some of the crowd said…

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When Jesus had driven out a demon, some of the crowd said:
“By the power of Beelzebul, the prince of demons,
he drives out demons.”

Lk 11:15-26

When the crowd gives the above quote, their logic borders on the delusional and nonsensical, but how often is this type of logic used to justify something? How many times is a false argument supported, not because of the strength of an argument, but instead by the power of the crowd presenting it? When I read this passage and think of the crowd, it is not hard to spot that crowd today. I can see the crowd on TV, in the newspapers, in the movies, and in the political arena. Talk show hosts and their guests, radio celebrities, political commentators, sitcoms, famous celebrities, and “reality” TV. “By the power of Beelzebul, the prince of demons,he drives out demons.” It seems lately that demonizing Christianity and glorifying Beelzebubba’s is todays cry of these modern crowds. With that the demons are not driven out but rather driven deeper into society. Not simply delusional, but demented. Its the power of money, the swaying of public opinion through a campaign of special interest, the molding of society through mass media. Its the power of the crowd. Its the argument of today.

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