Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Truth about Liberalism

" he (Pope Benedict XVI) says that liberalism's idea of conscience is that: "Conscience does not open the way to the redemptive road to truth - which either does not exist or, if it does, is too demanding. It is the faculty that dispenses with truth. It thereby becomes the justification for subjectivity, which would not like to have itself called into question. Similarly, it becomes the justification for social conformity. As mediating value between the different subjectivities, social conformity is intended to make living together possible. The obligation to seek the truth terminates, as do any doubts about the general inclination of society and what it has become accustomed to. Being convinced of oneself, as well as conforming to others, is sufficient. Man is reduced to his superficial conviction, and the less depth he has, the better for him."

~Pope Benedict XVI at theTenth Bishops' Workshop of the National Catholic Bioethics Center, on "Catholic Conscience: Foundation and Formation" Accessed at La Salette Journey.

We must always, at every time and in all places seek the truth!! I find solace in this bible passage:

John 14:1 "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God ; trust also in me.
John 14:2 In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you.
John 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.
John 14:4 You know the way to the place where I am going."
John 14:5 Thomas said to him, "Lord, we don't know where you are going, so how can we know the way?"
John 14:6 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.


Jackie Parkes said...

Fabulous post..

Paul Anthony Melanson said...

I want to thank you sister for sharing this with your readers. Over the last two weeks, someone has been attempting to hack into my computer. My security program has protected me from these intrusion attempts. Moreover, my phishing filter warned me against checking my email this morning. Someone [and this requires a lot of technological know how and perhaps money] created a false Juno email log-in page in an effort to procure my password so that he/she/they could access my email no doubt.

This really happened. And it's really got me wondering. You would have the desire, the technological knowledge, and the finances to do such a thing?

Interesting no?

Sanctus Belle said...

Paul, I'm assuming you meant to write WHO would have the desire and knowledge to do such thing??

I would have no idea of course how to do such a thing and would never. I pray these attacks on you stop.

May the Lord Bless you!

Paul Anthony Melanson said...

Oh my goodness, I DID mean to type "who" and not "you." Sorry for that Sanctus. I would never think that of you. I am still unable to access my email for fear that someone [whoever it is] will steal my password.

I've been reading about phishing at Wikipedia and other places. That people can actually do that is disturbing.

Thanks for your prayers.

Your friend,