Thursday, March 23, 2006

Acceptance of Evil

When I was a Christian, I spent a lot of time studying Revelation and reading a great deal about various interpretations of prophecy. So, despite my current beliefs, I was very interested in the Left Behind series and we purchased each book as it was published. The story pretty much brushes by the one thing I think most people wonder about when studying Revelation: how do so many people all but ignore two issues: first, millions of Christians disappearing in the Rapture; second, evil is apparent but most people embrace it anyway.

First, the majority of Christians either do not know, or believe in the Rapture so that is an issue primarily among fundamentalists. But the second is important. It would appear that people willingly set aside their own morality and accept an evil premise to base their faith on. As a rational person, I could never see how that could be reconciled with what I know of the people in my life.

However. The last three years have taught me that very good people could easily, with almost no effort whatsoever, set aside all pretense at morality and Christian faith and embrace evil as good.

Hostages 'released' in Iraq

Three Christian activists were rescued from captivity today. Their friend and co-activist from the US was found tortured and murdered last month. The organization they belonged to issued a press release that 1) called the rescue, a 'release'; 2) blamed the US and coalition partners for creating the environment which necessitated their kidnapping; and 3) called the murderers of their co-activist and friend, people of great faith.

Folks. Evil is when someone is kidnapped (you know, taken at gunpoint against your will), tortured and murdered. To consider such people as would do so, people of great faith, is to accept evil as a viable and acceptable variation of faith so much so as to call into question what real difference there is in following Jesus or Satan...

To these people, CPT and their many friends and political supporters on the Left, George Bush is evil and THEREFORE, everyone opposed to him is GOOD. Such moral depravity surely proceeds the End Times.

2 Comments:

Blogger BizzyBlog said...

I saw this on Best of the Web today and it made me want to throw up.

BOTW made a good poing: Since they consider the US "the enemy," why don't they love the US?

2:15 PM  
Blogger tracy said...

The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

5:04 AM  

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