What happens to us when we tell ourselves lies?
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Silence is a killer. Correct. But so is laziness. If someone doesn't take time to reason then they are actually engaged in a game of immense self-deception. We can't give people the easy out of saying that they are all invincibly ignorant. It may occur in some small minorities but cannot be the root for this universal collapse. It is self-deception, rationalizations and justifications that has brought us to the brink of cultural suicide. I completely agree with you formation and more formation … [More]
Father, you say "we CAN'T NOT know that abortion is murder, that sodomy is wrong, that contraception is evil. Natural law is impressed on us, agree.. BUT as I said before, when your a child and your parents get divorced, how is that child going to grow up Knowing that divorce is wrong and breaks up society? He must learn that, either by his own mistakes in life, or from an honest, open and holy priest that God willing, may enter into their life. I have talked to people about abortion who say … [More]
Very good point Fidelium. I can't disagree with your assessment that priests and teachers MUST not be silent. But the point is this: we CAN'T NOT know that abortion is murder, that sodomy is wrong, that contraception is evil. We CAN'T NOT know this. Natural law is impressed upon every human heart. When we speak out about this, it is to destroy the smoke and mirror games, the rationalization. Natural law is not a scientific mystery it is KNOWN by reason.
Knowing right from wrong, this is the question. How can one form a good conscience if they have not been taught correctly in their years of childhood, in their adolescent and even adult life? Where are the teachers and those of good example? Did it start with their parents? Did they have teachers of good Catholic example? Do the priests and shepherds of the church make some noise in their pulpits in delivering much needed topics from the evils of contraception, divorce, homosexuality, co … [More]