Thought on the Unreality of our Time (and its Arguable Correlation to Atheism)

Looking around at the Western world today, one truly wonders how future generations will look at us (as insane perhaps), for today we not only live in an age of sin–for ages of sin have, unsurprisingly, been with us since Adam–but we actually live in an age of literal topsy-turvy unreality, where, for example, 1) speaking the truth (that Islam, for example, is not, in any serious respect, a religion of peace) is somehow “racist” (even though Islam is not a race) but spreading falsehoods (that, say, equality actually exists) is a virtue, or where 2) unreal “micro-aggressions” in “university safe-spaces” (an oxymoron if there ever was one) are considered nationally news-worthy stories but the fact that Christians are by far the most persecuted religious group in the world is barely mentioned, or where 3) opposing such things as same-sex marriage on principled philosophical grounds is bigotry but unjustifiably labelling a person as a bigot is a great and courageous act, or where 4) a certain religion continues, on a daily basis, to commit terrorist attacks but we must nevertheless say, on pain of social punishment, that that religion is a religion of peace (or else its followers might kill you), or where 5) it is considered fashionable to mockingly laugh at the idea of the Eucharist (as if God could not easily do such a miracle) but at the same time we must immediately and unhesitantly accept that a man can become a woman simply by calling himself one; truly, we live in an upside down world, and even though it is true that correlation does not equal causation, one has to wonder about the fact that we, in the West, also live in the most secular time in history, and if non-Christians were thus reasoning incorrectly about the existence of God and Christianity, and if, as the good book says “For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.  Claiming to be wise, they became fools… (Romans 1:21-22, ESV), then, on Christian theism, it would not be surprising that a secular society would also reason incorrectly about the rest of reality, and is it thus not interesting that that is, I contend, very much what we see in our world today (as supported above), which makes you wonder if the correlation between secularism and embracing unreality is actually some form of causation between these two forces.

Advertisements

One thought on “Thought on the Unreality of our Time (and its Arguable Correlation to Atheism)

  1. Well, I’m less sure about the correlation with atheism and I don’t think anyone is claiming that people ontologically change gender, but instead that they have the right to present their identity (no future archaeologist is going to hesitate to identify the gender of a skeleton).
    But this idea of university safe-spaces, and that Islam cannot be criticised, is simply ridiculous. These movement to censor people to create ‘safe spaces’ for perceived victims and protected groups is becoming called the ‘regressive left’ (and some people call them “regressive progressives”).
    It’s a violation of free speech, and I hate it. I should be allowed to say anything I want (so long as I don’t incite violence) about anyone I wants. If I can’t defend my views, I will pay a social price. If my views are unpopular, but can be defended, people should be brave enough to be introspective and assess their views.
    The Eucharist is either a symbolic gesture, in which case, fine, I engage in symbolism and catharsis too, else it is perceived to be cannibalism is an absolutely hilariously bad bit of thinking to believe; that a God will, hundreds of thousands of times a weekend, intervene with reality to turn bread and wine into flesh and blood, but not drop some food in Africa. Everyone seems to agree that I should be allowed to say that.
    But if I say that Islam does not mean “Peace”, but “surrender” and cannot be about peace or equality if it rewards violence with virgins and commands the murder of gays, then I run the risk of even atheists telling me I can’t say that.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s