Thursday, May 8, 2008

Thank God for Theology of the Body

The modern pro-choice movement is the spawn of the sexual revolution of the 1960's, in which a few million angry college students abandoned traditional norms of decency and the marriage bond.
Compare this "freedom" with the definition our Holy Father gives us for
authentic freedom.
(Quote @ bottom)

In the place of traditional norms of decency and the marriage bond they proposed a culture of what they termed free love, which turned out to be a euphemism for unbridled lust; sex without responsibility or commitment.

As the world has since seen, sex without responsibility is sex without love. In addition to spawning the current pro-abortion and overall death culture of today, the free love of these sexual revolutionaries turned out to be not so free at all. In stark contrast to it's euphoric promises it was emotionally and physically destructive on a grand scale.

The current sex education establishment denies all this. With typically modern schizophrenia, they aggressively advertise sexuality as a no-strings-attached recreational activity, while at the same time spending all of their time warning against the risks of this behavior. Having never known the wonder of committed, life-giving conjugal love, its adherents are passing on the only knowledge of sexuality that they do know: sex as a momentarily diverting activity with an alarming collection of risks.

Consequently, says Pope Benedict, sex is taught as risk management.

The wonder and beauty of conjugal love is reduced to a series of don'ts: Don't get a sexually transmitted disease, don't get overly attached to your temporary "partner," and, above all, don't get pregnant.

Does this remind you of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the sex guru of the 80's, who said, "Swing from the chandelier, but remember, use birth control!" This mindset continues to be perpetuated in television and movies -- even in light comedy programs seen today as relatively harmless and marketed as family entertainment such as, "Friends, Seinfeld, 3rd Rock From the Sun, and Everybody Loves Raymond."

We recently purchased the first couple of seasons of 3rd Rock From the Sun and Everybody Loves Raymond. I have discovered it is necessary to preview each and every episode. I have been so disappointed! Here is a quick list of subjects joked about in a cavalier manner:
Pre-marital sex, birth control, homosexuality, drug use, divorce, disrespect for parents and family.

Thank God for the Theology of the Body which is catching hold among young Catholic abstinence educators, particularly here at The Rise of the TOB blog. Young people want more than the lies of the 1960's which sadly, was often promoted by misled Catholic educators."

Much of this post is quoted from Causa-Nostrae-Laetitiae
Read the Entire article here

HT: Causa-Nostrae-Laetitiae
who credits Life Site News

Dear friends, truth is not an imposition. Nor is it simply a set of rules. It is a discovery of the One who never fails us; the One whom we can always trust. In seeking truth we come to live by belief because ultimately truth is a person: Jesus Christ. That is why authentic freedom is not an opting out. It is an opting in; nothing less than letting go of self and allowing oneself to be drawn into Christ’s very being for others (cf. Spe Salvi, 28).
Pope Benedict XVI - Papal Youth Rally, St Joseph's Seminary in Yonkers, NY (April, 19, 2008)

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