Recent events in our time have one country with considerable power and military take over another country, one who is sovereign and not provoking anyone in the name of nationalism. It is not just nor is it acceptable, yet many nation-states stand on the sidelines, wringing their hands with eyes glued on this rape, intently watching it take place. And when this rape has taken place, they will turn away to their own petty insecurities and wait for the next great county to rape another, almost excited to watch from afar and become aroused with all the atrocities. Moral outrage is spouted by all.
This is the corruption of the human spirit. All of us are diminished by these countries raping other counties just because they can, and no one dares to stop them. It doesn’t help that most of the last two centuries are distinguished by one country or another raping another smaller and weaker neighbor. The wages of sin, remember, is death.
Power has been at the heart of what makes humans morally corrupt: governments, individuals, churches, or militaries. They rape because they can, not because they are defending themselves, and all their neighbors shout alarming slogans but don’t stop them.No one wants war. Ironically, this war is part of a larger struggle that goes unnoticed, one between good and evil with Satan on the side of hatred, jealousy, envy, pride. The aggressors always think God is on their side, making Satan’s day.
G.K. Chesterton’s comments are apropos.
“But the truth is that it is only by believing in God that we can ever criticize the Government. Once abolish the God, and the Government becomes the God.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
“I don’t need a church to tell me I’m wrong where I already know I’m wrong; I need a Church to tell me I’m wrong where I think I’m right” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton.
“The word ‘good’ has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
“Right is Right even if nobody does it. Wrong is wrong even if everybody is wrong about it.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
Like watching a child being abused verbally and physically, we continue to watch this rape of reason and free will, then turn away when our attention span is captured by another atrocity. Humanity pays the price of sin. God have mercy on us all.