The difference between hypocrisy and Catholic fidelity August 24, 2006Posted by Administrator in Blogging, Catholicism, Mechanistic Relativism.
I have been struggling -for the longest time- with atheist and relativist magpies who holler in the most strident terms that Christianity (particularly Catholicism) is the ne plus ultra of hypocrisy. People who read this blog know this as I am constantly reporting back on my (usually failed) battles with these people and their sycophants in their cramped scho chambers.
And I kept stretching for a proper means of rebutting their arguments.
Well, I’ve finally found it, courtesy of a fellow named Dr. Philip Blosser commenting on a post by Dreadnought back in January:
There are two kinds of inconsistency that need to be sharply distinguished . . .
First, there is the inconsistency of the Catholic life of obedient struggle against sin, which admittedly is not always a smooth and steady progress in sanctification but an advance in fits and starts and slips backward into sin that sometimes leaves one wondering whether it is an advance at all. The important thing, however, is that the faithful Catholic never compromises what he professes to be true. He never calls vice virtue. He never says that what the Church calls sinful or disordered is a “beautiful gift from God.” He never says “F__k the Church.” His is an inconsistency of sin and weakness, not an inconsistency of principle.
Second, there is the inconsistency of professing to be Catholic while rejecting what the Catholic Church teaches. This is refusing to agree with the Church that sin is sin, that what is gravely disordered is so, and insisting that it’s something else, something good, simply because one wishes it were so. This is not an inconsistency of sin or weakness, but an inconsistency of dishonesty, an inconsistency of conscious heresy concerning the moral teaching of the Church while still insisting that one is a bona fide Catholic.
Perfect. Dr. Blosser (and Dreadnought, more on whom another time) Go Directly to Good Guy’s Links.