Boy, people love being angry. They’ll be angry at anyone but themselves. People get angry at their computers or their cars if they have problems, when they probably caused the problems themselves.
So many “movements” have invaded our landscape and made political correctness impossible. We exist in a time in which political correctness matters more than freedom of speech. I can’t express a Christian opinion without being called a bigot. Equality!
I’m gonna tackle the issues of some of the big movements as presented in the mainstream. Keep in mind I don’t think the heart behind these movements is bad, but I think many people have lost the point of these movements, and it’s causing hypocrisy and hatred where it shouldn’t be.
Ok, yes, black lives obviously matter. Before anyone accuses me of trivializing the issues of the African-American people, I’m not. Hate crimes and racism-caused police shootings are a problem, and I understand wanting to vilify the SPECIFIC police officers involved. But this has gone so far beyond that. Toward the beginning of the movement, ALL white police officers were vilified for a few isolated incidents. And as the time has passed and the protests have gotten larger, ALL white people have been vilified for a few isolated incidents. If racism is the problem, how can racism be the solution? A movement for equality has turned into self-entitlement. I saw a woman on Facebook, when talking about this, referring to herself as a “black queen” who “fears for her life every day” and is afraid to call the cops. I’m sorry, but give me a break. Over a few isolated incidents, she expects me to believe her life is constantly in danger. What was supposed to be about equality has turned into racism, and yes, African-Americans can be racist. This movement was meant to stop racially biased police forces, not to give you a reason to think you can do no wrong.
Again, I feel like I have to give a disclaimer about this because people are so vicious. Men and women should be equal in society, this is biblical (Just read Genesis, where God created Eve as Adam’s helper, an equal). Certain people in the modern feminist movement, affectionately referred to as feminazis, have completely destroyed this vision of equality. Take a look at an extreme example.
A woman who called herself the Femitheist decided that to have peace, 90% of the male population should be extinguished, and the other ten percent only used for mating purposes.
I believe that conventional equality, with a 50/50 female-to-male ratio, is an inferior system. Essentially my ideas lead to men being made a special class—a far more valued class—having choice of a myriad of women due to the difference in sex ratio. That is my intention. Men would be made more valuable, and their quality of life would be dramatically improved. They would have a subsidised existence if you will, akin to going on an all-expenses paid vacation that lasts from birth to death.
– The Femitheist
[She] is writing a book all about the “importance” of reducing the male population to roughly 1-10% in order to achieve world peace and “true equality.” Somehow, she expects this to end war, rape, and violence in general. Though this seems like trying to end violence by committing violence – because it is – she asserts that it is “the only logical solution.”
– Nanny State, The Liberty Doll
Um….she’s basically Hitler, and she has actual followers. She had videos encouraging the slaughter of the male population because this would end war, rape and violence, but YouTube naturally took them down as a violation of terms and service.
Now I know most modern hardcore feminists wouldn’t go this far, but many do believe that men themselves are the source of all war, rape and violence, as if woman-on-man rape and woman-on-man violence don’t exist. Feminism is about equality, but many feminists have taken this issue to the level of sexism, and yes, women can be sexist. This movement was to give women a voice just as powerful as a man’s in society, not to make you think you can do no wrong.
“People Don’t Love Me”
Ive seen a number of complaints lately stating that someone’s Christian friends don’t love him/her as much as their non-Christian friends. An odd accusation, since Christians should understand love better than anyone, right?
So to better understand these complaints, I have to look at what is prompting these people to say them. And to be honest, these are people who, at least recently, have rarely given people who don’t know them reason to think they’re believers, strictly from the way they’re living. Not to judge anyone or say that they aren’t actually Christians, but they’ve avoided the Christian lifestyle, at least as of late, and spent far more time with non-believer friends than believer friends as well as engaging in activities that make closer connections to said non-Christian friends.
So, while Christians should look at any complaint against them as a challenge to do better, and therefore I’ll take those complaints as a challenge to love better regardless of their validity, Christians making these complaints should understand their own lives before accusing.
The issues are as follows: A) These people are spending a lot more time allowing their non-believer friends to get close than their believer friends, and B) Based on the lifestyle their non-believer friends seem to be dragging them into, I don’t think I could honestly say they’re loving them at all.
Speaking now directly to people who have made this complaint in these circumstances, Romans 12:10 says to love one another with brotherly affection and outdo one another in showing honour. Loving “one another” means you have as much obligation as your fellow Christian to reach out and love him/her. If they don’t love well, don’t just lash out against that person, teach them by example and love them first. You should seek to love that person more than that person loves you.
And using God’s example of love, if someone loves you, that person should want to change you for the better, not bring you down to their level. And if you’re honestly living the way you’re living with them out of your own desires, maybe it’s time to examine your own heart condition, because even if people aren’t loving you right, that’s no excuse to think you can do no wrong.
People who are wronged have a tendency to stop asking how their own lives can be better and start blaming others for all their issues. They tell others to get the eyelash out of their eye when their whole head has been impaled by a tree branch (Check out Matthew 7 if you’re wondering where the metaphor came from).
I firmly believe that every Christian, heck every person, should fight injustice and make mankind a better place. But I also think that no man has a right to call another out unless that man looks at himself and understands that there are areas he could improve as well and learn from them. Just something to think about.