Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Living in a World Gone Mad

Could we live in a more ironic, a more irrational culture?  A culture in which laws now prohibit the sale of carbonated soft drinks (in the cause of good health) while other laws protect abortion, that grisly trade in human souls which is certainly the extreme contradiction of health?

And what can one say about the U.S. Congress wasting precious time (and millions of dollars) to go after a prominent professional athlete while failing to give proper attention to such grievous human right abuses as sex trafficking, forced abortion and sterilization, violent mistreatment of women, slave labor, and the persecution of Christians and other prisoners of conscience?

There’s also the woeful state of our justice system, one that worries more and more about thought crime, violations of political correctness and niggling regulations of the Nanny State than it does about ending the careers of rapists, robbers, gangsters, drunk drivers and deliberate murderers.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn decried the devolution of culture that resulted in injustice being protected by law rather than being restrained by it. He had seen the horrendous results of such devolution in the Soviet Union but he knew it was not merely Communism that created such evils but secularism itself with its headstrong rebellion against the ancient boundaries.  No, Solzhenitsyn's understanding came not only from his personal experience in the gulag but from the wisdom he knew well from an ancient source...

"Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter." (Isaiah 5:20)

Lord, pour out grace upon America, grace enough for us to find Your way out of the mess we've created.