Thursday, August 16, 2007

In the name of the Father?

"A Dutch Catholic bishop has suggested that Christians should refer to God as "Allah" to promote better relations with Muslims.

Bishop Martinus "Tiny" Muskens of Breda told the "Network" television show that "God doesn't really care how we address Him."

Bishop Martinus "bend over backwards" Muskens urges his flock to make maximum accomodation to Muslims in The Netherlands. It is impossible for anyone to respect people who will follow this urging of this shepherd. Neither a Catholic, a Protestant, a Jew or a Muslim shall respect people with so little self respect. The Bishop has lost his salt.

But we should not be surprised that the Bishop has taken this position. As Lawrence Auster at View to the Right has pointed out regarding Pope Benedictus and his Regensburg Address, the Catholic hierarchy is bound to the 1965 Nostra Aetate. This is the document which addresses the relationship of the Roman Catholic Church with the Non-Christian Religions. Among other things Nostra Aetate holds:

"No foundation therefore remains for any theory or practice that leads to discrimination between man and man or people and people, so far as their human dignity and the rights flowing from it are concerned."

This allows: "No people, no nation, no religion, no culture, no form of government, no family organization, no human society of any kind could maintain its existence under this rule." according to Mr. Auster.

Nostra Aetate is unfettered liberalism. It is nihilistically destructive even of Christianity itself. Think of this, the Bishop also said that God does not care what we call Him? Shall we address Him Shiva, or Lucifer, or Satan? It is all the same and to think that it is different would be evil, right?

The Catholic Church has been quite aloof from worldly matters, such as immigration, military and defense. But under Nostra Aetate the Roman Catholic Church has become actively hostile to ANY defense of the West. The Church hierarchy is part of the Treason Lobby, together with Big Business, the Trade Unions, the Political Class, the national and international Bureaucracies and the Church of the Left: the Media.

There is little point in complaining about the Bishop. The Bishop and the Pope are bound by this declaration, according to Catholic doctrin. For the Catholic Church to become defenders of the West and Western nations and of Christianity it is necessary first to repudiate Nostra Aetate and to come to a new non-liberal understanding of the relation between the Catholic Churches and the responsibilities of Catholics to defend their societies.

That will be quite a bit of work.

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