Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – We’ve got to stop apologizing for faith. We have to stop doing that. Man does not have the freaking answer. If man had the answer, we would be living in utopia right now. There would be no problems, none. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
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Mike: Todd in Texas, you’re next.
Caller Todd: Good morning, Mike. How are you?
Mike: I’m well, sir, thank you.
Caller Todd: That last lady was hilarious. Actually, the gentleman that was on the phone that his son had gotten killed in that massacre, no one can feel the pain he’s feeling.
Mike: No, you can’t.
Caller Todd: And you can’t say that you can. He’s looking for answers in all the wrong places. They’re asking: Why hasn’t somebody done anything, like the government step up or anything like that? We really need to look at the parents and go back to accountability. That’s where this whole problem stems from. There is no accountability anymore in any of these actions that people are taking like that. Consequences for your actions, kids don’t have consequences for their actions like they do back when I was growing up anyway. They don’t know what consequences for actions really means. It’s always concessions for why they do things the way they do it: Oh, he was troubled as a child, bullied, whatever. I we teach our kids consequences for our actions — I’m Catholic, raised Catholic. I’m not going to say that the answer is always in God but it sure doesn’t hurt. Not everybody that —
Mike: Well, if you’re — I’ve got to caution you on this. Again, I do this at great risk to myself here. I had a gentleman on the phone the other day who said: Mike, I just don’t know what the answer is. I said: Yes, you do, you do know what the answer is. That gentleman said he was looking for leaders. I’ll go first. I’ll lead. Yes, I know where the answer is and I don’t have it, and neither does Congress, and neither does the State of Louisiana or the State of California. Only God has the answer. Only an abiding faith and an abiding pursuit of sanctifying grace will save us from madmen that walk amongst us. They need to pursue it as well.
Caller Todd: You’re absolutely right.
Mike: Let me be the brave one and risk persecution here, which I most certainly, probably, suffer here. I shouldn’t say suffer, will wear the crown of. That’s fine. We’ve got to stop apologizing for faith. We have to stop doing that. Man does not have the freaking answer. If man had the answer, we would be living in utopia right now. There would be no problems, none. We have split the atom. We can travel space. We can cure diseases. We can print our own money. We have computers and calculators and machines that do almost every menial task for us. If man was the answer, just man pursuing men and looking to men, if that was the answer, there would be no problems. If there were problems, they would be menial, or mean, to use an old word that we don’t use in the proper context any longer, mean meaning average. They would just be average problems. We deal with them and go about our business trying to — we’d have a competition to see who could be named the next saint after we were eligible for canonization. There will never be a revival or restoration of the moral order if we don’t stop apologizing for it. Every time it comes up: Well, I don’t want to say. Why not? What do you mean you don’t want to say? That’s part of the problem, people don’t want to say.
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