For hundreds of years, the devil, Satan, Lucifer–the unseen force for evil in our world–hid behind a cartoon character with a pitchfork in the Judeo-Christian West. “Ha ha ha. A devil you say? That’s a figment of your imagination.”
Other parts of the world take the devil and his demons seriously. Devilish activity is a part of their daily lives and evil is very real to them.
Now the West is catching up (or regressing?). The Devil used to hide himself here–for good reasons. Not anymore in the United States.
Here’s why Satan has taken off his mask.
Two men I admire died recently and neither left this earth on their own terms. Floyd McClung, Jr. was a gentle giant who taught our mission to love the unlovely and personally helped me with a book on leadership. Dave Frederick was a long-time friend who set a marvelous example of caring for at-risk kids and the homeless.
Floyd contracted a disease in Africa that left him unable to communicate and care for himself the last five years of his life. Dave died of hereditary cancer that took the life of his dad at forty-eight, and him, after a lengthy battle, at sixty-six.
Neither ended his life on earth as desired. Few people do–and those who schedule it may have a problem in eternity. So, how should we live our final days if given the chance to chart it?
Here are my thoughts before I leave this earth.
I believe evil forces are trying to “kill” the faith, morality, freedom, and prosperity of America.
At the same time, millions of Americans willingly or unconsciously contribute to their own cultural suicide through ignorance, apathy, or blindly casting their votes for their oppressors.
Murder/suicide is a strong term. But I believe it fits. And someone needs to do something about it.
Who will stop the murder/suicide of America?