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A brief overview (Pdf), outline, and chart might be helpful as you read the following. The article Higher Order Thinking Skills (still in draft form) explains the process being used in the classroom today, i.e. Common Core and its use of "Bloom's (Marzano's) Taxonomies," to turn all educational institutions into global-socialist training centers (Laboratories), i.e. 'changing' how the next generation of children (future citizens, i.e. workers) feel, think, and act toward parental authority, i.e. toward the father's/Father's authority, i.e. toward Godly restraint. For more on the subject of 'change,' i.e. the dialectic process, i.e. the 'liberation' of children from parental authority, read the issues The Key to 'Change' and The Dialectic Process. See the issue It's all about your Father and His authority. Period! for the briefest overview of all.
The dialectic process being put into praxis, negating the Father's authority.
I realize that the following information (being more than two pages long) will be read but by only a few people. But it will be life changing to those few who take the time, i.e. who make the effort to do so. It is liberating (joyous) to know the truth. It is painful (grievous) to know it in a world which does not want to hear it (Isaiah 53:3-11). Any comments or questions can be emailed to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. P.S.
(of a fourteen part series: Preface (complete), 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14)
The use of dialectic 'reasoning' has more affect upon you, i.e. is a bigger part of your life than you might realize. Dialectic 'reasoning' affects ('changes') how you relate with yourself, with others, and with the Lord God and the Lord Jesus Christ, i.e. why you feel, think, and act the way you do. The following information explains why things are going the way they are in America today. It is going to be meat, chewable only by those who know that something is wrong and want to know what it is and how to respond to it. Part seven (7) is the meat of the information so read it at least.
This is information (regarding the 'drive' and 'purpose' of dialectic 'reasoning') that none of my Education, European History, and Philosophy professors taught me (but should have). My understanding came not from the over 600 social-psychology books I read on the subject (150 of which are listed here), but from the Lord revealing to me (from the light of His Word and by His Holy Spirit) what those books were all about, i.e. initiating and sustaining dialectic 'reasoning' around the whole—the replacing of faith with sight (the replacing of the father's/Father's authority with the impulses and urges of the child), i.e. negating the Father's authority in the thoughts and actions of the children by exonerating the child's feelings of the 'moment' (in the "light" of the world) over (and therefore against) the Father's commands, rules, facts, and truth, i.e. rationally (dialectically) 'justifying' "human nature" over and against the will (the Word) of God, i.e. the Father's authority.
What started in the garden in Eden—the use of dialectic 'reasoning' to 'justify' our human nature ("the lust of the flesh," "the lust of the eyes," and "the pride of life"), i.e. using our 'reasoning' ability to 'justify,' to ourselves and to others, our carnal pleasures of the 'moment,' i.e. our "lusting" after the gratifying things around us (or that we imagine) over (and therefore against) the Father's authority, thereby negating the Father's authority (Godly restraint) in our thoughts and actions—has now become the law of the land. George Hegel called it "lawfulness without law"—exonerating the law of the flesh (being "positive") over and against the law of God (being "negative," 'repressing' us, i.e. alienating us from our own nature), thereby negating the wickedness and deceitfulness of our heart in our thoughts and actions, therefore negating the necessity of salvation through Christ Jesus only— and "purposiveness without purpose"—exonerating the will of the child (being "positive") over and against the will of the Father (being "negative," dividing us, i.e. alienating us from "the community"), i.e. the will of mankind to create "community," i.e. to build unity based upon that which he has in common with others, i.e. "human nature" (the root of common-ism AKA communism), requiring 'compromise' (setting aside the Father's will, i.e. suspending God's Word in the current situation, as Adam and the women did in the garden in Eden) to get what he wants, to "get along," to 'justify' himself over and against the will of God, negating individuality (sovereignty) under God, where each person is held personally accountable to God for his thoughts and actions, i.e. requiring no compromise (no setting aside of the Father's will, i.e. no suspending of God's Word in the current situation—following after Christ Jesus, who obeyed his Heavenly Father, i.e. who did what His Heavenly Father commanded in all things).
