Truly the Roman Authorities have gone mad. When a sinner dies, one prays in the hope that the sinner repented before death. I write this post not mocking David Bowie, for whom Our Lord Jesus Christ died. However, the evidence very strongly suggests that this sad, pathetic man led an incredibly sinful lifestyle denying the Faith of his fathers before him. Our Lord Himself said, "many are called, few are chosen". Let us leave the mystery of Bowie's final minutes on earth to make peace with God, with Our Lord Jesus Christ. As for this blog, we commend David Bowie and all those who died yesterday to His Mercy.
But commending a sinner to God's Mercy does not mean we remain indifferent or silent on the evil that the sinner has committed. This post is about the very serious damage that Vatican Cardinal Ravasi has committed by tweeting approvingly about Bowie, by referencing one of his songs. What kind of impression does this Tweet give to the gullible, already convinced of universal salvation?
David Bowie damaged culture (and culture ultimately is formed and informed by spiritual realities) in a serious manner. His bisexualism, genderism, occultism, his extreme sexualized vulgarity, his public blasphemies, his "inspiration" to a whole plethora of "artists" who dress, behave, act in a manner that is totally contrary to Sacred Scripture is legion. David Bowie was one of those figures who emerged from Swinging London; a subculture immersed in the occult, in homosexuality, drugs, in deviant sexuality. Yet, for the Arch-layman of Canterbury, Justin Welby, Bowie was "relishing... what he was, what he did, the impact he had".
Bowie is to be prayed for, not praised.
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