I read around rather funny calls from Catholic bloggers and commenters – mostly, of dubious orthodoxy – for a better marketing. They ask: “How can we express the beauty of marriage in new ways? How can we explain it to people in ways they can relate to? How can we make God’s message more involving, more exciting, more fun?” Mundabor has a simple answer to this: we don’t have to, because it’s not to be done in the first place. Christianity is very harsh. Marriage isn’t easy. It never was, it never will be. Life, in general, isn’t an amusement park, or easy, or even fair. Let’s stop kidding ourselves that we have a right to the amusement park. Let’s go back to basics instead. Let us stop with the fluffy talking, the inclusive nonsense, the “space for love” thinly veiled heresy, which means “I want to have my cake and eat it, otherwise I will feel betrayed”. The reason why concubinage and adultery are not allowed is, at the very bottom of things, hell. This is what people must be said: if you live in sin, you expose yourself to a very, very concrete risk of hell. That’s it. No, really. No, shut up. End of discussion. No debate. No democracy. No fluffy words….(Source)
Precisely. Sometimes bloggers and pundits need to STFU and stop reinventing marriage to make it more palatable to the great unwashed. Sometimes – most of the time – the great unwashed do know what marriage is and simply reject it. For some reason the latter option has not registered with the new regime in the Church. Jesus’ warning about being hated or rejected outright for what we do, in fact, believe simply has not sunk in yet.
No, friend, they really and truly hate Jesus’s hard teachings. That’s it. That’s all. Move on.