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Prophecy Old And New
11/8/2006 5:07:18 AM

The Status Quo Endures

 

The old prophets warned us that we had better renounce the idols of our native corruption and love the jealous god alone, or else disaster shall invariable ensue from our adultery. A few duly humiliated survivors shall remain to rebuild pursuant to the practice of the blind faith of the only true religion, the worship of absolute power anthropomorphically conceived as the supreme patriarch or overarching father of all. And our forefathers laid down the law that we had better obey his princely authorities on earth, no matter how evil they might be, in the name of god for our own good. That in effect leaves us subject to the status quo but with some hope for redemption according to our doom, hope that we might be set down in what funereal preachers call the Better Place. Either obey and go to heaven, or disobey and go to hell. At least Oriental reincarnation gave law-abiding people whatever number of chances it might take to eventually ascend and at one’s own speed, from grueling slavery to absolute freedom, hence redemption or the re-dooming consisted of an untold number of dooms. The new prophets, suspicious of the ambiguous god of hate-based love, leery of the deification of egotism, the very Vanity of vanities, altogether skeptical of the projected god’s arbitrary definitions of good and evil, and indignant over the condemnation of human nature at its very origin, speak otherwise, not in the absolute terms of either/or, but in the relative terms of business-as-usual pursuant to the progressive practices of feel-good, anything-goes, secular religion, aided and abetted by high technology. At least we can feel better about the status quo, particularly if our material lot, mean as it might be, is better than that allotted to others. Overall, in an historical retrospective, our material conditions have improved, although morality has barely moved – some say in reverse – so let us have more of the good things, and let the old faith in death be damned. Of course modern prophecy has its do-or-dies, its or-elses, its humiliating disasters for our own good - but the disasters would not solve the population problem. Wherefore we are to welcome the changes invoked in the name of inevitable progress by the power elite who benevolently control the means of production and high technology. "Welcome Change", reads the welcome mat, and whosoever refuses to become welcome mats for the governing fraction's changes shall be swept away by the new wave clashing with the old wave, and they shall wind up as flotsam and jetsam of society in dire need of rehabilitation rafts if not immediate cremation. Since Nature no longer personally serves God, and the divine man is virtually dead to boot, the tsunamis of holy water are metaphorical. The population shall explode again, this time by virtue of high technology. The saintly moral virtue of old is rendered irrelevant, so diluted by the new wave that, relatively speaking, very little of it can be found in any one place. “After all is said and done and we approach the end of history - total happiness - progress is no longer a moral issue but an economic one,” explained a prophet of modern progress. Human motives or drives or instincts associated with corruption by the old prophets are good for society providing they are governed by liberal politicians to the end that at least forty-percent of the Power worshiped by religion is liberally distributed among its adherents. A revisionist historian duly notes that the most useful virtue of old was the ruthless virtue of vicious men and not the renunciation of benevolent saints.

 

 



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• Bank Run - Thursday, September 18, 2008
• cHaNGe - Friday, September 12, 2008
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• Ms. Bloghog Strikes Again! - Friday, September 05, 2008
• Change - Tuesday, January 29, 2008
• Note on the Nature of Mysticism - Sunday, October 21, 2007
• Native Americans - Saturday, April 28, 2007
• Fascism is not a rational ideology - Saturday, April 21, 2007
• Self-Certainty and Self-Doubt - Friday, April 13, 2007
• Arguments - Thursday, February 08, 2007
• Absolute Faith - Thursday, January 04, 2007
• Faith In Nothing So To Speak - Tuesday, January 02, 2007
• the little hitler in everybody - Wednesday, December 27, 2006
• Saint Paul & Thomas Hobbes - Friday, December 08, 2006
• A Unique Coincidence - Saturday, December 02, 2006
• Paul's Success Was a Miracle - Monday, November 27, 2006
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• Thought For Food - Monday, October 30, 2006
• Paul Ricoeur’s Personal Anthropology - Friday, September 15, 2006
• What's Happening? - Tuesday, August 08, 2006
• Actor and Patient - Sunday, July 23, 2006
• Something Happens to Her - Thursday, July 20, 2006
• The Fact of Consciousness - Saturday, June 17, 2006
• Fact as Event - Saturday, June 17, 2006
• Sensation, Perception, Conception - Saturday, June 17, 2006


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