This is the new normal. How is it possible to challenge this seemingly loving image? Christians need to lovingly remind our confused masses that breaking the commandments will not bring happiness. This is what the book does admirably. Fully believing Catholics have much in common with Evangelicals. We are both concerned about the toxic fumes that are engulfing our young people. We needed a new St Joan of Arc. And we got Greta Thunberg.
The toxic culture conditions us by what is referred
to here as "linguistic theft". Take for example the word "gay." What
nicer word is there in the English language? But is this the same word
that was used to describe what went on in San Francisco bath houses?
Or, let us take the word "marriage": the life-long union of one man and
one woman. This word has also been hijacked. The same is happening to
the words "man" and "woman." These word transformations took place
while most of us were sleeping. And if all this is done in the
name of love, it becomes very difficult to challenge.
The chapters are brief and are intended as overviews of certain vital topics. The chapter on atheism was helpful. David Hume said that anything that cannot be scientifically measured cannot be trusted. So, his observation cannot be trusted. The new atheists did not want to fall into that trap. So, they said: "I lack God belief." This is different from claiming that the non-existence of God can be scientifically proven. This makes the new atheists the sophists of our age.
And then we have the post-modernists. They were not too happy with the modernists and the atheists who only believed in science. For the post-modernists, it is better to have no foundations at all: "the truth is, there is no truth." Science is not the solution. Nothing is. The logical outworking of this philosophical view is moral relativism. Better still, nihilism.
The chapter on Marxism demonstrates that there is
no real difference between Communism and Socialism. The Socialist
experiment going on in the United States currently might not bring back
the Gulags, but it certainly leads to the suppression of liberty. It is
all done in the name of social justice.
When will they ever learn that no Marxist nation has achieved this?
The book shows us that the current brand of
feminism has nothing to do with protecting the rights of women and
everything to do with dismantling the nuclear family. What they want to
do is spread hatred. As one of their members screamed out: "I am a nasty
woman...like the bloodstains on my bedsheets." The feminist
movement has been hijacked by the Marxists.
Is progressive Christianity the answer? No, it most
certainly is not. All we need do is look at the moribund state of
the German Catholic Church. The Protestants have their own brand of
progressive Christianity. They too are past their sell-by date. The
only answer is a return to the authentic Gospel of Jesus Christ. So
says this book, and I agree. It is my firm belief that the authentic
Gospel is fully manifested in the Catholic Church.