Bizarre: (adj) very strange or unusual
The pursuit of normal has grown to abnormal proportions.
It is more than a mindset–it is a deep, ingrained fear that the slightest step from the prepared pathway will bring ridicule or destruction.
This has brought our society to an unnecessary impasse. We’ve divided into two unseemly camps–unseemly in the sense that neither gathering has acquired the high road.
There are those who believe that anything that cannot be lifted up in righteous glory from the King James Version needs to be extracted from our country, out of a fear of heavenly judgment.
Then there are those who are so uncertain where to place the lines that they’ve removed all the grid and assumed that everything is all right as long as it makes someone happy.
So we have no definition for right and wrong, just a judgment of what is wrong and a free pass on what is right.
What is bizarre?
I think anything that kills human beings is bizarre.
I would venture to say that stealing our life force and joy is also bizarre.
And certainly, it is bizarre when we set about to destroy ourselves or other people through gossip and vapid hatred.
If we could determine what is truly bizarre and agree upon the parameters, we could begin to progress and surprise ourselves at how happy we actually can be.
But until then, there will be two camps warmed by two very different fires.