Too many coincidences only mean one thing—there are no coincidences. Anyway, I woke up reading this,
I spent a bit over a decade of my life just a few blocks away from the Museum of Natural History where the purportedly “racist” statue stood. I passed this thing countless times and racist sentiments never came to mind. Countless nights my friends and I sat on the benches and I honestly can’t recall any of the conversation being about how the monument evoked feelings of oppression. My first instinct was to think if I had pictures, but the only thing I found were pictures I had from other places. Looking at them brought back memories, but I don’t ever wish to be a chain smoker again (this was a memory that stood out of this place besides the dinos) or just live a life of aimless meandering. I would not trade the life God has given me now for the life I once had before my conversion and also, I would not be where God has me today, if I did not have to go through what happened in my past and learn from it.
Going back to the statue, people can’t stop the insanity of removing historical monuments in the guise of fairness. Those who work to remove all feelings of oppression evoked from monuments need (desperately) a course on forgiveness. They dictate what needs to be done with a double standard. If merely looking at a statue means active and ongoing oppression, it is abundantly clear that this issue needs to be addressed internally. Hurt and hate is a heart issue and let us observe how far their reverse racism and Cancel Culture works to make this world a better place.
To the professing Christians who support this movement, your cancel culture stance will eventually find its way to cancel your Christianity.
“If we say we have fellowship with Him yet walk in the darkness,
we lie and do not practice the truth.“
1 John 1:6 BSB
[Museum Image: Ingfbruno/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 3.0 tweaked to B&W]
Related read: Lessons From Yesterday