The Oxymoronic Task of Defining Diversity

Diversity! Diversity! Diversity! We demand diversity!

Tis the oxymoronic rallying cry of today’s warped western culture.

“But how can diversity be an oxymoron?” you may ask. That’s easy. When you follow a cry for diversity with an erring definition of diversity, by default, one fails to be the very thing that the “cry” claims to be seeking – diverse!

When one narrows a scope (which is what today’s diversity call is all about) by limiting the participation of one group, or any number of groups, so that another group may participate in whatever they desire to whatever level someone else deems fit, well that person is confusing a feigned notion of “equality” that will never exist with the true definition of diversity.

Have you ever thought about how many number combinations can result from combining the numbers one through ten? The answer isn’t ten! According to this website, the possible combinations that come from a limited group of four is found by realizing that in, “[E]ach choice of the first two digits you have 10 choices for the third digit. Thus you have 10x10x10 = 1000 choices for the first three digits. Finally you have 10 choices for the fourth digit and thus there are 10x10x10x10 = 10 000 possible 4 digit combinations from 0-9.

And who was it that thought diversity could be found by only having an equal number of men and women presented? True “diversity” (according to today’s use) would mean every combination of sex, eye-color, hair-color, skin-color, birthplace, childhood experiences, nationality, age-group, education-level, net worth, height-to-weight ratio, religious background, criminal background, political leaning, spoken language, and, last but not least, the modern-times coveted “sexually orientated” points of view would have to be diversely (a.k.a. equally) represented. And I’m sure by only including those limited number of differing factors that I have unintentionally restricted the diversity that I’m seeking to create.

In today’s sidewinder world, words aren’t about their actual meaning – they’re about what a group wants them to mean. All you have to do to understand what I’m saying is think about the difference in the way the words gender (which is actually about the roles that words play in language) and sex (you know, that word that defines the way we’re born physically) are used today.

The word “diversity” (which simply means variety) has been hijacked and is, in an oxymoronic twist, being forced to represent a viewpoint that constricts its original meaning!

Don’t think so? Disagree with the crowd that’s calling for diversity and see what happens to the seat that you bring to the table.

Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah, and said to him, “Look, you are old, and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.” But the thing displeased Samuel when they said, “Give us a king to judge us.” So Samuel prayed to the Lord.” (1 Samuel 8:4-6)

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North Atlanta church allows dancing in building for weddings

So says one of their members.

North Atlanta’s announcement was in its monthly church bulletin. The main reasons for their decision were concerns of “diversity.” Basically, they’ve tried to take seriously that faithful Christian expression can, and should, look different in different cultural contexts. …
Let’s just say the new generation is going to be blessed with (and robbed of) growing up in contexts where rhythmic bodily expressions of joy (that are often set to music) will not be frowned upon as “of the devil.” With time comes change…

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Think Outside The Box?

While reading the local newspaper this morning, I noticed this article by “Reverend” Kati L. Houts, the senior pastor, Metropolitan Community Church of El Paso. In her article entitled, “Think Outside The Box and See World In New Ways,” she opines that our society needs to “think out of the box” regarding same-sex marriages.

http://www.elpasotimes.com/opinion/ci_14157579

A quote from the article regarding “diversities”:

“Those who interpret the Bible literally refuse to look at life or people in all their diversities. These diversities are gifts from God and add to the richness and beauty of creation. Thinking outside the box requires openness to new ways of seeing the world and a willingness to explore.”

The word we need to replace “diversities” with in the above paragraph, is the word “perverse,” and then add “lifestyles” to it. For “Reverend” Houts’ benefit, Christians don’t refuse to look at life or people in all their diversities, we look at life through the eyes of faith (Romans 10:17), and come to the only conclusion possible – that homosexuality and same-sex marriages are perverse in God’s eyes – an “abomination” worthy of death (Romans 1:25-27; Leviticus 18:22; Leviticus 20:13).

The “Reverend” goes on to say:

“The issue of same-sex marriage will never be solved by the various religious factions.”

She is correct in this statement, because God’s decrees are not based on “various religious factions” but are based upon His sovereignty and authority as Creator.

She then states two words that are the downfall of religious entities, “I believe” instead of “What does the Bible say” on the matter? http://mbriley.preachersfiles.com/2006/01/07/i-believe-or-the-bible-says/

“Reverend” Houts then states:

“The benefits of a legal marriage do not apply to those who choose not to marry or those who cannot legally marry due to an antiquated law that defines marriage as only being between a man and a woman.”

Yes, God’s law regarding marriage being between a man and a women is indeed “old” (about 6,000 years worth), but certainly not “antiquated.” It’s still in effect today (Matthew 19:1-6). Then she quotes the definition of marriage from Merriam and Webster’s online dictionary. Fortunately, God’s law is not based on that dictionary.

Lastly, “Reverend” Houts praises God for “thinking outside the box!”

The only “box” the “Reverend” is going to be “thinking out of,” is the box the undertaker will put her in at her demise. Then, she will face the Creator in person. Only then will she come to realize the results of her “diversified” thinking.

Brethren, the world is one sad shape. May God give us the spiritual backbone to stand up and preach/teach the totality of God’s truth without reservation (Philippians 2:12-16; cf. Acts 20:17-27).

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