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Monday, June 21, 2021

Mailvox: Absolution for the Boomers

A Catholic Boomer suggests how Boomers can seek absolution for their sins against the succeeding generations:

I am a traditional Catholic and a boomer who agrees with you that as a generation, the boomers are a wicked generation. No fact is needed to prove this beyond the reality of the boomers having murder tens of millions of their children by abortion. What I want to write here is what boomers should do to repent of this sin, and all their other sins, in the years of life they have left— so as to obtain God’s forgiveness and absolution. I will use as model the Catholic "sacrament of reconciliation” or “penance.” The first step is repentance: to truthfully admit the sin and feel sincere sorrow for the offense to God and for the harm it is has caused to others. All traditional Catholic spiritual writer and all Saints emphasize what Vox has emphasized: stop making excuses or looking at the sins of others and concentrate on your own sins and correcting your own faults.

Sincere repentance requires restitution: if I have stolen another’s money, I must restore that amount to him, or at least as much as I am now able; to refuse to make the restitution I am able to make means I have not yet sincerely repented, I have not yet seen the seriousness of my sin. The boomer generation has stolen so much from future generations, there is now no way to pay back in full; but the repentance of each boomer should include at least turning over assets like their second homes to children and grandchildren and start leading a simple, ascetical life (for example, no cruises) in order to leave as much inheritance as possible.

Sincere repentance also requires a firm decision to cease committing the particular sin; included in this firm decision is avoiding the near occasions of sin: an adulterer must agree not to voluntary meet with the partner in sin; the alcoholic renounce going to bars, a glutton avoid expensive restaurants, etc.  Finally, receiving absolution includes accepting an appropriate penance: that is, accepting to increase the time in prayer, of reading Scripture and “good” spiritual books; also to practice the types of asceticism that will free me from the habitual tendencies that lead me towards particular sins.

Finally, saying a generation is wicked does not mean every individual within it is wicked. But even the “non-wicked” or the relatively good must answer this question: why did I fail to stop the wickedness, why did I fail to cooperate with the graces God was sending to turn this generation from its sinful course. Considering our many sins of omission, even the relatively good boomers still have much for which to seek God’s forgiveness and absolution.

Frankly, I am extremely dubious that any Boomers will repent of their collective crimes, much less actively seek absolution of the sort he recommends. But it would certainly help both them and their children and grandchildren if they were to do so.

As for me, I would settle for simple silence and staying out of the way while the younger generations attempt to salvage what can be salvaged from a broken society and a severely wounded civilization.

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64 Comments:

Blogger therxdruggist June 22, 2021 10:29 AM  

NBLM! (non-boomer lives matter)

Blogger xxxx0xxxx June 22, 2021 10:42 AM  

Yes the Boomers have much to atone for...

They were forged in Korea, Viet Nam, Kent State, the Cold War, the threat of Nuclear Holocaust as the dregs of WW II burned themselves out on worst generation ever.

They became as evil as any generation, and were uniquely positioned to take advantage of it.

Yet Evil is not concentrated in the Boomers, it is just as prevalent in EVERY generation.

Gen X, Gen Z, Gen whatever still murder their babies. They still believe that the "system" is the problem. They still believe everything the Boomers believed, except, that they aren't Boomers.

Blogger Akulkis June 22, 2021 10:43 AM  

>> As for me, I would settle for simple silence and staying out of the way while the younger generations attempt to salvage ....



Self-righteous busybodies will cease their meddling only when comatose or dead. Even from their deathbeds, they continue to stir up as much as they can.

Blogger Ian1418 June 22, 2021 10:50 AM  

Crickets from the butthurt Boomers on this one. Not surprising.

Blogger SonyAD June 22, 2021 11:04 AM  

I'm not so sure the boomers are or were necessarily more wicked than younger and older generations. I think it's more a matter of them living in a time in history where a very particular combination of environmental, societal and cultural conditions and factors, which didn't all exist together before and wouldn't all exist together again for the foreseeable future, were manifest and in effect.

