Saturday, December 22, 2012

Moral Relativism Is Leading Mankind To The Abyss!

Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict has weighed in on the issue of “gay marriage.” Our Holy Father continues to be extremely concerned about the current state of the world, especially as it pertains many governments and peoples out right rejection of the moral and natural law. Once again, our Holy Father has stated that the “very future of mankind is at stake.” The following are highlights of one of the pope’s end of the year speeches delivered today in Italian.
  The Telegraph:
Pope Benedict XVI: "In the fight for the family, the very notion of being – of what being human really means is being called into question," the Pope said in Italian during an end-of-year speech.
“The question of the family … is the question of what it means to be a man, and what it is necessary to do to be true men,” he said.
The Pope spoke of the “falseness” of gender theories and cited at length France’s chief Rabbi Gilles Bernheim, who has spoken out against gay marriage.
“Bernheim has shown in a very detailed and profoundly moving study that the attack we are currently experiencing on the true structure of the family, made up of father, mother, and child, goes much deeper,” he said.
He cited feminist gender theorist Simone de Beauvoir’s view to the effect that one is not born a woman, but one becomes so that sex was no longer an element of nature but a social role people chose for themselves.

“The profound falsehood of this theory and of the anthropological revolution contained within it is obvious,” he said.
The defense of the family, the Pope said, “is about man himself. And it becomes clear that when God is denied, human dignity also disappears.”
On Monday, the Vatican’s newspaper described laws on gay marriage as an attempt at a communist-like “utopia”, a day after tens of thousands of demonstrators turned out in France to support legalizing both marriages and adoption for gay couples.
France’s parliament is to debate the government-backed “marriage for all” bill early next year.
With President Francois Hollande’s Socialists enjoying a strong majority, the bill is expected to pass despite vehement opposition from the right and religious groups.
Only if there is such a consensus on the essentials can constitutions and law function. This fundamental consensus derived from the Christian heritage is at risk. In reality, this makes reason blind to what is essential. To resist this eclipse of reason and to preserve its capacity for seeing the essential, for seeing God and man, for seeing what is good and what is true, is the common interest that must unite all people of good will. The very future of the world is at stake.
Moral consensus is collapsing. Consequently the forces mobilized for the defense of such structures seem doomed to failure. However, the grave challenges confronting the world at the start of this new Millennium lead us to think that only an intervention from on high, capable of guiding the hearts of those living in situations of conflict and those governing the destinies of nations, can give reason to hope for a brighter future.

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