Friday, June 28, 2013

On Secularism in the Family

Family dinner without TV
From the book, “Surrender to Secularism” by Rev. Cuthbert M. O’Gara regarding our country:

“‘Intoxicated with unbroken success we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God who made us.’  These words…not only recall to us our national traditions relative to the importance of religion; they also remind us of the constant inclination of this country to turn way from God and to be immersed in material pursuits.  In our day widespread yielding to this temptation has given rise to an even greater danger-the way of life we call- Secularism…

To teach moral and spiritual values divorced from religion and based solely on social convention…is not enough.  Unless man’s conscience is enlightened by the knowledge of principles that express God’s law, there can be no firm and lasting morality.  Without religion morality becomes simply a matter of individual taste, of public opinion or majority vote.  The moral law must derive its validity and its binding force from the truths of religion.  Without religious education, moral education is impossible.”

Unfortunately, this system of secular education is now present even within Christian families.  These so called ‘religious people’ will allow their children to use the clothes, the language, and even enjoy the pursuits pushed upon them by secular society.  And so Catholic children are raised without Christian lifestyles to surround the moral principles their parents try to instill within them.  Immodest dress is one example of these secular ideals since children as young as toddlers are allowed in Churches wearing the tight or genderless clothing of the revolution of secularism.

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