May 21, 2009


I can't help reflecting upon these teachings of the Church as stated in the catechism.
After the unity of the human race was shattered by sin God at once sought to save humanity part by part. The covenant with Noah after the flood gives expression to the principle of the divine economy toward the "nations," in other words, toward men grouped "in their lands, each with [its] own LANGUAGE, by their families, in their nations."
This state of division into many nations is at once cosmic, social, and religious. It is intended to limit the pride of fallen humanity, united only in its perverse ambition to forge its own unity as at Babel. But, because of sin, both polytheism and the idolatry of the nation and of its rulers constantly threaten this provisional economy with the perversion of paganism.

It is scary how today's society says it wants unity, wants God, wants everyone to have freedom, but, at what price? Do those people who
want unity and freedom together, understand that their interpretation of the words will contradict one another somewhere down the line?
Sure, they want the freedom to do what they please, but their neighbor may not be in unity with that freedom when it affects their life in a negative way. Pretty soon, unity has been broken and someones pride gets trampled upon.
People want to say that all religions should get along with each other, they should "coexist" as those dreaded bumper stickers show.
We know that all religions cannot "coexist", they all do not lead to the same God.
People can try to coexist. Religions cannot.
We have replaced God; with things, with ideologies, with empathy, with feelings. We do as we feel, we think as we feel, we do as we feel.
We once again make ourselves as God.
As long as we are not in unity with God above all, we will continue to forge a tower of Babel that will be destroyed.

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