Two of the churches in Wamego, KS, both Southern Baptist, teach knowing the devil—and how they have taken this to heart! Nowhere in the New Testament does Christ or any of his followers teach knowing the devil. Combative organizations do, as in know your enemy, knowing and how to engage him and win. So, does this put the Southern Baptists in Wamego on the offensive? Since they preach destruction, it in fact does. These churches go after evil and unconventional thinkers–especially druggers. Even unto death, for by that path good surely is found and ye will be rewarded. Make them suffer and then kill them. Clean up the world.
But what Christ said was to go out into the world and teach his gospel. His doctrine did not in include terror and death. But Nietzsche’s doctrine of nihilism is included within these churches. Nihilism is about negativism, getting rid of others. Nihilists never think of consequences, yet there are always consequences to any action. And since these churches are negative and all about getting rid of people, they are nihilist. None of them read philosophy, so they’d not know the difference between an apple and a persimmon.
So, with their negative, destructive behavior they are practitioners of Nietzsche’s God is Dead moment. If Christ’s God were alive, there would be no need to destroy others—for any reason. God is dead because some people want to kill anything that they dislike, consequences be damned, for the bad guys deserve what they get. A smoker of marijuana deserves to have his housing and other medical help taken away but someone using opioids for pain is excused. Opioids are heavily addictive; marijuana is not habit forming at all. This is selective killing. It is prejudicial. When people choose whom to get rid of, who is evil, they become Gods, and they have gone into God-is -dead practice. Christ is certainly not welcome in their midst. Nor is forgiveness, empathy and understanding because it is only when God is cut out of the equation we see God-is-dead people standing, standing up and ready for war, for wiping these others out.
What will they do when they’re alone in the world? Nihilists know only one action—destruction, destruction until there is nothing left– truly a clean world. What have you got when you’re the only one. . .or the only ones?
Killing people is not a utensil from Christ’s tool box. It is in the devil’s or with anarchists who believe they are the rule and you’re not. There is no social cohesion or responsibility with these people and the God-is-dead Christians who go about damning and nailing those who use drugs, chiefly. But, really, anybody they do not like.
Present day Sartres? Well, it does nauseate me.
How they hide their antisocial, homicidal souls and then sing on one day how they believe their righteousness about how worthy they are—hallelujah the Lord be praised. It is these types who believe the end of the world is nigh and the more miscreants they can pass judgment on are good marks in their good books with large margins and wide spacing. Big Chief Notebooks. God is the big chief.
They will not find themselves burning in hell. . .they’ve been doing the devil’s work here on earth and he will reward them with cushy chairs, champagne (or other alcoholic, addictive substance) and willing girly devils. The good times roll when you’re a devil to begin with.
They continue their rampage like Ted Bundy on amphetamines because the more miscreants they take out, the greater the reward.
But these heretics are nothing compared with the local hospital who allows these Ted Bundys the time and space for them to blame and badger their chosen drugger upon discharge. Surely they are next in line for a position at Gitmo. All they need is a breakdown and admission of felonious activity to stop the pain, giving these God is dead do-gooders license to do whatever it is they will in recompense.
So, not only do the godlingers have no ethics, the hospital has no ethics.
What to do, what to do.