It’s a good thing that I don’t have any original ideas and I crank out mindless drek, because I never considered how much working again was going to interfere with my free time. I was going to say productive free time, but time spent watching cartoons isn’t all that productive.
I was listening to Wretched today when it occurred to me that this trend of requiring affirmation for certain proclivities is an effort to dull the conscience. (More like Todd Friel, the host, said it and I ripped him off.) If we are really honest with ourselves, we know right from wrong, we know sin from virtue. But in our fallen condition, we want to eat our proverbial cake and we want society to cheer us on as we sin with impunity.
We must consider this: does society determine right from wrong or is there a higher authority? If there is a higher authority, are his laws nullified if society rejects them?
If society is in charge of determining morality, then there is no absolute standard. We can find societies through history that have sanctioned all kinds of evil, but if society determines right from wrong, racism isn’t inherently evil. It is reduced to a preference. Segregation was legal at one time, so who are we to say that segregation is bad? Our conscience.
If we rely on subjectivity, what is good today is evil tomorrow. Further, how do we know we weren’t wrong in integrating blacks and whites here in America? If anything, if we deny an ultimate authority, it was wrong to upset the status quo. The wrongness stems from the imposition of values. After all, if you think abortion is wrong, don’t get one, right? But if you tell me that, you are wrong for telling me what (or what not) to do.
The problem is that we are sinners. Our conscience clearly tells us right from wrong which comes from God, the one who made these laws. We don’t want to feel guilt, so we try to rope others into our delusion because some of us think that our guilt will be assuaged if everyone affirms it. Murder is always wrong no matter how many people affirm it. Some want to blur the lines to equate killing to murder, but they are not necessarily the same. All murder is killing, but not all killing is murder.
We can shut down all bakeries that don’t toe the party line. Some call us Christians intolerant. That’s fine, but should you fight intolerance with intolerance? If you do, you step into a quagmire of hypocrisy. Besides, the real problem isn’t with Christians. For the unrepentant, the problem is with God.