Aren’t You a Bit Solipsistic?

My last post “Aren’t You a Bit Epicurious?” acquainted you with the ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus. I presented also several of his main theories, three of which in particular bring us to today’s post” Aren’t You a Bit Solipsistic?”

Epicurus believed that you could learn everything you needed to know through your senses, a form of solipsism but with his close friends at hand just in case he was wrong, I suppose.

Epicurus also promoted Demetrius’ proposition of Atomism-random, unguided ‘atoms’ (as he called them) smashing and swerving into each other, creating the world and life around him.

And, Epicurus also believed that the gods were distant and uninvolved and therefore unrelated to‘thinking’ and ‘sensing’ man’s life. Today, Epicurus’ philosophy is found, mutated, in the DNA of our zeitgeist. This post deals with the Epicurean presupposed philosophical divide between science and religion. So put on your thinking cap, Sherman.

 Critical thinkers now that you have your thinking cap on and a pot of coffee brewing sit back and listen to Alvin Plantinga, Christian philosopher, discuss the topic at hand before students at Biola University Center For Christian Thought. (Note: Just after the one hour mark there is a Q &A session. The video upload is dated 2012.)

Suffice it to say, ‘n’ & ‘e’, is self-defeating and can’t rationally be accepted; evolution is compatible with “mere Christianity”.

And, solipsism is inherent in Darwinian materialism, narcissistic identity politics and predestinational behavioral social science.

Aren’t You A Bit Epicurious?

Little did he know at the time (341-270 B.C.) that he, Epicurus, a Greek philosopher, would be a founding father of the atheism sect which began its angry resistance movement when Jesus Christ appeared on the scene claiming to be God incarnate. Or, that he, Epicurus would be the gardener who would plant the seeds of the Enlightenment’s now perennial social Darwinism, seeds embedded with the DNA of Democritus’ dictum of random Atomism. Or, that he would be considered an ancient agnostic theologian who preached that the gods were out-of-the picture and the Roman gods were way too bossy. Or, that his philosophy would become an eponymous link with shameless pleasures.

an allegory of five senses. Still Life by Pieter Claesz, 1623. The painting illustrates the senses through musical instruments, a compass, a book, food and drink, a mirror, incense and an open perfume bottle. (via Wikipedia)

An allegory of five senses. Still Life by Pieter Claesz, 1623. The painting illustrates the senses through musical instruments, a compass, a book, food and drink, a mirror, incense and an open perfume bottle. (via Wikipedia)

Epicurus had concluded that any idea of the ‘gods’ had to be put upstairs in the ‘attic’-out of sight, out of mind. Not seen. Not heard from. They should be not be given any consideration much less be feared. Epicurus had an alternative universe to offer his disciples.

Epicurus lived and taught a moderate lifestyle, keeping to himself and to his close friends. He believed and taught that one could learn everything through one’s senses. He counted the senses as trustworthy.

Epicurus spoke of natural desires in life such as food and shelter which one could not live without (a no-brainer). And, he spoke of the natural desire for sex which one could live without (a no-boner). In practice, unlike today’s hedonistic Epicureans, Epicurus was pleasure-passive but not in the sense that he would waste away his time in Margaritaville.

Epicurus also taught that wealth and fame should be avoided because they are intrinsically narcissistic and appeal only to vanity. These things were to be considered ephemeral. (Al Sharpton and a host of politicians and Hollywood stars would not be examples of true Epicureanism.)

As Epicurus was a proponent of living a quiet and peaceful life, unnoticed by the world I am reminded of the Apostle Paul’s missive to the church in Thessalonica (circa Ad 52). Paul’s letter was likely written from Corinth the home of Aphrodite’s temple-a hedonist hangout. He encouraged the Christians in Thessalonica to “… make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you,” (I Thess. 4:11 )

Epicurean philosophy, detached from its sedate founder’s teaching, would later become associated with extreme pleasure seeking. Per Wikipedia, a “hedonist strives to maximize net pleasure (pleasure minus pain)”. And, with the angry ‘gods thought of as remote, unconcerned and out of the picture a hedonist could unleash and unlock the Animal House within him. But, Epicurus was not a Caligula in pursuit of untold ‘pleasures’. There were no toga parties at Epicurus’ home.

