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September 20, 2009

On the Loss of Perspective

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“God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives: who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us to clean ourselves? What festivals of atonement, what sacred games shall we have to invent? Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us? Must we ourselves not become gods simply to appear worthy of it?”
-Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

There is more and more this comparative approach to life. The increasing secularization of the western world along with developments in modern science effectively have killed the Judeo-Christian God. In its place, comes the celebration, the substitution, called diversity.

In its place, life lacks purpose and nothing has any importance. Instead people retain only their own multiple diverse and fluid perspectives. This is the world of modern America where, without need for editorial comment, 40% of all births are out of wedlock, where there have been 50 million abortions since Roe v. Wade. The loss of its obligatory and above it its vitalizing and upbuilding power, then nothing more remains to which a human can cling and by which a person can orient one’s self. This in the age where American government grapples with how to deal with government employees who, in the name of America, tortured. In the same age,American government had no trouble allowing soldiers who raped in Iraq to be tried. This is the world of modern America which was not supposed to believe in caste systems. In an America, where during Watergate not even the president was above the law.

The ‘death’ of God eventually leads to the loss of any universal perspective on things, and along with it any coherent sense of objective truth. Welcome to the age of diversity and moral relativism. It is the philosophy of the American public school system. When the struggle for the grasp for the truth has never been harder, if you relied on the modern media that in comparative approach to life, for justice and equality.

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