Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Our Great Need for St Alfred Today, Part I: The Downward Spiral

As the South and most other parts of Western European civilization drift away from their Orthodox Christian roots, we are witnessing a return of the brutality of the Dark Ages of Europe when Goths, Vikings, and other demonic-inspired peoples ravaged the lands of our Christian forefathers.  To give but one example:

#7 One of the clearest signs that American society is decaying is the fact that groups of kids are banding together and agreeing to commit absolutely horrible crimes.  We have seen this with the “flash mob” robberies that are plaguing many cities, but what is even worse is when groups of kids band together to commit violent acts.  In Pennsylvania recently, a group of teens cheered on attackers as they beat up a 15-year-old girl…

Speaking exclusively to CBS 3, a 15-year-old high school student, whose identity we are concealing, described a terrifying attack by a gang of at least nine teenage boys as she was leaving an Interboro High School football game Monday night.

The teenage victim described first being taunted by the attackers, who followed her down a neighborhood street, cursing and spitting at her, before she was repeatedly kicked and punched, suffering at least one blow to her head.

The attackers even tried to throw her in front of a passing vehicle and nobody tried to stop them…

The victim says as at least two of the teenagers pummeled her, the others cheered them on shouting, “Come on, let’s get her!” At one point, the victim says, the gang tried to throw her under the wheels of a passing car, which swerved, narrowly missing her.

These are the kinds of murderous people St Alfred confronted in his own kingdom in the 9th century A.D.; and these are the kinds of people he successfully overcame and had baptized into the Christian faith.

How great is our need to call upon St Alfred, the Holy King of England, the South’s patron saint, to pray for us:  that we would have the wisdom and strength to be victorious over such men.  And not only over men intent on harming the body but also over those whose desire is to confuse the mind and harm the soul.

All this he is well able to do, for during his life he was pious and wise, strong and humble, a great God-pleaser.  And now in Heaven, he has boldness before Christ our Immortal King and God to intercede for us.  How foolish it would be for us to spurn his mighty help!

But if we are so full of pride that we turn our hearts away from our holy kinsman and intercessor St Alfred, trusting in and clutching at the filthy rags of our righteousness, the South may be sure that she will not return to an innocent and childlike paganism as she falls further and further away from the Christian Church.  The New Paganism, as Hilaire Belloc saw all too well, is merely a prelude to Satanism (Essays of a Catholic, 'The New Paganism', Rockford, Ill., TAN, 1992 [1931], p. 12).  When one turns his back on the full revelation of Truth - that is to say, on Christ - this is all that is left to him.  For rays of Christ’s light did indeed shine in the Old Pagan religions, however corrupt they had become.  How then would the South be able to tolerate such Light as she plunges headlong into Satanic darkness?

Do not trust in your own goodness, Southron, but confess that you are crooked and wicked.  Humble yourself, and honor those whom the Lord has honored.  Plead with St Alfred to pray for us, his descendants, that we would truly be a God-honoring people, that salvation would come to our land.

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