‘If there’s no God, then everything is permitted’ – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Since the rise of secularism across the west, and the fall in the belief in biblical objective values, moral relativism has grown in strength, we are seeing a rise of relaxed views on subjects such as abortion, homosexuality, gender roles and sex. But as we shall see, holding these views is not always a good thing, and can truly be very harmful to the health of a society.
Principle abandoned: Genesis 9:6: “Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man in his own image.” (Now shedding the blood of less developed humans is seen as okay)
I have discussed abortion heavily elsewhere, so no need to reinvent the wheel. To summarise however:
- Women who receive abortions have a 34.7% suicide rate.
- Women who recieve abortions have a higher chance of mortality than women who go through with the pregnancy.
- Women who receive abortions are 65% more likely to suffer from high risk clinical depression.
But I thought abortion helped women?
Principle abandoned: 1 Corinthians 6:9: “Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality,”
I myself am guilty of defending homosexuality in the past. I consider myself to be bisexual, and I do not believe I am capable of changing. But this does not mean that I should act on my impulses. If I was naturally attracted to children, is it okay for me to act on my impulses then?
Why is homosexuality immoral I hear you ask?
Studies do indeed show that gay men are more promiscuous than straight men (and thus more likely to be prone to violence and STDs), as PsychologyToday says:
The third odd thing about homosexuality is the quantity of homosexual men’s preferences, as compared to those of homosexual women. Homosexual men are famously promiscuous, a fact that became well-known with onset of AIDs, when studies of gay men who were HIV positive revealed average numbers of partners in the hundreds (and even though gay men who were HIV negative had much lower numbers, the average for them was still dramatically higher than the average numbers for heterosexual men).
But wait I hear you ask, isn’t this because homosexuals are oppressed by society, so turn to promiscuity as a relief? Well, in your dreams. If this were so, we would expect the same to be true for lesbians, yet as the article goes onto explain, lesbians are LESS promiscuous on average than heterosexual women are:
Lesbians might have been expected to be more promiscuous than heterosexual women, since they had no pregnancy to fear, and on the classic theories, would have been inclined to play out a “male sex role.” But research by Michael Bailey and David Schmitt found that lesbians are inclined toward even less promiscuous lives than heterosexual women.
So liberals are forced to deal with the inconvenient truth that gay men are indeed much more promiscuous than straight men, and this is not due to oppression, like they wish to claim.
Principle abandoned: Ephesians 5:22-23: 22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord.23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
The Bible gives clear gender roles to both men and women, yet postmodernists and third waves feminists like to insist that men and women have no differences except on the outside. If men are the ones making scientific contributions, then it is because men are the ones in power, excluding females. But even in the modern day, largely egalitarian world, only 12.8% of the UK stem workforce are female. Clearly then this has nothing to do with oppresion, but is instead due to gender differences between women and men. Men, unlike women are an innovative adventurous personality.
See this video for more information:
So as we abandon traditional christian gender roles, we see feminist fantasies being promoted as science. when they are not. The Bible on the other hand combats these narratives by giving men and women clear and distinct roles.
And now finally we come to the most bizarre narrative being promoted by postmodernists. Whilst Jesus said that “No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6), postmodernism insists that all religions must be equal, and to criticise them is bigotry. This ironically leads to the glorification of Islam, ironically the most sexist, homophobic, bigoted ideology on the planet. Not a single Christian, Atheist, Buddhist or Hindu country country executes homosexuals, apostates or atheists. Rather, all these countries are Muslim. Even in western countries such as the UK, 52% of Muslims think homosexuality should be illegal, and 23% supported the implementation of sharia law. The Muslim community undoubtedly has an issue with adopting western values which we enjoy, and until liberals realise this, and decide to act, the Alt-right will only continue to rise in prominence, and we will see more Trumps, Farages, Wilders and La Pens show up, as they are the only people willing to accept the truth.
Where do we go from here?
I suspect that as the west continues to secularise, crime will increase, as well as divorce, drug addiction and fornication. This excellent video shows how religion helps to lower the rates of crime, divorce, drug use and fornication:
Religious people also tend to be more charitable, happy and open minded. Clearly then, if the west continues to secularise (which it will), a grim picture will emerge. Christianity formed a bulwark against these perversions, and now the dam is breaking and a tide of moral relativism threatens to flood the west.
BTW I am not suggesting that only Christians can know these things are bad, only that Christianity will help society as a whole.
rkb ‘rpt, out!