Sadly the process of aborting foundational moral truth for lunacy began about the same time as the fight for Liberty in the then New World Colonies. I was recently reminded by a colleague who is a PhD candidate at Hillsdale College, that Rousseau and Kant were contemporaries with the Colonists but for the most part were eternities apart in foundational principles. Where as Sam Adams and the majority of the early American fighters for Liberty where fresh in the Biblical Reformation truths of the First Great Awakening, the Europe of Rousseau and Kant were falling away from and rejecting the Reformation and even Orthodox Romanism into the humanism of the Enlightenment.
Therefore, the root of our present is the outflow of Rousseau’s denouncement of ‘original sin’ and Kant’s ‘categorical imperative’, being ‘none other than the law of an autonomous will.’ In Kantian moral philosophy – acting in accordance with one’s moral duty rather than one’s desires has brought us to aborting foundational moral truth for lunacy. Here I must ask of both Rousseau and Kant, who defines morality in your philosophies and what becomes moral duty when both of you reject the universal, eternal existence and morality of the God of the Scriptures?
Albert Einstein noted that:
‘Lunacy is to keep doing what you’ve been doing and expecting different results.’
Regarding our topic of aborting foundational moral truth for lunacy, consider this quote by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar:
‘If there is moral insanity,” he said in a conspiratorial whisper, “then there may be the reverse, immoral sanity, if you will, that comes upon one suddenly, like a fever.’
Now in context to Rousseau and Kant, the ideologies that emanated from the Enlightenment are now seen in the lunacy of modern time.
Clearly as one looks to the streets of these United States or looks at any form of media, the rampages of the humanistic moralists demanding sin (all the flagrant cultural, economic and political positions) in all instances of human activity and thought.
Now, I have to bring to the conversation some quotes from G. K. Chesterton who I believe connects the dots with the following statements:
‘The lunatic is the man who lives in a small world but thinks it is a large one; he is the man who lives in a tenth of the truth, and thinks it is the whole. The madman cannot conceive any cosmos outside a certain tale or conspiracy or vision.’
‘If men will not be governed by the Ten Commandments, they shall be governed by the ten thousand commandments.’
‘A madman is not someone who has lost his reason but someone who has lost everything but his reason.’
Well, today’s program is not about the historical examination of the afore mentioned philosophers and the lunacy that they have rooted. This program is about our modern times which are living out the rotted fruit of the tree which their self-indulging not so ‘enlightenment’ philosophies are the root of.
Last note from the Living God regrading lunacy / madness:
The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness, and the end of his talk is evil madness. – Ecclesiastes 10:13
– First segment: Ohio election, Abortion, Slavery and Liberty
Short commentary on Ohio Primary elections – Dems cross the line.
Abortion – not in Constitution as a right. Uncle Joe O’biden exhibits lunacy – see Ecclesiastes 10:13.
States Rights – your state, your right to govern – but what are the consequences?
– Second Segment: Abortion Continued, Slavery and Liberty
Supreme Court Leak of potential overturn of Roe.
No Constitutional Right to abortion.
Sam Adams view of Slavery – Life and public Service Vol 1 pg 176: Mrs. Avery stated that when she was eight or ten years old (1764 or 1766), a female slave called ” Surry ” was given to her aunt, Mrs. Adams, and that on her returning home and mentioning the gift; to her husband, he said to her immediately, ” A slave cannot live in my house. If she comes, she must be free.” He accordingly liberated her on her going into his family, where she lived many years, and where she died in the midst of kind ministrations both to her body and soul.*
– Third segment: True Liberty Continued
From Samuel Adams – Right of the Colonist
” As it respects individuals, a man is then free when he freely enjoys the security of the laws and the rights to which he is born ; when he is hindered by no violence from claiming those rights and enjoying that security, but may at any time demand the protection of the laws under which he lives, and be sure when demanded to enjoy it. This is what I take to be liberty ; and considered in this light, all the fine things said of it by ancient and modern do justly belong to it. O Libertas (freedom)! Dea certe (goodnes for sure)!—it is the choicest gift that Heaven has “lent to man ; an emanation from the Father of Lights ; an image and representation of the government of the Supreme Director of all things, which, though it can never be controlled by any superior force, is yet ever guided by the laws of infinite wisdom.
