Electorals, Confessionals, and Melting Pots
People come in all shapes and sizes, but the way society has packaged modern thought in usurping Divinely ordained laws by compromising in order to reshape souls into humanistic clones - or is that 'clowns' - without representation from Heaven, is downright satanic.
"It is only when we realize that we must be equal as children of God but forever unequal in relation to His Ultimate Authority that we will foster the kind of humility that God loves. Once again, this sinister cry for equality is what drove the French Revolution, Socialists, and Communists to ultimately reject God, religion, and morality! Worse still, it is this call for equality which ultimately drags us to the lowest deception of all…The Melting Pot! How is such a perverted and distorted equality present in the confessional? How about priests who treat armed robbery, fornication, sodomy, and the murder of innocents as "sin chips" equal to petty theft, swearing, and stealing cookies from the jar? How about "pray three Hail Marys" in response to murder and breaking a diet alike? How about priests who tell children to bring one good thing and one bad thing you have done? to confession? There is your evil equality in the confessional!"
The other day I was browsing an article about the controversial state electoral vote system by which our leader is chosen when a vivid continuum, spectrum, flowchart or, more precisely, slippery slope appeared in my mind. Three very different ways of looking at selecting a president, weighing influence, and envisioning a society materialized before my eyes. A closer look reveals these three unique ways of looking at elections, societies, morality and, ultimately, our relationship with God!
The Electoral View, on which our state electoral voting system is based, sees reality as both a composite and a relation between unique, varied components each contributing differing impacts upon the whole. This view respects both the individuality/shape and the tone/color of each component by seeing each component as contributing its own weighted impact and flavor upon the whole. Hence, we see the varied electoral votes of each state in relative proportion to each state's population. This way of looking at reality accepts that some things in life are more significant than others and must be weighted accordingly.
A society espousing this view determines its priorities, weighs them accordingly, and determines its collective principles and actions respecting those priorities and differing impacts. A morality espousing this view determines moral priorities according to natural law, moral absolutes and, in any society pretending to follow The Almighty, the Word and Will of its Creator. It should be obvious and clear that the respect and protection of life; of the powerless, voiceless, and innocent and, above all, of the Word and Will of God Almighty, must hold the highest priority and impact upon all principles, policies, and actions in any society pretending to have a shred of morality. Such a society and such a morality sees our relationship with God as one of common sense respect, gratitude, and adoration for The Creator and His Creative Power and Process. In a sense, the moral citizen of such a moral society is but a gatekeeper, a soldier defending life, innocence, and the Word and Will of The Creator of all life and innocence. Such a citizen betrays that divine duty to protect and defend to the extent that he or she arrogantly goes off on a whimsical tangent based on impudence, insolence, disobedience, selfishness, or any other such vice or vise which strangles virtue and morality from a society and a person.
In short, morality must be far and away the most significant and decisive component of all actions in any society which espouses both an electoral and a moral point of view, and a respect for God Almighty and His Creative Authority must likewise transcend all morality in such a society! In the confessional, this Electoral View reminds us that our sins carry varying moral weight and harm and therefore will require varied input and response by the priest hearing our confession. This transcendent sacrament is the moral marketplace where we exchange our varied currency of sin for God's true forgiveness and justice, provided we do so with true repentance, sorrow, and resolution to avoid and banish sin from our lives!
A variant of the "winner take all" state electoral voting system would have the candidates split each state's electoral votes in accordance to their relative proportion of the state vote. While this approach may seem fair in elections, its value must be carefully scrutinized in societies and especially on moral ground. While it may wise and fair to apportion the value and impact of programs and policies in social, educational, economic, and political arenas, it is dangerous, deadly, and devilish to blindly follow such thinking in the moral realm. One is either against abortions; cloning, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, or sodomite unions or one is in favor of such things. There is no such thing as being slightly or conditionally in favor of murder, pretending to be God, or sin! No explanation or hypothetical will justify evil and it is only the most pathetic babble of the weak, the cowardly, or the insolent to attempt to do so! Viewed closely, the introduction of "proportionalism" to an electoral view is merely a sinister introduction to the lower level of so-called Equality.
The Equality View pretends that all components of an election, a society, and a moral question are of equal value and weight. Applied to our election process, this approach would have us merely count each state as one and award each state to the candidate winning that state, declaring as the winner that candidate winning the most states. While such a view seems innocuous at first, a closer view presents a different way of looking at things. When this approach is analyzed carefully, it becomes obvious that its goal is to eliminate priority, intrinsic differences in importance and significance, and absolute truths of differing value. A state with 5 people would be equal with one having a population of 5 million! This deranged system fails on two levels. First, it unfairly gives too much value to a single vote from the state with 5 voters. Second, it pretends that such a state is the same as the one with millions of voters. Obviously, this equality view is a twisted, distorted façade of reality pretending to be based on some overblown, overused, and manipulated cry of "equality". What is most ironic, tragic, and even humorous about this pathetic approach to things is that it pretends that "equality" is both possible under all circumstances and akin to "fairness". In truth, reckless equality may be the greatest enemy of fairness, truth, and morality. It is neither fair, accurate, nor moral to pretend that a student with a D is academically "equal" to one with an A! Life is neither fair nor equal, but this is not God's doing. While Our Creator's love for us is equal, it is our differing response and obedience to that love which creates inequality and our distorted, selfish perception of God's Will which creates our twisted sense of unfairness!
