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Friday, October 4, 2013

A Fitting End to a Life of Rejecting the Truths of the Faith?

Hans Kung is considering ending his own life by assisted suicide. Kung, 85, suffers from Parkinson's. He sees Pope John Paul II and Muhammad Ali who also suffered from the disease as models to reject rather than emulate. In the third volume of his memoirs the perennial rebel theologian writes:
I do not want to live as a shadow of myself....No person is obligated to suffer the unbearable as something sent from God....People can decide this for themselves and no priest, doctor or judge can stop them...[It is a] surrendering of life...a return of life to the hands of the Creator....How much longer will my life be liveable in dignity?...A scholar who can no longer read and write - what's next?
Can any of us be surprised that a man who has so often publicly dissented from the teachings of the Church would be contemplating the ultimate act of rejecting the God of life while framing such rejection as a virtue? Kung was banned in 1979 from teaching as a Catholic theologian which did little to moderate his heretical views which includes support for abortion. In 2007 when Mexico was debating the legalization of abortion he said, “The Church’s absolute prohibition of abortion is a merciless extremism that could be anything but Christian.” Kung himself openly said he would sign the counseling verification forms required in Germany before an abortion. He also vigorously opposed Vatican authority and promoted the spirit of the age which made him the darling of the liberal left. Kung embodied the "spirit of Vatican II" in its worst manifestation.

In a recent interview with Der Spiegel, Kung implied that "the staging of his death might be a last protest of the official Church.” If so it will also indicate a decision to walk through the gate under the sign reading, "Abandon hope all you who enter here."

Please pray for Hans Kung. I have always been chilled by his arrogance. Interestingly one of his books is titled in English, My Struggle for Freedom. Does it strike you as it did me? I immediately thought of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf. Both men rejected the teachings of the Church, Hitler for a paganism reminiscent of Norse mythology and Kung for his own vision of the modernist Church. But Kung isn't dead yet and where there's life there's hope.

My husband and I are about to pray our rosary. I'm adding Hans Kung to my rosary journal and asking Our Lady, Refuge Sinners to pour out the grace of conversion on his hard heart.

Blessed Jacinta and Francisco of Fatima, please pray for him.


DisturbedMary said...

Yes, this is the logical conclusion of a self-serving life, the burden of arrogance and theological nihilism. Make yourself small Hans. It just may save your life.

Anonymous said...

Pray for him! He's obviously suffering spiritually and risking his immortal soul.

Old Bob said...

Can't stand him but will pray.

Steve Finnell said...


Do men reject God's truth because they cannot understand it or is it because they make a considered choice?

2 Thessalonians 2:10 and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, be cause they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved.

Men perish because they do not love God's truth.

2 Thessalonians 2:10-12......11 For this reason God will send a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, 12 in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.

Those who reject the truth concerning the saving grace of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, will be judged. Trading the pleasure of wickedness for the love of God's truth is a bad deal.

John 8:43-44 Why do you not understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot hear My word? 44 You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father.....

Jesus said some of the Jews rejected the truth because they simply choose to serve the devil. We all have a choice to make, serve God or reject Him.

Romans 1:28-32 And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper....32 and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practices such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.

Men reject God's truth because of considered rebellion. It is not, that do not know the truth. They know God's ordinance (authoritative law), they just ignore it.

John 12:42 Nevertheless many even of the rulers believed in Him, but because of of the Pharisees they were not confessing Him, for fear that they would be put out of the synagogue;

The rulers believed the truth, and then rejected it, because they did not want to be put out of the synagogue. Are their Christians today who know the truth, that is found in the Bible, but will not confess it because they do not want to be put out of their denominations or be ostracized by family or friends.


(All Scripture is quoted from: NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE)