We have a whole generation with no moral absolutes.
a moral absolute is = The is the concept of an unconditional reality which transcends limited conditional everday existence. It is sometimes used as an alternate term for
“God.” It is the stand in which you take that you will not let down for ANY reason.
Now that is the dictionaries definition, not mine.
Starting from the babies who scream at their parents, have temper tantrums, falling out in the middle of floor and throwing objects like toys, telling their parents to “Shut up,” or “Leave me alone. Spitting on people; sticking their tongues out at people.” I litterally heard a child 2 years old saying this to her mother. the only thing that I could say was, “Someone, please get me a belt, a switch or a paddle or something.” The will of that was so strong, that by now mom does not know what to do with her. This happens far too often. No moral values being instilled in that child at all.
Then we have the younger ones, ages 13 and up, who feel like they are due a respect that they have not yet earned. And they have actually said that, when we have had to de-escalate situations and we ask the young person why it is that they are so angry in the first place, the first thing they say is that “They don’t respect me.” Respect you? You are 14, 15, 16 through 18 years old and you feel like someone owes you some respect? Respect is something that is earned, not just given. And you don’t get it just because you think you should. They also feel like they can say whatever is on their mind, to whoever they need to say it to without any penalties or reprocussions. Never mind that it is an adult. They feel like they have earned the right to say whatever is on their mind, and you have to listen and respect them for it. Gone are days that they hear the instruction of their elders or any other authority figure, and they heed to that instruction. They know everything. And you can’t tell them what they don’t know. Until they hit a brick wall that is. Then they come running to us for help. No moral values, no moral fiber.
Then we have this group 19-30, who are still trying to find themselves. Find yourself? How have you gotten so lost that you have to struggle to find out who you are. You knew who you were when you where a child. You knew exactly what you wanted to be and do. “When I grow, I want to be…” What happened? How did you get so side tracked? Part of it is that they have no moral absolutes. They ride in between the line. They are doubleminded and unstable. They can’t make a solid decision and stick to it. They need verbal affirmation from friends or whoever they can get it from, for everything you do. They are wishy washy, as we used to call it. And most would not even make it own their own if they were pushed into that position. Unlike the generation before, who were solid. Steady. Who at 18, 19, 20 and 21 had already made a decision to get married, raise a family, pay bills and take on the responsibilities of an adult. Who knew how to handle finances, balance a check book and care for more than just themselves. That generation drew a line in the sand. When they believed in Christ, they believed totally and completly. This generation does not know WHAT they believe in. One minute they are professing their love for Christ, the next minute they are cursing you out, trying to fight you and trying to go to the club. THAT, is NOT having a moral value or moral absolutes. THAT is straddling the fence and being unstable in all your ways, as the doubleminded man that the word of God speaks about. And THAT brings you to destruction, lack and poverty, being outside the will of God. And THAT brings us to the question of the day, and it is a simple question.
Why is this generation so much more wiser, but so much weaker than the generations before? How can we change that? And, where is YOUR line in the sand? Where are or WHAT are your moral absolutes?
Now, tell us what you think.