You've probably read it, but they are talking about whether a white woman is black. Why not? In other words, like the man Bruce Jenner can be a woman, a white woman can be black. White can be black and black can be white. You do remember when they called Bill Clinton the first black president. What does that mean? People didn't refute it, so they believed it to the degree that it wasn't refuted. You could already be black, when you were white.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar writes in Time, "Let Rachel Dolezal Be as Black as She Wants to Be." You can be white and be black. You can be a man and be a woman. There are plenty of teenagers and twenty-somethings, who already wish they were black. They're not black, but they want to act black. If anyone decided that someone talked black, we'd be in trouble, that is, unless someone did talk black, because he believed he was black.
Obviously, no one can talk black, because black is a color, but talking black is still a kind of talk, and everyone knows it, including blacks (read the writings of black author and linguist, James McWhorter). I recently read about Tom Hanks's son, Chet, who believed that he should be able to "talk black," because he is a rapper. On May 18 of this year, President Obama was giving a speech (which you can read here), and he said, "we can't then ask the police to be the ones to solve the problem." I italicized "ask" because the president didn't say "ask" in the speech, but used the colloquial "axe" instead, or, "we can't then axe the police...." Was this just a slip or was it purposeful?
The mainstream now is talking about whether Rachel Dolezal can call herself black. She resigned from her post at the NAACP. When you look at her picture, you see that she attempts to look black, I guess, by what she does with her hair. Some blacks are straightening their hair, but she has turned her hair into an afro style in order to look black. Like Abdul-Jabbar wrote in his article, you can't self-identify as "short," when you are seven foot four inches. You aren't black, when you are white. However, this is where we're at in postmodern society. You can be whatever you want to be.
The so-called scientific community knows we did not evolve. Scientists know this. Everyone knows this. Naturalism must be true, so it is. They create their own reality without design and without God's existence. Your truth is your truth and your truth is someone else's error, but that doesn't make it error to you, only to them. I want to be black, so I am. I want to be a woman, so I am. Obviously this stops somewhere. I can't just fly any passenger plane and I can't operate on someone's gall bladder. We're headed the direction that everyone can make their reality whatever they want it to be.
As ridiculous as all of the above should seem, we've already arrived at this in churches. In a sense, churches have trained the world in two truth folly. I've sat in conferences where someone preached literal heresy and men "amen." No error is pointed out. Dispensational theology is true and covenant theology is true, even though that changes almost half the Bible. You can be saved with or without repentance and both are true. Lordship or not-lordship. Both counted as true.
When the United States was changing in the nineteenth century, churches decided on two Bibles. To grease this, to get it through the people in the pew, the mantra was quoted, "no major doctrine changed," or "no essential doctrine changed." That isn't true. There is doctrine that changes. Men invent non-essential. That is a modern invention. Depending on what Bible you use, you've got different dimensions for the temple in the millennial kingdom. Wait a minute. That's if there is a millennial kingdom, because you might be amillennial, and that's OK too for most Christians today.
The gospel centered or gospel core teaching revolves around what it is that we're willing to put up with. So much is different that everything is reduced to the gospel. We all know that this is just to admit that we don't know what the truth is. Everyone just agrees to disagree. You already know that you've got to agree to disagree on marriage. Just bake the cake. Why not? We can't know anything anyway.
I hear some of the worst singing in the world, directed toward God, and half the crowd says, "What a blessing!" It might be the worst chicken scratching you can imagine, but no one says the obvious, that is horrible. If you say it's bad, you're a rotten individual. Hurting someone's feelings is worse than ugliness, sin, and false doctrine. Third grade finger paintings are Da Vinci. What I'm saying is that we already went there in churches. Sentimentalism has replaced love. If you think you can know, you're proud. If you don't know, you're humble. Pride is humility and humility is pride.
Know this. I'm not with any of this, but it is a very small group of people who are with me. I don't know how few. I would like you to tell me that you are with me on this. I'll still keep believing in one truth, one goodness, and one beauty, but I'd like you to let me know. I'm not talking hypothetically here, like some kind of thought experiment, like you're with me on paper and not in reality. I'm asking if you do believe there is only one truth, one doctrine, one faith, one goodness, and one beauty.