Living on Our Heads: Righting an Upside-Down Culture

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We've been upside down for so long that wrong has become right and right is considered foolish. Cultural disorientation has become pandemic. Children act like adults and adults act like children. Mother Earth is worshiped but motherhood is despised. Free speech may get you free room and board in jail. Life is denied and death is affirmed. These contradictions are neither without precedent nor cure. We can reorient ourselves and once again discover that standing upright on our own two feet is normal and natural. ...

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We've been upside down for so long that wrong has become right and right is considered foolish. Cultural disorientation has become pandemic. Children act like adults and adults act like children. Mother Earth is worshiped but motherhood is despised. Free speech may get you free room and board in jail. Life is denied and death is affirmed. These contradictions are neither without precedent nor cure. We can reorient ourselves and once again discover that standing upright on our own two feet is normal and natural. Good and evil, right and wrong, tragic and heroic--these were at one time well-defined terms in our cultural lexicon. It requires an unashamedly bold and independent observer to point out just how upside down we have become. Rod Parsley not only describes a culture that has lost its way but also provides a way forward--upright and facing true north.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781608148080
  • Publisher: Oasis Audio
  • Publication date: 12/15/2010
  • Format: MP3
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Ships to U.S.and APO/FPO addresses only.

Meet the Author

Rod Parsley is the author of more than fifty books, including his most recent New York Times best-seller Culturally Incorrect. An international speaker for the past thirty years, Parsley has appeared on such media outlets as ABC's World News Tonight, Dateline NBC, CNN's Larry King Live, Fox News Channel, The Dennis Miller Show, and CBS Morning News. In addition, he has been featured in such publications as the New York Times, USA Today, Newsweek, the Washington Post, and TIME magazine. His daily television program is viewed by millions worldwide. He is the president and founder of the Center for Moral Clarity and the founder and senior pastor of World Harvest Church in Columbus, Ohio, where he resides with his wife, Joni, and their two children, Ashton and Austin.

Rod Parsley is the author of more than fifty books, including his most recent New York Times best-seller Culturally Incorrect. An international speaker for the past thirty years, Parsley has appeared on such media outlets as ABC's World News Tonight, Dateline NBC, CNN's Larry King Live, Fox News Channel, The Dennis Miller Show, and CBS Morning News. In addition, he has been featured in such publications as the New York Times, USA Today, Newsweek, the Washington Post, and TIME magazine. His daily television program is viewed by millions worldwide. He is the president and founder of the Center for Moral Clarity and the founder and senior pastor of World Harvest Church in Columbus, Ohio, where he resides with his wife, Joni, and their two children, Ashton and Austin.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: A Culture of "Contraries" 1

Part 1 The Bad Guys are Good... the Good Guys are Bad

Overview 7

1 Fawning Over Thugs 10

2 Dishonoring Our Heroes 14

3 The New and Improved "Highest Form of Patriotism" 18

4 American Idolatry 26

5 Stuck in the '60s 31

6 Blaming the Victim: Israel as Scapegoat 37

7 Phony Outrage 42

8 Defining Dictatorship Down 49

9 Palin Derangement Syndrome 54

10 Summary (Part 1) 59

Part 2 Life is Bad...Death is Good

Overview 63

11 Virtuous Abortion 67

12 "Mr. Smith, Your Order of Stem Cells is Ready" 73

13 If This is Your Mercy, I'd Hate to See Your Vengeance 78

14 Trample the Poor, Pretend to Save the Earth 84

15 Silent Summer 91

16 The Global War Against Baby Girls 96

17 What Genocide? 104

18 Sterilized for the Planet 108

19 Summary (Part 2) 113

Part 3 Adults are Children... Children are Adults

Overview 117

20 Men Will Be Boys 120

21 Big Mother is Listening 126

22 Pretty Babies 132

23 Librarians for Defilement 137

24 Make Room for Nanny 142

25 It Takes a Village Two Parents 147

26 Academic Adolescence 152

27 When Manliness is Outlawed, Only Outlaws Will Be Manly 160

28 Summary (Part 3) 164

Part 4 Headstands and Heads Up

Overview 169

29 Headstands 170

30 Heads Up 175

Conclusion: Righting a "Contrary" Culture 184

Notes 192

Index 214

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