In THE THOUGHTLESSNESS OF THE STANDARD LIBERAL DEMOCRAT RESPONSE — PART 1, we dissected the assertions made in a comment. In THE THOUGHTLESSNESS OF THE STANDARD LIBERAL DEMOCRAT RESPONSE — PART 2, we argued that two wrongs don’t make a right. Here we will conclude our series of posts.
- Some people do conspire to do awful things. taking over countries, sex trafficking, genocide, espionage, bank robbery, terrorism, and so forth.
- Most people don’t have to imagine conspiracy theories. They are too often the victims of them.
- Privileged people have the luxury of laughing off conspiracy theories.
- Too many people don’t care.
Why don’t people care?
- Some of us are lazy. We just want to mind our own business, and we think everyone else ought to do the same.
- Some of us are afraid. Some of us are more afraid of bad people than we are of God, our Creator.
- Some of us benefit from the conspiracies. If bad people are selling you cheap goods made from slave labor, what is wrong with slave labor? How much do you want to think about that? If your cheap labor is sneaking across the border, what is wrong with illegal immigration? Why not look the other way?
- Some of us are waiting for someone else to do something. We have the most “humble” of attitudes. Instead of doing what we can, we do nothing.
- Most of us have not been taught what our obligations to each other are and how to fulfill those obligations. So, we blame the public schools. Meanwhile, we send our children to receive their education in schools that just continue worsen.
- And so forth. The excuses innumerable, but the excuses all have one thing in common. Almost none of us love our neighbor as we love our self, and not one of us loves God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength. Without love, we have too little incentive to care.
So, what can we do? What if we at least care a little bit? Then it will be easier to do a little bit if we can envision what that little bit looks like. That is, it is much easier to do what is wise when we have learned a little wisdom. But even a little wisdom has to be earned.
To receive wisdom from God, we must make a commitment to use it. Some how, some way we must commit our self to doing the right thing the right way. We must strive to obey the commandments of God because we love Him. Such commitment to doing what is right is not an easy thing. God requires us to put His desires ahead of our own. God requires us to equate the needs of our neighbor with our own needs.
Consider Jordan Peterson’s struggle.
Is there an alternative? Considering the difference between loving your neighbor and the alternative. What if we love our self above all else?
Tyranny is making choices for others that those others have the right to make for themselves. What are those choices? In a free country we debate such matters. In a tyrannical state the tyrant decides. In a free country, we humbly admit that none of us have the either the wisdom or the right to run the lives of people who know their own situation better than we do. In a tyrannical state, the prideful tyrant claims that in the name of “social justice” (which is injustice) he must run everything.
God has given us a choice to worship Him. Satan, in his pride, insists we worship him, and he has filled the world with little devils, even human devils, to ensure our obedience. If we love each other, and that is the hard choice, we will defend each other’s right to choose God. That includes defending our children’s choice to choose to love God with all their heart, mind, soul, and strength. Shouldn’t we at least love our own children?
Where do we start? Do we love anyone besides our self? Why not? Each of us is made in the image of God. The Bible tells us about God. The Bible tells us what God is like, and the Bible tells us that God loves us. Perhaps, if each of strives to see what Godly in our family, friends, neighbors and countrymen, we will begin to love our neighbor because we see a bit of God in him. Perhaps, if we strive to be Godly, our neighbor will care about us. God knows.
Our duty is to love and serve our Maker. Whether we love and obey or not, each of us is still belongs to Him. What happens to us is for Him to choose.