Reposted—thanks Brian Mallalieu for posting this a few days ago
Black lives matter protests have gone around the world while in America the looting and destruction across mostly black areas and the murder of black business people and black cops continues. What a mess!
In Canada we have a Liberal party that has made it clear that if you do not celebrate the murder of unborn children, you are not welcome in that party. In the Democratic party of America it is the same. The ultimate violence, state-sanctioned violence, being torn limb from limb while still alive, is visited upon the most innocent and helpless-the unborn child and in the place that should be the safest- a mother’s womb.
We humans are moral creatures. Meaning that whether or not we recognize the Creator’s moral law, we experience guilt over wrongs done and seek forgiveness and redemption. Killing the unborn and sexual anarchy are now celebrated “rights” but the moral basis of creation still operates so the guilt from these actions accumulates and has to go somewhere. . . . In the leftist “progressive” universe one of the deposits for this ocean of guilt is race relations.
Orgies of guilt about the sins of white slave owners are very convenient since I do not have to face the reality of violence against the unborn or my own relational violence and sexual anarchy. Guilt for the sins of others long dead is false guilt with no possibility of forgiveness or redemption. White slave owner? What about the Arabs who captured and sold the slaves to the traders? What about the black Africans who captured and sold their black brothers to the traders? Should they pay reparations? Should Antifa burn down Arab North Africa (some of which still keep black slaves)?
Those captured by false guilt, see the looters and rioters as “protesters” and let them loot, burn and kill. Since you solve the “problem” of an unwanted child by gruesome violence does your moral logic dictate that you must accept violence as a solution to the problem of racism? To all problems?
Orgies of false guilt drive orgies of violence seeking to wipe away that guilt. Cannot be done. Burning, looting and murder and/or allowing percieved victims to burn, loot and murder does not remove false guilt. Violence only multiplies violence and creates more real guilt. (Of course, I am channeling MLK, Mandella and Mother Teresa here!)
There is only one solution to false guilt. Truth. I am not responsible for my father’s sins, no matter how reprehensible.
There is only one solution to real guilt. One Man died a violent death at our hands to take that violence upon Himself and to say, “Father forgive them!”.
There is only one solution to the sin of racism- to recognize my own sins and failures, confess them and seek forgiveness from those that I have wronged and begin to love them and serve them. Real guilt is personal, one on one, relational thus forgivable and this forgiveness leads to reconciliation and rebuilding.
Oh and is this racism? The world goes crazy over Covid 19 which has a 99.9% recovery rate. Starvation is 100% fatal and has a very simple cure but it really only affects brown and black people. What the church spends on buildings and sound systems in one year could solve world hunger. What the west spends on pet food could end starvation. What the world spends on armaments in one hour could solve world hunger for a year. We have the means to do this but apparently, we do not have the will. But then most of the starving are brown or black. Probably nothing to see here. While you are (if you are) joining the protests about black lives maybe you need to ask yourself why you are riding on a collective false guilt wagon leading to more violence and think about doing something that actually makes a difference?
Yes we are seeking to help feed folks starving because of the Covid lockdowns. In Uganda the lockdowns measures are actually increasing while the rest of the world is easing restrictions. Typical kleptocracy playbook- keep your people in misery, the better to extort money from the west. The more misery, the more money available to steal.
Steve (a Jesus agent on commission in East Africa)