Mad Intelligence: The Secularist Response to Islam

Nine years as chaplain of an 800 bed state mental hospital taught me that one can be mentally ill and highly intelligent. Talking with the patients often was more interesting than talking with their psychiatrists. Mad men are not mindless. They just do not distinguish between delusion and fact. Chesterton summed this up by aphorism:  “The madman is not the man who has lost his reason. The madman is the man who has lost everything except his reason.” This explains why it is often hard to distinguish university faculties from mental wards, save for the latter being kept under lock and key.  Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, and their paladin in malice Chairman Mao, were intelligent men who vandalized the attics of culture because they absorbed some vestige of that culture and thought it was rational to hate it.

Thus it is to a lesser degree with those who now advertise themselves as the cultural elite. That can be a noxious conceit, made worse by the perfume of popularity.  At a recent conference, I was introduced as a “public thinker.”  It was meant as a compliment, but I demurred, replying that the term is vague and, from my own experience, the only “public thinkers” I know are those poor souls I frequently see on the New York City subway talking to themselves. Public thinkers such as politicians and members of the media who comment on them are the first generation of our society to have been badly schooled without being aware of the fact.  I do not deny that many of them may be intelligent but their mental acuity was disserved in the post-World War II generation by an ignorance of history.  Napoleon had the same problem, which is why Talleyrand lamented that a man so highly intelligent had been so poorly educated.

Public thinkers have been usurped by practical atheists who are politely styled “secularists.”  Essentially, the secularist is not without religion: rather, he has made a religion of politics and wealth, and rejects any religion that worships anything else. Now, to be secular is unavoidable for anyone who resides on this planet, except for astronauts and even they have to come back down to earth. But secularism distorts secularity, just as racism makes a cult of race. The secularist makes a religion of irreligion, and is different from the saints who are “in this world but not of it” because the secularist is of the world but not rationally in it. This explains why the secularist’s solutions to the world’s ills are so destructive. The secularist is isolated from what is unworldly and thus lacks the perspective that adequately measures things of this world.  In contrast, Saint Paul was a most worldly wise man and, not least of all because he knew of a “third heaven” where a man, possibly himself, “heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter” (2 Cor. 12:4).

The contemporary attacks on Christianity, moral and political, are redolent of the Decian persecutions, and yet an instinct of much of the secularist media is reluctance to report, let alone condemn beyond formulaic protocols, the beheading of Christian infants, the crucifixion of Christian teenagers, the practical genocide of Christian communities almost as old as Pentecost, and the destruction to date of 168 churches in the Middle East.  Very simply, this rhetorical paralysis betrays a disdain for Judaeo-Christian civilization and its exaltation of man in the image of God with the moral demands which accrue to that. Their operative philosophy, characteristic of those who are empirically bright but morally dim, is that “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.” There is, for instance, the alliance of the inimical Pharisees and Herodians to entrap Jesus (Matt. 22:15-16). That is the logic of the asylum where very smart people are also very mad. For Christ the Living Truth, it is worse than clinical insanity: it is, using his dread word, hypocrisy.

Many European sophisticates, such as the “Cliveden Set,” promoted the Nazis. Even some prominent Jewish voters and other minorities supported them, until the Nuremburg Racial Laws of 1935. This was so because the Nazis were seen as a foil to the Bolsheviks and a means to social reconstruction.  Conversely, many Western democrats over cocktails supported the Stalinists because they were perceived as the antidote to the Nazis.  The U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union, Joseph Davies, 1936-1938, wrote a book Mission to Moscow that whitewashed the blood on the walls of Stalin’s purges. In 1943, with the active cooperation of President Roosevelt, Warner Brothers made it into a film that was hailed in the New York Times by Bosley Crowther as a splendid achievement, praising the ambassador’s “Acute understanding of the Soviet system.” If the Nazis seemed an antidote to the Bolsheviks and vice versa, those unleashed bacilli nearly destroyed the world.  Satan is a dangerous vaccine.

Secularists play down Islamist atrocities because they seek to eradicate the graceful moral structure that can turn brutes into saints.  Heinous acts are sometimes dismissed as “workplace violence.”  There even are those in high places who pretend that Islamic militants are not Islamic and foster the delusion that false gods will not demand sacrifices on their altars.  These elites are like Ambassador Davies who said, “Communism holds no serious threat to the United States.”  Naïve religious leaders who live off the goodwill of good people, will even say that Christians and those who oppose them share a common humane ethos, a similar concept of human rights, an embrace of pluralism, and a distinction between political and spiritual realms.   Secularists who imagine good and evil as abstractions, do not consider the possibility that hatred of the holy will take its toll in reality. By ignoring the carnage committed by the twentieth century’s atheistic systems, they fit the definition of madness as the repetition of the same mistake in the expectation of a different result.

That mad kind of intelligence is offended by the precocious audacity of Winston Churchill writing in The River War at the age of twenty-five: “were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it [Islam] has vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.”  For the secularist whose religious crusade against religion does not understand the world or its history, prophecy is the only heresy, and his single defense against false prophets is feigned detachment.  Indifference is the fanaticism of the faint of heart.  By not taking spiritual combat seriously, and by seeking an impossible compromise with the opposite of what is good, human wars cannot be avoided. There are different kinds of war, and only prudence tempers both pugnacity and pacifism. James Russell Lowell opposed the Mexican War and approved the Civil War, but with a sane intelligence: “Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof; it is temporary expedient, often wise in party politics, almost sure to be unwise in statesmanship.”

If some unruly Presbyterians had flown airplanes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, secularist observers would have eagerly been searching Calvin’s “Institutes” to find the roots of such misanthropy.  Instead, in our present circumstance, confronting the abuse of truth and reason by the enemy of their enemy, secularists would rather sink into denial, like Ambassador Davies telling his wife, Marjorie Merriweather Post, that the gunshots coming from the Lubyanka Prison were just the sound of street repairmen.  To deny the ultimate truth of Christ, who suffered for others in an inversion of the habit of carnal men to make others suffer, is to deny the economy of salvation itself.  The Qu’ran (Sura 4: 157-158) says of Jesus, “they killed him not.”  St. Paul says, “For many walk, of whom I have told you often (and now tell you weeping), that they are enemies of the cross of Christ” (Phil. 3:18).

 Editor’s note: The image above is a still picturing Anthony Perkins as the character Norman Bates from the classic 1960 film “Psycho” directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

Fr. George W. Rutler

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Fr. George W. Rutler is pastor of St. Michael's church in New York City. He is the author of many books including Principalities and Powers: Spiritual Combat 1942-1943 (South Bend, IN: St. Augustine’s Press) and Hints of Heaven (Sophia Institute Press). His latest book is He Spoke To Us (Ignatius, 2016).

  • Rod Murphy

    Wow!

    • orientstar

      Wow X 2. You don’t often get to read an article of such clarity and cogency – Thank you Father.

  • JP

    It is too bad this essay could not be published in the New York Times

    • St JD George

      You are so funny, I can’t stop laughing. Well, it’s ok to hope – but I’m not holding my breath.

    • DE-173

      It’s too bad that every Father Rutler essay isn’t published in the old grey lady.

    • Amatorem Veritatis

      It is too bad a photo could not be published in the New York Times with The Reverend G. W. Rutler wearing a scarlet biretta. For that I would actually buy a copy. But only one.

  • Objectivetruth

    Excellent article, Reverend Father.

    “Essentially, the secularist is not without religion: rather, he has made a religion of politics and wealth, and rejects any religion that worships anything else.”

    It’s amazing how many Catholic politicians and television commentators (those on cable network MSNBC, come immediately to mind) have abandoned their faith for the bright lights and big city. Many of them proudly proclaim their Catholicism, but then proudly proclaim the trinity of evil: they are pro abortion, pro contraception, pro gay marriage. This is the madness that Father Rutler so eloquently speaks of.

    • WSquared

      “Essentially, the secularist is not without religion: rather, he has
      made a religion of politics and wealth, and rejects any religion that
      worships anything else.”

      By Fr. Rutler’s observation, the secularist is not without the “organized religion” that many of them claim to distrust, either. Secularists are all different, believing different things according to personal taste, whim, etc., all of which provide the contours of organization. But an organized religion of one is still an organized religion. Moreover, all religions beg the issue of what its adherents mean by “God.”

      Many of them proudly proclaim their Catholicism, but then proudly proclaim the trinity of evil

      These folks are free to call themselves “practicing Catholics” all they want.

      But the rest of us are just as free to– and have just as much right to– publicly question what “Catholicism,” indeed, they are practicing for the simple reason that all belief– whether one professes to believe in God or not, and certainly what one even understands by “God”– has logical consequences. If one doesn’t wish to accept the logical consequences of one’s thought, then why should logic and thinking– and indeed, reason— matter so much? That sort of “thinking” actually undermines thinking, and is unreasonable. Also, if one doesn’t wish to accept free will, and that one can, like Indiana Jones, chose wisely or choose… poorly, then why should “choice” matter so much? For someone to say that they are Catholic and then to say that they believe what is contrary to what the Church teaches is to say that what is contrary to Catholicism is what the Church teaches, or that it is possible to believe what is contrary to Catholicism and still call one’s self a Catholic in good standing. It is a form of false witness, and it is calling God a liar.

      It also means that they presume to publicly decide for other Catholics what being Catholic means– i.e. that the only good Catholic is a bad Catholic. This is a typical eighteenth-century Enlightenment sleight of hand, by the way: deciding what “common sense” is and then marginalizing those who don’t agree with you. Catholics who do this sort of thing in America often rely on political and philosophical tropes that are themselves two centuries old, at least, if not more, if you think about those tropes’ origins and patrimony in English politics, also: pitting “we the people” against “the hierarchy” or “the Vatican,” pitting Scripture against Sacred Tradition, pitting love against justice, and Old World against the New. In other words, one false dichotomy after another.

      It should chill us all to think that how much we value “common sense” and “democracy” without any sense of history, philosophy, and theology, and without any sense of the otherworldly would more than likely mean that if Jesus Christ still walked bodily among us, we’d probably crucify Him all over again. Being “born and raised Catholic,” and having “had all the Sacraments” makes those who are “Catholic, but…” Catholic for the purposes of Canon Law. But nowhere in what the Church teaches or with regard to Canon Law, would one find that any of them are good Catholics. Also, Catholicism’s religion relies on reason and Revelation, from which flow specific logical consequences, and not upon “personal, private conscience.” There can therefore be no “my Catholicism” versus “your Catholicism,” just as there can be no “my truth” and “your truth.”

