What dialectic 'reasoning' is all about:
Negating the Father's office of authority over his children,
so that the children can become united as "one" with the world,
thinking and acting according to "human nature" only.
"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." 1 John 2:17
Dialectic 'reasoning' is our ability to 1) evaluate (aufheben) the situation of the 'moment' according to our desires, i.e., according to how the world "ought" to be i.e., according to our desire for i.e., love of pleasure ("of and for self," i.e., "of and for" the pleasure which comes from the flesh, the eyes, and the approval of others), and our dissatisfactions, i.e., according to our dissatisfaction with how the world "is,", i.e., according to our dissatisfaction with i.e., hate of restraint (which prevents i.e., blocks or inhibits us from satisfying or "actualizing" our desires), our ability to 2) 'justify' our feelings, thoughts, and actions, and relationship with others and the world—based upon our "feelings" (and the "feelings" of others) of the 'moment,' and our ability to 3) 'liberate' our "self" from having a "guilty conscience" for our actions, including our social actions or praxis with others—doing what we want do to, when we want to do it, while negating the source of restraint (the "resister of 'change'"), i.e., the father's/Father's authority system at the same time. When we dialogue with our "self" we 'justify' our desires of the 'moment (pleasure)' over and therefore against the source of restraint (the father's/Father's authority system), making pleasure the 'drive' of life and the augmentation of pleasure its 'purpose.' Through openly sharing (dialoguing) our desires and dissatisfactions (opinions) with others, with others doing the same with us, we can arrive at a consensus (at a "feeling" of "oneness"), 'justifying' ("affirming") our negation of the source of restraint, making "peace and affirmation" (pleasure and "group approval," i.e., "human nature" and socialism) the agenda of life, negating the father's/Father's authority system and the "guilty conscience" for doing "wrong" in the process.
When you begin with the Father as the Thesis, i.e. his authority to give commands to his children to be obeyed without question, and the right to chasten them when they are disobeyed (Hebrews 12:5-11), then the Antithesis is the child and his nature to approach pleasure and avoid pain. In this way the Father and His authority (system) remains in place, with the child, having a guilty conscience for dong wrong or for disobeying (Romans 7:11- 25), keeps the father's/Father's authority in place, preventing, i.e., blocking or inhibiting 'change.' But if you begin with the child and his "feelings," i.e., his "sensuous needs" and "sense perception" (Genesis 3:1-6), as the Thesis then the Father and his authority becomes the Antithesis. It is only by uniting the child with other children—all with the same desires and dissatisfactions, i.e., the same desire for pleasure, including the pleasure which comes for the approval of one another (affirmation) and same dissatisfaction toward restraint, i.e., toward the Father and His authority—that you can achieve Synthesis, i.e. the children united in augmenting pleasure while negating the Father and His authority. The only 'purpose' for dialectic 'reasoning' is the 'justification' of the child's nature, i.e. "human nature" with the children 'justifying' themselves in negating the Father's authority system (negating righteousness).
If you begin with the Father's "Can not" and "Because I said so" then the child's "Why?" remains subject to the Father's command, i.e. unanswered, except for obey me or else (the Antithesis stays in place). But if you begin with the child's "ought," as in "I ought to be able to do what I want to do," it makes the Father's "Can not" and "Because I said so," the barrier to 'change,' i.e. it makes the Father's authority the Antithesis. It is therefore possible to create a world of Synthesis. By making the child's nature, i.e. "human nature," i.e., the love of pleasure and the hate of restraint (the hate of the restrainer) the standard from whereby we establish "right" and "wrong" from it is possible to 'change' the world into a world of "seems to," where nothing seems to be impossible to the "children of disobedience" as they free themselves from their Father's authority. Dialectic 'reasoning' is: if the children can be themselves, no longer restrained by the Father's authority, then "human," i.e. that which is of the world only becomes their "ground" of being. They can then "do their own thing" again, i.e., be as they were, i.e., "human," i.e., of the world only, before the father's/Father's first command, rule, fact, or truth "repressed" their flesh and "alienated" them from the world of pleasure.
"According to the philosopher Hegel, truth is not found in the thesis, nor the antithesis, but in the emerging synthesis which reconciles the two." (Martin Luther King Jr., Strength to Love)
"Philosophy is not outside the world; it simply has a different kind of presence in the world. The world is its ground; it is the spiritual quintessence of its age. The world is the object of its enquiry and concern; it is the wisdom of the world." (Joseph O'Malley translator of Karl Marx's Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right)
"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 16:5
Christ came, in obedience to His loving Heavenly Father, to 'redeem' us from His Father's wrath, to 'reconcile' us to the Father. "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;" Romans 1:18 "For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them." Ephesians 5:5-7 "For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works." Titus 2:11-14 "Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God." I Peter 1:18-21 "And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation." 2 Corinthians 5:18, 19
Dialectic 'reasoning' is used to' redeem' us from His Heavenly Father, so that we can be 'reconciled' to the world. The scriptures warn us of the consequence of dialectic 'reasoning.' "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." Isaiah 3:4, 5
"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
"Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God." James 4:4
"Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. 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 16:24-26
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