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Friday, February 10, 2012

When Did Things Change?

Maybe I grew up in Leave it to Beaver land and no one else did. It just seems that when I was growing up things were a lot more simple and a lot more moral. When I was growing up teenage girls did get pregnant but that was an exception, not the norm.

When I was growing up there were people with tattoos but we frowned upon them and people generally kept them covered up. Back then if some we loved had a tattoo we liked them in spite of the tattoo, not because of it.

When I was growing up men did not wear earrings. If a man did wear an earring if he wasn’t a pirate he was beaten up everywhere he went. No one would have hired a man with an earring. No one would have dated a man or a woman with a tattoo. And the unwed mother was talked about behind her back. It was a different world.

Yes, we had babies born out of wedlock back then but we did not have terms like my baby mama or my baby daddy. Not only is it not grammatically correct it is just sad to think that the only relationship between a man and a woman who had or are still having sex together is the fact that they are parents of the same child. Am I missing something?

Today it seems to be the norm for people to sleep around. Back in Leave it to Beaver Land if someone said this is my financĂ© it meant that the two people were going to actually get married someday. It normally meant that the two were waiting until they married and then on their wedding night would celebrate becoming man and wife by consummating the marriage. Today the term financĂ© means “we are sleeping together and have no intention of ever getting married.”



Back in Leave it to Beaver Land men kept their pants pulled up. Women kept their parts covered. People did not walk around with body parts hanging out of their shirts or pants.


Back in Leave it to Beaver Land we understood that homosexuality was a sin. We knew that when God called something an abomination that it did not mean He was happy when people committed the sin. Leviticus 18:22 in the King James Bible sums it up as far as I am concerned. 22Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination[1]. What part of Thou shalt not don’t you understand?


But, God loves the sinner and hates the sin. I am sure that if Jesus was asked by a homosexual what they should do he would say exactly what He said to the woman caught in adultery. In John 8:11 King James Version Jesus is talking to the woman who was accused of adultery and He said: 10When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? 11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more. [2] .


I believe that God would like for us all to do just that, Go and sin no more.  I believe that for those people who have tattoos all over their body they should realize that the body is God’s temple.




[1]The King James Version, (Cambridge: Cambridge) 1769.
[2]The King James Version, (Cambridge: Cambridge) 1769.


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