Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Signs of the Times

"When your religion says 'whatever' on doctrinal matters, regards Jesus as just another wise teacher, refuses on principle to evangelize and lets you do pretty much what you want, it's a short step to deciding that one of the things you don't want to do is get up on Sunday morning and go to church."
I love that line.  Religion won't last long by becoming what WE want.  Pandering to our fallen desires is a short death sentence.  The Judeo-Christian religion has lasted by the grace of God and His insistence that we stick to His way.  Not that He may enslave us, but that we may be truly free. 
"So this is the liberal Christianity that was supposed to be the Christianity of the future: disarray, schism, rapidly falling numbers of adherents, a collapse of Christology .... And they keep telling the Catholic Church that it had better get with the liberal program -- ordain women, bless gay unions and so forth -- or die. Sure."
Kevin also throws a life preserver to those afraid to swim the Tiber.  And why should anyone disillusioned by traditional Protestant religions want to join the Catholic Church?
Not because we need you at our side in the battles to come (we do) and would welcome you with open arms (we would), but because the Catholic Church is the one church founded by Christ Himself.  It might not be politically correct to state it this bluntly, but it's what Catholics believe. And in times like these, isn't such a bold claim worth a second look?

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