When I was a kid, one of the ways good and evil was hammered into my head was through the Saturday morning cartoons.  In those days, you could get in to see a show for a quarter and  spend the entire day watching the same movie over and over.  The difference between right and wrong was very clear in those days.

The Looney Tune character, Sylvester the cat was one example.  At times his conscience (and angel and devil cat) would appear and try to encourage the Sylvester’s bad behavior or show him the error of his ways.  The good cat was kind of a wimpy character while the bad was a more appealing fellow.

Today the flashy appeal of evil has almost overshadowed what used to be seen as the bright light of good.  Has our conscience become dulled over the years?  I guess you could say it has.  The world will tell us it’s OK to grab all the gusto we can, because we deserve it.  They also tell us we don’t have to be responsible for our actions – we don’t need to care about others – religion is just a bunch of myths and stories made up to scare us – it’s OK to kill the unborn – it’s acceptable to be tolerant of every idea or philosophy that comes along – we can do whatever we want as long as it doesn’t hurt others.

Our conscience isn’t a little angel and devil running around in our heads, but it has been planted in our hearts and minds by God, giving us the ability to choose between right and wrong.  Maybe we need to start listening to that little voice again.



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