God’s Gift of Love

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” – 2 Timothy 1:7.

Fear of being called a racist has shut the mouths of the majority of Americans. In recent weeks I’ve written that America is engaged in a spiritual war (see cartoon below) and about the impact of cultural marxism. Last week, I included a link to a video of Black Lives Matter co-founder, Patrisse Cullors admitting, “We are trained marxists.” We can’t understand the clash of cultures unless we define the terms. The late Ravi Zacharias once said that we live in one of three cultures:

  1. Theonomous culture – in which the law of God is so imbedded into the hearts of people that they all think and act in love.
  2. Heteronomous culture – in which a few people at the top dictate to the masses how to think and act. (ie. Marxism)
  3. Autonomous culture – in which each individual decides for themself how to think and act. The First Amendment makes us an autonomous culture.

Zacharias posed a sociological dilemma. He said, “If we live in an autonomous culture, and you ask me a question, are you going to give me my autonomy too or as soon as you disagree with my answer, will you switch to a heteronomous mode and dictate to me what I must believe?” Sound familiar? The cancel culture, Black Live Matter, Antifa and the progressive left are all heteronomous. People who think “all lives matter” are afraid to say it for fear of being called a racist and losing their job. The latest free speech martyr is Tiffany Riley, who was the high school principal in Windsor Vermont until politically-correct thought police cancelled her. Her crime? She posted her thoughts on Facebook which failed to fully endorse Black Lives Matter. “She said things like, “Just because I don’t walk around with a BLM sign should not mean I am a racist.” And “what about our fellow law enforcement?”

The school board was “uniformly appalled.” She was called “insanely tone deaf” by recent graduates. I’d say the school failed to teach the First Amendment. I’d say that Riley was fired for espousing common sense.

Look, it’s time to stand up to these cultural marxist bullies. They are anti-American, anti-free-speech and should be cancelled. Don’t give in to fear.

Gary Varvel <gary@garyvarvel.com>

%d bloggers like this: