I love Facebook. It’s a new drama every five seconds – we laugh, we cry, we reflect, we think. However, the speed at which ideas are disseminated (without critical thinking) is alarming. In this sense, Facebook is a place where the blind often lead the blind.
Most Facebook quotes appear innocent. They’re laden with seemingly rich, motivational, and DIY nutrients. However, just as we need to watch what we eat, we need to watch what we think.
This quote from Bob Moawad is making it’s way around and is a good example of how many think:
The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses, and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.
Do you see anything wrong with the beliefs behind this quote?
When we decide our life is our own, what are we doing? We are putting ourselves at the top of the creation food chain. We are ignoring, denying, or making ourselves equal to God – the creator of the universe. Now, perhaps we don’t believe in a creator God – in that case, what’s the point – it’s all an accident.
However, if there is a God of the universe that created us and for a purpose, then claiming our life as our own is suicide. It’s cutting off our oxygen supply. It’s turning away from the very source of life itself. How can this end well?
Thanks for reading,
~ Ted Olson