Why We Can’t Drain the Swamp

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Name one institution in our society that’s working as it should. Just one.

Let’s see… Education? Don’t make me laugh. The press? Don’t make me gag. Congress? (Falls to the floor with pink foam frothing from the ears)

Tens of millions of us send our kids every day to schools run by over-the-top lefty loon teachers’ unions, to be taught “You can be a boy one day and a girl the next, depending on how you feel.” And also that the Bible is hate speech and Science is absolutely always right and if we don’t give the government lots and lots and lots more power over our lives, we’re all gonna die of Global Warming. And if that doesn’t finish them off, we send them on to college.

The de facto religion of our ruling class is atheism; or, to give it its softer label, humanism. Man is god. Man’s inventions are to be worshiped. There is nothing real but what they tell you is real. And so on.

I find myself at a disadvantage when called upon to discuss anything with an aggressive atheist. There’s no model in the Bible. Jesus talked with an awful lot of people, but every single one of them at least claimed to believe in God, or some god. He is not reported as having ever spoken with an atheist. I wonder if that’s because there weren’t any. The pagan Greeks and Romans would sometimes brand a public enemy an atheist, but that’s about as far as it went.

Anyhow… If you want to drain the swamp, it becomes impossible if the place fills up again as quickly as you can pump it out. This is what our corrupted culture does to us. We get rid of the snakes, and there are only more snakes to replace them. Our ruined post-Christian culture cannot generate good people. Whatever goodness they are born with, by the common grace of God toward all, gets vigorously suppressed.

Give your children a Christian education. Gather together and exhort one another. Live by God’s commandments.

Come out of the swamp. Come out of Babylon. And show the world there’s a better way of doing it than the way they’re doing it.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

4 responses to “Why We Can’t Drain the Swamp

  • UnKnowable

    We live in an astounding time. The lines are well drawn with regard to belief systems. 2 Tim 4:3 “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, 4 and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths.”

    I can’t think of a better description of what is happening all around me.

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  • Linda Sorci

    They claim to be atheists, but it seems to me that they worship something – science, themselves, climate change, aliens – there’s quite a list. And many times, they seem to relish getting under the skin of Christians above all. The tares grow among the wheat – until the reapers come. The fall will be great and this saddens me.

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  • UnKnowable

    Good call, Linda. They worship, but refuse to worship the Creator. It’s still worship, however. Ultimately, any worship that isn’t directed to the Creator is essentially goi g to Satan, directly, or indirectly.

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  • Linda Sorci

    As our nation celebrates Memorial Day, here is a movie that seems worth watching. There is a short clip embedded within this article. Very moving.

    https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2017/05/29/hacksaw-ridge-a-movie-for-memorial-day-2017/

    One line from the article: ‘After rescuing each soldier, Doss would pray: “Please Lord, help me get one more”.’ He rescued 75!

    I’m not sure where to find this movie, but I intend to look.

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