Saturday, October 17, 2009

Europe Is Terminally Ill

Not from the Plague this time, more from the tendency of evil towards self-annihilation. Self-annihilation, you may ask, where does that come from? When you think of the classical take on evil as privation and lack of being, and understand evil's goal to propagate itself at the expense of the good, it becomes clear. The goal of the evil is the destruction of everything, including the evil-doer. Even if he/she doesn't realize it, that's where the whole game is going. John Damascene (I think) brought this up somewhere when he was analyzing the story of Jesus driving the demons into the herd of pigs.

And the unclean spirits going out, entered into the swine: and the herd with great violence was carried headlong into the sea, being about two thousand, were stifled in the sea.

Mark 5:13

That's right. They committed suicide. Getting back to the direct point here, Europe is going all-in now that Spain has sold out to the culture of death.

This per Bishop Demetrio Fernandez of Tarazona, Spain. CNA has the story. Since Spain has decided to destroy itself by legalizing infanticide, His Excellency has reminded us all of the typical results of this sort of madness. Welcome to the "continent of death."

He pointed out that since the legalization of abortion, “some 50 million children were not born, who would today be 50 million young people,” which Europe needs desperately as the population “is prematurely aging and is dying of sadness and despair.”

Too bad so many folks don't give a crap.

The bishop warned that the Spanish government’s new law on abortion would “multiply the number of those who are not going to be born,” since it would make abortion a right protected by a false freedom and would lead to women doing “violence against their own bodies.”

He warned that with the new law women would pay the price for situations in which perhaps they are the least to blame. “Once again, the feminist cry for freedom for the dignity of women is drowned out by dispositions to turn them into simple objects of passing and irresponsible pleasure."

If you aren't too young, you might be able to remember a time when the ability to create and nourish life was regarded as one of the highest callings. Clearly, though, it doesn't take long for this vocation to be subordinated to the calling to sacrifice one's child on the altar of convenience. Ah yes. Therein lies true dignity.

Let's face it. It is empowering. Holding the decision of life or death over another is a frightful thing, especially when it's abused to the tune of millions of deaths a year.

Where are Ferdinand and Isabella when you need them?


Mark of the Vineyard said...

I live in a country in which the first king gave his crown to Our Lady and things aren't going so great here either. This is the land of Fatima, yet Catholicism is slowly dying...

Karl said...

The quote is from St. John Chrysostom, which I found in the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture.

Haskovec said...

This is sad. For as much as I love Europe it is sad to see them doing this to themselves. When Sofi and I were in Madrid about a year and a half ago we went to Mass. And it was the most beautiful church and the sad part it was almost empty. This huge church with 20 people attending mass most of them fairly old, and ourselves and maybe one other couple.