The Death of Reason

Something I have noticed that I just need to say. To a greater and greater degree, people are becoming unable to reason. Communication is an exchange of ideas. Yet what I see across the board is the rejection of context without consideration of content on the basis of pretext. When this is the case, vitriol is the response to any opposition to ones preconceived opinion, and the result is an ever increasing strife and contention. It rarely ends well.

I’m mainly speaking of the liberal mindset, but unfortunately there are many conservatives who have arrived at their position without much thought as well as liberals. I will say it is MAINLY a liberal sin, because emotional rhetoric is actually a part of the liberal characteristics. Reason is all but dismissed from the shambles of the liberal mind.

Its of great interest to me how that the true Bible believing Christian has an actual standard to base his or her moral and ethical position on, which also offers a standard and foundation to approach government, politics, and public affairs with a rational and legitimate presentation and argument. Liking or disliking any position is secondary to the truth and rational argumentation, and the bottom line is that without God as the starting point reason itself crumbles to relativism and ultimately animal sensuality and brutality.

In the resurrection of Christ from the dead, the power and relevance of the love of God was displayed to all mankind, and to dismiss this is to ultimately reduce all of existence to meaninglessness.

I wonder how many will even take time to read this and think?

About Pastor Jack Seiler

Born September 2, 1956 Married to the most wonderful wife God ever gave any man . . June 23, 1979 Saved by the grace of God . . December 19, 1981 Father of three boys . . grown and married. Grandfather of 4 . . 1 boy, three girls. One more on the way Pastor of New Hope Baptist Church . . Collins, NY
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