Tuesday, October 14, 2014

bergoglio employs "situation ethics" and calls it "mercy" [REPOST]

The reason I posted the information from Wikipedia on "situational ethics" is to point out the obvious. Which is that bergoglio employs "situational ethics" whenever he appeals to "mercy" in order to change or ignore clear Church teaching in the area of morality.
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"Situational ethics" is a very powerful and highly effective propaganda technique for changing moral values of individuals as well as for influencing whole societies.
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The basic propaganda technique is to over-emphasize some extreme special case and then apply any conclusions drawn from this to a more general case. This is done to gain public sympathy in order to sway public opinion on a controversial topic.
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For example there was a recent case of a woman in Ireland that had some sort of problem pregnancy. (I don't remember the details.) The secular press used this particular extreme "situation" to argue for legalization of abortion. The press focused the whole abortion debate on this one particular extreme case in an attempt to create sympathy for the cause of legalized abortion in general through the natural sympathy with this woman's difficult "situation".
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If you think about it I'm sure you can come up with your own examples on "controversial" moral issues such as "homosexual marriage", IVF, contraception, etc.
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Also, you should be aware that "situational ethics" is used in the school system in areas like "sex education" or "drug prevention" programs. It is well documented that these "drug prevention" programs actually increase drug use among students.
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But the main point is that the whole "synod on sex" is a gigantic excercise in "situational ethics". And that bergoglio is a master at using this propaganda technique to further the VII revolution. In fact his infamous "who am I to judge?" mantra is an expression of "situational ethics".
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I was unaware of the "Christian roots" of "situational ethics" until I read the Wiki article. That in itself is shocking. It is especially shocking that this has the backing of some Catholic theologians because this is an anti-dogmatic approach to morality. It totally undermines Catholic teaching.
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In fact it was condemned by Pope Pius XII and later (in 1956) prohibited from being taught at Catholic seminaries by the Holy Office which referred to "situational ethics" as "the new morality".
http://books.google.com/books?id=Y4759nkMFq0C&pg=PA34&lpg=PA34&dq=pope+pius+xii+situation+ethics&source=bl&ots=lfCZhP76dK&sig=je_ApqRGBpQuwhNFpDHAJBaH_F0&hl=en&sa=X&ei=91_cU5H5EMXMsQTL1oGwDA&ved=0CCQQ6AEwAw
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No doubt that Louie Verrecchio at "Harvesting the Fruits of Vatican II" could tell us how "situational ethics" has been incorporated into the texts of Vatican II.

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