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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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WESTERN CIVILIZATION MUST RETURN TO THE CATHOLIC CHURCH TO PREVENT GLOBAL JIHAD

Robert Spencer, America’s leading Catholic scholar on Islam, and the man behind the website, Jihad Watch, summarizes his views on the concept that Islam is a religion of peace:

“[T]he jihadists constantly portray themselves as the true voice of Islam, and the moderates have never mounted an adequate comeback". “There is no true Islam, there is no pope of Islam, but the eight classical schools of Islam all teach warfare against unbelievers. We deceive ourselves if we think [violence] is just something that’s manufactured by the Wahhabis and not present in Islam in general. They teach it but they certainly didn’t invent it.”

As to the growth and spread of Islam in Europe he states:

“There will be civil war in Europe...The European citizenry, for the most part, are not ready to accept Islamic law and there will be armed conflicts. Across Europe there seems to be one opinion among the elite and one among the people; the mainstream political parties are going to have to start representing this, otherwise they’re going to be shunted aside by the neo-fascists.”

“Fascism lasted 25 years, Communism for 75; Islam is 1,400 years old, the imperative to make war against unbelievers is 1,400 years old and they believe they are fighting a 1,400-year-old struggle. And jihad will destroy us if we don’t do anything about it.”

“Above all, we shouldn’t fight among ourselves, but against global jihad. If we’re consumed with each other then we don’t stand a chance."


Yes--Christianity must once again speak with one voice against those that seek to destroy civilization. Unlike Islam, there exists in this world "true Christianity". Also unlike Islam, Christianity does have a pope given to us by Christ Himself--which permits the Church to speak with truth and authority. Islam has lasted 1,400 years, Catholicism 2,007 years, Protestantism approximately 500 years.

"The order of time shows that is divine and true which has been handed down from the beginning; that that is alien and false which has been added later. That is the prescription which disposes of all heresies started in later days--they can make no assured claim of the truth."
Tertullian (3rd cent).

The divisions in Islam render it weaker than if it possessed a "pope" or a central authority. Likewise, the division present in Christianity will prevent us from victory over global jihad. We must not squander what God has given us --let us show Christianity's strength through centrality of authority and universality that is only present in His Church.

"The most holy church of Rome through Blessed Peter prince of the apostles holds the leadership over all the churches of the world." Letter from the Bishops of the Province of Arles to Pope Leo I (5th cent)

"Christ left to Peter not only the universal Church, but the whole world to govern." Pope Innocent III (13th cent)

Finally,
"[t]he rejection of of the primacy of St Peter has driven men on to a slippery course, where all the steps are downwards". Lord Acton (19th cent)