      Moreover, I think that we are likely wasting too much time being outraged at and then despondent about what these folks do. If they want to call themselves Catholics in good standing or “devout” Catholics, while yet also publicly believing what is contrary to what the Church teaches, the thing to do is to call them on the Creed. The next time you are at Mass, pray the Nicene Creed– really pray it; be receptive to it and think with it. Publicly praying the Nicene Creed every Sunday Mass and then believing, acting, or publicly professing what is contrary to it is hypocrisy, and that should be a warning to all of us here to ask for the grace that we not deny Christ, for the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. If we are struggling with our faith, and yet have never prayed “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief,” then we should start doing so. Moreover, you can’t call yourself a Catholic, let alone a Christian, if you deny the Nicene Creed. We might take the Penn Jilette approach: he doesn’t believe in God, but when somebody claims to be Catholic, he takes the person at their word– those who call themselves Catholic should not be “getting all Martin Luther.”

      The other thing to do is to be aware of how some folks’ cherished beliefs– on all of the usual “hot-button” issues (and all the other boring yadda yadda)– is actually contrary to belief in the Incarnation, and even belief in the Trinity. Like materialism, for example, and its often willing partner, Gnosticism. Modern heresies are actually old ones, and they all center on the correct relationship between matter and spirit, or lack thereof, which is precisely why the Incarnation matters. You can’t call yourself a Catholic and a Christian if you deny the Incarnation and the Trinity, and Catholics who are “Catholic, but…” on both of these should ask themselves why this is the case.

      Moreover, we should challenge– throw down the gauntlet– instead of merely condemning. The problem with self-styled conservative Catholics and self-styled liberal/progressive ones is that they pick up too much of what the larger culture throws down: in terms of common caricatures, conservatives condemn while liberals live and let live. Neither challenges any sinner to repentance or witnesses to how Christ Crucified challenges us– and enables us– every day. The Catholic Church exists so that all may have life eternal; she does not exist to help us live the American Dream or fight and win the American culture war.

    • TERRY

      When you say your next Rosary, please ask for the Grace of contrition to be granted to those of whom you speak. Joe Biden, John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi, Martin O’Malley (Maryland) Andrew Cuomo, the (non-famous) Kennedy in Buffalo, Mike Michaud up here in Maine, Kathleen Sebelius – the list gioes on and on.

      They need our prayers.

  • Harry

    Hello, Fr. Rutler,

    Thank you! Your clear thinking here struck me an oasis of lush reality in a vast, barren desert, the hot sands of which are countess ideas and opinions that are very cleverly articulated, but are nonetheless in denial of reality.

    • Mark Millward

      Dear Harry, your eloquent compliment does full justice to Father Rutler’s piece, well done!

      • CCIG

        Harry, Mark you are both spot on!

  • St JD George

    Father Rutler, you are spot on. You’re opening paragraph reminded me also of the old saying that there isn’t but a human hair difference between insanity and genius, though the Chesterton quote was perfect. I have always believed that the apologists for Islam in the west are filled with little more anti-Christianity fervor. They are so rabid in their hatred that they overlook all the darkness in the Q’ran I think because they believe that they will never have to experience it, it will always be something that mostly only exists in the ME. Woe be to them the day their bastions fall and their ivory towers are donned with minarets while they are forced to comply with Sharia. But, it need not be that way and in that regard your article compliments Ryan Anderson’s today.
    God Bless

    • DE-173

      “have always believed that the apologists for Islam in the west are filled with little more anti-Christianity fervor.”

      A motley collection of oikophobes and xenophiles, despite all their pretenses to the contrary.

      • St JD George

        Got me on “oiko”, I had to look that one up and am now pondering about the fit. It’s easy to see a multi-headed hydra wailing about, unsure of itself and so acting out like an adolescent unsure of their spirituality. Of course it ceases being merely an object of interest when in position to actually do great physical harm. I can only be at peace with it all reflecting on those who rejected Christ in his time on earth while personally experiencing his divinity. I guess it speaks to human nature and the gift/curse that he gave us of free will – to chose his love for us, or to reject him.

        • DE-173

          The term “oikophobe” was coined by Roger Scruton and it means a fear of the common or ordinary.

          http://online.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748704147804575455523068802824

          The money paragraph:

          “The British philosopher Roger Scruton has coined a term to describe this attitude: oikophobia. Xenophobia is fear of the alien; oikophobia is fear of the familiar: “the disposition, in any conflict, to side with ‘them’ against ‘us’, and the felt need to denigrate the customs, culture and institutions that are identifiably ‘ours.’ ” What a perfect description of the pro-mosque left.”

          • St JD George

            Ah ha. I didn’t make the leap from fear of the familiar. Related to that on a tangent, I was perusing some web sites this weekend to astonish myself again about how many people really hate America and all that it stands for. Even more perplexing (ha, not), is how much they worship the current white-house-occupier-in-chief. Even putting politics aside, it borders on nauseating. I haven’t seen that much raw idolatry since … well, Billy boy. Granted, the aura has dimmed for many as they come to accept his being an empty suit. The words of Barbara Walters still resonate “we thought he was the coming of the messiah”. You can’t make this stuff up.

            • DE-173

              When “Baba Wawa” retired, she was praised as groundbreaker and a journalist. Notably absent from these accolades were any mentions of her as a trollip with an unfortunate attrraction to tyrants.
              I always thought “The View” really should have been named “The Spew”.

              • LarryCicero

                Should be “The Pee-ew.”

  • John O’Neill

    We do owe a debt of gratitude to men like Father Rutler who maintain the torch of truth in the age of lies. His erudite explication of the cancer that is eating Western society is to the point. As long as so called Catholics and Christians still go to the corrupted American and European media to get their answers to what evil is, the longer it will take for them to arrive at the light of truth. The inherent evil that lies in Islam is obvious to all but those who choose to be blind because of their politically correct religion. “Having eyes, they see not; having ears they hear not”.

  • NE-Catholic

    Thank you Father Rutler. Now, if we could only get this column in front of the USCCB and into the Vatican!! Oh! and my local Jesuit pastor – but I CAN do that!

  • NE-Catholic

    One question for Fr. Rutler. Did he mean “feint of heart” or “FAINT of heart” when he wrote: “Indifference is the fanaticism of the feint of heart”?

    • R. K. Ich

      I think feint might be more apt, though the good Father probably meant “faint”.

  • Tamsin

    It would be nice if clerics who are busy working hard to open doors to welcome and value homosexuals as homosexual, could take a few minutes out of their busy day to also condemn Muslim violence…

    But those Christians who are first in line to condemn other Christians for being intolerant of homosexuality fall silent, and do not condemn Muslims for being intolerant of infidelity to Mohammed.

    I’d think that the reasons they give for valuing homosexuality could be deployed, out loud and proud, to great effect, to demand that Muslims value infidelity to Mohammed.

    Can’t the clerics, in league with the secular elite, decry Muslim violence with the same fervor they decry discrimination against gays? Gays and their allies need to get busy, busy, busy stamping out hatred for infidels. Can’t we remake society to be intolerant of intolerant Muslims?

    • John Albertson

      That of course is proof of how political correctness has infected the clergy. The way Muslims discriminate against homosexuals is to execute them. Yet so many of our clergy ignore that.

      • St JD George

        You forgot to add discrimination against Christians and Jews, as well as a great many other “norms” taken for granted in western civilization. I knew you were thinking it though.

      • jacobhalo

        And Pope John Paul II kisses the Koran to confirm the truthfulness of it. (rolls eyes)

        • Ohio Annie

          No, in Poland it is the custom to kiss a gift. You are attributing a motive to the action that doesn’t exist.

    • St JD George

      They have mastered the art of the coward using their “loud voice” to lend their voices to the tolerance crowd of this world, and their “soft voice” in private to condemn that which may kill them, forgetting that Christ said he will vomit out the lukewarm. In fairness, I’m not yet ready to be martyred either, but we must recognize what is just and what is not, what is Christ like and what is not.

    • R. K. Ich

      Progressivism doesn’t care who its allies are in the destruction of Christianity. They assume any man will throw into the leftist lies once he gets a taste of “freedom”.

      • Kimberly

        I think it is more insidious than that. Progressives believe as communists and Nazis believed before them, that Christianity is their biggest obstacle. They believe that Christians will stop them from instituting anti-human programs (such as China’s one child policy, or the Netherland’s policy of euthanizing “defective” children.) Since fanatical Islam easily accepts murder and even genocide to further its goals, Progressives believe that fanatical Muslims hold the same utilitarian view of human life. (If it is of no use to you or is in your way, kill it.) By ignoring fanatical Islam’s crimes against humanity, the Progressive is able to claim the anti-war moral high ground while enjoying the fact that Islam is ridding them of their Christian problem. In other words, Islam is a monster that they think they can control.

        • R. K. Ich

          Couldn’t agree more.

        • DE-173

          Something that is often forgotten, or more accurately obscured by high school teachers is that political sentiments are unidimensional and can be depicted as residing on a horizontal line, with communism to the extreme left and Nazism to the extreme right.
          The reality is that political sentiments aren’t unidimensional any more than an economy is a choice between guns and butter. The reality is that “Nazi” was term for national SOCIALIST.
          Hitler had his bizzare racial and ethnic theories; and went to war with the Soviets, such peculiar antipathies do not change the essential character of the Third Reich, which was:
          Statist
          Collectivist
          Atheist.
          If poilitical sentiments were unidimensional, Nazis and Communists would have to be portrayed as adjacent regions on a circle, not opposite ends on a line segment.

          • TeaPot562

            Make that “If political sentiments are bidimensional” – a circle requires two dimensions in order to be visible.
            TeaPot562

            • DE-173

              Agreed. Good call on my error.

        • The Messenger

          “Islam is a monster that they think they can control.”

          Perhaps that is true for the Islam people are far away and the Christians are in the secularists’ faces.

        • CCIG

          I think the same is true of the communists in Russia and China.

    • MarcAlcan

      It would be nice if clerics who are busy working hard to open doors to welcome and value homosexuals as homosexual, could take a few minutes out of their busy day to also condemn Muslim violence…

      Well actually there may be an inverted intention here.
      Maybe they are welcoming the homosexual and applauding the Muslim because the Muslim hate gays and kill them? So maybe they are not really valuing homosexuals 🙂

  • Dan

    Brilliantly written.

