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There is No Solution to the Evil we Face
Because we are dealing with a mystery
I make evil problematical when I treat it as a kind of breakdown that might happen in a piece of machinery, or as something lacking, or as a functional failure. Evil reveals itself to me as, on the contrary, a mystery when I recognize that I cannot treat myself as something external to evil, as simply having to observe evil from the outside and map out its contours, but that on the contrary I am implicated in evil--just as one is implicated in crime. Evil is not only in front of my eyes, it is within me. . . .
—Gabriel Marcel, Man Against Mass Society
“They hated me without cause.”
The great twentieth-century French Catholic philosopher, Gabriel Marcel, wrote profoundly on the difference between a problem and a mystery. William O’Meara summarizes it well:
(1) A problem is an inquiry in respect to an object which the self apprehends in an exterior way without thinking of the self; a mystery is a question in which what is given cannot be regarded as detached from the self. I cannot define the question's answer without defining myself.
(2) A problem admits of a solution, whereas a mystery cannot be solved for the questions ceaselessly renew themselves, being unanswerable by any objective method.
(3) The impersonal knower can perform the experiment as if he were any trained observer in a problem, whereas in a mystery only the person as a person, that is, as a free being can choose how to respond to the question.
(4) Whereas in a problem the mind strives to master and control nature, in a mystery, the self is encompassed and mastered by a reality or experience greater than the self. without thinking of the self; a mystery is a question in which what is given cannot be regarded as detached from the self. I cannot define the question's answer without defining myself.
Aside from God, evil is the most profound mystery. And there has never been as much evil in both the world and in the Church as there is today. As modern Americans, a country, as Tocqueville told us, was built by pragmatic problem solvers, we don’t really know how to deal with mystery. We want to turn all mysteries into problems, if we can even recognize a mystery, let alone behold it. This is as true for Catholics as it is anyone else, though we should know better, being that the religion we say we practice every day is nothing but one, gigantic, unfathomable mystery. Canon law, Thomistic theology, promulgated dogma, and the like do attempt to rationally articulate and manage this mystery to some extent, but the distance between the supernatural reality and these human mediations is still infinite, though we often forget this. The Novus Ordo Mass as it is now celebrated seems deliberately engineered to eradicate all sense of mystery, so Latin Massers have a step up, but contemporary managerial and therapeutic and utilitarian and woke and capitalist culture sucks all the mystery out of life. The return of the repressed in new age circles and the occult is less mystery than irrationality and demonic counterfeit. The mysterious is beyond reason, but it is not unreasonable. It is, in fact, the perfection of reason because it is the perfection of reality. God is mystery, and all created mysteries, such as the mystery of reason itself, of the human person, of his freedom, and of human love, participate in His uncreated mystery, which is the ground and fountain of all reality.
Both the mystery of God and the mystery of evil are revelations, so not realities that we can fully understand by our own intellectual powers. We may know that God and evil exist by our reason, but we can’t know too much about them on our own. Catholics and other Bible-believing Christians are pretty good at recognizing and adopting the proper disposition toward the mystery of God in Himself, His unfathomable perfections and infinity; in His mysterious immanence in their personal lives and prayer, the mystery of His grace and mercy in their spiritual and moral lives; and the mystery of providence in human history, including His miraculous interventions in their personal histories. But though we experience evil, both in ourselves, in others, and in society at large, I’m not so sure that we are as good at recognizing it for what it is, for the incomprehensible mystery it is.
Right now, God is revealing evil in its purest form to us as it has never been revealed before, and if we are going to overcome and destroy it, which God wants us to cooperate with Him to do, we need to have the proper disposition towards it. Like God, it is first and foremost a mystery to be beheld, not a problem to be solved.
One such mystery is the evil of the plandemic, and particularly, the evil of those who planned it, and who are planning the next one, and the evil of those who consented to their evil. The evil of those who planned it cannot be understood. The desire for money and power does not suffice. Bloodlust does not suffice. Psychopathy does not suffice. Ideology doesn’t suffice. Demonic possession doesn’t even suffice, for the hatred of the demons is itself inexplicable. These are all causal factors, of course. But those who planned the mass murder and total enslavement of the global population by the sorcery of portraying mass torture, domestic terrorism, and a deadly bioweapon as health protocols, with the ultimate goal of all of us voluntarily murdering our own bodies and souls, hate God, and they hate Him because He is God, not for any other reason. This is pure evil, and there is no explanation for it. None. It is because of this inexplicable, mysterious evil that God created Hell. Hell is a mystery that is also inexplicable, and those spiritual morons, such as David Bentley Hart, will have hell to pay for making Hell into a problem and then solving it by denying its existence. Oh, it exists, if only because those who planned the plandemic, such as Anthony Fauci and Bill Gates and Klaus Schwab, are already in it, indeed, are its incarnations, and only an eternity of punishment justifies their present and continued existence. Of course, they could repent, as our Faith tells us. That such is possible in their case is a mystery I can’t fathom.
