“We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through. I do not think that wide circles of the American society or wide circles of the Christian community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel and the anti-Gospel. This confrontation lies within the plans of divine providence. It is a trial which the whole Church… must take up.” Karol Cardinal Wotyla (Sept. 1976)

Monday, July 28, 2008

Kudos for Mark Shea!

Ok, back to being serious...

I have been exposed to Mark Shea through my beautiful National Catholic Register connection, and have seen more of his work now that I am a blogger. He covers PZ Myers' sacrilege more articulately and focused than I ever could with my pudgy calculator fingers. It is a perfection post. Praise to Mark!

A few points he mentions in this masterpiece that are worth noting:

"Myers and Co. are enmeshed in these lies because they have chosen evil. It is evil -- archetypally evil -- to desecrate the Eucharist. It's the sort of stuff archetypal bad guys in the movies do. And despite Myers' lies, it's completely unnecessary and gratuitous evil. Myers can do all the blasphemy he pleases on his blog (though not on the taxpayer's dime, as he often has, judging from the posting time and date of many of his entries). But the curious thing is that he cannot rest with mere verbal blasphemies. He has to get a host in his hands and destroy it with a savage glee that, curiously, places him not among scientists but among the most magical-thinking Bronze Age fanatics. "

Give credit to Shea for calling a spade a spade. Evil is evil.

I also see that Myers hides behind his good fortune of an intellectual occupation, and the "search of science" excuse that godless men have used as the rationale for some of the most horrible crimes against humanity, when the real underlying purpose of his psyche is to tear any notion of a God to shreds with his all-consuming hatred. Shea also hits a point squarely that I have been saying. Many of Myers posts are time and dated during university hours. The fact that he was spewing this hatred supported with taxpayers money is sufficient legal protection for the University to bounce him.

Forgiving and fighting not only may but must be done at the same time. If you doubt that, just look at Jesus: He forgave His impenitent killers at exactly the moment He was fighting (and winning) the most important battle ever fought against all the powers of hell. St. Paul likewise forgave his persecutors but was absolutely ingenious in making use of everything (including civil law) to fight them and advance the gospel... I have no problem with Catholics pointing out that many a Pharyngula post has been made on the taxpayer's dime and that misuse of state monies should be punished. I likewise have no problem with Catholics lobbying the university to have this bigot canned as radically opposed to the university mission statement... just as St. Paul had no problem at all asking the civil power to protect him from persecution when some mob threatened him or one of his churches...

New York's own Cardinal Francis Spellman rightly stated, "Pray as if everything depended upon God and work as if everything depended upon man."

We will pray that this man reconciles himself with God for the sacrilege he did, as we all must do for our own indiscretions, but we will work tirelessly to have him not poison any other minds, trapped collegians needing credits or naïve spectators, until this time of reconciliation by standing witness the truth with our voices and demanding he does not exist in an educational environment.


watercat said...

You've earlier laid out a roadmap for Webster Cook. Do you also have one for Michelle Ducker? Your silence is tacit approval for her desecrating of her fellow man.

A Voice in the Crowd said...

Let me take away your perception of my silence. Michelle Drucker had every ethical and legal right to detain Webster Cook if she believed a hate crime was being committed, or even a disturbance of the peace. I have this legal right, you have this legal right.

The UCF Senate dropped all of Webster Cook’s charges against Michelle Drucker, while they are now impeaching Cook. You have an opinion on this, I have an opinion on this. The UCF Senate’s opinion counts and it is hard for you to say what you believe as truth when 33 out of 35 people who reviewed the charges do not see it your way.

I think your second, more serious post needs to be address and it will be posted.

A Voice in the Crowd said...


Here are the posting guidelines to your blog. Aren't you being a little hard on me? Isn't this "my playground"? Regardless, I will post your second post, but lets start with a worthwhile exchange of honestly and being fair to each other.

"We reserve the right to delete any and all comments at our own discretion: this is our playground, and we don't have to tolerate unwelcome guests. Our policy is to not censor or delete comments, no matter how strongly we disagree with them, unless they seem blatantly offensive, and/or intended only to inflame and start an angry exchange, rather than express an opinion"