We have gone a great distance. We’ve accomplished a lot. Don’t you think it’s time we congratulate ourselves?
When I was a teen-ager, the British band The Kinks had a song called “20th Century Man.” It was one of my favorites. It still is. Essentially, the song pointed out how great we thought we were then, when in fact, we were not that great at all. Naturally we are inclined to have a high opinion of ourselves, but the image in the mirror may not reflect it. I’m sure there are many who love to sing with Alicia Keys when she describes today’s woman as a “Superwoman.” Who can blame them? Today’s woman has suffered a lot and come a long way. But in reality, maybe it’s more accurate to sing “She’s Not There” with The Zombies.
Consider twenty-first century man.
Take a good look at him, and her.
He owes his intelligence to monkeys.
He excludes God from his world and the universe, his schools and colleges, political and scientific debate, the workplace; then wonders why his world is in ruins. And he can’t quite grasp the truth either, even though there has been an incredible increase in knowledge.
He calls taking unborn lives “women’s healthcare,” cleverly concealing a grim reality: more than sixty-one million have died in the name of “healthcare.” And as these little ones are “flushed away” by the millions, those who escape the danger in their mother’s womb are displayed like trophies by twenty-first century man, to show how much he loves them. All the while, hypocrisy hides its head.
Twenty-first century man celebrates “gay pride” on Father’s Day and seems bewildered by choices, like: which bathroom should I use?
He trades one slave for another. While he revels in victories won over black slavery, he is the master of a different and far more helpless slave. For some reason this has gone unnoticed by him. Women who take the life of their unborn child, are not, as they imagine, masters of “their own bodies,” but someone else’s who lived inside them. Will we never tire in our quest for some “subclass” to subdue and enslave; and deprive of life, liberty, and human rights?
Jesus said, “Wisdom is justified by all her children” (Luke 7:31-35). The measure of the intelligence of any time or age is revealed by the “grapes” we find in its vineyard.
Yes, we’ve come a long way. But where are we?
© James Unruh 2016 and beyond