Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Not Leaving

In the normal order of things, I agree with most everything Glenn Beck says about our economic and political woes. I agree with him on the issues of Progressivism, Socialism, and Communism but he has now crossed a line I cannot follow.

I’m begging you, your right to religion and freedom to exercise religion and read all of the passages of the Bible as you want to read them and as your church wants to preach them . . . are going to come under the ropes in the next year. If it lasts that long it will be the next year. I beg you, look for the words ’social justice’ or ‘economic justice’ on your church Web site. If you find it, run as fast as you can. Social justice and economic justice, they are code words. Now, am I advising people to leave their church? Yes” (Glenn Beck, as quoted in First Things here )

Evil isn't it? Over my dead martyred body will I leave the Church that Christ founded due to a wrong headed notion of Social Justice by some in the fold. This is akin to encouraging people to leave the Church during the Reformation because of the practice of indulgences.

"The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected." - G.K. Chesterton


Tom in Vegas said...

I think Beck sometimes goes too far with his incendiary remarks. I, too, however, agree mostly with the things he says about the status of our economy, liberalism, and the leftists ideology.

As far as those operative phrases he is singling out, well...my parents are Cuban and they experienced the rise of communism in Cuba in the 50's and 60's, with Castro spearheading the movement. My mom tells me that when communism began to grip the small island, much on the communist propaganda used phraseology similar to the one Beck is warning us about. The Church in Cuba, as it witnessed the surge of communism, began to circulate posters in Havana that said "Jesus Christ YES; Communism NO."

The Catholic Church has always fought in favor of social and economic justice for all peoples at all times. It has a LONG history of fighting those battles. The suggestion that any use of the language in question makes it communist or socialist is completely laughable.

Moonshadow said...

How could you leave ... when Beck hasn't told you where to go to?

"The whole truth is generally the ally of virtue; a half-truth is always the ally of some vice." - G.K. Chesterton