The wages of situation ethics
Post-Renaissance Church of Usury continues its Union with the Synagogue of the Talmud
By Michael Hoffman
In his 2012 Christmas address to the Roman curia, Pope Benedict XVI invoked Gilles Bernheim, the Grand Rabbi of France, as a valiant defender of family values. The pope declared:
"The Chief Rabbi of France, Gilles Bernheim, has shown in a very detailed and profoundly moving study that the attack we are currently experiencing on the true structure of the family, made up of father, mother, and child, goes much deeper. While up to now we regarded a false understanding of the nature of human freedom as one cause of the crisis of the family, it is now becoming clear that the very notion of being – of what being human really means – is being called into question. He quotes the famous saying of Simone de Beauvoir: “one is not born a woman, one becomes so” (on ne na?t pas femme, on le devient). These words lay the foundation for what is put forward today under the term 'gender' as a new philosophy of sexuality. According to this philosophy, sex is no longer a given element of nature, that man has to accept and personally make sense of: it is a social role that we choose for ourselves, while in the past it was chosen for us by society."
But does the Grand Rabbi and his Talmudic Judaism represent the eternal verities to which the pope must ultimately appeal? Certainly not! Judaism is a fount of nullification and revolutionary overthrow of God's law in favor of man's law and situation ethics. The pope builds on sand when he builds on the words of Grand Rabbi Gilles Bernheim.
"As the well-known Talmudic story of Akhnai’s oven illustrates, halacha – Jewish religious law – is not made in heaven. It is created by human beings. This freedom when it comes to the law is not merely legal. The earlier rabbis developed an ideological and legal system that allowed them to construct a religion that would adapt to a changing situation and take an active role in improving it. For all practical purposes, rabbinical discourse offers us a radical reading of the very idea of 'law.' The law does not present an objective situation that exists in the world.” --Ron Naiweld and Yaara Alon.
Look at the effects of papal situation ethics, which entered the Church at the dawn of the Renaissance with nominalism, the financial chicanery of Medici Florence and its pope of usury, Leo X. Situation ethics have ever since bedeviled the papacy. Observe the shabby strategy of the current pontiff: he imagines that he is going to advance the cause of the sanctity of marriage by cleverly invoking a grand rabbi as his ally in the fight, thereby supposedly blunting media criticism and advancing the family values' cause.
The True Catholic Church as it existed for nearly 1500 years prior to the Renaissance would have condemned Benedict XVI for using an antichrist rabbi to "defend" marriage and morality.
The Grand Rabbi of France believes, according to his Talmud Bavli, that Jesus Christ was an idolater and magician who deserved death. His holiest book, the Talmud, declares Christ's Blessed Mother Mary to be a harlot. None of these abominations deter Pope Benedict XVI from declaring a grand rabbi a defender of family values!
Jesus and Mary are two-thirds of what was formerly known in Christendom as the "Holy Family" (St. Joseph, the foster-father of Jesus, being the third). How can they be cast aside — as they are when the pope praises a representative of a religion that slimes them -- in any battle for the family that God would bless? Does Pope Benedict imagine that God will approve an alchemical union of good and evil in the struggle for good? Or could it be that Benedict is not seeking God's blessing, but that of the world?
Moreover, as an Orthodox Judaic and high religious figure of authority, Grand Rabbi Bernheim imposes the ungodly halachos of Niddah (rabbinic menstrual laws) on women. These are derived not from the Old Testament, but from Chazal (the corpus of rabbinic situation ethics). The halachos of Niddah constitute one of the most oppressive and misogynist collections of psychopathic regulations for human behavior in the history of mankind (cf. pp. 729-748 in Judaism Discovered). As such, the halachos of Niddah in their very essence, are a corruption of family values.
The apostle Paul taught: "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial?" (2 Cor. 6: 13-15).
This pope is, at best, profoundly confused. If he wanted to be ecumenical he could have found an articulate opponent of homosexuality among the top imams of Islam, but he would not invoke them because quoting the admonitions of Muslim clerics will win him no accoloades in the western media. What is more, at this time Islam is seen as particularly alien to Christendom, whereas the message from the western media and the Vatican is that the adherents of Talmudism are our “elder brothers in the Faith."
The pope seeks to achieve the goal of upholding marriage and the dignity of men and women not through reliance on God's grace, but upon the glamor and prestige of a Christ-denying, Mary-hating, Talmudic Grand Rabbi, with whom the pope is unequally yoked. This cynical papal ploy will represent, in the double-minds of those who are perennial losers in the war for morality, a great victory.
The infernal union of the post-Renaissance Church of usury with the synagogue of the Talmud continues apace.
Michael Hoffman’s latest book is Usury in Christendom: The Mortal Sin that Was and Now is Not.