“If you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything.”
This is a true statement. I am applying it right now to Biblical Worldview. If you don’t have a comprehensive Biblical Worldview you will be easily be deceived by the various ungodly agendas in the world.
One of the most common forms of Worldview Deception is to use an appeal to moral indignation about something that is universally considered wrong in order to cloak a darker Worldview Agenda.
The most common of such deceptions that I have noticed is the manipulative use of the poor. How many times have you heard “God cares about the poor” followed by (basically) “therefore it is un-Christian to oppose these civil government based welfare ‘redistribution of wealth’ plans that we are proposing.” Of course, these types of solutions to poverty are based on a corrupted worldview and will only lead to bondage for both “the poor” and “the rich.” Creating hostility between these two alleged groups is a fundamental strategy of Marxism.
But this note is not about poverty. I want to call your attention to another bad Worldview Agenda that is being cloaked in (false) righteousness.
The agenda is to promote the forced acceptance of homosexual behavior via the force of the civil government. The latest trend for cloaking that agenda is the issue of bullying.
Various states and the federal government currently have legislation either pending or passed to prevent “bullying.”
Things to be aware of:
- Classes in schools to prevent “bullying.” Are they really neutral classes or workshops to discourage anyone from bullying anyone else, or are they being used to promote “if you believe or say that homosexual behavior is morally wrong then you are a bully”?
- Legislation pretending to be about anti-bullying that is actually being used to promote the use of the force of civil government to silence opposition to the acceptance of homosexual behavior.
- News articles, television ads, etc. trying to raise awareness of bullying, especially emphasizing the bullying of homosexual behavior.
No one should be bullied. Not even if they are being bullied because of a perceived “sexual-orientation;” but that doesn’t mean we need a host of new laws, agendas, civil government programs, etc. to stop it. Parents in local communities are the answer, not our “statist” saviors.
I would suggest to you that you always be wary of attempts to solve all of societies ills with the force of civil government, especially the use of the national civil government. There is a good chance that things are not what they appear.
It may sound “righteous” and appeal to your emotions, but it very well may be Covert False Righteousness.
Beware of worldview agendas!
You can read more about the issues of bullying and “true tolerance” here: www.truetolerance.org