I don’t know if it’s always been this way, but I’ve noticed in the last decade the prevalence of causes. There’re PETA and others for the cause of so-called animal rights. There’s a whole cadre of organizations for the cause of environmentalism and adjusting the planet’s temperature. You have the cause to keep the butchering of babies and the selling their body parts found in organizations like PP legal. There’s the cause for racism found in organizations like the NAACP and BLM. There is the cause against God’s Church with organizations like the Americans United For Separation Of Church And State. There’s the ACLU with the cause of destroying America. And you have, of course, the cause celeb of all causes of our day, the destruction of the family found in organizations like LGBT.
To be sure there are causes of all stripes, and there are good causes and right wing causes as well. But when it comes to the institution you could use as a litmus test as to whether or not a cause is good and decent by whether or not they are received with a warm welcome at the schoolhouse. You can be sure that anything decent will be rejected, demonized and impugned inside the fence that surrounds that piece of property in your neighborhood.
Moles dig, birds fly, beavers dam and so on because that’s what they were designed to do. And man is designed to glum onto causes, and so that’s exactly what he does. He can no more not glum onto a cause than a beaver can not dam a river, or a mole could be happy keeping is nose clean. For me, I’m for the cause of Christ, His glory, and the Gospel. I write these posts because people who say that they are for the same cause are sending their children off to an institution to be indoctrinated into an opposing cause. When I go to homeschool conferences it’s not uncommon to hear it said that Jesus should be in every subject we teach. But when you go to the institution you get something that looks more like this:
God had this to say about raising our children:
“You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates…”
Where does man’s hubris fit into this? And by “man’s hubris” I mean his notion that he has any control whatsoever over the earth’s temperature; or person’s gender. He can no more bring peace on earth by piling onto the society he enslaves millions of laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances than he can cause sharks to stop attacking people by posting a sign on the beach. He’ll never achieve equality because there is no such thing. It’s hubris heaped on hubris. He creates from thin air his fantasies and then worships those fantasies as he wastes life and resources on chasing them. And he’s doing all of this for a thing that’s not even definable, much less achievable. Ahh but that’s the voice of reason inserting itself into what? Well, into a fantasy land.
But by God’s providence, you don’t have to give these little man-gods access to your child’s mind. Your child’s future is very serious business. The world is pulling you toward worldly things. But God has provided a path away from those same worldly things and you should seriously consider taking it.