Thursday, January 07, 2010

Do not be deceived by the sweet taste of honey -

because it might very well NOT be "honey" at all, but a poison, most lethal, coated in honey. Michael O'Brien on the "new pagan fantasy culture." I have to concur with O'Brien on's very foggy in this world, so why add to the 'fog of confusion' and not just stay with CATHOLIC or at the very least "Christian" classics? There is so much GOOD, WORTHY reading out there, from all the Saints and countless Catholic authors, who bring TRUTH, in it's entirity to their work. Why 'mix in' to our minds and the minds of our children, the sugar-coated evil and call it good and harmless? The fact that there is such (usually heated) debate could actually mean there's a very real "problem." Right?

A few excerpts from [O'Brien's] article:

"Are we evangelizing or are we being "anti-evangelized?" We are no longer the 'early Chrisitans' cleansing a classic pagan temple and consecrating it as a church. We are "late Western Man" to use C.S. Lewis's term, and we are in the midst of a social revolution that is assaulting the truly sacred and degrading it at every turn."

"St. Paul prophetically warned the Christians of his times: 'in the future (that's pretty much "us" isn't it?) the Church would face many trials, and that chief among these would be not only persecutions originating outside the body of believers, but corruption of the faith from within: 'For a time is coming when people will not endure sound doctrine, but having itching ears, and following their own desires, they will surround themselves with teachers to suit their own likings. They will turn away from listening to the truth and wander into myths.'"

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