Standing up in a fallen world
Those who blindly support liberal agenda don’t consider real issues
Published: Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 22:10
When I watch the news or read the paper, I see all the violence, senseless murder, government corruption and rape going on in this country and around the world and think, “We are the generation of the fallen.”
We’ve all heard the old adage, “Stand for something or fall for anything,” but I can’t help but feel that people misinterpret its meaning.
Most people today would say they are against violence, discrimination etc., but it’s not the issues themselves that has caused us to fall.
Rape, murder, scandal and corruption, though horrible, have all been around a long time.
What has caused us to fall, or rather what it is we have fallen for, is the apathetic and “tolerant” attitude and philosophy toward these issues.
It has torn away the idea of moral absolutes and spread into how we think and approach just about every issue today.
Out of a lack of discernment, we give into just about “every wind of doctrine,” not sure what to believe from one week to the next, but believing that our flexibility somehow means we are open-minded and evolved.
Many people think they stand for something by blindly supporting a liberal agenda without considering the real issues.
They have fallen for the lie so hard that not only do they believe it, they consider themselves a part of a noble cause.
They believe they stand on the pinnacle of progression and evolution when in reality they are squatting on shaky ground, knees weak, leaning against any podium that will give them a minute of support.
Politicians, as well as citizens, are ensnared by apathy for the truth and self-righteousness toward their own agenda.
Things that were once considered to be wrong are widely accepted to be the new normal.
The majority of people now believe that homosexuality is an intrinsic, biological trait, despite the lack of evidence.
The theory of evolution is taught in our school as fact, as if any other idea is ludicrous.
We kill our babies in the name of women’s rights, while we spend millions to protect plant and animal life around the globe.
We voted a man into office (not once, but twice) who lies to us daily and depreciates the pride and strength of this great nation.
Though I speak generally of the people in this country as a fallen people, I would be remiss to not point out that there are those who are still willing to take a stand.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was willing to take a stand by literally standing for 21 hours in effort to deter the hardened will of prideful and selfish men.
Love him or hate him, Cruz stood with his constituents, giving them a voice even when he knew it would be unpopular on Capitol Hill. A rare sight in Washington, indeed.
We can no longer afford to blindly accept the answers that are being given to us. To do so is at best willful ignorance, and at worst, believing a lie.
Yet to stand up and speak out against the fallen is a form of social and “intellectual” suicide.
There are men and women who want to take a stand, but are afraid of the violent backlash they will receive.
You support traditional marriage? You are a bigot, homophobe, hate monger.
You support immigration reform? You didn’t vote for Obama? You are a racist.
You’re against abortion? You are a woman hater.
You’re a Christian? Then you are all those things if not worse.
This country, this world, needs people who are not afraid to stand for what’s right, to question the social norm in a way that opens debate rather than silences the voice of opposition.
We need to stand behind the idea that there is right and absolute truth, which is what the fallen are really afraid of.
They know that in the face of truth, they can do nothing but sit down and shut up.