Thursday, December 07, 2006

Battling a Culture of Promiscuity

I think it's key for all Christians to understand exactly what is behind the current culture of death we are witnessing grow daily before we can adequately fight it. Those who promote abortion, contraception, embryonic stem cell research etc... are fundamentally hedonists seeking to permit sexual pervesion without consequence. The problem is, regardless of what laws you may pass or what social stigmas you may be succesful in eliminating, there will never exist promiscuity without adverse consequence.

None of the above issues ever have good consequence. The results are always negative on not only society but also on the individual. Promiscuity destroys the family unit but also reduces the worth of individuals who were created in the image of God. Pope John Paul II's encyclical entitled "Veritatis Splendor" is a great resource for a more in depth discussion on that topic.

I have been collecting over the last few weeks several articles as I came across them on these topics. I believe they are all rooted in this evil of an internal desire to be promiscuous without consequence.

In October (breast cancer awareness month), Andrea Mrozek wrote a good article on the topic of birth control pills and their known connection with breast cancer.

Eighty-four per cent of Canadian women have taken the Pill at some point, but few of those are aware that the Pill was classified as a “group-one carcinogen” by the International Agency for Research on Cancer in 2005. Far fewer still are likely aware of a new meta-analysis on the link between breast cancer and the Pill, published this month by the Mayo Clinic, a U.S.-based medical practice operated by the Mayo Foundation, a non-profit organization.
Why wouldn't this kind of information be made more strongly available? The liberals over at American Cancer Society are even suggesting that second hand smoke may also cause breast cancer(1) which I've also heard published several times. Now, there isnt even documented evidence to show this (of course common sense will tell you it's false) but yet they are publishing it as if there is good reason to believe its true. Yet for something that apparently has a strong documented connection with breast cancer (birth control pill), the world keeps shrugging its shoulders and looking the other way. Why? There's no mystery here.

Here's an eye opening article discussing the effects of abortion on individual women by the same author.

You can also expect to see more of this type of junk as time goes on:
With financial backing from the Dutch government, the government of Ecuador has begun distributing textbooks in schools throughout the country that separate sexuality from moral values, ridicule abstinence, and encourage sexual activity among teens.
The utterly false cop outs that pro-abortionists like to frequently use "but what about rape & incest" (in the tiny minority of cases that they actually happen anyway) are exposed by a group of brave women:
A group of women who know first hand the suffering caused by rape and incest have come together in an attempt to have their voices heard.
“In virtually every case, those people who claim to represent our interests have never taken the time to actually listen to us or to learn about our true circumstances, needs, and concerns. We are deeply offended and dismayed each time our difficult circumstances are exploited for public consumption to promote the political agenda of others.”
"In many cases, we felt pressured to abort by family members, social workers, and doctors who insisted that abortion was the 'best' solution," they wrote. "For many the abortion caused physical and emotional trauma equal to or exceeding the trauma of the sexual assault that our abortions were supposed to 'cure.'"
It's a very good article. I'd recommend reading the whole thing.

Of course there are tons of good essays and articles on the net talking about each of these topics (and let's not forget the fact that only adult stem cells produce significant results while the left continues to press the issue of wanting to reduce the value of life by permitting it's destruction)

I don't mean to post all this to focus on 'doom & gloom'. It's just that conservative Christians and those faithful to the Catholic Church need to be prepared for the coming attacks on the Church. And understand where the current ones are truly rooted. The world disguises these evils with much easier to swallow language "personal choice", "women's rights" etc... but none of these issues have anything to do with those. Rape is also a personal choice one decides to make, doesn't mean we allow it.

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Anonymous said...

Great post, and nice blog!! Just wanted to say welcome Home, from another Catholic convert. :-) God bless!

TheGodFearinFiddler said...

Thanks. I enjoyed your blog as well. I added a link to my blog list.