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Culture, Christianity, Catholic Dogma & The Death Of The West

Culture, Christianity, Catholic Dogma & The Death Of The West

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THE SACRIFICE OF THE CROSS AND THE SENSUALISM OF ISLAM


Here is a gem from Charles-Emile Frappel, born 1827, who was the bishop of Angers, France. He was considered to be quite an orator, and did battle with the liberals of his day. Here are his thoughts on the development and nature of Islam:

"... and Europe became Christian. But it was said that every victory of the cross would be followed by a new battle, and that the ancient serpent crushed by the banner of salvation would seek to destroy each victory. A man then - because ...there is always a man...tried to stop the cross in its triumphant march. To this end, he took a few shreds of the Bible, pulled a few sheets of the Gospel and, combining his dreams, Voila-he created the Koran. Then, as a symbol of opposition to the cross, he adopted the crescent and, finally, instead of the spiritual sword of speech, he put the material sword which strikes and cuts at the throat. This is his creation: the Koran, with the crescent as the symbol and the sword as the guard... Never perhaps was the cross met with more formidable opponent. What was it, indeed, that mohammedism had that opposed the cross? It was the glorification of pleasure, the unleashing of all passions, the empire of the flesh substituted for the reign of the spirit, the covetousness of sensual pleasure was even transported into eternity. And however, in spite of the soft food which to coarse instincts this very kneaded religion of blood and mud offered, in spite of complicity that it met in the hollows of the human nature, the standard of sensualism moved back in front of the flag of the sacrifice; and while the crescent is seen as a symbol of decay and the degradation, the cross has remained, for nations arranged around it, an indication of its enormity, force and enduring life."


It is notable that an Islamic heaven is all about sex and sensuality, while Christians where told by Jesus: "[W]hen they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven. Mark 12: 25. Although difficult to comprehend while in the flesh --there is indeed something infinitely greater in store for Christians than an eternity of sex and sensuality! "That eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of man, what things God hath prepared for them that love him." 1 Corinthians 2:9

And here is the original French:

... et l'Europe devint chrétienne. Mais il était dit que chaque victoire de la croix serait suivie d'un nouveau combat, et que l'antique serpent écrasé par l'étendard du salut relèverait la tête après chaque défaite. Un homme donc - car ici-bas, en tête du mal comme en tête du bien, il n'y a toujours qu'un homme - un homme, dis-je, essaya d'arrêter la croix dans sa marche triomphale. A cet effet, il prit quelques lambeaux de la Bible, arracha quelques feuillets de l'Évangile et, y mêlant ses rêveries, il en fit le Coran. Puis, comme symbole de l'opposition à la croix, il adopta le croissant et, enfin, à la place du glaive spirituel de la parole, il mit le glaive matériel qui frappe et qui égorge. Voilà son œuvre : le Coran, avec le croissant pour signe et le cimeterre pour garde ... Jamais peut-être la croix n'avait rencontré d'adversaire plus formidable. Qu'était-ce, en effet, que la mahométisme en face de la croix ? C'était la glorification de la volupté, le déchaînement de toutes les passions brutales, l'empire de la chair substitué au règne de l'esprit, les convoitises sensuelles transportées jusque dans le monde futur. Et cependant, malgré l'appât qu'offrait à des instincts grossiers cette religion toute pétrie de sang et de boue, en dépit de la complicité qu’elle rencontrait dans les bas-fonds de la nature humaine, l'étendard du sensualisme a reculé devant le drapeau du sacrifice ; et tandis que le croissant apparaît comme le symbole de la décrépitude et de l'abrutissement, la croix est restée, pour les nations rangées autour d'elle, le signe de la grandeur, de la force et de la vie.

HT:
Christ our Lord and God Against Islam