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Baby Joseph…

Hey everyone. I posted a few months ago about the little Canadian baby, Joseph.

He died today in his home with his family. I thought I would share the article with you.

http://www.lfpress.com/news/london/2011/09/28/18750251.html

 

~Lucy

Can You REALLY Change Your Gender?

So, I was trying to figure out what I would blog about today… and I was thinking I might do a post on the “Divorce Parties” I saw on the news this morning. And I might very well still do this, but I came across a much more interesting article.

Inside the Mind of Chaz Bono

Chaz Bono, aka Chastity Bono, the daughter of Cher and Sonny Bono, is an interesting sort of person.

Upon first glance you would say to yourself, “Chaz Bono. Oh! This article is about a man.”

And you, tragically, would be wrong.

The “he” in this article is actually a “she” who has undergone gender reconstruction. Uh huh.

Let me tell you folks that I do not understand what is going on in our country, in our world, with this whole gender thing. I hear everywhere, mostly in school from my professors, that your sex is male and female, but gender is how you feel as an individual. So, you could biologically be a male, but gender wise, you feel that you are a woman… Crazy, huh?

Call me old fashion, but a person who has a penis is a male in both sex and gender, whether they feel like a man or not. Sorry, huns. That’s the fact of the matter. It’s the same for women. If you have a vagina, you are biologically a female, and you can’t change that.

But why is it that people today feel that they can change their gender? I mean, I agree with Dr. Keith Ablow in this article. In fact, I COMMEND him for writing this article. It’s very controversial. It’s very politically incorrect. And someone is standing up for what is right and true! Props to you Dr. Ablow.

You were born as a male or female, and as much as some people want to believe it, you can’t change that! And to all these people who say they were “born this way,” if you were born that way then why would you want to change yourself? Sounds a little hypocritical to me…

Ok, Lucy, so why can’t you change your gender? Well, I’ll tell ya.

Because you were born that way. Funny, huh? You were created by a creator. And I really don’t care if you believe in God or a higher deity or not. Something greater than yourself created you. You are biologically programmed to be a man or a woman. You have specific hormones to your GENDER/SEX. (Because I don’t feel the two are different.) Your chromosomes are different. Men have an XY chromosome; women have an XX chromosome. And it doesn’t matter if you go through “gender” reconstruction surgery or not, you can never EVER change your sex chromosomes. You can ask any doctor. I’m pretty sure it’s dang impossible.

And yes. You can get testosterone injections to make yourself more manly or estrogen to make yourself more feminine. *cough* And yes, you can do all that reconstruction crap to make yourself look physically (ish) like a male or female. And you can wear clothes from the opposite sex and change your voice and start going out with people of the same-sex, but have you REALLY changed? Inside? Really??

I don’t think that you can ever change your gender. Not to mention all the moral implications. And no, gender reconstruction is not a “right”. I think this is a great example of how morality really is being thrown out the window, and how we all think that we can just do whatever we want with no negative consequences. One day, folks, we will realize all the problems we have with recognizing human dignity.

~Lucy

The Truths of the Gospel

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a happy and blessed Easter!

I was searching the web and I came across this video on catholic.org. It is a young man speaking about the true gospel and how an organization called “Catholics for Choice” (a so-called Catholic pro-choice organization) is distorting the gospel. He speaks very eloquently about what the truth is within the gospel and how the reasons behind the teachings of Catholics for Choice are false. I would also like to mention that the organization in no way represents the standings of the Church. I invite you all to watch it. It was very informative and interesting.

~Lucy

Ch. 3 Sex: Love’s Got Something to Do With It

Has anyone else noticed how the main topic of many of women’s magazines is sex? Cosmo, Glamour, Women’s Health online has a sex page, Marie Claire. The list goes on. It’s all about recreational sex.

The Pol. Incorrect Guide to Women, Sex, and Feminism makes an interesting observation. “Women lost the sexual revolution.” (pg. 19)

Recreational sexual activity was supposed to put women on the same playing field as men, show men that they have just as much control over their own bodies. Except what they have done instead is show that they’ll have sex whenever and where ever.

