- The Washington Times - Monday, February 19, 2018

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

A Harvard professor named Steven Pinker went on MSNBC’s “Hugh Hewitt” to ask, post-Florida travesty, “Where was God?”

And the media didn’t report God’s response, but if members had, it could’ve easily have gone like this: “Where you put me — out of the schools, out of the home, out of society.”

In other words: You can’t live a secular life and then expect God to come a’calling when times get hard.

This country has done everything it can to push God to the side, to toss Him from the public arena, to shoo Him from society’s presence.

How so? By demanding abortions; by demanding an end to prayer in schools; by demanding transgender rights that allow boys to be girls at whim, and vice versa; by demanding gay marriage; by demanding the right to live lives that are carefree and rule-free, completely devoid of judgments, consequences and accountability.

We’ve shrugged off the traditional view of the family, collectively poo-pooed the idea that morals and values are instilled first and foremost in the home — accepted no-fault divorces as part and parcel of 21st century living.

We’ve mocked church as stupid, dismissed the Bible and biblical teachings as archaic and out-of-touch with modern realities.

We’ve let the foxes into the henhouse to run our national policy and expected the incoming “R” or “D” to fix what ails, morals be danged, virtues be hanged.

We’ve allowed our places of higher learning to become breeding grounds for brown-shirted snowflakes and reckless socialists with little regard for historical facts and truths.

We’ve let our entertainment world become little more than a place of rot where we send our youngest, most vulnerable to feed, normalizing the likes of teen sex and teach that drugs, drunkenness and adultery are little more than recreational pastimes.

The list goes on.

But into all this, Pinker has the audacity to ask, while commenting on the Marjory Stonemason Douglas High School shooting that left 17 dead, what of God?

That’s not just audacious. It’s wicked. It’s pinning the sins of humanity on the sinless God.

“If we want to make the world better,” he said, “Breitbart reported, “we have to figure out how to do it ourselves. If we want to cure disease, we have to come up with antibiotics and vaccines and not prayer. If we want to stave off global warming, we can’t assume God won’t let bad things happen. … Cast doubt on the idea that there s a benevolent shepherd who looks out for human welfare. What was the benevolent shepherd doing while the teenager was massacring his classmates? … If you’re counting on God to make the world a better place you are probably going to make the world a worse place because he is not listening and we saw that [with Florida].”

Wrong.

Wrong, wrong and oh-so-very wrong.

Let’s quit blaming God for Satan’s work, shall we?

Fact is, if humanity doesn’t want God around — if humanity would rather live in disobedience and defiance of God’s laws — well then, humanity can’t be surprised when God allows a suffering of consequences for actions.

Cheryl Chumley can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter, @ckchumley.


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