Friday, November 14, 2008

The Storm Begins to Break

In a one sense, no one is surprised by the violent lashing out of homosexuals in reaction to the passage of Proposition 8 in California, supposedly "Fighting the H8" by displays of hate and threats particularly toward churches and Christians.

As friend and mentor Gil Bailie has stated,
Lately the violence incubated by sexual hysteria has been tearing through our society, to the utter amazement of those who swallowed hook, line and sinker the notion that sex and violence were alternatives to one other.
The anthropological powers and principalities associated with knocking over of prohibitions - particularly those related to sexuality - do not like it when humans enlightened by the biblical Spirit of truth begin to raise those same prohibitions once again.

The sense of entitlement engendered by the success of the neo-pagan's candidate of choice is going to stagger the remaining center of American society. The mimetic influence vast, the number of innocents sucked into the vortex deplorable, the damage to other innocents tragic. This cultural storm will, I fear, make world wars with clear lines of demarcation seem civil and comprehensible by comparison.

If you have the time, I highly recommend that you read the three segments on paganism in this post. A grasp of René Girard's mimetic theory will, at the very least, help one maintain a sense of equilibrium during the storm. For more compleat ballast, one must, however, turn to the source and summit of true ontology, epistemology, anthropology, and soteriology.

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