Tuesday, October 17, 2006

What's Before A New World Order? Chaos!

I was sitting in a dermatologist's office yesterday waiting to be called back for an exam. I was sitting with my back to the wall facing the rest of the patients. To my left was a young couple with a beautiful little girl about three years old. Across the room was a mother with her two children who looked to be maybe two or three years old. There was a large blank pad of paper fastened to the wall for the children to "write" on and they were taking advantage of their opportunity. Directly across from me was an older man and woman. The man sat with his chin in his hand looking out into nothing. The woman (whom I presumed to be his wife) was turned completly around in her chair staring at the television located in the upper left corner of the waiting room. It was early afternoon; the usual times for the soap operas to be coming on. This particular soap opera was seeping out all over the waiting room floor. There we were, a bunch of strangers, in a 12' by 15' room, altogether about seven of us (including the children), and for the period of time I was there, we were subjected to one grunting, gasping, nude or nearly nude sex scene after another. Literally!

This was not an adult book or video store. This was not a peep show at the county fair. This was not some sleazy strip joint...no...this was in the office of a public business. I was and am outraged...and sickened.

A few weeks ago my wife and I were watching a G rated animal show on television. You know...the kind of show that has videos of animals doing silly and funny things. Just the thing for children to be watching and giggling at...right? Wrong! The host introduced a segment about animals acting like they were in love. A few of the clips were cute. Then one was introduced that pictured two dogs acting like dogs. ( I can't be more graphic than that because I am trying to be decent.) The "voice over" laughingly talked about the fact that these cute animals had been estranged from each other but now they were getting back together. My stomach turned.

I write this to say that there was a time when a pervert had to search to find these kinds of things, but we live in a society that throws them up on you at every turn.

There is a reason for this I think. A society that has rejected God has rejected morality. And a society that has rejected morality has rejected order. The sex scenes in the doctor's office and the filthy implications of the animal show host all have subtle political undertones. They go along nicely with unparalled political hatred, race baiting, the rise in violent crime, and a dozen other sociological ills that pervade our culture. Young people are raised on MTV and such with thier amoral and immoral role models. Drugs are "cool" sex is "free" and actions have no real consequences. After all, if an unwanted fetus forms just dispose of it. (I did not use the usual terms "child" and "kill" just to emphasize the way we get around the reality of the consequences of our actions.)

Chaos and disorder are vaunted as the norm and as extremely desirable. "Cool" means dad's an idiot and mom is a mental basket case. "Cool" is when mom's name is Jan and dad's name is Alice. When disorder prevails anarchy reigns. Anarchy by its very nature cries for order.

The obvious thing is for those who are out of power to create and encourage chaos in order to produce a situation where power must change hands. Order itself has no need. Chaos is nothing but need in action. Anarchy is usually taken up by those who have no love for the status quo but have no idea what to put in its place. But don't be deceived for a minute. There are those who are in the shadows just waiting for the inevitable. Chaos and anarchy always end up opting for some kind of order. What this means is that out of anarchy order emerges and many times that order (spelled p-o-w-e-r) comes to anybody or any group that will restore some sort of sanity. Witness pre Nazi Germany.

Postmodern thought has now so filtered down to the common man that order and chaos are said to be one and the same. Rejection of God and His order always result in just such mindlessness. And the modern American culture, for the most part, has rejected the order provided by the God of the Christian Bible. When the morals of that God and the order those morals provide are destroyed be sure there are sinister powers waiting to instill their own kind of order. It is not just a dirty television program that I am bothered about. It is the very fabric of our free society that is at risk.

I am very afraid for my children's children.

KJV Isaiah 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!