Saturday, September 03, 2016

The Earth is Not A Person


The earth is an unique planet. God designed it as the one place where Man, the only creature made in His image was to live. The Earth is estimated to be over 10,000 °F at the core. Rising from the core the earth forms plates.  As you go higher from layer to layer it gets cooler and life becomes possible. Planet Earth is not your mother.  That title belongs to Eve by nature and Mary by grace. If you insist on anthropomorphism concerning our planet then you might do better to consider Mother Earth as a lovely but unstable step mother. Sometimes she's in a good mood and can be so sweet and sometimes she kills you.   You cannot sin against the Earth. It has no soul and and is not sentient. The fact that something is natural and of the Earth does not make it good or bad in itself. Arsenic and strychnine are both  perfectly natural. Both will in high enough doses kill you in particularly horrible ways. 

Once again, I need to remind myself that not every single utterance  from the The Holy Father's lips is infallible. When he is not  speaking ex cathedra  he is a man giving his welcome or unwelcome opinion just  like my  Uncle Clyde who insists that the secret to thinness and happiness is regular vinegar drinking and a big dose of mineral oil after dinner. Bless his heart, he usually does this when he thinks somebody in the family needs to lose weight  but we're used to it and love him so we let it pass. 

9 comments:

newguy40 said...

Yes. but... Your Uncle Clyde isn't the Pope who is the head of a mystical body with the care and charge for the salvation of souls. The worst that can happen if you listen to your uncle is they may getting a tummy ache. The utterances of the Holy Father can result in damnation for those who believe him. This eco-sin, eco corporal works of mercy along with the coming celebration of Luther and the Reformation are beyond simple misquotes. I've tried to keep my self from judging this man. But, I think that the holy spirit has helped me discern. He is harming the Church.

Dymphna said...

You're right, Newguy.

Justina said...

The anthropomorphism on display in the thought, writings, and non-infallible teachings of Pope Francis I is not new in the history of humanity. The term for attributing human characteristics to the forces of nature, or to nature itself, and then modifying one's behavior to evade the wrath of such imagined beings, is PAGANISM. Take another read through Laudato Si some time, and hear just what Mother Earth is planning to do to us if we refuse to bend the knee. I'll tell you one thing--the Year of Mercy is definitely not her cup of tea.

Fr. VF said...

People who are actually deceived by Bergoglio will not be damned for the resulting objective sins they commit. Those may be damned who are assisting him to deceive the little ones.

Fr. VF said...

People who are actually deceived by Bergoglio will not be damned for the resulting objective sins they commit. Those may be damned who are assisting him to deceive the little ones.

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

Well said, Dymphna, as always and I love the picture. Duh!

Justina said...

Why would people who are "actually deceived by Bergoglio" not be morally responsible for their resultant immoral actions? Their ignorance is far from invincible. There are many good resources available contrasting authentic Catholic teaching with his malevolent gibberish. If those who buy into Bergoglianism are not to be held accountable, why should those who "assist" in spreading it be? What if they, too, are sincerely deceived (as, indeed, Pope Francis himself seems to be--by Satan directly)?

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

Justina, in that case, why call him "Pope"?

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

In all the list given by the Three Young Men in the Furnace, you can least of all consider Earth as a person, since Earth is the item where third person is used, instead of second person imperative as with "sun, moon and stars".

Christ adressed waves and winds as if they were persons, He did not do so with Earth.