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Subjective truth: The Pig that Will Never Fly

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Our nation’s issues have nothing to do with preferred pronouns or fake insurrections or manic pushes for equity. They stem from an application of subjective truth to virtually everything.

Consider our founding charter. Progressives say the Constitution is a living, breathing document that must adapt to the times. As if the principles of liberty require adjustment because things have changed so much in a mere 234 years.

Do progressives truly believe we should reinterpret the Constitution to fit their perception of reality? Or because it’s more to the liking of people who pretend that its truths are somehow less true with the passage of time?

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Regarding truth, its meaning comes down to one question: Is it contingent on reality or feels? The notion that truth is whatever we feel it is—your truth, my truth—is absurd. The reality is that we all operate in a world of absolute truth, and we all affirm its supremacy a thousand times a day whether we accept it or not.

If truth doesn’t exist, then it would be true that truth doesn’t exist, and once again we arrive at truth. ~Nabeel Qureshi 

Church and state

As in politics, progressive leaders in Christianity believe that the Bible is not Scripture, but is merely a “library of books” written by men whose prejudices and viewpoints make it unreliable as a guide for Christian living. Question: If the Bible is a library of books, who’s the managing editor?

Rather than reject all Scripture, church progressives cherry-pick Bible truths they can live with it. Consider the easily digestible maxim that God is love. To them, God is only love. He doesn’t ask anything of them in terms of obedience or justice or truth.

To spiritual progressives, we have carte blanche to live without structure and without guidance other than what we feel is right. This eliminates personal responsibility and accountability. It also creates a contradiction: Spiritual life without the truth of Scripture is like self-governance without a timeless Constitution.

No truth, no compass

In the minds of progressives—in culture, government and religion—truth is purely subjective. Except when it comes to bolstering an agenda; then helpful truths quickly become absolute. Like these:

All men are created equal. This maxim actually means that everyone is created with equal worth to the Creator. It has been subverted to mean that everyone IS equal and thus should be given every opportunity to act upon this equality through denigrating measures such as affirmative action.

God is love. According to Scripture, love is only one of God’s attributes. The Bible also says God is holy and just and righteous and pure. These characteristics, if true, call for accountability and responsibility—just as our Constitution calls for rule of law based on self-evident truths.

Care for the poor. This is where progressives in religion and politics coalesce and differ most strongly with evangelicals and conservatives. In truth, it’s not a question of if we should help the poor; it’s how.

Polar opposite positions

Progressives think the federal government is best suited to help the poor. Conservatives think state and local government and religious groups and churches are best suited to help the poor. When we leave caring for the poor to the federal government, we wash our hands of them. The poor become enslaved to a system that crushes their spirits and keeps them dependent.

I receive care from the federal government—the Veteran’s Administration. Trust me, the federal government is a ponderous, inefficient caregiver; it’s far from ideal. Private healthcare, driven by incentive and the market, naturally provides the best quality of care. In terms of charity, local volunteers and people on the ground can make a real, lasting difference by helping poor people help themselves.

If political progressives think we should give people what they need without encouraging them to give themselves what they need, they do not understand human nature. Or worse, they have little faith in people and in the value of encouraging them to lift themselves up.

If religious progressives think God is all love and is not necessarily holy and just and that the Bible is not reliable, they do not understand God’s nature or human nature.

The pig that will never fly

On the subject of truth in politics and religion, allow me to offer these observations and concluding arguments:

I’ve never seen such a starkly obvious difference between those who rely upon Constitutional and Scriptural authority for governance and interacting with God and others and those who seek to create their own framework for the same. This faulty framework is based on feeling rather than thinking, emotion rather than cognition.

When progressives disregard the Constitution’s or Scripture’s authority, there is no rule of law—civically or spiritually.

Today’s progressives in the political and religious arenas seem to have forgotten this objective truth: What feels right is not always what is or ought to be right.