  • Tony

    Hatred of Christ resolves all the apparent contradictions … And as C. S. Lewis says, Satan breaks his tools once he has finished making use of them.

    • WSquared

      Phew. Thank you for that reminder!

      Knowing only the secular university and having there both lost and then found my faith again, this essay and your reference to C.S. Lewis reminds me of something one of my professors once told me: “he whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.”

      This much ties in ever so intimately with how one falls into a kind of polytheism without belief in God: Fr. Robert Barron once observed that without God at the center, everything falls apart instead of falling into place, because everything else becomes God. Moreover, when we claim not to believe in the Truth, it’s not so much that nothing is true but that anything might be.

  • cestusdei

    Great article.

  • Tinker to Evers to Chance

    I wish I could have an hour to spend with Fr. Rutler and ask him a whole bunch of questions just so I could hear his eloquent responses.

    Lord Jesus Christ, please preserve the soul of your servant Fr. George Rutler and keep him morally strong and he continues to do Your work. Amen.

    • CCIG

      Amen!

  • Mike

    It is not Islam, but rather the international bankers who funded the Slave Trade, Colonialism, French Revolution, both World Wars, and the Bolshevik Revolution. It is not Muslims who controlled both America and the Soviet Union during the “cold war” and used the orchestrated conflict as an excuse to “fight communism” around the world. Of course, what they were really doing was destroying nationalist resistance in order to making all the nations of the world subservient to the new internationalist order with atheistic “Communism” and “capitalism” merely serving as two sides of the same coin.  It is not Islam, but international finance who is doing the same exact thing in the middle east right now, but instead of fighting “communists” we are now fighting “terrorists”. 

    Contrary to the lies of the controlled media,  it was definitely not Muslims who brought down the World Trade Center on Sept 11, 2001 in order to justify a bogus “war on terror” and a police state apparatus in America in order to take away our civil liberties. It is not Islam that promotes population control measures both covertly and overtly through “charity” medication to Africa and third world countries, endless wars, manufactured diseases and famines, poisonous food, “healthcare”, euthanasia, abortion, genocide,  economic and social measures designed to destroy the family and community and IMF funding being dependent on nations taking steps to reduce their population after the bankers have taken over and looted all the resourses of said nations.  It is not Muslims who own the media or fund our education system in order to brainwash our children with secular trash.  No, it is international finance that is behind all these abominations of the modern era that have resulted in the death of billions, not Islam. 

    But it goes back farther then that, to when they corrupted the Catholic church through the Medici during the Renaissance, and instigated the Reformation to divide and destroy Christian unity so they could replace a god centered society with the order of mammon. Indeed, Western Civilization has been gone for a long time. The current culture of death is simply the logical conclusion of the usurpation of western society by the money power, which through all these means has gone forth to deceive all nations. (Revelation 20:8)

    It is what led to the collapse of Ancient Greece, Rome and all the great civilizations of the world.  It is the golden calf of Israel, the spirit of Canaan that corrupted the Pharisees, the whore of Babylon from the book of revelation, the root of all evil described by St.Paul,  and in fact the serpent in the garden of eden that provoked the fall of man.   

    No, it is not Islam that is our enemy.  Yes, Islam has its theological faults, dark spots in history, bad apples,(so does Christianity), and passages in the Quran that are barbaric and very questionable (the same can be said about the Old Testament).  But at least Muslims revere  Jesus as the second greatest prophet, respect our blessed mother, believe in a virgin birth and his second coming.  To say that “ISIS” represents all of Islam is like saying war criminal George W Bush or  war mongering, money power agents on television that promote heresies such as dispensationalisim  and prosperity gospel are representatives of Christianity. 

    “Conservative” Christians are complete fools as they eat up the party line of the controlled media that Muslims are “barbaric terrorists” that must be destroyed. They are so naive that they are blind to the obvious diabolical agenda behind all the propaganda, out of their inability to cope with the reality that our government could be so evil.  The “liberals”  are the  other side of the coin, as the money power will use their “tolerance”  in order to bring the refugees from the Middle east to Europe (as they are doing right now) in order to set the stage for more division and future conflict.  The devil works both sides of the isle. 

    In is in fact the money power, through their control of governments in the Western world  that are funding the Muslim extremists for this very reason. The west created Wahabbisim  to overthrow the Ottomans, the Muslim brotherhood to take down Nasser,  Al Queda during the Afghanistan war and now ISIS to take down Assad.  We fight moderate nationalists that while not perfect, at least protect Christians while supporting outright muslim tyrannies such as Saudi Arabia. The west has always been on the side of Muslim extremists and it should be obvious to anyone who has a elementary understanding of history or how the world really works. 

    As the money power has completely secularized the west, Islam serves as the last resistance in the world to the reign of the culture of death, which is why they are trying to destroy Islam using the same exact methods that they used to destroy Christianity in Europe.  Yet, most Christians are idiotic enough to buy their propaganda that Muslims are the enemy. In the ultimate act of hypocrisy , they want to export the same culture of death that they complain about here in America to the Middle East and the rest of the world. .

    The money power wants nothing more then a world war between Christians and Muslims, as a  sacrifice to their false god, mammon, when we are obvious allies in the fight against secularism.  It’s a brilliant stragety, but it is exactly what he has been doing going back to when Adam and Eve ate that fruit from the tree , and we fall for it every time. 

    To think this is “conspiracy theory” is to say the devil isn’t real.  It is not Christians, it is not Muslims and it is not Jews, despite the corruption of the leaders of all these faiths.  It is not the “liberals” or the “conservatives” who are the problem. It is the devil, who is the owner of all Central banks and therefore rules the world. As long as we continue to fall for his endless red herring traps and his divide and conquer scheming we will never be able to escape the fires of hell. May the grace of Jesus Christ help us see to see the light. We shall know the truth and the truth shall set us free. 

    • John Albertson

      My oh my. And how many Western bankers have decapitated Christian children?

      Are you on medication? Or more to the point, are you off your meds?

      From a psychological perspective, it would be interesting to know something about your home life.

      • sarah

        Great comeback!

      • Mike

        Yes, international finance is responsible for the slaughter of Christian children as they are the ones who are FUNDING the terrorists, as I have extensively proven. This is of course, is not unprecedented in history as western banks also funded the Bolshevik slaughter of untold millions of orthodox Christians. Indeed, the money power is behind all persecutions of Christians (and all people for that matter) since the dawn of time. If the “whore of Babylon”  isn’t the enemy of Christians and all people of good will, then the bible is lying. But history has proven this correct. 

        Only a fool would believe the overly dramatic ” ISIS” videos or the propaganda they spout in the Western media designed to fuel the flames for war. But then again, these are the same people that also fell for all the media propaganda leading up to the invasion of Iraq. How people have such short memories. Americans have Stockholm Syndrome and don’t want to face the obvious reality that the government and media lies to them on such a diabolical scale.  Then again, I am sure those under Soviet/Nazi/ect control also refused to believe their government was capable of such atrocities for the sake of their own sanity. 

        Of course, people who have no intellegent rebuttal have to resort to shallow attacks on my character. 

        Most people thought that the prophets, the early Christians, many of the great saints and our lord and savior himself were mentally insane, so it looks like I am in pretty good company.

        • John Albertson

          Mike-
          Indeed many prophets and saints wrongly have been considered mentally insane. But most of the those considered a few sandwiches short of a picnic really were. One sign of a problem in the rational faculty is quick identity of the self with prophets and saints. Do you also rank yourself with Napoleon?
          I am still am curious about how someone with your views, conducts a happy personal life.

          • Mike

            Well, then our entire faith is built on the views of madmen. Have you ever read St. Paul’s writings? That guy is a kook, blabbing on and on about nothing. Also, our lord and savior telling us to eat his flesh and drink his blood and claming to be god? If Christ was around today, “Christians” would either send him to the insane asylum or (more likely) nail him to that cross once again.

            • Mike

              It seems to me that most “Conservative” Christians are so brainwashed that they think defending atheistic, social Darwinist, culture destroying capatilsim and spreading it around the world is more important then defeating the culture of death and reclaiming our Christian heritige. But then again, the Isralites also chose to worship the golden calf rather then follow the laws of god.

        • St JD George

          Mike, this will be the last reply. From your rants I have come to believe you are delusional Islamic apologist and obsessed with conspiracy. When (I mean if) you get back from your trip spreading the good news of Jesus Christ throughout the Muslim world let me know how that works our for you. I know and read more than you realize.

          • Mike

            If I went to money power controlled Saudi Arabia, they things wouldn’t work out so well. However, if I went to Iraq under Hussein, Iran, Syria under Assad, or Lybia under Ghadaffi, it would be fine. Oh, but wait, aren’t these all the nations that we have or are trying to destroy and replace with Muslim radicals?

            Arab nationalists have laws that understandably  protect their Muslim heritage against western agents posing as Christians, however they protected genuine Christians (and Jews) as “people of the book” and look at them as their brothers and sisters. 

            Since you have no rebuttal, you resort to the intellectually lazy “conspiracy kook” charge. It is a convenient way out for people who don’t want to face the dark reality of how our world really works. 

            • St JD George

              Why do point out the exception and not the rule. I just did a quick look and the murder of 270 million people have been killed in the name of Mohamed, almost the population of the US. I think our administration absolutely detests Israel and is barely on speaking terms, so what alliance are they advancing. It could be argued that any venture into the ME is fraught with peril, however, I agree with you at the mayhem the current policies are causing whatever the reason you attribute. I attribute to being a Shia sympathizer but if you want to believe there is a conspiracy to purely destabilize the entire region to bring about a greater conflagration, well I find that a far reach though our ineptness regardless may bring about the same result.
              Mohamed was pathological. Who else could believe in abrogation and change their mind conveniently when the tables are turned. Yes, very peaceful passages while in Mecca trying to convince the nomadic tribes of his divinity, and quite the mad man full of rage and vengeful in Medina after he was run out of town. There are so many documented contradictions that I won’t even try to list them all here.
              It is human nature for most to want to live in peace and not revel in carnage, violence and bodily mutilation so I understand how many sects over time have come to ignore the passages that call for the killing of infidels and have found a way to coexist. Kind of like reformed Jews have learned to live without the burden of their faith, just the identity of their heritage.
              ISIS own statements reveal that they believe they are establishing the true one true Islam as Mohamed preached and that other Islams in the region have blasphemed his name. How can you say that their violence is distorted by western propaganda. They post their own violence on modern media for all the world to see, and make their claims known for themselves. They don’t need an interpreter.

