‘Let Them Decide’

10 Jan

 

 

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“Let them decide.”

That’s the attitude of many people today in questions of morality and faith.

Two examples come to mind.

First: Religion in the family

From time to time, young parents will say they don’t want to force religion on their children. They will let their children decide what they want to believe—if they choose to believe.

Perhaps these young parents were force fed “religion” rather than led into a life of faith in God—a faith which recognizes God as the source of life and the promise of eternal life.

Perhaps these parents were never taught anything about God.

Whatever the case, I find this attitude both illogical and dangerous.

It’s an illogical attitude. It goes contrary to a parent’s desire to do what’s good and right for the child. A loving and sensible parent would never let a child decide if he wants to play on the highway, or jump from the roof to see if she can fly, or decide whether to learn how to read or study history.

It’s a dangerous attitude. It isolates the individual from what others need and what they have to offer. And, if that attitude becomes widespread, it leads to a society in which chaos and violence become the norm as each person vies for what he or she wants regardless of how it affects others.

Just look at those sections of our society in which men impregnate women and then leave them to earn a living for their children. Not to mention the burden it places on the welfare budget.

This attitude, where it does exist, marks a society going bad. There is no sense of right and wrong. There is no desire to know what is right because each person makes up his or her own mind about what “I want and what is right for me.” This is isolationism at its worst. Its leads to a disintegrated society promising nothing but angst, anxiety, loss of focus, hatred, violence and a continued frantic search for happiness and a reason for living.

Second: The Question of Marriage

As these lines are written, there is a rush of gay couples to become married in the eyes of civil law.

Again, judging from Face Book offerings, proponents of gay marriage believe folks have to make up their own minds about what is right or wrong—again, based on a mindset devoid of moral conviction.

I firmly believe that marriage, according to God’s revelation in Scripture, is intended for the union of one man and one woman. There is, according to revelation, in the Jewish and Hebrew Scriptures, no such thing as a marriage between same-sex couples.

Opinions to the contrary seem to be rooted in convenient humanism and the idea that human freedom is devoid of any responsibility to seek Truth and to live according to that Truth.

In short, proponents of same-sex “marriages,” as with any movement away from traditional moral standards, deny God’s supremacy and authority. As they try to fashion God in their own image, they have created for themselves a false god.

I can hear it now: “Homophobe!”

Get a life!

Truth cannot contradict itself!

 

 

 

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5 Responses to “‘Let Them Decide’”

  1. Maggie Ramshaw January 10, 2015 at 4:06 am #

    Amen!!!!

    Please forgive any typos. Sent from my iPhone.

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  2. canatc1 January 10, 2015 at 6:20 pm #

    2 points,1- I think we are already there!
    2 since I agree with you 100% I am proud to be a Homophobe. There is no such a thing as a GAY or Lesbian marriage. A union, maybe, although I think it’s wrong but it is a better description of what they have formed.

    • Frank Szachta January 11, 2015 at 4:05 am #

      Dear Henry:

      This is your first blog I have read. I need to tell you that the retreat talks you gave at St. Frances Cabrini last year were an epiphany for me. Your talks were most inspirational and impressive to me.

      Thank you very much

      Sincerely with the love of Christ in my heart

      Frank Szachta
      a widower for 18months, My spouse Nedra fell asleep in the Lord on June 22, 2013

      • Henry Libersat January 12, 2015 at 2:07 pm #

        Welcome Frank!

        It must be difficult to lose a loved one–especially someone with whom you shared so much life and faith so intimately. Thank God for eternal life in Christ Jesus!

        Your kind words are deeply appreciated.

        Tell all our brothers and sisters at St. Francis Cabrini that I wish them well and ask the Lord to lead us all to mature discipleship in 2015.

        Deacon Henry

    • Henry Libersat January 12, 2015 at 2:08 pm #

      Well, great minds think alike, dear Jack. Thanks for the comeback. (But then fools never differ.)

      Henry

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