December 12, 2008

Respect Your Elders

I've come to realize that dissenting Catholics (I was one for a long time so I'm not without experience in this regard) have no respect for their elders.

Our ancestors, our Catholic ancestors of the last two THOUSAND years or so, must have been the stupidest most gullible people ever. They were not as enlightened as we are. Talk about the Dark Ages! Sheesh.

So convinced are we that they are inauthentic that we spend our lives making apologies and excuses for them. Oh, they didn't know how to pray so they had to rely on that tired old repetitive Rosary. They didn't send real flowers, they just sent Spiritual Bouquets. They were under the thumb of Rome and their priests so they were FORCED to see the same tired inflexible liturgy every day. They mumbled along to meaningless Novenas. They were so unenlightened.

Has the enlightenment of dissent really made you any happier than your parents or your grandparents or your great-grandparents or all the ages of the world past?

I say: no.

Has the "freedom" of smaller families afforded by contraception guaranteed personal happiness? Has shuttling kids between their Dads and your house on alternate weekends been a good thing for all concerned? Has freeing up your Sundays by not going to Mass been a positive thing in your development of personal discipline? Has refusing to spend even one minute a day in prayer guaranteed you are going to make more money? Has having sex with as many partners as possible really made you feel valued?

All you have done is try to remove your personal sense of shame by trying to convince as many people as possible to turn away from The Truth into the same darkness as you. Why? Do you think having friends in Hell is going to make that whole experience more pleasant for you? Oh, I know, you don't believe in Hell. You should, you've created one for yourself. The next one will be worse....much worse.

4 Comments:

Blogger Terry Nelson said...

"Oh, I know, you don't believe in Hell. You should, you've created one for yourself. The next one will be worse....much worse."

Wow! How true is that!

December 12, 2008 12:04 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

A huge number of the dissenters are my age. They look at me like I am some "red-trad" malcontent. I am very, very tired of it.

Mind you - I rarely even say anything because I know if I do I will be attacked. That's why the dissidents, whether political, cultural, or religious, get away with what they're doing.

December 12, 2008 12:25 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

Cathy,
You said it well, The dissenters have created their own Hell--they are not happy, and continue to seek happiness in more and more of Satan's lies. They will never be happy, until they turn away from seeking their own personal wills and turn to the Father's will--until then--they remain, wallowing in their own self-made unhappiness.

December 12, 2008 6:11 PM  
Blogger Angela M. said...

Great post!

December 14, 2008 3:39 PM  

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