Hegel's "lawfulness" and "purposiveness," i.e. the making of "human nature" (the carnal desires of the flesh) the standard from which to measure "human behavior," is better know as unrighteousness and abomination, i.e. where man's natural inclination to become at-one-with nature (uniting his own nature with the nature of the world), becomes his only focus, i.e. where his focus is only upon himself, others, and the world instead of upon God, i.e. the Father (doing right and not wrong according to the Father's will)—thus making the approaching (augmentation) of pleasure and the avoiding (attenuation) of pain the 'drive' and the 'purpose' of life, resulting in his evaluating of God's Word (determining its relevance in the current situation) according to the "light" of his own "human nature," i.e. 'justifying' "human nature" over (and therefore against) God's Word, instead of man evaluating his own "human nature" in the light of God's Word, i.e. repenting of his sins (of his unrighteousness and abominations) before God. We are made in the image of God in that we are able to evaluate what is right and what is wrong (what is "good" and what is "evil"). The only problem being, when the woman and Adam in the garden in Eden evaluated "the tree of the knowledge of good and evil" from their own "human nature" (from their own carnal desires), instead of evaluating themselves, i.e. evaluating (and restraining) their carnal desires according to God's Word ("Thou shalt not ...," i.e. "Because I said so," i.e. the Father's authority), sin (alienation from God, i.e. the children 'liberated' from and in rebellion against the Father's authority, i.e. dialectic 'reasoning') entered the world. Hegel's "lawfulness" and "purposiveness" negates sovereignty, under God—from which we derive inalienable rights, under God.
To arrive at a world of "lawfulness" and "purposiveness," i.e. to 'create' a world of 'change,' i.e. a world without "law" and "purpose," i.e. without the Father's authority, i.e. without Godly restraint, all must participate (none can escape). Thinking and doing unconscionable things is therefore 'justified' in the thoughts and actions of all who participate because the "guilty conscience" (for thinking and doing unconscionable things) is negated along the way—during the process of "making the world a 'better' place" for all (for those of the world only, i.e. for those of the flesh only, i.e. for those of nature only) to live within. While promising "peace and harmony" in the beginning (promising you your heart's desire) it turns vile and bloody (it takes your soul and/or your life) along the way. God warns us: "Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness." Luke 11:35 "And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God." Luke 16:15
"There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death." Proverbs 14:12 The famous social-psychologist Carl Rogers wrote: "The words 'seem to' are significant; it is the perception [theory or opinion] which functions in guiding behavior." "Neither the Bible nor the prophets neither the revelations of God can take precedence over my own direct experience." "The individual in such a moment, is coming to be what he is [of the world only]. He has experienced himself ['liberated' from the father's/Father's authority, i.e. 'liberated' from Godly restraint]." (Carl Rogers, on becoming a person: A Therapist View of Psychotherapy) Therefore, according to Carl Rogers (according to dialectic 'reasoning'), "In all thy ways experience life to the fullest," must replace (negate) "In all thy ways acknowledge Him" (letting the father/Father direct the child's/man's path, i.e. his thoughts and actions—"It is not in man to direct his steps." Jeremiah 10:23) if the child/man is to discover his identity, potential, and purpose in the world before him. By not attacking the child's/man's belief (his father/Father authority) but rather "helping" him focus upon (attend to) the things of the world only, the father's/Father's authority is negated in the child's/man's thoughts and actions and the world is 'changed.'
While most of us look at content, evaluating it as being "good" or "evil" according to standards and rules we learned in the past from a "higher authority" than our "human nature," i.e. from our father and/or mother, our teachers, or God's Word, etc. restraining our "human nature" (making us "unadaptable to 'change,'" inhibiting or restraining 'change' in the present situation), those of dialectic 'reasoning' look at structure of thought, i.e. at paradigms, i.e. how we feel, think, and act in a "given situation," to determine "good" or "evil," basing increasing value or worth upon how far we have moved away from absolute right-wrong ("evil") to accepting no absolute right-wrong, i.e. 'change' as the only "right" ("good") way to think and act, negating (in the thoughts and actions of "the people") not only the sovereignty of the Father's authority over the home, i.e. private property and private business, but the sovereignty of states and nations as well.
