G.K. Chesterton once said that Westerners are living in increasingly abnormal times. What is abnormal about our age, you might ask?
Abnormal is gangs of brutal Muslim men evilly groping and raping Western European females while stupefied European leaders either pretend not to notice or blame European women. Abnormal is the perverse hatred, loathing, and death-wishing of Western Progressives for the civilization that nurtures, enriches, and protects them. Abnormal is the elevation of sodomy, pederasty, bestiality, euthanasia, and abortion to the highest pinnacle of social good. Abnormal is the chastising of the faithful by Pope Francis for not embracing anti-Biblical, anti-creation evolution. It's also pastor Rob Bell claiming to be reinventing Christianity as a neo-pagan Eastern spirituality. Abnormal are thousands of Catholic nuns and some male priests who have become witches and 'gay' druids and shaman. Abnormal is evangelical leader Leonard Sweet using quantum physics to 'scientifically' prove that Jehovah is 'in' everything (pantheism). And finally, it is President Obama using our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the Way, the Truth and the Life, the Alpha and Omega, God Himself to justify the pagan ideal, androgyny and/or gender-neutrality:
"[W]hen we think about our faith, the thing at root that we think about is not only Christ sacrificing Himself on our behalf, but it's also the golden rule -- treat others the way you'd want to be treated." (Using Christian faith to justify 'LGBT Pride Month', Charlie Butts, OneNews Now)
These few examples of our increasingly abnormal times exemplify the plunge of the post-Christian West and America into the abyss because vast numbers of Westerners and American subjectivists (nihilists) and increasing numbers of Christians who are practical atheists no longer see the True Light. Their eyes no longer look up toward the true God but down, to egocentric 'self' and the lower things of this world. They have lost their reason, and said early Church Father Athanasius, they have,
" plunged into the lusts and imaginations of carnal things because they have forgotten the knowledge and glory" of the transcendent God.
The vice occluded conscience of all who have either outright denied or forgotten the transcendent God has caused them to fall into varying degrees of moral imbecility and irrationality, and with pride inflated, they have wittingly or unwittingly made gods of themselves and of evolution, science, technology, concepts, theories, ideologies, lust, and other disordered passions. Thus today, everything and everyone--even Jesus Christ and Christianity-- exist to gratify desires, caprices, whims and needs of individuals who have made gods of themselves.
All sin begins with pride (self-love) said Augustine. Pride is perverse. It has no regard for the Higher Things of Jehovah--life, unchanging truth, moral absolutes, order, direction, respect, justice, goodness, gratitude, righteousness, and normalcy. Its' perversity can be seen in what it constantly chooses---death, lies, pretense, contempt, scorn, ridicule, deception, rebellion, anarchy, misdirection, angry outbursts, disorder, disrespect, injustice, ingratitude, self-righteousness, and everything abnormal.
The eighteenth-century apocalyptic prophet Fyodor Dostoevsky described the perverse will of man as the most nihilistic of all spiritual forces, for like the mind, the will is of man's spirit. Hence the nihilistic will originates and resides in the darkened soul rather than the soul filled with the Light of Truth and Goodness.
The most infamous prophet of nihilism is the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. Calling himself the antichrist, Nietzsche announced the death of the supernatural Triune God, immutable truth, moral law and Christendom. He added that even now, during his lifetime that is, this poisonous darkness is spreading over and across Christian-based European civilization and will eventually engulf all of the West.
Only in this light can we understand and make sense of the West's growing darkness. Its abnormal, strangely twisted, increasingly perverse atmosphere is the "death of God" made tangible, and it is Nietzsche who describes our Godless, meaningless, purposeless, disordered, ugly, atonal, brutal, upside-down climate of nothingness:
"We have killed him (God), you and I! ...But how have we done it? How were we able to drink up the sea? Who gave us the sponge to wipe away the whole horizon? What did we do when we loosened this earth from its sun? Whither does it now move? Whither do we move? ...Do we not dash on unceasingly? Backwards, sideways, forwards, in all directions? Is there still an above and below? Do we not stray...through infinite nothingness? Does not empty space breathe upon us? ...Does not night come on continually, darker and darker?" (Nihilism: The Root of the Revolution of the Modern Age, Eugene Rose, p. 108)
In other words, demonically destructive spiritual energy working through the perverse wills of egocentric Westerners and Americans has perversely wiped away reality issuing in theaters of the abnormal and absurd.
Nihilism also underlies all permutations of the emerging 'new' pagan spirituality, whether Evolutionary Christianity, Westernized Hinduism, Gnosticism, Mythology, New Age, Theosophy, Scientology, Jungian Depth Psychology, Interfaith, Trans-humanism, Wicca, Goddess worship, and the spiritual 'gay' agenda, for there is no form of the new spirituality that is not a form of pagan naturalism. All are equally without the true supernatural God, therefore not one of them has a source for life, consciousness, and soul, hence all are merely different expressions of nothingness. This too is abnormal, wholly perverse, and utterly suicidal.
In our theater of the absurd there is no up or down, male or female, right or wrong, true or false, normal or abnormal because the supernatural living God is dead in the hearts of vast numbers of Westerners and Americans. Thus from W. Europe to America, our once-Christian civilization drifts aimlessly in infinite nothingness spilling into the abyss as the depraved wills of egocentric men and women perversely dissolve everything good, true, right, normal and just.