Foundational Thoughts

Welcome to Spiritual Tyranny

I’m gonna tell you the punch line before I get around to the jokes and japes.

Everybody has assumptions. Everybody has presuppositions. Everybody has filters.

Here is what this means. Anytime people come to a conversation, they have long since made up their minds about the who, what, when, where, how, and why.That is fine – not a bad thing, just a thing.

What isn’t fine is when folks are unaware that they have presuppositions and/or fail to define them explicitly because they’ve become so deeply ingrained.

Therefore, I’ll spend a lot of time on this site commenting on what I believe to be key assumptions, presuppositions, and filters within Christianity, Philosophy, and Religion.

So, to that end, here are some of the following thoughts underlying this site:

  1. Truth is knowable, graspable, and obtainable in a place I call the Arena of Ideas.(What is truth?I have the answer and maybe soon I’ll tell ya.>snicker<)
  2. I fancy myself a player in the Arena of Ideas (I like my metaphor—I will use it a lot.)
  3. The Arena of Ideas is where people use their intellectual passion for the spoils of the human mind and soul and spirit!(I hear the theme song to Star Wars when I write this.)
  4. Everyone is qualified to enter the Arena.(No Ad Hominem arguments, please.)
  5. The Arena is a rough-and-tumble place.(Enter at your own risk.)
  6. Sacred cows get grilled and Icons get a fresh coat of spray paint. (No idea gets a pass because it’s dressed in a miter and simar.)
  7. Ideas are not created equal.(Just because you have an idea doesn’t mean you have a clue.)
  8. People who place their ideas in the public forum are a fair game for evaluation.(That includes me.And that definitely includes “Pastors,” and church “Leaders.”Trot out that “Don’t touch God’s anointed…” line, please. I’ve got my article all ready to go…. buwaahhahahahaha, buwaHAHAHAHAHA, BUWAAHAHAHAHAH!)

Please read more about the eight points that fall into the categories of Assumptions, Presuppositions, and Filters or jump in and read my most recent article Clamping Down.

In a bit,

John

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