Was just complimented the other day, albeit it was meant to be an insult for not being ‘up with the times,’ but hey, gotta say thanks when the little tokens arrive, even if they are dropped off at your neighbor’s place. I was accused: ‘Your beliefs are primitive!’
To give allegiance to a God in heaven, and to actually believe He left His creation with a manual on how to life in a dark world, (made dark by man mind ya) is thought to be well, kind of like living in the fog, so say the professional thinkers of our day.
Yes, I am thought to be old school, for I do not adhere to atheism. I think it is dead wrong for the same gender to be familiar, I think boys should have separate bathrooms than girls, I think Boy Scouts should be for males only, I think Girl Scouts should be for females only, yep, call me primitive.
Lo and behold, the truly enlightened ones are the harbingers and protectors of the new dawn. Absolutes? Intelligent people have grown out of that school of thought. Everything is fine if you don’t hurt anybody. Believe in God? Are you kidding? Absolutely not.
Me, I’ll stick with primitive. Let’s take a peek at some of the antiquated scriptures which make me, and others like-minded so behind the times, if we were God forbid, to believe such things. Just a quick peek at the so-called old school of thought, once held in esteem by plain folks or ahem, cave men.
‘Love thy enemies’
‘Forgive seventy times seven’
‘Love thy neighbor as thyself’
‘Whatsoever is lovely, just, and pure, think on these things’
‘Thou shalt not lie or steal’
‘Honour your father and mother’
”Pray for the peace of Jerusalem’
‘Lord I believe, help thou mine unbelief’
‘I do now set my bow in the cloud’
‘Now the man Moses died at 120 years, his eye was not dim, neither was his natural strength abated’
‘Now the king prepared a great furnace for Daniel’
‘The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart Oh God thou wilt not despise’
‘Take a little wine for thy stomach’s sake’
‘There are none righteous, no not any’
‘The kings and rulers took counsel against the Lord and against His anointed’
‘And He went into Bethany, and abode in the house of Simon the leper’
‘She brake the alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious, and poured it on his head’
‘It is finished’
‘He bowed His head and gave up the ghost’
‘Be careful that ye offend not one of these little ones’
‘Now the just shall live by faith’
‘And God created man from the dust of the ground’
‘Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world’
‘The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all’
To the person who thinks these are stone age truths, you may not notice. In these few primitive texts, we learn of creation, health (both physical and mental), atonement, redemption, confederacies, faith, doubt, sanctification, exhortation, death, life, inspiration, preservation, religion, care for children, justification, salvation, reverence, propitiation, and the eternal promises of the One and true God.
Take note, we learn what true religion is, and I dare say there are so few religious people. Now then Mr. and Mrs. Enlightenment, what pray tell in your world view can even come close to these primitive words of faith, hope, and charity?
Primitive beliefs? Guilty as charged.