is a real, serious, concrete possibility, and therefore any attempt to avoid damnation – either for the sinner or for those misled by him – is totally uncalled for.

Again, this seems to be the thinking not only of very deluded men, but even of people – some priests – whose very profession rests on the necessity to care for the sheep so that they do not go astray. What use is a priest in this constellation, is beyond me.

We see here once again how easy it is to use – I do not say “abuse” – Francis' words to promote something that cannot be recognised as Christianity anymore, but lets people feel good with themselves.

What Bishop Francis is not devastating directly, he is devastating indirectly. An army of nutcases will serve themselves of his words to ravish Catholicism; words Francis throws around exactly for this purpose.

We are all saved. Have a nice life.

Make a mess.

And most of all, do not “judge”.

Mundabor

 

Michael Voris on “Do not Judge”

Nice little video of Michael Voris talking about the “do not judge”-crowd.

The issue is particularly impressive for me because in my former lives in Italy (a Catholic Country) and in Germany (a largely Christian country) this “do not judge”-mentality was just…. not there. The one of the other would occasionally utter but it was not meant as an objective value, but as an emotional reaction; more the utterance of an adolescent than a statement; not taken seriously or literally, for sure.

When I moved to the UK, I started to hear strange expressions like “I am not judging!” (said from the person speaking after he had uttered, well, some criticism), to which the answer would have been “why did you open your mouth, then” or, more appropriately, “why shouldn’t you under the circumstances”. That those so speaking meant “judging” to be something negative in itself, something one is not allowed to do, hit home only after I heard this strange remark a handful of times and understood that this was not lack of proper linguistic precision from one or two isolated people, but had to be some “ethical mantra” of Anglo-Saxon societies. This mantra was strangely confused with Christianity when in reality it embodies the contrary of what Christianity is, firstly in that it does not allow to help others and secondly because it seems to give a license to do whatever one wants without fearing any criticism. Can you imagine a Christian of the XIII century even conceiving such thoughts……

To Michael Voris’ entertaining defence of the “judging” Christian I’d like to add a verse he does not mention: “For with what judgment you judge, you shall be judged: and with what measure you mete, it shall be measured to you again” (matt. 7:2). This verse, coming immediately after the abused Matt. 7:1 gives in my eyes the sense of what Jesus meant (and very well explained by Mr. Voris btw) in the same sentence as Matt. 7:1 and makes it even more surprising  that Jesus’ message could be cut in half and deformed in such a brutal way.

Enjoy the video

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