Modern Man Has ‘Educated Himself Into Imbecility’
by Dr. Clarence Alexander
The demise of humanity, is inevitably because humanity refuse to learn from the past distruction of the other generations before now. From the Christian stance we are looking to politicians to solve only what God can do. Revival cannot come, and is not designed to come by the acts of humanitarian leadership efforts.
The Bible says from the will of GOD, 2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
Jeremiah 29:13 KJV
And ye shall seek me, and find me , when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
It’s completely obvious the direction this nation is going. The people that profess to being Saints of God in the name of JESUS CHRIST, fast and pray I sincerely believe a change will happen, however as Revelation speaks this nation has no real future that’s greater than life eternally with God. This says we the Saints of God have an eternal prospective not dependent upon things. Not dependent upon the Gold, silver, big houses, prosperity, and health so much as those whom don’t profess Jesus Christ as there Lord and Saviour. However, in Jeremiah 17:23 KJV
“But they obeyed not, neither inclined their ear, but made their neck stiff, that they might not hear, nor receive instruction.”
“…it has become abundantly clear in the second half of the twentieth century that Western Man has decided to abolish himself.
Having wearied of the struggle to be himself, he has created his own boredom out of his own affluence, his own impotence out of his own erotomania, his own vulnerability out of his own strength; himself blowing the trumpet that brings the walls of his own city tumbling down, and, in a process of auto-genocide, convincing himself that he is too numerous, and labouring accordingly with pill and scalpel and syringe to make himself fewer in order to be an easier prey for his enemies; until at last, having educated himself into imbecility, and polluted and drugged himself into stupefaction, he keels over a weary, battered old brontosaurus and becomes extinct.” – Malcolm Muggeridge, Seeing Through the Eye: Malcolm Muggeridge on Faith (p. 16)
“having educated himself into imbecility…”.My generation has embraced a world of intellectual elitism. The “uneducated” are no longer in a position to determine that which is right and wrong. “We hold these truths to be self-evident,” a principle espoused by our founding fathers and written in the United States Declaration of Independence can no longer exist, intellectual evidence now reigns supreme.
If a man argues the principles of God in the world of academia they are cut with the two words that will bring my very generation to its knees. “Prove it.” Man can no longer get his principles from God alone, it must be backed by science or psychology. Only those with a thorough understanding of these subjects can determine that which is best for society. In short, my generation has become lawyers of truth and the defendant is God.
The irony in all of this is that while demanding that the man who defends the principles of God must use psychology and science to defend itself, those who demand it cannot defend their own principles using science and psychology. When questioned of their own ethic, their only response can be that each person can possess their own perception of right and wrong, otherwise they would have to justify their moral doctrine by the very criteria they demand be made of those who argue God. They are, in effect, rendered impotent of creating a moral society by their own argumentation.
Let me implore, nay, warn the reader to understand the importance of this to its most intrinsic level. There was a time in history when a society eventually embraced completely not the laws of God, but the idea that the elite few with a complete understanding of science and academia could drive man towards a Utopian society.
The most sobering realization to my generation ought to be that the holocaust was not driven by madmen, not encouraged by the unintelligent, not espoused by those without an understanding of philosophy but by men who were rational, some of the most highly educated and by those who possessed some of the greatest understanding of the philosophies of their time.
The difference was only that which drove their rationale, intellect and philosophy. These men were living without God, and if something does not change in western civilization, we may see a different picture all too late.
“Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.” – C.S. Lewis, ‘mere’ Christianity, 1943