Tuesday, April 17, 2007

They Don't Get It

For the time already past is sufficient for you to have carried out the desire of the Gentiles, having pursued a course of sensuality, lusts, drunkenness, carousing, drinking parties and abominable idolatries. In all this, they are surprised that you do not run with them into the same excesses of dissipation, and they malign you... 1 Peter 4:3-4

A couple of stories caught my attention last week: one featured a new trend in weddings- wedding gowns for pregnant brides; the other story involved a principle and teacher that were videoed having sex in the principle's office. A DVD of the "activity" was anonomously mailed to parents right before a hotly contested school board election.

The interesting thing about these stories (for me) was the response of some people that commmented on them. Rather than being shocked at the behavior or the lack of morality portrayed in the stories, commentors were more inraged that anyone would question something like a "maternity wedding gown" or why the privacy of the principle and secretary was infringed upon. Commenting on the wedding gown story, one commentor said:
Some of us really don't see this as a problem, and would really appreciate it if you would take your 'morals' back to the Victorian Age they crawled out of. Put your misplaced values back into your house, and quit wagging your finger at people you honestly don't care about.

Commenting on the "principle" story, one individual wrote: "...at least they were doing each other instead of the kids."

They don't get it.

Wedding gown story
Principle and teacher story

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