annatar1914 wrote:So in relation to this perhaps, I was reading the story of the rape of Dinah in the OT, in Genesis. Being raped by a Canaanite prince, her brothers Simeon and Levi trick his people and contrary to the Canaanite plans to forcibly assimilate Israel's children to them, the Canaanites instead are deceived and then killed by Dinah's brothers. Judith centuries later calls this a holy deed. A common society between two peoples can't be built on rape and forced assimilation into an unrighteous society.
The wicked have confirmation bias that only buttresses what they wish to do or are determined not to do, however, even at the risk of self destruction.
A civilization, in my opinion, is founded by the Wicked. Far from being the outliers and marginal people of a civilized society, they in fact are the creative and destructive core, the demon engine of " progress " and " civilization ". Civilization is made so they can live out a measure of existence in a kind of zone without God. Religions are created to help the Wicked find a legalistic path to satiate their desires without running afoul of other people who might have contrary opinions on the matter.
So, given that the Wicked create civilization, and the demented, the proud, and the abnormal are the creative and motivating spirits (Pagan society believed that spirits and daemons directly inspired artists and musicians) , I can make a more specific prediction about the West:
Within living memory, the West will be openly and full on Satanic/Luciferian, and Nazi/Fascist. Its not for nothing that Oswald Spengler called the Western Civilization " Faustian ", and the Prince of this World always gets his due.
Connected with this will be the deception behind the UFO " Extraterrestrial " phenomenon. History, and particularly the last 530 years , has tended towards that scenario. Giordano Bruno to Eric Van Daniken. Aristotle and Plato to Miguel Serrano and Julius Evola, Friedrich Nietzsche and Ludovici.
That is, we will be given a new mythology of origins which will be partly extraterrestrial for some varieties of humanity, while others will not be regarded as truly human at all, false creations of a Demiurgic figure that will be identified as the God of the Monotheistic religions but regarded as " evil" by the Satanic Luciferian forces.
Contra to all this, and in keeping with the feast of Pentecost and Trinity Sunday tomorrow, I affirm that God in Three Persons Is, and that with the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, salvation is possible. Life can lead to better life, to rational existence with the spirit of peace and joy, wisdom and loving kindness, grace and truth.
Such banishes the spirit of hatred and pride.
In the times we live in, such statements might seem to involve a contradiction, which is also of course unfortunately true. The Old Man is renewed day by day, with our propensity to sin, and so we sin, every day. Life is a struggle. Were it not so, I would frankly be more concerned, not less, fearing that God had allowed me to sink in my sins and gave me a spirit of self satisfaction instead of humility.
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.