Since the traditional family, with its "top-down" authority system (the Patriarchal Paradigm where the husband is to rule his home well, the desire of the heart of the wife is to be to her husband, and the children are to obey their parents, i.e. the father's authority 1) to give commands and rules to be obeyed, facts and truth, to be accepted as is, by faith, 2) to bless those who obey, 3) to chasten those who disobey, and 4) to cast out those who question and challenge his authority, all in the Lord) introduces the children (the future citizens) to the same "top-down" authority system of the Lord (who obeys His Heavenly Father in all things—engendering the system of "fundamental" religion), and the father's of the "community" (differing in their beliefs) divide society between the lost and the saved (in the family structure, those who agree with their position and those who do no—thus, as a result of honoring the Father's authority, producing a "guilty conscience" in the lost, i.e. in the disobedient child who wants to be saved, i.e. who wants to obey his father's/Father's commands and rules, receiving his father's/Father's approval, preaching and teaching his father's/Father's facts and truth to others who might disagree, i.e. who are not willing to believe, thus initiating and sustaining social division in the "community"), the only way to have social unity and world peace ("socialist unity and worldly peace") is to use dialectic 'reasoning' to 'liberate' the children from the father's/Father's authority, "helping" the children 'justify' their carnal nature over and against their father's/Father's authority in the home, thereby negating the father's/Father's authority in the home, in the "community," in the state, in the nation, and in the world in the process.
According to dialectic 'reasoning,' through the method, system, or paradigm of dialoging opinions to a consensus (there is no father's/Father's authority in dialoging or in an opinion, i.e. dialogue turns belief into a theory, facts and truth into an opinion) children are 'liberated' from the father's authority in the home, becoming unity as "one," i.e. with themselves and the world (in the 'moment'), through the consensus process. In this way (through dialectic 'reasoning' being put into social action, i.e. into praxis in the the classroom, in the workplace, in the marketplace, in entertainment, in government, in the church, and in the home, the world can be made "Safe for Democracy," i.e. changed, i.e. made adaptable to 'change') citizens are 'liberated' from the Father's authority, i.e. from Godly restraint, not only in the "community," but also in the state, in the nation, and in the world as well, allowing the citizens to negate (neutralize, marginalize, and remove) the father/Father and his authority (along with those who follow his/His way of thinking and acting) without having a "guilty conscience."
Karl Marx explained it this way: "Once the earthly family is discovered to be the secret of the holy family, the former must itself be annihilated [vernichtet] theoretically and practically." (Karl Marx, Theses On Feuerbach #4) Those following after Marx came to realize that it was not enough to initiating 'change' by killing the father, i.e. negating the father/Father and his/His authority in the "community" only. If 'change' was to be sustained it was also necessary to negate the father's/Father's authority in the thoughts and actions of the children as well though the use of psychology, i.e. engendering social-psychology. "Kurt Lewin emphasized that the child takes on the characteristic behavior of the group in which he is placed. . . . he reflects the behavior patterns which are set by the adult leader of the group." (Wilbur Brookover, A Sociology of Education) While the earthly father is not perfect (we can all find fault with our father), the office he serves in is perfect—with it being given to him by God, who is perfect. It is the imperfection of the father in his office of authority which 'justifies' in the mind of the child his "right" to 'liberate' himself from the father's authority. According to dialectic 'reasoning,' the problem is, the child of disobedience tends to restore the father's office of "top-down" authority when he has children of his own, thus perpetuating the "top-down" system in society, i.e. in education, in the workplace, in government, in the church, etc. Without 'changing' the child's (the future father's) way of thinking (how he feels, thinks, and acts in 'changing' situations) 'change' can not be sustained. Without 'liberating' the children's thought process from the father's thought process (through their classroom experience), 'change,' though initiated, can not be sustained.
