Laramie Hirsch over at The Hirsch Files had a short, sweet, devastatingly accurate observation yesterday. Lamenting the various sinful plagues currently infesting the world, he opined:
“There are those who blow this kind of news off and roll their eyes, scoffing, and telling us the world has always been this way. It’s always been like this.But history has not always been like this. It has never been this bad. Though there is an immense availability of knowledge these days, there is hardly a scrap of wisdom to be found in people.” HERE
The words here have a sort of expectant tone to them. More than a few of us have been (helpfully?) pointing out that the stars seem to be aligning, both literally and figuratively. The world has not always been this way, and at some point we know it will get bad enough that something supernatural is going to happen. I’ve been accused of fear-mongering for stating the obvious. If your soul is properly disposed, you have nothing to be afraid of.
Where shall we start? Well there is only one place to start, which is the Contraceptive Mentality. This is the Pandora’s Box of all eternity, and there is no way back without a hard reset. Accepting the separation of the generative function from the marital act means one CANNOT condemn ANY sexual act that is consensual. Full Stop.
If you still find yourself on the wrong side of this, you really need to set your emotions aside and trace your logic. If the generative aspect is not intrinsic to the nature of the marital act, why exactly is sodomy a sin? Why would masturbation be a sin? Why would fornication be a sin? Why would adultery be a sin? Why would “marriage” between three people be wrong? Why would marriage between adults and “consenting” children be wrong? Do you not see how your logic leads inexorably to this?
Also, the Contraceptive Mentality can only and inevitably lead to the Abortion Mentality. Because once children become the enemy to be sacrificed, one way or the other, at the altar of selfishness and pleasure, all bets are off.
Since 1980, there have been 1.5 Billion (yes Billion, with a B) abortions worldwide. For perspective, that’s roughly the same number of total people alive on the planet a hundred years ago. Got that? There are a couple handy abortion counters over at http://www.numberofabortions.com/.
Now, let’s imagine there were no other sins being committed by anyone else, anywhere in the world. Let’s say the entire world was totally a “sin free zone”, except for these abortions. I have this strange feeling that even if that were the case, God would still be perfectly just if he decided to bring down the curtain. But abortion, while never having been this mainstream, is certainly not new. It’s an ancient practice, as are infanticide, sodomy, etc. Oh the irony of the “progressive” agenda.
Now let’s consider that while the aborted souls do not attain the Beatific Vision, they do spend eternity in perfect natural happiness. What about the billions of souls becoming lost in pornography in the past 20 years, falling into a pit that they will never get out of, and destined for an eternity far, far worse. When I say billions, know this, and I mean it:
NEARLY EVERY SINGLE MALE, AND A SIGNIFICANT PERCENTAGE OF FEMALES, ON THE PLANET, OVER THE AGE OF TEN, WITH ACCESS TO THE INTERNET, WHO HAVE NOT MADE AN EXPLICIT ACT OF CONSECRATION TO PURITY AND WHO ARE NOT FIGHTING THIS SCOURGE WITH TOTAL ASCENT OF THE WILL, ARE TODAY, RIGHT NOW, AND EVER SHALL BE TOTALLY AND FULLY ADDICTED TO PORNOGRAPHY.
I realize nobody talks about this, but it’s true. And unlike the previously mentioned “ancient” sins, this is new. Not that pornography in some form hasn’t always existed, but what we are talking about today is orders of magnitude worse. The entire world is drenched in this sin, and its associated sins, to a level not remotely approached in the past. As a result, we’re to the point where it is totally mainstream for Teen Vogue to publish a how-to guide to anal sex. TEEN Vogue.
Lastly, Laramie touched on the how the existence of the very same internet that brings all the horrible things also brings us the sum total of all human knowledge into the palm of our hand. Which means that the message of Christ, the plan of salvation, the keys to heaven, have never been more accessible to more people in the history of mankind.
So no, it has never, ever, been this bad.
But he that shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone should be hanged about his neck, and that he should be drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe to the world because of scandals. For it must needs be that scandals come: but nevertheless woe to that man by whom the scandal cometh. Mt 18:6-7And whosoever shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in me; it were better for him that a millstone were hanged around his neck, and he were cast into the sea. Mk 9:41And he said to his disciples: It is impossible that scandals should not come: but woe to him through whom they come. It were better for him, that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should scandalize one of these little ones. Luke 17:1-2