Tuesday, February 24, 2015

It's A Mad World

These are crazy times.

We ridicule the liars who report the news and reelect the ones who make it.

While cultural Christians are losing their minds for 50 Shades of Grey (aka “mommy porn”), Coptic Christians are losing their heads for Jesus Christ. Think about that.

Speaking of losing things…what madness is driving Bruce Jenner’s morphology from Wheaties to Fruit Loops on “reality” TV?

TV and reality—how about the Oscars? First the chick with her feminist nonsense, then the dude “jumps the shark” in his skivvies; only to be outdone by a weepy Chris Pine—oblivious to the camera (wink, wink)—overcome with his own oppressive Whiteness.     

Bread and circuses

Meanwhile, President Obama tackles (sorry…no golf metaphors come to mind) jobless jihadists and Texas judges with all the rhetoric, skill, and dexterity of a community organizer extraordinaire.

Now consider this:

The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled [January 8] that state officials aren't violating the rights of a 17-year-old girl by forcing her to undergo cancer chemotherapy she doesn't want. . . . Cassandra currently is confined in a room at Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford, where she is being forced to undergo chemotherapy.

Whatever happened to a “woman’s right to choose” what to do with her own body?

I suppose this only applies to situations that include a woman’s preborn baby, not those that involve her actual body. Thus, in Connecticut young women have a choice in killing their children but not their cancers.

It’s a mad, mad world.

What does such a world need? Jesus Christ.

But as G.K. Chesterton observes, “The mad man is certain that he is sane.” So naturally, a nutty world rejects the sanity of the Savior. The Apostle Paul found himself in just such a circumstance.

Festus said with a loud voice, “Paul, you are beside yourself! Much learning is driving you mad!” But he said, “I am not mad, most noble Festus, but speak the words of truth and reason” (Acts 26:24-25).

Yes, the world’s a mess—but not a hopeless one. The Gospel is God’s wisdom and power to save it.

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