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Before history, from the Bronze Age to Classical Antiquity, there was the worship of many gods. This is called polytheism. Types of deities included, creators, heroes, death gods, rebirth, love goddesses, mother goddesses, political, sky, solar, trickster, water gods and gods of music, arts, science, farming and many others.

About 3300 years ago the Pharaoh Akhenaten with his Queen Nefertiti abandoned traditional Egyptian polytheism and controversially worshiped only the sun-disc Aten. This worship of a single deity is called monotheism. His innovation did not survive and was censored by his successor priests who returned the Egyptians to polytheism and Akhenaten himself came to be reviled by them as a heretic.

About 2400 years ago various authors began writing over a few centuries what became a collection of 40 or more books. They tell the story of Moses the Lawgiver who freed the Israelites from the Egyptians. This collection is called the Old Testament, the story of Judaism, which is the second monotheism but the first one to survive to this day. It is said that Moses lived to 120 and died of natural causes.

About 1900 years ago the first collection of four books by Mark, Matthew, Luke and John (Tetramorph) was historically verified by Irenaeus. These surprisingly short books tell their story of Jesus and his apostles whose teachings (Sermon on the Mount) controversially showed both the Jews and the Romans how to use discernment in applying the Laws of Moses and of Caesar. This collection, with additions, is called the New Testament, the story of Christianity, which is the second monotheism to survive to this day. Jesus very quickly came to be reviled by the senior clergy as a heretic and was imprisoned, tortured and executed in just three years.

Four years ago Francis became the 266th Catholic pope. He has resurrected the Jesus tradition of discernment in his talks, media chats and written exhortations (Amoris laetitia). Quite suddenly a new reactionary movement has emerged led by senior clergy, Cardinal Burke of the Knights of Malta, Cardinal Pell of the Secretary of the Economy and Bishop Fellay of the Society of Pius X. This recondite faction is called antidiscernmentarianism (or Burkism) coined by me to describe the organised challenge to Pope Francis’ pastoral use of discernment as an authentic and revealed way of thinking in the Roman Catholic Church.

In the next three years or so it will be interesting to see how antidiscernmentarianism survives, thrives or dives in minds of the senior clergy of the Catholic Church.

I wrote this pamphlet because I think we should try to help Bergoglio. He can use more support … if you find that you agree then pass it on with my compliments …


Antidiscernmentarianist Cardinal Raymond Burke (born 1948) is an American cardinal and a leader of its conservative wing. He is the patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.
Antidiscernmentarianist Cardinal George Pell (born 1941) is an Australian cardinal and a leader of its conservative wing. He was the first Prefect of the Economy.
https://ctd-thechristianpost.netdna-ssl.com/en/full/49038/society-of-st-pius-x.jpg?w=760&h=530&l=50&t=40Antidiscernmentarianist Bishop Bernard Fellay (born 1958) is a Swiss bishop and superior general of the Traditionalist Catholic Society of Saint Pius X.