Monday, April 23, 2018

The Religion Of Psychology


 With the advance of the Vatican II sect, the spiritual needs of humanity were no longer being met. This resulted in the occult explosion and self-deification that plagues our world today. The First Commandment does not say, "Thou Shalt Not be an Atheist," but rather, "Thou Shalt Not have Strange gods before Me." The human race is incurably God-centered. Take away the True Faith, and people will search for meaning in all the wrong places. God's grace, found in the True Mass and sacraments, has dwindled. Something must replace it. On the one hand, you have occult and pagan practices (to give but one example, the number of "mediums" on television has never been higher). On the other hand, atheism and agnosticism are growing exponentially as well. Humanity glorifies itself and tells God, just as Satan did, "I will not serve."

 Modern psychology has, by and large, become a new religion. Don't misunderstand me, I have a good friend who is a psychologist, and he's a "conservative" member of the Vatican II sect. He has helped many people. One of the members of  Fr. DePauw's Ave Maria Chapel (when I first converted in 1981) was a psychologist, and very devout for his whole life. Unfortunately, the number of Christian psychologists, who correctly apply the sound principles of psychology, are growing fewer and fewer. Psychologists and mental health professionals are the new "priests" of the new religion of psychology.

The purpose of this post will be to expose the very dangerous errors of the new psychology, which infects both the world at large and the Vatican II sect.

Some Tenets of "Psychology-Religion"

 While there is an almost universal rejection Sigmund Freud's (the so-called "father of psychotherapy") diabolic theories, there are some of his ideas that have remained and infected the practice of psychology. True psychology should seek behavior modification, drug therapies, and help deal with trauma to overcome phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorders, etc. False psychology has pushed the following ideas:

  • There is no sin. God is either denied or considered some vague "higher power."  No one needs forgiveness from God, they just suffer from an "addiction." Adulterers are merely "sex addicts." Those who bully others are "power addicts." Vatican II sect "priests" no longer offer sacrifice to God or forgive sin. They are more or less social workers using occasional religious verbiage. The confessional is not about doing penance, but discussing your "problems" that don't need supernatural remedies.
  • Normalize the deviant. In 1973 the American Psychological Association (APA), removed homosexuality from its second edition of the  Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). This is the book which lists mental problems. Since then, sodomites are considered "normal," they were no longer to be considered sick and/or immoral. Now gender dysphoria, along with sodomy, is celebrated. A man who wants to be a woman, or vice-versa, is "healthy and normal" as opposed to sinful or sick. 
  • Make deviant the normal. People who reject "sodomite rights" for religious and/or ethical reasons are "homophobic." In other words there's something wrong with you in opposing sins against nature that (literally) "Scream to Heaven for Vengeance." 
  • Everything is ethical as long as you "don't hurt anyone" and there is "consent." Adultery is only wrong if your husband or wife doesn't consent. Having an "open marriage" where one or both can sleep around is ethical. Murder is wrong because someone gets hurt against their will. Euthanasia is ethical because the person consents to be killed. I once sat across from a woman psychologist while having lunch, and she struck up a conversation with me. I asked about her views on ethics and she bought into this garbage hook, line, and sinker. I asked if she thought anything was intrinsically sinful or unnatural. "No, nothing is, " she responded, "anything is OK as long as you're not hurting anyone and all involved consent to the action being done." "What about pedophilia?" I asked. "The child can't give true consent so it's wrong." "What about bestiality (sex with an animal)?" "The animal didn't consent to be your sex object!" she said sternly. With that, I pointed to the hamburger  she was eating and I inquired, "So tell me, when did the cow give consent to be eaten as your lunch?" (She got up and left). 

The Two Commandments: "Love Thyself and Accept Thyself"

 There are two fundamental principles at work in modern psychology; you must love yourself and accept who you are. It sounds both innocent and benevolent, but it is neither. It is a huge departure from Church teaching. 

1. Self love. "If you don't love yourself first, no one else will." How often have you heard this slogan? Psychology will play off this notion and make you believe, "I won't be good to others if I'm not good to myself." Next thing you do is send your three-year old off to daycare forty hours per week, or dip into family funds to drink and gamble.

