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Bleak Theology: Hopeful Science

Ignore this rude war.

How can one ignore a war? There is war all around us. The Yezhadi were decimated, and Christians crucified by those who follow that demon Allah: it appears that the Democrat elite decided that coming out as Satanists is now acceptable. This alliance against Christians and the church is evil, real, and current.

The priesthood demand that we submit, and then teach heresy. The plain truth is silenced, within the church, but such traitors. And it is but over the dinner table or in blogs that we can talk, for to challenge people in public is considered hateful,

And this generation of leaders wants a war: against the traditions of its people. I cannot remember the last cultural revolution: I was too young. But I do recall being told to eat my dinner and be grateful I was not a starving Kid in China — as a direct result of the noxious virtue cycle eating that nation, and destroying the productive part of the population.

None of this will end well. Though I have not seen war, I have seen too many refugees. It is better to ignore the provocation of this time, and do good. Even in this time, when doing good is called hate.

1 Peter 4:7-19

7The end of all things is near; therefore be serious and discipline yourselves for the sake of your prayers. 8Above all, maintain constant love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins. 9Be hospitable to one another without complaining. 10Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received. 11Whoever speaks must do so as one speaking the very words of God; whoever serves must do so with the strength that God supplies, so that God may be glorified in all things through Jesus Christ. To him belong the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen.

12Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13But rejoice insofar as you are sharing Christ’s sufferings, so that you may also be glad and shout for joy when his glory is revealed. 14If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the spirit of glory, which is the Spirit of God, is resting on you. 15But let none of you suffer as a murderer, a thief, a criminal, or even as a mischief maker. 16Yet if any of you suffers as a Christian, do not consider it a disgrace, but glorify God because you bear this name. 17For the time has come for judgment to begin with the household of God; if it begins with us, what will be the end for those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18And “If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinners?” 19Therefore, let those suffering in accordance with God’s will entrust themselves to a faithful Creator, while continuing to do good.

The reason that God allows persecution is that this purifies his people first. Given my inclinations, I would yield to my besetting sins, the least of which is wrath. Hate is human, and I find hating easy. Most of us do. We are therefore vulnerable to any rhetoric that divides us into the righteous, and those we shall cast out.

But our command is to pray for our enemies. (Then pass the ammunition).

The rhetoric of this time is ancient: it is the methods of the sophists. All definitions are twisted to meet their desires: so right is defined as evil, and love as hate. Their worship of tolerance has no place for exclusivity, but we are made to love this person or the children we have made with our spouse, and not bond with others. When we choose to love, we choose to reject all but one.

Thus the narrative calls love, and family, oppression and hatred. The same applies to the natural love of place, of tribe, and of nature. Of beauty, and of truth.

But, praise God, we do not have to live by the fluid rules of the sophists.

Instead we will love and protect our wives and families. We will defend our neighbours. Though we pray for the stranger, we will want him to return to his own nation and tribe.

And we will ignore the rude rulers, who disavow that we are builded into families and tribes, for they want us atomized, enslaved, and damned.

Do not be them. Do not be like them.

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