Thanks for the John Lane bio. As soon as I joined the forum I began discussing BOD and presented many of the arguments against it, along with a friend of mine named Eduardo. Mr. Lane said we would be banned unless we could show the so called "Tuas Libentur" to be false (which he was totally distorting and misuing). When material was posted from your book that clearly refuted it, he called us "scruffs" (whatever that means) and absolutely forbade any discussion of BOD, with no coherent response on the issue of "Tuas Libentur." I was furthered troubled by his posts that clearly extolled Gruner and other false traditionalists. This just goes to show that the chief sin in regard to these issues is really bad will, as Fr. Feeney said. The level of outright and constant dishonesty among so-called "traditionalists" is literally staggering.
Sincerely, Jay Dyer
Excellent point. You are exactly right. We’ve said the same thing ourselves many times. Almost everyone today is, unfortunately, a liar. Many traditionalists are also liars, in one way or another. For example, when you prove to that person that Pius IX only said that the teaching of theologians is binding when it is “universal and constant” on a matter, and that baptism of desire doesn't qualify because it was rejected by doctors of the Church, he simply lies when he continues to use it as an argument in favor of baptism of desire. That’s how simple it is.
We’ve actually been stunned on many occasions by the pervasive dishonesty and bad will. We cannot tell you how many times we’ve spoken with “traditionalists” who have denied that their priest (SSPX or SSPV or CMRI or some other) believes that non-Catholics can be saved. They acted as if it's ridiculous and unthinkable that their priest could believe that, just before the very same person, in the same conversation, argued that non-Catholics can be saved! In other words, the person rejected the assertion as false by indicating that his/her priest would never hold such a heresy. Then, in the same conversation, the person argued in favor of that very heresy. We actually had one person who liked and distributed our information tell us on the telephone that he didn’t believe that Jews could be saved, only to proceed to tell us that Jews could be saved. After that he again said that he didn’t believe Jews could be saved, only then to argue once again that Jews can be saved. He lied about what he believed approximately six times in one conversation… no joke. Bad will is the biggest problem today.
Proverbs 6:16-17- “Six things there are, which the Lord hateth, and the seventh his soul detesteth: Haughty eyes, a lying tongue…”
In addition to dishonesty, another major form of bad will involves the failure to hate and oppose evil. An example would be when people neglect to denounce heretics when it is necessary out of fear or love of other men.
Further, Jesus reveals why so many false traditionalists and others are not granted the grace of faith. They seek glory and approval from men rather than from God.
“How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?” (John 5:44)