St. John did what no self-respecting progressive would want a Christian to do.
He pointed a finger!
The only difference--the difference between a saint and an 'inclusive and tolerant' progressive--is that St. John started by pointing at himself first. And by doing so, he bridged the gap (for the sake of souls) between the delusion of progressive self-deification, in human knowledge, and a life of holiness (sanctity) found only in Jesus Christ our Lord.
"If we say, 'We are without sin,' we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we acknowledge our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from every wrongdoing." 1 John 1:5--2:2
Progressivism, even the kind that claims to be Christian, is the dis-ease of the mind which seeks for perfect knowledge in an imperfect world. In doing so, the progressive starves for a utopia, and creates a living hell. Progressives disdain Divine Mystery, which also includes periods of Divine Silence, like Holy Saturday, or when Jesus cried, 'My god, my god, why have you forsaken me?'
Suffering and death are the natural consequences of sin. Progressives disdain this. Jesus Christ is the only Way to conquer this--through faith, obedience, patience, prayer, and suffering. Progressives abhor this! Progressives would rather destroy the Body of Christ (the Church and all her 'rules'), mimicking God in 'social justice' initiatives, than serve Divine Mercy on His own terms.
That is why they have created the antithesis of the Church in the Culture of Death.
"Had not the LORD been with us— When men rose up against us, then would they have swallowed us alive, When their fury was inflamed against us." Psalm 124:2-5, 7-8
Herod lives throughout the centuries, alive today in the Democratic Party of the United States of America. Ironic, but Herod is embodied by a black man, the first Black President, and more black babies are killed every day in abortion mills than any other race. Sad, but Herod is also embodied by 'Catholics' and Christians' such as Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and Kathleen Sebelius, who, as all good progressives know, were raised on the 'civil rights' movement--the same movement which sought to protect the weak and the vulnerable in society.
But now it's all about power and greed!
The old Herod killed babies in seeking to eliminate the Christ child as competition to his crown. The new Herod, in the name of radical socialism, seeks to kill the American child in hope of attaining public acclaim, and power, through lies and deceptions in words like 'choice' and 'freedom.'
What they both have in common, though, are nations strewn with dead bodies. The Holy Innocents!
"Herod is going to search for the child to destroy him." Matthew 2:13-18
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