“Seek pleasure in peace and pursue it” was his cart’s bumper sticker-right next to his “COEXIST” bumper sticker.

 Due to his compartmentalizing, putting god upstairs and putting earthly pleasure as a priority, Epicurus can also be considered as one of the founding fathers of the fact/value split, a split where science and religion and politics and religion are deemed to have no common ground-in heaven nor on earth. This Epicurean dichotomy would eventually cause Americans to exile God from their thinking. To fill the vacancy America would welcome all manner of European philosophical and psychoanalytical nonsense as well as all manifestations of statistical ‘science’. (See my post “How Shall I Then Live” regarding the fact/value split.)

Sadly it was with an Epicurean mindset already in place that America’s founding fathers including Thomas Jefferson wrote the U.S. Constitution as the divorce papers to be served on God –God was not to be part of our nation’s public’ life: And though our currency reads “In God We Trust”, that has come to mean “God is our fall back position”. “You may worship God up there but just don’t bring him down from the attic into our Novus ordo seclorum” (see your after tax currency of the New World for both mottos).

It probably could be said that the Epicurean philosophy was the origin of Freud’s Pleasure Principle. The Principle simply stated, is that man’s default modus operandi is to pursue pleasure and avoid pain. Here it would appear that neo-Epicurean philosophy influenced at least Christopher Hitchens, a well-known provocateur atheist given to well-documented habits of smoking, strong drink and other ravishing appetites, a raison d’etre for a pleasure seeker like Hitchens-but only in his previous life.

Mr. Epicurus, on the other hand, took his afternoon delight in hammock contemplation of Atomism, the dictum of his day: life is reducible to invisible atoms which swerve and smash randomly into each other without a defining purpose. This dictum could well define the “angry atheists” Atomistic arguments against the existence of God. (During Epicurus time you had to walk by faith to believe in invisible atoms and no God. Later quantum physics via the LHC and other nuclear colliders would provide us with the silhouettes of nuclear particles including bosons but many scientists chose not to see God as Creator of this “Atomism”)

 Today, “angry atheists,” one such is Richard Dawkins, continue to swerve and smash their Atomistc-like arguments against God’s apologists but their pro-atheistic arguments never coalesce into anti-God anti-matter. And, when everything else they have said fails to discharge God from the universe these angry fellows and their devoted followers resort to ad hominem and strong drink.

Epicurus is the man for all reasons today. Here is someone who can say it better than I.

 N.T. Wright, a New Testament scholar, notes Epicurus’ influence on modern man in his recent book “Surprised by Scripture.” Here are some quotes from Chapter One “Healing the Divide Between Science and Religion”.

 “You could sum up Epicurus’ philosophy, at least in its desired effects, with the slogan Richard Dawkins and his associates put as an advertisement on London buses two or three years ago: “There’s probably no god. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life….

 So, for Epicurus, there was nothing to worry about. Draw a direct line from him to John Lennon: imagine there’s no heaven, no hell beneath us; now get on and live for today. The image of Epicurus as a hedonist is true, but it was a very refined hedonism, since he taught that the more obviously bodily pleasures didn’t last and produced less pleasurable effects.”

Wright goes on to say that

“The philosophy of Epicurus was given a major new lease on life by the Roman poet Lucretius, who lived about seventy years before Jesus….In Lucretius it all become clear and straightforward. The world is what is it is because of (what he called) atoms, which, free-falling through space, collide with one another, sometimes combining and sometimes bouncing off…major changes are caused by the inexplicable “swerve” that sometime happens to atoms so that they veer off in new directions and produce different results. But the main point is essentially what we would today call the evolutionary thesis: life in the world has developed under its own steam as the random by-product of chance collisions and combinations of atoms and the more complex life-forms they produce….

The second point I want to make about the rise of Epicureanism at the dawn of modernity, and particularly in the origins of the Enlightenment, is that it was seized upon not least because of it political implications. That is clear already in Machiavelli and Hobbes, but it comes to fore in the eighteenth century.”

