Forget evolution, science versus religion and just, for a minute, concentrate on this:
Gen 1:31 – God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good.
Creation was made to be good. Clearly we have strayed somewhere along the way. Any of us can name numerous things around us that are not good. Human history is an effort to get us back to good. Or is it?
Consider this scene from the movie “Captain America: The First Avenger”
Captain America is first and foremost “a good man.” Yet throughout the recently released to DVD movie “Avengers: Age of Ultron” Cap is ridiculed for his efforts to try and clean up the language of the other Avengers. Proverbs says, “And he who is perverted in his language falls into evil.” (17:20) Quaint and anachronistic as Cap’s efforts seem to be, he seeks in them to make the Avengers good. And the other Avengers ridicule him for it. I wonder if our culture values goodness anymore?
Obama seems unwilling to even define things in terms of good and evil. And when he does, he proclaims things, not people, evil (like guns). What constitutes goodness can be a difficult discussion fraught with battling value systems and unmovable faith structures. But should that not be a discussion worth having? People like Obama seem to think that it is not. Assuming it unsolvable, they proclaim themselves so smart that they are above such petty debate. When all they really are is either too lazy to have the debate or too morally vacant to care. Continue Reading