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Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Opus 2019-235: Hatred, by Any Other Name, Be It Oh, So Sweet..., part 5 of 5, Limitations

Should we use what we know about genetics to breed people like we do dogs and apples?  Evolutionist and atheists should be all in on breeding a master race.  It is consistent with their view of the nature of humanity.  One of the science fiction themes that comes up is cultures in which people are bred to be members of certain classes or functions.  Some are warriors; some, librarians.  If you believe in evolution then it should be a challenge to see what you could come up with.  If you don’t believe in God then you can develop the ethics to suit your current desires.  You would call it progress.

They may have moral objections but it is purely subjective.  Their opinion is no more valid than Stalin’s.  We tend to forget that the current crop of Progressives began with a group that were big into eugenics.  They had no trouble sterilizing “inferior” people.  It was for the good of the race.  Often they start with what seems logical, if you have several generations of severe retardation, why not make it so the defect cannot be passed on?  The immediate immorality is punishing people for the condition of their ancestors.  The problem that eventually emerges is a sliding scale of inferior.  The Progressives of today who control the social media have decided that being conservative is a defect.  They are trying their best to destroy that evil gene.

Why not breed people for specific results?  One of the things that stands in the way is people who believe in the God of the Bible.  We believe that we are created in the image of God.  The technical term is Imagio Dei.  We believe that life begins at conception and that God instills a unique soul into each human being.  That makes them different from the animals.  That means we are not tomatoes that can be altered to be easy to harvest or wheat that can become resistant to drought.  It puts limits on what is acceptable.  The anti-Christian crowd does not like that.

That means hatred based on superficial characteristics is not allowed.  Can you hate evil?  Yes, but keep in mind that evil is defined by God and not by the latest broadcast of the View or by your favorite celebrity.  Evil exists.  The first step to fighting it is to admit it exists.  Sometimes you can separate the person from the thing you hate.  Other times in is who they are.

Christianity teaches that man is inherently sinful.  That does not mean that they are nasty and kick puppies.  It means that they are focused on themselves instead of God.  It means that they reject the God of the Bible and want to establish their own right and wrong.  It means that morality is relative and based on consensus rather than objective truth.  Evil is a problem.  The atheist says that the cause is a faulty society and the right government programs can fix it.  Christians believe that what is broken is man himself and he can only be fixed by God, but it can be fixed.

Hatred will always be with us.  Maybe we should look at ways to deal with it, ways that really work.  You won’t find them in science or philosophy unless they are in submission to the God of the Bible. 

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