– Liberal ethics: everyone is the victim…except the victim
– “I”m raising awareness.” So what? If I am aware that my neighbor’s house is on fire and he is trapped inside, I can still go to jail if I don’t take action on that awareness.
– Pop culture is full of emptiness because it has forsaken God. It is not that God has cursed them with being empty; it is more that such a culture has, in forsaking God, forsaken their purpose in life, thus all other pursuits are done in vain, which leads to emptiness.
– Postmodern ethics: everything is subjective, except tolerance…and traditionalist beliefs are always wrong
– One can have all the money in the world and the latest technological devices, but still feel incomplete. Happiness is found in the simple things in life; love of God, love of family, and love of virtue are what make a man happy.
– Congress has an oversight committee. They are called the American people. Americans have forgotten that they are the final “check” and the final “balance” in the check and balance system.
– Wearing a t-shirt or putting a bumper sticker on your car to bring about “awareness” is the greatest form of narcissism. It lets everyone know that you care, that you are aware, that you understand human rights, and gives you the self-satisfaction of doing something good without actually doing anything. Everyone wants to appear to be Mother Theresa without doing any of the things she did.
– Prosecuting people in the Bush administration at this point in the new administration is not an accident. It is Obama’s “Wag the Dog.” The health care initiative is becoming more and more unpopular – if he can focus the attention back to Bush, he knows he can get support for his plan. It is a dishonest way to pass a bill.
I went over three modern sayings in a previous post that are popular to say, but just don’t make any sense. After writing it, a few more have come to mind.
1) “What someone does in his/her personal life doesn’t affect me.”
To a certain extent, such libertine sentiment is true. What type of food a person chooses to eat doesn’t affect me. What kind of drapes a person puts up in his home doesn’t affect me. But often times so-called private actions can lead to public consequences, which does affect me.
This whole privacy matter generally deals with privacy in the bedroom. For instance, how many liberal protestors who advocate homosexual rights based on “My personal life isn’t the government’s business,” but quickly turn around and want to place limits on how big my “carbon footprint” is, or dictate if I can smoke or not, or even dictate how much electricity I can use? There’s a double-standard – they’re willing to let the government intervene on those issues, but not on sexual issues.
Regardless, what goes on in the bedroom can affect me by affecting society. What we do is often reflected upon our children. As I pointed out in a previous post, sexual immorality tends to go hand-in-hand with other forms of immorality. Thus, if one is engaging in sexually immoral acts in the bedroom, then one is more apt to perform immoral acts in public.
The connection to public corruption, however, is almost irrelevant. Though it may not be the government’s business what goes on in the bedroom or in a person’s personal life, as a human being I have an obligation to point out immorality when I see it. I have an obligation to point out what is wrong (in a loving way) in the way someone is acting. By being human, a person’s personal life is my business.
I generally avoid celebrity gossip because I just don’t care. There are bigger things in this world to deal with than what celebrity is doing what. However, as I was flipping through the channels I came across a story about how some Heidi Montag (apparently on some MTV show) is going to pose for Playboy. Now, usually this isn’t a shocker…except that this is apparently the same Heidi Montag that claims to be a Christian and a positive role model for young children (and wants to be like Mother Theresa…the “modern version” [look at the 57 second mark]).
Now, a few things after watching the video:
* Their claims of being Christians are, I hope, intentionally false. I hope it’s just a ploy.
* How many Christians might actually be duped into supporting these two nut-jobs simply because they claim Christ?
* Christians are called to be modest; posing for Playboy simply isn’t modest (neither is prancing around in a bikini on stage…sorry Carrie Prejean)
* Christians are supposed to be self-sacrificial, not Hollywood elitists who want to be pampered
My guess is that this is all one big joke. They’re claiming Christianity as a marketing ploy. If they aren’t…then whatever church they’re going to need to exercise some proper church discipline.
Looking that stuff up wasted about 20 minutes of my life that I’ll never get back…what an empty culture.