THE REFORM OF OUR ESTABLISHED RELIGION OF LEFTISM IS A REPLAY OF HISTORY | 2001-07-07
In the sixteenth century, there were two huge reform movements in Western Christianity. One was the Protestant Reformation and the other was the Catholic Counter Reformation. One created new churches, the other reformed the old.
For a thousand years, good Christians had been protesting extreme abuses in the old church, but they only multiplied. Finally the Reformation and the Counter Reformation took them on frontally.
Why did this happen? It happened because of the invention of the printing press.
With the invention of printing, the Bible and real history became accessible to the population at large. As a result, the ancient and crying church abuses like Indulgences being sold on the street became intolerable to the Roman Church itself.
Good Catholics like Saint Thomas More had been denouncing these extreme abuses, such as pope's children being given the rank of cardinal, for ages.
In exactly the same way, good and intelligent people -- including honest liberals -- have denounced the silliness of our Liberal Seminaries for generations.
Before the scream "anaziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews" became the battle cry of our Liberal Seminaries, socialists and almost all of the intellectual left recognized the achievements of our Indo-European ancestors.
Much of the seventeenth century reform came from Catholics after the Reformation made the grassroots revolt too great for their Scholastics to ignore. By the same token, today's anti-liberal Reformation and Counter Reformation will partially be achieved by honest people with liberal attitudes.
The obvious blathering absurdities of today's academic bureaucracy are being exposed by our new technology and information.
In time even honest but left-leaning people will admit that today's liberal orthodoxy is nonsense, just as truly devout Catholics were happy to repudiate the excesses of the Medieval Church.