One of the interesting things about Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, is he is a man out of time. So you watch him interact with the modern era’s sensibilities.
Now it takes only twenty years to feel like an anachronism. Or 20 minutes if you’re a youth pastor.
It took about twenty years for modernism and relativism’s degenerate child to appear.
It began digging up the foundation of reality, and that’s why nothing makes sense.
Well, our perception of reality.
It’s a trick as old as the Serpent asking Eve, “Did God really say…”
With postmodern thought, there is no “truth,” nothing concrete. When reality asserts itself, there’s cognitive dissonance.
Reality is a brute fact we break ourselves on.
Like Word of Faith “preachers” talking about claiming things into reality, people think whatever they believe makes it so.
You can’t be a tree, no matter how loud you shout it or how many you tell.
No more than I’m Batman. My parents are alive, and I’m not rich.
Stop taking Adam Savage’s quip about “rejecting reality and substituting my own” seriously. It was a one-liner for Mythbusters.
Live not by lies, and don’t indulge in insanity. Hopefully, the insanity will ease before my kids are school-aged, or I will homeschool them.
A line from Captain America: Civil War, spoken by Sharon Carter, resonates with this. So I’ll leave you with that.
“Compromise where you can. Where you can’t, don’t. Even if everyone is telling you something wrong is something right.
Even if the whole world is telling you to move, it is your duty to plant yourself like a tree, look them in the eye, and say: ‘No, you move.'”