SHEEP AND THE DEADLY SILENCE
Why we try to stop Muslims from killing
... but not Muslims from killing
Why do we hear nothing of this ceaseless atrocity
from the pulpit —
about the fierce persecution, the
unspeakable slaughter, and the mass displacement of fellow Catholics
and Christians in Islamic countries that were once the cradle of Christianity
… and where Christianity itself is on the verge of extinction through
an openly avowed pogrom urged by and implemented through militant Islamic
Why do we not hear about this at Mass?
Why do our
priests say nothing? Why do our bishops speak little or nothing of it?
The Holy Father has spoken of it in very urgent terms. Why, then, is
the average Catholic in the pew virtually unaware of the very real,
existential and daily re-crucifixion of Christ in the very soil that
for centuries nurtured Christianity … soil, lands, now in partibus
infidelium 1, clenched mercilessly in the hands of Muslims
… lands whose inhabitants from millennia past were not converted
to, but coerced into Islam through the choice we now see enacted
daily in the Middle East and in virtually every other Islamic country:
to convert to Islam or to die, together with their children, or at best
allowed to live in servitude and poverty under the Jizya tax
imposed on non-Muslims, shunned and hated because they will not renounce
And you say nothing about this, against this, from the pulpit? You yawn
in the pews? “When it comes to my door”, you say to yourself, not realizing
that the shadow cast over it forms the blade of the scimitar soon to
be raised over your head and the heads of your children because you
belong to Christ — or at least say that you do. When your time comes
to choose it will likely be easy. Renounce Christ, embrace the “Prophet”,
and convert to Islam. After all, you are very likely convinced that
“all paths lead to God” — even were they trampled under the cloven foot
of Baal. Not that you really care, for you are an “enlightened” Catholic
unencumbered by all that Middle Age impedimenta concerning doctrines,
Councils, and (forbid!) dogma! The very word makes you cringe.
The Malice of Indifferentism
This is called
indifferentism. Look it up. Your “CCD” teachers never mentioned it,
and certainly not your ecumenically-sensitive priests and religious.
Let me sum it up for you simply in the words you have heard a thousand
times since the implosion of Vatican II: “It makes NO DIFFERENCE” …
what path you take, what deity you follow, or if you acknowledge any
deity at all — you’re going to Heaven, to God … no matter what you believe,
no matter what you practice, no matter what you do or whom you follow.
Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist, Shintoist, whatever
your “belief-system” (as it is now fondly said), even the worshippers
of the Aztec deity of human sacrifice, Huitzilopochtli — all go to God
and all are equally pleasing to God. “It’s not a matter of difference”
— hence, indifferentism. Your god, my God, no god, a multiplicity of
gods … in the end it’s all the same God. This logically moronic assertion
actually has many, many, adherents. And many are Catholic. And they
all share this one characteristic: they all deem themselves “enlightened”
— unlike their ultimately superstitious and decidedly lesser peers who
still cling to things like ritual, dogma, and the logical law of non-contradiction.
But we are already dangerously far afield. Men, women, and children
— entire communities, total cities — are being expunged of Christianity
and Christians. And we do nothing. We do not write our congressman (quite
logically, for he will never get your letter or listen to your concerns
in any event — he has his own agenda and it does not coincide with his
constituents … you know, the people who elected him to represent them),
or agitate for the blatant, unapologetic persecution to be immediately
remedied and redressed — or at least to be put on the table. “Not my
problem”, you say.
my problem ...”
if it really was your own brother or sister or mother or children who
were being persecuted, beheaded, machine-gunned, bombed out, and driven
from their homes as so much vermin or exiled from their own land (if
allowed to survive) it would be quite a different story. Your fury would
tower, and not merely whimper. You would call each one of us to account
for allowing these atrocities to occur without demanding, without making
any real, immediate, and effective effort to stop them.
But they’re not … I mean, they’re not really your mothers and fathers,
and children, your sisters and brothers — no matter what Christ said!
(St. Matthew 12:46-50 for those of you who are not among the illumanati
and are still steeped in Christian “mythology”).
Nothing is happening because we are no longer a “Christian” society.
We have bowed out of that race and left the liberals with the standard:
a godless society that we have allowed to be disfigured into the image
of man. We don’t speak about our persecuted, our murdered brothers and
sisters, because they are Christian and we are not. We have no relationship
to them. They are as much our brothers and sisters as the man in the
moon: same elements from the Periodic Table but not much more than that.
We are not horrified precisely because we do not know them — and we
do not know them precisely because we do not know Christ!
Who takes their side? Don’t make me laugh. It is not you!
And more scandalous still, it is not the priest at the pulpit or the
bishop sitting in the chancery of every Catholic diocese in the world
— except in partibus infidelium! Like Christ, they know their
sheep … and we are not among them.
Are you still
looking for a way out ... some way to avoid the reality of the suffering,
persecution, and death of Christians in Islam? Is it “incorrect” even
to bring this up? It matters not who you are: Catholic, Jew, Protestant,
Buddhist, American, German, Canadian, British, French, Brazilian ...
does not your very conscience convict you that you do nothing and have
done nothing in the face of this enormity, this presently bleeding wound
in the fabric of humanity?
