Brains of empty space, eating and digesting the void,
A place where we really think and consume nothing; hoping that truth is palatable, comfortable, and adjustable.
This is the education we have imparted to ourselves and future generations,
a hope to rid ourselves of self.
We need to die unto ourselves, but in an increasingly relativistic, accept everything, secular culture,
we have cast aside even scientific reason for fear that we might offend.
In America, diet is big business. Going natural is booming.
In Christian circles, we want to restore things to the way they used to be,
since before the Fall,
the way God intended it.
We are helpless, aren’t we?
We are always trying to do it our own way but slapping on the God-approved label.
God created it so it must be good. Right?
We ignore that he gave us free will and discernment.
Wisdom must be requested and sought, it is not automatically granted.
Yeah, I went to an essential oils party recently. Oils do have benefits. I’m not denying that. There is something to be said about reducing additives in our diet and cosmetic products. I’m not against the natural movement, but I am against the complete abandonment of logic, reason, and intelligence.
I understand the intent behind the words. However, how often do our words inflict harm, pain, or conflict? Frequently. We are to watch our words carefully. Communication is understood through language, through word. Aren’t we told that if we don’t have anything nice to say then we shouldn’t say anything at all? Can we refrain from logical fallacies then too please? Especially if we know they are a logical fallacy?
Are you smarter than a 5th grader? We learn basic chemical principles in elementary school. We learn that the backbone of everything is a chemical. If we learned this as children then why do we ignore it as adults?
I don’t think it is our school system’s fault, at least not outright. If we dumb people down though we don’t have to worry about them standing up for themselves or others though. If we don’t teach science, logic, or reasoning, we can be coerced into anything, no?
I want my daughters to be intelligent, to be able to explain why they believe things. I try to do this with my faith. Understanding the way the world works helps me to understand God, or at least a glimpse of him.
Wow, I’m jumping around a lot. Can I blame children again? Oh, sweet kids, sleep! I need rest for my intelligence, to impart reasoning and logic to you!
Anyways, please, I can support a movement that strays from additives, but not a movement that assists in decreasing intellect. I am a Chemist. You are smart. I challenge my kids every day. I don’t speak so they understand me, I speak so that they figure things out, so they are challenged to be better because I expect others to do the same for me. We aren’t to be complacent. If we, especially Christians, say they want to be better, we must strive to be better and that starts by challenging ourselves to the goals we wish to see accomplished. Push yourself further, deeper into Christ’s arms and wind up more in his image. Be able to explain the reasons for your faith as we are told to do in the books to the Thessalonians or Timothy. (Sorry, I really want to remember…oh goodness, was it the book of James? Seriously, I need more sleep…or to let my words be few, that is wisdom gleaned too.) Reasoning stems from the ability to think logically and this is aided by the principles in science and math. Science helps faith and vice versa, or at least I have discovered this to hold true. (Relativism…hopefully my argument does not implode.)
In summary, please, just please, if you want to join the natural bandwagon then please do. I’ll support it too, but not if it requires me to abandon thought.
Everything is a chemical. Yes, I understand you want to decrease synthesized materials in your daily life. However, if you truly think everything natural is beneficial, then you would be denying that arsenic is poisonous?
Marijuana is natural too. Do you support that? If not, then where do you start and where do you stop with all things natural? Just because it is natural does not make it good. Something made in a lab isn’t inherently bad. We are working towards reducing world hunger and through medical advances, we have been able to enrich lives. Let us at least all agree on one thing: EVERYTHING has atoms and that folks, is chemistry.
Chemicals abound. Thank God. Share this knowledge with others, especially your children. We leave the world to them. Let us leave them with intelligence and the ability to make smart, informed choices.
Please don’t give me, or my family, a chemical free world. I couldn’t survive in it and truthfully, you couldn’t either.