Saturday, February 01, 2014

The Grammys: Theater of Antichrist

In his excellent and prophetic book Trousered Apes, Professor Duncan Williams documented extensively the banishment of God from society in the West and said that as a result, "the Western world and its culture is saturated with violence and animalism....We are teaching savagery and are naively appalled at the success of our instruction."

Professor Williams continues, "What shocks an audience today will be acceptable tomorrow and thus the contemporary dramatist [or reality show producer, my note] is constantly impelled to seek further excesses to gratify a warped taste which he has himself implanted in the public mind....The whole modern cult of violence and animalism is in essence an admission of defeat.  Since we cannot be men to any idealistic extent, let us lapse into barbaric animalism but, still clinging to vestiges of a past which we hate but cannot escape, let us clothe our defeat in high-sounding terms: 'alienation,' 'cult of unpleasure,' 'realism,' and similar jargon.  Yet all this fashionable phraseology cannot conceal the fact that the Emperor has no clothes....The contemporary playwright or producer might well take as his motto, Apres moi, la secheresse (After me, the drought), and congratulate himself that he is writing before a morbid public appetite demands scenes of such repellent realism that actors and actresses will have to be killed on stage in order to satisfy it."

Welcome to the Theater of Lust, the Theater of Violence, the Theater of Antichrist.  At the Grammys last week, we witnessed a celebration of post-Christian savage "entertainment" produced by those who have accepted and even embraced the spirit of Antichrist.

The program featured a scantily-clad "witch" surrounded by demons in one set and a "gay marriage" ceremony.  The two acts were really consistent as the moral breakdown of America is coinciding with the homosexual juggernaut.  As Father Vincent Miceli explains in his work The Antichrist, "Dr. Abram Kardiner, distinguished physician, psychoanalyst, and anthropologist, states that homosexuality reaches pestilential and plague proportions in morally rotting societies during the final stages of total collapse. The cult of softness is perhaps the most pronounced public phenomenon among nations today. It is certainly responsible for the rotting of the moral fibre of Western Civilization not only in sex but also, in the erosion of Christian truth, in education, in art and in letters, in the repudiation of personal responsibility and in the increasing tendency to side with the forces of crime against the forces of law and order." (The Antichrist, p. 237).

The Reign of Antichrist will witness a celebration of sin and perversion the likes of which few can imagine. Pleasure is the new principle par excellence. If pleasure can justify homosexual behavior (and increasingly that is what our sin-sick society is saying), then other deviant forms of sexual activity which are viewed as pleasurable by some will also be logically justified. This will include pedophilia, pederasty, ephebophilia, gerontophilia, necrophilia, sadism, masochism and bestiality.

Father Pascal Huchede writes, " shall he [Antichrist] deprive the world of Christianity and have himself adored as God? Alas, it is only too true that the minds and hearts of men are admirably disposed for revolution and consequently ready to accept and bear the cruel yoke of such a tyrant..." And then, after noting that men will abandon the reasonable and supernatural religion of Jesus Christ to worship the demon, Fr. Huchede adds, "What frightful immorality must follow in the train of this shameless prostitution of religion! Never has the threefold concupiscence made greater ravage among mankind. And this is the religion sought and hoped for as the cherished boon of the aspirations of our modern free thinkers." (History of Antichrist, pp. 13-14).
Where is the outrage?  Just a few short years ago, priests and ministers across the country would have been speaking out against what has become a tidal wave of filth, immorality and the satanic.


Ellen Wironken said...

Anyone who cannot see just how evil America has become is spiritually blind. Please consider the drought California is now facing. This is the beginning of chastisement.

SallyVee said...

Hello sir, from a Lutheran sister in Christ.

Thank you for so well stating the obvious (which is not, apparently, obvious anymore in America, circa 2013).

For some reason I was able to watch the entire Grammys this year. I wanted to see every minute for myself to check in on our pop culture, but did not expect to succeed. After the opening gynecology exam/sexual sadism number (in Prime Time) I thought: what could be worse?

Then followed soul-killing insult upon injury upon vanity & preening narcissism, and much worse, including the two major scenes you described - Katy Perry and the Gay "Marriage." I stayed tuned, almost mesmerized by the casual affront and mocking of God. I was interested in audience faces, searching for any sign of shame or discomfort. One stands out in my mind, the face of country singer Keith Urban. He's had so much plastic he looks quite feminine now, and he was crying streams of compassionate, supportive tears (carefully, so they didn't disturb his eyeliner) during the gay wedding. And that pretty much illustrates the reaction of the entire audience, throughout. Which added to my alarm and disgust.

So you ask, "Where is the outrage?" My own answer is: I am fresh out of outrage and the energy to even attempt to express it, for it would require a 24/7 primal scream. The enemy has won the culture and my main concern going forward is guarding my own heart and household from The Great Deceiver, and being ready to serve those whom God puts in my path. Beyond that, I do not know what God intends, or on what timetable, but clearly the trajectory for this nation is down, down, down. Stepping out of the cultural sewer stream makes sense at this point. Only the Holy Spirit can intervene to open people's eyes, and I will continue praying for that.

VTA said...

Being 68 years ago, I've see all this develop in my lifetime, though I know the groundwork was laid much earlier.

Steven Cass said...

Of course, as we are already seeing, not only will this country continue it's descent into the abyss, it will demand that all participate and celebrate with this evil.

I'd like to say I'm prepared, but I know the second I say that I will be swept along because preparation must be constant.

Thanks for this post Paul, and may God Bless you always!


Cleghornboy said...

Thank you all for your comments. Sally, welcome sister in Christ! Your comment is spot on! Couldn't have said it better!

God love you!

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