Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Our Crazy Culture

If you ever wonder just how upside down our culture has become, watch how they punish sin/crime. Most of the time, they get it backwards.

For instance, Michael Vick engages in gambling and betting using dogs as the centerpiece attraction, even killing some of them as part of his wrongful acts. Consequently, he went to prison, underwent the proverbial “scourging” by the NFL, and was scrutinized daily for well over a year, with many commentators/media voices saying he should never be allowed back in the NFL because he isn’t “worthy.” I guess you can’t really “pay your debt to society” for certain crimes (like animal cruelty).

But Dante Stallworth gets little microscoping after his drunk driving “accident” that killed a person (yeah, a real live human with an eternal destiny in play). In fact, he only got 30 days in jail according to ESPN, and will be playing again probably. He is hardly even mentioned in other newscasts or headlines.

I guess getting greedy and killing dogs has a higher price tag than getting drunk and killing people.

But this is only the most recent in a chain of upside-down values held by our culture. Like saving whales and fish, but killing babies. Like letting a sexually sick beauty pageant judge calling a contestant a b**** on his public video blog (whatever happened to hate crimes?) with no real kickback, but letting a firestorm break out over Miss California's politley expressed opinion (which was actually an answer to a question). It's just crazy how inverted (perverted) our culture sees things!


Shane Vander Hart said...

We at the place in our society where we call evil good and good evil.

I too was amazed that Stallworth was only sentenced for 30 days. Crazy.

Shane Vander Hart said...

I meant to write - We are at the place...

Got to love it when you leave out words.

Dean Spencer said...

I find myself getting angrier and angrier the more our culture veers in the direction of the perverse, like in these situations. Then I was reminded how those "who [do] evil [hate] the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. 21But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God."
I want to care about these people in our culture but find it harder and harder these days because it seems like the evil around us is more prevalent. But the fact that since they are not children of God, they hate the things of God and will naturally do the things that are evil. I sure pray that our nation will "wake up!" God has been pushed out of our government, schools, etc. and we're seeing the direct result of it. I am very angry and sad at the same time.