I watched Gov. Mike Huckabee on Facebook answer “Where is God?”. I read some of the comments. I’ve read and watched responses from “the left” (wherever that is) and “the right” (presumably the opposite of the left).

Where is God? That’s not the question, really. It’s more complex than that.

The real question is: What have we done with God and why isn’t he respected in the same ways he was 50 years ago?

A better question: How has our society changed so much in 50 years that these violent, atrocious, offensive acts are becoming normal?

There’s probably a much longer series of questions, honestly, but I’ll answer that one, and a few more. You may not like the answer, though.

It’s political.

It’s not democratic or republican, it’s true politics. The study of passions and behaviors and dollars, ultimately.

Sure, Congress makes our laws, the courts interpret them, and the president, governors, and mayors enforce them. Honestly, though, our problem is political.

I’m not arguing one way or another, but:

  • We wouldn’t have to worry about prayer in schools if we were praying at home.
  • We wouldn’t have to worry about who could marry who if faithfulness, both to one another and to our Faith, were the norm.
  • We wouldn’t have to worry about teen pregnancy and sex ed if we respected our bodies and understood the true nature of Love.
  • We wouldn’t have to worry about gun crime if we didn’t glorify violence and alienate entire groups of society.

The list could go on and on. Do you notice something about that list? The government can’t legislate or regulate any of those things.

God, Allah, Buddha  a civil society, a societal code — we, not the left or the right, not the government, the courts or congress, are pushing these stabilizing influences out. What are we left with? The new “normal”: the unthinkable.