Saturday, May 2, 2009

Without swords, without guns, without conflict ...

If you listen carefully, you can hear what remains of the West strain under the weight of its own selfishness. No longer supported by a once solid foundation, its collapse seems all but certain. It would be a mistake to say this collapse is inevitable, but without something short of divine the writing is on the wall.

Today we in the West have for the most part built our lives on the beautiful value of selfishness. People now refuse children knowing that it would mean having to share what they have; home, money, future, time, life, etc. Parents today were born to parents who wanted – and did – give them everything they wanted, and they have no interest in giving that up.

The arguments are over where in the “game” you should be allowed to make sure the children are never born - contraception and abortion. The fact that they shouldn’t be born is a given. In our country the native population has a fertility rate of 1.8. It’s sick to think that with the acceptance of abortion and even late-term abortion that the .8 could be barbarically accurate. How much credibility can people with 1.8 kids possibly have when they speak out against abortion? Seriously.

In this climate, marriage fades away as husbands and wives see each other less as spouses and more and more as sexual playmates. They soon realize that when they’re not having fun, it’s easier to take your toys and go home than it is to actually make a home.

It’s not uncommon to hear people talk about how God is going to punish the United States. “If God does not judge America He will have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah” is a phrase attributed to just about every religious leader in the last 50 years. Will this great chastisement be a tsunami? An earthquake? A nuclear weapon detonated by a terrorist?!?! Maybe, and in the end something like that just might drive people back to God and to faith.

Unfortunately, I think the chastisement may come in a form not so easily recognized. An external catastrophe has a way of turning people’s eyes from themselves outward to others. Illuminated by the light of charity, the person now can see the world in a new light – the way it really is. But when the chastisement is for God to hand people “over to impurity through the lusts of their hearts for the mutual degradation of their bodies”, people are allowed to continue in their selfishness to the point of death. The person who is themselves the object of their own desire is a truly vile and miserable creature. We in the West are loving ourselves to death.
Ever since the creation of the world, his invisible attributes of eternal power and divinity have been able to be understood and perceived in what he has made. As a result, they have no excuse; for although they knew God they did not accord him glory as God or give him thanks. Instead, they became vain in their reasoning, and their senseless minds were darkened. While claiming to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for the likeness of an image of mortal man or of birds or of four-legged animals or of snakes. Therefore, God handed them over to impurity through the lusts of their hearts for the mutual degradation of their bodies. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie and revered and worshiped the creature rather than the creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
Romans 1:20-25
To borrow from T.S. Eliot (The Hollow Men):
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.

The Western world that is.

Islam doesn't need swords, guns, or conflict - they can destroy the West with children.


Joshua 24:15 said...

Good post. Sobering video-- I opened it in YouTube-- do you know if the video was produced by some "professional" organization or just the anonymous youtuber?

Laura The Crazy Mama said...

Heyyyyy, way to keep things light hearted and fun! Heh heh. Juuuuust kidding. I know, we are all going to hell in a handbasket, right? Oh that's just GREAT, all that being a good girl for NOTHING. Hrmph.

Seriously, though...I like to think of the people God saved because they were not depraved sickos. I hope He'll listen and have mercy on some of us that are left that know and accept the Truth? I'm on a crusade to tell everyone I know the truth, one way or another. I started by talking about it to some neighbors. They agreed with me and seemed open about some of the ideas, but they might have just been humoring me. Oh well, can't say I didn't really try!