Paul's Passing Thoughts

Church History is Fake News

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on March 1, 2017

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Whatever you think of Donald Trump, he is the face of a revolution. And unless you have been vacationing on the moon, you know he has coined the term, “fake news.” Journalism that distorts truth seeks to persuade the populous at large to think a certain way about those of contrary persuasion. Journalism that propagates false news is not objective and sides with those who have a particular social agenda.

The Trump revolution is a return to a purist form of government by the people and for the people. It is a return to Americanism and its foundational roots. Americanism was the first political ideology that said “no” to what had dominated all human history from the beginning: the elitist pagan-state caste system followed by the church-state. Americanism destroyed the church-state which led to Communism filling the void because humanity tends to gravitate, due to fear and propaganda, towards the idea that individualism leads to chaos. However, we are created as free individuals and eventually enough suffering will drive us to the purpose we are wired for.

When the serpent presented himself as a mediator other than God between Adam and Eve, they bought into it and this opened the door to myriads of other self-proclaimed mediators between God and man. Hence, human history. Read the Genesis account carefully with independent eyes; the pretense was a lack of full revelation that the serpent was there to satisfy, and the serpent is not necessary accusing God of hiding truth from Adam and Eve, but could have been presenting himself as a God appointed mediator. The text does not exclude such a notion. In addition, the foundations of all religion and politics was introduced: the material realm is evil (unknowing of reality), and beyond the material realm is knowledge of true reality. Hence, “the knowledge of good and evil.” As an aside, it is interesting to note that the Calvin Institutes of the Christian Religion flows from this one basic idea and introduces such in the first sentence of the same.

The point? Since the masses are unable to know reality, the realm beyond the material as defined by the philosophy or religion of your choice appoints mediators to rule over the great unwashed for their own good and the preservation of humanity. Do politicians think you are stupid? Well, yes, but it really goes beyond that; they don’t think you can know reality. Why else would Barack Obama et al state things that are obviously not true as if it were fact? This necessarily introduces authority as truth. Why do Catholics believe everything the Pope says regardless of how ridiculous it is? That’s why. “Yes, it sounds stupid, but his understanding is so far beyond what we can comprehend.” There is a reason why 900 people drank poison and perished in one day just because Jim Jones told them to do it. Authority as truth is a very powerful reality.

Be sure of this: everything seen in the political and religious realm flows from this basic construct.

In circa 400 BC, the big three, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, articulated the knowledge of good and evil into a scientific and sociological construct. Almost every thought in Western culture bears the DNA of these thinkers. For all practical purposes, Plato’s “The Republic” is the bible of socialism and always has been. Read this spot-on description of their contribution to historical ideology:

 Along with his teacher, Socrates, and his most famous student, Aristotle, Plato laid the very foundations of Western philosophy and science. Alfred North Whitehead once noted: “the safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.” In addition to being a foundational figure for Western science, philosophy, and mathematics, Plato has also often been cited as one of the founders of Western religion and spirituality. Friedrich Nietzsche, amongst other scholars, called Christianity, “Platonism for the people.” Plato’s influence on Christian thought is often thought to be mediated by his major influence on Saint Augustine of Hippo, one of the most important philosophers and theologians in the history of Christianity.

Please note: Catholics and Protestants, regardless of their animosity towards each other, both claim Augustine as their founder. John Calvin and Martin Luther were rabid followers of Augustine. So, what is the source of their contention? Answer: Aristotle.

Simply stated, perhaps crassly so, Aristotle did not draw the same strict dichotomy between reality and the common man. This made him more along the lines of Socrates rather than Plato. For purposes of this post, I want to keep it simple and say that Aristotle believed that the common man can know stuff. That muddies the waters between individualism and strict collectivism. That tips the balance of rightful power (and freedom) towards the people. Aristotelianism also promotes elitism, but in this case, it can be earned by anybody who brings the right stuff to the table. In other words, Aristotle promoted individual upward mobility and rejected predetermined caste. That grated against historical ideology…

…and incited the Protestant Reformation. Catholicism had long been predicated on Platonist ideology. Starting in the 12th century, the integration of Aristotelianism and the Bible began creeping into the Catholic church and replacing the integration of Platonism with the Bible. This was a threatening prerequisite to a shift in power and influence. The Protestant Reformation sought to return the Catholic Church to Platonist Christianity. Any other stated cause is grossly misinformed.

