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Friday, July 24, 2009

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Robert Miller

This is really good stuff -- we're getting close to the heart of the matter.
But let's get even closer. Yes, Marx's secular messianism lives. However, Marcuse and Hefner may be closer yet to the heart of the evil.
The root of contemporary (as distinguished from "modern") malady is the implication of the masses (in a sense, all of us --no matter how personally blameless) in the "sexual revolution".
Here, if nowhere else, let us not mince words: Abortion is the "answer" to a sexuality that has become unanchored and out of control. It's that simple.
We can "sugar-coat" our arguments with terms like "culture of death" and "choose life", but the real action (if anyone's up to it) is repenting, then taking on the sexual revolution and its concommitant legal right of "privacy".
Privacy is hell. Person, the public thing (res publica) and communion are the Kingdom. We have to make the "choice" everday in the "public square", and --dare I say it-- "in our bedrooms"?
God first asked the relevant question in the Garden of Eden: "Who told you that you were naked?" Our contemporaries are, for the most part, clueless. Abortion, gay marriage and a culture of death and greed are the best they can come up with.
Time for us, I think, to offer a little gaudium et spes.

Manuel G. Daugherty Razetto

Let us not forget Marxism; the sexual revolution , I believe, is not the main reason that created the right to abortion.. Marxism is , and will continue to be, the root of all our problems of today. Abortion is but one of the ills that communism has brought to us.Secularism is another,as well as all of modernism, subjectivism, etc etc.

Manuel

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