Küng Met The Binks, Once!

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Look! A Wunderkind!

>> Hans Küng: an ageing enfant terrible going nowhere

>> Samuel Gregg: Benedict XVI, Hans Kung and Catholicism’s Future

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~ HANS KÜNG used to be a very big deal. I was wondering the other day if he was still alive. He is.

Younger Hans was the say-anything unorthodox enfant terrible of the mid-20th century Catholic Church revolution. He and his ilk were going to remake everything in sight: Church, society, culture, thought, truth itself. Utopia now: just one more change!

Now, the young radical celebrity is almost 90. I got his autograph once, in the mid-’80s. “Hans Kung, Not Infallible” it read. Daring.

Just Phone It In, Hans

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His speech that day was a disappointing rehash of Thomas Kuhn’s “Paradigm Shift” theories.. from a book published in 1962, almost 25 years before he spoke to us at Acadia. Count me underwhelmed.

He brought nothing recent, relevant, nothing about Catholicism or post-1960s developments in theology, philosophy… just rehash. Regurge. Leftovers. Could’ve just sent along a polite note saying “Read this book. I like it.”

Yet he was a big deal, back in the day,  truly one of the 20th century modernist tsunami-riders, wreaking havoc on the Catholic Church as she was torn from her true self and made a puppet for the passing Zeitgeist and radical politics. In 2018, we are still floating amidst the wreckage, corpses, dirt, pollution and chaos of that time.

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It’s all good. Exciting & dynamic things are happening all around us! Embrace The Now. Don’t be narrow-minded and afraid of change.

A Band Of Busy Clevers

There was a whole cadre of such clever modernizers as Küng, who had schemed amongst themselves and with the modernist Pope John XXIII and his protege Montini (later Pope Paul VI) to subvert the original plans for the ecumenical council which became known as Vatican II. You can even read some of what was supposed to be discussed in the Council that was never allowed to take place, now that the revolution was rolling.

That crucial moment was all about power: seizing it, keeping it, imposing it, and remaking the Church in their image. The book-series and TV-show Game Of Thrones looks mild by comparison.

The break was with the past, personified by a ‘Medieval’ Pius XII: as he aged, he was minimized, mocked, dismissed, even shown in newspaper photos on his death-bed, and displayed at the funeral after a (deliberately?) bungled embalming. Pius was then all but  erased & forgotten in the predestined scheme to elect the stealth-modernist, progressive socialist, & likely freemason Roncalli (John XXIII) to the papal throne.

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Pope John XXIII

They Didn’t Start The Arson

From the 1750s onwards, a spirit of revolution, change, utopianism, and anti-Christianity arose in Europe. Promoted by the Masonic Lodges, “new-thinking” intellectuals in France and England and elsewhere, that idea of suddenly remaking everything broke out in France in that blood-soaked Revolution; less catastrophically in English legal and political reforms in the early 1800s, yet again in the Communist-inspired 1840s and 1850s, and on into the 20th century.

Bad things happen; we’re the ones who can & will fix it! We will do things to others for their own good, and throw down the bad people, and make a better future for mankind! Away with priests and superstition and kings and old ways!” Hence Robespierre, Marx, and all the others. Revolution now, then utopia!

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Striking The Roots, Replacing The Tree

The Vatican II Council  was the mature fruit of that revolutionary spirit, and– within the Church– of over 80 years and more of bubbling ferment and subversion, promotions and mutual protection, denial and deceit, of the restless gnostic Catholic progressive modernists– the superior special ones who know the special things– planning to overthrow both the substance and appearance of the great enemy of Europe’s turbulent revolutionary spirit– the Catholic Church.

Once, perhaps, Hans Küng thought a glorious future lay just ahead, a churchly utopia of spirit and world cooperating to make a bright New Age for humanity. Surely this was the true motion of the Holy Spirit!

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Sadly, such revolutionized ‘Christian’ leaders forgot the basic truth: don’t immanentize the eschaton. That is, don’t try and make heaven on earth in man’s image, for it will be hell. Such Marxism is a shallow shadow-faith leading to lies, gulags, and bleak fields of broken bones.

A Sad Shallow Failed Utopia

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Pope Benedict XVI

Sadly, and in retrospect, the brief pause in the revolution represented by Benedict XVI now leaves us in 2018 with the spectacle of two popes, one bullied out of office by nefarious means and whispered threats, and the other bent on remaking everything in his own image, and according to a singular and imposed modernist interpretation of both Vatican II, and his own ideas. Oh yeah– and Pope Benedict XVI was pushed. He did not jump.