As a college student, the temptation of pre-marital sex is everywhere. I often hear “You’re in college; you’re supposed to have sex.” Or “Let’s loose every now and then, Lucy. Have fun!”

Ugh, no. Sex may be a part of the majority of college students lives, but it’s not going to be a part of mine. You can give me grief all you want, you can tell me I’m too uptight, that I’m too conservative. But all that’s going to do is make me stand more firm to my beliefs. It’s going to have the opposite effect on me.

On pg. 21, Lukas explains how this idea of recreation sex doesn’t end with college. “Our pop culture seems to celebrate- even while still sneering at- infamously promiscuous young women.”

I interpret this statement as such: As young college students, as adults, we are supposed to have casual sex, but society looks down at promiscuous women as easy, sluts, etc.

So where is the balance? There is none. It’s an oxymoron. Have lots of sex! But not too much. Give your body to multiple men! But not too many.

My goodness. If anyone thinks this message is just in the popular media, on television shows, in popular magazines, I’m sorry, but you are very mistaken.

In my sociology class, we are talking about gender inequality, and this idea has come up multiple times of having many sex partners and it being an ok thing. Women’s study classes are all about women’s sexual roles. Check out pg. 23 for some quotes from a few textbooks.

“Sexual exploration is a key element of women’s liberation” (pg. 22).

Here’s a question. If casual sex was supposed to liberate women, how come there are still sexual assaults, rapes, sexual harassment against women? I think we have created a monster. Not only are there more risks to STD’s, but abortion rates are higher than ever because women are getting pregnant and killing their unwanted child. It’s disgusting. Not only are they ruining their own lives, but the lives of another.

“Women has adopted the worst characteristics of men.” pg. 25 Haha. So true! The paragraph after this quote is excellent.

The rest of the chapter is about how women are unable to separate love and sex. And I truly believe this. Women are different from men, and I believe that biology has a great deal to do with this, no matter how many times my Sociology prof. tells me I’m wrong. We are just different from men. I’m not sure why our society today is so persistent on making sure that there isn’t love in sexual relationships. “Women are warned against engaging in casual sex with someone in whom they might possible be interested for a real relationship.” (pg. 29) Man, this is sad…

Here’s my take on things. I’m going to present myself with modesty. I’m not going to walk around with a super low-cut shirt, or shorty short shorts. Why? Because I want a guy to respect me for my mind, my spirit, my personality. Not because he thinks he can get some. Oh, Lucy, that’s so cliché! Well, I respect myself too much to throw my body around. I just wish my friends could see things the same way.

Have a great weekend everyone!

~Lucy

“My child, be modest in your self-esteem, and value yourself at your proper worth.” Sirach 10:28

 

“The Blind Shall See and the Truth Shall Set Them Free”

Good Morning y’all!

I was getting ready for classes this morning, and I like to read the news and whatnot while I’m eating my cereal.

And I found this great article! It is one of those things where you find exactly what you need at the right time…. God does work in mysterious ways. =)

This specific article was written by “The Happy Priest,” Fr. James Farfaglia, about how in our society today, we are not able to see the objective truth in things. We are blinded by pride, by ignorance, “erroneous opinions,” and the lack of religion in our society.

This is a fantastic article. Fr. Farfaglia makes an amazing point: “We must move beyond the illusory images that only appear to be reality. We must have the openness to question and not accept blindly everything that is presented to us by modern culture.”

He also speaks of the differences between the left and right; The left disregards any traditional values in modern society and speaks out against many traditional family values. And while the right realizes the immoralities in our society, they “are void of any Christian charity.” I find that he is right in this point, and I am glad that he said it.

Please read the article. It is enlightening.

Have a great, sunshiny day!

http://catholic.org/hf/faith/story.php?id=40913

~Lucy

“Think of what is above, not of what is on Earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ your life appears, then you too will appear with Him in glory.” Colossians 3:2-4

Dinner Conversation

I have to share this with you guys!

