What I mean to say is that the enemies of Christ are increasingly like Nazi zombies. They are full of irrational rage, aggressive and relentless. There is no discussion or debate with them. They are incapable of reasoned argument, and they are out to destroy simply for the satisfaction of destroying. They are out to pervert all that is good and beautiful and true simply because they hate it as a zombie hates the light. They are mindless in their obedience to their masters and they are full of a rage who’s intensity and fury rises from below, from the dark abyss.
It’s all there in the Scriptures. Here is Romans 1 in case you forgot the message: with my commentary
The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, sin suppresses truth. When you sin you cut yourself off from truth since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. The default setting is natural revelation–seeing the world around you and acknowledging God. Atheism, therefore, is not a step forward, but a step back. The ‘sophisticated’ atheist is less human than the cave man who grunts at the moon and stars in wonder.
For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. They knew God, but rejected him on purpose. Lack of gratitude and praise leads to a darkened mind. This is what happens if you neglect Mass. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles. Strange how the ancient pagans worshipped gods that were half human–half beast. It’s the stuff of horror movies–werewolves and vampires. This is a sign of demonic activity–creatures half beast and half human.
Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen. See–lust and greed sleep with each other. The worship of money and things is tied in with sexual impurity, lust and degradation.
Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error. It is almost as if they cannot help themselves. All restraints are gone. Anything goes. “Do what you will”–the creed of the Satanists.
Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. They have a depraved mind. They can’t think straight. Their capacity for clarity and logic and reasoning has been perverted and twisted. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. There’s the list that characterizes the zombies. Notice that “no mercy” is the summary and final, frightening characteristic. Zombies have no mercy.Don’t expect them to. Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them. You can tell them about hell and death and where they are headed. They don’t care. They will laugh in the face of the threat of hell. They may even believe in hell and believe that they are going there. It will make little difference.
One of my favorite films which portrays all this is I am Legend. The human race has been hit with a virus that turns them into snarling beasts who hate the light. They huddle together in quivering crowds of sub human community, coming out at night to devour and destroy. The hero is the last man left in the city, and he eventually saves humanity through his own sacrifice and a vial of pure blood. He stands against the zombies the only way he can, but taking cover and fighting back when he can as he is able and being prepared to fight or die.
I do not want to sound too melodramatic, but I do sometimes view the darkness descending on our society and wonder how much longer it can go on before it breaks out in the relentless rage of the demonic. We are already seeing some of it–Dan Savage’s blasphemous and outrageous attacks on Christians, the new Atheists irrational hatred and aggressive attack on Christianity along with the suppression of religious freedom, the increasing anger against Christians and the attempts to silence the voices of goodness, truth and beauty.
This is why I am more and more impressed with the Divine Mercy devotion. What can one do against such mindless hate? What can one do against such irrational, blasphemous, spitting venom? There is nothing one can do, but clutch the rosary and pray for Divine Mercy. Reason? They are beyond reason? Quiet compromise? They will have not compromise. A plea for mutual tolerance? They will show that the tolerance is only to be towards them. Expecting fair play, justice and an honest exchange of views? They will cheat. They despise justice and they hate honesty.