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2+2=7 and 2+2= 4 (A Worldview in Chaos) Print E-mail
Written by Oshea Davis   
Saturday, 17 August 2013

In other News, the Government has now redefined that 2+2=7 and 2+2= 4, and that 3-2=1 and also that 3-2=90, based upon how some people felt about it.  People who had 3 dollars in the checking account that spent two dollars today are very happy for they will be seeing a 90 dollar balance tomorrow; however the banks are not so happy about this.  In addition, the Government has now defined that water is water and that water is also air, and that air is air, but also that air is water. Because of this, some property-owners have now started charging air that their tenets are breathing in homes as part of their water bills, since air is water; the tents say in response that air is also air and so they should not be charged; they counter-sued saying that because water is air then they should not have a water bill at all.  Furthermore, the Government has now said that Man is a Man, but also that a Man is a Women and a Woman is a Woman and also that a Woman is a Man, and this redefining is based upon how it makes some people "feel." 

 

What does this mean? It means the government has now decided to deny the Laws of Identity and Contradiction based upon how it makes some people feel.  Also, it means that the government is defining ultimate definitions (i.e. knowledge) regarding reality upon how some people feel about, which is skepticism, but skepticism denies the law of non-contradiction. For a worldview's (i.e. a system-of-thinking about the world) First Principle to be induction and observation is already irrational enough as it is, but to add to this "feeling = knowledge" degrades the nonsense down a few more notches.  Yet, this is deceptive in that such a system-of-thinking is already "false," but by adding "feeling = knowledge" makes the obviousness of this worldview appear more easily false.  If a worldviews' epistemology of observation (we will assume observation can give knowledge for the sake of argument, although it cannot) says a man is one thing and a woman is another thing, but then the other aspect of their epistemology called "feeling" says a man is also a woman and a woman a man, then such a worldview has no grounds for knowledge, and having no grounds for knowledge has no grounds to speak of metaphysics or ethics since it takes knowledge to speak of such things.  Such a worldview is to be dismissed and mocked. 

See, in this light it is more than Feeling equals their worldviews' morality, which is naive; rather, it is feeling = knowledge, and from this it streams into conclusions of their ethics, but it starts in first principles.  And so what ends up happening is that this epistemology not only contradicts itself as a first principle, but it directly denies the law-of-noncontradiction by saying logic is not self-authentication by its law, but by one's "feeling"; that is, if I feel the law-of-noncontradiction is not always right then I directly deny this law by using it, for I cannot know that I feel the law-of-noncontradiction is not always right without using it. This is the horror and state of modern day thinking.

 

In any case, do you suppose making truth and logic relative to how it makes you feel was foreign to Jesus Christ?  Here is another question: do you suppose Jesus was able to communicate to people who did this. Listen CAREFULLY. He could not. If people make the logical and truth you present "relative" to how it makes them feel, it is much more than a moral issue, it is about losing the ability to communicate intelligently at all.  Jesus left such people for greener pastures; that is, Jesus went to people who would at least apply the laws of identity and contradiction to His points, for in the very least, this facilitates an intelligent communication of concepts: without this the gospel cannot be preached, in fact without this nothing can be taught or known; that is, not even the concept that "I exist"--or that apples grow on  trees, or that I drive a red car--are able to be communicated if the laws of identity and contradiction are denied based upon how it makes people feel. 

 

Luke 20:3 But He answered and said to them, "I also will ask you one thing, and answer Me: 4 "The baptism of John -- was it from heaven or from men?" 5 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' He will say, 'Why then did you not believe him?' 6 "But if we say, 'From men,' all the people will stone us, for they are persuaded that John was a prophet." 7 So they answered that they did not know where it was from. 8 And Jesus said to them, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things." 

 

That is, the chief priests made Jesus' theology points relative to how it made them look and feel, which boils down to denying identity and contradiction; until they can prove that how things make you feel establishes truth then their way-of-thinking is skepticism, but skepticism denies the law of noncontradiction. It is not that Jesus' points were nonsense; rather, it was that they applied nonsense to Jesus' way of explaining reality as it is.  Example: if I was to teach a student that 2+2=4, but they said 2 feels like a rabbit to them and the concept of addition feels like boiling water to them and 4 feels like "is" and that all numbers feel like a nothing to him, then I cannot intelligently communicate addition or numbers to this person.  This is what the priest were doing to Jesus' points; yet, did not treat their own points with such nonsense (how convenient of them!).  In a more precise way, the Priests decided to apply skepticism (i.e. denying the law of non-contraction), on the grounds of how it made the look, to Jesus points, thus, disabling them from being able to engage the points Jesus was making.  It was more then being immoral and rude; the fact is, as long as they applied nonsense to Jesus points they halted the conversation. And so Jesus moved on. 

 

Such questions are about ultimate things; they are about ultimate questions regarding reality, and here the Biblical worldview is undefeatable. It is not hindered by such stupid and inferior ways of thinking, as the world is left to.  (see my book: The Undefeatable Worldview). 

 

In any case, this is now what the U.S. Government is arbitrarily doing with some basic definitions of reality.  It is not so much a moral issue, as it is an attack against being able to simply communicate basic thoughts of intelligence.  What this means, is that like Jesus, who at times would use logical maneuvers to tear down His opponents and then to present the truth of the gospel we must be ready to combat the stupidity of our age in a similar way.  This is what Jesus did in Luke 11:18-20, "If Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? Because you say I cast out demons by Beelzebub. 19 "And if I cast out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they will be your judges. 20 "But if I cast out demons with the finger of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you."  Jesus Christ did not appeal to scripture, but used a simple logical maneuver to show the stupidity of His opponent’s argument and then presents the truth.  

 

There are times when we do not need to cry out immorality; rather, we need to show the foolishness of the anti-biblical worldviews and then show the superiority and glory of the Christian one. We must not forget, that all things needed in order to speak intelligently, only converge in the Christian worldview. As in all true beauties, perfections and glories, they belong exclusively to the Christian God as their original and whom they terminate back into, this perfection and beauty of logical glory only belongs to the risen Christ; no other system-of-thinking about the world has this. 

 

In a more large scale picture, this a maneuver by the power of the air, as it was in Jesus Christ's day, to make communication so rudimentary stupid that it hinders the gospel from being communicated in an intelligent and obvious way.  Do not fear, for some are destined--by their own moronic way of thinking--to find the Biblical worldview as foolishness, and so sometimes like Jesus we need to move on to others who still have the mental capacity to at least receive our message in a intelligent manner.  Do not find this strange, for Jesus beforehand told us this would happen.  Do not doubt, but believe in God, because the gospel is the power of God to salvation, and so, by God's sovereign choice, even one of the Pharisees--in the end--helped to bring spices to Jesus' burial because God made him to be born a second time--when at first it was foolishness to him.

 
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