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Deconstructing juvenilized Anglo Christianity
Ultimately, the grand dispute between Tolkein and CS Lewis is irrelevant. The Bible is neither fantasy nor fairy tale. It is not even English.
In the Bible, the White Witch is the one keen on human sacrifice. But it is Jehovah whose law required the sacrifice of Jephthah's daughter, and accepted no substitute. CS Lewis painted as evil an aspect of Jehovah.
The real-world analogue of the Hobbit race are the pygmies. They are currently being eaten by Bantu empowered by iron-age weapons.
Widespace speech code
I began there because VD is guilty of promoting the above juvenilized Christianity. That is not the end of his error.
Many have complained of Vox Day's obnoxiously-intrusive widespace speech code. Most are fools. But what man isn't, in one way or another?
Vox's behavior is not founded on necessities Biblical, moderative or leaderly. Rather, it is his biological bent.
Bear Grylls does the same thing. It's just the widespace speech code. They feel quite strongly about the righteousness of enforcing it. There is no talking them out of it.
For some, this is inspiring leadership. Those people should enjoy widespace company. For others, it is obnoxiously intrusive and irrational. Those should shun widespace, anticipating betrayal.
Un-Biblical widespace hopium
Vox has made much of hope, investing it with Biblical significance. This is his widespace talking; the Bible disagrees.
VD writes: "As for the rest of us, recall the wise words of Puddleglum. Hope, be it true or be it false, is always better than no hope."
VD then bans someone for disagreeing with this sentiment. The original comment is unavailable due to deletion, however the quoted offending portion reads:
No, I don't agree that ""Hope, be it true or be it false, is always better than no hope." Better for people to orient themselves around what is TRUE, first and foremost, than to orient themselves around hope , regardless of its relationship to reality.
VD answers: "That's nice. You're banned. Go despair somewhere else. We never knew you."
If this seems dramatic, overbearing and cruel, you should assiduously avoid serving under any form of widespace leadership.
The Apostle Paul disagrees with VD in 1 Corinthians 15:
"If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable."
"Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead? 30And why stand we in jeopardy every hour? 31I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily. 32If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die."
If there is no Aslan, then the inhabitants of Narnia had best serve the White Witch loyally, avoiding any cause for repression. Turn in those height-challenged tramps to the nearest secret police, and collect your reward! Research cryoponics. Move south.
Jesus at Gethsemane invoked no false hope, nor did Jesus on the Cross. During great suffering, it is best to think of I AM THAT I AM, not one's future. Jesus knew him as the Father, and spoke to Him thus. Fill your thoughts with something bigger than your pain, bigger than you.