The World Running Amok

Below are several articles that a friend of mine called to my attention and commented how very depressing they were, along with a quote from G.K. Chesterton  “When men choose not to believe in God, they do not thereafter believe in nothing, they then become capable of believing in anything.”

https://www.manhattan-institute.org/html/why-new-york-times-taking-astrology-seriously-10794.html
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/11/27/views-of-transgender-issues-divide-along-religious-lines/
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/11/08/transgender-issues-divide-republicans-and-democrats/

Just a thought or two on this issue.  I think it goes even deeper than politics. I believe it goes to whether we believe in a transcendent being. As Augustine said, “Where God is, there is truth.”  If we use our preferences for determining what is and is not true rather than keeping an open mind to the truth, are we not putting ourselves above God? So I think it is deeper than political considerations. But then political preferences are also attached to our world view. If no God, then again we put our own judgments ahead of that of the Creator and the laws of the universe that He created.

Jay Taylor