In Tutzing in Upper Bavaria, the churches reveal their ambitions for political participation and the provision of morals and ethics. The “climate crisis” serves as an instrument for the creeping merging of church and state.
Inhalt / Content
- 1 Political ambitions of the churches
- 2 Political church is “necessary for survival”
- 3 “Public theology” in the sense of multi-religions
- 4 “Christian” politician and “neutral state”
- 5 The “Superintendent” can dispense with content
- 6 Now (finally) plain text comes to light
- 7 Cardinal Marx only present for inventory
- 8 Babylon and substitute religion form
Political ambitions of the churches
An ecumenical meeting is currently being held at the Evangelische Akademie Tutzing in Tutzing, Upper Bavaria, on the western shore of Lake Starnberg. Pretty much everyone who believed themselves to be of any standing in the ecclesiastical field arrived as invited guests and speakers. The theme of the conference is “Political Christianity and Christian Politics”. An extremely insightful choice of words for the efforts being made by the Protestant and Catholic Church.
Political church is “necessary for survival”
Also present in this illustrious group is the former council chairman of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) and current Bavarian state bishop, Heinrich Bedford-Strohm. In the course of this conference, the regional bishop explained that the church cannot be too political, as evangelisch.de reported. This concerns the question of the “climate crisis”. According to Bedford-Strohm, the church’s involvement in climate policy is not only desirable, but “necessary for survival”. The regional bishop sees an ethical relevance in climate policy.
“Public theology” in the sense of multi-religions
Bedford-Strohm has obviously already created a new word for his desire for political influence. The regional bishop calls his endeavor “public theology”. Just as if there were also a “Private Theology” or a “Non-Public Theology”. For the evangelical regional bishop, “public theology” is important for a successful future of plural societies. The task of “public theology” consists in critically illuminating the political space from the perspective of the respective (!) religion. According to Bedford-Strohm, “public theology” is not the abuse of God and religion in order to legitimize certain political goals. This might sometimes be a reason to completely ignore the gospel.
According to the ideas of the evangelical regional bishop, the churches must “address the major questions of our country in the community of religions”. This must also be expressed through the creation of more chairs for other religions at the universities. This would also give other religions the opportunity to develop socio-ethical perspectives at the universities. “Only if we speak openly about where we as religions are the problem and not the solution can we really serve peace in society,” said Bedford-Strohm.
“Christian” politician and “neutral state”
The Head of the Bavarian State Chancellery Florian Herrmann from the CSU (political party in Bavaria), who was also present, answered what the Protestant “supervisor” of Bavaria could justify the not exactly modest claim of the “necessity for survival” of a political church on the subject of the climate crisis. The church is a “great treasure and an important foundation for society,” said Herrmann. For the politician, only the churches are able to convey “fundamental moral concepts and values” to people by bringing them into the social debates. Herrmann, a member of a party whose “C” stands for “Christian,” noted that a “religiously neutral state” does not mean the same thing as “indifference to faith” in politics and society.
The “Superintendent” can dispense with content
Of course, Archbishop Cardinal Reinhard Marx should not be missing from such a round. His extravoted celebration of completely empty phrases are obviously very popular. Marx, like his colleague Bedford-Strohm from the subsidiary institution that had returned, sees the church with a political mandate. The Cardinal emphasizes that “in times of nationalism and authoritarianism, borders and wars” the Churches remained the “universalists”. Now the challenge is that the churches in their time of the now foreseeable minority to speak to all people.
Now (finally) plain text comes to light
The soon-to-be-resigned Evangelical Bishop Bedford-Strohm has let the cat out of the bag with his statements. The church wants to get involved in politics and the topic of “climate crisis” not only comes at the right time, but was even brought into the world for such objectives. The second cat to be let out of the bag is the “public” confession that the gospel, which the evangelical church still claims to represent, is no longer given any importance. Bedford-Strohm stands for a “multicultural religion” which is to be aligned with the social and moral guidelines of the church. This in the sense of a united human family. Who belongs to which religion is completely irrelevant, as long as everyone follows the moral code.
The politician Herrmann, a “Christian Socialist”, actually reflects the state of society as his supposed role as a role model. We, the society, absolutely need the moral leadership of the churches, because without it everyone would wander around like disoriented sheep. With his statement, the CSU politician revealed the total inability of politics and its organs to convey any moral concepts to society and one could think that this could also be seen in the “day-to-day business” of politics at the state and federal levels.
Cardinal Marx only present for inventory
One has to admit that Cardinal Marx, as the secret “overseer” of this conference, basically had no particular reason to contribute anything meaningful to these topics. His emphasis on the “universality” (Catholic Church = universal church) of his church was completely sufficient and is merely a pleasurable jab in the ribs of the obedient and zealously active daughter churches and also a reminder of the politically committed actors present. As in the past, the Catholic Church wrote the screenplay (“Laudato si’“) for this modern political-religious tragedy and is also directing it. The Church of Rome is still playing the “lamb of innocence” in its routine, although the script and direction were not only presented to internal church circles but also to the public.
Babylon and substitute religion form
This now more and more clearly recognizable formation of the Roman Catholic as well as the former Protestant churches is referred to in the Bible (Book of Revelation) as the “Babylon“. The now obvious meddling in politics is merely the introduction to the worldwide leadership position of the “supreme preacher of morals” in Rome. The calls for “Christian laws” can no longer be ignored, especially in the USA. The handover of power by the “10 kings” described in Revelation 17 is expected to take place in the near future.
After that, the substitute religion “preservation of creation”, which has already advanced, comes into play to make life extremely difficult for people who are faithful to the gospel.
And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.
Bible verses from King James Version