A followup comment from yesterday, from Vox’s site. It is not that there was not a correction, it is that the correction did not anathematize enough. The same thing happened with Llyod Geering, who like de Chardin wanted to make a new Christianity, denying the divine, and invoking the modern “higher” criticism of the late second Reich (the Lutherans went rotten during the late Victorian period).
Teilhard de Chardin was a real snake in the grass. He slithered into the Church and laid the groundwork for the abominations we now see today. It’s not that the Church didn’t try to throw out the infestations it could detect. In 1907 Pope Pius X’s encyclical Pascendi Dominici Gregis condemned modernism in the Church. But the language was too vague and abstract for most people to be able to reify and compare to events happening around them in their religious life. What the Church has now, what every denomination has to one extent or another, is a new heresy that’s an effeminate inversion of the Logos. It downplays every masculine aspect of belief and practice, including the Father and the Son. It treats Christ as a lackey of the Almighty State worshiping the Great Goddess of Equality. It’s a cult of feelings and niceness that scorns God’s Judgment, pouring saccharine love over evil like syrup over poison in order to be “welcoming”, “diverse”, “multicultural”, “non-judgmental”, “compassionate”. For lack of a better name it might be called the Heresy of Sentimentalism, but regardless it must be explicitly defined and labeled in order to be fought. All Christian churches must be exorcised from top to bottom of this heresy, otherwise they’ll continue to shrivel and die.
The current state faith is in tolerance. The old faithful can and will be sacrificed.
The rainbow mafia, that is itself a mere tool of the socialist left, now finds itself in somewhat of a quandary. This situation is not a good look even for dimwitted and degenerate progressives. But I will let others take apart the left on this one, for the simple reason that in reality the left does not care about this event at all. Give it another 5 years and the window will have shifted sufficiently that in the same situation they will be loudly cheering at their victory. They are only sorry now because publicly they still have to be.
No, the real story is that this young man caved so quickly under pressure. It’s not hard to outrun a social media mob, and I speak from some experience. All you need to do is to disconnect from the internet and go camping for a week. By the time you come back it will be all over.
These are the activists of tolerance: they hounded Gavin Wilson until he took his life. Speaking, again, from experience, I would add that twitter and facebook are very bad for you, and the best thing you can do in these situation is switch your smartphone off. Social media is a temptation particularly to those who need approval from others.
We should not. Refer to Paul: he is arguing with the Galatians that they should not bother with virtue signalling and appeasing the Judaizers. For they were preaching the heresy of that day. We have to deal with the heresy of ours.
6 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— 7 not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. 9 As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed.
10 For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.
11 For I would have you know, brothers, that the gospel that was preached by me is not man’s gospel. 12 For I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ.