Have you noticed? It seems like our freedom of speech and freedom of religion is in bondage to idiots. In America you can say anything you want as long as it's politically correct. Me, I am thinking of running for governor of MA, so I want to make sure everyone knows where I stand.
The PC Police (Tolerance Police in some asylums) have got us believing that offending someone is a bad thing. Love maybe kind, but it doesn't mean we have to cut anyone any slack. It should not be our goal to offend others, but sometimes the truth is offensive. For some reason the insanity of not being able to state facts has become common place. We've been trying to be politically correct for so long that we can't call a spade a spade. The fact that the very term uses the word "political" should be a clue.
When I was a kid, the garbageman came to to pick up the garbage. A classmate's father was the garbageman in my town, and he was a hardworking guy. Now they are called sanitation engineers. Do they drive garbage trains? The engineers that I work with have masters and doctorate degrees in real engineering. It seems sort of silly to me.
As a country, America is at war with radical Muslims. And in the WW II we were at war with radical white folks who claimed to be Christians. How politically correct was that? Now I am not suggesting that we use the "N" word, or the "G" word- I guess I am OK with the "F" word for now. Well as long as it stands for faith.
Before you start sending hate mail and rude comments - asking WWJD , consider these famous Bible characters.
Acts 23:3 Then Paul said to him, "God will strike you, you whitewashed wall! You sit there to judge me according to the law, yet you yourself violate the law by commanding that I be struck!"
And then there was the Master - and He had some stuff to say.
Matthew 23:27 "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of dead men's bones and everything unclean.
And Jesus acted on His faith.
Mark 11: 15 On reaching Jerusalem, Jesus entered the temple area and began driving out those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves, 16and would not allow anyone to carry merchandise through the temple courts.
And our whiny friend Elijah the prophet - he was just enjoying himself on Mt. Carmel with a bunch of New Agers.
1 Kings 18:27 (TLB) At noon Elijah began to taunt them. "Shout louder!" he said. "Surely he is a god! Perhaps he is deep in thought, or on the toilet, or busy, or traveling. Maybe he is sleeping and must be awakened." 28 So they shouted louder and slashed themselves with swords and spears, as was their custom, until their blood flowed.
And finally, John the Baptist:
Matthew 3:7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to where he was baptizing, he said to them: "You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?
And there you have it, some of the most famous Bible characters decided to tell it like it is. True, two of them were crucified, one was beheaded, and one was chased into the desert fearing for his life. But hey, when you number is up, it's up.
-1 Being PC is dishonest either by distortion of the truth, or by withholding the truth.
-2 Being PC is just not authentic. You might have noticed that the above named characters were taking the Kingdom of God by force, not worrying about polls.
-3 Being PC is misleading others, often causing them to sin.
-4 Being PC is hypocritical whereby we say one thing in public and another in private.
-5 Being PC it is anti-Christian and causes damage to the Kingdom of God because it is both loving and truthful.
Jesus is looking for warriors of the faith (Ephesians 6:10-18), and for and army that is ready to die for truth, not some half-baked semi-gospel or powerless-philosophy.
Are you politically correct? Here are a couple of hundred very UN-Politically Correct definitions. (I am not repsonsible for the content of Urban Dictionary)