When I started defending the doctrine of EENS, I had assumed that the heresies of salvation by desire, blood and invincible ignorance had been propagated to appease the sentimental sensibilities of those Catholics and followers of other religions who could not believe that God would be so MEAN as to condemn so many people to eternal perdition.
But on further reflection I realised that these heresies were the chosen weapons of God’s enemies to destroy the whole foundation on which the Catholic Faith was built, that of the reality of Original Sin and the necessity our Lord Jesus Christ, God Incarnate’s, redemptive sacrifice.
By affirming that men in a state of Original Sin could go to heaven they negate the gravity of Original Sin. By negating the gravity of Original Sin they debase, demean and diminish the enormity of God’s loving sacrifice to redeem fallen mankind and in doing so deny the Unity and Trinity of God, God the Creator, God The Redeemer and God the Sanctifier, they deny God Himself. Link
Our Lord Jesus Christ is reduced to a mere mythical figure like any other god in the pantheon of gods invented by mankind to make sense of our existence; His Incarnation, Crucifixion and Resurrection reduced to the level of a mere fable. Since Vatican II, the Popes have reinforced this idea with their ecumenical prayer meetings; God is now just one of the many gods on offer from which to pick and choose.
I used to be bemused by so many Catholics who would put on their facebook page a prayer to Our Lady, followed by a reflection from Buddhism, or Hinduism, or Gandhi, Martin Luther King or any other self-help guru. I now understand that they are only following the example set by the post-Vatican II Popes.
This policy of the deliberate negation of the gravity of Original Sin has been so successful that even a devout, pious, intelligent Catholic had been led to believe that mortal sin was more serious than Original Sin.
Ironically however, with the the negation of the doctrines of Original Sin and EENS at Vatican II, the FACT and the REALITY of Original Sin has never been more evident. As Joe Sobran put it, after Vatican II, the world seems to have lost its centre of gravity. Abortion has been legalised in many countries; euthanasia has been legalised in some ex-Catholic countries, whose example the rest of the world is now determined to follow; sodomy has become generally accepted and homosexual marriage been pushed down the throats of many people whose faith and ability to resist has been severely compromised by the inaction of religious leaders; pornography is ubiquitous; they are pushing for the legalisation of polygamy and incest; environmental and ecological legislation means we worship at the temple of Gaia. Every single government, both national and supranational, is corrupt. Every single arm of government, eg. the police and military is corrupt. Every single profession, the legal, medical and the teaching, has been corrupted. Our world today must be very similar to the world that existed before the Incarnation and I am sure worse is to come.