Thursday, February 5, 2009

Yes, But It Shouldn't Be

Kent Comments:

It is an unfortunate fact of political life that the D.C. has become 'the center of the universe.'  It is, but it shouldn't be.

Because when it is, individual freedom is diminished.  Governments have power only at the expense of individuals.

In the comic strip, the blonde thinks she is 'the center of the universe.'  It is funny, and it points out the problem with egocentrism.  But there is something much worse than egocentrism.  Let's call it:


For while we can ignore people like the blonde, the government imposes itself upon us.  As it does so it begins to crowd out everything else.  It begins to try to replace family, friends, clubs, businesses (if you don't realize this you haven't been reading the news lately) until finally, it tries to replace:


And we are very close, if not there, already.  You can see that when people begin to think of the President as the 'messiah.'  When Congress thinks it has all power.  When courts claim to have the final say in all matters.

I suspect that God does not like this.  And as one New Testament writer reminds us, it is a terrible thing to fall into the hands of the Living God.

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