Do you know about the so-called “Sorites or Heap Paradox”?
Imagine you have a heap of sand. You begin one by one to remove the individual grains of sand. One by one.
QUAERITUR: At what point is that collection of sand grains no longer a “heap”?
At a certain point, it stops being a “heap” and becomes some other collection of sand grains. And then none.
Is that what is going on in certain sectors of the Church? Remove elements until it is no long a Church, but rather an NGO with a really wide-spread network?
Is that what is going on in certain sectors of the Church regarding our Catholic Faith? Remove or change or add elements until at some point it is a different religion?
You can draw your own conclusions about what is going on in the Church over the last decades. You can consider this in more recent goings on, in the time leading up to, during, and after the pre-programmed Amazon Synod (“walking together”), with its funding from the German Church and the Ford Foundation… along with their agendas.
Now I see at Ed Pentin’s place this really creepy bit of information.
Again, it concerns the demon idol venerated before during and at the end of the Synod, Pachamama.
Now for Pentin. My emphases and comments.
Pachamama: New to the Vatican But No Stranger to the UN
The United Nations Environment Programme published a children’s textbook in 2002 interestingly entitled Pachamama — a course on why the world’s environment is being degraded and an assessment of “how our Mother Earth is doing today.”
The UNEP says in the book that “Pachamama” means not just ‘Mother Earth’ in Inca culture but also “living in total harmony with the Earth and not from the Earth. It suggests a lifestyle in harmony with nature.” [That sounds rather like what they were talking about at the Synod (“walking together”).]
During the Amazon Synod last month, what the Holy Father called “Pachamama” statues regularly appeared in churches, ceremonies and the synod hall. Pictures of indigenous people bowing down before them in the Vatican Gardens and in a church nearby led many faithful to see them as idols, leading Austrian Catholic Alexander Tschugguel to seize four of them and throw them into the Tiber.
The UNEP’s Pachamama course appears benign by contrast but its first of 7 modules is about “population growth,” teaching children that populations grow “more slowly” if each set of parents “only has one child.” It then predictably argues for “sustainable development” and goes on to teach about such subjects as “measuring pollution,” “government action,” and “understanding biodiversity.” [The Italian bishops published a booklet with a pray to Pachamama, as some sort of embodiment of the environment. HERE]
In its children’s book, the UNEP doesn’t describe the Pachamama as an idol of course — instead it seems to have just borrowed the word for the course’s title which consists of contributions from young people, authors and artists. [It’s called “creeping incrementalism”. You prepare the terrain carefully, patiently. You plant seeds well in advance, looking down the line for the harvest.]
But the connection with the “Pachamama” and the UNEP shows that its appearance at the synod did not happen by chance, and is, in its own way, another indication of the ever-increasing “inculturation” of the UN and the global environmental movement into the very marrow of the Vatican.
As an addendum, Melinda Gates, a liberal Catholic whose Gates Foundation promotes similar globalist values diametrically opposed to Church teaching, privately met the Pope on Wednesday, according to a reliable source. The Vatican and the Gates Foundation were asked twice if they could confirm the meeting but neither responded.
Put separate puzzle pieces together and, slowly, a picture emerges.
There is the Sorites Paradox: slow removal of grains. There is the Frog in the Water method: slow addition of heat.
By one method you change the thing by removal. By the other method you change the thing by addition.
It is said that, “That which we tolerate today we will embrace tomorrow.” The Enemy is good at being an enemy. The Enemy moves patiently, through the knowledge that were we to be jerked off course too quickly, we might wake up and haul the boat around to the right course again. We might turn the heat down, or start putting the grains back.
- Deeper fidelity to our vocations.
- Promotion of traditional sacred liturgical worship.
- Acts of penance and reparation.
- Prayer for the perpetrators and prayer against all their projects.
UPDATE 9 Nov:
I received these two note during the night.
Also during the synod, the 2008 cartoon, “Pachamama “, was listed on Netflix as “trending“ Family Movie.
Thank you for all your “better than the news” information.
Dear Fr Z, fyi- just started running a few months ago on Netflix- animated film called “pachamama”. Was 14yrs in development. A quote from the end of linked Variety background article:
“With “Pachamama” about to make its global debut, Antin is working on his next project, writing a script along the same lines as “Pachamama,” but set in the Amazon.”
Juan Antin’s Animated Film ‘Pachamama’ Bows on Netflix June 7 – Variety
Some people with huge money and influence worked for a long time to develop these projects and then bring them together into public view not only during a Synod (“walking together”) but to the very altar of St. Peter’s Basilica.