Friday, July 27, 2012
The Arrogance of Ignorance
Body language. Not too hard to figure out-mime, ballet, kabuki, noh-even TV ads where we see
someone folding his arms while smiling confidently- that's a power move, an authoritative gesture.
One overused bit is the raised finger noted above-"This is important!" "Note This!" "I'm Serious!"
No-you're just using a visual cue to make a point. You could be talking about the Judge desertions
from American Idolatry, or how your Mom's tomato soup was the best, or anything else that fills your imagination.
Look at the assembly of 'heros' above. They reek of Authority, Confidence, Gravitas.
They are all fools. They are willfully ignorant fools. In case you haven't figured it out yet, this is a continuation of my last post. We go from Isaiah 52 all the way back to Psalm 52. Look on the faces above as you read:
"Psalm 52:1-7 (HCSB)
1 Why brag about evil, you hero! God’s faithful love is constant.
2 Like a sharpened razor, your tongue devises destruction, working treachery.
3 You love evil instead of good, lying instead of speaking truthfully.Selah
4 You love any words that destroy, you treacherous tongue!
5 This is why God will bring you down forever. He will take you, ripping you out of your tent; He will uproot you from the land of the living.Selah
6 The righteous will look on with awe and will ridicule him:
7 “Here is the man who would not make God his refuge, but trusted in the abundance of his riches, taking refuge in his destructive behavior.”
'The abundance of his riches'-would you like to make a guess as to the aggregated wealth represented in the picture above? Take Mike Moore out of the equation and the rest of them basically made their pile on the Public dime. Moore made his fortune complaining about Conservatives, so even his money is tangentially political.
Look at them. Godless all, secular all...doomed all, unless they come to Christ through His granting of Faith to believe. It can happen for anyone-God sometimes takes His children from the absolute dregs of humanity.
And makes them Holy. Only God can do that. Don't be a Schumer.