Wednesday, January 21, 2009
The Poison of Subjectivism
We human beings are being conditioned in this world. There is no good or bad for us. What is good for us is what we have been conditioned. Which I think is true because I remember a speaker from January Series last year named Ishmael Beah, he was the author of “A long way Gone”. He was explaining how he was able to kill innocent people. It was because he was conditioned that it was ok to kill innocent people regardless of age, gender and race. That is what’s happening to us right now.
CS Lewis says “Unless we return to the crude and nursery-like belief in objective values, we perish.”
CS Lewis intentions in his writing is to point to a better way for the human society. Through his works we can realize how corrupted human beings are. Why are we going in the wrong way rather than the right? Why do we destroy ourselves? Why are we missing the point? Is this how we were created?
I begin to wonder, what happened to us? Is it all due to the fall? I believe God is more powerful, so why not bad perish and the good prosper? What are we doing or what are we not doing?