annatar1914 wrote:I am absolutely an Orthodox Christian of the most traditional and doctrinaire sort. But I detest a certain kind of politics that takes it upon themselves to declare that I must be a Romanov Monarchist, that I must be in the camp of the White Guard, of Kolchak and Denikin and the rest, or I am not an Orthodox Christian.
But neither am I of the liberal sort that is all in for this modern faux-progressive age. Likewise, a servile attitude towards the Theomachists of the Bolshevik power leaves me cold as well.
One would have to go back into history to understand why, but we live in an age where history is something despised, that one shouldn't try to learn from, all that matters is today and today's dollar.
I think that the key to understanding events today in fact lies in seeing the period 1914-1989 as one long war, fought by two sides, and one side fought back with the knowledge that most fighting had no clue as to what the real objectives of this war were.
Of this, I will turn my next few posts of reflection.
@Political Interest , @Potemkin
Well, I had intended to dive deeper and tackle these issues in more depth. But something happened elsewhere outside of PoFo that is going to change my direction for now.
I have as many know, been a advocate for the literal reality and physicality of the unseen realms which are believed in by many religions including Christianity. But what's more, and what came up in discussion outside PoFo, was that Gender is very much a physical reality in the higher spiritual realms as well. We know of many male Angels, and even of female Angels as we can read in Zechariah 5:9;
''...Then lifted I up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came out two women, and the wind was in their wings; for they had wings like the wings of a stork: and they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heaven....''
We read in Scripture in Genesis of fallen Angels who mate with mortal women. Our Lord spoke not that Angels have no Gender in Heaven, but that ''they neither marry nor are given in marriage''.
Clearly however, the history of thought on these matters in the West has been actually quite hostile, beginning with Scholasticism and a hatred of physicality, of ''gross'' Matter, that I think comes from both Greco-Roman Philosophy and the outcomes deriving from a male mandatory celibate Clergy in the West (and frankly, numerous clergy historically of ambiguous sexuality, with an ambivalence towards gender issues and all that, embedded within the Western celibate clergy).
Hmm, Gender as something foundational to physical reality of both seen and unseen realms, with the Highest Reality, God (in Christian and other teaching) indicating that it's important to see Him, as ''Him'', however mysterious that might appear...
Kind of fits in with my earlier ruminations on the West and Modernity tending towards Matriarchy over time, and what forms that takes or will take.
There is every reason to believe that Nietzsche turned away from Christianity because the Christians, taught by Aristotle and the Stoics, completely forgot the primordial jubere and remembered only the parere which follows it.