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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Syriac Catholic Bishop: "The French Revolution Marginalized God"

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His Excellency, Bishop Jano Battah of Syria, is against the emigration of his people because, although Europe offers many comforts, "the French Revolution has marginalized God" and modernity does not bring happiness.




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COMMENT: One of the reasons why Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election is because many Americans instinctively agree with the sentiments expressed here by Bishop Battah, many of which dovetail with Trump's campaign promises to bring the troops home and stop playing Policeman of the World. Regardless of which mask it hides behind, Neocon nation-building really doesn't sit well with red-blooded, patriotic Americans.

This is why the war hawks must always conjure up a "bad guy" for us to fear and hate before dragging our country into yet another unjust (and unjustifiable) war.

But what never ceases to amaze me here in this global valley of the shadow of death called the modern world, is that we’re still expected to slog through the sophist revisionism of TV's talking heads, pony-tailed college professors, Facebook "historians" and the rest-- all about how terrible the Catholic Church of the past was, what with her “quintessentially Christian” intolerance, trumped-up antisemitism, Crusaders, and all those brutal "wars of religion".

Just look at that Spanish Inquisition, for example. I mean that alone may have wiped out HUNDREDS of innocent people! Oh, the carnage! The inhumanity!  

Yes, thank goodness those barbaric Ages of Faith are behind us now, so that we can all merrily tiptoe through the tulips and lollipops (and No-Go Zones) of the New World Order.

I realize most moderns haven't cracked a non-fiction book since high school, but I’m genuinely mystified by how so many can get it so wrong and with such consistency. How, for example, can a moderately literate human being close a blind eye to the string of genocides committed over the past few hundred years by post-Christian nations, while getting all indignant over Christian Crusades that took place some thousand years ago?

How can anyone decry with a straight face comparative nothing-burgers such as the Spanish Inquisition just fifty years after the atheist Joseph Stalin wiped out 50,000,000 people from his own thoroughly Christophobic Empire? Where is the wayward Christian king in history whose alleged crimes are even remotely akin to that?

Millions upon millions of corpses have been piled in open graves all over the world since the Enlightenment’s very first act of genocide—ordered in the name of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity, mind you—that claimed the lives of half a million French Catholics slaughtered in the Vendee by their own “enlightened” countrymen. Those pioneer “champions of liberty” hadn’t even finished mopping up the blood from their ‘reign of terror’ (which included regicide) before they'd moved south to wipe out men, women and children by the hundreds of thousands with whom they disagreed. And what was their "crime"? Faithful adherence to the Catholic religion, of course.

The blood started flowing in Paris, and then it moved down into Brittany and western France, and eventually into the killing fields of Europe, overrun by Hitler's Nazis and Stalin's Communists, where the "tree of liberty" still needed to be "refreshed with the blood of patriots and tyrants."  Finally, even China got into the genocide business at the hands of a supremely anti-Catholic madman called Chairman Mao.

And now all the countries of former Christendom, as well as the New World--once reclaimed from the serpent and dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe by "evil" Catholic explorers--are being overrun by the ancient enemies of Christianity, and there's no secular power on earth that can stand up to them.

The Enlightenment’s non serviam to Christ the King has finally succeeded in plunging the modern world into the chaos of terrorism and unending war, with the anti-Catholic confessional states fixated on developing better war machines and horrifically efficient techniques for exterminating millions with the push of a button.  They're promoting formerly-unthinkable (to the kings and queens of Christendom) concepts such as total war, the bombing of cities, and the chemical extermination of children born and unborn.

Tell me, how exactly is this the Age of Enlightenment while glorious Christendom was the Age of Darkness, i.e., the Dark Ages?

And now with everybody’s favorite whipping boy, the Catholic Church—architect of Western Civilization—assuming the fetal position beneath the jackboots of Lady Liberty, the sons of the Enlightenment rule the world. Their bombs and their guns “make the world safe for democracy”. Their weapons of mass destruction threaten countries hemispheres away that are less than eager to adopt Enlightenment values such as abortion on demand, gay 'marriage', ubiquitous porn, crappy fast food and the total annihilation of sovereignty, family and God.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, but the Crusaders sacked Constantinople! Sacked it, I tell you…sacked it! 

Well, you know what?  I’ll take my chances with those guys any day. But from the tyranny of an enlightened New World Order, spare us O Lord!

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Michael J. Matt has been an editor of The Remnant since 1990. Since 1994, he has been the newspaper's editor. A graduate of Christendom College, Michael Matt has written hundreds of articles on the state of the Church and the modern world. He is the host of The Remnant Underground and Remnant TV's The Remnant Forum. He's been U.S. Coordinator for Notre Dame de Chrétienté in Paris--the organization responsible for the Pentecost Pilgrimage to Chartres, France--since 2000.  Mr. Matt has led the U.S. contingent on the Pilgrimage to Chartres for the last 24 years. He is a lecturer for the Roman Forum's Summer Symposium in Gardone Riviera, Italy. He is the author of Christian Fables, Legends of Christmas and Gods of Wasteland (Fifty Years of Rock ‘n’ Roll) and regularly delivers addresses and conferences to Catholic groups about the Mass, home-schooling, and the culture question. Together with his wife, Carol Lynn and their seven children, Mr. Matt currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.