Ranting unto ranting: The Blah Blah Synod™

A refreshing rant from Dr Taylor Marshall, critical that such a heretic would be put in charge of The Blah Blah Synod™. Great!

Since I’m still getting emails insisting that I participate in The Blah Blah Synod™, I cannot but add another rant myself:

With any kind of communication, dialogue, whatever, you have a “sender” and a “receiver,” as in the guy who’s talking and the guy who’s listening, and then the roles are changed up. Easy, right?

But there’s a basic prerequisite for the guys doing this: they have to have identities as a base from which to speak. Vacuity, Styrofoaminess, emptiness… that doesn’t work. It’s like the uselessness of a “man of consensus”, who, in such a creepy manner, stares with glazed eyes at the guy who is talking to him and simply agrees with him regardless of what is said.

Anyone who is sincere backs away. You know what’s going to happen. The condescending listening soon turns into a hissy fit of dictatorial edicts which the tyrannical vacuous guy vomits out on everyone, not because he has any identity from which to speak, but rather he is simply a mouthpiece for whatever is politically correct, you know, to himself.

Heretics have no identities, no basis from which to communicate, dialogue, whatever. They will tell you anything and everything as the great “men of consensus.” You are free to have your opinion as long as it is lockstep, goosestep with the “men of consensus.”

  • Same-sex unions? That’s the right side of history, they say.
  • Demon idol worship? That’s the right side of history, they say.
  • Abortion-tainted “vaccines”? That’s the right side of history, they say.
  • The Sacrifice of the Mass? That’s all in the past and so is irrelevant, they say. Such people hide serious problems, and are to have any attempt at dialogue preempted with condescending insults, they say.
  • Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God, who will come to judge the living and the dead and the world by fire? We don’t know of whom you speak, they say. We are the Way and the Truth and the Life, the saviors of the world, they say.

These guys are so arrogant, so narcissistic. There is a saying they have amongst themselves which they will actually publish in extremely obscure academic journals they are certain no believer will peruse. But I did. I hunted down everything. They just say it right out: what we have done to change the doctrine of the Church cannot be undone. I’ve also heard this spoken by the highest of the powers that be. So arrogant. So narcissistic. But I saw right through what they were doing. All of it. Easy peasy. They aren’t as smart as they think. And they certainly have no power over the Son of the Living God as they think they do.

  • “But Father George! Father George! You think you’re so special to absent yourself from The Blah Blah Synod™! Special! Special! Special! Get some humility, Father George!”

Well, I agree with that. I need to be more humble. That’s for sure. But my way of going about this is not to vaunt heresy over against the Son of the Living God. No. My job as a priest is to get my own little hell out of the way of Jesus by prayer and the Sacraments and solidarity with the Lord’s Little Flock, whereby Christ Jesus, the Sovereign High Priest, will exercise His priestly ministry through me. All the doctrine, all the morality, reverence in the Liturgy, pointing to the words not of our own Blah Blah, but to the inspired and inerrant words of the Sacred Scriptures, an occasion by which the Holy Spirit will form us to be one with the Eternal Word of God, now Incarnate.

To sum it up: you cannot reason with a heretic because the heretic has absented himself from reason. If you try to reason out heresy, you will fail: error cannot be made reasonable. That’s why it’s error. If you keep insisting that you’ll be able to understand the reasonableness of heresy, you will become a heretic.

I will not comply.

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11 responses to “Ranting unto ranting: The Blah Blah Synod™

  1. sanfelipe007

    Amen, Father! I think it was G.K. Chesterton who said (I paraphrase, because I need to exercise my noggin :

    “when a man stops believing in God, it does not means he believes in nothing; it means he will believe in anything.”

  2. nancy v

    Come on Fr George DAVID Byers. God will prepare your sling to stand against these heretic goliaths. At any rate, you in-between a rock and a hard place…choose the rock. Praying for you always!

  3. sanfelipe007

    Two important things:

    1. My brother, Steve is on life-support, unresponsive to any treatment, and his daughter has agreed to an DNR. She is flying in to be with him and then they will begin hospice to allow Her Father to die naturally. Thank you for your prayers, especially for the prayers that asked for a happy death. The single most important thing is my brother’s soul. Good willing, Steve will end up in Heaven, please God.

    2. The church militant continues. Here is a sign that another stony heart is being turned to flesh, by God Himself.https://naomiwolf.substack.com/p/is-it-time-for-intellectuals-to-talk

  4. sanfelipe007

    Steve passed away this evening surrounded by family that prayed the Rosary for him. Thanks be to God for surrounding Steve with such faith in his final moments. A sure sign of a happy death. I am greatly comforted during this bereavement.

  5. Aussie Mum

    I am sorry for your loss, Sanfelipe, and share your gladness that he was surrounded by family and ushered into the next life with the Holy Mass offered for him and with the Rosary. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the Rosary bring us to heaven’s doorstep, your brother now journeying over that threshold and into the loving arms of Jesus and Mary.
    Since there are no coincidences, you may also find comfort in the fact that your brother left this life on the eve of February 13th, the anniversary of Sister Lucia’s death. I have read that a most efficacious time to ask a saint’s intercession is on the day he or she was born into heaven. Therefore, today as we pray for the repose of Steve’s soul, it seems a providential time to ask Sister Lucia’s help (she is not yet canonised but surely a saint) in shortening his time in purgatory should he need to pass through that purification on his way to eternal happiness with God.

  6. Joisy Goil

    Sanfelipe, I am sorry to hear of the loss of your brother, Steve. I will remember to pray for his soul this evening when we pray the rosary. (and also for you, your family and all who loved Steve.

  7. nancyv

    Sanfelipe, The Divine Mercy chaplet prayed for your brother. Sounds like family kept the sails hoisted for the Holy Spirit to work in His healing presence. (Thank you Fr. George for allowing us to share our condolences here!)

  8. sanfelipe007

    Thanks be to God for all of you, and for offering Mass for my brother, Father. I am greatly comforted.

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