Wow. Scott Simon, NPR Commentator, offers a glimpse into the foundation of the left’s belief system. He says that he routinely avoids using the word “evil” in his work as a reporter, although Scott Simon, the parent, cannot always avoid using the words “good” and “evil” when talking with his children. He says, “I was of a generation educated to believe that “evil” was a cartoonish moral concept.”
It never occurred to me that people in the world don’t believe in good and evil. Good heavens. If they don’t believe in good and evil, then why do the movies so frequently portray good and evil characters?
I cannot fathom how they can NOT believe in evil without putting quotes around it. However, liberal thinkers make far more sense to me with this puzzle piece unveiled. They do not believe in moral realities. Students and adults, today do not believe in moral facts; they view them as moral opinions.
Apparently students are being taught moral relativism even in preschool. The common core asks the students to discern between fact, fiction and opinions. What about when a fact is also an opinion? They have their wires all crossed from early on these days.
Dangerous presupposition: all moral facts are merely moral opinions. Easily believed when you remove the given of “evil.”
Christians know about evil, believing it to be an objective moral reality. Dare I say truth?
I am beginning to understand why liberals are quiet when they view the results of the chemical warfare taken against Syrian citizens, adults and children, in April 2017. It looks like evil. It seems like evil but it cannot be evil, for evil doesn’t exist. To them evil only exists in fiction, in the movie theater.
One cannot view those videos from Syria without acknowledging the presence of evil or feeling very conflicted inside when they cannot acknowledge the presence of evil. Many may not even know the source of their internal debate and struggle.
No good. No evil. Just modern reality.
Modern reality? Is it really so difficult to admit that the act of using chemicals against innocent children and adults is evil? Isn’t that a baseline on which all of us can agree in a unified chorus?
I believe in good for God is good. He is good and He makes rules based upon His opinions for He knows all (Omniscient) and knows the consequences that will come from our actions of evil. He knows the future and the end; He is the Alpha and Omega. All knowing since before the foundation of the world gives Him the advantage.
Satan is the evil one and our only true enemy.
As believers we must recognize these truths.
PEOPLE are made in the image of God, the Creator. They may succumb to the Deceiver and believe a lie, but nonetheless, these people have value as treasured people of the Lord. He created each one of us for a purpose. He knows us by name. Isaiah 49:16 You are inscribed on the palm of His hand
Without belief in evil, one cannot have any belief in good. No wonder depression is rampant. No wonder suicide is increasing in a variety of age groups. No wonder people are so angry at Christians when we speak. They think we are espousing our opinions. We think we are sharing truth, a cup of cool water with someone lost on their journey to God.
I feel frightened to hear that a “whole generation” believes evil is cartoonish, an adjective which Webster defines as from the root noun cartoon:
a sketch or drawing, usually humorous, as in a newspaper or periodical, symbolizing, satirizing, or caricaturing some action, subject, or person of popular interest
Beware world….no symbolism here….evil is an active verb.