They were born and matured in a time with highly progressive taxation, ethnically and culturally homogenous communities, cheap housing, low inflation, much lower inequality and concentration of wealth, overall cleaner, healthier environment and especially food, in a highly industrialised society with moderate to low level of automation, decent social mobility and ample opportunities for stable, reliable and gainful employment with decent pay and opportunities for socio-economic ascent, more difficult and scarcer access to information in the form of news and the lived experiences of others, across the country and the world, relentless capitalist and anti-socialist propaganda and fear mongering.

Of course, banking, corporate personhood with limited liability for the people hiding behind the legal fiction and unequal treatment under the law between natural physical persons and legal fictions being allowed to persist for decades more, completely unchallenged, lead to the only state of affairs it was ever going to lead to. An incredibly dark neofeudal dystopia which is bringing back human sacrifice in a big way, on a global scale. The kind of scale only possible with industry and automation.

Blogger David McCarthy June 22, 2021 11:06 AM  

The only part I dont like about his email is having to identify as a traditional Catholic. Denominations are gay - all denominations are gay - both Catholic and Protestant. I was raised as one of them. It matters not. Identifying as a particular denomination is the same as identifying as Pansexual vs Bisexual. It is an insult to God to put the word of some man-made fallen gongshow like "Catholic" or "United" or "Orthodox" to stand in place for our Creator. Christ-ian. Believer in Christ. Whatever. Anything except those literally God-forsaken Gongshows. How many rainbow flags, and shut down churches, and pedo stories are we going to need before we completely abondon these gongshows.

Even if you can't let go of your denomination, keep it to yourself! It's just like the lgbt-lmnop stuff. If you need to identify as some vile identifier, please for the love of God, keep it to yourself. Literally. For the love of God. Keep it to yourself!!

Blogger Revelation Means Hope June 22, 2021 11:15 AM  

Daniel chapter 9 starts with him praying and fasting on behalf of his fellow people, and included himself as one of the wicked, starting in verse 5.

Even though Daniel himself was so blameless that none could find the slightest fault in him.

We should all remember that example, including us in Gen X. But especially the Boomers.

Blogger wgmeisheid June 22, 2021 11:21 AM  

To make a point about not being guilty of doing the bad things that your boomer co-generationals did means very little if anything, the Anglican Confession of Sin has an interesting focus. While it does say "we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done" the focus is on the second part "and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves."

Everyone can call to mind what they have done. Fewer are willing to navigate the depths of what they left undone. Taking to heart the second part of the confession separates those truly seeking forgiveness from those making a show of it.

Even "feeling" grief over your "sin" is mostly useless as Paul pointed out in 1 Corinthians 7:10 "For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death." Without true repentance and God in the center of it, your guilt is useless. It is a form of morbid depression and despair, neither of which is redemptive.

Blogger wgmeisheid June 22, 2021 11:30 AM  

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Blogger KingKrawFish June 22, 2021 11:32 AM  

The more likely Boomer move would be to debt-jump (again) into an even bigger more unnecessary house at age 75 w/a $3000/month 30 year mortgage.

Blogger Imwill June 22, 2021 11:39 AM  

Shut up, your gamma sprerging is annoying.

Blogger mh01701@gmail.com June 22, 2021 11:58 AM  

Every time I excise the log and open my mouth to point out a mote in someone else's, another log occludes my vision.

Blogger Tom June 22, 2021 12:04 PM  

They were born and matured in a time with highly progressive taxation, ethnically and culturally homogenous communities, cheap housing, low inflation, much lower inequality and concentration of wealth, overall cleaner, healthier environment and especially food, in a highly industrialised society with moderate to low level of automation, decent social mobility and ample opportunities for stable, reliable and gainful employment with decent pay and opportunities for socio-economic ascent, more difficult and scarcer access to information in the form of news and the lived experiences of others, across the country and the world, relentless capitalist and anti-socialist propaganda and fear mongering.

And then they as a generation pissed it all away, celebrating a decades-long party. They chose to do this.

