Climate Change–Speaking the truth and immediately apologizing for it

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There seems to be an air of apologizing for the truth that has encompassed the skies of America. People appear to be so frustrated with the wickedness and incompetence of this nation’s leadership that they cannot help themselves but to blurt out what is truly on their hearts. But after the lightening power of their words hit the target and are exposed to the air around them, instead of igniting passion and action, their power is diluted by apology. Have we become so civilized in this nation that we cannot tell the truth and let it stand for what it is? Have we become so politically correct that men will not be men in standing for what is right and just and true?

Last week the man who occupies the Oval Office met with the team of BP about the oil spill. He extracted some $20 billion in clean up commitments from them. Texas Republican Congressman Joe Barton said of the incident, “I do not want to live in a country where anytime a citizen or a corporation does something that is legitimately wrong, it is subject to some sort of political pressure that, again, in my words, amounts to a shakedown.” Barton was referring to the lack of due process that was applied to BP. If the precedent is set that if there is no due process for BP, nothing prevents the all powerful government to do the same to citizens or American businesses. But under political pressure, Barton apologized.

Now General Stanley McChrystal, the commander of the war in Afghanistan, is on the hot seat for an interview with Rolling Stone magazine. McChrystal apparently is not too impressed with the Commander in Chief and his staff. McChrystal gave the impression that the president was aloof and disengaged, the national security advisor is a “clown,” that Ambassador Richard Holbrooke is dangerous, and that Vice President Joe Biden is ineffectual along with much of the rest of the White House staff. But before the article has even hit the news stands, McChrystal is rushing to the White House with an apology. This was the president’s own appointment to “fix” the Afghanistan war. Truth, then apology.

Jesus said in John 8:32, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” Jesus was unapologetically a defender of the truth. He was particularly critical of the Jewish governmental and religious leaders of his time. He called the scribes and Pharisees hypocrites and compared them with empty tombs, vipers, and children of hell. In Matthew 23:15, Jesus said, “Woe unto you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.” Jesus was not only a seeker of the truth, he minced no words pointing out the liars and their actions. Know the truth and don’t apologize for it.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!

by Bill Wilson