Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A Prideful, Arrogant Generation?

I think we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say ‘we know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage’ and I pray God’s mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about.
~ Dan Cathy, Chick-Fil-A President

There is some fist shaking going on here, but I think it is being done by Dan Cathy at the American people. Frustrated and angry at the loss of ground folks like him are experiencing in the culture, he projects his own emotions and motivations on to others.

Understand that the arrogance is yours Mr. Cathy. You assume everyone is shaking their fist at your god in defiance. This is arrogant presumption.

First, there are plenty of people who call upon your god who are not in agreement with you. It seems rather arrogant that you have chosen to speak for them.

Second, one would first need to believe in your god to be in defiance. You are arrogant to give them such a motivation, when in fact their opinion on gay marriage has nothing to do with your god. They no more care for the opinion you have attributed to an unseen, unheard deity; than you would stake the future of your company on this morning's horoscope.

In truth, you are upset that this generation is convinced that it knows "better than YOU as to what constitutes a marriage." This has nothing to do with your god.... your pride has been hurt. You are shaking your fist at a generation that has learned to ignore voices like yours.


Paul Sunstone said...

Few things are more arrogant than presuming to tell someone they must live like you do, when how they live in no way harms you or anyone else.

Don said...

All I can think of is: AMEN!

Ahab said...

Cathy (and people like him) need to stop demonizing LGBTQ rights as an affront to their god. Why do these people feel the need to harp on same-sex marriage? Is there some shortage of real problems in the world for them to focus on?

I don't eat at Chik-fil-A, but Cathy's recent comments are one more reason to avoid the chain.

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