Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Existentialism

Today I learned about existentialism.
Modern Progenitor:Soren Kierkegaard.

Basic Characteristics: "Truth is relative", "there is no absolute truth", "do what feels good", "follow/listen to/trust in your heart", "look inside you...", etc, etc, etc!!

Well remembered/memorable results: The 60's era, Neoorthadoxy, the drug "solution", the suicide "solution", the "peace" movement, homosexuality, rock music, and a "'spiritual' encounter" with god. (I don't capitalize that word because the "thing" that they perceive as "god" is not anything like the one, true GOD.)

Some results to curches because of this movement: Infiltration (As an interesting friend of my sister put it...modern day church-goers are looking for a "'spiritual' high". It is a shame that for every new religion like Darwinism, or Marxism people in the body of believers always try to fit God's Principles into it instead of fitting it-or throwing it out- based on God's Principles), the "new gospel" (of refurbished Marxism)(that God came for the abused minorities and to liberate, and enrich the poor), and most of all- Stagnation.

Resource: 7 Men Who Rule the World From the Grave.

Conclusion: God came for the "sick", that they might have a doctor. God came for the "infirm", that they might be healed. This means that God came for the sinners. He came to save them from eternal damnation, to wash them from all the sin that would keep them away from Him, and so that all mankind could be without excuse (Romans 1:19b). Sadly, though many of our brothers and sisters in Christ have fallen for some/many of these lies. They truly believe that the Bible (or at least most--if not all of it) is outdated, judgmental, and legalistic. Even though many want to discredit it, the Bible is true and infallible. There WILL be a judgment day for believers (Rom.14:12) and un-believers.
Truth is there, it is up to us to discern it, get it, and spread it.
(I can never say anything without preaching can I?)

8 comments:

Daniel said...

nothin wrong with preaching, though you may in time choose to use less quotation marks. a steady level of sarcastic disdain can hurt more than it helps

Warbler said...

I wouldn't call it sarcasm. I use them more for emphasis..and to sety aside words that are defined by those who use them in the wrong ways....par example....thier use of "spiritual" has NOTHING to do with the HS.

kalipay said...

his point about the steadiness of carcasm should be taken to heart, though, sister. we P's and our quotations marks, eh Dan?!

Daniel said...

hehe I think maybe you P's see single word quotes differntly than I do. To me, and I think others, the quotes show disapproval of something so great that you even disapprove of its name, as if it should be called something much worse. The fact that your disapproval is felt and not stated lends an air of sarcasm to your words, and makes your demeanor seem almost mean-spirited, like you are lashing out in anger instead of just expressing yourself. Of course from time to time, this is a good thing, but it helps to balance the negative with positive- the ugliness of sin... but! The holiness of God (yay!), etc. Let me know if such comments are unwelcome, I do not want to be a nuisance or a know-it-all, just trying to explain why I see it that way.

Josiah K. Walters said...

While the more recent Germans scholars (1850-present) are generally quite good with critical analysis of language, &c., they do not usually maintain very good doctrine. Many of Germany's scholars, e.g., Schleiermacher, Barth, Harnack, Bauer, Holtzman, Ritschl, Bultman, Scholz, et alii, tend to be rather weak on orthodox theology.

Warbler said...

That is very interesting, Dan. I have never thought about quoes like that. As I said above, to me it denotes a different/wrong definition of some word.

Rachel said...

good to hear how you view the use of quotes, cause I realize now I may be giving the wrong impression sometimes through my use of them. yikes!

RM

Wingman said...

well, I dont see much problem with the way I see them used here...