In the wake of all the sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, issues centered around Hollywood elites and others, more than a few people are expressing their opinions, rebuking men in general, and moralizing about it. Listening to them one might get the impression that they have fortified the moral high ground, having wisdom that transcends that of us mere mortals. From thence they are happy to tell us what is right and wrong in all of it.
Many of them are atheists, agnostics, anti-Christ, anti-Christian, anti-religion-in-general types who exhibit no reluctance to lecture us on morally acceptable behavior either personally or in society. Often smugly assertive and arrogant, they castigate anyone and everyone who does not adhere to what their heart tells them. Like actors in a play, they listen eagerly for the applause of those who agree with them, their sycophantic audiences, as if the favor of their glib inner circle somehow makes them indisputably correct in their assumptions.
To them I ask: What makes you think you have a right to dictate to me or anyone else what is morally acceptable behavior or not, aside from borrowing from God? Why should anyone listen to you as you opine about morals, codes of ethics, and social conduct? On what basis, other than your own opinion, do you legislate morality for the rest of us?
Can you answer me that?
Will you play the “majority rules” card? “Might makes right”? If so, you may not enjoy the actual practice of it unless you would have felt comfortable under the dictatorships of Mao, Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini, Pol Pot and Saddam Hussein, or, currently, that of Kim Jong-un. They ruled or rule with iron fists, having the military power to bend the masses to their will by bloody means if necessary. Thus, if you subscribe to “might makes right” then you are not at liberty to complain nor object when it’s your own head, or a loved one’s, on the headsman’s block.
Do we vote on morals as a group? Let democracy prevail; let the masses decide! There is little difference between that and the dictatorship. On one hand you have an individual’s might and on the other you have the “herd’s” might. And who knows which way the herd will be headed at any given time?
Until you can provide me with an authority higher than yours, mine, or the mob’s, I don’t have to pay any attention to you. Your opinion is no better than mine and mine is no better than yours.
However, I DO have a moral authority higher than my own and it is not my opinion. I believe in the God of the Bible and in the deity and Lordship of Jesus Christ as revealed and claimed in the New Testament. Granted, it’s your right to reject, dislike, disagree with, impugn, mock, and blaspheme Him and it but it is NOT a rejection of me and my religion but of God. I will grieve over the horrific fate of your precious soul, and it is that indeed, but you will not be harming me by any of it.
And because the moral standard to which I subscribe is not my own, unlike yours, I will be happy to oblige when you tell me not to force it upon you, as you are so keen to do to me.
So, if you are anti-God, anti-Christ, against “organized religion” and deigning to pontificate about morality, you might as well vacate the bully pulpit. You have no authority to legislate anything, much less morals, just as I have none.
Furthermore, you are no real atheist nor agnostic worth the title, for why would they care about morals? If there is no God to answer to, then there is no standard of authority to guide us and rein in our appetites. The sky is the limit. It’s just a “dog eat dog world” after all and may the biggest, meanest, toughest, smartest, dog win.
I beg you to leave moralizing to believers in the Word of God. At least we are not, or should not be, preaching our own version of it but His. And He can, and will, back His up one Day, some day.
“Then the messenger who had gone to call Micaiah spoke to him, saying, “Now listen, the words of the prophets with one accord encourage the king. Therefore please let your word be like the word of one of them, and speak encouragement.
And Micaiah said, “As the Lord lives, whatever my God says, that I will speak.”
2 Chronicles 18:12-13