Watching The Wizard of Oz in IMAX 3D in 2013, the wizard’s words to the Scarecrow seemed prophetic from this 1939 movie: “You’re a victim of disorganized thinking.”
Our contemporary culture “is a victim of disorganized thinking.” “Intellectual freedom” has been pushed to the point of unraveling our philosophical foundations. Now our society doesn’t have faith to stand on.
* Casting down our conscience has corrupted our contemplation. We are often confused because we ignore our inner moral guide.
* Muting morality has muddled our mind. We are mentally mixed us up when it comes to historic moral standards.
* Following feeling has scrambled our focus. We have lost the realization that facts (such as physiology) are more secure than feelings — that truth is more reliable than desires.
* Denying design has deluded and distracted our deliberation. We have rejected much of the common sense declarations of nature such as the reality and glory of God.
* Harboring hedonism in our hearts has hindered our objectivity. We have been seduced into valuing pleasure over principle, consumption over commitment, self-satisfaction over service, entertainment more than ethics.
* Non-stop negativity has numbed our neurons entangling us in the trap of tormenting thoughts. We have ignored the wisdom (prudently organized thought) of Paul of Tarsus: “Whatsoever things are true . . . honest . . . just . . . pure . . . lovely . . . of good report, if there be any virtue, if there be any praise, think on these things.” (Philippians 4:8).