Saturday, August 30, 2014
Anarchy breeds Tradition
Is Orthodox unity the last thing we should want?
A good question, from August (Contra Niche).
August is making an ecclesiastical point, but there's a political axiom in there as well: anarchy means patriarchy.
In other words, when the Great Reset happens and the secular democratic Novus Ordo falls, then what's going to replace it is patriarchy. But when you think about it, secular democracy is itself dependent on armed men with weapons enforcing the Novus Ordo, so it looks like it's patriarchy all the way down. Feminists may as well take up the fight against gravity, meaning they will ultimately never be successful, and they'll cause a lot of damage along the way. Patriarchy is the organic order.
We can look at August's point from both the ecclesial and political perspectives and sadly conclude that the USA, not being a real Nation, can perforce never have a real Church. This would make the profession of Orthodox clergy in America one of the more unrequited callings on the planet. But that is the sort of world-changing faith that moves mountains.
May our Lord bless and keep His holy Orthodox priests and bishops.