So, we see out the year of Our Lord, 2012, and see in the year Our Lord, 2013, and the great battle of Britain - the battle for Britain - is looming and about to commence! The World did not end this year, but those who threaten the destruction of marriage will do their level best to destroy this civilization anyway.
This battle, in which we all must play our part, is for marriage, its meaning, definition and it is a battle to safeguard (key phrase banded around so often today) the institution of Marriage, not just for this generation, but for all those generations who will come after us. This is a battle not just for the family, but for the human family.
Those who cherish true freedom must now stand up and be counted among those who fight for genuine freedom and for human dignity. We who fight for freedom must stand up and proclaim those timeless truths which have served us, as well as those who came before us, so well.
Mothers and fathers, despite hardships and heartaches, sacrifices and pain, perhaps even break-up, poured out their sacrificial love for us, however wonderful or imperfect, or a mixture of the two, our parents were or are. We are only here because they gave us the opportunity to live and gave us paternal and maternal love! Their love brought forth us and it is only because of their love that we live today!
Take up the fight now. Be soldiers for Christ and your country! Let us take upon ourselves the weapons of Faith, Hope and Charity and the breastplate of Salvation! Despite what some Bishops have said, this is a battle worth fighting, for Christ, for His Blessed Mother, for Holy Mother Church, for the Queen (pray for her) for all generations to come and, indeed, for the memory of all those brave soldiers who fought for freedom in this country in the first and second world wars.
To see the memory of those husbands and fathers desecrated by a Conservative-Liberal Government, only for that wicked Government to take all the freedom, honour and dignity they fought for to keep this country free from tyranny, would be a grave and heinous crime. Those men and there will have been women and children too who died in bombings, sacrificed themselves and their earthly lives so that this country may live free - so that others could have families and live in peace not under a dictatorship of relativism and disharmony - but in peace!
Mr Cameron: Did these husbands and fathers die for 'gay marriage'?
They did not die in vain! They did not lay down their lives to see the institution of marriage smashed to pieces! They did not die to see the innocence of children smashed to smithereens by State education in schools! They deserve better than this!
They did not sacrifice themselves to see an Etonian 'Conservative' who used to wreak restaurants in Oxford with his Bullingdon Club mates use his same artful handiwork to wreak the family and impose upon the whole population an ideology that accepts as legitimate only those beliefs that that ideology can tolerate!
Those who survived the world wars did not come home to wives only to see the very meaning of their marriages destroyed by an evil Government serving a misanthropic elite beyond the corridors of power within just a couple of generations of the allied victory!
If our Bishops pluck up the courage to call for it, we shall take this onto the streets with the countless non-Catholics that still believe marriage is between one man and one woman and who are fed up to the back teeth with this whole 'equality' agenda - an agenda so sick, twisted and totalitarian that it demands that all who do not swallow the Marxist claptrap to be sacrificed for what they maintain is the 'greater good' of a small minority of the population!
"So, what is marriage?": 'Sir, I know the answer!'
There are 9-year-old children in non-Catholic schools who have a more advanced notion of marriage and what it really means than our Prime Minister! That's how deep into the toilet this country has sunk and I'm not even thinking of the economy! Neither are we cogs in a financial machine! We are human beings! Never shall our Government fully succeed in redefining the very institution that binds families and the nation together!
Our brothers and sisters who fought for this country did not lay down their lives to see the country overran by a hoard of Guardian readers and second-rate, nauseating State-worshipping communists who rely on the crushing of dissent from the official State religion to maintain their stranglehold over the nation! I really don't care whether Churchill was a 33rd degree Freemason! He still wouldn't have stood for this Cameron garbage! I don't care if he spent most of the war in a bunker drinking whiskey and getting smashed! He wouldn't have stood for this!
The Court of Heaven
We have no swords, nor have we need for them, because the pen, or rather than the keyboard, is mightier than them all! Mark my words, come what may, to those who want to destroy the family, destroy marriage and trash this beautiful country for a sinister new dictatorship - this is a battle you will lose! Why? Because we in this for Eternity! That's right! The long haul!
You have, on your side, the Devil and all his fallen angels. On ours, the Lord Jesus Christ, the Queen of Heaven and Earth, Mary, Most Holy, the white-robed Martyrs, Virgins and Confessors, numbered among whom are English intercessors in Heaven.
We have the Heavenly Hosts, for those who defend marriage - we - we are all are on the side of the Angels now! You cannot win! You will be crushed by the Sceptre of Truth! You will be vanquished and He Who is Truth, Who is Mercy, Who is Justice and He Who is Love will be victorious! For who is like unto God! The Lord our God! To Him be Glory and Power forever!
Take your plans to destroy marriage - the fundamental cell of every flourishing civilization and stuff it where the sun don't shine! There'll always be an England!
“There are two places only where socialism will work; in heaven where it is not needed, and in hell where they already have it." - Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill: 'Put that in your pipe and smoke it, Cameron!'
I have recently been introduced to the stories of three different people all with different issues, but all three linked by a common assault on their innate dignity by the State.
One is a girl whose children are in care. She became addicted to heroin. Her husband, from whom she fled later, beat her up regularly. Not only were her children taken into care, but her recent child, six months ago, was taken away from her at birth to be put up for adoption. With this child she will have letter contact, though there is no guarantee the child will see her letters or reply until the age of 16 or 18. She said that social services never gave her a chance and that the court were totally dismissive of her. She desperately wanted to quit and keep her child, but the odds were stacked against her and social services offered her no support. She claimed her own legal advisers behaved like they were her enemies. She claimed they took her child as a newborn because they knew they could make more money out of a newborn.
Another, a man with mental health issues has to receive a depot injection for paranoid schizophrenia. He claims the injection, which he has to receive every few weeks, does nothing to combat the 'voices' in his head, but does successfully render him infertile. If he doesn't receive this injection, he'll be sectioned and put away for months. He's a gay man, but I assume that if he were the other way inclined or fell for a lady and got her up the duff he would have his child taken into care. I'm convinced, though I'll never know for sure, that it was all the acid and weed that he did in his youth that contributed to his schizophrenic condition today.
Another woman was told by her 'keyworker' at St Patrick's hostel that she would be 'well-advised' to receive a contraceptive implant. An alcoholic who had her two children taken away and placed into care, she was drunk at the GP surgery where she received the contraceptive implant under the influence of alcohol and now regrets the decision. I'm told she has a liberal attitude to sex and is promiscuous. If she did not have a liberal attitude to sex and alcohol, would the State be in a position to 'advise' her to accept something she doesn't want? But then, I suppose she's only doing what the society says is good - living free and for the moment.
She claims she felt like she was being "coerced" or even 'forced' into receiving the implant, which has caused her a great deal of sickness, abdominal pain and irritation, as well as vaginal bleeding. She was talking about getting it out with a knife. I told her to go see her GP. What else can you say?
It strikes me that the sexual liberation and liberal attitudes towards drugs has worked well for those who can adopt a libertine lifestyle with wealth and impunity, but not so well for those who embrace the lifestyle and who live in poverty - on the ever-scanning radar of social services and the health authorities - or even those who just want to have a family and struggle by because, let's face it, everything is in the 'best interests of the child'.
