August 17, 2007

Invasion of the Soul Snatchers!

In U.S. theaters today another remake of the classic film Invasion of the Body Snatchers is out. I'm still waiting for someone to remake The Creeping Terror but, I digress.

Anyway, the premise of Invasion is probably known to most of you. Some kind of alien being assumes the bodies of us Earthlings. Those who are taken over can be identified by their emotionless personalities.

As a society, we have been under attack by a similar threat. A soul snatching threat. It's rendered us, largely, emotionless-outwardly, anyway.

How easy it is these days to talk freely, openly and even rhapsodically, about sin. How few people acknowledge, publicly, the existence of sin? How many of us speak up when we see sin or hear it or know about it?

It's easier, and quite commonplace, for someone to talk, openly, about the birth of their 5th child by the 3rd guy they have not married, then it is for someone to talk, publicly, about prayer.

We may, secretly, disapprove of a sin we can see right before our eyes, but that's the problem: secret disapproval. It's not acceptable anymore to actually say OUT LOUD: "That's wrong and here's why"

We are all supposed to keep our mouths shut anytime something is right in front of our faces that clearly contradicts the Gospel of Jesus Christ. If we don't, we are identified as outsiders. You know, the ones who aren't abnormal. The ones who have NOT been taken over by the evil aliens.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had two opportunities to speak up today but didn't. Not because I didn't want to but because I didn't have the words without sounding like a pious nutbar. I prayed about it at Adoration tonight. I have the words now - just waiting for the next opportunity!

August 17, 2007 11:41 PM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

If we say something, we are considered "judgmental". This is one I struggle with!

August 18, 2007 9:23 AM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

Angela: I agree that there is a WAY to say something. You want to be kind and thoughtful and concerned. Like "Have you thought about getting married?" "Have you considered providing a stable home life for your kids?"

August 18, 2007 9:45 AM  
Blogger Ma Beck said...

The Creeping Terror, Cath??
You HAVE seen the Mystery Science Theater episode with that flick, right?

August 18, 2007 10:47 AM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

Ma: I have seen the flick. But, not on MST3000 though I'm not surprised it would be on there. :-)

August 18, 2007 12:29 PM  
Blogger Vincenzo said...

August 18, 2007 10:10 PM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

Vincenzo: LOL!

August 19, 2007 9:01 AM  
Blogger Ray from MN said...

Have you figured out who/where Vincenzo is?

August 19, 2007 7:48 PM  
Blogger Cville40Days said...

One of our priests gave a great homily on Sunday about Christian "wimps" and "warriors". He said we are often so afraid of offending someone that we keep quiet--and "wimp out" on Christ--when often the people/groups we are afraid of offending will very happily continue offending us whether we speak up or not.

August 20, 2007 11:57 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

I have lost almost all the friends I had in my prior SSA lifestyle by speaking out against it...I couldn't be more glad!

August 21, 2007 8:20 PM  

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