Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Secularism and the Borg

Its  Doom is Sure

Here is yet another case exposing how the Borg-like mind of secularism works.  A couple in New York State who rent the use of their farm for social events, including weddings, is now shutting that part of their business down.  Why?  Aren't people getting married any more?  Not at all.  Rather--and you know what's coming next--the couple, Cynthia and Robert Gifford are Christians and they do not want their premises to be used to sanctify homosexual "marriage".

They were approached by two women who wanted to rent their facilities to mark their faux-marriage.  The Gifford's refused.  The "couple" complained to New York's Division of Human Rights, asserting that they had been discriminated against because of their homosexuality.  The judge ruled in their favour.  The Giffords were fined $13,000.  They have been required to teach "classes" of their employees the state's definition of marriage and non-discrimination.  A nice bit of state imposed re-education.  Shades of 1984.  The Giffords have shut that part of their business down, stating they will no longer hold any wedding ceremonies on their property.

What can we learn from cases such as this?

Firstly, the incidence of such faux discrimination cases will multiply greatly.  The logic of secularism is closed and operates within four windowless walls.  The only operating deity is the state.  Marriage, in this particular idolatry, is defined by the state, legalised by the state, and defended by the state.  Whatever the state says, goes.  If the state says that couples of the same sex can enter marriage, then the Borg has spoken; the hive must obey and think and act as they have been told.  Secularism allows no other view inside its four walls.  Christians, however, will never comply.  Their room is open and answers to the Living God.  The state is but a servant of God--in this case, a rebellious servant.  Christians will traduce the illegalities of the secular state, and suffer the consequences if necessary--as the Gifford's have done.  It's called persecution.  It will become increasingly common.

Secondly, the secular state will end in ignominy.  The logic of the Borg is relentless.  If two people of the same sex must be allowed to marry, so must half a dozen people.  Welcome to polygamous "marriages", polyandrous "marriages", bestial "marriages", and the sanctioning of relationships promoted by the "Man-boy Love Association".  The secular state defines marriage to be a human right--but its definition of human rights embraces whatever someone wants to be and do as a human right.  Since marriage is a coalition of the willing, by definition all who are willing to get married have a human right to get married.   The secular mind is a universal acid: it will progressively burn through everything, including itself.

Thirdly, notice how private is defined by the Borg.  In more Christian days, privacy and what was deemed private was offset against the state.  A private business was one not owned and operated by the state.  The "public" in this context was the state.  Now, no business can be a private business because it sells or trades with others, not itself.  Secularism has re-defined private to be limited to what goes on within one's head.  As soon as another person is involved, it is a public act and the public authorities--known as the state--can rule and regulate it to its heart's content.
Judge Migdalia Pares ruled that Liberty Ridge Farm is a public accommodation because it rents its space and regularly collects fees from the public. The judge said the fact that the owners live on the premises does not mean that their business is private in nature. [The Blaze]
Luther used to joke that the only part of the human anatomy not controlled by the Pope was the rear end.  The growing Borg-like secularist tyranny, however, is no joke and its vaunted ambitions to possess and control all things are without bound.  But its overreach, its rebellion against King Jesus, is doomed to failure.

The lesson for Christians and the Church?  Keep faithful.  Keep on one's knees.  Refining through suffering first begins with the household of God.  Our sins and unfaithfulness are great.  How appropriate that our willingness to cede false honour to the secularist state has resulted in the Borg attempting to colonise us.  Resist we must and shall.  Here we stand.  We can do no other.  The victory and the honour belong to Christ.  He is a jealous God, and will brook no rivals.  The secularist state and its mind-eating Borg will eventually be broken asunder.

Luther, at this point, is the wisest of counsellors:
A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing;
Our helper He, amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing:
For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe;
His craft and power are great, and, armed with cruel hate,
On earth is not his equal.

Did we in our own strength confide, our striving would be losing;
Were not the right Man on our side, the Man of God’s own choosing:
Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is He;
Lord Sabaoth, His Name, from age to age the same,
And He must win the battle.

And though this world, with devils filled, should threaten to undo us,
We will not fear, for God hath willed His truth to triumph through us:
The Prince of Darkness grim, we tremble not for him;
His rage we can endure, for lo, his doom is sure,
One little word shall fell him.

That word above all earthly powers, no thanks to them, abideth;
The Spirit and the gifts are ours through Him Who with us sideth:
Let goods and kindred go, this mortal life also;
The body they may kill: God’s truth abideth still,
His kingdom is forever.

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