Those of us who were not born Catholic or who have been cradle Catholics and lapsed from the Church, I am sure, all have our stories about how we drifted away from the Church to adopt 'interesting' or eccentric 'lifestyles' that involved sex, drugs, rock and roll, or all three. For most of us, overcoming our vices with virtue is a daily struggle that involves a degree and likelihood of failure. It is this that enables us to be compassionate.
Habits we adopted in earlier life are harder to break with and, if you're anything like me, we need God's grace perhaps even to get out of bed in the morning. It is likely, however, that despite the personal cost and cost to others that we discovered upon welcoming vice into our lives, we never suffered or do suffer the degree of humiliation and crucifixion encountered by the very poor whose crime is to go along with the hedonistic spirit of the age adopted by the rich.
The total abandonment of objective, traditional morality, egged on by media, musicians, artists, governments and pretty much everyone but the Popes and a few more has done tremendous damage to individuals, families and society across the social spectrum.
It is, however, the poor who have suffered the most from this horrendous social experiment and who count the cost in broken hearts, dreams and families.
The universal acceptance of liberal social values and moral relativism has allowed vultures to pick at the corpses of the poor and defenseless, because it seems that nobody in society or in public life has been able to criticise the liberal agenda lest someone be offended. Political correctness has stifled all debate on morality and things once thought taboo, it has become taboo to criticise.
This week one of Brighton's homeless died from kidney failure, a girl of just 34. Pray for her. Her body gave in after years of drug abuse, rough sleeping and alcohol abuse. I've no doubt her story, her past, is a harrowing one along with that of a good friend who she leaves behind who is bereaved. Street homeless in Brighton are still shocked that a beautiful girl of 34, whose family are apparently rich, died on the streets of Brighton a beggar.
Once the poor have embraced a libertine lifestyle it makes it very easy for those working in authority to rob them of more fundamental human rights that people used to fight for and champion before the age of 'equality' really kicked in. The right to 'reproductive freedom' - the right to a family - becomes a right easily eroded when the poor are judged unfit to raise children, because of alcohol and drug abuse.
One could easily be forgiven for thinking it was in some way planned by those with a eugenic interest in manipulating society to accept all liberal values so that the same society would accept the removal of the rights of the poor. Social chaos is required - necessary in fact - in order for a new social order to emerge that relies upon constant State intervention.
Along with being a morally perverse society, we've become a totally hypocritical society at the same time. We say of this generation that it is 'anything goes', but it really isn't that. It is 'anything goes' for the rich and 'anything but' for the poor. When the poor do what the rich do, the rich are horrified and strip them of their rights, while refusing to amend their own lives. They don't dare call them sinners, lest they have to admit their own sins or that such a thing as sin exists. That would be to tear their own playhouse down!
Of course, it won't stop with the poor, but the mentally ill, the others deemed 'unfit' and presumably, if the Royal Society's Richard Dawkins and all his Royal Society mates gets his and their way, the religious types, too. That was certainly the implication of what Dawkins was saying when he said that being brought up Catholic was 'worse than child abuse'.
We talk a lot about the future and that we are concerned that the Government is becoming more atheistic and brazenly totalitarian - asserting control over institutions and words. The sad truth of the matter is that this has been the case for many years. It is only now that we feel that it could start to happen to us that we complain. That's the only time, it seems, that we become genuinely concerned. As is usually the case, the graver sin belongs to the rich because while local authorities and family courts and health authorities have been shafting the poor, I never once heard the Catholic Church in England and Wales stand up for the rights of the children of the poor robbed by the State to be placed with the rich. Perhaps now that it is the children of the Church and its families who will, in an atheistic State, perhaps in years to come be in line for forced adoption and forced contraception, the Church will call this disgusting attack on human rights the evil that it is.
Is it just me, or are the World's billionaire investors so caught up in a World divorced from the real life of ordinary people's family lives that they really do think of people in purely economic terms?
Whatever economic benefits women have experienced from having been liberated from '200 years' of marginalisation from the workforce, there has, surely, been a social cost.
Women, having gone from a situation in which they were 'shackled' to the home, now have no choice but to work. Empowerment has become slavery, so much so that it is financially almost impossible for a woman who makes the choice to stay at home and be a full-time mother to her children. Does Mr Buffett think of the social cost in an economy that now rests in tatters unless women come to the rescue? Seemingly not! How interesting it is that women will only 'save' the US economy if they agree to becoming economic cogs in a financial machine that treats human beings as products, consumers and producers? Meanwhile, the future of the human race itself depends upon the foundation of the family.
Isn't there a kind of reverse misogyny going on here? Why should a woman be tied to a computer desk at an office, or in some other role that sees her opportunities to fulfill a perfectly natural role of motherhood severely hampered? Why should wife and husband (traditional language I know) be financially penalised for wanting to be mothers at a younger age and give up the idea of a rewarding career in the workplace in order to raise the future of humanity? Is this not, in itself, a rewarding career? A high and noble calling? No?
There is, if I may suggest, something quite disturbing about a society and a group of powerful men (and it is powerful men - not women) leading a society in which men and women are told that they are no different to each other and that they are equal - to the point that they should be treated as if they are the same. As alluring as this idea is to both modern man and modern woman, it is a total distortion of our innate human natures.
It is disturbing on the same level that men and women are told they are no different to the point that men can form unions and 'marriages' with men and women form unions and 'marriages' with women.
The message for the genders is that there is no difference between them despite the fact that men cannot give birth and women cannot impregnate women (without some assistance from men). As long as these men and these women are living in economic servitude, what does it matter that they cannot have children. Perhaps they will be able to 'buy a baby' - another product, through adoption or IVF using someone else's sperm or egg? I suppose it doesn't matter that biological parents are not known to the child because the child born into the world doesn't have true links with parents, but with the State and the financial system in the City. Everyone is born thus into servitude - not familial ties, bonds with religion or anything but the State. Didn't someone write a book along these lines?
So long as men and women see themselves as economic producers then the World is a happy place - a banking utopia - despite the misery of children who grow up to be miserable adults. Recreational drugs will fill these miserable people's lives, which will be legal anyway, once they have been pumped into society so much so that the only answer seems to make it legal in order to 'reduce crime' and 'deal' with addiction in the only way possible left.
I suppose the idea of these billionaire investors is to forge ahead with a vision of society in which human dignity is all but disregarded - a new age in which all people see themselves as useful only in as much as they produce and spend for the sake of the economy and a financial system that depends upon all 'pitching in' to be stakeholders in a brave new world. I suppose that this vision of every man and woman being a worker until they're deemed useless does kind of rely upon us not breeding too much.
As harrowing and as terrible as it sounds, every unborn child now comes with a price tag attached. It is the unborn child's price tag that stops many people allowing that child to live and be welcomed into the World. Our crisis is one of economics in as much as everybody is seen in economic terms. We cannot afford children. We cannot afford the elderly's care. But Mr Buffett, on the other hand, can afford, presumably, as many children as he wants and to live to a ripe old age with the best medical treatment and care money can buy. I suppose the rest of us are just 'useless eaters'.
