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Old Jul 21st 2017, 11:41 PM
Abishai100 Abishai100 is offline
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Default Heresy/Historianship

The Christian Bible states that the archangel Michael defeats Satan both when Satan rebels against God's kingdom and then again at the End of Days when Satan gives power to the AntiChrist (the adversary of mankind).

Michael is something like a 'chauffeur' or 'guardian,' but there is no real evidence that Michael condemns man's 'journey' to understanding ethics. In other words, even though Michael stamps out evil, he does not resent the labor of it!

Likewise, let's imagine that Shiva (supreme Hindu god of destruction) is asked whether he regrets the spiritual labor of wielding his mighty trident weapon. Shiva would arguably respond, "I don't resent the labor of it, since I'm willing to teach humanity about the gravity of metaphysical homeostasis in the face of destruction."

This kind of 'warrior-guidance' suggests that part of the spiritual journey of man is to understand the 'rationalism' behind rebelliousness and heresy which give rise to the reality of anti-federalism states (e.g., Nazi Germany). After all, if we call Nazis 'animals,' then how can we ever say, "Nazis were confused humans!"?

In John Milton's Paradise Lost, Satan is characterized as a romantic rebel and spiritual 'leader' of sorts who leads humanity on a special 'quest' to understand free will even though he is defeated in the end (by Michael!).

The existence of Satan therefore suggests that part of the spiritual journey of mankind is the assessment of the existence of wrath and the 'fighting-spirit' as a response to governance frustration and the desire to express individualism in the face of governance developments such as the establishment of the 'ubiquitous' United Nations.

This sort of 'dystopian thinking' reflects the social appeal of anti-hero comic book characters such as DC Comics' Scarecrow (an urban masked maniac representing anti-social instincts against claustrophobic bureaucracy). We can perhaps use Scarecrow in political-philosophy and civics-dissections discussions regarding 'reactionary imagination.'

Is there a 'historianship' to rebelliousness that is not heresy?



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SCARECROW: Man is on a quest to understand Euthanasia...
GOD: Sometimes pain is too much to bear.
SCARECROW: The rebellious spirit should at least be honored!
GOD: Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the Earth...
SCARECROW: Sometimes bravado is very 'sane.'
GOD: 'Courage' is sometimes honored at the expense of the handicapped.
SCARECROW: Why then do kids love 'virtual reality' (e.g., video-games)?
GOD: Youngsters like to entertain 'recreational experience.'
SCARECROW: Alright, youth are not soldiers, but humans appreciate fantasy!
GOD: That's true, but terrorism is considered heresy...
SCARECROW: Yes, but Americans love films such as Joe vs. the Volcano.
GOD: Ha, that Tom Hanks film symbolizes Utopian daydreams...
SCARECROW: If Utopianism is a 'daydream,' then rebelliousness is natural.
GOD: Alright, but always make allowances for the 'sanity' of medicine.
SCARECROW: Medicine is a 'confession,' and Euthanasia is 'empathy.'
GOD: There's a difference between suicide and anger!
SCARECROW: Civics demands a respect for individualism.
GOD: We have to be sure we're honoring profit-sharing...

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