I briefly met someone recently who was supervising a group of youth who were attending the ‘Get Smart’ conference in Auckland, NZ.Â He asked if I had been attending the conference.Â When I said no, he replied, “Oh man, it’s great.Â We were just there and when we left things were still going.Â Carnage, man.Â Just carnage.”
I was genuinely confused.
“Carnage?” I said.
“Yeah man,” he replied, “Carnage.Â Kids everywhere.Â All over the floor.”
I — having realised now that I had (unfortunately) learned a new piece of spiritual mumbo-jumbo jargon — bit my tongue.
I’ll keep this post short and to the point.
I see no reason whatsoever to believe that people rolling around on the floor in ecstatic states of consciousness is anything close to the kind of human behaviour that moves the heart of God.Â I have no reason whatsoever to endorse or support such behaviour, much less encourage it.