Scripture vs. the Sexual Deviancy Zeitgeist by M. P. Orsi – “Jesus never taught that feelings are the bottom line of morality.”
(Link): Scripture vs. the Sexual Deviancy Zeitgeist
….In the Gospels, we’re told that some who were initially attracted to Jesus eventually found his message too challenging and walked away from him. He accepted that choice out of respect for human free will.
The thinking that’s become prominent in modern times not only reinforces the tendency to follow our own desires; it’s added a therapeutic dimension.
Many so-called “experts” insist that those behaviors are good which make us feel good. On the other hand, traditional moral precepts, as taught by the Church, are not only inhibiting; they’re actually destructive of happiness.
Thus, feeling becomes the measure of what is right and what is wrong.
Such ideas have had profound consequences. Perhaps the most extreme is the rise of gender ideology.
Claims that people exist along an “LGBTQ+” spectrum, extending all the way to pan-sexuality (having sex with anybody or anything), and that our gender is determined by how we “identify” ourselves, have remarkable appeal.
You can’t watch TV, view a movie, read a publication, surf social media, attend a sporting event, or walk past a billboard without encountering some celebration of unlimited sexual variety.
The new 117th Congress has even passed a measure that requires use of gender-neutral language in congressional documents to accommodate this way of thinking.
That it contradicts the understanding of human biology which has existed since the beginning of time doesn’t matter. It accords with the spirit of the age (what’s called the “zeitgeist”).
That it contradicts Scripture goes without saying. Jesus never taught that feelings are the bottom line of morality. In fact, the Gospels make it clear that we should not feel good about something that’s wrong.
Just the opposite, in fact. Those who assume they can do whatever they wish, as long as it makes them feel good about themselves — that lets them be “free to be me,” as we hear it put so often — are acting in ways contrary to natural law. They’re lying to themselves and endangering their immortal souls.
“The body is not for immorality, but for the Lord,” St. Paul writes in his First Letter to the Corinthians. And, he adds, “the Lord is for the body,” by which he means that God pays close attention to what we do.
How is it that society has come to promote such distorted views of sexuality?
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