Blogger Daniel June 22, 2021 12:19 PM  

Deathrattle is the new repentance.

Blogger David McCarthy June 22, 2021 12:24 PM  

Not an argument.

Blogger Balam June 22, 2021 12:25 PM  

@xx0xx

Ahh haha, two replies in and a Boomer already shuns repentance. Did you miss this segment?

''All traditional Catholic spiritual writer and all Saints emphasize what Vox has emphasized: stop making excuses or looking at the sins of others and concentrate on your own sins and correcting your own faults.''

And yet you jumped right back in to pointing the finger at others. Boomers, everyone. More than half the post is about deflecting and making excuses. Eight words on himself. Turns out that blame is the only place the Boomer won't incessantly go on about themselves in.

Blogger wgmeisheid June 22, 2021 12:26 PM  

Revelation Means Hope wrote:Daniel chapter 9 starts with him praying and fasting on behalf of his fellow people, and included himself as one of the wicked, starting in verse 5.

One of my heroes, Nehemiah was very similar. In Nehemiah 1:6-7 he says, “Let your ear be attentive and your eyes open, to hear the prayer of your servant that I now pray before you day and night for the people of Israel your servants, confessing the sins of the people of Israel, which we have sinned against you. Even I and my father's house have sinned. 7 We have acted very corruptly against you and have not kept the commandments, the statutes, and the rules that you commanded your servant Moses.”

Words to live by.

Blogger phil g June 22, 2021 12:30 PM  

Sorry but it doesn't work that way. Nice use of the gay slur though.

Blogger Dent June 22, 2021 1:01 PM  

How dare you, sonny! I didn't do it! Anyway, regardless of what I did or didn't do, I still have sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll, and Hep C, and what do YOU have? Do you even have as many ex-wives as me? Do you know how to buy a Hawg with a home credit line? Have you slept with the fourth wife of the best travel agent in Fiji? I thought not! You miserable worms are just jealous of my Depends! You're all as needy as my damn children! They will never inherit my girlfriend's breast implants! Good luck with whatever thing you're doing. I will pray for you.

(sarcasm)

Blogger ghostsniper June 22, 2021 1:02 PM  

"And then they as a generation pissed it all away, celebrating a decades-long party. They chose to do this."
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YOU chose it too.
See how that works?
I can make up retarded lies just like you.

All generations are better than the past ones, doesn't everybody already know this? /sarc

Painting entire generations with a broom full of loose shit seems to be the order of the day around here.
Your day of the pillow fast approaching. Nobody gets out alive.

Blogger Shane Bradman June 22, 2021 1:04 PM  

If boomers spent as much time praying as they did trying to worm themselves out of blame, the world would be a better place. Core to the Christian tradition is the belief that prayer works. Pray for the damnation of the wicked, and the redemption of the sinners that can still be saved.

Blogger VD June 22, 2021 1:05 PM  

Yet Evil is not concentrated in the Boomers, it is just as prevalent in EVERY generation.

That's an obviously false statement. Based on the statistics, it appears to be about one-half to one-third as prevalent.

Blogger Dent June 22, 2021 1:15 PM  

Gibney, "A Generation of Sociopaths."

Of all the words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these:
Vox Day is right again.

Blogger JaimeInTexas June 22, 2021 1:19 PM  

@xxxx0xxxx

Each generation must own up to the consequences of their generation. Boomers do have a lot to atone for. A Boomer, if born in 1946 (infogalactic.com/info/Baby_boomers), not 18yo until 1964. That is a large spread. What percentage of the uSA populaton in 1964/1965?
The "Greatest" and "Silent" generations also have their own sins to atone, although, they are pretty much gone - they gave us the Boomers.

Blogger David McCarthy June 22, 2021 1:33 PM  

Phil G.. what doesn't work what way?

Blogger therxdruggist June 22, 2021 1:40 PM  

Where can we find those stats, V.D.?

Blogger Zorlig June 22, 2021 1:59 PM  

Here is one thing I know, my children will inherit many millions and have many brothers and sisters, regardless of what by boomer parents do.

