Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Of Satan And Illogic

I'm going to get all theological on you with this one.

In trying to puzzle out just what is going on with both the transgender mania and Critical Race Theory, what keeps coming back to me is how illogical they are. The other thing is how evil they are. Girls are getting poisoned and mutilated in a futile attempt to become boys. Black children are being killed in abortion and the survivors left illiterate coming out of high school. A psychotic couldn't have designed anything better than those two insanities.

Listening to the obsessively logical Jordan Peterson talk about faith and meaning in a podcast recently, the pieces fell into place.

God created an ordered world and gave us a reasoning mind that we might reverse engineer His creation. Physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, they are all objectively universal and discoverable. His work isn't haphazard or random, it's methodical and predictable.

If Satan is the opposite of God, then wouldn't you expect things that come from him to be illogical? I'm not saying this as a universal as the actions of the Aztecs, the Ashanti and the Nazis all had a certain amount of logic to them. What I'm wondering is this: can you detect works of evil by seeing illogic?

People say Jesus is love, but that's only half true. Jesus is love built upon a framework of logic. Picking a passage from the Gospels at random, I found this, Matthew 12:10-14.

And behold, there was a man there who had a withered hand. (The Pharisees) questioned Him, “Is it lawful to cure on the sabbath?” so that they might accuse Him.

He said to them, “Which one of you who has a sheep that falls into a pit on the sabbath will not take hold of it and lift it out? How much more valuable a person is than a sheep. So it is lawful to do good on the sabbath.”

Then He said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and it was restored as sound as the other.

But the Pharisees went out and took counsel against him to put Him to death.

The act of curing is one of love. The analogy of the sheep is one of logic.

Catholics call Satan the Father of Lies. Wouldn't that also make him the Father of Irrationality?

On Facebook, in our Catholic group, I posted the story of my daughter and then posted again about how some schools are grooming children into sexual degeneracy. This led a friend of mine to ask me to talk to another parent whose daughter is on testosterone and has already had her breasts amputated. The woman is beside herself with despair. I said I'd be happy to listen to the woman and give her any support I could.

As I thought about these girls mutilating themselves, the Satanic illogic angle hit me again. It's evil and it's insane.

Is that such a big surprise?

This is obviously insane.

Bonus Lizard Empire Update

The lizards never sleep. A major lizard offensive is underway in the Philadelphia school district. You have to see it to believe it.


tim eisele said...

I think you need to be careful about your terms, here.
Logic is the process where you use observations and premises to reach conclusions. If your observations and premises are either erroneous, or subjective, you can still reach a perfectly logical conclusion. The conclusion will just be incorrect, because you started with something incorrect. But the incorrectness will not be because of bad logic.

In the example you gave of Jesus arguing with the Pharisees, the Pharisees are not guilty of bad logic. They had two premises ("It is forbidden to do work on the Sabbath", and "Healing is work"), and made a perfectly valid conclusion that if those premises are true, then it is forbidden to heal on the Sabbath.

Jesus's argument was not based on logic. It was based on him not accepting one of their premises as true. And his challenge to the Pharisees was not that their logic was incorrect, but rather that they did not really believe that the ban on working on the Sabbath was absolute, because they themselves would violate it.

Jesus wasn't calling out the Pharisees for their bad logic. He was calling them out for hypocrisy, a theme that runs all through the Gospels. Of all the possible sins that Jesus could have chosen to emphasize, hypocrisy was the one that he came back to time after time.

Ilíon said...

While the Adversary is certainly opposed to God, he is not the "opposite of God". The "opposite of God" would be non-being ... which does not / cannot exist. I believe that the Satan aims at the non-being of all things -- that he is the ultimate nihilist -- but that is a different thing from *being* non-being.

Ilíon said...

As I see it, the Satan is either an atheist or a nihilist. Since I believe that he is insane, rather than illogical, I lean toward nihilist.

Ilíon said...

==Jesus's argument was not based on logic. It was based on him not accepting one of their premises as true.==

He didn't merely reject the premise, he showed -- by the same logic and ultimate premises that they accepted and reasoned from -- that this particular premise was false in this particular circumstance.

Showing that their premise was false is not in conflict with showing that they were hypocrites.