It is also impossible to explain why billions of people consented to and defended the plandemic lies and crimes, after the time for invincible ignorance was over. This is also the mystery of evil. Ignorance doesn’t suffice. Mass formation doesn’t suffice. Fear doesn’t suffice. Peer pressure doesn’t suffice. These were all causal factors, but underneath and beyond them all is just surd evil, the unspeakable evil of betraying truth by either rejecting it outright, or by not asking questions and searching for it. There is no explanation for this mystery. There is nothing more obvious to our souls than that truth is the first and last authority for all our actions, and that it simply must be obeyed. That anyone would deliberately disobey the authority of truth is inexplicable. It is simply evil, and evil is a mystery. Hell must exist because of this evil. I am afraid that many will end up there because of their betrayal of the truth, calling good evil and evil good, which is the unforgivable sin against the Holy Spirit, unforgivable because unrepentable. One cannot repent and be forgiven if one rejects the authority of truth and identifies truth as lies and lies as truth, good as evil and evil as good. Again, all sins are repentable, even the “unforgivable” sin, but there is a good reason Jesus called it that. How can a sin be both forgivable and unforgivable? It’s a mystery not a problem. Here’s the proper response to it—Don’t commit it. Millions did. Why? There is no explanation. It is a mystery. The mask is the sacramental of this unforgivable sin. The bioweapon injection is its sacrament.
Another mystery that too many Catholics think is a problem is the evil of Jorge Bergoglio and the emerging anti-church of which he is the commander. Father James Altman recently announced that Bergoglio isn’t the Pope, and made some good arguments to back up his claim. I’ll make some too here, and what we can do about the problems bound up with this mystery.
We are witnessing the emergence of a group of bishops, priests, and laity who constitute the Body of the Devil hiding in the Church, who are causing, not only by not restraining but also by actively promoting, the abominable evils unleashed after the inauguration of the Great Scamdemic Lie:
—The now completely unrestrained spiritual and moral lawlessness and upside-down world of mutilation defined as loving affirmation and drag queens characterized as heroes and role models for children.
—The installation of the groundwork for genetically destroying most of the world’s population with the rest living under complete mental and physical enslavement in Hunger Games silos euphemistically named “smart cities.”
—Aggressive and mendacious military attacks based upon outrageous lies and using gullible nations’ young men as canon fodder to trigger nuclear war at the behest of a global criminal mafia, all propagandazied as “freedom and democracy.” Add to all this evil the great apostasy embodied in the utterly diabolical “Synod on Synodality” that is set to be imposed by the antichurch on all the Faithful.
And who is at the head of this emerging evil antichurch? It is obvious to any Catholic with even a minimum sensus catholicus that the man who calls himself Pope Francis is at the least a material heretic. As Edmund Mazza makes abundantly clear, a public material heretic can not even be a member of the visible Catholic Church, let alone the Pope. Aside from his outrageous doctrinal statements and writings, as well as his scandalous acts, this is a man who mocked those who questioned the scamDemic narrative and is responsible for the thousands if not millions of deaths of those who upon his asinine moral admonition injected themselves with a deadly bioweapon.
Regardless of what the establishment Catholics will tell you, the legitimacy of Benedict XVI’s resignation and the validity of the election of Bergoglio as Pope are open questions. It is not “schismatic” or “conspiracy theory” to ask questions about these matters. We as Catholics are responsible for knowing the truth. This requires being open to reality, even if it is shocking. The Church must, before it is too late, name and condemn those malicious personages and ruling groups of the unbaptized, including especially in elite positions of power, who reject both the Torah and Jesus Christ and are imposing this rejection on the Christian population.
We need an all-out evangelization campaign, not useless “dialogue.” The Catholic prelates and laity who are traitors to the Church must be unmasked and excommunicated. We must present a strong, courageous, manly, authoritative Church, tempered by genuine compassion and humility, to the world, so that men of good will recognize in us their Lord. Our Lady of Fatima told us that the world would be chastised by the persecution of the Church, and I think we can see now what this means. The world needs to be rescued from itself by the Church, but the traitors within, as well as the cowardly, worldly, scandalous, and lukewarm, have rendered her all but unable to bear witness to the Truth and restrain the world’s evil, let alone save it.
So, is Bergoglio the Pope? I don’t know. No one knows. It’s a mystery, and we must endure this mystery of evil at the heart of the Church. Bergoglio is evil. That is not a mystery, but a fact. He doesn’t have the Catholic Faith and indeed hates it and is trying to destroy it. This is indubitable. Judge a tree by its fruits. His words and actions show this. How can such a man be Pope? He cannot. But how could he not be? There is no sure answer to this question at this time. We must endure this, contemplate it, like St John contemplating the passion of Jesus, and at the same time call out his lies and resist this evil man to the face and never allow him or anyone else to damage our souls.
More evil is coming, and it is not a problem. If it were a problem, we could solve it. We can’t. God, Who is mystery Himself, is the only one who can deal with the mystery of evil, and He has already done so. His name is Jesus Christ, Mystery Incarnate. But if we treat the evil we are experiencing as a problem, then we will prevent God from acting in and with us to defeat it, both in our souls and in the world. Such a defeat may require our martyrdom. We need intimacy with God to be able to receive such a gift. We need to live in His Divine Will.
Evil causes problems, and these we can attempt to solve. But the evil itself must be beheld, contemplated in the light of the mystery of Christ, and hated with all our heart, just as the mystery of God must be con plated and then loved with all our heart. Perhaps if we hated evil enough, it would go away—or if not, we could defeat it by dealing with it head-on, as Christ did—but for this, we must love God enough, and we can only do that by admitting we can’t, and begging His help every second of our lives.
When we sin we hate Jesus without cause. That should make us stop. The Jews who hated Logos without cause hated Jesus without cause. We know from Scripture that they will repent in the end. But now, and until then, we have the apocalypse, the unveiling, the fullness of the revelation of the mystery of evil. Pray for the conversion of the Jews.
Surrender to the mystery of God by beholding Him on the cross, which was the mysterious revelation of both pure goodness and pure evil. “They hated me without cause.”