Sunday, June 24, 2012

Belloc on Survival: the five main forms of attack

Hilaire Belloc
Discussing the chances of the present struggle for the survival; of the Church in that very civilization which she created and which is now generally abandoning her.
The five the main forms of attack

These five are, in their historical order, 1. The Arian; 2. The Mohammedan; 3. The Albigensian; 4. The Protestant; 5. One to which no specific name has as yet been attached, but we shall call for the sake of convenience "the Modern.''
The Arian heresy (filling the fourth, and active throughout the fifth, century), proposed to go to the very root of the Church's authority by attacking the full Divinity of her Founder.
The Mohammedan attack was of a different kind. It came geographically from just outside the area of Christendom; it appeared, almost from the outset, as a foreign enemy; yet it was not, strictly speaking, a new religion attacking the old, it was essentially a heresy; but from the circumstances of its birth it was a heresy alien rather than intimate. It threatened to kill the Christian Church by invasion rather than to undermine it from within.
The Albigensian attack was but the chief of a great number, all of which drew their source from the Manichean conception of a duality in the Universe; the conception that that good and evil are ever struggling as equals, and that Omnipotent Power is neither single nor beneficient.
The Protestant attack differed from the rest especially in this characteristic that its attack did not consist in the promulgation of a new doctrine or of a new authority, that it made no concerted attempt at creating a counter-Church, but had for its principle the denial of unity.
The Modern Attack-The idea of God itself and all that follows on it is man-made and a figment of the imagination.'' This is the attack which has superseded all the older ones, which is now gaining ground so rapidly and whose votaries feel (as did in their hey-day all the votaries of the earlier attacks) an increasing confidence of success.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Waiting for Mohammed

The lesson of Constantinople. has not been learned in the USA nor in the UK as well. The Byzantine empire like the British and USA empires were both at odds with The Holy Catholic Church for a variety of reasons. Both had the opportunity to return to The Holy Catholic Church and both failed to do so.
The Byzantines agreed to return at the council of Florence and then did not follow through with their promise. The British and Americans (USA) have the guiding message of Vatican II yet little progress has been made other than a few Anglicans returning and those mainly for social reasons rather than religious.

Preparing for battle:
Circle of Wagons

All those that call themselves "Christians" must now return to The Holy Catholic Church from which they came. The Byzantines, just before the fall of their empire led by their local clergy, were heard shouting in the streets "Rather be a Muslim than a Roman Catholic".

How sorry they all must have been during and after the terrible slaughter that took place. Divided we fall united we stand One Faith one Shepherd.

Lasped catholics and all those that call themselves "christians' return home now!