0092 The analogy in the previous blog brings me back, full circle, to the so-called spirit of Vatican II, as well as the title of Vigano’s speech.
Mercy is not the same as mercenary. The Catholic elites of the time before Vatican II wanted to be accepted by their secular superiors, Big Government (il)Liberals. They wanted to be acknowledged by those-in-the-know so badly that they promulgated a new theology to mask a cruel exploitation. That new theology alchemically dissolved and coagulated the sacraments into the open religion demanded by the wealthy and well-positioned purveyors of “the human brotherhood” and “the open society”.
This examination reveals that the Catholic elites, operating on the society tier, recapitulate the exploitation practiced by the financial elites in the organization tier.
0093 Students of political theology take note.
The alchemist says, “As above, so below.”
0094 Does the societal alchemic transmutation of the body of Christ2V into the human brotherhood2H and the kingdom of God2V into the open society2H have a parallel below, where well-funded organizations transmute our bodies as primal matter2V into products for sale2H and the labor of caring for human health2V into product-driven social arrangements2H?
0095 Intersections can be mysterious.
Intersections can also be cruel.
0096 Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano on the Church, America and the World is the subtitle for A Voice in The Wilderness,published by Angelico Press in 2021. The presentation under examination appears on pages 251-274. The speech is worth reading.
0097 How To Define the Word “Religion” is a masterwork by Razie Mah concerning political theology, one of the most disconcerting intellectual challenges of our current Lebenswelt. This e-work is available at smashwords and other electronic book vendors.
0098 Plus, there is more.
Other electronic articles for sale may be found in the Intimations of Political Philosophy Series.
0099 In addition, recent blogs include the following.
Looking at Peter Redpath’s Essay (2000) “The Homeschool Renaissance”, raziemah blog, June 2022
Looking at Thomas Michaud’s Article (2021) “Anatomy of the Progressive Revolution”, raziemah blog, May 2022
Looking at Josh Hammer’s Opinion Piece (2021) “…Experts”, raziemah blog, July 2021
Comments on Philip Marey’s Post (2021) “Insurrection”, raziemah blog, Jan 2021
Comments on Yoram Hazony’s Post (2020) “Challenges of Marxism”, raziemah blog, September 2020
Theology of the Deep State, raziemah blog, May 2020