What the Pro-Life Movement Needs Right Now is a Swift Kick in the Pants
So here's an article about an enormous pro-life concert taking place in L.A. which is supposedly "aimed at strengthening young people in their pro-life convictions":
Pro-Life Youth to Fill Dodger Stadium in Event Celebrating Life http://www.lifenews.com/2012/10/15/pro-life-youth-...
Forgive my typical skepticism, but this just screams "Waste of Time". Have we learned nothing whatsoever from the past 40 years of marching in Washington?
Have we learned nothing whatsoever from the past 60s years of "Christianity is fun" revivals and worship services?
Churches have been trying to sell Jesus like this for decades, and the culture has only gotten worse. Now the pro-life movement is making the same stupid mistake.
It does absolutely no good to get people all excited and emotional and energized about a cause if you then ask them to do......nothing.
If anything, it deadens our consciences because we feel like we've accomplished something when we've really just entertained ourselves.
Most of the 400,000 people who participate in the March for Life each year go home and wait on the world to change. Foolish pastors and foolish pro-life leaders have fostered this sort of behavior until we no longer even know what "taking up the Cross" means.
Even worse, I think, is the effort being put into making this event FUN. Just check out the website: http://go2bat4life.com/ . It's all focused on making the audience have a good time. One would never think there was a holocaust going on.
This year we reach 40 years of legalized child killing and we respond by Celebrating????!!!! By congratulating ourselves? What's their plan to end abortion? What are they asking people to do and sacrifice?
Music, fellowship and fun are not going to make anyone ready to go out and end abortion.
What we need is a massive move of repentance. We ought to be wailing in agony, begging God for mercy. We need an outpouring of grief.
We need to tear our clothes, roll in the dirt, pluck out our eyes, cut off our hands and wish that we'd never been born. If we knew what was good for us, we'd cry out to the mountains to fall on us and cover up our guilt. Frankly, we ought to examine the state of our own souls, because faith is supposed to produce works, not self-satisfied complacency.
We must face up to the fact that 56,000,000 kids are dead because Christians didn't care enough to defend them. We were too busy "being pro-life".
Words cannot express how sick I'm starting to feel about this thing. I'd better wrap this up until such a time as I can better articulate myself.
You can bet Walter Hoye is going to get a message asking for an explanation. Please reply with any comments you may have.
By the way, Go2Bat4Life.com takes place on my birthday. Maybe that's a sign of some sort.
"The great thing is to prevent his doing anything. As long as he does not convert it into action, it does not matter how much he thinks about this new repentance. Let the little brute wallow in it. Let him, if he has any bent that way, write a book about it; that is often an excellent way of sterilizing the seeds which the Enemy plants in a human soul. let him do anything but act. No amount of piety in his imagination and affections will harm us if we are strengthened by repetition but passive ones are weakened. The more often he feels without acting, the less he will be able ever to act, and, in the long run, the less he will be able to feel."
- C.S. Lewis as the demon Screwtape in The Screwtape Letters, Chapter 13