The good Doctor is saying substantively that it's Gnostic Fascism:
This philosophy, now thoroughly inculcated in generations of students, and echoed incessantly in media, entertainment, the arts, and popular culture, have engendered a societal world view which can no longer be redeemed with reason, or persuasion, or by the religious engagement in the low compromise of “cultural relevancy.” The culture of materialism and the ideology of atheism have merged, and are now entrenched, dominant, and empowered. The church has fiddled as Rome burned — and now finds itself engulfed in the fiery holocaust it did little to avert. It is long past time for the church to stand proudly apart, to state the truth without fear or compromise, to serve as light and salt to a very dark and increasingly dangerous and toxic society. We will be hated for it — but we are already hated: “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.”
The challenge of the church today is to stand apart, to be the prophet, to be, if necessary, the martyr. It is time to abandon congregations and churches which have been compromised and co-opted by this corpse of a culture — let the dead bury their dead. It is time to call church leaders and pastors to account, and rebuke or even reject them if they refuse to stand for and teach the truth of the Gospel. It is time to train our children — after we ourselves have been trained — in the core beliefs of our faith, its historical veracity and integrity, in the defense of that which is true, and unchanging, and eternal. It is time to set aside the petty differences of denominationalism and sectarianism, join hands in submission to Christ, and recognize the true enemy we face. Your enemy is not the Baptist, or Catholic, or Pentecostal church down the street; however large your differences may seem. It is not the man who makes you uncomfortable by raising his hands in church; not the woman who loves the Mass and respects the saints; not the Biblical literalist nor the contemplative mystic who sees visions and dreams dreams. They are your brothers and sisters in Christ. Get to know them, discerning their spirits and the passion of their hearts. Learn to love them, learn from them, serve them, respect them. Pray, worship, and study together. The faith which you proclaim is broad and deep, rich in gifts and heritage, a spectacular jewel with countless facets reflecting the unlimited brilliance of a gracious God.
The night grows darker; it is well past time to fill your lamps with oil, and light them.
I consider The Doctor to be prophetic.
I want to fully understand what he's saying here and how that plays out in my own circumstance and reading his entire post helps in some way to do that. I encourage you to do the same but here's my problem perhaps it's yours.
I was raised Catholic and have considered/am considering returning. I left that Church and simply drifted until I was 30 and then I hooked up with some Charismatics in the Catholic-light denomination of the Episcopal Church. I then realized/learned that there things I was supposed to believe that seemed less than rational. I then drifted again, this time toward a more fundamentalist Church. I use Fundamentalist only to describe that the focus seemed fully on getting people saved. After a while, I became bored and less than enthused with this Church, after all, I was one of the saved. I'm now drifting again, have been for a number of years, church-less in a time where belonging to a church is probably more important now than ever.
The Doctor has articulated the Church I want to belong to, a Church that can articulate loudly, confidently and substantively that today's dominant philosophy is bankrupt and indeed threatening to the faith and to freedom loving peoples.
The Catholic Church seems to be the best fit, to me, at the moment. My problem? There are elemental doctrines I'm having a problem swallowing and will probably always have a problem swallowing. So do I continue to drift? Or do I hitch myself to the flawed rather than wait for the perfect?
If it seems I'm trying to talk myself into something here, color me guilty. I think I am too. But the bottom line is that The Doctor is spelling out the reasons why I, and so many in my boat, need to quit drifting.
The prevailing tide is flowing in a direction we should be rowing against. Or tying off a tow line that takes us in an opposite direction. The key I think is to be tying that line off that's hopefully (and faithfully) tethered to something of substance.
Would love to hear your thoughts.