Write Down What You See :01/18/2024
My area got hit with a double whammy this week.
One of the major internet providers went down for a couple of days and local gas stations ran out of fuel.
Both issues were weather related…storms here and up north had taken down some fiber optic lines and the same storms made it impossible for gasoline trucks to get to the area.
This sort of thing happens in winter.
For many though, these were not normal, weather related occurrences but the work of nefarious forces setting in place nefarious plans.
Only a fool like me can’t see that…
Social media was full of speculation that “they” were planning something awful.
The internet is back up (mine never went down) and the gas trucks have arrived…but I doubt that sanity has been restored .
I simply do not know how to live in this kind of environment,other than complete withdrawal…
“The researchers found that the average Republican and the average Democrat today suffer from a level of motive attribution asymmetry that is comparable with that of Palestinians and Israelis. Each side thinks it is driven by benevolence, while the other is evil and motivated by hatred — and is therefore an enemy with whom one cannot negotiate or compromise.”
That only leaves one alternative…
To make a long story short the new law has been a disaster for the area and when combined with all the other disasters we’ve been hit with,has made the area difficult to live in.
While the article was fair and well written it was missing something…something that all this sort of reporting is missing.
As a society we have discarded the idea of sin and its brutal effects on the human condition and society, just as the medical profession has discarded the use of leeches…and for the same basic reasons.
While we can (rightfully) discuss all the various reasons that people fall into addiction and then into homelessness and crime…we never discuss how the fallen nature is vulnerable to all manner of sin, nor do we discuss how the Gospel can address these matters.
Thus…we never come close to solutions.
One more thing we ignore…
Even “Star Trek” understood that “the good of many outweighs the good of a few”.
We’ve lost our parks where many of us grew up and where we took our children to play and interact.
We’ve given them over to the addicts and the homeless and now you can’t go to the park or you may step on a drug needle or in a pile of human feces.
You can’t walk our once beautiful Greenway for the same reasons…plus you run the risk of assault of worse.
Our culture has been hijacked by the extremes on both sides of the political fence and the vast middle that pays for everything is left with nothing but grievances.
For those of you who complain that we only address the sins of one side of the aisle…I live in one of the most “progressive” states in the Union and I assure you that I loathe their incompetence and their identity politics that have made the most beautiful state in the Union more like a outhouse every day.
The reason I rarely write about it is because they don’t cloak their nonsense in Christian terms…