Thursday, June 29, 2006
Freedom is not this country's gift to the world; freedom is the Almighty's gift to every man and woman in this world. And…we have an obligation to help the spread of freedom.
--George W. Bush, April 13, 2004, Primetime Press Conference
Let us seek the old Baltimore Catechism to refute the contradictory sophistry of America’s most shameful President:
3. Why did God make us?
God made us to show forth His goodness and to share with us His everlasting happiness in heaven.
4. What must we do to gain the happiness of heaven?
To gain the happiness of heaven we must know, love, and serve God in this world.
52. What was the chief gift bestowed on Adam and Eve by God?
The chief gift bestowed on Adam and Eve by God was sanctifying grace, which made them children of God and gave them the right to heaven.
53. What other gifts were bestowed on Adam and Eve by God?
The other gifts bestowed on Adam and Eve by God were happiness in the Garden of Paradise, great knowledge, control of the passions by reason, and freedom from suffering and death.
56. What happened to Adam and Eve on account of their sin?
On account of their sin Adam and Eve lost sanctifying grace, the right to heaven, and their special gifts; they became subject to death, to suffering, and to a strong inclination to evil, and they were driven from the Garden of Paradise.
60. What are the chief punishments of Adam which we inherit through original sin?
The chief punishments of Adam which we inherit through original sin are: death, suffering, ignorance, and a strong inclination to sin.
Without a mention of the word “freedom”, I feel the oft repeated presidential theo-political statement drifts more toward the “strong inclination to evil” part of the 1941 doctrine.
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