Recent Posts

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Sometimes, I prefer secular humanism...

We are in the Post-Star Trek Age. Now, we have fallen into the age of superstition. Many of my fellow traddie Catholics are obsessed with private revelations. Now, Holy Mother Church states that we do not have to believe in any private revelation. The problem is not that there are some approved private revelations, but that there are too many not condemned revelations. The number of condemned private revelations is small-Bayside comes to mind. But, the number of revelations which have neither been condemned nor been approved is astoundingly large. There are at least 800 private revelations in the past fifty years or less which have not received any approbation or condemnation by the Church.

Why so many of my dear friends are obsessed, or at least, distracted by private revelations may be based on four points. Number one reason: not all traddies are well catechized in the Teachings of the Catholic Church. Simply put, there is a lack of interest and passion for the beautiful teachings of the Catholic Church. Ignorance does not feed interest, knowledge does. The second reason is that some traddies think that experiential religion is more important that rational religion. This may seem odd, or even out-of-character for a traddie, but some want the TLM for the experience rather than the theology. Third, Gnosticism is alive and well in some traddie circles-that is, people who feel that have special or inside knowledge of spiritual things gravitate either to New Age groups or traditional groups. Last, superstition is the lazy evil of the age. It is easier to accept emotional causality, which is basically anti-intellectual. The anti-intellectuals are not all liberals.