While the Protestant Reformation set Europe on fire fueled by religious bloodletting of biblical proportions, Aristotelianism also ignited the Enlightenment Era which eventually gave birth to Americanism and the American Revolution. America was originally settled by Protestant political refugees of the Platonist sort who were sent packing after the Revolution, but this left a confused Protestantism which arose from the ashes of the colonial Puritan theocracy. American Protestantism became a confused hybrid of individualism and the religious socialism of the past.

With this all considered, we now come to the subject of fake news. Church history is fake news. “Church,” however, is a very important word because it represents the institutional church, its attempt to be a mediation in addition to Christ while claiming to represent Christ, and indicative of the power-hungry political entity that it is. Church is a whore seeking intercourse with any government that will enforce its orthodoxy. For humanity’s own good of course. Protestantism has never been predicated on the separation of itself from the state and anyone who thinks so is egregiously misled and misinformed.

The framers of Protestant orthodoxy never experienced the separation of church and state, and never imaged church apart from the state. Protestant orthodoxy is a church-state doctrine that assumes the government’s responsibility to enforce its orthodoxy. Most Protestants think it would be wonderful if the clear majority of government officials were “Christians.” For all practical purposes, this would be a representative republic functioning as a theocracy. Unwittingly, Protestant minds fail to connect the dots accordingly. Supposedly, God would bless America if the likes of Jerry Falwell became president. No, the Catholics would then vie for power, and we would have a return to the bloodletting that plagued Europe for hundreds of years.

The church-state rejects any notion of a good conscience among common people. Mankind is totally depraved and must be ruled over. Listen to the jingle heard in every Protestant church: “God will judge America if we don’t elect Christians.” Any churchian that would even hire a secular plumber is deemed a traitor to the cause.

And the much bigger problem follows: Protestantism needed a doctrine of salvation that matched its church-state mentality. It shouldn’t surprise us: a righteousness defined by perfect law-keeping which Jesus will supply for us if we are “members of the church in good standing.” By partaking in the “means of grace” only found in the church (of course, where else?), Jesus will fulfill the law for us.

Yes, you can know what the historical results of a church-state political party predicated on a false gospel will yield: look at church history; it is a history awash in blood and shocking brutality.

The gathering of God’s children for purposes of edification and fellowship was never found in the institution of the Church political party. For 300 years, the followers of Christ functioned as a family organization because that’s what it is. “Church,” as we know it today, was established in the fourth century after effectively seducing Rome and replacing the pagan-state as Rome’s mistress. God’s family has never gone away, it simply doesn’t make the news and never has. The fake news of church has always been presented as the only reality, and for the most part, its heroes are antibiblical murderers. Events like the Salem Witch trials are not obscure historical anomalies, they are the result of a false gospel and indicative of church history. Secular entities have never been apt at producing so-called martyrs while the church has always been marvelously effective at murdering heretics and accused witches by rack, the noose, and the burning stake. Even in modern times, the church’s collectivist ideology has driven mass murder to insoluble proportions.

We know this because the institutional church’s gospel is false per biblical facts that are embarrassingly simple. With all the intellectual bravado portended by Protestant folklore and myth, it makes justification by faith alone apart from the law justification by the law apart from us because Jesus keeps/kept the law for us. But the Bible never limits justification apart from the law to us only, it is justification apart from the law period because there is no law that can give eternal life; only the new birth can give eternal life. Protestantism, with all its pomp and circumstance, falls on one simple word; “apart.” It is a haughty and steroidal arrogance that could not win a debate with a school child armed with this one good question. But yet, what other historical buffoonery has murdered so many over the misunderstanding on one word?

Be sure of this: the simplicity of the Protestant error has not escaped the minds of many throughout history; they have just been kept out of the news which was easy to do because historically, layman have had very limited access to the production of mass media. Of course, with the advent of the internet that is changing. Hence, those who see this simple error are not going to disappear from history any longer. What effect will this have on the Protestant false gospel and the institution in general? That remains to be seen.

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  1. John said, on March 1, 2017 at 12:23 PM

    Since information has become freely available to the mortal man and woman (thanks to Paul Simon, 🙂 ), the Protestants’ false gospel and demonic theologies (especially, I mean especially the evil Calvinist/Reformed nonsense) are slip sliding away from the dirty hands of their whoring peddlers and down the sewers where they belong.

    And here is a take on “post-truth” campaigning, as made by a public thinker. (I also think; true, but not always in public). And because I think, I think there’s a link between “post-truth” and fake news. Somewhere.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/education-38557838

    And because it has come up in my thinking (sort of in public), here’s a verse from my friend Paul.

