Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Parental Failure

"It is all normalized. Now abnormal is the new normal. Left is wrongly right. Right is now grey."

Gary Leonard, Facebook Dec 6 2017


"We are rapidly coming to this in our modern culture. Consider Marshall McLuhan’s concept that democracy is finished. What will we have in place of democracy or morals? He says there is coming a time in the global village (not far ahead, in the area of electronics) when we will be able to wire everybody up to a giant computer, and what the computer strikes as the average at a given moment will be what is right and wrong. You may say that is far-fetched and there may never be such a worldwide computer system. But the concept of morals only being the average of what people are thinking and doing at a given time is a present reality. You must understand that that is exactly what Kinsey set forth in Sexual Behavior of the Human Male (1948) as statistical sexual ethics. This is not theoretical. We have come to this place in our Western culture because man sees himself as beginning from the impersonal, the energy particle and nothing else. We are left with only statistical ethics, and in that setting there is simply no such thing as morals."

Francis A. Schaeffer, The Complete Works of Francis A. Schaeffer: A Christian Worldview, vol. 1 (Westchester, IL: Crossway Books, 1982), 296–297.

John Stott: "The Bible begins with the nations, not Israel; with Adam, not Abraham; with the creation, not the Covenant... Here then is the living God of the Bible. His concerns are all-embracing—not only the 'sacred' but the 'secular,' not only religion but nature, not only his covenant people but all people, not only justification but social justice in every community, not only his gospel but his law. We must not attempt to narrow down his interests. Moreover, ours should be as broad as his." 

Religion is the most visible sign of catastrophic parental failure.

People need to use their ancestral voice to tell their stories and not abdicate their voices to any religion.

Rain must have its wind and winter its spring.

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