Sunday, August 30, 2009

Embrace Purity- Save the World

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Richard Salbato 6-29-2009


I have always been so impressed by the rapid expansion of the early Church and the methods of that expansion. Of course, the very early Church was backed up by many miracles to prove the truth they were saying. There were many reasons these miracles were needed at that time, but the biggest is the fact that these teaching were radically different and required a radical change in life without compromise.

In just a few years the Church spread throughout the Middle East, India and China. Rome and Europe took longer because of the strong resistance of the Emperors. A thousand years later, as the leaders of the Church compromised on basic truths, the Church was mostly pushed out of India, China and the Middle East becoming a small minority, as it is today.

Putting aside the miracles of the early Church, what really converted so many people so fast, was the radical sharp contrast in life styles.

Let’s use Africa as an example of what I mean. The missionaries went into Africa to convert the natives, but found the Witch Doctors had total control of the people. These Witch Doctors were another example of the times where children were sacrificed just like in South America. When a child was born, the Witch Doctors would examine the child, and if there was any defect at all (a twisted hand or food, a mark of any kind), the Doctor would have it killed, less it contaminated the tribe.

Unable to make inroads into the tribes because of their fear of the Witch Doctors, the missionaries asked the Witch Doctors if (instead of killing these babies) these missionaries could take the new-born children away from the village to their monasteries.

The missionaries did not try to convert the tribes, they just raised the children. They baptized them, taught them to read and write. They taught them to talk and act like ladies and gentlemen, to bathe and fix their hair. They showed them how to make clothes, to plant food, to raise livestock. When older than taught them the values of purity of body and mind and the way to treat others with love and respect. They showed them why it was wrong to pierce their noses and ears or paint their faces. They taught the equality of men and women, and something very new to Africa, Marriage between one man and one woman.

When these young men and woman reached the age of adulthood, the young tribe people noticed how beautiful and different they were. So attracted were they to them that they came to find out the secret to their, what shall we call it, radical difference. It was this radical contrast in life styles that converted a great part of Africa, until Christianity became the predominate religion, and Witch Craft was almost wiped out.

No one loved the Witch Doctors, they only feared them. They forced young women to live with whomsoever they wanted them to and as many woman as they wanted. By this method, they gained the support of the men, but not the women. In fact, the women were slaves to the men. But the missionaries and their converts were not afraid of these phony Witch Doctors.

The same radical sharp contrast in life styles was used with the North and South American Indians, and today you can see the thousands of Churches and Monasteries build hundreds of years ago, when their existed mostly native Americans.

When you read the history of the Jews before Christ, you see over and over how God punished them for compromising with the society around them, instead of holding tight to their uncompromising way of life.

Like a well trained army marching towards Heaven, you could always tell a Catholic anywhere in the world by the way they dressed, and conducted themselves. Even in their worship, except for language, you could find little differences between Italy, Spain, America or Mexico.

Now, tell me or yourself, can you see today a radical sharp contrast in life styles between Catholics and non-Catholics in America or Europe? Is their a contrast between the way they dress, act, talk, eat, pray, vote, etc.? Why not? Why are we not converting anyone today? In fact, the conversions we do have are people who have studied on their own, and converted themselves.

What happened? Prior to World War II, things were very different than today. I don’t remember the war because I was too young, but I do remember the end of the war. There were problems and some changes caused by the war – women living away from their parents before marriage for the first time, the beginning of dating, the start of woman drinking, a slight change in clothes styles. Nevertheless, in the 50s morals and restrained behavior were the norm and not the exception.

Then little by little there was the never ending but very slight changes in talk, actions, dress, and more important, the attitude against good people. These changes started slowly at first, maybe a new but not moral word making its way around the youth like a virus. Almost unnoticed changes in the way people dress. Slightly more aggressive women became acceptable and even admired.

The Church teaches that even the most innocent venial sins corrupt the mind and little by little lead to moral sins and deadly habitual thinking. The same is true of giving in to the social pressure of going along with gradual changes.

Parents started having pressure from their children, “Everyone is doing it. I will be out of place and everyone will laugh at me. No one brings their parents along, people will laugh at me. That is out of style.” The start of the so-called age gap came because the movement of glorifying badness started with the young.

Parents started compromising for peace in the family, and then they found themselves compromising more and more until there was no moral control at all. Sadly, these children of the sixties and seventies have become parents, themselves. Worse than that, the children of the 60s and 70s have become the school teachers.

