Recently, I had a conversation with a friend of mine regarding widespread Liberalism among those most educated–Academics and Intellects, many might call them. “Why is it that those most schooled can’t see the forest through the trees?” he remarked. I understand the confusion. Let’s face it, the Liberal landscape has resulted in a very rocky road for our nation, filled with financial strain and a multitude of divide.
His question forced me to reflect upon my favorite of biblical books, namely The Lost Gospel Of Thomas, and specifically, one particular entry – Jesus said: The Pharisees and the scribes have received the keys to the kingdom; they have hidden them. They did not go in, and those who wanted to go in, they did not allow. But you be ye wise as serpents and innocent as doves. Our college campuses today in a nutshell.
But what does that all mean? And how does that equate to Liberalism and the original question? I will tell you.
The Pharisees and the Scribes of yester-year aren’t any different than the Academics and Intellects of today. Historically and wrongly fat with self-importance, they promote man and ego over God and faith, then pass these lessons on to hungry minds who revere their teachers as gods for lack of knowing any better. Enamored by the power and control they see, these students are given the keys to the wrong kingdom–stooges in a ruse that ultimately leads them to lifelong suffering. Jesus said, “He who knows the All but fails to know himself lacks everything.”
Made up of all of these self-important men and women, Liberalism peddles a fallacy…for how else could they live with themselves if they didn’t? Unlike their Conservative brethren, who are much less concerned with appearances or pecking order other than God’s ranking at the top spot, Liberals need to make sense of the disconnect between what they have been taught and the discontent that they ultimately feel. Hence the overwhelming vitriol, anger, and finger-pointing they partake in.
Jesus said: A man had guests, and when he had prepared the dinner he sent his servant to summon the guests. He came to the first; he said to him: My master summons thee. He said: I have money with some merchants. They are coming to me in the evening. I will go and give them orders. I pray to be excused from the dinner. He went to another; he said to him: My master has summoned thee. He said to him: I have bought a house, and they ask me for a day. I shall not have time. He came to another; he aid to him: My master summons thee. He said to him: My friend is about to be married, and I am to hold a dinner. I shall not be able to come. I pray to be excused from the dinner. He went to another; he said to him: My master summons thee. He said him: I have bought a village; I go to collect the rent. I shall not be able to come. I pray to be excused. The servant came, he said to his master: Those whom thou didst summon to the dinner have excused themselves. The master said to his servant: Go out to the roads. Bring those whom thou shall find, that they may dine. The buyers and the merchants [shall] not [enter] the places of my Father.
Cherishing their titles, their positions, and the grandeur of their lives, the educated Liberals disavow showing up for God when he has placed everything that they need before them. They’ve learned to be all too self-important to take the time to go-beyond and understand. The Conservatives, however, show up–seeing life more simply and accurately because they haven’t been educated out of doing so in the college setting.
Certainly, this doesn’t hold true for everyone, but generally, that’s the cleanest way to explain it. Liberals have been taught that there is only enough space in the room for one. Then they are taught to choose the wrong one.
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