Posts tagged “Idolatry

Sermo Dei: Psalm 115

Posted on September 24th, 2015

Man is joined to what he worships. Worship the corruptible things, and you will go to corruption. Worship the One in whom there is life—the One who is Life—and you will live. Tonight’s Psalm begins and ends with the praise of God. Man gets no praise or credit, not even for his worship. All glory belongs to the God who creates life, gives life, shares life. “Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory” (Ps. 115:1). What happens when you instead give yourself over to the adoration of corruptible things? You become what they are. The psalmist is thinking specifically of the pagan worship where the gods are depicted in statues: “Their idols are … the work of…

Statolatry: the pagan worship of the State

Posted on December 3rd, 2012

In its 1931 encyclical Non abbiamo bisogno, the Vatican accused the Fascists of “Statolatry” and denounced their effort “to monopolize completely the young, from their tenderest years up to manhood and womanhood, for the exclusive advantage of a party and of a regime based on an ideology which clearly resolves itself into a true, a real pagan worship of the State.” Jonah Goldberg, Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning

Post-election depression diversions

Posted on November 10th, 2008

President-elect B.H. Obama has announced he plans to give terrorists and enemy combatants rights as American citizens in granting them civilian trials. Now that’s change the terrorists can believe in! Adrian Peterson is awesome awesome awesome. The Museum of Idolatry has additional exhibits on Barack “The Messiah” Obama. Michelle Malkin on how “Peggy the Moocher” beat “Joe the Plumber”. Voter fraud in Ohio. Milwaukee vote-fraud special investigative unit ordered not to work on election day. Military voters disenfranchised in Virginia. LCMS church in Wisconsin ordered to remove pro-life church sign on election day. Concordia–Chicago (formerly River Forest) professors supporting terrorist William Ayers. Rev. Benjamin Harju on the Church Year as presented in LSB. GetReligion’s Terry Mattingly on “Christian” churches offering communion to the unbaptized.…