No doubt, many critical reviews of Fr. Paul Robinson’s (SSPX) shockingly modernist book “The Realist Guide to Religion and Science” have been expunged from the Angelus Online website, in order to protect the manufactured 5-star rating.
I can say this with absolute certitude, since my own critical submission was deleted a mere 6 hours after having posted it!
This time, however, there is a fortuitous fly in the proverbial ointment:
One of Fr. Robinson’s brother priests has actually submitted a blistereing indictment of both the book, and Fr. Robinson, in the Angelus Online reviews, and no doubt, the Angelus isn’t yet quite sure how to handle it.
That the SSPX has actually marketed such a book, promoting evolution and rejecting the consensus exegesis of the saints, Fathers, and Doctors of the Church regarding the creation account in Genesis, is staggering.
But it did send the clear message to Rome which seems to have been the intent:
The SSPX is coming to terms with modernism, and getting on board.
For months, we have wondered where the outrage of the emasculated and branded SSPX was.
Well, at least one of them seems not to have been completely deadened to the odious modernism infecting nearly the entire corps of the Society from the top down (“The fish rots first at the head”), and which pervades Fr. Robinson’s putrid book:
The appraisal of Fr. Gerard Rusak (who no doubt has already received calls from the US and Canadian Districts) follows:
"Failure to consider all the evidence
Father Gerard Rusak, FSSPX , Nov 2018
“While Father Robinson excels on philosophical points in the first six chapters of his book (1 star), he accepts the unproven hypotheses of the Big Bang (with its long ages needed for evolution) and he rashly embraces heliocentrism. Meanwhile, he brushes aside those who do not agree with him using insufficient arguments (see below). His interpretation of the Bible is more in accord with a liberal interpretation of Vatican II’s Dei Verbum #11 rather than with the traditional teaching of the Church on the inerrant nature of Holy Scripture. This allows him to pick and choose among facts related in the book of Genesis and elsewhere in the Bible. He also ignores the longstanding decrees of the Church against Galileo and the unanimous teaching of the Fathers of the Church [on] these same questions. On these last issues, his insufficient arguments have been completely refuted by a book by Robert Sungenis: “Scientific Heresies and Their Effect on the Church” (564 pages).
I thank the Angelus Press in advance for posting this review and request them to add to their list of books the above book of Robert Sungenis so that both sides of the question may be heard. Or should they not wish to do so, to withdraw Father Robinson’s book from sale from this their website.
I may add that I know other SSPX priests and faithful like myself who are shocked at the publication of this book for at least some if not all, of the above reasons.”