Nov 4, 2005

Dictatorship of Relativism

I first heard of this phrase during the One Way Youth E.R (Easter Rally) last Easter. The speaker, Jude Antoine, warned us not to follow the flow of this World, instead, we should live the slogan 'One Way, Jesus' as we proclaim that there is only one way to Salvation.
Today, I met someone from UK in a Catholic chatroom who claimed that he is a devout Catholic (yea I know I should be doing revision instead!=P). The proof? He wears the Rosary all the time. I was pretty impressed at first, but as we continued chatting and I mentioned about the Church's teachings.. there, I found out that he didn't know what it really means to be a 'devout' Catholic.
And then, I realized that Pope Benedict was right when he spoke of the dictatorship of relativism that affects many Catholics today(I didn't quite believe that at first).
'Sex before marriage is wrong.' I said.
'I don't agree... besides it's not a crime.' he said.
'As a Catholic, you should follow the church's teachings.'
'...I do what I believe is right.'
I couldn't believe those words came from a Catholic. I really wonder how many catholics of the same kind are out there? Why do they claim to be devout catholics but then never practice what they claimed to be?

*Sigh* This is just so sad, isn't it?

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