"Do your best to present yourself to God
as one approved, as one who does not need to
be ashamed and who correctly handles the
word of truth."
- Paul writing to Timothy, second letter,
"To be a scientist is to be naïve.
We are so focused on our search for truth,
we fail to consider how few actually want us
to find it. But it is always there, whether
we see it or not, whether we choose to or
not. The truth doesn't care about our needs
or wants... It will lie in wait for all
time... Where once I would fear the cost of
truth, now I only ask: What is the cost of
- Nuclear Physicist Valery Legasov at the
conclusion of HBO's Chernobyl
I feel compelled to write a preface to this season's
home page piece. That
writing is here, you may get
right to it. It is perfectly fine, mind you. Please read it, I'd
love for you to find Him in it. That's what it is all about anyway.
Why isn't it right here on the site's home page as
all my other ones
I've deeply considered this piece may engender a
bit of a misunderstanding about what I posit
regarding the Inclusivity Gauntlet and the
plausibility structure that girds it. That structure
is one that must be delicately designed,
fastidiously constructed, and proficiently injected
into the public domain with the most illustrious
vengeance, a strength seven times that of anyone
who'd challenge it — its bountifully expressed and
fully authorized purpose to keep a reprobate
populace in check. (The splendid image, by the way,
The Babylon Bee, thanks.)
is built around the supreme postmodern principle:
there is no such thing as a metanarrative, a
dogmatic precept sustained
by the metanarrative carefully crafted to
exempt the prince from this logical inconsistency. No
worries. More and more economically and biblically
illiterate youth are encouraged to make waves that
it works just fine. And it does. Prosecute the
unwilling with the nicest, kindest looking
Thing is, the volumes of righteous railing against
the freshest version of the quite entrenched
hegemony, no matter how principled and sound it is,
is exactly what Cain's present-day minions
expect from the perpetually fearful.
There is a reason it has always been as loud and
robust as it has. The very best detractors are
played like fiddles, always. This is what I think some may see in my
home page piece — just another pointless rant
against The System.
Perish the thought. The only reason I share the
reality of what it means to be "woke" is that some,
perhaps some may see it for what it truly
is and turn to Christ. I am remonstrating against it
not at all. I've found that even in sharing too
much of the System's legitimate machinations I too risk drawing
the susceptibly ill-versed further into the
So please, as you read on, balance what you read
here with a generous dose of The Word and a mighty
grip on His robe. Only bathed in the grace and truth
that comes from Grace and Truth should you look at
horrific socialism, sodomism, and racialism are, and
tenderly understand that these beasts are
deliberately and irrevocably in place because so
many millions justifiably ask them to be there.
Should you raucously poke and prod them,
it will only result in some rather imaginative use of that seven-fold
force against you.
In a further plot twist, Caesar will definitely
not take you down as much as he appears to
ferociously sneer at you — no, you'll be kept alive
turning on a spit so his masters may continue to
gorge on you, your pitiful gripes the choicest
morsels for those with the power to baste you
interminably. Think they are the ones The New
York Times says they are?
Hmm, more for you to learn.
But then, I sincerely hope I do humbly provide a
public service for the Kingdom with my
piece this season.
And I do pray — I do, I pray for you, my reader,
especially if you are young and intelligent and
zealously eager to take on the world — I do, I
link to this summer's home page piece...