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The Left’s postmodern insanity in the confirmation circus

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The Lefts postmodern insanity in the confirmation circus

The first exposure to the insanity of postmodernism can be quite jarring to those bounded by rational logic.

Perhaps one of the key reasons the people rejected the hysterical theatrics of the confirmation circus was their first exposure to the Left’s insanity of Post Modernism. It might not have been just the sheer unfairness of the process emanating from those who incessantly claim to be it’s champion.

For those not used to dealing with the insanity of post-modernism, one’s first exposure to it can be quite disconnecting to say the least. This is, after all, a philosophy that rejects modernism and enlightened thought. These were the ideas that gave us our modern way of thinking, Liberal concepts of Individual rights and freedoms that formed the basis of our nation. These are rejected along with scientific progress and modernity. This from people who claim to be the ‘party of science’ and Liberal ideals.

The insanity of Post-Modernism

For those unfamiliar with Post-Modernism, it’s a philosophy that in essence rejects the modern way of thinking. It seeks to tear it down in favour of some new epoch, to that of collectivist thought.

Consider this from the encyclopedia Britannica entry on Postmodernism:

Indeed, many of the doctrines characteristically associated with postmodernism can fairly be described as the straightforward denial of general philosophical viewpoints that were taken for granted during the 18th-century Enlightenment.

“Denial of general philosophical viewpoints” such as:

1. There is an objective natural reality.

2. The descriptive and explanatory statements of scientists and historians can, in principle, be objectively true or false. The postmodern denial of this viewpoint—which follows from the rejection of an objective natural reality—is sometimes expressed by saying that there is no such thing as Truth.

3. Through the use of reason and logic, and with the more specialized tools provided by science and technology, human beings are likely to change themselves and their societies for the better.

Postmodernists deny this Enlightenment faith in science and technology as instruments of human progress.

Read that again:

Postmodernists deny this Enlightenment faith in science and technology as instruments of human progress.

This is a rejection of progress and science from ‘Progressives’ of the supposed ‘Party of science’. Recall that these are the same people who are pushing the serious crisis of Global Cooling.. Global Warming ..Climate change or whatever it’s being called this week. The same people who claim that anyone who doesn’t accept their ‘scientific’ notions lock, stock and barrel are somehow ‘Climate Deniers’ as though someone would actually deny the climate. But then again, these are the same people who have falsely claimed the moniker of Liberal while they attack the cause of Liberty in all it’s forms.

In the case of the confirmation circus, this post-modern mindset rejects the ideas of the presumption of innocence in favour of the automatic assumption of guilt by mere accusation. Then when this idea became too untenable, the Left moved onto implying the collective guilt of the accused. That it wasn’t a question of his guilt or innocence, but rather if others had suffered similar crimes. They couldn’t exactly voice this contention to the public, lest they be thought of as losing the plot.

Post modern ‘thinking’ sealed their fate.

It is very likely that one aspect of the case was the demarcation point between Leftist and the rest of the population. This was the ‘Believe all survivors’ and the outlandish Avenatti allegations. For Leftists steeped in postmodernism, there was no dichotomy between those two issues since for them there is no objective truth.

But for everyone else, they couldn’t accept both items as being truthful. To take the ‘Believe all survivors’ one had to consider the ‘gang rape gang’ story to be valid. However, that story had more holes than Swiss cheese. So, as one dismissed the Avenatti allegations, the ‘Believe all survivors’ went by the wayside. As soon scepticism set in the whole case started falling apart.

The Left and their post-modern mindset repulsed the people, hopefully for good

The polls are showing that the people are reacting negatively to the circus and the Left’s abject unfairness in the process. These are people who claim to champion fairness and equality while acting in the opposite manner. Everyone had a good look at the Left at their worst. Hopefully this means they will be rejected in the upcoming midterms.

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PragerU: Does race really matter?

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PragerU Does race really matter

Leftwing talk about race frightens Dennis Prager and it should frighten you as well. There is a dangerous precedent being set by the left that is creating division where it no longer exists. Unfortunately, it definitely did exist in the recent past, but modern America generally does not look at race as much of an indicator anymore EXCEPT when the left makes it an issue. This is ironic, of course, because in their quest to supposedly eliminate racism, the left tends to make race a bigger issue than it needs to be.

We hear about cultural appropriations, certain races whose lives apparently matter more than others, and the deconstruction of our nation’s history based upon cultural norms from the time that are no longer acceptable now. Yes, many of America’s first people were racist. Some even owned slaves. Even after slavery was abolished, we experienced racial divides that continued through the civil rights movement all the way into modern times. But today, those divides are no longer as prominent. A black President was elected with a strong number of non-black voters behind him. Congress is more racially and sexually diverse than ever in our country’s history. We have more CEOs of major corporations who aren’t just “old white guys” than ever.