The society which blindly cries for equality in all arenas blindly invites injustice, unfairness, resentment, laziness, arrogance, and degradation as well. Such a society begets a generation of citizens who expect what they should earn, reject what they should be thankful for, and scorn what they should appreciate! Do we not see such a society today? The morality which blindly calls for equality is a fraudulent thief which steals the virtue of its people while pretending to protect their integrity. Such a morality is no morality at all but merely a cruel, sinister lie which spits out vile deceptions much as the serpent did in Eden! Do we not see such lies and hypocrisy in those politicians and leaders who pretend to defend the innocent, the voiceless, and the vulnerable while handing the abortionist his knife? In short, the cry for equality takes us one step farther from the Electoral View and one step closer to perdition. It is that cry which drove Lucifer and his minions to rebel against God and Adam and Eve to disobey that same God.
It is only when we realize that we must be equal as children of God but forever unequal in relation to His Ultimate Authority that we will foster the kind of humility that God loves. Once again, this sinister cry for equality is what drove the French Revolution, Socialists, and Communists to ultimately reject God, religion, and morality! Worse still, it is this call for equality which ultimately drags us to the lowest deception of all…The Melting Pot!
How is such a perverted and distorted equality present in the confessional? How about priests who treat armed robbery, fornication, sodomy, and the murder of innocents as "sin chips" equal to petty theft, swearing, and stealing cookies from the jar? How about "pray three Hail Marys" in response to murder and breaking a diet alike? How about priests who tell children to bring one good thing and one bad thing you have done? to confession? There is your evil equality in the confessional!
The Melting Pot
The lowest and most sinister of all views is the Melting Pot, which pretends to turn equality into a religion and all forms of uniqueness, difference, and individuality into a sin! There has always been a call to replace the Electoral Vote System with a popular vote, especially after Al Gore won the popular vote yet lost the decisive electoral vote in 2000. On the surface, this view seems the most accurate, fair, moral, and simple approach to all problems. After all, what better way to decide things that to merely throw everything into a "pot", mix together, and judge? This approach devilishly combines the evil of rampant equality with false notions of tolerance, sameness, and virtuous "oneness" and likewise turns that deadly brew into a religion. The society which sells this poison detests the notions of absolute truth, Divine Will, tradition, maintaining cultural and family roots, and of standing up for one's own beliefs.
The morality which seeks this drug hopes to induce blind acceptance of change, of uniformity, and of the rejection of traditional views of ethics and conscience. It is the "popular vote" that matters. Societal action, change, policy, right, wrong, in, out, are all determined by "popular vote". The relative value of religion, culture, entertainment, and law is determined by what most people think and want. Do we not see such a hatred for tradition, absolute truth, and religion now? Is not "morality" today more a popular vote than any semblance of truth?
Is not what is good or bad determined by fads, whims, arrogance, and selfish desires than anything else? When priests throw our sins into some confessional bin, shake briskly, and say, "Overall, you are quite a nice guy!" they are bringing this melting pot defacement of true repentance into the confessional! When priests downplay serious sins and turn the Sacrament of Confession into a pep rally, a therapy session, or a love sit-in, they are cooking truth in a cauldron of New Age, New Order broth!
Obviously, this approach is the most vile, sinister, destructive one of all. It does not even pretend that everything is equal. It merely mixes the importance with the trivial and concocts its own brew flavored to its own agenda and pretends that the resulting drink is the nectar from which all must drink. Obviously, this approach is the tool of The New Order by which the one world religion and one world government will be introduced. We have all seen the image of a witch at the cauldron mixing a brew of evil. The impending future and approaching present will surely turn this image into a greater reality than any true Catholic could ever imagine in his or her deepest nightmares!
Editor's Note: Heaven is once again under attack by those who would seek to ignore and overthrow God's majesty and authority. Gabriel Garnica, educator and attorney, submits regular insights and commentaries to remind and help guide readers toward a deeper and more assertive faith. Touching on topics and issues ranging from personal faith, doctrine, education, scripture, the media, family life, morality, and values, Gabriel's notes are music to traditional ears but unpleasant tones to those who have bought into the misguided notions so prevalent and spreading in today's Catholic world.