Pope John Paul II was a prophet diagnosing the ills of the modern age, seeing that the trend was toward objectifying and using others, treating them as objects of self-gratification, instead of persons created in the image and likeness of God.
An article on MSN entitled “The Starter Husband” caught my eye this morning, mostly because the caption addressed to women seemed so ridiculously misandric: “You’d never buy a car without test-driving it first right? So why settle into a lifelong marriage before trying one on for size?”
The article, as one can gather from the title, is about women who marry in their 20’s for practice and see nothing wrong with taking a guy out for a test-drive and dumping him off at the curb once the sheen wears off—here are some highlights from the article…
Read the article and a glaring omission will hit you right between the eyes. Almost entirely absent from the discussion is … love. Unless you count inordinate love of self. In this world, people marry for all kinds of reasons but not for love or commitment or selflessness and they don’t do it with honor and responsibility.
I’m not talking here about everyone who divorces. People divorce for many reasons, some of them understandable even if ultimately regrettable, my own parents among them. No, in this instance, this is a purely mercenary “use them and lose them” attitude. Disgusting.