You know, @JDCoetzer - the point you’ve raised is exactly what first caught my attention as a teenage rebel against the Christian God and drew me to Him!
I remember my first semester on a secular college campus where I had gone, not to get an education at all - simply to get as far from home as I could to connect with fellow potheads like myself without any parental oversight. I didn’t attend classes, I took no tests - I dropped out after one semester and went to live with friends on the coast where our whole lives were wrapped up in staying as high as we could for as long as we could.
Now, we considered ourselves to be a very enlightened and tolerant group. If anyone ever came around talking about Buddha, we were all cool with that - “Yeah, man - Buddha’s like heavy stuff, dude!”
If anyone came talking about Krishna, or Mohammed, or Confucius, or whoever, we would nod wisely at whatever they said because we were all so open minded.
But if anyone ever came around talking about Jesus, well…that was different. Then, we’d all roll our eyes and get antsy for the “fanatic” to hurry up and leave!
And one day, that struck me. I thought to myself something like, “Why is it that we’re all so tolerant of everything but this one obvious exception? What is it about Jesus that turns us off in a way that nothing and no one else does?”
And as I pondered that, a crazy idea began taking shape in my mind. The idea went something like this, “You know, Lyons - if there really was a God as the Bible describes, and there really was a devil whose whole purpose was to turn people against that God, then wouldn’t the attitude of you and your buddies be exactly what you’d expect such a devil to encourage in people’s minds?”
And as I pondered that, I thought, “Whoa, dude! That’s just weird enough to be true!”
And right there, I began developing a suspicion about the antichristian bias I saw running through me and all my buddies.
And a few months later, I wandered into a church next door to where I was living, walked down the aisle at the end of the service, and let someone show me from the Bible how I could repent of my sins and trust Christ’s death and resurrection to save me from them. And my life has never been the same again since!
All of that to say that I agree with you. And I believe that what you are describing is something that has no natural explanation. I believe its origin is supernatural. The fallen flesh on the outside cringes at everything that the new Spiritual nature on the inside craves after.
And the Bible speaks of this as suffering shame for his name in Acts 5:41 - as the offence of the cross in Galatians 5:11 - as the world’s reproach of you in Luke 6:22 - as Christians being made the filth of the world and the offscouring of all things in I Corinthians 4:13.
And the flesh will always feel embarrassed about the Spirit’s witness for Christ. It’s just another component of that ongoing struggle that @Melvin_Greene alluded to in Romans 7. Galatians 5:17 summarizes it saying, the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh, and these are contrary the one to the other so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
And as long as we live in this fallen flesh, it will continue to resist being viewed as a fool for Christ’s sake. And everytime it does, just recognize it for what it is - the flesh misbehaving again. And crucify the flesh and walk in the Spirit - Galatians 5:16.
I hope this will help you!