“If only there was an instruction manual,” asked Joe Rogan. He goes on to talk about how auto mechanics have manuals on how to fix a car and make it run correctly, and then asks why don’t we have a manual to guide us on how to operate the complexities of human existence?
God gave us a full and complete manual filled with instructions, examples of bad and good behavior, and the consequences of that behavior in a massive collection of books called the Holy Bible. Then, nearly two hundred and forty years ago, the Constitution of the United States was written, providing us with the instructions on how to maintain a proper government designed to hold back tyranny and promote liberty, which, interestingly enough, is based on biblical truths as the primary part of its foundation. Both documents are typically hated by the enemies of God, or ignored. But, in the case of Joe Rogan, the existence of either doesn’t even come to mind.
Hence, the foundation of our problems here in America. We wonder why God’s moral standard has vanished, godly marriage is flailing as homosexual marriage claims a spot in society, some folks have been convinced that they are the wrong sex and should be chopped up by medical butchers to fix it, masculinity is rare and femininity can be found more often in prancing men than a well-adjusted female, men want porn and sex robots more than reality, we kill babies in the womb, we call people who stand for the godly foundation of liberty that this country was founded upon “fascists,” we don’t have enough of an attention span to use our critical thinking skills beyond the well-scripted words of a headline, and liberty and the free market are considered taboo as people scream against Christians and constitutionalists in “I’ve been offended” rage-filled temper tantrums.
Sarcasm-pump number one, full-speed ahead: If only there was a way to figure out what went wrong?
It amazed me when I saw the following video clip of Joe Rogan being completely oblivious. That said, after viewing the clip, I wanted to give Joe Rogan a benefit of the doubt. After all, the video is only a portion of what he said. Perhaps, I thought to myself, there is more to his monologue than revealed by this video. Maybe he was being sarcastic. Maybe later in the diatribe that is not revealed by this video he exposes that he means the Bible. If, however, the context of this video is as it seems, it reveals the exact problem we have across the wide-breadth of society. People are searching, hoping to fill the void in their lives that only God can fill, and the Bible and the Constitution aren’t even in the realm of possibilities when it comes to their search for answers.
So, in search of trying to give Rogan a benefit of the doubt, considering it was possible the clip above might be misleading, I found the next clip about Rogan doubting the Bible is the inerrant word of God…
Then I find a clip about Rogan believing that the Bible has been manipulated by man…
It looks like Rogan was not being misquoted, nor misrepresented by clever editing. The answer is obvious, but he can’t see it. Perhaps Rogan simply needs a “God Moment,” an epiphany that sometimes can shake the foundations of our existence in ways we can’t explain.
Douglas V. Gibbs, “Mr. Constitution”: Radio Host, Author, Public Speaker, and Instructor. President of the Constitution Association, fellow of the American Freedom Alliance, a Sentinel for the Heritage Foundation, and has appeared on television and radio outlets. Doug is an award winning blogger and free lance newspaper columnist whose articles appear in both print, and online. Doug is a family man, married to his high school sweetheart. He is the father of two and has seven grandchildren. Doug is a proud United States Navy veteran.