"God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. Yet his shadow still looms. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives; who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us to clean ourselves?" Friedrich Nietzsche
In the wake of the conceptualized 'murder' of Jesus Christ, second Person of the Holy Trinity, an anarchy of narcissism, selfishness, defiance, double-thinking, hatred, contempt and envy has overtaken our godless, paganized society. Posing as legal, political, superior personal opinion, special rights, and hurt feelings, smug self-righteous hypocrital moralists furiously charge President Trump and mainly white socially conservative Christians and like-minded Americans with spurious and guilt-inducing accusations of homophobia, racism, sexism, xenophobia, intolerance and hate. As this unrelenting reign of terror gains a more complete leverage over our society what follows in its wake is a mobocracy of absurdity, paranoia, scapegoating, brutality, murder, chaos and tyranny.
Exemplifying much of this madness is a Huffington Post article, "Ethnic Minorities Deserve Safe Spaces Without White People." This twisted anthem of shameless self-pity was written by a self-absorbed young black women, an "oppressed" and "racialized" fourth year journalism student at Ryerson University. The self-important egoist who penned this drivel is so blinded by her self-gratifying presumption that in her demand for safe-spaces she inadvertently confesses to paranoia, a delusion experienced by many narcissists.
Narcissists are self-absorbed, thus can and do imagine that other people are as obsessed by thoughts of the pompous egoist as the egoist is with him or herself,. This is why the narcissist easily imagines that he or she is the target of persecution and hatred by others, in this case, by millions of evil white racists whose obsessive thoughts and sole aim in life is to cause the 'racialized' author to suffer. According to the paranoid narcissist:
"Racialized people experience systemic discrimination on a daily basis, on many levels, and in ways that white people may never encounter. The whole point of these safe spaces is to remove that power dynamic. That's partly what makes them spaces for healing. The presence of any kind of privilege puts unnecessary pressure on the people of colour to defend any anger or frustrations they have, to fear the outcome of sharing their stories..." (03/18/2015 )
The iniquity lurking beneath the paranoid suggestion that "racialized people" need "safe spaces" because of so-called "systemic discrimination" by evil white racists is scapegoating. A scapegoat is a person or group of people made to take the blame for everything that goes wrong. In practice, it occurs when the guilty project their own sins upon another person or group of people.
"And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats; one lot for the LORD, and the other lot for the scapegoat." Leviticus 16:8
After all of the sins of the people were symbolically transferred onto the scapegoat it was further burdened with all marks of reproach, imprecations, and hate. After this the people prayed that all those evils which were due to themselves might fall upon the goat rather than on the sinners themselves even though scapegoating cannot clean a depraved conscience.
A depraved conscience is one that is corrupted by pride and other types of wickedness. Pride hinders and blinds the narcissists' vision of herself as she really is while scapegoating allows the narcissist to crucify 'other' on an altar of self-adoration and presumption .
Thus Truth and the unbearable revelation of her own sin,
"...causes what it was trying to avoid seeing to be set before its eyes. What it had preferred to be hidden behind its back is now brought round and it is forced to confront it face to face." Formerly it had "looked at itself and been very pleased with itself and become a lover of its power. It had lost the ability to look honestly at its own actions and thus justified all its evil deeds. Through its selfishness and self-indulgence it became insolent (and) proud..." (St. Augustine, Sermon 142,3)
Just as the Middle East is a scapegoating society where a victim of rape can be stoned to death by her rapist, America is similarly transitioning into a scapegoating society. This is because a majority of "sinless" Americans---social justice warriors and similar self-righteous 'morally pure' hypocrites within and without the Christian Church--- reject their own sinfulness in favor of autonomy, 'moral purity,' and depraved "sacred opinions" "feelings" and "choices." Thus they refuse to accept personal responsibility for their own sins while freely and hypocritically scapegoating other people who they unjustly accuse of an ever evolving cornucopia of sins.