Marx understood that both the "earthly family" and the "holy family" engender the same "top-down" pattern (system or paradigm) of thinking and acting into the world (with the children honoring their father's authority as the Son of God honors His Heavenly Father's authority). Therefore the dialectic idea is: if you can negate the earthly father's authority over the family (over "the 'family' group," i.e. over the child's thoughts and actions) below, you can negate the Heavenly Father's authority over the world below, 'liberating' the child's thoughts and actions (and therefore "the groups" thoughts and actions, the "communities" thoughts and actions, the nation's thoughts and actions, the world's thoughts and actions) from Godly restraint, creating a "new" world order where only the children are ("human nature" 'liberated' from Godly restraint is) in control—actually those seducing, deceiving, and manipulating us as "human resource," i.e. facilitating 'change' are in control—engendering a world of oppression and abomination. "And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them. And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable." "As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths." Isaiah 3:4-5, 1 "Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand [men unite with one another in consensus], he shall not be unpunished." Proverbs 16:5
Jesus said: "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me." John 14:6 Christ Jesus came to 'redeem' us from His Father's wrath upon us for our sins against Him (through His shed blood upon the cross), to 'reconciling' us to His Heavenly Father (through His resurrection from the grave). In the end it has always been about the Father's authority. The gospel message is, in essence, the Son saying "I want you to meet my Father. I want you to know my Father's love for you." Those of dialectic 'reasoning' seek to 'liberate' man from the Father's authority, 'reconciling' him to become at-one-with his own carnal nature and the world only, instead. While we are to honour the father's authority, we are to serve only one Father "which art in Heaven." "And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your father, which is in heaven." Matthew 23:9 Those of dialectic 'reasoning' seek to negate the Father's authority in Heaven by negating the father's authority in the home, calling it a paradigm 'shift' where the children of disobedience "rule" instead. "For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother." Matthew 12:50 Without the Father's authority there is no gospel message. Karl Marx understood this. Do you?
Marx wrote: "The unspeculative Christian [the believer, i.e. the Christian of faith] also recognizes sensuality as long as it does not assert itself at the expense of true reason, i.e., of faith, of true love, i.e., of love of God, of true will-power, i.e., of will in Christ. Not for the sake of sensual love, not for the lust of the flesh, but because the Lord said: Increase and multiply [grow in faith, in love of God, in will in Christ and spread the faith, the love of God, and the will in Christ]." (Karl Marx, The Holy Family) Karl Marx knew the gospel message (better than most ministers) and what was required to negate it in the hearts of men. Any true "scientist" has to know all about the object he wants to 'change' (destroy) and how to 'change' it if he is to accomplish 'change' successfully, i.e. accomplish his objective (as in objectives based education).
Some are deceived into believing that man can have it both ways, i.e. loving the Father and the world at the same time. This is the great deception. The Word of God warns us: "Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever." 1 John 2:15-17 "No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon." Luke 16:13
While the world offers you 'choice' regarding the level (spectrum or continuum)
of worldly pleasures (carnality and depravity) you want to participate in, it is
only God, i.e. the Father, and His Son Jesus Christ, who offers you the choice
of eternal life or eternal death. Choose Him that you might have life (no
longer walking on the broad pathway of dialectic 'reasoning,' i.e.
of self-justification, which leads to eternal death). "For what is a man profited, if he shall gain
the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in
exchange for his soul?" Matthew 16:26
Despite what you might be told or think, there are really only two paradigms: ...
© Institution for
Authority Research Dean Gotcher 1997-2014
Preface continued, Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five, Part Six, Part Seven, Part Eight, Part Nine, Part Ten, Part Eleven, Part Twelve, Part Thirteen, Part Fourteen.
Despite what you might be told or think, there are really only two paradigms: ...
© Institution for Authority Research Dean Gotcher 1997-2014