Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Doomed to Failure

"... force without spiritual foundation (is) doomed to failure," wrote Adolf Hitler in Mein Kampf. Of course, basing his Third Reich on a kind of kitsch German paganism was not sufficiently endowed with transcendence either. However, any governmental leader ought to heed his advice; in particular, those who assume they can will to power their regime in a sort of functional atheism. This is the recent and peculiar dream of Gnostic secularists who try to lift humanity - and themselves - by their own bootstraps.

"When an unclean spirit goes out of someone, it
roams through arid regions searching for rest but, finding none, it says, 'I
shall return to my home from which I came.'
But upon returning, it finds it swept clean and put in
Then it goes and brings back seven other spirits more wicked than itself who move in and dwell there, and the last condition of that person is worse than the first." (Lk 11:24ff)

The vacuity of such endeavor will quickly be filled, as Our Lord warns (above), with the spiritual entities that C. S. Lewis warned of in his book, That Hideous Strength, and mortals had best steer clear of. Selah.

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