"I didn't know you were a Marxist?"
Your only response to someone asking you "How is your (or your children's) social life?"
Karl Marx believed: "It is not individualism that fulfills the individual, on the contrary it destroys him. Society is the necessary framework through which freedom and individuality are made realities." Karl Marx
Only when you stand before God, like a child before his father, i.e. being personally held accountable for your thoughts and actions, do you become an individual. It is only under these conditions (under the Father's authority) that you can truly find your identity as an individual. In any other condition you sacrifice your individuality, i.e. your worth, to the world and/or to the collective.
"Only within a social context individual man is able to realize his own potential as a rational being." (Karl Marx, Critique of Hegel's 'Philosophy of Right' ) As Karl Marx believed so did Sigmund Freud: "The individual is emancipated in the social group." "Freud commented that only through the solidarity of all the participants could the sense of guilt [the Father's voice in the child, individuality under God] be assuaged." (Norman O. Brown, Life Against Death: The Psychoanalytical Meaning of History)
"The dialectical method was overthrown―the parts were prevented from finding their definition within the whole." "... a scientifically acceptable solution does exist [i.e. the dialectic process] … For to accept that solution, even in theory, would be tantamount to observing society from a class standpoint [observing the world from the children's perception rather than the Father's, which would effectively negate the Father's office of authority] other than that of the bourgeoisie [that of the "top-down," "Mine. Not yours." "I can, You can not," "I am right, You are wrong," "I'm above and you are below" way of thinking and acting]. And no class can do that-unless it is willing to abdicate its power freely." "... as soon as the bourgeoisie [the Father's "top-down" authority system] is forced to take up its stand on this terrain [in the children's "feelings" and "thoughts," i.e. creating "equality" through the use of dialogue, participate in the consensus process], it is lost." (György Lukács, History & Class Consciousness What is Orthodox Marxism?)
God defines those who are concerned about your (or your child's) social life in this way: "Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools," Romans 1:21, 22 "... and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ." "... He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. " 1 John 3:1, 22 Without the Father there is no Son (we would die in our sins). Without the Son, we could not know the Father (have eternal life) "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me." John 14:6
© Institution for Authority Research, Dean Gotcher 2014-2015