What We Are Experiencing is Nothing New
The following excerpt is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans – Chapter 1:18-24
The wrath of God is indeed being revealed from heaven against every impiety and wickedness of those who suppress the truth by their wickedness. For what can be known about God is evident to them because God made it evident to them. Ever since the creation of the world, his invisible attributes of eternal power and divinity have been able to be understood and perceived in what he has made. As a result, they have no excuse; for although they knew God they did not accord him glory as God or give him thanks. Instead, they became vain in their reasoning, and their senseless minds were darkened. While claiming to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for the likeness of an image of mortal man or of birds or of four-legged animals or of snakes. Therefore, God handed them over to impurity through the lusts of their hearts for the mutual degradation of their bodies.
Isn’t this passage from St. Paul a perfect snapshot of what is going on right now? How little humanity has changed over the past two thousand years. So many self-absorbed, narcissistic people have become vain in their reasoning and with that comes a darkened mind. This is why so many are unable to think clearly or see the truth. Who would have thought just a few years ago that teachers and librarians would be advocating for books containing pornography in the children’s section of the library or in the classroom? Who would have thought that adults would put their own needs above those of the children they serve and lock them out of school for two years? Who would have thought that the state and federal government would turn a blind eye to people suffering an environmental crisis in a small town in Ohio?
While claiming to be wise the so called “experts” who constantly appear to pontificate on mainstream media are actual fools. They allowed their hatred of the 45th president and their desire to defeat him dull their collective consciences to spread lies and propaganda. 92% of their coverage was negative during his presidency, despite a period of relative peace and prosperity. This coverage was unprecedented in modern American history.
These same fools also allowed the public health and pharmaceutical industrial complexes to gaslight the American people regarding the efficacy of masking, social distancing, the mRNA vaccines and the entire Covid-19 response, including lockdowns. They discouraged the use of early therapeutics and prophylactics that might have saved countless lives. These fools are so convinced of their own knowledge and expertise they are unable to think clearly any longer and they continue to lead us down a path of destruction.
Our involvement in the war in Ukraine, which has a high probability of morphing into World War III, is an excellent example of their stupidity and hubris. But that is what happens when people turn away from God. God will not be mocked and will allow the baser side of humanity to prevail, even if it creates the degradation of the body, mind and soul. It is no wonder that promiscuity, homosexuality, pornography, violent crime and abortion have now become deeply imbedded within our culture.
Many of us have personal experiences trying to reason with those who have fallen away from the faith. You simply cannot have a rational conversation with them anymore. Any objection you make to the lies and misrepresentations that are a part of the current cultural landscape are met with pseudointellectual monikers like, “Trust the science,” which makes absolutely no sense as the goal of science is to constantly question, test and evaluate hypotheses. Another one of their conversation stoppers is, “It’s in a peer reviewed article,” while they fail to note that the peers who are analyzing the study have the exact some ideological bent and inherent bias. When you ask them to read or analyze dissenting opinions, they respond, “I won’t lower myself to take look at that garbage.” When they have no more left leaning talking points in their arsenal to hurl at you, the conversation eventually devolves into ad hominem attacks as you find yourself being labeled a bigot, racist, homophobe or denier.
So instead of trying to reason with the unreasonable, perhaps devote more time in prayer for those you know who are not able to see the truth clearly. They are blinded by their own darkened minds in need of a serious conversion. Once they begin to foster some semblance of a faith life, the scales will begin to fall off their eyes and they will become enlightened to He who is, “The way, the truth and the life.” John: 14:6. The only one who can save them and the rest of us now, is God.