There are so many things we no longer consider in our culture. Many of these things may well become essay for the future. Such as “Stick and stones can break my bones, but names will never hurt Me.”, “Wait until your father gets home.” or “Cross your heart, hope to die.” The notion of freedom, truth, beauty or goodness has evaporated from our culture, maybe even the world. But there is one thing that I know still exists. Yet we don’t seem to consider it, that is; the artificial.
We are inundated with the artificial that we don’t even know that it is there. Something that is made by humans can be considered artificial. More over, our whole culture has been insidiously taken over by what is unnatural and contrived. Our culture is dictated to us by a massive media. We aren’t aware that we are being educated into the artificial. The food we eat, the talent that tries to entertain us, the news that attempts to inform us is manufactured. This assimilating the artificial into our culture has also tainted our leaders.
Look no further than Barack Obama. From the beginning he has no foundation, born of illegitimate beginnings. We are not even certain where the guy was born. He was raised in Indonesia, as a Muslim, under the name Barry Sotero. His college education is unknown to us. He winds up in Chicago, Illinois to begin to worm his way into our government. By and large he was a do nothing senator from Illinois and then becomes President of the United States without finishing his first term, truly an artificial president.
This is not a political critique as it is a cultural observation. Our culture has become a sham. The media has sucked the spontaneity out of our daily lives. The troubling thing is that most people buy into this suspended belief. I bet most people would be terrified to face the real world. My suggestion is to give up the media. Stop watching T.V., listening to the radio and buying unnecessary stuff. Start your day in prayer. Ask God to direct your life. Go to church. Get into the gospel and live the way Christ commands us. There is nothing artificial about this.