American Culture and Diversity
It can be said that American culture is leading the way in libertarian ideas.
We desire the ability to think and act with a free mind, not wanting anyone to say that we are wrong. It is a growing trend in our society to reach out and touch someone with harsh words if that person takes a stand opposite society’s perception of truth.
It is a common practice to scourge that person, ripping their skin off with razor-like words. This is ironically called diversity of thought.
In the name of protecting someone’s right to freedom of thought and action, those who dare to have beliefs opposite those free thoughts become enemies of the State. If only one school of thought is permitted to be heard, there is no freedom of thought, and diversity is thrown out the window. America’s culture cannot be free if every person is not free to believe what his conscience dictates. I’m not here to hammer God and His law down anyone’s throat. If a person doesn’t accept that God has given laws to govern the universe so be it. Our future is in our own hands. The only law that I will quote is this: For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. If we claim to be tolerant and then thrash anyone who opposes us with hate and viciousness, what kind of tolerance will we receive when we speak? We will be treated the same way we treat others.
I have brought out these points because in an effort to speak bluntly about diversity in American culture I must first set the stage for our discussion. I know that when these words are read some of you will scoff, some will become angry, and some will want me either to die or to become sick with some dreaded disease. I can take it, but I won’t get sick or die, I happen to enjoy life too much for that to happen.
My first point concerns my belief system and my confession of faith. I believe that God is a just God. He made laws and expects us to follow them. He made those laws to protect us from ourselves and each other. He wrote the laws concerning murder, stealing, adultery, fornication, and lying to keep us from hurting someone else. The reason He gave us these laws can be summed up this way. Love your neighbor as you love yourself Matthew 19:19. Don’t do anything that would hurt your family or your friends.
Love your enemies and do, good to those who hate you. Luke 6:27. It is not enough to just love your friends, love your enemies as well. Hate is not acceptable in the Kingdom of God, and if anyone calls himself a Christian and hates, or abuses anyone, or is haughty, is in deep trouble with God. God is love, and nothing will ever change that. Jesus came from Heaven, since He was and is the Son of God, and died so that we could be reconciled with God. However, it is our choice whether we reconcile with Him. He has given us a free-will. We have the option to allow Him to reign in our hearts, or to go it on our own. We choose. So if we are blaming God for our decision, it’s not His decision to make. He will love us whether we believe in Him or not, but He will also judge us for our decision. Those who trust Him and accept Him as their Savior will be with Him, and those who don’t won’t.
We have discussed those practices which God says will hurt others. We will now see about those which hurt ourselves. Some of them are the same: Adultery, fornication, lying, homosexuality, self-righteousness, and idolatry. Each of these practices leads to self-destruction in that we run the risk of death and disease when we practice them. Do we still believe that STD’s and Aids are not the result of our moral laxity, or that we can escape the pain caused by someone who cheats on a wife or husband? The explosion of murders and broken homes is staggering in this nation. We have become a nation which has more one parent families than any other industrialized countries in the world. We have more hungry children than many countries. There is no excuse for this, but we have chosen which path we will travel, because we desire to be a people who want to be free of all constraints. We may have what we want, however, be ready for the consequences.
Consequences, now that’s a word that most of us hate to hear about, however, whether we like it or not, consequences will follow our actions. We are the victims of our decisions. If we make good decisions and do what is right, we will reap the rewards.
If we make bad decisions, and do what is wrong, we will also reap the rewards. I hate to tell you this, but those rewards will not be good for us. In 735B.C. when Israel was the northern kingdom, and Judah was the southern kingdom, Hosea wrote these words I chapter 8. I will start in verse 5-7. Throw out your calf-idol, O Samaria! My anger is against them. How long will they be incapable of purity? They are from Israel! This calf,
a craftsman has made it; it is not God. It will be broken in pieces, that calf of Samaria.
They sow the wind they reap the whirlwind. The stalk has no head, it will produce no flour. Were it to yield grain foreigners would swallow it up. In 722 B.C., The ten northern tribes were destroyed and Israel was transplanted to the regions known today as Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Russia. Because of God’s grace a remnant was saved. Those who are a part of that remnant have only recently returned to Israel.
