Andrew Blows a Fuse

What a surprise, Andrew Sullivan is in a tiff over the selection of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger as the new Pontiff. On his blog Andrew rants:

This was not an act of continuity. There is simply no other figure more extreme than the new Pope on the issues that divide the Church. No one. He raised the stakes even further by his extraordinarily bold homily at the beginning of the conclave, where he all but declared a war on modernity, liberalism (meaning modern liberal democracy of all stripes) and freedom of thought and conscience. And the speed of the decision must be interpreted as an enthusiastic endoprsement of his views. What this says to American Catholics is quite striking: it's not just a disagreement, it's a full-scale assault.

Andrew is on the edge with a lot of back-sliden, and wayward "professed" Catholics today. "Oh Gee, why couldn't they have picked a more liberal (more like progressive) kind of guy? You know, one who chucks those old dusty words of Christ, Paul, the Law and the Prophets, and let us stop being so "tight".

Andrew, here is a word - man isn't for the Church, the Church is God's last word to man. The Church doesn't have to 'modernize", man has to repent. The message which got the Church fed to lions, burned at the stake, killed by the sword, drawn in two, doesn't deserve the likes of you or of your apostate crowd.

The Church has been under assault by you and your legions for years. Now we ARE circling the wagons - "for those who are not of us, were never a part of us", will leave - good. "For they were never partakers anyway.

It is time for the Church to clean house. The Body of Christ needs to make no apology nor does it have to conform. What we really have here with this selection is a separation. The goats from the sheep, and the goats are bleating.