We have deemed it necessary to speak on silence. Or rather silencing. It is quite obvious that modern philosophers (i. e. Descartes, Malbranche, Hume, etc.) are heretics, but one of the fundamental problems with their philosophy is not usually pointed out. It seems that a very large problem resides in the doubt with which they all begin their philosophy. Now to turn to Sacred Scripture, we remember Zechariah. You may be asking yourself, "How does Zechariah have anything to do with modern philosophy?" Well, we are about to tell you!
He began with doubt! When the angel Gabriel told him, "Thy wife Elizabeth shall bear thee a son and thou shalt call his name John," Zechariah responded, "How shall I know this? For I am an old man and my wife is advanced in years." For this comment, Gabriel responded, "And behold, thou shalt be dumb and unable to speak until the day when these things come to pass, because thou hast not believed my words, which will be fulfilled in their proper time."
Therefore, we respond to the modern philosophers, and those who do not see the need for an index of banned books, Holy Scripture gives us a very clear incident illustrating the necessity of banning the works of those who choose to doubt the truth, and We therefore declare that the Index ought to be reinstated and all those who begin their philosophy with doubt ought to be placed on said index. We also extend to those on this list a most needed ANATHEMA SINT!