Has The World Gone Crazy? Part 2
By: Mike Stokes
In our crazy world common sense appears to be turned on its head. Nothing is really as it is said to be. We are caught in the grips of a mass derangement, for instance: There is mountains of evidence that show the benefit of traditional marriage to both husband and wife, as well as society at large, and the high cost of its disintegration. The evidence prove the enormous advantages to children, in terms of: Personal safety, academic performance, financial well-being, emotional stability, self-respect, and assimilation into law-abiding adult life. There simply is no way to quantify the benefits of growing up under the same roof with both biological parents, a living arraignment built upon a strong, stable relationship.
But because this evidence contradicts the secularist agenda, it is routinely overlooked, ignored, dismissed and scorned. This crazy world keeps cranking up the pressure to popularize deviant sexuality, while removing pressure on singles to marry, removing pressure on married people to remain together, and removing pressure on children to view their parents as authority figures.
Evidence prove that strong societies begin with strong marriages and families, yet intellectuals continue heedlessly striking blows at the pillars of family life. In this upside-down world families are bottom-up: Children rule, and parents take orders. Under the guise of protecting children from abuse there are hostile efforts to undermine parental authority and dismantle family structure. For instance: All physical discipline, an indispensable tool that the Bible commands parents to use to correct bad behavior, is considered cruel and abusive; Wrong headed people are convinced that children thrive better when parents’ abdicate their duty to educate their children spiritually; Public school teachers are unable to discipline students, classrooms increasingly become hatcheries of rudeness and rebellion. Apparently the students’ right to misbehave in school is more important than their right to actually learn.
The ominous vision of the Prophet Isaiah is now a reality: “I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them…The children shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honorable” (Isaiah 3: 4-5). There is a glaring irony here: While crazy legal minds work to empower children at their parents’ expense in many areas, there is one issue on which they stand firmly, even belligerently, with parents over their children; They passionately defend parents’ right to kill their own children before they are born.