The price tag of the unborn child works even as a positive value, since human embryos can be sold and bought in IVF. Perhaps the dream of the architects of the brave new world is one in which human reproduction will no longer be even natural, since new technology will afford children to be genetically free from original genetic anomalies. Thus the vision of a super-race of not that many people at all is secured, a vision born in the minds of eugenically minded Nazis
Investors like Buffett are sociopaths who would never dream of this vision for their own family, since they'll never have to live it, but wish to visit it upon the rest of us because they have money and power and we do not.
How we ever got to the stage that when a rich billionaire investor speaks we listen and give him credibility is a mystery as great as that of the Incarnation, in which the Lord God Himself descended into the womb of a Virgin Mother and condescended then to be born for our salvation in a stable.
I suppose it would have been a better story - the Nativity - if after Our Lady had miraculously given birth to the Son of God, she'd taken a few months maternity leave and got back to making computers for Microsoft in a sweatshop, to place the Son of God not with St Joseph (who was out working for a multi-national carpentry company), but a childcare unit for which Our Lady had to pay with the help of some weird tax credit system set up by King Herod. Three years of Earthly Ministry walking around with His Apostles would not have fitted well into this vision that well either, since the sick, lame, lepers and crippled, as well as the poor, would have been eradicated by a society given over completely to eugenics, abortion and post-birth euthanasia.
I've no problem with calling people like Mr Buffett and his billionaire mates servants of the Antichrist. For that is what they are. We have to remember, of course, that the Lord was born for the exceedingly rich as well as the exceedingly poor, but the exceedingly rich don't have that much time, jetting around the World in their private airplanes, to worry about Almighty God being born in a manger, surrounded by farmyard animals, nourished by the breast milk of the Immaculate Virgin Mother. I mean, what's that got to do with the rising and falling of markets?
It is the rising and falling of many in Israel and across the whole World, however, the rising and falling of whole civilizations indeed, that this Child will oversee.
Why? Because we're fighting an atheistic communist Government. Not merely our own but a European one and then a global one.
Form cells, meeting groups - across the country.
Get all the Catholics you know, especially the Polish ones, those who still have memory of fighting communism as well as people of good will and start meetings with the express agenda of bringing down the Government and restoring democracy, by peaceful means and by activism and prayer.
There is a massive polish community in this country. We need them to understand that what is going on here is the extension of an evil empire we thought was vanquished, not the liberation of 'gays' and 'lesbians'.
Educate everyone you meet about the reality of what is going on here as much as you can.
Form under the banner of the Cross and of Our Lady.
A blanket of communism is falling across the whole world. The destruction of the definition of marriage is the latest, and will not be the last example of this. After 'same-sex marriage' it will get worse, not better.
Pray and fight under the mantle of Our Lady. Take as intercessors those who have died at the hands of totalitarian regimes in the last century. They haven't been raised to the altar to be just admired.
The one and only reason I have sympathy with US gun owners is because the President is prepared to oversee the killing of so many innocents in the womb. If he cannot perceive the menace of abortion and the slaughter over which he and his nation presides, then I fail to see how his Government will genuinely cherish the lives of US citizens outside of the womb.
Celebrity atheist, humanist, secularist, polemicist, zoologist and controversialist, Richard Dawkins, is to make his second foray into the world of children's literature in 2013 with the release of his new book, The Selfish Gened Giant.
The storybook for children, which Dawkins maintains is a modern tale which surpasses the work of the "deathbed admirer of the leering villain in the frock", Oscar Wilde, is a modern, more scientific take on the well-loved children's tale of the redemption of an aged, miserly git.
As many will be aware, where in Wilde's classic, a giant erects a wall to keep children out of his garden, reaping the consequences of a continuous winter, in Dawkins' new version, the selfish gened giant does all he can to hoard his wealth, derived from the fact that every time he speaks about God, his bank balance goes up and another cheque comes through the door.
The selfish gened giant, however, believes that life is a 'survival of the fittest' and even though there are poor children and adults outside his massive house, he does nothing to help them, nor thinks of inviting them into his garden to play, nor the poor to benefit practically from his financial largesse.
After months of winter with no other seasons in sight, spring suddenly returns when the climate changes thanks to the work of the Department of Defence and some innovative geo-engineering experiments undertaken thanks to the work of the Royal Society scientists who are his mates. The children slip into a hole in the wall of his garden and play in the trees, except for one corner of winter where a little boy is too small to climb into the tree. The selfish gened giant tells the child to go elsewhere and find some other rich atheist in whose garden to play before placing an ASBO on the boy who is sent to a State owned institution in Jersy to be ritually and satanically abused by care workers and popular TV presenters.
The boy returns in tears to the selfish gened giant after he escapes and tells him that he is sorry for ever bothering him and he now appreciates the marvels of genetic evolution, Darwins theories and why it is that some must be strong and survive, while the weak should be left to die off. The boy admits that he is genetically inferior to the selfish giant. Taking pity on him, the selfish giant gives him a glass of water and a copy of his new book about Darwin, evolution and how all Christians are mental cases who should have their children removed from them.
The selfish giant explains that he's terribly sorry to have to inform the boy, but ultimately, we are just genetically driven to look after number one and that if the boy can't look after himself, he wonders whether his life has any value whatsoever. Years pass and the giant continues to enjoy the trappings of fame and fortune, but never sees the one special boy who kept pestering him. One day when he had grown old, he again sees the little boy, who appears with wounds in His hands and feet. The selfish gened giant sagely tells the boy to go to an NHS hospital and sort his life out. Cold and starving by now, the boy goes to the NHS, is examined, placed under the Liverpool Care Pathway and dies from starvation and dehydration.
Dawkins said that while he enjoys looking down a microscope at organisms and bacteria on his days off, taking breaks to slag off Catholics in the press and on Twitter, in order to attribute to them and their "vile Nazi Pope" all kinds of calumny at any opportunity, occasionally he will curl up with a good book. Mostly, these books are his own published works, but Dawkins also admits to liking Oscar Wilde's literary back catalogue. Of Wilde, Dawkins said, "It's a shame he gave up his great intellectual abilities and decided to believe in God, putting his faith in something other than himself. I would have respected him more if he'd stuck with Bosie and campaigned for reform of the English child destruction law and for gay marriage but I guess you can't have it all."
The Selfish Gened Giant will be available in 1 April 2013, published by Penguin, priced £19.99.
With just days remaining for the people of the United Kingdom to buy more stuff for friends and family, only for the goods to be sold on Ebay in January, celebrity atheist, humanist and Royal Society place man for the destruction of Judeo-Christian values in the West, Richard Dawkins, has again caused controversy by suggesting that being raised a Catholic is 'worse than child abuse'.
A quick survey undertaken of children being dragged kicking and screaming around Bluewater Shopping Centre by parents, however, has revealed some deep misgivings some youngsters have over Dawkins and his atheistic philosophy.
Jemima Brown, aged 9, of Ashford, upon seeing the above picture of Richard Dawkins, burst into tears and commented, "Mummy, mummy, look, its that eugenicist Dawkins! The one who advocated infanticide with Peter Stringer on YouTube!"