Just blending in or going along with the style of the time is not the real truth. When a young man gets a tattoo, he wants to say to everyone around him: “I am bad.” I young girl who shows of her body in an immoral way, or pierces her nose, like the Africans, is wanted everyone around her to know: “I am bad.” We need a sharp contrast to this so they will see that “I am bad” is not a good thing.

Proud of Purity

Now, let us look back to the early Church. Just as the missionaries proudly exhibited the purity of the children they raised without compromise, we need to start all over with the young – young who understand the value and happiness of purity of mind and body – young who are not afraid to share their commitment to purity – young who want to evangelize by example the sharp contrast in life styles. We need young men, who are not ashamed to be virgins – strong, brave, masculine men, who do not compromise for acceptance – leaders and not followers.

Let us train the young to love to be different in an immoral world, and even let them teach their parents the happiness they have in being leaders in a secular, immoral world. The older mid-aged might be too set in their ways by habitual small sins and compromises to ever change, but the young are not so far gone as to be molded. Like the children of early Africa, we want children who parade their purity like a torch to the rest of society.

We need children who will show a sharp contrast that will make the secular world really see how immoral they are. Contrast a real slut with a girl who has only had a little sex, and you might say the second was moral, but this is not true. Show a picture of a Playboy bunny against a Hustler girl and you might say the Playboy is moral. We need sharp contrasts, like Mother Therese of Calcutta against a modernist nun.

How do we start?

Years ago, a friend of mine and I had the idea of retreats or clinics to teach young people values and principles of purity and happiness. I wrote then, what I think is still a good outline plan for this movement. What The World Needs Now

To get this movement going, we need a structured organization that can recruit teachers and attract the young. What The World Needs Now is a good outline of how to do this.

The best place to start is the many Home Schooling groups because these parents and children have at least the desire to stand out in contrast to a secular – immoral world.

These retreats or clinics need to be in every city in America, and later the world, but to do this we need teaches. We can find enough Churches to hold these clinics, but organizing and promoting this needs leaders and these leaders can find the teachers.

Now, I am too old to lead this movement, so I am appealing to the already well organized Home Schoolers to come forth and over this leadership.

Let us create an army of young people who will hold up a torch of purity as a sharp contrast the rest of the world. This will attract followers, instead of caving in to the never ending changes in life styles of the immoral times.

Richard Salbato



Other articles I have written on this subject.



Right Thinking Develops Right Conscience

Satan says: "Never Judge!"

How To Teach Purity

Sins Against Purity Cause Wars

The Art of Being Father or Mother

Dignity & St. Joseph, the Worker

Unforeseen Consequences

Woman, God's Last Creation

The Virtue of Intolerance

Core Values and Principles

Justice is Love

Abortion is not the Problem

Etiquette - The Art of Love

Lord, I Did It My Way

Are You Catholic? Are You Sure?

Of Shepherds and Kings

Greatest Direction For Our Times (Near Death Experience&Justification of Sin - Gates of Hell)

False Virtue




Right Thinking Develops Right Conscience

Satan says: "Never Judge!"

How To Teach Purity

Sins Against Purity Cause Wars

The Art of Being Father or Mother

Dignity & St. Joseph, the Worker

Unforeseen Consequences

Woman, God's Last Creation

The Virtue of Intolerance

Core Values and Principles

God's War with Sodomites

Justice is Love

Abortion is not the Problem

Etiquette - The Art of Love

The Few Number Who Are Saved

Lord, I Did It My Way

Are You Catholic? Are You Sure?

Of Shepherds and Kings

Greatest Direction For Our Times (Near Death Experience&Justification of Sin - Gates of Hell)

False Virtue

What The World Needs Now

The Art Of Being Enchanting With Words

Are You Who You Want To Be?

Narcissists Do Not Love Themselves

How Was Killing Sold To American With Deliberate Lies

Abortion, Fast Cash Money and No Taxes

Stopping Abortions Worldwide and How

Condoning Sin by Your Vote



Do Not Treat Sex Commonly



How Many Catholics Are Saved?

Why Do So Many Catholics Go To Hell?



Homosexuals and Hope

Dating and Things - Dialogue of the Old and the Young

Marriage and Divorce - Dialogue of the Old and the Young

Earthly Friends - Possible? - Dialogue of the Old and the Young

Wealth and Possessions - Dialogue of the Old and the Young

Joy of the Holy Spirit - Dialogue of the Old and the Young

Limbo

Where the Holy Spirit is - There is the Catholic Church

Raising Children in the Modern World












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