I believe the true horror of the ‘pandemic’ that swept this planet has yet to be fully understood by the general public, especially as it concerns main stream and traditional Catholics. Surprisingly, I am not referring to the mysterious illness that seemed to take the world by storm and those poor souls who left this life so suddenly due to their innate physical weaknesses in the face of this mysterious illness. Nor am I referring to the destroyed businesses or the mental and emotional trauma felt by millions or the forced vaccinations or the societal and filial divisions or the political tyranny or the masked wearing bandits driving in their cars quite alone or the suppressed and withheld medical treatments that could have saved lives or the general mayhem that seemed to stalk the streets and the shops of the world or the general fear that meandered through the causeways and alleys or the army of Karens righting every perceived wrong. I am referring to something much more insidious and much more destructive. I am referring to something that does not concern the body but the soul. Something that should have been obvious to many but seemed to have been ignored and continues to be ignored. What am I referring to you ask? I can tell you in two simple words: latent atheism! Or should I go as far as to say apostasy!
I can hear the naysayers now, “Glenn, have you lost touch with your reason man? Are you wearing that tin foil hat again? Are you a conspiracy theorist? What is wrong with you? You must be a nutter! Atheism? Really? But we are Catholic and we go to church every week” Then I hear myself reply, “Yes, atheism! This mysterious illness showed the world the innate atheism present in a large segment of the Catholic population.” I realize this is a heavy thing to affirm but that is what I saw with my own eyes.
Let me tell you a little story. As my readers may know, I am in love with the Latin Mass and make no bones about it. Well, one day during the governmental tyranny which forced me to sit in my house contemplating the true state of the world, I was looking forward to Latin Mass on the upcoming Sunday. There were no mask Stasi at my church and we were free to move about unhindered. Thus, the oppression outside my front door and in the shops all but disappeared for an hour or so at mass and I was looking forward to escaping the insanity. Sadly or fortunately, I will let you decide, by the end of the week a storm hit the area and I could not cross the bridge to get to my church. Therefore, I was forced to go to the Novus Ordo once again if I wanted the Eucharist. This was when I first started going to Latin Mass, so I reluctantly decided to go to the Novus Ordo. To be honest, I did not want to go and had a bad feeling but I wanted to receive Christ, so I went just to receive the Eucharist.
When I arrived, the masked wearing bandits were everywhere. I was forced to wear one myself or face the mask Stasi and their pointed fingers and whispers or perhaps even their chastisements. After enduring this insanity throughout the mass, I was looking forward to receiving the Eucharist and getting out of Dodge. Then to my absolute horror, the masked bandit celebrants sprayed their hands with toxic hand sanitizer before giving out the Eucharist. Bad enough the majority of masked bandits took the Eucharist in the hands and bad enough they were wearing masks to begin with but now they were spraying toxic chemicals on their hands to give out the Holy of Holies! I was horrified beyond belief and that was the end for me right then and there. If not for the Latin Mass, I would have stopped going to mass altogether. I just could not stand what we as a society had become during this time of absolute fear and confusion and the Catholics were not holding the line. It was just too much to ignore the disrespect blatantly shown to Jesus. It was for all intents and purposes simply unbearable.
Now, please correct me if I am wrong but is not the fear that one can transfer a mysterious disease to a congregant via the Eucharist a profession of atheism? If one truly believed that the Eucharist was actually Jesus, then how could my Lord give me a disease? How could He transfer a disease? How? How could the healer of all disease transfer a disease? Does this make any sense? But I know how! Because the people and that includes the celebrants who went along with this charade do not believe in the true presence, that is how. Instead, the celebrants should have been telling the congregants that the Eucharist is Christ and cannot possibly harm them. This was a great opportunity to profess the truth and build greater faith in God and His Son and to discuss the True Presence and they blew it! We all blew it for that matter and instead professed atheism for the world to see. Just thinking of this fills me with disgust. As Catholics, we need to collectively confess to our Lord this great insult with tears in our eyes and the beating of our breasts!
Furthermore, I saw celebrants running around like chickens with their heads cut off grasping their masks, as if that was their lifeline to health, fearing the mysterious thing that stalks in the night, even during mass when they held in their hands the greatest thing on earth: the Eucharist! Am I missing something here? Am I getting this wrong? Or am I just old fashioned? Have I become the obsolete man?
To add insult to injury, many stayed away from mass and some have never gone back for fear of the stalking invisible demon that will send them packing. Many watched the mass on TV and still do, as if that is completely the same as attending mass when they are fully capable of going to mass. However, do they not know that their medicine is in the tabernacle? Instead, they stay home and profess fear and atheism and ignore faith and a true trust in God. We have lost something as a nation for sure and this showed me the horror of it all, the true horror. We trust more in our government than we do in our God!
The survival rate for this mystery illness was between 97% and 99% for most and 100% for children unless you had major health problems and still the world was in a state of fear and ran to the ‘authorities’ and believed almost everything they said, no matter how puerile, absurd and ridiculous. Shall I remind you of the six feet nonsense and the closing of businesses at certain times as if the ‘virus’ stalked the night like Dracula. They begged the government to give them the solution in a vile instead of asking God for the solution or seeking out the genuine health treatments that many doctors were screaming from the rooftops on various media online. They ran to the official medical experts and never bothered to look at how God cures disease and suffering which is in their Holy Bible. Overall, there was little trust in God demonstrated from where I was sitting. There was simply fear, fear and more fear and very little faith. The people watched propaganda on television instead of saying their Rosary and opening Scripture.
Fear smacks of atheism and faith is a profession of God. This fear was so bad that one day an acquaintance of mine ran for his mask like a babbling maniac as I approached him from 10 feet away in a park, out in the open on a beautiful sunny day, mumbling something about ‘they say….’ then gesticulating towards the sky. Then he put his absurd mask on as if I was carrying death with each step. Madness! Utter madness!
Perhaps I am being too harsh or God forbid, judgmental but I must speak my mind. The greatest horror of the mystery illness was the ripping off of the mask of theism to reveal the true face of atheism in all its pure ugliness for all the world to see. That is the most lasting trauma I have to deal with. Jesus was right when he asked if there would be any faith when the Son of Man returned to the earth. I wonder what people will do when our lovely authorities declare another threat that is likely to send millions running. Will they turn to God or run into the hands of the ‘authorities’? We shall see! We shall see! But I think I know the answer. God said, “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14).