POSTMODERNISM – A WORLD GONE MAD

One symptom of madness is being disconnected from reality. That is an apt description for the whole mindset of Postmodernism. It teaches truth is a construction, not a discovery; a function of the will, not the intellect; a matter of political power, not rational inquiry.

WHAT IS TRUTH:

Only our Creator God knows the truth about us and His world. Moreover, He has revealed the truth to us not only through His prophets and His Word (Bible) but by God the Son, Jesus, coming to earth to not only reveal the truth but also to provide the means of our salvation. He paid the price for our rebellion. He died and rose again that we might have eternal life, not just the brief life on this earth. Death in Adam, Life in Christ. Reject God’s Word and you reject the truth.

Former editor of the New York Times, Bari Weiss was hounded from her job for refusing to conform to the canons of political correctness and the left wing culture of the Newsroom. Bari Weiss tells left-wing Brian Stelter of CNN how ‘the world has gone mad,‘ she lists ‘people who work at’ CNN as a cause

Brian Stelter was confronted by ex-New York Times journalist Bari Weiss over CNN’s coverage. 

Weiss has written that many Americans “feel the world has gone mad,” so the left-wing CNN host asked her what she meant by that comment.

 “Where can I start? Well, when you have the chief reporter on the beat of COVID for The New York Times talking about how questioning or pursuing the question of the lab leak is racist, the world has gone mad. When you’re not able to say out loud and in public there are differences between men and women, the world has gone mad. When we’re not allowed to acknowledge that rioting is rioting and it is bad and that silence is not violence, but violence is violence, the world has gone mad,” Weiss said. “When you’re not able to say the Hunter Biden laptop is a story worth pursuing, the world has gone mad. When, in the name of progress, young school children, as young as kindergarten, are being separated in public schools because of their race, and that is called progress instead of segregation, the world has gone mad. There are dozens of examples.”

Weiss said the news media, publishing houses, Hollywood and universities are all guilty of the same thing, they are narrowing, in a radical way, what’s acceptable to say and what isn’t.” Weiss added she feels “disinformation by omission” is plaguing the journalism industry. 

Fortunately, The source of truth knows exactly how this madness will “play out/unfold” and He has revealed it to us in His Word so we will know and not be unprepared. A time of testing is coming for Christians in nations that have been based on the Judeo/ Christian faith like we have never experienced before. God is separating the wheat from the chaff.

Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake. And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another. And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.Matthew 24:9-14

A WORLD THAT SHUNS TRUTH AND CLARITY

When it comes to morality, sexuality, and identity, feelings and preferences are increasingly replacing facts and truth. Author Abdu Murray sounds the alarm at the confusion being embraced and even celebrated around us.

How can Christians offer truth and clarity to a world that shuns both? Murray challenges Christians to consider how they have played a part in fostering the Culture of Confusion. And he equips us to respond to those enmeshed in a post—truth mindset with integrity, respect, and a gospel clarity that offers hope and truth in our post—truth culture.

Oxford’s announcement of post-truth as its 2016 Word of the Year received mixed reactions, but some instinctively claimed post-truth as a positive development, the means to forge one’s own destiny free of the shackles of tradition, facts and even logic.

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Abdu Murray says, “POST TRUTH has two modes. First is the soft mode. In this soft mode of post truth, the truth exists objectively but our subjective feelings and opinions matter more.

The Second mode is the hard mode – a willingness to propagate blatant falsehoods knowing they’re false because doing so will serve a higher social or political agenda.

Both are troubling and both appear to be growing more pervasive but perhaps the soft mode is the more dangerous. Abdu explains, Post Modernism which emerged in the 70’s was a rejection of the notion of objective truth – “What’s true for you may not necessarily be true for me. ” was a typical saying. Or they might say, “There is no such thing as objective truth.” Both statements are self-defeating and unlivable. Yet despite its incoherence, Post Modernism was quite resilient and remained influential in the West for decades. Its lustre has finally faded but where postmodernism failed because it was inherently incoherent, the post-truth mindset may succeed because it is not. It faces the problem of truth head-on.

The Post-Truth mindset acknowledges objective truth but subordinates it to preferences. In a Post-Truth age, if the evidence fits our preferences and opinions, then all is well and good. If it doesn’t, then the evidence is deemed inadmissible, offensive, even dangerous, these being a solvent against sound arguments.’

We are seeing this in laws now against any attempt to convert homosexuals back to heterosexual behaviour. It is a jail able offence.

Read what Luis Javier Ruiz had to say, who survived the June 2016 massacre at the Pulse nightclub,

“You are His creation, you are His child, no matter what you’re going through. And I believe that as soon as you forget about everything and fall in love with Christ deeply, everything is going to change. It’s going to cause you to come out [of the LGBTQ life], and His perfect love that will cast out fear, and boldness.”