Sometimes I am not really sure about the human race and were it is headed. Just look at the head lines or watch TV, the news or almost any show on TV and you will notice that sex, drugs and violence rule.
We live in a society that says its ok to talk about killings and perverted sex acts, because we must be open and inclusive, but bring up religion, well let me correct that, bring up the Christian faith and all of a sudden you have crossed that line.
It is amazing. It seems that the media almost goes out of there way to derogate the Christian faith, in the name of tolerance and acceptance. To prove my point the other day I was watching a program on either discovery or NatGeo, cant remember what one, but the show was about the Holy Grail and where it may have gone over the centuries. It was well produced and used lots of computer animation to show the viewer how the Holy Land would have looked back in the days of Christ and after his death. Showing the battles over the Holy City between the Knight Templar and the Muslims. What I found fascinating was how they chose to describe the battles, the Knights Templar’s where savage killers, showing no mercy and killing all who got in there way, In of it self a very accurate description, they were known to be excellent fighters, so that did not upset me. The program spent about 10 minutes talking about all the actions of the Templar’s than spent a fleeting few seconds on the Muslim invaders. It was almost as if the Knight Templar’s forced them to fight, and the poor defenseless Muslim invaders deserved non of this.
It is this that makes me sick, it is the prevailing wisdom that we must reject whom we are in order not to offend anyone, and at the same time accept the wrongs of others as if we caused or forced the wrongs they did.
We see it in the politics of America today, President Obama went on his world wide “Apology” tour and basically told the world the Big Bad America is sorry for all that has ever happened in the world. That we, the American people, are nothing but bad bad people, and that we, the American government, will correct everyone’s problems because we must be the cause of it all.
IT MAKES ME SICK!
Yes, Catholics, Christians and American’s have all made mistakes over the centuries, and yes we should all be held accountable for them, and yes, when at all possible we should “fix” the mistakes we have made. And yes, sometimes we may be a bit arrogant, and sometimes we may shove the collective faces of the world in it, BUT, that does not mean that we must now crawl on out collective knees and beg for forgiveness nor does it mean we need to live in the past, forever paying for the sins of our fathers and mothers.
We need to know who we are and were we come from, and we need to learn form our past mistakes and accomplishments. We also need to learn that acceptance of one thing does not mean rejection of another. I am not sorry for my Nationality, nor am i sorry for my Faith. I am a proud American and an even prouder Catholic. I will defend both, for both have done tremendous good in this world, I would argue more good than bad.
History is a funny thing, the facts can be used to lay the foundation in either good or evil ground, it all depends on what message you are trying to deliver. The Knight Templar’s, and the Muslim invaders were fierce fighters killing all whom got in there way. Was it wrong, yes, but the wrongness is the same for both the Templar’s and the Muslims.
It is easer to talk about sex and drugs that about being a Catholic, there is something very wrong with this don’t you think?