Kerfuffle in Kazakhstan…
Not So Final after all: ‘Final Declaration’ of Interreligious Congress gets quietly revised after Conference is over
Today the seventh so-called Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions concluded in Kazakhstan. The most prominent participant, no doubt, was Jorge Bergoglio, the Jesuit apostate from Buenos Aires who has been going by the stage name “Pope Francis” since moving into the Vatican guest house nine years ago.
The conference was held from Sep. 14-15, 2022, in the “Illuminati capital of the world” of Astana, recently renamed into Nur-Sultan. Francis traveled to Kazakhstan chiefly for the purpose of speaking at the inter-religious conference:
Before Francis read his final address, in which he declared that man is the way for all religions, an Anglican bishopette read (what was supposed to be) the “Final Declaration”, a joint statement of resolutions adopted by a majority of the delegates of the various religions. Not surprisingly, this Declaration turned out to be a manifesto of lowest-common-denominator Naturalism, permeated with a spirit of Indifferentism and filled with globalist talking points.
Although such a common declaration had been expected and in fact announced beforehand, what was not expected is that the Final Declaration read aloud at the end of the conference should end up being different from the official version released on the Congress’ web site:
- ORIGINAL VERSION of the Final Declaration of the Seventh Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions (Sep. 15) as proclaimed at the end of the conference
- REVISED VERSION of the Final Declaration of the Seventh Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions (Sep. 15)
In other words, the declaration that was read to all the world is not the declaration that is now (presumably) being considered the official document. So much for the declaration being “final”.
The full video of the reading of the Final Declaration, as well as the remainder of the final conference session (incl. Francis’ ghastly concluding address), can be accessed here (the reading begins at around 9:06):
Comparing the new text to what was read at the meeting, a number of differences stand out, most especially a revised Article 10, which concerns that pesky question of whether God positively wills a diversity not only of sex, color, language, and race, but also of religion.
In the original text, which was proclaimed at the conference, this is clearly affirmed:
(10) We note that pluralism and differences in religion, skin color, gender, race and language are expressions of the wisdom of God’s will in creation. Thus any incident of coercion to a particular religion and religious doctrine is unacceptable.
(Source; bold print and underlining given)
In the amended text, this article has been substantially rewritten and now says the following:
(10) We note that pluralism in terms of differences in skin color, gender, race, language and culture are expressions of the wisdom of God in creation. Religious diversity is permitted by God and, therefore, any coercion to a particular religion and religious doctrine is unacceptable.
(Source; bold print and underlining given)
The original version contains a clear blasphemy and heresy and is intolerable; the revised version is ambiguous but no longer clearly false or blasphemous (“permitted” could mean that it is a noble thing God is pleased with, or it could mean it is an evil God merely tolerates).
The revised Article 10 is the most significant change between the two text versions. We have underscored this change in Article 10 in a brief video clip that proves that the original text is what was read at the closing session of the interreligious conference:
Another noteworthy revision was made to Article 20.
The original text states:
(20) We call on political and public figures, journalists and bloggers to beware religious generalization and not to identify extremism and terrorism with whole nations and peace-loving religions.
The amended text reads:
(20) We call on political and public figures, journalists and bloggers, while recognizing their freedom of speech, to beware religious generalization and not to identify extremism and terrorism with any nation or religion, as well as not to use religions for political purposes.
Another significant change was the addition of the term “hate speech” to the preambulary text that precedes the 35 total articles.
The original fragment says:
recognizing the necessity of countering and overcoming intolerance, xenophobia, discrimination and conflicts based on ethnic, religious and cultural differences,
The amended snippet reads:
recognizing the necessity of countering and overcoming intolerance and hate speech, xenophobia, discrimination and conflicts based on ethnic, religious and cultural differences,
Now this change has some dangerous potential. The term “hate speech” has no authoritative definition and is rather subjective. What is considered hateful to one may be thought of as charitable or innocuous by another — but then that’s the point. A term that has a definition as elastic as bubble gum can be used — and misused — in legislation, lawsuits, etc., in service of the ‘Great Reset’ as needed. Its after-the-fact inclusion in this declaration, therefore, is not to be taken too lightly.
There were also numerous minor revisions made, such as adjusting grammar, rearranging the order of words, and adding or replacing specific formulations. For example, in Article 5, the term “true religion” was replaced with “authentic religion”; in Article 15, the word “attitudes” was added to “actions”.
But whether the revisions be major or minor — and they are not few — it is clear that the text as it was read at the final session of the Congress and originally posted on the official web site, was not the final product. The “Final Declaration” was not the final declaration.
Which of the two versions is the official, authentic one? Presumably the revised one, but it remains to be seen. Anyone who suspects that it doesn’t really matter, because this is just one more document no one will read and that will be forgotten before the end of next week, should understand that the interreligious delegates have different plans.
Article 30 tries to establish the Nur-Sultan Declaration as a kind of Magna Carta for mankind going forward:
(30) We affirm that the purposes of the Congress and this Declaration are to guide contemporary and future generations of humankind in promoting a culture of tolerance, mutual respect and peacefulness; available for use in public administration of any country in the world, as well as by international organizations, including UN institutions.
Moreover, the final paragraphs of the document — identical in both versions — state the following (formatting given):
This Declaration was adopted by the majority of delegates of the VII Congress of the Leaders of World and Traditional Religions and is being transmitted to the authorities, political leaders and religious figures around the world, relevant regional and international organizations, civil society organizations, religious associations and leading experts. It will also be distributed as an official document of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly.
The principles contained in the current Declaration can be disseminated at all regional and international levels, for consideration in all political decisions, legislative norms, educational programs, and mass media in all interested countries.
MAY OUR ASPIRATIONS BE BLESSED
AND MAY PEACE AND PROSPERITY
BE GRANTED TO ALL PEOPLES AND COUNTRIES!
THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN
SEPTEMBER 15, 2022
Heaven help us!
Will the contrast that exists between the original version of the Final Declaration, as read out loud at the conference, and the amended version that has been released on the web site, be admitted to and explained? Possibly so. In fact, they should explain it and clarify which of the two versions is the “final-final” one, keeping in mind that journalists, unaware that there would be a revised text later on, began reporting on the original text:
- Kazakhstan interreligious congress adopts declaration calling religious pluralism ‘God’s will’ (Catholic News Agency)
- Francis signs document saying ‘differences in religion’ are part of ‘God’s will in creation’ (Life Site)
Either way, this interreligious declaration in whichever version is an utter disaster from the perspective of genuine Catholic theology.
It is the latest milestone in the ever-advancing Great Apostasy that, per Catholic doctrine, must precede the Second Coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
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