Author Topic: Anyone read Steve Skojec's "Against Crippled Religion"?  (Read 1788 times)

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Re: Anyone read Steve Skojec's "Against Crippled Religion"?
« Reply #30 on: August 17, 2021, 08:02:10 PM »

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/catholicism-steve-skojec-has-had-enough/

It seems that Dreher has written an article on despair about Skojec’s article on despair.

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Re: Anyone read Steve Skojec's "Against Crippled Religion"?
« Reply #31 on: August 18, 2021, 10:32:25 AM »
Dreher is as spiritually sick as Skojec. He is a heretic or possibly an apostate. I don't know if he is following any religion, or if he believes in God. It doesn't seem so.

I'm sorry for their experiences. I was lucky growing up the 1960s, I wasn't abused by any priests, nuns or teachers in school. My "Catholic" classmates' bullying was the reason I switched schools.

I've had the same inner struggles as Dreher and Skojec, and I've also been tempted to leave, but Lord where would I go?

Husband and I decided to cut down on the time spent watching or reading angry websites from secular to Catholic (i.e. CMTV). The more you listen, the more you think the church is owned and controlled by thugs rather than Jesus Christ. You think the religion belongs to them, so you understandably leave; but also leave Christ in the process. I've expressed my angst about that here before. A good priest told me to spend time studying scripture and focusing on my internal relationship with God, which I'm doing. I go to church for the sacraments and mass, and avoid socializing there.
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Re: Anyone read Steve Skojec's "Against Crippled Religion"?
« Reply #32 on: August 18, 2021, 11:05:16 AM »
Dreher is as spiritually sick as Skojec. He is a heretic or possibly an apostate. I don't know if he is following any religion, or if he believes in God. It doesn't seem so.

I'm sorry for their experiences. I was lucky growing up the 1960s, I wasn't abused by any priests, nuns or teachers in school. My "Catholic" classmates' bullying was the reason I switched schools.

I've had the same inner struggles as Dreher and Skojec, and I've also been tempted to leave, but Lord where would I go?

>Talks about the "same spiritual struggles Skojec is going through"
>Completely does everything he criticizes about the Trad movement
>Additionally slanders a person's belief in the existence of God with no evidence whatsoever (the sin of calumny), all the while claiming to be morally superior
 

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Re: Anyone read Steve Skojec's "Against Crippled Religion"?
« Reply #33 on: August 19, 2021, 11:13:28 AM »
I'm sorry to hear that. Dreher needs prayers.
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