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The glorious revolution in the Church has– by its own internal logic– collapsed into mere power, a cult of personality, a marginalizing and dividing force, not a unifying and building principle, in which the “winners” endlessly repeat themselves, cheating the Church into fresh compromises and radical lies, collecting power and fame and money and more control. Doing things To people, and not For them, as Christ’s own precious flock, for whom he died.  Even, helping souls onward to Hell, and not Heaven.

Not a very inspiring utopia. Not exactly a very healthy or happy Church. The more they ‘succeed’, the more they fail– failing God, and his people, and the true Kingdom.

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Hans, still banging the same old drum– “We’re gonna party like it’s 1963!” Yawn.

Turn Or Burn, Buddy

I do hope Hans repents and recants before he dies, though it will take long years before ever the horrid festering wounds and terrible damage he and his ilk did to the Church will be healed or repaired. Surely 1789 to 2018 is enough time to observe that revolutions go rogue: once things start falling apart, there’s no easy way to say “Whoa! That’s enough, and no further!” Surely the arrogance and pride of the long line of revolters is from Lucifer The Lying Proud Murderer, and not of Him Who came to serve, and not be served?

The way forward is not more revolution, but rather remembrance, rebuilding, rebuke, repentance, re-commitment, resistance, contemplative and prayerful obedience to Christ The King, and not to the spirit of the world, or the dark gods of worldly power, control, and proud sin.

Sorry Hans.

So Saith,

Teh Binks

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“Bare ruin’d choirs, where late the sweet birds sang. / In me thou seest the twilight of such day. / As after sunset fadeth in the west, / Which by and by black night doth take away….”

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Queer As Volk

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~ ITEM: Behold Your god: Obama: Americans need to shift religious views to accept gay marriage

~ ITEM: Supreme Court Imposes Homosexual “Marriage” — “No longer will militant homosexuals seek out Christian bakers or photographers to destroy. Now they can head straight for churches”

~ ITEM: Orthodox Christians Must Now Learn To Live as Exiles in Our Own Country, writes Rod Dreher

~ ITEM: Scroll back on FaceBook for what Binks has said & done & linked over the past 3 days.

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~ WOW, WHAT  A FEW DAYS. Like going 100 miles an hour on fire on a bicycle riding backwards. An asteroid has just struck the heart of America. Fallout  and suffering and death (can you say ‘Roe V. Wade’?) to continue for generations.

To Be Really Clear

If I did support ‘anything goes’ marriage, I would be embarrassed and offended that bullying, cheats, silencing, mocking, and other forms of abuse of process and people were being done by my side. Not in my name, clowns.

‘Neener neener!’ and end-zone dancing is bad sportsmanship. Making crap up out of nothing like inJustice Kennedy did is bad law. Taking people to court over legitimate conscience and freedom of speech and freedom of association is bad citizenship, and abuse of neighbour. Where is the dignity of difference?

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Now, President ‘Or Else’ is telling dissenting Christians, Muslims, and Jews they’d better shape up and get onside ASAP, in your name. Nope, no threatening there, when the most powerful man in the country gets his antiChrist on and starts thinking he is speaking directly for Almighty God.

Whoa there, Binks– antiChrist? Well, I dunno if he’s THE, but he’s AN. That’s what you are doing when you effectively tell God to keep his nose out of things; or act or claim (in the name of sin and error) to be speaking directly for God. Leaving the actual God and his Church and his revelation and his Son to be an afterthought, or a political tool, and acting like the messiah himself? Evil. Dangerous, dangerous evil.

Besides, is that who you progressives want speaking for you, and in that way? Or is reality so simple that just a little dusting and clearing away the deadwood and utopia is here? As long as he gets us what we want, we’ll put up with him?

Really? Those tactics, in your name?

Evil Binks Is Still Evil

Back in my Anglican info-warrior days, I asked some of these same questions, and received no answer. Apparently, we live in darkening days of The Ends Justify Any Means, Hypocritically, some of those who in Nazi times would have worn pink triangles in Auschwitz now operate by the same lawless, heartless, smash it all down mentality of the Sturmtruppen and the SS, at least politically and religiously and legally speaking.

I’ve copied over some of my old comments onto a new page for ease of reading below. I genuinely hate to say it, but I told you so.

Unapologetic then, and I’m unapologetic now. Truth is truth is truth. TRUE love must tell it. Come and get me.

Cheer up, it’s going to get much, much worse, and at an accelerating speed.

