(continued from last post)
… (the “I’m OK, Your OK” generation, their children, and grand-children are especially sensitive to being reminded of past failures and disasters and having current failings remarked on) …
In spite of that, or perhaps because of that it is critically important at this point in history, to reflect on what has gone wrong. Can anyone seriously believe that we live in the best of all worlds, the promised land of the Enlightenment? Did the abandonment of the old order really set us free to realize the full potential of humanity, the Overman, Overhuman, Above-Human, Superman, Super-human, Ultra-human, Higher-Person, Higher-Being. The previous are just a few of the myriad variations of the new Narcissism of the 20th century. The views and values here discussed are so important to each person individually, and to the very survival of our society as a whole, that every thinking human being must become familiar with the issues covered here.
Secular Humanist Progressivism in essence says and believes that there is no objective truth. To quote Pontius Pilate, “What is truth?”, is a patently absurd question. And in the practical order of our social and political lives Secular Humanist Progressivism leads to a practiced atheism, that is, to a situation in society where, though we do not deny the existence of God, we nonetheless must conduct ourselves vis-a-vis one another as if God did not exist, because we must in effect deny that He has a right to tell man what to do. This situation results from Secular Humanist Progressivism ‘s denying in effect that there is one body of revealed truth, or even Natural Law, with which man must comply. Secular Humanist Progressivism therefore destroys adherence to the Natural Law, that law which we all understand to be true without the assistance of divine Revelation. But it also destroys the universal acceptance among people of divine Revelation.
Adherence to both the supernatural and the natural order, therefore, breaks down under its influence, and the result is chaos in individual lives and anarchy in society. This is patently obvious for any impartial observer. Look around you today, follow the media, read the literature, watch the movies, observe the politics, experience government administration, LIVE in our modern culture, and taste reality. No thinking, intelligent person can conclude otherwise than that we are “Going to Hell in a hay-basket: as the saying goes. The universal secular humanist progressive ideas that “one religion is basically as good as another” and that “it does not matter what a person believes so long as he is a good person” were spawned almost automatically and by logical necessity due to the context leading up to where we find ourselves today. Let’s take a look back behind the Modernist’s Wizard curtain.
By the year 304 A.D., Christianity (read here “Catholicism”) had pretty well permeated and converted the ancient Roman world, so that with the victory of Constantine the Great at that time in the battle of the Malvian Bridge and with his succession as Roman Emperor in that year, Catholicism became the official religion of society. And as the Roman world more and more influenced its neighbors, especially the northern European peoples, the civilization that developed there was Roman-Catholicized civilization, or Catholicized-Roman civilization, if you will. At the time of the Protestant Reformation (read “Revolt”), starting in 1517 and continuing throughout that century, European civilization had already been well formed by the Catholic religion for, at the most, 1,200 years in some regions to, at the least, 400 years in others. Don’t take my word for it. Just read any pre – Public School system “Social Studies” history (see Magical Thinking” in previous post) to discover undisputed facts about our historical past.
(to be continued)