    “God only knows; God makes His plan
    The information’s unavailable to the mortal man
    We’re working our jobs, collect our pay
    Believe we’re gliding down the highway
    When in fact we’re slip slidin’ away.”

    Well, no more…the info is now available. Let’s not be held hostage by those with the fake power in their dirty claws. No more fear; simply the truth, and let’s live out that love.

    Okay, here’s the whole song:

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    • john smith said, on March 1, 2017 at 3:58 PM

      So they’re calling true truth post-truth rather than calling their fake truth fake-truth. How cute.

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  2. john smith said, on March 1, 2017 at 4:30 PM

    This is a really good explanation.

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  3. republican mother said, on March 2, 2017 at 7:47 AM

    I believe it was Tolstoy who said, history would be a wonderful thing if only it were true.

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  4. Martin said, on March 2, 2017 at 8:41 AM

    “Church is a whore seeking intercourse with any government that will enforce its orthodoxy.”

    It is great to read words that have not been minced.

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    • john smith said, on March 2, 2017 at 9:07 PM

      Fake news just won’t give it a rest. The same disproven narratives keep coming back, just like heretical orthodoxy.

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  5. johnimmel said, on March 3, 2017 at 11:44 AM

    And of course my .37 cents worth of commentary revolves around the impact of the Kant, Hegel, Bishop Berkeley axis if evil.

    They are the architects of all post truth/fake news ideologies. Kant is a secularized (sort of) version of Calvin. And their root conflict is a rejection of reality as objective. Any ideology that rejects the objective, must by default require man to recreate existence . . . and when man must recreate existence Man must first wage war over who is in charge of existence. There is no voluntary consensus on such things so violence inevitable resolves the conflict. This means that if the philosophical irrational win the fight because they were willing to do the greatest violence they get to define “reality” for everyone else.

    The only reason American Calvinists haven’t risen to the top of the American political food chain is because american’s are highly suspicious of Christian religious leaders peddling political power. (As a curious aside it is strange that they don’t hold the same suspicion of Islam. Be a Muslim and declare Sharia law as the supreme law of the world and college coeds start donning head scarves in caliphate solidarity. How mad is that?)

    Anyway . . . unless people are willing to fight for Existence qua existence or the Objective as objective (If we won’t fight for the requirements of a rational world) we’ve already lost. Political leftists are already using violence and those on the political right are . . . uh . . . how to say in a PG blog ??? they are Puuuu seyes and won’t fight back. It won’t be too much longer before America collapses into despotism regardless of we have Donald Trump in the White house.

    I think that New Zealand is looking pretty good and I’ve checked out the . . . Czech Republic. They have banned Muslim migration if i understand it correctly so that is a real plus.

    BTW: I don’t think the Donald coined the term “Fake News” If memory serves it was a term first used by the political left to discredit the Wiki dumps for the Podesta and Clinton email. They were trying to portray it as propaganda but the problem was they were guilty of making stuff up and the “fake news” name was most appropriately applied to the existing leftist elites using radio and television.

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    • Andy Young, PPT contributing editor said, on March 3, 2017 at 2:18 PM

      “I think that New Zealand is looking pretty good and I’ve checked out the . . . Czech Republic.”

      I’m ready to move to Texas if their secession looks like an inevitable reality!

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      • johnimmel said, on March 5, 2017 at 1:35 PM

        yea . . . well, I’m cautious about Texas cessation. First because for as conservative as Texas is generally their city centers are bastions of progressive policy. I went to Austin to see if i’d like to live there (for the same reason) and while Austin is beautiful it is full of political leftists. And since the government is centered in Austin the political influences of the state are trending hard left.

        The second problem with Texas cessation is I don’t think they have enough internal military power or natural resources to resist Mexican aggression, Muslim aggression (Houston is a citadel of Islamic education. If memory serves some of the best Islamic schools in the world are in Houston) and inevitable war that will spark with the federal government.

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      • john smith said, on March 5, 2017 at 7:41 PM

        I think secession talk is ceased unless Trump fails to build the wall. We don’t want to be on the Mexican side of the wall.

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  6. lydia00 said, on March 4, 2017 at 8:05 AM

    It’s not just the philosophy behind collectivist thinking it’s the willingness to lie, perpetuate violence and destruction, censor opponents and shout them down. It’s not a place for people with principles. These are people who view the above as free speech.

    Going up against them is a nasty business.

    The leaders of the left want a race war. People, resources and such are easier to control within total chaos. They are protected from the worst of it anyway. I view the leftist citizens as marionette dolls controlled by self serving leaders who would lose their position if a whole groups of people were doing well for themselves. It is dependent politics. That is what the left leaders want from the illegals and refugees. Huge numbers whose survival is dependent on their great leaders who provide for them.

