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, many traditionalists are also liars in one way or another. So, when you prove to him 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 is clearly not such since 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.
Over the years, we’ve actually been stunned many times upon discovering how pervasive the bad will and dishonesty are. 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, indicating that such an assertion is utterly ridiculous and unthinkable since no traditionalist would believe that, just before that very same person argued that non-Catholics can be saved in the same conversation! In other words, the person rejected the assertion as false by indicating that his/her priest would never hold such a heresy, while in the very 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, only then to proceed to tell us that he didn’t believe that Jews could be saved, only then to be proceed to argue 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, the other major forms of bad will we’ve seen are people’s failure to oppose and hate evil by calling it what it is (e.g., denouncing heretics when needed) because of their love or fear of other men, and following men rather than God.