 The Epicurean endorsed idea that random free-floating atoms made the world what it is ‘swerved’ into the mix of political ideologies which rejected monarchy and a ‘bossy-guy-upstairs’ rule. “Vox populi vox Dei is the cry-but then Deus himself disappears off into the far beyond, and vox populi is all we’re left with.” N. T. Wright, and again:

 “…Democracy can generate new forms of tyranny, and once we have sold our souls to a particular voting process there no way back. We need to return to the drawing board and think more clearly about whether the natural and proper human passion for freedom and the natural and proper need for order and stability are best served by the kinds of democracy we have developed, without the aid of the divine or monarchial intervention from above, on the model of the Epicureanism that has proved so popular and influential.” (I would add that it appears that radicalized Islam seeks to their false god Allah on the world’s throne. N. T. Wright is referring to the One True God-YHVH-“I Am That I Am”.)

 The threads of Epicurus philosophy are woven throughout our life’s fabric. As Wright notes, “Basically, the American dream is that if you get up and go, you’ll succeed; the egalitarian hope is that the fittest will survive the economic jungle”. And, as I noted above Epicurean philosophy began the fact value split that modern man uses as his template for all of life’s questions, whether personal or political.

 Do I look to God or to some form of science for life’s contextual meaning? Am I a random mix of atoms evolved into a human form? Is life only meant for pleasure seeking and pain avoidance and at any cost to me and to my fellow man. Should I vote to obtain pleasure? And so on…

 For Christians (for all, really) what does it mean that the Kingdom of God has been established on earth? N.T. Wright, in his book referenced above, goes on to explore the current thinking and a Christian response to an Epicurean worldview. For now, there is way too much of Wright’s insight to post today. Except to say that sadly the world now divides science and religion into separate rooms –one downstairs and one upstairs. This should not be. I am convinced that science and properly tuned philosophy support God’s existence, Scripture and the work of His hands. As Francis Schaeffer of L’ Abri once wrote, “He is there and He is not silent.” I’ll save that for other posts.

 

Final thoughts. As mentioned above Epicurus treasured his close friends. They were very important to him. And I would imagine they would be.

 In a universe where god is perceived as remote, uninterested, detached and at best considered as always-looking-down-on you angry and bossy it feels good to have close like-minded friends to commiserate with: “Dionysus my friend, pass the wine and let us sing ”Don’t Worry, Be Happy””.

 Now, you should know from previous posts that I accept the theory of theistic evolution with its old earth creationism. (BTW: after learning about Epicurus you should know that the Atomism dictum that he promoted well preceded any Darwinian theory of evolution.) Having said this I would offer the following friendly apologia.

 Each of us as God formed evolved humans can ‘recognize’ another person, the ‘other,’ via our evolved senses. Can we agree that this was done at a prehistoric man level? And, when one cave man was hungry and another cave man was also hungry they may have then formed a hunter/gatherer tribe to fulfill their basic need for food. Again, this was done at a prehistoric man level.

Now fast forward millions of years and hold on. Epicurus understood his friends at a basic human level-through his basic five senses. The fact the he held them dear meant that he looked outside of himself and considered the ‘other’ as worthy, perhaps starting from a place of tribalism. (I hope I’ve made you epicurious.)

Certainly myriad mutations have made our basic senses ‘alive’ and aware that another being in our presence is either friend or foe. But it is only God’s likeness incarnated into the once primate-now human form that can bring about an embrace, a love for the ‘other’. Human friendship and human love was born out of a different tribe, a tribe not of the Epicurean worldview-the Dancing Embrace of the Trinity Tribe.

“Joy to the World, the Lord has come, Let earth receive her King”:  The Kingdom of God is heaven and earth, science and religion and you and me in one eternal embrace with the Trinity.

At the beginning of Kingdom of God on earth and during his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus-I AM That I Am-reminds us that we are being watched over with love and care. Jesus nullifies Epicurean philosophy, if we let Him.