Bluewater Shopping Centre, Ashford, Kent
Another Kent child, Robin Woods, aged 10, commented, "Will this be the Richard Dawkins who divorced his second wife, with whom he had a child, only to marry an actress? Is he aware of the impact of divorce upon children? The parents of many of my friends are divorced and it sent them all screwy."
A traditional Catholic child in the region, Immaculata Perpetua Anastasia Lucy Brown, Aged 8, who describes the Novus Ordo Mass as "the paperback Mass unworthy of a place in the bestsellers" said of Dawkins, "Look into his eyes and you'll see behind them the fiery abyss itself! Make sacrifices for sinners, especially atheists, who serve the devil and try to drag souls into Hell! Pray the Rosary! I'm only 8, but even an 8-year-old can understand that if God doesn't exist there is no real point in getting out of bed in the morning since life has no meaning."
From out of the mouths of babes, indeed. A security guard outside Mothercare, who was raised Catholic, but has lapsed for a long time from the Church, found time to share his thoughts. Mark Forrester, aged 42, said, "Look, if this guy carries on like this, I might contemplate going to midnight Mass this year. I've been manning this branch of Mothercare for years and sales are not doing so well as they once were. It is obvious that, despite an economic recession, if the parents are contracepting all the time and aborting their children that this will have an impact on the whole society and even the economy. When I was young, nobody, not even a Priest, ever mentioned the existence of Hell to me. I'm not sure the Church believes in such things anymore. Perhaps if I was told Hell was real, and that there was a chance of going there, I might even consider praying or going to Church instead of looking up online pornography whenever I'm not at work. I never married, perhaps because I see sex and relationships as personal gratification. What message does Dawkins have that will bring me hope? Not much, I'll garner!"
Dawkins promotes 'The Magic of Reality'
A grandparent, Mrs Andrea Sparks, aged 72, found time to speak, "I don't believe but I love the magic of Christmas. With the season of goodwill to all men underway and Christmas being literally everywhere, perhaps Mr Dawkins feels that he has to make some kind of anti-Christian message from his liberal media throne. Is his latest book, 'The Magic of Reality', not selling, or something? He must feel edgy because he knows the Pope will be delivering a Christmas message about a little baby born in a manger who the Catholic Church teaches was and is the Son of God. That's a powerful message - whatever you believe - that a Saviour was born in order to save people from sin, death and ultimately Hell. I guess Dawkins doesn't like it because not only would he need saving, but the message of Christ and the Beatitudes runs completely contrary to the message of Richard Dawkins. Perhaps he is some kind of weird anti-Christ. Wasn't that King Herod guy who killed all those children an atheist?"
An atheist child, Robert Spine, aged 14 was garrulous on the issue.
"I don't believe in no god, no devil, no Heaven or Hell, but I've got Catholic friends. I think they're bats**t insane but they don't ram it down my f***ing throat and I don't ram my beliefs down their throats either. You've got to respect these f***ing nutters and, anyhow, their parents are always kind to me. I don't think they tell their f***ing kids they are going to burn in Hell. My friend's mum volunteers for the SVP and helps at the local soup run. I suppose Richard Dawkins will be feeding the homeless in an atheist soup kitchen this Christmas, right? Yeah, right! T***er! And he's a Nazi."
Robert Spine, aged 14, preferred not to have his face showing for the camera
"I don't believe in Jesus but I don't believe in Dawkins either. His new book is a bag of s***e. I read it before I sold it on after I nicked it from Waterstones. He thinks all kids are f***ing autistic and want to know 'how' everything happens. Even I, who do not believe in God, would like to know 'why' we are here! No f***er told me that, nor showed me much love but kids I know fostered by Catholics get love. This c**t's worse than child abuse! Worse than children homes, indeed!"
"At least people who believe in Hell will also believe in 'love your neighbour' and try to avoid Hell by doing so. A bit more of that 'love your neighbour' s**t and the World might be a happier place. Maybe if more people believed in Hell, there would be less child abuse. If more people believed in Hell, maybe fewer children would be taken into care by social services and dumped into institutions where they get f***ed over. Maybe if more people believed in Hell, the Nazis wouldn't have created a living Hell for Jews and gypsies and sent people to death camps, fuelled, as it was by social Darwinist bulls**t and hatred."
"Dawkins believes in nothing but himself. The c**k is in love with himself. I don't claim to know it all, but if there is a Hell, that charlatan is going there. The man simply has no respect for others. Come to Bluewater Shopping Centre, Richard and you'll see loads of kids just wandering around without parental supervision often causing mayhem. Why do you think these shops need security guards, for f***'s sake!? N**head! If the National Secular Society want me as a member, then they should sack this Dawkins t**t. He's a liability. But then, hey, I guess they wouldn't want me anyway! Anyone who thinks giving a child moral instruction and upbringing is child abuse obviously hasn't been raped by his step-dad. Stupid f***er! Anyway. If you'll excuse me, I need to raise some money for some weed so I'm off to nick some s**t. Might raise enough for some crack at the end of the day. Saturday, innit, so gonna' get wasted! Cheers for the chat. Laters. Come on, lads, let's do this thing. Anyway, I reckon Bluewater's Santa is a f***ing paedo...Merry Christmas!"
Finally, another child, Sharon Hastings, aged 8, a fan of Dawkins said, "Go, Richard, go. Anyone who believes in sky fairies is demented. Cretins! Mummy, how will Santa come down our chimney when we don't have a chimney? Pleeeeease let Santa bring me more stuff. I want, I want...Richard Dawkins's new book! What time does the grotto open? Can we post my letter to Lapland? Let's buy some mince pies for Santa! Yippee!"
It is not expected that Richard Dawkins will apologise for offense caused to Catholics in the United Kingdom, but one Catholic mother in Bluewater, Doreen Stubbs, aged 32, said. "And I wish a very merry Christmas to you too, Mr Dawkins." Doreen said she hoped that over Christmas the wonder of the birth of Jesus would 'touch his heart' and help him to see that it is the "season of goodwill". "It's hard enough", said the mother of four, "finding the spirit of Christmas in all this commercial madness, but it would be nice if Mr Dawkins observed at least some kind of Christmas Truce".
At this point, several shoppers at Bluewater inexplicably broke into song and began celebrating the season of festive cheer that we know as Christmas. Happy Christmas, Mr Dawkins and to all your Royal Society chums!
It can now be exclusively revealed that it was this Rothko piece that finally seduced Sr Wendy Beckett from being a perfectly sound and orthodox believing nun into becoming a public champion for a 'changing Church' in which all previous statements on artificial contraception made by successive Popes would be renounced, upon a date yet to be announced by the contemplative sister.
However, don't blame Sr Wendy Beckett.
Blame Mark Rothko.
The beloved nun, who lives apart from her community in a caravan, is said - following her assertion that the Church 'will change' on artificial contraception - to be on the run from a fierce Catholic online community and is thought to have anchored down in Cambersands, where she is taking refuge from a publicity storm that the humble sister could never have predicted, having publicly contradicted the Church's teaching on condoms live on the BBC.
