Wednesday, 8 February 2023

Dr. Taylor Marshall is not the problem - it is the new doctrine

There is much I want to write, yet I do not. The reasons for this are many, but they all boil down to one maxim: it is easier to do something than to talk about doing it. In times such as ours, where blogs and vlogs and the like are a dime a dozen, it is better to keep my mouth shut and keep on working for what I profess to believe, as opposed to just speaking about it.

With that said, I do want to address something that people seem to have a bee in their bonnets about these days. It is about Dr. Taylor Marshall. Why? Well, I viewed something yesterday which bugged me, if you'll pardon the pun.

It was a video on YouTube called Forgetting Taylor Marshall, a clear riff on Forgetting Sarah Marshall. A link to it is here. I listened to it for about 5 minutes before switching to something more wholesome. Why did I do this? Well, I could not stand the smirks and grins and plain unkindness in their voices. (If you listen in surround sound, these are easy to pick out.) This is far from the only such unkindness towards him. People have - and are - blaming him for Traditiones Custodes, saying it was due to the Pachamama-in-the-Tiber incident that spurred Pope Francis to issue the document. Others have called him toxic and other such unkind epithets. (These in particular remind me of what people used to call Vox Cantoris.) 

Why do they do this? Some say jealousy. Sure, there may be an element of that. But I think it is much simpler than that. It is a diversion from the real problem - that it is doctrine, rather than a reaction to this or that individual, which is the driving force behind the attacks on the Mass in our day. For, if my experiences with both "forms of the Roman rite" are any indication, they have different doctrines altogether. It is clear to me that, much like the Communists and Marxists who forcibly suppress(ed) any opposing viewpoints in order to ensure their own view remain(ed) paramount, that this is what is taking place. These attacks on Dr. Taylor Marshall - as well as Vox Cantoris et al. - seem to me an indicator people do not want to admit they have been duped by the new doctrine. To be fair, it is difficult to admit one has been lied to, or robbed of something they did not know they had a right to. I see that difficulty and frustration often in my community.  But these attacks towards the Texan and my fellow Canadian are not, in my view, justifiable.

Is Dr. Taylor Marshall perfect? No, hardly. But I am just as perfect as him - even less. We need to be careful in what we say.

At the end of the day, IT IS ABOUT DOCTRINE, not this or that man, that is behind the attacks on the Mass. A new doctrine has come into being. The Mass professes a doctrine that is extremely alien to the doctrine of our day. It was ever thus, yes, but the "progress for progress' sake" mindset of our day views it especially threatening, hence these evil attacks by those with smiling faces.

Let us set our sights on the targets that matter, rather than on those which do not.

Jesus keep us all.

1 comment:

philipjohnson said...

I agree totally.The New Mass reflects a different religion altogether.One which i do not recognise as Catholic anymore.