Friday, 9 March 2012

Can the media defeat the media?

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Can the reactionary Christian Right use the modern mass media to defeat the dominant secular Leftist ideology?

Errr - no, we can't.

Can the reactionary Christian Right use the democratic political system to defeat the dominant secular Leftist ideology?

Errr - no we can't.

Can the reactionary Christian Right use overwhelming philosophical arguments or weight of scientific evidence to defeat the dominant secular Leftist ideology?

Errr - no, we can't.


Can the reactionary Christian Right use knock-down economic arguments, or a mass mobilisation of sensible people to defeat the dominant secular Leftist ideology?

Errr - no we can't.

And so on. We are too weak, they are too strong.

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Can the reactionary Christian Right actually ever defeat the dominant secular Leftist ideology?

Oh yes, no problem at all, inevitably, it will happen.

Normal service will be resumed.

But the process by which the Left is destroyed and removed will not have anything to do with our worldly plans and schemes and tactics.

Our job is that we must pray (and I mean must pray) that the process comes into effect as soon as possible and the transition is no more painful than necessary.

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10 comments:

Gyan said...

It is the Church that shall withstand and conquer and not "reactionary Christian Right".

bgc said...

I'm talking here about something different from the End Times. Just normal socio-politics.

Anonymous said...

Any actions from the Almighty aside, the modern liberal society is a house of cards. Like the USSR, it will look absolutely unconquerable, right up until the moment it collapses.

Tschafer

Cantillonblog said...

The secular left will not be defeated until peoples' hearts change.

Religious awakenings unancticipated by most are hardly unknown in the history of England...

JP said...

I prefer a more proactive approach and positive attitude. That is, I feel it is necessary to plan and implement worldly plans and schemes and tactics even if they have only a very remote chance of being effective.

Don't just praise the Lord - also pass the ammunition.

ajb said...

What JP said. I don't understand why prayer and action are posed as mutually exclusive or antagonistic.

bgc said...

@ajb - "I don't understand why prayer and action are posed as mutually exclusive or antagonistic."

Because there is not enough prayer, nothing like enough; because people spend nearly all their time doing things and being busy or distracting themselves.

Prayer takes time and effort, which is why there is (or was) such a thing as monks.

The Crow said...

Now all you need to do is define what prayer is.
It may be different, for different people.

Dale said...

Crow, if I may respond to your comment about what prayer is, although it was directed to Dr. Charlton:

A Christian should begin his explanation of prayer with the Lord's Prayer. The disciples asked: Teach us to pray. The Lord replied: Pray like this.

This prayer includes confession in two senses. Obviously there is confession that one has sinned and needs forgiveness. There is also confession in the sense of a confession of faith. The God to whom we pray, the true and only God, has revealed Himself as the Father of the Son and as the One who sends the Holy Spirit. A person who knows that this is who God is, is not free to experiment with other "formulations" about who or what God might be.

The person praying looks to God as the One who provides for all his needs. He is not ashamed to ask for food and, by implication, the other necessities of life as a soul-body creature.

The one praying acknowledges that he is not his own, and that God's moral law has every claim upon him: e.g., one must forgive those who have sinned against oneself.

The one praying acknowledges that he needs to be delivered. In fact, he needs to be delivered from the Evil One, the diabolos. In so praying, he acknowledges that he lives in a spiritual war zone. The Lord's Prayer is a prayer for people who realize this basic existential fact.

The one praying asks that he not be put to the test; this is a request he would not need to make if he did not know that he can and will fail apart from the mercy and grace of God.

Spiritual practices such as some forms of meditation might be of value, but this prayer, enjoined upon all the Faithful by the Lord, keeps us real.

This is my understanding, in a very few words, of Christian prayer. I take it that there is no teacher of prayer who begins to be the equal of Jesus. I take it that we always go wrong when we think we are smarter than Jesus and have a better morality, a better way of thinking about God, a better way of getting to heaven, a better way of understanding prayer, etc. than what He teaches.

bgc said...

Thanks Dale - I found that very useful.