It is absurd when a politician says he won’t let his beliefs interfere with how he leads, seeing as we are what we believe. If you believe God created man in His likeness and that we should love our neighbor as ourselves, then your decision-making and responses will be based on your love for others. If you are a militant atheist, you might see humans as nothing more than highly intelligent evolved animals, and won’t see the wrong or evil in euthanasia or abortion. Someone coined the popular phrase you are what you eat, but it has also been stated, not just by me, that you are what you think.
Pornography addiction is a popular, destructive, disease in this country. We can call it a disease because it chemically transforms and rewires the brain. In a sense, a person no longer looks at pornography for the images or attraction, but to satisfy the need for the release of dopamine and hormones from the brain, to feel high. The same goes for masturbation. Taking part in these things just once can create a bodily addiction that is extremely difficult to pacify. The mind here has been twisted to see human beings who are deserving of love as objects of pleasure. Their humanity has been stripped from them, and are not deserving of even simple human dignity.
Hatred, for any reason, is also a mind-altering substance when released without controls. Though prisons are full of opposing gangs and members, the general population all have one major thing in common that they all can be grouped in, and that is hatred. Feeding the mind a series of thefts, brutality, violence, thuggery, lies, deceits, and the rest, will soon make a normal man into a monster that must be caged. Hatred has robbed the mind of its natural state to love and inquire, and replaced it with an angry web of ignorant bigotry.
Another malady the brain is the ego. The ego is more easily inflated with the praise of those around us than a balloon of the thinnest material. Pride inflates it. The ego is so dangerous that is has the capability to create politicians, murderers, and totalitarian dictators. Filling one’s mind with this self-importance robs a person of charity, or love for God and others. He, in fact, equates himself with God, and sees others as beneath him. This man cannot separate his beliefs from how he lives and the decisions he makes any more than one could remove the stripes from a zebra. Pride is embedded in the neural synapses of his brain. This is the sin of Lucifer himself. The thug who kills out of hatred or bigotry has a better chance of repentance and conversion than does the proud.
Now, why is it important that a nation as the United States should keep and protect Christian belief? Simply put, without the Christian religion, man would become the ultimate master of men, and laws would not come from On High, but from a smoke-filled room of elitists. The Christian will not interfere with human rights, but the Socialist will interfere with the Christian’s religion or conscience. The Christian will not seek new laws to control man, but the liberal politician will.
What, therefore, should we put into our minds? Prayer, worship, works of art, kind loving thoughts, hope, and intellectual property, just to name a few. And at all costs, we must block all the smut coming in from all around us. The television assaults our eyes with images of lust and violence; it assaults our ears with words of treachery, lies, and plans to do harm. Our souls are stained by what the mind falsely conceives as art in the form of music, when we hear aggrandized lyrics about money, whores, pimps, killing, and the like.
Our very intellect is assailed by the company we keep if we are not watchful, as we take part in conversations or allow words to be spoken that go against our deepest held beliefs, which should not, but often are, swayed with the current of new ideals, passions, pressures, and pleasures that come with every age.
A man keeps a gun in his home to protect his family, yet there is seldom found in any household a means to battle off the enemy of the mind. Parents have a duty to their children to not only protect their bodies, but their minds, and not encourage the enemy’s assault through permissiveness. It has also been said that a mind is a terrible thing to waste. Those who say this in regards to education are only partially correct, for the mind is wasted every day when anything but goodness, truth, and love enter through the mind’s gates, because only these things can impart to the heart the true meaning of life, which is to love God, and to love one’s neighbor as his self.