Multiculturalism = confusion
Individuals, families, communities and nations must be built on a foundation. They are not stringed up in lose air. Without a foundation nothing can stand. Cultures are a broad expression of all that is valuable to a certain community. It carries within the notion of worship, that which we adore and ascribe significance to. For multiple cultures to co-exist they must do so within a functional framework. Whether you like it or not, the most significant question will always be that of ultimate authority. Some call it a deity, others put themselves in this place while others again are downright confused. Every day we must make decisions in many categories. We all have parameters that we use for these decisions. Some are drawn from the need to satisfy ourselves and have good feelings. Others subscribe to various stories with a larger scope. Some of these stories claim to be complete, encompassing all of life.
The big question comes when we start mixing the answer to this big question within the same house. Look at a simple family for example. What if the start disagreeing on basic questions concerning the roles in the family. Who is the father, who is the mother and who is responsible for certain decisions in the home? Well, this is exactly the confusion we have today, on every level in society. Because culture ultimately is an expression of the final authority in life, mixing these ends up with conflict, confusion and broken communities.
We can not take lightly the issue of culture and how we relate to these. A soccer team has a goal when they play, as do all teams. Unfortunately we do at times hear about games where a player has betrayed his team as he obviously was corrupted and didn’t serve that same goal. Companies have the same, as do communities of all sorts. A family is a basic building block in society. We have seen a destruction of the foundation of families through what many will call a spiritual battle, introducing new thinking that is often called liberal or progressive, thinking that we are constantly evolving towards some new future that looks better. Unfortunately this has wreaked havoc on families and the individuals within. Children are confused because they have been taught that they are now in control, and parents and teachers have become fearful because of the child centered legislation that has been passed in so many nations. Super-state institutions that are without accountability have been pushing these agendas and people, like sheep, have largely eaten the lies without consideration. Don’t we understand that the little ones need parents and teachers that can protect them and set a guard around their lives until they have reached a level of maturity where they can engage as adults? We need roots and they determine where we go.
It is time for the heroes to arise again, those who consider their own lives loss in order to win a crown with eternal value. We need a larger story that restores the foundation of all cultural expressions – a redemptive story. Look at the fruit of the stories! We have enough of a record to evaluate them. Some bring life and some bring death. What do we want?
We cannot mix and stir all this together thinking it will give us a better future. Our cultures need to be redeemed – delivered! Confusion comes when we don’t know who we are or where we are going. It is like living in the dark – a terrible thing indeed.
There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man.