|Curt Stoller commented on YOU CAN TALK ABOUT SEX, BUT YOU CANNOT TALK ABOUT SATAN
Evil doesn’t always come as an ugly monster bearing a terrifying visage. Sometimes, perhaps even most often it comes in the shape of beauty, nicety and seemingly heroic civility. It’s gospel can seem both reasonable and compassionate: “Everyone is basically innocent.” “All evil springs from invincible ignorance.” “Man is a helpless victim of his animal passions.” “Since we are all sinners [and therefore none of us is], who are we to speak of evil?” “This is just the way human beings are.” “To mention evil at all is judgmental and betrays a lack of compassion.” “Everyone does it.” “Don’t feel shame or guilt because we are all in the same boat.” “Guilt destroys self-esteem.” “There are no moral absolutes, everyone has their own way.” “No religion has the whole truth.” “Each religion is like the limb of a tree so that by coming together the branches can restore the tree to life even without a trunk.” “Revealed truths are not a reliable source of unity only joint action, joint worship and love creates unity.” “We are united in confessing that Jesus is God and Savior.” “If this offends people we must then only say we are united because Jesus was a good man and our friend.” “Dogma is nothing but intolerance.” “Every philosophy and religion is a partial truth and an equally valid path to God.” “Christianity is not about saving souls, it is about improving the world.” “The sexual revolution is good because it saves Christianity from unhealthy Puritanism and Manicheanism.” “Euthanasia is the merciful way to end the suffering of the unwell elderly and others.” “Abortion restores to women the dignity they lost through centuries of oppression by males.” “The human fetus is not really a human person.” “Sexual morality is hurtful to people’s feelings and creates destructive guilt.” “If it feels good, do it.” “Business is business and morality has no place in it.” “Live and let live: that is true kindness and compassion.” “Everything is relative anyway.” “Anything goes.” “Progress requires the giving up of the past.”
These are all expressions of Neo-Modernist Christianity and Catholicism. To even dare to call into question any of the above sayings is the only sin nowadays. To even dare to believe the teachings of Jesus as infallibly taught by the Catholic Church is to be guilty of the worst intolerance, narrow-mindedness and mean spiritedness. The worst fate a person can have is to be a Christian or Catholic “fundamentalist.” And what is a “fundamentalist?” It is any person who dares to say that there are any truths beyond those found in Emily Post or Miss Manners. The good person according to Neo-Modernism is the person who is simply nice and tolerant of others. There is nothing good beyond mere politeness. And even the rules of civility and politeness are relative to each culture.