11 May The Laws of Nature
Galileo discovered the horizontal motion of a falling object is independent of its vertical motion. If I should shoot a bullet parallel to the ground and simultaneously drop an object from a height equal to the distance of the barrel of the gun from the ground both the dropped object and the bullet will strike the earth at the same time. The only difference will be where they strike the ground. The dropped object will be at my feet and the bullet might be a mile away depending upon its horizontal velocity.
There are certain laws of nature that consistently affect our lives. As surely as gravity pulls equally upon the moving bullet and the dropped object so we cannot fly in the face of such laws as Galatians 6:7-9 which reads, “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
I cannot feed my soul on the corruptive mental filth of certain music lyrics or modern entertainment and expect to produce a quality socially contributive life. I cannot pour garbage into my brain and expect quality thoughts to come out my mouth. While external censorship is wrong in a democracy so is indiscriminate consumption wrong for the individual. Guard your mind. It is the only one you have.
Written by Roger Bothwell July 29, 2003
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