Monday, June 13, 2011

Gallows Laughter

Who said it hardly seems important, but someone spoke a great truth: “When dishonesty, immorality, violence, injustice, and rebellion against the moral and spiritual principles becomes a way of life in a society, that society faces its worst enemy—the deterioration of its morals and spiritual fibers, without which it cannot survive” (emphasis added).

Even worse--when a society loses its moral compass, its spiritual conscience, it turns its moral and spiritual ills into entertainment. Rather than accepting the moral diagnosis and correcting the ills, it seems--sadly enough--we turn our corruption into a profitable state of pleasured humor. And that seems to be where we are in our present state of culture--gallows laughter.

Things that threaten our very existence have become the source for creating our laughter. Moral corruption, unfaithfulness, injustice, and violence are no longer just the leprosy on our Social body; they provide as our primary source of humor and live entertainment via reality TV and the Media. As consumers of this conglomerate cesspool, why should we wonder at the mood of despair that hangs like a dark blanket over our people.

Should we be surprised that the news is gloomy and discouraging from all directions? Should we think that the growing rate of illegitimacy, divorce, and crime is purely accidental? Should we not recognize it as a fulfillment of the Word of the Lord, when it says, “For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me
the fountain of living water, and hewed them out cisterns,broken cisterns, that can hold no water” (Jer. 2:13)?

From Warner’s World …
you cannot ignore the moral and spiritual principles of the word of God and expect to be sound in judgment and character. We will reap what we have sowed as individuals; we will reap what we have sowed as a nation.

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