31 January 2012
"Coexist": The Misleading Slogan
True unity cannot exist without obedience to Christ. Without Christ, unity cannot exist in a single soul, let alone in a society. Rather, even the soul, itself, is disunited from its own purpose when it is not ordered to God.
The "coexist" slogan is being popularized by secularists. They use the idea of the good of peaceful coexistence as a way to promote the false notion that all religions are equal. That, in itself, is a negation of the concept of religion, in the true sense of the word. The idea of one respecting false religions is really a fruit of the heresy of indifferentism, since it is against God who reveals truth in His Church to say that we should respect something entirely false or even containing some falsity that is purely created by man on the level of something that is created by Himself, whose dogmas are His own creation.
The movement behind the secularists to promote this is also intended to promote the idea that there is only this life. How can one draw such a conclusion? We know that in this life we know of our souls in the body we will be in a world that is not merely of the flesh, but also "ruled by princes and principalties" --- the preternatural order, not all of it obedient to God either. That so long as there is the supernatural --- and that is eternal, and there is bodily life, there will be the war of disobedient angels against the human living form that has the ability to have supernatural life, giving it, thereby, the ability to be obedient to Christ. Therefore, "coexistence", in this sense, to false religions, which are subordinate not to Truth (Incarnate) but to the Jealous One and his minions (to one degree or another), will also war against the Bride of Christ, and all those who comprise the Church Militant. Secularists seem to know by some level, even more than most Catholics (as most Catholics have a weak faith) that if they succeed in promoting the idea of coexistence should be the ultimate societal value, therefore, making of peace was purely social thing, they indoctrinate society into thinking that peace is independent of recognizing the Kingship of Christ. It is, rather, recognizing that peace only comes from obedience to Truth Incarnate, Christ the King (we recognize Christ by our obedience to him) from whom all authority comes, that society will be ordered to true peace. Otherwise, society will continue to moreover reject Christ, finding it easier to be lead by one's disorders than to subject oneself to the Cross.
"Servants, be obedient to them that are your lords according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in the simplicity of your heart, as to Christ:
Not serving to the eye, as it were pleasing men, but, as the servants of Christ doing the will of God from the heart, With a good will serving, as to the Lord, and not to men. Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man shall do, the same shall he receive from the Lord, whether he be bond, or free. And you, masters, do the same things to them, forbearing threatenings, knowing that the Lord both of them and you is in heaven; and there is no respect of persons with him. Finally, brethren, be strengthened in the Lord, and in the might of his power.
Put you on the armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the deceits of the devil. For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and power, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places. Therefore take unto you the armour of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and to stand in all things perfect. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of justice, And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace:
In all things taking the shield of faith, wherewith you may be able to extinguish all the fiery darts of the most wicked one. And take unto you the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit (which is the word of God). By all prayer and supplication praying at all times in the spirit; and in the same watching with all instance and supplication for all the saints..." Ephesians 6:5-19
Christ told Peter that he was thinking like the devil and not like God when Peter suggested to our Lord he should not speak of his impending death (the Cross!) to the people following him 'till that time, as Peter recognized that it would disrupt the peace and unity of the people. Christ then clarified that this was a false since of worldly peace, "Who turning about and seeing his disciples, threatened Peter, saying: Go behind me, Satan, because thou savorest not the things that are of God, but that are of men. And calling the multitude together with his disciples, he said to them: If any man will follow me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life, shall lose it: and whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel, shall save it.
For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? For he that shall be ashamed of me, and of my words, in this adulterous and sinful generation: the Son of man also will be ashamed of him, when he shall come in the glory of his Father with the holy angels." Mark 8:33-38
"And fear ye not them that kill the body, and are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him that can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and not one of them shall fall on the ground without your Father.  But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Fear not therefore: better are you than many sparrows. Every one therefore that shall confess me before men, I will also confess him before my Father who is in heaven. But he that shall deny me before men, I will also deny him before my Father who is in heaven. Do not think that I came to send peace upon earth: I came not to send peace, but the sword. For I came to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
I came to set a man at variance: Not that this was the end or design of the coming of our Saviour; but that his coming and his doctrine would have this effect, by reason of the obstinate resistance that many would make, and of their persecuting all such as should adhere to him.
And a man's enemies shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than me, is not worthy of me; and he that loveth son or daughter more than me, is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not up his cross, and followeth me, is not worthy of me. He that findeth his life, shall lose it: and he that shall lose his life for me, shall find it. He that receiveth you, receiveth me: and he that receiveth me, receiveth him that sent me." Matthew 10:28-40
The spirit of falsity, which is the essence of all heresy, despises with demonic envy, the Spirit of Truth, ad therefore, by its very horrid, disunited nature, the former cannot exist in peace with the later because it DESPISES IT TO DEATH. It not merely despises it with a humanistic type of hatred, but a hatred that is imbued with preternatural disorder, even beyond the human creature's own reason, since a lie is always separate from truth, and reason has its integrity in truth. And not merely does it despise it to bodily death (which surprises, ironically, many of us Catholics), but it despises it to supernatural death, meaning, it wills the death of the supernatural life of the soul --- and wishes it to fall into mortal sin. How much one can only have a fear of it's own faults that it might fall the slightest step towards mortal sin, let alone the thought of separation from the life of Christ in one's soul (through the violence done to it by the committing of mortal sin).
Yet, the modernists would have you believe this thinking is "legalistic". How anti-Catholic is such false spirituality. Just read the Church Doctors, the Church Fathers, and any of the doctrines supporting her dogmas.
The spirit of peace IS the Spirit of God, when it is born of the one, true God. True peace is born of charity. Charity seeks not its own but the good of others. Supernaturalized charity seeks the good of others out of the love of God. Therefore, we should seek to love our neighbors that they may receive the HIGHEST GOOD, Who is the one, true God, Himself. This is how we as Catholics are able to love even our enemies and do good to those who hate us. This is the measure of our love to God, as taught to us succinctly by Christ when he summarized the 10 Commandments by two: Love God, and love thy neighbor as thyself.
Indifferentism is not characterized by love of God, and does not demonstrate love of neighbor as it is not based on truth (that God is the highest good, and therefore, so is the true faith given to us by God) nor on exhorting one to the highest, eternal good. This is why indifferentism is connected to secularism and immanentism. We should strive for a peaceful, coexistence, but never at the expense of our faith (e.g., having denied our faith by conceding to laws which require us to act against it).