Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Never say never, but...

I'll say its highly unlikely. In fact, its so unlikely that I probably shouldn't even pay it any attention. Tonight the Guardian is reporting (yet again) to the shift change in Vatican "policy" towards condom use, saying it will be determined to be the lesser of two evils. Someone must have tickled the bottoms of the liberals to get typing again, since this seems to have come out of nowhere.

Here's the thing - you cannot choose the lesser of two evils - because you are still choosing evil, which is the actual definition of sin. Therefore - you cannot choose condom use to prevent AIDS because that implies you condone the sinful act attached to lust. Period. The Church has taught since inception (read: 33 in the Year of Our Lord) that you cannot use evil to prevent a larger evil, nor can you use evil to create good. Such behavior is morally unjustifiable, no matter how small the evil or how great the good.

Consider that just 1 sin, just one little sin is so offensive to God who is all perfect and loving that it can separate us for all eternity from him into the fires of hell. Now consider the Church of Christ telling people its ok to choose even a lesser evil, though still evil. Whats next: A U.N. commision to hand out condoms to rapists? Ridiculous.

On that note, here's the ridiculously stupid article...with ridiculously stupid title attached...

After decades of opposition, Vatican view on condoms begins to shift

1 comment:

Abba Larry said...

Well said Matt. I think that having been brought up in a culture of death, we have been soiled in our thinking and its become so many blind spots. Lesser of two evils has been used to justify so many evils that we become morally jaded. God does not. His righteousness remains true to His standard. To truth itself. I find that in the political arena, we have voted for the lesser of two evils and so have only gotten evil back.

"The whole truth is generally the ally of virtue; a half-truth is always the ally of some vice." - G.K. Chesterton