Sunday 10 November 2019

What should we Do about X?

Various dilemmas of modern life are described and discussed at Junior Ganymede - but also with relevance to Christians outwith the CJCLDS.

It strikes me that it is (or should be!) easy for Christians to know for themselves what is right and wrong nowadays - because evil is becomes so extreme and insane as to unmask itself.

The problem then becomes 'what to do about it' or 'what to say to people' - and to this there is no general answer: we should not be looking for rules.

The characteristic of these times is that - when corruption is all around, and all institutions (including all and even the best Christian churches) are corrupted to a significant extent; we must learn to rely more than ever before upon personal discernment.

Obedience (which was a virtue when the best institutions and people were highly pure in their motivations) is counter-productive when obedience is directed at those who (overall) serve a demonic agenda (i.e. those who ally with the totalitarian bureaucratic transhumanist globalist agenda - in its various manifestations) - whether knowingly or unconsciously.

But the demonic agenda is itself easy to detect - indeed almost stereotyped in its manifestations; if we allow our intuitions and common sense (grounded in God) a proper role.

If - on the other hand - we try to defend institutions and people that are corrupting; if we 'rationalise' and explain-away corrupt secular leftist behaviours among leaders and colleagues - instead of identifying and rejecting their true motivations  - then we ourselves will soon be drawn into the downward spiral, one way or another.

It is much less important what we do than how we think. Behaviour is always constrained by circumstance, and can be compelled. By contrast, thought is free - assuming we are real Christians. 

But we must not allow our compelled behaviours to affect our understanding and knowledge of what is virtuous, beautiful and true. Temptations to rationalising and explaining-away must be shunned.

If we are compelled to be hypocrites (or too weak to resist), then we need to admit we are hypocrites (to ourselves and those we love and respect) - acknowledge that our behaviour fails to match our ideals, and repent of our behaviour.

(Even when we cannot, or will not, do anything about it - if we will persist in our sins - still wemust acknowledge and repent.)

There needs to be a clear demarcation between thought and action, in order to preserve the integrity of thought. 

But behavioural perfection is always difficult and usually impossible, and getting harder every month; so we need to distinguish what we do from what we know; and give priority to what we know.

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