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Culture, Christianity, Catholic Dogma & The Death Of The West

Culture, Christianity, Catholic Dogma & The Death Of The West

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HOW CONTRACEPTING HETEROSEXUALS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR "GAY" MARRIAGE

As a culture we have lost our bearings to such an extent that we are stymied and stammer for reasons to condemn homosexual "marriage" and defend traditional marriage. Why this confusion and silence? Because our acceptance of contraception has destroyed the purpose of marriage and has thereby rendered contracepting heterosexual sex equivalent to homosexual sex-- since they both defy natural law and are fruitless.

According to God's law and the natural law--
PROCREATION IS THE PRIMARY END OF MARRIAGE. In a culture that esteems and promotes the unbridled exaltation of sex, this notion is more shocking to the modern mind than child pornography. But with the loss of fruitless marital sex as the norm we have lost traditional marriage.

The traditional view of marriage has been mocked, chided and rejected by so many it has transformed the very idea of marriage into nothing more than an antiquated and unfortunate monogamous commitment where it is incumbent upon each spouse to engage in fruitless sex i.e., mutual masturbation, for the sole purpose of igniting the insatiable and ever consuming passions of the flesh. But when sex becomes routine and loses its variety, the so-called marriage dies also.

According to the Catholic church, heterosexuals, who plan from the outset of their marriage to frustrate the procreation of children, are never validly married since they are denying an essential property of marriage. Homosexual sex, by nature, renders one incapable of procreation and thereby incapable of a valid marriage to a member of the same sex. Nevertheless, the State in the name of "human dignity" has permitted a sham, because
"there can be no true promotion of man's dignity unless the essential order of human nature is respected". Persona Humana, CDF.

As a culture, we wonder why we are all fat when we engage in constant gluttony. We wonder why we are divorced and unhappy when we selfishly seek constant genital gratification while excluding God's natural designs. Finally, we wonder why homosexual "marriage" has snuck up on us when our sex lives have become fruitless-- just like homosexuality. Fruitless sex that excludes God's plan of creation for man is a roadmap for the acceptance of every kind of abomination and ultimately the death of civilization. I must add that I feel sorry for all the Christian denominations that lament the legalization of "gay marriage" but go on contracepting while praying for its demise.

Homosexuals can delude themselves that they have been victorious in the battle to marry but in fact they have achieved nothing other than multiplying their sins.

Here's the view of fruitless sex from the Bible:

"Judah got a wife named Tamar for his firstborn, Er. But Er, Judah's firstborn, greatly offended the Lord, so the Lord took his life. Then Judah said to Onan, 'Unite with your brother's widow, in fulfillment of your duty as brother-in-law, and thus preserve your brother's line. Onan, however, knew that the descendents would not be counted as his; so, whenever he had relations with his brother's widow, he wasted his seed on the ground, to avoid contributing offspring for his brother. What he did greatly offended the Lord, and the Lord took his life too." Genesis 38:6-10

And here is some wisdom from the early church on marriage:

Thomas Aquinas stated, "It is clear that offspring is the most essential thing in marriage, secondly fidelity, and thirdly [the] sacrament; even as to man it is more essential to be in nature than to be in grace, although it is more excellent to be in grace" (Summa Theologiae IIIb:49:3).

Cyril of Jerusalem: Let those . . . be of good cheer who are married and use their marriage properly; who enter marriage lawfully and not out of wanton and unbounded license; who recognize periods of continence so that they may give themselves to prayer; who in the assemblies bring clean bodies as well as clean garments into church; who have embarked upon the matrimonial estate for the procreation of children, and not for the sake of indulgence (Catechetical Lectures 4:25 [A.D. 350]).

Clement of Alexandria: Since pleasure and desire seem to fall under marriage, it must also be treated of. Marriage is the first conjunction of man and woman for the procreation of legitimate children. . . . Neither ought everyone take a wife, nor every woman take [a husband], nor always, nor in every way, nor inconsiderately. But [she is to take] he who is in certain circumstances, and such a one as and at such time as is requisite, and for the sake of children, and one who is in every respect similar [to her], and who does not by force or compulsion love the husband who loves her. . . . Now marriage is [also] a help in the case of those advanced in years, by furnishing a spouse to take care of one, and by rearing children of her to nourish one's old age" (Stromata 2:23 [A.D. 206]).

John Chrysostom: [A wife is] espoused to her husband to be his partner in life, and for the procreation of children, not for the purposes of indecency and laughter; that she might keep the house, and instruct him also to be serious, not that she might supply to him the fuel of fornication [Homilies on 1 Thessalonians 5 [A.D. 400]).

Saint Augustine: In marriage, however, let the blessings of marriage be loved: offspring, fidelity, and the sacramental bond. Offspring, not so much that it may be born, but because it can be reborn [as a Christian]; for it is born to punishment unless it be reborn to life. Fidelity, but not such as even the unbelievers have among themselves, ardent as they are for the flesh. . . . The sacramental bond, which they lose neither through separation nor through adultery-this the spouses should guard chastely and harmoniously (Marriage and Concupiscence 1:17:19[A.D. 419]).