“A 37-year-old sexualizing a 17-year-old? That’s GROSS!” But the average age of consent across all 50 states is 16-1/2. As a matter of law, the average American believes it’s perfectly okay for 17YOs to have sex with whomever they want. Why criticize the 37YO for *wanting* what you won’t outlaw him *doing*?
There’s a meme called “When You See It”. You’re given a photo that looks pretty mundane, but once you’ve spotted a particular detail, the picture shifts from mundane to hilarious (or maybe horrifying). You can never go back to seeing the picture the way you first did. In the same way, my feeling is that once you’ve seen the gaping flaws in the Gospel of Matthew’s resurrection account, you’ll never go back to thinking it’s anything but garbage.
In 2003, more than a decade before it legalized gay marriage, the Supreme Court declared all anti-sodomy laws unconstitutional. The United States could no longer punish a same-sex couple for engaging in homosexual acts. And that, combined with Roe v. Wade, is when America ceased to be a Christian nation.
Why do we keep the sacred separate from the profane? So we don’t dirty up the clean things. The clean things won’t make the dirty things any cleaner, but the dirty things sure can mess up the clean things. So we keep them separate. If we don’t, we’re left with nothing but dirty things. And this holds just as true for concepts as it does for objects.
You have a choice whether to participate in the public sin of others. If you join it, you show others that you approve of that sin, and you encourage them to do the same. Which is why Christians must refrain to the best of their ability from participating in gay weddings.
Imagine receiving a somewhat threatening but mostly nutty-and-angry tweet from a guy with 62 tweets, 1 follower, and probably no life. Instead of ignoring the guy, you sic *two million people* on him, resulting in the termination of his account. That’s what mean girls do.
“God has a plan for your life!” Okay. Say God does have a plan for your life. Does that matter when you don’t know what the plan is? God had a plan for Robert Godwin’s life. And the last line of that plan read, “Apr. 16, 2017 – Gets shot in the face at random; dies.”
A truck driver left his trailer behind rather than freeze to death. The truck company fired him. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch sided with the truck company. If you’re wondering, “How could Gorsuch be such a heartless bastard?” you don’t have the slightest clue what the case was about.
Games are intended to communicate information, values, and behaviors. Board games are especially good at this. There was probably a reason someone made the thimble a “Monopoly” game piece. Perhaps that reason is something worth digging up so we can learn from it.
In a democracy, votes are required to keep government functioning. So voting is a civic duty Christians ought to fulfill, same as paying taxes. Moreover, government should be influenced by believers’ opinions as much as pagans’ opinions.