Asleep at the wheel

Ah, lives of men! When prosperous they glitter…
Like a fair picture; when misfortune comes –
A wet sponge at one blow has blurred the painting.

Aeschylus

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If you’ve ever had to drive when you were tired, exhausted, medicated…
while fighting to keep your eyes open, with both hands on the wheel,
then maybe you can begin to visualize a mental image of the current
state of our Western Civilization.

Drowsy and nodding off at the wheel while on a precarious and treacherous drive.

We’ve lowered the windows so the wind can rouse us,
We’ve turned the radio on and up in order to alert our senses,
We’ve downed energy drinks and copious amounts of caffeine all in hopes of pressing on to our
goal and destination….yet it is to no avail

For our fatigue will overtake us before we can arrive safely…

Such is our journey of naiveté.

Upon reading the following two stories offered and shared by fellow bloggers,
each who happen to be ardent defenders of the faith, I was suddenly struck by that
mental image of Western Civilization being sadly asleep at the wheel.

We are being lead astray by those who work to squeeze The Divine from our existence.
In the name of all things worldly…
perfection,
unity,
tolerance,
and yes,
naiveté
or perhaps it should be more like ignorance…

In the pursuit of naming ourselves demigods, we are on a one way drive to our own demise.

A World Without God -6 statements in Sally Phillips’ BBC doc that show us where we’re heading

http://www.maozisrael.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=11531#1

For I know my transgressions,
And my sin is ever before me.

Psalm 51:3

5 comments on “Asleep at the wheel

  1. David says:

    Julie we’re just watching the Sally Phillips documentary on iPlayer and are appalled at the termination rates for Down’s Syndrome – 100% in Iceland. Disturbed at how a lady described her termination at 25 weeks, taking a tablet and then having an injection to stop the baby’s heart. I’m sorry but how is that not murder? That girl in Iceland – so pretty, so clever – speaking three languages and yet she would not be born in Iceland today.

    • It is murder David, plain and simple—murder in the name of perfection…and it makes me sick

      • Lynda says:

        The advocates think it is the name of perfection but they don’t realize that even they are imperfect. Each human being has great dignity in the eyes of God. I belong to an organization in Canada that lobbies against euthanasia and all that we can do is to educate now that there is a law in place; at least our law is quite limited at the moment but we have to work to keep it that way. Our Lord weeps!

  2. Sadly you are so right. They are being continually lulled to sleep by the “me” culture and the “gotta have, have, have” culture. 😦 😦 😦

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