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Don’t Be a Guinea Pig

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Early in 2016 an article appeared in the UK about a furniture maker who claims his techniques are completely “earth friendly”.

Gavin Munro professes to have created an earth-friendly alternative to chopping beautiful trees and converting them into furniture. “He simply molds young saplings to take the shape of any piece of furniture he wants. Once matured, the trees are ready to be harvested and used with no cutting, sawing, or assembling required”.

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In other words, instead of cutting down beautiful trees Mr. Munro takes young seedlings and deforms them into the ridiculous shapes he desires. He never allows them to take on their true form. Instead they are brutally shaped and twisted their entire lives into the basic shapes of tables, chairs, lamp stands, and desks. And, contrary to the above claims, the trees—which never perfectly comply with their grower’s demands–still require much cutting, sawing, plaining, and assembling. Any natural inclination of the trees is forcefully suppressed and made to conform to the selfish interests of the furniture maker—who then passes off this procedure as “earth-friendly” and “better for the trees”.

Full Grown Ltd./FacebookThis reminds me of the tyranny which political correctness inflicts on our society. We are continually told what to think and what to feel. Whatever God-given attributes and natural inclinations we have, our politically correct culture suppresses them. If they do not follow the narrow pattern it prescribes.

So now, from early elementary education, precious teaching time is wasted on “gender identification”. Despite the fact that kids have been able to figure things out for themselves for millennia. The natural masculine feelings of men and the feminine feelings in women are suppressed. Traditional roles for men and women are likewise discouraged by political correctness.

Don’t Conform to the World

Even our God-given sense of justice, of right and wrong, are continually suppressed by the consistent sympathy our politically correct culture pours out for the offender and while vilifying of the victim. You’ve heard it all. If a person murders someone, then “we—the law-abiding ones–are to blame.”  The ones who slave and struggle to feed their families are brow-beaten. Filled with guilt over those whose own irresponsibility has wrecked their lives. Our politically correct culture bends and contorts us into the most miserable shapes, all while claiming “it’s the right and compassionate thing to do.”

Especially for people of faith, the world is forever seeking to squeeze us into its own mold. It condemns our allegiance to a higher authority, to that Moral Voice in the universe which declares, “This is the way you must live” (Isaiah 30:21).

Paul the apostle wrote, “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect” (Romans 12:2). God has a much better idea and plan for your life than our politically correct culture does. Don’t be this world’s guinea pig, allowing it to conduct its social experiments which are all doomed to fail. Instead, trust the God who knows you and loves you supremely. He alone has your best interests at heart.


Dear Father in heaven, into Your loving arms I flee.  Please take me, love me, and heal me.  Please take the raw material of my life and make me into the person You created me to be. Amen.

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