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Friday
Aug142015

Watch the Clowns of Nihilism

“This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.”
—John 3: 19-20


I’m wondering how many remember Emmett Kelly, the forlorn Ringling Brothers circus clown (aka “Weary Willie”), sweeping up the spotlight and then sweeping the light under the rug when the final circus act was over ?

Today, as the Planned Parenthood videos have come to light, that mental image seems tragically and poignantly prophetic.



Watch the Clowns of Nihilism


Center ring! ….. The Unborn Slaughter,
But we mostly yawn and stare,
While the clowns of Nihilism
Push their darkness and despair.

Step right up!...You won’t be sorry!
Watch the culture’s dying breath…
See the clowns of Nihilism
Put the conscience, sir, to death.

So, my friend…the show is over,
Grab a broom,…. sweep out the Light,
Watch the clowns of Nihilism
Redefine what’s wrong and right.

It’s a game of utter madness
From the very pit of hell,
Still the clowns of Nihilism
Have more body parts to sell.

Abba Father, Lord, have mercy
As we’re hiding from the Light,
Take us to the Cross of Calv’ry…
Heal this blindness….Give us sight.



“For this people’s heart has become calloused;
they hardly hear with their ears,
and they have closed their eyes.
Otherwise they might see with their eyes,
hear with their ears,
understand with their hearts
and turn, and I would heal them.”
—Matthew 13:15

* Watch "Weary Willie" sweeping the light under the rug.
https://vimeo.com/7098350