On August 23, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated a lawsuit from a Minnesota Christian couple who create different topic videos and wanted to begin making wedding videos. Carl and Angel Larsen sued Rebecca Lucero, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Rights and Keith Ellison, Attorney General of Minnesota in an attempt to prevent lawsuits against themselves for not filming same-sex weddings.
While we can’t deny all the accomplishments made by mankind, all too often we tend to forget to thank our creator. Unfortunately, the modern man tends to only remember the Lord when he is going through bad times. In other words, the civilized man has little to no time to worship God. But what are the reasons behind this phenomenon? Why has the Lord lost his importance in modern society? What happened to fellowship among brothers?
Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives opened their Monday March 25, 2019 session with a prayer. While they always open with a prayer, this one is being perceived as especially aggressive, as it occurred just before the swearing in of Pennsylvania’s first Muslim Female Representative. Before reading further, judge for yourself:
Rep. Margo Davidson yell “objection!” near the end, at which point the Speaker of the House, Representative Mike Turzai, places his hand on Representative Stephanie Borowicz’s arm and she concludes.
“God is dead and we have killed him” was the cry of Nietzsche as the western world absorbed the new rational ideas of the enlightenment. But this was a cry of despair. As civilization became increasingly rational, the attitude towards religion changed. People are more secular as a consequence of widespread rationalism. In addition, even those that remain religious have de-mystified their worship and practices.
But we as humans face the burden of existence. Having a transcendent framework is useful to grapple with this. The fact that life goes on and on until we die and the world keeps turning despite our actions is scary. When humans look up to something greater than themselves, it helps them cope. But as Nietzsche announced, God is dead. Society has left behind what it used to look up to. In turn, we have begun to worship a different god. This new false idol is the politician.