In Ceremony (1) sought to highlight the money master's interface with the occult. A confusing -- even for me -- little post, will try and redeem.
Another quote from Edward Curtin's Unz article states:
Ah, the devil! He’s their man. A man of many names, but always an impostor. These pimps know his story and how he works his magic, and this is what their paymasters want from them: ways to use the old bastard’s bag of tricks to conjure confusion, and sow fear and paranoia. And to do this slow and easy in ways no one will recognize until it is too late.
'The devil'? What's this, or who, and how come doing -- what?
Let's presume the case and other than human-personalities engage us from the unseen. If nothing else, regarded as a potential influence behind the most monstrous acts. A way to seek and explain, the unexpected capacities of hatred and horror.
Then we come to the source and connection behind the elite-elite money-military lot. Stories of this and that -- leaked or disclosed -- suggest more into the metaphysical, than money, power, or sex.
Granted, throw in certain drugs and people can believe all sorts. Somehow though, transhuman and grand future visions seem to align with beyond-this-world claims.
Here's where for me, there's a particular issue:
Having no second-opinion view of a Bible-believing perspective might assume, certain fixed boundaries.
Got a bit lippy in Ceremony (1). Slagging off the near-on ubiquitous; we're 'supposed' to map today in the Book of Revelation. Called it 'dumb'. When in fact, it's unquestioning loyalty to particular -- albeit, contemporary -- tradition.
ALL, I am saying... is, give legitimate alternative's a chance.
If you haven’t heard of the Green New Deal, you probably live under a rock. The highly-anticipated policy proposal...
Another example. Aside from the pop-star politician, new-royalty crap look, the subject's obscured by assumptions.
On the environmental. a) the undisputed frightening wider state of the natural world is hardly brought up.
And b), whatever might be going on with CO2 is a debate stifled by outrage that "people dare question".
Sure, the general public by and large smell a bought and paid for rat. Yet, taken at a TV commentary level and much of the liberal progressive lot reckon a done deal. So "shut up" and don't be such a "cynical coal-loving schmuck".
On 'the devil is..?' Same old song.
No one much, alternatives or mainstream, digging too deep. Not Liberal to Evangelical, Catholic to Orthodox, Baptist to etc. etc. -- Dare, get more open. Face the Biblical debate.
Show me the exception?
Sure, Truthscoop's Division 3 or 4 among the waining conspiracy-talking online chatter. Yet, no one's even bothering to get into the underlying devil, in relation to God, talk.
Why? Because it might cause a big, shattering/challenging, change of mind.
OK, on the slap-dash Augustine critique on (1). First, he wasn't without much that needed saying. Re-shaped and right-on Christian theology... but, the baggage was bad. Taken on later, near-on ruined church action and vision. Bad, bad, bad.
So when reading those who look upon Christianity as portraying proper rotten contradictions? Can only stand in somewhat of an agreement.
Yeah, if this 'our' God, get why "Bog Off".
Accept -- dunno for sure -- where-at on an open theism spectrum. Here's a map. Shift and wonder, moderate and change.
Plus, have somewhat distinctive beliefs -- although accepted evangelical-wise, somewhere, here and there. My thing and this post: Lost on this before they start and dare not. All who assume over facing/respond.
Tut, tut, tut.
Here-be a short reboot on Ceremony. Clear my thoughts.
Depairing? Pissed off?
Love God and God L O V E S us: Answer to life.
Sure, so far unable to find an 'open and awake' one anywhere and going public.
What..? Think, somehow Mark, is oh so special. Na. Not my thang. Know too well the get-judgy 'above and better' come-on is blind stupidity and a trap.
Getting at a simple tester:
IF we can't face the arguments, we're demonstrating fear and pride. Being a weak-kneed one with the ultimate signs, sad to say... following.
On the devil: Defeated through and through. State of the world? Until, and if we talk to and hear God... grab Bible verses, sing a lot and cry-out. Oh and then, the promises fulfilled. We can overcome. Individual, collective and nation/s, to some degree.
Don't believe me. What the book says.
Let me get back under the rock.
Thanks for persisting.