Rosarium, I apprecieate your zeal for sanctity...but I think your useing tunnle vision.
What do you think I think others are using?
If my zeal is misplaced, rooted in psychology or other temporal matters, then it can be dismissed, but if my zeal is from love of truth, then what fault can it be to me?
When I drive down many a highway I find out that highway may be "sponsored" by some local masonic lodge....I see billboards that could make a grown sailor blush (maybe) and see bumper stickers on other cars that many a time have downright profane and blasphemous content....am I to abandon using the highway?
That is not the same situation as this, so the answer does not matter. Everyone has the duty to act morally and I think on a personal level when such a connection exists on some level, we should aid each other in doing what is good.
Evil surrounds us...
Unless we are a part of it, then "good" surrounds us while we try to stamp it out.
The evil do not think they are evil.
when st paul was on his travels he was surelly accosted by many uninvited moral sociatal evils...but he just kept on walking.
He also wrote this:
There is now therefore no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus, who walk not according to the flesh. For the law of the spirit of life, in Christ Jesus, hath delivered me from the law of sin and of death. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh; God sending his own Son, in the likeness of sinful flesh and of sin, hath condemned sin in the flesh; That the justification of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh, but according to the spirit. For they that are according to the flesh, mind the things that are of the flesh; but they that are according to the spirit, mind the things that are of the spirit. For the wisdom of the flesh is death; but the wisdom of the spirit is life and peace. Because the wisdom of the flesh is an enemy to God; for it is not subject to the law of God, neither can it be. And they who are in the flesh, cannot please God.
The take away message is that the concerns of the flesh are to be kept to a minimum. St. Paul was also shipwrecked, beaten, stoned, and imprisoned, yet, he continued on.
This site is what I call a realistic and nonhypocritical catholic site...its not a website for the pure and full of sanctity...but sinners and rough characters who too could be good catholics overall.
Beware of spiritual stagnation.