Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Illogical Reasoning

Pop star Ricky Martin has announced that he is gay. Under normal circumstances, I would find this both sad and boring. However, Martin's incredibly illogical reasoning makes this story at least somewhat interesting.

Martin wrote the following:

"To keep living as I did up until today would be to indirectly diminish the glow that my kids where [sic] born with. Enough is enough. This has to change. This was not supposed to happen 5 or 10 years ago, it is supposed to happen now. Today is my day, this is my time, and this is my moment."

Martin has twin sons. They are one of the reasons he is announcing that he is gay. It is amazing that Martin does not see how illogical he is being. Here's the problem: gay behavior cannot lead to reproduction. Gays cannot have children naturally.

The very existence of Martin's twin sons, therefore, came about through either heterosexual activity (presumably outside marriage; that's a different problem) or through unnatural medical procedures.

How is it that Martin's sons, who could not exist if Martin had been exclusively gay, could motivate him to tell everyone that he is gay? It makes no sense.

This is just another example of how sin can distort the way people think. Martin can no longer even think clearly about this issue. His capacity for logical thinking, at least when it comes to his lifestyle, has been destroyed.

Instead of condemning Martin, we should pray for him. We should also learn from his situation about the terrible power of sin. It even impacts the way we think. Let us live according to Romans 8:13, which says, "For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live."

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