Hover over Romans 1:20-22 for proof of God's existence, and over Matthew 5:27-28 for Judgment Day’s perfect standard. Then hover over John 3:16-18 for what God did, and over Acts 17:30-31 for what to do.

Monday, November 2, 2009

A National Outcry

We live in what many call "the age of tolerance." Never before has a generation been so sensitive to the ethnicity, the sexual diversity of people groups, or the beliefs and concerns of others. This is a generation that not only cares about animals, about smoke-free zones and the general environment, they care about people.

Can you imagine the outcry if a university (under the guise of freedom of speech) allowed students to have a "Black Day International Event," where white students, with the blessing of authorities, spent the day chalking the sidewalks with the "n" word and other racial slurs? There would be a national outcry. Or imagine if a university condoned a "Gay Day International Event," where students were free to write slurs about homosexuals. Such would be deemed "hate speech," have severe repercussions, and make national news.

Early in October of 2009, the University of Northern Iowa allowed a group of atheist students who saw themselves as "Freethinkers," host a "Blasphemy Day International event." This was a day that they said was "devoted to the defense of free speech and blasphemy." They spent the day chalking blasphemous messages and sexually perverted cartoons depicting Jesus. Their president said, "There was a lot of kind of lowbrow chalking, I would guess, and there was some profanity. While that’s not what I chalked, and that’s not something I would chalk, I definitely support our members chalking whatever they want to chalk, because it was a day to protect free speech."

I’m not concerned about the childish acts of the atheists. What concerns me is the blatant hypocrisy of the university in allowing such juvenile behavior. I'm concerned, but not surprised.

Post Script: The atheist’s typical response to this post is: "The difference here is that blasphemy is a victimless crime." But that is not true. The blasphemer is the victim:

"You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain. For the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain."

Blasphemers are victims of their own willful ignorance. They are guilty of a most serious crime against God and unless they repent they will be punished to the full extent, despite their unbelief.