Tuesday, September 15, 2009

We Are Not All Kanye West

With what Kanye West did to Taylor Swift the other night at the MTV awards, and West's apology since, I've been thinking about some things...

We live in a generation where there is little to no self control anymore. People "live in the moment" (thanks Oprah) and behave without thinking of the consequences, both immediate and long term, for themselves, but also for others.

There are no such things as (negative) consequences anymore. Our society has the view to do as you please, apologize later, then continue on your merry way. Apologies are a dime a dozen, meaningless, and just a formality now. And that's because we LET them be so. Our society rewards both bad and good behavior as equal, and that is absolutely wrong.

There is no shame in our society. Today, airing our your personal, dirty laundry (a la Kate and Jon; Real World; Facebook, Youtube), is considered a good thing. Again, no negative consequences...just applause for "being real" and "who you really are". If what you do is wrong, just say "oops! Sorry!" and you are given a free pass to move on to act just as you did before.

One other thing....its easy for Christians to put us all on par with the Kanye Wests or Ted Bundy's of the world and I don't see how that is biblical. Rather,

2Co 5:14 For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died;
2Co 5:15 and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.
2Co 5:16 From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer.
2Co 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
2Co 5:18 All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation;

Certainly, outside of Jesus Christ, we are dead in our sins and trespasses, enemies of God, in the flesh, without hope in the world, able ONLY to sin. But in Him...NO LONGER. We are not "all" Kanye West.


Bevy said...

Thank God for Beyonce who LET Taylor Swift finish her acceptance speech and to the people who run the awards show who showed KANYE the DOOR! And threw him out!
So now Kanye will POSSIBLY think twice b4 acting like such an a ....

Denise said...

Yes, and what's so pathetic is that it took Jay Leno to get Kanye (supposedly anyway) to think about what his dead mother would've thought of his horrible behavior.

Bevy said...

Oh - I didn't see that part of the interview - I don't think they showed that online.
Good for Leno!