|Christ the Nymphios (Bridegroom)|
The world hates this as this is fundamentally opposed to the base pleasures that the world exalts and is so passionate about. Christ warned us, "If the world hate you, know ye, that it hath hated me before you." (Jn 15:18). Christ was hated, slapped, spat upon, yelled at, and insulted while He gave Himself for His Bride and everyone around Him was against Him.
Dear Leader Obama has viciously attacked Christ and the Church by invoking this same sacrifice as a justification for the sins it destroys:
“This is something that, you know, [Michelle and I have] talked about over the years and she, you know, she feels the same way, she feels the same way that I do. And that is that, in the end the values that I care most deeply about and she cares most deeply about is how we treat other people and, you know, I, you know, we are both practicing Christians and obviously this position may be considered to put us at odds with the views of others but, you know, when we think about our faith, the thing at root that we think about is, not only Christ sacrificing himself on our behalf, but it’s also the Golden Rule, you know, treat others the way you would want to be treated…”This is so diametrically opposed to what Christ said and did that it boggles the mind. You need to drink alot of Kool-aid to believe this-either that or be so naive about Christianity that you don't know even it's most basic teachings. Does the President think that the nation is this stupid that he seriously expects people to believe this? Not only is he directly attacking Christ with demonic viciousness-and the Church with Him-but he's also insulting the intelligence of his country.
The notion that "Christ accepts us as we are" contradicts Christ's command to convert the nations. The very reason why Christ died was because He loves us and can't stand the lives we live and wants better for us. Christ came to convert us; not accept us as we are. Remember that last sentence. Spread it around the internet. Fr. Z has been going on alot lately about social networks, go and spread that line. Christ's sacrifice on the cross is a life-giving union with His Bride. Christ gives everything of Himself to His Bride, even His Very Body, which She receives in the Eucharist, their intimacy together. Likewise, marriage is a life-giving union, designed specifically from all ages to be that way. Before the Crucifixion, marriage was a prefigurement of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross and afterwards it's an echo and imitation of the same, not only transmitting physical life, but spiritual life as well since it is a Sacrament of the Church.
As for invoking the Golden Rule, the only reason for supporting someone's sin and descent into Hell is if you want to go there yourself. It makes no logical sense-unless you really are that dumb. Perhaps Dear Leader expects America to be as dumb as he is...