My Thoughts

Have you ever had the feeling, a growing suspicion deep down that you have been had, scammed, bamboozled, played for a fool? Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you felt damned if you do, damned if you don’t? If you are firmly convinced you have neither suspected nor felt either, I would suggest you check your pulse and your temperature then check yourself into the nearest morgue for a final fitting.

Once upon a time, we were taught to always “say what you mean and mean what you say.” Honesty and truth were values more valuable than gold or diamonds. Wisdom was a virtue to be purposely sought. God was worshipped and adored; God’s law was religion and obeyed at the peril of your immortal soul. American was founded on an idea, upon the self-evident truths “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Words have meaning until they don’t. For leftists, a word is, to quote Thomas Jefferson, “a mere thing of wax … which they may twist and shape in to any form they please.” It takes no genius to find this to be true. Words, so twisted out of shape as to no longer be understandable require their own unabridged dictionary. “dogma,” “racism,” “woke,” “religion,” “life,” “choice,” “truth,” “justice,” “slavery,” “peace,” “gender,” “sex,” “love,” “rights,” “freedom,” “reality,” the list is endless and growing exponentially with every passing crisis. It has become déjà vu Babel all over again. What is the worst of it is it has been explicit and done for a purpose: to confuse and obfuscate, to hide the lies that cement the power.

Two examples prove the point: the current COVID case(demic) con and the latest Dog(ma) fight to fill the vacant SCOTUS seat. Rather than mere reiteration, I will simply refer you to two excellent essays published on American Thinker written by Brian C. Joondeph, M.D.: The Big Covid Con Exposed[1] (September 2, 2020) and It’s a COVID Casedemic, not a Pandemic[2] (September 28, 2020). A third essay, again from the American Thinker, written by Selwyn Duke: Amy Coney Barrett and the Zealots[3] (September 28, 2020) illustrates how the left has deliberately hijacked “dogma” to serve their anti-religious, pro-abortion progressive agenda.

Senator Diane Feinstein told Amy Coney Barrett “The dogma lives loudly in you” which only goes to show how little Feinstein and those of like mind understand dogma. Back in 1923, G.K. Chesterton wrote, “In truth, there are only two kinds of people; those who accept dogma and know it, and those who accept dogma and don’t know it.” As Duke notes, the very first definition of dogma is “something held as an established opinion” and “the Left’s minions aren’t short on established opinions.” Wake up America.

Just my thoughts for a Tuesday, for what it is worth.




About the author: Deacon Chuck

Deacon Chuck was ordained into the permanent diaconate on September 17, 2011, in the ministry of service to the Diocese of Reno and assigned to St. Albert the Great Catholic Community. He currently serves as the parish bulletin editor and website administrator. Deacon Chuck continues to serve the parish of Saint Albert the Great Catholic Community of the Diocese of Reno, Nevada. He is the Director of Adult Faith Formation and Homebound Ministries for the parish, conducts frequent adult faith formation workshops, and is a regular homilist. He currently serves as the bulletin editor for the parish bulletin. He writes a weekly column intended to encompass a broad landscape of thoughts and ideas on matters of theology, faith, morals, teachings of the magisterium and the Catholic Church; they are meant to illuminate, illustrate, and catechize the readers and now number more than 230 articles. His latest endeavor is "Colloqui: A journal for restless minds", a weekly journal of about 8 pages similar in content to bulletin reflections. All his reflections, homilies, commentaries, and Colloqui are posted and can be found on his website: Comments are always welcome and appreciated. He is the author of two books: "The Voices of God: hearing God in the silence" which offers the reader insights into how to hear God’s voice through all of the noise that surrounds us; and "Echoes of Love: Effervescent Memories" which through a combination of prose and verse provides the reader with a wonderful journey on the way to discovering forever love. He regularly speaks to groups of all ages and size and would welcome the opportunity to speak to your group.

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