violent or damaging disorder; chaos
"complete mayhem broke out"
While recently watching a panel discussion on the Bill Maher show, the television commercials about "Mayhem" came to my mind. Bill Maher, for those unfamiliar with his cable syndicated television show, is a famous mouthpiece for the "political left" in this country. He supports almost every left wing cause and champions its support unabashedly on his Real Time with Bill Maher television program. He does from time to time cross the DMZ of leftist demarcation and questions leftist thinking or action/inaction on some social or political idea or movement. He describes himself as an agnostic and constantly lampoons religious ideas and actions. He paints with a very broad brush in his critiques of "religion," but is constantly pontificating about what is right and wrong.
The reason I thought about the "Mayhem" Allstate television commercial while watching Bill Maher's show was because of a "discussion" he had with Ben Affleck. Bill had a panel discussion with Sam Harris, Ben Affleck, Michael Steele, Nicholas Kristof, and himself about Islam and its teaching and political agenda. The only "conservative" voice on the panel was Michael Steele. Sam Harris, who himself is a card carrying liberal and a famous militant atheist, began rebuking liberals for their failure to speak out against "Islam" and the "liberal principals/rights" they deny their and other people. Sam was pointing out that liberals were inconsistent and selective when it came to criticizing Islam and their refusal to recognize "liberal" rights. Islam in the minds of many liberals somehow gets a break from any of their criticism. When Sam makes that point, "Mayhem" shows up in the person of Ben Affleck who wreaks "Mayhem" with the discussion. Watch the following clip and follow the "rational, respectful, and objective discussion" that ensues among these enlightened liberals and their ideas about Islam and its practitioners.
The problem with "liberal and much conservative thinking" is that it based on a humanistic determination of what is right or wrong. The ideas change with the times and what was once considered right is now wrong and vice versa. Feelings dominate the thinking and action of most of these people and as their feelings change, their thinking changes. Jesus warns us in Matthew 7:24-27 about this kind of thinking when he says:
Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.