Human persons are created to need supernatural grace and the supernatural virtues of love, faith, hope in order to be fulfilled and happy. When human persons try to live without God, grace, and infused virtues, their lives are in a state of perpetual deprivation. They are like persons who are starving, but refuse to eat. They cannot find happiness, no matter how hard they try — unless they cooperate with grace and enter or return to the state of grace.
But what happens when an entire society attempt to reject all true religion, God, grace, and true virtue? Human persons need God and so we naturally seek God. Yet we have free will. So when a society attempt to live without God, they end up seeking a substitute for God. They need God. Their very nature cries out for God. But their free will has rejected this natural goal of our lives. The result is false religion, though often without even the word “religion” or any words referring to God.
And that is what we are seeing today, in modern society. The culture has become its own religion. The culture teaches pseudo-dogmas: claimed truths that are treated as if they were infallible. And if anyone rejects or doubts any such fake-dogma, they are treated like a heretic. The idea that gay marriage is a true type of marriage and a right is now treated by society as an absolute truth. No arguments to the contrary are considered to be valid, or worthy of a reply. The idea that gender is a free choice, such that anyone can claim to have any gender, and can change that gender, by various means, is also now a pseudo-dogma. Disagree and you will be treated as if you were the mortal enemy of this modern-day god-less false religion, which is taking over our culture and society.
We are told that abortion and contraception are rights. All kinds of terrible things are said about the Bible, the Catholic Faith, and traditional Christian teachings. Christianity has become an object of hatred, because the modern-day false religion of culture cannot succeed in controlling everyone’s lives and attitudes, if they worship the one true God and believe what the Son of God taught.
The culture is striving to reject all ethics, not merely Christian or Catholic ethics. Right and wrong as objective truths is rejected, in favor of approval for any and all desires and choices — as long as these do not run counter to the dogmas of culture. Any discussion that an act, any act, is immoral is rejected without consideration of its content. Ethics itself is rejected, and replaced with being true to yourself, in other words, acting on every desire and impulse as if you were your own definition of good and evil — as if each individual were a god.
A pluralistic society, which tolerates a range of different points of view, including different religions, is not so bad. Believers could then enter the public forum of discussion on faith and morals, and perhaps save some souls. But the modern-day trend is to utterly reject any idea or belief system contrary to whatever the unthinking force of culture has accepted as if it were absolute truth. Discussion is deemed irrelevant. Freedom of speech and religion are trampled to the ground. The culture, as its own pseudo-religion, is seeking converts by pressuring people to conform, with no regard for conscience and faith.
Anti-Semitism in society, in Europe and in the U.S., increased markedly prior to the Jewish Holocaust. The horrific massacre of six million Jews was only possible because society had decided to treat believers in the Jewish faith (and persons of Hebrew descent), with contempt and denigration. That milieu set the stage for the Holocaust.
And now we see the same process of contempt and denigration for Christianity and the Catholic Church. Increasingly, society is granting its approval for faithful Christian believers to be treated like criminals, or like persons who have no rights or freedoms. What is next? I believe the world is progressing toward a Christian Holocaust, in which millions of Christians will be put to death. This occurs, as I have already explained in my speculative eschatology, after the Muslim extremists invade and conquer Europe. It is not so many years away (it perhaps beings in the late 2020’s).
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