In line with our theory that the Universal Church of Political Correctness is poised to be swept out of power in the West by its own version of the Reformation, the Vatican has caught the scent of the death of liberalism and has started to position itself for dealing with the aftermath.
The Catholic Church hasn’t survived for almost two thousand years by being stupid. It is enjoying the impression being formed in the minds of millions of Americans that Washington is the Whore of Babylon:
Pope Benedict XVI is to rehabilitate Martin Luther, arguing that he did not intend to split Christianity but only to purge the Church of corrupt practices.
Pope Benedict will issue his findings on Luther (1483-1546) in September after discussing him at his annual seminar of 40 fellow theologians — known as the Ratzinger Schülerkreis — at Castelgandolfo, the papal summer residence. According to Vatican insiders the Pope will argue that Luther, who was excommunicated and condemned for heresy, was not a heretic. . . .
Cardinal Kasper said: “We have much to learn from Luther, beginning with the importance he attached to the word of God.” It was time for a “more positive” view of Luther, whose reforms had aroused papal ire at the time but could now be seen as having “anticipated aspects of reform which the Church has adopted over time”.
Why is now the time for a more positive view of Luther?
Because the same conditions which created Luther and Calvin are about to be unleashed on Cultural Marxism. Their downfall works to the advantage of the Roman Catholic Church. For hundreds of years, the Vatican has dreamed of the downfall of liberalism, and the rehabilitation of its own image in the countries lost to Rome.
In 2011, the SPLC, the ACLU, and the ADL are the Inquisition. The priests of political correctness write for the Washington Post and the New York Times. It is the pious liberal establishment in the West, not the Vatican, that terrorizes ordinary people for heresies against its stupid and wildly unpopular fantasy ideology.
The Vatican knows that it is only a matter of time before the secular humanist eunuchs are swept out of power in the Protestant countries. The people are determined to separate from the rotten liberal establishment which has set the West on a course to spiritual, cultural, and economic oblivion.
As always, Rome stands ready to take advantage of the situation, having been forced to adapt to liberalism against its own better instincts. You will be amazed at how quickly it will change its tune once the eunuchs fall from power.
Rome saying that Luther wasn’t a heretic. The Vatican building a statue of Galileo. Well played.
Note: Unlike Washington, Rome has a long memory and is flexible enough to admit its own mistakes. It will bring its own heretics back into the fold and give them a special place of honor.
If Martin Luther were alive today, he would have Wikipedia, Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, YouTube, and smart phones at his disposal to “witness” the unprecedented corruption of the liberal establishment. He could unleash a similar hurricane with one small viral wave by touching that same raw nerve.
In the best tradition of “Occidental Dissent,” let’s give the liberal establishment another history lesson: