Too Blind to See
In a nation wherein “In God We Trust” has become a mere creed on the money upon which it is printed, is there a Civil War against moral accountability and religion? VICE’s enlightening exposé of politics, religion and sexuality explores this hypothesis [www.victoryNchrist.net] via ferreting the Scriptures. Throughout history, have not “politically correct” crowds demanded that sages such as Jesus Christ, Socrates, Servetus, Martin Luther, Galileo, Gandhi, Bonhoeffer, Medgar Evers, Martin Luther King, Jr., etc., drink hemlock, be stoned, be crucified, or otherwise martyred for their irreproachable integrity? Do you, likewise, strive to do the right thing via enlightening your peers or do you prefer being a docile team player? Please check your moral vision or spiritual insight via processing this parable and remember, “Never let a blind friend drive you to the hospital!” For example, imagine two high school PE coaches having different goals and expectations of their students. Coach Black tells his teenage boys that he expects them to be able to jog for three miles, do twenty chin ups, do one hundred sit ups, do one hundred crunches, and to do fifty push ups in order to earn an A in his class. Coach White, however, explains to his students that PE is not all that important. Thus, he wants perfect attendance and just one lap around the football field for students to earn an A in his class. Can’t you see a deluge of students running to the guidance office to request a class schedule change? After the requests are granted, Coach Black now has only twelve boys of the initial fifty who still want the discipline and hard work he prescribes. Coach White, however, has so many students that he added a second period just to accommodate the overflow of incoming male students. Soon, Coach Black has his boys shedding fat, building muscle, getting fit, and acquiring both the self-confidence and physiques that girls adore. On the other hand, Coach White’s boys engage in horseplay, text their classmates, watch videos, play cards, or even sleep during his physical education class. By the end of the semester, Coach Black’s students have become star athletes in several sports, not to mention they also have beautiful cheerleaders fawning over them both on and off the field. To the contrary, twenty-six of Coach White’s lazy, obese students developed juvenile diabetes and one even had a heart attack before completing his single lap around the football field. Despite these disparities in fitness, Coach White was selected by the student body as Teacher of the Year. Amazingly, Coach Black’s contract was not renewed via the number of students complaining that he was too strict. Now, he is the general manager of a fitness club. What’s wrong with this picture or are you too blind to see?
Both Adam and Eve were too blind to see the danger of yielding to the temptation Satan presented in the Garden of Eden. Are not most Americans also spiritually blind? To illustrate the connection between Satan and sexuality, take just ten minutes to view this enlightening video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOUceG4bUC0 on YouTube. Rather than living in the light of Godly obedience, millions of Americans prefer living in 3-D, namely delusion, duplicity, and dishonesty, all to the delight of the Prince of Darkness! VICE’s textbook makes an analogous reference concerning how a miscreant gladly will give someone about to board a connecting flight incorrect information, and then laugh behind his back. Likewise, high school friends, teammates, PFC’s, college roommates, and even fellow inmates also give each other bad advice about tattoos, alcohol, sexuality, drugs and other vices, only to laugh about it behind their backs. With over a million convicted felons in our communities, VICE affords them a second chance to lead more virtuous and productive lives via an income opportunity in our book club’s Not Guilty Program. After all, have not all of us made “moral mistakes”? For example, Moses and King David were murderers; were they not? Yet, what better prototype or illustration of victory in Christ can one find than Victor Hugo’s Jean Valjean? College students and other members of VICE who have spent at least 90 days in a juvenile facility or in foster care also are eligible for this same $200.00 discount for Independent Agents distributing and discussing books with their customers. VICE realizes that morally blind teenagers are more inclined to listen to their peers than to their parents. Thus, we admonish America’s youths never to let a blind friend drive you to the hospital. For example, if you are in need of medical attention for a broken arm, then why put your very life at risk? Stated differently, if your peers and friends are ignorant of the moral consequences of possibly consuming forbidden fruits that merely seem to be hip or cool, then why not listen to a mature adult who possesses more insight and wisdom? Many senior citizens in their fifties and sixties still lament having made poor choices when they were your age. Allow them to share their moral wisdom with you so that you can reach adulthood unscathed. Such spiritual enlightenment can circumvent your ever blindly making a similar mistake. VICE hopes that more high school graduates, college students, and young adults will develop and will nurture candid relationships akin to Junior’s father son dyad. Challenge your parents, principals, professors, pastors, coaches, etc., to keep it real with you about the vicissitudes of life before you touch the hot stove! In VICE’s textbook, is this not what Junior’s Dad did, thus enabling him to see and to think for himself? Of course, Junior’s Dad is a fictional character. Yet, all of us will make fewer mistakes if ever we embrace the Torah, Tripitaka, Koran, or the Holy Bible as our moral compass. Do you agree or are you too blind to see? By the way, the name of the fitness club Coach Black now manages is “God’s Gym”. Do you care to join Coach Black and me for a workout in order to develop and to tighten your spiritual six pack?
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