Come,Holy Spirit,come renew the face of the earth! MySpace poll results before WYD08
Many people will follow them in their sexual freedom
and will cause others to dishonor the way of truth.
And in their desire for profit they will come to you with words of deceit,
like traders doing business in souls:
whose punishment has been ready for a long time and their destruction is watching for them.
— 2 Peter 2:2-3
The article (below) from
is worthy of mention as an example of
how being in a lifestyle of sin and impurity blinds the
heart and mind of a person.
It also calls to mind the question
Why does MySpace seek to be considered the
voice of the young people? To lead them ? To sell them.
MySpace is telling them what they believe. That is not freedom.
We need to stop making moral choices based on the numbers
of persons who make the same choice.
The number of people choosing to do sin and evil for
NEVER makes sin and evil a good for others to choose.
Saying that a given large number of people are grouped together by
their bad choices does not make the choice a good chioice.
This “poll” is just another way of seeking to seduce into sin and error for profit
the young people most vulnerableto peer pressure and the desire to conform.
They are lost sheep without a shepherd. The voice of the Shepherd has been
driven out of the hearts and minds by a contrived media effort- and behind that
effort are the fallen angels seeking to rob these souls of their birthright.
I am a sheep too, so I know.
I am grateful for the Good Shepherd.
Impurity renders people prisoners, captives of vice.
Most of us have been there in varying degrees at some time,
and by the grace of God
and the intercession of the Immaculate Conception
were freed from this bondage
and given the
freedom of the sons and daughters of God.
Pray for the grace of purity and for perseverence.
Please pray for the young people in the whole world,especially at WYD and following it
all around the world.Please pray for all
of us in this atmosphere that is poisoned by impurity
everywhere. Even the people indifferent to the presence
and action of God are recipients of Love and Mercy.
Each one of us KNOWS we have been.
Jesus, I trust in You.
Let this be a reminder to all of us
not to compromise
ourselves in any way.
The battle for the mind, heart and soul is being waged.
Holy Angels of God, come to our assistance, Mary, help us!
Jesus, save us. Amen.
Catholic Church branded out out touch
July 14, 2008 12:29am
Article from: Agence France-Presse
A POLL by social networking giant MySpace brands the Catholic Church “out of touch” with young people, just ahead of its World Youth Day event in Sydney.
The online poll, which targeted Australians aged 14 to 24, found 77 per cent of respondents felt the church was out of touch with them.
Of “non Catholic and non-Christian” respondents, 65 per cent said World Youth Day held no relevance to them at all.
More than half (53 per cent) also said they would not participate in World Youth Day events, to be staged across Sydney over six days from Tuesday, because of the church’s stance on sexuality”. But that was not the most emphatic result, as 89 per cent overall rejected the Catholic Church’s teaching that they should remain virgins until they married.
Further poll findings include 61 per cent saying contraception, not abstinence, was their preferred way to prevent the spread of sexual disease and reduce the risk of unwanted pregnancy.
“With over one million young Australians on MySpace each month, we can legitimately say that MySpace is the voice of the youth,” Australia and New Zealand MySpace.com vice president Rebekah Horne said in a statement today.