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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Am I "Filled with Anger and Hatred?"

I sometimes get accused of being filled with anger and hatred in the comments section of the blog. Why? Because I (and my colleagues) dare to say that some things are evil. That proves we are (take your choice) hate-filled, intolerant, mean, racist, homophobic, Islamophobic, and (as one critic described me) an ugly cow. (Moooo!)

That didn't make me angry actually; I just laughed. But, yes, I do get angry:

  • about laws that allow "doctors" to drag little babies out of the womb into the birth canal, stab them in the back of the neck and suck out their brains before delivering their poor, little, lifeless bodies. 
  • about those who think children are objects of pleasure to molest and abuse. 
  • about sex trafficking 
  • about female genital mutilation
  • about starving and dehydrating to death the sick, disabled, and elderly
  • about pornography that treats women like meat (and men too these days)
  • about poisoning the food supply with round up treated crops and poisoning women's bodies with cancer-causing chemicals that supposedly give them "reproductive freedom."
  • about slandering decent people for daring to be non-leftists
  • about rewriting history because the facts are politically incorrect
I could go on....and on...and on.

What amazes me is that more people aren't angry about these things. How can reasonable people tolerate what is intolerable? As Fulton Sheen once wrote in A Plea for Intolerance:
America, it is said, is suffering from intolerance. It is not. It is suffering from tolerance: tolerance of right and wrong, truth and error, virtue and evil, Christ and chaos. Our country is not nearly so much overrun with the bigoted as it is overrun with the broadminded. The man who can make up his mind in an orderly way, as a man might make up his bed, is called a bigot; but a man who cannot make up his mind, any more than he can make up for lost time, is called tolerant and broadminded. A bigoted man is one who refuses to accept a reason for anything; a broadminded man is one who will accept anything for a reason—providing it is not a good reason....
Sheen goes on to say:
Tolerance applies only to persons, but never to truth. Intolerance applies only to truth, but never to persons. Tolerance applies to the erring; intolerance to the error.
And so I respond to those who accuse me of "hatred." You are 100% wrong. I don't hate anyone, even when I hate the evil they champion. I don't hate the abortionist or the pornographer or the person who slanders me. In fact, whenever someone writes a personal attack on my blog, I pray for them even when I won't post their vile comments. I offer my rosary for their conversion and hope one day we will meet merrily in heaven. Because I want everyone to go to heaven including the "poor sinners" falling into hell shown to the little children of Fatima. I want to cast them a life preserver or catch them in a net and break their fall.

So when I'm having a bad day or am in physical or mental pain I pray the prayer Mary taught to the little shepherd children. "I offer this for love of Jesus, the conversion of poor sinners, and in atonement for sins against the Immaculate Heart of Mary." That is true love -- willing the good of those who hate you!

Because that's where the hate is -- among those liberals who will not tolerate the truth! Remember how they gnashed their teeth at Jesus before they crucified Him, at St. Stephen before they stoned him to death, and at St. Paul when he preached what was intolerable to their ears.

Robert Spencer, who runs Jihad Watch recently spoke in Iceland, a liberal La-La-Land. That evening after his talk someone poisoned his meal as he was eating at a restaurant. He ended up in the hospital. Who was guilty of hate? Was it Spencer for exposing the truth about the Muslim religion? Or was it the individual who hated what he said enough to hate the man and poison him? The answer is obvious.

Spencer wrote something about the experience that is chilling when you think about it:
Learning to be good little Nazis.
All over the West, as Leftist students riot and physically menace conservative speakers and Leftist spokesmen indulge in the most hysterical rhetoric to defame their foes, politicians cower in fear and decline to discuss these issues, only ensuring that the problems I identified when I spoke in Reykjavik will continue to grow in Iceland and elsewhere.

As they were rising to power in Germany, the Nazis indoctrinated their young followers with the same message: those who oppose us are evil. Those who brutalize them are doing a great thing. The Left’s demonization of its opponents today will lead to exactly the same thing. It already has for me, in beautiful Reykjavik.
Prepare for martyrdom. You can practice by accepting the small, white martyrdom of daily life: the criticism and ridicule, the open hostility, the rudeness and contempt. Say thank you to God as the apostles did for being found worthy to suffer for the Lord. Because when you stand up and defend the truth, you are standing with Him Who is Truth.

Lord Jesus, you who are the Way, the Truth, and the Life, give me the courage and perseverance to always speak the truth in charity no matter the consequences. Amen.