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Is Tucker Carlson Pulling Out of Protestant Christianity?

More Catholic than most bishops.

April 25, 2023  0


Throughout all of Catholic history, there have been multiple conversions of the intellectual kind. Saint Augustine, of course, immediately springs to mind, along with Anglican prelate John Henry Newman and so forth.

Of course, behind the scenes, grace is always operative, but that grace operates on some aspect of the person, and, quite often, that is immediately the intellect.

In the here and now, a couple of prominent personalities come to mind. One is Dr. Jordan Peterson, who more and more with every utterance is sounding as Catholic as can be.

Behind the scenes, grace is always operative.

And then there's Tucker Carlson, who, it would appear, is in the middle of an intellectual conversion of his own to Catholicism, whether he realizes it or not. Last week, he gave the closing remarks at a two-day summit at the Heritage Foundation and sounded exactly like a Catholic intellectual.

The cause? Since he appears to be a man of goodwill, he's simply looking around the world and realizing that everything playing out politically is, in truth, not politics at all; it's actually spiritual. As Church Militant has been saying for years now, based on our Catholic faith, everything is a spiritual war. We're thankful to see others begin to plug into this.

Interestingly, on the specific point of religion itself, Tucker full-on admitted his own Episcopalianism is completely and utterly insufficient in the face of this evil.

It's a very small step for someone like Tucker to then understand that all of Protestantism is insufficient in the face of this evil and then one more step to realize that the philosophical underpinnings of the Protestant heresy are actually the cause of this evil; it opened the door to every bit of it.

And for the highly sensitive and easily offended, we are not talking about individual Protestants; we are talking about the heresy of Protestantism

Tucker, like so many well-intentioned people, used to begin with a basic assumption when assessing politics and policy. That assumption was that we all agree on the desired outcome. What we are arguing about is the method: Which policy is the best to arrive at the agreed-upon outcome?

However, the culture has become so rotten and so morally bankrupt that Tucker, like every good Catholic, has discovered that assumption is wrong. One of the two sides is not on board with the good; it seeks an evil outcome. That makes political discourse now fruitless.

While trying to avoid direct theological terms while speaking of the current state of affairs, Tucker found it unavoidable, whether he realized it or not. "Good" and "evil" are theological terms, Tucker. In fact, they are part of the foundational vocabulary of theology. They are, in fact, the hallmarks of describing spiritual war. But that's okay. He's a smart dude. He'll come to understand that. 

It is extremely rewarding to watch a good mind move to and embrace truth. It's tremendous, in fact.
Tucker, like many, still has to embrace the fullness of truth, but that is never possible until one begins. Every journey, as they say, begins with a first step.

So allow us to ask you, in your daily Rosary, to make a virtual intention for Tucker to cooperate with the necessary graces and come into the Catholic Church.

For a man with goodwill, truth is irresistible; it is, in fact, intoxicating. It is, at the end of the day, Christ Himself, and He can be found nowhere more completely and fully than in the Church He established and died for and remains with to this day.

All of Protestantism is insufficient in the face of this evil.

And if you see this, Tucker, by some chance, baby steps eventually need to turn into man steps. Keep walking, and, if we may, consider these two quotes from a fellow very intelligent man of his day, Juan Donoso Cortés, a 19th-century Spaniard who wrote in his Essays on Catholicism, Liberalism and Socialism (1879): 

Don't tire yourself in seeking a place of security against the chances of war, for you tire yourself in vain; that war is extended as far as space and prolonged through all time. In eternity alone, the country of the just, can you find rest, because there alone there is no combat.

And this one we have frequently quoted from the same work:

Catholicism is the law of life, the life of the intelligence, the solution of all problems. Catholicism is the truth, and everything that departs from it one iota, is disorder, deception, and error. 

Enjoy the journey, Tucker. It is well worth it.

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