There is a contingency of humanity which believes that as long as any issue can receive a majority of approval, then that particular subject in question is proven truthful.
There are times in our history when chasing witches and killing them, owning slaves, beating women and human sacrifice certainly gained a 51% range of acceptance.
It didn’t make it right.
So I become concerned when religious and secular people agree.
I suppose that sounds odd, but it tells me that the subject matter has some sort of copout, because these two worlds don’t normally coincide.
- In the religious world, it’s called Calvinism–the contention that our lives are predestined and therefore pretty much out of our control.
- In the secular community, it is blissfully proclaimed to be destiny. “We were born a certain way, therefore we’re committed to be a certain way, and the more we fight it, the more miserable we become.”
But I happen to be of a school of thought that there is a universal truth from which all founts of blessing pour:
It’s called free will. And when you remove free will, you shake your fist at the sky and insist the Earth is flat.
So I make my decisions about life, spirituality and social change based upon free will.
The removal of free will is the institution of stupidity.
The institution of free will is the only way to fight stupidity.
So even though I am not favorable to abortion, I live in a Republic where a woman has a free-will right to decide that for herself.
Even though I don’t understand all the ins and outs of the gay community, I am thoroughly convinced of their free-will authority to pursue their own path.
So when I saw the word “await” today, it reminded me of a common phrase I’ve always found distasteful: “Await your fate.”
If you don’t mind, I shall not do that.
If it turns out that I was destined to be one way or another, then so be it. But my understanding of God and His universe is that He has granted us the power to will and do … thus opening the door to changing our circumstance.
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