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We have become the Monster to be Slain…man-god
Many took offence denouncing President Obama’s assertion that America is not a Christian nation, in whatever form his remark was presented. I would have to agree with President Obama on this and state clearly that Western Civilization not just America is Neo-Pagan.
Try this exercise. Step back from your personal, professional and religious relationships; look at what is written, listen to what is said by those in your personal, professional and religious relationships, the words and deeds of media and government.
At this precise moment history Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche would boast triumphant God is Dead.
Built upon the foundation of Christianity, Western civilization is collapsing under its own weight with man and government having adopted Nihilism, declaring God to be dead, have proclaimed themselves gods.
Chesterton also points out the folly of man-god to build his own Utopia here on earth in a fallen world whereas the architectural design for Utopia lies not within the man-god but solely within the God of Christendom.
Germany is the modern world. It is the culmination of four centuries of deteriorating philosophy, a steady descent from Catholic Europe. It is the product of the “German professors” but also of leaders who have embraced a theory of racial superiority. Chesterton makes the distinction between Germany and Prussia, and while the distinction is lost on some, this new enemy is actually a very old enemy. It is the ancient dragon. “The dragon is a dragon,” says Chesterton, known by its “tyranny and treachery and a thirst for the things of death.” It is the enemy of Christendom.
Now, before you start accusing Chesterton of low insults and inflamed rhetoric, it would be useful to step back and consider all the characteristics he identifies in the dragon. If you read these columns and ignore the references to Germany and insert instead “the modern world,” you will see quite clearly that we are still doing battle with the dragon.
Your notes would look something like this:
Excuses for the powerful and routine for the poor
Long words of explanation and short cuts in conduct
Care of the self and carelessness of the soul
Worse than destructive – uncreative and anti-creative
Proud, especially proud of being modern
Abnormal sensitivity and active sulks
Claims of inevitability
Reliance on the mechanized
License without freedom
Freedom without responsibility
Obsessed with hygiene and efficiency
Uniformity over a large space rather than variety in a small space.
Unmoral lecturing in the higher morality
Laborious books on ethics and economics
Sham science and shifty diplomacy
Wild ideas and weak art
Pedantry, perversion, and a cult of panic… Full Post Found Here: Lecture 93 Before and After by Dale Ahlquist
Ego, arrogance and pride have led Western Civilization to declare God is Dead and by doing so we have become the Monster to be slain…man-god.
That external vigilance which has always been the mark of Christianity (the command that we should watch and pray) has expressed itself both in typical western orthodoxy and in typical western politics: but both depend on the idea of a divinity transcendent, different from ourselves, a deity that disappears. Certainly the most sagacious creeds may suggest that we should pursue God into deeper and deeper rings of labyrinth of our own ego. But only we of Christendom have said that we should hunt God like an eagle upon a mountains: and we have killed all monsters in the chase. ~Excerpt from Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton
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CNN Media Entertainer Piers Morgan Might Consider…If: A Father’s Advice to His Son by Rudyard Kipling
Question for Piers Morgan: What makes a boy into a Man? (Answer follows poem)
by Rudyard Kipling
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;
If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;
If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build ‘em up with wornout tools;
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on”;
Or walk with kings – nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run -
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And – which is more – you’ll be a Man my son!
Answer: Courage, Confidence, Patience, Integrity…It is never too late Piers, not even for you.
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