The delusion that malice, mischief and misbehavior can only go one way…
- towards one nation but not another…
- towards one race but not another…
- towards one gender but not another…
- towards one people but not another…
- towards one victim but not another…
is the very foundation stone of totalitarianism.
In 2018, if you actually believe crimes, errors, abuses, or sins only go one direction…
You have been brainwashed.
Or, in church parlance: you’ve been baptized with mop water.
You have been deceived.
And like everyone else that has been deceived throughout history, you are spending a tremendous amount of time, money, and passion to stay in the wrong square.
Good goes in every direction.
Evil goes in every direction.
Dear Social Justice Warrior, the second you decree one _____________________ (person, gender, race, class, group, social vector, anything) is immune from any class of criminal conduct…
You just created a caste system. You are creating a social exemption, granting privileges to one group but not another.
You are creating the very racism, sexism, or class discrimination you allege you are fighting.
You are your own enemy but don’t realize it because you’re too busy fawning over how pretty your black, featureless flag looks.
Left unchecked, your errors will grow like a cancer until, a hundred years hence, future historians will read about what you believed with the same disdain as Nazi Germany, or Stalin’s Russia, or slavery, or eugenics, etc.
This happens all the time: someone cannot do what they really want (steal, murder, persecute, exaggerate, pretend, role-play, lie) so they change the terms (meanings of words) little by little until they are allowed the abuses they seek.
It is very crafty and very deadly. It is how bad people get what they want at the expense of other people, most often the innocent and the upright.
Decent people, still within their manners, try to accommodate these tiny warps, but in time they realize they’ve been duped.
When cornered by logic, bad people simply dismiss logic as being “racist”. When trapped in math, bad people dismiss math (or any science opposing them) to being “masculine” or “patriarchal”. They will just keep cheating until they win.
That’s what they do. That’s who they are. They tear apart any structure restraining their lusts until they can do whatever they want without being judged.
Remember: the sinner wants to sin, they just don’t want the shame that goes along with it. So, they change the rules of the game.
Does this work? Of course not. They just keep creating hotter hells on Earth, one after the other, always blaming some phantom resistance, those “others” just around the corner, just out of view, as to why their glorious utopia isn’t working.
So why isn’t their utopia working?
Because they are imperfect people — deceived and wantonly-if-not-militantly imperfect — thus they invariably create dystopia. And, as expected, their over-the-top egos prevent them from realizing their warped worldview is, in fact, incapable of producing utopia.
Newsflash! We’re all imperfect. We all fall short. We all make mistakes, believe wrong things, and listen to people we shouldn’t.
Check this out: the Greek word for sin is ἁμαρτάνω (pronounced hä-mär-tä’-nō) and means:
- to be without a share in
- to miss the mark
- to err, be mistaken
- to miss or wander from the path of uprightness and honour, to do or go wrong
- to wander from the law of God, violate God’s law, sin
When you swing at a baseball and miss, or when you throw a dart at a dartboard and miss the center or whatever section you were aiming for, when you shoot an arrow in archery and miss the bullseye…
Put simply: you missed.
So what’s the difference between the believer and the unbeliever?
Belief and change.
The believer recognizes, one by one, his or her imperfections and brings them to the Lord for evaluation. If they line up, if they are Life, they keep it. If they don’t, if they are Death, they nail them to the cross: expurgation.
Believers — real believers — are constantly conforming to the highest standard across all sectors. They (we, I) fumble, drop the ball, backslide, wallow in pity and hypocrisy at times, make colossal blunders… but we recognize all these as errors (sins) simply because we have a perfect living standard outside ourselves that we can compare to.
The unbeliever only has himself.
Both the believer and unbeliever suffer from sin-stroke — the scares, dings, dents, and cuts of really bad decisions and outcomes; but the believer has an entire catalog of remedies far beyond and above the quick-fix schemes of Man.
Unbelievers are the opposite: they conform themselves only to those standards in those sectors they already happen to agree with it, and dismiss the rest of nonsense. They do this out of familiarity and the fear of the opposite, unfamiliarity. They do not throw out their errors, but enshrine them, hoping to sprinkle enough glitter on them so that in years to come, their failures are completely buried in a heap of sparkles. This is pretending at sanctification, and it achieves nothing except loitering in errors and false presuppositions.
This is a form of prison. What you need is a jailbreak.
The devil was kicked out of heaven. He no longer possesses the knowledge of heaven, how it works, or how to recreate it. All he creates is darkness. All his children create is darkness. No matter how pretty and shiny it starts off looking, it always turns to darkness.
Deprived. Depraved. Dark.
That’s them and all their ambitions in three words.
Their weapons are rage, alienation and violence.
Our weapons are faith, prayer, reason, science, hope, health, justice, mercy and grace.
So, what’s the conclusion?
Don’t water thorns.
And certainly don’t make crowns of them.