Thursday, December 23, 2010

I'd like to teach the world to sing...

... but if we sing in "perfect harmony," we destroy individual freedom. This is the point of Charlie Earl's message in today's littlestuff-minoosha:
For centuries nefarious dream weavers have sought to unify the people of the globe. Some like Alexander the Great used military might, and others attempted to use the force of ideas. An example of the latter would be Marx who promoted the proletariat as the unifying mechanism. No matter the source of the global unity movement, the result is the loss of freedom for individuals. The overwhelming pressure to conform causes the suppression of the individual’s uniqueness.

Teaching the world to sing is notable. Requiring perfect harmony and unity leads to a one world government. The world is a beautiful place. The world can be a beautiful place, but its beauty should not be surrendered to a one-size-fits-all mentality that denies our God-given humanity. Freedom is our legacy. It’s our primary inalienable right. No fuzzy idealistic feel-good sentiment should be allowed to undermine our individual relationship with God. The world will be much better if each of us is free to do our best.

Respecting diversity is one thing. Making an idol of it, or trying to force everyone into a one-size-fits-all mold is quite another. Doing so will destroy the spiritual joy that comes from using one's God-given talents to benefit family and community.

Have a blessed Christmas. Let its joy fill your heart so you can share it with others.

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