In discussing Nebuchadnezzar’s dream in Daniel 2, and “the terror of dreams” in general, R.J. Rushdoony said we don’t like dreams because they have a way of reminding us that we are not in control. Just like happens in real life every day, dreams feature events we can’t control–often bizarre and terrifying events that can’t be ignored.
Modern hyper-humanists prefer a universe governed by pure chance–that is to say, not governed at all. If there’s no God–they so want there to be no God–that leaves a power vacuum which they, The Smartest People In The World, can fill. But of course they can’t do that if they’re merely creatures subject to an all-powerful, all-knowing, all-righteous Creator.
Today’s global elites and Big Tech oligarchs have power, surely more power than is good for them; and in their own eyes they’re already fantastically wise and always growing wiser, and as righteous as it’s possible to be. They’ve already qualified for godhood–so why aren’t we bowing down to them? Ungrateful peasants!
Once they learn how to download themselves into computers, these big cheeses will be functionally immortal, barring tiny, unforeseen computer glitches. Nebuchadnezzar never had it so good, even though the normal salutation was “O king, live forever!” We are at liberty to see some insincerity in that.
Reject God, and to what end does that take us?
Think about it.