 

 

~~~~

Here’s an interesting recent snapshot of modern Epicurean thought: Raising Kids Without God (But Maybe Not Without Religion)

~~~~~

Added 1-25-2015. Epicurean science dismissing fact becomes a fanatical ‘faith’ to avoid fantasy-future owies:

MIT Climate Scientist: Global Warming Believers a ‘Cult’

Je Suis la Vérité

 

What is truth?

The satirical stylus?

The severing sword?

The signet of supremacy?

 

What is truth?

A cartoon, a caliphate, a Caesar?

 

“What is truth?”

Pilate asked.

A “thing of this world”

French philosopher Foucalt answered.

A “regime” of beliefs and values linked to systems of political and economic power,

A scientific, non-universal apparatus feeding into majority opinions.

 

“So you are a king, are you?”

Pilate, the truth of power, asked.

Jesus, the power of truth, answered,

“You are the one who’s calling me a king. I was born for this;

I’ve come into the world for this: to give evidence about the truth.

Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.”

 

“Truth!” What’s that?”

Pilate asked, but

With those words, he went back to the Foucaltians.

 

Truth is witness. Jesus said,

“We testify to what we have seen and heard from God”

 

Put down your stylus Cartoonist,

Put down your sword, Peter,

Put down your signet Freedom of Speech

And follow me.

 

For,

Je suis le Chemin, la Vérité et la Vie.

 

~~~~~~~

Sacrificial Love

 

“Without entrusting oneself to the God who judges justly, it will hardly be possible to follow the crucified Messiah and refuse to retaliate when abused. The certainty of God’s just judgment at the end of history is the presupposition for the renunciation of violence in the middle of it. The divine system of judgment is not the flip side of the human reign of terror, but a necessary correlate of human nonviolence.”

 

Miroslav Volf, Exclusion & Embrace: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation

~~~~~

Poem © SallyParadise.com, 2015, All Rights Reserved; Scripture quoted:  The Kingdom New Testament quotes by N. T. Wright as translated from koine greek.

The Chinese Year of the Sheep Meet “The Silence of the Lambs”

Count the days left of Obama's imperial reign instead of sheep if you want to sleep at night

Count down the days left of Obama’s imperial reign instead of counting sheep-if you want to sleep at night.

You that are Chinese Astrologically savvy know that February 19 2015 to February 7 2016 is the Year of The Sheep. This is baaahd news for most of us Americans. Be ready to be fleeced with totalitarian shears.

You that are movie savvy know “The Silence of the Lambs”–a story of quid pro quo and cannibalism involving the ‘brilliant’ psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter and the FBI’s Clarice Starling. This is a story that, not unlike our government’s 2008 release, will feed on you till you drop, but in a nice quid pro quo kinda way. We must silence those screaming lambs that are being slaughtered. Right Clarice? 

Big Brother must restrained or else...

Big Brother must restrained or else…

 

 

 

 

 

Well, believe it or not these two introductory harmonics converge in a New Year’s Psalm-Psalm 23 v.1984, the Orwellian Revised Edition (ORE):

Big Brother is my shepherd, I lack freedom.

Big Brother maketh me to lie down in Big Green’s pasture,

Big Brother leads me by his never quiet Newspeak,

Big Brother requires my soul.

Obama guides me along the “do the right thing” path

For his name’s sake.

Even though I walk

Through the darkest of tax codes,

I fear the IRS will deny tax-exempt status to an American like me.

Big Brother’s AG and his staff have billy clubs

They comfort the black vote.

 

Big Brother prepares hundreds of new regulations for me

In the presence of any prosperity.

Big Brother disjoints my head with lies

My distrust overflows,

Surely the IRS and the NSA will follow me

All the days of my life

And my children and grand children will dwell in the Federal deficit

Forever.

2014 End Notes, Part Two: “Well, I Will Remember. Must Scold, Must Nag, Mustn’t Be Too Pretty in the Mornings.”

2014 End Notes, Part One: The Battle of Wits

I finally realized after all this time that the cartoon character Jon Gruber is based on-the Vizzini character in Princess Bride!

I also realized this past year that even though “marriage is a dream within a dream” Americans are now wedded to Obamacare!

