Friday, 23 August 2013

MEDJUGORJE UPDATE: SPIRITUAL HOOLIGANISM


MEDJUGORJE UPDATE: SPIRITUAL HOOLIGANISM

 
...from the phenomenon at MEDJUGORJE we hear from the proponents that proximate to the spirit of Vatican 2 we have a new Byzantium arising from the ashes of communist oppression...however since we have no conjunction with apostolic authority or any official recognition from the Vatican itself we have a new sect of spiritual hooligans running amok claiming a tenure on gifts and charisms which until now have never been officially recognized as supernatural in origin...in fact MEDJUGORJE is the new Jansenism....


 
 ..just as the Jansenists were adamant that their peculiar form of Catholicism complete with a skewed sense of man’s fallen state and his subsequent reliance on merit and demerit based solely on interior necessity which destroys the notion of free will and makes God capable of willing damnation on individuals..we see too in MEDJUGORJE that the emotion involved constitutes a condition where individuals are making choices based entirely on the interior necessity for maximum pleasure...which in this instance is outside the bounds of reason as dictated by the authority in this place which has issued a negative judgement...so indeed what the proponents of MEDJUGORJE are doing is subordinating their will to the external coercion of false truths as conveyed by the purveyors of the messages of MEDJUGORJE against the will of God who has spoken through his bishop.....

 
....just as the Jansenists perverted the teachings of St. Augustine and thusly usurped truth by the inculcation of falsehood and arrogantly passing it off as the genuine article..indeed by telling a lie long enough and to a substantial amount of the population is indeed propaganda not prophecy...so too the proponents of MEDJUGORJE attempt in vain to misinterpret and misconstrue every document relating to the importance of Church authority for their sole benefit just so they can affirm their insidious agenda of self aggrandizement....

 
 ..indeed just as a temporal mother can raise up a child in her arms so that he may walk it is still the child’s choice to walk or to not walk...God too can raise an individual since God is closer to us than we are to ourselves...God can raise the interior will of a person so that he may be illuminated to see the right course of action yet still it is up to the individual to make that free choice...indeed it is contradictory of God to illuminate an individual to premove it against church authority...


 
 ...so we see at this place we have a form of spiritual hooliganism where individuals are acting on repressed psychosocial dysfunctions to rule and control outside of the norm hence the blossoming of pride and presumption...through their unbridaled desires they seek to control the workings of the spirit and of the church to sway these works to their own justification...

 
 ..indeed the bywords for the anarchical hooligan we see here that at MEDJUGORJE we have the same spirit at work...
 
..if one makes a parallel between the far right activist a sports hooligan and a spiritual zealot we see that through reversal theory which attempts to explain why a person can behave in a similar manner in two instances but have opposite urges for acting in this manner....we see of the four types of motivational states the telic-paratelic (goal seeking/rebellious) is associated with the hooligan mentality....as we see in MEDJUGORJE sometimes people are calm yet at other times they are spun into an emotional frenzy (ie slain in the spirit)...or claim a quasi miraculous religious experience ....when an individual who is predilected by their nature is exposed to a circumstance which involves high hedonic overtones(pleasant state of arousal)...for example many people praying the rosary together and attending confession and mass presents a circumstance of high hedonic overtones and so such individuals tend to overcompensate and feel the spirit moving so to speak.....

 
 ....in such an individual who is prone to a particular emotional profile there is a need for compensation between the boredom associated with life’s rigours and so we have spiritual hooliganism as a compensated state..such a person seeks the thrill of defying authority to depose the boredom of a life of quiet desperation....a parallel between sports hooliganism may be seen where during a soccer match since the play is drawn out and at times boring yet the expectations run high that the hooligan may overcompensate and undermine the goal seeking with the rebellious nature.....indeed let us hope God will lead all into the true church united under a true spirituality in the final analysis .....amen