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I write today as a Catholic who has studied extensively history. One could call me a Catholic Historian, but let it be made clear that my Catholicism can never be separated from who I am and my words. We, the Charity of Christ, find ourselves on the other side of a Relativist Revolution, we are now subjugated to the rule of those who have separated God from the public sphere. Of course, this is not the first time this has occurred in our history–in Salvation History.

We, The Charity of Christ, for far too long have been sold the lie that we must conduct our faithfulness separate from our actions in the public sphere. The Communist attempted to perfect this ideology, but make no mistake, the so-called “Enlightenment” originated the idea in the world. An idea that is very much supported in our mainstream society with pop culture scientist like Neil DeGrasse Tyson who propose an idea like a nation called “Rationalia.” I tweeted back to Tyson that Ironically his sentiment is the same as the Soviets before they exterminated Polish Catholics.

 

 

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  1. What do you mean by: ‘…the other side of a Relativist Revolution, we are now subjugated to the rule of those who have separated God from the public sphere.’? (I don’t ask to be critical, I am genuinely asking for greater clarification of your meaning.)

    1st – Of whom do you refer as the Revivalists? Are you speaking of Protestant, American/European revivals which have taken place (largely among protestants) between the commencement of the Methodist movement (circa 1750s) entailing the first and second ‘Great Awakenings,’ through the Pentecostal revivals ranging from the early 1900s until about 1960, or so, or are you speaking of some other movement?

    2nd – is your implication that the revivalist movement, itself, caused the separation of God from the public sphere, or that the general social backlash from it caused a rejection of moral values in the political and social arenas (this second more readily complies with my own perspective, as many of the protestant revivalists were not only willing to address social/political issues, but also in a few cases, run for political office)?

    Again, I don’t ask, or speak as critical, but as an inquirer of your perspective. From my research, and perspective, the seperation of God from the public sphere can be traced to the first Vatican Council, and the reign of Pius the X. (I read a great book on it – well, most of the book, had to return it to the library before I got through to the end. It was called ‘Hitler’s Pope,’ written by a Catholic scholar. Essentially he broke down a lot of the history of the political dealings of the Vatican with Nazi Germany, as the church had developed a concordat agreement which vouched itself out of the political sphere in order to be granted greater moral authority by the political party.

    Either way I think that your premise is accurate, Christians ought to be morally engaged in society.

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    1. Ummmm when I speak about relativists it’s usually how it’s commonly defined. It’s not tied to the religious but more towards the philosophical movement spurred by the Enlightenment which led to skepticism. It’s often reflected by the philosophical principles of post-modernism, which denies that there are such principles as absolute truth. Many Christian movements albeit disagree do believe in absolutism to some degree. The other side of the relativist revolution, I personally would put at around the beginning in philosophical movements after the industrial revolution, if you wanted a precise period of time, those who have no need for absolutism, which generally I consider to be secularists/Marxists/communists.

      I would suggest doing more research on Pope Pius XII ( not X) in fact, contemporary research indicates that the assertions made by Cornwell in Hitler’s Pope are baseless. A good book written by a non Catholic is Bearing False Witness by Rodney Stark. Also, Jewish historian Martin Gilbret also criticizes Cornwell’s work. Current research reflects that Pope Pius XII should actually be commended for saving the lives he did during the period.

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      1. Ah, I see, I believed you had used the word ‘reVIVAList,’ not ‘reLATIVist,’ maybe it was a typo, or perhaps I just misread it.

        Thanks for the thoughts on the book as well. I didn’t get the impression from it that the pope was maliciously, or corruptly proceeding with the fascist powers – it would doubtless be a sticky situation to be in, the rise of several fascist dictatorships at the same time in Europe plus the known threat of the growing communist movement which had already slain hundreds of thousands in formerly Christian Slavic nations, particularly just after the first world war. And the first dictatorship arising in the very nation where the Vatican is located – how terrifying! Worthy of more reading, yes.

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