Pessimist followed by Selfish followed by Cynical followed by Idealist generations in an ongoing cycle. Sociological manifestations of a 2500 year old spiritual conspiracy. Do you really believe it? Are you conscious of it?
So the idea of the secular tyranny was born in hell thousands of years ago, and survives to this day. A false kingdom, ruled by hidden demonic powers, against whom our real battle remains until Jesus comes back.
Alexander the Great, whom Daniel pictures rather unflatteringly as a male goat, was Aristotle’s pupil. Alexander was an idealist.
Aristotle fundamentally disagreed with Plato, he believed that our actions in the physical realm should be organized, and ethical. But quickly found that grandfather Socrates was right about one thing: although we ought to be ethical, we are anything but!
Socrates’ great student was Plato, he’s our focus in this post. Incidentally, did you ever wonder why these 4 men, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle and Alexander, were not spread out a bit more over time?
Is it just by chance that they happened to be alive in successive generations, geographically identical at the exact right moment in history?
Lets get practical. What exactly do these generations look like? How do they operate, and how do they interact with each other?
We’ll start with Socrates… he seems fairly original.
I tend to think of biblical figures as heroes. Moses comes out of retirement and starts working at 80, Abraham has a child at 90, Paul faces death all day, and Daniel survives a den of hungry lions. But have you ever thought that they would consider us as heroes? Continue reading
“What the philosophers say about reality is often as deceptive as when you see a sign in a second-hand store that reads: Pressing Done Here. If you went in with your clothes to have them pressed you would be fooled; the sign is for sale.” Søren Kierkegaard in “Either/Or”
I sometimes have the question asked of me, “where was God when the Tsunami happened in South East Asia?”
What is meant by that question is this, “why didn’t God do something to prevent it? He is God after all.”
I think it’s a very valid question, so valid that one way of answering it is this: Would you have even wondered about the whereabouts of God if the tsunami had not happened?