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The Morality Police Are Everywhere

I find it interesting that so many people who reject Christianity because of it’s “morals,” become moralizers themselves – just in a different direction. From the students and faculty on college campuses who trying to shut down free speech in the name of “protecting feelings,” to the posturing of the pro-abortion crowd, to the transgender issue, and much more.

As many Christian apologists have stated over the years, “Everyone has a worldview.” Just because someone rejects one set of morals, doesn’t mean they actually live in a moral-free universe. That would pretty much be impossible. The problem is, these new self-appointed morality cops can get absolutely hysterical about an issue and go straight to attack mode – as many who have posted controversial thoughts on social media can attest.

So the minute you espouse views that are outside current politically correct doctrine, and someone attacks you for “moralizing,” just remember they’re being hypocritical.

Principles matter. The question becomes, which set of morals will lead to a better world, and which set leads to disaster?

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12 Comments

  1. Fantastic question Phil! You have heard it said I’m sure: “the ones who want tolerance suddenly become intolerant when you don’t agree with their view.” Spot on! Don’t put your moral values on me, but I will force mine (no matter how immoral) on you and you have to accept them. Responding to this blatant bias is tough.

  2. Perfect example of the Romans 1 discourse: “…although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man… Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator..”

  3. Where to even begin with this?

    The so-called culture wars, particularly in America, are an extraordinary and deeply depressing phenomenon. With both sides so ludicrously entrenched and polarised in their views, there are morality police of all shades, ready to pounce with their vile, militant spirits egging them on in their delusions of righteousness.

    Evangelical Christians have been very guilty of unwisely espousing theocratic views on those who do not even profess to have a faith. I am a Christian, but I do not oppose gay marriage. Why? Because regardless of the sexual practices you are meant to adhere to if you are “in the club”, those outside are not bound by the same rules. If you try and force them to follow to your beliefs, you are no better than the Taliban.

    Equally, I detest those among the so-called liberal left who sanctimoniously and condescendingly attempt inflict their lunatic safe-space, no-platforming nonsense on those who dare to disagree with them. Their tantrums and tirades are profoundly worrying. I am staggered at how many of this ilk have sticks up their butts over so many issues, especially when they try to police what can be considered funny (the idiotic furore over Apu in The Simpsons is a good case in point).

    Personally I don’t believe it is ever wise to intentionally offend anyone. But occasionally it is inevitable that we will. No one has a right to not be offended, and attempting to shut down free speech is madness. Besides, abhorrent ideology is best defeated through open discussion, not through suppression.

  4. 🙂 I ‘saw’ this engraved writing in a vintage tablet of stone:
    “THE MORALITY SHERIFF MANIFESTO.
    One day, heaven (or something similar) will convince the world how right I am. But today, who will tell them they are wrong? Their evil different views should be punished, and am I not the fierce hammer of justice? I’ll give them a piece of my mind, why can’t they hear the epic music on my background?”

  5. 🙂 I ‘saw’ this engraved writing in a vintage tablet of stone:
    “THE MORALITY SHERIFF MANIFESTO.
    One day, heaven (or something similar) will convince the world how right I am. But today, who will tell them they are wrong? Their evil different views should be punished, and am I not the fierce hammer of justice? I’ll give them a piece of my mind, why can’t they hear the epic music on my background?”

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