Tag: christian thinking

23Nov

Discarding the Truth

A new cache of emails between the various well known scientists involved in “climate science,” were released in the last two or three days —and the story they tell is of a group of people working as hard as they can to protect their reputations and relationships, even at the cost of truth.

I am not convinced that the “truth” is always worth reaching if it is at the cost of damaged personal relationships. –Crowley, quoted by Tallbloke

Will gravity pull you down to the ground, resulting in your death, if you jump from a tall building? Of course. But if you really loved the person that was about to jump, you wouldn’t tell them, right —no point in ruining the relationship with the truth.

Will a bus run you over and kill you? Certainly. But if you really loved someone who was just about to step out in front of a bus, you’d care about your relationship with them more than you care about the truth.

Will drugs ruin your life and kill you? There’s plenty of evidence to back this one up. But if you really loved the person misusing drugs, you’d just tell them how wonderful they look, and chat about the weather, so as not to break the relationship.

Why is it we can see the absurdity of such propositions when they involve life and limb, but not when they involve less immediately impacting truths? Are the lives of those millions who will die on the altar of “environmental sustainability,” really worth sacrificing to maintain the relationship between two scientists who will never feel the impact of their decisions?

This single statement sums up an entire worldview —a worldview that is contrary to everything Christianity stands for, and everything that makes living in this world even remotely possible. Truth is truth. Those who deny the truth will get neither the relationship or the truth, in the end.

8Nov

Don't Covet

You can’t read the smaller text unless you click on the picture, but there are small “thoughts” coming out of the world saying things like, “stick it to the capitalist,” “tax the rich,” and other popular “99% Occupy-Whatever”/leftist slogans. And while I’m not one of those who believes the Ten Commandments apply to Christians today, the point is well taken.

Coveting is defined as a bad thing by God.

Those who want “the rich” to pay for their college, or for their homes, or whatever else, are coveting.

Now we could say that “the rich” stole this money in the first place –and there’s actually a strong case to be made in this direction. But have we forgotten a fundamental ethical reality? Two wrongs don’t make a right. If someone steals something from you, the right answer is not to steal it back.

The right answer is to go back to basics. To enforce equality before the law. To accuse those who have stolen of the theft, and to prove it in a court of law.

Not to stand in the street and ask the government to use it’s power to “steal back” what you think was stolen from you. If the first theft makes the first man immoral and wrong, what does the second theft make the second man? And if it’s okay for you to covet what “the rich” have, and take it from them, then why wasn’t it right for them to covet what you have, and take it from you?

Or are we so embroiled in situational ethics now that it’s all about power rather than truth? If it’s all about power, then how does the individual man –the perpetual minority of one– ever have hope of obtaining justice?

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