“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.