If I were paid for every case of lunacy I document on this site, I would have enough moolah by now to purchase a small nation. It is a fulltime job just keeping up with all the moonbeam ideas and activities taking place around us every day. What was that saying about ‘whom the gods would destroy, they first make crazy’?
So I offer a few more juicy examples of the upside-down world that we live in. Morality has certainly been turned on its head. Reason is clearly taking a battering. And common sense has long ago been banished from much of the West. Here then are a few more cases of the cultural suicide raging around us.
Here come the Debaptists
We all know about Baptists, and even Anabaptists, but now we have the Debaptists. That’s right. Secularists and atheists are mightily indignant about infant baptism, and are demanding their right to be debaptised. They obviously feel there has been a great travesty of justice, and a profound trampling of their human rights, so they are upping the tempo of their misotheist militancy.
Thus the National Secular Society in the UK is on a new crusade, getting folks to debaptise themselves online. They even have a handy ready-made certificate for such purposes:
“I ________ having been subjected to the Rite of Christian Baptism in infancy (before reaching an age of consent), hereby publicly revoke any implications of that Rite and renounce the Church that carried it out. In the name of human reason, I reject all its Creeds and all other such superstition in particular, the perfidious belief that any baby needs to be cleansed by Baptism of alleged ORIGINAL SIN, and the evil power of supposed demons. I wish to be excluded henceforth from enhanced claims of church membership numbers based on past baptismal statistics used, for example, for the purpose of securing legislative privilege.”
Of course these are the same chaps who are fond of telling us that belief in God is on a par with belief in Santa and other fables. So will these secular militants now be suing their parents, who forced them against their will to believe in Santa for a few years while children? Will they be returning all the Christmas presents given to them as kids?
Will they be holding protest marches at the North Pole? Will they be barricading themselves in toy stores at Christmas, all in the interests of saving the poor little kiddies from such destructive brainwashing? Will they seek to disrupt those patently malicious photo sessions with Santa and the kids?
Funny, but if both characters are equally mythical, why are they so bent out of shape about the one, while so indifferent to the other? Surely all the Santa propaganda is just as damaging to poor little Johnny’s psyche as any Sunday School class ever was.
Those ardent atheists sure do put a lot of energy into seeking to discredit someone they claim does not even exist. Maybe the Psalmist was right when he said, “the fool has said in his heart there is no God”. They certainly seem to be making fools of themselves.
Another whale versus baby tale
I was flipping through the headlines of a website news service a few moments ago, when this line caught my attention: “A 14-year-old birthday boy has skipped school to join the fight to save the 11 surviving pilot whales stranded at Hamelin Bay, south of Margaret River.”
The news item went on to say that the WA schoolboy, who turned 14 today, was glad he could play a role in whale rescuing. His dad even drove him to the site.
The thought immediately occurred to me that while this boy is being deemed a national hero, if he had done the same thing – except to save unborn babies – the outcome would have been much different.
First, he would not have made it into the headlines. Second, he most likely would have been reprimanded by his school for his truancy. Third, he probably would have been arrested if he were outside an abortion clinic, and charged with various offences.
And I wonder how many parents drive their concerned children to locations where mass baby slaughters are taking place on a daily basis. The moral of the story is simple: if you are worried about whales, you are a morally superior being. If you are worried about unborn babies, you are a miscreant and a trouble maker.
Sense and nonsense in Africa
All hell broke loose recently when the Pope, on a tour of Africa, dared to question the traditional wisdom on condoms and AIDS. He said that condoms might in fact be leading to a worsening of the HIV/AIDS crisis. For this he was viciously and roundly condemned from all the usual suspects.
It was as if he had suggested that Hitler should be canonised, or that Collingwood is the greatest footy team ever. The criticism was nasty and relentless. But a few brave souls did come to the defence of the beleaguered Pope. One of these was Edward C. Green.
Green happens to be “one of the world’s leading field researchers on the spread of HIV and public health interventions. He’s the director of the Harvard AIDS Prevention Research Project, and is a leading advocate for evidence-based interventions.”
In a recent magazine interview he was asked this question: “Is Pope Benedict being criticized unfairly for his comments about HIV and condoms?” Green answered with these words: “This is hard for a liberal like me to admit, but yes, it’s unfair because in fact, the best evidence we have supports his comments — at least his major comments, the ones I have seen.” He continued,
“There’s no evidence at all that condoms have worked as a public health intervention intended to reduce HIV infections at the ‘level of population.’ This is a bit difficult to understand. It may well make sense for an individual to use condoms every time, or as often as possible, and he may well decrease his chances of catching HIV. But we are talking about programs, large efforts that either work or fail at the level of countries, or, as we say in public health, the level of population. Major articles published in Science, The Lancet, British Medical Journal, and even Studies in Family Planning have reported this finding since 2004. I first wrote about putting emphasis on fidelity instead of condoms in Africa in 1988.”
The entire interview is worth reading (see the link below). But of course you will hardly see these words recorded in the Mainstream Media, only the bitter attacks on the Pope. Such is the state of the MSM and political correctness today.
There are plenty more examples which could be cited here. But hopefully you get the drift. The trouble is, as more and more lunacy becomes more and more normalised, the person waving the warning flag appears to be the one who is in fact loopy. As C.S. Lewis once remarked, “When the whole world is running towards a cliff, he who is running in the opposite direction appears to have lost his mind.”
Yet when the bottom of the cliff is a place of death and destruction, then we desperately need such prophetic voices that will raise the alarm. They may not be well-received by those rushing headlong to the cliff, but they must be heard nonetheless.