Why the world is like it is

warThe age-old question that has for hundreds of years vexed philosophers, theorists, social-scientists, and all thinking people, is this: why is the world like it is?

Think about all the greed, the road rage, the human trafficking, the extra-marital affairs, the exploitation of women in pornography, the bullying in primary schools, the rape and murder of the 15 year old in Masiphumelele this last week, the rich directors of mining houses who exploit their workers, the greedy FIFA executives charged with corruption, and the list never ends.

Why is the world like it is, that is the question that no one can answer.

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How should Christians think about homosexuality and gay marriage?

Public perceptions of homosexuality have changed over the years.  In the Greco-Roman culture during which the New Testament was written, homosexuality was an accepted practice.  Over the centuries that changed.  By 1800’s in England homosexuality was a crime.   The well-known playwright Oscar Wilde was jailed for two years for homosexual practices.  Homosexuality was later seen as an evil that needed to be dealt with by exorcism or shock treatment.

Still later, homosexuality was considered not as evil, but as a psychological disorder that needed therapy or sexual experimentation with the opposite sex.   Now homosexuality is viewed as a viable, healthy, valid, alternate lifestyle, perceived to be a foundational human right.  Public perceptions have radically changed.

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