Dealing with the Jon Grubers and Paul Krugmans of the world brings one to the “Cliffs of Insanity” and to the immortal indignant word “Inconceivable!”

Don’t worry, my Wesley will save us from the cartoon character who used MIT ‘wits’ to create Obamacare-“to the pain” Obamacare!

I’m Getting Over Sentimental, And You?

As we head into the New Year let’s take a moment to not look back… 

Ah, yes.

Ah, yes.

 Sentimentality is that taskmaster which keeps us longing for the leeks and garlic of Egypt, the known-knowns of past life, up to and including slavery.

 Sentimentality is gate keeper to the past, fending off reality to preserve sugar-plum memories.

 Sentimentality serves as wooer, policy maker and candlestick maker, ergo, The Great Society (aka “Let’s help the little people and feel good about ourselves in the process”, affirmative action (see The Great Society for further social science mishaps), education (aka job-security for union workers), amnesty (aka imported votes for Progressive Democrats) and multiculturalism (aka “We promote “Diversity” here, just stay off my lawn and don’t get near my rights, you fools.”)

 Sentimentality, the emo that keeps on giving, will keep an angry woman ever angry; never forgiving. For her the past will be kept stewing, waiting for the next victim to be boiled alive.

 Sentimentality will fight fires by removing the oxygen from the room: “This is the way we have always done it.”

 Sentimentality is not tradition. It is more like unclaimed baggage that keeps going around on the airport turnstile day after day. You watch it to see if anyone claims it. If not it’s yours to drag around forever.

 Sentimentality chooses the moldy and crusty bread of the past over the fresh gluten free, sugar-free crackers of the present ala “This white bread reminds me of mom.”

 Sentimentality can be good wine turned into vinegar; old wineskins never replaced.

 Sentimentality is the troll who guards the bridge to the New Year. The troll demands a toll. (Just tell the little bugger, ”I paid years ago, be off with you or I’ll call my Father Time. He’ll kick your little troll butt!”)

 Sentimentality calls up past fears and dreams for advertised future benefits, benefits created at any cost to reality. See the Social Security trust fund. See the Barney Frank everyone-needs-a-house bubble machine that unleashed the Kraken upon world finances when the bubbles burst.

 Sentimentality wants to relive the civil rights and war protests of the sixties and invoke the depression era bindle-bums of the thirties. OWS Millennials ‘must’ ‘re-live’, record and recreate a diorama of those events from a BA degree in Identity Politics perspective. The grapes of wrath must be re-trampled. Social justice must be served with an order of the freshest iPhones.

 Sentimentality “keeps me hanging on” by a thread of delusion. “Marriage is secular, a right, a ‘love-in’.” Sentimentality says “I do” to whatever makes me feel… sentimental. And, sentimental makes me feel all gooey inside like…cable TV lovers.

 Sentimentality demands that Mother Earth be saved from manmade people while avoiding fact-see leftist Pope Francis for further encyclical faldera. Does the Pope realize that the Green Movement believes that overpopulation of the world is the problem? Does the Pope realize that he is actually promoting abortion, assisted-suicide and humanist population control?  (BTW: does the Pope even understand that capitalism fills the coffers of DisneyVatican?)  And, forget “Seasons in the Sun”. We may be facing an Inferno or an Ice Age depending on which way the inverted dated is put up on the overhead. ALGore Rhythm has predicted inverted hockey stick apocalyptic weather conditions to occur at any second now. And this, my friends, despite the fact that CO2 makes growing things…green! We are told by dogged Gaia loving-tenure-loving-paycheck-loving scientists that CO2 is not green ‘making’ ‘stuff’ when man is involved. Mankind only creates off-green “problems,” “problems” that are only resolvable with enormous sums of green taxpayer money. And, to increase our awareness of the right uses for CO2 the greenie bible Mother Earth News reportedly reports “green is god, dude, especially when rolled and smoked.” Anyway “It’s hard to die when all the birds are singing in the sky.”

 Sentimentality: a Disney movie replaying your childhood over and over. You know, the time you spent fantasizing about being princess as a young boy. Animated cels have always portrayed our deepest feelings, the best of our culture and the highest aspirations of our humanity-remember? Who needs reality when you have “Frost”?

