Trying to be different than you really are


During my adolescent years my family lived in a small-to-medium sized town.

It was a great place to be raised in and it was in a place where children played in their yards, rode their bicycles alongside of the sidewalks, and visited all the children in the neighborhood.

This was also a time when most moms stayed at home to raise their children or hired someone to come in and help them with the chores of the household and watch the children until they came home from work.

This was during the late 1950s and I remember a boy that lived two houses away from my family. He and I didn’t play together a lot but at times we did. I loved sports and he loved to dress up in girl’s clothing and pretend that he was a ‘beautiful’ young lady.

He didn’t have a lot of friends, but I was always taught to be nice to everyone no matter who they were.

It was an odd situation for me because most of my friends would meet at the corner lot and play baseball or football depending on the time of the year.

Now that I am a senior citizen, I often wonder what the current times and school systems along with the electronic social media are teaching our young people.

Our political system has changed dramatically because most men and women in the government are politicians instead of statesmen sworn by oath to care for the community and the people in it.

Most of these men and women adhere to what some of the public tells them instead of doing what is moral and just for the majority.

When I was a child, we were taught the Bible and revered the Words that came from it. Our Sunday School teachers and preachers drove home the point of accepting Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. Our parents taught us right from wrong along with high morals and ethics and the church reassured us of their teachings.

In this modern-day world so many things have changed. Anyone can have a voice in the community and government, and there is certainly nothing wrong with this, but it seems the minority overrules the majority because society is dictating this. I learned science when I was in school, but I was also taught that God was the creator of the earth and the people on it. Again, in this day and time the people are deciding they can be something other than what God created them to be and it is okay in the public opinion. 

A lot of this behavior is learned from the social sciences of Karl Marx and Freud which has attempted to normalize sin and call this normal behavior.

We are told by Jesus in Mark 10:6; “But from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female.” In the Old Testament we are told in Deuteronomy 22:5; “A woman shall not wear anything that pertains to a man, nor shall a man put on a woman’s garment, for all who do so are an abomination to the Lord your God.”

It is disturbing to know that in this modern-day world that anyone can become someone they are not because the world says it is okay. I can only pray for our world and hope that all will turn back to the words of the Bible and adhere to them once again.

I don’t know what happened to my young friend of the 50s because my family moved to another home after a few months. It is my hope that he is okay and living a good life and that he knows Jesus personally.


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