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Offline Matthew

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Think we Trad Catholics have it bad?
« on: November 30, 2010, 08:39:36 PM »
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  • Think we Traditional Catholics have it bad?

    The same tribulation befalls our brethren in the world, let me tell you --

    Here's how The World makes people miserable -- we're talking about people who willfully shun the yoke of religion, supposedly to make their life easier and filled with more pleasure.

    A young woman knows her power over men, and dresses to accentuate that power. She "puts out" before marriage, which of course snares any man who is a slave to his passions. He wants to possess this pleasure forever, which marriage seems to promise him, so he marries her.

    Sure, there's a short honeymoon phase over the next few years, during which time they spend a lot of money together and "live it up". They go into debt for a nice house, try to keep up with the Joneses, etc.

    But that's when the pleasure stops.  Like all good things, the honeymoon phase ends. They don't have children. She stops "putting out", or only does so on her terms. She begins controlling her hapless husband, who is a slave to his passions. He buys her lots of "stuff" to keep her happy and feeling romantic. He has to work more and more to earn enough money to afford the lifestyle she has become accustomed to.

    While he's at work putting in 60 hour weeks, she's at home surfing the Net, watching soap operas, eating bon bons, and comparing notes with her girlfriends about whose diamond ring is the biggest, and who got the best gifts from their husbands. She is never satisfied, always wanting more, bigger, better.

    So the wife & husband don't see each other much, and the flame of romance goes out in their marriage. She is at home, alone, much of the time. Eventually, an opportunity arises for the wife to commit adultery.

    Then comes the divorce. The man, who didn't get much from this marriage except working his butt off and being subservient more often than not, now has to suffer the final insult -- paying at least 1/2 of his net worth to his now ex-wife.

    And you wonder why young men don't run after marriage these days? To a person with common sense, marriage has all the markings of an out-and-out scam.

    Indeed, many jaded young men are shunning marriage altogether these days, and finding ways to beat women at their own game.

    If you think I'm making any of this up -- I'm not. It doesn't apply to everyone, of course, but the hypothetical scenario above is a collation of dozens of true stories I read.
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    Think we Trad Catholics have it bad?
    « Reply #1 on: December 01, 2010, 10:35:34 AM »
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  • Frankly, I think it is much more common for people to start out the way this couple did and then end up with the wife working outside the home as well.  They have their 2 kids and spend their days rushing from work to after school sports practices, to running errands to bringing home take out dinners.  Nights and weekends when not spent finishing up on errands and kids' sports programs, are spenting watching morally questionable films and t.v. shows and playing video games.

    Throw in fαcebσσƙ accounts and getting back in touch with old flames from high school and then one of the spouses discovers that they were supposed to be with the one they first gave their "hearts" to way back when.  Cue: secrecy, emails, texting, furtive phone calls ... then discovery, outrage, chaos and ultimately, divorce, custody hassles and a lifetime of dealing with the new enemy: the ex-spouse.  

    There are other variations on this theme and there's more details about how women are constantly being instructed on how valuable they are and how much more worthy they are of being appreciated for all they do and how they shouldn't let some self centered slug of a husband keep them down.

    Nauseating stuff.  Michael Voris on RealCatholicTV has a good video this week about how doing God's will on earth, also makes us happy in the here and now and not only in eternity. We get to skip all this "drama."


     

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