If mankind would assail philosophy, philosophies of the mind,
with as much alacrity as has been shown throughout this cycle
of the US election process (without a valance), measures to gain
geo-political guidelines [New World Order], a change so fickle,
and even the common man and woman to think it ineffectual…
it would not resemble ‘The descent of man,’ by Charles Darwin,
the title is deceptive to topic and the influence of man without
recognizing God as ‘Being God’ is due to the influence of sin,
from back in the ‘Edwardian and Victorian Eras’ come expanded
thoughts embellished beyond to include a term,”The Noble Lie,”
started with Plato to include the likes of: Gustave Le Bon, Immanuel
Kant, Friedrich Nietzsche, Georg Hegel, Leo Strauss… on we try
as to have undue influence and impact on how we (today) see
societies, culture and ways to manipulate a country’s politics,
to use those involved as if they were the very stepping stones to
be used and ‘walked on’… they see themselves as keys, not locks,
and the masses to be just tools… the tools to gain their own goal
of ambition… and control… and power from this modest subterfuge,
as an end to a means (thesis, antithesis, synthesis) and not to be
looked at or recognized before eyes of humanity see the pilferage
to be the detractor and sad loss of years spent to gain nothing but
false promises from ‘The Noble Lie’ and those brash enough to take…
and humanity faced the ‘Age of Enlightenment,’ the Renaissance of
the philosophies of man distilled down to the unholy punch we drank,
philosophers strived to engage ‘Reason,’ kings and church denied,
as their promises told us by their smiling faces, unhinged from God,
but time hinges on one event in human history… hinges on ‘The Cross‘
and divides history… no noumenon here, look above or face the sod.
Humanity and the ages of man have given us great minds [one being Leo Strauss] but they’d leave out or disregard the very ‘Being of God Himself.’ To not understand Jesus as doing the will of ‘The Father’ for the benefit of human kind… the sacrifice made through His blood (as the substituted Paschal lamb) at the cross– done willingly and obediently to fulfill scripture. This meant God would die for us to spare us from an eternity (completely conscious and aware) away from Him.
[Below is found at this link]
Revelation combines the Old Testament picture of the wicked drinking the cup of God’s wrath (e.g., Psalm 75:7-8; Jer 25:15-29) with hell-fire to depict the perpetual, conscious torment of the wicked (Rev 14:10-11).
Mark Lilla summarizes Strauss this way…
Philosophy must always be aware of the dangers of tyranny, as a threat to both political decency and the philosophical life. It must understand enough about politics to defend its own autonomy, without falling into the error of thinking that philosophy can shape the political world according to its own lights.
… and yet,
A quote by Leo Strauss… on Machiavelli, below, and a thought. Leo Strauss (1958) whose view of Machiavelli is quite different in many ways, agreed about Machiavelli’s influence on republicanism [with J.G.A. Popcock (1975)] and argued that even though Machiavelli was a teacher of evil he had a nobility of spirit that led him to advocate ignoble actions. Does this not seem like a contradiction in terms, evil and nobility?
Machiavelli is the only political thinker whose name has come into common use for designating a kind of politics, which exists and will continue to exist independently of his influence, a politics guided exclusively by considerations of expediency, which uses all means, fair or foul, iron or poison, for achieving its ends—its end being the aggrandizement of one’s country or fatherland—but also using the fatherland in the service of the self-aggrandizement of the politician or statesman or one’s party.
Along with the list of philosophers (above) one should also look at the other people he read (as it is true Strauss did) and often wrote about it. Find Strauss’s writing here, from Chicago’s own… The Leo Strauss Center, The University Of Chicago.
Then came Hegelian Dialectics (used by the Neo-cons), a method to turn a society into the very opposite of what it once started as- (thesis, antithesis, synthesis… or Problem, Reaction, Solution).
“… Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.”
Free ebooks by ‘Project Gutenburg,’ for:
Gustave Le Bon; The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind which was read by Adolph Hitler and Benito Mussolini.
Immanuel Kant: The Critique of Pure Reason
Charles Darwin: The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex and On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection
Friedrich Nietzsche: The Antichrist or ‘Anti-Christian’ by his own meaning also
Georg Hegel: Hegel’s Philosophy of Mind
Ecclesiastes 12:12-13 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh. 13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
Nihilism: the rejection of all religious and moral principles, often in the belief that life is meaningless. Little wonder suicides are increasing!
As to ‘Humanism‘… oddly, this is the same beliefCharles Manson had.
John Locke said that if there were no God and no divine law, the result would be moral anarchy: every individual “could have no law but his own will, no end but himself. He would be a god to himself, and the satisfaction of his own will the sole measure and end of all his actions”.
1 Corinthians 1:18 KJV
18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
them that perish–rather, “them that are perishing,” namely, by preferring human “wisdom of words” to the doctrine of the “cross of Christ.” It is not the final state that is referred to; but, “them that are in the way of perishing.” So also in 2 Corinthians 2:152 Corinthians 2:16.
Who’s truth do you hold in your hands?
How about freeaccess to an online Bible (many variations to choose from)… found here. Happy Passover 2016! Yep, this comes just from another brainless christian… as the world would view christians themselves- all from a leap of blind faith. I find it much easier to believe in Jesus… for there seems to be more effort needed to deny Him as ‘Being God Himself.’