Found this photograph in the home page of a major news outlet. It is an image similar to others that profoundly illuminate the state of the Catholicist Nation, which appears to be very healthy.
It seems a bazillion people in Spain have violated the rule about being up past midnight the day before an election. I imagine Spain wants things to be decided at the ballot box and not in the streets. It does seem that people are bit disappointed with the ways of proper enfranchisement, beings they're pounding the pavement so enthusiastically.
Upset with high unemployment and certainly other abuses of all sorts, they've taken to let their exploiters have the what's-what. Stop exploiting us so much. Many in the throng even taped their mouths to "make the statement" that their marginalization is unacceptable. I guess they want their exploiters to notice them a bit more so they can...
So they can do what?
A few days ago the Roman Catholic Church came clean about their pandemic clergy sex abuse problem. They got right at the heart of the problem.
It is society that is to blame. The sexual revolution originating with the whole Woodstock generation and all that stuff has captivated the hearts and minds of priests to get them to do bad things.
Don't get me wrong, I chuckle a bit at this also. But the truth about all of this is something that is rarely mentioned. Many will deride such gutlessness. Others will consent with some measure of resignation. Most all of them will yell a lot at people who say such things and keep yelling at them to simply get those guys to keep their pants on the presence of children. Everything shoved into the World's megaphone will reflect similar sentiments.
But that's understandable, because all those remarking about it are also victims of society's plap.
The truth is that society's plap -- whether motivating the lascivious behavior of the priests (and pretty much the lascivious behavior of everyone else of the World) or informing the words about it -- is all generated by the Agency of Cain, most notably its ecclesiastical branch, the Roman Catholic Church.
When the Roman Catholic Church says "Society made me do it," they are indeed saying "The Roman Catholic Church made me do it."
Quite a noteworthy facet to this truth is that the organization charged with the task of molding and shaping society's hearts and minds is officially titled The Society of Jesus. So yes, if the experts say "Society is the reason," they are indeed sharing an extraordinarily profound truth.
For any dismissive detractor, I offer this simple challenge, based on the simple fact that society isn't some nebulous haze of neuron-twisting electrons somewhere-- it is people.
The real question is, which people? What people out there that make up SOCIETY are the ones who have the most power, the most authority, the most legitimacy, the most wherewithal, and the most expert training and industrious proficiency to get people to do things that would keep them in the hegemonic institution of oppressive sin management?
How on earth is it the case that those ten thousand people demonstrating in Spain could be so moved to brashly approach exploiters who'll continue to exploit them? It doesn't matter how much they get to them, they'll still be compelled to slog through the World System no matter how much more smiley they can make their exploiters or how many other more smiley exploiters they enable.
The Answer is even simpler.
Go to the One who moves His followers to simply turn to one another and say, "Hey, I have a God-given gift and you have one too. Let's get together and love one another with the breadth of our talents. I'm giving up myself and all my selfish desires to hack off something from you so I can have it. I'm done with that.
"And how about we leave these exploiters to exploit those who like being exploited. Really, do we need them? God's already sent them out to crack heads of those who refuse to call on Him, what do we have to do with that if we belong to Christ? He's given us something far, far better."
At that point people would go do their business simply because they love one another. Everyone in community would be free to revel in the beauty, glory, and wonder of God's Kingdom. Their words can never be muted because they speak of those things with bountiful joy and effusive praise to the One who gives His own everything anyway. People will either listen and also come to Him, or they'll murder those who speak and live in such ways.
Huh? Murder them?
Jesus said it would happen. But if it does...
He said nothing could separate us from His love. Not a single thing, not even death.
I look forward to being among the ten thousand -- nah, the ten million (or more!) who'll be gathering simply to worship Him in Spirit and in Truth.
No matter what happens.