Blogger MarioM June 22, 2021 2:13 PM  

No such a thing as collective guilt, penance, and repentance in Catholic Church so the suggestion is obviously retarded.

Blogger Tom June 22, 2021 2:29 PM  

YOU chose it too.
See how that works?
I can make up retarded lies just like you.


Your inability to see past your own butthurt is telling.

I know I am fallen. I know that my generation, GenX, has its own faults, and I know that I personally have those faults within me.

And knowing this, I can work to minimize or mitigate the effect of those faults as it would affect me and my family.

You, Boomer, on the other hand, will never be capable of that sort of introspection. Your generation murdered 60 million of my collective siblings, and divorced and remarried and re-divorced and remarried again, and yet we're the "bitter children" because we had to survive the aftermath of your generation's destructive impulses your kind laughingly called "parenting."

I may yet give my sons reason to hate me. They may yet celebrate my generation's being pillowed. It is one of those things that is not new under the sun, after all. But if it happens, it will be despite my generation's best efforts, not because of them.

Blogger xxxx0xxxx June 22, 2021 2:45 PM  

@Balam

I do not defend the Boomers in the least.

After enduring Minstral Show Church Fundraisers thrown by their FDR Democrat parents, the assassination of their best political leaders by the CIA, the endless sonic booms by B58 Hustlers practicing Nuclear War on their city centers, the thousands of J Edgar Hoover "Unindicted Co-conspirators" infiltrated into the Civil Rights Movement, the meat-grinder faux wars for Freedom, the Legacy of Socialism qua fascism qua Communism, which has returned with all the virulence of 1930s.

They turned to the Prince of Darkness, just like every generation turns toward Evil.

You can't fix Evil with Evil,

Turn to God.

Blogger Azimus June 22, 2021 3:00 PM  

Although I understand fully his explanation a d where he's coming from, I believe most people here would be repulsed by the idea of restitution. It would feel very much like a bribe.

If my geneationally-aligned Boomer mother would ask me how to make restitution, I would say "time." Time is what I want - and not for me, but for my kids. My Grandfather, an early Silent Generation (born 1928) saved my life.

In middle school, my parents were tearing up the home with the opening moves of a divorce. My grades sucked, I didn't have many friends. I was addicted to video games. Wasn't sleeping or eating right. Doors were opening to dark places, both physically (porn, smoking, drinking) and spiritually. Grandpa John somehow saw this, and you know what he did? He picked me up every Monday night, and we spent the evening together... building a l balsawood airplane. I never expressed any interest in flyable model planes before, but thats what we did. We'd work on it an hour or two in his little shop in the basement, then Grandma would have some TV dinners ready and we'd sit in the den and watch the MacNeill-Lehrer news hour. Then after that he'd take me home. Once a week, for months. He didn't preach, he didn't have deep conversations - at one point I remember spending most of the night talking about how gorgeous Rita Hayworth was (he had a signed picture of her on the wall). He just spent time with me, treated me like a man (more or less, I still had to eat all my veggies because there were starving kids in China). Month after month for almost a year. Building a model airplane - that never flew, but it didn't matter. He got me through the hardest time of my young life, and kept me off of a lot of dark paths. He saved my life.

And my Boomer mom could do that for her grandkids if she wanted. Its just that in the 2yrs since she retired she's been so busy. Busy with what, has never been determined.

The restitution is time. Time is what counts.

Blogger Newscaper312 June 22, 2021 3:51 PM  

I like some of the ideas in the book Die Broke.
Not relevant to having a concrete productive asset to pass on like a business or farm or real estate, but money.
Talks about helping out your kids and grandkids more while you're alive to enjoy doing it, and they're young enough to need different kinds of help, instead of leaving a windfall later, that might get wasted or cause a lot of acrimony.

Help w down payment on a house, or starting their own business, or help em w a useful grad degree or training for a career change. Or maybe help them pay off student loans early, if you were unable to help more while they were in school. Or even pay them to NOT go to 4yr college for something useless. Grandkids expenses.
Or some "memory of a lifetime" family trips rather than running off w the other old farts.

