CFA: 9:40 A.M. - 10/25
Mr. Phillips makes a powerful, powerful point. He tells the story of his family's visit to the beautiful ancient Mayan temples where, each day, the priest would take a twelve year old boy or girl, cut out their beating heart, eat it, and throw the body down the temple steps. The Aztecs also followed this horrendous practice. When Montezuma met Cortez, he invited him to lunch, took a twelve-year-old boy, laid him on the table, cut out his heart, and ate it. The most shocking aspect of this historical fact is that this practice was completely normal and societally accepted. There was absolutely no outcry. The culture was entirely desensitized.
He then turned the story on modern Americans, including Christians. We laugh at depictions of homosexuality, at disrepect and disobedience to parents, and at bumbling reverends and pastors in a majority of secular television and films. We secretly root for men and women in "romantic" films to leave their hateful husband or wife and commit adultery. We do little, besides voicing our opinion from time to time, to raise a cry against the murder of millions of unborn children. We've also been desensitized.