Accused Welsh Politician Found Dead

The accusations of “misconduct,” most of it apparently of a sexual nature, are coming hot and heavy not only here in America, but also in Britain, so far involving “about a dozen” Members of Parliament. And a prominent Welsh politician, in the wake of unspecified charges leveled at him, has been found dead in his home in northern Wales: they’re calling it a suicide (https://www.yahoo.com/news/uk-politician-found-dead-misconduct-claims-151848137.html).

Powerful, important men in business and in government have been chasing after women since wealth and power were invented. The author who led me to understand this was, of all people, Edgar Rice Burroughs, the creator of Tarzan.

Among the great apes, Tarzan’s people, the big apes used their status and their muscle to make sure they got the best food, the most food, the most comfortable resting spots–and as many she-apes as they desired, whether the females liked it or not. That such “apes” as ERB described are totally fictitious is irrelevant. What Burroughs really had in mind, when he wrote those stories, was human beings.

We are Christians, and we call it Original Sin. Even David, called a man after God’s own heart, was guilty of sexual sin when he took Uriah the Hittite’s wife away from him and arranged for Uriah to be killed in battle.

If we were humanists, we would deny Original Sin, insist that all wickedness comes from outside the human heart, and claim that we can fix it by allocating more power to the government. Man, we would say, is perfectible by man.

Jesus Christ, our Savior, taught otherwise. “But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies; these are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.” (Matthew 15:18-20)

We are not perfectible by our own efforts, no matter how strong the coercion; and that’s why God has given us a Savior.

In time the current hubbub over sexual misconduct among the mighty will die out. But without the personal regeneration obtainable only in Jesus Christ, confession of sins, and acceptance of God’s grace, the misconduct will continue.

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.

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7 responses to “Accused Welsh Politician Found Dead

  • UnKnowable

    Let me certain I have this right: Circa fifty years ago, there was a Sexual Revolution and all the old rules were thrown out. Now, unsurprisingly, there is widespread sexual “misconduct” being reported in the entertainment business and among government officials. Hmmmmm? Toss out ALL the rules and then become outraged when people act as if there were no rules.

    So the standard of “misconduct” becomes quite variable. My idea of misconduct might not be someone else’s idea of misconduct. Did Harvey Weinstein think he was misconducting himself, or did he believe that there are no real rules anymore and anything goes? My point isn’t to justify Weinstein, because I believe he brought this upon himself, but I do find it hypocritical that the same people who will become outraged if you defend biblical morality will also take outrage at the predictable results of the “freedom” they promise.

    No house divided against itself can stand.

  • thewhiterabbit2016

    Are you saying one week in sexual addiction rehab will not have cured Harvey Winestein? Where’s your faith? And that is the whole point, is our faith in man, or in God Who created Heaven & Earth?

    Yesterday’s news reported on 60 U.S. Admirals being investigated for being bribed with money, gifts, and prostitutes (I guess a prostitute also counts as a gift).

    • UnKnowable

      That’s, perhaps, the most laughable part of this entire farce. Go spend a bunch of money at some high-end rehab place and you are now re-blessed with social acceptability and can even make a few extra bucks telling your story as a motivational speaker. Weinstein will probably end up doing the talk show circuit to thunderous applause for his bravery.

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