A BBC journalist and lifelong friend said, "I don't know what's happened to Sr Wendy. She just took one look at this Mark Rothko piece that I bought her and she hasn't been the same since. She used to love icons and beautiful Christian art but there's something about Rothko. It seems to make people embrace mediocrity and reject piety and respect for the holy. It happened to another friend of mine who was also a sincere adherent to the teachings of the Catholic Church. They look at Rothko and then soon enough they don't believe in anything."
Beckett: Got "naffed off" with Catholic art due to lack of "imagination"
Sr Wendy Beckett, who rose to public prominence for her gentle, humble persona on BBC art documentaries and morning TV shows has been explaining Christian art to a largely disinterested set of atheistic viewers in the United Kingdom for years.
But her recent comments, on BBC's Desert Island Discs, led to a sense of shock and dismay among the Catholic community, because the religious sister has for years been a voice of sincere passion and simplicity, especially in explaining the motifs and messages in religious art.
Catholic concerns were raised when this picture (below) appeared of Sister Wendy in a modern art gallery which suggested that she has 'branched out' of Catholic art in order to appreciate the glories of modern works. After developing a specialist interest in Mark Rothko, Sister Wendy extended her expertise to other works of modern art.
Sr Wendy: Was this another moment when modern art disturbed her?
Another key turning point in Sr Wendy's appreciation for modern thought, culture and criticism of the moral teachings of the Catholic Church is said to have occurred years ago, when the contemplative saw, for the first time, Tracy Emin's bed in the Tate, at which point the humble sister is said to have uttered the words, "How can this be wrong? Is this not love?" Friends believe this was a key moment in the devout sister's questioning of Humanae Vitae which, hitherto, she had upheld and defended at every opportunity as constituting 'a full, profound and breathtaking expression of the beauty of God's plan for man and woman'.
Emin's bed: 'How can this love be wrong?'
Sr Wendy, who has a tendency, out of pure simplicity of heart and with a keenness always to see the good in others and in the art World, is also said to have remarked upon of a recent work of art that depicted President Obama as another incarnation of Jesus Christ. A model of self-sacrificial, divine love, the US President is currently devising new ways to persecute the Catholic Church, to subject it and its teaching authority to the power of the State, to force its institutions and all Catholic businesses to provide insurance that will cover artificial contraception and to fine and tax it to Kingdom come and back again, in order to render it silent on moral issues. On the art work (below) decried by most Catholic commentators as 'outrageous blasphemy', Sr Wendy remarked, "I love the convergence of the delightful different hues of blue. It reminds me of Our Lady. The blue and yellow in the middle reminds me of St Peter and the Petrine Authority. The red tie amply demonstrates the love that flowed from the side of Jesus. It's very inspiring. A moving visual account of our redemption for updated for modern times."
On 'Truth', by Michael D'Antuono: "Delightful blue hues..."
Another lifelong friend of Sr Wendy also stuck the knife in, saying, "You see now what spiritual dangers are opened up to those who choose the straight and narrow road of the contemplative path and you see what St John of the Cross and St Therese of Avila warned us about and experienced. It looks like Sr Wendy has walked into the modern art section of the Interior Castle, a room of which St Therese of Avila said: "When you get to this room, surrounded by modern fancies, ensure you have a fire extinguisher with you, for the passing temptations of this room delight the senses, the eyes, but emanating from this chamber is the fire of Hell itself! Do not be deceived! Trust in God who vouchsafes your soul and who says, 'My grace shall suffice for thee.'"
St Therese in Ecstasy: But she warned us of the devil's 'modern' deceptions
"In the Dark Night of the Soul, this department of the soul is tempted by the devil's suggestions to think 'beyond the Cross', especially at times when the aridity of the spiritual desert fatigues the soul, until the Cross all but disappears."
At this time of weakness, the one given over to the contemplative life is drawn to despair and to doubt the Lord, the soul shaken, as it is, by temptation and tribulation. Does the soul reject the passing glamour of the temptations or indulge it?"
"The grave temptation is to indulge it and to allow Pride to devour it. It is sad that Sr Wendy has made this moment of doubt in all that the Lord has revealed to the Church so public. I shall be talking to her spiritual director about this, mark my words. Pray for her and have the humility to see that obsessive Catholic bloggers suffer similar temptations and trials in spirit."
'An interesting distraction' ~ 'Woman's Hour'
It is said of Sr Wendy that while she does not own a television - barely owning anything indeed in her makeshift and humble abode, as she imitates the poverty of the Lord and His Sts Francis and Clare - the contemplative nun does own a radio and tunes in after Terce to 'Woman's Hour'.
She recently described the feminist and culturally Marxist propaganda programme as an 'interesting distraction from prayer' and is believed to have started becoming an avid listener at some point between the late 1990s - mid 2000s.
Sr Wendy Beckett's spiritual director - appointed to her by Lord Chris Patten in 1998 - Ed Stourton of the BBC, was unavailable for comment. It is thought that the public row and controversy could see Sr Wendy lose her role as the BBC's religious art correspondent and it is said that in the event of being forced to sever her ties with the BBC, the sister devoted to holy simplicity and poverty will be seeking a controversial payout of £2.5 million - a sum that Sir George Entwistle described as, 'Peanuts, when you consider how long she's been involved with the BBC'.
More news on the whereabouts of the renegade sister will be released as information comes in but for more thoughts on Sr Wendy, see Eccles and Bosco.
"What? Me?" Martin Luther receives his 'marching orders': Yet excommunication is also about protecting the sheepfold and bringing the heretic or dissenter to repentance and salvation, rather than securing their damnation...
Today, Deacon Nick Donnelly asks the question why the Bishops in Ireland are not considering, as far as we know, using the Church's power of excommunication on those politicians and publicly known individuals who propose and support the legalisation of abortion in Ireland. It's an interesting question.
My own theory - and this is perhaps a little controversial - is that there is an outside chance that Bishops in Ireland and around the World, including in Britain, no longer excommunicate those who lead sheep astray from the Fold and who endanger souls because they believe that everything in the Church changed in the 1960s. Is there a perception that if Catholic 'traditions' went out of the 'window' during the Council, then did excommunication go out of the window with those traditions? I'm not sure that excommunication is very much in the 'spirit' of Vatican II. The 'spirit of the Council' seems to be about reconciliation without moral boundaries, or without the admittance of fault or wrong-doing, which is not real reconciliation at all.
Yet the power and authority to do so still exists. Do Bishops not use this power to 'bind and loose' because they are fearful, or is it because they do not understand it, or do not believe in it, or is it symptomatic of a wider and deeper problem, in which they do not excommunicate, because they do not fully appreciate what a 'communicating' member of the Body of Christ is?
After all, what we are witnessing is a breakdown in 'communication' in the West. I suppose that, in a sense, some of these 'pro-choice' politicians may be turning up to Midnight Mass, though, perhaps not many. Perhaps some in this country, who propose to undermine the family and marriage will present themselves to their Priest or even Bishop this year? Will these be hoping to 'communicate' then? What will be the response of Bishops and Priests? Do these people not understand what it means to be 'in communion' with the Church, the Pope, the Bishops and essentially Christ? If they don't understand, should someone not tell them plainly, preferably one in authority?
