Saturday, April 09, 2005

Death of a Salesman

Never in history has a funeral been reported in such emotional detail to so large an audience. You got the feeling that ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX, and NBC had each not only lost its chief benefactor, but also was preparing the world to receive and adore his successor. Many people found this irritating. I found it appropriate and instructive.

If you've read Rulers of Evil, you know where I come from: what we consider the secular world lives, moves, and has its being in the Roman Catholic Church. This notion was dramatically corroborated last week by the appearance at Rome of virtually every world leader, pious and grieving. That the United States is a Roman Catholic country was likewise proved by the presence of the gaggle of American presidents paying their respects to the Holy Father's corpse. None of them said "Rome rules" but, hey, actions speak louder than words.

The media devoted billions of dollars worth of airtime teaching the inner operations of the Catholic Church, involving this and future generations in the Vatican's most urgent concerns. The anchors even showed us unbelievers, Jews, Muslims, and protestant evangelicals devouring the bait and receiving the hook. Surely this was the most elaborate example of well-planned, well-organized holy salesmanship since the marketing of Augustus Caesar to a strife-torn world a generation before Mary delivered Jesus.

Rome rules the world by divine appointment, and with the temporal might of the United States. Over that small assembly of souls who have been called to follow Scripture rather than Church traditions, Rome has no authority whatsoever, except to terrorize, condemn, capture, and punish those who stray off into error.

The future of freedom looks sanctimoniously phony on television. Truth is rarer in American communication than Bible-reading in a public school or in a devoutly Catholic family.

Thank God for the gift of Scripture, where freedom is real and Truth abounds. Without it I couldn't figure anything out. With it, nothing in the world baffles me, and all my decisions are risk-free. Scripture empowers us with understanding which we are obligated to share, "providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men."

3 Comments:

Blogger Chrism said...

I watched the funeral wondering what backstage machinations were occurring as the pomp and obfuscation unfolded before an unsuspecting public. The Muslim contingency was the most intriguing of all. Do they bow to Rome? Was their presence unintended proof that evil, like water, finds its own level? Does the Islamic tide obey the Roman Moon in perfect a ROE moment?
Hmmm…

3:33 PM  
Blogger Bob Lock said...

Dear Mr. Saussy:

It has been a while since we last emailed. I was drawn to reread "Miracle on Main Street" this past weekend, and was reminded of what a powerful work it is. I was wondering whether you still publish "Main Street Journal". I am interested in how others around the country are using the truth to set themselves free.

All my best,

Bob Lock

6:22 AM  
Blogger rojer said...

This is all interesting, but how can anyone in their right mind assume Rome is the kingdom of the world when a bunch of hypocite, non-Christian, non-catholic bunch go to pay their respects to a man who gave his all for world peace (regardless of his knowing about NWO or not)?
I'm sorry to say, people that say negative things about the catholic Church do not know what they are talking about, and lapse in their knowing its history - they just assume. I'm sorry to say, but Saussy doesn't explain his researched position ont he matter of the Catholic Church being the world's evil, etc. It's absurd - many men know a lot of things, but not one man knows everything.
A true Christian follows what Jesus left behind: Peter, the steward of the Kingdom here on earth, with the keys to the Kingdom of God, awaiting the 2nd coming of the King. Where is Peter? We know through the history of the Church that John appoited the successor to Peter as steward of the Kingdom of God. The stewardship did not die with Peter, if so, what would have been the point of Jesus saying to Peter, ...here are the keys, tend my sheep,etc.? For people to say the catholic Church does not have any standing on what it teaches is to not believe (obey) in Christ Jesus.

8:56 AM  

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