Archive for October 31st, 2010

Our Established Religion 3: None Dare Call It Silly

What destroys an established religion in our latter days is not being wrong, it is being SILLY. In Nietzsche’s day, the various churches had fought vaccination, the idea that earth was over 4500 years old, the idea that the earth was not the center of the universe, and in fact worn a dunce hat over and over and over again for all to see.

When Nietzsche said God is Dead, he meant for intellectuals, real ones, not Mommy Professors. He meant that at the top of the idea chain, the God Industry had made a laughing stock of faith.

The Religious Industry lives entirely in THIS world. For a millennium and a half it had dictated all reality. The idea that His Kingdom is not of this world was absolute heresy.

I did a review of a Galbraith book many years ago for National Review. Posing as an intellectual biography, it was the same crap he had put in the hundred books before it. It had the usual supply and demand don’t work in it.

My statement was, “Galbraith is still talking about leftism in theory. Leftism is collapsing because it has been put into practice.”

Faith in the next world cannot be proven by discrediting evolution here.

This is a routine lesson no one has learned: You win power on theory, but once the theory is tried out, you are in deep trouble.

That’s what happened to the religion decided on at Trent and that’s what happened to the main line Protestant faiths invented by Luther and Calvin. Until competition from the Pentecostals made them toe the line more, they were actually on their way to the complete collapse European Protestantism has accomplished.

Exactly the same thing happened to the left with the trying out of Communism in the real world. You won’t see much real difference between how a Marxist today argues and how anti-evolutionists argue.

When the Soviet Empire collapsed FROM PURE SILLINESS, the whole leftist charade was exposed. No Christian wants to talk about the Christianity Industry’s battle against smallpox, and no leftist wants to talk about the fall of Communism.

Why not? Because any discussion of these things shows how SILLY they were. Not how their theories had imperfections, but just plain dribble-mouth silliness. I remember right after the USSR fell, one after another leftist commentator congratulated a respectable conservative on his understanding that liberalism is NOT Communism.

Actually Kennedy had been working with the Communists to undermine Reagan. The KGB files are filled with the people McCarthy called Communists. The last desperate bid to save the Soviet Empire by defeating the Strategic Defense Initiative they called Star Wars took out all the stops, all the pretense that the entire left was on the same side.

Joe Sobran noticed that, and wrote an article for National Review called “Congress’s Red Army.”

With new advances in knowledge about real animal behavior, the whole BASIS of leftist theory has been swept away. As it is tried out in practice it really shows its nonsense.

The Obama election has been a shouting example of this reality.

None Dare Call it Silly. That is, none who want to make a living in the kept opposition.