I like to re-run this piece now and then, because so many people seem to think computers will lead them to the promised land or something. They seem to forget that these are inanimate objects–things created by human hands.
Does it stand to reason nincompoops and sinners can create perfection? Paradise? That we don’t need God… because we’ve got Neil DeGrasse Tyson?
Yeahbut, yeahbut! They’ve got chess computers that are way better than chess masters! *Sigh* It’s only a simulation, dude. The super chess computers “know” only what human chess experts have programmed them to know. But in terms of consciousness, they don’t knoiw anything at all.
Here in Stupidville, NJ, we let atheists take away our 100-year-old Christmas parade–now it’s a “winter festival”: what could be more shameful?–and we make sure we consult our animal spirit guides for any important decisions we might have to make.
I think the Soros Climbit Change gang in the town next door has faded away. People may be more gullible than they used to be; but they’re not so gullible as to believe in that.
The “grunge rock” of the 1990s is pretty much past its sell-by date, but its stink remains in the air. It also illustrates, abundantly, what I mean when I talk about killing the culture.
Here’s what the “Rock My World” website has to say about the history of grunge rock.
“Nothing epitomizes the disillusionment, apathy, and general sense of things all being ‘useless’ than grunge music. The genre captures the essence of Generation X malaise and turns it into music. In doing so, grunge music captured the attention of a generation and became the soundtrack for a youth that had no hope of a decent future” (https://www.rockmyworld.com/the-history-of-grunge/).
Can you give me hallelujah?
On top of grunge music we have heaped “Everything is racist!”, “The world is gonna end in just 12 years!”, the Drag Queen Story Hour, and a perpetual celebration of violence, corruption, and sin.
And then we wonder what’s happened to our culture? Really?
This is what you get when you turn away from God. This is that wonderful post-Christian era we keep hearing about. When we all get all sorts of free stuff and get to do anything we want, as long as some liberal approves of it.
The local sheriffs don’t think it’s so funny anymore. Their small towns can’t handle a million people, many of whom are sure to be a few fries short of a happy meal.
When they storm the base, they say they’re going to run in some style they picked up from… cartoons.
For years, the little towns in the area have capitalized on UFO mania–motels, gift shops, diners, all with UFO/space alien themes. Now what was done in fun is threatening to turn serious.
Oh, yeah… For decades, the whole crowd of UFO nuts “knew” everything that was happening on the top-secret base. Makes you wonder how we ever kept any secrets from the Russians. They saw it on The X Files. They saw it in movies. And on Youtube. It had to be the worst-kept secret in world history.
And many of them believed in it, because when all is said and done, you have to believe in something. If you’ve lost faith in the true God, then idols and false gods and Science will have to do. And super-advanced Space Brothers who will emerge from their UFOs to guide us to utopia.
I’m not saying there’s absolutely nothing to any of that “Unexplained” stuff. But it’s awfully hard to study anything that’s been so deeply tainted and warped by our weird popular culture.
The girl jumped off a roof to kill herself–after, police say, she polled her Instagram followers and 69% of them voted “Death.” Instagram hastens to claim that actually 88% voted “Life”–but by then it was too late.
In Malaysia, “abetting suicide” is a capital offense.
Has social media become an idol, a false god? Go ahead, tell me that it hasn’t. This is peer pressure on steroids.
We please the true God by loving one another and keeping His commandments. He would never ask us to kill ourselves. But false gods always demand much more of us than the Father ever does.
Are we ready to change our ways yet? Or would we rather slide a bit further down this slope?
How radical was Jesus Christ, our Savior and our rightful king, the King of kings?
He was this radical:
“Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister. And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant.” (Matthew 20:25-27)
In the ancient Near East, it was common for rulers to claim to be gods, and for their subjects to worship them as gods. Pharaoh was a god. Alexander the Great was a god. Augustus Caesar objected to being made a god (“How am I supposed to cure gout!” he cried).
But Our Lord Jesus Christ, who really was God, washed His disciples’ feet.
To this day the world’s most ferocious, insane, and arbitrary tyrants insist on being worshipped as gods. Communists call it a “cult of personality” when anybody else does it. America’s nooze media all but proclaimed that inchworm Obama a god: came as close to doing it as they could without getting laughed out of the room.
You know the old proverb, “All that glitters is not gold.” Our leaders and our rulers are a lot of glitter. Some are decent. But our world would not look the way it does if most of them were decent.
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, took the form of a servant and died on a cross like a despised criminal. He rose from the dead and ascended into Heaven. He shall return, and establish His throne upon the earth.