Warring 'against the ordained order of things'
0 comment Saturday, July 5, 2014 |
In recent months, for whatever reason, there has been a flurry of stories in the media about the infamous Jim Jones of the 'People's Temple' and the Jonestown cult.
I think many people who are not familiar with the story are under the misimpression that Jones was a Christian who simply became a megalomaniac, whereas the truth is that he was a Communist who used Christianity as a vehicle to promote his leftist multiculturalist belief system. His followers in some cases seemed to be primarily political leftists who joined Jones' cult in order to pursue their brand of political activism under a religious guise. The first linked article above tells us something about prominent cult members, who were far from being your average churchgoing traditional Chrisitans.
I alluded briefly to Jones in a post of a few months back, but over at Tom's Big Picture, there is an excellent post on Jones and the meaning of his bizarre agenda for our present situation. And it contains an interesting little analogy:
A fun activity when I was a boy was to take a shovel to a large antpile and carry a huge chunk of it to another antpile. The ants would provide entertainment as they attempted to repel their invaders.
Jim Jones liked to stir up antpiles, those natural divisions of human life that, like firebreaks in a forest, served to prevent evil from infecting the whole lump of humanity. He probably even saw this explicitly, as Communists in the early 20th century came to the conclusion that national pride and identity was the major impediment to bringing the proletariat and intellectuals into worldwide alliance. And so the program was adopted and applied to the present.''
'Stirring up antpiles' -- it's an apt analogy.
I also like the following phrase ''those natural divisions of human life, that, like firebreaks in a forest, served to prevent evil from infecting the whole lump of humanity.'
The idea of checks and balances in the form of natural divisions among men and nations is a sound one. One does not have to be a Christian to recognize the truth behind the story of Babel; nations were divided so as to provide a division of power. Our government, as it was ordained by our Founding Fathers, recognized this principle, and therefore set up a system with a separation of powers, so that corruption or malfeasance in one branch would be contained or counteracted, and ideally corrected by a separate branch of government.
The idea that divisions of any kind are in and of themselves evil or unjust is a lie, plain and simple. And there are dangers when masses of people, especially those in positions of power, believe so firmly in a lie.
When Jones� utopia experiment didn�t work, his followers were willing to kill themselves rather than admit they were living a lie. Such is the power of this lie, of the brotherhood of man, like the original lie, that we should be as gods. For what else do you call it when we war against the ordained order of things? ''
It is a war against the ordained order of things, this Jonestown experiment with which the elites are dabbling.
Read the entire piece at Tom's Big Picture.

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