Pope Statement

The Pope made the following interesting comment today:

"Rights are at times reduced to self-centered demands: the growth of prostitution and pornography in the name of adult choice, the acceptance of abortion in the name of women's rights, the approval of same sex unions in the name of homosexual rights,"

He said this with regards to current American culture and he couldn't be more correct. In today's culture, everyone is treated as an "autonomous individual" responsible to no one but themselves. When they demand rights, it is always with complete regards to their own self-centered narcissism. Never is the question asked: "What is the life that I as a human should live?"

Those of us who understand the moral depravity of contemporary culture have to figure out a way to overcome this problem. My idea is educational. No one in schools today read Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, or are asked to wrestle with the Political thought of the founding fathers. Rather, they are taught to make as much money and gain as much material possession as they can possibly find. Rarely is it suggested that they should sit back and reflect on life. This much change if America is to resource itself to the country it has the potential to be.