Catholic Fundamentalism has been on facebook for a few months. Those associated with Catholic Fundamentalism are surprised to learn that millions of people feel a deep urge to criticize The Church.
And, something else has been made apparent: All those who enjoy criticizing The Church tend to believe that he or she is unusually intelligent, perceptive, and enlightening. Few Church critics recognize the signs of pseudo-intellectualism.
In the short time that Catholic Fundamentalism has been on facebook, criticisms of The Church have been many. Over time, it becomes obvious that the same criticisms are frequently repeated. The repetitions are consistent, and almost the demonic reverse of the way Catholics repeat Hail Marys. Boring, repetitive, and unoriginal as the complaints are, each critic feels himself to be saying something important, original, and intelligent. And, they think so even as they say the same things, over and over. Masterful delusion by the master deluder.
One explanation: The destroying demon in each continual critic’s mind has destroyed their ability to think. Instead of using their minds to consider and analyze, on this subject, they merely repeat platitudes. They have turned themselves into broken records. They give endless voice to the same, tired thoughts even as they believe themselves to be creative, clever, and inventive. Frankly, the process is amazing.
Pointing out the sad sameness, and the dead end to which it leads in this life and the next, provokes those committed to criticizing The Church to greater anger.
Boiling down the frequently repeated criticisms appearing on the facebook location of Catholic Fundamentalism:
1. The Church is very wealthy. It should sell all its property and give the money to to the poor.
2. The Church ignored the problem of child abuse. Critics never examine the complex, competing motivations, like lawsuits with big payoffs. Sometimes, the abuse happened. False accusations are ignored, as are monies that appear to have gone to those who pretended to be abused to share in the settlements. Critics pay no attention to the facts that attorneys made money, prosecutors advanced their careers, and judges sometimes sentenced the wrong people in the interests of political correctness. Still, The Church agrees that more should have been done more quickly.
3. The Church treats women as second class citizens and “baby factories”. The Church denies their right to kill children whose crime is being inconveniently conceived. Some are unbelievably angry because in the one-in-several-million-childbirths, The Church thinks the mother should sacrifice her life for that of her child. These same people ignore The Church’s pro-life position that has saved millions from death by abortion.
3. The Pope has too much money. So do all those bishops. Amazingly, some critics are outraged because they think Church higher-ups wear expensive red slippers made by Prada. These same fault-finders are also concerned because Cardinals’ robes cost a lot of money. Their solution: “The Cardinal’s robes, along with the Pope’s regalia, should be sold and the money given to the poor.
4. Some are “very concerned”about stories of nuns keeping order in elementary school classrooms with occasional knuckle-raps.
5. Complaints about celibacy, poverty, obedience, and the “unnaturalness of it all” abound among anti-Catholics.
Really. That’s about the sum total of criticism leveled at The Church by all manner of self-anointed “intellectuals”. It’s absolutely pathetic. One sees that the devil works by dumbing-down his followers. They are unable, for instance, to see the huge moral gap between a hundred million intentional abortions and one or two women who sacrifice their own lives for the sake of their children’s. To lost minds and souls, those two things are equal, and the matter of greater concern is the least likely.
That, in itself, tells us a great deal about how living errors, demons, populate and destroy the thinking abilities of those in whom they live.
Criticizing The Church. Not smart, but popular. Why do people do it? They’re possessed by errors and don’t want God standing in their way.