” But alas! in this exalted sense, liberty is rather admired in the world than truly enjoyed. What multitudes of persons are there who have not so much as the shadow of it! who hold their property and even their lives by no other tenure than the sovereign will of a tyrant, and he often the worst and most detestable of men, who, to gratify the least humor or passion in his nature, does not scruple to massacre them by thousands! Sure it is true what orthodox divines tell us, that men are apostate from God, since in his righteous providence he subjects so many of them to such miserable fate!
” But there are other states and civil societies in the world, the model of whose government seems to promise the sure enjoyment of this blessing; which yet, if we attentively examine, we shall find to be really destitute of it. We shall often find, that where the forms of it are observed, the substance of it is wanting; for, as that man is truly a slave, who, though impelled by no external violence, is yet carried away by the impetuosity of his passions to do those things which are abhorrent from his nature and his reason, so neither can the people be called free, who, though they make their own laws, are yet blinded by prejudice and diverted by undue influence from uniformly pursuing their own interest.’
Sum it up…. ‘Aborting Foundational Moral Truth For Lunacy’
I can only point everyone to the various Scriptures that I quoted on the program. Here is the reference link: 81 Bible Verses about Madness
I also mention during the program that we are driving our youth to Lunacy and suicide with the modern implementation of Rousseau and Kant’s rotten fruit philosophies.
Another Sam Adams quote regarding these moral issues:
‘The sum of all is, if we would most truly enjoy this gift of Heaven, let us become a virtuous people : then shall we both deserve and enjoy it. While, on the other hand, if we are universally vicious and debauched in our manners, though the form of our Constitution carries the face of the most exalted freedom, we shall in reality be the most abject slaves.’
Sam Adams Wisdom
Several references that include using ‘madness’ in them:
TO ARTHUR LEE.
[R. H. Lee, Life of Arthur Lee, vol. ii., pp. 223, 224; a text is also in Force, American Archives, 4th ser., vol. i., p. 1239, and a draft is in Samuel Adams Papers, Lenox Library
‘…A sudden dissolution of the late parliament was a measure which I expected would take place. I must needs allow that the ministry have acted a politic part; for if they had suffered the election to be put off till the spring, it might have cost some of them their heads. The new parliament can with a very ill grace impeach them for their past conduct, after having so explicitly vowed it. The thunder of the late speech and the servile answers, I view as designed to serve the purposes of saving some men from the block. I cannot conclude that lord North is upon the retreat, though there seems to be some appearance of it. A deception of this kind would prove fatal to us. Our safety depends upon our being in readiness for the extreme event. Of this the people here are thoroughly sensible, and from the preparations they are making I trust in God they will defend their liberties with dignity. If the ministry have not abandoned themselves to folly and madness the firm union of the colonies must be an important objection. The claims of the colonies are consistent . . . and necessary to their own existence as free subjects, and they will never recede from them. The tools of power here are incessantly endeavouring to divide them, but in vain. I wish the king’s ministers would duly consider what appears to me a very momentous truth, that one regular attempt to subdue those in any other colony, whatever may be the first issue of the attempt, will open a quarrel, which will never be closed till what some of THEM affect to apprehend, and we sincerely deprecate, shall take effect. Is it not then high time that they should hearken not to the clamours of passionate and interested men, but to the cool voice of impartial reason? No sensible minister will think that millions of free subjects, strengthened by such an union, will submit to be slaves; no honest minister would wish to see humanity thus disgraced.’
TO JAMES WARREN.
[W. V. Wells, Life of Samuel Adams, vol. ii., pp. 452-454; an incomplete text.] [PHILADELPHIA, December 4, 1776.]
‘ It affords me singular pleasure to be informed that our General Assembly is now sitting in Boston. I have been of opinion that the public business could be done with more despatch there than elsewhere. “You have appointed a committee of war,” with very extensive powers, “and appropriated to their disposition two hundred thousand pounds to purchase everything necessary to carry on the war with vigor next year.” I heartily rejoice to hear this. I hope the committee are men of business, and will make a good use of the powers and moneys they are intrusted with. Let me tell you, that every nerve must be strained to resist the British tyrant, who, in despair of availing himself of his own troops which lately he so much prided himself in, is now summoning the powers of earth and hell to subjugate America. The lamp of liberty burns there and there only. He sees it, and is impatient even to madness to extinguish it. It is our duty, at all hazards, to prevent it.’
1. 81 Bible Verses about Madness – openbible.info
2. Orthodoxy and other quotes by G.K. Chesterton
3. Articles on philosophers by Gordon Dakota Arnold