 Should you love yourself? That depends. We should like ourselves when we live in conformity to the Will of God. We should like ourselves for the good we do. However, we should not like ourselves and feel guilt for the evil we do. This is anathema to psychology. Psychologists want us to think of the self-rejecting teenager, trying to be popular. She should just love herself. Really? Even if she's not popular because she spreads rumors and manipulates others? Modern psychology denies Original Sin and the Fall.

Vatican II incorporated this idea into the heretical document Gaudium et Spes para. #13, "For sin has diminished man, blocking his path to fulfillment." It should say that, sin "prevents man from attaining his salvation." The error promotes the belief that man's "fullness" (he's "diminished" and has a blocked path to reaching his "fullness" or "fulfillment") is the principal value and, moreover, is the basic element of the idea of sin. On the contrary, the Church's perennial teaching is that sin is an offense committed against God because of which we merit legitimate punishment, including eternal damnation.

2. Accept yourself because you're not responsible. 
  • We are products of our environment. (Blame your parents, poverty, society, but not yourself for anything about yourself you don't like)
  • Therefore, we are not responsible or accountable for our actions.(Denial of free will)
  • Therefore, we are victims. (No sin, just "addictions." You're a "man trapped inside a woman's body"? You were determined to be that way, so be proud of gender dysphoria, etc.)
Ironically, modern psychology tells us we are responsible for our own happiness. Yet how can we be responsible for anything if we are biologically and/or environmentally determined? (Self-contradiction won't interfere with their teachings!). In the Vatican II sect, many clergy teach that God must love us unconditionally since we can't help the way we are as products of our society. One of my regular readers wrote that she went to "confession" in the Vatican II sect (before finding her way back to the True Church), and for "penance" she was told to sit for a while in the Church and "let God love you" (whatever that means--you can't make this stuff up).

 Vatican II joins modern psychology in the heretical teaching of humanity's "intrinsic self-worth." In Gaudium et Spes, para. 24 states, "...if man is the only creature on earth God has wanted for its own sake, man can fully discover his true self only in a sincere giving of himself," as if people possesses such value in themselves that it would cause God to create them.  In the Catholic meaning, the self-worth or "dignity of man" cannot be considered as a characteristic in people's very nature that imposes respect for all choices, because this dignity depends on right will turned toward the Good and is therefore a relative and not an absolute value.


Psychology's Less Than Admirable "Founding Father"

 That psychology began with antagonism towards God cannot be denied. Sigmund Freud ((1856-1939) remains the best known pioneer in the field of psychology. While his ideas are mostly ignored today, they still have had a great impact on society. Freud is portrayed as an atheist who shunned religion because of the "science of psychology" which supposedly proved God was a subconscious projection of the human mind.  Freud's criticism of the belief in God is called The Projection Theory. According to this theory, God is a projection of our own unconscious desires. As Freud wrote in his book The Future of an Illusion, "...the terrifying impression of helplessness in childhood aroused the need for protection...which was provided by the father...Thus the benevolent rule of a divine Providence allays our fears of the dangers of life."

Freud's Projection Theory commits the genetic fallacy in logic. This occurs when you try to discredit an idea based on its origin. Even if belief in God came from an unconscious desire for a father-figure, this doesn't prove God non-existent. Perhaps the very reason we have such a desire is because Our Creator made it innate within us to seek Him out. But was Freud a man who "had it all together" and was a convinced atheist? Dr. Paul Vitz, a former professor of psychology at New York University, and a former atheist himself, gives us some insight into Freud in his book Sigmund Freud's Christian Unconscious. [1988]

Here are some interesting facts on the "Father of Psychotherapy:"

  • Freud was very interested in occult phenomena such as telepathy and poltergeists
  • On Saturday evenings, he would frequently play tarock - a form of a tarot card game associated with the Jewish Kabbala
  • In 1937, when he was urged to flee Nazism, he responded that his real enemy was the Roman Catholic Church
  • Was a cocaine addict and his excuse was  "I was making frequent use of cocaine to reduce some troublesome nasal swellings." 
  • The Catholic psychiatrist Gregory Zilboorg concluded: "Religion was, for Freud, a field of which he knew very little and which moreover seems to have been the very center of his inner conflicts, conflicts that were never resolved."
(See also The Freudian Fallacy: Freud and Cocaine by E M Thornton [1986]; and http://ww3.haverford.edu/psychology/ddavis/f_diary.html).  


