“Àki”, Rodrigo Rodriguez, from the album “Inner Thoughts” (2006)
“One of the most dangerous errors is that civilization is automatically bound to increase and spread. The lesson of history is the opposite; civilization is a rarity, attained with difficulty and easily lost. The normal state of humanity is barbarism, just as the normal surface of the planet is salt water. Land looms large in our imagination and civilization in history books, only because sea and savagery are to us less interesting.” — C. S. Lewis
And what we know of and take for granted as “civilization” has been built entirely on the efforts of Christianity. Christianity’s commitment to the welfare of our fellow man, regardless of the errors and crimes of some hypocrites claiming to be doing God’s work while covering up their perversion and evil ways. The evil ones get the coverage and the good ones get ignored at best or actively persecuted and murdered at worst.
In fact the Christian saints are the men and women who have given a moral compass to the world over the last 20 centuries, turned darkness and barbarism into “civilization” and filled the world with hope, light, enthusiasm and a real reason for living.
That culture – our old pre-modernist pre-progressive Western Christian culture – that was nourished on the love and self sacrifice of the saints, has given the world all that it treasures, all that it values most … health care, hospitals, universities and public education, science and medicine, the concept of human rights, freedom from slavery, and especially technological progress.
These and many other institutions and values flourished and developed only in the wake of the gospel.
So now our progressive post-modern society is working 24-7 to destroy religion, especially Christian religion. and the target is Christianity because the managers of the post-modern culture – the bureaucrats of the western democracies have not the stomach to take on Islam. Right … “Je suis Charlie!” .. in your dreams you chestless poltroons.
But there is a prophecy that through the intercession of Our Lady of Fatima the world of Islam will be united with the world of Catholicism and become the one religion of the one God. Imagine that … just for a moment … what a world that would be, no?
How will the managers of the godless west ever manage to deal with the unification of the two greatest world religions. How will the godless unbelievers manage almost 4 billion believers? Interesting future I see – over 50% of the world’s population united against the godless bureaucracies of Mordor and the Antichrist. hmmm …
Ave Maryam, Gratia plena
Maryam Gratia plena Ave, ave dominus, Dominus tecum Benedicta tu in mulieribus Et benedictus fructus ventris tui Jesus. Ave Maryam mater Dei Ora pro nobis pecatoribus Nunc et in hora mortis In hora mortis, mortis nostrae Ave Maryam