Wednesday, September 21, 2005

What Is Taboo?

Wikipedia says: A taboo is a strong social prohibition (or ban) relating to any area of human activity or social custom declared as sacred and forbidden; breaking of the taboo is usually considered objectionable or abhorrent by society.

But, in today’s politically correct world, taboo is more than that. It’s all about what the liberals want you to discuss/not discuss. Appeasing people is the name of the game. ‘Don’t mention that, or you will offend’ mentality – or perhaps, ‘you are a racist’.

In his post, 'The Power of Liberal Taboos', Christopher Chantrill, of The American Thinker, says:

If conservatives are so powerful, why is it that liberals still retain the power to shame them when they break sacred liberal taboos on race, on sex, and even economic policy? Weren’t all taboos supposed to have been swept away as primitive superstitions about five minutes after the publication of Freud’s Totem and Taboo?

But taboo is not superstition. It is merely human. It expresses a sense that something is so powerful that it is dangerous even to think about it.

As long as the liberal taboos on race and abortion still have the power to shame, then liberals are still ahead in the culture war.

It has gotten to the point that most people are afraid to speak up on certain issues, such as abortion, same-sex marriages, homosexuality, or anything that someone else might think is right, when we personally know it’s wrong.

I borrow from scripture - KJV version:

Leviticus 18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.

Exodus 20:13 Thou shalt not kill.

I believe God sent us the Word in order for us to learn His ways, His precepts – not to make a way of life for ourselves outside the Word. But, the world has forgotten their beginnings. Many have never accepted the fact that God is the One to whom we all will answer, when this world and it’s ways, ends. When that day comes, God will surely let us all know what ‘taboo’ means!

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kmg said...

"When that day comes, God will surely let us all know what ‘taboo’ means!"

You are so right on the money, Barbara!! Thanks for this great post!

Barbara said...

Thanks! One day, there will be a 'wake up call', and it might not be too pleasant for some.