  Conclusion
Psychology can be a force for good to help people. Unfortunately, it all too often turns out to be a substitute for religion--and a very poor one at that. The Vatican II sect is all about self-esteem and self-acceptance forgetting that Our Lord told us, "... If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me." (St. Matthew 16:24). A proper, Christian understanding of self-esteem and self-acceptance is good; but we must reject our sin-prone nature, deny our wants, and conform ourselves to the Will of God. To do anything less is to resign oneself to sin and Hell. There was an advertisement for a local Unitarian-Universalist sect that stated, "Come exactly as you are; God accepts you." Sounds like the motto for Bergoglio's "papacy." 

24 comments:

  1. Modern psychology and the Sect of Vatican II popularized gnosis and disserminaram in the world and catholic orb respectively. St. Pius X condemned this quest for the occult god in the Encyclical Pascendi Dominici Gregis. There the Holy Father demonstrates that there is in the modernist religious a quest for the "inner god," which would be himself, immanent and subjective. Hence, as you mentioned before, the great number of mediums on TV. This originates precisely in the quest for this divine particle itself, as is mentioned in Gaudium et Spes, par. 03.

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    1. Yes indeed! Modern psychology has been ingrained in many facets of our society without most people even being aware. Thank God you know the Faith and are aware of the danger.

      God Bless,

      —-Introibo

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  2. Great article! The Novus Ordo is full of psychological mumbo-jumbo. I know from experience. For about 3 years in the 1990’s, I searched rigorously the Vatican II Church for help. All I received from the Norvus Ordo were “Priests” who spouted self-help slogans and referred me to counselors. One “Priest” actually referred me to a Greek Orthodox Counselor (who he claimed he was going to for counseling)! I finally gave up on the Novus Ordo when a “Priest” started reciting the diabolical Masonic 12 Steps during his homily. I thank God every day and multiple times a day that through his Grace, I finally found my way home to the True Church!!

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    1. Joann,
      Deo gratias! You realize that we need remedies against SIN, in which the V2 sect no longer believes.

      God Bless,

      —-Introibo

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  3. Introibo - You're in favor of these varmints handing out meds? I thought that a big part of the problem is GPs handing out anti-depressants like candy corn. Maybe I'm wrong...

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    1. No, I’m not in favor of such use. However, sometimes such meds are necessary to achieve a breakthrough with e.g., depression.

      —-Introibo

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    2. Howdy Introibo, this is the 7:26 am contributor.

      You see, the thing is that there are lots and lots of people who are leading horrible, Godless, sinful lives and for a lot of these unfortunates the problem ends up manifesting itself psychologically as depression, so these folks go along to their friendly-neighborhood, AMA approved General Practitioner who promptly diagnoses that it's clinical depression due to a chemical imbalance and he then whacks a bottle of anti-depressants in their hands and sends them on their not-so-merry way. But they're still sinnng, and now a lot begin to hear voices and have suicidal thoughts. Some act upon these voices and thoughts. Have you heard about this type of stuff happening? I believe it's pretty commonplace.

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    3. You’re correct. I don’t know the frequency, but that it’s becoming commonplace is undeniable. However, my friend psychologist I mentioned in my post sent some select patients to a psychiatrist for meds to fight depression and they did get better. They were not leading sinful lives but dealing with multiple tragedies in their lives. If done correctly, meds are great. Unfortunately, what you described is becoming more and more commonplace.

