Saturday, June 13, 2009

A dying civilization

In 1926 Oswald Spengler, in his classic work entitled "Decline Of The West," issued a salutary warning to the Western nations and a diagnosis of the disease which was beginning to slowly destroy them like a cancer:

"You are dying. I see in you all the characteristics stigma of decay. I can prove that your great wealth and your great povety, your capitalism and your socialism, your wars and your revolutions, your atheism and your pessimism and your cynicism, your immorality, your broken down marriages, your birth-control, that is bleeding you from the bottom and killing you off at the top in your brains - can prove to you that these were characteristic marks of the dying ages of ancient states - Alexandria and Greece and neurotic Rome."

One of the most significant signs of this decay is the fact that homosexuality and lesbianism are both on the increase and this perverse "lifestyle" is being redefined as a simple variant of normal sexuality while unjust laws are attempting to legitimize same-sex "marriage." Even some Catholics are in support of such "laws," which really are not laws but acts of violence which harm the common good. It was Dr. Abram Kardiner who warned that homosexuality reaches pestilential and plague proportions in morally rotting societies during the final stages of total collapse.

America, and the other Western nations, have forgotten this profound truth:

"Whoever strikes against God strikes down himself. The atheist denying God degrades himself. The atheist exalting himself above God sinks below the level of animate and inanimate beings. Liberation from God is enslavement in creatures. Absolute humanism is the sure road to absolute despotism. Denial of God as truth begets the imprisonment of man in the self-imposed darkness of his own myths...We will only profoundly appreciate the satanic nature of atheism when we realize that denial of God is not merely an indifferent Nay-saying to God, but a kind of blasphemous joy at hating God and a thrilling decision to unite men in a community of enduring hate for the purpose of banishing God from the hearts of men." (Father Vincent P. Miceli, S.J., The Gods of Atheism, p. 461).

America will only survive if it returns to the Living God. Apart from Him there is only enslavement. An enslavement here on earth which will continue throughout eternity in hell. For that is what hell is: self-will, eternal despair.
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ACatholicinClinton said...

We've gotten to where sound doctrine is portrayed as "evil" or evidence of "fanaticism" and errors and sins are extolled as truth, virtue and beauty.

Our Blessed Mother told Father Gobbi: "..the end of the times and the coming of Jesus in glory is very near. Now, I want to help you understand the signs described in the Holy Scriptures, which indicate that his glorious return is now close. These signs are clearly indicated in the Gospels, in the letters of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, and they are becoming a reality during these years." She then describes these various signs. The first sign is "the spread of errors." The fourth, "the horrible sacrilege perpetrated by him who sets himself against Christ, that is, the Antichrist.." (December 31, 1992, Message Number 485, The End of the Times).

What few could see in the earlier part of the 20th century, except for astute individuals like Spengler, more are beginning to see.

So many are abandoning the faith to have their ears tickled by false teachers and forerunners of the Antichrist. So many are being deceived. We must intensify our prayers and work harder to reach as many as possible before they are lost to the myriad errors which are spreading today.

Ted Loiseau said...

And there's no indication that it has any intention of returning to God. It's obviously much more easy and much more emotionally satisfying to lie to oneself and to believe that "all is well." But all is not well. The signs of decay are all around us. But if one has a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, noneof this should cause despair or fear. Just the mtans that His Second Coming IS NEAR!

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