I visited my site archives this week and came across a post I had written in 2019.
I thought, “Well, the (featured image) quote (by yours truly) has a lovely and sweet ring to it.”
All the same, reading it some three years later…made me realize that I have grown: mentally and spiritually. Three years ago, I was at a certain place spiritually where this was the most excellent light that I had. Three years ago, I was this highly excited and emotional individual who had just discovered that God was real, present and active in every single area of her life, and that He was not just a being somewhere out there in the universe floating around; looking down at the world with a sense of somewhat oddity and wonder.
And in all honesty, there are times I read some of my previous blog posts (I thank God not many) speaking on God and cringe all the way to the end, and other times, I am unable to stand the emotionalism and enthusiastic lack of insight in some of the posts and just trash them all together. And don’t get me wrong, it is not that I was speaking false things, but that my knowledge on God was as that of a one-day old baby trying to crawl, walk, run and fly at the same time.
But nevertheless, I thank God because the whole conclusion of the matter indicates an evident level of growth and maturity (from a personal self-assessment) which to me, is indeed the truest blessing.
For this particular post I stumbled upon, I was torn between scrapping off a specific section of the post and deleting the post entirely, but reconsidered. This something that I wrote, re-reading it again, I thought brought out a sweet and lovely philosophy of life kind of vibe… until I got to the part which says,
“Create your own world and live the hell out of it. Be fearlessly authentic.”
Now, the issue here isn’t the word hell for those thinking that I have gone off the deep end concerning these matters of religion. No!
I was particularly conflicted by the various possible interpretations of the statement. And that is why I am here today.
At this particular time in history, the word authentic has been brutally distorted, misused, butchered and even redefined by woke liberals to mean being your true self based on subjective life experiences or being yourself based on how you feel on a particular day.
And if this is not the height of relativism, I do not know what it is.
Authentic by definition from the Macmillan English dictionary, 2005-2006, means: accurate or based in fact; real, not false or copied.
Notice: based in fact, not based on feelings.
Now, back to my statement – “Create your own world and live the hell out of it. Be fearlessly authentic.”
This statement read by somebody whose life essentially revolves around the concepts surrounding the ideals of relativism, humanism and existentialism etc., would interpret the whole thing as a green-light to do whatever; to live their life according to feelings and emotions, and do whatever feels right in their eyes without caring two-pence about facts and Truth. Which in case we haven’t noticed, is the way of the world these days. – Living in a time where the world is hell-bent on transforming all humanity into global culture machines – which is the true evil –
I do not refute the statement in context to the whole blog post. I reaffirm those words – again! Only in the context of the entire blog post.
Interpreting the whole statement: “Create your own world and live the hell out of it. Be fearlessly authentic.” – Is a call for man and woman to flee from the conformist ideals that seek to kill individual God-given identity by replacing it with humanists’ ‘we are all loved by God equally and we are all heading for heaven’ mindsets by authentically (factually) standing for a world that is true and cannot be shaken! Standing up against culture, against the ‘everybody does it’ cliché statements and simply not yielding to the pressures of this world to imitate its ways which are leading to decay and death.
In a nutshell.
And that is what this whole business of being fearlessly authentic means: standing up for righteousness, purity, holiness and godliness in your own unique way!
I would have loved to expound further on this wokeism business and even throw in a rant or two about how people are off the hinges these days— from matters sexuality and sex all the way to the realities of life as we have known them as mankind — but I feel as though I will be repeating myself from the post: Humanism & Existentialism; The New World Bible. For there is really not any much difference with the bottom-line of these ideals.
So, I leave this here and encourage whoever is reading this today to stand up for truth in every single circumstance where the darkness forces its way through, and, no matter how hard it is to stand. (May God help me too).
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Okay… Let’s just be honest, whenever most people hear anything about religion, their first reaction and instinct is probably to cringe or brush off the whole matter entirely.
Why? Most likely because it is a subject that is associated with extreme cases of fanaticism, it brings about a lot of conflicts and controversies, and even offends easily.
Religion is famously known for: manipulation, stagnation, repression, ignorance, bigotry and is too often a threat to liberty. And rightly so. I do agree. With that said, I recommend you to read two of my posts as well as encourage you to do a personal, extensive, and honest research on your own regarding this matter. Why?
As intellectuals (critical thinkers), I believe we owe it to ourselves to interrogate, examine, and ask hard questions regarding matters touching on faith rather than choosing to ignore them or even worse— follow blind faith. Click here for the first post.
Who speaks the truth with regards to a genuine, sincere and true relationship with God? Is it Buddha? Muhammad? Jesus? Zoroaster? Confucius? Joseph Smith? Guru Nanak? Krishna? Among others? Find out on this second post:
My heart overflows with a goodly matter; I speak the things which I have made touching the king: My tongue is the pen of a ready writer. Psalms 45:1
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