“Neither shall you allege the example of the many as an excuse for doing wrong…” Ex23:2
In today’s politically correct world we are often times asked to join in with the crowed, to follow what the masses are saying, and for forsake ourselves and our faith. The bible tells us that we cannot do this that at times we will need to tread the difficult waters of upstream and watch our brothers and sisters in Christ flow along with the many downstream in to the whirlpool of popular culture. We see it in the Gay marriage amendments or abortion rights, we hear about it in the movies we watch or the TV shows we see. We are bombarded with the political agenda and many of the faithful are drawn in to this under the lie of openness and acceptance, the lie of the modern times.
Man (and to remain politically correct woman) has, from the beginning of times, tried to follow the lead of the many, to follow their leaders even if it lead us down a slippery sloop of deception. We have seen it with Adam and Eve, following the devil in to the lie of all lies, being gods. We saw it in the time of Noah, the human race falling out with God and falling in with self justification, and we see it today with political parties that are leading us in the depths of despair under the flag of inclusion.
As the old saying goes, “There is nothing new under the Sun” (By the way, this is from the bible Ecclesiastes 1:9-14) and how true it is. Just take a moment and look around you, look at the mass media and the message they are spreading, look to your local church and find the deception at the Church doors and sometimes in the sanctuary in the form of clubs and organizations. Listen to your priest and hear the silence of acceptance from the pulpit and read the paper with the words of indoctrination. Look at the schools and see the brainwashing of our youth and read the text books of lies and miss directions.
Catholics are allowing the culture to shape their Church when it is the Church who should be shaping our culture. We are allowing the media to dictate our values, when it should be our values that are dictated to the media. We have become lazy in our faith, from the priest to the pews, from the pulpit to the street corners and from the Cross of Christ to the halls of congress; we have forsaken our faith in the resurrection of Christ for the faith in the political correctness of today.
We allow Hollywood to show us our morals when we have the living Christ that will feed us our values. For leave the pews of the house of God for the false comfort of the house of today. We set aside our values to put on the values of society allowing society to dictate our views, placing our morals out to be collected and disposed of.
Modern man thinks it is advanced, that the mind has somehow transcended the need for religion, that faith is somehow a lower form of being and that the modern replacement is this, a world of acceptance, a world without judgment a world without a moral compass.
The Catholic faith is accepting of all humans, we welcome them in to the fold with open and loving arms, but we do not welcome the sin they bring, all Catholics are called to conversion and to renounce sin. Acceptance of the person is not acceptance of the transgression, as political correctness would have us believe. The Catholic faith calls us to call out sin, and to renounce it and repent from it, to go forth and sin no more. But we are being indoctrinated in to a world that states we must accept the sin, embrace it and even encourage it. We are being told that to truly love and respect others we must look past the sin, but as our faith teaches, we are not to look past the sin to truly love, no, we must call it out and help to defeat the sin, we must embrace our brother or sister in Christ, but at the same time we must reject the sin and lead them to the truth.
Being a Catholic is not politically correct, but it is biblically correct, and I for one will take that any day of the week!