Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Rise of the Sodomists

Last night, under the cover of darkness, the legislature of the State of New York burned the midnight oil. What was the call for such dedication? Were they balancing the budget? Were they coming up with more practical means of administering health care? Were they cleaning up crime? Were they helping the poor? The answer to all of these questions is a resounding "NO". The priority that kept congress in session was to vote for the legalization of open sodomy.

Perhaps it seems cruel, or "hateful", to put it in such terms, but that is what we are doing. The term "homosexuality" is merely a euphemism for what was once clearly recognized as a perversion. It was, and is, akin to polygamy, pedophilia, incest, or bestiality. One fears that we may one day be enduring the legalization of all of these under the misguided notion of "sexual preference".

How did we get here? How is it that society has gone mad and all rational and logical thought has been tossed out of the window? How have so many been made captive to the philosophical agenda of the few elites?

It began with what we call the sexual revolution. This ideological revolt begins and ends with the notion that sex is a plaything. It is the right of every adult to use this plaything in any and every way that one sees fit. This fundamental right must not be inhibited by anyone else, especially the religious and conservative bigots who would keep us in the dark ages. However, that fundamental premise is fatally flawed and, with it, every conclusion that stems from that premise.

Sex is not a plaything. Rather, it is a power. It has, or should have, mystery and awe that surround it. This power is divine. It was given to us by God. It is the one way in which we are given the privilege to do something divine- we create human beings. This divine power was intended to take place in the context of a completely self-giving love. This is what marriage truly is. Cohabitation is not completely self-giving because each person has the option of stepping out of the relationship at any time. Sodomist relationships cannot begin to be compared with this as there is no natural means of creating anything. Only marriage the way God intended- between one man and one woman- can provide this context.

Sexual relations are intended to be pleasurable, but pleasure is not the intent. It is comparable to other natural functions such as eating or sleeping. Both are pleasurable but that is not their purpose. We eat for nourishment and we sleep to be refreshed. When we engage in these for their rightful purpose we benefit. But if we do so out of the sole motivation of seeking their pleasure we become gluttons and sluggards. In the same way, the purpose for sexual relations is procreation. God has created that process to be pleasurable. But if we seek it merely for its pleasures sake we have warped what God made holy.

We will show love to those who have embraced Sodomy, not by sharing in their lie that this is normal and acceptable, but rather by sharing with them the truth that they have become enslaved by this lie and that Christ can set them free from such bondage. Many have already walked this hard road of the cross and found the liberty, peace, and true happiness for which they always longed. My purpose in saying things here as I am is not to be divisive or "hateful", but rather to clearly speak the truth so that others may be free.

I confess, I am angry- not because my ideas or opinions are ignored, but because God is so openly and arrogantly mocked. I believe my anger to be righteous in this sense and I am unapologetic for the rhetoric I choose to highlight the grave sin of our nation. I am confident the Sodomist agenda will use the victory in New York to push their agenda even more aggressively. Before long I fear we will live in a Sodomist nation and that the refusal to capitulate to Sodomist demands will be the single biggest reason for the renewed persecution of Christians.

May God have mercy on New York! May God have mercy on the United States! And may God have mercy on a world gone mad!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

The Downfall of Civilized Society

Along with many others, I was shocked and saddened to hear of the recent mass shooting in Arizona. How has something so horrendous become so much more commonplace in our society?

Today, while at Mass, something the priest was saying in his homily put it together for me.

For the last several years we have become an increasingly secular society. This is by design. We have worked hard to maintain an ever increasing separation between Church and State. Let God be in the churches, the synagogues, the mosques, the temples, etc, but not in the public arena. In our efforts to extricate ourselves from any notion of, or corresponding responsibility to, God, we have eliminated the only source of morality from our society. To replace it we have adopted the notion of moral relativism, which states that there is no absolute truth, no right and wrong, but only that which is perceived to be right or wrong according to the individual and circumstances.

Without a moral compass, our foundation has been knocked out from underneath us. Let me illustrate.

Suppose someone were to ask why stealing is wrong. Why is it wrong? It is because God has definitively stated, "You shall not steal." The foundation for the morality of not taking what does not belong to us is grounded in our faith in God and that God has said this is wrong. But if we remove God from the picture, there is no absolute reason to believe that stealing is wrong other than the fact that most people don't like having something taken from them. But even that is not compelling as various circumstances may justify theft over the comfort or preference of one who is victimized. Perhaps someone feels they have a right to someone else's things. Without an absolute moral foundation, there is no way to defintively state, "You shall not steal."

This brings me back to my opening thought. Why do people increasingly feel justified in murdering other people? Because we, as a society, have worked so hard to remove the moral foundation. Therefore, we can no longer state definitively, "You shall not kill." Relative morality will find a way to justify killing. People are doing it more and more. That is what we saw in Arizona. That is what we have seen in similar incidents in recent years. It's what we can expect to continually see as long as we are all going to go along with this notion that God must not be in the public arena.

Taken to its logical conclusion, we are witnessing the beginning of the end of civilized society. Because there is no foundation for society to stand upon other than moral absolutes. And there are no moral absolutes apart from God.

My plea is for the return of sanity and the rejection of this twisted experiment to redefine morality and to to remove God. Please, if you don't like reading these stories in the news, then become part of the solution by bringing God, and our responsibility to Him, back into the public arena.