The world, as I know it, is falling into ruin and most of us are just sitting here watching it happen. Sorry for the Debbie-downer intro but it’s really true. Our world has become so secularized, and unfortunately with the advent of the internet, propaganda can be spread instantly and the “truth” twisted to fit an agenda, if it’s the truth at all.
There is a global tendency to accept anything and everything; if it makes the person happy, it’s all good. From the 60’s where peace, love and harmony was the mantra, our culture twisted what is the essential goodness from God ( TRUE peace, love and harmony) into a perversion. Indifferentism is now the norm, and is defined as the belief that differences of religious beliefs are of no importance. Society tells us to believe whatever you want to believe because, it really doesn’t matter what religion you belong to they are all equally true, as long as you believe in a god and are a good person. We are told that our sincerity of heart is most important and whatever means we use to help us get closer our god is right. Unfortunately, there is no clear definition of what is “good” or is my God the same as yours. These ethical dilemmas make this theory preposterous. The Catholic Church brings up a good point when considering indifferentism. If these “irreconcilable beliefs are equally pleasing to God, it is to say that God has no preference for truth and denies reason.” If all religions are basically the same, it would be like building a house with no experience, using only certain materials or tools and expecting the house to turn out just fine because it doesn’t really matter what I use or don’t use. It just doesn’t make any sense!
Relativism is another truly evil perversion that has permeated our societies and is indoctrinating our children with the beliefs that knowledge, truth, and morality exist in relation to culture, society, or historical context, and are not absolutes. Our culture is slowly but surely eliminating the moral truths instituted by God by insisting that in order for something to be true, it has to be related to the here and now ( as if we are the ultimate decision-maker about what is true!) If truths, which have existed since the beginning of time, can now be re-defined, what will our world look like in the near future?
Those who hold the beliefs of indifferentism and relativism are slowly taking over positions of power in our society. Media, Corporations, Government, and even some “Religious institutions” are propagating their agendas through as many sources as they can. For instance, elected school board members and state legislators have now mandated schools to educate our children in all forms of what they call “Normal” sexual preferences ie: homosexual, transgender, pangender and other names that will make up the new gender “norms” because of relativistic beliefs that gender can change. They are using the tactic of preventing bullying of children who are different ( which is a good in itself) and twisting it into the education of children to accept this “difference” as a norm and not someone who needs mental help. Phycologists have even gone so far as to remove the term “Gender Dysphoria” as a mental disorder from their texts! Back in the day, children were taught they can be whatever they wanted to be when they grew up. Well ladies and gentlemen, today, those children will be taught they can become whatever they want to become. Little Johnny can now turn into little Jenny if he want to and no one, NOT EVEN HIS PARENTS can prevent him from doing so in certain states. God has to be so disappointed in our world.
We’ve stopped listening to the truth that He supplied us with at the very beginning of creation. We decided we wanted to know it all and through Adam and Eve lost the graces we had in abundance. Our families have turned their backs on God. No longer do parents consider Sundays a day for the Lord. No longer do families attend Mass, pray and commit themselves to learning more about their faith and instructing their children. Today’s youth are more than just troubled, they are IN TROUBLE. The millennial generation have the highest percentage of perfectionists, depression, and suicide than all other generations. The development of constant communication and connection with “friends” via the internet, have these children posting perfect life scenarios, perfect appearances, perfect amount of friends or “likes” and because they have little to no TRUE social skills, they become affected by the responses they get to their postings. Depression now can be caused by a random reaction to something they said online, it’s unfathomable for those of us who grew up without the internet to think a typed response, on some computer or gadget, could throw someone into a fit or sink them into a pit of despair.
We, as a society, are at a precipice. We MUST act against the evil which is taking over the world at a rapid pace or we will fall. We must turn back to the family unit that God established as the way to combat evil. Parents must give the Scriptures priority in the home because God’s Word is the necessary foundation. Satan has done a masterful job at keeping families so busy that they have little time to read the Bible, pray the Rosary, or attend religious education classes or small group study at Church. Spending time in God’s Word, both individually and as a family is essential. If Satan can keep families too busy for the Scriptures, they will lose their joy, strength, and effectiveness in this world. Satan, using busyness as his tool, has robbed many families of the time God wants them to spend with each other. This results in a lack of both closeness and enjoyment in each other. Husbands and wives need time together to nurture their relationship. They need time with their children if they are going to fulfill the Scriptural mandate of training up a child in the way he should go (Prov 22:6). This training takes time and focus, both of which are lost when lives become frantically busy and stressed. Ironically, the less time we give to God, the more anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed we become. The family needs time when the earplugs are out, Internet is closed down, and televisions are off, and when the needs of family members are lovingly met. Time must be taken for reading and praying together and for eating and playing together. As families live out God’s plan for them, God will be glorified, families blessed and society will benefit. We can’t pervert the family, instituted by God, by claiming that it is anything other than a Father, Mother and children. This is they way God intended a family unit to be. We aren’t saying there aren’t circumstances outside the man, woman, child unit; however, that wasn’t God’s plan for the family.
We have to remember those who struggle with situations outside the truth of God’s plan, should still be loved as a child of God. We cannot shun, bully or insult those who are different from us; however, while not judging their souls, we are allowed to speak the truth to them in love. Jesus actually wants us to speak the truth to people who are doing wrong. He wants all God’s children to believe in Him so they may be with Him in eternity. We must start speaking up. We need to brace ourselves against those who will call us intolerant, or judging. Those are the people who have been lied to by the father of lies as he knows the words of Jesus better than we do. He will use Our Lords words in ways that “appear” good ( we have no right to judge others lest we be judged); however, Jesus commands us to speak the truth in all things.
Truth is good, right and just; evil is bad, wrong and unjust. We must not allow this to change.