              • Mike

                How can you say that our congress is anti-Israel? .Unequivocal support for Israel is prerequisite  for congress, as AIPAC is the largest lobby in America with the funds to destroy the career of any politician that dosen’t support our “great ally” that has cost our taxpayers trillions over the years. Sure, you have your  “liberal” actors, pretending that they care about human rights by publicly denouncing Israelis actions to dupe their pro-peace voter base,  but not one of them will ever denounce Israel as a terrorist nation, or threaten to withdraw all funding and military support for this depraved state. To prove my point, the senate just voted UNANIMOUSLY to support “Isreals right to defend itself” (ie massacre entire villages as retribution for 1 Israeli death) So much for our congress being anti-Israel. 

                As I have said, our entire middle eastern foreign policy is designed solely to benefit Israel and western business interests by fracturing the middle east, because its obvious that  weak and divided, they can not unite against Israel or western business interests. Netenyhatu is on record saying ISIS is good for Israel, and Isreali hospitals have treated ISIS mercenaries. The neocon architects of the foreign policy of the Bush administration, which has been continued by Obama were mostly Jewish. (Perle, Wolfowitz, Kristol, Feith, Libby, Abrams, Wurmser ect) 

                ISIS is obviously a creation of western intelligence to overthrow Assad. The videos that they make are so fake it’s painfully obvious, designed to create a reaction in the American people in order to justify more war spending, which will be then given to ISIS and other mercenaries to continue to destroy nationalist resistance. Meanwhile our media will keep lying to us about the “growing terror threat” that our government itself has created, in order to justify further spending until they complete their sinister geo-political objectives that will utterly destroy Christianity and moderate Islam in the Middle east. Our government wants the naive American public to believe that these problems are a result of errors in policy, but make no mistake about it, they know exactly what they are doing. 

                Muhammad is not Jesus and the Quran is obvisouly more barbaric then the gospels , but I think there is a lot of people out there with a vested interest in slandering Muhammad, just like people slander our lord and savior. All the information you get is from blatantly anti-Islamic sites.  People could use our lords righetous wrath against the money changers and call to “bring not peace but the sword” to say that he was a subversive revolutionary too.  In reality, we will never know the true story of Muhammad, because he existed over a millennium ago. Also, where exactly did you get those stats that 270 million have been killed by Islamists? Since when, the 7th century? I would like to see your proof. 

                • Sarah

                  Excellent Mike. Keep up the good work, even if you’re trying to convince people who seem to have Stockholm syndrome, as you say, and who defend the lies they are being brainwashed with. 911 is the Big Lie at the heart of all the others. It was the beginning of the demonization of Muslims. That Catholics on this site seem to know nothing of false-flag terrorism is amazing. Muslims and Islam had nothing to do with 911.

                • St JD George

                  Islam – 270 Million people killed in 1400 Years – What Every Human Must Know!
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                  Uploaded on Feb 22, 2011in the history of human kind, there were many crusades all over the western world but none have scored as much death as Islam did as it created 270 Million human dead bodies in 1400 Years through expansionist and dominating attitude. Islam cannot coexist with any other religion in the world expect it wants do dominate any other religion. True to its nature there is no definition for human or humanity its sacred book “KORAN” except believers and non believers of Islam. – What Every Human Must Know!

                  • Mike

                    Like, I said, since the 7th century. “Christians” have killed much more in that same time frame. (mostly due to theur collaboration with the money power, of course) The money power is responsible for the death of BILLIONS through all the wars, communisim, imperialism, slave trade, slaughter of indigenous Americans,forced famine and other population control measures.

                    • St JD George

                      You won’t give up, will you. Take a breath and refer back to the original article. You can say “Christian” all you want, but the reality is Christ never advocated for the violent destruction of people in this world, but that they will be held in judgement for their acts at the day of reckoning. That is a far cry difference from a mad man who cries out to kill infidels, was a pedophile and sexual pervert, condoned the raping of women as the material spoils of war, as well as pillage and plunder the vanquished, and changed his mind to fit the circumstances to suit his whims. Jesus Christ message of the sword is recognized to be a reflection on the hour of our judgement, pragmatically recognizing that many will remain stiff necked and not follow, and never once did he advocate taking up the sword to strike down non believers. And God’s wrath was reserved for those who were in such grave sin that I guess he felt there was no chance for redemption for them. Whatever and however things are being mucked up in the ME and by whomever, that doesn’t really matter relative to the divine nature of Jesus Christ, his Father our God, and the Holy Spirit.

                • St JD George

                  Who said there will never be peace in the ME until Muslims love their children more than they hate Israel, long before current administrations.

                • St JD George

                  Administration means executive branch.

            • St JD George

              For good measure. Quite a list there of horrors there, and growing rapidly daily.
              http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/

      • Christian West

        John, Mike is off his meds probably but remember that inflation, artificailly caused unemployment, etc. cause a lot of harm and death. I say this with some inside knowledge. I remember the morning when a young executive told us with a beaming smile that “our company’s position” was excellent in Korea where 500.000 had lost their jobs overnight IN ONE DAY. His logic was impeccable, he had inside knowledge of a couple of government moves that allowed him to rip off the Koreans on a huge amount of money. The fathers that went home without a job, the inevitable suicides, the separations, the suffering were not cause by a scimitarred madman but madmen that live in our neighborhoods and starve more people with spreadsheets and monetary moves than Hitler ever dreamed to kill.
        Not every American Christian is like that but you go and tell that to starving children and unemployed moms and dads.

    • St JD George

      Mike, did you copy and paste this from last week? I almost didn’t reply, but there, I did. You are losing me, and I think a lot of others. Your reply is so long that it should be an article unto itself. God struck down unrepentant sinners, he did not savagely kill non believers, and Jesus came to provide us a new covenant. Whether people who call themselves followers of Islam can live in peace is irrelevant, they do because they can ignore the call of Muhammad because and don’t have the stomach for carnage and mayhem.

      • Mike

        You have probably have not even read the Koran, and your just basing your thoughts on what you have heard from anti-Islam propagandists . Yes, the Koran has some questionable passages, as it written in a similar style as the Old Testament, which also has countless passages that promote barbarism.

        An obvious example is gods command to the Isralites to slaughter, rape and commit genocide in the book of Numbers. Divine commands to kill unbelievers dominate the Old Testament. As I have said, the new testament is by far the most humane of the holy books in the Abrahamic tradition, but even passages in the gospels such as “I have come not to bring peace on earth, but the sword” can be interpreted as a call to barbarism. 

        You have no evidence of modern Muslims generally being barbaric, as you base your beliefs on the obvious propaganda of the western media and anti-Islam propagandists. Also , on the actions of terrorists that have been created by  our own government as I have proven. The average Muslim is no more or less barbaric then your average Christian. If you look at the sheer numbers, the number of people killed by Muslims versus those killed by the secular west in wars and military intervention supported by many supposed “Christians”, the secular west wins by a landslide. 

    • sarah

      Excellent Mike. I am afraid your words of truth are falling on deaf ears, for this blog is full of itching ears who won’t hear anything but jingoistic America worship and the demonization of whomever the Jewish mafia dubs today’s enemy. Such blindness. That 911 was a false-flag hoax is an open secret.

    • sarah

      But it is the synagogue of satan that is the front lines of the devil’s army.

    • kendallpeak

      To say Jesus is our second greatest prophet does not make Islam “almost right”, it makes Islam a satanic lie.

      • Mike

        What’s worse, people who gets the divinity of Christ wrong, yet still considers him an important part of their theology and oppose the culture of death, or satanists who hate Jesus Christ and promote cultural decay? The latter runs the governments of the western world, yet you want to believe Islam is the primary enemy. 

        • kendallpeak

          Islam opposes the culture of death? They sure kill a lot of people. You are suffering from a very common modern western malady. You see flaws in your society and then bitterly condemn your heritage because it isn’t perfect. Only Heaven will be perfect, until then work within the freest culture man has ever known; western Christian culture. Build up your family, don’t try to embrace your enemy, they will only use you while they scorn you.

          • Mike

            Your comment shows that you haven’t read my post. I am all for preserving our heratige. The heritage of the great Catholic Middle Ages, and the ideals of our founding fathers, both destroyed by the money power. America fought the revolutionary war to be free from international financers, but it has never been able to fully break the yoke.

            As I have said, “Christians” have killed more people then “Muslims” and essentially all the killing going on in the Middle East is the result of western funded mercenaries posing as Muslims to achieve the geo-political goals of the money power. It was international finance that was behind the destruction of western civilization,  and they are using the same exact tactics to destroy the anti-usury, anti-abortionist, anti-population control, anti-globalist, pro-family Muslim nations, the last resistance in the world to the culture of death. 

            Yet, Christians are naive enough to believe the propaganda of their enemy, and are willing to fight and die to export the culture if death that they hate so much to the Middle East and the whole world. It is all part of the devils brilliant plan to genocide his Christian and Muslim resistance. 

            • kendallpeak

              Yawn.

        • WSquared

          Grave sin is grave sin, no matter who commits it.

          Only one tradition claims to save us from our sins, though, and that’s Christianity. Only Christianity claims that God gave His only Son as a sacrifice for our sins. Only Christianity claims that Christ became sin for us on the Cross, and only Christianity claims that Christ rose from the dead. Getting the divinity of Christ wrong has logical consequences, just as hating Christ, period, does. To get Jesus’s divinity wrong also implies that He can’t save us, can’t take away our sins. That would indeed be the implication if He is not God, but just a good, nice man, or a prophet– in all such instances, He is just a man.

          If Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, how does getting His divinity wrong ultimately help the culture of Life? This same question, by the way, might be applied also to some of our pro-life allies: how does permitting divorce and contraception help the culture of Life? How does “Jesus is relationship, not religion” and other false dichotomies square with belief in the Incarnation? Sure, you love Jesus, I love Jesus, we all love Jesus. That’s great. But what do we even mean by “Jesus”? “Getting Jesus’s divinity wrong” implicitly raises the question of Who Jesus is. “Who do you say that I AM?” is as pressing a question for us now as it was for St. Peter and still is for his successors.

