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Obama Kool-Aid Courtesy of America’s Catholic Bishops

Posted on July 25 2010 7:00 pm
Lisa Graas has covered politics and religion at her blog since 2008. She has served as a crisis pregnancy counselor, youth speaker, mental health advocate and legislative consultant.

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As America is more polarized than ever, it’s important for her Catholic bishops to understand the role of the Catholic “social justice” movement and the Catholic Campaign for Human Development in getting us to this point, and what must be done to bring peace to America.

A Familiar Refrain.

Hope. Change. Yes We Can. Be the Change.

We’re all connected. We’re all in this together.

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.

These platitudes and others used by Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign are known to the entire world now, but even before his campaign reached its height, they would have been a familiar refrain to the Catholic “social justice” movement. Though they appear to be consistent with Catholicism and other theologies, ultimately they refer to a hope and “transformation” that is completely incompatible with Christianity. Obama’s “hope” does not refer to hope in God but to a false hope that forgets God completely and focuses on one’s own ability to effect radical “change”. Obama’s “change” does not refer to a world that has come to know God or even one that understands and advances true justice based on America’s Judeo-Christian values, but rather a world whose “oppressive” social structures have been brought low in order to establish “economic justice“. It is a utopian world wherein all people are equal, economically and otherwise. No wonder, then, that it typically appeals most to the poor.

By the same token, “We’re all in this together” does not refer to Incarnation Theology, but rather to a notion quite contradictory to it: that self-interested persons who have committed themselves to working together can successfully bring about the “common good“, not through evangelization by spreading the Gospel, but through political activism (community organizing) which demands redistribution of wealth from the wealthy. Wealth, in the minds of those on the Left, is always undeserved and, therefore, “unjust” in and of itself. In other words, the community organizing of Barack Obama and the Catholic Campaign for Human Development actually disguises Marxism as Christianity. The resulting “theology” is known as Liberation Theology, a theology that the CCHD spends millions teaching to the poor.

Barack Obama‘s “transformative education” of the electorate during the campaign was all about “you” and what “you” can do if “you” would only join with like-minded people to bring about “social justice“. What we who did not buy into his “transformative” language have dubbed “Obama Kool-Aid” is actually better termed as something decidedly opposed to the Catholic Faith — “mass ego”. Obama’s brand of “hope” is a false hope because it is not born from faith that is fundamentally shaped by humility but, rather, from “audacity” which puts envy into action. This call to envy comes complete with a CCHD stamp of approval.

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