This book has made quite the splash over the past several years, and has even heavily influenced the ideology of some Christians when discussing societal issues. But is it the kind of influence we want?
“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” – Isaiah 5:20
There’s something about our American mindset that makes us expect corruption to come from authority members. If some evil exists, it must come from the government, federal agents, or executive CEOs. If it comes from within, it must be the elders of the church or the boss in the office. We never think to look within. We never think that it might be us, the individual members of society, who are contributing to and creating the evil. That it’s those that walk beside us day in and day out who are creating the evils of society. That’s the difference between 1984 and Fahrenheit 451.