In reading this article in Crisis Magazine, I came across the following quote:
“That mad kind of intelligence is offended by the precocious audacity of Winston Churchill writing in The River War at the age of twenty-five: “were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it [Islam] has vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.” For the secularist whose religious crusade against religion does not understand the world or its history, prophecy is the only heresy, and his single defense against false prophets is feigned detachment.”
I had to read it three times before I fully understood what I was reading. It is an older article, but still relevant today. In fact, with the rise of even more “peaceful” Islamic factions, probably even more relevant.
Just as so many people ignored the truths of the Nazis and Stalinists in time gone by, many people now, particularly in the media, refuse to admit that the “religion of peace” is not peaceful.
Christians are mocked for the belief in the supernatural and maligned as backward folks who ignore science. “Look at what they did to Galileo!” is the mantra. People misunderstand what happened with Galileo and simplify it in order to dismiss Catholics as superstitious and stupid. In truth, Catholics have been supporters of the sciences. The Big Bang Theory was posited by a Catholic priest. Gregor Mendel who is known as the father of genetics was an Augustinian friar and abbot. Louis Pasteur was a devout Catholic. Jerome Lejeune, who discovered the genetic cause of Down Syndrome, has been named a Blessed.” Their faith was not contrary to science, and in fact, it was their faith and their longing to understand God’s world better that led them to experiment.
Many secularists ignore the science when it suits them. Catholics believe that life begins at conception. Science bears this out. Once a woman’s egg is fertilized, a new person with unique DNA is formed. While a woman’s egg alone is part of her body, an embryo is a separate being. Feminists chant, “Keep your rosaries off our ovaries,” while demanding they should have the right to murder their unborn children. They then refuse to see the subjugation and degradation of women that happens in Islamic states, and even here in the United States. Somehow it is acceptable for these things to happen in Islam but it completely unacceptable to request modest attire for Mass. The Catholic church “oppresses” women and girls by not allowing female priests, but it is acceptable to require Muslim women to cover their entires bodies from head to toe with only the eyes showing. The dichotomy is overwhelming.
“Gender fluidity” is another secular mantra. Here again, the science is ignored. We must allow our feelings to rule every aspect of our lives, even when those feelings are lies. The science of Biology tells us that gender is determined by the X and Y chromosomes. someone who is XX is female and someone who is XY is male. That is to be ignored and artificial hormones administered and surgical mutilation perpetrated on anyone who declares they are something other than the gender that biology declares them to be. The “religion of peace” would stone these people to death.
Science and history are being rewritten in order to suit the whims of the “cultural elite” and the mentally ill. The inmates are running the asylum. George Orwell was truly prophetic in his novel 1984.
My own prayer these days is often, “Lord, have mercy!”