Wednesday, February 22, 2012

True Love

True love is the man who will fight through any and all difficult trials and sufferings to remain with the one woman to whom he promised himself at marriage.
True love is the young girl who is saving every part of herself, even her first kiss, for the husband she already loves, the husband she loves before marriage.
True love is the woman who loved the unborn child in her womb so much that even when confronted with a deadly uterine tumor, rather than accept a hysterectomy at the cost of the child's life, she offered her own life in place of the child's, accepting death only seven days after the birth of her final child, Gianna Emmanuela Molla.
True love is the woman who underwent the same circumstances as the woman mentioned above but survived, bearing a child who would go onto become a devout priest and inspire hundreds to the message of Christ, myself included.
True love is the Victoria's Secret model who quit lingerie modeling in order to better honor her Christian faith, her husband, and her body, blessed by God. ( )
True love is another woman who walked out on a modeling job after realizing that her body was sacred, and worth honoring, not degrading, and now speaks to thousands of women a year in order to spread the message of purity. (
True love is the hundreds of young women, some no older than ten years old, who gave their lives rather than their virginity in order to follow the message of Jesus Christ during the early Roman persecution of Catholics. (St. Agnes, St. Lucy, St. Ursula, St. Cecilia, etc., etc.)
True love is the virtuous men around the world who fight off the temptation to use and degrade women, whether actually or through pornography, and honor them instead in every way.
True love is waiting for sex rather than using contraceptives and putting a woman at risk for cancer.
True love is waiting for sex rather than putting each other at risk for sexually transmitted diseases.
True love is waiting for sex rather than impregnating a young woman and tempting her to get an abortion.
True love is standing by a woman even after she has become pregnant and supporting her to bear the child.
True love is any one who is willing to die for any one.
True love is the message of a man who was both willing and able to die for all of humanity and the sins of humanity, and to rise again on Easter Sunday to open the Gates of Heaven to us all.
46 Days until the celebration of Christ's Resurrection from the dead and the salvation of all mankind.
Happy Lent!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

"True" "Love"

True love means having as much sex as you want whenever you want, regardless of the consequences.
True love means taking the risk of impregnating a young woman, putting her at further risk for an abortion and the psychological and physiological damage that come with it.
True love means asking a woman to take dangerous birth control pills that are factually shown to cause breast cancer, undesirable sterilization, and other medical conditions (, and all for the sake of not wanting to have to take on the responsibility to protect her body.
True love means creating a television series in which women compete for the affection of a man, a contest that degrades women as nothing but a set of positive assets to be tested and ultimately approved, and then televising the degradation, both emotional and psychosexual, of said women in order to make money.
True love means taking pictures of a 19 year-old woman (making her only five months older than myself) in scantily clad swimsuits in provocative poses, thus teaching her that sex is the key to a man's heart and that her body is the only valuable part of her and is only valuable so long as it is appealing to men, and then posting these pictures in one of the most read magazines in the nation solely for the purpose of, once again, making money via displaying her body like cakes at a grocery store. (Please offer for your prayers for young K.)
True love means that one holiday to celebrate and commercialize falsified sex is not enough, but rather Sweetest Day must be added in October in order to bring in more money to the industries that already benefit from the corrupted feast of St. Valentine in the same manner that they benefit by corrupting St. Patrick's Day, Easter, All Souls' Day, and Christmas.
True love means that if you're not pleasing your "partner" sexually, then your relationship has no value.
True love means that if you're not willing to give your sexuality to your "partner" before marriage, then you do not truly love that person.
True love means that it's okay to look at women with lust.
True love means that, even though adolescents shouldn't be having sex, they should use the contraceptives provided to them or at least buy the ones that they see from the advertisements that are clearly geared towards them.
True love means that it's okay to leave your wife or husband whenever you want.
True love means that you are entitled to your own pleasure and any one who takes that away from you is wrong.
True love means that loving one woman or one man for your entire life is selling yourself short of true joy.
True love means that it's all about the pleasure you gain from the relationship.
Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 13, 2012

There is no such thing as peace on Earth.
It is an oxymoron.
Philosophically speaking, at least, there is no possible peace on Earth. It is only as possible as immortality. And ironically enough, it is only possible through immortality.
Let me explain:
I am not against peace on Earth. In fact, I am very much so an advocate for peace on Earth. And I support organizations and administrations that endorse peace. The world is already a place filled with chaos; can you imagine if no one tried to help it? But what is peace? And at what cost are willing to attain it?
As a Christian, I believe in an immortal soul that lives on after death in Heaven. I believe that Heaven is a state of being in which true Peace is finally attained. And I do not believe that peace on Earth is more important than Peace in Heaven.
I am so tired of hearing how many people approach a controversial topic by making arguments based on "peace." The modern world defines peace as a world in which there is no war, there is no hatred, there is no illness, there is no hunger, there is no poverty; basically, a world in which no one has to suffer.
What a terrible place to be! I would rather die than live in this world, but unfortunately, I wouldn't even be able to.
I am not saying that I would rather see war, hatred, illness, hunger, poverty, and suffering. These are tragedies of the feeble broken human condition. They are a reality. And these tragedies will always exist. And I sincerely commend those who try to fight these tragedies. It is through their efforts that the suffering in the world is diminished. But not completely destroyed; never completely destroyed.
Even worse, however, is the hypocrisy by which so many of these "peace-makers" approach their work. They tell us not to discriminate against any one different, but then they discriminate against those who don't share their beliefs. They claim that hatred is the ultimate evil, but they treat those who disagree with them with hatred.
I have known specific "peace-makers" in our own nation who have told me that they are accepting of all religions and beliefs, and yet they won't accept Christianity because the religion has objective teachings, which are against their beliefs. Quite a conundrum, but a contradiction nonetheless. Others believe in total freedom of speech, but condemn those who speak out against them.
This view is shallow. It is idealistic. I wish the world could be this way. And for a long time, I counted myself among these people. But I have learned that the world is not an idealistic one; it is broken. There is suffering and there is hatred.
But with these, there is love.
Suffering is necessary for love, and I would rather live in a world with both than a world with neither.
These same "peace-makers" will declare that I only say this because I have never tasted war, hatred, hunger, poverty. And yet I am a lower-middle class, Catholic, Arab-American. And I may not have experienced a physical war of violence, but these same "peace-makers" war with me almost every day. My society condemns me for being Catholic. My government condemns me for being pro-life.
But my family loves me. And my friends love me. And my Church loves me. My God loves me.
That is all I need.
I pray for these "peace-makers" every day. I hope they can bring true peace to this world and find true Peace in the next.