The issues of homosexual "rights" and reproductive "rights" also played a major part at the Democratic Convention. Sandra Fluke, famous for having been "insulted" on Rush Limbaugh's radio show, made her case that Barack Obama called her to apologize for the remark, and that he was the candidate who really cared about women. Of course, he didn't do the same for Sarah Palin, former Republican vice-presidential nominee, when she and her family were insulted repeatedly on radio and TV, but apparently this disconnect has not hit home for the liberals. Liberals thrive on disconnect and making their own rules. It gives them power to shut up opposition by defending the "choice" of an individual if it suits them, and revoking "choice" of another person if it hinders their designs. "Truth" is seen as relevant for them, and human dignity and God-given rights and talents are conditional according to the rule of the state.
How anyone could seriously support abortion in name of "a woman's right to choose" boggles my brain. This has nothing to do with the woman and everything to do with the little baby in her womb. Does she really have "the right" to snuff out that life she helped bring into existence? Does she really have "the right" to have sex with anyone she pleases at any time? The human body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, not some play-thing for physical sensuality. In the same way, the womb is meant to a vessel for nurturing life, not for bloody butchery. I would further state that homosexual "marriage" is a base distortion of the order of life. Anyone who has studied the least bit about anatomy could tell you the process is simply disordered, like trying to connect two magnets of the same poles. I think all this boils down to a lack of belief in the human strength to overcome physical desires and sensations. If we desire something, the modern world says we should take it and go the extra mile to "avoid" any unpleasant consequences that would naturally follow. But isn't the human will our greatest glory? Isn't that what makes us different from plants, animals, and other life forms?
The Mother of God is the Patroness of America, our representative at the
Autumn also brings a whiff on holiday fragrance and zest to craft supply stores and shopping malls alike. All Hollow's Even is on the rise, and unfortunately it is used as an excuse to celebrate to gruesome and perverse. I can understand a little light-hearted fun involving children dressing up in costumes and going door to door for candy. I can even understand the fun of a little bit of spookiness here and there, automatic flying bats, cotton spider webs, grinning pumpkins, glittery witches, goofy ghost pennants, etc. But there is definitely a limit, and our culture has crossed over it long ago. We seem to have an attraction to the hideous, the gory, and the evil that is in our midst. In the religion of the Celts, the origin of the festivity was a feast of the dead, a day when evil was unleashed, and wicked spirits were warded off by wild disguises. When the Christian missionaries came, they sanctified the day by declaring it a day when the souls of the dead should be prayed for.....and when evil should be faced and conquered. That's why when I was little, I dressed up as a different saint each year, said the rosary, and collected candy at a local Catholic Shrine.
After Halloween, there is the coming of Thanksgiving and then Christmas. I find myself thinking of the Pilgrims and other early English settlers as I trek across my backyard and survey the rolling hills and woodland. Did this resemble there own home at all, or was it totally different? What they loved the most they brought with them and kept with them through thick and thin. They prayed English prayers and sang English ballads. They had English foods like apples brought over in great ships and they had English harvest festivals in
A final emotion that dances in my mind is a yearning for stability, a permanence that will only be reached in the hereafter. Of course, I still yearn for other things in this world. I still deeply desire to find my soul mate, someone I can share by whole person with, and someone who loves the things I love (i.e. my religion, my family, American and British history and culture, etc.) and would be willing to join with me on a joint quest to spread the faith and uphold traditional life. I also yearn to quench my thirst for travel, to see
But this world is such a turbulent place where nothing is guaranteed. I consider the great battles of
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