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“Not So Much A Fiscal Cliff As A Spiritual And Moral One”

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from Brutally Honest

6a00d834516bb169e2017c35dd185d970b-250wiThe mantra from the left for some time now is that culture must progress, must move forward, that the ways of the past are anathema and to be avoided, at all costs.

We’re paying a serious price for what they’re calling forward thinking.

Fr. Lemieux explains:

The modern idea of human freedom—that it means a rejection of human nature and the capacity to SpiritualMoralCliffcreate oneself virtually ex nihilo—actually destroys human freedom. As Leonard Cohen says in his song Closing Time, “It looks like freedom but it feels like death.”

Once human being is not essentially a gift given, it becomes a commodity. If we are all free to make of ourselves whatever we will be, if humanity is nothing but a blank slate on which to cast our ideas and achievements, then the human person as person is something of little account, little value. It is a very short leap from there to talking of ‘lives not worth living,’ of Ubermensch and Untermensch.

It all seems very fine to speak of freedom in these terms. It seems kind and tolerant to say that everyone just gets to make anything whatsoever they want of their lives, and that the essence of happiness and freedom is to do just that. It is sentimental, but sentimentality leads to the gas chamber.

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Article here.

» 5 Comments

  1. Czar of Defenestration

    January 17th, 2013

    I “see.”
    I aim.
    I conquer.

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  2. Anonymous

    January 17th, 2013

    Okay, I will be brutually honest. BF Skinner believed that we are born a blank slate. In other words “Souless”. I reject that notion with all my being. It scares me to think that anyone looking at child a newborn an can believe this nonsense. We as a people have a Freedom problem. We still don’t know exactly what it is. The quest goes on.

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  3. Shotwell

    January 17th, 2013

    Okay, I will be brutually honest. BF Skinner believed that we are born a blank slate. In other words “Souless”. I reject that notion with all my being. It scares me to think that anyone looking at child a newborn an can believe this nonsense. We as a people have a Freedom problem. We still don’t know exactly what it is. The quest goes on.

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  4. Jerry Manderin

    January 17th, 2013

    Our Pastor has been stressing this for months.

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  5. Billy Fuster

    January 17th, 2013

    This is a poorly written article that neither explains in terms of direct cause and effect nor gives clear solution to circumvent said “gas chamber”.

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