Unless you scour search engines, you probably didn’t hear about the conservative banned from twitter this week for speaking out against Brussel sprouts. This account was suspended for a few days after receiving an email explaining his transgression. This man was excused of promoting suicide. Perhaps, after encouraging individuals to throw out cooked Brussel sprouts, he should have left out a sarcastic comment about a placing a hot frying pan to the faces of those who enjoy this vegetable. In the eyes of the politically correct police force, this act is equivalent supporting suicide.
Be not overly wicked, neither be a fool. Why should you die before your time? – Ecclesiastes 7:17
The irony of this current event is that no one mentioned on average, 123 people will be successful in their attempt to end their lives daily. Drug addiction, low self esteem and inner demons are pushing souls over the edge, acting upon evil thoughts planted into their minds. Meanwhile, 1,820 pregnancies are terminated every day in America, discarding fetuses through the act of abortion which is embraced by many democrats, liberals and progressives. This is just one of many examples of hypocrisy that exists, contrary to giving desperate human beings another reason to live.
Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple, 1 Corinthians 3:16-17.
In their song Self-Help, Good Charlotte sings about those who wrestle with the idea of suicide. During the opening stanza, the band refers to the origin of wanting to die. “When no one cared about me, dreams were all I had but nightmares grow and no one’s listening and idle thoughts’ll do their thing; I still feel so much pain here from the past.” Joel Reuben Madden collaborated with his brother Benjamin and three other artists to compose Self Help. May the attached song and its lyrics help give troubled souls another reason to live. After listening to Self-Help, may you have a new reason to believe, Romans 10:9-10.
by Jay Mankus