Wednesday, October 6, 2010 9:35 AM

Darkness

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 9:35 AM
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 9:35 AM

Eph6.12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 

Here is a quote from “The American Thinker” by Robin of Berkley.

 When a city, or a nation, buries God, what is left is an excruciating, unfathomable void. And in the ever-widening chasm, dark forces -- the evil squatters -- take up residency.

 But what's most worrisome is not merely the indifference toward spirituality. If people choose to be atheists or agnostics, that's their right. But people out here aren't just making a personal and private decision. They are rabidly and vocally anti-God.

 Consequently, Berkeley Christians share their religion in whispered tones. A person who has an appetite for worship may remain hungry for fear of ridicule. While it's perfectly acceptable in Berkeley to live openly as a bisexual, transgendered, or crossdresser, don't dare divulge a love for God. If you do so, expect public disapproval, even contempt.

 And yet, why don't residents see the obvious: that's there's a connection between abandoning God and the un-Godliness of Berkeley's streets? The streets are filthy and uncivil; the crime rate spirals out of control. Because if God and His followers are chased out of town, what is left?

 But when you obscure the sunshine, only darkness remains. Seal the windows, close the blinds, and what do you have? People alone in a pitch-black world, with nothing to shield or soothe them.  

 A frequent American Thinker contributor, Robin is a recovering liberal and a licensed psychotherapist in Berkeley. You can contact Robin through her blog: www.robinofberkeley.com.

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