Thursday, November 4, 2010

Making 2 of 1

A friend once gave me a copy of a CD by Fr. Richard Rohr, "Making One of Two". For those who don't know, Richard Rohr is a Franciscan priest who has a whole bunch of crazy ideas (which is to say, heretical). Many of his ideas seem to me to be tied in to homosexuality being "natural". Anyway, I can sum up the CD's philosophy and you can see for yourself:
  1. There are two kinds of people - those who divide people into categories and those who don't.
  2. Jesus loves everybody. Therefore, people who divide people into two categories are bad.
  3. I love Jesus, therefore I would never divide people into two categories, like the people in the category that do.
Yes, that's honestly what he seems to be saying. I'd say listen to the CD yourself, but it would be at best a waste of time and at worst would put your soul in jeopardy.

Yet the secular media is as full of this nonsense as Richard Rohr is. Today I read this article in the Daily Mail. It's the same logic:
  1. There are two kinds of people - those  who divide "people" (actually actions, but they can't distinguish people from actions, or indeed form objects) into categories ("good" and "evil") and those who don't.
  2. We must accept everybody. Therefore people who divide "people" into categories are bad.
  3. We are accepting of everybody. We would never divide people into "good" and "bad".
AKA a secular "religion" of false tolerance (and true intolerance). But of course, when you stop distinguishing between good and bad, you still distinguish between good and bad, you just pick a new yardstick. In this case, the yardstick for good becomes how much other people share your views.


Richard Rohr's column is carried every other week in our National Catholic newspaper. I try to read him but I always feel sick reading such lameo nonsense, so I usually don't.

We have two new writers, conservative,faithful to the magesterium, one is a priest! It's a good contrast.

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