 Sentimentality is that trampoline you keep in your back yard just in case you need to jump up and down endlessly to walk away from the back and forth of everyday life.

 Sentimentality gets an Enlightened Epicurean Scientism big bang out of a singular boson appearance but considers God’s silhouette passé.

 “A sentimentalist“, Oscar Wilde wrote, “is one who desires to have the luxury of an emotion without paying for it”.

 Use “Sentimentality” in a sentence/s: “I prefer my sentimentality over tradition, dudes. Tradition is so predictable whereas ad hoc sentimentality ushers in a new age of Progress as well as a proto-social justice that protests everything that isn’t sentimental.”

 Sentimentality as cultural entrenchment, as socio-political-economic-education policy-see Spoilt Rotten: The Toxic Cult of Sentimentality (subtitle in US editions: How Britain is Ruined by Its Children) by Theodore Dalrymple. Who could resist this book with chapter titles like these: Chapter Three: “The Family Impact Statement”, Chapter Four: “The Demand for Public Emotion”, Chapter Five: “The Cult of the Victim”, Chapter Six: “Make Poverty History!”

 Sentimentality-I could go on but, at this point, if I look back, I just might become sentimental. I won’t look back. Yes, there were good times but I keep those memories like a locket around my neck. And, don’t worry. Good memories have a way of making themselves known and sustaining you at the right time-that is if you create them first. (The Israelites used to create stone monuments as a place of remembrance where Jehovah had intervened. They did not carry the monument around with them. The thought that God is Infinite-Personal became a fixed place in their memory.)

 Taking sentimentality as a daily palliative pill will regurgitate acid reflux. Worse, making sentimentality your GroupThink Emo-a demand to relive all hurts whether real, perceived, projected or revived-leads to unresolved GroupThinkAnger and to “Stokely Carmichael’s idea that “before a group can enter open society, it must close ranks.”” And to the “Day of Rage” (’69, Cornell U) and to Black Panthers with billy clubs at polling places, to the NAACP, to the SPLC’s perverted “Hate-Watch”, to Al Sharpton, Eric Holder and their ilk.

 Looking back, as one who was told not to look back, did not work out well for Lot’s wife. She may have very well thought that God was like her-sentimental about what someone holds dear, in this case her life in Sodom. She may have very well thought that God would not destroy a place she called home. She got it wrong.

 A pillar of salt goes nowhere in life. 

A pillar of the community!

A pillar of the community!

 ~~~~~

Who needs the shallowness of sentimentality when you can have full-bodied hope! And, I’m not talking about “Hope” as found in the “Hope and Change” campaign come-on that was used to lull Millennial lemmings to follow Obama over the cliffs of insanity.

 I am talking real hope. And, real hope includes distancing yourself from sentimentality and going forward with God into sublime reality, as the Apostle Paul described here in his letter to the Church at Rome (Chapter 4-5): 

“…since we believe in the one who raised from the dead Jesus our Lord, who was handed over because of our trespasses and raised because of our justification.

 The result is this: since we have been declared “in the right” on the basis of faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus the Messiah. Through him we have been allowed to approach, by faith, into this grace in which we stand; and we celebrate the hope of the glory of God.

That’s not all. We also celebrate in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces patience, patience produces a well-formed character, and a character like that produces hope.

Hope, in its turn, does not make us ashamed, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the holy spirit who has been given to us.” (emphasis mine)

 

 

 ~~~

Credits:

The picture of Lot’s Wife –courtesy of MudPreacher.

Back On Earth

America's Christmas gift to the world - How to kill a dictator!

America’s Christmas gift to the world – How to kill a dictator!

Joy to the world! “The Interview” will be released, 

Let earthlings view this crap,

Let every one call it “Freedom”,

And Sony and Clooney chime in,

And Sony and Clooney chime in,

And Sony, and Sony and Clooney chime in.

 

 

 

 

 

Joy to earth, the “Frost” movie reigns  

Control Your Climate Change or Elsa!

Control Your Climate Change or Elsa!

