Respect for murderesses Sunday
October 2, 2016 § 41 Comments
Today is Respect for Life Sunday. Most people assume that this implies an anti-abortion theme, which will be reflected in parish activities and also in the homily at Mass. That assumption probably rests on the naive idea that the mainstream pro life movement is actually anti-abortion as opposed to pro choice.
Since we live in the land of lies where every day is opposite day, the homily I heard today was not really about respecting the lost lives of unborn children murdered by their mothers. Very little was actually said about the victims, and nothing at all about the terrible injustice perpetrated against them by their own mothers and their mothers’ co-conspirators. Rather, the entire presentation was designed to generate sympathy for the murderesses as opposed to their victims.
The first half was all about domestic ‘abuse’, in all of its motte-and-bailey indefiniteness. There was an obligatory ‘if you are a woman or a man who is abused’ nod to egalitarianism, but we all know who are the main abusers.
The second half was about how choosing to murder a child is its own sort of victimhood. It was even stated that harm to the mother and harm to the child are inseparable. This is true, of course: the very concept of a murder victim makes no sense without a murderer.
We were assured that the murderess is always harmed by her choice to murder, despite all the denial of this by many secular voices. This of course is also true: murderers like all sinners can find forgiveness in Christ and the Sacraments, but they do terrible and irrevocable things to themselves when they commit murder.
We were treated to a scenario wherein an older woman is depressed and ashamed because she participated in the murder of her own child when she was a young teen, at the behest and encouragement of her parents. This seems perfectly natural to me. People with diminished capacity who are roped into a conspiracy to commit murder by stronger personalities are victims, of a sort. Of course they are also murderers, if they freely chose to carry out the act or to co-conspire in carrying it out.
Perhaps we ought to suggest a homily on how rapists are victims too, at some point in the future. Perhaps we could establish a Respect Chastity Sunday, wherein we will be treated to sympathetic stories about rapists. Men are born with a natural propensity to violence in order to protect their families, and with an intensity of sex drive that women cannot fathom. The rapist is a victim too, and deserves ‘mercy‘: that is, reassurance that it isn’t really his fault that he chose to rape.
Deception paints its cubist distortions of reality from a palate of truths.
So what did you hear on respect for murderesses Sunday?