The adulterous site Ashley Madison has recently suffered a grave hackattack. Apparently, the data of every user has been gathered and released by hackers. The site is an “affair” site; it sets up new relationships for those who are already married or steadily dating. The motto is “Life is Short; Have an Affair.”
The motto is akin to the thinking of fools condemned in the bible: “Eat, Drink, Indulge: For Tomorrow We Die!”
Now our question: What hath the hacking to do with Eschatology? Everything!
Eschatology is the study of “the last things”. Now, when each of us dies, we are judged immediately and privately by Almighty God. We are judged on the basis of whether or not we responded to the graces God offered us throughout our lives. If upon my death, I die in the state of mortal sin, I am found guilty of rebelling against God and suffer the condemnation of eternal damnation: “Out of my sight, you wicked doers; into the fire that dies not, with the worm that eats and never grows weary.”
But at the end of all time, there will be a public judgment. The public judgment will set to rights all inequities since the beginning of time, through the blood of Christ. For instance, if I was libeled, I shall be exonerated; if my evil deeds were in secret and no one knew them, they shall be exposed.
The public exposition of data of the Ashley Madison users was against certain laws of man. Whether it is or is not against true law, I do not wish to say here.
Most importantly, the public exposition of AM users is a foretaste of the public judgment of all souls by Almighty God. It is a judgment of justice. All injustice shall be exposed and unearthed. The users of the Ashley Madison site are unfaithful to their beloved. If married, they are adulterers.
Before that great and awful day, the DAY OF WRATH, the Dies Irae there is yet time to repent. Repent O Sinner, if you have sinned. Be Humble and Acknowledge the grace of God, O Righteous, if you have passed the test. Love is who judges; and Love judges love. If love hath grown cold or become unfaithful, how can it join the fellowship of eternal love?
The Day of Wrath is celebrated in the Church’s liturgy. That is, in the Extraordinary Form. Let us study it and ponder it, let us remember the grave, the ash that shall cover our corrupt and rotting bodies only days after our heart beats its last. If thou a man be, the bell tolls for thee.
DEATH is Struck, and nature quaking; All creation is awaking, To its judge an answer making. Low, the book exactly worded, wherein all hath been recorded…