‘Alone With Jesus’  is a collection of daily devotions born out of author Mychal Massie’s quiet time with Jesus over the past thirty-six years as a born again Christian and ordained minister. The devotions are intended to help you see and live a life of Christ in your daily lives.

Enigmas and Conundrums

An enigma is defined as: “A person or thing that is difficult to understand; something that is mysterious and/or puzzling.” It can also be described as a conundrum, i.e., something that is confusing.

The first nine items labeled as “enigmas” were forwarded to me by Greg Gurevich. Those items labeled as “conundrums” are my own. I have combined the two lists because I believe that Greg’s list is worthy of consideration and valuable to reference. The conundrums I added speak for themselves.

Enigmas
(1) Isn’t it weird that in America, our flag and our culture offend so
many people, but our benefits don’t?

(2) How can the federal government ask U.S. citizens to pay back
student loans, when illegal aliens are receiving a free education?

(3) Only in America are legal citizens labeled “racists” and “Nazis,”
but illegal aliens are called “Dreamers”.

(4) Liberals say, “If confiscating all guns, saves just one life, it’s
worth it “. Well then, if deporting all illegals saves just one life,
wouldn’t that be worth it?

(5) I can’t quite figure out how you can proudly wave the flag of
another country, but consider it punishment to be sent back there.

(6) The Constitution: It doesn’t need to be rewritten, it needs to be reread.

(7) William F. Buckley said: “Liberals claim to want to give a hearing
to other points of view, and are then shocked and offended, when they
discover there are other points of view.”

(8) Joseph Sobran said: “‘Need’ now means wanting someone else’s
money. ‘Greed’ means wanting to keep your own. ‘Compassion’ is, when a
politician arranges the transfer.”

(9) Florida has had 119 hurricanes since 1850, but some people still
insist the last one was due to climate change.

Conundrums
(1) If “capgras syndrome” is the “delusional belief” that a friend, family member, etc., has been replaced by a twin impostor; and if “fregoli syndrome” is the “delusional belief” that different people are in fact a single person who is in disguise; and if both of these beliefs are considered delusional, how pray tell can a man who claims to be a woman or woman who claims to be a man not be considered delusional?

(2) How can a mother murdering her unborn baby, i.e., abortion, be called “reproductive health care”?

(3) Why are Muslims who adhere to a strict code of rules based upon an errant rigid belief system viewed as devout but Christians who follow the Word of God viewed as intolerant and fanatical?

(4) If atheists choose to believe God does not exist, why do they go about trying to prove God does not exist? Wouldn’t His nonexistence be clearly evident?

(5) If we are not allowed to mistreat dogs and kill cats, why is it permissible for women to indiscriminately murder their babies and to do so using the cruelest and painful methods known?

(6) If Muslim bakers are not compelled to bake wedding cakes for homosexual weddings based upon their religious beliefs, why are Christians prosecuted for not baking cakes for homosexual weddings based upon their religious beliefs?

(7) Why is it permissible and expected for blacks to blame all their misfortune on the color of their skin, while whites who are unemployed or unable to get a bank loan cannot blame same on the color of their skin?

Obviously, both of these lists could be much longer. But for now, let’s keep it simple.

Mychal Massie

About the Author

Mychal Massie

Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here

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