Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.
-- G K Chesterton, Illustrated London News (April 19, 1930)
The reformer is always right about what is wrong. He is generally wrong about what is right.
-- G K Chesterton, Illustrated London News (October 28, 1922)
I find the recent ruling by the California Supreme court that same sex couples have a “right” to marry interesting on several levels; first they are telling us that our votes don’t matter - that pesky will of the people thing is soooo 10 min. ago. Secondly San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom told us that, "As California goes, so goes the nation." But where are they going? Does it mean we are all going down the drain? Does that mean that from now on the minority rules? Is this the ideal future ACLU, NARAL, Planned Parenthood, and the Gay Mafia want us to attain? Is this making things better?
Money buys power, power buys influence, influence drives the society toward what ever end money wants and our kid’s future required reading list will now include Heather Has Two Mommies.
The question remains for us now as it did for Chesterton’s time, can this train be stopped and turned and who will stop it? The answer to this lies within the Catholic Church and the who is us.
As Uncle Gilbert tells us:
"Everyone is interested in making things better. But what does "better" mean? Nature cannot answer this question, for nature accepts things as they are without making value judgments. Nor does the mere passage of time guarantee progress. Any meaningful sense of progress must come from a definite vision of how things should be, a point toward which we can move . . . A belief in the inevitability of progress is the best reason not to be progressive. For in that case we need do nothing at all. The best reason for being progressive is that things tend to get worse . . . Christianity answers these three challenges of progress. 1. It fixed the ideal before the foundation of the world. 2. It can give us the complex picture of life toward which we should move. 3. And its doctrine of original sin alerts us to the need to work toward that ideal."
It has been said that the first millennium belonged to the Bishops, the second belonged to the Popes and the third belongs to the laity. It is up to us to say enough! And preach the Good News for as Cicero said, (I know he has been quoted many times whenever something stupid like this happens but truth is still truth - in or out of fashion).
“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly against the city. But the traitor moves among those within the gates freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears no traitor; he speaks in the accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their garments, and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation; he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city; he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared. The traitor is the carrier of the plague. You have unbarred the gates of Rome to him."
let's kick him out and bar the door, because this is what is next.
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