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A Catholic Critique of the "Cult of Liberty": Liberty Cultists have produced most oppressive/big governments

"The Cult of Liberty" by Bishop Donald Sanborn
Sanborn says, "The world has never known more oppressive governments or bigger governments than those which profess the cult of liberty."

"False Liberty"

"And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."
John 8:32

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."
Benjamin Franklin

"And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
George Washington


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One Catholic critique. A view from the fringe.


Free includes debt-free!

Liberty is great.

It allows people the freedom to invent and worship deities, mythologies, and the like.

If it is a cult, then it is the cult that begets other cults....

What would the Founders do?

That was disgusting. "The cult of Liberty."

I love the part where they try and push Kings and Monarchs. (They want to put a crown on somebodies head.)

That article is why I cringe when people say "I worship liberty", and "I worship truth". They prove out the article. It's a path towards worshiping yourself rather than God.

"This fact tells us that the liberty which the cult of liberty seeks is not the freedom of the common man from big, oppressive, and tyrannical governments. It is a freedom from something else which the cult of liberty seeks."

They want to spin it so those who support liberty are 'seeking freedom from God', and there CERTAINLY is an element of that within the Liberty movement, but there will ALWAYS be an element of that within society. People have free will.

I don't think

Most liberty proponents are advocating an extreme anabaptist/taborite philosophy.

True, they were hard core but like anything like that; it imploded. They could be contrasted to Bolsheviks in this case I think.


The coercive anabaptists and taborites...

...were compulsory communists, there's is no comparison whatsoever between them and libertarians.

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

Funny Schite...

A Theocracy where collectivism underlays, dogma abounds, images are deified, 'the greater good' and obedience to civil government are preached and practiced...identifies liberty as a cult.

That's certainly a

That's certainly a provocative read. It is a useful reminder than even today there remain some intelligent people arguing against the Enlightenment.