Ultimately, the power to excommunicate is about the Apostolic power and duty to 'bind and loose' in order to defend the Church from Her internal enemies and 'safeguard' the flock, but it is exercised in the prayerful hope or even expectation that the threat from inside may be neutralised, not by the person's eternal damnation, but by their repentance.
In excommunicating those who publicly vote for abortion or an agenda that will undermine not only the Faith, but also society and the family itself, the Church would be saying, "Okay, you want to vote for this. Fine, but you should know you are deliberately and eternally forfeiting the place in Heaven that was prepared for you by the Lord. That place shall be taken by another. If you're cool with that, then, sad as we are, we have to be cool with that too. It is sorrowful to part but you have made yourself the enemy of Christ and you are considered henceforth to be such. Hope you see the light and come home."
Ireland is at a crossroads. All of Europe is also, and it looks as though the United States has chosen the path it wishes to take. The United Kingdom is also at a crossroads. Public Catholic figures in the media, in other realms and in politics seem to have no qualms about betraying the Church's mission and encouraging others to do the same. Is it not time for the Bishops to show some mettle, since only mettle will bring some public figures home to the concept of mercy?
Today the Holy Father made some excellent comments concerning the dangers of 'same-sex marriage' and the dangers it poses to the family, man, woman, child and the civilization itself.
An opportunity to defend the Pope, marriage, the family and Holy Mother Church has arisen on a Telegraph column by Ian Douglas who is "puzzled" by what the Holy Father has today taught. Seize the opportunity and, if you can, weigh into the discussion beneath the article.
If you can't troll for the Holy Father, for whom can you troll? Defend life, defend true liberty, defend the Church, defend marriage, the child, the family and defend and protect the Pope. Join me in the bar underneath the article by Ian Douglas. Mine's a shandy, thanks. So far, I think I've had about 10 comments deleted, but this number could increase.
I knew the headlines were too good to be true. For a moment, there, I thought the coalition were planning a Christmas treat for the poor.
First they came to spy on the computers of the unemployed and I said nothing...I guess that's another slap in the face for those who thought a Conservative Government would roll back the surveillance state.
Well, apparently the World has emerged from the Mayan Apocalypse unscathed, which for those who held fast to the calendar of a tribe who routinely slaughtered their own children and probably ate them as well, there will be no shortage of disappointment. For those troubled by the fact that it is the afternoon of the 'end of the world', don't worry. There, there...It's not the end of the world...and anyway, there's always the Chastisement to look forward to. Our Lord apparently gave to St Pio of Pietrelcina the following message, which, while it amounts to private revelation which does not have to be believed by the Faithful, serves to keep we who believe 'on our toes' so to speak.
'Take care of the animals during these days. I am the Creator and Preserver of all animals as well as man. I shall give you a Few signs beforehand, at which time you should place more food before them. I will preserve the property of the elect, including the animals, for they shall be in need of sustenance afterwards as well. Let no one go across the yard, even to feed the animals--he who steps outside will perish! Cover your windows carefully. My elect shall not see My wrath.
Have confidence in Me, and I will be your protection. Your confidence obliges Me to come to your aid.
The hour of My coming is near! But I will show mercy. A most dreadful punishment will bear witness to the times. My angels, who are to be the executioners of this work, are ready with their pointed swords! They will take special care to annihilate all those who mocked Me and would not believe in My revelations.
Hurricanes of fire will pour forth from the clouds and spread over the entire earth! Storms, bad weather, thunderbolts and earthquakes will cover the earth for two days. An uninterrupted rain of fire will take place! It will begin during a very cold night.
All this is to prove that God is the Master of Creation. Those who hope in Me, and believe in my words, have nothing to fear because I will not forsake them, nor those who spread My message. No harm will come to those who are in the state of grace and who seek My mother's protection.
That you may be prepared for these visitations, I will give you the following signs and instructions: The night will be very cold. The wind will roar. After a time, thunderbolts will be heard. Lock all the doors and windows. Talk to no one outside the house. Kneel down before a crucifix, be sorry for your sins, and beg My Mother's protection. Do not look during the earthquake, because the anger of God is holy! Jesus does not want us to behold the anger of God, because God's anger must be contemplated with fear and trembling.
Those who disregard this advice will be killed instantly.
The wind will carry with it poisonous gases which will be diffused over the entire earth. Those who suffer and die innocently will be martyrs and they will be with Me in My Kingdom.
Satan will triumph! But after three nights, the earthquake and fire will cease. On the following day the sun will shine again. angels will descend from Heaven and will spread the spirit of peace over the earth. A feeling of immeasurable gratitude will take possession of those who survive this terrible ordeal-the impending punishment-with which God has visited the earth since creation.
I have chosen souls in other countries too, such as Belgium, Switzerland. Spain, who have received these revelations so that other countries also may be prepared. Pray much during this Holy Year of 1950. Pray the Rosary, but pray it well, so that your prayers may reach Heaven. Soon a more terrible catastrophe shall come upon the entire world, such as never before has been witnessed, a terrible chastisement never before experienced! The war of 1950 shall be the introduction to these things.
How unconcerned men are regarding these things! which shall so soon come upon them, contrary to all expectations. How indifferent they are in preparing themselves for these unheard of events, through which they will have to pass so shortly!
The weight of the Divine balance has reached the earth! The wrath of My Father shall be poured out over the entire world! I am again warning the world through your instrumentality, as I have so often done heretofore.
The sins of men have multiplied beyond measure: Irreverence in Church, sinful pride committed in sham religious activities, lack of true brotherly love, indecency in dress, especially at summer seasons...The world is filled with iniquity.
This catastrophe shall come upon the earth like a flash of lightning at which moment the light of the morning sun shall be replaced by black darkness! No one shall leave the house or look out of a window from that moment on. I Myself shall come amidst thunder and lightning. The wicked shall behold My Divine Heart. There shall be great confusion because of this utter darkness in which the entire earth shall be enveloped, and many, many shall die from fear and despair.
Those who shall fight for My cause shall receive grace from My Divine Heart; and the cry: "WHO IS LIKE UNTO GOD!" shall serve as a means of protection to many.
However, many shall burn in the open fields like withered grass! The godless shall be annihilated, so that afterwards the just shall be able to stand afresh.
On the day, as soon as complete darkness has set in, no one shall leave the house or look from out of the window. The darkness shall last a day and a night, followed by another day and a night, and another day--but on the night following, the stars will shine again, and on the next morning the sun shall rise again, and it will be SPRINGTIME!!
In the days of darkness, My elect shall not sleep, as did the disciples in the garden of olives. They, shall pray incessantly, and they shall not be disappointed in Me.
I shall gather My elect. Hell will believe itself to be in possession of the entire earth, but I shall reclaim it!
Do you, perhaps, think that I would permit My Father to have such terrible chastisements come upon the world, if the world would turn from iniquity to justice? But because of My great love, these afflictions shall be permitted to come upon man. Although many shall curse Me, yet thousands of souls shall be saved through them. No human understanding can fathom the depth of My love!
