I have been made aware of a recent issue in our society that has truly disturbed me to my core. I have tuned into it because of the outrageous events that surround it. I am talking about the Penn State college issue. If you are not aware of the events I will update you as much as I can. It has come out that an assistant coach at Penn State was arrested for 40 counts of sexual abuse to at least 8 boys that range from the age of 8 to 12. Obviously, that is disgusting enough but the other facts that surround it are a reflection of where our society is. I understand that humans are fallen creatures and are born with sinful natures but the way people are responding to this is truly astounding.
1. Multiple people saw the acts happening
2. People are defending the people who didn’t report it
3. The fact that leaders in the college new about the incident and didn’t do the morally correct thing.
4. No one is talking about the victims
The first thing I would like to point out is that it seems that multiple people were I witnesses of crimes. They saw the act and the action they took was to inform their boss! They didn’t stop the act from happening, they didn’t grab a bat and assault the person doing the act, they didn’t even call the police! What is wrong with the men in our society? Have we been so wimp-ified that we can’t stand up and do the right thing? That is a whole blog by itself, about the siss-ification of the American male. If I saw something like this, I am not sorry to say that I would have been the person in jail because I would have attacked the person doing this! According to the “letter of the law”, they did follow “protocol”. However, they failed to do the morally correct thing. We are starting to live out the famous words of C.S. Lewis
We make men without chest and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and bid the gelding be fruitful
- the abolition of man, C.S. Lewis
The second thing that is bothering me is that many of the students, ex-players and faculty are upset that the population of America is calling for the head coaches job. Now would be a good time to point out that the head coach also new about these acts. We will talk about that in the next paragraph. Have we totally lost our moral compass. Little kids were attacked and odds are they will be mentally harmed for the rest of their life! And the students are mad that most of the population wants the coach fired. Unbelievable! If it was their brother, or friend or worse their son I would think they would feel different. Our culture has been invaded with non-judgmentalism.
Allen Wolfe, in moral freedom, argued that non-jugmentalism has become the new attitude pervading our sentiments. We have lost our anger and have adopted an attitude of non-judgmentalism.
The last one is the biggest failure of them all because it was a failure of leadership. The head coach and most powerful person at the university new about the acts and failed to do the morally correct thing. This is a reflection of what continues to plague the United States. The leader that could have stopped all of this and could have stopped this tragedy from happening to many other young boys failed at the time of his greatest calling. Being the all time winningest football coach will pale in comparison to this leaders lack of character when it was needed most. A lack of character that allowed one of the worst crimes ever.
I understand that I am a fallen human and I am far from being perfect. But every one of us knows in our heart that what happened and how the leadership reacted is wrong! We continue to try to take God out of our lives and it continues to get worse. When will we realize that there are moral absolutes and when you mess with those absolutes you open the door of humanism. The door of humanism leads to a room that is filled with the stench of human sin and the smell will only get worse if we don’t stop.
God bless those little kids and God bless you for striving to become better.