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America is making strong strides to effectively eliminate racial inequality, but the push to keep the divide as wide as possible isn’t coming from the general conservative side of the political aisle. Yes, there are white supremacists who claim a portion of the right-leaning mantle, but they are infinitesimal compared to the standard masses of conservatives who have seen beyond race. The real cultural and racial divides are being perpetuated by the left, and in particular by our leaders from the Democratic Party who cannot have a future if they do not play the race card incessantly.

This video by PragerU shows the stark difference between Dennis Prager and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). As she vies for votes by playing the race card, Mr. Prager calls out the real racism in America that’s coming from the left.

 


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What are the spiritual beings in the Bible?

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What are the spiritual beings in the Bible

Most people, even those who haven’t read the Bible, are likely familiar with it enough to know there are two primary groups being discussed: humans and God in his three forms, also known as the Trinity. Those who have read the Bible realize there are other groups of being as well. These are the “spiritual beings” of the Bible – angels, demons, and everything in between.

While I don’t always agree with everything taught by the folks at The Bible Project, most of their perspectives are excellent. More importantly, they’re able to break down the complex elements of the Bible and retell the stories in ways anyone can understand.

They’ve begun a new series focused on spiritual beings that I’m very hopeful will be enlightening and exegetically accurate. This is an important teaching to understand. While I’d recommend reading one of Michael Heiser’s books on the subject, those who aren’t ready for lengthy research should at least take a look at this or other teachings. It’s an important topic, one that gets much less attention than it deserves.

As we continue to work on our Principalities and Powers Podcast, it behooves us that more people are aware of the forces that we don’t necessarily see that are at work around us. This is why we’re hopeful about this new series from The Bible Project.

 


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The Catholic-Mulsim fraternity deal is anti-Biblical

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The Catholic-Mulsim fraternity deal is anti-Biblical

Before I get into the meat of this subject, it’s important to be perfectly clear about one thing. This is not an anti-Catholic perspective. I not only love my Catholic brothers and sisters who follow the Bible and embrace Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. I’m actually related to a great deal of them. Yes, the majority of my large family on my mother’s side is Catholic. Spent the day with about a dozen of them yesterday.

With that stated, the leadership of the Catholic Church and the direction of the Vatican are so far off course, it’s odd that so few are actually calling them out for what is arguably the most anti-Biblical action they’ve ever officially taken. As bad as the action was, I’m more concerned that it’s not getting nearly the press it deserves.

I’m referring to the agreement signed by Pope Francis and Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, the head of Sunni Islam’s most prestigious seat of learning. In this agreement, the truth of the God of the Bible is intermingled with the falsehood of the god of the Quran, Allah. Moreover, the call for the unification of religions in a fraternity of secular peace is disturbing, not because we’re against peace but because the call to make peace is done with an understanding that or beliefs are supposed to be secondary to the collective good in this world. Lastly and most disturbingly, there’s a line in the document that is drawing some ire, though not nearly as much as Bible-believing Christians might expect:

“The pluralism and the diversity of religions, color, sex, race and language are willed by God in his wisdom, through which he created human beings.”

The wording here is very careful. They’re trying not to say God willed other religions as a path to find Him, but when read in context with the rest of the document, that’s exactly what they’re trying to imply. They’ve put Islam on equal footing with the Judeo-Christian religions by insinuating God and Allah are the same entity.

They are not.

Defenses of the document seem to focus on two notions. First, in regards to the controversial line above, they’re saying that religious diversity is similar to sex, race, and other things that are willed by God because many are inherently predisposed to follow the religions of the culture surrounding them. Their second argument is that God wants his children to find Him, and if that path must go through Islam or Hindu or any other religion, so be it.

This is heretical teaching. One must do some pretty aggressive hermeneutical gymnastics to say that since God created everything, and other religions fall into the category of being included in “everything,” then God created the other religions. As a loving God, surely He didn’t limit which people could find Him and live eternal life, right?

The Bible cannot be more clear on one important fact: there is only one way to everlasting life: belief and worship of Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. The document insinuates Islam is a path to salvation since, hey, they believe that Jesus was a very important prophet, so they’re not totally wrong. If it leads them to Christ through a non-traditional path, so be it.

This is a very dangerous road, one that harms the way the Catholic Church leads its people. It’s time for Bible-believing Catholics to speak out against the heretical teaching their leaders have embraced.

 


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