Sunday, March 27, 2011

Charlie Sheen Accidentally Says Something Profound

In one of his recent coke fueled rants, Charlie Sheen shared his philosophy on marriage.
What we all have is a marriage of the heart. To sully or contaminate or radically disrespect this union with a shameful contract is something that I will leave to the amateurs and the Bible grippers.
The "we" that Sheen is referring to consists of himself and his two porn star concubines.  The biwinning rock star from Mars is totally full of it, but he does manage to make a legitimate observation about marriage.  In our culture, marriage really is just a contract and a weak one at that.  If the guys who built your house had treated their contracts the same way our society treats marriage, your walls would be falling over.  True love, something that Sheen mistakenly thinks he shares with his hussies, requires more than a feeble contract.  True love demands a holy covenant that binds two lovers together.  The man who has compared himself to an F18 is right to condemn the "shameful contract" that has replaced real marriage in the Western world.

5 comments:

  1. I wonder what Bishop Sheen would think about this whole "winning" situation. Charlies father (and actor), Martin, changed his last name from Estevez to Sheen because of the personal impact of Fulton Sheen.

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  2. I didn't know that was the reason for the name change. I can't imagine that the Archbishop would be pleased with Charlie's antics, but maybe he'll grant extra prayers from heaven for the nut he shares a name with.

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  3. I've been thinking the same thing about what Archbishop Sheen's reaction would be to Charlie's antics. & I keep coming back to the story Archbishop Sheen told about the woman that came into the confessional but wouldn't confess: "JMJ
    I remember once I was hearing confessions on the eve of the first Friday of the month. A young woman came into the confessional and said,

    "I don't want to go to confession. I just want to kill some time."

    And, I said, "How much time do you want to kill?"

    "About five minutes."

    "Who are you fooling besides God?"

    "My mother. She thinks I am going to confession."

    "Are you afraid?"

    "Yes," she answered.

    "Oh, I could make your confession for you if I saw you."

    "Oh, wise guy, eh?" she said.

    I pulled aside the screen, turned on the light, and looked at the girl.

    "You're a prostitute."

    "That's right, that is my life, but that is not all. There is something else much more serious."

    I begged and pleaded with her to confess, but to no avail. I asked her to go up and kneel at the communion rail for a few minutes. She said, "I will think about it."

    I met her on the Church steps and asked her again. She said, "After a half hour, I will tell you what it is and then I will run."

    After a half hour, she told me what it was.

    "I made a pact with the devil. I'm frightened to death." Then, she ran away.

    I heard confessions that night and I asked every penitent if they would say a rosary for the conversion of a sinner. One refused. It's interesting that one should refuse such a request. I finished hearing confessions about nine o'clock and went up and knelt at the communion rail, praying for this girl. Nine o'clock, ten o'clock, eleven o'clock, midnight. Then I heard the church door open.

    It was this girl and I went back into the confessional. Then she went to confession."

    Then there is the story he told of a woman who came to talk to him. She told Archbishop Sheen not to ask her to go to confession as she wouldn't. he agreed to not ask her. But as they were walking by the confessional he pushed her in. Well, he did keep his promise, he didn't ask.

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  4. Al: Great story! I love Fulton Sheen.

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