I am just your typical ex long-haired (as of 2005) Christian (as of 1998) Catholic (as of 2006) who gets paid to harass people (Sales Rep), and who craving even more public embarrassment, decided to start a blog . . .plus what guy doesn't want to say "blog"? BLOG, BLOG, Bloggin' Blog!
Anyhoo, this is just a little exercise to help me avoid exercise...and to maybe learn to write a tad better along the way.
These wacky blog Posts are just my own thoughts, and I alone should be judged, and or condemned, by the content.
Atheists and Protestants are more similar than they know. Both have what I see as a "determined ignorance", of the truth to their lie surrounding them but with a stubborn refusal to objectively look.
The atheist walks around this beautifully complex world, but abandoning logic contends "it just happened". They live in the creation but ignore the Creator.
The Protestant dances around the beautifully complex passages of the scripture, but abandoning logic ignores the very obvious Catholic nature of it. They lift up the Bible as authority, but ignore the authority of the men who compiled it. Loving the book and ignoring the authors God appointed and the catalogers He chose.
To be Atheist or Protestant takes a very great faith, but sadly, a faith not based on truth but of hiding from it. .
. Recently I started asking people to tell me what is the positive side to contraception, since the negatives are vast and menacing (increases in violence and rape, increases in divorce and disease, increases in abortion and pornography, and the general decrease of happiness in women).
The only positive side given is that people can decide when to have children (granted, many can't even when they decide because of some disease they have picked up from their casual using of others as sex toys); but God has always given us the ability to decide about children in the form of self control.
People know that they can't eat anything they want, or miss going to the gym, and expect to be in decent shape; but tell them to discipline their sexual desires and it's as if you are speaking a foreign language.
Contraception does help to allow us to use another person with out worrying much about them, or even ourselves, so that our sexuality becomes closely aligned with the disordered sexuality of a person with same sex attraction. The enemy had little success in making homosexuality seem normal until he helped heterosexuality become abnormal, of robbing man and woman of the gift of pro-creation (the very gift his envy hates us for, because it was something God gave humanity alone).
In the end we see that the ironic side of the intrinsic evil of contraception is that is has absolutely bore no fruit, but merely made us rotten to the core.
Some Pharisees approached Jesus, and tested him, saying,
“Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any cause whatever?”
He said in reply, “Have you not read
that from the beginning the Creator
made them male and female
and said, For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh?
So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, man must not separate.”
They said to him, “Then why did Moses command that the man give the woman a bill of divorce and dismiss her?”
He said to them, “Because of the hardness of your hearts Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so. I say to you, whoever divorces his wife (unless the marriage is unlawful) and marries another commits adultery.”
His disciples said to him, “If that is the case of a man with his wife, it is better not to marry.”
He answered, “Not all can accept this word, but only those to whom that is granted.
Some are incapable of marriage
because they were born so;
some, because they were made so by others;
some, because they have renounced marriage for the sake of the Kingdom of heaven.
"Through all of history;
whether it be Moses, Noah or Abraham
St. Paul, St. Joseph or Our Lady
St. Augustine, St. Francis, or Constantine
these people listened and heard the voice of God
given directly by Him, or His messengers.
Yet, the Reformers were not given any signs
and heard only their own voices,
listening only to their own pride" .