This is why so-called "racialized" people of color scapegoat millions of white people. It is also why men and women of Sodom scapegoat and terrorize "hateful homophobic" Christian men and women and pedophiles and pederasts scapegoat parents trying to protect their own children from sexual violation.. It is also why liars scapegoat the truthful, thieves, rioters and murderers scapegoat society and unfaithful Christian compromisers scapegoat faithful Christians.
The Decalogue shows that the beginning of idolatry is pride (preference for self over God and neighbor). The will of the idolater is not in submission to God but self, thus having made an idol out of himself he assumes he possesses honor and rights. This is why pride leads to contempt for and outright hatred of the Holy Triune God, neighbor, Truth, moral law, goodness, norms, authority, standards, rules, and institutions in favor of lust for power, perverse sexuality, and dehumanization of other people.
In the Godless Soviet Union, idolatry, relativism, and Darwin’s pseudo-scientific evolutionary theory unleashed a murderous beast that consumed the lives of more than one hundred men, women, and children:
"As many as 7 million Ukrainians were starved in Soviet Socialist dictator Joseph Stalin's artificial, forced famine in Ukraine in 1932 and 1933. This is approximately the total population of Manitoba, Newfoundland, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island." (Inky Mark, M. P. Dauphin — Swan River House of Commons 2 June 1998, Famine-Genocide in Ukraine 1932-1933)
"Moscow employed the famine as a political weapon against the Ukrainians in the years 1932-1933. The famine was in its entirety artificially induced and organized." (ibid, F. M. Pigido -an economist who lived and worked in Ukraine during the Famine of 1932-1933, Investigation of Communist Takeover and Occupation of the Non-Russian Nations of the U.S.S.R p. 35)
According to the authors of "The Black Book of Communism," Communist regimes did not just commit criminal acts but were criminal enterprises in their very essence:
"...all ruled lawlessly and without regard for human life (and) one particular feature of many Communist regimes (was) their use of famine as a weapon. The Bolsheviks had decided to eliminate...any challenge or resistance, even if passive, to their absolute power. This strategy applied not only to groups with opposing political views, but also to such social groups as the nobility, the middle class, the intelligentsia...the clergy...military officers and the police." (pp. xvii, 8-9)
When a society turns away from the Holy Creator God to deified self, it is an idolatrous society heading for destruction:
"Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil." 1 John 3:8
"You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks." Matthew 12:34
At the root of the rejection of the Holy Triune God is the rebellious assertion that man has not been created by Him, that he is not dependent upon Him for his own life, and not created in His spiritual image. Instead, the idolator is the creator of God, and the master of time, being, and the world who through his own powers will save himself.
Lest we mistakenly perceive idolaters as nice, misunderstood people, in "Journey to the Celestial City," Wayne Martindale sets straight this error with his unvarnished depiction of hell-bound idolaters as haters of good people. All that's left in them is self-centeredness, hate, envy, lies, and thoughts of theft and murder and sadistic pleasure received from hurting other people,, They are evil, violent idolaters who prefer evil thoughts, evil words, evil companions and evil acts. Thus when they encounter good people they,
"...condemn them, perverting their reason by rationalizing evil and finding ways to blame the good or God or religion for their problems and the problems of the world. They already hate goodness because it implicitly condemns the evil they have chosen. They wouldn't like heaven if they could have it. They are, in a sense, already in hell, preferring darkness to light." (Eternal Perspectives, Randy Alcorn, p 76)
"But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death". Revelation 21:8
Where a majority are not guilty of their own evils, scapegoats are necessary. Human scapegoats will therefore be burdened with the evils of the guilty and crucified on the altars of the self-centered, self-indulgent, and proud. Scripture calls this idolatry. and since idolatry leads to the conceptual murder of the Word Who created the heavens and earth (Gen. 1:1; John 1:1, 14) and the rejection of His work on the cross, this means that by their own choice they assign themselves to hell by judging themselves unfit for Paradise.