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When You Reject Natural Moral Law, Totalitarianism is the Inevitable Result

January 29th, 2010
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Archbishop Raymond Burke, in a homily given in Phoenix, Arizona:

In our culture, “the law more and more dares to force those with the sacred trust of caring for the health of their brothers and sisters to violate the most sacred tenets of their consciences, and to force individuals and institutions to cooperate in egregious violations of the natural moral law,” he said. “In such a society, the administration of justice is no longer a participation in the justice of God, an obedient response to the prompting of the Holy Spirit, but a façade cloaking our own selfishness and refusal to give our lives for the sake of the good of all our brothers and sisters. It is a society which is abandoning its Judeo-Christian foundations, the fundamental obedience to God’s law which safeguards the common good, and is embracing a totalitarianism which masks itself as the ‘hope,’ the ‘future,’ of our nation. Reason and faith teaches us that such a society can only produce violence and death and in the end destroy itself,” Archbishop Burke warned.

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  1. Jonathan
    January 29th, 2010 at 06:57 | #1

    That’s the irony of “liberalism” and “progressivism;” their aim is to achieve altruism by force. They do not regard personal liberty or progress. Instead they take ultimate authority over such things. Therefore, I think he is also right that this is the result of denying the work of the Holy Spirit.

  2. Randy Bosch
    January 29th, 2010 at 16:19 | #2

    And of “altruism by force”, ”Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.” Voltaire. The “Age of Enlightenment” fall-out included France’s Reign of Terror, USSR gulags and exterminations, Naziism, Pol Pot, etc. under the mantra of “you have to break a few eggs to perfect humankind” decided to just “eliminate” the less progressive, less enlightened, less “alike” so the remainder would be a homogenous herd.
    Seems that humankind is trying to do it again, today.

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