          I’m not saying that we should “shun” or “hate” anyone who doesn’t agree with us or isn’t Catholic. That’s immature. What I am saying, however, is that one of the consequences of claiming to have the fullness of the Truth is that whatever great good anyone else has is still not the Truth in its fullness. Error has the ability to destroy the good that anyone has. We walk with others, but we also need to be aware of and respectful of differences and limits, and to be clear in who we are also, so as to not be naive or blinded by any “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” thinking. In the way that we approach being pro-life, we’re arguably doing this ourselves at times, and it’s likely not for nothing that Pope Francis reminds us that being pro-life doesn’t only mean being “anti-abortion.” As Catholics, we claim that being pro-life means addressing, caring for, and ministering to the whole person: Man is matter and spirit, both, and not either/or. The Incarnation matters in a world and culture that tries to separate the two. And as Catholics, we therefore don’t have both the Corporal and Spiritual works of mercy for nothing.

      • jacobhalo

        It is said that 7% to 10% of Muslims are fundamentalists. That would be 70 million to 100 million. That number can cause quite a bit of damage.

  • St JD George

    God bless you Father.

  • Charles Ryder

    Well done as always, Father. I love that quotation from Lowell.

  • Susan

    Encore Father! Thank you for speaking Truth so beautifully!

  • The Messenger

    “Their operative philosophy, characteristic of those who are empirically bright but morally dim…”

    True, true!

    The progressive might say something like this: “We are not superstitious and backward like the Christians but let’s promote the anal sex agenda.”

  • richard_fossey

    This is a lovely essay, and this sentence penned by Father Rutler is the essence of our current moral malaise:” Public thinkers such as politicians and members of the media who comment on them are the first generation of our society to have been badly
    schooled without being aware of the fact.”

    I suffered the misfortune of receiving a doctorate from Harvard, and I was surrounded by people who were badly schooled but did not know it.

    • HigherCalling

      It’s easier to overcome being poorly educated than it is to overcome being badly educated. A poor education might be lacking certain aspects of scholarship, while a bad education substitutes falsehoods for truths. We can maintain some level of morality and common sense having been poorly educated, but the moral road goes only downhill following on a bad education and its rabid extraction of common sense. We are now living through an existential crisis caused by the greatest blunder made in the history of Western thought — the deliberate philosophical and educational abandonment of Aquinas.

      “Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.” — GKC

      • slainte

        HC, please recommend some reading material which may be beneficial to Crisis readers. Thanks.

        • HigherCalling

          slainte, are you asking about GKC specifically or other material?

          • slainte

            Reading material relating to Aquinas’ teaching. My nephew is 16 and is very bright but has attended public school; his understanding of Catholicism is limited to CCD classes and mass attendance. I would like him to learn about Aquinas’ teachings in a format which is age appropriate for him and/or any young adult. Thank you for doing this.

            • HigherCalling

              As you know, Aquinas isn’t easy going. And I’m certainly no expert. Here are some recommendations, not all necessarily directly related to Aquinas (but in the same philosophical realm), that might be appropriate for a bright 16 year old:

              *The Last Superstition, by Edward Feser
              *Aquinas, A Beginner’s Guide, by Feser
              *What We Can’t Not Know, by J. Budziszewski
              *Ten Universal Principles, by Robert Spitzer
              *10 Books That Screwed Up the World, by Benjamin Wiker
              *Summa Philosophica, by Peter Kreeft
              *St. Thomas Aquinas, by GK Chesterton
              *Aquinas’s Shorter Summa, by Aquinas

              Good luck!

              • slainte

                Many thanks.

    • WSquared

      I was surrounded by people who were badly schooled but did not know it.

      That’s the sad fact about much of grad school, actually, with a few rare exceptions in terms of professors. It’s also why Catholics should understand– whether or not substantial intellectual gifts are among those that God has given them– that the Catholic intellectual tradition can make a difference in the lives of everyone, and not just Catholics, because it’s meant to. A Catholic should not run from the prospect of going to grad school. But he or she who does should be both self-aware and aware of those who are badly schooled, and then take the appropriate action: take the time to gain for yourself the schooling that you may not have up to that point. Fr. James Schall’s works are good for that sort of thing. So are the works of Joseph Ratzinger. Know also that this sort of schooling that others lack also only comes with patience. Some of this stuff– like Ratzinger, for example– can take a long time to read. But it does in fact reward the patient reader, and patience is a virtue. Those who are just beginning college or grad school and who don’t know their faith as well as they would like should take comfort that the Catholic tradition is a smart one, that it didn’t produce some of the finest minds, period, for nothing, and that its breadth and depth means that there’s enough there for a lifetime for anyone at all to go as far and as deep as they want to.

      I often get the sense in many online Catholic discussions that Catholic schools, universities included, somehow exist primarily to “keep our kids Catholic,” and not for the purpose of the Church’s mission, which is evangelization. To evangelize anyone at all, beginning with our own kids, is to tirelessly show them how Catholicism can enable them. It’s about Catholic identity, yes, but we seem to be missing the ontological point about that identity’s very purpose. We should not be talking endlessly about “how to keep our kids Catholic,” but rather about how Catholicism can and will enable our kids in this way: Gloria Dei Homo Vivens– the glory of God is a human being fully alive.

      The problem with those who are badly schooled but don’t know it is that most of them mean well. But meaning well, while a good start, isn’t nearly good enough, now is it? One does not come to a holistic understanding and integrity merely by “meaning well,” and the road to Hell, as we’ve sometimes heard, is oft paved with good intentions. One comes to that holistic understanding and integrity through spending time in the company of and receptivity to the ultimate and the perfect in that regard: Jesus Christ. We believe so that we may understand. Those who are badly schooled and who don’t know it, but mean well, often get the relationship between faith and understanding backwards. A lot of them separate faith and reason because they often have not thought about what kind of act believing actually is and what it is not, what faith is and isn’t, to say nothing of Who God is and isn’t. Moreover, the presumptuous modern dogma that the Age of Reason or “Science” somehow swept everything that came before it into the Dustbin of History is itself historically contingent. Modernism and modernity didn’t get rid of dogma. It merely made up its own.

  • Michael B Rooke

    Excellent report. Thank you Fr Rutler.

    Islam was imported into Britain as part of multiculturalism by secularist atheism in order to destroy Christianity. Here is one such report in the Daily Telegraph dated 2009 that refers to a leak of Labour Party policy in the early 2000s.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/6418456/Labour-wanted-mass-immigration-to-make-UK-more-multicultural-says-former-adviser.html

    Scandals such as the Rotherham child abuse scandal where over 1400 children were raped and abused by Muslims. The abusers were protected by the mantra of racism. The Council knew, the Social Services knew , the police reported abuse but no action was taken by senior officers for fear of being labelled as racists.
    ‘Simon Danczuk the Labour MP said a culture of intimidation and closing of ranks within parts of the Asian community had mired politics in towns and cities across northern England for years…
    Mr Danczuk called for his party to carry out its own inquiry into who knew what about the abuse and when. His outspoken remarks came amid claims that prominent Labour Party figures attempted to silence the few politicians who spoke out about the issue.
    Ann Cryer, the former MP for Keighley, said she had come under constant pressure from the “politically correct brigade” when she raised the issue.
    Ann Cryer said that Ken Livingstone, the former Mayor of London, was among those who had challenged her for speaking about the issue.’
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/11066646/Rotherham-politics-imported-from-Pakistan-fuelled-sex-abuse-cover-up-MP.html
    Additionally the Muslim community knew and took no action.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2736995/Muslim-leaders-fully-aware-problem-did-Pakistani-community-worker-makes-explosive-claims-religious-leaders-talked-mosques-not-police.html
    Most of the Civic leaders who ought to have acted have now resigned mostly under public pressure. There are investigations into similar abuse in other cities in the United Kingdom.

    Here is a link to the report ‘ Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham 1997- 2013 ‘ by Professor Alexis Jay.
    https://rotherhampolitics.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/the_final_report_of_the_independent_inquiry_into_cse_in_rotherham_-_a_jay_obe_21_august_2014.pdf

  • Michael B Rooke

    Thank you Fr Rutler for an excellent report

    Islam was imported into Britain as part of multiculturalism by secularist atheism in order to destroy Christianity. Here is one such report in the Daily Telegraph dated 2009 that refers to a leak of Labour Party policy in the early 2000s.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/6418456/Labour-wanted-mass-immigration-to-make-UK-more-multicultural-says-former-adviser.html

    Scandals such as the Rotherham child abuse scandal where over 1400 children were raped and abused by Muslims. The abusers were protected by the mantra of racism. The Council knew, the Social Services knew , the police reported abuse but no action was taken by senior officers for fear of being labelled as racists.
    ‘Simon Danczuk the Labour MP said a culture of intimidation and closing of ranks within parts of the Asian community had mired politics in towns and cities across northern England for years…
    Mr Danczuk called for his party to carry out its own inquiry into who knew what about the abuse and when. His outspoken remarks came amid claims that prominent Labour Party figures attempted to silence the few politicians who spoke out about the issue.
    Ann Cryer, the former MP for Keighley, said she had come under constant pressure from the “politically correct brigade” when she raised the issue.
    Ann Cryer said that Ken Livingstone, the former Mayor of London, was among those who had challenged her for speaking about the issue.’
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/11066646/Rotherham-politics-imported-from-Pakistan-fuelled-sex-abuse-cover-up-MP.html
    Additionally the Muslim community knew and took no action.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2736995/Muslim-leaders-fully-aware-problem-did-Pakistani-community-worker-makes-explosive-claims-religious-leaders-talked-mosques-not-police.html
    Most of the Civic leaders who ought to have acted have now resigned mostly under public pressure. There are investigations into similar abuse in other cities in the United Kingdom.

    Here is a link to the report ‘ Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham 1997- 2013 ‘ by Professor Alexis Jay.
    https://rotherhampolitics.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/the_final_report_of_the_independent_inquiry_into_cse_in_rotherham_-_a_jay_obe_21_august_2014.pdf

  • Sarah

    911 had nothing to do with Muslims, and everything to do with the CIA and Israeli intelligence. False-flag terrorists are the enemy, not Islam or Muslims.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bG3Q3bkH_0

  • Maureen Tomaino

    It takes a deeply committed Man of God to give us what is commonly called straight talk…in such an eloquent and uncompromising way..thank you Fr Rutler.

  • Johnny Rango

    Another essay that points out the evil of radical Islam, but suggests no solution.

    Let’s say that the author is right, and that radical Islam is abetted by a “cultural elite” conspiracy that has taken over not only the media but the government. What precisely would he suggest is the proper course of action in dealing with Muslims in the U.S. and abroad?

    • jacobhalo

      The secular press could come out with how radical Islam can be, and the pope and the clerics could do the same, but neither have the guts.

