Stopping the Flood
There is a theme running through many intellectuals and wanna-be intellectuals – those who at least see that without Christian values and culture the West is headed to some version of hell. It’s something like: good religion is important for other people and society, but I don’t need to really believe it. Anyway, I am too smart for that.
People like this really don’t get the reality that to get (or keep) the society they think they want they will have to quit standing on the sidelines, merely cheering on those who have placed themselves in the game. It is as if they are saying, “It’s important that people dumber than me believe Christianity to be true, such that I can get the society I want.”
Jordan Peterson offers a version of this: “I act as if it’s true.” This rings equally hollow…and shallow. Nothing was built or changed by playing games of pretend. Very few people die for make-believe. Well, maybe other than Peterson. He may be the exception that proves the rule, given that his “acting as if it’s true” nearly cost him his life. (And here, I am assuming he is acting – as opposed to hiding his conversion. A reasonably safe assumption.)
Some people look at our current state and pine: it kind of worked even just a few decades ago – this “acting as if it’s true” stuff, this hoping that enough dumb people believed – such that society held together. In other words, we didn’t need to overtly hold to Christian truth and, see, we were doing just fine! On the one hand, yes. On the other hand, the cards were dealt well before Obama became president and well before the pill.
Article from LewRockwell