Saturday, June 13, 2009

North Korea and the goodness of mankind

According to the Associated Press, "North Korea vowed Saturday to step up its atomic bomb-making program and threatened war if its ships are stopped as part of new U.N. sanctions...

In spite of the fact that North Korea has continually insisted that its nuclear program is only for energy purposes, it now acknowledges that its goal is bomb-making!

Of course conservative Republicans knew this all along and tried to keep Democrat Bill Clinton from making our nuclear technology available to North Korea, but the Left seems to have this naive optimistic view of the basic goodness of mankind. It seems as if Democratic thinking was that if we only helped North Korea with their legitimate energy needs they would love us and be our friends! How's that working out for us?

In spite of the lesson North Korea should have taught us, Barack Obama recently said that oil-rich Iran--which also insists its nuclear program is for energy--has a right to nuclear energy.

The Left's naive belief in the goodness of mankind is not only going to get us killed, it is in direct opposition to Judeo-Christian teaching. The apostle Paul, for example, condemns this notion of the basic goodness of mankind by stringing together a series of quotations from his Hebrew Bible (the Christian Old Testament) beginning with, "There is none righteous, not even one" (Romans 3:10-18). Later in the same letter Paul says, "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God..." (Rom. 3:23).

I don't expect the Left to understand or believe this but I can't understand why so many Jews and professing Christians don't seem to get it.

1 comment:

St.Lee said...

I heard that a lot of today's churches special order their Bibles without the book of Romans :)