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Bleak Theology: Hopeful Science


I was born in a generation that has done too much damage, mainly by those hippies who were the older brothers and sisters of some of my classmates. But we continued down a neo-liberal path, where we let the left run our moral and cultural life, church included. While we sorted out the finances[1]. I am one of those who voted for a Thatcherite revolution in NZ — ironically run by a nominally socialist Labour Government.

When they stopped deregulating I stopped voting for them.

The generation that followed mine is more cynical and bitter than my bunch of decaying punks. We mistrusted the media from our youth, and they inhaled that and technology with their milk.

But the shitlords of this time stand up and damn us. Correctly. We dug the trenches and fought, but the ‘unique’, the degenerate, and the perverse ran our culture. We did not take it back, and in this convergence the West has almost fallen. Today’s example is from Aussie.

Latham and Price argue any symbolic shift from the arrival of the First Fleet — considered a day of invasion and subjection by many Australians — would not help the plight of indigenous Australians in any practical way.
Latham also thinks the First Fleet’s arrival was a pretty good thing.
“It was the arrival of Western civilisation to our shores: our democratic system, education, healthcare … And you could argue it was the beginning of multiculturalism in Australia — all those diverse people and cultures that came.”
Both Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten say the date will never, ever change but Latham doesn’t exactly trust them to hold the line: “Labor was against same-sex marriage and then came under a lot of pressure … and there are people in the Labor left who have publicly said they want to change the date.”

The putting of history into the memory bin is part of the tactics of the liberals of the narrative. So we need to look at our history, well before the English, well before the flood.

Genesis gives us more answers than most of us can handle. The line of Cain — which ends, note, with Lamech writing a song about the people he had murdered — were the people who herded, who make music, and make tools. The degenerate have not only wanted to own the culture but technology.

There are two vectors to the narrative: entertainment and new toys that make our lives easier.

But also know this: it was the line of Seth that survived the flood.

Genesis 4:17-26

17Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch; and he built a city, and named it Enoch after his son Enoch. 18To Enoch was born Irad; and Irad was the father of Mehujael, and Mehujael the father of Methushael, and Methushael the father of Lamech. 19Lamech took two wives; the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah. 20Adah bore Jabal; he was the ancestor of those who live in tents and have livestock. 21His brother’s name was Jubal; he was the ancestor of all those who play the lyre and pipe. 22Zillah bore Tubal-cain, who made all kinds of bronze and iron tools. The sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah.

23Lamech said to his wives: “Adah and Zillah, hear my voice; you wives of Lamech, listen to what I say: I have killed a man for wounding me, a young man for striking me. 24If Cain is avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy-sevenfold.”

25Adam knew his wife again, and she bore a son and named him Seth, for she said, “God has appointed for me another child instead of Abel, because Cain killed him.” 26To Seth also a son was born, and he named him Enosh. At that time people began to invoke the name of the LORD.

 Hebrews 3:1-11

1Therefore, brothers and sisters, holy partners in a heavenly calling, consider that Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession, 2was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses also “was faithful in all God’s house.” 3Yet Jesus is worthy of more glory than Moses, just as the builder of a house has more honor than the house itself. 4(For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.) 5Now Moses was faithful in all God’s house as a servant, to testify to the things that would be spoken later. 6Christ, however, was faithful over God’s house as a son, and we are his house if we hold firm the confidence and the pride that belong to hope.

7Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says, “Today, if you hear his voice, 8do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, as on the day of testing in the wilderness, 9where your ancestors put me to the test, though they had seen my works 10for forty years.

Therefore I was angry with that generation, and I said, ‘They always go astray in their hearts, and they have not known my ways.’ 11As in my anger I swore,’They will not enter my rest.'”

My generation is currently at the end of its peak. The last prime minister of NZ was my age. He is considered too old: the new PM is twenty years younger and the press lurve her because she can wear fashionable dresses and does fashion shoots. But the generations following us are like the generations of Cain.

They have become more degenerate in ideology, while having their behaviour micro regulated. They do not have the space to be naughty, that my siblings and I enjoyed decades ago.

In the days when giving offence was celebrated.

But this will end. This cannot continue for ever, so it will stop. The nation will be invaded or the people will rebel. There will be a pushback, a reformation.

And the healthy remnant of my generation still has a role, even if it to be a warning: do not be as we were.

  1. The USA excepted: they have never cut benefits and bought down debt, as NZ, Australia, Canada and the UK did. They have not had politicians who are able to accept they will be voted out, but do what is needed anyway.

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  • hearthie says:

    In re your footnote, we’re also still largely governed by the Boomers. OLD politicians are the rule.

  • Elspeth says:

    Yep. America is RULED by the Boomers, from POTUS on down. Media, (Weinstein, Oprah, et. al), mostly boomers.

    They just put the younglings in front of the camera because hey…they are far more pleasant to look at.

  • pukeko says:

    Hearthie and Elspeth, Yes, I know that.
    In fact, they are the hippies.
    Whom I have hated since High School.

    Unfortunately, this includes the church, and the Boomers caused a fair amount of the rot.

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