No More Mr. Nice Gay

No More Mr. Nice Gay

Let LGBTers their fantasies employ

While diversity chills society

Repeat just “Let It Go”,

Repeat just “Let It Go”, 

Repeat, repeat just “Let It Go”.

 

Front & back door man Al Sharpton

Front & back door man Al Sharpton

No more let race relations grow

Nor love disperse our hate

Sharpton comes to make the money flow, 

Far as his race is found

Far as his race is found 

Far as, far as his race is found. 

 

 

Obama rules our world with Executive Fiat, 

(Spoken like a true dictator)

(Spoken like a true dictator)

And makes lawlessness his,

The mandates of his Imperialism,

And wonders of his lies

And wonders of his lies

And wonders, and wonders of his lies.

 

 

~~~~ 

Credits:

“The Interview” poster-wikipedia

Elsa’s Ice Palace

“No End In Sight” photo–Washington Post

“Al Sharpton and gay rioter photos–Common & domain.

The Slaughter of the Innocents: Ramos and Liu; Pakistani Children

 “I think it’s time we stop, children, what’s that sound?
Everybody look what’s going down.” 

  “It’s horrible that someone gets shot dead just for being a police officer,” Rafael Ramos’ son, Jaden, posted on Facebook.

 Flowers, candles, photos and written messages were placed outside of the station house in Brooklyn of two NYPD officers who were fatally shot while sitting in their marked cruiser. The family of one officer spoke at a vigil Sunday saying they forgive the shooter.

  

The darkness in men’s souls grows even darker.

To counter the darkness a Light came into the world. Christ was born.

“In him was life, and that life was the light for all mankind.”

Atheism thus was born. Atheists loved the darkness rather than the light.

Atheism rejected the world’s new King-the Word become flesh;

Atheism grew from its infancy into Darwinian Marxist materialism, evolving into Epicurean ‘Enlightened’ existentialist nihilism. 

Atheism slaughters everyone in its path to maintain its will to power.

Atheism slaughters with star, with crescent and sword, with ovens and gulags, with enabling terrorist professors, with paid and unpaid protesters.

Atheism slaughters with Herod, Stalin and Pol Pot regimes. Atheism terrorizes with 65 year-old pony-tailed anarchists and union riff-raff.  

Atheism enslaves with rulers who are a law unto themselves.

 The spirit of anti-Christ has been pervasive throughout our world, since the before the birth of Christ. You hear the sound of its revilement when…

Protesters yell “What do we want? Dead cops!” – anarchy and lawlessness must reign.

The Media exchanges good for “evil”, evil for “good”.

Amorphous slimy politicians and their front men hide their spiked tails and horns, play the narcissistic victim.

In the battle between good and evil, the Slaughter of the Innocents will continue….

 

 2 NYPD police officers ‘assassinated'; shooter dead 

Officer Rafael Ramos

Officer Rafael Ramos

 

 

Officer Wenjian Liu

Officer Wenjian Liu

 

In Pakistan school attack, Taliban terrorists kill 145, mostly children

 Photos of some of the children killed at Pakistani school

Photos of Pakistani children killed by Taliban

Photos of Pakistani children killed by Taliban

 

“I think it’s time we stop, children, what’s that sound?
Everybody look what’s going down.”

 

Wisdom’s Rebuke, from the Book of Proverbs Chapter One;

20 Out in the open wisdom calls aloud,
    she raises her voice in the public square;
21 on top of the wall she cries out,
    at the city gate she makes her speech:

22 “How long will you who are simple love your simple ways?
    How long will mockers delight in mockery
    and fools hate knowledge?
23 Repent at my rebuke!
    Then I will pour out my thoughts to you,
    I will make known to you my teachings.
24 But since you refuse to listen when I call
    and no one pays attention when I stretch out my hand,
25 since you disregard all my advice
    and do not accept my rebuke,
26 I in turn will laugh when disaster strikes you;
    I will mock when calamity overtakes you—
27 when calamity overtakes you like a storm,
    when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind,
    when distress and trouble overwhelm you.

28 “Then they will call to me but I will not answer;
    they will look for me but will not find me,
29 since they hated knowledge
    and did not choose to fear the Lord.
30 Since they would not accept my advice
    and spurned my rebuke,
31 they will eat the fruit of their ways
    and be filled with the fruit of their schemes.
32 For the waywardness of the simple will kill them,
    and the complacency of fools will destroy them;
33 but whoever listens to me will live in safety
    and be at ease, without fear of harm.”

