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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The Pope’s Science Is Settled?

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~ ITEM: The document itself— ENCYCLICAL LETTER LAUDATO SI’ OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME

~ ITEM: Robert P. George: LAUDATO SII: CLOSE YOUR EYES, EMPTY YOUR HEART, AND PIN DOWN YOUR BRAIN, OH CATHOLIC!; and “Al Gore Moment: When Peter Fails, Look to the Church“; also, The Pope’s High Water Mark

~ ITEM: Monster-Watch: Papally-appointed Co-Presenter of climate change encyclical believes 6 billion humans need to die; Population Reduction Quack Appointed to Pontifical Academy of Science

~ ITEM: CLIMATE CHANGE LIES: One Thing to Remember

~ ITEM: MUST READ— Pope Francis’ ‘leaked’ encyclical: the good and the bad

~ ITEM: Pope Francis encyclical calls for end to fossil fuels; and ‘Laudato Sì’ calls for radical new approach to ecology, global economics

~ ITEM: With Fiends Like These… Pro-Communist, Pro-Population Control UN Climate Chief Met With Pope Francis Re: New Encyclical

~ ITEM: Heretical Teilhard de Chardin Was Annoying; also, Global warming is a pagan lie

~ ITEM: 11 Things You Probably Won’t Hear about Pope Francis’ Encyclical

~ ITEM: The Pope and climate change: Francis is slapping his conservative critics in the face

~ ITEM: UN Climate Chief: We Should ‘Make Every Effort’ To Reduce Population Increases

~ ITEM: Pope Francis: nations that block illegal immigration should seek God’s forgiveness

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“A very solid scientific consensus indicates that we are presently witnessing a disturbing warming of the climatic system. In recent decades this warming has been accompanied by a constant rise in the sea level and, it would appear, by an increase of extreme weather events, even if a scientifically determinable cause cannot be assigned to each particular phenomenon.”

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~ SO THERE’S A NEW— giant– Encyclical from the current Pope just released today, (partly) on The Environment.

Given who the Pope’s “climate” advisors were, we can rejoice that Laudate Sii is not much worse in that respect– parts of it are simply excellent, parts, predictable South American Liberation Theology. The MSM obviously cannot puzzle out the God bits, only the leading story elements.

Binky’s Red Pen

If I were editing it, I would have put the last sections (on God) right after the introduction, as primary theological (Papal) business; then, the crisis of sinful man with huge technical power as a theological problem, not to be solved by more power; then, the controversial bits, stated with a hugely balanced “some say, and yet others say” on the controversial global warming/ overpopulation/ evil oil/ giant supernational government thing. Then the prayers, stewardship, education thing.

Sadly, the “GLOBAL WARMING IS REAL” parts are as if Francis was blaming unicorns and robotic bananas for the problems of the world. They steal the thunder and cred from the rest– and the fact that the theological sections are waaaaay down near the bottom like an afterthought? Makes it look embarrassed about the things Catholics can all be certain of (God’s revealed truth & nature), versus the stuff in the early sections (environmental lunacy) which no Catholic can be certain of, because it’s all ideological global governance/ tax-grab fraud.

Allowed To Think?

Global warming, overpopulation, global government, energy issues– these are matters over which Catholics, Christians, and people of good will may legitimately differ, and in some cases, in which the Pope’s advisors were laughably one-sided and partisan, and failed in their duty to actually present a balanced view for the Pope to consider– this is typical progressivism, which can admit no plausibility or elements of truth in opposing views (even and especially if such views are based on better science).

Biased and wrong-headed Progressivism IS balance, right? No, it is not– in fact, progressive economics, science, and social engineering is notably based on lies, bad ideas, and time-tested failure.

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In fact, it could be argued, that this move to use the Vatican as an overwhelming bullhorn to bulwark the failing panic-project of Global Warming/ Taxing/ Government is a sign that the truth about the weather is actually breaking through, and the ‘overwhelming consensus’ of scientists is actually not– most actual non-paid-for climate and related scientists do not believe in Global Warming.

Thus, the Pope is putting his spiritual authority on the line for scientific uncertainties; and alienating everyone (including most actual climate scientists) who dare not agree with horrible Warmists like effing Hans Joachim “Get Rid Of 6 Billions!” Schellnhuber and his apocalyptic ilk. Well done, then.

Needless Silly

It brings scandal and bias into the Pope’s teaching office, and fraudulently bad science is bad science, no matter who supports it. After all, things do not become true because this or any Pope says it– Popes and all of us must learn & believe in truth and true things because they are true.

The Pope has stuck his foot into a global war for global governance, global environmental and economic dictatorship, and a cull of the surplus population to a billion or even 500 million (10% rich powerful rulers, the rest their servants). Herr Schellnhuber and his allies at the U.N. (like would be global governor Christian Figueres) have big, big plans for you and me and the future.

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Finally, In Concluded

Read the whole thing, ponder, pray, digest it, and where there is truth, rejoice and think and look around you at the way we use Mother Nature (and other people) as ‘resource’ to be exploited and consumed, and not as God’s property, of which we are the caretakers and keepers, until we hand it back to him when we are done our offices of stewarding.

And if in any of the above I am terribly, terribly wrong, or unfair, or partial, then show me (you know, facts, evidence, science, credible experts, non-skewed studies), and I will rewrite, with apologies. ~

Saith Teh Binks

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