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Friday, October 19, 2007

Some thoughts from a psycho...

Most people in North America are superstitiously and self-servingly religious; they serve gods that "help those who help themselves" and think that they're essentially "good" people. They tread close to the edge of "socially acceptable" but never really "go nuts" and carry out their personal beliefs with consistency. Atheists never are true moral relativists, evolutionists discuss questions of "purpose" in the universe, Mormons claim to keep the Levitical law but never bother actually learning the law that they claim to keep, and so on and so on.

But every now and then though, there are people who really live out their beliefs, and when we see the outworking of an anti-Christian philosophy in a post-Christian culture, we're shocked and appalled. We imprison those people and demonize them, pretending that they're not normal and not living as we tell them that they should. Don't know what I mean?

Well, Jeffery Dahmer was a serial killer who was apprehended in 1991 and found guilty of murdering and dismembering at least 15 people. You can read about him here. A friend sent me this video of him explaining his own interpretation of his actions, and I gotta admit, I was surprised, though not really shocked. Check it out:

I was surprised at the connections that he admitted to making between evolutionary philosophy and his mass murdering. Now evolutionists would say "well, he's a psycho. He's mentally unstable and in need of therapy! Who cares what he thinks?" But I would reply, "well, if life is meaningless and you don't have to answer to anyone for your actions, why not kill a few people that won't be missed and start a skull collection? In the grand scheme of things, it won't matter one way or another, will it?"

Atheists and evolutionists may philosophically agree with that sentiment, but none of them wants to be the "victim who doesn't matter" for all men fear the grave, regardless of what they say.

It seems to me that the evolutionary and atheistic thinkers want the Christian worldview to be true only when it's convenient for them, and use Christian morality to reject people who carry out their own philosophies to their logical conclusions. Just some thoughts from a psycho. Until Next Time,

The Armchair Theologian


Blogger cflat said...

actually, evolutionary psychology suggests that the god crutch is an evolutionary left over from primitive man who was unable to understand the mechanics of the universe. No one has ever said that letting go of god was easy. In fact many, like Dan Dennett, would argue that some people simply can't because the results to themselves and those around them would be catastrophic. These people need the illusion of god and religion.

9:04 PM

Blogger The Armchair Theologian said...

cflat is back! Hey there!

You're right! Evolutionary psychologists (at least some of them) do say that. It is difficult to get rid of god (impossible, actually) and some people hang on to their religious systems (against all reason) because they are too scared to actually struggle through the issues and chase truth, wherever it may lead (or they know no other option to turn to that makes more sense to them).

Also, some people with PhD's in philosophy or biology or sociology think that because they attended Sunday school as children, they're somehow authorities on theology and have some sort of magic/supernatural access to ultimate and divine truth outside of divine revelation. Some people arrogantly wander from their fields of expertise and go on campaigns to publically parade their ignorange by shooting their mouths off on topics with which they have essentially zero understanding.

Some people instead simply start a!

Some people remain in poverty for their entire lives because they throw away hundreds of dollars every month on lottery tickets.

I'm guessing we can agree on general statements like those, though we might disagree on the particulars of their application.

1:21 AM

Blogger Lee Shelton said...

Hey, Lyndon, welcome back. Hope y'all are out of harm's way out there in So. Cal.

I linked to your post here. I also posted a video that goes along with yours quite well. Check it out.

4:55 PM


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