A Virus That Has Become Epidemic
Seemingly, foolish deeds are proliferating. Amidst the tragic events around the globe, there are greater evidences that we have lost our minds in America!
Here are a few “sign of the times” stories for you . . .
. . . Florida State University announced in August that freshman could skip a mandatory stress reduction class . . . if they felt it would be too stressful.
. . . A terrorist group in Somalia . . . that’s apparently unfamiliar with the concept of irony . . . banned plastic bags in July because they’re, quote, “a serious threat to the well being of humans.”
. . . Nabisco redesigned the Barnum’s Animal Crackers box in August, to make the animals cage-free for the first time in the 115-year history of the cookies.
. . . And for reasons we still can’t quite figure out, Colorado State University banned the phrase “long time, no see” last month because they said it’s offensive to people of Asian descent.
One would think that foolishness was a most honorable virtue as much as it is pursued in the present. Since so many are willfully uneducated on the things of God, our nation’s history, basic understanding of life skills, or even the differences between socialism and free enterprise, we are headed for turbulent waters as folly becomes pandemic.
On July 6, 2011, a hiker, Brian Matayoshi, was attacked by a female grizzly bear near the Wapiti Lake trail in Yellowstone National Park. He and his wife were visiting the park as hundreds of thousands do each year. Apparently, they surprised the mother grizzly and her cubs. The National Park Service issued a statement saying, “In an attempt to defend a perceived threat to her cubs, the bear attacked and fatally wounded the man.” Though the man did not intend to harm the bear or her cubs, she did not know that and responded according to her nature—with fatal results.
As dangerous as it is to cross paths with a mother bear and her cubs, the Bible tells us that it is even more dangerous to cross paths with a fool.
“Better a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than contact with a fool mired in his folly.” Proverbs 17:12 (Paraphrased).