Pray! Pray! I desire your prayers. My Dear Mother Mary, Saint Joseph, Saint Elizabeth, Saint Conrad, Saint Michael. Saint Peter, the Little Therese, Your Holy Angels, shall be your intercessors. Implore their aid! Be courageous soldiers of Christ! At the return of light, let everyone give thanks to the Holy Trinity for Their
protection! The devastation shall be very great! But I, Your God, will have purified the earth. I am with you. Have confidence!'
Yikes! No date given, though! The site from which I obtained this prophecy, These Last Days Ministries, is a bit scary, and I don't believe any official pronouncement was given by the Vatican on 'Our Lady of the Roses' but is actually quite a good news service of what's going on in the Church and the World. Remember to buy your prayer pack, now! I've only got two small guppy fish (the rest died and I think the remaining two are mother and daughter) and my cupboard has not much canned food in it, so when I read stuff like this I always imagine myself getting very hungry (if I've survived the holy Wrath of God) and dipping into the fish tank.
Like I say though, for those disappointed that they're home hasn't been deluged by water or ravaged by fire, take heart and start scouring the internet because there is no shortage of Catholic prophecy concerning the 'end times' and the 'last days' - that period which we have been living through ever since the miraculous Birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ. I guess whether I survive the Chastisement or not, 'same-sex marriage' will be no more, so there really are reasons to be cheerful and optimistic! Hey, Dave! Time you 'got with the programme' mate! Start praying the Rosary, now, why not?
Looking for a gift for a loved one this Christmas? Why not consider buying them Gattaca, the future-flick in which ordinary humans battle to retain freedom and dignity in a World in which humans have been divided up and classified having been bred for genetic worth.
In this future world, 'Valids' are those who have been genetically engineered and 'InValids' are those who have not. In this eugenically driven nightmare vision, you are what your genes say you are and nothing more. It is, basically, a Richard Dawkins, Galton Institute, Royal Society kind of society. It is, however, the vision of a society that powerful forces at work in government, finance and the media see as one that constitutes a 'betterment' of humanity.
Naturally, or unnaturally, rather, Gurdon supports the scientific pursuit of the goal of human cloning because people with 'ethical concerns' over such a brazen ursurping, by a scientific elite, of human reproduction are 'unenlightened' types who cling to an old moral orthodoxy which is no longer relevant to the modern World. Heaven forbid that 'ethical concerns' should stand in the way of human 'progress'. The obvious answer to this is that obviously those horrified by the ideology and medical experimentation of the Nazis just hadn't yet 'got with the programme' and 'ethical concerns' raised in the light of Dr Josef Mengele's antics were and remain unfounded.
I have to say that the whole issue of 'human cloning' got me thinking of Humane Vitae and its prophetic concern that all manner of evils would walk through the door once human societies accepted as reasonable the deliberate separation of the procreative purpose of sexual intercourse from its unitive purpose through artificial contraception.
1961 saw the contraceptive pill in the United Kingdom
The Great Divorce of the Two-fold Purposes of Sex
What in the 1960s looks to the average man and woman on the street as a sensible and 'harmless' method of limiting family size becomes, as time goes on, something with some really quite sinister repercussions especially when the State is involved. For let's be honest, Governments across the World have, from day one (if you'll excuse the pun), been inseparable from the contraceptive age. European governments will happily cut benefits, but there is little chance of the same governments cutting back on the supply of artificial contraceptives to its adult and teenage populations which most countries provide for free. That just wouldn't be cricket! Perhaps we'll be like one of those 'third world countries' in which the government believes we can do without food but not contraceptive implants, condoms and IUDs only this time they won't be sending it abroad. Or perhaps, a deal will be offered like, 'you accept our internal depopulation plan and we'll let you have food.'
However, there is a great deal more that can be 'achieved' in terms of 'human betterment' once the separation of the sexual act from its procreative purpose has been secured in the minds of the populations of the World. The obvious example is the new status of the unborn child as a 'non-person' or 'InValid'. Before the age of artificial contraception, while it is true to say there were a number of illegal abortions performed, in the mind of man and woman making love it was well known that there would be a distinct possibility of creating new life. And while it is well known (if not well publicised by the media) that artificial contraception has not eliminated the 'risk' of pregnancy (far from it), it is now relied upon by a great portion of the populations of the World in order to prevent pregnancy. Aside from those times when couples are 'trying for a baby', the whole ethos of the sexual relationship in the UK and the West has been revolutionized as a relationship based not just on sex, but on pregnancy prevention. That is a huge shift in the popular mentality with regard to sex and one which is surely without precedent in human history.
The Human Cost: Abortion and the Contraceptive Culture
We know that artificial contraception has a failure rate, but where the invention has been successful is in the creation of a new mindset which is anti-pregnancy and anti-child, giving couples the assurance, mistaken or not, that from sex a baby will not arrive. The contraceptive mindset is perhaps even more important than the contraceptive pill, for it is this mindset which must surely account for the treatment of the unborn child once pregnancy is discovered, found to be unwanted, or perhaps genetically 'wanting' and discarded.
It is this that must account for the huge rates of abortion in the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States. The 200,000 unborn children in the United Kingdom are unwanted by their natural parents because they were not anticipated. In one fell swoop, the West has been turned from a civilization that believed sex = babies to one in which it is objectively the truth that for many sex = mutual masturbation. This has to be so, since sex and procreation have been reordered to divorce from each other and divorce is, interestingly, exactly what couples decided to do a lot more of after the huge social change and shift in the popular psyche.
As we know, in order to legislate for the killing of the innocent in the womb and in order for the practice to go ahead week in, week out, year in, year out, abortion has to be backed up not just by language concerning the 'rights' of women to abort their pregnancy ("Keep you Rosaries off my ovaries!"), but a lower sub-human or 'non-person' status of the unborn child in the womb ("It's my body!"). This is true for all pregnancies except wanted pregnancies and Royal pregnancies. The fact it makes little logical sense does not matter. Despite Richard Dawkins's delusions, we are not always rational creatures and are perfectly happy to accept myths, especially if loads of 'rational' 'scientific' people refuse to disagree with us. Truth, much like the unborn child, is unwanted by many.
Huge Shift in Popular Perception
The West has literally seen its collective mind changed. We see that not only has our perception of sex changed from one in which sex is entwined with human reproduction, to one in which sex is an exercise in self/mutual pleasuring, but we see too that our perception of the sacredness or value of the unborn human life has also been altered. Our perception has been changed from a view long held in Britain - and well before startling imagery from inside the womb emerged - that abortion was child destruction, to a distorted, arbitrary perception that, until a time of our choosing and for reasons of our choosing, human life in the womb is unworthy of protection. Anyone would think the human race was schizophrenic, rather than an 'enlightened' species riding the crest of a new 'enlightenment' in thought, for, after all, this is the kind of ideology that could see civilization destroy itself.
