Life is too short to be bored

Yesterday morning driving to work, I heard the perfect crystallization of our youth oriented, materialistic, busy society. On our local BobFM station in the course of a promotional advertisement the announcer said that we should listen to BobFM “because life is too short to be bored.”

How amazingly accurate is that for a distillation of the driving ethic of everything we do at work, play or church? We are constantly on the move in order to prevent boredom. We are constantly buying new toys in order to prevent boredom. We are constantly trying new churches/religions in order to prevent boredom.

There is something incredibly immature about a society dedicated to the proposition that life is too short to be bored.

There is also something dangerous. Take a look at some of the stories behind these names. These are not pleasant to read. Some of them are graphic in their description of the procedure and some of them are just callously insensitive. Read enough of them to get the flavor of them.

What did you discover? Do you see how the completely self absorbed culture of me drove most of the decisions? Do you see how completely unaware of any other frame of reference these ladies were/are?

Then take a look at this article. In a truly Orwellian use of language, Ms. Hirschman says that they are reclaiming morality. If she is correct, then it is only the morality of selfishness. It is the morality of the immature and selfish quest to avoid boredom at all costs.

Here is Ms. Hirschman’s proud opening declaration:

The Democratic Party platform of 2008 finally dropped its old abortion language (“safe, legal and rare”), which had asked that women not have abortions unless they absolutely must. The 2008 platform, just announced, says instead, “The Democratic Party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to choose a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay, and we oppose any and all efforts to weaken or undermine that right.”

No more attempt to accommodate the inherent moral qualms of the policy felt by many. Now there is strong and unequivocal support. Now there is a promise to pay for it.

Finally, read this article. I mean it. Read the whole thing. There was one state senator in Illinois who stood up and spoke on behalf of the right of women to kill their babies even after they were born alive. One senator willing to publicly take a position that not one single U.S. Senator or Representative was later willing to take. One Senator orating on the side of infanticide. One Senator on the record speaking for the Peter Singer point of view.

Like I said yesterday, my point in bringing this up is to emphasize that Ephesians 6:10-18 is true. We are engaged in a struggle and we must put on the full armor of God.

Jesus told his disciples when he sent them out that they needed to be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.

We have an obligation to know we are in a fight and to prepare to fight it with love, joy, peace, gentleness, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, meekness, and self-control.

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2 Responses

  1. Sorry, I read one and couldn’t read any more.

    The one thing I gleaned from the one I read that ties in with what you were saying is this:

    Yes, it is culture of me. But more importantly it is the culture of me RIGHT NOW. Right now I have financial hardship, depression, etc. so I have to kill this baby right now. Of course two/five/ten years later, everything is fine and dandy. Good thing I killed that baby, or I would have to share my current happiness.

    McCain needs to make the election a referendum on Obama and abortion.

  2. Sounds like the one you read was enough to get the flavor. I haven’t read them all (who could?), but all the ones I read are variations on the same theme.

    I know that these aren’t stories that are representative of all women. Here is another point of view that makes my heart ache. http://www.feministsforlife.org/voices/index.htm

    when we allow ourselves to be deceived by the Father of LIes, pain is always the result. see here: https://bkingr.wordpress.com/writings/the-lie/

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