Tuesday, May 20, 2014

"Christian vision of the dignity of the human person is one in which the European Union finds its values reflected and supported..."

Where do they dig these people up?

I did a thing yesterday on a voters' guide published on the website of the Irish Bishops Conference. It really has to be read to be believed. I don't think I've ever seen a more brazen bit of EU-speak bureaucratic rubbish in my life. It really is so outrageous that it tells me one thing very clearly: they don't care any more who knows the people in charge of the Catholic institution in Europe have not got the slightest interest in the Catholic religion.

The new one is so much cooler and more shiny!

This was the comment of a friend in Ireland:

Its opening line: "The Christian vision of the dignity of the human person is one in which the European Union finds its values reflected and supported." I thought this was just a poorly constructed sentence
but its real problem isn't its syntax. Leaving aside the fact that this claim is entirely untrue, it appears to be an assertion made from the point of view of the EU. The statement also calls the EU parliament "the House of the people of Europe." Does anyone outside the European institutions even speak in such terms?

Later on it says: "The goal of European integration has not yet been fully realised." What exactly does the Gospel tell us about European integration? Do Catholics really need to ask themselves whether our current foreign policy reflects the founding vision (not of Christ) but of "those committed to the European project."

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Seriously, just run that sentence through your brain a few more times to see if the sense of it sticks:

"The Christian vision of the dignity of the human person is one in which the European Union finds its values reflected and supported."

Didja catch it? Took me a few tries, but then I got it...Yeah... the lead voice here is not the Catholic Church; it's the EU patting the Catholic Church on the head for "getting" its own "vision".

The religion being pushed here has nothing whatever to do with the goals of Jesus Christ in founding His Church. And what did Our Lord have to say about people who were not with Him?

In the last few years of keeping track, it has become clear that there are quite a few of these EU toadys squatting in the Church in Europe, belching out their neo-Marxian poison. It has become such a part of my daily life that it usually just makes me smile a little when I hear someone else saying breathily, "Do you think it's possible that this document was drafted by someone from the EU?"

Is it still a conspiracy when they come right out and say things like this and post it to the internet?

Go on over and have a little gander if your stomach is feeling up to it. It really is an excellent example of the kind of blither that gets published every day, with complete earnestness and deadly serious faces, at the EU.

Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right




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1 comment:

agellius said...

I find its meaning becomes clearer if you change the word order:

"The European Union finds its values reflected and supported in the Christian vision of the dignity of the human person."

Which, as you point out, makes it sound as if the Christian vision is a mere reflection of EU values.