I've been reading Cardinal Sarah's book, God or Nothing. And as I read the excerpt below I couldn't help but think of the quote from Isaiah because we are living it! Perversion of language is all around us being used to advance evils almost beyond imagining. Sin is first conceived in the mind and social engineering begins with verbal engineering. If you can convince someone that an evil is good, something that frees and ennobles one, getting them to embrace that evil becomes relatively easy.
The meaning of some words today is so perverted they give us twisted and ugly images totally unrelated to their origins. The word "gay" used to mean happy and light-hearted. Today it's applied to a lifestyle that is anything but happy, one that leads some to commit suicide and others to mutilate their bodies, abuse their partners, and end up dying of horrendous diseases. Notice just today, the words you hear around you. Do they cast light or do they obscure the truth? If you're watching the talking heads, see how some drive their agendas with twisted language. And remember to let your yes mean yes and your no mean no! Consider these words from Cardinal Sarah:
A war has been declared against human life, with gigantic financial resources. How is it conceivable that so many defenseless children should be eliminated in their mothers' wombs under the pretext of a woman's right to control her body freely? Women's dignity is a noble, important cause to fight for, but it is not achieved by murdering unborn children. John Paul II had understood that well-meaning intentions concealed a veritable battle plan against life. In Africa, when I see the astronomical sums that are promised by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which aims to increase exponentially access to contraception for unmarried girls and women, thus opening up the way for abortion, I can only protest against such a lethal project.
What are the hidden motivations of these large-scale campaigns that will end in tens of thousands of deaths? Could it be a well-designed plan to eliminate the poor in Africa and elsewhere? God and history will tell us some day....
If we do not overcome the culture of death, mankind is headed for its perdition. Now, at the beginning of the third millennium, the destruction of human life is no longer a barbaric act but a sign of progress in civilization; the law takes a right of individual liberty as the pretext for giving man the option to kill his neighbor. The world could become a real hell. This is no longer a sort of decadence but, rather, a dictatorship of horror, a programmed genocide of which the Western powers are guilty. This relentless campaign against life in a new, definitive stage in the relentless campaign against God's plan.Cardinal Sarah ends this comment with a sign of hope:
Nevertheless, in all my travels, I notice a reawakening of consciences. The young Christians of North America are gradually taking the lead to drive back the culture of death. God has not fallen asleep. He truly is with those who defend life.Remember what Pope St. John Paul II said during his 1987 visit. "If you want equal justice for all, and true freedom and lasting peace, then, America, defend life!" How will you answer that call today? We can start by promoting the truth against the distortion of the language of the lie.