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By John Zmirak, The Stream, Jan. 26, 2021

John Zmirak is a senior editor at The Stream, and author or co-author of ten books, including The Politically Incorrect Guide to Immigration and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Catholicism. He is co-author with Jason Jones of “God, Guns, & the Government.”

 

John ZmirakWe have a new official state religion. Yep. Just as sure as Rome did after Theodosius declared Christianity the ruling religion and outlawed pagan rites. The new creed isn’t pagan, more’s the pity. Paganism never wholly satisfied anybody, and it was hard to proselytize. It just kind of grew up like moss or mold, from the dank, murky corners of the imagination.

By contrast, post-Christian heresies that steal some of the Gospel’s own DNA? They can spread like kudzu, choking out the true Faith and replacing it — then persecuting it. That’s what happened with Islam, with Marxism, and now again with Wokeness. (For instance, there’s a new heresy sweeping churches called Critical Race Theory.)

I already laid out here the structural similarities between the new cult and the true one. Let me quote just a few key passages:  …

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