So I am sitting at dinner with some of my friends, we’ve all finished eating and are now just talking, probably laughing way too loud in the dining hall, but are just unwinding from homework and school stuff.

We talk about some crazy, random things, and somehow the Duggar Family came up and all of their 19 children. I guess they don’t believe in birth control….? I’m not quite sure. I don’t follow them. But we were just talking about how crazy 19 kids is! I made the point that while they don’t believe in birth control pills or whatnot, that there are still natural birth control things.

My friend says “You’re right! It’s called planned parenthood.”

I just stared at her… I think she was originally oblivious to my stares because she wasn’t initially referring to the organization Planned Parenthood. After I told her what I thought she was referring to, she asked me what they did to “plan parenthood.”

My response: They murder babies… through abortions.

Her response: Oh. I don’t have a problem with that.

I just don’t understand how people don’t have a problem with abortion, even after I refer to it as murdering babies! Is that not blunt enough?

So my initial response to her response was “Oh my goodness.” Yes, I said this out loud. I was disgusted with her, and to be totally honest, I still am.

So the conversation continued. She explained she didn’t see a problem with it as long as it wasn’t used for birth control (whatever that means). So I asked.

Our conversation went a little something like this… “M” will be Me. “H” will be Her.

M “What do you mean ‘not used for birth control’?”

H “If the baby is deformed or disabled it’s fine.”

M “Absolutely not!”

H “Or if a 12-year-old is raped.” (Now, this one is a little tricky. Anytime you throw rape into something, you have to tread lightly.”

M “I still don’t see how it is acceptable to murder an innocent being.”

H “They don’t know.”

M “YES THEY DO! It’s murder!”

H “Do you remember anything from the womb? They are just a bunch of cells. They can’t feel anything. So they don’t know.”

I walked away in utter disgust. I mean, I felt like throwing up I was so sickened by what I had just heard her say. This is the problem with our society today. We fight for equality for all human beings, for gay “marriage”, civil rights, feminist nonsense, yet we fail to recognize an important group of human beings: those still in the womb!  They are human beings, too! Why do so many people fail to recognize this? It’s ignorance. Selfishness. Stupidity. There is scientific evidence that a baby could very well be able to feel pain. They can feel every single second during an abortion. Hold on. I’m going to find this research…….

http://www.nrlc.org/abortion/facts/fetaldevelopment.html

There ya go. Check it out. Day 22 the baby’s heart starts beating. STARTS BEATING. Week 3 the nervous system starts forming.

http://www.abortionfacts.com/online_books/love_them_both/why_cant_we_love_them_both_14.asp

The time when a fetus begins to feel pain and WHY.

I found an article online of Time Magazine that discussed pain medication given to women before an abortion that would supposedly reduce the pain felt by the fetus. So I guess that makes it ok then… Drug up the mother and the fetus with pain killers and abortion is ok. How do people come up with this stuff? It doesn’t change the fact that abortion is still killing the baby.

What I don’t understand is why people can’t see the dignity in all beings, the unborn included. How would they feel being torn to shreds by a vacuum? I don’t think anyone would be too open to that idea. So why do we subject the unborn, innocent, helpless little humans to it?

I hate when people tell me that fetuses are not alive… This is such a load of CRAP!

How do you know if something is alive? If it grows, right? Embryos grow. Fetuses grow.

It’s not human. It just has the potential to be human. So if it just had the potential, it could be a dog, or a fish, or a cat if it wanted then, right? But it can’t! IT BECOMES HUMAN! It has a beating heart. At a certain stage a baby can start to recognize its mothers voice. A baby hears her heart beat. A baby moves. Sucks its thumb. I think of all the families out there who can’t have children, and would love the child unconditionally. And there are women out there that throw their children away like they’re nothing. It disgusts me.

I could keep going, but I think I’ll stop there.

~Lucy

Prayer for the Dignity of Human Life

Lord and giver of all life, help us to value each person, created in love by you.
In your mercy, guide and assist our efforts to promote the dignity and value of all human life, born and unborn. We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

PS. Here is a video for you all to enjoy. One of my favorite songs and I love this YouTube video to go with it =)

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