Drowning: Lifeguard Wanted, Will Pay with Belief
Many of us are drowning and do not see the need for a lifeguard. Before I explain further, I’m going to reference a horrific event.
It’s natural to be nauseated after hearing about the horrors uncovered by the Gosnell trial.
You will not find the details of the trial here. If you are interested, Google it. If you’re not interested, Google it. It should be required reading, but only if you have a strong stomach. And don’t look at any pictures from the trial unless you have a twisted fetish for disturbing atrocities.
On second thought, Google it even if you have a weak stomach. You might throw up on your keyboard, but that’s easy to clean. What will remain a mess is the emotional state of your current or future daughter if she makes the wrong decision when being courted by the businessmen (and women) in the abortion industry.
Right and wrong exist.
You can make wrong decisions; we all have. We can only hope our mistakes are small and affect only us. May God have mercy on our soul if we blow it on big mistakes that affect others.
After you learn what happened in the “House of Horrors,” you may lament, “How could anybody do such a thing?” It’s really not surprising if you take the philosophies of our age to their logical conclusion.
- Moral relativism says there is no ultimate standard from which to measure right from wrong. There is only what’s “wrong for you.” This makes rightness and wrongness only a matter of opinion. Who are you to say Gosnell’s opinions are wrong? “Aborting a baby at 30 weeks may be wrong for you, but I have to follow my own truth.”
- Pluralization is defined as “the existence and availability of a number of world views, each vying for the allegiance of individuals, with no single world-view dominant.”¹ After the explosion of Eastern-based philosophies in the West, the sound of one hand clapping was enough to drown out the death knell of Judeo-Christian-based morality.
Like an unsupervised child, morality slipped beneath the surface and silently aspirated the popular feel-good philosophies of our day.
When a person aspirates water, their body goes into what’s known as the “instinctive drowning response.” The legs involuntarily extend downward and attempt to reach bottom regardless of the water’s depth.
The head automatically tilts upward so the mouth has a chance to reach air, and the arms imitate a corkscrew attempting to pop the body out of the water.
Seekers fed feel-good philosophies go into what I call the “instinctive downing response.” Their eyes and ears detect key phrases like “happiness,” “health,” “comfort,” “power,” and “healing,” which creates an automatic release of dopamine in the brain.
Then the hands automatically hit buttons and click links which bring the philosophy to their doorstep in an Amazon box.
Then they begin to consume. Finally, they share it with others.
They look, take, eat, and give. Sound familiar?
How can we protect ourselves from falling prey to moral relativism and pluralization?
- Acknowledge the existence of Truth and seek it out. Truth exists and is knowable. It is not invented; it can only be discovered. Start looking.
- Recognize distinctions and reject false teachings. No one wants to live a lie or believe in one.
- Share with others in truth and love. The instinctive downing response is stronger than you think. A drowner cannot save themselves (I know drowner is not a word–just go with it). Neither can a downer. They need a lifeguard.
I know a good one. Interested?