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n e w c h u r c h l i f e : m ay / j u n e 2 0 1 8 obscenity and blasphemy, is now on college campuses being turned on its head and made into a license to shout down speakers who dare question the prevailing orthodoxy of political correctness. The saying from Matthew quoted above is from words the Lord spoke to His disciples in Gethsemane on the night before He died, when He found them sleeping: “What! Could you not watch with Me one hour?    Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Watch and pray! Preserving liberty depends on it, as do all the blessings of heaven. (WEO) O U R N E W C H U RC H V O C A B U L A R Y Part of a continuing series developed by the Rev. W. Cairns Henderson, 1961-1966. PROFANATION To profane is to deny the Lord, the Word and eternal life after they have once been interiorly acknowledged, or to believe in them and still live contrary to them. The essential condition of profanation is that it causes good and evil, truth and falsity, to become so inextricably intermingled in the interiors of the mind that they cannot be separated, with the result that the man can go neither to heaven nor to hell. The regenerating man has both good and evil, truth and falsity, in his mind; but they are separated, the good being in the internal mind and the evil and falsity in the external. It is those only who know the truth who can profane it, and among them those only do so who first acknowledge and then deny. (See Arcana Coelestia 10287, 9818) 186