The world is not our own. We are resident in it for a time, and then we are gone. And, we are not our own. Our whole existence and being is the work of that which formed and made us. We awaken to discover first, that we are, and then that we are the work of a great mystery. Our voyage has begun, and we know not from whence we have come or to where we are to go. We find ourselves to be already sailing in the uncharted waters of our existence on, what is, for each of us, our own voyage of inexplicable mystery and destination, each asking ourselves, "Where am I?" "Why am I here?" "And to where am I going?" To where will our voyage of discovery take us? My own discoveries are pretty much as I have set out and detailed in the articles on my website: www.lovegod.cc
I didn't start this article with the above particular thoughts in mind, rather I was looking for a way to start and consider the topic of 'New World Engineering'. My mind took me to the beginning of it all, so I began typing to see where it would lead. (No matter the topic; all topics are but a part, an aspect, of the one great shared topic of our existence.)
The particular aspect for this next moment, is to note the great variation in the unique individuality of each of us as we relate to one another in the social context of our existence together. Certain 'norms' become apparent which we all come to acknowledge and respect, and their acceptance becomes embedded among the traditions of our common shared culture.
In this context, I now wish to fasten upon 'marriage', as it has become naturally and commonly accepted to be, in its very nature, as a natural relationship between persons of opposite and complementary genders coming together in union and natural accord with the unitive-procreative designs of our male/female faculties. Stunning is the realisation that the male/female faculties have each been designed with the other in mind so they together form a shared unity with the capacity to generate a new child-life in their own image. The whole design is so incredibly complex and wonderfully conceived and implemented that it gives rise in our minds to the incredible discovery that we are all, the unmistakable work of a mind-boggling Symphonic Intelligence of incomprehensible capacity and power, awesome in Its inexpressible wonder, a Symphonic Mind of such capacity and power as to be the Origin of the whole cosmic creation with its incredible variety of creatures as being the work of but one coherent Mind Whose habitation is Eternity. (Isaiah 57:15)
And so it is that we come to discern the order at work in the structure of the animate and inanimate creatures of the Creation and the operations at work acting to foster and sustain the existence of all living things. We discover the forces acting to support and foster life and well-being of all creatures are opposed by co-existing forces which are ever-working to bring about their demise. In this, do we discover the constant workings of the powers of both life and of death. In this, do we discover what has come to be known as the Natural Law. We discover all the things which, according to this Law, must be complied with to sustain our lives and the lives of all the creatures, together with all which is required to sustain the well-being of the natural environment in which we all live. We learn that non-compliance with this Law's requirements facilitates decline in well-being tending always towards ultimate destruction and death. That which sustains life and well-being is deemed, 'good'. That which opposes life and well-being is deemed, 'evil'. So, it is that the Scripture tells us: "Before man is good and evil, life and death. What a man chooses shall be given to him." (Ecclesiasticus 15:18) And so it is too, that St. Thomas Aquinas has observed in his writings: "A law which does not accord with Natural Law, can never be a true law at all, but only a corruption of law." How sad to see minds in governments willingly blind to Natural Laws, so often enacting intrinsically corrupt 'laws', counter to the Laws of Life and to what is truly right and good.
We are witness to 'man-creatures' now vainly engineering for themselves a new world in company with 'man-creatures' of like-mind, uniting to pit their wills against the norms of the Natural Order established in our natural cosmic world by the Divine Mind Which created it.
The 'new-order' argument is now for 'equality' in all things, that one person's 'choice' is to be deemed to be of 'equal value' and deserving of 'equal respect' as another's, though the allegiance of one is to the Natural Laws while the other's choice is to opt for what the Natural Law deems to be naturally corrupt. They forget; corruption can only bring more corruption for those who choose it. (Romans 1:32) (Right reason is to be ignored.)
We also see new 'laws' being legislated to penalise any voice which would dare oppose the 'corrupt-legalised', 'against-nature' behaviours, now deemed to be of equal status and value as those blameless behaviours which have always been deemed to be naturally right, just and moral, wherein the disordered 'against-nature' behaviours of same-sex 'couples' are now touted as being morally valid.
Such is the nature of the 'new-world culture' of 'Anti-Natural-Law' and 'laissez-faire-anything-goes' culture which has lost its moral compass. This 'modern-day' 'progressive' mentality is engineering for itself, and inflicting upon a hapless society, an amoral culture devoid of the time-honoured moral values of Natural Law decency, which has preceded it for generations.
'Good' practices promoted and defended by Natural Law now find themselves under attack:
We are seeing the time-honoured true moral principles embodied in Natural Law being irrationally jettisoned in favour of achieving an amoral social conscience wherein 'whatever can-be-done may-be-done', legally, as a 'right', blindly rendering an incalculable injustice upon the world community: 'evil equals good', 'wrong equals right', 'the lie equals the truth'.
Politician lawmakers are all charged to legally protect and serve the true well-being of society. Their failure to recognise and uphold the true moral 'Natural Order' values sees them now, so frequently, legalising 'Anti-True-Law', 'Anti-Respect-For-Every-Inviolable-Life' practices and behaviours, with any challenger open to legal sanction under unjust (un)Civil Laws enacted to inhibit their protest. Such politicians, and the citizens who support them, are all deaf to the Voice of the Creator so clearly expressed in His Natural Law.
("Within them I will plant my law, writing it in their hearts" Jeremiah 31:33)
(What penalties must await the breakers of His Law? - Ezechiel 33:8-20)
Wherein, so many of society's leaders (and their followers) have lost their moral compass, to where then might they lead........if not to chaos and ultimate oblivion? (Romans 1:32)
"The sinful man shall always find an excuse to justify his behaviours." (Ecclesiasticus 32:21)
"The gifts of Nature are common to the good and to the bad; but divine love is the proper gift of the elect.
And they who are adorned with it are esteemed worthy of eternal life." Thomas a Kempis, 'The Imitation of Christ', Chpt. 3, Par. 4.
"Signs Of Our Times": Ven. Fulton Sheen on Anti-Christ & Crisis in the Church & Society (1947)