Monday, January 30, 2017

My conscience, as formed by my beliefs

Addendum: please see I have to stop fighting baptism of desire and admit that I am more confused about the Crisis now than I was when I thought I had a tidy answer

I should rightly blush in shame to think of all the sinful thoughts I have given consent to in my life, growing up in a time so densely polluted with every vain and evil notion.  Lying to conceal misdeeds.  Pleasure before duty.  Desire before responsibility.  Immodesty.  Pornography.  Sex before marriage.  Irrational sex.  Homosexual sex.  All of it.  It'll all going to come out in judgment, anyway, for all of us, so if you are shocked or surprised and wonder about the details, well everyone in the world will get every shameful detail from each of us directly when God forces us all to confess of all our deeds at the Final Judgment.  And stumbling from heresy into Catholicism, only by the astoundingly persistent grace of God, which I still strive to accept and obey every day.  It is hard, and I have lived a life of evil habits that have retarded my spiritual growth, and it all started with gluttony, for me, as I think it does for many of us.

[Update, we are in Lent now.]

I'm just trying to do penance for it and move on.  And why can't I find a professed Catholic who actually seems to be truthful and wise and unwilling to hide?  Am I really Catholic?  Do you actually have the love for souls to put yourself out there and try to save a lost sheep, as so many have accused me of being on Cathinfo, where I was Willing Catholic Martyr, and then just CM for short.  Instead of overcoming my points with words I could not also overcome with logical and sound points, I was banned.  I was also banned immediately upon my first post from another site for defending water baptism, and promoting deference to the popes' infallible statements.

As to most of my debate opponenets, I never heard from most of them explaining my errors to me, upon my last correspondence to them.  The few who have remained in contact, even if only once per year or two, have either not made attempts to correct me on any particular doctrinal issues, or they made a case that was easily refuted or irreuftable, in which cases, I have admitted error.

Friends and family members whom I admonish do not have answers to the underpinnings of my state of religion, which are articulable and demonstrably logical.  I know many whose claims to religion or philosophical ideologies is unable to be backed up with straight talk.  Especially new-agers, pantheists and univeralists/new-ecumenists.  Everyone stops engaging me because I am dogmatic, but also can back it up with logical reasons.  Once a falsehood is backed up into a corner by facts, it has no choice but to yield it the last word to the truth.

So please, if I am wrong about something, correct me.  If you are right (and truth is inherently logical), then I'll admit correction.  Simple as that.  If you read my blog and recognize that God gave me a strong and logical mind, and you think I'm onto something, or you have a question, send me an email and I'll look it over.

Otherwise, may the God of mercy grant each of us a safe and productive day in the service of our state in life so that we may merit or impetrate (for non Catholics) as the case may be, the grace to find our way to salvation before death. Amen.

Oh yeah and the conscience part.  Here it is:

Natural Law and Conscience

This is what I strive to obey now.  And we should all.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

No more burying talents!

O INFINITE Creator, who in the riches of Thy wisdom didst appoint three hierarchies of Angels and didst set them in wondrous order over the highest heavens, and who didst apportion the elements of the world most wisely: do Thou, who art in truth the fountain of light and wisdom, deign to shed upon the darkness of my understanding the rays of Thine infinite brightness, and remove far from me the twofold darkness in which I was born, namely, sin and ignorance. Do Thou, who givest speech to the tongues of little children, instruct my tongue and pour into my lips the grace of Thy benediction. Give me keenness of apprehension, capacity for remembering, method and ease in learning, insight-in interpretation, and copious eloquence in speech. Instruct my beginning, direct my progress, and set Thy seal upon the finished work, Thou, who art true God and true Man, who livest and reignest world without end. Amen.

This is the second time I have re-enabled public viewing of my blog.  I share this because I believe we are so close to the end, and I know nobody who believes the faith exactly as I do.  I believe it thus, because my conscience demands it, in light of what I believe to be sound Catholic theology.  My conscience also demands that I be exposed to the scrutiny of the world, so that if I am yet in error, I may be corrected.  Reasonable and sound arguments only shall be admitted and engaged with.  And if I think it is not sound, I will tell you why.  But I expect nearly everyone who reads this to spew vitriole, or at least nonsense.  Please do, so I can quickly dismiss and delete the discussion and move on to discussions with wiser and humbler or more reasonable souls.  I have nothing to prove to anyone but God, and those who would follow Him in earnest.

I make no claims to be wise or humble.  Just to be trying to follow the words of Jesus and the dictates of conscience.

I have gone out of my way to remove previous articles that contained contentions and accusations between myself and various groups I believe are heretical, because I am not here for contention.  I am here to fulfill my obligations of state temporally and spiritually, and I believe I have a better handle on what that entails now than I did before when I allowed the influence of vanity, through my own ego and through others, to take hold of my mind.  I framed things badly many times, and some of that wording may still be present on the blog.  For that I apologize and will review any section that is pointed out to me.

I believe we are in unprecedented times, and beg the forgiveness of God for any defects in this work, and ask that they be made known to me, for my amendment and salvation, unto the salvation of others.  Let this blog stand as my abjuration, and let me stand faithful to God and the principles and doctrines He gives us.

Some of the articles have a tone of definiteness or absoluteness to them in their propositions.  This is not because I think I hold authority in the Church; I do not.  Nor does this mean I am not open to correction, but I will scrutinize corrections offered, in order to prove all things and hold fast to that which is good.

We are close to the end, I think.  God let me type, write, say, believe and do what is right and good in Thy sight, in the name of Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.  Amen.

David Mary

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