I think that it is somewhat ironic that the people, who rejected our Savior, feel that they are themselves saviors. There has always been this irrational need by the left in America to save someone or something. After the modern liberals had begun in the sixties, it was black Americans and the North Vietnamese. Then in the Seventies it was women and black Americans. In the Eighties, it was Israel, baby seals, and whales. Nineties they had to protect us from Wall Street and police brutality. In the two thousands, it was homosexuals.
Now that these things have all run their course, the left is in need of a new victim. Their politics do not work if they are not saving the oppressed. They have to have an emotional argument. Without one, they have no lever to move the people away from their values. Most times, people do not realize that they are being moved. This time, I believe the left may have gone too far. The new victim for the left: Islamic Terrorists.
Fox has reported:
President Obama defended his administration’s approach to the terror threat at a White House summit Wednesday, standing by claims that groups like the Islamic State do not represent Islam — as well as assertions that job creation could help combat extremism.
This is no more than what Jay Adams calls “blame shifting.” It is something that we all do at one point or another. We say, “Oh well, yes, I sinned but only because you sinned first.” The president wants you and me to believe that these murderers would never have done this if the West would have been fair.
Maybe you missed it. Let’s see what else was said. Fox further reports:
He stressed that poverty alone doesn’t cause terrorism, but “resentments fester” and extremism grows when millions of people are impoverished.
“We do have to address the grievances that terrorists exploit including economic grievances,” he said.
State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf has also come under fire for suggesting several times this past week that more jobs could help address the terrorism crisis.
What they are saying should sound very familiar to us. It is your fault. If you would have shared your prosperity with these people, they would never have hated you. But this is both philosophically and historically wrong. They hate us because we are not Muslim. They hate you and me because we stand between them and Israel.
What we have to understand is the principle of Law found in the Bible. This principle of Law is always at work in God’s creation. This principle we cannot escape. The more you reject God and His Son the more law is required. The old school liberals thought that all the world needed was our system of government. But George Washington said:
It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor.
It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.
What we have to understand is that these people are not victims, they have victims. That is; they have victimized thousands of people. They do this because they hate God. And while the left has worked to remove their harsh dictatorial rulers, they have proved the principle. Those who reject God demand more and stricter rules.