BULLIES ARE TRYING TO DISMANTLE OBAMACARE. WHAT DOES JESUS THINK OF BULLIES? THAT’S WHAT ONE WRITER HAS RECENTLY ASKED. TOO BAD HE DIDN’T ASK THE LOGICAL FOLLOW UP: WHAT’S HE GOING TO DO ABOUT THEM?
An author of a column about the Republicans’ attempt to dismantle Obamacare asks, “How in good faith can we tell children not to be bullies when they realize doing so has been an effective pathway to the Blain House, and most recently to the White House?” First, as Christian parent, this is an easy one.
The Bible places responsibility for educating children squarely on the shoulders of their parents. (Deut. 6:7, 11:19) So, parents set the example for how their children should act and behave, not national politicians. Contrary to the old saw, parents should tell their children, “Do as I say AND do.” Otherwise, the children quickly pick up on the hypocritical nature of “Do as I say, not as I do” and learn how the game is played. Or, as the author points out, how the modern political game is played.
So, who cares how politicians act? The Bible teaches us not to be bullies. Even unbelievers have this rule written on their conscious, as pressured as they are to violate it.
MAYBE WE SHOULD BE BULLIES
But the real question is this: why SHOULDN’T we be bullies? The author is basically saying that bullying works for the politicians. Why SHOULDN’T we live our lives that way? And that’s a great question.
If you’re an evolutionist, then there’s no reason at all…