Friday 12 February 2021

Are there *really* No Good Men?

A couple of days ago I stated that there are No Good Men

Yes, I meant it: there are none.

As I explained: No Good Men in high positions of wealth, social status, power, or influence.

But to comprehend this simple fact you have to understand what is a Good Man.

By Good Men, I mean simply Men on the side of Good - Men on God's side in the spiritual war. 

This is not a matter of behaving well - either at peak or on average. It is not a matter of being free from sin - absolutely or relatively. It has nothing necessarily to do with a person's behaviour. 

Being Good or Bad is a matter of taking sides

(And there are only two sides. In 2021 neutrality is impossible, the middle ground has gone, once grey areas have a bright-line through-them. Claiming neutrality is merely to take the side of evil, dishonestly.)

Bad Men are Men who are on the side against God: men who have taken the side of the devil - who are working against God, the Good and divine creation; against truth, beauty and virtue --- Men who agree-with and advocate value-inversion - lies presented as truth, ugliness as beauty, vice as virtue. 

Bad Men may be well-behaved, nice, kind, generous, hard-working, intelligent, creative... They may have any or many such behavioural virtues; but if they have taken the side against God then they are Not Good Men. 

(Indeed, their behavioural virtues merely make them more effective in pursuit of evil purposes.) 

By such criteria, and as of 2021, there are - pretty obviously - No Good Men that are high in wealth, social status, power, or influence. 

It is time to acknowledge the fact; and to act accordingly. 


whitney said...

Here's a problem. Luke 2:14

Douay Rheims:
Glory to God in the highest: and on earth peace to men of good will.

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

radically different meanings.

William Wildblood said...

Exactly. You are good or bad according to who or what you give your loyalty and allegiance to.