|Has our culture buried the truth?|
Good grief! I started looking at the clock at 4:10 this morning and finally got up about 40 minutes later after praying the Seven Sorrows of Mary. Usually that puts me back to sleep before I get to the third meditation. The devil hates Our Lady and sure doesn't want to disturb anyone's sleep for that! (On the other hand, maybe it was the chocolate cherries.) But after I finished praying the Seven Sorrows, I was still wide awake, so here I am (after a cup of coffee and a few magazine articles) reflecting on the important questions of life (or not-so-important, take your pick):
- I read somewhere recently that we live in a "post truth culture." It got me thinking about the book People of the Lie about individuals whose entire disposition is oriented toward untruth. What happens when it isn't just individuals but an entire culture with all its force and pressure demanding that everyone conform to untruth?
- How come "diversity" is so darn uniform? Nobody is allowed to disagree about same-sex marriage, gender identity, immigration, Dreamers, race relations, and a host of other issues without being labeled a "phobe" of some sort?
- And what the heck is a "phobe?" And why does anybody with half a brain join in the name-calling that says "phobes" are "afraid" of whatever the latest fad is when the so-called "phobes" are the only ones who aren't afraid to stand up against it?
- Why are the Catholic bishops hopping on every faddish bandwagon instead of preaching the truths of the Catholic faith? (Actually, that one's easy -- "Follow the money.")
- What am I going to fix for Christmas dinner for 30?
- Why am I on the computer instead of praying the rosary?
Have a good day! And I hope yours started later than mine.