Secularism Breeds Moral Relativism - The Essential Ingredient for a Dystopia
These shifts in perception and attitudes have merged neatly with the liberal myth that what takes place in the private sphere has no impact on the public sphere because in a relativistic age, one man's idea of truth is no different or better than another's. Therefore the man who sleeps with a thousand women and commits to none of them has no negative impact on society, no matter how many abortions he causes or fatherless children he helps to create, because he's just living the dream. The abortionist who does in 50,000 - 100,000 unborn children in a career has no impact on society despite the fact he or she has left the Earth with 50,000 - 100,000 less inhabitants than it would have been blessed with had he or she not intervened. The banker who invests the savings of his clients in weird and wobbly investment schemes has no impact, apparently, on society even though he's taken someone's money and poured it down the drain without their consent. But its all okay, folks because we're all 'free' and there is no real objective truth or moral order to which we can all subscribe. This is freedom! Unless you are a poor drug addict or alcoholic who steals, begs, takes smack or causes 'anti-social behaviour' you can more or less get away with robbery and murder in the modern western world so long as you are in the right profession.
This separation of the sexual act from its procreative purpose goes on to produce new spawn in terms of medical advancements and proposals towards which 'ethical objections' lose their force and power in an age in which marriage, procreation and the natural human family are sidelined to the point of popular contempt. All of these are now held in contempt, seemingly by legislators and parliaments across the globe. The new spawn of the contraceptive age are IVF ("Who could possibly object to human embryos being stored in freezers in fertility centres now?"), human embryology research ("Just think of the medical benefits!") and now 'same-sex marriage' - a proposal and a well-funded global initiative, the success of which depends entirely upon nations accepting the idea that the concept of marriage as a procreative union of two people of the opposite sex for children has been weakened so much that the institution itself is almost entirely discredited, and should thereby be 'extended' to same-sex couples, sending its inherent meaning and purpose into oblivion.
'Any shape or form'? Today's celebs were not taught what marriage is...
Pope Paul VI: A Prophetic Voice
So when, not if, we see, in 25, 30, 50 or 100 years, the first 'human clones' produced for reasons which will doubtless be presented as entirely justifiable by the high priests in the medical and scientific community, despite our 'ethical objections', remember that Pope Paul VI was right.
Remember, too, that this was only achievable by the Royal Society fellow eugenicists working throughout the United Kingdom because of the original sin - the original myth that led to the divorcing of the unitive from the procreative purpose of sexual intercourse and the destruction of the personhood of the unborn child flowing from that separation in the popular imagination.
When even some of the more outlandish visions of Gattaca are presented to the World as examples of the potential progress of humanity then remember Humanae Vitaethen and remember the Church was right. When the African population - a population that never campaigned for birth control - shrinks because the eugenicists in the West have successfully inhibited breeding and birth, remember Pope Paul VI. When you begin to see the United Kingdom encouraging, through State machinery, the kind of one or two-child policy that has ruined the demographics and hearts of mothers and fathers of China, in this country, remember Pope Paul VI and that the Catholic Church was right. When marriage licences have to be purchased or provided for individuals deemed worthy to be able to breed, remember Pope Paul VI and that the Catholic Church was right. It cannot be emphasised enough - what we are seeing now and what is to come was only possible because of not just 1967, but 1961.
Nobel winner, John Gurdon: No 'ethical concerns' here...
Freedom, peace, happiness and justice will never be served by the eugenic dream because the eugenic dream places vulnerable and weak human life at the service of the powerful for its exploitation and servitude. Human 'betterment' is never achieved through such exploitative means.
The New Priests
None of this, however, bothers the likes of the Nobel Prize winner, who looks forward to the day when, "...reproduction, out of our control" will be "reproduction totally in our control". Who's 'we', John? According to him there's nothing unnatural about that because "antibiotics aren't natural", are they? Ethical concerns over IVF and embryology are "false concerns" and all concern over such ideas as cloning constitute "unhelpful criticism". New technology will, in the future, afford to science, "new ways of creating babies in which we control the DNA of future children."
The great high priest proclaimed, checking for 'normality' in cloned frogs, "You cannot call a frog completely normal unless it can reproduce itself." Is he saying that homosexuality isn't 'normal'? Oh, and he's pro-life too, in a weird kind of way, because, apparently, "We all started life as an egg." And there was I thinking we all started life as a fertilized egg. No point arguing with scientists though, is there. Once they're canonized as Nobel prize winners they're infallible and no amount of 'ethical concerns' are worthy of their regard or respect.
There is little doubt in my mind that what we are witnessing in this country with regard to 'same-sex marriage' is not just a debate on marriage and human sexuality.
What we are seeing is the emergence of two groups in a culture war. Those with traditional views on sex, love and especially marriage are colliding with those who believe traditional morality, or natural law, has no place in the modern world and that we have progressed beyond these outmoded views. Only one of these groups will get along with the new order of a 'brave new world'. The other group will not fit in, will be vilified and subject to all kinds of persecution - overt and covert. Yet those who do fit in and who are at ease with the 'brave new world' will not be free in any way in which we hitherto understood freedom. Not free, no, but slaves.
The Catholic Church: Defender of the Faith and Bulwark Against Scientific Tyranny
In the last analysis, the Catholic Church, though perhaps too timid and insular over the last 50 years, has always made Her opposition to the redefinition of sex, marriage and reproduction categorically clear. Her vision - Christ's vision of man and woman - is diametrically opposed to the tyranny that flows from the artificial re-ordering of sex, sexuality, marriage, procreation and the reduced, shattered status of the human embryo. The deliberate destruction of Her power and influence through the secularising of Western culture has been necessary in order to usher in an age in which Princes of the Church give way to princes of the scientific, rationalist World. It continues to be necessary to the forces of evil today, so that a new moral, political, social, cultural and ultimately ruthlessly scientific order will prevail over the forces of goodness, peace, justice and mercy. Once marriage has been redefined, destroyed and the status of the human embryo is dead in the water, with the churches silenced or relegated as relics of a former age, will future generations be in a good place in which to reject the idea of human cloning? The answer is, most probably, no. What possible objections could be raised?
Whatever the World looks like in '50 years', keep trust and faith in God who alone can bring us true happiness and fulfillment. The utopia or dystopia dreamt of by eugenicists in the Royal Society and the Galton Institute and all who knowingly or unknowingly work on their behalf is hellish - it is Hell on Earth. It has nothing to do with peace, justice, freedom or liberty. True liberty belongs to the sons and daughters of God and those who persevere to the end are promised something far greater than anything this world can offer - the Beatific Vision of the Triune God in the Kingdom of Heaven.
This is the ultimate vision of the Catholic Church. This is the ultimate destiny of Her faithful children and while Nobel prize winners can glory in their trophies, as long as human dignity is trampled upon, the crown the new priests truly desire will almost certainly elude them. We are more than our genes. We are bodies and souls, with a unique dignity from conception to natural death. The Catholic Church has a duty to resist scientific advancements that do not defend this inherent dignity and we must play our role in proclaiming Her vision of society, built on the sanctity of natural marriage and the sanctity of all human life. We must fight the redefinition of marriage. For if marriage is merely a 'loving commitment made by two persons' with no reference to children, then what possible objections could be raised when the power of human reproduction passes from married couples to the State?