      • Johnny Rango

        Let’s say that happens. What would be the result? Would radical Islam abate because the pope and the NYT made a declaration that Islam is an evil religion? Doesn’t seem likely to me.

        This essay’s premise is that because the media is “soft” on Islam, it’s somehow abetting the perpetuation of radical Islamic violence. I don’t see the link. A lot of people blamed Pius XII for being “soft” on Naziism because he didn’t explicitly condemn Hitler. But now we know that Pius took that “soft” course because he believed an explicit condemnation would only make things worse all around. We have a similar situation here with Islam — if the media and the pope condemn Islam as a religion per se, that would only deeper the cultural divide between Muslims and non-Muslim.

        • jacobhalo

          I guess Pope john Paul II’s kissing of the Koran was placating the Muslims?

          • Ohio Annie

            No, in Polish culture to kiss a gift was the norm in his generation. The Koran was presented to him as a gift and he kissed it. Please do not attribute motives to people, especially a Pope.

          • Johnny Rango

            I don’t know. Should JPII have instead ripped the Quran in half? I don’t understand what point you’re driving at.

        • “Let’s say that happens. What would be the result? Would radical Islam
          abate because the pope and the NYT made a declaration that Islam is an
          evil religion?”

          Surely your education familiarized you with 2nd and 3rd order consequences at some point. And the rest of us are well educated enough to see your slippery use of terms here.

          True religion, true education, and sound policy all begin in the same place: the truth.

          Once it is done pissing you off, it will set you free.

          • Johnny Rango

            That’s fine. But you avoided answering the question I posed: What would be the consequences?

            • Right, obviously the solution is to keep lying about the reality of Islam, and shill for those who murder Christians by enforcing a decorous silence. I’m sure that will solve the problem and stop the violence.

              You cite the example of Pius XII. Who did more than most people think, but still.. are you really so dim that you think this is a MODEL?

              And the dishonesty and mischaracterizations of your replies continues to increase. If you want answers, ask your ISIS allies for them. In person.

              • Johnny Rango

                Apparently JP II, Benedict, and our current pope are also “dim” because they exercise similar Pius XII restraint on this issue of how to address the Muslim world.

  • Johnny Rango

    That struck fear in your heart?

  • jessej

    …”but their mental acuity was disserved in the post-World War II generation by an ignorance of history.”

    I don’t want to sound harsh but so many intelligent friends of mine insist on how things should be in the future but have no idea how things have been in the past.

  • Rich in MN

    “Satan is a dangerous vaccine.”

    This is a brilliantly succinct warning for us all. And, as Kimberly noted below, the secular powers in the West likely believe they can control Islam. What they fail to acknowledge publicly is that even the detente between the various radical Muslim groups (each having its own character) and the various political leaders in the Middle East is very shaky. It is a high-stakes game of “Survivor” where any head of state (and their families) could get voted off the island of the living if they are not very careful, or ruthless, or both. Meanwhile, Christians find themselves in the terrible position of occupying the buffer zone between two extremely incompatible species. And if NARAL and GLAAD really think that Christians are the most “hate-filled persecutors” they will face, they clearly suffer from a terminal case of near-sightedness.

  • Michael B Rooke

    The question for Secularists and Muslims is ‘who is my neighbour?’
    The Gospel reading on Sunday the 30th of Ordinary Time was Matthew 22: 34:40.
    In that Gospel reading Jesus was asked “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” He said to him,
    “You shall love the Lord, your God, all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.
    This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.”
    The reference to the first commandment is Deuteronomy 6:
    4. Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD alone!
    5. Therefore, you shall love the LORD, your God, with your whole heart, and with your whole being, and with your whole strength.
    The second is from Leviticus 19: 18
    Take no revenge and cherish no grudge against your own people. You shall love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.

    In another reference to Dt 6 and Lv 19 a scholar of the law in Luke 10:25 asks Jesus what must I do to inherit eternal life
    26 Jesus said to him, “What is written in the law? How do you read it?”
    27 He said in reply, “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your being, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”
    28 He replied to him, “You have answered correctly; do this and you will live.”
    The Leviticus 19:18 command is tribal ‘against your own people’. In the follow up question to Jesus the lawyer asks “And who is my neighbor?”
    “Lk 10: 29 But because he wished to justify himself, he said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”
    Jesus then told the parable of the Good Samaritan( Lk 10: 29-37 ) ‘the identity of the “neighbor” requested by the legal expert turns out to be a Samaritan, the enemy of the Jew’ (see note on Lk 9:52).
    The instruction of Jesus was “Go and do likewise.”
    36 Which of these three, in your opinion, was neighbor to the robbers’ victim?”
    37 He answered, “The one who treated him with mercy.” Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”

    Note on above
    * [9:52] Samaritan: Samaria was the territory between Judea and Galilee west of the Jordan river. For ethnic and religious reasons, the Samaritans and the Jews were bitterly opposed to one another (see Jn 4:9).

    All quotations from
    http://www.usccb.org/bible/matthew/10
    http://www.usccb.org/bible/luke/10#

  • Thank you for the excellent perspective. It will be useful for me.

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  • Carl Jacobson

    I’m not sure if the good reverend has read any of the more recent articles and books written by the ‘new atheists’ and secularists like Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris – but they vilify Islam much more than this article does.
    Although, I don;t think the reverend will find any solace in their writings, they are even more vicious and sniping at Christianity and to a lesser degree, Judaism.

    Usually the ones defending Islam are scholars of religion like Reza Aslan or Karen armstrong, neither of whom are ‘secularists’, some leftist intellectuals like Noam Chomsky, some Muslim philosophers and intellectuals and even Bernard Lewis, who is a professor of islamic studies – and ironically a strong zionist and favorite of the Neoconservatives. All these people defend the faith of Islam rather than the actions of it’s most radical adherents.

  • Randall Ward

    It is a rare thing to read an article so well thought out and just plain ole enjoyable to read it.

  • Yankeegator

    Amen !!!

  • M. Bizzaro

    Rutler is *not* a Catholic priest … he is an automatically excommunicated heretic group leader of the vatican-2 heretic cult … which took over *all* Catholic Church properties around the world on 8 December 1965.

    There were well over 200 anti-Christ heresies … in the “vatican-2 council” documents. The (apparent) bishops who approved the heresy … immediately fell excommunicated. Rutler was *not* Ordained in 1980 … he was simply installed as the group leader of the vatican-2 heresy.

    Mountains of proof > http://www.Immaculata-one.com > Sections 12 and 13.

    Rutler’s cult has been screaming for 49 years … that heretics and un-baptized pagans are getting to Heaven (they’re not) – – see Section 1 of the above site.

    Rutler would have to Abjure his heresy … and Abjure of his physical participation in a heretic cult (playacting as a priest) … to have any chance of getting to Heaven.

    Abjuration and Abjuration Dogma > http://www.Immaculata-one.com > Section 19.1

    • John Albertson

      Oh dear. More goofiness. It is frightening to think that you may be permitted to have a driving license.

      • M. Bizzaro

        The Dogma of God the Holy Spirit … that Rutler is not a Catholic priest includes the below … your rejection of it means you are automatically excommunicated also …

        Second Council of Constantinople, 553 A.D. — Ex-Cathedra Dogma >
        “The heretic, even though he has not been condemned formally by any individual, in reality brings anathema on himself, having cut himself off from the way of truth by his heresy.”

        Council of Florence, Session 11, 4 February 1442 — Ex-Cathedra Dogma >
        “The Holy Roman Church … condemns, reproves, anathematizes and
        declares to be outside the body of Christ, which is the Church, whoever holds opposing or contrary views.”

        Etc. much more on my site > http://www.Immaculata-one.com > Section 13.2

        If you want to be Christian someday (so that you’ll have some chance of getting to Heaven) … please see the Abjuration of heresy on … Section 19.1 of > http://www.Immaculata-one.com.

        Thank-you for allowing me to inform you of the infallible Dogma on this important subject.

  • Stop inciting Muslim genocide

    The majority of Muslims are on our side and God’s against the satanic global elite bankers and psychopath new world order rulers, and the anti-Muslim rants on this blog are an incitement to genocide. Kilpatrick and his ilk base all their hatred of Islam and Muslims on Western, Zionist propaganda, the foremost of which is that Muslims were responsible for the 911 attacks. They were not. It was done by Zionist Jews in the Mossad with CIA insider help. Building 7 was obviously rigged to blow up, and was never hit by a plane. We need to convert the Zionist Jewish leaders more than we do Muslims, for the former, not the latter, are at the root of most of the evil attacking the world today.

  • M. Bizzaro

    Heretic Rutler is so completely divorced from reality … that he doesn’t even know … that there is no “judeo-Christian” anything … because Jesus was not a jew, He was an Israelite.

    The jew apostasy … *out of* God’s covenant with Abraham started in about 200 B.C. … the group that calls themselves jews have been rejecting th Abraham covenant ever since.

    Here’s a little proof … that the jews have nothing to do with the Abraham covenant … it is also proof that the people who call themselves jews did not write a single word of the Old Testament (it was written by Israelites) …

    Small proof > that the jews have rejected the Abraham covenant since 200 B.C. (but the Israelites didn’t) …

    Catholic Faith (pre-fulfillment) writing of Proverbs 30:4 >

    “Who hath ascended up into Heaven … and
    what is the name of His Son, if thou knowest?”

    Catholic Faith (pre-fulfillment) writing of Sophonius 3:8 >

    “Expect Me, saith the Lord, in the day of My resurrection that is to
    come … to assemble the Gentiles, and to gather the kingdoms.”

    Catholic Faith (pre-fulfillment) writing of Daniel 9:26

    “Christ shall be slain: and the people that shall deny Him shall not be His.”

    Catholic Faith (pre-fulfillment) writing of Wisdom 18:15 >

    “Thy almighty Word leapt down from Heaven from Thy royal throne, as a fierce conqueror into the midst of the land of destruction.”

    Another reason that excommunicated heretic Rutler … is stunningly confused … is that the English translations of the Old Testamant have the word “jew” and “jews” … when it is supposed to read “Judean” and “Judeans” (about 350 times). The Judeans were *in* the Abraham covenant … the jews were not, never have been, and never will be.

    • John Albertson

      How did they let your insanity on this website?

      • Crisiseditor

        It’s impossible to read every comment. Readers can flag comments or notify us via email.

    • John Albertson

      Gosh, Who let you out of the asylum? I doubt that you are normally employed and have wife and children. But if you do, may God help them.

