Unless you are one of the people who have swallowed, hook, line and sinker, the crazy contradictory propositions which Tom Hoopes draws our attention to in his latest Aleteia post, you might like to read what he says – and think a little about what we might do to get us out of the mess they have put us in.
You know something has gone wrong when the culture simultaneously holds mutually exclusive propositions.
Smoking marijuana – good; smoking cigarettes – bad.
A process to change your sex – good; a process to change your sexual orientation – bad.
Polluting with your car – bad; polluting with your contraceptives – no big deal.
Caitlyn Jenner as a woman – good; Rachel Dolezal as black – bad.
Making a transgender violate her conscience – bad; making a Christian violate her conscience – no big deal.
Clearly, we are not dealing with a principled worldview interested in adhering to objective truth: We are dealing with ideologies that have decided what is true ahead of time and now wish to impose their truth on reality.
It really is a mad world. “‘There must be some way out of here’, said the Joker to the King*.” Tom has this suggestion.
*Correction. That should, of course, have been:
“There must be some way out of here” said the joker to the thief
“There’s too much confusion”, I can’t get no relief
Businessmen, they drink my wine, plowmen dig my earth
None of them along the line know what any of it is worth.
Nor indeed do they.
Apologies to Bob Dylan.