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By Ernest L. Fortin, Brian Benestad

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Volume 3 of Ernest Fortin: accrued Essays discusses the present kingdom of Christianity—especially twentieth-century Catholic Christianity—and the issues with which it has needed to strive against in the course of swift medical development, profound social swap, and turning out to be ethical anarchy.

In this quantity, Fortin discusses such subject matters as Christianity and the liberal democratic ethos; Christianity, technology, and the humanities; Ancients and Moderns; papal social notion; advantage and liberalism; pagan and Christian advantage; and the yankee Catholic church and politics.

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Christianity embraces the realm of the spirit as well as the material. Because it is one-sided, atheism is false. A fool was sent to buy flour and salt. He took a dish in which to carry his purchases. He was told not to mix the two ingredients but to keep them separate. After the shopkeeper had filled the dish with flour, the fool, thinking of the instructions, inverted the dish, asking that salt be poured on the upturned bottom. Therewith, the flour was lost, but he had the salt. ” The fool turned the dish over to find it.

But Lenin never used it except in this moment of deep crisis. Three men led the war against the Nazis: Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin. The first two were Christians. Churchill has written six volumes of memoirs about this war. The name God never appears on the lips of the two believers. It is only Stalin who says, “May God give success to the operation ‘Torch’ (the invasion of North Africa)”; “The past belongs to God”; and so on. Mao was a fierce atheist. But in 1936, when as a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party he fell very sick, he demanded to be baptized and received baptism from the hand of a nun.

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