When a society has made the decision to live without God, that society inevitably begins to rely on the Government to do everything that God used to do: to declare what is right and what is wrong, to protect the innocent and punish the guilty, divide the wheat from the chaff and throw the evildoers into maximum security prison, to protect and care for orphans and the widows, to give healing to the sick, and to guarantee stability, security, prosperity, and peace. Prayers that used to be offered to God for these things are now offered up in the form of ballots and votes.

Whenever the people come to their Gov. asking for these blessings, it does exactly what the gods do: it gives the people a Gospel message and a set of commandments to follow if they want to enter into blessedness and have prosperity and peace. The more the people ask from their Gov, the more sacrifices the Gov asks from them. The Gov demands their offerings of money, the sacrifice of their time, their freedoms, their privacy; the Gov asked to be trusted, it complains that people are not receiving its words as the truth and that it is being questioned and doubted. The Gov refuses to be tied down by rules, regulations, and limits, because the Gov wants to be trusted. Ultimately it asks for their blind faith. From time to time the people become restless because they are not receiving all that they ask for, and their restlessness provokes the Gov to anger.

The Gov becomes angry because the people have received so many blessings and goods, yet they are an unfaithful people because they continue to grumble, they do not accept its Gospel, and they are not complying with all of its commandments. The Gov adds more commandments so people will prove their devotion by serving it, or prove by their non-compliance that they are unfaithful and terrorist people.

The Gov is a jealous gov, slow to anger but rich in mercy. What makes the Gov angry, most of all, is when its people worship false gods and serve dead foreign Messiahs, rather than the Gov which graciously gives them so many blessings. These treacherous and unfaithful people must be punished for their impiety with fines, with taxes, and with separation from the good and the faithful people because there is always a risk that the good might become corrupted by them and lose their faith in the Gov.

This road always leads to the same place: the society will never be a good and pure people as long as such infidels exist among them, and so if the infidels refuse to repent and continue to speak blasphemies against the Gov and continue to violate its commandments, they must be put to death to purge society of its evil.

God or Gov: one of them is a monster and a tyrant and the other is a loving father…you need to make the choice which one you will trust and which one you will serve.

 

5 Responses to My Lord and my God or my Lord and my Gov?

  1. Kellie says:

    This. Wonderful article as always, Father! As our government begins to blatantly cross boundaries (especially the boundaries of freedom of religion), it becomes even more clear (to me anyway) that our society is just steps away from a downfall and wakeup call.

    Government cannot change the hearts of men. Only God can. Only God in all his perfection and wisdom can truly lead. Government leading is simply the imperfect leading the imperfect. Or rather, the blind leading the blind.

    I’m definitely sharing with our Twitter and Facebook followers. This is definitely a message that needs to be spread!

  2. Chris Lubic says:

    This has been my perspective for years Father, but I’ve never been to able to articulate my ideas as well as you have done in your commentary.

    For too many years, the Church has given support to the government for “Great Society” type programs with out the filter of subsidiarity. I can remember my pastor, who was imported from Brussels, Belgium, screaming from the pulpit not to support Ronald Reagan during the 80′s beause that would be deprimental to the poor. During that same era, I witnessed nuns become glorified social workers.

    For me, what we are observing now is the end product of this alliance. I am not sure how to reverse the effects. Too many of fellow Catholics feel that the best way to serve the poor is through taxes and government, not personal charity.

  3. Excellent! Shared it on face book. Thank you so much, Father!!

  4. Cubanokie says:

    As my old confessor an sponsor of our Cuban Catholic Youth used to tell us upon our group of teen agers becoming part of the underground against the agenda of Castro in Cuba:
    THE CATHOLICS OF TODAY ARE NO LONGER MARTYRS, THYE ARE WARRIORS AND AS SUCH SHOULD FIGHT THE FORCES OF LUCIFER THAT MEAN TO DESTROY OUR FAITH” Thus several of us ended up in prison, some in the firing squads , even him serve some time in Castro’s gulags. By the way the Catholic Hierarchy then took a very active role in the fight after the laity began.
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  5. Jim says:

    The Church of the Messianic State:

    Hear, O America
    God is the State
    The State is God
    And (any number of politicians) is its prophet

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