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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Progressives' Tower of Babel

Tower of Babel (Vienna, via Wikipedia)
Real truth is timeless.  Eric Hoffer's "True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of
Mass Movements" is full of timeless truth.  Listen to this passage, from his introduction, and think how today's "Progressives" bitterly cling (heh) to the twin false premises of their faith:
Even the sober desire for progress is sustained by faith-- faith in the intrinsic goodness of human nature and in the omnipotence of science. 
 It is a defiant and blasphemous faith, not unlike that held by the men who set out to build "a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven" and who believed that "nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do."
Both of these premises are false.  But most of the American political scene today are based on them.  

Men are not intrinsically good.  They were made perfect originally, but we are fallen, and need the redemption of He who made us in order to become what we should have been.

Science is not omnipotent.  It isn't even omniscient.  Most of the time, these days, science isn't even experimental.  It whispers comforting mendacities to itself, in an attempt to avoid a conclusion the size of a gorilla in the room: a Great Mind created the heavens and the earth, and if He be a mind, we are as His Creation accountable to Him.



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