~~~~~~

For What It’s Worth

Recorded by Buffalo Springfield

Written by Stephen Stills

Song explained: http://www.reasontorock.com/tracks/for_what_its_worth.html

The Deconstruction of America Along The “Do The Right Thing” Highway

decostruzione4-1How do I put this? Like a battered codependent wife who stays with her husband believing that he really does love her in his heart of hearts? Like a College Lit professor who embraces the Literary Critical Theories of Lacan, Derrida and Foucault and who, like Foucault, must, in true Marxist fashion, deconstruct each work of literature, each text, overturning every word to uncover some element of sexism, homophobia, racism or class injustice-looking for victims in all the wrong places? Or, as a dog returns to his vomit so a fool returns to his folly? I am trying to describe why America would vote a second time for Barack Obama to be president of the United States.

Of late, Barry and Michelle have worn their emo on their sleeves-the nation that has elected Barack Hussein Obama to be the FIRST BLACK president TWICE-has let him down-racially!

And, Michelle, poor dear, as first Lady she had helped a woman reach something high on a shelf. Michelle now complains that she felt she was being treated as just “the help” and not as the Oprah of Black women that she sees herself as. Lord Almighty! Poor BLACK OPPRESSED FIRST LADY! Racism is so insidious!

Yesterday, in Obama’s flippant and rambling Putin-worthy Laugh-In press conference the FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT invoked Jim Crow! Let me paraphrase: “The nation has improved with respect to race and class but has not improved with respect to race and class. The cops are out of control. Black men everywhere should not be restrained while committing a crime or shot when charging a police officer to overtake the officer. Rioters and looters–they are just the effect of bad police work. Me, I am in charge of a country that’s doin’ just fine economically. That was my last question, ladies.  I’m going on a two week vacation to Hawaii. Golf awaits.”

And, aren’t we are told hundreds of times by Professor Teleprompter that we must, in the words of the almighty BLACK ARTIST Spike Lee, “Do The Right Thing”

“We must do the right thing about” immigration, health care, sex-education, Iraq troop withdrawal, guns, jobs, fill-in-the leftist Christmas list and he’ll spiel it as “The “Right Thing.”

For one to do “The Right Thing” one must know what the right thing is to do. Well, Dear Leader has made it known that, like his predecessor Fidel Castro, only Obama knows what the right thing is. We are only the proles. Obama is professor First and Last Word.

~~~

A vote for Barack Obama was a vote for those like him-Pius Racial Animus the 1st AG Eric Holder, Puppeteer Valerie Jarrett, race hustler Al Sharpton, socialist Bill de blasio, et al.

A vote for Barack Obama was a vote for the deconstruction of America into nihilistic anarchy-a banana republic with dope, drugs and The Soullessness Train.

Your vote began the removal of our country’s Judeo-Christian cornerstone. Your vote is now replacing it with the mud of multiculturalism, multiculturalism which embraces radical Islam under the guise of religious freedom.

Your vote is a vote to discard the foundational U.S. Constitution and replace it with the quick sand of ad hoc moral relativism.

Your vote is currently demolishing the painstakingly built race relations meeting place.  

Destruction of Ferguson

Destruction of Ferguson

Your vote installed the jobless rioters and looters and paid contractor anarchists into that meeting place.

We, the proles, are left within the dust storm and ashes with a president who thinks he can see more clearly than you, aka “Dreams From My Father.”

Added 12-21-2014, the day after this post!:

Two NYC cops executed – Revenge for #EricGarner? (#BlueLivesMatter)(#NYPD)

~~~

Painting: DECOSTRUZIONE IV

Picture from post “The Destruction of Ferguson, Missouri “[Video]

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 165 other followers