September 13, 2013
The original sin… Believing that we are our own gods. Satan deceived Adam and Eve into believing that they were as powerful as God, that God was afraid of them being as strong as Him so He kept knowledge from us, knowledge that would make us like God. It is a lie that we are still falling for today. Our society has told this lie so many times, in so many ways, even as Christians we don’t see it as a lie, or even the same lie.
Sometimes we see through our own rouse though, and realize that we are not enough to be our own god. So we put others in front of us to worship, to be our gods. We set up rules and regulations for our gods, but they may also be discarded as soon as they become less than entertaining to us. When they are discarded they often break the rules we have set up for them to catch our attention again… after all, they’re just humans, humans that have been showered with love, attention, and the affections of being gods, then that attention was ripped from them for not being entertaining enough. We’re all susceptible to believing that we are our own gods, no one more so than children though.
So when we put a child on stage, parade, and worship them as gods… they grow up believing this lie more so than anyone else. When the worship ends, it feels as if their life has ended after all being a god is the deepest desire of sin possible in our lives.
I’ve tried to keep out of this discussion because for the most part I couldn’t care less. I didn’t watch the VMA’s, never have, and never will. I am glad that I don’t work for MTV any longer because if I were still working for them I would have to be a part of this discussion on a daily basis. It was my job to protect MTV assets from special interest attacks… and believe me there are a LOT of attacks going on as MTV definitely achieved their goals of getting your attention this year at the VMA’s. And while attention is their goal, it also comes with its share of exposed vulnerabilities. It was my job to be the shield that closed those vulnerabilities before they could be exploited on a large scale… you see MTV often knew about the vulnerabilities ahead of time, it was also my job to give them reports on possible vulnerabilities before a site went live, then it was my job to keep track of those vulnerabilities that they didn’t feel it was worth their money and time to close and shield them before an attack could become large scale. So I would have to monitor and get in on every discussion around the web about MTV related subjects to get a feel for how people were reacting, and how that might translate into security risks for their sites.
Anyways, since I quit working for them I am proud to say that until this last week I’ve been able to completely avoid even hearing about any topics relating to MTV… good for me, bad for MTV. I guess you could say you could hear it coming in the calm, MTV had to shock the public back into talking about them. And while most of the heat is being put on Miley Cyrus for her outlandish performance… What I am most saddened by is the “Christians” who say (and this is me paraphrasing what I hear as a systems analyst) “I can’t believe I put Miley Cyrus as a god in front of my children to worship, and she betrayed us as a god… I can’t believe what a terrible job she is doing of raising my daughter!” I just tilt my head and wonder who is more diluted. The same people who are ashamed of how Miley Cyrus is raising their children are the ones who just a few years ago worshipped her as the savior of dignity in young girls role models, and the savior of all things pure and good… Sounds like you’ve put a mortal on a gods pedestal… don’t be too surprised when that mortal turns out to be just as mortal as you and me.