Unless you have been living under a really big rock near [Alice Springs] the past couple of years or so, much has been made about [Bill Cosby] possibly drugging some young ladies for sex years ago. To be quite honest about it, my wife and I did not want to believe it. Oh, we really felt for the women now coming forward to accuse him, but he is…after all…[Dr. Cliff Huxtable]!
No, neither one of us wanted to believe that such a delightful man could ever stoop so low as to drug young ladies so that he could have sex with them. Besides, he was one of the most influential entertainers in the business at the time. So, he shouldn’t have had to drug anyone to get his freak on without his wife around. Yeah, but forbidden fruit looks even more appealing when it appears to be completely out of reach.
Alas, there are a number of things about Whoopi’s opinion that troubles me greatly. First of all, everyone in their right-mind knows that there are several degrees of right and wrong. The highest is what our Creator actually says is absolutely right or wrong. There is also what a religious authority says is right or wrong. Then there is what our manmade laws define as legal or illegal, and then there is what we naturally consider to be moral or immoral, which is generally influenced by the other three degrees.
So, what Whoopi said could be argued as being right—despite her acknowledgement of Cosby actually admitting in a sworn deposition to giving [quaaludes] to young women so that he could have sex with them. For he has never been convicted of molesting any women. Therefore, he is indeed considered innocent in the eyes of the law in this country, but her adding that she did not care what anyone else thought about her opinion tore me up.
Many in the audience clapping wildly in support of Whoopi’s attitude made it even worse. Although, I must admit to there being a time when I also applauded such statements, but that was back when I rarely drew a completely sober breath, too.
No, I am not suggesting that one would do well to keep their opinions to themselves when it goes against the grain. For there are times when something needs to be said that others will not like, but everyone should always greatly care about what others think.
Please, let us take our Creator for the highest example possible. For He does not owe anyone an explanation for anything, but He has shown (as well as does and will show) great concern for what we think about Himself and the righteousness of all of His most awesome ways, with the giving of His Holy Scriptures being clear evidence of this to those who do not want to believe that He still actually speaks to us individually.
Of course, far too many (in my opinion) claiming to speak for Him messing everything up is another matter. Hence, something else for us to give Him the full benefit of our considerable doubts about.
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