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Is The Arm Bone Connected to the Heart Bone?


In terms of the sliding scale of morality, there once was a line that was NOT to be crossed without consequence.

Fornication was wrong, homosexuality was wrong, talking back was wrong, “shackin’ up” was shameful, cursing on TV was a no-no. Spanking was okay.

Now, one by one, every “sin” is being purged from the book and made acceptable, and every former means of dealing with it has become some sort of crime.

People have to hold press conferences now to apologize for yelling at a kid. (Or for even calling a precious child a kid! “MY chile ain’t no baby GOAT!!”)

They now have to go to rehab for mind reprogramming at the slightest slip of the tongue, when we all know that you cannot twist an arm to change a heart.

Do we get rid of bleach because someone drank it and died?
But we now have to discard corporal punishment and verbal rebuke because some abused it. This is absurd. This mindset has us careening over the falls while we sing our own praises!

We get gentler while the world gets harsher.
We treat kids like menageries, and they grow hearts of stone.
Where we should use hammers, we instead use feather-dusters!

It’s as though we adults are all moistening our shorts hoping Billy Mumy doesn’t see our true thoughts and wish us into the corn field!

When some girlfriend gets pregnant, we are now forced to throw baby showers. When the Jolie-Pitt’s are expecting, we must all sing in unison how great and wonderful it is rather than lament the fact that in four or five years, they will be splitting millions of dollars and a child’s heart in half!

When someone “comes out,” rather than discuss the glaring physical incompatibilities, and give a truly biblical opinion, we must all march lock-step into the SAME closet just emptied!

And when two people enter into an agreement to steal second with one foot on first in the form of co-habitation, we appear as a family quietly eating Thanksgiving dinner with a big, muddy, honking hog sitting at the head! As my folks used to say, “And you BETT’ not say nuthin’!”

So are we to, in the interest of appeasing every group of people, keep redrawing the line in order to not damage someone’s tender sensibilities by–just once– saying ‘no’?! The world now looks like a giant, pinstriped cantaloupe!

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June 28, 2007 - Posted by | Christianity, Immorality, Marriage, Morality, Parenting, Political Correctness, Shackin'!, Sin, Spanking

3 Comments »

  1. The extraordinary “signs of the time” in where we literally see the dwindling down of morality, is definitely a result of our (Christian folk) complacency. Being “set apart” has truly had its ups and downs. While on the one hand we are sanctified unto God’s divine purpose, on the other we completely are disconnected from secular society. What does this mean? It means that our influence on society is at best weak and limited. We then become the offensive opposers and are somewhat hindered in showing the love and kindness that Jesus told us about when he was showing us how to win. Bad things happen when good people do nothing? It seems to be a true statement.

    Comment by Jo-Nathan | July 16, 2007 | Reply

  2. Good post. (Isa 5:20 NIV) Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. It is just getting worse as we approach the end.

    Jo-Nathan,
    I agree that “bad things happen when good people do nothing”, but there are no “good people”. Then you have to do something with Rev 22:11 (NIV) Let him who does wrong continue to do wrong; let him who is vile continue to be vile; let him who does right continue to do right; and let him who is holy continue to be holy.”

    Comment by astudent | August 16, 2007 | Reply

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