Is America on a path to destruction because of the actions and beliefs of her people? What kind of Idols do we serve?
Israel decided to worship Molech rather than God. Part of that structured religion revolved around the sacrifice of children. The children would be killed, then placed upon an altar and burned as an act of worship. The culture of death pervaded the fabric of the culture. Everything is centered on the next death so that Molech might live.
This has also become a part of our culture. We offer up our children as a sacrifice to the altar of the abortionist, we allow people to be euthanized if they no longer are productive, and we allow those who become “too infirmed” to be left unfed, and without water, or medicine, until they die. What, or who will we offer up to Molech next?
God is the one who gives life, not death. He creates, and recreates each one of us. He restores us and makes us whole. Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, had the formula worked out this way: Only those individuals who are perfect in body, mind, and spirit, are worthy of living. Anyone who was not perfect was to be eugenically altered, or obliterated. Her concept was called the master race. Hitler followed her plan to the letter. Anyone who was not a part of the Aryan race, or German was inferior. Sanger pointed out that anyone who didn’t meet her requirements should be euthanized, or made a eunuch, serving the master race. Her plan included the extinction of any race other than white, because she believed that the white race was, by nature, superior to any other race. Now we are engaged in a social civil war over the value of a human life. It is the same war that has been going on since Margeret Sanger wrote her tracts in the 1920s, 30s and 40s. The climax of the war came in 1973, when Roe Vs. Wade was declared a valid law. The war has continued, and still continues, which is seen in the battle over funding abortion in the healthcare bill. The battle is not concluded, just paused until another venue comes along where the two sides will square off again. The culture of death is one which is tough to contain. Once a culture of death emerges into the forefront, it rarely retreats, or surrenders. Life is tenuous at best when we allow the culture to embrace death, because when death comes knocking every age group and every segment of society is vulnerable, especially the poor, the minority, and those with handicaps.
But what does this have to do with diversity and culture? The connection is the culture of death is also prevelant in our attitudes toward those who disagree with our philosophy. Like Mao, Stalin, Hitler, and Castro, those who disagreed died, and those who were not socially, physically, or politically perfect, died at the hands of the “perfect” ones. History is littered with cultures dying because those who conquered them “cleansed” that culture of anyone who did not fit their pattern. America has not seen this kind of cleansing since the cleansing of the Indians in the 1880s, amd 1890s. That was our worst moment, because many Indian agents gave the Indians diseased blankets, poisoned food, and many other killing objects. Margaret Sanger, in her handbook, “Women and the New Race”, wrote that
” The most merciful thing a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.” In her book, Pivot of Civilization, she wrote; On Blacks, Immigrants, and indigents; Human weeds, reckless breeders, spawning…human beings who should have never been born.” Unfortunately, Planned Parenthood, founded by Margaret Sanger, has not altered their founders plan to eliminate the minority races, the poor, or the immigrant. In fact, Planned Parenthood sees teenage women so that they will have future business from the same women. Their philosophy is to get them early and you have them hooked. Abortion then become birth control. Abortion is just another way of avoiding consequences. If you can get rid of the mistake, then the guilt of the action will go away. Unfortunately it doesn’t work that way. The guilt remains whether the problem goes away or not. It just eats you up as you continue to live out your life.
This American culture of diversity tht we see today is not about diversity, but about shutting down anyone who opposes what someone says, especially politicians, and college professors and teachers. Classrooms and political rallies are the epitome of nondiversity. Oh yes, the makeup of the room contains people of every ethnicity, but dare to say something against what the professor, teacher, or politician says and the excoriation is intense. It seems that we have become so caught up in ourselves that any opposition is seen as a personal attack. Defense mechanisms are a dangerous thing in the hands of some people, and if you are on the wrong side of that system, watch out foe your head. Diversity once meant that there were many groups involved in something, and they were able to get that project done without difficulty. Now it means everyone has to agree with the one who is the project leader, or else. That is a corruption of the term diversity, and it is time to put a stop to the corruption of diversity and go back to the original intent.