  • Dan

    I don’t know what secularists the author is talking about. Right off the top of my head, secularist authors like Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, Ibn Warraq, and Salman Rushdie (the author who got a fatwa declared against him for writing “The Satanic Verses”) have all been very vocal opponents of radical Islam.

    • Trazymarch

      Author probably means people like the author of this article:

      http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-manchester-29803799

      who very carefully avoids mentioning who the offenders are.

    • John Albertson

      I think the focus was not on particular individuals (Dawkins, Harris, Hitchens et c) are conspicuous for going against the trend, but rather on the secular establishment: government, universities and media.

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  • eloris

    It’s clear from the context of that Churchill quote that the antecedent of “it” is Christianity, not Islam.

    • John Albertson

      Your are totally wrong. Here is the full text:

      “How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries!
      Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia
      in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many
      countries, improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods
      of commerce and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the
      Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and
      refinement, the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan
      law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as
      a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the
      faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.

      Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion
      paralyzes the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde
      force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant
      and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising
      fearless warriors at every step, and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the
      strong arms of science, the science against which Islam has vainly struggled,
      the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.”

      • eloris

        Yeah, that is the quote. Except you wrongly put “Islam has vainly struggled”, where the quote actually reads “it had vainly struggled”. And, as I said, the antecedent of “it” is clearly Christianity.

        He is saying “Islam bad, but Islam strong. Christianity is spiritually weak, and it can only stand up to Islam because it has better weapons (the “strong arms of science”) and, even more ironically, Christianity had “struggled” against science. Fortunately for itself, it lost. ”

        I’m not endorsing the idea that science has always “struggled” against Christianity (it’s an extremely parochial argument stemming from a few high profile incidents) but I have no real doubt that that’s what Churchill meant.

  • John

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?…

    What happened on 911 is of the utmost importance, and it is the reason for the demonic hatred of Muslims. It was Israelis who did it. Of course the official story is absurd. That any rational person could possibly still believe it is amazing. Just look at building 7.

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  • Scott

    Muslim countries are the last holdout for morality, and resistance to the satanic international Zionist bankers, and this is why they are being targeted, with the help of stupid Catholics who are blindly going along with the satanic agenda due to their need to have an enemy to hate to make themselves feel saved, and this is due to the propaganda of Zionist agents like Kilpatrick.

    • languedoc

      Morality – like public beheadings, hangings crucifixions, stonings, ritual rapes, and genocide. Lovely.

      Obviously your anti-Semitism does not extend to the followers of Mohammed who have a death penalty for any Muslim converting to Christianity. As for the “international Zionist bankers,” that towering moral leader, Hitler, could not have said it better.

      • Steve

        Actually, it’s essentially the teaching of the official journal of the Pope, Civilta Catolica, back when the Church still had its wits about it (see section below).

        Iran condemns usury, pornography, preemptive war, and nuclear weapons. Who’s the Great Satan? It’s the U.S/Israel. Who did 911? U.S./Israel, Who is behind the creation of ISIS? U.S. and Israel.

        La Civiltà Cattolica, Series XIV, Vol. VII, Fascicule 961, 23 October 1890

        __________________________________

        Introduction

        The nineteenth century will close upon Europe, leaving it in the grips of a very sad question, from which, in the twentieth century, there will possibly be such calamitous consequences that they will cause Europe to bring it to an end by a definitive resolution. (i.) We mean the unhappy so-called Semitic question, which is better called the Jewish question, and intimately linked to the economic, moral, political, and religious conditions of Europe’s Christianity.How urgent it is at present and how much it is upsetting the major nations becomes evident from the collective outcry against the invasion of the Israelites into every sector of public and social life; from the associations having formed in France, Austria, Germany, England, Russia, Romania, and elsewhere in order to stop it; from the outcrys which are beginning to make themselves heard within the parliaments; finally, from the great number of newspapers, books, and pamphlets continuously appearing in order to point out the necessity of stopping and combating the spread of this plague, and stressing its most pernicious consequences.

        For some time here in this review, we also have been dealing with the specific question, which is the social one, under more critical, historical, and scientific viewpoints, and have indicated the true causes of the lamentable effects that are now increasingly deplored. But the great number of publications which lately have come to our attention, among them some quite important ones, invites us to revert it by summarizing in a few pages the many aspects involved; and we think that it fully deserves to be considered in Italy where Judaism rules as lord but where, in spite of the rich material available, still no one has emerged to write a treatise that could compete with the respective one of Edouard Drumont and, as we believe, would be devoured with great profit.

        Judaism turns its back on the Mosaic Law

        The Jewish question of our time doesn’t differ greatly from the one which affected the Christian peoples of the Middle Ages. In a foolish way it is said to arise from hatred towards the Jewish tribe. Mosaism in itself couldn’t become an object of hate for Christians, since, until the coming of Christ, it was the only true religion, a prefiguration of and preparation for Christianity, which, according to God’s Will, was to be its successor. But the Judaism of the centuries [after Christ] turned its back on the Mosaic law, replacing it with the Talmud (ii.), the very quintessence of that Pharisaism which in so many ways has been shattered through its rejection by Christ, the Messiah and Redeemer. And although Talmudism is an important element of the Jewish question, it cannot be said, strictly speaking, to give that question a religious character, because what the Christian nations despise in Talmudism is not so much its virtually non-existent theological element, but rather, its morals, which are at variance with the most elementary principles of natural ethics.

        Defining Semitism

        Nor does the question originate in aversion for a race, as apparently expressed by the improper adjectiveSemitic that is attached to it. In the first place, the Israelite tribe is not the only one in the world springing from Sem’s most noble blood. Nor can any reason be found why the Aryans, who derive from Japheth, should harbor an inherited hatred for Sem’s offspring, in whose tabernacles, according to Noe’s solemn prophecy,(iii.) they even were to live in fraternal harmony. Thus we take the designation Semitic whenever applied to the Jewish question, and Semitism, whenever applied to Judaism, to be inappropriate because in exceeding the scope of their meaning, substituting the whole for a part, they produce a false [if not inflammatory] concept.Nevertheless, aversion to the tribe adds to it and constitutes one of the chapters of the question, the religious codex of the Talmud being another one. Moreover, the Jewish race, in as far as it is a nation, though as such without a fixed fatherland and without a political organism, lives dispersed among the nations, perhaps not without getting mixed with them here and there, but keeping aloof from them in all things which might develop into social union, and regarding them as enemies or even as victims fallen to its greediness. Thus it is that the great Israelite family, dispersed among the peoples of the world, forms aforeign nation within the nations in which it resides, and the sworn enemy of their prosperity, since the cardinal point of Talmudism is the oppression and spoliation of the very peoples who extend hospitality to its disciples. Because of which St. Paul, at the end of his days, characterized the Jews as displeasing God and hostile to all men: Deo non placent, et omnibus hominibus adversantur. [Who (killed both the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and have persecuted us) please not God and are adversaries to all men.]

        And that the sinister codex of the Talmud, even beyond the rules of an execrable morality, commands hatred of all men who don’t have Jewish blood, and especially Christians, and makes it licit to spoliate and ill-treat them like noxious beasts, isn’t any longer one of its doctrinal points that can be denied. It is not the work of Rohling, whom we too acknowledge to be a writer who in part indulges in fancies and invents arbitrary quotations, but the most careful and most serious study of the Mishna, which is the Talmud’s text, and the Gemara, which is its annotation, besides the study of several rabbis, including the most notable ones of past and present times (iv.), that does away with any doubt whatsoever. It would be enough to consult the work of Achille Laurent, which the Hebrews have taken nearly out of circulation because it masterfully reveals the secrets of Talmudism regarding the extermination of Christian civilization and which is thus able to persuade even the most unwilling and the most doubtful.3 We have, for the rest, adduced incontestable proof of that already in the past, which to repeat would be superfluous here.

        Portalis: Religious Tolerance vs. Civil Status

        Besides it will be of use to refer to two documents which very clearly establish the true condition of the Israelites in the countries extending them refuge, as well as the main reason for the problems they create there, and thus for the aversion they incur there. The first one stems from the famous legal consultant Portalis, written at the beginning of this century, when Napoleon I intended to legally acknowledge full civil equality of the Jews with the French. The erudite man who drew up a respective memorandum, of which the day will still come when meminisse iuvabit [it will help to remember], observed that the question being the Hebrews, religious tolerance towards them didn’t need to be confused with granting them civil status. He said:For the Jews are not simply a sect, but a people. This people, who in antiquity had their own land and government, were dispersed, but not destroyed: they roam about the earth in order to look for a refuge, but not a homeland; they are to be found within all the nations but meld with none of them; they settle as strangers in a strange land. This is due to the nature of Jewish institutions. As conquest was the very goal of Rome’s power, war the goal of the republic of Sparta, culture the goal of the state of Athens, commerce the goal of the dominion of the Carthaginians, so religion is that of the Hebraic tribe for whom religion is everything, the basis and law of its society. Hence follows the evident fact that the Jews everywhere form a nation within a nation; and although they live in France, in Germany, in England, they never become French, German, or English. Rather, they remain Jews and nothing but Jews.A truth later being harshly confirmed by Crémieux, the great vassal of the reigning Judaism, and by the Jewish review L’Alliance Israélite, that defined the Hebrew as the man of an inexorable universalism.

        Whence Portalis concludes aptly that it is perfectly in accord with justice that this kind of foreign body, which, by virtue of its institutions, its principles, and its customs, yet always remains aloof from the common society, would remain subject to laws of exception.

        The Romanian Experience

        The other document is the manifesto of thirty-one members of the legislative chamber of Romania, addressed to the powers who, in 1868, arrogated to impose to their state the law of civil equality of the Hebrews: In substance these members of parliament say,The Jews, obedient to necessity, ostensibly comply with the authority of the non-Jewish state; but they are never able to consent to become an integral part of it, because they are unable to shed the idea of their own state. They not only form a religious sect, but also a complex of indelible uniqueness of birth and of resolute belief in an always exclusively Jewish nationality, which all of them without exception maintain amidst other peoples. Because of this, it is impossible for them to unite in blood with other peoples, and impossible to partake with them their sentiments, which are directly opposed in all things to those of Christians. And the biggest obstacle lies in religion, which is their religious and civil law alike, thus constituting the political and social cult and organism. Hence Judaism, wherever it gains a footing, necessarily establishes a state within a state.

