Monday, June 15, 2015

The intellectual & moral sloth of those caving in to sodomite "marriage"

Robert R. Reilly, "Failing to make the moral case for marriage" (Catholic World Report, June 12, 2015).

An excellent, full-throttled expose and analysis. The opening quotation from Judge Richard Posner of the 7th Circuit Court ruling (Sept. 4, 2014) against the Indiana & Wisconsin laws restricting marriage to a man and woman gives the reason why:
"The state [Wisconsin] does not mention Justice Alito’s invocation [in the Windsor case] of a moral case against same-sex marriage, when he states in his dissent that ‘others explain the basis for the institution in more philosophical terms. They argue that marriage is essentially the solemnizing of a comprehensive, exclusive, permanent union that is intrinsically ordered to producing new life, even if it does not always do so.’ [US v. Windsor, 133 S.Ct. 2675, 2718 (2013).] That is a moral argument for limiting marriage to heterosexuals. The state does not mention the argument because as we said, it mounts no moral arguments against same-sex marriage.” [Baskin v. Bogan, 766 F.3d 648, 669 (7th Cir. 2014) (emphasis added).]
Why are no moral arguments offered by the defenders of bona fide marriage? Because of moral cowardice and sloth. It takes some intellectual effort to argue for something that was always taken to be obvious. Presuppositions need to be unearthed and examined. And when the tide has turned against the obviousness of what was once taken for obvious, it takes moral fortitude to stand against the mocking crowds.

There is no dearth of sound arguments, and time is ultimately on the side of tradition, even though the interim will likely be a bloodbath:
The homosexual movement will not succeed in the long run. Dream worlds do not last. They invariably turn into nightmares from which people eventually wake themselves. How long that takes and how much damage it incurs in the meantime will depend partly on us.

Reflecting on his experiences in Nazi Germany where he had been imprisoned, Heinrich Rommen wrote: “When one of the relativist theories is made the basis of a totalitarian state, man is stirred to free himself from the pessimistic resignation that characterizes these relativist theories and to return to his principles.” We have the means at hand to return to this country’s first principles: they are called “the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God.” We need them now as much as did our Founders. Let us return to them forthwith -- before it is too late.
[Hat tip to JM]


Amateur Brain Surgeon said...

Raider Fan begins by noting that the views in this post are not only captious and controversial, they in no way represent the views of the good Doc and this write-back was written with not one iota of input from him. These views are entirely those of Raider Fan and they were arrived at after many years of being a Roman Catholic Traditionalist autodidact.


Jewish leaders in the media are in large part responsible for American acceptance of gay marriage, Vice President Biden said Tuesday night.

“I believe what affects the movements in America, what affects our attitudes in America are as much the culture and the arts as anything else,” he said at a Democratic National Committee reception for Jewish American Heritage Month. He cited social media and the sitcom "Will and Grace," giving Jews a large part of the credit for both.

“I bet you 85 percent of those changes, whether it’s in Hollywood or social media are a consequence of Jewish leaders in the industry," he said. "The influence is immense, the influence is immense. And, I might add, it is all to the good.


Well, yes, and let's not even note the N.Y. Jewish activist who led the fight for sodomite marriage whose Jewish spouse was a member of the Judiciary ruling on those cases

Bernard Nathanson says it was the Jews who led to the "rights" of abortion.

Jews run the Pornography industry in America.

Jews control the media which targeted the backward Catholic Church as out-of-step opponents of abortion, sodomite rites, pornography, etc etc

Other than Dr. E. Michael Jones and Michael Hoffman, both of whom have dynamic silence applied against them, where is the masculine voice identifying the Messias-Deniers as the crucial element in all of the execrable evils becoming blessed in positive law?

The Holy Roman Catholic and Apostolic Church has - owing in part to its casting off of traditional Lenten penance - reduced itself to epicene ecclesiastics who are scared to death to even admit we have enemies, to say nothing about identifying who they are and publicly confronting them.

It is ironic that the Nazis were mentioned in the piece for it is the Jews who are now the most prominent racial supremacists and it is their putative holy text, the Talmud, which teaches that we Christians are on the same level as animals and that Jews can cheat and rob us with impunity and we do not even have a rational soul; it teaches that Mary was raped by a Roman Soldier while she was menstruating and that she gave birth to a bastard child, Jesus, who was justly executed for Blasphemy and is now eternally in Hell submerged in boiling shit and men find courage lacking vis a vis sodomitic rites?

Lord have mercy.

Ecumenism is the Universal Solvent of Tradition and, contrary to what author asserts, events are not on the side of Tradition; rather, events are careening around untethered inside box cars on a train rapidly hurtling down the tracks to the last stop on the line- The AntiChrist - and there is not one man, not one, in the Holy Roman Catholic and Apostolic Hierarchy who possesses a sufficient amount of Tradition that it could be applied as a force against our Inertia Into Indifference and the insanity and evil that Indifference has cultivated.

There is not one man in the Holy Roman Catholic and Apostolic Church who loves Jesus enough to be willing to put his life on the line and publicly identify and oppose the Messias-Deniers; lno, all we do is bow and scrape before our ancient and permanent enemies.

The Church lives in fear of the Jews and they dare not make one peep against them.

We are on our own and we have been for a very very long time

Jacobi said...

The silence of Catholic laity but of course much more so, of the Catholic Hierarchy, in Europe as well as in The USA, has been a major tragedy in the last fifty years.

We all have our theories as to why this has happened, but happened it has, with the obvious and inevitable consequences.

So the fight back must start again, by all Catholics Good and True,and I would emphasise that last word.

I am always reluctant to resort to Godwin's Law (look it up if you don't know it) but in this case Rommen is surely correct to use it.

It is sad that even today if you wish for clear unambiguous Catholic Doctrine and Teaching, you have to resort to a lay person, Voris or Rommen or whoever.

ESP said...

We have a pope who believes that moral issues such as life and sexuality should be soft-pedalled, lest they cause dissension amongst people. But 200+ pages of swill about the environment? THAT'S ok!