Thursday, February 17, 2005

Right and Wrong

I've said it before and I'll say it again: America is losing its ability to distinguish right from wrong.

You can say that again, Joseph Farrah.

When a nation is unable to distinguish right from wrong, it is no longer capable of self-government.

I fear America is very near that point.

I don't know who wrote the following but it fits here.

In light of recent events...terrorists attack, school shootings, etc. I
think it started when Madeleine Murray O'Hare (she was murdered, her body found recently) complained she didn't want prayer in our schools, and we said OK.

Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school the Bible says thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself. And we said OK.

Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn't spank our children when they misbehave because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr. Spock's son committed suicide). We said an expert should know what he's talking about. And we said OK.

Now we're asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don't know right from wrong, and why it doesn't bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves.

Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with "WE REAP WHAT WE SOW."

Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world's going to hell! Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says.

A recent post of mine quoted Ron Dart, who distilled it down to this:

the form of revealed worship of God keeps us mindful of our duties to God. And our duty to God guarantees our duty to our fellow man. This means that when we neglect our duty to God, our social fabric will eventually begin to unravel.

Well, it's been unraveling before our eyes and we've just let it happen. The Ten Commandments are as automatic and constant as the laws of physics. If you jump out of an airplane at 20,000 feet, it doesn't matter if you believe in the law of gravity or not, nothing matters but the truth - you're not going to live through it.

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