Brethren, Peace and Good to all of you in Our Lord Jesus Christ, whose Nativity we just celebrated.
One of the “services” I provide to my readers is to explore slummy “virtual terrain” so that you don’t have to. My latest such foray took me to a Facebook page, Sonny Cardona Extreme Reality out of simple curiosity.
At first glance, it looks like the self-expression medium of an intense Protestant Christian – and there’s nothing wrong with that. However, a closer look shows a clear tendency toward Anti-Catholic bigotry a la Jack Chick and (the young) Ralph Woodrow, attempting to resurrect the myth of the Catholic Church’s “connection” to Babylonian Mystery Religion, etc.
I place before you this piece of evidence, a picture flaunted at Cardona’s site as some sort of decoded “discovery”:
Differences between Protestants and Catholics are almost 500 years-old. Much blood has been spilled and suffering by each side upon the other that should’ve taught us already that gross lies and caricatures of each other have no place between us, if we say we’re God’s sons and daughters in Jesus Christ. It’s saddening to see Mr. Cardona hasn’t learned that most elementary lesson.
Mr. Cardona’s message is not from God, nor his “radical reality”: a dark world of gothic distortion where lies and ill-disguised obscenities pass for the purity of the Gospel. His work brings him great dishonor, demonstrating graphically the flaws of his character and of his view of Christianity.
Yet, before such despondency and failure, we are to return good for evil, a blessing for a curse, and our prayers for insult. Let us all include in our prayers the soul of Mr. Sonny Cardona, that the Lord forgive him as he forgives our own sins. Lord, have mercy!