Are there any reasons why a rational human being would not want a TRUE Standard with which to measure ALL aspects of Life? Are there any reasons why a rational human being would believe that the establishment of a TRUE Standard is impossible?
Are there any human beings who do not choose a Standard by which they evaluate Life?
If ALL human beings have some Standard by which they live, by which they measure Right and Wrong, by which they feel confident enough to attempt each day’s adventure, and by which they lay their heads down to sleep at night in relative peace and safety, then is it reasonable to infer that Post-Modern Societal Deference to ALL other beliefs and belief systems is just a bunch of Hooey and sociological Hypocrisy?
The Insanity of The alleged-Enlightenment of Post-Modernism is rarely extended to ALL aspects of Life.
The Insane Post-Modernist Only Believes that Agnosticism is a sign of Maturity in areas adjacent to the subjects of GOD, spirituality, and the mysterious (which cannot be assessed by allegedly-scientific materialism!)
1. The Post-Modernist believes that he has an unalienable right to pursue what brings his Pleasure!
2. The Post-Modernist believes that he has an unalienable right to have his human needs met (i.e food, clothing, and a safe place to sleep.)
3. The Post-Modernist believes that he has an unalienable right to personal respect.
4. The Post-Modernist believes that he has an unalienable right to be protected from personal harm inflicted by others.
5. The Post-Modernist believes that he has an unalienable right to have his ideas heard in the Public Square!
6. The Post-Modernist believes that he has an unalienable right to Live and Let Live!
7. The Post-Modernist believes that he has an unalienable right to Marginalize as Individuals who Disagree with Him.
8. The Post-Modernist believes (without doubt) his belief in something makes it TRUE, and that his disbelief of something makes it False.
Thomas Paine in the opening line of the First Chapter of The Second Part of his quintessential work, The Age of Reason, makes this allegation.
“IT has often been said that ‘any thing may be proved from the Bible’; but before any thing can be admitted as proved by Bible, the Bible itself must be proved to be true; for if the Bible be not true, or the truth of it be doubtful, it ceases to have authority, and cannot be admitted as proof of any thing.”
The problem here is not LOGIC, but fallacious presupposition!
From the vantage-point of the NATURAL MAN and his Self-Misshaped Ability to Reason, THIS IS Admittedly Flawless LOGIC. Yet, THAT is where MAN’s Ability to Understand The Bible completely breaks-down! Personal Viewpoint is the lowest level of rationale for determining TRUTH, not the Highest…as consistently alleged!
On the one hand, Paine (and those who think as he does) empirically dismiss The Word of GOD as being “unproven TRUTH,” even though no GOD-called Preacher would ever “stand behind The Sacred Desk” without being convinced that The Bible IS in fact Absolute TRUTH,…without the slightest error, even to the lacking of the Hebraic “yod or tittle.”
In addition, Paine (and other such allegedly-reasonable humans) assert empirically that the Preacher is Wrong without ever demonstrating to thinking people the PROOF of their assurance that Non-Corporeal (e.g. “from outside the Universe”) TRUTH,…either CAN be proven or that disproof can be alleged “Beyond any Reasonable Doubt!”
Even my statement may be questioned by the World’s Great Artisans of Debate, but if such refutation be attempted, the very statement of my question must require a certain level of debatability that could cause one to pause to reflect, and consider!
Thought IS my Purpose! Defeating Humanists soundly when they have the “Home-Court Advantage” is NOT! 🙂
How many blind men have the job of architect?
How many blind men have the position of umpire or referee? 😉
How many blind men have ever been giving the privilege of driving an 18-wheeler, excluding “Whistler” in the movie, Sneakers?
Yet, spiritually blind men and women are increasingly given the job of leading our country to places that they can’t see; judging TRUTH when they themselves do not KNOW TRUTH; and defining Right & Wrong when they have no “yardsticks” by which to measure said concepts!
Thank You for taking the time to listen to me “make music with my metal cup against the bars of my cage…”
Mayhaps other SANE INMATES would like to join me in a chorus of “A Mighty Fortress IS Our GOD” as we wave at the Insane Keepers of The Asylum! :}
For now, but only on the surface…
When The LORD arrives and demands of me to confess to the World that I am truly Insane, then I will be more than glad to do so! However, I WILL be just as ready to read Proverbs 3:5-6 in The Authorized Version, if THAT is HIS Behest! 🙂