Subjective truth is by its nature not true. If a tree falls in a forest, it’s irrelevant whether anyone is there to hear its crash. And no, God cannot create a rock that even he can’t move. The size and weight of the rock is irrelevant. If he can make it, he can move it.

Subjective truth is like a sideshow clown who distracts and pleases childish minds with colorful balloon dogs. It’s a nonentity that binds the brains of many.

Dear leaders in government and the church: Let go of the lead balloon of subjective nonsense and let people soar on the wings of truth. It will truly set them free.

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Patrick is a journalist and writer with degrees in English and journalism. He served six years in the Navy where his life was changed forever by the Lord Jesus Christ. He lives in the Sierra Nevada of Northern California with his wife, dog and two cats. He enjoys hiking and cycling, taking pictures and blogging at https://luscri.com/



 
 
 

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Life

What Does the Term African American Mean?

The Left vehemently champions racial division

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I’ve never understood why Black Americans for several decades running were referred to as African Americans. Even if their ancestors were from Africa, the majority of the nation’s 44 million Black Americans has never been to Africa, have no viable connection to the continent itself, and have little or no concern about it.

Please Explain it to Me

Now here’s the really confusing part. Black Canadians, to my knowledge, generally have never been called African Canadians. Black people in Mexico have not been called African Mexicans. There’s little use of this type of terminology in Europe such as African French, African Italians, African Spanish, or African Portuguese.

Why, only in America, did the description of Black Americans, namely African Americans ever take hold? Overarching names for the various races have fallen out of favor in recent years. White Americans generally are not referred to as Caucasians. Black Americans are not referred to as Negroes.

Endless Morphs

You have to wonder how and why terminology, for various segments of our population, keeps morphing into something new. At one time white Americans referred to black people as colored people. If I were a member of the black community and was referred to by white people as a colored person, I would be upset. We all have a color!

Later, the most appropriate way to address someone of color was to say they were a person of color. However, that is also a misnomer as once again, we are all of some color.

Scientists, anthropologists, social researchers, and others have pointed out that theoretically there are no races. If you lined up every single person on Earth from the lightest skin to the darkest skin the gradation from person to person would be so slight as to be virtually undetectable.

I like the approach that actor Morgan Freeman has taken, and I wish that more people would adopt it. He has eloquently stated, on many occasions, that one way to stop being obsessed with race is to stop talking about it.

Obsessed with Race

A large faction within the U.S. – Democrats — are populated by subgroups with overlapping views: liberals, progressives, socialists, and Marxists. They want to keep race at the forefront of all public discourse. In their eyes, virtually any topic that you can address – the total eclipse in April, for example – has some underlying racial component embedded within it. Not all topics have a racial component, but that is what they propagate on a daily basis.

What’s more, people on the Left are on the ever-present lookout for anything which they regard as a transgression when others are referring to minorities. They particularly are focused on anything that a Conservative says, at any time, even if it was 30 or 40 years ago, that to the Left some way represents a slight or lack of respect for minorities, particularly Black Americans.

For these ‘race police’ it’s like a game. They are delighted when they are able to find something, anything, that they can aggrandize to the hilt, have the mainstream media pick up, and whip into a social and cultural frenzy.

This bit of historical news might be hard to recall, but four years before Barack Obama was elected U.S. president, the topic of race was less contentious. A Gallup Poll revealed that 74% White Americans and 68% of Black Americans felt that race relations in the country were good. 19 years later, 43% of White people and 33% of Black people reported the same.

If we could only return to those pre-Obama days when Americans, of all types, had some common goals and shared the same types of aspirations such as succeeding in their professions, building a strong financial base for their family, and raising happy and healthy children.

Divided Forever?

Alas, with so many on the Left vehemently championing racial division it looks as if we don’t have good prospects, at least for the immediate future, to return to those hallowed, pre-Obama days. As an eternal optimist, however, I believe that one day the clamor will die down, and once again, we will simply all be Americans.

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