Of course problem is if your savings aren't that fat, want to make sure you don't become more of a burden later than you have too.

Having gone thru the receiving end of a bad mess left behind by a parent a few years ago, I am more aware of need to simplify a lot over the next several years so I don't do it to my kid.

Yes, not having more than one kid is probably biggest regret at this point. Plus makes it harder to encourage your kid to have at least 3 or 4 when you didn't set the example.

Blogger Newscaper312 June 22, 2021 3:54 PM  

I see your point, but he consider he wants to make it clear that quite a few Catholics are frustrated too and supportive, plus trying to convince other Catholics it's ok to think this way.

Blogger Newscaper312 June 22, 2021 3:57 PM  

@wgmeisheid

Or perhaps more simply, if guilt isn't an impetus to actually improve or make amends, it's just your own personal psychodrama.

Blogger ghostsniper June 22, 2021 4:15 PM  

"You, Boomer, on the other hand, will never be capable of that sort of introspection."
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Your ASSumptions make you full of shit.
You admit your ggggenerations faults but YOU have done nothing, NOTHING, to atone.
Whiney and stupid crybaby.

I left society 15 years ago with my only wife, of 37 years, and we associate with our only son (home educated) and our grand daughter frequently because their entire family are involved in our home based business. I owe no one and expect nothing and will settle for nothing less than learning and earning for the whole of my life. No go sit in the corner and sulk, child.

Blogger Reichenberg June 22, 2021 4:27 PM  

David McCarthy wrote:The only part I dont like about his email is having to identify as a traditional Catholic. Denominations are gay - all denominations are gay - both Catholic and Protestant. I was raised as one of them. It matters not. Identifying as a particular denomination is the same as identifying as Pansexual vs Bisexual. It is an insult to God to put the word of some man-made fallen gongshow like "Catholic" or "United" or "Orthodox" to stand in place for our Creator. Christ-ian. Believer in Christ. Whatever. Anything except those literally God-forsaken Gongshows. How many rainbow flags, and shut down churches, and pedo stories are we going to need before we completely abondon these gongshows.

Even if you can't let go of your denomination, keep it to yourself! It's just like the lgbt-lmnop stuff. If you need to identify as some vile identifier, please for the love of God, keep it to yourself. Literally. For the love of God. Keep it to yourself!!


There is no such thing as "Christ-ian" There are no tenets of Christ-ianity. Every Christian denomination has its on set of rules, otherwise they wouldnt have split off from whatever other sect they split off.

Truth is, Jesus founded only one Church. Which has a very specific set of beliefs, making it distinct from all others, and outside of which there is no salvation.

You can struggle against it, you can fight it, you can roll on the ground like a petulant child, it will always be the case. Just as it always has been.

Blogger justaguy June 22, 2021 4:32 PM  

so even sin is societal/generational now????

Blogger David McCarthy June 22, 2021 4:33 PM  

NewsCaper312.. My point has really nothing to do with his point. In fact I said outright that my only issue was with how he identified himself. Even when someone makes a valid coherent point, that big old mozza ball at the beginning stands out like a sore thumb. The Catholic school down the road is flying their rainbow flag high and proudly. It's time we move beyond these denominations. I think it would be wise to just stop using these identifiers. I was raised Catholic. That fact informs none of my beliefs and nobody cares. So why say it ever?

Blogger Azimus June 22, 2021 4:50 PM  

@therxdruggist

Check recent posts on the blog.

Blogger hysteropotmos June 22, 2021 4:55 PM  

"What have YOU done, millennial?"

For starters, recognized boomer behaviour as sinful, which is more than you have done.

"How dare you paint a whole generation with a single brush?!"

There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother.
There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.
There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up.
There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.

"Well, you are all cursing your parents and grandparents!"

For the differences between cursing and noticing, consult a dictionary.

"You wont ever have the boats and houses and companies and wives and cruises and STDs and judeo-christian child sacrifice that I have, spoiled brat!"

