On Death And Progress – Josh Journal
Death is something we generally pray against, that is until we are convinced that we have enemies, and death is the only guaranteed way of sorting them out.
Sometimes, when I hear a pastor dig into an anti-enemy tirade, I just wonder, can you guys try dialogue?
The honest truth is that it is inevitable that a couple of people will have something against you. What is not inevitable is for you to start praying that death visits them.
Most times, your enemy has a lot of other things that are more important to them than hating you.
Even when they hate you with a passion, they most likely can do nothing about it. If truly there were these many witches on your case, do you think you would have survived this long?
If the enemies were plotting your death and downfall with as much vigor as you are running after them, do you think you would have amounted to this much?
I am not arguing that you don’t have enemies. If you believe they are powerful, I wouldn’t doubt that too. What I want you to realize is that whatever or Whoever is keeping you out of harm’s way is most likely more powerful than your enemies. Or haters. Or whatever you identify them as.
Maybe it is time for you to focus your time and resources on something more productive.
Don’t forget that you are the Villan in someone else’s narrative. Someone counts you as their enemy. You are your enemy’s enemy.
Do you want them to also start praying for your death?
Apparently, there is one circle where death isn’t as frowned upon. When I found this out, I was shocked.
That was until I heard their argument. Now I’m conflicted. On the one hand, they are right. On the other hand, this is someone dying.
“In intellectual circles, progress comes one death at a time.”
Why? You ask. Because people hardly change their mind, old ideas only end with the death of their believers.
I can do little to convince you on these, but try to remember how many people you have seen change their minds on fundamental issues.
Now replace those issues with career defining ones. Or national economy or policy setting ones. Let’s just say those who believed in communism or socialism never changed their mind.
Neither do those who believe in the free market.
The fact that millennials are rediscovering, believing, and advocating for socialism is a worrying sign. It shows that as long as books exist, ideas never die.