I see that the Satanists want to put up a statue next to the Ten Commandments in Oklahoma. I say, let ’em. But let’s have them put up *their* eleven commandments*. I can walk my child up to the lists and say, “here you go. Which list sounds like it makes for a better planet?” Sure. The Ten Commandments aren’t easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy… so what? Do you want to live in our world – or theirs?
The secular humanists are going all out in Belgium. They’re pushing a new law, allowing children to choose to be euthanized**. A doctor would have a ‘chat’ with them telling them about their choices. Post-Christian Europe. This is what you wanted….
Did anyone see the philosophical debate going about the permissability of infanticide as just an extended form of abortion? -cough- Gosnell -cough-
I don’t like living in the world where I have to have discussions like this with my kids EITHER. I want to live in a safe, happy place where there’s no danger and no dark. I don’t like raising my kids in this world. It disgusts me. I want to scream and cry. I don’t like having to find the bar of decent behavior somewhere around my ankles. The darkness grows.
But we live here. We live now. No sense whinging about it. We *can* use this to our advantage. “Yeah, we Christians don’t always live up to our ideals. But have you read what we’re shooting for? What did you say they were going for? Oh. Personal empowerment at any cost? Awesome. How does that work out for the people around them?”
See, everyone wants to think of themselves as wolves rather than sheep. Fine. But in a land of sheep, everyone can be fat and happy. In a land of wolves, eventually you get down to fang and claw, and only the strongest survive. In a land of only wolves, eventually there can be only one, and the last wolf standing starves to death.
Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the *Light*…. Christians don’t have to be afraid of the dark.
John 3:19 This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. 20 For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. 21 But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.
Joshua 24:14 “Now, therefore, fear the Lord and serve Him in sincerity and truth; and put away the gods which your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. 15 If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.
(verses taken from the New American Standard Bible, via Biblegateway)
*Look up the eleven commandments yourself. I don’t feel right linking it. The Satanist statue fluff? http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/12/09/satanists-we-want-a-monument-in-oklahoma/ Mostly it’s just grown up tantrum throwing, but there you are.
*http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/27/world/europe/belgium-euthanasia-children/ Sure. Because authority figures make no difference to children.