“Thus Heaven I’ve forfeited,
I know it full well…
My soul, once true to God, is chosen for Hell.”
Karl Marx, The Pale Maiden
I received this latest email from The Catholic Company yesterday regarding an interesting
new read about Karl Marx…Can a Catholic Be a Socialist?
My disclaimer is that I have not read the book, but I did find the promo most interesting,
as well as distressingly telling.
Or perhaps that is actually more foreboding than anything else.
Plus I can readily answer that question…NO!!! No, a Catholic, nay any Christian, cannot be
both a practicing believer as well as a Socialist…plain and simple.
A Christian cannot serve two masters and Marx and his love of isms consists of a myriad of
Marx seems to be all the rage these days as everyone seems to be flirting with all
Be it Communism, Socialism, or even fascism.
Ism is as ism does…
So this is not necessarily a plug for a new book…because I’ve not read the book…
but it is a plug against all things Marxist…
Marxism is and will always be anti-Christian.
It is in actuality anti-human being
It is totally anti independent thinker.
Plain and simple–it is anti-everything you hold dear.
If you think otherwise, you are lying to yourself.
Marx is not pro-life.
He is not pro-democracy.
He is not pro independent business.
He is not pro independent voter.
Everyone should be aware of the immense
evil produced by Karl Marx when he wrote his
devilish Communist Manifesto two centuries ago.
No other theory in all of history has led
to the death of so many innocent people.
Claiming the lives of over a hundred million people
in the 20th century alone, it comes as no surprise that
the dark origin of Communism lies in Hell itself.
And yet—some people are defending Marx today.
They believe that his system of government
has never been implemented correctly.
They say he was a benevolent hero who dreamed
of equality, peace, and happiness.
The truth is far more sinister.
The alcoholic, violent, drug-addicted Karl Marx
was absolutely fascinated with the devil and
penned some downright devilish things.
Well before he was writing
about the hell of communism,
he was writing about Hell.
Marx’s terrible philosophy is making a
comeback not only on college campuses
and talk shows, but even among Catholics
who are well-meaning—and confused.
And communism isn’t the only concern.
Some people think that socialism could
be the answer to greed and other ills.
They argue that it’s the best way to obey
Christ’s command to help the poor.
“Let’s give socialism a fresh chance,” they say.
“A democratic socialism this time, friendly to
religion and ordered to the common good as
the Church says the economy should be.”
They forget that socialism
is not friendly to religion.
In Can a Catholic Be a Socialist?
Trent Horn and Catherine R. Pakaluk
refute the belief in “Catholic Socialism.”
Drawing on Catholic social teaching,
Scripture, history, and basic economic
reality, they show us why Catholicism (as I will add all of Christianity)
and socialism are utterly incompatible.
It’s a fascinating read.
I am not Catholic, but I know an evangelical Catholic professor at Grove City College, Dr. Paul Kengor who has also written a book on Marx. https://www.amazon.com/Devil-Karl-Marx-Communisms-Infiltration/dp/1505114446
I’ve actually read Dr. Kengor’s book— excellent! ! I’m not Catholic either but find
so much truth in the Catholic Church— the Latin west ( Catholic) and Eastern Orthodox being our base roots with the Latin west being our true root …
Marilyn! I live within an hours+ drive of Grove City College. Some talented, faithful theologians have graced their faculty. Dr. Kengor to be certain is one! Thank you for the encouragement to read his book.💕
Why is it that our young people are so lured into this trap? I think it sounds so good to them because they’re at an idyllic point in their lives. Also it’s been a part of the education system for a long time. Wish I knew the answer.
If we knew then we’d know how to stop it bu I think you’re right— it has crept into the educational system and is reaching its tentacles far and wide
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Listen up people
Thank you for sharing! ☺️
Another wonderful post, Julie. Hugs to you for the ways in which you are always championing for the Truth.❤️
Thank you my dear friend!!!
And our friend, the Wee Flea has said in recent blogs, podcasts, etc. that he was enamored by the socialist concept of sharing so that everyone was without need, but as he has grown older, he is seeing the flaws in that concept. The major flaw is that we live in a fallen world, and mankind sinks to the lowest common denominator.
Good read, by the way.
Yes and our friend Gavin ashenden has said much the same— age has a way of revealing more and more of what is true!!!
The more I learn about Karl Marx the person, the more I understand why he advocated for such a vile, envy based system as the man was vile and filled with envy himself. Why so many people fell under his spell in the past and continue to do so today is beyond me. I suspect it has a lot to do with filling a Godless void though and is something that must be fought against every few generations or so it seems.
I totally agree Tricia—it is the filling of a God-empty void—-there is such a hunger in mankind for the Spiritual and yet so many are unwilling to see that emptyness for what it is.. and so in any attempt to satiate themselves they will sell their own souls…
It is really so pitiful that I feel sorrow…but in that sorrow there is also a deep frustration becasue we all suffer due to their need to satiate…
Isn’t that the truth Julie!
Amen to truth!
Well said, Julie. Those supporting this drive toward materialism are destroying themselves.
Thank you Anna
Marxism is a horrible atheistic religion…