Saith Teh Binks

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NOTE: Visit original link for all weblinks, some of which (8 years later) are dead.

Original Link https://webelf.wordpress.com/2007/05/01/first-against-the-wall-when-the-revolution-comes/

FIRST AGAINST THE WALL WHEN THE REVOLUTION COMES…

May 1, 2007, 1:08 pm
The Rainbow Boot: Queer As Volk?

CaNN Commentary

According to Godwin’s Law, when either Hitler or Nazis come up in a debate, the end of sane discussion is at hand. Oh well.

The more this observer sees of the crazy off-the-scale Left in church or society, the more it reminds me of the mindset and techniques of totalitarianism. Take the creeping assault on religious freedom in Canada and England, in the name of ‘ diversity’ or tolerance. Freedom of speech threatened without a second thought; religious freedom increasingly fenced in, so that morally traditional religious freedoms exist at the beck-and call of governments, tribunals, and the whim of the perpetually discontented. Even lives threatened. Such is the price of yet another heaven on earth.

Thinking All Fascistical

Now, if I were a fascist, and some fascistical event or development took place, I’d keep quiet, or perhaps rejoice . If I were a freedom-loving person, I’d simply have to protest. So we have pro same-sex militants Richard Kirker in England, or Louie Crew in the United States. When the religious or other freedoms of people they disagree with are threatened or curtailed, should they not speak out clearly against such infringement? Well yes, IF they were consistently freedom-loving people.

To be fair, perhaps they failed to notice the inconsistency, or looked the other way. Perhaps they were busy with other things. Perhaps the interior political culture of the same-sex movement only allows for only one protected class of victim and rights to be fought for. Perhaps re-education camps are very IN this season.

In any case, as you read through our pages, and see how the activists and their allies get things done, it smells like right-denying, democracy-crushing, bend the rules, the ends justify any and all means some-are-more-equal-than-others totalitarianism. Narcissism bent on revenge, perhaps?

Such movements appear parasitic and illogical by nature; abusing freedom, and denying it to others; poisoning democracy, yet depending on it; claiming God’s own blessing while denying His will and Word; proclaiming itself a liberation, and yet willing to look the other way at the injury and limiting of fellow Christians, human beings, and people made in the image of God.

Others Have Noticed, Too

The CaNN News Editor is not the first one to notice bullying fascistic and mind-controlling tendencies in the same-sex movement. In Canada, John McKeller, the President of Homosexuals Opposed to Pride Extremism (HOPE) spoke out on the matter in 2003. Provocative gay writer Camille Paglia has spoken often of gay activism as narrow, elitist, and fascist– even of a “gay Stalinism“, in her 2002 article ‘The Gay Inquisition‘.

Hissy-fits and whitewash just will not do.

This is a reminder to Christians that the pastoral task of befriending and loving those with same-sex addiction also requires prayer and wisdom for the renewing of their minds, and in some cases the setting aside of the totalitarian impulse.

It is also a judgement on the liberal churches for allowing such anti-human and anti-Christian totalitarian ideology to enter the church, and to be labelled as authentically Christian– and to label faithful and thoughtful opponents of the innovations as bigots and 2nd-rate Christians.

If conservative Anglicanism espoused the methods and mindset of the totalitarian Left, I’d drop it like a hot potato. Will the mad Left do the same?

CaNN News Editor


Sequel.

Original Link https://webelf.wordpress.com/2007/05/06/carnival-of-the-anglican-crisis-14/

May 6, 2007, 5:47 pm

Fa-a-abulous Totalitarianism: Queer As Volk Update 2.0

CaNN Commentary

Paging all freedom-loving Anglican same-sex activists everywhere. These May 2007 headlines are reversed, for your consideration:

~ Priest issues death threats to Gay rights activists, sends bullets in the mail

~ Students at Anti-Gay High School Swarm Parents Protesting In Favour Of Homosexuality

~ A hate crime from the pulpit? Same-Sex leaders say bill may punish speech in favor of homosexuality

~ Heterosexual activist says, ‘We will BURY you’ — Threats made against Gay workers supporting homosexual agenda

~ Fake Anti-“Straight” “Hate Crimes” Keep Piling Up

Any questions?

Oh, and dear activists: please send us heads-ups on all your protest-marches, letter-writing campaigns, new websites, books, hunger-strikes, conferences, online petitions, interviews, press releases, and your general outrage over these kinds of violent and hateful abuses, done precisely for the sake and in the name of your movement.

[ cricket, cricket ]

Waiting to hear from you,

CaNN News Editor