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‘What is Truth?’ (2013)

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According to assorted intellectuals, we’re living in the “post-truth” era, hooray, and anyway there’s no such thing as true truth, there’s only “your truth” and “my truth,” blah-blah-blah…

https://leeduigon.com/2013/08/29/what-is-truth/

I find it frightening, the ease with which constant repetition from movie stars, celebs, politicians, and academics changes what people perceive to be the truth. Hence “transgender.” They stuff us full of lies and the next thing you know, half the country’s crying “More! More! More!”

God defend us.


‘After Christian School… It All Goes South’ (2016)

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I’ve seen this for myself–how years of Christian schooling can be so quickly undone by public education.

https://leeduigon.com/2016/07/26/after-christian-school-it-all-goes-south/

Can it be the Christian schools just aren’t as strong as they ought to be? I don’t know. I’ve taught in a wonderful Catholic school, and I’ve taught in wretched public schools. I don’t know what would happen to a child educated at St. Helena’s if he were taken out of there after eighth grade and thrust into a public high school. All I can say for sure is that I’d never, never make the experiment.

Parents who love and respect their sons and daughters keep them out of public education.


Is the Bible Ambiguous?

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A reader asks, “How can we conform to Scripture that we all interpret in different ways?” And, “How do you know your Christianity is the right one among all others?” And when I replied that the Bible is the right Christianity, she said I’d dodged the issue.

Well, let me try again.

First, just because people insist on imposing their own emotions and opinions on it doesn’t mean that Scripture has no meaning. St. Peter: “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost” (2 Peter 1:20-21).

In other words, the Bible is delivered to us, by the Holy Ghost, as objective truth. No one has any business subjecting it to any private interpretation. An extreme example of that would be “Clergy for Choice,” blaspheming by their celebration of abortion as “doing God’s work.” Or those who perform same-sex parodies of marriage. Or bless adulterous unions. If any of those “interpretations” is anything but blatantly wrong, then words really have no meaning and we might as well give up trying to communicate with one another. Those “interpretations” flatly contradict the plain language of the Scriptures.

Second, I kind of lost patience with that turn of phrase, “your Christianity.” In our stupid colleges and universities we learn that there is no true truth, but only “your truth” and “my truth”–and whoever has the most power, their version of the truth prevails.

The Lord Our God did not intend for us to live that way. He is a Person who created us, who loves us, who made us in His image, yet by no means the same as Himself; who is all-wise, all-righteous: and He is our objective truth; He is the starting-point for all that we can ever know to be true. So if there is any “my Christianity,” that would be a form of self-worship. There is no yours or mine. We are here to seek God’s will, and to do it.

All right, we can’t. We do insist on bending, folding, spindling, and mutilating the absolute truth communicated to us by God. If we did not do that, we would not need a Savior: there would have been no reason for Jesus Christ, the Son of God, to come into this world in the flesh. 

Now, just because we never arrive at 100% of the absolutely true meaning of the Scriptures does not mean that we always come away with nothing. Sanctification is not a wave of a magic wand. It is a process. It takes a lifetime. It is accomplished in stages by the Holy Spirit, and the sovereign will of God.

All powers on the earth are under God and will be held accountable to Him, and be judged by Him.

Those who are satisfied with their own bizarre and heretical “interpretations” of Scripture had best enjoy it while they can.


How Infirm a Foundation

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I fear the long-term consequences, whatever they might turn out to be, of basing a whole civilization on a foundation of lies.

I’m not talking about the little, everyday lies that are part of human life in a fallen world. No. I mean great, thumping lies–not silly opinions, not mere mistakes, but actual bodacious whoppers: like, for instance, that whole business of “I identify as something that I’m most certainly not,” for which various government agencies are poised to punish you if you don’t believe in them. Untruths upon which public policy is based, like Man-Made Climate Change. Things that simply aren’t true. But power is brought to bear against anyone who tries to deny those things.

It hit home for me yesterday, when I went from writing about the big, hulking, smirking man who “won” a women’s weight-lifting title, with all the nooze media slavishly calling him “her,” to reading in my Bible, John 8:40-47, in which Jesus, unable to persuade some Pharisees that He was telling them the truth when He said He was sent to them from God, concluded that they were wedded to a lie.

“If God were your father,” Jesus said, “ye would love me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.

“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.

“Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.”

Ye are not of God.

Our universities teach that there is no such thing as truth–only “your truth” or “my truth.” There are no facts: only whatever helps the Left politically, or doesn’t help.

And so, leftids, you’ve convinced me–convinced me that your whole secular humanist, globalist, heaven-here-on-earth enterprise is owned, lock, stock, and barrel, by Satan, the father of lies.

Is it harmless for a man to say he’s a woman, and for all sorts of important and influential people–nooze media, government, the Olympic committee, multitudes of college professors and teacher unions–to support him in this claim, and demand that everybody else support him, too, or else?

No, it’s not harmless: because it amounts to foolish, sinful mortals setting themselves up as having the authority to re-define, and overthrow, God’s created natural order, as if they themselves were God.

And we know where that comes from, and we know where it’s going. Selah.


Your Truth, My Truth, and the Progressives’ Magic Trick

I’m sure I’ve seen this guy up in front of a classroom somewhere.

See if you  can follow this logic. It’s “progressives'” logic, so it might be hard.

A. There is no such thing as objective truth. There is only your truth and my truth and somebody else’s truth–which, of course, is no truth at all, as the word is commonly understood, as being true for everybody.

OK, you got A? Then here is B.

B. Any assertion made by any party on the Left, in the service of the Left’s agenda, is absolutely, positively true, and anyone who dissents from it is a hateful bigot and enemy of the people.

How do they do that? It’s more mystifying than the Indian Rope Trick. Every day it bamboozles several million college students.

Like, how come nobody ever asks, “But, professor–if there is no such thing as truth, why are we obligated to support abortion, gay marriage, amnesty, and all the rest of it, or else? If nothing is true, why is that stuff true?”

You teach them that there’s no truth, and then you tell them what they must believe. You teach the student how to reason like a block of cement. And no one ever stands up and yells “Whoa! That makes no sense whatsoever! If there’s your truth and my truth, how come your truth always wins and my truth always loses?”

But this is how they train them to become moral imbeciles and Social Justice Warriors at the same time. It’s almost as good as a total brain removal operation, and better in that it employs a lot more people–teachers’ union members, college professors, noozies, Democrat politicians, etc.

America’s universities–where minds and morals go to die.


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