Thursday, May 17, 2007

The Laws of Human Nature

The law, or rule, of right and wrong used to be called the Law of Nature, and it is really meant to be the Law of Human Nature. The idea of this is that humanity has an inherent idea of what is right and wrong. Unlike the laws of gravity or chemistry, a person can choose to obey or disobey a Law of Human Nature.
To put it in a simpler way, the human idea of decent behavior is obvious to everyone (or should be naturally). Some may say that the definition of decent behavior being known by all is illogical because different civilizations and different eras have contained different moralities.
Actually, that is a false statement. There may be small differences, but nothing that has amounted to much, until now.
The moral teachings of the ancient Egyptians, Chinese, Babylonians, Hindus, Romans, Greeks, and even Europe and America of the last couple centuries (before each of those societies demoralized and fell), taught similar moralities regarding how to treat your fellow man. Even as these civilizations were being plagued by rampant immoralities and were in the process of crumbling, none of these cultures could ever imagine a society where people were admired for abandoning the battlefield, or where a group of people felt proud for doublecrossing the very people responsible for defending their way of life.
C.S. Lewis in his book "Mere Christianity" states that a country like that might as well believe that two plus two is five.
It bothers me that now, whether it be Judeo-Christian values, or the values we hold by instinct, that we have departed from what is right and just. We are allowing those searching for the ideal utopia of peace and safety and equal fairness and multi-culturalism and so forth (which, because of the human desire to be self-sufficient, self-reliant, and to compete, is impossible) would have to be put in place by coercion and in an authoritarian way.
We are all created equal in the sense of our opportunities, but we are not equal in the way that we choose to pursue our happiness and success, or in our desire to work for such goals.
Believe me, however, that if for some reason the liberal left socialists somehow achieved such a society of socialistic teachings, the will of the people would seek out revolution to bring about freedom and democracy again, because the desire to be free is another Law of Human Nature, and it is the strongest of all of them.
Isaiah 5:20 - Woe unto them that call evil good and good evil; that put darkness for light and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.
For those that pray my son has been afflicted with a frightening medical situation. My post on it is at my Carried By Christ blog. Please read, comment if you'd like, and pray with me as he faces this difficult time of his young life.
Read about how we are being betrayed by our leaders with an immigration bill at my A Right Angle in a Left Turn World site.
Also, read about the upcoming radio show by yours truly this Saturday at Heading Right


WomanHonorThyself said...

Excellent ..most excellent...I am praying already. God bless you and yours now and always .

Anonymous said...

Hey, like the new background.
Pretty good diagram! LOL!

Studies in the workings of the brain and Mind are fascinating.
Sociological behavior, moral absolutes, subjective reasoning, objective evaluations are traits of the human mind. Created by God.
It is tarnished by the fall and sin invades and destroys the mind.
Possible causes of a corrupt mind.

'Be transformed by the renewing of your mind' (Romans 12:1).

I recommend this book by JP Moreland; 'Love Your God With All Your Mind: The Role of Reason in the Life of the Soul'


Anonymous said...

I'm sorry your son is going through this illness, but will pray that he is healed.

I don't think I've been to your site before but really love what I see. We are out of town for the weekend, but thanks to you leaving a comment on my blog, I can now come back and visit when we're back home on our own pc.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Gibbs, I will again say "God Bless And Keep You" and keep you all in my prayers.

This is my first visit to a most thought-provoking site. The public fascination with the Paris, Anna Nicole, and others of the "instant fame" set should be worrying to everyone. Call me naieve, but I still believe that there are more than enough of us good folk to keep the population of the Lefty Loons in check...although they do appear to multiply at an alarming rate.

We're in this together, with God's help.

Veritas et Fidelis Semper