OK, boomer

Blogger Rebel Skate June 22, 2021 5:13 PM  

Boomers think they are the best. Therefore they have no need to examine their faults and seek to improve.

Gen X knows, and has always known, we are messed up but we are willing to try and improve ourselves so that we can help others.

That's one of the biggest differences between the two generations.

Millenials believed the Boomer lies and have been waking up to the harsh reality of what the world truly is

Blogger xxxx0xxxx June 22, 2021 5:53 PM  

@JaimeInTexas

All that you say is true, but solutions have always evaded us, and blame never accomplishes anything more than displacing responsibility for your own life's errors to others.

The Boomers have shown by example that there is no simple social solution that doesn't end up at Tyranny. Witness the current events of the past year: Lockdowns, masks, and now vaccination -- No serious person believes anyone benefits except the Tyrants in Government and Global business, likely by design.

Society's engineers always deliver a solution of ever multiplying petty and contradictory rules that depend on shackling freedom of expression to survive. The burden they place on us all only brings eventual social and economic collapse.

All of this calamity has been observed, recorded, and re-recorded for us in the Bible for 4000 years. (and no, the world isn't 4000 years old, the Bible is)

The Federal Government as currently constituted is in its final stage of failure. Power will devolve back to the States - and hopefully they have the sense to call a convention of States and reconstitute the Federal Government with its Millions of Regulations and Micro-managers back to its intended very limited role in our daily life.

Blogger Doktor Jeep June 22, 2021 6:05 PM  

The boomers are going to be polishing the brass on their sinking ship right up to the end.

Blogger JaimeInTexas June 22, 2021 6:16 PM  

@xxxx0xxxx

There is no human solution to the human condition.
We have the struggle, the hope, the joys and pains.
We also have been commanded not to despair.
I know what the elephant on my chest feels like due to stress. I have explained to my third son ( father of (2 young boys) that I do not want him to ever get to that point. That I am here and we will help through and struggles.

Blogger Dorvannnn June 22, 2021 6:48 PM  

For the record I am a Generation-Xer.

I was talking to my mother-who is a Baby Boomer--and she reminded me my late father was 16 years older than her and a member of The Silent Generation. She pointed out two of her older sisters ended marrying older men who were Silent Generationers as well.

She said she had talked to her sisters about this once and they found Baby Boomer men to be self absorbed and entitled compared to the older men they married. I didn't even go into detail about a lot of the complaints about Baby Boomers discussed here; she brought up the self-absorbency and entitledness among Baby Boomer men herself.

Blogger Dorvannnn June 22, 2021 6:49 PM  

Considering the massive shortage in staffing right now in nursing homes the Baby Boomers may have less time than they think.

Blogger David McCarthy June 22, 2021 6:50 PM  

The rainbow flag flying high and mighty at the Catholic school down the road.. the one mandated to be there by the Catholic Diocese.. this is the church whose rules I must obey? Without which there is no salvation?

Cool story bro.

Blogger Tom June 22, 2021 6:53 PM  

ghostsniper
I left society 15 years ago with my only wife, of 37 years, and we associate with our only son (home educated) and our grand daughter frequently because their entire family are involved in our home based business. I owe no one and expect nothing and will settle for nothing less than learning and earning for the whole of my life.

For these past 15 years that you admit to just up and quitting society:
- You never once bothered to try to convince your fellow Boomers of their sin?
- Not once tried to educate others on the evils of either abortion on demand or no-fault divorce?
- Never bothered to try to at least draw attention to why it is a bad thing to offshore our manufacturing?
- Never tried to explain why it's a bad idea to replace our American workers with cheaper imported labor?
- Not once tried to convince kids to go into a skilled trade instead of going into generational debt just to attend some overpriced and government subsidized college?
- Or not once even cracking open the Bible and actually teaching what it really says, instead of just mindlessly gobbling up popular Scripture quotes?

These are things I'm doing, Boomer. It has the added advantage of overcoming a GenX failing of just not giving a shit, which is an attitude we GenX'ers happened to develop in response to Boomer childrearing. You can't even say the same, quitter.

