Above, Madonna at the January Women’s March
September 2017 – I was watching the news a few weeks back when a story came on about Madonna, the singer. It centered on her comments at the rally against President Trump back in January on the Mall in Washington, D.C. Remember? That was when she ranted that she was so outraged that Mr. Trump was elected that she said, “I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House.”
As shocking as that was, it barely got any criticism from the liberal media. Now if a conservative celebrity singer had said he or she was thinking about “blowing up the White House” while Barack Obama was president – then we would have seen the liberal media swing into action demanding that the FBI go after the celebrity, concerts be cancelled, etc.
You know, a lot of left wing celebrities owe their success to God-fearing, patriotic Americans. By that I mean – if not for a standard of right and wrong based on the Judeo-Christian worldview that held sway over our country for two centuries, those who rail against that worldview would have nothing to rebel against. If you think about it, this is very ironic indeed.
Most of the people who yell and scream that we conservative Americans are “racists,” “bigots,” “homophobes,” etc. don’t believe in God. Therefore, these people (sometimes called secular progressives) condemn us when we claim that there are moral absolutes found in the Bible. They say we are “judgmental” – all the while judging us with free rein and self-righteousness. Again, a profound irony. Evidently, they alone (liberals) are able to determine if someone (or a class of people) is bigoted.
One question I would ask, if I could have a reasonable conversation with these people, is this: Assuming you are correct about me, why is it wrong to be a bigot? What makes bigotry morally wrong? According to whom?
The vast majority of liberals don’t have an answer for such questions. And the reason they don’t have an answer is that there is none. If they say, for example, the moral judgment is made based on their opinion, then I can say it’s not my opinion, and what makes your opinion superior to my opinion? In order to make a moral judgment about something, we must appeal to a power much higher than man’s opinion.
I define morality here as “principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior.”
While I don’t agree with the religion of Islam, at least I know where they get their morality from. It’s the Koran. As for secular progressives, they just make up morality as they go along, often based on the trends of popular culture. But the things liberals or progressives believe almost always run contrary to the Word of God, the Bible.
I’m not sure why this is, except the Bible is true when it states the heart of man is at war with God. So if you have a whole lot of people who are rebelling against God, then they are going to behave this way. The most obvious way the popular culture shows its disdain for Christianity is when it comes to sexual morality. It is really popular today to bash those who proclaim morality which comes from the Bible, especially if it involves sexual behavior. People don’t want God telling them how to live, and they get angry if you say something such as homosexuality is wrong.
More irony. Most of these secular progressives (liberals) also claim to be agnostics or atheists. I have a friend who says the unspoken mantra of a high percentage of these atheists is this: “I don’t believe in God, and I hate Him.”
In other words, it’s not really that many of these people don’t believe in God. No. It’s that they don’t want to believe in God because, if they do, He might require that they give up living for themselves and begin living for Him. So they rebel against a God they say doesn’t exist.