Emotion clouds reason.
We all know that. When you’re
wanting to make a sound, reasonable judgment – particularly about something you
should do or say and something you shouldn’t – we all know it’s best to let the
emotions of the moment pass. Every
parent should know this when disciplining a child. Every married person should know this about
fighting fair with a spouse. And every
person engaged in the public discourse should know this when clicking “post” or
I’ve really been working on this over the course of the past
couple years. I’ve been trying
desperately to discipline myself by the Biblical principle taught to us
believers in James 1: “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this:
Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry.”
Now, of course the world rejects the authority of God’s
Word, including that wisdom of James, so I know examples like this shouldn’t
surprise me. But I admit I can’t help
but sit dumbfounded at some of the things people will spout off in the spur of
the moment, without thinking, that effectively reveals the immorality and
duplicity of their hearts.
For instance, leftist Twitter champion Adam Best (whose
hilarious Pence-a-phobia I wrote about here),
commenting on pro-choice Republican Tomi Lahren’s and notoriously unhinged 700
Club host Pat Robertson’s opposition to the Alabama abortion law actually said this:
Alabama Republicans are too extreme for BOTH Pat Robertson and Tomi Lahren. How barbaric do your laws have to be to pull that off?
How lacking self-awareness must you be to decry “barbaric”
laws when you yourself are demanding laws that allow what abortionist William
Hern describes himself:
“I inserted my forceps into the uterus and applied them to the head of the fetus, which was still alive, since fetal injection is not done at that stage of pregnancy. I closed the forceps, crushing the skull of the fetus, and withdrew the forceps. The fetus, now dead, slid out more or less intact.”
Adam Best, you own barbaric.
Then there was this wisdom, emanating from pro-abortion men
like Troy Dorian:
There’s something just gross about calling on men who have
“benefitted from a woman getting an abortion” to speak up on behalf of the
practice. But it’s also revealing. Revealing of the simple truth that the media
tries desperately to downplay regularly: abortion is a weapon of exploitation used
by unscrupulous men to avoid responsibility.
Allie Beth Stuckey blew the whistle on this grotesque manipulation of women best:
“Abortion is a tool of the patriarchy and any feminist who believes otherwise has been tragically duped. Every jerk who wants to have unprotected sex without a baby mama asking for commitment or child support thanks you.”
There’s wisdom in remaining silent. Sometimes it helps you think clearly. And
sometimes it helps you avoid needlessly revealing the ugly truth about