A little religious liberty goes a long way – redux

[NB: This post is an addendum to a recent reflection on the fecklessness of ecumaniacal Catholicism.]

May 14, 2014 – Boston, MA –– Despite recent opposition from Catholics in the area, a Harvard University student group plans to host a reenactment of a Satanic Praise and Worship Service on campus Friday night, and a former pastor at a Boston Methodist church says they are tampering with evil.

The plan has drawn criticism from Boston Methodist officials, who expressed “deep sadness and strong opposition” to the plan.

The Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club said in a statement posted online that it planned to host a historical reenactment of a Black Praise and Worship Service, including the desecration of a 16 oz bottle of Welch’s grape juice, as well as a loaf of Wonder Bread.

Will public sentiment never get any respite?

Come on, bro, you know it could happen.

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On a less whimsical note, I think Fr. Blake strikes the right chord from a different angle:

The obvious signs of the diabolic like the Harvard example are more the action of publicity seeking adolescent school children, they are a distraction, straw demons, the real concern should be those things which bring about confusion and moral division within the Church and society, the more subtle bending of morality and truth.

In fact the Harvard ‘Black Mass’ as far as the devil is concerned is pretty much an own goal, it reminds the Faithful that Christ’s enemies are alive and well but if one is really looking for the truly diabolic look within the Church to the places where confusion and relativism, and ultimately the denial of Christ creep in.

It should come as no surprise that those savoring of the Devil would savor of his crassness and blasphemies. What should trouble us is when those committed to Christ are themselves wedded to half-truths and the confabulations of cretinous compromise.


About The Codgitator (a cadgertator)

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3 Responses to A little religious liberty goes a long way – redux

  1. Branch says:

    I agree with Fr. Blake. And the retorts from Francis fanatics that he talks a lot about the devil has left me cold and unconvinced.

  2. Pssst. Even heretics share some things with orthodoxy (cf. James 2:19). And… pssst… pssst… liberation theology has a long track record of stumping on the Devil (it helps stir up the Lumpenproletariat and, quite literally, demonize the mundane, middle-class bourgeoisie.)

  3. Branch says:

    Thank you. I did not know that about liberation theology, though I’m glad that my ‘religious sense’ is able enough to pick up the scent of a rat.

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