RginTN: “Imo, the goal is to normalize the behavior and encourage more of it.”
I think they want the same goals as Satan. Seriously. Satan knows he’s doomed. He can’t change that, but he can still take pleasure in destroying something, US, that God loves. The same thing goes for corrupt sinners. They want to #1 justify their own actions and #2 take as many other people as possible with them. I think they think it will make them feel better if everyone does what they do. That’s why they despise and ridicule anyone with standards.
In a way I do believe that insane, dysfunctional behavior approving accolades are what they are craving. It’s perversion, and the perverted like to chatter about “repression” when in reality they are the ones who repress truth, leaving their God-given appetites with nothing but lies to try to satisfy them. Keep sex within a committed, sworn heterosexual union? Naw, that’s nothing special, why that’s just old fudge dudge talk stopping us from having all manner of fun with our gonads! Wheeeee here we go!
Thats why they despise and ridicule anyone with standards
Spirited: True. But look at the evil thing lurking just beneath the surface of their criticism: scapegoating. Unable to bear the burden of their own sin they transfer it to the innocent man, most generally the one who holds to standards. Upon casting the innocent as the guilty party the scapegoater feels free to crucify him.