Real Clear Religion

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

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

Open Book
Light Bulb


Margaret Sanger, a founder of planned parenthood imagined a "paradise".    She did not live to see the fulfillment of this "paradise"-- but it has arrived.  Her "paradise" has taken a horrendous toll in terms of not only souls, but also lives lost.  It has led us down a path of cultural suicide and could eventually if not recognized, bring about the death of the West.  

Like the serpent's promise to Adam and Eve, Margaret Sanger visualized a world where sex reigned free of commitment and consequences. 

"We must teach men the overwhelming power of this radiant force...through sex mankind may attain the great spiritual illumination which will transform the world, which will light up the only path to an earthly paradise. So must we necessarily and inevitably conceive of sex-expression" 

In her outlook the libido of the individual becomes the sole purpose of sex.  One friend said of Ms. Sanger, "She was the first person I ever knew who was openly an ardent propagandist for 'joys of the flesh'."
In less than a century the majority of the west has adopted this same view of human sexuality.  Seeking out the "joys of the flesh" has become the norm while the idea of restraint of the libido i.e., abstinence before marriage, is seen as unrealistic and unhealthy repression.  Not only have sexuality and motherhood  been separated but sexuality has also been separated from procreation.  Massive amounts of birth control are of course necessary to sustain this libido dominated lifestyle.  

Fruitless and childless sex has become an entitlement.  In fact, the right to be free from all natural consequences of sex is subsidized by the state and is even called "health care".  Our rights involving sex are increasing all the time ...We have the right to indulge our libido in whatever way we want with whoever we please;  the right to fruitless sex;  the right to change our sex;  the right to "terminate" the consequence of sex;  the right to "protected" sex;  the right to pornographic sex;  the right to be free of all intolerance related to sex;  we even have the right to proclaim any and all of it "marriage". 

This fruitless or childless sex portends poorly for the West's demographics, to say the least.  If reproduction of the human race is not a function of marital sex then marriage can be commandeered by any type of "sex-partnership".   The key to retaining the integrity of marriage is that the "unitive" and the "procreative" aspects of sex are never to be separated.  It is a simple concept with profound consequences.      

If the unitive and the procreative aspects of sex are not separated, the depopulation of the West will be prevented, the integrity of marriage will be ensured,  and it will halt the slippery slope of biological madness that separates procreation from sex i.e., cloning.  

True freedom and liberation flows from following the laws of God who is the author of nature and creation.   "...[W]hat looks like "liberation" turns into its opposite and shows its diabolical visage...all this has already been described with precision in the first pages of the Bible.  The core of the temptation for man and of his fall is contained in programmatic statement:  'You will be like God'.  "Like God"  ...means free of the laws of the Creator, free of the laws of nature herself, absolute lord of one's own destiny. Man continually desires only one thing:  to be his own creator and his own master.  But what awaits us at the end of this road is certainly not paradise."  Card. Joseph Ratzinger, The Ratzinger Report.