Defense Of “Be A Man” Video By Father Larry Richards Part 4


This is a defense of our Catholic faith that is taking place on our Catholic Brothers For Christ Youtube account where we posted the videos from the 2015 North Texas Catholic Men’s Conference. Father Larry Richards’ “Be A Man” video seems to be causing quite a bit of controversy.

25EllisDee25 response to +Catholic Brothers For Christ: great, another hypocrite. something the religious seem to excel at.  its a necessary evil i spose.  do you believe osama bin laden is in hell?  if so, why?

+Catholic Brothers For Christ response to +25EllisDee25: It seems to me hypocrisy is not limited to religious individuals and groups. It is a human fault we all suffer from at one time or another.

It is just a question whether we are humble enough to realize we are hypocrites ourselves or someone that truly loves us and has enough courage to experience our wrath when they confront us on our hypocrisy. In a world hell-bent on following secularism and relativism, (You are a god in your own universe and you set your own rules. No one has the right to judge you because there are no absolutes.), everyone is a hypocrite or no one is.

When there are no absolute laws governing right and wrong, then any thing goes. You have no right in a secular world to judge anyone else on right and wrong. Who made you god?

Some organizations like NAMBLA even extol the virtues of pediophilia. (The North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) is a pedophile and pederasty advocacy organization in the United States. It works to abolish age of consent laws criminalizing adult sexual involvement with minors,[2][3] and campaigns for the release of all men who have been jailed for sexual contacts with minors that did not involve coercion.[2][4] Some reports state that the group no longer has regular national meetings, and that as of the late 1990s, to avoid local police infiltration, the organization discouraged the formation of local chapters.[4][5] Around 1995, an undercover detective discovered that there were 1,100 people on the rolls.[4]As of 2005, a newspaper report stated that NAMBLA was based in New York and San Francisco.[4]

How can you set yourself up as judge, jury and executioner if you are a hypocrite also? Or are you?

The answer to whether Osama Bin Laden is in hell is a good one. Many Catholics, Christians and normal humans would say he deserves the worst punishment possible if there is a after-life. 

The concept of hell has been diminished so much over the years that few believe such a place even exists. Many believe eternal punishment in hell is an overstatement and the result of over active imaginations. It is just a fictional punishment religions use to force compliance out of fear.

Anyway, most people believe they are going to heaven in spite of what they do on earth. After all, isn’t God Love? How could a loving God punish and torture His creation in everlasting hell fire that is never quenched?

From my perspective, God is a God of love, but also justice. When you follow His laws, you reap the rewards.  If there is even the tiniest possibility that hell exists, I will do everything I can to know, love and serve God to reap the rewards He promises out of gratitude for His sacrifice on the cross. I definitely prefer heaven over hell, especially if it is for all eternity, which is a very long time.

As far as I understand the teachings in the Bible and the Catholic Church Magisterium and oral tradition, I have no right to condemn Osama to hell. That is God’s decision…not mine.

I am grateful He makes the hard decisions regarding eternal joy or punishment on an individual case basis at the final judgement. Jesus died for all our sins.

Even the worst sinner has hope for eternal salvation. God demands we pray for the worst sinners that they would be saved. To believe that Osama, Stalin, Pol Pot, Mao Tse-tung and those involved in the murder of untold millions of unborn babies over the last 60 years could not be saved is to say that prayers do not work and that God is a liar. 

God inspired His Blessed Mother Mary to encourage us to pray the Fatima Prayer, “O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Your Mercy”.  God demands we pray unceasingly for the worst sinners that they would be saved. As one of the worst sinners I know personally, I pray that I would be saved also.