Idiotism – Idio-tism – idiot-ism
I know in our society we throw around this term for people that do stupid things. It can be applied to most drivers on the road, to guys making that first contact with a girl, for buying that little sports car when you have a baby on the way… and so on.
Idiotism is the actions we see people do, that makes us want to identify them as an idiot. But it is true that not all people that do stupid things are idiots. Who hasn’t seen the Cops TV show with the amazingly stupid things that people do that gets the police called out to their trailer park. Who does not have a driving story… Like the guy that flies through a stop sign, as you, the only car for miles approaching, and then that same guy who thought it worth risking his life to get in front of you, also now feels he needs to drive 10 miles an hour slower than the speed limit?
Webster defines Idiot as a very stupid or foolish person. So I find myself questioning how stupid of me to identify a human being as a very stupid person just because I witnessed them do a very stupid thing.
Come on, we all have been in a hurry, and blew through a stop sign, only to find that there is a car approaching, and immediately we channel Cheech and Chong and think it is the PO-LICE, and slow way down to 10 below the speed limit. Really, I am not sure which is more stupid, the blowing through the stop sign or driving extremely slower, with the assumption that the “could be” police officer will think what a model citizen you are. And oh yeah, I have pulled that Idiotism before.
The most amazing idiotism I have seen any human being do, is to stumble at the simplicity of God. There are so many religions that try to complicate the relationship of God and mankind, and add all the rules and regulations to ensure that man has a chance to not go to Hell on Judgment day. I know how the minds of Scientist and Engineers work, wanting to understand the facts, and make logical sense of a thing. So the simplicity of God and his relationship with the human race confuses them, and they begin to reject the whole idea altogether.
It is really quite simple though. God made man. Man sinned and is separated from God. God loved man. God sent his Son (Jesus Christ) to die in the place of man. God saves man when man believes on him. Now don’t get me wrong on this, the words are quite understandable to the human language, but the concept is far beyond the understanding of the human mind. So God does not tell us to understand it all, he just asks us to believe it.
It is an idiotic thing for anyone to come to the conclusion then, that there is no God. God says of that person, that he or she is an Idiot. Psalm 14:1
Don’t be an idiot. Believe God and his Son Jesus today, and enjoy life as his child.