I have a confession to make:
I find the current drive toward the demise of America to be hilarious.
I know this is probably wrong, but I can’t help it.
Seeing the sheer insanity of our culture and its confused decisions cracks me up. They are banking it all on their intellectual ability to be smart, while becoming increasingly stupid.
This latest bathroom stuff cracks me up (no pun intended). Unfortunately, innocent people will be hurt by it and that’s not funny, but the intellectual corner society is backing itself into is funny.
Curt Schilling, a retired Major League pitcher of distinction, has recently been fired as an analyst from ESPN. The reason for the firing is because he posted a meme mockingly against the “bathroom issue.” You can’t do that. Here is ESPN’s explanation of why Schilling got fired for having an opinion.
“ESPN is an inclusive company. Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated.”
How is that not hilarious?! He got fired because ESPN is an “inclusive company!” Apparently, while losing our ability to detect a “man” or “woman,” we have also lost our ability to detect irony.
Our society has reasoned its way out of common sense. Detecting who is a man and who is a woman is one of the simpler problems in life. Well, not any more. Now we’re confused, and you better let all manner of confused people use your bathroom with you.
A society that can’t detect males and females can’t possibly be a society that can make any logical decisions. That being the case, I don’t think America is around much longer. And the inevitable whacky decision making to come is going to be comedic genius.
We’ve decided to go against plain, obvious rationale, and clearly against God’s wisdom. The result of this humanistic logic will be our demise.
America is just another nation among many nations that rise and fall. Take this snippet about the fall of Rome from Will Durant’s Story of Civilization:
A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within. The essential cause of Rome’s decline lay in her people, her morals, her class struggle, her failing trade, her bureaucratic despotism, her stifling taxes, her consuming wars.
Christian writers were keenly appreciative of this decay. Tertullian, about 200, heralded with pleasure the ipsa clausula saeculi—literally the fin de siecle or end of an era—as probably a prelude to the destruction of the pagan world.
Christian writers thought the fall of Rome was a good, pleasurable, appreciated thing, it got rid of the despotism and the stupid. Amen to that.
At the same time, history shows us that another eventually despotic and stupid nation will fill the gap. A time is coming when all the world will be in the proverbial “Fall of Rome.”
This will then usher in “The End.”
I personally can’t wait.
As I said earlier, this would be even more hilariously awesome if it weren’t for the fact that so many people will fall for the deception and so many will get hurt.
Which is where the love of Christ comes in. No, I don’t care much about America, nor its demise. But I do love my neighbor.
We’re not called to rescue nations, but to love individuals. This is our call. Let the heathen fight for control, the meek will inherit. The peacemakers will be blessed. Those who mourn will be comforted.
The world is falling apart. There is great sadness, at the same time, I join with God in laughing at the demise of their wicked misguided wisdom.
The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth. The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.
The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
Behold, they belch out with their mouth: swords are in their lips: for who, say they, doth hear? But thou, O Lord, shalt laugh at them; thou shalt have all the heathen in derision.
Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness.