Damn The Torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead–Throw It Out There Thursday, 16 January 2020

Welcome to another edition of Throw It Out There Thursday! The target today is something is filling the headlines today. No, not the impeachment. No, not the impending death of the United Methodist Chaos, excuse me, “Church” (if you can actually call it that with a straight face or without regurgitating). But it is behind these and all other expressions of hate and confusion that invades and pervades our culture.

It’s Admiral Farragut’s famous expression: Damn The Torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead. And what once was the motto for courage and determination in the face of danger has become the Mantra for a subculture of folks from all walks and stations in life. It’s the subculture of I WANT WHAT I WANT BECAUSE I KNOW WHAT’S BEST AND I’M THE ULTIMATE AUTHORITY!

It’s the subculture of people thinking AND acting without considering the consequences that is corroding the very fabric of civilized society. In the 60’s the mantra was “If it feels good, do it!” Again, never thinking about the consequences. Ask some of the rockers from that era who indulged in drugs how that worked out for them. But now? The attitude of Damn The Torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead is exponentially growing like Kudzu.

Kudzu is defined as an Invasive Species (click here if you don’t know kudzu). According to scientists, an invasive species is an organism that causes ecological or economic harm in a new environment where it is not native. … Invasive species are capable of causing extinctions of native plants and animals, reducing biodiversity, competing with native organisms for limited resources, and altering habitats. Did you notice the scientific word ORGANISM? This means it has a life all it’s own, independent of anything else.

And like Kudzu, Damn The Torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead Mentality is taking over and killing everything around it. Like Kudzu, Damn The Torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead Mentality isn’t native to civilization. Damn The Torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead Mentality is causing the extinction of what really makes us Humans created in the image of God.

Damn The Torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead Mentality robs people of their civility and capacity to care about something bigger than themselves. And this is sad, tragic, appalling, calamitous, deplorable, dreadful, fatal, cataclysmic, gruesome, woeful and your own synonym here. Just as Kudzu is fatal for the native vegetation, Damn The Torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead Mentality is fatal for civilized society. And it is IRRESPONSIBLE by those who lead others to join in their mental and emotional Kudzu.


12 thoughts on “Damn The Torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead–Throw It Out There Thursday, 16 January 2020

  1. Hi Pastor Randy…Living in Louisiana, the environment is ripe for the the spread of kudzu. I see it everywhere and on everything. And, in my Southern tone, “It ain’t just on the trees and telephone poles.” In the South, everyone is a Christian. Just ask them. Kudzu can bring with it the appearance of beauty but is highly destructive. So too is this false appearance of being Christ-in on Sunday, but living like the devil Monday through Saturday. Good post, sir…

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  2. Let’s call it what it is: narcissism and hedonism, together with egoism and selfishness. These sinful qualities are pervasive in all aspects of society including religion, politics, education, and business. God will continue to allow us our free will until such time (His time) in which He will intercede. See Ezekiel 20.

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  3. Hey, brother, I hope you agree with the way I defended your post. This guy named Stephen didn’t like it one bit. As a matter of fact, he was not impressed. I think your argument, however, was spot on. Even about that blankety-blank kudzu.

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  4. I gather you are thinking about Iran. This Idea that someone hasn’t thought of what the right thing to do is a left, milquetoast response, the same that is given when drug dealers threaten your family if you tell what you saw.
    Out of Fear not Grace wars are left not fought. It takes courage not cowardice to fight.
    The bible lists many stories of how God encouraged men to stand up and fight. And when they didn’t they wrecked the plan of God.
    Forgiveness on the other hand is something these same milquetoast lefties do not embrace. The Hate I have seen from the left toward Trump is shameful.
    But back to Iran. The simple solution for a ongoing terrorist State is to remove their military. Without the power to be fascists the people can take back their state. Governance is a privilege. Democracy and pulling straws for fit persons to lead people and serve is biblical. Most churches do some type of that. Iran on the other hand is the ‘axis of evil ‘.
    The thinking can take weeks or months that fine but in the end, IF the USA or Nato believe they have a part to play in the world, then taking Irans Military out is a Must. The question is, who will join in the coalition to wipe out every ship, every military base and every tank and nuclear development site.

    If their is any pause it must be to decide how best to take out a nuclear site without spreading U235 all over the place.
    Still it is a better thing to do than wait till Iran puts U235 all over your house in a flash of light. : ” flash of light” is taken from one of Irans speeches of how they will take Israel out.
    Happy New Year!


    1. Really was’t thinking about Iran, but I do understand the danger created by Iran. In my son’s second tour in Iraq he and his Canine were missioned to find bombs and bomb making materials. He told me most the the IEDs and materials were coming out of Iran, and that was in 2005.

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