The Failed Post Modern View “The problem of our generation is a feeling of cosmic alienation, including the areas of morals,. Man has a feeling of moral notions, yet in the universe as it is, his feeling is completely out of line with what is there.” (Frances Schaeffer “He Is There and He Is Not Silent” pg. 293)
Postmodern moralists give me the biggest laughs. It is joke of epic proportions; that somehow I am suppose to fall in line with the values of a human being that believes in nothing beyond himself, or something he is unwilling to define. Any individual that has no infinite source from which to draw from basically sets himself up as God, or the spokesman for the unknown. He becomes a talking head of utilitarianism, or what-is-best-for-himism.
As Jean-Paul Sartre said, "if a finite point does not have an infinite point it is meaningless and absurd."
Richard Dawkins and his angry bunch of atheist are the greatest entertainment of all. That somehow that which is born out of nothing has any value, meaning or purpose at all. Matter that will soon become nonexistent doesn’t matter at all. They fail in their own arguments for moral purpose, as it has no purpose other than that which makes it possible for you to propagate your seed as much as possible. If their worldview were true, then morality is irrelevant. But as finite persons they fail in their arguments in the simple love of their children and spouse.
Our culture is now a post-Christian society speeding down the rails of postmodern thought with few possible stops from which to exit the train. As it is assumed God cannot be defined, or is defined in any mix of various forms, you are ultimately left back in Dawkins camp. Answers with no infinite source, just a finite soon to be nonexistent source, have no value or worthiness in the debate of morality. From this view you were nothing and will soon be nothing. You are a nothing-nothing.
As our culture has removed the infinite, we leave no foundation from which to build. “Left in this position we can talk about what is antisocial, or what society does not like, or even what we don’t like, but we cannot talk about what is really right or what is really wrong.” (Francis Schaeffer “He Is There and He Is Not Silent” pg. 292)
Postmodernist cannot use the words right or wrong, as they have no absolutes. Plato understood that you had to build from absolutes. What Plato was missing was an infinite God to build upon, as all his culture offered him were Gods that behaved like children.
The current ruling administration in our country is postmodernist. Obama can call himself a Christian all he wants, his actions are utilitarian and far off the moral foundation laid by the infinite God and person of Jesus Christ. He does not hold anything close to a Christian worldview.
But the true infinite measurement point is Jesus Christ. The very metaphysical answer to “being” is now placed as a nonexistent being, a historical character, or a man who had a few good ideas.
The atheist has nothing infinite and becomes a cosmic fart joke. The Buddhist or Hindu can offer no explanation for diversity or uniqueness. Under their philosophy there is no right or wrong. There is the hope you will realize that you are not. Islam can offer no assurance, only a maybe, if you are lucky and are somehow moral enough, but as we have seen in modern time, its absolutes shift and move.
The worst force in our culture however, is the postmodern. The foolish notion that there’s something and it can be whatever the heck I want it to be. We allow absolutes in science and math but dismiss the metaphysical from any expectation for absolutes. In doing so, we must dismiss morals from absolutes.
The person of Jesus and the Bible offer a complete explanation to metaphysics and morality. It offers the answer to our being, our beginning, our dilemma, our purpose, and our future. If defines the infinite and our part in existence. It defines our role within mankind and our diversity. Christian theology is not only the best answer for the metaphysical, philosophical and moral questions; it is the answer.
“Seek and you shall find.” Why is our alienated culture not finding Christ as the answer? They are not seeking, as the Triune God is dismissed as a possible infinite point in metaphysics and morality. An argument and review dismissed from education in the very institutions built on the back of faith.
If you don’t have an infinite measuring point, you will only make me laugh with your finite suggestions of morality, as you remain a soon to be nonexistent piece of matter irrelevant to any higher purposes. Seek an infinite point of truth and it will make the debate much more viable.