Right Or Justifiable?

The world is becoming more and more tolerant. These days, if you can justify yourself then you are on the right. You just have to listen to the radio or watch news. Dishonest politicians have a field day narrating to us how they had to do what they did for our sake and adulterous spouses seek to validate their actions by inviting us to listen to their (side of the) story of  how neglected they are by their spouses hence their actions.

If God would have wanted us to live in a permissive society He would have given us Ten Suggestions and not Ten Commandments. – Zig Ziglar

Last week I was invited to comment on this article where this girl, who describes herself as bisexual goes on and on about how she is having the time of her life getting the best of both worlds! She summarizes it with one statement : that is who I am.

Now, I get irked when I hear people saying  in terms of being gay : “This is who I am” . “This is who I have decided to be.” would be more tolerable. Researchers tell us that there is no gay gene ; no one was born gay – they are socialized to be gay. It is not in my place to judge, but when I see people sugarcoating bad as good, I point it out and say that, I do not approve. Thankfully, everyone has their life to live and not everyone has to agree with me.

Maybe I am biased because I am a christian. I subscribe to the idea that God in His wisdom, created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. Growing up, like every child, I was taught what is right and what is wrong. As a grown up, I now know that people who feel that they are doing wrong, more often than not look for ways to justify themselves. Sometimes, they succeed at lying to themselves that what they are doing is right.

I don’t hate gay people. Far from it. What I would hate is someone trying to confuse my daughters by telling them that there are some people who are born gay or that it is OK to follow the crazy desires of your flesh regardless of whether it is wrong or right. I would resent too, for gay people to try to package themselves as a ‘special’ group of people that need special attention or ‘victims’ that have special needs because they are gay. This, in my opinion is what brings about problems. See, most people feel that, all that attention should be focused on solving other social problems that affect the society. We for example appreciate that homosexuals are more prone to contracting HIV, but instead of using resources to educate them how they can use K-Jelly(what’s it called?), some people would feel that, the same resources would be spent doing something else like combating FGM.

As I said in the begining, we have become a tolerant society. As long as you can justify yourself, you are right. And the world rallies behind you showering you with praise for ‘being courageous’and ‘not making apologies’.

So the  wrong –> justifiable –> right game continues…I am convinced that if we live long enough, we will see groups of murderers forming associations and wanting to be recognized by the government.

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