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Don’t try to win over the haters. You are not the man-eating tiger whisperer. Only love can win over the haters, and who is love? Only God is love and only he can fill you with his love to win over hate.

Silk Painting Poor Clare Colettines 640 x 285

There is a battle going on today between natural law and the dictatorship of relativism. The moral or natural law, John Paul II affirms, “has its origin in God and always finds its source in him.” Relativism has its source in the individual ego. Relativism allows one to be “tossed here and there, carried about by every wind of doctrine.” We are building a dictatorship of relativism that does not recognize anything as definitive and whose ultimate goal consists solely of one’s own ego and desires.” (Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Dean of the College of Cardinals, April 2005.)

Who are the haters? They are to be found in both the right-wing and the left-wing. Both are vicious, and their aim is to slay you if you have an opposite viewpoint. I have had a couple of encounters with both.

Speaking for myself, there is no way to have a good discussion on most or many areas of Christian beliefs and morals with a left-wing person who is basing his thought on moral relativism (which is ultimately based on the person’s ego). Try as one might, there are few or no “connectors” present. Also, there is no way to have a faith discussion with a right-wing fundamentalist who often has been taught a distorted view of the Gospel by someone who is ill-informed.

The only time I have gone to battle with a right-wing fundamentalist, she came back with viciously hateful retorts to which I responded calmly with Biblically based quotations from the Catholic Catechism or the Bible (fighting fire with fire). Ultimately she seemed to give up as she stopped responding. By the way, I was defending Rick Warren on FaceBook. Remember the teachings of Ephesian 6: 10-17. Also an excelent read: The Splendor of Truth: http://w2.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_jp-ii_enc_06081993_veritatis-splendor.html

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Posted July 1, 2015 by ouidaofs in Love, Relativism

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