I’m warning you here and now. This post is going to have no structure. I’m just going to be writing briefly about things that have been bothering me.
Journalists are biased (what a surprise): As most of you should know, I am avidly pro-life. I’m also a little bit of a conspiracy theorist. So when I read this article by the “Get Religion” people, and this one, one could say that my spidey senses began to tingle. This article tells the basics of the case, but for those who I know won’t actually click on the link this is the story: an abortion doctor who sucked at his job is on trial for the murder of eight people, specifically a Nepalese woman named Karnamaya Mongar, and seven babies who survived abortion attempts only to have their spinal cords cut by this evil little man. Being in Australia, obviously I don’t expect to see/read much about trials happening in the US in our local or even national news, but this is about a genuine serial killer. We heard about the Sandy Hook massacre as soon as it happened; I heard about this tragedy through a blog. In both, little children were killed. In both, lives were destroyed by one deranged individual. So why the radio silence in the media?
But don’t you want to do something meaningful with your life?: When I was younger I had just three aims in life. They were:
- Get married.
- Have a family.
- Get published.
Well, I no longer want to be published, and since I’m married now, I have but one goal left. Surprise surprise, though, people think that I am selling myself short by wanting to have children, to stay home with them and dedicate my life while I can to raising them. This view is really well shown by Donna Pinciotti of That 70s Show when she says, “Maybe I want to do something more meaningful with my life than just staying home and having children.” Now, I am all for women being equally accepted in the workforce. We are intelligent beings and are just as capable in most jobs as any male. HOWEVER, women are maternal. That’s just the way it is. WOMEN are the ones whose bodies are able to grow another human inside them. It’s a fact of life. And what could be more important that bringing up the next generation? People today complain about the rudeness of the younger generations, about their lack of respect, about their behaviour, but how in hell are children supposed to know how to act if no one teaches them? Children are not born knowing how to act and what to think. That’s why God created the family unit, to bring up a child to be God glorifying and a useful, responsible member of society. School can’t do that. TVs and computers can’t do that. Their friends certainly can’t do that. So if both Mum and Dad are at work, who will raise the child?
Hold tight to your beliefs (as long as they’re moderate): There’s a push from liberal Christians, nominal Christians, almost everyone really, for evangelical Christians to stop taking their beliefs so seriously. We’re told that it’s not ok to hold to our beliefs, that we should cave to what society deems as “normal” or “good”. Well, until someone shows me how Jesus was moderate when he persisted in doing what was right in God’s eyes – even while he was being tortured and crucified – I’m going to persist in holding my beliefs and fight against lukewarmness. Jesus said in the letter to Laodicea:
“And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s creation.
“‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked. I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, so that you may be rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself and the shame of your nakedness may not be seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, so that you may see. Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent. 20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’”
The belief that moderation is ok in Christianity is deadly. On the last day Jesus will say to you, “I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.” Moderation is deadly.
Anyway. That’s what comes to mind at the moment. In the coming days you’ll read about why I hate denominations and why my kids won’t watch sitcoms, and I’ll also link to some fabulous articles on homosexuality.
God bless you and keep you.