Even your specific situation says "I got mine - everyone else can go suffer." Your butthurt tone suggests a fair amount of guilt masquerading as anger. I wonder how your one and only son is going to carry on in your absence. Are you setting him up to eventually run this special little family company of yours? Or is he just an employee who will be left on his one once you kick the bucket?

Blogger anrkALT June 22, 2021 7:02 PM  

"No such a thing as collective guilt, penance, and repentance in Catholic Church so the suggestion is obviously retarded."

"so even sin is societal/generational now????"


Sodom and Gomorrah.

Blogger DroppingBear June 22, 2021 7:56 PM  

@therxdruggist you need sauce with that pillow?

Blogger anrkALT June 22, 2021 8:56 PM  

"Sodom and Gomorrah"

Also, Job's wife. Most "good" Boomers fall into that category rather than truly rejecting the evils of the bad Boomers.

Blogger Stephen June 22, 2021 9:08 PM  

Queeg's Metal Balls

Blogger Dent June 22, 2021 10:24 PM  

There it is!

There is the anti-inheritance Kool-Aid perennially preached by elites to the commoners - and Boomers, being Boomers, gulp it down gratefully. I knew it would show up sooner or later.

"Die Broke."

You will own nothing and be happy.

Your progeny will start back at the bottom every generation, time without end, eternal serfs, because "it builds character," serf.

And it eliminates competitive challenges to the future dominance of the elites' progeny. Primogeniture for them, "Die Broke" for us. Warren Buffet would never lie!

Blogger tdcommenter June 22, 2021 11:08 PM  

Don't know if Big Bear has covered it, but how much wizardry was employed to make the Boomers believe that they were so great & revolutionary? The hippie movements already had antecedents in the religious experimental movements that dotted upstate New York during the previous centuries. Intentional socialist communities were documented in the 19th century. Heck, the first pilgrims nearly redistributed themselves to death. Another bit of wizardry was to cast a spell of forgetfulness on the past.

Blogger Pathfinderlight June 23, 2021 5:17 AM  

Discussion about specific requirements for boomer absolution totally make sense in a Christian context. Not just for the sake of the few, but as instruction for those other generations who have to deal with their civilization destroying screw ups. It's important for us to remember the miracles God's grace can work on a soul that's open to it.

At this point, Vox is right that the boomers can't fix their collective damage, even if all of them honestly repented and started right now. But the object lesson needs to be learned by the next ten generations of what can happen when Prometheans puppet an entire generation.

Blogger Pathfinderlight June 23, 2021 5:24 AM  

So, what specifically did the greatest generation do that produced the boomers?

Blogger Akulkis June 23, 2021 8:42 AM  

>> So, what specifically did the greatest generation do that produced the boomers?

They didn't make a scene about sex, so boomers naturally thought they themselves were the first to experience it, unlike their "square" parents.

Blogger Maidels June 23, 2021 9:06 AM  

David McCarthy wrote:The rainbow flag flying high and mighty at the Catholic school down the road.. the one mandated to be there by the Catholic Diocese.. this is the church whose rules I must obey? Without which there is no salvation?

Cool story bro.


The Catholicism described in this letter is the Catholicism practiced by all serious Catholics for 2000 years until the Novus Ordo schismatic church highjacked the buildings and began impersonating priests in 1965. It's the Catholicism that called the first Crusades, defeated the Muslim armada at Laponto, and held Islam at the gates of Vienna. It's the reason reason we're not speaking Arabic today. They have the buildings, but we have the faith. A small remnant of us are the church militant. It's not a "story", bro. It's history.

Blogger Paul M June 23, 2021 10:18 AM  

"Sincere repentance also requires a firm decision to cease committing the particular sin; included in this firm decision is avoiding the near occasions of sin: an adulterer must agree not to voluntary meet with the partner in sin;"

One of the clearest teachings of Jesus is that a woman's second "marriage" is not a marriage at all: it is adultery.

