Doug Giles challenges young Christians to 'get in the game' in this insightful read.
In the realm of public debate, young adults are taken about as seriously as Mini-Me would be playing center for the Los Angeles Lakers. With their brains systematically fueled by Eminem, CNN, The Real World and American Pie Part VII, there is a stupidity coming from Generation Duh that makes the insane seem sane.
There is a good reason why most youth aren't taken seriously: the vast majority have nothing to say. They are the brainwashed three-thousand-feet-wide-and-one-inch-deep droogies of the ludicrous Left who have had their minds filled with the swill that comes from MTV News and the OC. Our present crop of twenty-somethings is so heavily indoctrinated with anti-American and anti-God rhetoric by the time they're 10, even Lucifer thinks they're too liberal.
Frankly, I couldn't care less if one of the aforementioned ever spoke again. For me, it is hell listening to a postmodern co-ed "weigh in." Y'know what I mean?
Now, with some of that load off my chest, let me say this: there is out there, in the land of the semi-free and sort-of brave, an enormous constituency of conservative, credible, commandment-embracing, constitution-honoring young adults. And, my dear, likeminded silent majority . it's time for you and me to stand up and speak out. I'm talkin' Ted Nugent style.
If you're with me, here's a word of advice: ignore the "mature", carping critics who try to keep you at bay, stifle you in the college classroom, who roll their eyes at you when you disagree with their Michael Moore take on life.
Listen: a kid who embraces an objective eternal standard of truth, who's been briefed on the true origins of this awesome country, who would like to see this land excel according to the Founders' original intent, should have his mouth open in the classroom, in church, and in the community. He should be banging away on his laptop, like Kramer on an overdose of chocolate covered espresso beans, writing his thoughts to anyone who'll read them.
You see, right opinions are right opinions no matter what the age of the communicator, no matter who utters them. By the way, if you're one of the yarbling and smarmy "adult" critics mentioned above, know this: just because you're chronologically more mature, wear a bow tie, don a tweed jacket with elbow patches, quote Kafka and have a goatee, your thoughts do not invalidate a 21 year-old's.
Truth is truth, and crud is crud. Just because someone younger than you tells it as it really is does not mean it's not true and workable-especially if said youth is of solid character and is well-informed about the subject. Age has no effect on verities.
My ClashPoint is this: Young 'Rascals', it's time for a verbal and visual ideological invasion of the secular classroom. Since everyone is coming out of the closet, it's time for you to exit your protective womb and move solidly into the classroom and into the public square.
Nail your colors to the mast . please. Your voice counts.
The young person who wants to see righteousness exalt this nation, who wants to see the family unit united, the government constitutionally govern, our cruddy culture clashed with and the Church churched . this young adult should be seen and heard loud and clear and on a constant basis. If not, we will have cultural, political and ecclesiastical hell to pay.
As Churchill so aptly said, "If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed, if you will not fight when your victory will be sure, you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival."
Righteous young adults of our nation: having inherited one heck of a mess, you are next in line to lead. That being said, each young person has a duty to bring us back to basics and forward into greatness.
So, why not develop actions groups? Why not sponsor debates? Stop the passivity.
Challenge the intellectual garbage. Quit running from conflict. Embrace the mace and change the race. No more blowing off worship. And have fun. Want to know the greatest sport in the world? Aggressive engaging for what's right!
So what's it going to be, young Christian? Are you going to keep playing your Game Boy . or are you going to get in the game, boy.The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.
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