Thursday, 22 November 2018

Take sides, be personally responsible

Gnomic wisdom!...

I probably mentioned before that a dream on the eve of my conversion to Christianity showed the globe being covered by evil, in an incremental creeping way; and I understood that I must (at least) not assist this evil in its work, its plan. I should try to do nothing voluntarily to help it. I realised this meant choosing sides in the 'spiritual war'.

As for responsibility - this is something that everybody knows, it is indeed the great challenge of the modern era.

The trouble is that people half do it. They challenge traditional authority, and will not take religion on trust or say-so. This - I believe - is an inevitable part of the divine plan: the final and necessary stage in moving out-from childhood, into and through spiritual adolescence.

But we will only move through spiritual adolescence to maturity, if we follow-through the necessity for responsibility.

The usual thing in the West is to be infinitely sceptical about Christianity and stubbornly-dishonestly credulous about mainstream modern Leftist culture and its assumptions.

Moderns simply assume the validity of that world view implicit to the entirely of mainstream public discourse - but dishonestly and evasively insist that it makes no assumptions (but is based wholly on 'evidence'). This applies whichever species of modern materialism they embrace (Left or Right or whatever).

What emerges is the anything-but-Christianity metaphysics that possesses so many, so strongly.

(I know... I used to have it bad.)

I am saying that this is not due to a wrong impulse, but a partial impulse; it is due to a wilful half-honesty and selective cynicism that is much worse than innocent credulity.

The Big Task of our time and place, as I read it, is to follow-through all-the-way on the modern instinct to seek personal validation, and to take personal responsibility.

But since no major or powerful group or institution is encouraging us in this essential work - our first act of personal spiritual responsibility is to go-it-alone.