Jesus, the socialist candidate for Galilee South

Oct 24, 2021 by

by Peter Mullen, TCW:

‘WHAT think ye of Christ?’ This is a question that for centuries was answered by looking at the way we organise our lives in community: the Church’s Year. So the prophecies of His coming in Advent; Christmas kept as a religious occasion and not a mere consumer-fest; Lent, which some kept well and others badly or not at all; Good Friday, when the shops and factories closed and there were no newspapers; Easter; Whitsunday, before the government abolished that holiday; Ascensiontide and Trinity. All Saints, when we celebrated holiness, instead of Halloween, when we celebrate devils and witches and pumpkins. We were a Christian country and our year was ordered following the sequence of events in the life of Our Lord. Most people were not very pious, but that didn’t matter. The fact was that the consciousness of Christianity was deeply embedded in our way of life, the way we counted the days and in all our institutions.

This is no longer the case. Aggressive secularism, under the guise of diversity, multiculturalism and universal wokery, has ensured that we are no longer a Christian country, that it’s a crime even to claim that we are, for fear of offending people of other faiths. As a matter of fact, these people of other faiths are rarely offended. The idea of such offence is cited only as an excuse to attack Christianity. For the militant secularists who dominate our way of life want to see Christianity done away with.

T S Eliot saw this coming long ago and explained why:

Why should men love the Church? Why should they love her laws?

She tells them of Life and Death, and of all that they would forget.

She is tender where they would be hard, and hard where they like to be soft.

She tells them of evil and sin, and other unpleasant facts

They try constantly to escape from the darkness outside and within . . .

Persecution is not bad for the church. There is something much worse and that is apostasy, unfaithfulness, intellectual, moral and spiritual cowardice on the part of the church itself. ‘What think ye of Christ?’We should turn and ask what the contemporary church thinks of Christ. We find that the bishops, synods, those who rule the church have – with a very few honourable exceptions – acclimatised themselves to the ideas of the secularists who hate the church.

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