Wow, what a title! Several years ago at the height of my secularized ideal, the thought of writing such a post was beyond my grasp. Still now, ever since my post about Catholic Kung Fu,..I have been inundated with such requests as to give my opinion about various topics. Think about today's so-called secularized society,..is it really that secularized or are people desperately hungry for anything spiritual that they will inadvertedly solicit darker powers? Enter Eckert Tolle,..Just take one look at this funny little man and one can easiliy tell something just isn't quite right.
Case in point, once again at the gym,.(a haven for pluralistic opinion and non sensical verbal diarhea..) a client of mine found out I was a Catholic. Yes, not just a catholic but an actual Catholic, a regular guy struggling with his Faith and trying to find the right balance while embracing his call to holiness. Of course this usually (always) leads to a complete thrashing of the Faith by a so-called sophisticated rationalist (who btw never heard of Aquinas..) or a 'born again' Christian, well meaning but attempting to convert me out of the Faith and refusing to hear any defense of it..(so much for 'acceptance.'). This last instance was a real gem though,..after explaining my position, then why the Church is in the state its in,..I was informed by this woman that she used to be catholic, but didn't want to 'limit' herself. You see, she's read 'The Secret' and following up on that philosophy she has decided to 'think' herself into positive prosperity. The 'fun' part is that she suggested I see a psychologist because of my 'unbending' attititude towards Catholicism, which she felt didn't make sense. To summarize her points, my feeble brain came to the conclusion that she 'felt' Pope Benedict (a scholar btw,..) was wrong but Eckart and his 'popessa' Oprah were right! (Remember she said I needed a psychologist!)
My friends,..Have we lost our f@#$%ng minds?!?! To even assume Catholicism is irrational yet adhere to some some new age little hippy who found 'god' within him ( demonic?) preach his eco-centrered crayon crap to the masses is completely nuts!!!!!!!! Catholicism is the last bastion adhering to the Natural Law put forth by Aristotle,..and oh yeah,, by the way, in case you didn't know He is Risen!!! At the end of the day Eckart Tolle still looks like a hobbit!
St Michael the Archangel,..........ora pro nobis.