        Concerning gratitude towards the peoples who shelter them, the Israelites regard themselves as absolved, since they believe them to be usurpers. Just to the contrary, they use every sort of means in order to gain supremacy over them, of which they believe to have been assured by the Old Testament. The time they pass within the bosom of other people is for them, so to speak, a time of penance, punishment and exile; and the inhabitants of the countries harboring them pass for enemies which, as soon as the promised hour of universal Jewish dominion over the world will have come, are to be subjugated.

        The Question of Patriotism

        The corollary of this situation is that the Jew nowhere has his fatherland, i.e., the land of his fathers, and therefore that corollary is the patriotism of which he permanently boasts and for whose apostle he passes himself off, but only in order to reach his goal of ruining and devouring the nations which have accorded him the right of citizenship. A bold imposture. That is also the reason why the most hateful trade of being a traitor and spy is one of their characteristics. Well known is Bismarck’s dictum: “God created the Hebrew in order to serve the man who needs him as a spy”, and the other one of Count Cavour, who used to say of a certain Hebrew, his confidant:He is most useful to me, in order to let the public know what I wish it to know. The very moment I have finished speaking with him he has already betrayed me.

        In July, the Kreuz-Zeitung [Journal of the Cross] of Berlin published this account of an army officer:During the 1870 war, I was assigned to the 10th Corps, commanded by General Voigts-Rhetz. He was granted 100,000 thalers to pay spies. He returned to Berlin, that sum not having been touched, because he hadn’t succeeded in recruiting any Frenchmen. However, in 1866, in the war against Austria, things went differently: the Jews showed up in great numbers and sold us for a small price all news concerning the movements of the imperial army; these Jews were Austrian citizens and so, voluntary spies.

        History is replete with treason committed by Hebrews to the detriment of the state as well as of public or private persons. A few years ago the Jew Goldsmit stole and sold the top secret documents of the Great-Prussian state. The Jew Klotz betrayed the English general Hicks and his troops, who then were killed by the Mahdi’s barbarians in the Sudan. The Jew Adler abused the trust Krajewski had put in him and handed him over to the Prussians. The Jew Deutz betrayed the Duchess of Berry for 500,000 francs. And so has it been already in past centuries, beginning with the Jew Sedecia, who poisoned Charles the Callow, up to the Jewess Païva, who of late was busy to acquire the battle plans of the French army in Paris, in order to sell them.

        Talmudic and Jewish Racial Superiority

        The other element making the organism of the Hebrews in the Christian countries extremely dangerous and multiplying a hundred-fold the abhorrence of them there is the superstition taken from the Talmud which holds that the Israelites not only form the highest race of mankind, which is totally comprised of races inferior to them, but also are solely, by full divine right, entitled to the possession of the entire universe, which they will one day enjoy. Because of this insane belief, Judaism has insinuated itself everywhere; moreover it can be said to be the central dogma of what the Jews call their religion. Therein lies the depraved doctrine of messianism that they profess from the third century of the Christian era, when the Babylonian Talmud was compiled, until today, and whoever, following the course of time, traces the commentaries of the greatest rabbis, will find it to be unwavering and always identical, as in our time is revealed by the Jew Disraeli, who became Lord Beaconsfield and head of Great Britain’s government. He, who assumed the Anglican color in order to rise to power, wrote in his famous book, Coningsby:No penal law, no physical torment will ever cause a superior race to be devoured by an inferior race. The bastardized and persecuting one (our Christian one) disappears, but the pure-bred and persecuted one (the Jewish one) reigns and endures. It is thus in vain that they rush upon us Jews, contaminating and humiliating us, while they dissolve through centuries and decades of centuries: the Jew’s soul rises up and takes up its way again, getting ahead, and in our days already exercises an influence over Europe’s affairs that is thoroughly miraculous.He added this after having assured that “the modern world is governed by persons far different than is imagined by those who cannot see what is going on behind the scenes”; and by this he intended to say that the Jews manipulate everything from the shadows.

        If it were necessary we could accumulate proofs of this proud belief, culling them throughout the centuries. But doing so would be superfluous. The falsification of the prophetic tradition regarding the Messiah and His kingdom among the people, which is the Church, already began with the destruction of Jerusalem and the dispersion or enslavement of the Jewish people by the victorious Romans. Suetonius handed down its memory in his Lives of the 12 Caesars: Percrebuerat Oriente toto vetus et constans opinio, esse in fatis, ut eo tempore Judei profecti rerum potirentur. [In the entire East had spread the old and consistent opinion that it had been prophesied that at that time the Jews would come forth and would possess the power.] And, in his historiography, Tacitus corroborated this: Pluribus persuasio inerat, antiquis sacerdotum literis contineri eo ipso tempore fore ut valesceret Oriens, profectique Judei rerum potirentur. [Many held the opinion that it was contained in the ancient writings of the priests that this was the time when the East would become strong and the Jews would come forth and possess the power.] Similarly speaks St. Jerome, who was most competent as to the true and false opinions of the Jews.

        Drach, a convert to Christianity and a profound expert on the Talmud and the Jewish mysteries, explains the doctrine of the ancient and modern teachers of Israel as follows:The Messiah has to be a great conqueror who puts the nations under the yoke of the Jews. They will anew take possession of the Holy Land, victorious and loaded with the riches taken from the infidels. The purpose of the coming of the Messiah will be to liberate the dispersed Israel, leading it back into the Holy Land and establishing a temporal kingdom there that is to last until the end of the world. Then all peoples will be subject to the Jews, who will treat the persons and their goods at their discretion. The scholars and rabbis of the Synagogue routinely end their discourse by invoking this triumph and all of the blessings which they expect from the coming of a Messiah of such a nature. But one of these blessings is the greatly desired moment of the slaughter of the Christians and of the complete extermination of the Nazarene’s sect.4Messiah Replaced by a Messianic People: Man as God

        The same concept, although slightly changed, is cherished by these modernized Jews who no longer give great weight to the rancid legends of the Talmud. The actual Messiah is replaced by a messianic people,(v.) i.e., the Israelites, predestined (but they don’t know how or why) to rule over all mankind. Such a concept, among others of recent times, comes from Crémieux, the apostle of such a concept and a main founder of current Jewish power, who commented on it:Israel will never have an end. Its little family is the greatness of God. A messianism of the new ages will be born and unfold. A Jerusalem of a new order, sacredly situated between the East and the West, will succeed the double-faced city of the Caesars and the Popes.Universal Liberty Promised

        Stamm, a German Hebrew, has published a book, in order to announce to the world that “the reign of universal liberty on earth will be established by the Jews”; and we have seen the beautiful liberty which these insane ones dream of for the Christians. Another one of them, native of Frankfurt, wrote already in 1858:Rome, which 1800 years ago, laid the Jews under its feet, will have to fallin ruins through the intervention of this very same people, that by doing so, will spread its light over the universe and bring the greatest advantage to mankind.

        Thus it has to be kept the same, that Judaism is always an alien and always inimical power in those countries where it takes root, but also a power tending to overwhelm and dominate the inhabitants, by virtue of its inherent dogmatic and civil, juridical and national constitutions. And Judaism does so by all sorts of evil tricks and perfidy.

        Non-Jews Seen as Beasts: a Talmudic Principle

        What just has been said is proven by the doctrines no less than by the most evident everyday facts.As for the doctrines, here we have some central points of the moral-religious instruction which are imposed and inculcated by the Talmud, the supreme codex of this entire race. The basic principle of Jewish morals in which originate the rules for practical behavior toward one’s fellow man, states that other men, compared to the Hebrew, are no more than animal beasts. The Talmud exclaims:

        O seed of Abraham, the Lord has spoken to you through Ezekiel’s mouth: you are my sheepfold; that is, you are human beings, whereas the other peoples of this world are not at all humans, but beasts.5

        The Jew who rapes and kills a non-Jewish woman must be absolved in court, because he has done evil to “a mare”.6 Maimonides, who is considered infallible in the ghettos, states in his treatise on homicide that the Israelite who kills a goy (vi.) or a non-Jewish man cannot be punished. Doesn’t that suffice? One of the books of Israel that has authority seriously asserts that “the non-Jews are black animals” or, in other words, wild boars.7 And so in such a way are treated all those who aren’t of its nationality by this race, that by its sexual excesses, was disgusting even to the Romans of the Caesars’ epoch, so that Tacitus called itproiectissima ad libidinem gens [a people wholly addicted to debauchery].

        Enough? No, for the Talmud elevates the Jew above all humankind; and teaches that an Israelite is more pleasing to God than the angels of paradise; that to strike a Jew is to strike God; that the non-Hebrew, he who thrashes a son of Jacob, deserves no less than death.

        Another edifying chapter of Jewish morals is the one that, in the Talmud, concerns the oath. Three Jews sitting in judgment have the power to nullify any oath and to absolve from any promise whatsoever. Drach well explains this ceremony, which is called Kol-Nidrei. The Talmud affirms that the three judges possess the same authority as the Tribunal of Moses.8

        • languedoc

          “A Christian cannot be anti-Semitic,” Pope Francis has said, due to “our common roots” with the Jewish people.

          Addressing a 30 strong delegation from the International Jewish
          Committee on Interreligious Consultations (IJCIC) who gathered in the
          Apostolic Palace’s Hall of the Popes for a private audience today, the
          Pope recalled the Second Vatican Council declaration Nostra Aetate,
          which he described as a “key point of reference for relations with the
          Jewish people.”

          He said: “The fundamental principles expressed by the Declaration
          have marked the path of greater awareness and mutual understanding
          trodden these last decades by Jews and Catholics” – a path supported by his predecessors.

  • MarcAlcan

    The sad state of the Church – priests with Fr Rutler’s clarity are very much in the minority. Most prefer to dance with the wolves.

  • TERRY

    I have a friend of the Episcopalian persuasion whom I have been trying to convert to the True Faith for a number of years. One of my arguments is the intellectual firepower we have available to us – today and yesterday, stretching back 2 millenia. I had him read this piece.

  • Tom in AZ

    The secular response to islam is to bomb these screwheads back to the stoneage. The Christian response is to turn the other cheek. How has that worked out for you?

  • isabel Kilian

    Thank you! This answers so many questions for me.

  • s;vbkr0boc,klos;

    As an American Catholic, I have watched in my lifetime as the AIDS of Relativism has destroyed the immune system of both my Church and my Republic. AIDS kills by leaving the victim open to opportunistic infections of which Islam is a prime example.

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