Paul's Passing Thoughts

Latter Day Parenting

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on April 3, 2016

ppt-jpeg4Contemporary parents are producing a mass of demonic sociopaths. Said parents are marked by their own lazy thinking. On the secular side of things, it is assumed that good parenting flows naturally from narcissism while the religious use faith as a license for oligarchy. Apparently, there is only one thing worse than losing one’s freedom; the responsibility of thinking. But in either case, it’s just plain laziness. While applying themselves diligently to making money or other self-centered endeavors, they are lazy parents. Their children are barley more than roommates.

It’s rare, but some children rise above the laziness and ignorance of their own parents. But for the most part, today’s children are the product of ineptness regarding the art of living and parenting skills in particular. How bad is it? Almost every misbehavior is labeled as a medical disease. That was easy. Problem-solving and the gaining of applied parental wisdom; hard work, are replaced with medication and coping. Parents who don’t want to be inconvenienced let others raise their children, viz, Hollywood and the public school oligarchy.

True, according to the Bible, the works of God’s law are written on the heart of every individual born into the world; we are created in His image. In other words, parents get a head start, but soon squander the asset via laziness. Others will soon teach the child that inner inclinations towards virtue are misguided, uncool, unhip, and politically incorrect. I saw this in action just the other night. A toddler held a door open for Susan which shocked the parents. The response was something like, “Where did he get that?” How easy it would have been for me to erase their incredulities by suggesting that he got it from the Disney Channel.

The other day, Susan and I took our grandson Blayne to an aquatic museum. One thing is clear; children keep those places in business. Why? Their natural desire to learn about the world. This is another natural head start for parents. Why would people who dare to call themselves “parents” farm-out that responsibility to strangers?

I suppose it is time for me to confess what has incited this rant. In my wonderful new career, the best career on earth, I work with the disabled. In many cases, this involves a severely disabled parent. In these situations, the lack of compassion found in the children towards the disabled parent is a breathtaking reality. However, I believe these situations merely undress the reality of our day and expose our cultural parenting for what it is. We are truly raising a generation of brute beasts dressed in Oshkosh B’gosh. The coming of a new predator is just another intoxicating pagan celebration that laughs at the future whether wedding or baby shower. “Eat and drink for tomorrow we die” replaces sober optimism for what our child’s mark will be on the world.

How ignorant are the lazy thinking parents of our day? They don’t even know why they are having a child. Ask them, and the answers you will get are incredibly shallow. Scarier yet is the fact that people of Western culture are woefully uneducated about their own state of being. They think they are going to raise a child, but they don’t even know who they are much less the person they are bringing into the world. At least the Nazis knew for what purpose they were having children albeit for a so-called master race. Someone should do a survey to find out how much consideration is given to bearing a child by women beforehand, or by a married couple if that’s the case. Would the overall substance of the decision speak to the value that this culture puts on life itself? I think it would.

Parenting is hard, selfless work. Why? Because life is of high value. How parents invest time is telling. From the earliest years, love for good and hatred of evil must be taught and modeled at every moment. We must also endeavor to raise thinkers. Parenting must focus on opportunity to teach, not one’s own inconvenience. Get a grip; is cancer yet uncured because a child was not properly invested in? I think that is a possibility.

What will your child bring to the world table? Sure, he/she might bring much to the table despite your laziness, but that will be rare. Parenting is a major factor in the wellbeing of an individual and their impact on the world. If you raise your child without diligently looking for the gift within and the development thereof, you are making a statement about their life value…and they will get the message loud and clear. They don’t need Ritalin to quiet the results—they need you. Come to grips with the fact that you cannot parent any better than a bottle of pills, and change.

Be different. The Bible clearly predicts what the children of the latter days will be like, and it is eerily similar to what we see in our day…

“But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.”

paul

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