Friday, May 21, 2021

The New Creed | The New Persecutors | The New Faith

(Though G.K. Chesterton* published these words in relation to Eugenics in 1922, how aptly they apply to 2021. Prescience from nigh 100 years ago.)

The thing that really is trying to tyrannise through government is Science. The thing that really does use the secular arm is Science. And the creed that really is levying tithes and capturing schools, the creed that really is enforced by fine and imprisonment, the creed that really is proclaimed not in sermons but in statutes, and spread not by pilgrims but by policemen—that creed is the great but disputed system of thought which began with Evolution and has ended in Eugenics. Materialism is really our established Church; for the Government will really help it to persecute its heretics. Vaccination, in its hundred years of experiment, has been disputed almost as much as baptism in its approximate two thousand. But it seems quite natural to our politicians to enforce vaccination; and it would seem to them madness to enforce baptism.**

I am not frightened of the word "persecution" when it is attributed to the churches; nor is it in the least as a term of reproach that I attribute it to the men of science. It is as a term of legal fact. If it means the imposition by the police of a widely disputed theory, incapable of final proof—then our priests are not now persecuting, but our doctors are. The imposition of such dogmas constitutes a State Church—in an older and stronger sense than any that can be applied to any supernatural Church to-day. There are still places where the religious minority is forbidden to assemble or to teach in this way or that; and yet more where it is excluded from this or that public post. But I cannot now recall any place where it is compelled by the criminal law to go through the rite of the official religion. Even the Young Turks did not insist on all Macedonians being circumcised.**
▪ if science (or perhaps more accurately pscience1) has joined with the new “State Church”;
▪ if we accept that our God-given rights and freedoms can be denied by the State Church whenever a plague / pandemic is threatened or needed;
▪ if MSM and PHOs have become our daily truth- and trust-trove;
▪ if many of us have fearfully transitioned into blindly trusting the labcoats;
▪ if we imagine we have the right to compel others to convert to the new faith or shame them into “obedience” by using words like love, care, don't-be-selfish, do-your-Christian-duty, etc., etc.;
▪ if we can pretend that vaxx-passports are not coercive and tyrannical;
can we honestly claim that our pre-2020 faith is the same as post-2020? What happened to “We believe ... Psalm 91”?
1 HE that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.
Yes, people are tragically dying (more tragically than most will allow themselves to know because they refuse to discern the strategies of evil2) — dying (physically and spirituality) because WE let the evil get above us that we were commanded not to allow.3 And to add to that evil, naïve, fearful believers (in the narratives that “nature-is-doing-this” and mandates-are-science-based) are demanding that non-believers in those narratives become complaint, complicit, mandate-modelling manikins for the powers, and thus to become hypocrites. The whole world is being asked to live a great lie — not that death is not happening — but that death and despair are being designed and propelled at break-neck speed because the adversary knows he has but a short time,4 while we pretend it's flawed Mother Nature with science-saviors riding to the rescue.

And so we “non-believers” know (pursuant to history) that persecution will come by our very friends, family, neighbors, leaders, and public servants5 because we will not convert to the new faith of trusting in experimental pscience and the narrative of the renewed State Church. The promises of Psalm 91 will be our hope and trust, but like Shadrach and friends, we say:
17 ... our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O [state].
18 But if not, be it known unto thee, O [state], that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up [to plunder the wealth and future of mankind].6
*Gilbert Keith Chesterton KC*SG (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936) was an English writer,[2] philosopher, lay theologian, and literary and art critic. He has been referred to as the "prince of paradox".[3] Time magazine observed of his writing style: "Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories—first carefully turning them inside out."[4]

**(Page #s not available in the html, but a “Control F” with key word should find each individual paragraph. Bold emphasis added.
Eugenics and Other Evils by G.K. Chesterton. Cassell and Company, Limited London, New York, Toronto & Melbourne, 1922 at
Additional relevant Chesterton paragraph: Now here we find ourselves confronted with an amazing fact. When, in the past, opinions so arguable have been enforced by State violence, it has been at the instigation of fanatics who held them for fixed and flaming certainties. If truths could not be evaded by their enemies, neither could they be altered even by their friends. But what are the certain truths that the secular arm must now lift the sword to enforce? Why, they are that very mass of bottomless questions and bewildered answers that we have been studying in the last chapters—questions whose only interest is that they are trackless and mysterious; answers whose only glory is that they are tentative and new. The devotee boasted that he would never abandon the faith; and therefore he persecuted for the faith. But the doctor of science actually boasts that he will always abandon a hypothesis; and yet he persecutes for the hypothesis. The Inquisitor violently enforced his creed, because it was unchangeable. The savant enforces it violently because he may change it the next day.**

(All bold emphasis added.)
See also:
3. Book of Mormon | Ether 8:22-25 ~ 22 And whatsoever nation shall uphold such secret combinations, to get power and gain, until they shall spread over the nation, behold, they shall be destroyed; for the Lord will not suffer that the blood of his saints, which shall be shed by them, shall always cry unto him from the ground for vengeance upon them and yet he avenge them not. 23 Wherefore, O ye Gentiles, it is wisdom in God that these things should be shown unto you, that thereby ye may repent of your sins, and suffer not that these murderous combinations shall get above you, which are built up to get power and gain—and the work, yea, even the work of destruction come upon you, yea, even the sword of the justice of the Eternal God shall fall upon you, to your overthrow and destruction if ye shall suffer these things to be. 24 Wherefore, the Lord commandeth you, when ye shall see these things come among you that ye shall awake to a sense of your awful situation, because of this secret combination which shall be among you; or wo be unto it, because of the blood of them who have been slain; for they cry from the dust for vengeance upon it, and also upon those who built it up. 25 For it cometh to pass that whoso buildeth it up seeketh to overthrow the freedom of all lands, nations, and countries; and it bringeth to pass the destruction of all people, for it is built up by the devil, who is the father of all lies;
4. New Testament | Revelation 12:12 ~ Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
6Old Testament | Daniel 3:17-18