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Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Disregard for Truth?

We don't live in Utopia. I'm good with that because I get to live in Utopia later, but I'm concerned about how the world is trying to make this heaven, with utter disregard for truth. It's so much easier to be politically correct, isn't it? The reason comics are funny is that they take truth and throw it in our faces. We have the same experience, but of course, we don't want to say it out loud.

Then, there are those who will call people names for saying the truth. Because the truth isn't pretty. So if you notice it, you're worse than evil. Personally, I think this is a way Satan works today. He uses Christians sometimes to chastise you for truth. Calling truth, hatred. When you notice something you shouldn't notice. Or something they tell you that you shouldn't notice.

Examples? Today the Supreme Court ruled that all jail cells need to be integrated. Meaning, racially "together". So a KKK member should be in with a black man, etc. Gosh, if we lived in heaven, great! But we don't. Prisons are hot beds for gangs, and guess what? There are Mexican gangs, Black gangs, Vietnamese gangs, KKK gangs -- and here's the ugly truth. People united in hate? They don't like other people united in hate. So while the Supreme Court tries to make are jails racially integrated, the prisons AND its inhabitants know it will never work. Because this isn't truth. The court in trying to do good here, has ignored the truth an Satan wins this one.

And no one wants to say there's an issue with one culture -- even if the truth might help them to overcome some really hard times. We'll sweep it under the rug and pretend. Scary. Utopia, human-style, is scary!
posted at 1:17 PM  
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At 2:12 PM, Blogger Valerie said...

You are so right, Kristin.

If we speak out against homosexuality, we are lambasted for being "homophobic."

If we speak out against immorality, we are condemned for being part of the "religious right."

Sadly, it's a sign of the times. Right is wrong and wrong seems right.

Even so, come Lord Jesus!

At 2:18 PM, Blogger Megan DiMaria said...

Yes, we live in a c-r-a-z-y world!

A prisoner of hope,

At 8:01 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

I saw the front of Us said Reese Witherspoon is taking it to the next level and her boyfriend is moving in. WHOOPEEE,

At 8:53 PM, Blogger Krista Phillips said...

I'm gonna be a slight bit bold here and point the blame on ourselves.

I know I know, horrible am I! Here me out. I think we are champions of the truth in 'word' but too many of us are not in deed. We fear politics, and fear anything that might 'offend' someone. We don't DEFEND the truth. On the other side, the people FOR the covering up of truth, they are coming out in groves.

Now, I'm not suggesting we be activists and march all over DC (although that isn't a bad idea) but I do think it is time for us CHristians to stand up for what is right and not cower. It is the hold 'head in the sand' complex. I admit I struggle with it too. It is easier just to emmerse myself in my own life and pretend it isn't happening.

Case in point: This blog

Ok, I am probably stretching it, but has anyone noticed when slightly 'political' or controversial topics are posted by our wonderful champion Kristin, much fewer comments are posted than normal? We might agree or disagree, but many times we dont post because *gasp* it is a controversial topic.

anyway, not to pass judgement on anyone, but I just think especially in this an election year, we all need to stand up and let our voices be heard, because if we don't, by golly other peoples WILL, and they might not be sayin the truth.

BTW, Kudos to you Kristin for standing up and not being afraid to post things that might make a few people a little *gasp* uncomfortable!

At 11:26 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

Krista, it's okay. I'm used to that glazed-over look when I speak. I sorta scare people -- and I'm just so sweet, I do not get it!! : )

At 3:26 AM, Blogger Jane said...

Well said, Kristin!

At 6:41 AM, Blogger Sarah said...

I think the rest of the world expects us as Christians to keep our opinions to ourselves. But in this world of free speech, that's not really free. Free speech when they say **** but not when I say praise the Lord? It's hard for me because I've always been a very opinionated person. I'm trying to learn to balance not caring what others think with being a caring person.

I also have to remind myself that I can't expect them to get why some things are wrong. They don't have the Holy Spirit convicting them of sin. Their hearts are numb to their conscience and they aren't going to understand why some things are such a big deal to me. Bottom line, they need Jesus. If they will come to Him then He will change their hearts.

The things going on in this world really freak me out. But unless hearts turn to Him, I really think we should just expect more of the same. They don't get it, because they don't have Him.

At 7:35 AM, Blogger Rachel Holliday said...

I agree with Sarah in that the world expects us to stand by and keep our opinions to ourselves. I think they expect that because we have done that for so long. I believe Krista is correct though when she says it is time for us to stand up for what is right. I really struggle with that. I hate confrontation, and I tell myself that I can better show people the love of Christ through my actions. I CAN show them the love of Christ that way, but I also need to be ready to speak the truth as you said, Kristin. This is something I have really been dealing with lately. Thanks for the post!
About Reese and Jake...has she given any thought to how this arrangement will affect her children?

At 11:01 AM, Blogger Tina said...

Scary. I hear you. And I like what Sarah had to say. Very good points, Sarah.

I had not heard about this court decision, so thanks for bringing it up. It does dredge up some dicey points that people are afraid to talk about.

At 1:39 PM, Blogger photoqueen said...

Krista - it's interesting you say that about the number of comments. I'm a new reader to this blog, but as I clicked to read the comments for this post, I actually wondered which post would have more comments in a few days - the one about the diet (which I already commented on) or this heavier one?

Don't get me wrong - I think it's great to discuss both kinds of topics, the light-hearted ones or the ones focused on everyday matters, as well as the more spiritually focused topics. But your point was interesting.

(It sure took me a lot of words to say that, though, didn't it?!)

At 1:02 PM, Blogger Margo Carmichael said...

Kristin--so funny. I do relate. A rabbi once called me an activist. Love it. Not that he believed all I was telling him about our Messiah, but, in faith believing, in time, he will.

Whoops--see? LOL


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