Sunday, 6 December 2015

Happy this, happy that...

I have to say I am becoming increasingly annoyed with so many so-called conservative voices within the Christian world wishing people of other faiths and cultures a happy "Ramadan," or a happy "Hanukkah," or a Chinese new year, and so on. I understand that "religious tolerance" is oftentimes a practical necessity but you won't find me going about wishing Jews well on their tribal festivities; pagan Indians a happy "Diwali," or papalists well when they heap opprobrium on Tradition by keeping San Giuseppe Comunista. To wish them well is tantamount to confirming them in their error and giving credence to the false and pernicious dogma of multiculturalism. No, the gods of the heathen are but idols (Psalm 96:5), we are called not to conform to this world (Romans 12:2), but to bear witness to Christ (Acts 1:8), even as He bore witness to the Truth (John 18:37). There is ONE LORD, ONE faith, and ONE Baptism (Ephesians 4:4). All else is vanity, idolatry and superstition.

Nazi flag and all...

"For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it." Isaiah 55:10-11.

A fine scripture on which to reflect this time of year. Not that Advent is in any sense upon us yet...


  1. Happy Nativity Fast! Or if you prefer, happy Advent to come!

  2. Of course, the Julian Calendar... But how many Sundays are there in the Byzantine Advent?