More than 2500 years ago there was a prophet in Israel, Jeremiah, who was chastising the Israelite’s despicable behavior. Today, I read what he was saying and it struck me that his statement “This is the nation that does not listen to the voice of the Lord, its God, or take correction. Faithfulness has disappeared; the word itself is banished from their speech.” was amazingly fitting for our nation today. In two and a half millennia, We still have not learned to live in a manner that is even marginally civil and polite and the words that represent moral behavior are being banished from our language.
Our language is changing at an amazing rate. What was called an evil and criminal act a short time ago is now called “women’s health care”. What was always called murder is now called “compassionate end of life care”. Our constitutional right of freedom of religion has changed to freedom from religion. What used to called a differing opinion is now called hating. Some of the most rigid, tyrannical views are now called liberal and progressive.
Jeremiah was warning the Israelite people that they were going to suffer greatly because of their behavior. I don’t think one has to be a prophet to see that our society is racing toward a very painful correction.