Confronting the Unreality of Same Sex 'Marriage'
he considered "some of the many ways in which persons . . . make unreal professions, or seeing see not, and hearing hear not, and speak without mastering, or trying to master their words."
Newman says that "there cannot be a more apposite specimen of unreality" than realities based upon mere opinions, opinions that are formed "not by presenting a question in its real and true substance, but by adroitly colouring it, or selecting out of it some particular point which may be exaggerated, and dressed up, and be made the means of working on popular feelings."
"Everyone one has a right to love whom they choose"--the claptrap heard on the lips of many an unthinking advocate of homosexual "marriage"--is just such a species of unreality. It's not love that is involved in marriage, but conjugal love, and conjugal love requires, if one wants to remain in the world of reality, a man and woman.
I have the right to love my dog, or to love a bit of bourbon or a cigar now and then, but I certainly have no right--except in an unreal and phantasmagorical world--to marry my Pekingese, or my tumbler, or my puro.
"I have watched the wheels go round in case I might see the living creatures like the appearance of lamps, in case I might see the Living God projected from the Machine," wrote David Jones at the end of his poem "A, a, a Domine Deus."
Yes, as I pet my dog, drink my bourbon, smoke my cigars, read good books, write some articles, go to work, eat dinner, say my prayers, and do all the other things normal humans do, including being involved in this something-God-given-worked-with called marriage, I have watched the leftist political Machine work its wheels upon the living institution of marriage, this marvelous institution given to us by the Living God.
"I have said to the perfected steel, be my sister and for the glassy towers I thought I felt some beginnings of His creature, but A,a,a, Domine Deus, my hands found the glazed work unrefined and the terrible crystal a stage-paste . . . Eia, Domine Deus."
Like the Prophet Jeremiah whom Jones refers to, I stand aghast at the destruction on marriage wrought by the Godless left, the haters of nature and nature's God. I am simply amazed at the fact that our government--whose job it is to protect and defend this natural institution--is actually working against it! I stutter, stammer, even unto God: "A, a, a . . . ."
How can this be? "A, a, a . . . ." How can this most basic of God-given institutions be attacked, and how can the people consent? "A, a, a . . . ." How is it that there is not an uproar? "A, a, a . . . ." How is it the people do not see the wickedness, the insanity involved in same-sex "marriage." "A, a, a . . . ." How is it that they do not oust those from power who would despoil us from the something-God-given-worked-with thing, a wondrous thing, called marriage? "A, a, a . . . ."
How can these enemies of marriage take the "glazed work unrefined and the terrible crystal" of marriage, a something-God-given-worked-with, and turn it into "stage-paste," a work of our own hands, a brittle trinket, a fake bauble, a caricature of natural law? "A, a, a . . . ."
It's a mystery of sin. Unanswerable. Why do dogs eat their vomit? Why do some people enjoy skinning cats? Why do some kids crucify lizards? Why do some people inflict pain on others? Why do some men kill six-year old children with guns? Why do mothers put their children to death by the millions? Why do two men or two women want to mimic, ape, caricature, and blaspheme marriage? Why do they want the entire land to cooperate in their madness, their rebellion, their venture in unreality? Why do some men hate God and his works?
And so, like the poet David Jones, and like the prophets of old, and like all men of good sense, we must sometimes turn our cry unto the Lord to free us from the sins of our land which we seem powerless to stop. We must turn to God to help us to explain the humanly inexplicable, to answer the humanly unanswerable, to give solace to the humanly inconsolable, to make real once again what man has made unreal. It is then that the stutter turns to prayer:
"Eia, Domine Deus."
Oh Lord God! . . . .
Andrew M. Greenwell is an attorney licensed to practice law in Texas, practicing in Corpus Christi, Texas. He is married with three children. He maintains a blog entirely devoted to the natural law called Lex Christianorum. You can contact Andrew at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Pope Benedict XVI's Prayer Intentions for January 2013
General Intention: The Faith of Christians. That in this Year of Faith Christians may deepen their knowledge of the mystery of Christ and witness joyfully to the gift of faith in him.
Missionary Intention: Middle Eastern Christians. That the Christian communities of the Middle East, often discriminated against, may receive from the Holy Spirit the strength of fidelity and perseverance.
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