Thomists will define 'Time' as simply the measure of motion. Human beings being both rational(soul) and sensual(body) must live with this constraint. All of our actions whether we like it or not are governed by this fact. Our bodies corrupt everyday as our sensual finality awaits us. Death will come like a thief in the night....Okay, now that I've probably depressed the hell out of you, I would just like to say that because of time, my posts will become more sporadic. But I promise that when I post I gonna rock you!
I recently discovered the King's men. It is a men's group based out of Pennsylvania in the US. Their mission statement is forming men to be leaders, protectors and providers. Their enemy is pornography. Their enemy is my enemy. Two things come to mind,..the first being that there is a crisis in masculinity and second, when did we (men) drop the ball? I recall my youth, in the early eighties,..going to school with an A-Team lunch box, and coming home to watch GI Joe and Transformers. I played hockey, as well as did a lot of martial arts. Oh yeah,..almost forgot, I never threw a handgrenade at anybody, and believe it or not, my father had a gun in the house! How come I didn't become a homicidal maniac which by today's pop psychology standards, I would have been the real victim had I perpetrated a crime because my dad was verbally abusive? The answer is simple, I was priviledged to live in a home with discipline(anybody catch the root word?), boundaries that were enforced and a solid nuclear family that ate supper together every night, no exceptions.
The act of intercourse, if you will, begets the family, so as the family goes, so does the world. In the Universal Church, the family unit is often referred to as the domestic Church. So lets fast-forward to today's Pagan,..ooops(tourettes...) I mean open-minded progressive, politically correct, tolerant sexually liberating utopia which we have always dreamed of (I hope you catch my sarcasm...). Well, we have an AIDS epidemic, (among other STDs) Abortion on demand, so-called gay marriage, feminism (wait,..I don't mean authentic feminism, I mean the power hungry 'feminazis' who are confused about their gender..)and marxist socialism creeping up. Sadly, I think it is pretty obvious about what is happening in the world. If you live in Quebec, it's pretty clear!
About pornography, I have a special hatred for you, because I am a man, and yes men do think differently than women about sex. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I was pretty liberal myself before I came into the Church. Being a product of 'Spirit of Vatican II' deceivers...oops! (tourettes again!)I mean good willed teachers I was taught that masturbation is healthy and necessary for psychological balance, y'know we need to release ourselves,..be free. (BTW, that is not 'freedom' that is instead 'license.') Nevertheless, I have since amended my thinking, and continue to struggle everyday with this issue, it is a sin, a mortal sin. The good news is that we can overcome it, through prayer, fasting and being accountable. Also do not get discouraged and go the Sacrement of Reconciliation often. In the past, one could just throw away the porn, now it is everywhere, especially on the internet. St Michael's Brigade (Coming soon!) will tackle this issue head-on, and as men we will fight together! The devil is strong!, but Christ ultimately wins! Men need to be men! The next time someone gives you that hippie BS line about, Oh, what would Jesus do? Quote the Gospel of St John: 2,13-22. (Depending of course on the situation!)
P.S. If anyone struggles with this issue, feel free to email me and I can provide helpful resources as well as prayer.