Thursday, October 14, 2004

Dwell in the midst of us!!

Not our will, but Yours be done;
come and change us...

I feel compelled to speak of so many things. Reading a friend's profile online, I stumbled upon a 'revised' version of the Ten Commandments. Aside from the sacreligious notion of the entire thing, a few of the 'laws' completely disturbed me. A couple were inappropriate, with titles such as 'V- Thou Shalt S*** a Lot' and others, however, well a pair of them really caused me to wonder, where is this world going???

-VII- Thou Shalt Hook Up-
Student then asked of sex. And God said, Student, you shall hook up and be happy. You shall go home with random people every weekend and forget about them the next day. You shall see them at class and be awkward amongst their company. You shall exchange saliva at bars and parties and it will be good. And Student became gleeful and God told Student to wrap it up because He knows where she has been, but Student does not.

IX- Thou Shalt Wake Up Confused-
God said to Student, there will come many a day when you shall wake up in the bed of another and not know where you are. You will not remember what you did last night and you shall be confused. You will see that you have nipple rings and a tattoo now and are covered in Sharpie. And Student was disturbed by this, but God said, you shall tell great stories about it to your friends someday. And Student understood and God took a sip of a beer.

Finally, after confronting my friend with the matter, she dismissed it saying 'Immoral...... that's college life. You won't understand until you're there.' The trouble is, I do understand. I understand perfectly that the world has become a twisted mass of sin. Corruption has spread like a cancer in the heart of humanity, blackening hearts and clouding judgement. Don't these people see that they are role models to others, that their actions are directly impacting other people? People ask, 'well, if they were to jump off a bridge, would you follow?' And, given the circumstances, the answer can be yes. By holding immoral standards and accepting an immoral lifestyle as a fact of college, these people are throwing their faith over the bridge, and dragging the faith of others with them.

When faced with spiritual life or death, will your faith sink or swim?

3 Comments:

At December 12, 2004 12:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

so you are saying that this person is immoral? that she is throwing her faith away just because of the 10 things...i dont see it

 
At December 26, 2004 12:57 PM, Blogger Erin said...

Yes, basically. How else would you see it?

 
At December 09, 2005 3:07 PM, Blogger lexy1 said...

i fell upon ur journal and have just been reading through it and came across this entry...maybe she saw this as a joke...but i think i have seen this site and i think it is pretty funny...sure its not moral but its a joke...lots of jokes are immoral ya know? but those things do describe college life...many people fall into these categories. But i wouldnt call ur friend immoral...her life has just been changed drastically by entering college life. I understand that cuz ive been in it for 3 years now. my morals have changed...i use to be very involved with my church and youth groups but now ive grown as a person and i thank college for that...ive been thru and seen things no person can imagine that hasnt been here...i have made numerous decisions that as goin into college would have never made...i thought i would save myself for marriage but that changed...i thought i would stay with my church and go every sunday like i was but i dont..i go maybe every month. life changes you...experiences change you...

 

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