While driving home the other day I noticed a church sign that really hit the nail on the head. It was a simple and short statement, easy to read while driving well above the speed limit.
“Escorting God Out?”
The statement conjured a line from a childhood song, performed in what was the Hillbilly genre, now it would be Country. The line stated, “They locked God outside the Iron Curtain, on old Satan they have placed the kingly crown. But this evil nation will never find salvation til the Lord tears the Iron Curtain down.” A cartoon of the time had a man pushing a wheelbarrow, with a drawing of God in it, up to the Iron Curtain and the caption reading, “Get out!”
I shall not rant about current similarities in a modern country. But before a country can do such a thing, many individuals must agree, or a least acquiesce, to this outrage. Let’s look at the words from the church sign again.
Notice the upper case letters? E G O.
Merriam Webster’s Unabridged gives definitions of ego from here to eternity, all of which emphasize self, me. There seems to be three options concerning the Universe, Helio Centric, Geo Centric and Ego Centric. Strangely, the most widely accepted is Ego Centric, meaning “I am the center of my universe, it’s all about me.” A minority view is Christo Centric, “My world revolves around Christ.”
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