I The chief defect of all hitherto existing materialism — that of Feuerbach included — is that the thing, reality, sensuousness, is conceived only in the form of the object or of contemplation, but not as sensuous human activity, practice, not subjectively.
Mother Marianna de Jesus de Torres. And its partisans were so well represented within the Church at the time of Pope St. Pius X, especially in the faculties of theology and the seminaries, that he dedicated his pontificate to eradicating this influence and protecting the Church against it.
In Pascendi, he identifies two principles of Modernism both within and without the Church. The subjection of faith to the sciences: This conflict is now in the open.
The morals of the Catholic Church based on Divine Law are intrinsically hostile to this subjection of faith to the principle: The second principle identified by Pope St.
Pius X is more complex and relates more specifically to dogma; Immanentism, attacks the Church from within. It attacks the credence of Divine Revelation, attacks the belief that man could know who God is in Divine Nature and Being, denies this knowledge could be true in an objective sense, doubts that the Church could teach this knowledge in an inerrant sense.
As an epistemology, or philosophy of knowledge, Immanentism corrupts the Magisterial witness of the Church to morals and dogma.
For the Modernist, who reasons dialectically, can both assent to dogma as thesis in provisional terms and reject it as anti-thesis. The yes is never yes; the no is never no.
Pius X clearly saw the enemy and took action! Pius X saw clearly that such an approach from within the Church attacks the sense of the entire Catholic faith as believed and taught by the historical continuum of Apostolic teaching, Sacred Scripture, the Fathers, Doctors, popes and Councils both preserving and renewing One faithful and true witness to the unchanging Deposit of Faith in every generation.
Such an approach to the articles of faith was a new and far more hostile species of liberalism. As an ideology, liberalism was merely agnostic toward truth and error in any objective sense. Thus, liberalism tolerates every form of opinion and belief except the Catholic faith with its claim to inerrancy.
Immanentism goes further than liberalism and is hostile towards meaning in any defined sense. From within the Church, Pope St. Pius X saw the articles of faith being emptied of defined, dogmatic content and infused with personal, rational or ideological content.
Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. If meaning itself is established on the basis of choice, then decision and ultimately will to power determines choice. Ratzinger shown giving a lecture in Freising, Southern Germany; Fr.
Ratzinger with fellow poisonous heretic Fr.
Yves Congar during the Apostate V-2 Council; c. He even has a German beer named after him. Hereafter, he is referred to as antipope Benedict 16 because that is exactly what the authentic Magisterium of the Catholic Church reveals him to be. And he wrote his classic primer of Modernism: Principles of Catholic Theology in when he was posing as the Cardinal Prefect of the post conciliar Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
Not to understand clearly and precisely is generally the source of intellectual error. In time of schism and heresy, to cloud and distort the proper sense of words is a fruitful artifice of Satan, and it is as easy to lay snares for the intellectually proud as for the innocent.
Every heresy in the Church bears testimony to Satan's success in deceiving the human intellect by obscuring and perverting the meaning of words. Arianism was a battle of words and owed its long continued success to its verbal chicanery.
Pelagianism and Jansenism showed the same characteristic, and today Liberalism is as cunning and obscure as any of its heretical predecessors.Marx’s “Theses on Feuerbach” #7 | The Space Beyond Being Over the next couple weeks I hope to go through Marx’s short, but remarkably insightful, Theses on Feuerbach () The " Theses on Feuerbach " are eleven short notes written by in Written: by Marx in Brussels in the spring of , under the title “1) ad Feuerbach”; Marx’s original text was first published in , in German and in Russian translation, by the Institute of Marxism-Leninism in Marx-Engels Archives, Book I, Moscow.
Written: by Marx in the Spring of , but slightly edited by Engels; First Published: As an appendix to Ludwig Feuerbach and the End of Classical German Philosophy in ; Source: Marx/Engels Selected Works, Volume One, p.
13 – KARL MARX: THESES ON FEUERBACH I The chief defect of all hitherto existing materialism -- that of Feuerbach included -- is that the thing [ Gegenstand ], reality, sensuousness, is conceived only in the form of the object [ Objekt ] or of intuition [ Anschauung ],* but not as human sensuous activity, .
Marx’s original text was first published in , in German and in Russian translation, by the Institute of Marxism-Leninism in Marx-Engels Archives, Book I, Moscow. The English translation was first published in the Lawrence and Wishart edition of The German Ideology in Marx is more concerned with the shift of power--from the bougie to the workers--than in say, the world of forms, like Plato might be.
Ultimately he will argue that the workers will cause the change, and that this change is a necessary change for any group that is under the power of the elites.