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Lifestyles of the Spiritually Myopic
by Eddie Thompson   
Rated "G" by the Author.
Last edited: Saturday, May 17, 2008
Posted: Saturday, May 17, 2008

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(The author comments on the recent California decision to allow for gay marriages.)

 

Remember the popularity of the voyeur programming that ran from 1984-1995 that offered “normal” Americans a peek into the lives of our idols? Materialism never had a better cheerleader than Robin Leach. Today, “alternative lifestyles” could have no better benefactor than increasingly self-important judges who continually undermine the wisdom and the will of the American people. A recent decision in California, overturning the will of that state’s citizens, discovered a constitutional right for gay marriages in a document nobody noticed contained such rights before. The gay agenda continues to assault the moral fabric of America through judicial fiat, despite the fact that the citizens of this country are overwhelmingly against tinkering with the time-tested institution of marriage.
 
The elitist arrogance of the select few who truly believe they know what is best for the majority in our country is dangerous. Those who fail to understand the importance of maintaining marriage as the foundation of a healthy country also fail to associate the current sickness in our society with the unraveling of the family unit. I examine this topic in an article called “The Argument Against Gay Marriages” one can view online at: http://authorsden.com/visit/viewarticle.asp?AuthorID=17296&id=13199
 
The troublesome truth is that the constant assault from the media supporting the gay agenda confuses many who claim to be “Bible-believing” Christians. This generation of believers is losing its ability for spiritual nuance as it grasps to “make sense” of the reality of a growing acceptance for homosexuality in America. Many so-called Christian leaders are adjusting their belief system to accept the inevitability of gay marriages to avoid the confrontation quickly advancing on the horizon. Those who claim to believe in the moral authority of the Bible yet promote homosexuality by institutionalizing it are either spiritually deluded or spiritually dishonest.
 
Lately, the myopic cry has been, “Why not let them marry if they love one another?” It’s an argument that appeals to human sensibility on some level. But the institution of marriage is not simply an outlet for human “feeling.” That it has become such partially explains its failure in recent history. Although love between a man and a woman is a vital part of marriage, spiritually, marriage is less about the love between humans as it is about the mystery of Christ’s love for the church. Some will demonstrate their lack of Biblical understanding by wondering about the concept of marriage for those who were born before Christ, failing to realize that Christianity encompasses the entire Bible. Both the Old Testament and New Testament constitute Christian teaching, with all the types and shadows of Christ contained in the Jewish faith, including the very first marriage between God’s creation: Adam and Eve. Without God, marriage is nothing more than a contract for the convenience of living conditions. With God, it is the foundation of a blessed society.
 
Another myopic cry: “We should give homosexuals equal rights?” Homosexuals are not asking for equal rights but for “extra” rights. They have every right currently given to every American. Non-homosexuals cannot marry same-sex partners either. Marriage is defined as a union between a man and a woman. Nobody is forced to marry. Neither gay nor straight can marry those of the same sex, and both have the right to marry someone of the opposite sex if they so choose. Allowing same-sex marriage opens the door to all sorts of marriages of convenience for both gay and straight partnerships aimed at attaining benefits intended for a man and a woman raising a family in our society. To accommodate gay sensibilities, some states have instituted civil partnerships, but that isn’t enough. Gaining contractual standing isn’t enough: It won’t be enough until marriage itself is drained of all spiritual meaning.
 
The elite consider those of us who “cling” to traditional values and uphold the morality of Christian faith to be ignorant bigots. They can never imagine that we have considered their perspective but rather choose to trust in the principles contained in the Bible, even if those principles constrain our own personal ideas and/or behaviors. We choose to believe there is a universal right and wrong based upon the teachings of the Bible. Oftentimes, those who criticize us do not even believe in God. They do not understand the difference between the god of nature and Nature’s God, as mentioned in the Declaration. They trust in “nature,” “fate,” “destiny,” and many other disembodied ideals, but never in an actual Being Who requires righteousness from us. In fact, though they claimed there is no God, they call tragedies and natural disasters “acts of God.” They blame God, who isn’t supposed to even exist, for allowing sexual predators to harm children instead of questioning the morality of a society that spawns such beasts.
 
Elitists want to believe they have greater insight into the human heart than others. I dispute that, but even if such were the case, they are, nevertheless, spiritually blind if they believe that doing what seems right in the eyes of humanity is the same as what is right in God’s eyes. People have a legitimate right to believe whatever their heart desires, but there are consequences. My prayer is that Americans will not be so spiritually myopic as to fall for the deception that God will continue to bless America even if America turns her back on Him.

 

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Reviewed by Keith Rowley 5/18/2008
The Christian god is not the only god in the human pantheon. May are spiritual in nature, gay, and believe in a spiritual aspect of nature without being christian. You do not have a monopoly.
Reviewed by Randall Barfield 5/17/2008
God is not only an "actual Being" but, as the Bible says, "God is Love". Sexual predators exist in every society. Two of history's worse (Garavito and Pedro Lopez) were born not in our society but in Colombia. I challenge, therefore, that our society "spawns such beasts". Remember, the first murder occurred when there wasn't any society. Only 4 people on the earth. Who can we blame?
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