The Roman Catholic Church has taken one more step towards accepting homosexuality. Surprise, surprise.
Given the way things are going, this is no surprise at all, of course. It certainly shouldn’t be shocking to anyone that the modern Roman Catholic Church would move in the same direction as modern liberal democratic society, although perhaps a bit more slowly. If anybody thinks that the Roman Catholic Church is still the divinely ordained defender of any kind of Eternal Religious Tradition, they should really give their head a shake.
I read The Jesuits by Malachi Martin a couple of years ago; it was a very interesting read. It talks about how the Jesuit Order (aka the Society of Jesus) has become the foremost agent of corruption and deviance within the Roman Catholic Church over the past century or so. And it just so happens that Pope Francis is the first Jesuit Pope. There’s also the curious fact that Pope Benedict XVI abdicated in order to make way for the election of Pope Francis. Hmmm…
The tendency for the Roman Catholic Church to move towards the overt acceptance of homosexuality (among other questionable things) actually stems from the not-too-secret fact that homosexuality has been increasingly widespread among Roman Catholic priests and nuns for a long time. It is said by those who know that the upper echelons of the Vatican are riddled with faggots. The next time you see a bishop or a cardinal, you should wonder what kind of man he really is. Is he a man of God, or a man of Sodom?
As I mentioned in a previous post (“Why I am not a Christian”), I decided to formally defect from the Roman Catholic Church in 2008. I did this for the simple reason that I did not want the Church to recognize me as one of their own. For what it’s worth, I certainly don’t regret my decision. That being said, I actually believe that the Roman Catholic Church has had a mostly positive value during most of its history.
Notwithstanding the Christian myth concerning its foundation, the Roman Catholic Church has never been anything but the Roman Imperial Church i.e. the official state religion of the Roman Empire. Yes, I am saying that the Roman Catholic Church only began in the fourth century AD. The elaboration of the Roman Catholic Church began with Constantine’s Edict of Toleration in 313 AD, and its establishment was officially made in 392 AD when Theodosius made the Roman Catholic Church the official Roman religion.
The geo-political structure of the Roman Empire ceased to exist in the West during the late fifth century AD (although it survived in the East as the Byzantine Empire until 1453 AD). But contrary to popular opinion, the end of the Roman Empire in the West did not at all mean the end of Roman Civilization in the West. Although the states that were formed in the post-Roman period were ruled by Germanic peoples (Franks, Anglo-Saxons, Burgundians, Visigoths, etc.), they were profoundly influenced by Roman Civilization and thus largely continued Roman Civilization. But this continuation of Roman Civilization in Western Europe would not have been possible without the Roman Catholic Church.
As well as preserving and maintaining Roman Civilization into the Medieval Period (at least to some extent), the Roman Catholic Church was the keeper and defender of a strong and righteous Religious Tradition in much of Europe for most of the past millenium and a half. And more than a few brilliant minds were fostered by the Roman Catholic Church throughout the Medieval and Early Modern periods, such as the theologian Thomas Aquinas (Summa Theologica) and composers such as Johann Sebastian Bach.
But unfortunately, the Roman Catholic Church gradually fell prey to the forces of corruption and decadence, as evidenced especially by the Papacy during the Renaissance. The (Protestant) Reformation was a response to this corruption and decadence, but rather than reforming the Church, the result was to tear the Church apart.
Some time later, the French Revolution was perpetrated, and the Roman Catholic Church was one of its primary targets (along with the Monarchy and the Nobility). And of course, the Roman Catholic Church has continued to suffer regular assaults to this day, mostly from various types of freaks, deviants and perverts.
Nonetheless, the Roman Catholic Church has remained a very powerful and influential institution. But even while it remains so powerful and influential, it has also become increasingly afflicted with spiritual deterioration, deviant theology and a drastic loss of Tradition (something which René Guénon found particularly regrettable).
Simply put, the Roman Catholic Church has largely been taken over by the forces of evil, especially since the Second Vatican Council. It is consequently destined to play its part as one of the major elements in the New World Order, as has been foreseen by many for quite some time already.
Ironically, this “hijacked” Roman Catholic Church must be the anti-thesis of what it was for most of its history. Rather than being the holy defender of a strong and righteous Religious Tradition, it must now be an unholy subverter of any strong and righteous Religious Tradition. It is in this light that the most recent news from the Vatican concerning its position on homosexuality should be viewed.