We look at pictures from the Holocaust, wag our heads and cluck our
tongues, and say, "Not if I were there, not if I
was alive then."
is that it is the same now as then: we know and pretend that we do not;
we do nothing and our governments do nothing — even as
they know, just as we know. Our government pretends, despite all evidence,
that politics trumps religion and even refuses to recognize the face
of religion — however distorted and ugly it sometimes is. Governments,
as Henry Kissinger candidly noted, have “interests not friends”
… and whatever their constitution, they generally do not have principles
… however august their pretensions. Governments will not stop the slaughtering
because it is not in their “interests” to do so. It is as simple as
recedes and Islam rises … especially when the remnants of Christianity
become a threat to the government’s political and social agenda — its
own fabricated “interests” in the way of increasingly authoritarian
policy — Islamists unwittingly implement the policy of the state by
subduing, by eliminating, those whose religious convictions impede the
policy of the state. Christianity is without question in the cross-hairs
of the state. It is a practical matter of eliminating opposition. The
government has not — yet — squeezed the trigger: it has been satisfied
with allowing Islam to pull it for them, and in places where blood is
the currency of “diplomacy”. Not on our streets. At least not yet.
That Islamic doctrine/theology/policy is even more intractable than
Christianity and at even greater (and violent) odds with the decadence
in the West that promoted so many ideological diseases from the petri
dish of our present liberal democracy, has — amazingly — not yet occurred
to them. They aid and abet those bent on their destruction by more than
a Christian moral reform that will cost them their jobs but not their
So is help forthcoming from America for persecuted Christians in Islam?
Europe is little more than another iteration of American social “progress”
in different dialects, Europe, once the “eldest daughter of the Church”
at large will do even less to alleviate the oppression and persecution
of Christians in Islam. Increasingly, with the dearth of its own children
through contraception and abortion, immigrant Muslims are becoming the
necessary infrastructure beneath Europe’s economic output and social
), it is even less likely that help will come from a once Christian
travesty that is called the UN is forever “deploring" abominable, detestable,
inhuman actions ... and does nothing but convene more councils to further
“deplore” them. If a word has ever been depleted of meaning, it is the
word, “deplore”. To “deplore” essentially means, “We do not approve
of what you are doing, so watch out! If you do not stop, we will convene
committees that will deplore you even more!” Words and no actions. Gestures
that never culminate in anything tangible to redress the enormity —
no actual implementations except on paper that will be archived for
the shame of the next generation.
So will the UN help persecuted Christians? Don’t bet your life on it
— especially if you live in an Islamic state.
Who is left?
… or no one.
grandchildren are reading of the “noble” deeds of Mohammed in the Quran,
no one will be left to so much as ask the question.
Boston Catholic Journal
Printable PDF Version
can you do?
Pray! Pray! Cry out to God above all — and to man!
your senator, your congressman:
and demand that this appalling situation be remedied at
once — not tomorrow, not next week, not next month. Now!
to your priest: “Why do
you say nothing about this? Why are we silent in the face of the
suffering and slaughter of Christians in Islam? Can't we at least
pray for them?”
the President. E-mail them.
Demand to be heard! It is your country, so you have the right to
be heard, and they are your brothers and sisters, your children,
who are homeless if they are not dead — and it is our obligation
to do something.
Do you remember
the call, the determination, “Never
again!” following the Holocaust of World War
II? Oh, yes? Well it is happening now and we are behaving
just like the world did when Hitler was slaughtering the Jews and
the Slavs. Or is it now, “Never
again until after next time!” ...
For God’s sake
Still not enough?
UPDATE 10 Feb 2014:
“He was a Christian
walking in a Muslim enclave, carrying wood to sell. In these tense days,
that is enough reason to die in the Central African Republic. A Muslim
mob confronted Pumandele, 23, on a side street and pushed him around.
Then, they threw him into a ditch. At least one man stabbed him before
his throat was slit. ...The Muslims did this,” one of his relatives
screamed. “They cut his neck like a cow. They are going to kill all
Boston Catholic Journal
In partibus infidelium:
in the lands of the infidels
The Crucifixion of Christianity in Islam
Totally Faithful to the Sacred
Deposit of Faith entrusted to the Holy See in Rome
opera tua ... quia modicum habes virtutem, et servasti verbum
Meum, nec non negasti Nomen Meum”
know your works ... that you have but little power, and
yet you have kept My word, and have not denied My Name.”
Copyright © 2004 - 2022 Boston Catholic
Journal. All rights reserved. Unless otherwise stated, permission
is granted by the Boston Catholic Journal for the copying
and distribution of the articles and audio files under the
following conditions: No additions, deletions, or
changes are to be made to the text or audio files in any
way, and the copies may not be sold for a profit. In the
reproduction, in any format of any image, graphic, text,
or audio file, attribution must be given to the Boston Catholic