Christian compass lost at sea
WE have become a society obsessed with outrage, and censorship. In this perplexing new land, destruction, eradication and rejection becomes “progress”.
Where is the master plan for what comes next? Who has thought this through? Loss of faith in organised religion and loathing of tradition may well explain why Christianity is increasingly slammed. But has anyone given any thought to where values will come from?
Equality and fair treatment for all are certainly not at the heart of biased programs such as Respectful Relationships being pushed in schools. When I was growing up, repeating the verse, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” ,was daily routine. Yes, it’s a Bible verse, Luke 6:31.
Considering Christmas cards are on the brink of extinction in schools and all Christian references are being expelled, will such values be banished too? Do we place no value on them any more?
As I age, I am realising the core values that were instilled in me as a child are precisely what modern society is lacking. I’m repeatedly stunned by the narcissistic pursuit of prioritising self, rejection of the concept of fairness for all, and blatant disregard for equal respect. I’m not convinced this is progress.
I was raised in a strict Baptist household. I’m not for one tiny second saying that was fun, or the way forward.
I have little time for prescribed faith and would be the first to acknowledge the harm organised religion has done. However, who can question being raised with Christian values gives you a solid moral compass?
Basic principles of kindness and compassion never go out of style, even if Christianity has become as damned as the traditional family unit.
As progressives take charge, aren’t we all a little more lost?