Paul's Passing Thoughts

How Political Landscapes Lead to Spiritual Oligarchy

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on January 19, 2013

ppt-jpeg4It may not seem like the present Obama administration could ever have anything in common with the present-day New Calvinist movement. But not only has there been stranger bedfellows in the past, there are always reasons for such alliances.

I’m not much of a political animal, but I also recognize that throughout history politics and religion are never strangers to each other, and again, there are reasons for that. America was an experiment, and the founders of our country had the Reformers on their mind. Why? Because historically, and as coined by philosopher Ayn Rand, faith and force are the destroyers of the modern world. Putting the government in charge of truth has always been a really bad idea, and the Reformers were not the least bit shy about enforcing their truth with a burning stake or hangman’s noose. Let us remember, the Puritans compiled the Westminster Confession at the behest of European government. It was primarily a government document.

Biblically speaking, what is more apparent than the end of the world culminating with a marriage of “church” and state? Hardly anyone disagrees on that point. And a cursory observation of Revelation showcases the slaughter of dissenters that comes part and parcel with such marriages. Always. That information intimidates Reformed types more than their jealously for the numbers who follow Joel Osteen—who they really fear is Ayn Rand types; i.e., thinkers that could be used mightily among the sanctified.

Also, I believe that the final form of faith and force that will destroy the modern world will have feet of iron mixed with clay (per the prophet Daniel), indicating a weaker control over the world than past oligarchies. And the reason for this? Plain and simple: the Information Age. Despotism has always been nourished, and will always be nourished by a tight control of information. That is why our brilliant founders were big on saturating America with information, and the advent of computers and other super-information devices will prevent the former glory of tyranny from experiencing its full potential.

President Obama is obviously not that crazy about the philosophy of freedom that America was founded on. Neither is he crazy about the philosophy of competence in regard to the masses also propagated by the founders. And neither are the New Calvinists. They believe the masses need philosopher kings. Obama believes the masses need welfare and thoughtfare. This is also the philosophical tie that binds Catholicism to the Reformers—a different doctrine to obtain the same results notwithstanding.

Per the usual, when the climate is just right, political tyrants of the day and spiritual despots get together for pizza. Political tyrants need the primary topping that spiritual despots need. Who orders a pizza without pepperoni? Who does that? And the primary topping for spiritual tyrants and dictators is, control. All religious movements bring their numbers to the table for a piece of the action and to use the government to tighten the control over their people that they already have which is never enough. This is the way it has always played out. The exception is followers of God who reject caste systems. Spiritual caste and political/social caste have never passed on dining together and never will.

And what is unique about Reformed theology is its attitude towards secular rule. Actually, the more it humbles man, the better. Humbleness is the only means to grace, and the more, the better. More humbleness, more grace. Who is better at humbling man than the array of tyrannical dictators of the ages? So, what I am saying is that people often get confused about strange alliances; say for example, Rick Warren and Barack Obama.

Look for the pepperoni.

paul

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  1. paulspassingthoughts said, on January 19, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    Reblogged this on Clearcreek Chapel Watch.

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  2. trust4himonly- Faith said, on January 19, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    Ha…. I was just talking about this very thing with my husband yesterday that because of the influx of information we are now able to sift through the lies and come to the light. I stated that because of the “clay mixed with iron” they will have some strength but will crumble in the process and we are seeing evidences of that today. Look at the lawsuits and stories that are pouring out via the internet. Many people are seeing IT; they are seeing the lies of the CHURCH/RELIGION and they are also seeing that they cannot put their trust in our political system either. This only drives one to have to put their trust elsewhere – a good motivator to putting that trust in Christ as our only Protector and Provider.
    Looking at past histories we see quite often that the Catholic Church did NOTHING to stop further destruction by despot leaders but were bedfellows. My mother-in-law, fleeing for her life, was proof of the church not standing at the time Castro took over Cuba.

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  5. Marcos said, on January 24, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    You do understand that at the time Castro took over Cuba, the church thought he was the good guy who was going to deliver us from the dictator, Batista. Once Castro had taken the reigns, it was probably too late for anyone to do anything–much like the current situation in the US.

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