Skip to comments.Death in the City: Plunging Below the Line of Despair
Posted on 10/22/2018 10:03:34 AM PDT by spirited irish
Half a century on from the publication of Schaeffers seminal books The God Who Is There and Escape from Reason (1968), our culture spins ever faster into irrationality. Schaeffer predicted that plunging below the line of despair would lead to social collapse just as surely as the Roman Empire collapsed amid decadence, self-indulgence, and immorality. Others (both Christian and non-Christian) sounded alarms as well. Philip Rieff warned in The Triumph of the Therapeutic (1966) that a society released from all restraints would implode. Christopher Lasch argued in The Culture of Narcissism (1979) that no community can flourish where every individual focuses on self-fulfillment and where self-control is excoriated as repressive.
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“God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. Yet his shadow still looms. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives; who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us to clean ourselves?” Friedrich Nietzsche
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Geed read, and it all sounds way too familiar. Thanks for sharing.
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"Racialized people experience systemic discrimination on a daily basis, on many levels, and in ways that white people may never encounter. The whole point of these safe spaces is to remove that power dynamic. That's partly what makes them spaces for healing. The presence of any kind of privilege puts unnecessary pressure on the people of colour to defend any anger or frustrations they have, to fear the outcome of sharing their stories..." (Ethnic Minorities Deserve Safe Spaces Without White People, 03/18/2015 )
Lurking beneath the paranoid suggestion that racialized people need safe spaces because of so-called systemic discrimination by evil white racists is scapegoating.
A scapegoat is a person or group of people made to take the blame for everything that goes wrong. In practice, it occurs when the guilty project their own sins upon another person or group of people.
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