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Social Media

Neither shall you allege the example of the many
as an excuse for doing wrong.

— Exodus 23:2
 

 
AS popular as they may be in contemporary culture, social media (especially Facebook and, Twitter) have only one psychological purpose: to brainwash users who seek approval and acceptance from others. In your desperation to get approval, you are drawn into an evil breeding ground for pride and lust, as well as for lies, fraud, anger, rudeness, hostility, hate, bullying of anyone you don’t like—and illegal censorship—and so you are drawn away from developing contemplative love for God. Note carefully that these evil behaviors, as Saint Paul warned, will exclude a person from the Kingdom of Heaven (see Galatians 5:19–21). 

Although mainly benign in their early development, mainstream social media have now become as spiritually dangerous as “playing” with a Ouija board.

Still, despite the warnings, most Catholics refuse to listen.

“What’s wrong with these things?”

“They corrupt your mind and lead it astray by opening it to demonic influence—and you won’t even be aware that it’s occurring.”

“That’s ridiculous. I use social media all the time, and I don’t see anything wrong with it!”

“That’s what I just told you.”

So, do you get it? We’re all in danger of having our minds snatched by evil, and most of us don’t even realize it—even those who have already been snatched.

Still, you might say, “Oh, but I use social media only to communicate with family and friends. I don’t engage in political hate and bullying.” But by using these media even “innocently” you are bolstering the membership count of the media, and their membership count increases their advertising revenue. Consequently, even your “innocent” use of the media increases their power to work evil in the world. This amounts to your condoning sin, and condoning sin is a mortal sin.

So, are you willing to listen to the warning? Well, most Catholics aren’t willing.

And there’s the problem. Our culture has been taken over by diabolical powers of hate; hatred is evil, and evil cannot be fought with politics. There is no crime that is beneath the “dignity” of a demon. The only force that can overcome demons is love for God manifested in lives of spiritual purity, and so that must be the primary weapon on the battleground against evil. Only with spiritual purity can anyone recognize the fraud and the lies that assault us constantly and that, to save our souls, we must be willing to resolutely resist.

Sadly, those who are willing to fight such a battle today are few and far between; the smoke of Satan has filled the Church, making it lukewarm and filled with hypocrites. Even most priests today are incapable of engaging in such a battle—that is, they are untrained or unwilling, or both. The world is on the slippery slope to doom, assaulted by the deep State and the deep Church, and only those who seek the spark of truth in the darkness can avoid being snatched by demons.

 

 

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