Blogger David McCarthy June 23, 2021 1:00 PM  

Then you, my friend, need a new identifier. If the churches, and the dioceses, and the Pope and the Vatican are all no longer Catholic then it's time to accept the fact that you simply believe in a historical idea. Catholic no longer means what it did. You are militant without any stucture or anything. You are rutterless and leaderless. It's the same with all protestant faiths. None of those terms matter anymore. The Catholic church with the rainbow flag owns the term Catholic. Not you.
So maybe, just maybe, it's time we start identifying our beliefs in terms of actual God and actual Jesus, instead of these extinct, vile, Godless institutional terms that do nothing but divide us.

Blogger Reichenberg June 23, 2021 6:10 PM  

David McCarthy wrote:The rainbow flag flying high and mighty at the Catholic school down the road.. the one mandated to be there by the Catholic Diocese.. this is the church whose rules I must obey? Without which there is no salvation?

Cool story bro.


To elucidate, a few observations are in order.

I.) Yes, pope Francis appears to be a communist, namely of liberation theology, a marxist mockery of Catholic social teaching (see Rerum Novarum and Quadragesimo Anno), hell-bent on destroying the Catholic Church. In fact, the seer of La Salette (to whom the Holy Virgin appeared) mentioned that there will be two “worm-ridden popes” before the Catholic Monarch arrives. Pope Francis definitely appears to be ridden with worms. Very heavily ridden.

II.) The Catholic Church is still the One true Church on Earth. “You are Peter and upon this rock I found my Church, and the Gates of Hell will not prevail against it.”

Note: He did NOT found it on Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Wesley, William B. Johnson, William Booth or anyone else. MAYBE some of these people were well-intentioned, for example wesley or booth, but they still advocated false or vestigial (=something essential missing from them) teachings, that ultimately (did and do) lead people to Hell (unless there is a very special grace, basically a miracle, that leads these believers of false doctrine to Catholicity right before or at the moment of death). Outside the Church there is no salvation, that is what the Church Fathers and Doctors and Saints have always taught, from the earliest times. Just to name one, Saint Augustine (died A.D. 430), whom the Protestants like to quote often:

“No man can find salvation except in the Catholic Church. Outside the Catholic Church one can have everything except salvation. One can have honor, one can have the sacraments, one can sing alleluia, one can answer amen, one can have faith in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost, and preach it too, but never can one find salvation except in the Catholic Church.” (Sermo ad Caesariensis Ecclesia plebem)

III.) Francis is still the real pope. He was canonically elected, his predecessor, Benedict, canonically resigned. Despite whatever novusordowatch and the dimond brothers (“most holy family monastery”) and the others tell you. A bad Pope is still Pope. I am (all too) familiar with all the Sede, the Prot and the Ortho arguments regarding this.

There have been heretical popes before. But the teaching, the Holy Tradition has always remained intact. It still is, and the Gates of Hell shall not prevail against it.

Blogger Beery Swine June 24, 2021 11:58 AM  

All traditional Catholic spiritual writer and all Saints emphasize what Vox has emphasized: stop making excuses or looking at the sins of others and concentrate on your own sins and correcting your own faults.

Late in life, my father had a severe case of boomer regret. He ceased making any and all excuses as to his behavior and actions towards me and the rest of the family. I'm still uncertain as to how I feel about him now, even many months after his passing, but I'm at least glad that a year or so before his end by CORONU he was able to come to grips with his myriad transgressions.

My mother, otoh, "Hey, I DID the best I knew how to at the time, OKAY!"

Blogger 4D MAN June 24, 2021 1:02 PM  

The best "pennace" a "good" Boomer can do is to help provide positive support to the younger generations whether it be financial support, the passing on of skills and useful knowledge. Do what ever you possibly can for your kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews etc to help them survive the coming crises. PS, I'm a Boomer by birth (1957)but not in Spirit.

Blogger 4D MAN June 24, 2021 8:24 PM  

Don't think it matters anymore what u call yourself--Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox or Independent, if you profess belief in Jesus Christ our ENEMIES will persecute you.

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