The Thud of Our Keister
We have come to the point where our society’s keister has been brought up short by the hardwood floor of reality; we kicked the chair of Biblical order and authority out from under us, and now we find that the Law’s of the Creator determine that those who would defy and redefine gravity will–in the end–find their end (usually resulting in an unforgiving “thud”).
We’ve railed against “the Patriarchy”, and now are surprised by the hard and brutal truth of a society without Fathers. We’ve spared the rod of fatherly protection, and now have spoiled a generation; our boys have been curdled with effeminacy, our daughters with the mouldering loneliness which comes from Enlightenment individualism.
By forsaking the Biblical order of the home, our sons and daughters have been brought up without the guidance of parents wisdom, and now have come to the inevitable conclusion of moral subjectivism; this results in thinking they can make squares that are circle, up that is down, and feelings which trump DNA.
Our Sons & Daughters
Our daughters are attending drunken parties as expressions of their millennial independence, then being raped behind dumpsters by white-washed tombs of Western Culture. But don’t talk to us about the protection afforded by strong, wise, and caring Fathers.
Our sons have become professional rapists because we have taken them to the movies that taught them how; all in the name of a good time. Then our Victorian sensibilities are dumbstrrruck (roll the r there) when they demonstrate what spirit they are of: the libertine spirit of this age of subjective morals. We’ve raised them on the Disney message “follow your heart”, which brought them to binge on pornography by the time they are 12, and then we harvest what we’ve sown as they come of age: greedy and lecherous fools.
Reaping What We’ve Sown
We should be proud of the morally ambiguous creatures which our self-esteem, follow your heart, fulfill your destiny, do what feels right instruction has produced. They have discovered themselves, wasn’t that our goal? Oh, but in discovering themselves, we found that the human heart is a dark pit of sin, idolatry, and selfishness.
There is no excuse for what Brock Turner did. None. This case, by all accounts, is one of the saddest miscarriages of justice we’ve seen in recent years. However, should we be surprised that justice is miscarried when we’ve insisted on rejecting the moral/legal framework of the Christian worldview, which would afford the maximum penalty of the death sentence for rapists (Deu. 22:25)?
We will not have God’s rule over us, and so we ought not be surprised that our society is now ruled by the laws of devils. We’ve failed to instruct our sons and daughters in the ways of biblical wisdom, and now we are reaping a harvest of adults who have no moral north pole. We let our children discover themselves, yet the human heart is incapable of plumbing the depths of its own wickedness.
The only way to “discover oneself” is in the light of the Gospel, which tells us we’re sinners in need of a Savior. The good news is that when we find ourselves crashing into the hardwood floors of reality we are conveniently positioned to kneel in repentance.