I read a headline, somewhere online today, that said Wikipedia has become another leftist so-called “source of information.” What?! I’m totally aghast. And in mind-blown shock. Not. And then, as fate, destiny, and kismet would have it, I saw a Wikipedia article on the old saying, “Might makes right.” And what a lot of hooey. So, allow me to shed some salt and light on it.
Salt and light trumps might makes right.
First, the Wikipedia article said the phrase is “an aphorism on the origin of morality, with both descriptive and prescriptive senses.”
So, you’re all clear on it now. Right?
Then, the article said that “might makes right” is a claim of how “a society’s view of right and wrong is determined by those in power.” And it followed that up with the example of an often used quote, “History is written by the victors”.
And that shows me the writer or writers haven’t read the Bible. Or if they have, they don’t care how those assertions just don’t hold water. But, no surprise there.
Then, the Wikipedia article added a silly notion to their description. And it reveals a lack of wisdom, understanding, and science. Because it said, “The phrase sometimes has a positive connotation in the context of master morality or social Darwinism…”
Yeah. As if social Darwinism or any other form of Darwinism has any positive connotations. And apparently that “master morality” or “social Darwinism” says that…
“a society’s strongest members should rule and determine its standards of right and wrong, as well as its goals for the greater good.”
Now, let’s shed a little light on that idea.
Who gets to determine who “society’s strongest members” are? And when they rule, how do they determine those “standards of right and wrong?” Because who’s to say what’s right for you is right for me? Don’t they know we’re all right in our own minds.
But what about this? Let’s say there’s a way we could all know what’s right and what’s wrong. I know it sounds like crazy talk, but bear with me a minute.
And let’s say that since everyone could know what’s right or wrong we could call it something like a…hmm…universal standard. Are you still with me?
Now, let’s say that universal standard is verifiable. In other words, each time it’s tested it proves to be true and trustworthy. Wouldn’t that be pretty cool?
And let’s go another step and say the universal standard even has a built-in punishment and reward system. And even THAT proves to be trustworthy because it gets desired results every single time. Now we’re firin’ on all cylinders.
But here’s the best benefit.
Crime goes down. And quality of life goes up. For everybody. And it’s not because some manipulated majority voted on it. And it equally protects every demographic. Not just “society’s strongest members.”
Guess what? This universal standard already exists. But most people in the world reject it. Even though they’d benefit in ways that can’t even imagine.
And the universal standard is your Creator. Yes, God.
OK…now you’re probably gonna drop out. Because most people do when they hear the word God. Or even worse…Jesus. Those names represent only judgment and condemnation. Which God did set in place. But He did that out of His love. Love for those who choose to love Him.
And for those who love Him, there is NO condemnation. There is eternal life in paradise.
But if you don’t want any of that, you won’t be forced to take it. Because God will respect your decision to be away from Him forever. I don’t recommend that decision. You’ll be sorry and angry about it forever.
But maybe my salt and light aren’t real.
Maybe it’s just the way I feel.
Maybe it won’t be your circumstance.
Are you willing to take that chance?
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