Wednesday 19 February 2014

The devil tells only one lie...


From John C Wright's blog

...The devil only tells one lie, but we are prone by our fallen nature to believe it, and so he need not invent any other. He told it to the mother of the race in Eden, when he slyly implies that God did not want her to achieve the goodness and divinity the apple of Knowledge of Good and Evil would bestow. He failed to mention that God from the beginning intended man to be divinized, to suffer apotheosis, to become like Him, of His nature, to become creatures of pure love as He is pure love.

The devil has only one lie: God is not the source of goodness (says the devil) God is the barrier between you and goodness. To reach goodness, destroy God and toss Him aside. 

(I am reminded, silly man who reads children’s books that I am, of the promise made by the White Witch to Edmund when she tempts him with Turkish delight: namely, that he shall be a Prince in Narnia. She did not tell him that he already, by virtue of being a Son of Adam, a King in Narnia. The Green Witch says the same lie to Rilian in a later book, telling him to conquer a country which, had he only known it, was already his by right, and eager to welcome him.)

So, here. The Progressives in their smirking self-righteous piety and grotesque self-imposed ignorance are henchmen of the devil. Some know it, most do not. They stand between a woman and her human nature, her happiness, her children, and they speak the selfsame lie. The source of your happiness is the barrier to happiness. Destroy the source of your happiness, toss happiness aside, and you will be happy.


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