I truly believe we are on the verge of losing our common sense as a society. We have entered into a realm where insanity parades as truth and philosophies detached from reality are celebrated while religious conviction is demonized.
Recently there has been outrage over a law in North Carolina that requires individuals to use the bathroom that matches the sex listed on their birth certificate. The law only pertains to individuals using government run public facilities, not private businesses.
Seems reasonable right?
Well in upside down world, it is completely unreasonable. Many large corporations and influential elites have come out and publically boycotted the state of North Carolina.
Cirque du Soleil canceled its North Carolina show over the bathroom law but has shows planned in Dubai where gays are actually put to death.
PayPal executives withdrew their plan for expanding in Charlotte due to the new law, but currently conduct business in 25 countries where homosexual behavior is illegal.
Bruce Springsteen canceled his show in North Carolina, but has 3 shows scheduled in the summer of 2016 in Italy where same sex marriage is not recognized nor do gay couples living in Italy have any shared rights to property or inheritance.
Disney threatened to stop filming movies in Georgia if their religious freedom bill passed, yet Disney films movies in Uganda, India, Sri Lanka, and the UAE where homosexual activity carries a conviction of jail time or punishment by death.
And now, Curt Schilling is fired from ESPN for saying “a man is a man no matter what they call themselves” for his comments on the North Carolina law.
Is this REAL LIFE?
The hypocrisy is suffocating.
We are losing our grip on reality.
Society today will tell you that that there is no transcendent source of morality, that there is no absolute truth. Personal feelings have now replaced objective truth. Karl Marx believed “man is god,” so therefore each human being is the author of his or her own moral standards.
This couldn’t be father from the truth. As Christians we know there is such a thing as absolute truth. There is an objective moral standard to which all individuals are accountable.
It is getting harder and harder for society to define what truth is.
Before Jesus was crucified he told Pilate in John 18:37, “for this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.”
Pilates response was one of the most important questions in all of human history: “Veritas? Quid est veritas?” / “Truth? What is truth?”
Unfortunately, in America we are becoming a nation of Pilates. For many it’s becoming harder and harder to distinguish what truth is.