When I was a child, my mother gave me a book, it was called Where The Wild Things Are. In it a child travels to a fantastic land where he frolics and plays with wonderful imaginary creatures. They dance and play without a care in the world, and until this week I was convinced that this wonderful land was just a story and nothing more. Then I heard of another land, where wild things live, it is called Columbia University. This group of wild things are very real, and also very dangerous. The university had Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as a gust speaker to students and faculty in a special session this week.
I am still amazed at what depths that Americans have sunk. I was shocked to find out that this murdering, savage, who would kills us all if he had but the means was being given a pulpit in which to preach his false Islamic gospel. Columbia President Lee Bollinger defend the move calling it a matter of free speech. The university went as far to say that if Hitler were alive today and wanted a platform he could find it at Columbia University. Mr. Bollinger is smart man, much smarter that me, but let me point something out to him, your influence is more important than your opportunity. When you allow a monster like Ahmadinejad to have a forum you lend credence to his ideas.
While Mr. Bollinger did give Ahmadinejad a stinging rebuke in his opening remarks, I believe this to be white wash. He knew exactly what Ahmadinejad was going to, he would glance over all the tough questions that he would ask. The Bible says, “And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.” (John 3:19) In the long run it should not surprise us that men are flocking to hear what this man says, the Bible says it is man’s nature to be evil, and that we will flock to evil because of it. The next verse tell us why men hate the light, “For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.“ (John 3:20) The light shows all our faults and blemishes. Today instead of fixing the problems men just don’t step into the light anymore.
Columbia University will continue to be in the dark spiritually. They will continue to allow evil men, to speak and justify their evil deeds, because they themselves are evil. The students and faculty have hit the bottom of a slope they started on years ago. A slope that started by kicked Jesus Christ to the curb, throwing God’s Word out of the classroom, and telling them that there is no God they have to accountable to. This is the end result and it should not surprise us in the least.
Two friends, meeting after a long time, were discussing the current breakdown in morals, especially among the younger generation. "What do you suppose really causes it?" asked one who in the past had openly declared she felt no need of God in her life. Her Christian friend hesitated, feeling it would be useless to give her own opinion as a believer since the other had so often rejected her attempts in the past to speak of religious matters. Before she could formulate a reply, however, her friend advanced her own theory. "Don't you think the breakdown in religious values has something to do with it?" "Yes, I do," agreed the other quickly. "If young people have turned their backs on religion and feel that God doesn't exist, they no longer have any absolute standards of right and wrong, no authority to turn to for direction, and the result is confusion. Everyone does that which is right in his own eyes." We have lost our moral compass as a nation, God have mercy on us.