      —-Introibo

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    4. Hello again Introibo - Thank you for yet another fruitful exchange. I think we've made it crystal clear for anyone stumbling across this blog that taking pills is not a panacea for problems largely arising from leading sinful lives. You make the salient point, which should be the "takeaway message": For a select few, seeing a traditional Catholic psychiatrist or psychologist and receiving medication can not only be appropriate but in some cases a life saving measure. Thanks again for your thoughtful insights.

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    5. It is hard enough trying to find a Traditional Catholic Priest never mind a Traditional Catholic physician.

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    6. @anon12:09
      Very sad but true. There are still some out there—it takes work to find them but it’s worth it.

      God Bless,

      —-Introibo

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  4. Gaudium et Spes has been attributed to the spirit of De Chardin by many including Joseph Ratzinger. Of course De Chardin was a gnostic and a fraud. How fitting that this central document would be based in the thought of such a deviant unbeliever. Everything is evolving towards the future Omega point...sin is passing away...a new humanity is coming into being. Freud and De Chardin..two key apostles of the false new church.

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  5. Ironic that Bp.Sheen,who fully supported the Novus Ordo revolution/hostile takeover/ stated
    "modern psychology is starting to replace the confessional."

    - 1953 St.Patricks Cathedral
    Sermon during Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

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    1. Bp. Sheen was a Modernist snake in the grass!! See my post http://introiboadaltaredei2.blogspot.com/2016/01/eternal-life-is-worth-attaining.html?m=1

      God Bless,

      —-Introibo

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    2. It's somewhat off topic, but one thing I have noticed about Bishop Sheen: He was a bit ---well---showy---almost flamboyant (I don't mean this in the way queers are) but he was flamboyant. It always seemed to me that Bishop Sheen was about----Bishop Sheen; and, sorry to have to remind on, salvation comes only through Christ, good works, prayer, the Sacraments, and membership in His One and Only Saving Church.

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    3. Indeed. Sheen was the “Catholic televangelist” who put on a show. He fooled many people until his true colors came out after Vatican 2. I remember his last big photo opt here in NYC hugging Wojtyla who praised him. Need any more be said?

      God Bless,

      —-Introibo

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    4. Yes, Sheen studied at what used to be called Louvain and is now called Leuven. This university was a breeding ground for modernists, many of whom were influenced by Joseph Marechal S.J. who for many years there taught what has become known as Transcendental Thomism, which purported to be a reconciliation of the principles of St Thomas and of the German revolutionary philosopher, Immanuel Kant, whose subjectivism regarding the doctrine of knowledge underlies the Modernist Heresy as well as virtually all of modern philosophy. Marechal made the same mistake as another much earlier Jesuit, Francis Suarez, who also tried to improve on the philosophy of St Thomas. Suarez tried to reconcile the nominalism and conceptualism of Duns Scotus with St Thomas' moderate realism in the doctrine of knowledge. Suarez, through his students, greatly influenced Rene Descartes, who studied with Suarezians. To his credit, however, Suarez was a fine theologian, something which could never be said for Marechal and his intellectual progeny, modernists such as Andre Marc, Joseph de Finance, Karl Rahner, and Bernard Lonergan, among many others. Sheen was paraded as a Thomist and given respect accordingly by conservative Catholics. His Thomism was Louvain brand that had more to do with Kantism than St Thomas' principles and teachings.

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    5. Bp. Sheen stated that Chardin was the St John of the Cross of the twentieth century. I'm amazed how much R & R trads think that this man was orthodox.

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    6. I didn’t realize any of the above regarding Bishop Sheen. This has been a real eye opener for me as I bought his book “Life is Worth Living” a few months ago, but never got around to reading it. This blog is invaluable!!!

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    7. @kcherrytree
      An insightful analysis.

      @Joann
      Thank you! My blog is to inform and warn,
      and my readers certainly add to the quality of this blog!

      God Bless you both!

      —-Introibo

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    8. This is the original anonymous who made comment about
      Bp.Sheen.

      I NEVER said he was holy orthodox and Catholic!

      Nor am I "R&R" Sir.

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  6. This is off topic. What does the Church say about predestination?

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    1. See my post:
      http://introiboadaltaredei2.blogspot.com/2017/04/the-elect.html?m=1

      —-Introibo

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