    When you have NGO’s like the corrupted Catholic Charities paying illegals legal bills (even when criminal) with federal dollars, its worse than you think. There are many citizens who can’t even get legal aid to talk to them and need help.

    If there is more burden than benefit to being a citizen, what is going to happen? How long will the working poor citizens burdened with regulations keeping them from progressing put up with it? Many used to be middle class before Obama and his social engineers. Some needed help but the Fed subsidized housing here went to refugees. There is a 6000 waiting list of citizens in just this one city. In the last 8 years, food stamps have increased 40 percent.

    People are worried about diversity? How long do they think this sort of economy last. Frankly, I have no seen this much economic disparity in my lifetime. Gov workers are protected but pensions systems broke. Does Obama think diversity is spared economic ruin?

    The left leaders had a big party. They took care of themselves and establishment useful idiots. The Clintons for stinking rich selling access and favors globally. For the life of me, I can’t figure out how people cannot see it or don’t care. It’s like they admire potentates but think the concept of self governing is selfish. Hillary is glad they think that way. It is her hope for reputation vindication and putting Chelsea in Congress. I wonder what potentate paid for her 10 million dollar NYC apt?

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    • johnimmel said, on March 5, 2017 at 1:27 PM

      Hey Lydia00

      Well, the philosophy tells the intellectuals that there is no reality as such or maybe better said their is no objective reality which means their is no such thing as lying.

      On the few occasions that Rush Limbaugh dabbles in the world of philosophy he mostly gets things wrong but recently he has gotten the philosophical roots of the political Progressives correct. Reality is a construct created for the benefit of the haves against the have nots. Reality is a tool used to oppress gender, race sexual orientation etc.

      The Progressive logic concludes that it is morally correct to over throw anyone who embraces a “reality” that is responsible for political oppression. The political goal must be the over throw of reality as such. And the intellectuals of the Progressive left are working toward that goal with gusto. The tools they use are what catch us all so flat footed. We are confronted with big lie after big lie and most people cannot fathom the moral justification of the lie because we think lying is fundamentally immoral. We argue about their “Hypocrisy” because we think that intellectual inconsistency and rational integrity are a virtue. But they don’t. To be Liberal is to never have to say you are sorry. To be a progressive is to never hold an absolute.

      Notice that the concept Lie means the deliberate misrepresentation of objective existence. Meaning the word lie presumes that man can identify reality and then correctly represent reality BUT chooses to deliberately misrepresent so that they can deliberately mislead. But if reality is merely an abstraction to be shaped and molded by (whatever is in charge of such things) then there is no such thing as lying which means their is no such thing as hypocrisy.

      The axis of evil that i was referring to goes like this: Bishop Berkeley laid the foundation to destroy reality, Hume took that foundation and completed the destruction of causation. Kant recreated “reality” by separating man from his mind and his mind from existence. Hegel capitalized on the foundation laid by the previous three and concluded that state was the agent for creating reality and Marx combined everything before and concluded that the purpose of government was to shape reality in behalf of the rich and it was morally correct for the poor to wage war in service to economic equality.

      What we see playing out on television is the practical application of these philosophical roots. The coup d’etat we see being organized to overthrow the american government is being executed by people who are committed to the philosophical progression.

      Are their useful idiots being used to achieve the overthrow of the american government? Sure, but never forget people take action based on their ideas. The real scary part is that the useful idiots do in fact agree with the intellectual leadership. There are very smart people who actually think that Chuck Schumer is speaking the “truth.”

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  7. Argo said, on March 4, 2017 at 9:27 AM

    “Church History is Fake News”

    The sad thing is that most Christians have no idea why this headline is so hilarious; and so appropriate to today.

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  8. Argo said, on March 6, 2017 at 8:40 AM

    “But if reality is merely an abstraction to be shaped and molded by (whatever is in charge of such things) then there is no such thing as lying which means their is no such thing as hypocrisy.”

    But if there’s no such thing as lying, then there can be no such thing as truth; which means that they cannot claim that conservatives have actually violated any moral standard, nor can they claim that: A. They have any contrary ideology, and B. That they are doing ANYTHING at all…because every claim about anything presumes upon something that IS, which is just another way of saying “is true”..or “is real”.

    Also, isn’t the claim that “there is no reality” a contradiction in terms?

    So…I think maybe they are just stupid? I don’t know. I hate to think that there are some that are just hopelessly and irreparably ignorant but I’m not sure where else to go.

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