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Paganism, with a side of Lionel Ritchie, too

Dreher observes The Vatican’s Pachamama Christmas:

distressed Catholic reader sends in this clip of the Vatican’s  Christmas pop concert, a fundraiser of some sort, which featured a moment on stage in which an indigenous young woman from Latin America taught the audience to embrace the presence of Pachamama (Mother Earth) within. This, in the presence of bishops and cardinals, some of whom can be seen on camera following her instructions with smiles on her faces. For speakers of Spanish and Italian, you can see the moment beginning just after the 1:44 mark on the video.

Here’s an English translation of what the indigenous woman said in Spanish, after instructing the audience to cross their arms over their chests:

You will feel a strong vibration. It is the heart. Your heart, but also the heart of Mother Earth. On the other side, where there is silence, it is the Spirit. The Spirit that allows you to hear the message of the Mother.

For us indigenous peoples, mother earth, Hitchauaya, is everything. It is the Mother who gives us food, food, sacred water, medicinal plants; and what we offer to the earth is to pay homage to it, the placenta and the first hair we cut. For us, Mother Earth is fundamental, our connection with it is constant, how the pulse feels, how the heart feels.

The American priest Father Zuhlsdorf points out that at the end of the Indian woman’s words, a celebrity Italian priest compares the fire-stricken Amazon rainforest to the Burning Bush before which Moses stood, in the presence of God. The deification of the Earth proceedeth.

The Vaticanist Marco Tosatti says angrily:

Even at Christmas. Can you say that you can’t take any more of these antics, or does this seem rigid too?

So there was earth worship at the Vatican’s Christmas concert. Also, Lionel Richie, an Ancient of Days for the OK Boomer set, singing “Party All Night Long”

 

Yes

 

Southern Baptists going Woke, it seems

 

Not a Babylon Bee story: Osteen embraces Kanye

All you reactionary new ‘fans’ of Kanye and his supposed new Christian faith, chew on this:

Don’t be fools. West is the same shameless dishonest con artist he’s always been…

… just like Joel Osteen.

 

Caring only about future ‘shareholders’, not current ones

The thought strikes: this idea of Sailer’s, which I infer from the above comment refers to wide-open immigration enthusiasts being more interested in prospective future ‘shareholders’ (i.e. immigrants) rather than current ones, i.e. old-stock real Americans (and Canadians, up here), has even wider application:

Not only is this true of progs and the woke business class, but also the neo-con Republicans who betray the white Republican base in favour of hypothetical potential black and Hispanic voters (and thus, due to going after the latter desired new voter group, going along with progs / the woke business class in wanting wider immigration, ignoring that such clashes with the interests of the former desired new voter group), ignoring their loyal white voters. (Ditto with Canada’s political class, and the pro- wide-open immigration stance of our entire political establishment, across all Canada’s main parties, alas…)

Also, one sees a parallel in evangelicalism: always with the altar calls, and invitations to come to faith in sermons, thus milk for newcomers rather than meat for old believers; always trying to be seeker-sensitive, focused too much on creating converts while ignoring the needs of the loyal regular long-term members.

I guess America’s business culture impacts politics and faith, innit? (Both down there and up here in Canada, too, naturally, given our close cultural and business ties…)

Consume products / consumers / citizens then get excited for next products / consumers / citizens!

 

Churchian woman public school teacher supports woke/SJW censorship of unPC old books

Rod Dreher actually has a good post about this, here, and a related second post here.

Please don’t send your children to publicly-funded state indoctrination centres.

 

Cuckservative Churchians still against Trump, and nationalism

Christian group warns against rise of ‘Christian nationalism’

A group formed by Christian leaders is warning against the rise of “Christian nationalism,” saying the merging of Christian and American identities poses a threat to U.S. democracy and religious communities.

“As Christians, we are bound to Christ, not by citizenship, but by faith,” Christians Against Christian Nationalism’s statement reads.

“Whether we worship at a church, mosque, synagogue, or temple, America has no second-class faiths. All are equal under the U.S. Constitution.”

The statement is endorsed by at least 17 Christian leaders from various churches and organizations, according to the group’s website.

The leaders say “Christian nationalism” seeks to bind Christianity and American citizenship in a way that “provides cover for white supremacy and racial subjugation.”

“Christian nationalism demands Christianity be privileged by the State and implies that to be a good American, one must be Christian,” the group said in its statement.

The group’s credo includes a list of beliefs centered around the Constitution’s religious equality and calls on Christians to “reject this damaging political ideology.”

Among the groups endorses is the Rev. Michael B. Curry, the bishop who presided over the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

“The violence, intimidation and distortion of scripture associated with ‘Christian nationalism’ does not reflect the person and teachings of Jesus Christ,” Curry said.

I went to the site to see who the endorsers are; amongst a mix of various liberal mainlines, Baptists, black Protestant church leaders, and a liberal Catholic, I found leftvangelicals Tony Campolo and Jim Wallis.

Figures.

{Yawn}

Vox Day commented:

It won’t be even remotely surprising to discover that their funding is coming from distinctly not-Christian sources, most likely the same people who fund the (((Edmund Burke Institute))) Nationalism is under attack by the globalist gatekeepers and Christian nationalism will be targeted by the Churchians.

Well and good. We have the truth, the Bible, history, science, and Jesus Christ on our side. They have lies, usury, and elite pedos on theirs. I like our odds.

Notice how they can’t even bear to state the name of Jesus Christ. That’s because they serve a very different god.

Well, we know that prominent Southern Baptist Russell Moore is on the Soros take, as are many others

(Note that the Evangelical Immigration Table link is now broken, but here is what it looked like; note it includes Jim Wallis’ organization Sojourners, though he seems to not be on board that organization today… But Russell Moore still is… Still shilling for Soros…)